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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.

Nov 10, 2021

If there's ever been a WWE wrestler who deserves a graphic novel, it's the Undertaker. His complicated, undead backstory feels tailor-made for the comic book treatment. Unfortunately, Undertaker: Rise of the Deadman does not quite capture what made Mark Calaway so special. Why exactly does the Undertaker graphic novel...


Apr 14, 2021

You may know him from WCW, AEW, the What Happened When podcast, or that time he wore a denim vest, but soon you'll know him from Butts in Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story, an upcoming graphic novel that's breaking records on Kickstarter. The man himself, Tony Schiavone, joins us with his co-author Dirk Manning to discuss...


Oct 2, 2019

Jim Cornette and graphic novels don't seem like they go together, which made reading Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories an intriguing endeavor. Why did Cornette decide to tell a series of loosely related wrestling stories in a comic book format, ranging from Ric Flair's plane crash...


Oct 24, 2018

From Frank Gotch and Ed "Strangler" Lewis to Giant Baba, El Santo, and Vince McMahon's modern-day WWE, the history of pro wrestling is colorful, detailed, and always fascinating. So it makes a surprising amount of sense that The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling would be the best way to tell the story of the...