In Episode 105 of the Wrestling Podcast About Nothing, we spoke to Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s ring announcer Bobby Cruise. Here’s 20 minutes of conversation we had with Bobby after the initial podcast recording. Topics include legendary New England promoter Mike Sparta, the explosion of New England independent talent nationally, All In, Todd Sinclair, marriage, babies and more!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are joined on this episode by their longtime friend, Ring Of Honor ring announcer Bobby Cruise (@RealBobbyCruise)! We talk to Bobby about his start in Southeastern Massachusetts, including running his own promotion in which he bled buckets and once held the ring together with a beer keg. Bobby also discusses his friendship with former ECW Champion and current WWE trainer Steve Corino, who helped him get to Japan and into ROH! All this, plus his heat with another announcer, his propensity to dress minutes before the opening bell, thoughts on his Ring of Honor run and how long it will continue, ROH’s record-breaking crowd in New Orleans, sing along with Todd Sinclair, and the story of his WWE tryout in 2006! Also this week, a drug-fueled Promo About Nothing, The Kingpin on Inside Edition and more!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are talking “the week that was” in pro wrestling from The Kingpin’s eyes. Brian flew down to New Orleans to take part in one of the big events of WrestleMania weekend, and the biggest event in Ring Of Honor Wrestling history, Supercard Of Honor! Hear his travel horror story, the sleepless nights, the early morning call for Festival Of Honor, opening the show on ROH’s most important night, the meetup with his “uncivil” former podcast rival, thoughts on the rest of the card, and more! Also in this episode, a Promo About Nothing that’ll wipe your ass, Milonas’ thoughts on “those other shows” that took place last weekend, and details on the debate he had over Roman Reigns!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett start the episode together, but not for long, as the trip to New Orleans did The Kingpin in. Tagging into the podcast for our pal is permanent guest host of the WPAN, the trainer of Sasha Banks, Dijak, Oney Lorcan and more, Brian Fury! Crockett and Fury are reviewing Sunday’s top tier WrestleMania from top to bottom. It’s all about elaborate entrances, successful debuts, disappointing performances, twists, turns, streaks, freaks, Taker, Nicholas, realistic backstage interactions with The Rock, and so much more on this show of shows about THE show of shows!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are getting into the WrestleMania spirit by inviting back good friend Matt “Tarzan Taylor” Spectro to do what he does best – hate wrestling. With WrestleMania 7 on the docket however, will there be enough for him to despise? We’ve got a feeling. In reviewing the show, we discuss the threat of snipers, the caliber of WrestleMania celebrity, armpit hair, powerslam-palooza, Bobby Heenan’s superhuman sight, Racist Regis, police brutality humor, Lord Al’s dick, plus a spontaneous Heel Laugh Hall Of Famer is announced, and a must-hear Sgt. Slaughter tirade from Tarzan! Also this week, a Promo About Nothing with egg, Crockett hits up a WWE house show, and The Kingpin celebrates Supercard of Honor weekend!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett say why talk about the most extravagant pro wrestling event on the planet when you can discuss the exact opposite? This week, we break down the anatomy of a bad wrestling show and recount the stinkers we’ve been a part of – from no fans, to no trained wrestlers, to no pay, and no fun. Which of these bad shows is truly the Showcase of the Immoral? Also, Crockett debuts another new game! Will it stick, or go the way of the Garlyrics? Plus, a Promo About Nothing that’s not the end of the world, brief thoughts on Daniel Bryan, and The Kingpin gets crafty!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett celebrate a hundred episodes of the Wrestling Podcast About Nothing by opening themselves to ridicule. Fans and friends of the show called the voicemail line to take part in the first-ever WPAN ROAST. You won’t believe who makes cameo apperanaces on this special occasion! Plus, we look back at some of the best moments of the past 100 (okay, 99) episodes.
Also, Cold Fury thoughts, ROH reflections, brianmilonas.com is open for business, and how much longer will the WPAN go on??
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are talking to one of Chaotic Wrestling’s longest-tenured wrestlers on the eve of the promotion’s biggest annual show, COLD FURY this Friday in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Chase Del Monte (@chasedelmonte) makes his podcast debut and has a whole lot to talk about, including his trek from the Jersey Shore to the Chaotic Training Center and his time with Chaotic, plus the unheard tale of Chase’s weekend working as “Matt Hardy” for WWE, bumping early for Heidenreich, how he went from a top babyface to top heel, the birth of Chester Furnacola, taking over for Brian behind the scenes, getting stuck to a steel cage, AND, we sort out the LEGIT HEAT between Chase and the Kingpin from the early days! Also in this episode, a Promo About Nothing that’s not as bad as the tea, ROAST THE HOSTS for episode 100 NEXT WEEK, and Crockett has an very uncomfortable day!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are listening to YOU, discussing what you voted for on Twitter (@TheWPAN). This time out, we are looking at the Worst Wrestler Nicknames! Which talents were saddled with horrible monikers? Our picks span decades, and no nickname is off limits. In fact, “Hot Take” Crockett might just upset somebody out there with his number one choice! Also in this episode, Brian Milonas is back from another adventure with Ring Of Honor Wrestling in New York City, and we get the scoop on all that went down in the Big Apple (ALL spoilers)! Plus, a Promo About Nothing with more bad nicknames, gearing up for episode 100 (and how you can be a part of the show), and what the hell is a sparky?
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are sharing real stuff with you once again, recounting their lowest moments in the wrestling business. How low did they go before Brian made it to Ring Of Honor Wrestling and Mike made it to podcast superstardom? Find out today, PLUS, America’s Game returns – yes, the Dirt Sheet Shuffle is back! Can The Kingpin crawl out of his hole or will he be fooled once again? Also in this episode, a totally radical Promo About Nothing with surprise guest stars, #UncivilWar2 reflections, Brian’s got a website coming, and more money-making schemes!