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AEW Unrestricted Podcast — Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story

In the latest AEW Unrestricted podcast episode, Dirk Manning, the author behind “Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story,” explains how he met Tony and came to tell Tony’s “life in wrestling” in brilliantly-illustrated graphic novel form. Dirk and Tony talk about breaking Tony’s life into 10 pivotal moments, picking the highlights to include, integrating “What Happened When” into the book, and how they chose the 14 talented artists who illustrated each of the novel’s chapters. They talk about the challenge in illustrating Tony and Lois’ love story, Tony’s 15 years away from the business, and his return to wrestling by joining AEW. Plus, you’ll hear their favorite chapters, visuals, and character depictions in the book—and discover why stars like Sting got their own chapters. Check out the full interview below.

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Matt Hardy: AEW Unrestricted Podcast

On the newest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, which just came out today, on Thanksgiving, Matt Hardy reveals what Brodie Lee said to him after they both made their AEW DYNAMITE debuts during the first-ever empty arena show of the pandemic era. He explains why the AEW DYNAMITE Street Fight against the Inner Circle is one of his favorite matches, and what made the Stadium Stampede so special for him. He talks Broken Matt, Big Money Matt, the Hardy Family Office, his chemistry with Private Party, Sammy Guevara, and Hurricane Helms and Gangrel’s cameo appearances at Elite Deletion. Plus, Matt shares how Tony Khan and The Young Bucks convinced him to sign with AEW, and the role his children played in that decision. Listen to the full episode below.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Taz

In this episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Taz talks about his wrestling start in Puerto Rico, learning kayfabe the hard way, and the inspiration behind the Human Suplex Machine. He also shares stories from his days traveling with Paul Heyman, ECW, his feud with Bam Bam Bigelow, and making the jump to WWE. Plus, discover how Taz was able to leave WWE on his own terms, and what he loves most about AEW. Listen to the full interview below.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Ruby Soho

In the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Ruby Soho shares some great stories about making her AEW debut at ALL OUT on the same night as Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole, including what Tony Khan said to her just before her entrance and the very real moment she had in the ring with AEW referee Bryce Remsburg. She remembers her favorite moments from her main event match versus Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. during AEW DYNAMITE Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and she explains how a friendship with Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen inspired her Ruby Soho character and music. Ruby speaks to the importance of the TBS Championship Tournament, the camaraderie and respect in the AEW women’s locker room, and her goals for the next year. Plus, Ruby answers fan questions about her hairless cat Bambi, her love of Sheetz, and staying true to the most authentic version of herself. Check out the full interview with Ruby Soho below.

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Tony Khan Previews AEW Full Gear 2021

AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to the AEW Unrestricted podcast to break down the exciting matchups with Ref Aubrey and special guest co-host Excalibur. Major Championships are on the line in the first pay-per-view to feature this version of AEW’s star-studded roster: Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page in an AEW World Championship match years in the making; CM Punk and Eddie Kingston squaring off in a highly emotional singles match; Darby Allin taking on MJF for the first time ever in AEW; Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. defending the AEW Women’s World Championship title against Tay Conti; FTR attempting to reclaim the AEW World Tag Team Championship from the Lucha Brothers; and an epic Minneapolis Street Fight between the Inner Circle and Scorpio Sky, All Ego Ethan Page and American Top Team’s Dan Lambert, Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos. You can listen to the full episode below.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Bobby Fish

Bobby Fish made a big splash on AEW DYNAMITE when he challenged Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship. In the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, he explains how quickly that match came together, what it was like getting in the ring with Bryan Danielson after 10 years, and how it felt to enter the AEW ring to “Dance Away.” He also talks about the lessons he learned from the late, great Harley Race and wrestling in Japan. He also shares tips on proper mustache care, stories about the wrestling scene in upstate New York when he was getting started, his love of ninjas and Bruce Lee, and his MMA background and training. Below interview with Bobby Fish and key quotes.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Billy Gunn

Billy Gunn turned a rodeo scholarship into a career in pro wrestling! Ok, not exactly, but he’s got a great story about how he went from a rodeo ring to a wrestling ring! He’s also got a great story about how he ended up at AEW after being fired by WWE for the fourth time! Billy’s talking D-Generation X, New Age Outlaws, the Smoking Gunns, and what it was like working in the ring with everyone from Road Dogg to The Rock to Stone Cold Steve Austin and Terry Funk (one of the toughest guys ever in the business). Plus, he speaks to his great friendship with Chyna, and his new tag team, The Gunn Club, with his son, Austin. Below is the full AEW Unrestricted podcast interview with Billy Gunn.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia has had an incredible 12 months in wrestling including signing with AEW, teaming with 2point0, and wrestling both CM Punk and Jon Moxley! In the latest AEW Unrestricted podcast episode, he shares what he’s learned from being in the ring with such experienced talent, the one thing that stands out from his match against Jon Moxley, and how a single call to do AEW DARK got the ball rolling for him. Daniel talks about getting started in wrestling, having to wait until he was 18 to attend wrestling school, and training with AEW’s The Blade. Plus, Daniel speaks to wrestling during the pandemic, the importance of pacing a match, why he likes to look at wrestling in “moments,” tag team chemistry, his love of Joshi wrestling, and when his childhood dream of the NHL turned into a dream of the squared circle! Check out the full interview below.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Jim Ross

Check out this episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, featuring the greatest professional wrestling announcer of all time: Jim Ross. The full episode is below.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Adam Cole

On the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Adam Cole and Tony Schiavone call a 45-minute truce to give Adam a chance to tell the story of his debut at AEW ALL OUT! He talks about arriving incognito, holing up in a trailer all day, and the incredible “pop” from the crowd when he finally made his entrance. Adam runs through his first conversation with Tony Khan, the moment he made his decision to sign, his first AEW DYNAMITE match against Frankie Kazarian, and his love of the AEW locker room. He also recounts his resurrection on “Being The Elite,” reuniting with his old friends, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, the circumstances surrounding his loss to Negative1 (in an unsanctioned match), and the origin of “Adam Cole BayBay!” Plus, Adam talks all things video games including his favorite games and consoles, the first game he ever beat, the character he’d most like to hit with a Panama Sunrise, and how he became a video game collector! Check out the full episode below.

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