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Episode 142: January 13, 2005 Smackdown
We are two weeks away from the Royal Rumble as RJ and Justin Rant about the January 13th edition of Smackdown from St Pete Forum in Tampa, Florida.  The triple threat match at the Royal Rumble between the WWE Champion JBL, Kurt Angle , and Big Show is being pushed even more so on this episode as we see an "abduction" of a member of the roster. There is a part the show when RJ will go off the hinges and have some interesting things to say about the main even segment.  With Justin seeing this Smackdown for the first time he gives his thoughts on who on Smackdown deserves to be on the mount rushmore of greatest workers off all time.  Finally, RJ and Justin add two more themes  to the ever growing Wresting with Music rankings.   Ranter of the Week  Chris Spisak from Speez & The Benchmark Show  Twitter @speezbenchmark  Twitch Ringside Rant Website Wrestling With Music Steve Austin nWo undertaker Bret Demolition Harlem heat Jake roberts Ric flair Horsemen Dusty LOD Jericho WWE Edge Brood Piper Goldust Eddie Guerrero WCW Brutus The Barber Goldberg Kane Rude Steiner brothers WCW British Bulldog Steamboat Hbk Owen (rocket) DDP Eddie Guerrero WWE JBL Vader Chris Jericho WCW Honkey tonk man Rey mysterio wcw Chris Benoit WCW Disco inferno Saturn Juventud Guerrera Hogan wcw
January 14, 2022
Episode 141: January 3, 2005 RAW
Justin and RJ start 2022 on a trajectory to the main event of the month; the 2005 Royal Rumble.  But first we Rant about the first WWE RAW of 2005.  This show is the go home show for New Years Revolution where a new World Heavyweight Champion will be crowned inside of the Elimination Chamber.  It is very evident on this program the build to the PPV as well as planting some seeds in the minds of the WWE universe for feuds going into the rumble and farther.  Hear what the boys have to Rant about as well as two more additions to the Wrestling with Music rankings Ranter of the Week  Adam from Bama Ringside Rant Website Wrestling With Music Steve Austin nWo undertaker Bret Demolition Harlem heat Jake roberts Ric flair Horsemen Dusty LOD Jericho WWE Edge Brood Piper Goldust Eddie Guerrero WCW Brutus The Barber Goldberg Kane Rude Steiner brothers WCW British Bulldog Steamboat Hbk Owen (rocket) DDP Vader Chris Jericho WCW Honkey tonk man Rey mysterio wcw Chris Benoit WCW Disco inferno Saturn Juventud Guerrera Hogan wcw
January 07, 2022
Jon Alba
On the cusp of the debut on January 7 of his new podcast with AEW superstar Matt Hardy "The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy" Jon Alba sits down with RJ for some great conversations about this and so much more.  As the "Emmy Award Winning" Jon Alba has run all over the competition in Limitless Pro Wrestling with his faction Prestigous. From independent wrestling to ad free shows with Up 4 Debate with Danny Cage, Jon has done it all and we certainly touch on it all.  Jon Alba Social Media  Twitter @JonAlba Instagram @jon_alba 
January 01, 2022
Episode 140: Starrcade 1997
We commence this great month of WCW wresting with the biggest pay per view in WCW history; Starrcade 1997.  Justin and RJ are also welcomed by Amy Vaughn as Rants with the bets of the on this show.  Some good things can be taken away from the show but also some bad things can also be taken away.  Because Amy won our contest this month she had the opportunity to watch one of the matches from this card.  Seeing that it was such a great card we allowed her to pick two.  The three of us watch Larry Zbyszko vs Eric Bischoff and Hogan vs Sting to end the show.  Lastly, Amy came in hot with her objections to our Wrestling with Music rankings.  Listen to find out if Justin and RJ made some adjustments or not.  Help out the people of Mayfield, Kentucky Mayfield Graves Co Animal Shelter
December 31, 2021
Episode 139: WCW Nitro 12/22/97
On this the go home edition of WCW Nitro we see a lot of storylines continue to show shape going into the most anticipated PPV in recent WCW history.  Justin and RJ continue to Rant about what they liked and didn't like about this show heading into Starrcade 1997 Sunday in Washington DC.   Ranter of The Week  Brooke McGaugh  Ringside Rant Website 
December 24, 2021
Episode 138: WCW Nitro 12/15/97
With only a few more weeks left to Starrcade the stars of WCW show off what they're going to bring to the PPV.  Justin and RJ Rant about so much this week it should be illegal.  They also add two more themes to the Wrestling with Music rankings as well as welcoming Eric Brown from Doing the Favor Podcast as this weeks ranter of the week Tomorrow night at the Dump Sanders holiday special the ringside rant is the official sponsor of the main event between the recently crowned ROH heavyweight champion Jonathan Gresham and the New South PW Champion Adam Priest For tickets go to If your not in the area stay tuned to our social media platforms on when you can watch on Follow New South on twitter @ Newsouth_ PW Ringside Rant Social Media
December 17, 2021
Episode 137: December 8, 1997 WCW Nitro
Justin and RJ continue their march to Starrcade 1997 and the next stop off is the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York for Nitro this week.  We are seeing a lot of storylines coming together for the pay per view at the end of the month.  RJ and Justin RANT about the good points of this show and the no so good points as well. They also add two more themes to their Wrestling with Music rankings.  Finally, they welcome Adam Barnard from as this weeks Ranter of the Week.   Adam Barnard Social Media  Twitter: @ThisIsGoober  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Wrestling With Music Steve Austin nWo undertaker Bret Hart Demolition Harlem heat Jake roberts Dusty Horsemen Ric flair LOD Brood Piper Goldust Eddie Guerrero WCW Brutus The Barber Beefcake  Goldberg Kane Rude British Bulldog Steamboat Hbk Owen (rocket) DDP Vader Honkey tonk man Disco inferno Saturn Juventud Guerrera Hogan wcw
December 10, 2021
Episode 136: WCW Nitro 12/1/1997
WCW is on the collision course to Starrcade 1997 at the end of the month but before that RJ and Justin will Rant about the Nitros heading in to one of the most anticipated WCW PPVs of all time.  This week we start with the December 1st edition of Monday Nitro from Knoxville, Tennessee.   Ringside Rant Website Wrestling With Music Steve Austin nWo undertaker Bret Demolition Harlem heat Jake roberts Dusty Horsemen Ric flair LOD Brood Piper Goldust Eddie Guerrero WCW Brutus The Barber Goldberg Kane Rude British Bulldog Steamboat Hbk Owen (rocket) DDP Vader Honkey tonk man Juventud Guerrera Hogan wcw
December 03, 2021
Episode 135: Survivor Series 1987
We go back to the inaugural edition of Survivor Series in 1987 this week on the show.  This classic pay per view came to us on Thanksgiving night from Richfield Coliseum.  The main event were teams captained by the then champion Hulk Hogan against Andre The Giants team.  Survivor Series had so many feuds on the event as well as feuds that were born from it.  Find out what Justin and RJ thought of this event as well as a new Ranter Of The Week.   Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040  Merchandise
November 26, 2021
Episode 134: Jeff Jarrett
On this special edition of the show Justin and RJ welcome the two time hall of famer Jeff Jarrett.  Jeff has done it all and he talks about his time in WCW and WWE as well as sharing his opinion on the most recent releases from WWE.  We lastly we touch on the great work he's doing with his podcast "My World" with Conrad Thompson.  Lastly, we answer all the questions that all of you great listeners submitted to us.   Jeff Jarrett Social Media  Twitter, IG, Facebook: @RealJeffJarrett Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040
November 19, 2021
Episode 133: Pondwater Dave
RJ and Justin welcome the man himself Pondwater Dave to the show.  The boys chat about everything from Top Guy Weekend to growing up during the territory days in wrestling and finally chat about ad free shows and the sad news bears.  Lastly, join us for a watch along as we watch Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich from Texas Stadium in 1984 for the NWA World Championship.  Pondwater Dave Social Media  Twitter: @PondWaterDave  Ringside Rant Social Media   Twitter: @_ringsiderant and @JD2040  Merchandise 
November 12, 2021
Episode 132: Survivor Series 1997
This week Justin and RJ Rant about the most historical pay per view in wrestling history, Survivor Series 1997.  Some however know it as the "Montreal Screw Job."  We dive deep into what we thought of the event as well as if we think the whole screw job was a work or a shoot.  Lastly, we welcome back the Ranter of the Week segment as we have Denovias Mack "Ranting."   Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant and @JD2040 Merchandise Denovias Mack Social Media  Twitter: @kanovimack
November 05, 2021
Episode 131: Halloween Havoc 1997
The boys are back this week as they Rant about one of the best WCW pay per views of all time.  RJ and Justin go in depth on three of the better matches on this card; Piper vs Hogan inside a cage, Eddie vs Rey in a Title vs Mask Match, and in a Las Vegas Death Match Randy Savage vs DDP.  The Kings of Ranting make sure their opinions are heard this week about legitimately the best match of all time (Rey vs Eddie) as well as making sure you all check in on Dave Silva.  Lastly, Justin and RJ add two more great wresting themes to the "Wrestling with Music" rankings  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040  Merchandise  Artwork by JD Hoop @JDHoop702 Music by Ravenscroft @ravenscroftofcl
October 29, 2021
Episode 130: Saturday Nights Main Event 28
We take you back to 1990 as Justin and RJ rant about SNME 28, which was main evented by Sgt Slaughter vs Koko B Ware.  However, the undercard had some decent matches as well. We rant about them and so much more. Lastly, this week you will hear that RJ is a man of his word and will read Frank Brunos speech on the show.  Ringside Rant Social Media Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Merchandise ringside Artwork by JD Hoop @JDHoop702 and Ringside Designs @RingsideArt Music by Ravenscroft @ravenscroftofcl
October 22, 2021
Episode 129: "Cancel Frank Bruno"
This week Justin and RJ step away from the usual format and welcome in Mike Kolb and Frank Bruno to watch the May 18, 1998 edition of WCW Monday Nitro.  Coming off the heels of Slamboree this edition of Nitro was iconic in its own way.  Due to the NBA playoffs this episode was not a complete episode but it was still packed with some great action and promos as well. Good times were had by all and we hope you all enjoy it as well.    Mike Kolb Social Media  Twitter: @kolbalicious Frank Bruno Social Media  Twitter: @frankbruno80 and @TopGuyTheater Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Merchandise 
October 15, 2021
Episode 128: October 5, 1998 RAW
This weeks episode is about an iconic time in not only the WWF but in the wrestling business as a whole.  We are not only at the turning point of the "Monday Night Wars" but we are also fully involved in the Mr McMahon/ Stone Cold feud as well.  Justin and RJ Rant extensively about this loaded Raw card as well as adding two more songs onto the "Wrestling with Music" chart.   DB link  https.// Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Merchandise  ringside Artwork by JD Hoop @JDHoop702 Music by Ravenscroft @ravenscroftofcl Special thanks to our NEW Sponsor  Bad Money Slim  #JoinOurVision  @badmoneyslim @badmoneyslimcom
October 08, 2021
Episode 127: In Your House: Mind Games
Coming off a huge Summer Slam the WWF brought to their fans a sneaky good pay per view in September of 1996; In Your House: Mind Games.  This event was main event with the Champion Shawn Michaels putting his title on the line against the Challenger Mankind with his new manager Paul Bearer.  Find out what Justin and RJ ranted about this episode as well as two new themes into Wrestling with Music.   Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Merchandise Artwork by JD Hoop @JDHoop702 Music by Ravenscroft @ravenscroftofcl
October 01, 2021
Episode 126: Saturday Nights Main Event 7
This week we take you back to 1986 and the "Golden Era" of the World Wrestling Federation.  Justin and RJ "Rant" about Saturday Night's Main Event 7 from Richfield, Ohio and the Coliseum at Richfield.  This event took place on September 13, 1986 but was later broadcasted on NBC on October 4.  The event started off hot with a title match between the champion Hulk Hogan and the challenger "Mr Wonderful" Paul Orndorff.  In what would soon be a staple in the 1980's and early 1990's SNME will hit most wrestling fans in the feels as they remember the great days of professional wrestling.  Take the journey with us this week!!!  Ringside Rant Social Media   Twitter: @_ringsiderant @jd2040  Merchandise  Artwork by JD Hoop @JDHoop702  Music by Ravenscroft @ravenscroftofcl
September 24, 2021
Episode 125: Arn Anderson
This week RJ and Justin celebrate the 63rd birthday of "The Enforcer" and the founder of the Four Horsemen, Arn Anderson.  From the beginning in 1982 in Mid South, through the mid 1980's in Mid Atlantic, and all the way to WCW and current day.  Arn is one the most unsung heroes in wrestling history and we go over that and so much more this week.   Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram: @_ringsiderant  Merchandise Special thanks to....  JD Hoop @JDHoop702 for the show artwork  Ravenscroft @ravenscroftofcl for their song "Rebel" 
September 17, 2021
Episode 124: In Your House Ground Zero
Justin and RJ take you back to 1997 this week on the show as they rant about everything IYH: Ground Zero.  This pay per view was the turning point in the character of Goldust as he continued a great feud with Brian Pillman.  The storyline between Steve Austin and the office was a feud that would soon explode the business and this is the beginning of it.  The semi main event saw the champion Bret Hart put his title on the line against The Patriot.  Lastly, the main even saw Shawn Michaels and Undertaker fight to a no contest in a knock out, drag out fight.   Misen Link Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram: @_ringsiderant   Merchandise Artwork by @JDHoop702 Music by Ravenscroft 
September 10, 2021
Episode 123: Anthony Henry
This week RJ welcomes former NXT superstar Anthony Henry fka Asher Hale to the show.  Starting in 2002 Anthony has done and seen it all in the wrestling business.  When it seemed like he was going to retire from the business he spent the majority of his life in he got the call that he thought would never come; the call from the WWE.  As part of the tag team "Workhoresemen" with JD Drake they faced off against some of the best workers in the world.  Finally, we talk about his release from NXT as well.  This and so much more on this episode.   DB Link  Ringside Rant Social Media   Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040  Instagram: @_ringsiderant  Merchandise  Artwork by JD Hoop @JDHoop702
September 03, 2021
Episode 122: Summer Slam 1991
It’s summer time you know what that means? Summer Slam is the show of the summer and Justin and RJ Rant about a very underrated event from 1991. From Bret Hart vs Mr Perfect for the Intercontinental Championship to Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior taking on Sgt Slaughter, Gen Adnan and Col Mustafa. These and so much more on this weeks episode  DB link Ringside Rant Social Media   Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040  Instagram: @_ringsiderant  Facebook @RingsideRant Artwork by JD HOOP @jdhoop702 Merchandise Introduction music by Ravenscroft
August 27, 2021
Episode 121: Kurt Angle
We celebrate the only olympic gold medalist in WWE history this week Kurt Angle.  After winning gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics with a broken freaking neck Kurt gained mainstream notoriety and thus wanted to make a splash in the professional wrestling world.  From potentially beginning his career in ECW to being the face of the WWE for 8 years, reinventing himself in TNA for ten years, and finally coming home to the WWE to be inducted into the hall of fame in 2017.  We touch on these and everything in between.   DB Link Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Instagram: @_ringsiderant Merchandise Artwork by JD Hoop @JDHoop702
August 20, 2021
Episode 120: Beautiful Bobby Eaton
Justin and RJ remember the life and career of "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton this week.  One of the nicest guys in wrestling we remember his best moments, matches, and so much more.   DB link Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Instagram: @_ringsiderant  Merchandise
August 13, 2021
Episode 119: Hog Wild
This week Justin and RJ Rant about the one and only time WCW ran Hog Wild at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, ND.  It would later be named "Road Wild." There is plenty to rant about on this episode as some people may have thought that this PPV was one of the worst of all time in WCW. Your boys seem to think otherwise; download this episode to find out what they had to say and enjoy the trip into the weeds as well.   DB Link Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise Show Art by @JDHoop702 Music by Ravenscroft @ravenscroftofcl
August 06, 2021
Episode 118: July 29, 1996 WCW Nitro
This week RJ and Justin rant about the famous Rey Mysterio "Lawn Dart" episode of WCW Monday Nitro.  With the nWo running all over the WCW roster Justin and RJ break down what they thought of the show with some help from some of the loyal listeners of the show.  We lastly get Hornets Beard Guy monthly run in.  Listen to find out what we all have to say.  Db Journey Link Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Instagram: @_ringsiderant  Merchandise
July 30, 2021
Episode 117: DDP/Randy Savage WCW Rivalry
We Rant this week about the feud of 1997 "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Diamond Dallas Page.  This rivalry was not like anyone in todays wrestling world, this rivalry lasted almost a whole calendar year.  When you look back at the great rivalries in wrestling history this one is on the top of the list.  Justin and RJ hope to do these two hall of famers justice while sprinkling in some comedy as well.  Omio Link Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter- @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram-@_ringsiderant  Merchandise
July 23, 2021
Episode 116: Conrad Thompson
Conrad Thompson is best known as the mortgage guy but he's also know as the co host of Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, The Arn Show with Arn Anderson, What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, Grilling JR with Jim Ross, The Kurt Angle Show with Kurt Angle, and My World with Jeff Jarrett.  However, he also is the creator of Ad free shows.  As a huge wrestling fan he has a extensive collection of belts, robes, and other wrestling memorabilia as we discuss what he has gotten recently and what he hopes to get in the near future.  Lastly, Conrad also touches on what the top guys and gals can expect labor day weekend in Chicago for top guy weekend as well as what could be coming to ad free shows in the near future.    Conrad Thompson Social Media  Twitter- @heyheyitsconrad @AdFreeShows @83Weeks @WHWMonday @PrichardShow @JRGrilling @TheArnShow @TheAnglePod @MyWorldPodcast Ringside Rant Social Media Twitter and Instagram: @_ringsiderant Merchandise
July 20, 2021
Episode 115: Jimmie Whisman
Rj welcomes Jimmie Whisman to the Ringside Rant this week.  Jimmie is the co host of Crime in Sports and Small Town Murder with James Pietragallo.  From starting at almost nothing to where Jimmie and James are now is a true testament that hard work does pay off.  With covid being hard on a lot of people its been particularly hard on comedians and Jimmie says they are waiting until the dust settles until they head back on the road for live shows. Omio code:  Jimmie Whisman Social Media  Twitter and Instagram @WhismanSucks  Ringside Rant Social Media   Twitter and Instagram @_ringsiderant
July 16, 2021
Episode 114: Eric Bischoff RAW Debut
We're back and we're better than ever!!! Justin and RJ Rant about Eric Bischoffs RAW debut on July 15, 2002.  You all wanted it and we delivered this week as we get into the weeds numerous times.  Justin and RJ take their moments in the sun as they go on their respective Rants during the show.  Finally, a special thank you to Money Mike for all his great questions.   Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram @_ringsiderant  Merchandise Link 
July 09, 2021
Episode 113: Damo fka Killian Dain
In his first exclusive interview since his release from WWE Damo aka Killian Dain talks about his release from the company and what he thinks about his wife Nikki Cross and her new character on RAW.  Additionally, we chat about what the possibilities were of Sanity going longer then they did and how he's kept so positive.   Robbie Brookside and William Regal were extremely important to his development in the company and the business and he tells some great stories about them.  Lastly, Damo talks about what is next for him including his list of men he would like to face across the globe.   Damo Social Media Twitter and Instagram @damomackle Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter and Instagram @_ringsiderant  Merchandise
July 03, 2021
Episode 112: Great American Bash 1990
This week Justin and RJ go back to 1990 and the Great American Bash.  This pay-per-view was main evented by Ric Flair putting his heavyweight title on the line against Sting.  The 1990 Great American Bash was an uneventful event coming to you from Baltimore, Maryland.  RJ and Justin have some strong  opinions about his event; download it today to find out what they had to say.  Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise
July 02, 2021
Episode 111: Mike Chioda
On this special edition of Ringside Rant RJ welcomes former WWE referee for over 30 years Mike Chioda to the show.  Mike is a new member of the family where he teams with Paul Bromwell and brings "Monday Mailbag" to you soul on ad free shows.  Being in the business as long as he has been there are plenty of stories that he talks about on this episode.  From Brock Lesnar's shoot star press at Wrestle Mania 19 to where he stands with AEW.   Mike Chioda Social Media  Twitter @MjcChioda Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter/Instagram @_ringsiderant
June 27, 2021
Episode 110: Terry Funk
On this episode Justin and RJ celebrate the 77th birthday of the hardcore legend Terry Funk.  We talk about his great feud with Ric Flair as well as growing up in Texas and all the great talent that came from the state of Texas.  Later in the episode Justin and RJ talk about when Terry Funk turned into the hardcore legend in Japan and in ECW.   Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram @_ringsiderant  Merchandise 
June 25, 2021
Episode 109: CM Punk
This week its clobbering time as Justin and RJ Rant about CM Punk and his pipe bomb promos from 2011.  As one of the best promos in wrestling history its been a discussion for years on weather Punks promo was a work or a shoot.  On this weeks episode the boys will weigh in on their opinions on the matter and so much more in addition.  BRUUSH DISCOUNT CODE Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram @_ringsiderant  Merchandise
June 18, 2021
Episode 108: For The Love Of Wrestling
All of us as wrestling fans had that moment when we fell in love with wrestling and on this weeks episode Justin and RJ discuss when they started watching wrestling; as well as what has kept them watching.  One of our loyal fans Michael McLanahan suggested this weeks topic and we hope answered all his questions he had for us.   Social Media  Twitter: @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram: @_ringsiderant  Merchandise Music by Ravenscroft  Artwork by Ringside Design and JD Hoop 
June 11, 2021
Episode 107: The War Has Begun
Justin and RJ revisit the Monday Night Nitro from June 6, 1996 where we saw the newly inked Scott Hall introduced his 'Huge" surprise Kevin Nash.  This episode, the previous, and the following week are the three most crucial wrestling shows in the history of our great sport.  In just a month we would see the formation of the New World Order and thus turn the business on a whirlwind that would last for years to come.  Listen this week to remember the start of the Monday Night Wars and one of the best eras in professional wrestling ever.  Lastly, we end the show with the return with the Ranter of the Week and our good friend, Hornets Beard Guy.   Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram @_ringsiderant  Merchandise Omio Link
June 04, 2021
Episode 106: Owen Hart
This week we remember the "King of Harts" Owen Hart who passed away 22 years ago.  As big fans of the Hart family RJ and Justin relive the historical rivalry between Bret and Owen throughout 1994 and after.  Owen was also known as the best ribber of all time; listen as we break down our favorite Owen ribs and the great matches that he had as well   Relief Factor Link Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040  Instagram @_ringsiderant   Merchandise 
May 28, 2021
Episode 105: "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Its been ten years since we lost one of the greats of all time "Macho Man" Randy Savage; and on this weeks episode Justin and RJ remember Randy Savage.  From the territories to WWF to WCW and all points in between RJ and Justin share their memories of Randy Savage and talk about their favorite matches of Macho Man.  Social Media  Twitter  @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram  @_ringsiderant  Merchandise Promo code "POD"  
May 21, 2021
Episode 104: Owens Debut
It has been rather cold as of late across the country and especially this week when Justin and RJ rant about In Your House: Cold Day In Hell from 24 years ago.  The main event of this show is one of the low key best rivalries of all time; Undertaker who came in as WWF champion taking on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.  RJ and Justin also talked about the pay per view debut of Ken Shamrock in a stiff match against Vader.  Its been a discussion between wrestling fans forever; Undertaker is the best gimmick of all time.  Find out what the boys think of that as well as the debut segment of "Revisionist Booking" Promo code "POD" Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040 Instagram  @_ringsiderant Merchandise  
May 14, 2021
Episode 103: Loree Bischoff
On this very special edition of Ringside Rant, RJ welcomes Loree Bischoff to the show.  Mrs. Bischoff is a life coach, a nutritional coach, and a two time author; we talk about those and so much more.  We also talk about where she started and where she wants to go with her new venture as a Teen Life Coach as well.   Visit today to jump on board with Loree as your life coach or if you want to check out her great podcast and or connect with her on her social media accounts.   Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter and Instagram @_ringsiderant  Merchandise 
May 09, 2021
Episode 102: Cry Baby Bret Hart?
This week Justin Davis makes his debut on Ringside Rant; and boy did he come in on a hot topic.  RJ and Justin Rant about everything Wrestle Mania XII.  Twenty Five years ago this pay per view was billed as the mecca of all events headlined by the match of the year.  However, some may have some other opinions on that matter.  Find that and so much more out on this weeks episode.   Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @jd2040 IG @_ringsiderant  Merchandise
May 07, 2021
Episode 101: Chris Jericho
On this episode RJ and Dave celebrate anniversary of Chris Jericho vs Triple H from Judgement Day 2002 inside Hell in a Cell.  We do a recap of the match and then Rant about the career of Chris Jericho. Lastly, Dave and RJ talk about the impact that Y2J has had on the wrestling business for over 30 years up to his current work in AEW.  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant  @DaveInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise
April 30, 2021
Episode 100: Eric Bischoff
On this landmark episode of the Ringside Rant, RJ and Dave welcome WWE Hall of Famer and co host of 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff.  Growing up watching Eric on WCW television Dave and RJ chated about the impact of the nWo as well as some similarities we saw then and now in wrestling.  Lastly, RJ and Dave talk about Erics love for Westerns and what he loves to grill at his Cody, Wyoming home.   Eric Bischoff Social Media  Twitter @EBischoff @83Weeks @adfreeshows Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInThQc Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise
April 23, 2021
Episode 99: Wrestlemania X
This week Dave and RJ try to do justice to this classic WrestleMania.  From arguably one of the best ladder matches of all time to the brotherly love feud that was Owen vs Bret.  This Wrestlemania's card had many highs but also had some lows; the boys will Rant about it all on this latest episode.    Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInTheQc  Instagram @_ringsiderant  Merchandise PodGo Link
April 16, 2021
Episode 98: Titles Don't Mean Anything
It only took Dave a few weeks to totally go off on a rant.  Find out what he Ranted about his week as they talk about Spring Stampede 1997.   Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant
April 09, 2021
Episode 97: Wrestle Mania VII
It is Wrestle Mania season; Dave and RJ are breaking down Wrestle Mania VII with their own twist to it. This Wrestle Mania was RJs first mania while this was one of Daves favorites.  This Wrestle Mania and a lot of rumor and innuendo surrounding this entire event; from the move of the venue to how many actual people watched this showcase of the immortals live in person.  The boys breakdown how they felt about the retirement match between Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior.  The main event saw the WWF champion Sgt. Slaughter versus Hulk Hogan and they go into detail on the entire storyline.   Social  Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant _DaveInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant
April 02, 2021
Episode 96: Savio Vega
Dave and RJ welcome WWE legend Savio Vega to the show this week.  Savio talks about what he has been up to since leaving WWE as well as what he is currently doing in MLW.  The state of wresting in Puerto Rico is hot currently as Savio speaks on the great work that he and his team are putting out with IWA Puerto Rico and NINJA TNT.  Savio speaks on his debut as "Kwang" as well as his alignment with Razor Ramon aka Scott Hall.  His great feuds with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Goldust are what put him on the map with the company and he explains why that was the case.   Savio Vega Social Media  Twitter @SavioVega @NINJATNT @IWAPuertoRico  Instagram @TioSavioVega Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DavInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant
March 26, 2021
Episode 95: Alexa, Play Ringside Rant
Your favorite podcasters favorite podcast is back for another great episode this week.  Dave and RJ discusses how they'd book this years Wrestle Mania.  Prior to that they discuss what they'd like to see at the two night NXT Takeover before wrestle mania.   Thanks to Coach Rosey and Michael McLanahan for being a part of this weeks episode.   Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant
March 19, 2021
Episode 94: Dan St Germain
This week Dave and RJ welcome comedian and podcaster Dan St Germain.  Dan can be seen on Comedy Central, The Roast of Bruce Prichard, and be heard on Wrestle Roasts on Ad Free Shows.  The trio talks everything from wresting to comedy during the pandemic and everything in between.   Dan St Germain Social Media Twitter @DSGermain @WrestleRoasts Instagram @danst.germain Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise
March 12, 2021
Episode 93: Fake It Until You Make It
Tis the season for the crazy stories to come out and RJ and Dave have just that in the Opening Contest with a 19 year old from Arizona.  NFL free agency is hot and the boys give you who they think JJ Watt and Deshaun Watson will play with next season (NOTE THIS WAS RECORDED BEFORE JJ WATT SIGNED WITH ARIZONA.)   Dave and RJ love Wrestle Mania and this week they release their Wrestle Mania 37 cards.  Listen this week to see who gets booked and who gets left off the card.   Thanks to Top Guy Travis for his question this week and Top Gal Amy for being the Weekly Ranter  Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise
March 05, 2021
Episode 90: The Loose Cannon Has Arrived
Strap on your helmet because its going to be bumpy ride as the Loose Cannon has arrived to the Ringside Rant this week.  Previous to that Dave and RJ give you their thoughts on this past week in wrestling as well as some thoughts on the most iconic films of all time.  As a tribute to a great man RJ and Dave chat about what they think are some of the best gameshow of all time as well.   Social Media  Twitter @DaveInTheQc @_ringsiderant  IG @_ringsiderant
February 12, 2021
Episode 89: David Arquette Is Off The Hook
Dave and RJ break down what they thought of the Royal Rumble from last weekend as well as the news on WWE Network moving to NBC Universal.  With the big game this Sunday the boys also give you their predictions for the game.   Social Media Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInTheQc Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise      
February 05, 2021
Episode 88: Peeing With The Dream
Dave and RJ take the beginning of the show to remember Hank Aaron by reminiscing on how legendary he was on and off the field.  It’s also Royal Rumble season and the boys talk about who they think will be winning the Royal Rumble and go on to main event Wrestle Mania. They also tell who their wrestling “hall pass“ are. This and so much more shenanigans this week.  Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant @DaveInTheQC Instagram @_ringsiderant Merchandise
January 29, 2021
Episode 87: Who Is That Chubby Bald Guy With Taylor Swift
The boys are back in town so you know that means one thing; it's going to go down.  Dave and RJ discuss the week that was in professional wrestling and beyond, as well as what they thought of the NFL playoffs.  They have been hinting at it the last two weeks so on this weeks episode you will hear RJ and Daves celebrity hall passes.  Social Media  Twitter @_ringsiderant                @DaveInTheQC  IG @_ringsiderant
January 22, 2021
Episode 86: "Ring The Damn Bell"
Its time to ring the damn bell this week .  The boys are back to bring you the best in all of wresting podcasting and beyond.  Dave and RJ welcome Casio Kid to the show for their listener question segment as well as much more.   Social Media  Twitter @DaveInTheQC               @_ringsiderant IG          @_ringsiderant
January 15, 2021
Episode 85: "Mic Check"
This week Dave and RJ talk about what their expectations are for wrestling in 2021, where a current wrestling free agent will end up, as well as the ending of a popular online game.  Finally the boys will "Rant and Rave" on topics given to each other.  We also welcome JZ Flair to the show with his fantastic question for RJ and Dave.   Social Media   IG and Twitter @_ringsiderant                            @DaveInTheQC
January 08, 2021
Episode 84: Brodie Lee Tribute Show
This week I welcome Shaun and Russ from the Closed Fist as we remember Brodie Lee.  We are also joined by our guests Paul Guglielmo and Maximo Suave as they share stories of Brodie Lee.   Thanks to Christian Larsson for his cover of " Gods Gonna Cut You Down"  100% of sales go to the Huber Family
January 01, 2021
Episode 91: Pauly B
The man of many hats is back on the Ringside Rant.  Paul Bromwell from Saved By The Pod comes back to the show for the third time.  We chat about his new job at as well as where Saved By The Pod has come from since the last time he was on the show.  If you know Paul like most people we know that he has a fixation with food a we talk at extent With his new responsibilities with Ad Free Shows Timmy C and Efren have taken on some of the work and has done a fantastic job at doing that.  There aren't many people in the world and in podcasting like Paul, Tim, and Efren so go out of your way to listen and support Saved By The Pod.  Pauly B Social Media  Twitter @paulybwell @savedbtpod IG @savedbythepod Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter & IG @_ringsiderant
December 09, 2020
Episode 90: Rich Palladino
Rich Palladino has been the voice of the independent wrestling scene in the New England area for over 25 years.  Some of the best talent from the area like Anthony Greene aka August Grey, Ivar, Tomaso Ciampa, and Brian Milonas have worked closely with Rich over their time in the promotions.  Rich has some of the best stories as we take a brief peek behind the curtain in some promotions.  However, he gives some great advice for people that want to get into the business.   Rich Palladino Social Media  Twitter and Facebook @RichPalladino  IG @ringsiderich Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter and IG @_ringsiderant Facebook @RingsideRant
December 02, 2020
Episode 89: Logan Creed
MLW superstar "The Heathen" Logan Creed is this weeks guest on the show as we talk about the recent Restart of MLW and how he came to being signed by the company.  As a father Logan talks about teaching his sons about the wrestling business in the hopes they understand it a little bit more.  The Heathen character comes from many different things in Logans life from his fandom of comic books to his love of horror films.  From Action Pro Wrestling to MLW Logan Creed has done it all and will continue to flourish in the business.  Logan Creed Social Media  Twitter and Instagram @TheLoganCreed Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter and Instagram @_ringsiderant Facebook @RingsideRant
November 25, 2020
Episode 88: Casio Kid
This special edition of Ringside Rant is unlike any other.  The returning Casio Kid joins the show to chat about how life has changed due to covid and since the last time he was on the show.  As the host of "Sad News Bears" on Casio brings his comedic excellence to the show that has quickly became an instant classic on the popular patreon from the mind of Conrad Thompson.  Finally, we watch Chris Jericho vs Juventud Guerrera and Goldberg vs Raven for the United States Championship from the April 20, 1998 edition of Monday Night Nitro.   Casio Kid Social Media  IG and Twitter @thecasiokid @casioscut  Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter and IG @_ringsiderant Facebook @RingsideRant
November 20, 2020
Episode 87: Mike Cannon
During these difficult times we should take time to laugh and thats what this weeks episode I hope will accomplish as I welcome comedian Mike Cannon to the show.  Mike is a stand up comedian out of the New York City area and is a co host on a podcast with fellow comedian Mike Feeney called "Irish Goodbye Podcast."  Being a comedian isn't the luxury job everyone thinks it may be; its hard work and takes a lot of dedication to accomplish the success like Mike has accomplish over the years since he has became a comedian.  From the early days Mike knew he wanted to be in comedy and has succeed in doing that as well as being on television shows and movie as well.   Mike Cannon Social Media  IG, Tik Tok, Twitter: @IamMikeCannon @irishgoodbyepod Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter and IG @_ringsiderant Facebook @RingsideRant    
November 18, 2020
Episode 84: Sweet Cheeks Joey Silver
The one and only Sweet Cheeks Joey Silver joins #RantersNation this week.  Just before his big match for Synergy Shadows Joey talks about how he came up with the Sweet Cheeks character and where he wants to take it in the future.  Joey Silver is one the the most popular wrestlers on the Independent wresting scene and when he and Kip Stevens combine their forces to create the Nerd World Order it was just what they needed and what Synergy needed to take their careers to the next level.  Find this out and so much more on this weeks episode.   Joey Silver Social Media  Twitter & IG: @joey_silver  Facebook: @joeysilverwrestling Ringside Rant Social Media  Twitter & IG: @ringside_rant Facebook @RinsideRant
October 28, 2020
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 07, 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 09, 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 05, 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 02, 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 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 08, 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 01, 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 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 03, 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 06, 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 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 08, 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 01, 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 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 04, 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 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 05, 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
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 08, 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 01, 2020
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 08, 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 03, 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 06, 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 01, 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 03, 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 08, 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 06, 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 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 09, 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 02, 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 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
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