New Japan Pro Wrestling English play-by-play announcer Kevin Kelly stops by to talk all the goings on in the sports world. The former WWE and Ring of Honor announcer, and Florida St. alum, talks his beloved Seminoles, their disappointing 2017 season, Jimbo Fisher leaving, a unique friendship with Deion Sanders in college, wide right, Florida St. greats and more! We also talk baseball and the lifelong Mets fan kind of, sort of, apologizes to me for the 1986 World Series! We also touch on the NFL playoffs, the NBA, Roger Goodell, the Patriots, Jimmy G, and finish off with some wrestling talk. It's a different side to Kevin Kelly that you maybe haven't heard before so check out this hour plus talk with my friend and New Japan's lead play-by-play announcer!
Ring of Honor superstar and disgruntled Steelers fan Brian Milonas is back on the show to rant on the Steelers divisional round loss to the Jaguars, poor coaching decisions, frustration with the play calling, and every emotion that every Pittsburgh fan is currently feeling. Plus, check out another rant from another disgruntled Steeler fan...SNOOP DOGG??? Yes! It's a special bonus, abridged episode so check it out as we head into championship weekend!
Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Famer Lenny Melnick is back on the showto talk BASEBALL! Lenny is one of the first to host a fantasy radio show back in the early 90's, is a lifelong wrestling fan, and is a very good friend of mine. Lenny and I chat about a LOT of basbeall and discuss where the top free agents will end up, his favorite rookie, the team that will land Yu Darvish, Ronald Acuna, the Arizona Fall League, getting a phone call from Abdullah the Butcher, and more! It's baseball, baseball, and more baseball...and a little wrestling, so enjoy!
Disco Inferno (Glenn Gilbertti) was one of the most entertaining performers during the heyday of WCW, is the current co-host of Keepin' It 100 with Konnan, and is one of the most knowledgable sports fans anywhere! Join us as myself and Glenn talk about the divisional playoffs, recap wild card weekend, weekend lines, all the drama in New England, Jimmy G, and our playoff picks! Disco has also been playing fantasy sports for over 30 YEARS-hear him talk about the infancy of fantasy football and what it was like pre-internet. Then we discuss the NBA, the Sixers, Jordan vs Lebron, Giannis, draft picks, horrible teams, his Hawks and so much more. Finally, we touch on some wrestling as he speaks about looking like a wrestler, the lost art of a good working punch, and so much more. It was a pleasure talking sports and wrestling with Glenn and I know you'll enjoy our chat too!
Josh Lloyd is the lead fantasy basketball analyst for Basketball Monster, the host of the Locked On fantasy basketball podcast, a father, a nickname crafter and a HUGE wrestling fan! The Australian native and I talk what got him into wrestling, his favorites growing up, who and what he's watching now, New Japan and the Bullet Club. Then we talk a whole lotta basketball including Celtics-Cavs, should the C's trade for Anthony Davis, fantasy pickups, the Rookie of the Year race and this years rookie class. Josh crafts some of the gretest wrestling-themed NBA nicknames such as "the Undertaker" Duane Dedmon, "Ravishing" Rick Rubio, and "Hitman" Jason Hart-hear us talk about his nicknames and his loves of pro wrestling and basketball...enjoy!
It's a New Year and to welcome in 2018 I chat with former Chikara tag team champion MAX SMASHMASTER! Max is one-third of one of the most decorated factions in Chikara history and he shares his journey coming up through New England independents, training with Steve Bradley, our looooong history together, his time in Chikara, and why he had to step away from in-ring action and how his final match went. We also talk about the GREATEST MATCH EVER, his previous gimmicks, Devestation Corporation, his Hasbro collection, and we throw in some impersonations as well. This chat was one of the most fun i've had and if you love humor, laughter and pro wrestling, then there's no better way to start the new year-enjoy!
Bleacher Report's own Richard Janvrin is here to chat the last week of the fantasy football playoffs, week 16 storylines, and how he got into sports writing and journalism. Then hear the New Hampshire native's take on a different view of professional wrestling. Hear a young twenty-something, who was introduced to wrestling during the Attitude Era, have a very different and unusual take on wrestling and today's current product. Check out some great football talk and some alternate views on todays scene...enjoy!
Dave Meltzer is the creator of the Wrestling Observer and the pre-eminent wrestling journalist in the world today! Take a listen to a different side of Dave as we chat about all the sporting events he went to as a kid, who and what got him interested in professional wrestling, San Francisco 49er Leo Nomellini, the comparison between the evolution of sports and wrestling, will the NBA surpass the NFL, concussions in pro sports, Pancrase vs UFC, and of course, some amazing wrestling talk! Dave recalls some amazing memories and tells of some great memories from his childhood. Take a listen, and enjoy my chat with Dave Meltzer!
"The Hustler" Rip Rogers returns to talk wrestling psychology, training, road stories, being mentored and on the road with Randy Savage, working with Ric Flair and Dick Murdoch, and an in-depth chat about the subtleties, intricacies, and working aspects of pro rasslin". Rip also talks about shooting hoops with Randy Savage with the University of Kentucky Wildcats, taking batting practice against a major league pitcher, playing against the Harlem Globetrotters, playing one on one with Curly Neal, and how he ws a Washington General for a day! A podcast unlike any other, and a different side to one of the most knowledgable and top trainers in the world today!
Former WWE, OVW, and ROH star Tank Toland joins the show for a rare and fun chat! We talk his ups and downs on the WWE main roster, our time in OVW, Ring of Honor, working with Larry Sweeney, Seth Rollins, Ceasaro, coming up in the Northeast indies and of course, fantasy football! But first, we're rejoined by Flex Rumblecrunch who's now crying tears of joy after his Miami Dolphns pulled off the biggest upset of the NFL season on Monday night vs the Patriots....enjoy!