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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.

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...


Jul 21, 2021

Brian Pillman's story is so influential and consequential that it took Dark Side of the Ring two episodes to tell it fully. Well, we're topping them and making it three! Years after we read Crazy Like a Fox and talked to author Liam O'Rourke, we're discussing the recently aired two-part Pillman saga and reflecting on...


Jul 7, 2021

He was arguably the second-biggest star of the 1980s, and then it all came apart in spectacular fashion. The rise and fall of the Ultimate Warrior is a wrestling story for the ages, which is why it's not surprising that Vice's Dark Side of the Ring and A&E's Biography both recently covered it in detail. But is...


Jun 9, 2021

WWE 24 is back with another installment, and it’s AWESOME.

Awesome Truth finally talks about one-half of its namesake as we dive deep on all things Mike “The Miz” Mizanin. We discuss his origins in reality TV, his struggles to break into wrestling (specifically, the WWE locker room), and his most memorable moments...


May 26, 2021

If you were a teenage wrestling fan in the early '90s, you had to love Shawn Michaels and Diesel. Both men went onto bigger and better things, including D-Generation X and the nWo, but for a brief second there, nothing was cooler than HBK and Big Daddy Cool.

So when your hosts -- who grew up with the New Generation...