This week I welcome Brian Breaker from Breaker & Bayns Power Hour and Back to the Nintendo. We begin to chat about his podcasts and then he talks about how it was to train at the Hall of Famer Harley Races training school in Missouri. As of late he has began quite the feud with one Bill Benis. The 18 year veteran of the wrestling business has been a thorn in the side of Breakers side for quite sometime. There is a contract signed for a match anytime and anywhere. We will have to sit back and see what happens in the future. Lastly, the main event of this episode is when Breaker and I watch Bret Hart versus British Bulldog from In Your House 5.
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On this weeks episode I welcome Drew Vencill who is a fellow member of the #FigFamily and of the figure collection community. We chat about what the community means to both of us as well as what got us into figure collecting. However, the main event of this week is when we watch Rowdy Piper vs Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship from Wrestle Mania 8 in the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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We are jamming out to see great music this week as I welcome Darren from the band "These Wolves." Growing up as a wresting fan during the "Golden Age" of wrestling Darren and RJ induct Randy Savage vs Hulk Hogan from Wrestle Mania V into the #RantersHOF
We sit back and chat what got Darren into the music business as well as the cross over between wresting and music. Enjoy this weeks watch along with Darren and RJ
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This weeks episode of Ringside Rant is under a windy advisory as I welcome the "Windy City Kid" TJ Crawford. As one of the elite independent wrestling superstars TJ and I speak on what he's been doing to prepare for the time when he can start traveling to promotions all over the north east. We also touch on a dream match he'd like to have with LSG from Ring of Honor. He also speaks on his recent match at an Impact taping match against Josh Alexander. If you aren't following TJ Crawford I would strongly suggest you do so.
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This week I welcome Dave LaGreca from the Busted Open Radio show on Sirus XM. We talk about the current product as well as what is yet to come for Busted Open. Mr LaGreca grew up watching the greatest wrestling time period; the 1980s. We discuss some of the best matches and wrestlers from that time period. Join Busted Open and Ranters Nation!!!
This week I welcome Pauly B and the Bojangles Champion, JZ Flair back to the show to discuss what has changed since the last time they were on the show. The JZ Flair show can be heard every Monday at 6am on all podcasting platforms; we discuss their show and so much more. Lastly we induct another match into the wrestling half of fame. We watch the main event from Wrestle Mania X7, the heavyweight champion The Rock takes on the challenger Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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Help me to welcome Eric and the Husky one himself Barry from Doing the Favor Podcast to the show this week. The three of us inducted two matches into the Hall of Fame and bring the to you in watch along form as well. Barry and Eric's match is Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes in a steel cage for the NWA Title at Great American Bash 1986. My match is Ricky Steamboat vs Pic Flair for the NWA Heavyweight Title at Wrestle War 1989.
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If you are a fan of old school wrestling you will most certainly enjoy this weeks episode with the legendary George South. Mr South has been up an down the roads for over 35 years wrestling in front of huge crowds and some not so huge crowds. Wrestling in promotions like the NWA,WWE,WCW, and Smokey Mountain Wrestling Mr South prides himself on making sure all the fans leave satisfied after watching him perform in the ring . Weither you liked or didn't like him as long as he got a reaction out of you that's all he wanted. We also touch on a few individuals that came out of his training school that are making big names for themselves. Those two being Cedric Alexander and Tessa Blanchard. There are tons of stories on this weeks episode so don't miss a moment. Manscaped.com
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This week I welcome the lead vocalist to the band Ravenscroft, Ralph Buso. The band just released their new album "See Through" available now wherever you get your music. We touch on the formation of the band in 2014 as well as the influences the band had and continue to have to this day. If you have yet to listen to Ravenscroft I suggest you check them out now. This band will be going to the moon very soon I guarantee you that.
Find out why its going to be the year of the beer as this week I welcome Brian Milonas and the Beer City Bruiser; better known as The Bouncers from Ring of Honor Wrestling. The returning tag team and I talk about their appearance on NWA Powerrr as well as their match at Madison Sqauare Garden. The Bouncers also speak on their new found associate and possible third bouncer, Session Moth Martina. Find out all the great beer drinking stories that they have as well as tales from the road.
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On this iconic 50th episode of Ringside Rant I welcome the "Best Kept Secret" to the show. Mr Dean and Mr Neal touch on what got them involved with the Russian Nightmare himself, Nikita Koloff. Under his advisory they entered NWA's Circle Squared. These two southern boys have over two decades of combined wrestling experience so you now this weeks episode is going be full of great conversations and some tales from the road as well.
On this week's episode I welcome back to Tom Colohue from Daily DDT and SportsKeeda. We briefly discuss what has happened in the wrestling world since the last time he was on the show. However, the main event of this episode is when Mr Colohue and I induct two matches into the wresting Hall of Fame. Find out what matches we inducted and so much more
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This week I bring energy to the show as I welcome my great friend Turbo. We sit back relax and let the stories flow as we touch on literally everything. Some of our most embarrassing stories to some of our funniest and most stupid as well. We also work in some wresting talk about Gouge Pro Wrestling in NC as well as the NWA. Turbo is one of the most genuine guys and find out just why when you listen to this weeks episode
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This weeks episode of Ringside Rant is Strictly Business as I welcome one half of the tag team "Wildcard" and member of "Strictly Business" Royce Isaacs. The NWA is extremely popular and we talk about what got him into the NWA last year at the Crockett Cup. We touch on the rivalry there is between the NWA and ROH. We also hear a tale from the road from Mr Isaacs and learn why you should read the bottle of a certain energy drink before you drink it.
Storms are brewing this week on the Ringside Rant as I welcome former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Tim Storm. There isn't much about Mr Storm that people don't already know but we talk extensively for the love we both have for professional wrestling. The one topic you all know the most about we touch on as Mr Storm goes into detail on how he didn't expect Mama Storm to be as over as she is in the NWA. Strap in as the perfect storm touches down on the Ringside Rant as the population of Ranters Nation keeps climbing. Enjoy and Thank You All !!!
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This week I welcome the owner of Synergy Pro Wrestling, Colin West to the Ringside Rant. Synergy Pro Wrestling is in it third year of existence making 2020 the make it or break it year according to Mr. West. However, I can tell you that if you aren't following this great wresting promotion you need to go out of your way to do so. Their roster from is one of the best on the independent circuit from top to bottom. With great wrestlers like Jordan Oliver, Ellis Taylor, Kasey Catal, TJ Crawford, Anthony Gangone, and Joey Silver to just name a few its hard to believe that 2020 will not be the year of Synergy. In addition to that we touch on what makes Synergy different from each and every promotion in the area and in the country. Enjoy the great episode and welcome to Ranters Nation.
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This week i welcome Chris MacLean from the Turn A Pair baseball podcast. With pitchers and catchers reporting in the coming weeks I wanted to show you my second love outside of wrestling, and that's baseball. We touch on everything from what got us into baseball to how and why Chris started the podcast. If you are a baseball fan you'll enjoy our conversation of our great memories of going to many ballparks across the country and meeting some players as well. Enjoy !!! and welcome to RANTERS NATION
This week i welcome the new NWA Women's Champion Thunder Rosa. Thunder Rosa is just coming off a victory over Allysin Kay at NWA's pay per view Hard Times to win the women's championship. The match that they had was the best women's match that I've seen in the last number of months and maybe even a year. We talk about what brought her to the NWA and what drives her to do her very best in and out of the ring. Whats even more astonishing is that she is currently a two sport athlete as she is a MMA fighter as well. She talks about how different MMA is to wresting but also how they are similar. She also talks about life before wrestling with her job as a counselor and dealing with loss and how to overcome it. Enjoy this episode with one of the best pure athletes in the business today and welcome to Ranter Nation.
This week Ringside Rant becomes Outlandish as I welcome Zicky Dice. As a graduate of the Black and Brave school run by WWE superstar Seth Rollins, Zicky Dice talks about how he got in to the school and how he got the call to join the NWA. On the side Mr. Dice rocks out with his great band “Heart To Heart.” We also try to spread the Power of Positivity during this episode as touch on ways to overcome depression and PTSD. Enjoy this weeks show and welcome to Ranters Nation.
On this bonus episode of Ringside Rant I welcome the interview queen herself, from MLW, Alicia Atout. As one of the up and coming backstage interviewers Alicia started off watching wrestling with her Dad in Toronto, Canada and the fandom continued to present day. She is not only a backstage interviewer for MLW but she also produces great content for her youtube channel. She gives out some advice for women and people in general who want to get into the business at whatever level they choose.
This week I welcome a huge supporter of the show, from So Says Shernoff on Fire.tv Josh Shernoff. Starting as a wrestler in Ohio Valley Wrestling in the early 2000s to starting a great show with wrestling legend Bill Apter, we delve deep into Mr. Shernoff's time in the wrestling business. Mr. Shernoff has a lot of great stories about all the people he has had the opportunity to work with both as a wrestler and as one of the top interviewers in the business today. Thank you for listening and welcome to #RantersNation
This week I welcome the NWA Hall of Famer the “Russian nightmare” Nikita Koloff. We dive deep into what got him into the wrestling business; as well as growing up in Robbinsdale, Minnesota with the likes of many wrestling superstars. Starting in Jim Crockett Promotions in the 1980s wasn’t the easiest but he made the best of it and shot right up the rankings in wrestling to have legendary matches with the likes of Magnum TA and Ric Flair to name a few. Lastly, we touch on what he’s doing nowadays in his men’s ministry as well as helping the current crop of workers by make appearances.
This week I welcome the voice of the NWA, Mr. Joe Galli to the Ringside Rant. Starting in the business as a worker Mr Galli went where he was needed going from an in ring performer to behind a microphone doing commentary for a number of promotions before being recruited by Dave Lagana and Billy Corgan to be the play by play man on NWA Powerrr. He brings a lot to the broadcast booth from his shoot job as a reporter in San Antonio. Good things come to the who work and wait for what they want. Mr Galli is the testament that hard work does pay off as he is the play by by man for the hottest promotion in the world.
This week I welcome Gary Horne from “This is the NWA” podcast to the Ringside Rant. We talk about the comings and going’s of his great podcast with Adam Rotella. Gary and myself dive deep into everything involving the NWA; more so of the recent turmoil between himself and the “Natural Treasure” and the “Real Worlds Champion” Nick Aldis. Finally, we have some predictions for the NWA in 2020.
It’s the time of the year to get the pole out of the crawlspace and let everybody know how they’ve disappointed you in the past year with your airing of grievances. I also announce my Bold wrestling predictions for 2020. You will also hear my shoutouts for everyone that has helped me this past year. Happy Holidays everyone and cheers to a great new year.
The controversial man himself Klondike Bill joins me on this weeks episode. We chat everything from WHW with Conrad Thompson and Tony Schiavone to internet trolls. RJ attempts to crack the hard shell that is Klondike Bill. See if he was successful in that this week.
Before the first episode of “The Run In” drops on Thursday December 19 with RJ, Pops, and Mort check out this interview RJ conducted with Oshay Edwards. This interview was conducted when I was apart of the great network that is the Visionaries Wrestling Network
RJ welcomes the Bojangles Champion JZ Flair back to the show this week to discuss starrcast in Baltimore as well as why Bojangles is the the simply the best. The main event of the show happens when JZ and RJ discuss what if Sting went to the WWE in 2001.
With Starrcast IV starting Thursday I wanted to give you all a peek behind the curtain with one of the men behind the scenes; Dave Hancock. We discuss how he got involved with Starrcast and how he met Conrad Thompson. As a avid belt collector he has always loved wrestling and recently got involved with a great company Wrestling Travel. Listen to this episode and find out what they do and so much more. Dave and I also talk about what they think would’ve happened if WCW didn’t go out of business in 2001.
This week RJ welcomes Paul and Summersuit Tim from “Saved By The Pod” to the show. They discuss “What If” Hulk Hogan stayed in the WWE. There are different ways of looking at this scenario but one thing is true; the wrestling business would’ve turned out different. Check out this episode to find out what Paul, Tim, and RJ think would have happened if Hulk Hogan stayed in the WWE.
It’s time to get the fans on this weeks episode as I welcome the EVP of giggles and the queen of the Indy’s, Tiffany from All Elite Podcast and everyone’s favorite Queen, the Queen of NE. We talk about the impact that independent wrestling has on the main promotions across the country. We can touch on the creation of the “list of husbands.” Secondly, we talk about the main rosters and all the many wrestling alternatives we have today. We finally get to talk shop with Queen and Tiff and get to know them little bit more.
Have you ever wanted to play the “What If” game in wrestling ? This week four slapdicks do just that. Justin Davis returns to the show and brings American Travis and Canadian Travis with him as they discuss “What if” Bret Hart never left WWE.
This weeks episode touches on things that are prevalent in today’s society. I speaking of PTSD, Depression, and suicide. Brysin Scott served in the US Army for six years, with tours of Iraq in 2011 and South Korea from 2014-2015. We touch on his every day struggles with PTSD as well as other things. We learn that his love for professional wrestling is what saved his life when he came back home from serving. Lastly, we talk about the formation of Vahalla Club as well as the documentary that was made with Brysin and his brothers Jan and Eddie.
This week I have Brett Farve Jr, the southern lunatic, and man that is the personification of how men age like milk, Corey Ryan Forrester joins me this week . We touch on the great podcast he’s on (wellRED) with his co hosts Trae Crowder and Drew Morgan. The success of it was so much that they have turned it into a comedy tour. Corey tells me a few story’s from the road including the time he had a gun pulled on him in a parking lot after a show. More importantly we chat about the love of Little Debbies and some great food as well. WELCOME TO RANTERS NATION
This week I welcome everyone’s favorite referee Doug Markham to the show. The MLW referees love for pro wrestling started as a young boy when he fell in love with the NWA. He knew he wanted to be a ref when he saw the great work of Tommy Young. Doug isn’t scared of much but when hissing cockroaches come into play he runs like the wind. We touch on the love of Little Debbies cakes and Fanny packs as well as answering a number of listener questions.
This week I have the 19 year veteran Lance Archer on the show. He gives great advise to all the younger wrestlers in the business as well as the dedication and respect they he has for NJPW. As fans we have always heard the phrase “Never say never” and that is true when Lance speaks about what he’d like to do when his career finishes. He also speaks on his great matches he had with the likes of Kazuchika Okada, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
This week I have international superstar the “Blue Collar Bulldog” John Skyler. Growing up a fan of the “Golden Era” of WWE he knew he wanted to be a wrestler starting then. When he got older that was even more the case after he watched the Iron Man match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart at Wrestle Mania 12. After recently coming back from a tour of the UK John has a lot down the road and you should listen here to find out where he will be.
The leader of the pack joins me this week to talk shop about his current workings in Evolve and Glory Pro Wrestling. From tough beginnings to wrestling on the WWE Network Stephen explains the atmosphere that he experienced backstage and in the ring during that event as well as what’s to come for him as well. Finally, we touch on some personal matters that everyone needs to listen to because it is a matter that everyone can relate to.
Curt “Lone Star” Stallion joins Ranters Nation this week coming off his great appearance at Evolve’s tenth anniversary show; seen on the WWE Network. Curt is pulling back no punches on who he wants to work with going forward since moving back to the Midwest. We also talk about his experience training with Michael Elgin, Kyle O’Reilly, and ACH. Curt goes into depth on his experience at the NJPW LA dojo with the legendary Katsuyori Shibata. That and so much more on this weeks episode of Ringside Rant.
Listen to this weeks episode to find out how Lil Blay is taking wrestling in the maritimes by storm. He’s going all over Canada; from one providence to another making sure everyone is doing the damn dance!!!
We have an inside look into wrestling journalism as RJ has a great conversation with Tom Colohue from PW Torch, FanSided, and Sportskeeda. They touch on what they believe WWE needs to do to turn that corner in the booking department as well as their women’s division. They also touch on the current state of AEW going into ALL OUT and their debut of their weekly show on TNT in October.
This week RJ sits down with Tom and Jeff from the new podcast The Payoff. They discuss how they got started with the podcast as well as what got them and kept them watching wrestling. The Payoff has already had some great shows and when you listen to this episode you’ll find out what Jeff and Tom have in store for their listeners coming up.
John, Justin, and Big Kev from the What Happen When patreon groups “Slapdick Nation” and “Low Key Big Hog” take over the Ringside Rant. These four slapdicks talk shop about WHW, their wrestling fandom. And without question their love for WHW,Conrad Thompson, and Tony Schiavone.
This week Ringside Rant is rocking and rolling with the host of the Rock N Wrestling podcast, Nick Newman. The former rocker, turn teacher, turn podcaster touches on his experience with starrcast as well as what made him fall in love with wrestling.
Justin Newhook and Matt Connors are one of the best tag teams in all of Canada. From humbled beginnings to killing it on the independent seen. As a legit tag team they are running through all their competition. If your a fan of tag team wrestling you need to follow these two guys.
This week I have everyone’s favorite queen as we have great conversations on the current product, the attitude era, and of course podcasting. The queen has a great thoughts and opinions on everything pro wrestling so you don’t want to miss this episode.
This week I talk to one of the hardest working men in the business today and a higher up in the Conrad Thompson Empire; Dave Silva. We touch on everything from growing up a WCW fan all the way to present day with his work with Starrcast as well as his work with Conrad Thompson and his podcasts.
On this very special episode of Ringside Rant we are welcomed by Mags from Badlands podcast, 5 Rounds Podcast, and Why We Watch podcast. RJ and Mags rebook King of the Ring 2000. Follow all Mags social media @dejkirkby @WhyWeWatchPod @BadlandsPod @FiveRoundsPod
From rockstar to podcaster to wrestler, Robby Vegas does it all. Growing up a KISS fan as well as a Shawn Michaels fan tune in to listen how he incorporates the rock star life to the life of a independent wrestler with Upstate Pro Wrestling (UPW) Follow him across all social media Twitter and IG @robbyv13 FB @robbyvegas
Seymour Snott is a veteran wrestler all over the southern states and beyond. We talk everything from Gouge Pro Wrestling to the founding of the coffee Corp and creation of the nerd herd. Twitter: @SeymourSnott Facebook: www.facebook.com/SeymourSnott Instagram @supersnott1
As the senior columnist for pro wrestling torch Bruce delves into everything from growing up a wrestling and comic book fan and then getting the offer from Wade Keller he couldn’t refuse; columnist for PW Torch. He also talks about the AEW product and why he thinks WWE is losing ground in the ratings. TWITTER: @_ringsiderant & @kruszynskirj
Author of “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling” and host of “Paltrocast” Darren Paltrowitz joins me this week and discusses Starrcast, Double or Nothing, and AEW. We also touch on his love of music and old school wrestling. Finally, Darren rebooks one match from WWF Summer Slam 1992. Twitter @RevisionistBook @kruszynskirj Merchandise Store revisionistbooking.com/store
This week I sit down with James Anthony, the current AIWF mid Atlantic heavyweight champion. And this episode we discussed everything from his training with WCW legend and current trainer with NXT, Norman Smiley to his love of old school wrestling. We also delve into his recent addition to his family, his son Isaiah. We finally discussed his great relationship with independent wrestling star Victor Andrews.
This episode of Behind the Book has the founder of Wrestling Travel, Lee McAteer. We talk everything from business to growing up a wrestling fan as well as the current product. Lee even has a few interesting stories about his trip to wrestlemania involving some past WWE superstars. Follow us on twitter @kruszynskirj and @revisionistbook as well as visiting revisionistbooking.com/store to get all of our great merchandise
RJ talks with the what for apparel guy Josiah as well as Adam Rotella from Kayfabe tees. They talk about everything from the current and past product to business. Get your official Revisionist Booking Merch at RevisionistBooking.com/Store .
Michael and RJ revisit, revise and rebook WWF InVasion in 2001. Join the Revisionist Revolution today and follow us on Twitter @RevisionistBook.
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