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Nick loves wrestling. Stephen hates wrestling. Join us every week for You Should Love Wrestling, a podcast where Nick Gligor and a special guest try to convince Stephen Perlstein to love professional wrestling. From the greatest classics and even some clunkers, they tackle matches and promos from WWE, WWF, WCW, NJPW, NXT, ROH, Lucha Underground and beyond, all in an effort to create another pro wrestling fanatic.

93. Brian Rubinow – The Unprecedented “You Should HATE Wrestling” Special

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING. After nearly 100 episodes, Stephen finally gets his day in the sun where he has carte blanche to bring in a...

92. David Steiman – “They Live” (1988)

Three time You Should Love Wrestling guest, and acclaimed director David Steiman (director of Santa’s Slay starring Bill Goldberg) comes back to lend his...

91. Mike Rose – You Should Love “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

This week, the boys welcome writer and performer Mike Rose (Daughters of Triton, Sketch that Tune) to the show to take a look back at...

90. Ben Parks – Karl Malone & Diamond Dallas Page vs. Dennis Rodman &...

This week, the boys welcome actor and brand new father Ben Parks (Funny Or Die, Fat Guys in the Woods) to the show to...

89. Erika Curry – Becoming The Great One: from Rocky Maivia to The Rock

This week, the boys welcome actor, writer and producer Erika Curry (The Scramble, Jakked Wrestling Comedy) to the show to talk all about the...

88. Stephen Loh – Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn at ECW Hardcore Heaven...

In this week’s episode, the boys welcome writer and performer Stephen Loh (Dr. America, The CBS Diversity Showcase) to the show to discuss his...

87. Nick Pettigrew – WeeLC: El Torito vs Hornswoggle at WWE Extreme Rules 2014

This week, the boys welcome actor, writer and comedian Nick Pettigrew (Hooch @ Nerdist) to talk all about a match that Nick Gligor...

86. Sean Spencer – Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega II at NJPW Dominion 6.11...

This week, the boys welcome writer and producer Sean Spencer (“The 5th Quarter” on go90, Haymaker) to the show to talk all about the...

85. Dan Black – John Cena vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at...

In this week’s episode, returning guest Dan Black (Comedians of Wrestling Podcast, Adam Ruins Everything) shows up in his best officially licensed Roman Reigns...

84. Mike Carlson – Sami Zayn vs Neville for the NXT Championship at NXT...

This week, actor and comedian Mike Carlson (Podcast the Ride (coming soon!), Tournament of Nerds @ UCB) stops by the show to talk about...

83. Jesse Klein II – TLC II: Edge & Christian vs The Hardy Boyz...

Jesse Klein takes a break from his endless quest to find the meaning of jazz to try to convince Stephen to love wrestling with...

82. Requestlemania V: The Requestening!

The time has come once again for the grandaddy of ‘em all: IT’S REQUESTLEMANIA V: THE REQUESTENING! Just as they did in previous editions,...

81. Leroy Patterson Returns – Ultimate Warrior, Freakshow Wrestling, and the Debut of Ring...

Leroy Patterson returns, and dives right in to the pile of thumbtacks that is Stephen’s opinions. First we watch Leroy’s wrestling debut, Leroy (RCG)...

80. Adam McCabe – The One with La Parka

This week, the boys welcome writer, comedian and old pal Adam McCabe (Bangarang @ UCB, Detective Detective Detective) to the show to examine an individual that proves to...

79. Ben Rodgers – Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee in a Scaffold Match at...

In this week’s episode, Nick and Stephen welcome writer and actor Ben Rodgers (Workaholics, Action Boyz, Hollywood Masterclass) to the show to talk about...

78. Jesse Esparza – The Legacy of Trish Stratus

This week, Nick and Stephen welcome actor and writer Jesse Esparza (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Extra Extra) to the show to talk all about...

77. Greg David Jones – Infamous Incidents In The Downfall of WCW

In this week’s episode, Nick and Stephen are joined by guest Greg David Jones (Tournament of Nerds, Comedy Bang Bang, Funny Or Die) to...

76. Eric Moneypenny – The Flair/Murdoch/DiBiase Angle & Double Turn from Mid-South Wrestling (1985)

Nick and Stephen’s old pal Eric Moneypenny (The Eric Andre Show, The Midnight Show, AOK) joins as a guest to examine an all-time great...

75. Brian James O’Connell – The Rivalry between the Garvins and The Midnight Express

Brian James O’Connell (Bloodsucking Bastards, Dr. God, The Pack Theater) comes on the show to discuss the rivalry between the Garvins and The Midnight...

74. Lindsay Stidham – The Power of “Twin Magic” in WWE

Lindsay Stidham (Welcome to the Clambake, Play Nice) joins the show to talk all about the power of “Twin Magic” in wrestling by examining...

73. Jon Allen – Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage from...

In this week’s episode, the boys welcome actor, comedian and pro wrestling manager Jon Allen (Freakshow Wrestling, Playstation’s “Pain”) to the show to discuss...

72. Katie Willert – GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012...

In anticipation of Netflix’s upcoming scripted series GLOW, this week Nick and Stephen welcome Katie Willert (After Hours on Cracked.com, E! Network) to the...

71. Joe Porter – The Undertaker’s Obsession with Stephanie McMahon!

In this week’s episode, the boys welcome Joseph Porter (Conan, Ugly Betty, Quick and Funny Musicals) to the show to talk all about The...

70. Ronnie Adrian – Performance, Commitment, and Characters in Wrestling

5! 5! 5! Guest Ronnie Adrian (Key & Peele, Comedy Bang Bang, White Women) brings a Scattershot Smörgåsbord of clips, all focusing on Ronnie’s...

69. Cameron Rice – Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt in a House of Horrors...

This week, Joey is out on assignment and the boys needed a knowledgeable guest to help out, so they welcome their pal Cameron Rice...

68. Ryan Stanger – ESPN Films’ “30 For 30 This Was the XFL”

In this week’s episode, the boys welcome Ryan Stanger (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Dumbbells podcast) to the show to discuss “30 For 30: This Was...

67. Robert Chan – Shoot Interviews: Wrestlers on Vince McMahon

This week, the boys welcome guest Robert Chan (Yahoo TV, The Science Jerks, Knowing Is Half The Podcast) to the show to give Stephen...

66. Christopher Corbin – The Undertaker vs. Yokozuna in a Casket Match at Survivor...

In this week’s episode, the boys welcome actor and comedian Christopher Corbin (Jane The Virgin, Adam Ruins Everything, Netflix’s upcoming American Vandal) to the...

65. RequestleMania IV – MORE Fan Requested Matches!

The Ultimate Thrill Ride “WrestleMania” may have come and gone, but the ultimate CHILL ride is just beginning: it’s REQUESTLEMANIA IV! The boys take...

64. David Steiman – WWE Studios’ “Incarnate” (2016)

After a jampacked WrestleMania week, the boys decided to combat content fatigue by switching gears and bringing back their pal David Steiman (director of...

63. Nadia Osman – Jack Gallagher vs. Akira Tozawa from the 2016 WWE Cruiserweight...

This week, the boys welcome comedian and writer Nadia Osman (UCB Theatre, The Devastator) to the show to talk all about the memorable and...

62. Tom Sibley – Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 11 for...

The fans asked for him, and YSLW has delivered! In this week’s episode, the boys are happy to welcome comedian Tom Sibley (We...

61. Ryan Tweedy – The Ultimate Warrior vs Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI for...

This week, the boys welcome Ryan Tweedy (Nebraska Corn Huskers documentary Through These Gates, Fish Out of Water Podcast) to the show to talk...

[R] 30. Joan Ford – WWE Studios’ “Leprechaun: Origins”

To get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, Joey, Nick and Stephen sit down to break apart the complete lack of logic in the...

60. Alex Hoffman – “Exposed! Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets” (1998)

This week, the boys welcome guest Alex Hoffman (Dreamworks Animation) to the show to discuss the 1998 NBC television special “Exposed! Pro Wrestling's Greatest...

59. YSLW Goes to WWE Raw! (2.20.17 in Los Angeles)

Joey and Nick did the unthinkable… AGAIN! That’s right: they dragged Stephen out to the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA to witness a...

58. Nicky Urban – Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair from WrestleMania 24

This week, the boys welcome Nicky Urban (Comedy Girl Crush, Femmebot PHD, Late Nightmare with Emily Candini) to the show to take a look...

Bonus 14. Ring Psychology, Improv and Erik Barnes!

In this Bonus offshoot conversation from our Jake “The Snake” Roberts episode, the boys and guest Erik Barnes (Ranker.com, Afterbuzz TV) further elaborate on...

57. Erik Barnes – The Career of Jake “The Snake” Roberts

This week, the boys welcome comedian Erik Barnes (Ranker.com, Afterbuzz TV) to the show to look back on the storied career of the charismatic...

Bonus 13. YSLW Presents “Macho Man” Randy Savage reads ‘Goodnight Moon’

In this special bonus content piece, You Should Love Wrestling unearths a lost, totally real treasure referenced in this week’s episode with guest Gene...

56. Gene Augusto – The Romance of “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air, so this week the boys welcome their good friend Gene Augusto (Upright Citizens Brigade...

55. Derek Smith AKA Cereal Man – Mecha Mummy vs Minoru Suzuki (5/4/09)

This week, the boys welcome pro wrestler Derek Smith, better known as Cereal Man (former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion, Hoodslam, Freakshow Wrestling) to...

54. The 2017 Royal Rumble Match

It’s the final installment of RUMBLE WEEK! The fans have been suggesting it for a while now, so in this episode, Stephen joined Nick...

53. RequestleMania III – EVEN MORE Fan Requested Matches!

As Rumble Week continues, we thought it’d be appropriate to bring you the grandaddy of ‘em all: REQUESTLEMANIA! In the third installment of this...

52. Chet Wild – Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle from WrestleMania XIX for the...

There’s no stopping Rumble Week now, and today the boys welcome comedian and world’s biggest Fastball fan Chet Wild (Laughs on Fox, Unpopular Opinion...

51. Nick Mundy – Kevin Owens vs. John Cena at Elimination Chamber 2015

Rumble Week rolls on, and in this episode the boys welcome Nick Mundy (Screen Junkies, Conan, Adam Ruins Everything) to the show to talk...

50. Asterios Kokkinos – Wrestling’s Best Promos

Rumble week continues and in this episode and the boys welcome Asterios Kokkinos (“Toys "4" Cheap: The Magic of Toys Will Shut Up Your...

49. Justin Donaldson – The Montreal Screwjob Pt. 2: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret “The...

Rumble Week continues, and Justin Donaldson (UPROXX, Tournament of Nerds at UCB) is back for a Part 2 to elaborate on yesterday’s episode, this...

48. Justin Donaldson – The Montreal Screwjob Pt. 1: Wrestling With Shadows

It’s day two of Rumble Week and in this episode, the boys welcome back friend of the show Justin Donaldson (UPROXX, Tournament of Nerds...

47. Maddox – Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior in a Title-For-Title match (Feb 11,...

To celebrate the Royal Rumble and kick off YSLW’s Rumble Week, the boys welcome Maddox (The Best Page in The Universe, New York Times...