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Row 1, Seat 1 #8: Mikey Blanton

Row 1, Seat 1 #8: Mikey Blanton

June 12, 2019

In part 2 of his Road Trip Diaries, Ben welcomes Mikey Blanton, owner and promoter of Black Label Pro wrestling. Mikey talks about his origins in wrestling promoting, how @blabelpro came to be, and exactly what went into the Black Label Pro "There's Something About Barry" show with Barry Windham. Ben then welcomed Mikey's fiancee Jess to talk about the family aspect of promoting a show. An insightful show for those looking to see what goes into promoting a show!

Row 1 Seat 1 #6: Daniel Makabe

Row 1 Seat 1 #6: Daniel Makabe

May 29, 2019

This week Ben welcomes Daniel Makabe, one of the top independent wrestlers in the world, to Row 1, Seat 1. Dan discusses the 582 concerts he's been to over his lifetime, and he and Ben discuss bands both known and unknown, as well as his rise as an independent wrestler, and finally his love of soccer. Ben also welcomes @ConfirmedShoot Matt to gloat about his Raptors. A varied show! 

Row 1, Seat 1 #5: The Music Episode

Row 1, Seat 1 #5: The Music Episode

May 22, 2019
Ben celebrates music and wrestling this week on Row 1, Seat 1! @PronouncedJayB comes on to talk about his touring with some of the most prominent bands in the 90s, while @BonesawisReady and @RighteousJesse join Ben later to discuss the marriage of hardcore music and wrestling through @heelxturn and @sup_graps. @GFAllentownPod kicks off the show for a few minutes as well to talk about his beloved Boston Bruins. A wild show!
Row 1, Seat 1 #4: Prime Time Pro Wrestling

Row 1, Seat 1 #4: Prime Time Pro Wrestling

May 14, 2019
 
 
This week on Row 1 Seat 1, Ben is joined by @Berzerker_T and @TheMisterGator! Tommy shares his crazy stories from a lifetime of wrestling travels, while Gator gives an in-depth perspective into putting on the first independent show in Washington D.C. in years, as he prepares to present @PrimeTimePW on 5/26. A fascinating show for those who want to hear the "other" side of wrestling! 
Row 1, Seat 1 #3: O’Shay Edwards, Making Towns Classic & Blackcraft Wrestling

Row 1, Seat 1 #3: O’Shay Edwards, Making Towns Classic & Blackcraft Wrestling

May 8, 2019

This Week on Row 1 Seat 1, Ben welcomes O'Shay Edwards, one of the rising stars of independent wrestling, to talk about his rise in wrestling and his recent move to the Ring of Honor Dojo. Ben also reviews the Making Towns Classic with @TheBottomLine and finishes the show with a drunken review of the Wrestlemania weekend Blackcraft Wrestling show with @SeanNeutron!

Row 1, Seat 1 #2: Al Getz

Row 1, Seat 1 #2: Al Getz

May 1, 2019

In this week's episode of Row 1, Seat 1, Ben welcomes Al Getz. Al has been to 43 UFC shows and all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and a host of wrestling shows. Ben also discusses the Scenic City Showdown with Lane, and also covers attending the NFL Draft live. It's a packed sophomore effort of the Row 1, Seat 1 podcast! 

Row 1, Seat 1 #1: “Papa” Mike Hales

Row 1, Seat 1 #1: “Papa” Mike Hales

April 23, 2019

In the first ever Row 1, Seat 1 Podcast, host Ben Zani brings on the Don of independent wrestling, Papa Hales! Papa tells Ben about his lifetime love of professional wrestling, including early tales of Terry Funk, his friendship with Pez Whatley, and his retirement Renaissance as Mr. Making Towns. A fun interview spanning six decades of wrestling history!