Chris Kanyon was instrumental in Shane “Hurricane” Helms getting signed to WCW, and landing the part as David Arquette’s stunt double in the movie “Ready To Rumble.” He was a favorite of The Undertaker when he got to WWE, and could work anyone from Big Show to Rey Mysterio. Chris Kanyon also struggled with his sexuality as a gay wrestler in a time when the world (and the wrestling biz) wasn’t so accepting, and he battled bi-polar disorder which ultimately contributed to him taking his own life in 2010. Chris Kaynon’s close friends, Shane “Hurricane” Helms and Diamond Dallas Page, along with his childhood friend Rafael Morfi, join Jericho to pay tribute to their friend with stories from Kanyon’s days in WCW, WWE, and the final years of his life.
1 hr 9 min
India Oxenberg survived the notorious NXIVM slave cult, and is telling her story on TIJ, and in a brand-new documentary on Starz called, “Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult.” She explains how she was recruited to NXIVM, what made her so susceptible, how they used “collateral” and food to control members, and what ultimately made her leave. India talks about her relationship with founder Keith Raniere, her master, actress Allison Mack, how they convinced her to brand Keith’s initials on her hip, and what it’s been like to get her life back. She also speaks to attending Keith’s sentencing in New York, the importance of publicly sharing her story, and all her mother, actress Catherine Oxenberg, did (and is still doing) to help India and other cult members escape NXIVM and get their lives back.
Anna Jay is number 99 in the Dark Order, a number given to her by the late, great Brodie Lee. Anna talks about joining the Dark Order, the impact that Brodie had on her career, the lessons she learned from him, how she was able to keep a straight face during all those BTE vignettes, and the Dark Order’s future. Anna also talks wrestling school, her AEW Dynamite debut against Hikaru Shida, her Brodie Lee Tribute show tag match with Tay Conti, the hilarious John Silver, and who’s upped her in-ring game. Plus, Anna lists her favorite AEW matches to date, and what it meant to her to be part of the Nightmare Family beatdown that led to Brodie Lee’s TNT Championship victory.
Dr. Alex Patel, a critical care ICU doctor based in Toronto, Canada, has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus since the pandemic’s first days, and has treated the sickest patients. He returns to talk about what the healthcare industry has learned about the virus in the last 10 months, the winter COVID surge, the ongoing importance of mask-wearing and social distancing, his thoughts on community lockdowns, and the hope he has for the future. He also educates on the vaccines, explaining the differences between the three (Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca), and shares why he was eager to get vaccinated, including what the first dose has been like for him. Plus, he speaks to the suspected origin of COVID19, why he expects to see another pandemic in this lifetime, and this year’s near absence of influenza.
Cody Rhodes had a pair of great matches, including a dog collar match, with Brodie Lee just before Brodie’s tragic passing. Cody talks about planning those two matches, how NJPW’s Big Van Vader vs Inoki factored into the squash, the back-up plan for the dog collar match, and why it’s so bittersweet for him to have had the last match of Brodie’s career. Cody also speaks to AEW Dynamite’s first year, the pros and cons, what Dynamite can do better in year 2, his hopes for AEW as a company in 2021, and why he loves his job as EVP. Plus, Cody details his experience on the new TBS series, “Go Big Show,” including what it was like to film in a quarantine situation, working with fellow judges Jennifer Nettles, Snoop Dogg, and Rosario Dawson, and why he believes the show deserves a second season.
1 hr 8 min
David Weiss of the Flat Earth Podcast returns to talk about conspiracies of 2020 which include everything from COVID19 to QAnon, and of course the Flat Earth! He shares his thoughts on the pandemic (and why it’s not a real pandemic), what he thinks about the vaccines and the vaccination process, depopulation theories, and the great deception! He talks about QAnon and Q Drops, the importance of “waking people up,” and how the Flat Earth philosophy completely changed his life.
The world lost the great Jon Huber (aka AEW’s Mr. Brodie Lee and WWE’s Luke Harper) unexpectedly on December 26th, and so today, many members of his AEW family come together to celebrate his life! Chris Harrington, Brodie’s childhood friend from Rochester, NY, and current AEW Vice President of Business Strategy recalls their backyard wrestling shows. Brandi Rhodes remembers the first time she and Cody met Jon on the indie scene or “shindies” as Brodie called them. Marko Stunt shares the story about the picture he posted of himself and Brodie on Instagram. Evil Uno and Stu Grayson talk about Brodie coming to AEW to lead their group The Dark Order, and not being able to be part of it for the 1st three months because they were stuck in Canada unable to travel due to the pandemic. Excalibur and referee Bryce Remsburg recall their time with Brodie on the indies. Arn Anderson explains why he refuses to call Jon “Luke Harper,” and what it was like for him during his final days at WWE, and why he never enjoyed the singles success he should have at that company. John Silver and Alex Reynolds from the Dark Order have stories about the Dark Order’s hilarious BTE skits and trying to make Brodie break character and laugh! The Young Bucks share their bond with Brodie over family, kids, and twitter DMs! Christopher Daniels has thoughts on Brodie’s development as a wrestler, and the amazing match the two of them had on Dynamite. And FTR, who knew Brodie from their WWE days, reveal their plan for the “Radicalz,” their group text thread, and what they already miss most about their friend.
Dec 31, 2020
2 hr 14 min
Heavy metal band Siren are living, breathing proof that dreams can and do come true at any age! And now there’s a documentary called “I’m Too Old For This Shit – A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale,” produced by Chris Jericho, that chronicles their unlikely 30-year journey from early-80s struggling band in Brandon, Florida to playing the Keep It True Festival in Germany in 2018. Original drummer Ed Aborn, singer Doug Lee, and new guitarist Todd Grubbs, explain how what it took to put the band back together, rehearse, and play the show of a lifetime. Ed and Doug remember Siren’s early days and releases, what broke them up in 1984, and the fan base they never knew they had. Plus, they describe what it was it was like filming the documentary, and seeing the finished film for the first time! It’s a heartwarming, feel good story to offer a bit of hope and inspiration to this horrible year.
Dec 29, 2020
1 hr 14 min
Happy holidays! It’s a special treat delivered straight from the 2020 Jericho Cruise – a fan Q&A for Christmas! Chris answered a bunch of questions that covered everything from WCW to AEW to the Festival of Friendship and Fozzy. He talked about career catch phrases that bombed, the inspiration for the Painmaker makeup, pro wrestlers who should have been bigger stars than they were, Kevin Smith movies, and Dean Ambrose. Plus, you’ll find out why Bryan Adams is still “just okay.”
Dec 24, 2020
1 hr 2 min
Merry freakin’ everything! And how’s this for a holiday gift?! It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and for the first time ever, actual members of the band who made two said albums are taking part in the great debate! Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante join CJ and Eddie Trunk to discuss “Spreading The Disease” and “Among The Living.” And yes, they actually pick favorite songs on the albums! They also share amazing behind-the-scenes stories about the making of both records, including working with super producer Eddie Kramer in the Bahamas, and what inspired the music videos for “Spreading The Disease” and “Madhouse” (which was banned from MTV). And Eddie Trunk who happened to work for Megaforce Records (Anthrax label at the time) has a unique perspective on watching the band’s success and popularity explode in the 80s. Might just be the best CAC EEEVVVEERRR!
Dec 22, 2020
2 hr 1 min