I left My Wallet in Greg Polanco

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WWE Costume designer and maker Sarath Ton wrestled for years as Kid Mikaze on the northeast indy scene. He was a fixture in the Northeast and also appeared on Raw, NXT, Ring of Honor, and in the Super 8. However, you see his work every week on Raw and Smackdown in the form of the amazing gear he makes for the WWE Superstars. Sarath is also somebody I trained with at the beginning of our careers. We had our first matches together, our first road trips together, and practiced and trained together 3-4 times every week. "Smart" Mark Sterling also trained with myself and Sarath almost from the very beginning. Join us as the three of us discuss our the first time we met and why Mark hated me. We also talk aboout our first match, an eventful weekend in Vermont, training, Celtics, Patriots, life on the independent scene, marketing and branding yourself, and Sarath's amazing rise to the top of his profession. The three of us take a trip down memory lane and also talk about the present and what the future holds. Come along and take a listen to a fun chat with one of the most important, yet unheralded, members of the WWE, Sarath Ton...enjoy!
It's football, football, and more football...and a little wrestling...with Vincent Verhei! Better known to wrestling fans as Vinny V, he's a writer for Pro Football Outsiders and is the co-host of the Wrestling Observer's Bryan and Vinny Show with former show guest Bryan Alvarez. Usually you'll hear Vinny talking current and classic wrestling or reviewing Attitude Era Raw and Nitro, but now is your chance to hear Vinny talk his other love, football! We touch on what his hometown Seahawks need to do to bring back the Legion of Boom and protect Russell Wilson, his most overrated players, where Kirk Cousins might end up, Joe Flacco, Blake Bortles, the Josh Mcdaniels situation and where that leves the Colts, his love of Brie Bella's theme music and the Wrestlemania 2 battle royal, the battle of the Empire, and a whole lot more! I could talk football with Vinny all day and in this episode we just scratch the surface. Check out a side from Vinny you don't usually hear and enjoy my chat with big Vinny V!
Boston based Esoteric is one of the most succesful independent hip hop MC's of the last 20 years and has been at the forefront of the Boston music seen during that time. Whether it's with his DJ 7L, with Vinnie Paz in Army of the Pharaohs, or with 7L and Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck as the supergroup Czarface, Esoteric is always releasing fresh new material and staying on the cutting edge of the underground scene. I had a chance to chat with my favorite MC and talk our love of Boston Sports, wrestling, the similarities between wrestling and hip hop, the artistry involved in each, stepping inside the ring himself with the Chikara crew, knowing John Cena before wrestling, and more! Esoteric tells of his love of the current Celtics team, Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irvng, meeting Reggie Lewis on the playground in Boston, his love of wrestling growing up, going to the Crockett Cup '87 in Baltimore, the Road Warriors, Remco action figures, growing up an 80's kid, and how he's incorporated his love of sports, wrestling, cartoons, and super heroes into his music. In a day when independent wrestling is at an all-time high, it was an honor to speak to a man who has truly been the definition of independent artist. Enjoy my chat with MC Esoteric!
Frank Catalanotto was the definition of "professional hitter" during his 14 year Major League career, most notably with the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays. Frank compiled a fantastic .291 career batting average, including hitting a career high .330 with 15 stolen bases in 133 games for Texas in 2001. Frank was one of the most valuable and dependable players in the game having played every position on the field, except for center field and catcher, and leading the American League in pinch hit at-bats in 1998 with Detroit. On May 1, 2004, against the Chicago White Sox, he set the Blue Jays record for hits in a game, going 6 for 6 in the second game of a double-header. Catalanotto personified hustle, heart, commitment, and work ethic during his career. Join me as I chat with one of my favorite players as we discuss his childhood, getting drafted by the Tigers, working his way up to the major leagues, the importance of Larry Parrish in his career, playng with Alex Rodriguez, how he thinks former teammate Alex Cora will be as Boston manager, his approach to playing and pinch hitting, and much more from his career. Since retiring in 2010, Frank has been succesful and active in teaching hitting to youngsters, playing for Team Italy in the WBC, coaching for the Italian National Team and writing his own book, "Hustle and Heart". Most importantly, Frank is a husband and devoted father of four who is an honorary chairman for the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, and is the chairman of the Frank Catalanotto Foundation. Enjoy my chat with former Major Leaguer, Frank Catalanotto!
She's back after a crushing loss for Patriot Nation. After predicting the Pats would win 24-17, my Mom is back on the show to give her thoughts on why New England lost, the Patriots defense (or lack thereof), Malcom Butler, Tom Brady, the two questionable Eagles touchdown "catches" and more. She also discusses her favorite and least favorite commercials, the halftime show, Ronda Rousey in the WWE, the Celtics comeback win vs the Trail Blazers and more! Another fun, mini-bonus episode to wrap up an eventful Super Bowl with my Mom:)
She's baaaaack! It's a mini-bonus episode with MY MOM!!! Hear her prediction and thoughts on Super Bowl 52, Tom Brady, the Celtics, her coffee group and "hear" her roll her eyes at my Dad! It's a fun, little Saturday bonus episode before the big game, so check it out and enjoy!
"Die Hard" Eddie Edwards has held the Ring of Honor, Impact, and NOAH GHC World championships, in addition to a countless number of titles over the past 16 years in a career that is still as strong as ever today. The Boston native and I came up on the indepenedent scene together in New England in the early 2000's and both share an immense love for all things New England sports. Eddie and I talk about the Celtics season, trade rumors, the greatness of Brad Stevens, Tatum and Young, and all things Celtic Nation. Then we talk Super Bowl 52, comparisons between Bill Belichick and Greg Popovich, Tom Brady, Tom vs Time, Tony Dungy's delusional opinions on Tom Brady and the Patriots dynasty, and more. Finally we talk wrestling and the former Impact champion discusses the new regime and positive changes in Global Force Wrestling, how his training and recovery has changed over the years, workouts, our love of 2CW, the 2CW experience, road trips, and much much more! It was great catching up with a good friend and amazing talent whose come a LONG way since we both started out at Killer Kowalski's in 2001. Enjoy my chat with one of the best in-ring performers of the past decade, "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards!
Hoooooow's it going EVERYBODY?!!!! Bryan Alvarez is the creator of Figure Four Online and, along with Dave Meltzer, runs the Wrestling Observer. Bryan also hosts  Wrestling Observer Live weekdays on Sports Byline USA, shows on Sirius radio, is the author of "Death of WCW" and is one of the forerunners in the wrestling radio and podcast genre. Bryan is another very good friend I've met through the wrestling industry and we touch on a wide array of topics. We chat about the Royal Rumble, his thoughts on the XFL, his love of CHOPPIN", memories of Buddy Wayne, and...sports? Yes! I get Bryan to talk aboout sports...well, a little anyway! Join us in this fun chat with one of the most well-renowned radio and journalism personalities in wrestling. Take a listen, and in Bryan's own words, I think you'll find it AWESOME!
Sean Grande is the radio play-by-play voice of the Boston Celtics and a HUGE lifelong wrestling fan. Sean was also the lead play-by-play announcer for Bellator and we talk about why he decided to leave, his phiosophy of calling the action, Jimmy Smith, and what philosphies he took from pro wrestling into his broadcasts. Then the conversation turns to wrestling as Sean and I discuss the first time we met at a Ring of Honor show and his beginnings as a wrestling fan. Sean discusses finding Vince Mcmahaon's phone number in the phone book, being there live for an AWA title change, going to NWA shows as a teen, becoming a Wrestling Observer subscriber and his memories growing up. We also discuss the current product, CM Punk, should Daniel Bryan make an in-ring return, New Japan, broadcasting and having dinner with JIm Ross and so much more! Sean is one of the best play-by-play announcers in any sport and as knowledgable and passionate a wrestling fan as there is. Listen to Sean's journey growing up and his opinions on the current product in a fun chat with Cedric Maxwell's main tag team partner. Enjoy a chat with Sean Grande!
Most of you know him as Simon Dean. Myself, independent wrestling fans and ECW hardcores know him best as Nova. However, Giants and Eagles fans infamously know him as Mike Bucci...Dallas Cowboys fan. Whichever name you call him by, Simon Dean is here to spew venom on the Eagles, their fans, and their chances in the Super Bowl. AND, he calls out some notable Eagles fans! We then chat about being a lifelong Cowboys fan, the Dallas-49er rivalry, visiting Jerry World for the first time, standing on the Dallas star at midfield, Jimmy G, why the Legion of Boom is done, free agency, the Patriots dynasty, and more! Finally, we wrap up talking about Nova's amazing fantasy football league and why I should be in it this year. I've known Nova for 14 years and we have a great, candid chat that must be heard. All the Super Bowl trash talk you've been yearning for is right here, so sit back and enjoy!
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!
We're back with the second part of our car ride with the "Egomaniac" Johnny Idol! Plus week 14 DFS, football talk and a great chat with a New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer...enjoy!!!
Hey hey, it's Conrad Thompson!!! One of the most popular podcast hosts anywhere joins the to show to talk Alabama football, Alabama vs Clemson, the argument against Ohio St. not making the BCS top four, the NFL, Rafael Palmeiro and his love for the Patriots....yes the Patriots! Conrad delivers an awesome explanation of how he became a Pats fan and how quickly we forget the ultimate American underdo they once were. Then, we get into Conrad's specialty...pro rasslin'! Hear how Conrad started watching, what drove him away as a young teen and then how the NWO, a ring in a swimming pool, and ECW pulled him back in. Outside of the Bullet Club, Conrad and the two showshe co-hosts, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, are the hottest fan experiences in wrestling today. Hear about his journey and our mutual love of pro wrstling and sports...enjoy!!!
Johnny Idol is one of the most well-respected Northeast Indy wrestling performers of the past 20 years. Jon is a great friend and someone who helped me immensely ealry on in my career and to this day. Join us as we're on the road and we chat during the car ride about a number of topics such as the Red Sox, pro wrestling, sports, winning and losing and more! Those of you outside of the Norhteast might not be familiar with Johnny, but one listen to part one of our chat on the way to our show, and I know you'll instantly become a fan! But first...my MOM is back with her take on, what else, the Celtics! We also chat about our Thanksgiving, her Christmas decorations and delve deeply into the time I almost got arrested and imprisoned when I was only 16. Yes, a very special after school edition of ILMWIGP with my Mother. Check it out and I know youll enjoy the story as well as getting to know "the Egomaniac" Johnny Idol!
"The Ironman" is a former 3-time WWE tag champ, 2-time NWA World Heavyweight champ, 2017 NPC Mr. Indiana Men's Physique winner, and has been a wrestling big brother to me. Both being on the Raw brand, we travelled, trained, and lived wrestling 24/7. But now, Rob and I cget to chat about his fantasy football teams, playing and wtching sports,working out and dieting, andBOWLING??!! Rob has been in the ring and worked with almost every major name of the last 15 years and is a fountain of wrestling knowledge. We chat about his start, working 167 times his first year in the business, Memphis, getting bionic elbowed by Dusty Rhodes, taking the Claw from Kevin Von Erich, and getting "Superflyed" by Jimmy Snuma...all in the same night! Amazing stories from truly one of the nicest guys guys in the business, take a listen to "The Ironman" Rob Conway!
Jan Murphy is the editor and a columnist for the Whig Standard, the oldest daily newspaper publication in all of Canada. He's also an avid sports fan and fantasy sports owner and part of two baseball and football leagues I'm in. Growing up outside of Toronto, Jan couldn't help but be a huge wrestling fan and has his own website today, chinlock.com. Jan talks with me about football, his Blue Jays, HOCKEY TALK for the first time on the show, House of Hardcore, his upcoming charity show and why he drove 15 hours in one day to bring Tommy Dreamer Tim Horton's donuts! Jan is one hell of a great guy and enjoyable to speak with. Take a listen and get to know Jan, his love of sports, wrestling and, of course, all thngs related to hockey-enjoy!
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Created by
Mark Sterling
Podcast Status
Feb 12th, 2018
Latest Episode
Feb 12th, 2018
Release Period
2 per week
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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