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Author Archives: Nicholas Jason Lopez

Wrestle Talk Podcast – Evolution Feat. Victor Romanoff And Searcher – Ep. 213 – 09/20/18

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene as PWO’s own Nick Guest Hosts for the first hour of the show, which features interviews with Victor Romanoff And Searcher. 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2018/09/21/evolution-feat-victor-romanoff-and-searcher-ep213

PWO Audio Exclusive – Billy McNeil Interview

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Check out our interview with Billy McNeil as the 19-year veteran trained by “Bastion Booger” Mike Shaw discusses his career, scariest in-ring moment, whether the industry has gotten better or worse over time, what’s left for him to accomplish and much more! 

 

 

 

 

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PWO Audio Exclusive – The Snitch Interview

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Check out our interview with The Snitch from Dynamo Pro Wrestling as he discusses the RIOT On The River Tournament, his Semifinal match against Billy McNeil, what he’d do if he were in charge, future plans and much more!

 

 

 

 

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PWO Audio Exclusive – Luke Roberts – Dynamo Pro September 2018 Update

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Check out our interview with Luke Roberts from Dynamo Pro based out of St. Louis, Missouri, as he discusses the promotion’s happenings in September 2018 and more!

 

 

 

 

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PWO Audio Exclusive – Mike Outlaw Interview

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Check out our interview with Mike Outlaw as the Dynamo Pro Wrestling star discusses dream opponents, 2019 plans, his upcoming match against “Mr. Extraordinary” Benjamin Trust in the Semifinals of the 2018 Dynamo Pro RIOT On The River Tournament this Friday, Sep. 14 and much more!

 

 

 

 

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PWO Exclusive – “Mr. Extraordinary” Benjamin Trust Talks “Fifty States Of Slam,” Dynamo Pro Wrestling And More

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Check out our interview with Dynamo Pro Wrestling’s “Mr. Extraordinary” Benjamin Trust. Known for his signature moves named after each of the 50 States, he discusses his four years in the ring, the “geographical repertoire,” influences and upcoming match against Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 Champion Mike Outlaw on September 14 in the Semifinals of the RIOT On The River Tournament Semifinals, where the winner will face the winner of The Snitch Vs. Billy McNeil. 

 

 

 

 

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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Oh Hell No Feat. Liam Stryker And J. Serious – Ep. 203

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, which features Guests “Jazzy” J. Serious (Inspire Pro Wrestling) and Liam Stryker (The New Age Insiders).

 

 

 

 

Link Below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2018/07/13/oh-hell-no-feat-liam-stryker-and-jserious-ep203

Review – Jim Ross/Paul O’Brien – Slobberknocker

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

Whether he wanted it to or not, the raspy Oklahoman growl from a modest man in a jet-black cowboy hat named Jim Ross has become synonymous with numerous signature moments in professional wrestling’s heyday.

Ponder back to Mankind’s descent from the roof of the meshed mayhem that was the still-new “Hell In A Cell” structure by The Undertaker and tell us Ross’ “As God is my witness, he’s broken in half!” call isn’t etched in your memory.

Or his repetitive-yet-emotional screams of “Stone Cold!” as The Texas Rattlesnake hurled Kane over the top rope to seal his third Royal Rumble victory in 2001.

In fact, many consider “Good ‘Ol JR” the voice of pro wrestling, bar-none. His ability to focus on talent’s strengths and paint a storyline’s picture with heart made it feel like you needed to be there with him for the match he called, that anything else wasn’t worth the bother.

It was only a matter of time before JR penned his own autobiography and with help from Sports Publishing, Paul O’Brien and the late Scott E. Williams, “Slobberknocker” was born in 2017.

Let’s face it – if there was going to be a book on JR, “Slobberknocker” has a better ring to it than “Government Mule Dude.”

Right off the bat, if you seek input from Ross about World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Owner Vince McMahon’s “less than celebratory” segments that degraded his Bell’s Palsy disability, you won’t get it here. Ross speaks only highly of his old boss for the opportunity to take the ball and run behind the desk and curtain. McMahon actually pens the foreword, appropriately enough.

Ross does makes it sound as if Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock wouldn’t had gotten over without his input to Vince and for what it is, that may be true. They certainly needed it at the time to overtake World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and their stronghold grasp of the industry via “The Monday Night Wars.”

A chapter highlight is his confidence in the Mankind character and how that eventually pays off despite his concern for Mick Foley’s “hardcore” work ethic. It shows you his expertise in talent relations, just a glimpse of the backstage magic he provided.

With WCW in mind, JR goes in-depth about his childhood upbringings and how he worked humbly with the likes of “Cowboy” Bill Watts in Mid-South territory days behind the scenes by offering to do what he could to help the company whether through advertising, ring announcing or even to set up the ring.

JR’s biggest advice seems to be that he landed luck in the industry through paid dues and an almost obsessive fixation with the business, part of which he regretted from lack of family time. Through it all, he never lost who he was and it was that aspect that gave him success in talent relations.

His struggles with Bell’s Palsy dominate the last few chapters and set up the “finish” (return to the booth at WrestleMania XV in Philadelphia) in dramatic fashion, yet provide a keen sense of closure you might not get otherwise.

As “JR” as the book is, there are some elements that aren’t there. He has a strong social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter as well as a well-known podcast called The Ross Report, yet none of it is ever mentioned. Hell, not even a whimper of Barbecue sauce supremacy graces one page. Given his stature, it would’ve been interesting to get his perspective on how to stay relevant in the “digital age” when information on professional wrestling is ever present.

That said, “Slobberknocker” delivers what it promises and gives wrestling fans some insight behind one of the best minds in the business. Respect goes a long way, but it builds the foundation to personal success. JR’s story is one that needs to be heard for anybody that wants to pursue their passion but aren’t sure where to begin. All it requires is heart and the mind will follow.

With God as our witness, this book will break you in half. Don’t do this. You’ve got a family at home, dammit.

Nah, we’re just kidding.

Check it out. It’s quite the slobberknocker.

Wrestle Talk Podcast – Rough Cut Feat. Shaft And Rick Ruby – Ep. 197

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, which features Guests “Rough Cut” Rick Ruby (OSCW) and Shaft (Outside The Ring Radio from Ferguson, MO.) 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2018/06/01/rough-cut-feat-shaft-and-rick-ruby-ep197

Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 3/13/17: Trim The Fat

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 3/13/17)

Trim The Fat 

– The opening video showcased WWE Universal Champion Goldberg’s victory over Kevin Owens at Fastlane. They wasted no time to show Brock Lesnar’s interruption of his promo last week and subsequent face-to-face. All of this was to of course, hype their encounter for the Title at WrestleMania 33. As we remember, Lesnar stood tall at the end with an F5 while Paul Heyman provided the verbal bloodshed. Basically, the momentum shifted from Goldberg to Lesnar. Good time for this to happen with Mania in the wings.

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