Best & Worst Wrestling Factions – Episode 188

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have been at this for a while – long before Brian Fury came around. While we nurse our turkey hangovers, we’re sharing with you some of the best WPAN material from the BDA Radio days. Gang warfare has long been a part of wrestling lore, and we give our takes (Milonas and Crockett, anyway) on the best and the worst of Wrestling Factions! Not only the best, but our favorites! Not only the worst, but the god awful! How does one faction end up as both the best AND the worst? Let The Kingpin Brawler explain this one away in 2017! Plus, a CLASSIC Promo About Nothing butchering, Milonas buys a mansion, and more social media mysteriousness!

Promo About Nothing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge1hqB-2RkA

Giving Thanks To Independent Wrestling With Sonny Goodspeed – Episode 187

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas is Disney-ing it up, so Chaotic Wrestling’s “Firebrand” Brian Fury and referee Mike Crockett invited on a fella who is also chunky, while being funky, New England wrestling veteran Sonny Goodspeed! With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s an opportune time to give thanks and praise for all independent wrestling has given us, and what it’s giving the talent out there today. Some education on how it used to be, some thoughts on how it is right now, some heartfelt personal stories, and plenty of laughs along the way. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone listening! Plus, this Promo About Nothing is gonna blow, thoughts on RAW in Boston, NXT and AEW, and Fury gets to stage dive at Breaking Point!

Promo About Nothing: https://twitter.com/ovppodcast/status/1194414574029754369?s=20

 

Wrestling’s Most Magical Moments – Episode 186

 

Brian Fury is back from Walt Disney World and feeling the magic, so Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett ease him back into the show by having a discussion on the most magical moments in wrestling history! What instances in wrestling – how ever brief they may have been – really let you forget what you’re watching and actually made you FEEL something? We’ve got some WCW memories, some spellbinding Ring Of Honor stuff, and yes, a few WrestleMania moments as well! Let us know the most enchanting thing you’ve witnessed as a fan. Plus, the guys share the magic they’ve personally felt in the ring! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing clowns around, Twitter and Punk thoughts, two minutes on Fury’s Disney trip and MILONAS CHANGES HIS INSTAGRAM HANDLE- WHY??

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otLxg26nA4w

Toxic Twitter & Recent Controversies – Episode 185

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett, sans Brian Fury, are taking a long, hard look at the recent controversies in the wrestling business and how they have blown up on social media. Starting with Saudi Arabia, and the affect “Wrestling Twitter” had on accelerating this story (or non-story?) to astronomical levels. Also the situation with Jordan Myles/ACH, who made headlines by taking WWE to task through his own social media accounts. And one that’s close to Brian, the deal with Joey Mercury exposing some of ROH’s business on Twitter. Has social media helped or hurt pro wrestling? What affect has the recent wrestling boom had on wrestling talent in regards to their public opinions? Is there any good to come from online wrestling chatter? We get into all that, PLUS, will any good come of the next installment of Search & Destroy, also known as KINGPIN’S MEAN TWEETS? In addition, this Promo About Nothing gives a big middle finger, Crockett reveals which wrestling show he’s actually watching every week and WEIRD SEARCH TERMS returns!

Promo About Nothing: https://twitter.com/roylucier/status/1192286146740420609?s=20

The Interview With Figures Toy Company’s Chris DePetrillo – Episode 184

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett, the WPAN originals, are without Brian Fury this week and instead are talking wrestling figures with the Chief Marketing Officer of independent toy maker Figures Toy Company, Chris DePetrillo! FTC is the company behind Ring Of Honor’s action figure line, so I think you can connect the dots on why Milonas wanted to have him on. But really, Chris is a lifelong wrestling fan who has a great story of how he found his way into a job playing with toys. Figures Toy Company not only produces an ROH line, but works with independent talent and wrestling legends to get figures made of them as well! Chris takes us through the entire process, from signing a talent to a contract to product release. Plus, Brian begs to get a Brawler action figure, how they were able to do a figure of WCW’s KISS Demon, and the story of the Kevin Steen/Owens figure that sent Vince McMahon through the roof! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing is a car crash (literally, but not literally), Crockett designs podcast t-shirts (just not ours), and The Brawler is bilingual?

Promo About Nothing: https://www.facebook.com/totalcrap1/videos/1506517519406143/

Wrestling’s Best & Worst Costume Changes – Episode 183

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas, Chaotic Wrestling’s “Firebrand” Brian Fury and referee Mike Crockett are celebrating Halloween by talking about the super good and SCARY bad costume changes in wrestling’s history – in other words, the business’ best and worst gimmick changes! For example, Hunter Hearst Helmsley’s transition to Triple H could be categorized as one of the best – but what do Mike and the two Brians have on their lists? There’s talk of the Brothers of Destruction, one of the Brothers Hardy, a Jive Soul Bro and so many more! What’s your favorite or least favorite change of gimmick? Plus, this Promo About Nothing isn’t magnificent, Milonas hates talking on his phone, and Fury disappears!

Promo About Nothing: https://twitter.com/ovppodcast/status/1185252943769026560?s=20

Ask The Brians Anything – Episode 182

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas, Chaotic Wrestling’s “Firebrand” Brian Fury and referee Mike Crockett are all back together again and put the show in YOUR hands! It’s our second annual AMA, or more accurately, ABA – Ask The Brians Anything! Subjects include: Selling merch as a heel, strengths and weaknesses of pro wrestling today, favorite New England wrestling venues, beer, undies, receipts, more beer, pizza, running regular wrestling shows in New Hampshire, refs who sell, favorite and least favorite opponents, getting wood, not getting booked, blow-up dolls, the challenges of being a big man, pieces of lard, retirement matches, training success stories, career regrets and so much more! Plus, Dean Malenko hates Milonas! A current WWE NXT Superstar checks in! Crockett LOSES HIS SHIT – literally! And three participants in this ABA get FREE T-SHIRTS and SIGNED PHOTOS from The Brawler! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing doesn’t Sting, everyone’s going to Disney World, and BrawlDaddy is talking sports!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.facebook.com/MemphisWrestling/videos/733314780449515/

A Day In The Life Of A WWE Extra & Weirdest Wrestling Venues – Episode 181

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are long-time veterans of the podcasting mat wars. That’s why in this episode, we’re showcasing some killer content from the BDA Radio days that we’re betting you haven’t heard before. First, take a listen as we recall the Weirdest Venues we’ve ever seen independent wrestling performed in. Some LITERAL outlaw mudshow stuff. Then, we take you step by step through A Day In The Life Of A WWE Extra, back when they were herded in like cattle and treated like dirt. If you’re one of the many that missed the BDA bonus days, this is new to you! Plus, a CLASSIC Promo About Nothing with guests Scotty Slade and Julian Starr, the two Brians may or may not have things to be off celebrating, and stay tuned ’til the end for info on how YOU can participate in next week’s WPAN!

Promo About Nothing: https://youtu.be/LzPqpqNFvfk?t=341

The Nitro Years: The Good, The Bad & The Nothing PLUS MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT – Episode 180

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas’ situation is addressed this week, and referee Mike Crockett and Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx) have a MAJOR, MONUMENTAL, EARTH-SHATTERING ANNOUNCEMENT! You gotta hear this to believe it. Once that is over with, in the aftermath or wrestling returning to TNT (and we give our initial thoughts on All Elite Wrestling’s Dynamite), we look back at WCW Monday Nitro – The Good, The Bad & The Nothing! From the big things like the New World Order and Sting, to the obscure crap like the fake Tonight Show and bizzaro Hulk Hogan, we talk about stuff we loved, stuff we hated, and stuff that just didn’t amount to anything when it comes to World Championship Wrestling in the mid to late 90s! Plus, this Promo About Nothing is not Dragon, we get side-tracked by Jimmy Dean sausage, and Kizarny gets called out (WHAT?)!

Promo About Nothing: https://twitter.com/GrappleClips/status/1167764381033259008?s=20

The New Era Of Televised Wrestling & Brian Bleeds – Episode 179

 

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas was bleeding buckets this past weekend, and referee Mike Crockett and Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx) are talking about it! Milonas made a (red) splash in his pay-per-view debut at ROH’s Death Before Dishonor – his face a crimson mask as he battled in a Barroom Brawl alongside his Bouncers partner the Beer City Bruiser against Vinny Marseglia & Silas Young. Find out why this was a most surprising turn of events for our old outspoken pal! We also discuss the end of Matt Taven’s much-maligned title reign and why some rejected it. From there, we review the new wrestling calendar and the New Era of Televised Wrestling we are entering this week. We’ll analyze each day of the week and what you can expect from RAW on USA, Smackdown on FOX, Impact Wrestling on AXS, AEW Dynamite on TNT, NXT on USA, Beyond Wrestling’s Uncharted Territory on IndependentWrestling.TV, plus MLW, New Japan, WOW and more! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing is sheety, an update on Crockett’s blast from the past, and A MAJOR, MONUMENTAL, EARTH-SHATTERING ANNOUNCEMENT comes next week!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEau2Z2QW_U