Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett take a deep dive into the New England pro wrestling scene and how it’s changed over the years. Inspired by the WWE Network’s recent Hidden Gems featuring Hanson and Tommaso Ciampa, we look at what it took in the early 2000s to get booked for TV in New England. Crockett discusses the “three islands” of local independent wrestling he learned about when first attending shows in 1991. Hear about The Kingpin’s early days working for Tony Atlas in Maine, and how Limitless Wrestling really changed the reputation of wrestling in Vacationland. Also, we highlight Beyond Wrestling and what its increased exposure has meant for NXT in particular. We touch on just about everything in this in-depth discussion on New England independent wrestling! Plus, we’re rebranding Making Towns Or Made-up Clowns – play along with Milonas in a game of “FAKE OR 500”! Also this week, this Promo About Nothing is nonsense and we love it, Kingpin the promoter finally promotes, and the verdict is in on “The Doctor Of Style’s” occupation!
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 is out on assignment, so referee Mike Crockett has again enlisted the services of the permanent guest host of the WPAN, owner of both Chaotic Wrestling and the New England Pro Wrestling Academy, Brian Fury (@xbrianxfuryx)! We reflect on some of the WORST ideas we’ve ever heard – booking plans, characters, production ideas and much more, including the humble beginnings of an NXT favorite! But before that, it’s the return of a new bit to the podcast, Making Towns or Made Up Clowns, where you have to decide whether these strange, stupid or outlandish independent wrestling results are real or fake! Plus, a Promo About Nothing with a dull Razor, checking in on RAW, and Ring Of Honor confirmed for Madison Square Garden!
Pro wrestler “The Kingpin” Brian Milonas and referee Mike Crockett are taking a look at wrestling on the local level this week. First, it’s the return of the popular new game “Making Towns or Made Up Clowns”, where we read weird and whacky results from independent shows and you decide whether these are real wrestlers or just made up? From there, we review an episode of Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV, one of the last territory-style promotions on record. Hear our thoughts on the production, on smooth-foreheaded New Jack, on TV Titles with no titles, on wrestler/murderers, on Chris Jericho’s dick-based offense, on the copious promo segments with one person in particular getting the bulk of the interview time, and more! Plus, a fishy Promos About Nothing (WHAT?), Milonas meets Scoop Corgan in Chi-Town, All In sells out, and very little about John Cena and Nikki Bella!
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!