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Welcome to Awesome Truth, a wrestling book club in podcast form. Every episode, your hosts Steve Cimino and Walt Schwenk will dissect a piece of wrestling literature. From autobiographies to exposés, WWF to WCW to WWE, it's an in-depth look at the pro wrestling written word.

Jul 8, 2020

For years, Mark Calaway fully lived the Undertaker gimmick. Now, he's finally speaking out as himself, a decision highlighted in great detail throughout WWE Network's Undertaker: The Last Ride. Though it's become one of the network's highest profile documentaries, how entertaining is it to watch Calaway lament all his...


Jun 24, 2020

The second season of Vice's Dark Side of the Ring ends with a gut punch: the story of Owen Hart. Instead of telling the sanitized WWE version, we get an intimate look at Owen the father and husband as much as Owen the wrestler. To help us dissect what the highest flying Hart meant to us, we've brought on a...


Jun 10, 2020

We present to you the holy grail of wresting literature: Matthew Randazzo's Ring of Hell. More than just the story of Chris Benoit, it's the story of modern pro wrestling: WCW, WWE, ECW, New Japan, Stampede, Bret and Owen Hart, Kevin Nash, Vince McMahon, Eddie Guerrero. All of these promotions and people shaped Benoit...


May 27, 2020

We've finally made it to the Chris Benoit story. It's the most fascinating and horrifying tale in pro wrestling history, one so shocking and tragic that Vice's Dark Side of the Ring gave it a two-part episode. They brought out the big guns here: Chris Jericho, Dean Malenko, Chavo and Vickie Guerrero, even Benoit's...


May 13, 2020

If you ever doubted that New Jack was one of the wildest men to step into the squared circle, his new autobiography and recent episode of Dark Side of the Ring should clear those doubts right up. He does not give a f*ck, and his insane stories stand out in a wrestling business full of wild tales. Join us as we...