The Interview With New England Veteran “Fabulous” Johnny Vegas – Episode 149

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are joined this week by a LONGER-time veteran of the New England independent mat wars, “Fabulous” Johnny Vegas! Johnny started in radio and got into wrestling to be a humble announcer, but before long he was managing and then, of course, became a full-fledged dastardly heel wrestler. Johnny takes us through his time in John McAdam’s UCW, training at Champs Arena in Salisbury, MA with Big City Mike, and his managerial roles as Mr. French and Fabulous Frenchie before eventually breaking in as Johnny Vegas in the ring for Jeff “Lobsterman” Costa! Hey, is he still the authority figure in Chaotic Wrestling? SPOILER: No one knows. Then, in the closing moments, Johnny recounts his experience being a part of “John Cena, This Is Your Life” on WWE RAW in 2011! Plus, this Promo About Nothing has a lot of bad habits, names are named when talking more indy politics, and we wonder how Collision Rules A$$hole!

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Indy Wrestling Politics & Brian’s New Moniker! – Episode 148

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett reflect on their long histories in the New England independent scene to give examples of the politics of pro wrestling, even on this small scale. From the tug-of-war between rival promotions – banning people from doing other shows, tearing down posters, running opposition on the same night on the same street, even VANDALIZING the property of competition – to the interpersonal political game in one promotion’s locker room – refusing to do jobs, lobbying to bookers, the backstage hierarchy, referees jockeying for position – we discuss a lot, including Milonas’ response to accusations of using politics to keep people out of his home promotion! PLUS, big news out of Brian’s trip to Florida for Ring Of Honor: He’s got a NEW NAME! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing will beat you like woah-eyed matches, Crockett’s got his ticket to MSG and Kingpin talks about his debut on the Art Of Wrestling with Colt Cabana!

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Worst Gimmick Matches & More On The ROH Reveal – Episode 147


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have some match types that they love, and some that they don’t. This time out, we’re giving our thoughts on the Worst Types Of Gimmick Matches in wrestling! What specialty matches are especially bad? We’ll give our answers and even site examples to make our point. Also, Brian reacts to the reaction to his exclusive reveal last week that he is now under Ring Of Honor Wrestling contract, we clear up some confusion about the deal, discuss the current plight of the independents in the current contract-happy climate, and much more! Plus, this Promo About Nothing is bootylicious, YES, AstroMania is happening, and be a Pin-Head and win a shirt!

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PHASE TWO & Truckin’ Thru The Territories: International Wrestling (1986) – Episode 146


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett WILL answer the question, after the mysterious posts on social media, “What is PHASE TWO?” What does it mean for the podcast and/or your fearless hosts? But first, on the first Monday of each month, we are watching regional wrestling television shows of the 70s and 80s, one territory at a time ’til we see them all! This time, “Truckin’ Thru The Territories” takes us north to Montreal, Quebec for International Wrestling, also known as Lutte Internationale, from the year 1986! We’re talking fiery babyfaces, pushing the promoter’s son, Steve Strong being weak, Brian playing bingo, Ricky Martel is Carrottop, referees making it about themselves, Scott Hog, and the true story of how Vince systematically destroyed this promotion too! Plus, this Promo About Nothing sees three trash cans, Milonas gives up on football, and BUY OUR SHIRT to get a call!

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