Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett take a look this week at pro wrestling’s place in the world. We all seem to have accepted that it’s not sport, but why is it still the most disrespected brand of entertainment? Why do people still ask if it’s fake? Why won’t people give a wrestling performance the same weight as they would a performance in a movie, play, or TV show? Why do those that claim to be fans of wrestling sometimes have just as negative a view as the outsiders? And can anything be done to improve wrestling’s profile? It’s a much different take on the Summer Of Negativity this time out, and we really want to get your thoughts on this one! Plus, maybe the Dingo ate your Promo About Nothing, the G1 Supercard sellout at Madison Square Garden, and The Kingpin’s gonna sit on more shit for your viewing pleasure!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett embark on the most anticipated reunion since Foreigner, and it’s URGENT that we talk about the slew of news that’s been breaking over the past month – not the least of which is a new additon to the Crockett family! But we are a wrestling podcast after all, so we’ll also share opinions on WWE Evolution, more wrestling Twitter silliness with Bliss & Brock, Tommaso Ciampa reaching the top of the NXT mountain, WWE hoarding talent, and we’ll reveal what Brian Milonas is doing instead of Matt Riddle! Also, we continue the WPAN’s Summer of Negativity by revealing the Worst Day we (or someone we know) had in wrestling – we’re talking stolen cars, destroyed hotels, arrests and more! Plus, a pearl of a Promo About Nothing, Milonas is ALL OUT and the Buffet Brothers are hungry!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas is BACK, baby, but referee Mike Crockett is preoccupied with other duties (doodies?), leaving Brian to call backup in the form of Joe Marotta & Michael Quinn from Our Vantage Point, the Retro Wrestling Podcast (@ovppodcast)! For two weeks straight, we’ve looked at the WORST of wrestling, so the Summer of Negativity continues as we review three of the worst matches in WWE, TNA and WCW history. Hear us gag over Chris Nowinski & Jackie Gayda vs. Bradshaw & Trish Stratus! Listen in horror as we break down Sharmell vs. Jenna Morasca (who?)! Get dizzy as we attempt to make sense of the Mega Powers vs. EVERYONE in the Doomsday Triple Cage Match! Plus, a Promo About Nothing with not-so-honest Abe, Brian’s first thoughts on Ring Of Honor in Madison Square Garden, and Hey Hey, it’s Brian’s second favorite podcast duo!
With pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas again away on wrestling business, referee Mike Crockett has recruited as co-host this week the guy behind Booking The Territory, the UNprofessional Wrestling Podcast (@BTT_Podcast), Mike Mills – and it’s the perfect topic for an old school wrestling fan like him. He’s salivating to run down the Worst Gimmicks of the 1980s with a list of WWF gimmicks a mile long – but don’t worry, we spread the love around. From African Dreams in the Northeast, to time traveling teams in the territories down South, this list has it all! What’s your pick for the most awful character of wrestling’s golden era? Also in this episode, a flocking great Promo About Nothing, Mike Mills weighs in on recent Ring Of Honor happenings, and you MUST hear the worst idea HE’S ever heard from his time in wrestling!
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!