Ben welcomes wrestler ACEGAWD Arik Royal to the show this week. @BigArikRoyal discusses growing up in California and the importance of Kobe Bryant, learning the ropes in North Carolina and at CWF Mid-Atlantic, and eventually becoming the @WrestleAction1 Champion heading into @SCITournament. A fun show so check it out!
Ben welcomes ring announcer/color commentator extraordinaire Emil Jay to the show this week! Ben and @theemiljay discuss Emil's long love of wrestling, especially his fondness for the year 1995. Emil then goes into the difference between ring announcing and commentary, the Northeast indie scene of the past few decades, and even some wholesome Nick Gage stories! A fun show so check it out!
Ben returns after a long layoff to welcome John Mosley and Ron Bass Jr. this week! Ben and @KOBKMose discuss the difference between ring announcing and play-by-play and the Southeastern scene. Ben and @RonBassJr then talk about being the son of the Outlaw Ron Bass, and how that transitioned into a wrestling career.
Ben welcomes independent wrestler Nolan Edward to the show this week! @_nolanedward discusses his time before wrestling as a producer on the MTV show Catfish and the lessons it taught for wrestling, his stint working for IMPACT Wrestling, and his tenure now as an independent wrestler throughout the US and Canada. Nolan can be seen this week at @ParadigmProWres and coming up at @collective2020! A fun show so check it out!
Ben welcomes Southeastern independent wrestling veteran Derek Neal to the podcast this week! @DerekNeal91 discusses what it's like to be a veteran of the independent scene for over 15 years, including working Kentucky and Tennessee, the Nashville scene, and finally his current run in @NewSouthPW, where he is the current holder of the largest belt in professional wrestling. A fun show so check it out!
Ben welcomes independent wrestling legend and former WWE star Colin Delaney to the show this week! Ben and @ExtremelyCute discuss the independent landscape and how it's changed since the mid-2000s, including the evolution of such promotions as Chikara and @AIWwrestling. Colin also discusses his run in WWE and how it came out of absolutely nowhere! A fun show so check it out!
Ben celebrates his 50th episode by welcoming independent wrestler Thomas Shire onto the show. @NotThatShire discusses his training with Dory Funk Jr., wrestling in Florida and Texas, and the @STLAnarchy Strong Style Series coming up on August 8th. A fun show so check it out!
In this week's episode of Row 1, Seat 1, Ben welcomes Paradigm Pro Wrestling promoter Gary Wilson! Gary discusses his love of UWFI and Japanese wrestling, and how that prompted him to promote a UWFI Rules tournament at @ParadigmProWres. Ben and Gary then break down the promotion's Heavy Hitters 2 card from last week. A fun show!