What Happened When Podcast Review


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Tony Schiavone was the voice of the Turner Network’s WCW from its boom to its bust. What Happened When is a collection of stories from that time, and an expert view on wrestling from the early 80s to the modern-day. If you enjoy wrestling or just a good laugh, this What Happened When podcast review is here to show you why you need to listen.

The Hosts: As mentioned previously, Tony Schiavone is best known for his time as the voice of World Championship Wrestling. Schiavone has also been a commentator for baseball and college football and is an expert and enthusiast of broadcasting and sports in general. What Happened When is facilitated by Conrad Thompson, who we covered in our Something to Wrestle podcast review.

The Guests: What Happened When does not feature guests, but does occassionaly crossover with Conrad Thompson’s other podcasts like Arn.

Why You Have to Listen: What Happened When has a unique energy even amongst other wrestling podcasts. Schiavone brings self-effacing humor to the table (and that humor comes in spades). While intelligent and passionate, both hosts are able to see the sillier side of wrestling and every other part of life. Recurring jokes and segments such as “Tony Reads Rap” make this podcast a constant laugh, with some great insight found in-between giggles.

Listen to: What Happened When

Must Listen Episodes:

131: WCW Bash at the Beach 1997

119: Tony’s Vegas Vacation

51: WCW Thunder

Rating: Teen+

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About the author


Eric Turner is a writer and digital marketer with a lot of ideas and no clue. Eric is obsessed with storytelling in any and all of it's forms, from high literature to abstract art to pro wrestling. Eric has been featured in The Guardian and enjoys working with people from all around the globe.


Eric studied Business Administration at the SUNY University at Albany, with intentions to enter law school. When it became apparent that law school wasn't for him, Eric had to scramble and ended up here. Eric has yet to graduate after taking some time off but intends to return to SUNY Albany to finish his degree in 2020 (or maybe 2021, all things considered.)

Work History

Eric began his career in 2016 writing narrative non-fiction for Popularium, and grew from there into writing content for businesses. He's written for many companies on many subjects, and took those skills to a career in digital marketing. Eric was the community manager of Slant.co (now Lustre.AI) and marketing lead for app Mixtape. Eric continues to write, most relevantly about podcasts and other enticing audio for Vurbl.