The Ever-Changing Landscape Of New England Wrestling – Episode 144


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett take a deep dive into the New England pro wrestling scene and how it’s changed over the years. Inspired by the WWE Network’s recent Hidden Gems featuring Hanson and Tommaso Ciampa, we look at what it took in the early 2000s to get booked for TV in New England. Crockett discusses the “three islands” of local independent wrestling he learned about when first attending shows in 1991. Hear about The Kingpin’s early days working for Tony Atlas in Maine, and how Limitless Wrestling really changed the reputation of wrestling in Vacationland. Also, we highlight Beyond Wrestling and what its increased exposure has meant for NXT in particular. We touch on just about everything in this in-depth discussion on New England independent wrestling! Plus, we’re rebranding Making Towns Or Made-up Clowns – play along with Milonas in a game of “FAKE OR 500”! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing is nonsense and we love it, Kingpin the promoter finally promotes, and the verdict is in on “The Doctor Of Style’s” occupation!

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Favorite Gimmicks Of The 1980s – Episode 143


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are putting the gimmick in the gimmick and going back to the 80s! We’re looking at the golden era of wrestling and talking about our Favorite Gimmicks of this fondly-remembered time period. How do we narrow it down? What are our number one choices? We’re sure to make some Southern wrestling fans mad. What’s your pick for the 1980s best gimmick? Plus, this Promo About Nothing is awkward, mate, Kingpin discusses the first ROH TV without The Elite, the weird backlash to the AEW rally, and Baby Playboy arrives!

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Truckin’ Thru The Territories: WWWF (1977) – Episode 142


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett bring you the first of a new feature on the WPAN. We’re watching regional wrestling television shows of the 70s and 80s, one territory a month ’til we see them all! The first “Truckin’ Thru The Territories” starts at home with the Northeast and the World Wide Wrestling Federation as we review WWWF Championship Wrestling from May of 1977. We have a new World Champion and we have unpolished Vince, the atomic drop as a finish, the original Moose Monroe, Iraqi Native Americans, inept enhancement talent, plus Milonas wants baby oil and more! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing is dedicated to a legend lost, adding One To Watch in 2019 and Crockett makes his AstroMania plans!

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