Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas is out on assignment, so referee Mike Crockett has again enlisted the services of the permanent guest host of the WPAN, owner of both Chaotic Wrestling and the New England Pro Wrestling Academy, Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx)! We reflect on some of the WORST ideas we’ve ever heard – booking plans, characters, production ideas and much more, including the humble beginnings of an NXT favorite! But before that, it’s the return of a new bit to the podcast, Making Towns or Made Up Clowns, where you have to decide whether these strange, stupid or outlandish independent wrestling results are real or fake! Plus, a Promo About Nothing with a dull Razor, checking in on RAW, and Ring Of Honor confirmed for Madison Square Garden!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have the EXCLUSIVE first interview with the latest wrestler to go viral, Brian’s old tag team partner Ace Romero (@The AceyBaby)! If you’ve been anywhere near wrestling Twitter in the past week, you’ve seen the big guy launching an unfortunate soul from the ring into the seventeenth row with a mighty pounce – that’s Acey Baby, a guy who met Milonas on day one of his training! We talk about the genesis of the spot, did it go as planned, who did his opponent land on and is either of them still living, plus the reaction to it from fans to indy workers to people in WWE! Listen in as we discuss the role of social media in today’s business from an independent wrestler who is benefitting from it in a big way. And also this week, a laugh-riot of a Promo About Nothing, Dijak in NXT and chat me up about bad audio!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett dive into the world of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling by recapping season 1 of GLOW on Netflix, just a couple days after the new season is released. Helping us with this GLOW Primer is our next door neighbor, the host of the Greetings From Allentown podcast (@GFAllentownPod), Peter Winson! PW is not only a fan of the new series, but reviewed the pilot episode of the original GLOW series from 1985 on his show last week, so he’s got an insight that few do. Actually, that statement is true whether he watched that weird-ass TV show or not. Hear us talk about the origins of the series, Back To The Future, Marc Maron as Marc Maron, craft beer, 80s-style nudity, 80s-style moonsaults, Mad Men, Alex Riley boning, racism in wrestling then and now, Cousin Oliver, incest, Man On The Moon, and everything else you need to know before you start binging GLOW season 2! Plus, an intimidating Promo About Nothing, Kingpin’s vague thoughts on his match this weekend for Ring Of Honor Wrestling, and the era of MEGA MILONAS begins??
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett talk about the recent passing of one of wrestling’s best superheavyweights, Leon White AKA Big Van Vader, and that leads to a discussion of the best big men in history! “Fat guys” in the business have come a long way from Haystacks Calhoun, and we’ll take you through years with our picks for the best of the big guys! Get Brian’s insights on working like a big man, who he’s emulated in his career and who has captured his attention on the scene today! Plus, an unaired Promo About Nothing that should’ve stayed that way, Kingpin’s thoughts on the recent Ring Of Honor/Madison Square Garden happenings, and the DEATH of BDA Radio?!?!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth as they make True Wrestling Confessions! Get Brian’s thoughts on a new wrestling fad, hear about the rib that Mike still can’t shake, plus the real story about the world’s worst druids at Survivor Series 2008 and much more. But first, it’s an all-important edition of America’s Game, the Dirt Sheet Shuffle, with a possible winning record hanging in the balance! Has The Kingpin finally cracked Crockett’s formula? Also this week, a Promo About Nothing that’s bad in two languages, Favorite Manager feedback, Father’s Day follies and thoughts on the New England representation on NXT Takeover Chicago!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are ready to discuss what YOU voted for on Twitter (@TheWPAN), our Favorite Wrestling Manager. But first, we take a look at the “lost art” of managing as a whole – the purpose of having one for interviews, the benefits (and drawbacks) of having a second at ringside, and what’s good heat and when is the best time for a manager to get it? From the origins of the managerial role to its height in the 1980s to what happened to the position in the 90s, we get into it all. Plus, our personal experiences and preferences when it comes to managers. Then, of course, we run down our favorites before hitting our number one picks, and be sure to tweet us with yours! Also in this episode, a guy who needed a mouthpiece in the Promo About Nothing, Kingpin loves tacos and we’ve got red, white and blue running through our veins!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett come to you from backstage at Chaotic Wrestling’s most recent event in Lowell, Massachusetts, but before getting into that, it’s all about Brian’s appearance on Inside Editon that just aired nationally. How many ways can Crockett ask about asses and eggs? You’re fixin’ to find out. Then, we are joined by “Retrosexual” Anthony Greene (@retroag) to discuss his Platinum Hunnies, his vile viral video and what it’s like to wear a bad mustache in everyday life. We also check in with ring announcer Rich Palladino (@RichPalladino) who last week launched a new podcast with Jamie Jamitkowski entitled “Let The Chaos Begin”. And as always, Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx) finds a way to make it in the episode as well. Come inside the locker room with the Curtain Jerkers of Pro Wrestling Podcasting. Plus, a Promo About Nothing that may be worse than yelling at a cushion, Milonas makes himself scarce and don’t mind the background noise – it’s ambiance!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett bring back their old boss, former Chaotic Wrestling owner and co-host of For The Pops Podcast Jamie Jamitkowski (@JamieJUCW) to talk about the health of the wrestling business in 2018. Why does Jamie site the movie “Little Giants” when discussing the phenomenal success of Cody & The Young Bucks’ venture known as All In? Where does Brian think the leverage lies when it comes to independent talent negotiating with WWE? Also, in-depth discussion of the impending FOX deal for WWE Smackdown, what Jamie did with his WWE stock, what happens with the brand split, RAW’s place in all this, the importance (or lack thereof) of pay-per-view going forward, Jamie’s bold prediction on the McMahons’ next move, The Kingpin’s bold prediction on WrestleMania’s future and a ton more in this fantastic conversation! Plus, an unpredictably predictable Promo About Nothing, and response from Mike Mills and others on last week’s controversial Smoky Mountain Wrestling review!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are taking a look at wrestling on the local level this week. First, it’s the return of the popular new game “Making Towns or Made Up Clowns”, where we read weird and whacky results from independent shows and you decide whether these are real wrestlers or just made up? From there, we review an episode of Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV, one of the last territory-style promotions on record. Hear our thoughts on the production, on smooth-foreheaded New Jack, on TV Titles with no titles, on wrestler/murderers, on Chris Jericho’s dick-based offense, on the copious promo segments with one person in particular getting the bulk of the interview time, and more! Plus, a fishy Promos About Nothing (WHAT?), Milonas meets Scoop Corgan in Chi-Town, All In sells out, and very little about John Cena and Nikki Bella!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas is basking in the afterglow of his match at War Of The Worlds in Lowell, Massachusetts, where his team opposed Tetsuya Naito & Los Ingobernables De Japon, and referee Mike Crockett is asking him all about his recent success in Ring Of Honor Wrestling. But it’s not just Brian – we’ve been around a ton of hard-working talent that has achieved the dream. Listen in as we give you the inside skinny on the rise of New England talent like Tommaso Ciampa, Oney “Biff Busick” Lorcan, Mike “Bennett” Kanellis, Kofi Kingston, Sasha Banks and more! Plus, this Promo About Nothing is the shits, feedback on our “Work Or Shoot” segment, and for crying out loud, is The Kingpin ALL IN?