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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 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,...


Jan 3, 2019

"Mean" Gene Okerlund died on January 2, 2019, but he'd already been granted eternal life in the hearts and minds of wrestling fans everywhere. There will never be another interviewer like Gene, beloved by all and perfect at telling the stories that make wrestling so great. To celebrate his remarkable life and career,...