Here’s another in our new series – WPAN: The Interviews! With WrestleMania this weekend, we’re going to hear from one of the busiest guys this time of year, former wrestler and current WWE gear maker Mikaze!
FROM 2017: Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are talking shop with an old friend who made wrestling gear for Milonas back in the day – and now he’s making it for the Superstars of WWE! Mikaze (@IAmMikaze) is a pro wrestler out of New England who’s currently on an extended hiatus as he pursues his other dream as a costume designer. We discuss his stints in Chaotic Wrestling and Ring Of Honor, his match on RAW with Ryback and the bout in NXT that ended with him being knocked out cold. Find out how a high school sewing class started Mikaze on a path to making gear for WrestleMania! Plus, tons of insight on Sasha Banks’ gear, collaborating with talent, seeing his designs on a Barbie, making something for a McMahon, being a part of Up Up Down Down, taking his work home with him and so much more!
We’re back with WPAN: The Interviews! It’s one of our most awesome, yet most overlooked conversations with New England talent turned NXT superstar Axl Keegan, known to us as Max Bauer!
FROM 2016: Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are back with Max Bauer, also known in WWE Developmental and NXT as Axl or Mickey Keegan. We hit all the points – his beginnings with Chaotic Wrestling, his connection with Tommaso Ciampa, wrestling by a pond, Max and Brian whacking each other with bats, his WWE dark match, getting his contract, FCW and NXT! Plus, the early days of the Performance Center, working with Ricky Steamboat and “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, being a part of the idea that birthed the Vaudevillains, and the heartbreaking series of events that lead to the end of his in-ring career.
Presenting WPAN: The Interviews! First up, our conversation with WarBeard Hanson, the future Ivar of WWE’s Viking Raiders!
FROM 2016: Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett bring you an in-depth interview with one half of War Machine, Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s WarBeard Hanson! Hear about his tumultuous journey from the bottom to the top of Chaotic Wrestling, his dark match at the FleetCenter/TD Garden and more WWE stories, the numerous setbacks that threatened his wrestling career, plus hear about how Simon Dean helped him out, what lead to his complete change of character, being contacted for the ROH Top Prospect Tournament, an inside look at his week at the Performance Center for WWE, Ray Rowe’s injury, winning the ROH World Tag Team Titles, going to Japan and so much more.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas, Chaotic Wrestling’s Brian Fury and referee Mike Crockett are all back together again to celebrate the big one! It’s been a while since we’ve been in the same room so there’s a lot to talk about. AND, in honor of the occasion, the Dirt Sheet Shuffle comes out of moth balls and Fury is put to the test! Plus, it’s the first-ever Promo About Nothing two-fer, we got congratulatory voicemails, Search Terms returns and STAY TUNED ‘TIL THE END as the future of the #WPAN is addressed. Thanks, for… everything.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas flies solo! Referee Mike Crockett and the New England Pro Wrestling Academy’s Brian Fury are both MIA, so Milonas is in the driver’s seat this week. And as a bit of a pre-celebration for next week’s 200th episode, he’s sharing some classic clips of his good friend Crockett at (what he says is) his absolute worst, including two of the most infamous one-time bits in WPAN history! But before the burial, The Brawler addresses some controversy after a clip of him from last week’s NWA Powerrr episode began circulating in wrestling trainer circles! Plus, Kingpin wants YOU to submit your Promos About Nothing, and he talks about the unfortunate passing of a New England wrestling mainstay over the weekend.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas is hitting the highways, biways and airways, but Chaotic Wrestling’s Brian Fury returns to join referee Mike Crockett for an interview with his oldest friend! Justin McIsaac (@Justin_McIsaac), known as Justin Powers or Justin Shaype in the ring, went to high school with Fury and their careers started down the same path, but ended up going in very different directions. We talk about their backyard days, Justin training with Jeff “Lobsterman” Costa, their falling out, being British, NECW, refusing to cooperate in the ring with Slyck Wagner Brown, the Cyberspace Wrestling Federation, becoming Justin Shaype in WFA, why he lost a retirement match, pulling a Fury and coming back for Maverick Wild’s Front Row Wrestling, his start in radio, how wrestling prepared him for broadcasting and so much more! Plus, this Promo About Nothing is stinkeeee, Brian talks about his third visit to WWE’s Performance Center, and the rollercoaster of good news/bad news heading into Chaotic’s biggest season!
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett kick it old school without Chaotic Wrestling’s Brian Fury this week, and “old school” is our friend Adult Mark’s middle name (a weird, two-word middle name, incidentally), so he steps in for our look back at what was the gateway to pro wrestling super fandom back in the day – wrestling magazines! But before we do that, The Brawler recounts in spoiler-free detail his journey to Atlanta for the recent NWA Powerrr tapings, where he debuted alongside his tag team partner the Beer City Bruiser! Hear about his unnecessary Uber ride, who he refused to get in the front seat of the car with, and with which legendary wrestlers he rocked-and-rolled (almost) all night! Also in this episode, Brian checks out on this Promo About Nothing, Crockett’s pillow talk, and we do a little apartment wrestling for fun!
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are without Performance Center regular Brian Fury this week, but they’ve done this before. Milonas called in a favor, and we’ve got ROH’s play-by-play man Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) with us – a guy who made his official debut as lead announcer the same night Brian made his initial ROH appearance! Ian gets into inheriting the announcing mantle from Kevin Kelly, his participation in the upcoming RetroMania Wrestling video game, what goes into preparing for an event, directing traffic in the booth at Madison Square Garden last year (and the history he personally made there), his wrestling debut and the flying elbow heard ’round the world, his Ring Of Honor outlook for 2020, and his new podcast featuring ROH Ambassador Cary Silkin! Plus, of course, burials of Bobby Cruise all around! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing is magnificent, the world’s largest druid revealed, and Crockett has a run-in with SNOOP D-O-Double G!
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas steps back in, joining the New England Pro Wrestling Academy’s Brian Fury and referee Mike Crockett to follow up on last week’s episode where we talked about what should be BANNED from wrestling forever. This week, we are giving you the things that we want to PLEASE COME BACK to pro wrestling! We pull from our past and share the stuff we think would enhance the viewing experience today. And not just moves, but cages, stages, and TV for all ages! Plus, “BrawlDaddy” weighs in on the recent developments in Ring Of Honor! Also this week, it’s a pasta-packed Promo About Nothing, Pandemonium runs wild at Chaotic, and is “witticisms” a word?