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Every Wednesday RJ brings to you top notch interviews as well as watchalongs with the best in the world of Wrestling and beyond.
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Episode 81: LSG

Ringside Rant

Episode 81: LSG

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Episode 83: Josh Shernoff
The man of many hats is back on Ringside Rant this week.  Since the last time Josh Shernoff was on the show he welcomed another child into the world and started a podcast called "Mind of the Meanie" with the former ECW and WWE wrestler Blue Meanie on the MLW radio network.  If that wasn't enough Josh also has "So Says Shernoff," "On the Ropes," and "Alternative Commentary" all on  He is also the voice of the Retro Mania Wrestling video game available on pre order NOW!!! We also chat about our extensive wrestling figure collections as well as growing up during the Monday War Era of professional wrestling.   Visit and use the PROMO CODE "RANTERSNATION" to receive FREE SHIPPING AND 20% OFF you entire order.   Josh Shernoff Social Medias Twitter: @SoSaysShernoff @mindofthemeanie @OTRonFITE @ShernoffShow Facebook: @SoSaysShernoff Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @ringsiderant_rj IG: @ringside_rant Facebook: @RingsideRant               
October 21, 2020
Episode 82: Matt Vertigo
The New York Drip makes his way to the Ringside Rant this week.  Before his huge match on October 24th at Synergy Pro Wrestling on FITE.TV Matt Vertigo sits down to discuss what he has in store for LSG and what he thinks its going to take to leave "Shadows" with a victory.  As one of the up and coming wrestlers in independent wrestling Matt talks about the time when he almost walked away from the sport the he grew up watching and loving.  He gives all young wrestlers some advice about how to keep things positive and make sure you always love yourself and what you do in life.  With many years ahead of him Matt tells us what he wants to do in the business before he hangs it up and what he wants his legacy to be when he does.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive 20% off and free shipping of your entire order.   Matt Vertigo Social Media  Twitter @MattVertigo  IG @matt_vertigo_pro  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj IG @ringsiderant_rj FB @RingsideRant
October 14, 2020
Episode 81: LSG
LSG returns to the Season 7 debut episode of Ringside Rant.  Since he was last on the show LSG has made a tour of wXw in Germany as well as most recently a tour of Alaska.  As a free agent he is making a huge impact on the independent wresting scene in company's like Synergy Pro Wresting, Monster Factory Wrestling, and Wrestle Pro.  LSG talks about his recent victory over Kasey Catal at Synergy and his up coming matches against Ken Dixon at Wrestle Pro and Matt Vertigo at Synergy on Saturday October 24.  We finally talk about when he worked the MSG show put on by Ring of Honor and all the emotions that went into it.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive 20% off and free shipping on your entire order.  LSG Social Media  Twitter @LeonStGiovanni IG @leonstgiovanni Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringisderant_rj  IG @ringside_rant FB @RingsideRant
October 7, 2020
Episode 80: Marshall and Ross Von Erich
On the Season Finale of Ringside Rant I welcome the longest reigning MLW Tag Team Champions to the show.  The third generation wrestlers, Marshall and Ross talk about their journey from growing up with the last name of Von Erich to bursting onto the wrestling scene in Japan, Israel, England , and Australia.  To date they have held the titles for 334 days and they mention on the teams that they want to face going forward when MLW Restart happens coming soon.  We finally chat about the legacy that they keep near and dear to their hearts each and every day.  As two of the most positive guys in the business they talk about how they stay positive in an ever so negative world.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive 20% off and free shipping on your entire order.   Von Erich Social Media  Twitter @MarshallVonEric and @RossVonErich IG @ramvonerich Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj  IG @ringside_rant FB @RingsideRant
September 30, 2020
Episode 79: Josh from Irish Whip Podcast
This week I welcome Josh from the great state of Montana and the Irish Whip Podcast.  Its always great to have another content creator on the show as we talk shop and what got us into podcasting as well as what keeps us engrossed in the world of professional wrestling.  The main event however is we watch Bret Hart vs Owen Hart from Summer Slam 1994 inside "Big Blue" for the WWF Championship.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive 20% off and free shipping on your entire order.   Josh/Irish Whip Social Media  Twitter @3irishboyz @TIWJosh  IG @3irishboyz @406yeti406 Facebook @3irishboyz Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj IG @ringside_rant Facebook @RingsideRant
September 23, 2020
Episode 78: Chris Van Vliet
This week I welcome CVV himself to the show.  Chris Van Vliet is one of the go to interviewers in the business today and you'll find out why that is on this weeks episode. While growing up in Toronto, Canada Chris saw the attitude era first hand as a WWE fan. Being a Rock fan growing up Chris was very humbled when he had the opportunity to interview him as well as many other top talents in the wrestling world.  He has spread his name around the wrestling world; from WWE to AEW as well as wrestlers from Impact Wrestling.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive FREE SHIPPING AND 20%OFF your entire order  Chris Van Vliet Social Media  ALL PLATFORMS @ChrisVanVliet  YOUTUBE: Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj IG @ringside_rant Facebook @RingsideRant
September 16, 2020
Episode 77: Pond Water Dave
You've heard his name on the Conrad Thompson network of podcasts and you've heard him as a guest on the JZ Flair Show.  This week I welcome Pond Water Dave to the show.  We delve deep into why he received the nickname of "Pond Water Dave."  In addition to that we go into depth on what his man cave looks like as he has dedicated each wall to a specific era or wrestler.  As a proud member of the "Sad News Bears" Dave speaks to when that became reality and the greatness of Ad Free Shows.  As we come to the end of the show we watch one of the best cage matches of all time.  From Starrcade 1985 we watch Tully Blanchard vs Magnum TA for the NWA US Heavyweight Championship .   Visit to receive Free Shipping and 20% off  you entire order when you use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" Pond Water Dave Social Media  Twitter @SuperDave39183 IG @super_dave_miller Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj  IG @ringside_rant Facebook @RingsideRant
September 9, 2020
Episode 76: Seth from Ringside Design
This week I welcome a good friend of mine Seth from Ringside Design.  Seth is best know for creating some of the best artwork, graphics, and comics out today.  We talk about how he got started in his work as well as what figure collecting means to us.  The figure community means a lot to them as they remember growing up as wrestling figure and wresting fans.  Nostalgia means a lot to both Seth and RJ as they reminisce what got them into watching wrestling and what has kept them watching wrestling currently.  They finally watch the War Games match from Wrestle War 1992, pitting Stings Squadron (Sting, Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Nikita Koloff) vs Dangerous Alliance (Rick Rude, Stunning Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Beautiful Bobby Eaton, and Larry Zbyszko) Visit and use the PROMO CODE "RANTERSNATION"  to receive 20% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING on your entire order  Ringside Design Social Media Twitter @RingsideArt  IG @ringsidedesigns Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj  IG @ringside_rant Facebook @RingsideRant
September 2, 2020
Episode 75: Colin West
Its #ColinWestHappyHour this week as I welcome Colin West back to the show.  Colin who is the owner of Synergy Pro Wrestling talks about their upcoming event this Saturday "Heatseekers."  The card for this event doesn't have a bad match on it as we break down some of the people on it that we believe will steal the show.  For those of you that aren't familiar with Mr West we chat about his issue with Brandon Kirk.  Lastly, Colin reiterates that you you will not want to miss Heatseekers as well as the fall out from the event in the following days.   Visit and use he promo code "RANTERSNATION" you will receive 20% off and free shipping  Visit to get everything you need to know about Synergy Pro Wrestling  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant  IG @ringside_rant
August 26, 2020
Episode 74: Josh Strong
Independent wresting is alive and well and this week I welcome the cornerstone of independent wrestling in Virginia and Tennessee, Josh Strong.  We chat about the current state of independent wrestling and relive some great wrestling memories from the past.  Josh is a great artist of horror film characters and a huge fan of Marvel comics.  The main event of this episode is when we watch Kurt Angle vs Eddie Guerrero from Summer Slam 2004.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION"  to receive 20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING on your entire order Josh Strong Social Media  Facebook @JoshStrong  Twitter/IG @joshstrong100_1 Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant IG @ringside_rant
August 19, 2020
Episode 73: Kasey Catal
The Ringside Rant gets a makeover this week I welcome the very talented and beautiful Kasey Catal.  You don't want to cross her as she can throw down with the best of them.  Kasey is the Queen of Synergy Wrestling and the premier women's wrestler in the Northeast.  However, she is also the top athlete in the area as well.  We chat about her beginnings training at Wrestle Pro with Brian Myers and Pat Buck as well as starting in the business as a referee.  As she kept learning and got in better shape she began to dabble in death matches in CZW and inter gender wrestler in other promotions.  Lastly, we watch her husband, Brandon Kirk take on Masashi Takeda at Stand Alone Wrestling. MATCH LINK BELOW Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to get FREE SHIPPING AND 20% off your entire order  Kasey Catal Social Media  Twitter @CatalKasey IG @kaseylynnkirk_ Ringside Rant Social  Twitter @ringiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant Ig @ringside_rant
August 12, 2020
Episode 72: Adam Rank
Its that time of the year when everyone is getting ready for their Fantasy Football leagues. I have a treat for you as I welcome one the OGs on NFL Fantasy Live on the NFL Network, Adam Rank. Adam grew up in Chicago so he could be nothing but a Bears fan, even though its tough being one.  However, one thing you my not know about Adam is he is a huge wrestling fan.  During the Attitude Era in wrestling Adam was clued to his television set watching all the great things that WCW and WWE were producing.  We finally enjoy the great match that was DDP vs Randy Savage from Great American Bash from 1997 Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to get 20% off and free shipping on your entire order Adam Rank Social Media  Twitter @adamrank  IG @adamranknfl Facebook @adamrank  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj  IG @rinside_rant Facebook @RingsideRant   
August 5, 2020
Episode 71 Dmitri Young
This week I welcome a 13 year MLB veteran and two time all star Dmitri Young to the show.  Growing up in a military house Dmitri knew everything he wanted in life he had to work hard for no matter what obstacles may lay in his way.  He has many great stories from baseball's past as ell as what lead him to be in a promo with the " Rated R" superstar himself Edge at the 2005 Survivor Series in Detroit.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive 20% off and free shipping on your entire order.   Dmitri Young Social Media  Twitter @DaMeathookYoung IG @dmitridameathook Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj  IG @ringside_rant FB @RingsideRant 
August 2, 2020
Episode 70: Dr. Rob Stinson
It is true the doctor does make house calls!!! This week I welcome Dr. Rob Stinson from "This is the NWA" podcast.  The #NWAFam is alive and well as we chat about the greatest sport entity the National Wrestling Alliance and the greatest sport professional wrestling.  Being the baseball fan that I am also we briefly talk about what we think will happen this season in the MLB.  Lastly, we watch the Real Worlds Champion Nick Aldis put the ten pounds of gold on the line against "Cowboy" James Storm at Into the Fire in a 2 out of 3 falls match.   For more information on how to view this incredible match, visit the NWA store or contact the Ringside Rant or This Is The NWA Podcast directly Go to and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to get 20% off and free shipping on your entire order. Dr Stinson Social Media  @thenwapod on all platforms @rstinson4 on twitter  Ringside Rant Social  Twitter: @ringsiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant IG @ringside_rant Merchandise
July 29, 2020
Episode 69: Tiffany from No Holds Barred Network
I welcome back the "heart break chick" the "queen of the indys" the "EVP of Giggles" Tiffany from the All Elite Podcast and Under the Ropes on the No Holds Barred Network.  It has been over year since Tiff was on the show so we take the time to talk about everything that has changed in the last 12 months in the world of Independent Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling.  We also watch the triple threat match between Kasey Catal, Charles Mason and Joey Silver from Synergy Pro Wrestling : Tomorrow Comes Today.  A fantastic match in a great promotion like Synergy.   Visit and use the promo code RANTERSNATION to get 20% OFF  and free shipping on your entire order  Tiffanys Social Media  @Luvs2Dream82 @AllElitePod @nhbnetwork Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant IG @ringside_rant
July 22, 2020
Episode 68: James Anthony
The returning James Anthony is back o the show this week as we chat about the current state of the world and of the professional wrestling.  The last time Mr. Anthony was on the show his son Isaiah was just born.  We talk about fatherhood and trying to raise our children correctly in a difficult world.  However, the main event of the show is we watch "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs Bret Hart in a submission match from Wrestle Mania 13.   Visit and use the PROMO CODE "RANTERSNATION" to receive FREE SHIPPING and 20% OFF your entire order  James Anthony Social Media  Twitter @87JamesAnthony Facebook @JamesAnthony IG @1987jam Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant IG @ringside_rant Check out our Merchandise at 
July 15, 2020
Episode 67: Jason Kendall
On this special edition of Ringside Rant I welcome one of the tough guys in professional baseball history, most notably from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jason Kendall.  Mr Kendall and I all about everything from his great baseball career to being a soccer mom driving his kids around town.  Something that you may not know about him is the he is a big wresting fan.  During he his career he record most Raws only to watch them later after the game was done.  Now a days he is on a podcast with fellow MLB legend Dmitri Young and all around good guy Dennis Farrell called "Wrestling With Sports." If your a baseball fan as well as a fan of great stories this is the show for you to listen to.  Visit and use the Promo Code "RANTERSNATION" to receive FREE SHIPPING and 20% OFF you entire order  Jason Kendall Social Media  Twitter @WrestlingWS  Facebook: @wrestlingwithsports
July 12, 2020
Episode 66: Jarrod Fritz
This week I welcome NWA referee Jarrod Fritz.  We get a sneak peak behind the curtain look on what it takes to put on a NWA show.  Mr Fritz talks about being in the ring with the Rock N Roll Express and being parts of iconic matches in the NWA.  We also talk about spreading positivity in what seems to be a very negative time in the world.  Finally, we watch Kerry Von Erich vs Ric Flair from May 6, 1984 from Texas Stadium before a record crowd for the NWA Championship.  The link for the match is below Visit and use the promo code RANTERSNATION to get Free Shipping and 20% OFF your entire order Jarrod Fritz Social Media Twitter @jfritzreflife Facebook @jarrod.fritzlmt IG @jarrod.fritz YouTube @JarrodFritz Ringside Rant Social  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant IG @ringside_rant
July 8, 2020
Episode 65: Alex Hammerstone
The current MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone is the guest on this weeks episode.  The champ talks about who he wants to face when MLW comes back.  If you follow Mr. Hammerstone on social media you will see that he spends a lot of time in the gym as he comments on his relationship with Brian Cage and their work in the gym.  During this difficult time in the world and in the wrestling business Alex speaks on how he stays positive in what can be a very negative world.  Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive 20% OFF and FREE shipping on your entire order Alex Hammerstone Social Media  Twitter, IG, Facebook: @alexhammerstone Ringside Rant Social Media Twitter: @ringsiderant_rj Facebook: @Ringsiderant
July 1, 2020
Episode 64: Talkamania
Talkamania is running wild this week on Ringside Rant as I welcome Jay Bomb and Dez from Talkamania.  We talk shop for the majority of the show touching on their great podcast as well as some old school and current day promotions.  We finally then watch the classic match Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon from Wrestle Mania Ten in a ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship.   Visit and use the PROMO CODE "RANTERSNATION" to get 20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING on your entire order  Talkamania Social Media  @_Talkamania on ALL platforms  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj  
June 24, 2020
Episode 63: Dr. Tom Prichard
This week RJ welcomes the head trainer from Jacobs Prichard Wrestling Academy, Dr. Tom Prichard.  The former WWF Tag Team Champion and eight time Smokey Mountain Tag Team champion joins Ranters Nation to talk about his wrestling academy reopening as well as his time in the WWF and Smokey Mountain Wrestling.  Dr Tom talks about growing up in Texas as a Funk Family Fan as well as his relationship with the late and great Chris Candido.  All this and so much more on this great episode!!! Visit to receive 20% OFF and FREE shipping when you use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" Dr Tom Social Media  Twitter: @drtomprichard Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj
June 17, 2020
Episode 62: Jef from Fully Poseable
Ringside Rant is being taken to the extreme as RJ welcomes Jef from Fully Poseable.  They chat about the figure life as well as what it takes to be part of Bills Mafia.  The main course of this great meal is when Jef and RJ watch Masato Tanaka vs Mike Awesome for the ECW Championship from November to Remember.  Keep in mind RJ was live at this show in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.   Visit and use the PROMO CODE "RANTERSNATION" for 20% off and FREE Shipping Twitter:@FullyPoseable Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @ringsiderant_rj
June 10, 2020
Episode 61: Gary Horne
This week I welcome back Gary Horne from "This Is The NWA Podcast"  to the show.  We talk about the NWA and where it has come since the last time Gary was on the show.  The changes that has been made to his podcast has been a few here and there but we speak on the status of This Is The NWA Podcast and where he wants to see it in the near future.  However, the main event of this episode is Gary and I watch the NWA Championship match from the 1990 Great American Bash in which the champion Ric Flair put the title on the line against Sting.   Visit and use the PROMO CODE "RANTERSNATION" to get 20% off your entire order as well as FREE SHIPPING  Gary Hornes Social Media  Twitter:    @thenwapod                    @thisisgaryhorne IG:@thenwapod Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @ringsiderant_rj Merchandise Store
June 3, 2020
Episode 60: Brian Breaker
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.     Go to and use the Promo Code "RANTERSNATION" to get 20% off and FREE shipping of you entire order 
May 27, 2020
Episode 59: Drew Vencill
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.   Go to and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" to receive 20% OFF and Free Shipping on your entire order!!! Drew Vencill Social Media  Twitter: @DrewVencill Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @ringsiderant_rj Merchandise:
May 20, 2020
Episode 58: Darren from These Wolves
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 Go to and use Promo Code "RANTERSNATION"  to get FREE SHIPPING AND 20% OFF you entire order These Wolves Social Media  Twitter and IG @These_Wolves  You Tube @TheseWolves  FB Ringside Rant Social  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj FB Use Promo Code "RINGSIDERANTS" at to get your first 30 days FREE 
May 13, 2020
Episode 57: TJ Crawford
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.   Go to Use Promo Code "RANTERSNATION" to get 20% off you entire order and FREE SHIPPING TJ Crawford Social Media  Twitter and IG @TJCWrestling  Facebook @TJCrawford Ringside Rant Social  Twitter @ringsiderant_rj Facebook @RingsideRant
May 6, 2020
Episode 56: Dave LaGreca
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!!!
April 29, 2020
Episode 55: Jz Flair and Pauly B
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.  PROMO CODE "RANTERSNATION" for 20% off and FREE SHIPPING  Social Media  TWITTER @thejzflairshow @jz_flair @paulybwell @ringsiderant_rj Ringide Rant Store ringside
April 22, 2020
Episode 54: Doing the Favor
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.   Visit and use the promo code "RANTERSNATION" and get 20% off your entire order and FREE SHIPPING!!! Doing the Favor Social Media  - Twitter @doingthefavor @ericbrown740 @BFROST28 - IG @doingthefavor Ringside Rant Social Media  - Twitter @ringsiderant_RJ - Facebook @RingsideRant Merchandise Store   
April 15, 2020
Episode 53: George South
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. PROMO CODE “RANTERSNATION” 20% off entire order and FREE SHIPPING
April 11, 2020
Episode 52: Ralph Buso
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.    
April 8, 2020
Episode 51: The Bouncers
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.   NOTE: RJ mentions coronavirus in a joking manner but is well away of the severity of the virus. Apologizes if offended Be sure to check out Ringside Rant on Twitter and Facebook  Check out the NEW merchandise store . . . Thank you for listening and welcome to Ranters Nation 
April 1, 2020
Episode 50: Tyson Dean/Jeff Lewis Neal
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.  
March 25, 2020
Episode 49: Tom Colohue
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  Tom Colohue Social Media  Twitter @colohue
March 18, 2020
Episode 48: Turbo
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 SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TURBO  Twitter @officalturbo and @VisionDents  
March 11, 2020
Episode 47: Royce Isaacs
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.  
March 4, 2020
Episode 46: Tim Storm
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 !!! Tim Storm Social Media  Twitter @TimStormNWA Facebook @TimStorm Instagram @tstorm1
February 26, 2020
Episode 45: Colin West
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.   Follow Synergy on all social media platforms  Twitter/Instagram @SynergyWrestle  Facebook @synergywresting
February 19, 2020
Episode 44: Chris MacLean
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 
February 12, 2020
Episode 43: Thunder Rosa
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. 
February 5, 2020
Episode 42: “Outlandish” Zicky Dice
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.
January 29, 2020
Bonus Episode: Alicia Atout
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.  
January 28, 2020
Episode 41: Josh Shernoff
This week I welcome a huge supporter of the show, from So Says Shernoff on 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 
January 22, 2020
Episide 40: Nikita Koloff
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.
January 15, 2020
Episode 39: Joe Galli
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.  
January 8, 2020
Episode 38: Gary Horne
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.
January 1, 2020
Episode 37: Happy Festivus
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.
December 23, 2019
Episode 36: Klondike Bill
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.
December 8, 2019
Classic Rant: Oshay Edwards
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
December 3, 2019
Episode 35: JZ Flair
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.
November 18, 2019
Episode 34: Roadside Rant w/ Canadian Travis
RJ and Canadian Travis answer your questions while in the car on the way to Starrcast IV in Baltimore.
November 10, 2019
Episode 33: Dave Hancock
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.
November 3, 2019
Episode 32: Hogan Stayed In WWE in 1993
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.
October 27, 2019
Episode 31: Double Trouble aka Queen of NE & Tiff
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.
October 20, 2019
Episode 30: Slapdick Roundtable 2
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.
October 13, 2019
Episode 29: Brysin Scott
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.
October 6, 2019
Episode 28: Corey Ryan Forrester
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
October 1, 2019
Episode 27: Doug Markham
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.
September 24, 2019
Episode 26: Lance Archer
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.
September 18, 2019
Episode 25: John Skyler
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.
September 10, 2019
Episode 24: Stephen Wolf
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.
September 3, 2019
Episode 23: Curt Stallion
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.
August 27, 2019
Episode 22: Lil Blay
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!!!
August 20, 2019
Episode 21: Tom Colohue
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.
August 13, 2019
Episode 20:Tom and Jeff from The Payoff
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.
August 8, 2019
Episode 19: Slapdick Roundtable
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.
August 6, 2019
Episode 18: Nick Newman
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.
July 30, 2019
Episode 17: Sabotage
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.
July 23, 2019
Episode 16: Queen of NE
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.
July 16, 2019
Episode 15: Dave Silva
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.
July 9, 2019
Episode 14: Casio Kid
This week we have a guy that all the girls want to be with and the guy that all the guys want to be; Casio Kid. So don’t be a slapdick and miss this episode you Candylickers.
July 2, 2019
Episode 13: Darren Kirkby
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 ‬
June 25, 2019
Episode 12: “Rockstar” Robby Vegas
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
June 18, 2019
Episode 11: Seymour Snott
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: Instagram @supersnott1
June 11, 2019
Episode 10: Bruce Mitchell
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
June 4, 2019
Episode 9: Darren Paltrowitz
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
May 28, 2019
Behind the Book: James Anthony
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.
May 23, 2019
Revisionist Booking: WWF Summerslam 1991
RJ and Michael revisit, revise, and rebook WWF Summerslam 1991
May 22, 2019
Behind the Book:Lee McAteer
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 to get all of our great merchandise
May 15, 2019
Behind the Book: The What for Apparel Guy Josiah and Adam Rotella
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 .
May 9, 2019
Revisionist Booking: WWF InVasion
Michael and RJ revisit, revise and rebook WWF InVasion in 2001. Join the Revisionist Revolution today and follow us on Twitter @RevisionistBook. Get your official Revisionist Booking Merch at 
May 8, 2019
Spring Stampede 1997
Michael and RJ revise, revisit and rebook Spring Stampede 1997 with the great Canadian, Warren Hayes!
April 24, 2019
Bonus Episode: Interview with the Podfather Conrad Thompson
RJ and Michael have a bonus episode as the welcome Conrad Thompson for a special bonus Interview. Follow Conrad on twitter @HeyHeyItsConrad!
April 21, 2019
Ep 1: WCW Spring Stampede 1999
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April 17, 2019
Welcome to the Revisionist Revolution
This first episode of the new revisionist booking is a get to know you episode. Who we are, what we do, and why we do it. We are to wrestling fans who love to revisit and re-book certain pay per views and live events from wrestling’s past Follow us on Twitter @RevisionistBook @MichaelBerrySr @KruszynskiRJ
April 16, 2019