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Former World Championship Wrestling producer Neal Pruitt - perhaps best known to fans as the unforgettable voice of the New World Order - discusses the previously unheard stories behind the production of a variety of classic WCW Nitro moments, including: Roddy Piper's trip to Alcatraz; The creation of the nWo logo; Hollywood Hogan's initial heel 'promos'... And much more! This podcast focuses on the magic created behind the camera during an iconic period in professional wrestling. In an unprecedented level of detail, Neal takes fans into the production truck and reveals the technical wizardry that helped create some of the most memorable segments in WCW history. Subscribe now!
||CleanSecrets of Nitro is coming to Starrcast!||Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro will be at the Starrcast convention this weekend! Listen for more details and get in touch if you'd like to meet up: firstname.lastname@example.org||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: NITRO reviewed!||In a very special episode of Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro, Neal and Guy discuss the making of NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW! ORDER THE BOOK NOW AT www.wcwnitrobook.com and Amazon.com! 175,000+ words, 56...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNITRO IS HERE!||THE WAIT IS OVER! NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW is here!!! 175,000+ words, 56 chapters, and more new info than you'll believe!...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: Follow The Money (Part 2)||A tremendous continuation from last week's show!! -> Don't forget to order NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW. Go to www.wcwnitrobook.com NOW! Subscribe on iTunes: ...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Follow The Money||Neal speaks with the "Money Man" of Turner Broadcasting in our latest episode! -> Don't forget to preorder NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW. Go to www.wcwnitrobook.com NOW! Subscribe on iTunes: ...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTony Schiavone Interview (Aired 10/23/17)||ICYMI: Neal sat down with the great Tony Schiavone in October, and what resulted was a fascinating 50-minute interview! We'll be back with an original episode next week, right here on Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro! -> Don't forget to...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Gary Michael Cappetta Interview (Part 2)||Gary Michael Cappetta - The World's Most Dangerous Announcer - returns to talk Cactus Jack losing his ear (!), working with El Gigante, his stage show, advice for young wrestlers, and more! Check it out and enjoy! -> Don't forget to...||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Gary Michael Cappetta Interview (Part 1)||Gary Michael Cappetta - The World's Most Dangerous Announcer - joins Neal this week on Secrets of Nitro! Topics include working with Gorilla Monsoon, idolizing Bruno Sammartino, WCW memories and more! -> Don't forget to preorder NITRO: The...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: "The Assassin" Jody Hamilton Interview (Part 2)||"The Assassin" Jody Hamilton returns to discuss his working relationship with Neal, Deep South Championship Wrestling, advice for young wrestlers, adventures in Japan, and more! -> Don't forget to preorder NITRO: The Incredible Rise and...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: "The Assassin" Jody Hamilton Interview (Part 1)||The man, the myth, the legend! "The Assassin" Jody Hamilton - wrestler, promoter and trainer for over five decades - joins Secrets of Nitro for a rare interview. Sit back and learn from a true icon of the sport! Also, don't forget to...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Nigel Sherrod talks The Fabulous Moolah controversy and more||Neal catches up with Nigel Sherrod, formerly of Deep South Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory. In a wide-ranging talk, Nigel talks about his work refuting The Fabulous Moolah controversy, his time working with Neal, Lucha Libre, and much more!...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Mark Jindrak aka Marco Corleone Interview (Part 2)||Mark Jindrak - aka Marco Corleone - returns to talk his time in OVW, working for CMLL, acting on Mexican television, and much more! Enjoy! Also, don't forget to preorder NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW. Go...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Mark Jindrak aka Marco Corleone Interview (Part 1)||This week: Mark Jindrak - aka Marco Corleone - joins Neal to talk early his WCW memories, training at the Power Plant, learning the business, and much more! An awesome listen! Also, don't forget to preorder NITRO: The Incredible Rise and...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Diamond Dallas Page Interview||This week on Secrets, Neal is joined by Diamond Dallas Page for an inspirational interview! Page discusses his early life, relationship with family, initial attempts to break into wrestling, and more in a 45-minute talk. Enjoy! Also, don't...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Retro Audio - The Final WCW Live! (Part 2)||This one gets emotional, folks. As promised last week, this is Part 2 (the post-show) of WCW Live! in Panama City, minutes after Nitro went off the air - forever. An extremely rare broadcast featuring Jeremy Borash, Bob Ryder, and a...||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Retro Audio - The Final WCW Live! (Part 1)||With the anniversary of the last Nitro approaching, we decided to open up the audio vault this week. This is an extremely rare part of WCW history - the final WCW Live! broadcast with Jeremy Borash and Bob Ryder. This was recorded backstage in Panama...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: David Crockett Interview (Part 2)||David Crockett returns and talks how promos were taped in JCP, legendary 'ribs' he was privy to, the 'trust factor' between production staff and wrestlers, WCW stars taking advantage of TBS, Inc., strategic timing of commercials, NWA power brokers,...||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: David Crockett Interview (Part 1)||The hits keep coming here on Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro! This week - David Crockett, son of Jim Crockett and former VP of Production for WCW - joins Neal for a wide-ranging talk about producing wrestling. You won't believe the story at...||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Mr. Savage Goes To Harvard||On this week's podcast, we travel back in time to February 17th 1998. On this momentous date, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage of the nWo was honored as the Harvard Lampoon’s Real Man of the Year in a ceremony on campus – the highlights of which aired..||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Branding the nWo and more with Kemper Rogers (Part 2)||In Part 2 of our interview with WCW's Senior Editor Kemper Rogers, we learn the secrets of wrestling videography! Listen closely as 'The World's Strongest Editor' describes the techniques informing the production of some memorable WCW moments,...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Branding the nWo and more with Kemper Rogers (Part 1)||Kemper Rogers is often cited as one of the unsung heroes of WCW. As a Senior Editor working in production, Rogers developed many of the audiovisual effects associated with the nWo, a feat even more impressive upon consideration of the temporal...||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Producing Nitro (Part 5)||We wrap up our Producing Nitro series this week by examining the third hour of the 10/05/98 Monday Nitro. In a particular highlight, Neal breaks down an infamous WCW segment involving Hollywood Hogan, Eric Bischoff and the (Ultimate)...||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Producing Nitro (Part 4)||Aided by the show format and an array of listener questions, Guy and Neal continue their look at the 10/05/98 edition of WCW Monday Nitro. Along the way, Neal breaks down a memorable nWo video in impeccable detail, revealing the intricacies involved...||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Producing Nitro (Part 3)||Lots of interesting topics this week including Nitro Parties, analytics in wrestling, mic'ing the ring, script terminology, strategies for engaging the crowd, and more! Enjoy! Twitter: www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro Facebook:...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Producing Nitro (Part 2)||With the 10/05/98 Nitro script in hand, Neal and Guy embark on the most detailed review of a wrestling show known to man! Twitter: www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro Facebook: www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro E-mail: email@example.com Pre-order the...||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Producing Nitro (Part 1)||Neal and Guy start 2018 by introducing a new mini-series, Producing Nitro. For the next four weeks, we invite you to participate in a one-of-a-kind listening experience - an interactive review of a classic Nitro episode! Here's how it works: 1) Go to...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Working with Macho Man, Reconciling with Luger, Producing at Center Stage plus more!||We open the mailbag once again to answer YOUR questions! Topics include working with the Macho Man, reconciling with Lex Luger, producing at Center Stage, and much more! Happy holidays everyone! http://www.wcwnitrobook.com...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Tank Sinatra||Neal welcomes back Jason Douglas, former WCW producer and award-winning digital content creator, to discuss an assortment of tremendous topics including: 'Tank Sinatra' (you'll have to listen to find out!); Producing promo pieces on almost zero...||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: 'Nature Boy' Director Rory Karpf joins Secrets of Nitro!||Director Rory Karpf joins Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro to discuss his recent documentary on Ric Flair, the fan reaction since the special aired, profound words from Shawn Michaels, being in college during the Monday Night Wars, and much more!...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: WCW's Cameraman Extraordinaire - Tim 'Snake' Snyder with some classic WCW stories!||Neal catches up with WCW's cameraman extraordinaire - Tim 'Snake' Snyder - and the duo swap stories on some classic WCW moments, including: The orchestration of Goldberg's iconic entrance at Halloween Havoc '98; Filming Hacksaw Jim Duggan in...||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: March 26th, 2001||The end of Nitro. The end of an era. The end...of WCW. Neal Pruitt was there to see it all happen. Hear his story on this week's Secrets of Nitro! http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro ...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: The Mailbag Unleashed (Part 2)||Stories, stories, stories galore! Another insane Klondike Bill tale, Van Hammer's music video, Buff Bagwell antics, Rick Rude's tattoo, Lee Marshall's Road Reports, a funny 'rib' on Jim Cornette, Ted Turner's edict on blading, the greatest matches...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Mailbag Unleashed (Part 1)||How heavy were the WCW letters on the Nitro set? What was with The Giant falling off Cobo Hall? Is it true Hulk Hogan loved the 'Phony Sting' character? All this and more as we unleash the Secrets of Nitro Mailbag! http://www.wcwnitrobook.com...||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: WCW at Disney (Part 2) plus Tony Schiavone interview!||In Part 2 of our look at WCW's Disney Era, Neal pulls back the curtain and reveals some never-before-heard insight on a classic nWo moment. And then, for the final hour, the great Tony Schiavone blesses the airwaves with an in-depth interview! Enjoy!...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: WCW at Disney (Part 1)||In Part 1 of our look at WCW's Disney era, Neal Pruitt discusses taping mass amounts of syndicated television in advance, life on the road, managing extreme personalities, producing Ted Turner (!) and much more! Coming next week - a double episode -...||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Missed Opportunities||In a mammoth 2 hour edition of Secrets of Nitro, Neal and Guy speak with former WCW producer Jason Douglas about some of the hits and misses of the Monday Nitro era. Along the way, the conversation flows into many interesting areas, including the...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Einsteiners||In Episode 5 of Secrets of Nitro, former WCW feature producer Neal Pruitt reflects on the production of the Steiner Brothers car crash stunt, a segment which aired on the February 17th 1997 edition of WCW Monday Nitro. Along the way, we hear various...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Remembering Bobby Heenan||In a very special episode of Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro, a variety of former WCW personalities pay tribute to the life and career of 'The Brain'. http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Nature Boy's Ride To Hell||On February 15th 1999, Ric Flair entered a limousine with his arch enemy Eric Bischoff at the wheel. What followed you ask? A classic nWo beatdown, broadcast to millions at home via a brave camera crew, a precariously hanging searchlight, and...a...||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: nWo Souled Out '97||Neal Pruitt, the voice of the New World Order, discusses the nWo Souled Out pay-per-view - a truly bizarre viewing experience that raises some troubling questions... Who the heck was that guy entering the building in front of Hollywood Hogan? Why did...||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Mr. Piper Goes To Alcatraz||In the debut edition of Secrets of WCW Nitro, former WCW feature producer Neal Pruitt remembers Roddy Piper's infamous trip to Alcatraz. Enjoy, subscribe and spread the word! To vote on next week's topic, join the conversation on social media:...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview of Episode 1: Mr. Piper Goes To Alcatraz||Preview: Former WCW feature producer Neal Pruitt remembers when 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper endured a self-imposed exile in Alcatraz. The full episode drops on Monday 9/4 - subscribe now and spread the word!!!||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Can’t wait to relive the best era of wrestling!
“The following announcement…has been paid for by the New World Order.” EPIC!
Love it already!
I’m hooked already from the preview!
An amazing and unique look at WCW
There is not another wrestling podcast out there that has as much detail about the technical aspects of the business as this one. Every question you have about the production of World Championship Wrestling either has been or will be answered. Ever wondered how much those big letters on the Nitro set weighed? Listen to the mailbag episode, part one and you will know. It’s tidbits like that that fascinate me and Neal is an encyclopedia of WCW production information. Simply fascinating. A must listen for anyone that was a WCW fan and was curious about how the company worked. Guy’s book will also be a must read. Five stars!