Wrestling’s Strangest Things & A Chaotic RAW – Episode 167


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett took a break in between episodes of “Stranger Things” on Netflix, and the Mind Flayer forced us to record a podcast about the Strangest Things we can think of in pro wrestling! Strange characters, angles, strange wrestling tropes and a whole lot more – what’s your pick for Wrestling’s Strangest Thing? Also in this episode, we discuss the deep personal meaning behind the Viking Raiders and New Day match from last week’s RAW! Plus, a Promo About Nothing that’s full of bull, creeps are still coming to our website, and the location of The Bouncers’ ROH World Tag Team Title match revealed (HINT: It’s local)!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SaJcmsQW0g

Truckin’ Thru The Territories: Central States Wrestling (1984) – Episode 166


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are back together, AND back on “the road” watching territorial wrestling television from every region ’til we see them all! “Truckin’ Thru The Territories” brings us to the Midwest for Central States Wrestling in the year 1984 – and we’re digging it! Well, except for the denim referee. We see Kamala vs. King Kong Bruiser Brody, plus an unFantastic Tommy Rogers, an underachieving Dusty Wolfe, a standard Flair promo, a helluva talent pool, an orthopedic boot, video tape voodoo, Rock N’ Roll Rick & Ruben and a ton more! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing figures, we talk about BrawlDaddy’s big weekend, initlal thoughts on the Heyman & Bischoff news, and Mike recounts his two weeks of turmoil while away from the show!

Central States Wrestling from January 28, 1984: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-50SfdWxUY

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj90mlkr9rg

The Rookies Of The Academy With Brian Fury – Episode 165


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas is without referee Mike Crockett once again, so the permanent guest host of the WPAN, the owner of Chaotic Wrestling and owner/head trainer of the New England Pro Wrestling Academy Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx) steps in to help take an interesting look at his trainees. Recorded from the Academy during training, we grill three of Fury’s students as they begin their pro wrestling journeys. First, it’s Brad Lewis, a collegiate wrestler who made his pro debut recently as Charlie Cashew. Yes, Charlie Cashew. Then we hear from Jason Peppe, a former MMA fighter who entered last week’s Chaotic Countdown under the name Alejandro. Finally, we talk with Anthony Brogna, a touring rapper in a previous life, who has begun making waves in Chaotic and elsewhere as Royce Bishop of Killanova Inc. In this episode, you’ll get some amazing insight on the early stages of a pro wrestling career that us grizzled vets can’t give you! Plus, a dream Promo About Nothing that becomes a nightmare, Milonas politics for a match with Dan Maff, and… can you be TOO tan?

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zUMco0j8WQ

The Art Of Tag Team Wrestling With #BTTPod’s Mike Mills – Episode 164


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas is joined this week by longtime podcasting compatriot Mike Mills from Booking The Territory (The Unprofessional Wrestling Podcast – @BTT_Podcast) to discuss something that a Southerner like Mike is a fan of, and a Northerner like Brian watched die – tag team wrestling! Listen in as the discuss the best era for tag teams in history, what happened in later years, some of their favorite teams, a couple of “hidden gem” favorite tag team matches to seek out and much more! Plus, a Promo About… Something, more on Paul Roma as a Horseman, and over an hour’s worth of Mike Crockett burials!

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5znyAs7K4&feature=youtu.be&t=2995

NE Fan Fest Reflections & Pro Wrestling Schools – Episode 163


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett got this episode recorded just in time to release on Monday, but as you now know, that didn’t happen. But here it is – Brian’s recap of his weekend at (the hotel that hosted) the New England Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame and the New England Fan Fest that followed! Hear about his run-ins with Greg Valentine, Tony Atlas, Mario Mancini, Tatanka, Gary Michael Cappetta, the Four Horsemen, and his new best friend, Paul “Romeo” Roma! Then, from there, we look at the vast sea of pro wrestling schools in the New England area – from the days of Killer Kowalski’s Institute of Professional Wrestling to the tons of training facilities today that probably owe a debt of gratitude to the Killer! Plus, a whack packin’ Promo About Nothing, perverts are disappointed in our website, and The Bouncers are your number one contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Titles!

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

Truckin’ Thru The Territories: WWA (1982) – Episode 162


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” 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” brings us to Indianapolis for Dick The Bruiser’s World Wrestling Association! Hear about Morty Seinfeld on commentary, a referee so fast he counts to 4, Ab-DULL-ah the Faker, the heeliest of heels doing heel stuff, and the Whiz in a mask, plus Milonas getting reacquainted with his old manager Ox Baker, Dick and Nick,  awful in-ring action and non-finishes galore! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing is your daddy, Brian on AEW’s first effort and we’re getting Brawl Daddy over!

WWA All Star Championship Wrestling from July 10, 1982: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAg1jSfuZq8

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

The Return of Matt “Tarzan Taylor” Spectro (and Julian Starr) – Episode 161


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett welcome back one of our most popular guests, the one and only Matt “Tarzan Taylor” Spectro and he’s joined by another notable New England wrestling name, Julian Starr – and they’ve got an announcement to make! But before that, we clear the air after Brian’s recent tirade upon hearing (some of) an appearance Tarzan made on the “Let The Chaos Begin” podcast. We’ll also talk to Julian about his TWO exits from wrestling and why he’s back now as a commentator. Plus, how do they feel about the booming indy wrestling industry and do they think they bowed out too early? And yeah, that announcement… that will make New England pro wrestling fans very happy! Also this week, a magical Promo About Nothing, The Brawler assaults a little person, and the survey is still live and we need YOUR opinions about the WPAN! tinyurl.com/WPANsurvey

Promo About Nothing: https://twitter.com/roylucier/status/1131789348557402112

Best Wrestling Documentaries & Travel Day From Hell – Episode 160


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett take you to the movies this week – not to Endgame, because Crockett went over the weekend – but we’re gonna do the Siskel & Ebert gimmick with wrestling documentaries! There’s some great stuff out there right now, and we’ll break that down too, but we are looking back at the all-time greatest docs out there: WWE produced stuff, independently produced features, even mainstream commercial pictures. Which WWE doc might have been the first and is probably the best? What little-known film about a comedian is a stellar wrestling doc pick? Who is the Vince McMahon of backyard wrestling? And finally, which wrestling documentaries are Mike & Brian’s number one picks? Also, Brian The Brawler shares his travel story as he tried to get to Grand Rapids for Ring Of Honor in one piece! Plus, a totally bogus Promo About Nothing, we talk Tommaso & Dijak(ovic) injuries, we celebrate THREE YEARS of podcasting, and we ask you to take our friggin’ survey! tinyurl.com/WPANsurvey

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

First Day Of Wrestling School, Worst Stuff We Booked & Our Worst Matches – Episode 159


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have done a lot of podcasting – just about three years’ worth, in fact – and a lot of it, you may have missed. This week, we’re sharing some of the personal tales we told on our companion podcast for BDA Radio in 2017, and if you haven’t listened to those gems, it’s new to you! First, Milonas recounts his very first day at the Chaotic Training Center (now the New England Pro Wrestling Academy) and why he almost stopped before he even really started. Then, we’ve both had the opportunity to book angles for Chaotic Wrestling and we reveal the worst stuff we ever booked! And finally, we admit, they haven’t all been winners – the worst matches we’ve ever been involved in! Join us as we bear our souls AGAIN on the WPAN. Plus, saddle up for an all-time CLASSIC Promo About Nothing, Brian’s travel woes and HEY YO, help us out by taking this survey! tinyurl.com/WPANsurvey

Promo About Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxxQR5n1SCk

Truckin’ Thru The Territories: Big Time Wrestling (1978) – Episode 158


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are back on “the road”, watching territorial wrestling television shows from every region ’til we see them all! “Truckin’ Thru The Territories” brings us back to the States and Detroit’s Big Time Wrestling from 1978! This show will answer the questions, “What does a lock-up tell you about a match?” and “Can a noogie get over in the late 70s?” Plus, we’ll get into the unaswered questions of, “Were the Funks born 40 years old?”, “What’s Phillip Seymour Hoffman doing at Detroit TV?”, “What the hell is collegiate wrestling doing on a pro wrestling show?” and “Why in God’s name are your Big Time announcers INSIDE A STEEL CAGE?!?” Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing hits a sour note, a shout-out to a talent recently signed to a contract, and IT’S SURVEY TIME! Take the survey and let us know your thoughts on the podcast: tinyurl.com/WPANsurvey

Big Time Wrestling (Detroit) from October 1978: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYXvak7qBYY

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