Shreveport is a legendary wrestling town. The city has seen the best in the business make their way through over the last 5 decades. Including legends like The Junkyard Dog, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ric Flair, and a whole bunch of others. Since the late 90s and early 2000s, The CenturyLink Center in Bossier City has played host to WWE's Smackdown, WCW's Nitro, and various other promotions and live events. Stars like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and John Cena have all performed live in Bossier City.

With this much history, it's no wonder that Shreveport/Bossier is pound-for-pound one of the strongest wrestling communities in the country.

Which is why 1130 The Tiger is proud to be Shreveport's home for Wrestling Observer Live, the biggest wrestling radio show in the country. The show has been going for nearly a decade now, with host Bryan Alvarez. Here's a history of the show:

"The show, which was the most listened-to internet-generated talk show from late 1999 through 2001, moved to terrestrial radio in March of 2002 and is the place where the most serious wrestling and MMA fans in the world talk about the unique sports entertainment form and its incredible popularity.  Bryan Alvarez is the co-owner of with the pioneer of pro-wrestling journalism and original show host Dave Meltzer.  Alvarez has been the editor and publisher of Figure Four Weekly since 1995. Besides the newsletter, he has also written wrestling columns for Penthouse Magazine (Mat Max!) in 1999 and 2000; co-authored Death of WCW with RD Reynolds in 2004; and wrestled professionally throughout the US and Canada since 1998. Aside from his work as host of Wrestling Observer Live he also hosts Figure Four Daily, Wrestling Observer Radio, and the Bryan & Vinny Show on

Alvarez is joined every day by Mike Sempervive, a longtime observer of professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, boxing, and anything else that involves men and women getting busy on a canvassed mat. Since 2002, Sempervive has written extensively about the three sports and their histories, and interviewed many of the biggest names in their respective professions. In addition to Wrestling Observer Live, he currently hosts the eclectic, Japanese wrestling-based Adam & Mike Big Audio Nightmare (alongside Adam Summers) at, and Ringside Rap (with Rich Tate) at His addition has added a unique dimension of opinion and humor to the show.

You can call in to discuss anything in pro wrestling or mixed martial arts (UFC) from anywhere around the world, in any form."

1130 The Tiger had been airing the show on a delay, weeknights at 7pm. But during the winter and spring sports seasons, the show was being bumped a lot, and fans were sharing their displeasure with the issues that caused. So we've decided to make the move to air the show LIVE.

So now you can listen to, and participate in, Wrestling Observer Live, every weekday afternoon at 2pm! You can even stream the show, for FREE, right here:

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