Wrestling with Freddie

Wrestling with Freddie

Actor and wrestling enthusiast, Freddie Prinze Jr. pulls the curtain back on the world of pro wrestling alongside comedian and fellow wrestling fan, Jeff Dye. Freddie and Jeff will bring you a perspective on pro wrestling that you won't find anywhere else. Every week they discuss and breakdown the current state of pro wrestling from AEW, WWE, and the independent scene. Photography Credit: Joseph Viles

Episodes

July 18, 2024 11 mins

This week on Unsanctioned Thursday, Jeff and I interview Kaitland Alexis, a professional wrestler from Knoxville, Tennessee. Kaitland shares her journey into wrestling, including her training with Dr. Tom Pritchard and the passion for the sport she’s had since she was nine years old. She also talks about the challenges of pursuing a wrestling career, the financial struggles, and her ultimate goal to be signed by WWE and become a WW...

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This week we discuss various storylines in WWE and AEW. We talk Damien Priest's character development as the world champion and the possibility of Gunther winning the title. We revisit the Judgment Day storyline and how Rhea Ripley can put it back together. Plus, Jeff and I dive into storylines brewing in AEW, and how the women have been killing it with Toni Storm and Mariah May heading to Wembley Stadium for a Women’s World Champi...

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John Cena's retirement announcement shocked the world at Money in the Bank.  I share some stories and reflect on my history with Cena during my time in WWE.   I also share details on a new movie I worked on called A Girl in the Pool. 

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On this episode I dive into the recent Money in the Bank event, reflecting on its success and the record-breaking attendance in Canada. I break down the men's and women's Money in the Bank ladder matches, spotlighting the winners and their future storylines. I also explore the Cody Rhodes vs. The Bloodline match, speculating on possible future directions for the storyline. Additionally, I discuss recent developments in AEW, focusin...

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July 4, 2024 16 mins

On this episode of Unsanctioned Thursdays, Jeff Dye and I discuss the upcoming WWE Money in the Bank event and make our predictions for the matches. Things turn spooky when Jeff tells us about his experience going into a haunted hotel.  Ghosts and Bigfoot didn’t distracts us though, we also get into AEW’s latest event, Forbidden Door.

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This week Jeff and I have a special guest in the Frederation arena.  We sit with WWE Superstar Chelsea Green. We discuss her journey in the wrestling industry, from Lucha Underground to Impact to NXT. We also talk about her character evolution and the recent success she has had showcasing her wrestling skills. Chelsea also shares her goals outside of wrestling and the importance of competition in the industry.

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Jeff has some choice words for AEW! He gives his advice on what he thinks needs to happen for them regain some steam.  I also discuss the need for AEW to create compelling storylines. Plus, we touch on the upcoming match between Swerve Strickland and Will Osprey as well as the women's championship storyline involving Toni Storm, Mina Shirakawa, and Mariah May.

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This week Jeff and I dive into the stories that are continuing to drive WWE forward.  We weigh in on what is surrounding the title picture on RAW with Drew, Seth, and Damien Priest!  We also discuss the Wyatt Six faction and the potential members of the group, while I express my reservations about the Uncle Howdy character.

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Another PLE event has wrapped up, and WWE certainly delivered on the excitement. Jeff and I were neck and neck with our forecasts, although Producer Alex didn’t quite hit the mark with his predictions. Moreover, I’m thrilled to share a major update regarding my federation, which could have significant implications for my career in the film industry. 

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Jeff and I had the opportunity to sit down with the former AEW TNT Champion, Adam Copeland, who introduced us to his innovative fitness initiative, Pure Plank. As June marks Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we delved into the crucial role of physical exercise in supporting mental well-being and its benefits extending far beyond.

Get your fitness on and get your hands on a Pure Plank board by heading to https://gopureplank.com 

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Jeff and I debut our special segment celebrating independent talent, we start off our monthly series with Vinny Pacifico, who has wrestled in promotions like AEW, NXT, MLW, and New Japan.  Vinnie joins us in conversation and shares his journey from being a fan to becoming a wrestler. He talks about his passion for wrestling and his other interests, such as acting and traveling.

Follow Vinnie on https://instagram.com/vinniepacifico 

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On this week's episode I’m diving into the ring with Jeff Dye tackling all the latest buzz surrounding free agency. Jeff and I give you our predictions for WWE Clash at the Castle and we are weighing in on Becky Lynch’s big decision as she navigates free agency; could we see her jumping ship to another promotion or maybe even making a splash in Hollywood?

We talk Ricochet and the rumors swirling about a potential leap to AEW. On th...

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We tallied up the numbers and found the winner between Producer Alex, Jeff, and myself. I bring you up to speed on what is happening with my federation and go over the predictions we made for WWE King and Queen of the Ring and AEW Double or Nothing. 

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Jeff is on assignment this week, so i decided we talk all about contract negotiations, and storylines in the world of wrestling. I give you my thoughts on who stays and who goes, specifically on Becky Lynch's situation and how crazy it is that she is a free agent in the world of wrestling. 

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Matt joins Jeff and I to dive deep into what makes things work in the Indies, what has worked for him, and how things evolve with himself and the industry. 

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Jeff and I had the pleasure to have Matt Cardona be part of the show and talk to us about his current injury situation and what he has been working on while on hiatus.  Matt also shares some inside stories about working AEW Collision and what life is like outside of WWE in the last couple of years. 

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The King and Queen of the Ring is happening and Jeff and I have not been this excited for a King and Queen of the Ring PLE in a very long time. The matches have been stellar and we will predict who should be the winners of this year's event! 

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May 22, 2024 25 mins

AEW's Double or Nothing is celebrating its 5th anniversary and with it comes some predictions by Jeff and myself, but we wanted to make it fun so we included our Producer Alex into the mix and the person with the most predictions correct will be the Federation Champion. 

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Jeff and I explore online tribalism within the wrestling community and how it has created a divide, hindering fans from fully embracing the diverse world of wrestling and its current renaissance.

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As the WWE King and Queen of the Ring tournament continues, Jeff and I want to express our admiration for the wrestlers' remarkable performances. This includes the intense battle between Gunther and Sheamus, which was nothing short of spectacular. We're also thoroughly enjoying the narrative that Drew and CM Punk are crafting as they work through their rivalry and recover from injuries. Plus, we get into the unfolding Civil War sto...

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