Best Wrestling Documentaries & Travel Day From Hell – Episode 160

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett take you to the movies this week – not to Endgame, because Crockett went over the weekend – but we’re gonna do the Siskel & Ebert gimmick with wrestling documentaries! There’s some great stuff out there right now, and we’ll break that down too, but we are looking back at the all-time greatest docs out there: WWE produced stuff, independently produced features, even mainstream commercial pictures. Which WWE doc might have been the first and is probably the best? What little-known film about a comedian is a stellar wrestling doc pick? Who is the Vince McMahon of backyard wrestling? And finally, which wrestling documentaries are Mike & Brian’s number one picks? Also, Brian The Brawler shares his travel story as he tried to get to Grand Rapids for Ring Of Honor in one piece! Plus, a totally bogus Promo About Nothing, we talk Tommaso & Dijak(ovic) injuries, we celebrate THREE YEARS of podcasting, and we ask you to take our friggin’ survey! tinyurl.com/WPANsurvey

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddCqgFuIimc

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First Day Of Wrestling School, Worst Stuff We Booked & Our Worst Matches – Episode 159

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have done a lot of podcasting – just about three years’ worth, in fact – and a lot of it, you may have missed. This week, we’re sharing some of the personal tales we told on our companion podcast for BDA Radio in 2017, and if you haven’t listened to those gems, it’s new to you! First, Milonas recounts his very first day at the Chaotic Training Center (now the New England Pro Wrestling Academy) and why he almost stopped before he even really started. Then, we’ve both had the opportunity to book angles for Chaotic Wrestling and we reveal the worst stuff we ever booked! And finally, we admit, they haven’t all been winners – the worst matches we’ve ever been involved in! Join us as we bear our souls AGAIN on the WPAN. Plus, saddle up for an all-time CLASSIC Promo About Nothing, Brian’s travel woes and HEY YO, help us out by taking this survey! tinyurl.com/WPANsurvey

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxxQR5n1SCk

Truckin’ Thru The Territories: Big Time Wrestling (1978) – Episode 158

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are back on “the road”, watching territorial wrestling television shows from every region ’til we see them all! “Truckin’ Thru The Territories” brings us back to the States and Detroit’s Big Time Wrestling from 1978! This show will answer the questions, “What does a lock-up tell you about a match?” and “Can a noogie get over in the late 70s?” Plus, we’ll get into the unaswered questions of, “Were the Funks born 40 years old?”, “What’s Phillip Seymour Hoffman doing at Detroit TV?”, “What the hell is collegiate wrestling doing on a pro wrestling show?” and “Why in God’s name are your Big Time announcers INSIDE A STEEL CAGE?!?” Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing hits a sour note, a shout-out to a talent recently signed to a contract, and IT’S SURVEY TIME! Take the survey and let us know your thoughts on the podcast: tinyurl.com/WPANsurvey

Big Time Wrestling (Detroit) from October 1978: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYXvak7qBYY

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYJUTAZigPU

More Goodness With Sonny Goodspeed – Episode 157


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are bringing back a favorite of the fans and workers alike, the one and only Sonny Goodspeed to share more of his story, and whatever other stories we can get out of him. Included in this fantastic conversation: Tony Atlas’ various proclivities, what happens when an indy wrestler hits the Powerball, more Lobsterman, does good vs. evil still sell tickets, the differences between working matches today and in the past, the evolving heel and babyface roles, plus Sonny’s run in the tag team Chunky But Funky, his ill-fated stint in Chaotic Wrestling and why he was so uncomfortable there, why he slowed down on bookings and so much more! Also, a Promo About Nothing featuring the Yucky Mans, Sonny marvels at the Milonas compound, and speaking of Marvel, who would spoil Avengers: Endgame to get heat at a wrestling show (NO SPOILERS)?

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbvMbLiQLr8

WWF’s New Generation: The Good, The Bad & The Nothing – Episode 156

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett take a deep dive into an era of the WWF that is rarely talked about on the WPAN – The New Generation! Bridging the gap between the Golden and Attitude Eras, 1993-1997 WWF is much-maligned by wrestling pundits, but you can count on us to discuss the Good, as well as the Bad, and the Nothing of this underrated time period. Hear our grades on Yokozuna, Razor Ramon, Diesel as WWF Champion, the departure of Hulk Hogan, the return of the Ultimate Warrior, Billionaire Ted, Salvatore Sincere, plus the best long-term story of the era and more! Also this week, watch this Promo About Nothing from dick height, Sarge is at it again, and we remind everyone of the real story with The Viking Experience’s RAW debut!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQL0bAo5nQ4

The G1 Madness & The Manias – Episode 155

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have done what few other pro wrestling podcasters do – ease up on content in the hottest season of the year. But we’re making it up to you by going back and talking about everything that’s been going on, including a recap of Brian Milonas presents LSW’s Astromania and a recap of Crockett’s quest to make it there, The Kingpin’s experience at G1 Supercard from Madison Square Garden including thoughts on Matt Taven as the new ROH World Champion, plus we marvel at KofiMania and so much more! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing is hot off the griddle, Mike greets his new neighbors with the broad side of a UHaul truck, and The Kingpin wants you to be positive about pro wrestling!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5VAFtaxZjA

Quick Thoughts On G1 Supercard


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett check in quickly in this, the busiest of times, to get Brian’s initial take on wrestling in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night and mixing it up with the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger, among others. We apologize for the brevity of this episode but we’ll be back with a regular edition of the WPAN next week!

Best Mania Entrance, Best Mania Main Event & Kofi, The Early Year(s) – Episode 154

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett picked the worst possible time to have the busiest time of their lives. Although we’re heading into wrestling’s biggest week, we sadly can’t record a full new episode. But never fear, we’ve got some great audio you’ve probably never heard before to help you get in the Mania mood! To start, we debate the best entrance in WrestleMania history, and there’s a bunch of them. Once the bell rings, though, who had the best main event match? This discussion on which of Mania’s final matches reigns supreme is unprecedented! Lastly, days before his biggest shot on the biggest stage, we share our story of seeing Kofi Kingston’s rise from the very beginning here on the New England independents. Plus, an all-time CLASSIC Promo About Nothing, Brian’s match confirmed for G1 Supercard and much more!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzOCLC42o7U&t

Running A Live Wrestling Show In 2019 – Episode 153

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are about to participate in Milonas’ first venture as a promoter, AstroMania in Derry, New Hampshire this Saturday night, and in these final moments, we’re going to talk about everything that goes into running a pro wrestling event in 2019. How was his partnership with Todd Sople and Liberty States Wrestling forged, and what were the benefits when it came to the bottom line? How did they pull off such a great venue? What’s with the state athletic commission? Get a crash course on promoting (as well as find out what the ORIGINAL plan for The Bouncers was) as Brian recounts his journey to the big show this weekend at Pinkerton Academy. Plus, this Promo About Nothing is other-worldly, The Kingpin goes BALLISTIC on another wrestling podcast, and we say goodbye to Elwood “Big Woody” Apt.

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybNBsTmeqzA

Favorite WrestleMania Moments – Episode 152

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are getting ready for the biggest pro wrestling spectacle of the year, but enough about G1 Supercard from Madison Square Garden. This week, we’re recalling the moments that have been etched onto our brains from WWE’s signature event. They’ve been dubbed “WrestleMania moments” and we talk about that term, the emotion that makes a “moment”, and what happens when you try to manufacture one. Then we delve into some of our favorites – from Hogan, to Rock, to Austin, to Shawn, to Bret (kind of) and more! What’s your favorite Mania moment? Plus, we check in with Leo Connors, who hosts his own TV show where he’s talking the New England indies! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing is a mother-f*cker, the latest on Brian Milonas presents LSW’s AstroMania, and Crockett has a dirty shirt!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2mG7mIijqA