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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.

Oct 27, 2021

It's our first watch-along! Join us as we hit play on Netflix and traverse through the Dead Man's mansion in an effort to Escape the Undertaker. Will Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods survive their attempt to swipe Taker's urn? Is this new WWE interactive adventure worth your 30 minutes? Get ready for Halloween the...


Oct 13, 2021

Another WWE superstar has visited the Awesome Truth studios! We sat down with former Cruiserweight Champion and 24/7 Champion Drew Gulak to discuss his Philly roots, how he found his way into professional wrestling, and the wrestling literature that inspired him along the way.


Sep 29, 2021

It's the story Dark Side of the Ring was destined to tell: the Plane Ride from Hell. From Jim Ross to Rob Van Dam and (gulp) Tommy Dreamer, the Vice series has gathered a cavalcade of 2000s wrestling executives and talent to discuss this infamous flight. Did they do the story justice? What do we think about the post-ep...


Sep 15, 2021

For the first time ever, you are listening to a live, in-person recording of Awesome Truth! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to answer the question on everyone's lips: Should I watch Heels on Starz? The Stephen Amell show recently premiered on the premium network; is it worth hunting down a subscription?...


Sep 1, 2021

Before The Ringer and The Masked Man Show, before becoming a WWE talking head, David Shoemaker was writing "Dead Wrestler of the Week" for Deadspin and telling tales of the many pro wrestlers who'd lost their lives. This week on Awesome Truth, we're revisiting those days and discussing The Squared Circle: Life, Death,...