Isaiah Scott Discusses How Swerve City Podcast Landed On WWE Network

In October it was announced that Isaiah Scott's Swerve City podcast would be headed to WWE Network. The podcast had been running for two seasons and featured guests such as Kofi Kingston, Rhea Ripley, and Bayley in previous seasons. Teasy Scott serves as the co-host and Big Swole previously co-hosted the podcast as well.

Moving the show to WWE Network was part of WWE adding more "conversation series" to the Network as Sam Roberts debuted a new show and Lilian Garcia's Chasing Glory also moved to the Network.

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Speaking to Sam Roberts on Notsam Wrestling, Scott discussed how WWE approached him to have the podcast on the Network.

"They noticed what we were doing and checked out all the stuff we were putting out. We were putting out a clean product with a lot of jokes and laughing, little tongue-in-cheek references we were making with the roster and pop culture. They loved the warmth and comfortability when we had the guests come in and how they express themselves. They loved that we could have Bayley come in and joke and laugh, like we'd known each other for five to ten years when we just met this past year. They loved that we could clown around and laugh with Kofi [Kingston] or MVP or Ruby Riott or Adam Cole or Aleister Black. They loved that we had the energy to have Nikki Cross get up and dance. 'They look like they're having fun. It's not an interviewer and a professional athlete. These are people that are just joking around and talking about things outside of wrestling. You're getting to know the person and enjoy the conversation.' It makes the viewer want to be in the room. They loved the energy and that's what got us noticed and on WWE Network. They let me bring my friends and my crew along with it, which was a bigger surprise. That was the part that warmed my heart. They didn't want to touch anything we were doing. It's still the genuine feel of the show," he said.

When asked if WWE had to approve the original idea of the podcast, Scott replied, "I asked for permission and they're like, 'We're not telling you no, but it will be monitored as you put it out.' I didn't hear no. I like to get us as close to getting in trouble as I possibly can and my crew will be like, 'I don't know about that.' That's just me. 'Do you think we can get away with that?' I never want to be closed in and limited."

The Swerve City podcast premiered on WWE Network on October 23. New episodes are available every Thursday. There are currently nine episodes up on the Network for fans to enjoy.

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