The Latest Episodes of INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet

Episodes

Vitor Belfort: How to have the Mindset of a Champion

Aug. 13, 2020

UFC Legend Vitor Belfort chats with Chris Van Vliet from his home in Miami, FL. He discusses his appearance on AEW with Mike Tyson, what it has been like training with Tyson, his pick for Tyson's match against Roy Jones Jr, …

Chris Sabin: Motor City Machine Guns reunion, AJ Styles "didn't like me at first", X Division matches

Aug. 11, 2020

Chris Sabin sits down with Chris Van Vliet from his home just outside of Detroit, MI. He talks about the Motor City Machine Guns getting back together at Slammiversary, what it took to get Alex Shelley to agree to return to …

Mikey Rukus: The man behind AEW's entrance themes and music

Aug. 6, 2020

AEW Music Producer Mikey Rukus sits down with Chris Van Vliet from his studio in Richmond, VA. He talks about how he landed his job creating the music for All Elite Wrestling, what the process looks like from start to finish…

Rob Terry on his WWE & TNA career, natural bodybuilding, Generation Iron film

Aug. 4, 2020

Former WWE & TNA superstar Rob Terry chats with Chris Van Vliet from his home in Clearwater, FL. He talks about growing up as a fan of both bodybuilding and pro wrestling, how he got discovered by WWE, the rumor that there w…

Eric Young on returning to Impact, WWE is a "broken system", Sanity, shaving his beard

July 30, 2020

Eric Young talks with Chris Van Vliet from his home in Nashville, TN. He talks about why he wasn't surprised when WWE released him, what made him want to leave Impact Wrestling in 2016, why it was the right place for him to …

Gallows & Anderson on Paul Heyman, AJ Styles, Impact Wrestling debut, leaving WWE

July 28, 2020

Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson chat with Chris Van Vliet after making their Impact Wrestling debut at Slammiversary. They talk about why they decided to sign with Impact, the role that AJ Styles played in convincing them to s…

Why Muhammad Hassan left wrestling, plans to be WWE Champ, his job as a Junior High principal

July 23, 2020

Muhammad Hassan (Marc Copani) talks to Chris Van Vliet from his home in Syracuse, NY. This is a very special interview because Marc has rarely done any interviews since he left wrestling in 2005. He talks about being the ver…

Stu Bennett on Bad News Barrett, NWA's future, his movie career, a wrestling return, Nexus reunion

July 21, 2020

Stu Bennett (Wade Barrett) talks to Chris Van Vliet from his home in Los Angeles, CA. He talks about his new movie "I am Vengeance: Retaliation" which is available now on Video on Demand, he discusses his color commentator r…

Kylie Rae on taking a break after leaving AEW, signing with Impact, comparisons to Bayley

July 16, 2020

Smiley Kylie Rae chats with Chris Van Vliet from her home in Chicago, IL. She talks about signing a long-term deal with Impact Wrestling, leaving AEW and taking a break from wrestling, her match at Slammiversary, what a heel…

Peyton Royce on Billie Kay, how she met her husband Shawn Spears, dream matches, Aussie slang words

July 9, 2020

Peyton Royce chats with Chris Van Vliet from her home in Orlando, FL. She talks about her new YouTube channel called Cassie Vs, being friends with Billie Kay since high school, who her favorite wrestler was as a kid, how she…

Former WWE Superstar Darren Young Interviews Me! The Pro And Bro Wrestling Podcast

July 7, 2020

I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Pro and Bro Wrestling Podcast hosted by former WWE Superstar Darren Young (Fred Rosser) and Arnold Telagaarta. They do such a great job on their show and I was honored that they ask…

Mickie James & SoCal Val: Injury Update for Mickie, GAW TV, Nick Aldis, the term "Divas"

July 2, 2020

Mickie James and SoCal Val chat with Chris Van Vliet about their new YouTube channel "GAW TV" and their thoughts on the Speaking Out movement. Mickie James also talks about her ACL injury and her recovery from it, the real s…

Mark Henry on his fake retirement, Mae Young giving birth to a hand, The Rock for president, racism in wrestling

June 30, 2020

Mark Henry chats with Chris Van Vliet from Austin, TX about his legendary Hall of Fame WWE career that started with him as an Olympic powerlifter. He talks about his Sexual Chocolate character, dating Mae Young and her givin…

Deonna Purrazzo on her Impact debut, WWE release, issues in NXT, The Virtuosa, dream opponents

June 25, 2020

Deonna Purrazzo chats with Chris Van Vliet from her home in Orlando, FL. She talks about making her debut for Impact Wrestling and taking out Jordynne Grace, being released from WWE, her frustrations with WWE creative, how s…

Chris Van Vliet is interviewed by WrestleTalk's Louis Dangoor

June 23, 2020

This episode features an interview where I was the guest for WrestleTalk's Louis Dangoor from the YouTube channel "WrestleTalk Interviews". A big thank you to Louis for doing his research and making this a really fun convers…

Spike Dudley on asking Vince for weed, taking insane bumps, ECW, Marko Stunt

June 18, 2020

Spike Dudley chats with Chris Van Vliet about his legendary career in ECW, WWE and TNA. He talks about how he originally went to wrestling school to be a referee, he also discusses the crazy bumps he took including having to…

Karrion Kross on NXT & AEW, his intensity, Scarlett Bordeaux, film influences. Originally from 9/20/19

June 16, 2020

Karrion Kross sits down with Chris Van Vliet at Starrcast III in Chicago, IL. This interview was originally uploaded on September 20, 2019 but with his recent debut in NXT it seemed like a great time to revisit this conversa…

Greg Hamilton on ring announcing, Shane's "Best in the World" intro, Shinsuke Nakamura, cooking

June 11, 2020

WWE Smackdown Live ring announcer Greg Hamilton sits down with Chris Van Vliet in his loft in downtown Cincinnati. He talks about working as a cruise director and Universal Orlando host before getting an audition for WWE, hi…

Jordynne Grace on creepy DMs, intergender wrestling, wedding plans, Impact Knockouts Championship

June 4, 2020

The current Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace chats with Chris Van Vliet from her home in Baltimore, MD. She talks about beating Taya Valkyrie for the Knockouts Championship, why she decided to re-sign with …

Curt Hawkins compares WWE releases in 2014 & 2020, losing streak, Edge Heads, Zack Ryder

May 28, 2020

Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers) chats with Chris Van Vliet from his home in Queens, New York. He compares his recent release from WWE to the first time he was released in 2014, talks about what his plans are now, how he met and b…

Vampiro apologizes to Chris Jericho & Taya Valkyrie, talks about mental health struggles - LIVE Q&A

May 23, 2020

Vampiro joins Chris Van Vliet for a LIVE Q&A from his home in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He starts off by apologizing to Chris Jericho and explains his actions from our last interview, he also apologizes to Taya Valkyrie, he talk…

Bully Ray: The 2 women he'd wrestle, AEW is like ECW, why Vince said no to a singles run, Mae Young

May 21, 2020

Bully Ray (Bubba Ray Dudley) chats with Chris Van Vliet from his home in New York and they cover absolutely everything from his almost 30 year wrestling career. He talks about starting out in ECW with a character that wasn't…

Aiden English on WWE release, Rusev Day, marrying a Guerrero, Simon Gotch, his love of whiskey

May 15, 2020

Aiden English (Matt Rehwoldt) chats with Chris Van Vliet from his home in Chicago, IL. He talks about being released from WWE, what's next for him, teaming up with Rusev Day, being partners with Simon Gotch as The Vaudevilla…

Hurricane Helms on beating The Rock, working as a WWE producer, 3 Count, the Vertebreaker

May 12, 2020

"The Hurricane" Shane Helms chats with Chris Van Vliet from his home in Joco, North Carolina. He talks about being released from his job as a WWE producer during the layoffs on April 15 and compares it to his release in 2010…