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Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & René, which features Special Guests National Wrasslin’ League St. Louis Champion Gary Jay and comedian/wrestling junkie Patrick Brandmeyer.
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Jay began his professional wrestling journey in June 2003 under the tutelage of Adaw Raw, Jordan Lacey, Nick Tyson, and Dingo. Over the past fourteen years, Jay has competed in many of the most recognizable professional wrestling promotions in the United States, including St. Louis Anarchy, Glory Pro Wrestling, Metro Pro Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, Full Impact Pro, Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment, Absolute Intense Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Freedom, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Inspire Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Zero1 USA, Pro Wrestling Revolver, Chikara Pro Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, and Dragon Gate USA. Jay is the NWL St. Louis champion, the Pro Wrestling Freedom heavyweight champions, and one-half of the Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment tag team champions. Last weekend, representing Glory Pro Wrestling, Jay won the Scenic City Invitations trios tournament.
Regularly known for wearing his trademark Wayne’s World hat, Brandmeyer has been known as one of the most knowledgeable individuals regarding the St. Louis independent professional wrestling scene for over a decade. Brandmeyer is a walking encyclopedia of professional wrestling knowledge. Whether it is talking with fans about recent events, discussing events that happened years ago in any of the major St. Louis professional wrestling promotions, or stepping behind the microphone at High Risk Wrestling or Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Brandmeyer is the benchmark for professional wrestling historians in the St. Louis area.
Discussions include WWE Survivor Series 2017, Paige’s return, update on wrestling legend Kamala and much more!
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Check out the latest from our friends at The Shining Wizards Podcast, which features interviews with “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and Fundraiser Wrestling’s Jack Victory.
Also discussed are the last week in wrestling – WWE NXT, WWE SmackDown Live, Impact Wrestling and Lio Rush’s tweet.
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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene featuring Guests Team Vision Dojo and Ric Savage.
Also discussed are Nia Jax rumors, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal Vs. Brock Lesnar, Kane returning and much more!
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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Renè, which features Special Guests Lee Montgomery (Cape Championship Wrestling), “Farmer” Billy Hills (Cape Championship Wrestling) and Brady Lawrence (Proving Ground Pro).
Also discussed is what’s wrong with Shane McMahon, Neville’s departure, The Shield’s reunion, Ultima Lucha 3 and other pro wrestling news/rumors.
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Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, as they feature guests Referees Jay King and Nick Ridenhour.
Topics discussed include The Big Show’s goodbye, WWE going live during the holidays, Enzo Amore on 205 Live, what’s up with Dolph Ziggler and Kenny Omega’s injury.
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Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Shining Wizards, as they discuss National Video Game Day and their favorite video games, Global Force Wrestling, Raw, Wrestle Pro and an in-depth look at WWE’s King Of The Ring 2002 Pay-Per-View event.
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
With the Mae Young Classic Tournament here, it’s evidently the effect that women’s wrestling has now had on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in recent years.
At one point endlessly endeavored as the “Bathroom Break Segment” where fans would evacuate their seats in drones for the concession stands, female talent (branded “Divas”) in the billion dollar company were more accentuated for their looks than wrestling abilities. That known, matches would last about four minutes to the most.
Even though some female pioneers like Trish Stratus and Lita served as an athletic alternative to the rampant eye candy, WWE still treated the majority of women as an undercard attraction, if at all. Valets in bras and panties. Nothing more.
Just before the “Women’s Revolution” graced us with its presence on NXT with the likes of Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Bayley, we had Paige, Kaitlyn and AJ Lee. Somewhere between the “PG Era” (shorter matches and irrelevant hosting gigs) and the “Revolution,” Paige/Kaitlyn/Lee also came up through developmental and scratched and clawed to steal the show.
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Check out the latest episode of “Manopera: A Wrestling Symposium,” where PWO’s own Nick joins Hosts Chris Butera and “Spaceman” Frank for a discussion of all things SummerSlam 2017 – big matches, frustrating angles, shark cages and all the beach balls you can handle.
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Off the top of most professional wrestling fans’ crafty craniums, one former World Wrestling Entertainment Ring Announcer named Justin Roberts was synonymous with sharp suits, short black hair and emphatic introductions. There was also that time he was choked with his own necktie by Daniel Bryan in the infamous 2010 Nexus debut angle that resulted in Bryan’s termination.
Roberts released a blog post not long after his termination that complained about WWE’s public image trickeries as they twisted stories around to come off as a kindhearted company whilst they simultaneously talked down to their own talent and overworked them with little time off and insane travel schedules.
The prime example of this was Connor “The Crusher” Michalek – a sick eight-year old boy Roberts noticed at ringside and helped bring joy with constant FaceTime conversations added with daily communication with his father Steve, who noted that his son had little time left.
WWE portrayed the relationship between Michalek and his favorite wrestler Bryan as close in video packages. The two had interacted a few times, but the close relationship was actually between Roberts and Michalek. We’ll get more into that later on, as we hoped for more details.
Also, just the idea of a ring announcer autobiography intrigued us. Roberts’ WWE tenure lasted from 2002 through 2014. In turn, he experienced various company “eras” and it was cool to finally get his full perspective.
*An RSN Wrestling Podcast Exclusive*
Check out a recent episode of The RSN Wrestling Podcast, where “Big Guy” Rich, “The Mastermind” Sal and PWO’s own break down various topics from the whole calendar year of 2016, whether it was Bullet Club, WWE, Ring Of Honor, TNA and more.
“The Shootout” is a “No Holds Barred,” unfiltered edition of the show, as it goes to two hours of madness!