Wrestlers on television shows: U.S report

Wrestlers on television shows: U.S report, by Greg Tingle - 5th June 2013

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You asked for it, and here it is. Media Man www.mediamanint.com with a report on professional wrestlers who are on, and have been on, television shows, as well as radio shows and other internet broadcasts.

Season 3 of "Redneck Island" hosted by WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin premiered Wednesday night on CMT.


Redneck Island

The series premiere of "The Hero" hosted by "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson premieres Thursday night on TNT.


The Hero

WWE Television TV segments: A history lesson

As all pro wrestling fans know, the WWE (former World Wrestling Entertainment, World Wrestler Federation etc etc), has been home to a number of in-house TV segments hosted by pro wrestlers over the years. Some of these talk show segments are still part of regular WWE programing.

Current segments:

Miz TV - by The Miz

The Highlight Reel - by Chris Jericho

The JBL and Michael Cole Show

The JBL and Cole Show (as seen on YouTube)

Former segments:

Piper's Pit - "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (the most famous wrestling talk show segment by far)

The Body shop - Jesse "The Body" Ventura

The Flower Shop - "Adorable" Adrian Adonis

The Snake Pit - Jake "The Snake" Roberts

The Funeral Parlor - Paul Bearer and The Undertaker

Tuesday Night Titan's - Vince McMahon

A Flair For The Gold - With Ric Flair of course. Was this the only TV talk show style series that ever appeared on WCW? That was probally a good thing, even though Flair rules. Woooooo!

Buddy's Corner - "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers. The story goes that this only lasted a few shows but it was very classy and well done.

Other shows hosted by pro wrestlers (because we know your going to bring it up)

The Steve Austin Show - has become an internet and news media sensation. Guests have included Shawn Michaels

DDP - Diamond Dallas Page - not a program as such, however Page, Jake Roberts and Scott Hall regularly appear on YouTube with updates from 'The Crib' and beyond.

The Matt Hardy Show - yet another pro wrestling YouTube based show. Matt and Jeff Hardy, and a number of their friends, collegues and students often make appearences.

The Honky Tonk Man 'Shake, Rattle & Roll' radio show - Blog Talk Radio

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper - The Rod Pod

Last year there was a lot of internet chatter about a reality TV show, 'Legends House', that featured the likes of Roddy Piper, Jim Duggan, Gene Okerlund, Hillbilly Jim, Howard Finkel, Jimmy Hart, Pat Patterson and Tony Atlas. Many got the impression that this show will (one day) be broadcast on the WWE Network.

*Readers, think you know something we don't about wrestlers on televison talkshows? Drop us a line.

Also see:

Wrestling News Media: Wrestling Legends Update, WWE, Australia, Movies and more, by Greg Tingle - 19th June 2011

WWE Studios movie releases; Wrestling and movie connection


Redneck Island

The Hero

The Steve Austin Show

The JBL and Michael Cole Show


WWE.com: Jimmy Snuka appears as a guest on Piper's Pit

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