What A Rush Podcast with Road Warrior Animal, Joe Laurinaitis
Summary: Road Warrior Animal and host Joe Roderick talk about the old days of professional wrestling and the current product you see week-to-week.
This week’s episode of the What A Rush Podcast features an interview recorded in New Orleans with Ring of Honor star Punishment Martinez. Punishment talks about his memories of the Road Warriors, when it finally clicked for him in wrestling, and the direction of the company he works for. Before we get to Punishment, Animal gives his thoughts on the passing of 2 great men, the legend, Bruno Sammartino and Number One Paul Jones, who Animal had many run-ins with over his career.
Joe and Joe are back from the Big Easy following an exciting week of wrestling and WrestleCon. Hear the boys tell all of their stories from New Orleans, including who they chatted with, who to expect on future episodes, and what kind of drama occurred. Then, hear Animal break down his thoughts on WrestleMania 34, including his favorite match of the night, his thoughts on Ronda Rousey’s debut, Undertaker’s return, and how he would have booked the end Brock Lesnar match. Also in this episode hear the latest about the new show announced last week, The Housewives of the Squared Circle.
Joe and Road Warrior Animal have a big announcement. A new podcast is coming – “The Wives of the Squared Circle.” Hear the REAL inside stories from the wives of Former WWE Superstars. That podcast is coming in May. The guys also reflect on some of their favorite WrestleMania memories and provide a preview for WrestleMania 34.
Take a ride on the Lex Express on this week’s What A Rush Podcast. Animal and Joe Roderick chat with the Total Package, Lex Luger about the first time Lex met the Road Warriors, and how Hawk scared him. Lex also shares the story of his first title win, which was very different than Animal’s. Joe and Lex then talk about how they have found religion late in their lives and how it has changed them both for the better.
What better way to break down the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame by having a Hall of Famer talk about all of this year’s inductees. Road Warrior Animal shares stories about this year’s class, talking about times he crossed paths with the men and women who will be honored in New Orleans. Hear about when Joe first met Goldberg, Jeff Jarrett, Mark Henry, and others in this week’s episode. Also, hear about where Animal will be this weekend and what his schedule looks like for WrestleCon.
What does everybody want??? How about Road Warrior Animal chatting it up with Al Snow? The Joes talk with former ECW and WWE star Al Snow about his current life training wrestlers and traveling around the indy circuit, and what he’s doing to be in the best shape of his life. The boys also talk about what current young wrestlers do these days to get themselves over, what works and what doesn’t. Al also talks about a few of his business ventures which includes vitamins and supplements, a wrestling school in the UK, and the popular company Collar And Elbow. Buy one of his shirts at collarandelbowbrand.com and then go check out our latest addition at Pro Wrestling Tees
20 years ago, Hawk and Animal were given an updated gimmick, LOD 2000! They were paired with Sunny, given a futuristic look, and eventually added Droz. Hear Joe and Joe talk about what went into that phase of the Road Warriors and why it didn’t work in the end. Also, Animal talks about some of the latest stories in professional wrestling, including the most up to date WrestleMania card, the Sami Callahan/Eddie Edwards feud, ALL IN, the NFL Combine, The Mountain Deadlifing, and so much more. Enjoy the nearly 90-minute episode, subscribe and leave a review… and then buy a new podcast shirt at www.prowrestlingtees.com/roadwarriors
It’s WrestleMania season, and that makes it Hall of Fame season. Joe and Joe welcome 2017 Hall of Famer to this week’s show, Ricky Morton! Ricky was one half of the legendary tag team, the Rock n Roll Express, and he stops by to share stories from his time working in the same companies as Joe, along with what the business is like today. Ricky still wrestles at the age of 62 and runs his own school down in Tennessee, check it out at http://www.rickymortononline.com.
Road Warrior Animal is back for another episode of the What A Rush Podcast with host Joe Roderick and this week the guy recap the life and times of Hall of Famer, Rick Rude. Hear stories of how Rick and Joe first met in Minnesota, how they got their start in wrestling, and all of their run-ins during their legendary careers before Rude’s untimely death in 1999.
Joe and Road Warrior Animal sit down with Mr. Kennedy at his professional wrestling training school in Minneapolis, MN.
Animal sits down with one of his oldest friends – Barry Darsow – better known to you as Smash from Demolition.
Just a few days before heading up north to Minneapolis for Super Bowl week, Animal and Joe sit down to look back at the 1991 Royal Rumble. Names like Hogan, Undertaker, Hart, Henning, and more are in this 30 man Rumble match with Hawk and Animal. Tune in and watch the main event with the guys and hear stories about the men involved, and what goes into booking a Rumble match.
Raw 25 is coming up this Monday, and the Legion of Doom had their moments on the WWE’s flagship show over those years. Animal talks about their debut and the feuds it led to, along with a few other moments they appeared on the show. You’ll hear what Raw was like back in 1997 as it underwent a makeover, and what life was like backstage during a Monday night.
The boys go back in time to 2001 this week to talk about some of WCW’s final days as they talk about the Sin PPV. Joe was the Mystery Man in the main event and discusses what led to him joining WCW, what happened when Sid broke his leg and tells stories of many others on the roster during this time in wrestling history.
This episode is all about the listener. Check it out as Road Warrior Animal answers questions about his career, ranging from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and even today. Joe and Joe also make a special announcement about plans to take the show on the road in a few weeks.