This week Ben brings on two characters to the show, Mr. Brickster and Kung Fu Donnie Janela! @MrBricksterr tells his story, including being a cast member on the VH1 show "I Love New York" before delving into his career as a whirlwind of positivity in wrestling. Then, @KungFuJanela joins the show, discussing the budding Alabama scene, being Joey Janela's cousin, and the travails of a wrestler during Coronavirus. A wild show so check it out!
Ben is joined by @RighteousJesse and @PizzaWrestling this week! Jesse joins Ben for a few minutes to discuss the devastation in Nashville from last week's tornado, including the destruction of @sup_graps home at the Basement East, and how listeners can help the people of Nashville. Then, Dan Scotti of @PizzaWrestling calls in to preview Pizza Party Wrestling's Birthday Bash show at the Collective on Friday, April 3rd
Ben recounts a road trip to St. Louis this weekend with some tremendous guests! Ben visited @stlanarchy and interviewed wrestlers Gary Jay, Erick Stevens and Big Beef Garvin. @StiffRoboGinger discussed his 17 years in the business, and the foundations of @stlanarchy. @erickstevens82 recounted his comeback year in the business, and his retirement this Wrestlemania weekend. @GnarlsGarvin sheds light on being a young wrestler in the business, establishing yourself, and managing expectations. A fun show so check it out!
Ben welcomes @Mouse3911 and @BLPMikey to the show this week! Mouse talks about the life of a wrestling photographer, how to get into the business, and also what it's like to the parent of a budding wrestler. Mikey then joins the show to discuss @collective2020 in Tampa this year, running down each show, including his Black Label Pro events. A packed show so check it out!
Ben welcomes former Chattanooga-area wrestler/promoter Micah Hughes on the show this week! If you wanted wild stories, this is the show for you! Matches taking place before a minute of training, swords, nunchucks, and promotions being sold in strip clubs are all discussed, among many other insane anecdotes in @michahhughes25 's short but entertaining wrestling career. A crazy show so check it out!
This week Ben has Atlanta-based wrestler Matt Sells on the show! @AllSellsFinal discusses his 17-year career, including training with Dory Funk Jr., working in front of sparse crowds, training for five years at the ROH Dojo, and recently being named the Georgia Performer of the Year. A great show for wrestlers learning about the craft or anyone just wanting to hear stories from a grizzled vet!
This week Ben welcomes the SoBros to Row 1 Seat 1! @SoBroMose and @StoneyKeeley discuss all things Nashville, including the rapid growth of the city, the music scene, restaurants and bars to check out, sports, their website, and the rise of wrestling in the greater Nashville area. A great show so check it out!
In Part Two of this edition of Row 1, Seat 1, guests Brad Stutts and Grant Sawyer discuss the CWF Worldwide era and their departures from the promotion. @Stuttsy and @Statmark give insight as to what went into producing television during the heyday of CWF Mid-Atlantic, and some of the talent involved. Then, for the first time, both discuss the full circumstances surrounding their separation from CWF Mid-Atlantic. A very informative show for any fan of CWF or independent wrestling in general, so check it out!