Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have brought back one of the most enjoyable segments in recent memory (to Crockett anyway) – reading MEAN TWEETS about Brian to his face in something we call Search & Destroy! After that, we review Milonas’ time as part of Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s Global Wars tour last week in Maine and Massachusetts and reveal the BRUTAL INJURY suffered in lovely Lowell. Plus, a Promo About Nothing – yeah, following up on the hidden gems episode, and The Kingpin’s got a SCOOP regarding the much-talked-about Fury wedding!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have so many overlooked talents to put over that we had to go back for more! It all started two episodes ago with Hidden Gems Part 1, and now we’re continuing our quest to expose the most underappreciated names in the region – and one of New England’s most prominent figures, Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx), joins us to offer his own picks. Hear all about a good-looking Doink, a forgotten female, the guy with red hair, plus how to avoid Shawn Michaels and more! Also this week, yeeessss, a Promo About Nothing, boyyyy, Hanson houses the dessert table and Milonas lives with Michael Jackson!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett scare up a couple of wrestling’s most FRIGHTENING matches and watch them through our fingers so YOU don’t have to! We have a “ruff” time getting into the Kennel From Hell match with Al Snow vs. The Big Bossman from WWF Unforgiven 1999. What a dog of a bout! Then we suffer through the torture that is the multi-man Chamber Of Horrors from WCW’s Halloween Havoc 1991. Throw the switch (if it hasn’t been thrown already) and put us out of our misery! As the ultimate palette cleanser, we’ll also be serving up a special edition of the popular game Making Towns Or Made Up Clowns! Plus, it’s a true Promo About Nothing, cousin, we share Halloween memories and how does a Fireworks store stay in business?
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett look back at some of New England independent wrestling’s most unheralded talent over the years, hoping to shine a light on the region’s hidden gems. From enhancement talent with more talent than the talent they’re enhancing (hold on, I’m dizzy), to New England mainstays who came to prominence in the wrong era, to budding superstars that were just plain overlooked, we’ll send you scrambling to YouTube to discover these unsung heroes of the squared circle! Plus, this Promo About Nothing has a silent Nature Boy, Crockett & Milonas catch up and The Kingpin kisses up to Brother Love!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas is in Philadelphia for Ring Of Honor Wrestling, and he’s taking the microphone with him! Referee Mike Crockett sets the table from home, but Brian takes the reigns and talks with his ROH tag team partner, the Beer City Bruiser (@bcbwinchester) about their current run – the opportunities they’ve gotten and the people they’ve worked with. Plus, they discuss the vibe in the ROH locker room, their wish for next April’s Madison Square Garden show and the Hall Of Famer who is their biggest supporter. After schmoozing with the Bruiser, Brian tracks down ROH stalwarts and past WPAN guests Todd Sinclair and Bobby Cruise as well – and look out for random Ring Of Honor wrestler run-ins! Also in this episode, let me tell you something about this Promo About Nothing, Bobby proposes a new format and WE HAVE A WINNER of last week’s Today vs. Yesterday argument!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have heard all the grumbling about today’s wrestling product. It’s really unavoidable. But is it really all that terrible, especially in comparison to the past? We are analyzing nine different facets of pro wrestling, contrasting the current landscape with the product we grew up with. Which era wins out in the end? Today or yesterday? We may just need your help on Twitter (@TheWPAN)! Plus, we promise we want to love this Promo About Nothing, more on Silas & The Bouncers vs. The Bullet Club, and reliving agonizing referee injuries!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett solicited questions all week on social media and, in this episode, embark on the first-ever WPAN AMA – Ask Milonas (or Mike) Anything! Queries came in from all over about Milonas’ wrestling wish list, competition for WWE, favorite wrestling memories, the hazards of refereeing, Wine City Wailer origins, the Jim Duggan blender rumor (!), witnessing history, untrue rumors about us, the most cringeworthy TV wrestling moment and in the main event, we recast Seinfeld with professional wrestlers! A really fun show and thanks to the listeners for making it happen! Also this week, a Promo About Nothing without punctuation, feedback from our Ready To Rumble Review last week, Milonas gets nastisized, and the truth about pickle rubbing!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas has done it! In the aftermath of his recent run-in with David Arquette, he’s finally forced referee Mike Crockett to sit through WCW’s foray into cinema, 2000’s Ready To Rumble! We review the movie from start to finish – all the awful jokes, insulting fan stereotypes, and more! Ever wanted to see Oliver Platt rap? Neither did Crockett, but he watched it all for your (and Brian’s) pleasure. Plus, a Promo About Nothing that Bellomos, following up on last week’s “Mean Tweets” segment, and Milonas is EGGcited to talk about his return to TV’s Inside Edition!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are examining the constantly evolving state of the pro wrestling match – where it’s been, what it is today, and where it’s headed. We break down the basic match structure, how it’s been tweaked over time, calling it in the ring vs. calling it in the back, TV vs. indy matches, working to your audience, plus big bumps, false finish overload and SO much more – it’s a real jerking back of the curtain as we deep dive into the art of the match. But before all that, The Kingpin is confronted with MEAN TWEETS in a scathing new segment entitled Search & Destroy! Also in this episode, a diseased Promo About Nothing, figuring out Meltzer & Cornette, and Brian hangs with the most infamous WCW World Champion of them all!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are celebrating the start of football season (or Brian is, and Crockett is being dragged along) by doing the WPAN’s second annual draft! This time out, we are drafting the best pro wrestling feuds of all time! Which wrestling rivalries make our lists? There’s at least one pick you will NOT see coming! Which feuds would you select? Also, we look back at Milonas’ last few weeks participating in CHIKARA’s King Of Trios and main eventing for Ring Of Honor at the ECW Arena against the Bullet Club! Plus, a misdirected Promo About Nothing, ALL IN in brief, more talk about wrestling legend Killer Kowalski, and NXT’s Keith Lee is a Pinhead!