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You have to hear this story

The hosts of Kick Out at Two have a real fondness for Mr. Grim. You will, too, when you hear the story that he shares on this week’s podcast. It is, as they say on the show, the kind of story that can only happen to a wrestler.

Hear Mr. Grim early in the show, and stay for the interview with Joey Ryan.

 

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Kick Out at Two Parties with Joey Ryan

It’s not easy to make a name for yourself in independent wrestling. Most casual fans who only catch the occasional episode of Raw would be hard-pressed to name even three independent wrestlers. But you’d have to be living under a rock not to know who Joey Ryan is. Even if the name escapes you, it should only take a little prompting to remember some of the buzz-worthy moments this international star has produced.

The Kick Out at Two Podcast is kicking of 2017 in style with wrestling’s biggest party animal. Download their show every week on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher to learn more about the top starts in independent wrestling.

Make a resolution this year to go beyond Raw and see what’s really happening in the world of professional wrestling.

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Best of 2016 with the Wilkman

The Wilkman from Kick Out at Two offered up this as his favorite match of the year: Chip Day vs. Gary Jay at St. Louis Anarchy. Look for Righteous Jesse in the left half of your screen in the green shirt, making his presence (and preference) known early in the video. These guys know how to have a good time at a wrestling show.

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The Last Mark Standing Truly Stands Out

Trina never set out to be a podcaster. Or a ring announcer. Or any of the other things she’s become in the last year. She was a childhood fan who simply never outgrew her love for the insanity that is professional wrestling. One night, just for kicks, she began live Tweeting during Raw. Soon she had a following, and before long, she ran into Damian.

Damian is a licensed counselor, an expert on human behavior. He also had aspirations of becoming a broadcaster and had dabbled in podcasting. Like Trina, Damian has a deep love for the sport of pro wrestling, and when the two met online, something clicked.

Trina lives in the Midwest; Damian lives on the East Coast. Modern technology and social media brought them together, and a unique partnership was forged. Now the two are co-hosts for one of the best commentaries on both the WWE and independent wrestling, The Last Mark Standing Podcast.

“The Marky Smark” Trina and Damian “Sawlty G” are more than just commentators. They are self-described promoters of professional wrestling who want to reignite the flame in lapsed fans and encourage casual fans to dig deeper. They don’t just watch the Network and the weekly WWE offerings; they are in the high school gyms and warehouses and roller rinks where independent wrestling happens.

Trina and Damian have a passion for pro wrestling that is infectious. They also bring a unique perspective to the sport, commenting on everything from ring politics to sexism in and out of the ring to proper fan etiquette. They are devoted fans who owe a lot to pro wrestling, and they have dedicated themselves to giving back to the sport that means so much to them.

The best things in professional wrestling often happen organically. The rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin and the birth of Austin 3:16; the “Yes” chants that led to the rise of Daniel Bryan; and the recent emergence of James Ellsworth. The Last Mark Podcast was not in the plans of either Trina or Damian. It evolved organically, beginning with Trina’s live Tweeting, and it continues to rise today.

Visit the Last Mark Standing website to find out how you can subscribe and follow the Last Mark Standing Podcast. This one’s on my weekly must-hear list, along with Kick Out at Two and Gilbert Gottfried. It’s a great listen if you love the sport of pro wrestling.

You can also follow Trina, Damian, and the podcast on Twitter.

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Michael Elgin on Kick Out at Two

koatFirst off… I know, I’ve been slacking. I posted once between the last KOAT podcast update and now. It’s a great article about New Origins Wrestling, if you haven’t seen it. But I haven’t posted anything else.

Truth be told, last weekend I met with a former WWF star who has an amazing story to tell. Won’t say more until it’s a signed deal, but it looks like I will be assisting with an amazing autobiography in 2017.

The gang at Kick Out at Two is never slacking, and this weekend, they are joined by Michael Elgin. Elgin is signed with New Japan and Ring of Honor and can be seen all over the indies. He’s one of the top names to know if you’re looking for something beyond WWE and proof that no matter how many names the WWE signs, the indies are only getting started in their revival.

You can download the Kick Out at Two Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud!

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This week on Kick Out at Two

koatNo Men November is over, but the Kick Out at Two Podcast rolls on. This week, the gang catches up with a certain tag team from Jollyville. Individually they call themselves Nasty Russ and T Money, but together they are… well, let’s just say it’s not a WWE PG Era friendly moniker.

Righteous Jesse tells me that these two had a personal connection with a couple members of the KOAT crew. Should make for a fun listen, as always.

The Kick Out at Two Podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud, and as always, it’s free. If you’re new to the show, go back and check out some of the amazing interviews you’ve missed. Kelly Klein and Rachael Ellering are two recent must-hear guests, and I strongly recommend giving Mr. Grim the Hitman for Hire a listen as well.

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Kick Out at Two with Rachael Ellering

rachael_ellering_-_cionohlweaeycp4Die hard old school wrestling fans know the name Ellering. Paul Ellering is the Hall of Fame manager of one of the most devastating tag teams of all time, the Road Warriors. Current fans may know him as the mastermind behind NXT’s most devastating new force, the tag team known as Authors of Pain. He’s a legend in the business, and whenever he shows up, destruction follows.

But since this is No Men November on the Kick Out at Two Podcast, this week’s episode is not about Paul Ellering. It’s about Paul’s daughter, the second generation superstar making a name for herself in the independents, Rachael Ellering.

Rachael is an exciting young performer who is making her mark all across the country. She’ll be in the Louisville area this Thursday (Thanksgiving Night!) with IWA Mid-South, at NOVA Wrestling in Virginia on Friday, and WrestleCade this coming weekend.

Download the Kick Out at Two Podcast, and find out why Rachael calls herself the One in One in a Million!

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No Guys November Kicks off on Kick Out at Two

maryelizabethmonroeWith over 50+ episodes released, the Kick Out at Two has yet to have a female guest. That changes in a big way starting this week in what Bonnaroo Brittany has declared to be, “No Guys November.”

Their first guest this month is a great one too. Kelly Klein was one of my first interviews here on Eat Sleep Wrestle, and she’s gone on to become one of the driving forces for ROH’s Women of Honor division.

Kelly is the total package: an athletic woman with a solid work ethic and a an incredible mind for the business. She’s been trained by the very best, and it shows in everything she does in the ring. Kelly is a true star and a name you need to know.

Listen to Kelly and the gang by downloading the podcast from iTunes of Soundcloud. And if you like the show, pick up a T-shirt. The new design (see below) is now available on Teespring.

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Spyder Nate Webb on Kick Out at Two

On the Halloween edition of the Kick Out at Two Podcast, Righteous Jesse and the gang welcome 17 year veteran Spyder Nate Webb to the show.

The Indianapolis native has worked with numerous promotions over the years including CZW, IWA Mid-South, and Ring of Honor.

“At the end of the podcast he basically cuts a promo on the fact that he has to go to court for being a good civilian,” says Righteous Jesse. “It’s amazing.”

Download and subscribe to the Kick Out at Two Podcast on iTunes and on Soundcloud!