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Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio
50 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
Episode 139: "Coach BT" Brian Tramel
This week's guest "Coach BT" Brian Tramel! BT has been doing his podcast "Shootin' the Shiznit" since 2008 and it's still going strong each and every week! Gene and Brian discuss a ton of fun stuff here including: Brian's kayfabe newsletter from back in the day and all the work involved to get those published and distributed, old school tape trading, the Rasslin' Riot website, the "feud" with Wrestling News Center, and how new technology has changed it all....plus much, much more!
63 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
Episode 138: "Hot Tamale" Daniel Perez
Locals to Legends is back from hiatus and coming in HOT with our spiciest guest yet, the "Hot Tamale" Daniel Perez! A super fun episode as they discuss the origin of the character, how he became "Cabana Man Dan" at New South, traveling to 8 states in 2018 and where he aspires to travel to in 2019, how it felt getting to induct his mentor into the ProSouth Hall of Heroes, being loved by all the mamacitas, and so much more!!
99 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Episode 137: The Savage Youth Returns!!
A lot has happened since Shean Christopher last joined us on the show. His ProSouth Championship has been won by his former friend/trainer/mentor Ace Haven! We talk about the brutal match from New South where Shean and his partner Kevin "I promise he's on his way, he's just running late" Ryan took on The END for the New South tag team titles and all the craziness involved, the "give me your right knee story", the experience of the Jericho Cruise, Raven's stand up act, his match against the "legendary" Lord Humongous.....and more! A fun show, check it out and please share!!
76 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Episode 136: Charles Zanders
This week's guest is the RCCW Southern Heavyweight Champion Charles Zanders. Whether you love him or you hate him, you have to admit Zanders is always entertaining and this interview is no exception....Listen is as Gene and Charles discuss his early days breaking in the business in Boaz....the people he learned the most from....the day it all clicked for him.....how his recent ROH match came together and how he felt about it afterwards.....his thoughts on critics.....comedy....and much, much more. A fun interview that goes by quick, give it a listen and a share!
83 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
Episode 135: "The Last Hero" Ace Haven
Ace Haven returns to Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio to talk about ProSouth Wrestling this weekend's Brian Pillman Jr. Alabama Tour. Ace talks about the percieved "competition" among Alabama wrestling promotions and where ProSouth fits in and what he feels ProSouth's role is in the Alabama indy wrestling scene. A very interesting perspective with a lot of insight on character developement, storylines, and what goes into how people are booked and presented at ProSouth. They also cover the full cards for both ProSouth's 'Bloodline' card this Friday and Twin States' 'Resurrection' card this Sunday as predictions on who will come out on top. A fun episode as always when Ace Haven joins the show!
136 minutes | Sep 19, 2018
Episode 134: Matthew Glover a/k/a Smooth Plezing
This week Gene is joined by the voice of New South Wrestling, Matthew Glover! You may also know Matthew as 'Smooth Plezing' as he was known for years in numerous promotions. Gene and Matthew have an 'all things wrestling' conversation that goes all over the page with talk of how/when Matthew became a wrestling fan and what makes him different that most other fans and workers. They touch on the world of death match wrestling which Matthew is heavily connected to from his past work with IWA Deep South and IWA Mid South and all sorts of other fun wrestling discussion...check it out!
40 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
Episode 133: Bam Bam Bundy returns (BONUS EPISODE)
A special bonus MONDAY EPISODE!! Gene caught up with Bam Bam Bundy to talk about the Terry Teague situation from this past weekend in Southaven, MS. In order to understand why Bundy drove over 300 miles from Gulfport to Southaven to confront Mr. Teague, they cover a bit of the backstory....this includes Bam Bam discussing for the first and possibly only time the passing of his mentor and best friend Brian Christopher and the rollar coaster of emotions and events that went along with it....Teague's supposed "texts" between he and Brian that got him on the news and spread across social media, and some rather shocking details of things that were said in other messages that we can't post here. Check out the interview, it's emotional and it's real and we appreciate Bam Bam sharing his story with us here at Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio.
90 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
Episode 132: The Starrcast Experience
In this week's special bonus show, Gene and Rosey talk about their experience at Starrcast, part of the ALL IN weekend in Chicago this past weekend. They talk about how Starrcast shaped up against the other conventions they've been to in recent years and how it was better in some ways....and not so much in others.....Overall it was a positive experience but not without it's issues being a first time event. Check it out and hear all the good and the bad from the biggest independent wrestling event of the year including getting to meet Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi....the whole dreadful ICP debacle....and everything in between!
93 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Episode 131: The All In Experience
This week Gene & Rose Jackson discuss their All In live experiece while still on the road traveling back from Chicago to Alabama, from getting to the venue, trying to get merch, and witnessing the historic show itself to nearly being stranded at the Sears Centre....it was quite the experience....check out the show and find out the "Jackson Reaction" to ALL IN! Then check back on Wednesday when they talk all about STARRCAST!
104 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
Episode 130: "Casio Kid" Matt Mitchell
This week Gene is joined by "the Casio Kid" Matt Mitchell. Casio is a comedian, morning radio host, and most importantly a big wrestling fan and one of the stars of the upcoming Starrcast convention in Chicago as part of the huge ALL IN weekend. It's a fun conversation as Casio shares his earliest memories of wrestling, practicing wrestling holds on his little sister, spearing a friend during a wild "Nitro Party", the genesis of his desire to make people laugh, the first joke he ever told and the impression it made on him, getting his start with Rick & Bubba, working for Jay Leno after moving to LA to join the Groundlings Improv School, getting into radio, becoming best friends with the man who would become the 'Podfather' of wrestling podcasts, behind the scenes of Starrcast, and so much more along the way! A great conversation that flies by before you know it.....Casio is a natural story teller and always entertaining...whether you already know him or just want to learn more about him....this is the episode for you! For more information on Starrcast and how you can still be a part of it either in person or via FITE TV go to www.starrcast.com!!
81 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
Episode 129: Jay Andrews
This week Gene's guest is the promoter of Pro Wrestling EGO, Jay Andrews. The guys have a fun conversation covering not only the history and evolution of Pro Wrestling EGO but also the developement of the Great Southern 8 tournament and brand as well as just wrestling promoting in general. They also talk about some of the great independent talent that's out there today that they both know and what's inspired some of the great angles and matches in PWE. All this and much, much more on an episode that really seems to fly by quickly!
69 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Episode 128: Dump Sanders
New South Wrestling's Dump Sanders joins Gene this week as they dive deep into the history of New South and everything that brings us to the 3 Year Anniversary Show this weekend in Hartselle, Alabama. How did New South come together? What was the plan? Are they where they planned to be at this stage? All these questions and many, many more get answered in this fun and insightful episode!
101 minutes | Jul 31, 2018
Episode 127: Mr. Sensational is back again!
Gene's old friend and manager "Mr. Sensational" Leslie Jones returns to the show this week to talk (or perhaps debate would be a better word) wrestling. Leslie has a lot to say about the NWA, NWA World Champion Nick Aldis, ALL IN, Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, and the state of indy wrestling in the south now compared to a few years ago......not to mention a whole host of other fun topics....it's always fun whenever Mr. Sensational is on the show!
98 minutes | Jul 19, 2018
Episode 126: The Trickster
He's a member of Tricks of the Trade w/Dameon Certone....he's one third of Team Thrown Together with JACS & Shean Christopher....he's the booker for New Level Pro Wrestling in Anniston, Alabama....He's the Trickster and he joins Gene on the podcast this week for a super fun episode! Trickster is one of the most charismatic wrestlers on the southern indy scene today and a master of the microphone! Hear how Trickster went from the often infamous ACW in Boaz, Alabama to becoming one of the top stars of Prosouth Wrestling, to being a part of one of the hottest new promotions in Alabama today, New Level Pro Wrestling! Hear how joined his family (no pun intended) in the wrestling biz and has has now made his own name in pro wrestling...even if it wasn't the name he may have intended. A lot of great insight into how he found his way through the often difficult learning process in wrestling and some of the "Tricks of the Trade" he learned along the way!
89 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
Episode 125: Donnie Primetime Returns!!
What time is it?? It's PRIME TIME!! That's right this week Gene is joined by the Steel Dragon himself, Donnie Primetime! The Master of Prime Jit-su is here and he's in full "promo mode" selling tickets and talking all kinds of smack about "Savage Youth" Shean Christopher, Dump Sanders, and countless others! Donnie also talks about the origins of the Featured Attraction, tagging with the REAL Cabana Man Dan, doing seminars, and "brothering" it up on the highways and bi-ways of this great land bringing Prime Jit-su to the masses! He also talks about some of the top prospects out there on the indy scene, and you will be absolutely floored by who one of his "dream matches" would be against!! All this and much, much more in a a super fun and insightful episode of Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio!
74 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
Episode 124: "Mid South Prodigy" Bam Bam Bundy
On this episode Gene is joined by the "Mid South Prodigy" Bam Bam Bundy! Bundy talks about breaking into the buisness in the Memphis Wrestling Academy under Kevin White and Brian Christopher, they discuss his training with Brian and the eventual friendship that stems from it, the man behind the Grandmaster Sexay gimmick that many may not know, How Bam Bam ended up occupying Monday Night RAW with Daniel Bryan, his match that almost didn't happen with Jerry 'the King' Lawler, getting accepted by veteran wrestling Bert Prentice, and what they have going on today with USA Championship Wrestling in Tennessee...all this and so much more on another fun episode of Locals to Legends!
57 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Episode 123: Mad Man Pondo
This week's guest is a death match legend and now a published author....the one and only Mad Man Pondo! Gene talks to Pondo about his career including: working for Herb Abrams' UWF in Florida, his inspiration for becoming a death match wrestler, his days in Kick Ass Wrestling in Memphis, how he met and got involved with ICP, the origins of Girl Fight, his favorite memories of $5 Wrestling, and so much more!! Check out the interview then go order Pondo's book at www.eatsleepwrestle.com!
57 minutes | Jul 3, 2018
Episode 122: Phil Macchio is OK!
Happy Fourth of July!! We have a special bonus episode this week on a Wednesday. This week's episode is intresting to say the least as we welcome our guest Phil Macchio! Last week's guest Izzy Rotten told about a very tough year personally, well Phil has had quite the trying year as well. Hear the crazy story of how Phil went from sitting at his house in Alabama to sitting in a prison cell in Florida! The scary thing is.....in the current state of the world, it could happen to anyone. Phil tells the whole story from beginning to end and hopefully clears the air as to some of the misconceptions that are out there about him. We also talk about some fun stuff like the Terry Teague knockout story, the origins of his "that's OK" catchphrase, and much more! Check it out and spread it around!
83 minutes | Jul 1, 2018
Episode 121: Izzy Rotten- Guilty As Charged
This week's episode gets interesting when Gene is joined by the one and only Izzy Rotten. It's been a roller coaster of a year since Izzy's last time on the show and they get into all of it in this interview. From becoming a "multi-millionare" and losing it all, to becoming buddies with a recent WWE Hall of Famer, to multiple suicide attempts, booking a successful wrestling show recently in Ripley, Mississippi, to having to tag with Gene himself against former WWE Superstar Carlito and Curly Moe for OWO last December....they cover it all and dig pretty deep....Izzy is completely open and honest about the personal difficulties of the last several months and hopefully has some helpful advice to anyone going through a timein their life. Give it a listen, and spread it around for others to here as well.
84 minutes | Jun 21, 2018
Episode 120: Scott Hensley returns to talk Scenic City!
Scott Hensley returns to talk about the Scenic City Invitational. Four years ago Scott and Ace Rockwell had the idea to start a tournament involving 16 of the top indy talents they could find....since then the Scenic City brand has grown into something much more than either had anticipated possible. Scott carries us on the journey of how this evolved over time and has become the epic event it is today. Gene also talks to Scott about the infamous 'Money Pitt Wrestling' project that some of you may not know about. Also, stay tuned after the interview as Gene and Rose Jackson talk about their trip to Nashville to see AroLucha featuring Rey Mysterio.
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