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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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?)!
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!
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas has his name here for no reason really, as referee Mike Crockett and Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx) harken back to the olden days of the WPAN and Episode 048, The Name Droppers! In that episode, we talked about interesting run-ins we’ve had with the well-known stars of pro wrestling. Now, some two-and-a-half years later, Fury is sharing some of his tales of rubbing elbows with the legends – and contributing as well is a podcaster in his own right (just not currently) and the former Chaotic Wrestling owner Jamie Jamitkowski (@JamieJUCW)! Hear about how Greg Valentine prepares for a match, which wrestler roams around middle school classrooms naked, more toe talk with Tony Atlas, why Jamie was keeping tabs on Sunny, what everyone wants (that Fury doesn’t), what caused John Cena to walk out of a Chaotic show after one match, how Ricky Morton feels about Jerry Lynn’s spots, why Big Show lectured a guy at baggage claim and so much more! Many names are dropped and you’ll love every minute of it! Plus, this Promo About Nothing is hung over, Crockett’s past comes back to haunt him, and everyone’s career is over in Woburn, MA!
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas is anywhere but here, so referee Mike Crockett and Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx) do the damn thing and sit down at the New England Pro Wrestling Academy with one of its standout students – “Top Talent” in Chaotic Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, Limitless Wrestling and more – Christian Casanova (@Kill4nova)! We chat with the former “Thriller Of New England” about the Michael Jackson gimmick he started with and why it took him so long to shed it, how Crockett’s amazing idea for Christian went south, repping that Killanova Culture, working with REY MYSTERIO, getting spots on ROH and EVOLVE shows in the span of a week, and so much more! Plus, this Promo About Nothing leaves a bad impression, Ivar has a cold one, and guess who’s gonna show up on pay-per-view before showing up to do a podcast?
Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Brawler” Brian Milonas doesn’t show up anymore, so it’s referee Mike Crockett and Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx) being joined by our oldest pal, one of the hosts of the podcast “Truth, Justice & The New England Pro Wrestling Way” (@prowrestlingway) Matt “Tarzan Taylor” Spectro! It’s been over a year since we’ve reviewed a pay-per-view with Tarzan, and with the King Of The Ring being revived in 2019, we figure why not take a peek back at one of the most reviled KOTR shows from 1995! We get more Savio Vega then anybody could ever handle, a heaping helping of Hendrix, just enough Mr. Backlund, Mabel as a luchador, a vomiting King Lawler and a main event that makes us want to puke! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing eats your ass, Brian & Matt’s poor mid-90s fashion choices, and will Milonas EVER be back?