October 16th, 2020 | 22 mins 25 secs
Jayce Karr joins us to talk about how pro wrestling has helped him as he dealt with alcoholism recovery, debuting during the Covid Era of pro wrestling, performing in outdoor and closed set venues, training under Chris LeRusso and Andrew Palace, and we announce a match for the upcoming Prospect Pro Wrestling Hardcore Halloween show!
October 9th, 2020 | 31 mins 39 secs
chicago, fite tv, highspots, mick foley, warrior wrestling
We are joined by Steve Tortorello, promotor of Warrior Wresting, and the principal at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, about the promotion’s growth since 2017 including the recent Friday Night Lights and Stadium Series in the COVID Era of pro wrestling, his own brush with WWE, and stories about his experiences with Mick Foley, Frank the Clown, Will Ospreay, and the important moments over the last several shows from Tessa Blanchard vs Kylie Rae, Joey Janela’s jump from the goal post, and The Rascalz and Trey Miguel’s evolution.
October 2nd, 2020 | 56 mins 59 secs
We are joined by Honorable Fight Council member Dash Bennett to talk about his path into professional wrestling in West Virginia, experiences at shows in the 90's, coming to Pittsburgh for Pro Wrestling XPress/NWA East, one of the many times the Gambino Brothers had the police called on them, Jimmy Demarco and poo, Gregory Iron, leaving wrestling, and his recent return to the ring and being a contributor to Fight Underground, and more!
September 25th, 2020 | 25 mins 26 secs
We chat with Garrisaon Creed joins us to talk about his 5 year career, discovering his "mercenary" persona, getting in the damn car, and finding something that helps returning from the military in life.
September 18th, 2020 | 54 mins 31 secs
blackcraft wrestling, john morrison, matt light, no apologies, paige, saraya knight, wrestlemania, wwe
Since the "Rise and Fall of Blackcraft Wrestling" Documentary has been making the rounds, we welcomed creative mind with with BCW, Comedian Matt Light, back to the show to talk about his experience in the company. We talk about the company's inception leading up to the first Burning Bridges event in Pittsburgh, the WWE's Paige being involved, the mistakes made over the course of the project, Every Time I Die Fest in Buffalo, and the infamous No Apologies show from WrestleMania weekend. We also get a glimpse into the possible future of Blackcraft Wrestling.
September 10th, 2020 | 47 mins 9 secs
battle zone wrestling, boomer payne, fight underground, pittsburgh, quinn magnum, sons of steel, sos customs
Boomer Payne joins us to talk about growing up seeing the National Wrestling Alliance at the Civic Arena, training for wrestling in Fairmont, WV, coming to the Pittsburgh are to meet Quinn Magnum among others, the rib that lead to him becoming the 15 year defending IWC High Stakes Champion, returning to see his high school friend Jimmy Vegas win it in 2017, adjusting to southern wrestling, working with Fight Underground and the Sons of Steel leading to SOS Custom Tees and SOS Custom Network!
September 4th, 2020 | 42 mins 10 secs
chavo guererro, cleveland, effy, jason kincaid, matt riddle, real shoot wrestling, teddy hart, west virginia
Tim Cross of Real Shoot Wrestling joins us to talk about his introduction to pro wrestling, training under TJ Phillips alongside Jason Kincaid, some stories in the early days of the Renegade Wrestling Alliance, staring RSW, working with Matt Riddle weeks before he debuted with WWE NXT, Chavo Guerrero and his chiropractor, Teddy Hart and his cats, Effy, and more!
August 21st, 2020 | 59 mins 6 secs
the real reason there was a pivot to fight society and the development of fight underground., transitioning to becoming the booker for pwx, we have a rare opportunity to have a chat with former nwa north american champion quinn magnum as we go down memory lane on training and his wrestling career
We have a rare opportunity to have a chat with former NWA North American Champion Quinn Magnum as we go down memory lane on training and his wrestling career, transitioning to becoming the booker for PWX, the real reason there was a pivot to Fight Society and the development of Fight Underground.
August 14th, 2020 | 26 mins 57 secs
crosshairs kelly, fight underground, ocw, ohio championship wrestling, pat the bruiser, tag team wrestling, warhoss
We are joined by Crosshairs Kelly and Pat the Bruiser, Warhoss. We talk about their early influences in professional wrestling and training, learning from Rob Mathis and Bruce Grey, syncing as a tag team, their rebranding due to the success of Warhorse, and working on a closed set for the Fight Underground matches.
See Warhoss in action in Ryse and Fight Underground on www.IndyWrestling.us.
July 2nd, 2020 | 14 mins 13 secs
indy wrestling, laura loveless, locker room, me too movement, pro wrestling, sexual assault, speaking out, women's wrestling
After our discussion last week about having a safer locker room with Marcus Mann and Tyler Klein, Laura Loveless stuck around to tell us her awkward locker room story that was mentioned in passing during the last episode.
See Laura Loveless and others in action at www.indywrestling.us !
June 25th, 2020 | 44 mins 5 secs
#speakingout, laura loveless, lgbtq, locker room, marcus mann, me too, ryse wrestling, tyler klein, women wrestlers
In the wake of the #SpeakingOut movement, the conversation has included what wrestling companies need to do to operate a safer locker room. Ryse Wrestling has been a promotion that has been endeavoring to have a welcoming and safe locker room in it's over 3 years in existence. We talk with head booker Marcus Man, and roster members Tyler Klein and Laura Loveless about the movement, speaking out, what the company does right and what it needs to work on, as well as everyone else, moving forward.
June 19th, 2020 | 47 mins 33 secs
Drake Braddock joins us to have a conversation about his fight with depression including the "performance high" and bullying in the case of Hana Kimura.
June 11th, 2020 | 55 mins 47 secs
cleveland, devil bhudakahn, gentleman joe perry, giant eagle, indy wrestling, international wrestling cartel, iwc wrestling, jt lighnight, outlaw shows, pittsburgh
Referee Bobby Williams AKA Wrestler Robert Parker Williams talks about the Devil Bhudakahn book project and remembers some stories about the man who helped shape his wrestling and refereeing careers, announces his next project on JT Lightning and reflects on All Pro Wrestling, including a poop story regarding Sonny Landell, Joe Perry’s outlaw shows with Giant Eagle, and more stories from Pittsburgh and Cleveland wrestling over the years with surprise co-guest Glenn Spectre!
May 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
aew, david lawless, max petrunya, pro wrestling tees, shawn spears, trademark law, wwe
"The Reaper" Matt Conard joins us to discuss his ordeal with trademarks after being taken by AEW wrestler Shawn Spears and the timing around a wrestling show that may have lead to it. We also welcome "The Gavel" David LawlessAKA Max Petrunya PPC to help us walk through Trademarks, Copyrights, and how pro wrestlers can protect themselves and their characters.
May 21st, 2020 | 39 mins 11 secs
aew, all elite wrestling, international wrestling cartel, iwc, mr mayhem, pittsburgh, wardlow
Originally Recorded August 16, 2016
This week Wardlow joins us to talk about tearing through the International Wrestling Cartel, Justin LaBar and more!
May 15th, 2020 | 36 mins 33 secs
Commentator, booker, and all around swell guy, Joe Dombrowski, joins the show this week as we talk about getting the most out of the time he's had in his career, the shock of his schedule change, what wrestling could look like when we "come back" from the current world state thanks to coronavirus, and we dive into his latest project, Wrestling from the Heartland showcasing Les Thatcher's Heartland Wrestling Association and it's WWF developmental era days, the Brian Pillman Memorial and more!