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!
In the first of a two-part series on their history in CWF-Mid Atlantic, @Stuttsy Brad Stutts and @Statmark Grant Sawyer join Ben for this week's show. Part One discusses their first ten years in the promotion, including pitching ideas, initially getting on TV, some of the early talent in the promotion, and eventually Brad getting the booker position. A fun show so check it out!
Ben welcomes two guests to this week's show, independent wrestlers Manders and Graham Bell. @1called_manders discusses being a Big Ten football player, including playing in the Rose Bowl, and how it prepared him for a life in independent wrestling, including winning the SCI Futures tournament. @MercWithAMane joins the show as well, discussing his origins in wrestling, what motivated him to bring a functional bazooka to the ring, and his recent experiences in Japan. A fun show so check it out!
Ben welcomes PTBN majordomo JT Rozzero to this week's show! JT chronicles his history as a wrestling fan, the founding and growth of Place to Be Nation, and what the site is like today. A great show for those wanting to get to know the site, its offerings, or just JT!
This week Ben welcomes independent wrestler AJ Gray to the show! @RichHomieJuice discusses growing up in the Memphis territory, and how it shaped him as a wrestling fan. AJ also talks about his experience playing college football at the FCS level. Finally, AJ remarks on his wrestling career, how he's evolved as a wrestler and a person, and what went into the #FortheCulture show that's taking place at The Collective during WrestleMania Weekend 2020. A fun show so check it out!
This week Ben welcomes actor John Keating to the show! @TheGreatBolo first talks his love of wrestling, including his attendance at famous shows in the Northeast.
John then reminisces on his comedy career, which included opening for such comedians as Lenny Clarke and Dave Chappelle. Finally, John and Ben discuss acting, living the grind in Los Angeles, and making the movie "The Concessionaires Must Die." A fun show so check it out!
It's the October Guest Fest on Row 1, Seat 1! First, @XCiteOffice joints the podcast to talk XCite Wrestling in upstate New York. Ben then is joined by a series of the best independent wrestlers on the circuit from this weekend's loop of shows in the South, including @JPWarhorse, @AllDamnDayOShay, @IFHY317, @Tyler_Matrix, and, minutes off his wedding proposal, @Jaden4Real. A wild show so check it out!