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.