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!
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
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
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
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are celebrating this week’s 17th Anniversary event for Ring Of Honor by sitting down with the former owner of the company, Cary Silkin (@rohcary)! We discuss with ROH’s Ambassador his fandom growing up and his affinity for Madison Square Garden, where the company runs for the first time on April 6th. He was actually at the first WrestleMania there, and he’s got a fun story of how he actually got into the building! How did Cary end up in Puerto Rico doing a wrestling magazine? You’ll find out. Of course, he goes into his history with Ring Of Honor – buying in, witnessing all the great moments and watching all the great stars, hanging out with legends like Bobby Heenan, Mick Foley and Bruno Sammartino, hanging with the not-so-legendary Bobby Cruise and Todd Sinclair, selling to Sinclair Broadcasting and so much more! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing is electric, our thoughts on Tommaso Ciampa’s setback, and Brian shares his big news with someone else first!
Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDz8pY3TnK4
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are watching a different regional wrestling television show every month ’til we see them all! “Truckin’ Thru The Territories” has been taking us through Canada, and now we’re in Toronto for Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1984! The Tunneys have willingly given in to the WWF by this point and this show is chock full of mid-80s WWF good(?)ness. Hear about the surprising Sal Bellomo, the dynamic Billy Red Lyons, the subdued Hulkster, the pre-revolution WWF Ladies Tag Team Champions, the bucking horse, the unintelligible Andre The Giant, the abbreviated Piper’s Pit, the singing of Russia The Beautiful and so much more! Plus, we check in on some of our peers from New England and what’s going on in their lives this peak wrestling season! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing falls flat on its face, a shout out to a friend having a rough time, and Slaughter’s at it again – more of Sarge’s Tall Tales!
Maple Leaf Wrestling from September 22, 1984: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obcOWw0-onc
Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Q4EVpIFIk
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!
Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebN17xoJbLg
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!
Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvDAGB9m13U
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!
Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQaILK7oRY
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!
International Wrestling from June 21, 1986: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exxh_h3mtpM
Promo About Nothing: https://www.facebook.com/gfetty/videos/10157457204316393/