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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.

Jan 31, 2024

As Will Ospreay prepares to make his full-time debut with AEW, we thought it was time to revisit his ascent through the ranks of wrestling via the 2020 documentary Ospreay: The Rise of an International Pro Wrestler. Is it a good, well-made doc? Not necessarily, but it does spark some great conversation about the hotly...


Sep 13, 2023

Kurt Angle's Olympic medal wasn't a gimmick; in 1996, he won the gold in Atlanta and became the best amateur wrestler in the world, a journey that's covered in detail in Peacock's new documentary, Angle. Peacock is taking a broader approach with their recent wrestling-centric docs, focusing on more than just the squared...


Jul 5, 2023

Against all odds, the A&E network keeps churning out high-level WWE documentary programming, including this excellent episode of Biography: WWE Legends on "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. With Cody's return and subsequent rise to the top of WWE, it's the perfect moment to rexamine how the Rhodes clan has risen,...


Jun 21, 2023

Wrestling fans have been waiting for the Chris Candido and Tammy "Sunny" Sytch story on Dark Side of the Ring since the show premiered, and now it's finally here. Does it live up to the hype? Did we learn more about Chris and Tammy as people and performers, or is this a tale that most fans already know? And, 4 seasons...


Apr 12, 2023

WWE 24 is the most consistent documentary series on the WWE Network/Peacock, and their WrestleMania 38 episode is no exception. Even 15 minutes on Rick Boogs can't slow down this intimate backstage look at Stone Cold Steve Austin, Becky Lynch, Kevin Owens, and the other stars of 2022's biggest show. Join us as we finish...