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Occupy Pro Wrestling
9 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
OPW Podcast SPECIAL: IMPACT Wrestling...the Key to the Forbidden Door!
On this special episode of the 'cast, Alex Smiley examines the central role IMPACT Wrestling plays in bridging gaps between promotions after a history of short-term failures, and how it brings full circle its partnerships with New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor! (NOTE: A video version of this will soon be available on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr1RWLPyWkqILcms7daD97A), be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when it comes out!)
21 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
OPW Podcast: The Ocho
On this episode of the podcast, I have a retrospective on Occupy Pro Wrestling’s eight years of existence before giving a nice little bonus: the debut of the Bright Side of Wrestling podcast! As always, I take a look at the latest from our site partners in the Partner Spotlight, and talk a little bit about what’s to come. Be sure to look for The Bright Side of Wrestling on its own podcast feed coming soon!
62 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
OPW Podcast: Nostalgia Pop
The OPW Podcast is finally back, picking up where we left off with a fun interview in store with Pittsburgh and West Virginia stalwart Bradley Ruthers about watching the fine graps on Saturday mornings, the history of wrestling in Pennsylvania, and much more! Before that, the latest Partner Spotlight showcases the latest from all of our site partners, including our newest friends at ESPN Sports Sims! Special Guest: Bradley Ruthers.
28 minutes | Aug 4, 2018
OPW Podcast: Big Man On Campus
Did ya miss us? I hope so, or this is gonna be awkward. Occupy Pro Wrestling is finally back with a new podcast, and I got to chat with Kevin Lee Davidson about Glory Pro, #NoNewFriends, the NWL, wrestling for ROH, and the upcoming Resurgence show where he takes on Shigehiro Irie! All this, plus some announcements about the future of Occupy Pro Wrestling and a condensed version of the Partner Spotlight, await you on a brand new episode of the OPW Podcast! If you're in the area of Swansea, IL, be sure and check out the Resurgence show! Tell 'em Occupy Pro Wrestling sent ya! Special Guest: Kevin Lee Davidson.
45 minutes | Aug 31, 2017
OPW Podcast: All The World’s A Stage
All the world’s a stage, and the best stage to be on is in a wrestling ring! This week I celebrate the amazing performance art that is pro wrestling, and I’m not alone as I have a fun chat with Kate Nyx and Liberty Park about wrestling, musicals, and burlesque and how their upcoming GLOB event brings all of it together! All that and the latest in our Partner Spotlight await you in this episode, so enter stage left to this week’s Occupy Pro Wrestling podcast! Thanks as always to our various site partners, and a shoutout to The Mystery Men for “Keep My Heat On” from their album Musica Enmascarada, as well as Lee Rosevere for some great music you can use for podcasting. Check that music out at the Free Music Archive! Special Guests: Kate Nyx and Liberty Park.
55 minutes | Aug 23, 2017
OPW Podcast: Don’t Cross The Streams
Solar eclipses, a new podcast, cats and dogs sleeping together…mass hysteria! This week I talk about wrestling streaming services and the highlights of Summerslam weekend before getting into a chat with Todd Joerschel of Filsinger Games, looking at old-school WWF, CHIKARA, Lucha Underground, and the global (one would even say galactic) reach of Filsinger Games! All that and the return of the Partner Spotlight await you, so strap on those proton packs and let’s get to it! Thanks as always to our various site partners, and a shoutout to The Mystery Men for “Keep My Heat On” from their album Musica Enmascarada, as well as Lee Rosevere for some great music you can use for podcasting. Check that music out at the Free Music Archive! Special Guest: Todd Joerschel.
78 minutes | Oct 25, 2016
OPW Podcast: Revenge of the Smarks
SMAAAARRRRRRRRKS! The podcast has finally returned, and we’re picking up right where we left off: The latest from our site partners, including two new partners in What A Maneuver and Keyboard Warriors; A quick look at some great media, including the book Titan Screwed, a podcast called On This Very Screen and the Hell in a Cell precursor known as The Last Battle of Atlanta, which you can find on the WWE Network; And the long-overdue chat I had with Mike Sorg (Sorgatron) back in May, in which we talked about what got him into wrestling, what started the Wrestling Mayhem Show, the origins of his video production work with Sorgatron Media, and more! It’s absolutely great to be back, Ten Percenters! Be sure to check out our new Patreon page and pitch in a buck or two to support the show and march, and in return we’ll have early shows, bonus content, and a chance to win FREE shirts! Special Guest: Michael Sorg.
55 minutes | Mar 26, 2016
OPW Podcast: Positive Vibes
On this edition of the podcast, it’s all about, well, positive vibes! Here’s a quick rundown: I talk about the latest from our partners, including Dashawns2cents interviewing THE Maffew from Botchamania, the MFX Podcast doing alternative commentary for WWE Fastlane, and my time on Wrestling Mayhem Show to talk about Roadblock and play the Patreon in the Bank round of Mayhem Mania; In this week’s Wrestling Media Review, I give my thoughts on The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling, a fun little thriller with wrestling and reality show themes, and talk about IWC’s anniversary show Fifteen and put over the amazing website you can find that and other great wrestling shows, IndyWrestling.US (which yours truly had a hand in putting together); And in this week’s interview, I talk to Kenny Pete from The Mystery Men, the band that plays the tune you hear on this show! We talk about a lot of stuff, from Wrestlemania 2 to PWG Sells Out Volume 1, watching CHIKARA (and playing some tunes for them) and much more! Thanks for checking the show out, you can now find it on iTunes and Stitcher so be sure to leave a review and rating when you get a chance and help me get an idea of what’s working and where I can improve! Don’t forget, if you want to chat about what YOU love in wrestling, contact me on Twitter @Power2TheSmarks or find Occupy Pro Wrestling on Facebook and we can work out a day and time that works for ya! Links: Dashawns2cents with Maffew from Botchamania MFX 135: Row-Man and Dingy Fight The Monster WMS 511: Patreon in the Bank The Boom Boom Girls website IWC Fifteen at IndyWrestling.US The Mystery Men on Twitter and Bandcamp Special Guest: Kenny Pete.
76 minutes | Feb 25, 2016
OPW Podcast: Introductions Are In Order
It’s here, Ten Percenters! The debut of the OPW Podcast, a pilot of sorts, and a chance to get an idea of what I’m hoping to do with the show! Like a delicious casserole, there’s plenty of layers to enjoy: In the Partner Spotlight, I give an introduction to each of the partners I’m working with, from podcasts to wrestling results to a wrestling film; I give a little introduction of myself, how I get into wrestling and why I’m doing this show; I give a review of Colt Cabana’s Pro Wrestling Fringe, an awesome mini-series you can find on HOWL.fm; For my first interview, I chat with my buddy Babs about how she got into wrestling, her involvement with CHIKARA and the origins of CHIKARA in 15 and Chattin’ With The CHIKARMY, working with Excellence Pro Wrestling and if there are any “shady dealings in catnip,” and much more! Thanks for listening, and please leave some feedback! It’s a growing project, and all your feedback will help foster that growth. Interested in chatting with me about what you love in wrestling and why? Contact me on Twitter @Power2TheSmarks or on Facebook so we can work out a day/time! Big shout out to The Mystery Men for letting me use their tunes for the opening and closing, be sure to follow them on Twitter and check out their music on Bandcamp!
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