Impact Wrestling's very own "Interview Queen" Alicia Atout, stopped by the TNTF podcast to have a chat with the boys. 

Since Alicia has interviewed well over thousands of musical artists and pro wrestlers, maintains her own website (AMBY), and produces so many Youtube videos, we needed to ask how does she manage to keep up with so many bookings? We also needed to know, how does she typically conduct her research which lead to SO MANY great interviews with wrestling and musical talent?

Alicia shares her advice and experience which can be beneficial to many wrestling content creators and podcasters. She also shares with us what her gimmick would be if she became a pro wrestler!

Her journey to where she is today is truly fascinating and we are so lucky to have hosted her!  


This is the second part of Japanese level 1.

Here Hisame and Dan will teach you about how to ask, "What is this?", "What is that?", and "What is over there?" using your Japanese abilities. 

Being able to ask what something is will really allow you to open up your vocabulary and make it easier for you to get around. In this example we will role play being at the merchandise stands at a show. 

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We had the pleasure of welcoming Gary Ward, the owner of UK based wrestling promotion Wrestle Gate Pro. The brand new promotion had its first event back in January which was titled, "Open Gate" and featured various talent from the UK, Germany and Japan.

Having always wanted to be involved in the wrestling industry since he was young, Gary tells Dan all about what sparked his decision to finally go through with making Wrestle Gate happen. Gary also goes into what we can expect from Wrestle Gate Pro in the future, his collaboration with various other indie promotions including Will Ospreay's Frontline Pro, future talent we can expect to see, and Wrestle Gate Pro's upcoming events which all seem totally awesome! 


After the events of the Royal Rumble we discuss a particular entry that had wrestling fans discussing intergender wrestling. The topic of intergender wrestling has caused quite a debate between different view points. We go through why people should accept intergender wrestling and why there are tons of untapped potential in it.


With the recent announcement of the departure of Hideo Itami (Kenta) and Dean Ambrose choosing to leave once his contract expires, are we going to see more talent exit the WWE? What is the cause of some top name superstars wanting to leave? 


With the WWE Royal Rumble just a few days away we discuss our predictions for the "greatest time of the wrestling year". Who will we be seeing win the men's and women's rumbles? Which NXT talent can you expect to see make some surprise entries? And will there be any returns to expect?

Possible title changes with NXT Takeover Phoenix coming up and some big matches where you can expect lots of intense battles. Plus we also go over Jack Swagger making his Bellator MMA debut and how we think he'll fair in the MMA world.


Live from the BCW Queen of the North tournament, we had the privileged to sit down with the legendary Lufisto. 

We discussed what it was like for her being the only female football and baseball player when she was young, how it was training and wrestling with ASD, deathmatch wrestling, and how she managed to have such longevity in the business. 

There is also much talk about various metal bands and how heavy metal music still influences The Wounded Owl today. 


We finally get the chance to sit down with John "Bad Bones" Klinger before he heads into battle against Mil Muertes at Wrestle Gate Pro's Open The Gate event. 

Coming from the German wrestling scene we discuss how the scene is evolving and how it compares to the UK and Japanese wrestling scenes. There is also some discussion on Bad Bone's previous work at TNA, some of his most brutal matches, and how it was working with some wrestlers like, Brian Cage, John Morrison and Joey Janela. 

All that and more on this episode of TNTF podcast!


Kimber Lee stops by to chat with the TNTF boys before she enters the BCW Queen of the North tournament in the Bronx. 

We discuss her time training in the CZW school of wrestling under Drew Gulak, intergender wrestling, veganism and a whole lot more. 


A brand new wrestling promotion is in town and its name is AEW. Recently the new promotion held a rally in Jacksonville, Florida where Cody, The Young Bucks and AEW found Tony Khan where they addressed some hot topics regarding the launch of the hot new brand.

AEW has promised to have a strong women's division with equal pay, new talent coming abroad from the Chinese wrestling promotion OEW, and new signings. There were also a few "surprise" appearances.

We then dive into Wrestle Kingdom 13 and which matches we loved. Wrestle Kingdom also saw the final match of Kenny Omega and Kushida. We discuss the future of NJPW since their departure and also rumored departures.  


On this episode of TNTF we welcome former Mae Young Classic competitor and UK indie wrestling star Ayesha Raymond. 

We discuss her time training and competing in Japan, how it was to compete at the MYC, and also how the UK indie scene is stacking up today. You'll also learn about how the Japanese wrestling scene differs from the western scene and how women's wrestling is fairing abroad in the UK and Japan. 

Ayesha has an upcoming match at Wrestle Gate Pro this month so we see how she feels about her upcoming opponent Yuu and also who she looks to face in the future. 


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