Here’s what’s happening on my favorite indy wrestling podcasts this week:
Dave Dynasty welcomes Izzy Slapawitz to his podcast on Monday, August 14. Dave is hard at work on a new YouTube compilation series featuring a number of matches from various promotions in the Midwest. Should be exciting.
The story collectors at Talkin’ the Business have the Ace of Spades Ace Austin on the show. They promise an inspirational story of knowing what you want from an early age and stopping at nothing to get it.
Finally, Kick Out at Two presents the first of their interviews recorded live at the 2017 Scenic City Invitaitonal in Chattanooga. First up is an early morning live Q&A with SCI competitor Corey Hollis.
Check out these podcasts on iTunes or wherever you happen to download or steal your podcasts every week, and get to know who’s who and what’s happening in independent wrestling!
What once was lost has now been found. Righteous Jesse, the Wilkman, and Bonnaroo Brittany are very, very sorry for losing these but happy to announce that at long last, their lost interviews with Aaron Space and Kevin Zaxby have been found.
You can heard Aaron and Kevin on this week’s KOAT Podcast, available every Friday on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.
Just a quick note, I won’t be sharing the weekly KOAT shows on Fridays going forward. I’m planning to try a few different things with the blog in the coming months, but I’ll still be sharing the weekly KOAT updates on social media.
I’ve said this many times and I mean it. There’s no better podcast to get you up to speed on who’s who in the independent wrestling scene than Kick Out at Two!
Kick Out at Two Podcast brings you not one but two guests this weekend. Returning guest Tripp Cassidy makes an appearance to talk about the upcoming Dynamite Cup. The gang also talks to women’s wrestling star Angelus Layne at Punk Pro’s Get In the Pit.
Having seen both of these wrestlers in person, this is an episode I’m looking forward to. Great people, amazing stories. Discover what you’re missing by not visiting your local independent wrestling promotion.
Download the Kick Out at Two Podcast every weekend on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.
Whether you’re a fan of wrestling past or wrestling present, there are some amazing podcasts out there to please every wrestling fan. In the last few weeks, I had the privilege of visiting two of them.
Rasslin’ Memories was the first podcast that hosted me when I released Bluegrass Brawlers. Glen Braget and George Schire do a fantastic job chronicling the golden age of wrestling, and it as a pleasure to visit with Glen to talk about Louisville’s Greatest Show. Rasslin’ Memories has had a terrific run as of late, featuring guests like Pretty Boy Doug Sommers and Bob Backlund as well as authors Richard Vicek (Dick the Bruiser‘s biographer) and Dan Murphy (Sisterhood of the Squared Circle).
You can download Rasslin’ Memories from their website on Pioneer 90.1 Radio.
On the other end of the spectrum is Talkin’ the Business with KC and Dave, a podcast that thrives on telling the stories of today’s independent wrestlers. Kevin and Dave begin each show with some solid commentary on WWE, and they have had some terrific guests as of late including two of my favorites, Mr. Grim and Mickie Knuckles. This week Kevin and I talk a little recent Louisville history discussing the 20+ year legacy of OVW and IWA Mid-South. You can also get to know a young Ohio-based wrestler named Alex Daniels on this week’s show. Also known as “The Real Ben Affleck,” Daniels is a rising star with a bright future.
Talkin’ the Business can be downloaded on iTunes and PodBean.
A few years ago when I release Bluegrass Brawlers, the first podcast to invite me on and talk about the book was Rasslin’ Memories, hosted by Glen Braget and George Schire. It was my great pleasure to catch up with Glen a few weeks ago and record a new episode of the program, this time in support of Louisville’s Greatest Show!
You can download the latest episode of Rasslin’ Memories and hear more about the new book on Soundcloud. Click here to download now!
This week the Kick Out at Two Podcast welcomes Air Paris to the program. Righteous Jesse talks with Air Paris about partnering with A.J. Styles, NWA Wildside, and being the father of a young wrestling fan.
It’s a shame to think that after 87 episodes, this could be the end of KOAT as we know it. Why? Because Saturday night, Righteous Jesse is going to die. He’s promoting his second show ever with Southern Underground Pro “Don’t call it SUP GRAPS” Wrestling, and he’s booked himself in a deathmatch against former KOAT guest and legendary deathmatch wrestler, Tank. I’m not sure why Jesse would do such a suicidal thing or why his friend the Wilkman or girlfriend Bonnaroo Brittany would allow it. We can only pray that Jesse will survive and live to podcast another day.
The Kick Out at Two Podcast is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher every Friday.
Southern Underground Pro Wrestling’s second show, Show You No Mercy, takes place Saturday night, June 10, at The Cobra in Nashville and features Bonestorm champion “The Lodestar: Curt Stallion, “The Blue Eyed Devil” Tripp Cassidy, Kevin Ku, Percy Davis, Brett Ison, Chase Jordan, Matt Lynch, Caleb Courageous, and Jeremiah Plunkett. Show information can be found on Facebook or Twitter.
Condolences on the loss of Righteous Hesse can be sent via Twitter to Bonnaroo Brittany.
The Kick Out at Two Podcast is unashamed of their love for the world of flips and kicks. They know that there’s great wrestling to be found beyond the E, just as the folks who keep raiding indy wrestling on behalf of the E do. Week after week, they are committed to introducing new fans to the men and women of independent wrestling in the hopes more people will check out the good stuff happening every week/month right where they are.
This week the Kick Out at Two gang welcomes Jake Something to the show. Jake was another lucky find, a name and face they didn’t know until they see him life at Glory Pro in Alton, Illinois. “After we saw [Jake] we knew we had to talk to him!” Get to know the man who caught their eye on the podcast this weekend, available in iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud!
This week, the Kick Out at Two Podcasts presents an interview with Teddy Fine, taped during his recent trip to Freedom Pro in Nashville. “Primetime” Teddy Fine is a 34 year old veteran of the independent scene from Philadelphia who has worked for numerous promotions in the Eastern United States including CZW, IWA Mid-South, JCW, and multiple branches of the NWA. He’s also held singles and tag titles for PWU, WXW, and BWO.
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I’m not a fan of snakes. My kids love to drag me through the snake house at the zoo because they know how much they make me squirm. But I will make a exception for Ophidian the Cobra.
A few years ago, I used a photo of Ophidian in the book Eat Sleep Wrestle, thanks to wrestling photographer Ichiban Drunk. When CHIKARA came to town, I gave him a copy. He was a very nice guy and very appreciative. He was also a blast to watch in the ring.
Get to know one of the most famous “faces” to ever come out of CHIKARA on this week’s edition of the Kick Out at Two Podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.
This week, the “cool kids” of the Kick Out at Two Podcast welcome Mascot Jake Manning to the show. Manning is a seasoned veteran in the indy wrestling ranks from Preston, Iowa and the current reining PWX Champion. Jake and Righteous Jesse talk about everything from wrestling to being a stand up comic to why Jake considers the KOAT crowd to be “the cool kids table.”
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