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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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:

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More Goodness With Sonny Goodspeed – Episode 157

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are bringing back a favorite of the fans and workers alike, the one and only Sonny Goodspeed to share more of his story, and whatever other stories we can get out of him. Included in this fantastic conversation: Tony Atlas’ various proclivities, what happens when an indy wrestler hits the Powerball, more Lobsterman, does good vs. evil still sell tickets, the differences between working matches today and in the past, the evolving heel and babyface roles, plus Sonny’s run in the tag team Chunky But Funky, his ill-fated stint in Chaotic Wrestling and why he was so uncomfortable there, why he slowed down on bookings and so much more! Also, a Promo About Nothing featuring the Yucky Mans, Sonny marvels at the Milonas compound, and speaking of Marvel, who would spoil Avengers: Endgame to get heat at a wrestling show (NO SPOILERS)?

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WWF’s New Generation: The Good, The Bad & The Nothing – Episode 156


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett take a deep dive into an era of the WWF that is rarely talked about on the WPAN – The New Generation! Bridging the gap between the Golden and Attitude Eras, 1993-1997 WWF is much-maligned by wrestling pundits, but you can count on us to discuss the Good, as well as the Bad, and the Nothing of this underrated time period. Hear our grades on Yokozuna, Razor Ramon, Diesel as WWF Champion, the departure of Hulk Hogan, the return of the Ultimate Warrior, Billionaire Ted, Salvatore Sincere, plus the best long-term story of the era and more! Also this week, watch this Promo About Nothing from dick height, Sarge is at it again, and we remind everyone of the real story with The Viking Experience’s RAW debut!

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The G1 Madness & The Manias – Episode 155


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett have done what few other pro wrestling podcasters do – ease up on content in the hottest season of the year. But we’re making it up to you by going back and talking about everything that’s been going on, including a recap of Brian Milonas presents LSW’s Astromania and a recap of Crockett’s quest to make it there, The Kingpin’s experience at G1 Supercard from Madison Square Garden including thoughts on Matt Taven as the new ROH World Champion, plus we marvel at KofiMania and so much more! Also in this episode, this Promo About Nothing is hot off the griddle, Mike greets his new neighbors with the broad side of a UHaul truck, and The Kingpin wants you to be positive about pro wrestling!

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Quick Thoughts On G1 Supercard

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!