Dan and Benny In the Ring
Episode 38: Greg ”Oscar” Garard

Episode 38: Greg ”Oscar” Garard

September 21, 2021

This week Dan and Benny talk with Greg Garard whom wrestling fans know as Oscar the rapping manager for WWF tag team Men on a Mission. Managing one of the most over acts of the early to mid 90s Greg Garard brought the power of positivity to WWF fans as the rapper Oscar. The guys talk with Greg about his start, current projects and everything in between.

 

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Dan Sebastiano at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/dan/

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The First Realm Album: https://dashgo.co/k4aolg9

Episode 37: Sinn Bodhi

Episode 37: Sinn Bodhi

September 14, 2021

This week Dan and Benny interview wrestler, author, and artist Sinn Bodhi, best known as Sinn in TNA and Kizarny in WWE. The guys talk to Sinn about his childhood in Canada and growing up friends with Edge and Christian to his later years as an elder statesman of wrestling and everything in between.

 

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Dan Sebastiano at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/dan/

Benny Scala at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/benny/ 

Episode 36: Mark ”Carnage” Perez

Episode 36: Mark ”Carnage” Perez

September 7, 2021

This week Dan and Benny talk to Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance's Hall of Fame wrestler Mark "Carnage" Perez. Mark Perez is a veteran wrestler with more than 20 years in the ring. The guys talk with Carnage about his intro into the business, his current career and all the years in between.

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Dan Sebastiano at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/dan/

Benny Scala at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/benny/ 

 

Episode 35: Knuckles Nelson

Episode 35: Knuckles Nelson

August 31, 2021

Dan and Benny talk with three time NWA World Tag Team Champion and member of the New England Wrestling Hall of Fame Brendan "Knuckles Nelson" Higgins. The guys talk to Knuckles about his start in wrestling, his years in the territories and his time in the NWA, WWF and WCW. 

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Benny Scala at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/benny/ 

Brendan Higgins Book: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Up-Wrestling-Ring-Yoga/dp/1952106753

Episode 34: This Week in Wrestling and SummerSlam Review

Episode 34: This Week in Wrestling and SummerSlam Review

August 24, 2021

This week Dan and Benny talk about the exciting news stories from the wrestling world over the past week and give their thoughts on the WWE Summerslam PPV. The guys talk about the big matches, moments, debuts and returns and enjoy the fact that August has been a great month to be a wrestling fan.

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Episode 33: Summerslam Predictions With Buddy Sotello

Episode 33: Summerslam Predictions With Buddy Sotello

August 17, 2021

Dan and Benny are joined by Wrestling Manager Buddy "Master of the Contract" Sotello as they look at this week in wrestling and give their predictions for WWE Summerslam. Calling in from San Francisco Buddy Sotello is a wrestling manager for numerous west coast promotions and is also the cohost of Wrestling & Everything Coast to Coast podcast.

 

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Episode 32: The Hiro Matsuda Stories

Episode 32: The Hiro Matsuda Stories

August 10, 2021

This week Dan and Benny talk with Stephanie Kojima the daughter of legendary Japanese wrestler Hiro Matsuda. Stephanie shares the stories her father told her which she used to write the book 'The Hiro Matsuda Stories: Samurai Spirit' and talks about life growing up with her famous father. Hiro Matsuda trained the likes of Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Bob Orton, Lex Luger, Ron Simmons, The Great Muta and numerous other hall of famers.

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The Hiro Matsuda Stories Samurai Spirit: https://www.amazon.com/Hiro-Matsuda-Stories-Samurai-Spirit-ebook/dp/B07MPV195Z

Episode 31: Dave Dwinell

Episode 31: Dave Dwinell

August 3, 2021

Dan and Benny chat with retired WWF referee Dave Dwinell about life as a pro wrestling referee and his book 'Ringman'. Dave shares stories from the road and talks about what the business was like as a referee in the early days of the WWF and the territory days.

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Benny Scala at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/benny/ 

Dave Dwinell's book 'Ringman': https://www.amazon.com/Ringman-David-Dwinell/dp/1098339479

 

Bonus Episode - Matt Granahan Talks Wrestling and Organized Crime

Bonus Episode - Matt Granahan Talks Wrestling and Organized Crime

August 2, 2021

On this special episode Dan and Benny chat with fight promoter Matt Granahan as he talks organized crime, booking fights, his life in wrestling and everything in between. Hear the boys talk with Matt Granahan as he pitches, and outlines, a possible fight between John Gotti III and Phil Baroni.

 

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King of Connecticut on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?app=desktop&list=PLvoIHF4T3-L7dos07_Hy-i_QYrldFYvyR&fbclid=IwAR3wZiQZmEplTckVJ5y3XiF7wmVHqqXb3BpYaugw8Pho6bOrpu8joZKCrIs

 

 

Episode 30: Classic Review 1991 Great American Bash

Episode 30: Classic Review 1991 Great American Bash

July 27, 2021

This week Dan and Benny do a classic PPV review by looking at the 1991 Great American Bash. The guys are joined by Mike Messier and Jim Phillips as they look at the first Great American Bash under the WCW title. This show was marred by the departure of Ric Flair and is often regarded as one of the worst events in the company's history. Does it hold up?

 

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Episode 29: Wrestling News and MITB Review

Episode 29: Wrestling News and MITB Review

July 20, 2021

This week Dan and Benny look at the news from the wrestling world and review the WWE's Money in the Bank PPV. The guys were both off on their predictions but they look at the good, the bad, and everything in between for the first stop on the road to Summerslam.

 

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Episode 28: Mr. Wonderful and Money in the Bank Predictions

Episode 28: Mr. Wonderful and Money in the Bank Predictions

July 13, 2021

On this week's episode Dan and Benny give their thoughts on the life and career of Paul Orndorff and their predictions for the Money in the Bank PPV. They called him Mr. Wonderful and the guys mourn his loss while celebrating his storied career while also giving their thoughts on the most unpredictable PPV of the year.

 

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Fundraiser for Orndorff Family Expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/f/farewell-mr-wonderful?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

 

Episode 27: “Big” Ron Shaw

Episode 27: “Big” Ron Shaw

July 6, 2021

This week Dan and Benny talk to former WWF wrestler Big Ron Shaw. A mainstay of WWF television in the 1980s Ron Shaw holds a special place in wrestling history winning arguably the biggest upset in wrestling history against David Sammartino in a match dubbed "The Phantom Submission". The guys talk with Ron about his start in wrestling, his stories from the road and his years on television.

 

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Ron Shaw's Website: http://www.bigronshawwwf.com/

Episode 26: Jimmy Valiant the Boogie Woogie Man

Episode 26: Jimmy Valiant the Boogie Woogie Man

June 29, 2021

On this episode Dan and Benny are joined on the panel by the grandfather of the show Angelo DiSipio as they interview the Boogie Woogie Man himself Jimmy Valiant. Jimmy shares stories from his early days with the Valiant Brothers to his later years running a wrestling school and mentoring the next generation. Never a man of few words Jimmy Valiant talks with the guys and even helps them celebrate Benny's Birthday.

 

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Jimmy Valiant Wrestling: https://jimmyvaliant.weebly.com/

 

Episode 25: Hell in a Cell Review

Episode 25: Hell in a Cell Review

June 23, 2021

This week Dan and Benny review WWE's Hell in a Cell PPV and the current events and news from the world of pro wrestling.

 

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Episode 24: This Week in Wrestling & Hell in a Cell Predictions

Episode 24: This Week in Wrestling & Hell in a Cell Predictions

June 15, 2021

This week Dan and Benny give their predictions for the upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV and discuss the news and rumors from this week in wrestling.

 

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Benny Scala at Pro Wrestling Stories: https://prowrestlingstories.com/author/benny/ 

Episode 23: The Current State of the Business

Episode 23: The Current State of the Business

June 8, 2021

Tonight Dan and Benny are joined by Angry Wrestling Fan, and award winning filmmaker, Mike Messier to discuss the current state of the wrestling business. With a recent wave of releases and budget cuts combined with talk of the WWE selling the guys have plenty to unpack as they look at the current state of wrestling and discuss where it could go from here.

 

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Mike Messier YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSx8RE_a4Nh_Fq-BpUq7ghw

Episode 22: What if Hulk Hogan Became AWA Champion?

Episode 22: What if Hulk Hogan Became AWA Champion?

June 1, 2021

On a special round table episode Dan and Benny are joined once again by Evan Ginzburg and Nikita Breznikov as they look at what could have been in the wrestling world had Hulk Hogan become AWA Champion. The guys look at who could have carried the WWF, how long the AWA would have lasted, if Hulk Hogan would still be a household name and everything in between.

 

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350 Days Documentary: https://www.amazon.com/350-Days-Tito-Santana/dp/B07N83R74Y

'When it was Real' By Nikita Breznikov: http://crowbarpress.com/cbp-books/43-nb.html

Episode 21: New Jack Retrospective

Episode 21: New Jack Retrospective

May 25, 2021

Tonight the guys discuss the life and career of hardcore legend New Jack. Joining Dan and Benny are award winning filmmaker Mike Messier and Prowrestlingstories.com author Javier Ojost who both have unique perspectives not just on the career of New Jack, but on the life of Jerome Young.

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Mike Messier YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSx8RE_a4Nh_Fq-BpUq7ghw

 

Episode 20: Wrestlemania Backlash Review

Episode 20: Wrestlemania Backlash Review

May 18, 2021

On this week's episode Dan and Benny review WWE Wrestlemania Backlash. The guys give their thoughts on the matches, moments and even share a few thoughts on zombies.

 

 

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Episode 19: Backlash Predictions and Fan Q&A

Episode 19: Backlash Predictions and Fan Q&A

May 11, 2021

This week Dan and Benny celebrate a fan page milestone by answering fan questions and give their predictions for Wrestlemania Backlash. 

 

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Episode 18: Evan Ginzburg & Nikita Breznikov Roundtable on Superstar Billy Graham

Episode 18: Evan Ginzburg & Nikita Breznikov Roundtable on Superstar Billy Graham

May 7, 2021

On a special round table episode Dan and Benny are joined by Evan Ginzburg and Nikita Breznikov as they debate the WWWF's decision to have Superstar Billy Graham lose the heavyweight championship. Looking at everything from the crowds to the appeal of new champion Bob Backlund, the guys talk about the choice and its impact on wrestling at large. Evan and Nikita disagree on the decision and are both more than willing to tell the guys why.

 

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350 Days Documentary: https://www.amazon.com/350-Days-Tito-Santana/dp/B07N83R74Y

'When it was Real' By Nikita Breznikov: http://crowbarpress.com/cbp-books/43-nb.html

Episode 17: Duke the Dumpster Droese

Episode 17: Duke the Dumpster Droese

May 4, 2021

The trash man cometh. Recorded during the height of the Covid pandemic, and uploaded for the first time, Dan is joined by lifelong wrestling fan, and friend of the show, Jason Tuttle for an interview with WWF Superstar Mike Droese formerly Duke the Dumpster Droese. Mike talks to the guys about his life in the wrestling business from his career highs to personal lows. This special interview covers Mike's story overcoming drugs, rehab, and amputation to an in ring comeback and success story motivating others with tales of his personal triumphs.

 

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Mike Droese Facebook Live Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/mike.droese.96

 

Episode 16: Gary Morgenstein Wrestling and Baseball

Episode 16: Gary Morgenstein Wrestling and Baseball

April 27, 2021

In a different kind of episode Dan and Benny interview author Gary Morgenstein. Getting his start in the wrestling business writing for various wrestling magazines. Gary has been part of the pitch to get Sharknado off the ground, developed a television series filmed entirely on Zoom, and has written several stories including a series about baseball in a distopian world. Dan and Benny talk with Gary about everything from wrestling, to baseball, to the movies, to what truly makes one creative. 

 

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Joyland on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRZdFshTM7JYidoyHQuEwaw

Gary Morgenstein Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Morgenstein/e/B001HPDGEO%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Episode 15: Bruno Sammartino Tribute Show w/ Sal Corrente & Davey O’Hannon

Episode 15: Bruno Sammartino Tribute Show w/ Sal Corrente & Davey O’Hannon

April 20, 2021

On a very special episode Dan and Benny are joined by biographer Sal Corrente and wrestling legend Davey O'Hannon to remember their dear friend Bruno Sammartino. On the third anniversary of his passing the guys share stories of the fandom and look not just at Bruno the wrestling legend, but also Bruno the man.

 

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Bruno Sammartino Biography: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1729634346/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vamf_taft_p1_i0

 

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