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Insight with Chris Van Vliet

Chris Van Vliet is a 4-time Emmy Winning TV Host, YouTuber and Inc. 500 entrepreneur obsessed with reverse engineering the mindsets and habits of world class performers. Each episode features in depth conversations with top athletes, celebrities, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. If they are the best at what they do, CVV wants to get their insight and help you apply it to your own life.

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Austin Aries: No sell at Bound For Glory, Christy Hemme incident, being fired from WWE, Jim Cornette

Chris Van Vliet sits down with Austin Aries at his home in Las Vegas for the longest interview in this history of the show! Austin talks about no selling John Morrison at Bound For Glory and whether it was a work or a shoot, he gives a detailed account of his incident with Christy Hemme, his release from WWE, his thoughts on Jim Cornette, how stem cell treatments are helping him and much more!This episode is brought to you by Roman: http://getroman.com/Bluewire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 2mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Jim Ross: Why AEW can't compete with WWE, 'slobberknocker' origin, Vince McMahon, Chris Benoit

Jim Ross sits down with Chris Van Vliet in Jacksonville, FL before AEW's Fight For The Fallen. JR talks about how it's "ludicrous" that AEW could compete with WWE, he gives us the origin to the word slobberknocker, his favorite matches, details his new role as senior advisor for AEW, his thoughts on Chris Benoit going in the WWE Hall of Fame, who is speaking in his ear in AEW and much more! Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

13 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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The Young Bucks explain Cody's "gimmicked" chairshot, CM Punk, AEW video game, PAC's status

The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson talk with Chris at Florida Supercon in Miami Beach, FL. They cover a number of topics including how the unprotected chairshot to Cody at Fyter Fest was supposed to go, the conversations they've had with CM Punk, how close they were to signing with WWE, the possibility of an AEW video game, PAC's contract status, if Being The Elite will continue once AEW starts on TNT, who has the final say about storylines in AEW and much, much more! Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

42mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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John Cena on AEW, WrestleMania 35, Kurt Angle, retirement, The Rock, wisdom

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32mins

10 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Dolph Ziggler: "I'm jealous of Kofi", Bischoff hasn't started on Smackdown, Kevin Owens

Dolph Ziggler chats with Chris Van Vliet before Smackdown Live at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. He talks about why he is jealous of Kofi and his Championship run, losing to Kevin Owens at Extreme Rules, Eric Bischoff taking over Smackdown, why he thinks he should be a 10-time champion and more! Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Shawn Spears on why he chose AEW over a WWE pay raise, Cody Rhodes, his fiancee Peyton Royce

Shawn Spears (Tye Dillinger) sits down with Chris Van Vliet in Orlando, FL. He talks about why he asked to be released from his WWE contract, signing with AEW for Double or Nothing the day after his 90 day non-compete clause ended, how him leaving WWE might affect his fiancée Peyton Royce, the crazy story of how he came up with the Perfect 10 character, his appearance at the Royal Rumble, his current AEW contract status and more!Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 4mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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Jon Moxley: Renee Young's reaction to his insane Full Gear match, The Shield, AEW vs WWE

Jon Moxley sits down with Chris Van Vliet in Chicago, IL before AEW Dynamite. He talks about why he left WWE for AEW, whether he still talks to Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns, his wife Renee Young's reaction to his lights out match with Kenny Omega, the backlash he received for his interview on Talk is Jericho and much more!My audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: http://bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Enzo Amore on getting fired, AEW, Big Cass update, Simon Gotch, Triple H, Survivor Series in the crowd

Enzo Amore (nZo) sits down with Chris Van Vliet for an extended interview at State of Fitness Boxing in North Bergen, New Jersey. He talks about wanting to return to wrestling, being fired by WWE, an update on Big Cass' health, appearing in the crowd at Survivor Series, doing a run in at the New Japan Show at Madison Square Garden and more!My audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: http://bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 25mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Kurt Angle on his retirement match, Jason Jordan storyline, plans for WM20 match vs Bret Hart, John Cena

Kurt Angle sits down with Chris Van Vliet for an epic interview in Pittsburgh, PA. Kurt talks about his original retirement match versus John Cena, the match he had with Baron Corbin, the plans to wrestle Bret Hart at WrestleMania 20, the storyline with his “son” Jason Jordan, his battle with addiction, leaving WWE and signing with TNA, his infamous milk truck moment, his current job with WWE and he tells a crazy story about Vince wanting to "beat his ass". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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David Benoit: Chris Benoit's son opens up about tragedy, training to be a wrestler, Hall of Fame, AEW

Chris Benoit's son David sits down with Chris Van Vliet for his first on-camera interview in Las Vegas. He said nothing was off limits and that he would talk about anything. David opens up about his father's last days, his favorite memories of him, wanting to follow in his footsteps, whether ChrisBenoit should be in the WWE Hall of Fame, how AEW got him back into wrestling, he addresses the conspiracies surrounding the murder/suicide and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Shawn Spears on the chairshot to Cody, signing with AEW, his wife Peyton Royce, Tully Blanchard

Shawn Spears sits down with Chris Van Vliet at Flatbacks, the wrestling school he owns with Tyler Breeze in Apopka, FL. Spears talks about the unprotected chairshot to Cody Rhodes at Fyter Fest, the creation of The Chairman character, marrying Peyton Royce, starting Flackbacks Wrestling School with Tyler Breeze, teaming up with Tully Blanchard, how much longer he wants to wrestle and much more! This is our second interview, the first one took place in June, 2019:  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Rob Van Dam: I wrestled high 100% of the time, Shane McMahon's Van Terminator, ECW, Paul Heyman

Rob Van Dam chats with Chris Van Vliet in New York City about his new documentary Headstrong. RVD also says he was high 100% of the time he wrestled in ECW, who he'd want to induct him in the Hall of Fame, his thoughts on Shane McMahon stealing the Van Terminator and much more.Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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How Colt Cabana changed indie wrestling, CM Punk, ending his podcast, AEW

Colt Cabana chats with Chris Van Vliet at Pro Wrestling Tee's ALL OUT Side Party in Chicago, IL. He talks about why he started creating wrestling merch, starting and ending his podcast, how he almost became a commentator for WWE, why 2019 is the most exciting time to be a wrestling fan and more!Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Sammy Guevara: Why he loves pandas, making AEW history, Cody, being "The Best Ever"

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59mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Tessa Blanchard on choosing Impact over AEW & WWE, intergender matches, comparisons to Chyna

Tessa Blanchard talks with Chris Van Vliet before Impact Wrestling's Bound For Glory in Chicago, IL. She talks about why she feels comfortable in intergender matches, whether she could win the World Championship, advice from The Rock, growing up as a third generation wrestler, being compared to Chyna, why she chose Impact Wrestling over AEW or WWE, he tryout with WWE and much more!This episode of The CVV Show on the Blue Wire Podcast Network is brought to you by Sports.Axios.com and Indochino.comMy audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: http://bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

47mins

26 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Excalibur explains his mask, AEW commentary, advice from Jim Ross, favorite calls, Cody, PWG

AEW commentator Excalibur sits down with Chris Van Vliet in Chicago, IL. He talks about the origins of his mask, starting his career as a wrestler, being one of the founding members of PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerrilla), how he started doing commentary, his influences growing up, who his favorite wrestlers were, his behind the scenes job in AEW, what he has learned from working with Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone, his favorite calls and more! Thanks as always to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to get a 50% welcome bonus on your first deposit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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Tyler Breeze on NXT, the main roster, Fandango, the amazing story of how he got signed

Tyler Breeze sits down with Chris Van Vliet at Flatbacks Wrestling School in Apopka, FL. Tyler tells the amazing story of how he got signed at a WWE tryout, working his way to NXT, getting called up to the main roster, how he came up with the Tyler Breeze character after several failed characters, why he opened a wrestling school with Shawn Spears, being in a tag team with Fandango as "Breezango" and much more!A huge thank you to our sponsor Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to get a 50% welcome bonus on your first deposit.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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MJF interview gets interrupted by room service among many, many other things

Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) sits down with Chris Van Vliet in his hotel suite in Las Vegas. This is either the best interview you've ever seen with him or the worst, you be the judge. Our interview gets interrupted by MJF's room service order, loud water sipping and numerous other things.Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

26mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Ryback: Why I said “F you” to WWE

“The Big Guy” Ryback is best known for his time in WWE but he has grown to become a successful entrepreneur and podcaster since leaving. He talks with Chris about why he said “F you” to WWE, the heat he had with CM Punk and John Cena, the positive attitude he has now and much more. Audio equipment provided by Samson Technologies: bit.ly/CVVSamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

42mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Enzo LIVE Q&A - Big Cass, thoughts on WrestleMania 36, The Revival, AEW, MJF, Tama Tonga

This was originally done as a LIVE Q&A on YouTube with Enzo. Enzo spent an hour answering your questions about WrestleMania 36, Big Cass, Tama Tonga, AEW, his tattoos and much more!Thanks to Bet Online! Use the code BLUEWIRE at BetOnline.ag to get a 100% welcome bonus on your first deposit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 18mins

4 Apr 2020

Rank #20