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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 documentary or a piece of wrestling literature. From autobiographies to exposés, WWF to WCW to WWE, it's an in-depth look at pro wrestling's best stories.

Aug 17, 2022

Booker T's story is tailor-made for A&E's Biography series: A Black man from Houston who went from empty pockets to the heights of professional wrestling. He's also someone who hasn't been covered to death on the WWE Network or the podcast circuit, which meant when it was time for Awesome Truth to pick an episode...


Aug 3, 2022

Last month, Awesome Truth read and reviewed one of our favorite new wrestling biographies: Dynamite and Davey: The Explosive Lives of the British Bulldogs. Joining us for this episode is the book's author, Steven Bell! We talk about what compelled Steven to chronicle these two larger-than-life British wrestling...


Jul 26, 2022

Here are six words we thought we'd never get to say: Vince McMahon has retired from WWE. As we await details on the various crimes that finally drove the chairman from pro wrestling, we couldn't help but wonder what legacy McMahon leaves behind. Is his company in good shape? What will creative be like with Paul...


Jul 20, 2022

Most wrestling fans think they know the story of Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington and Davey Boy Smith: Two young guns from the United Kingdom who saved Stampede Wrestling and became the British Bulldogs, a tag team that surged in the early WrestleMania era and then crumbled, leaving Dynamite in a wheelchair and Davey with...


Jul 6, 2022

On July 5, 1993, Monday Night Raw began with a truly memorable segment: Yokozuna challenging the United States of America to a bodyslam competition. Yoko stood on the USS Intrepid, parked in New York Harbor, and dared all comers to slam him. Numerous NBA, NFL, and WWF stars failed, including the "Macho Man" Randy Savage;...