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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.) 

 

 

 

 

 

Link Below:

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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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Pryme Tyme Feat. Dr. D And Amy Lee – Ep.195

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, which features Guests “Pryme Tyme” Amy Lee and “Dr. D” David Schultz. 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2018/05/18/pryme-tyme-feat-drd-and-amy-lee-ep195

Wrestle Talk Podcast – Irish Bombs Feat. Douglas O’Shea And Graham Bell – Ep. 194

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, which features Guests “The Irish Bomb” Douglas O’Shea and “The Mercenary” Graham Bell. 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2018/05/11/irish-bombs-featdouglas-oshea-and-graham-bell-ep194

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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Shake Up Feat. Jim Roberts And Mike Black – Ep. 191

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, which features Guests Jim Roberts (Proving Ground Pro) and Mike Black (Atlantic Terror Championship Wrestling). 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2018/04/20/shake-up-feat-jim-roberts-and-mike-black-ep191

Wrestle Talk Podcast – Case Closed Feat. DynamoPro And The Searcher Ep. 190

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, which feature Guests Luke Roberts/Chris Roedel (Dynamo Pro Wrestling) and The Searcher (World Powerhouse Wrestling). 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2018/04/13/case-closed-feat-dynamopro-and-the-searcher-ep190

Dynamo Pro Wrestling Crowns New D-1 Champion At Concordia Turners Gymnasium

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling is proud to announce an all ages, live, professional wrestling event on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. This professional wrestling event, sponsored by Slackers, Aries Screen Printing, and Computer Specialists, will be held at the Concordia Turners Gymnasium, located at 6432 Gravois Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. with a bell time of 8:00 P.M. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Tickets for children from five to twelve years old are $5. Tickets for children under five years old are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at dynamoprowrestling.bigcartel.com.

This event will feature the highly anticipated six man scramble ladder match to crown the new Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 champion. This match will feature Mike Outlaw, “The Valedictorian” Keon Option, Brandon Aarons, The Snitch, Jayden Dominic Rose, and “The Warhorse” Jake Parnell. In this match-up, the first competitor to retrieve the championship belt will become the new Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 champion. You will also see such Dynamo Pro Wrestling wrestlers as Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze, Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions “The Agents of Chaos”, “Lights Out” Adrian Surge, Jackal, Ricky Rodriguez, Savanna Stone, Tootie Lynn Ramsey, “The Gypsy Warrior” Orion Creed, “The Strangler” Roy Lewis, and many more. Please come out and experience the best in professional wrestling as Dynamo Pro Wrestling returns to the Concordia Turners Gymnasium.

Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DynamoPro. For Concordia Turners Gymnasium venue information, you can check out their website at www.concordiaturners.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/concordiaturners.