Dan and Benny In the Ring
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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'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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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

 

Episode 14: WrestleMania Review

Episode 14: WrestleMania Review

April 13, 2021

With the road to WrestleMania complete Dan and Benny review the two night event. On this episode Dan and Benny review the matches, talk about the commentary and give their overall thoughts on the weekend extravaganza.

 

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Bonus Episode - Independent Wrestler Irvin Legend

Bonus Episode - Independent Wrestler Irvin Legend

April 11, 2021

This bonus episode is a reupload of the original interview Dan conducted with independent wrestler Irvin Legend. Taking place on the original "Ref's Roundtable" Dan talks with Irvin Legend about his life in wrestling, his friendship with Tyson Kidd, his plans for the future, and his connections to the Money Gym and Floyd Mayweather.

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Episode 13: Wrestlemania 37 Predictions

Episode 13: Wrestlemania 37 Predictions

April 6, 2021

Wrestlemania season is here and the showcase of the immortals is right around the corner. This week Dan and Benny look at the build for the two night event and give their predictions for the matches. 

 

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Bonus Episode - JP Zarka Founder of ProWrestlingStories.com

Bonus Episode - JP Zarka Founder of ProWrestlingStories.com

April 3, 2021

On a bonus interview episode Dan and Benny interview JP Zarka the founder, and Editor-In-Chief, of ProWrestlingStories.com and Cohost of The Genius Cast alongside wrestling legend Lanny Poffo. JP talks with the guys about his love of the business, his time working with various legends and the stories behind many of his famous stories.

 

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Episode 12: William Harding and the Sugar Hold Challenge

Episode 12: William Harding and the Sugar Hold Challenge

March 30, 2021

This week Dan and Benny talk with William Harding who shares with the guys what is arguably the greatest fan story from the history of the territory days. It was 1981 and ICW superstar Bob Roop shoot $1,000 Sugar Hold Challenge offered fans money if they could legit break out of his legendary, and painful, hold. One night in 1981 William Harding took that challenge and the story of that night is one of wrestling legend.

 

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Episode 11: WWE Fastlane Review

Episode 11: WWE Fastlane Review

March 23, 2021

This week Dan and Benny review WWE Fastlane. This pay per view was the final stop on the road to Wrestlemania and set the stage for the following weeks leading up to the great showcase. Dan and Benny discuss the matches, the moments and give their review of this final show. WWE Fastlane will be the last pay per view to air on the WWE Network in North America before it is shut down. Did the Network go out with a bang or a whimper? Dan and Benny give their thoughts on the event.

 

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Episode 10: Nigel Rabid the Wrestling Personality With Geek Culture Roots

Episode 10: Nigel Rabid the Wrestling Personality With Geek Culture Roots

March 16, 2021

Join Dan and Benny as this week they interview the self professed wrestling personality with geek centered roots Nigel Rabid. Currently working as a manager in SWE Fury Wrestling, Nigel Rabid has worked as an announcer, manager and personality at wrestling promotions across the country. Despite his busy schedule Nigel still finds time to host Story Time with Nigel where he reads to children and shares the joy of reading. Dan and Benny talk with Nigel about his life, his career and what is next for this man of many talents.

 

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Episode 9: George Pantas A Life in Wrestling and Film

Episode 9: George Pantas A Life in Wrestling and Film

March 9, 2021

On this week's episode Dan and Benny interview educator, wrestling videographer/historian, VCW Commissioner, and actor George Pantas. George's story is the literal American dream and he talks with Dan and Benny about his journey from being a poor kid in Greece to sitting at ringside recording and documenting some of the greatest moments in the history of wrestling. George owns the only known footage of the legendary battle of the Nature Boys where Ric Flair faced off against Buddy Rogers. He sits down with Dan and Benny to tell that story and many others.

 

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Episode 8: Ivan Putski Interview

Episode 8: Ivan Putski Interview

March 2, 2021

This week's episode sees Dan and Benny interview the legendary Wrestler, Bodybuilder, and Strong Man the "Polish Hammer" himself Ivan Putski. Dan and Benny talk with Ivan about everything from his early days in the territory to his thoughts on his son following in his footsteps. Benny even manages to get the Polish Legend to sing a few bars.

 

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Episode 7: Elimination Chamber Review

Episode 7: Elimination Chamber Review

February 24, 2021

On this week's episode Dan and Benny review the Elimination Chamber PPV and discuss the big new which came from the event. With the road to Wrestlemania in full swing the boys review the matches, talk storylines and go over their predictions for the coming weeks. 

 

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Episode 6: Wrestling Author Scott Teal

Episode 6: Wrestling Author Scott Teal

February 19, 2021

This week the boys interview legendary wrestling author Scott Teal. Scott discusses his collaboration with legendary grappler Frankie Cain, and tells the stories behind a book more than twenty years in the making. Scott talks Frankie Cain's career from his time in the Infernos to his run as the Great Mephisto.

 

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Episode 5: Andrew Anderson Talks SWE Fury Wrestling

Episode 5: Andrew Anderson Talks SWE Fury Wrestling

February 19, 2021

On this week's episode the boys are joined by wrestler and actor Andrew Anderson. Known for his work across wrestling promotions Andrew Anderson also has a strong acting resume with appearances in 'The Wrestler' and 'Gotham' to name a few. Dan and Benny talk with Andrew Anderson about Texas' SWE Fury Wrestling, the upcoming Wrestlestock Convention in Florida and the Hasbrouck Heights Toy Show.

 

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Wrestlestock Convention: https://www.facebook.com/Wrestlestock/

Hasbrouck Heights Toy Show: https://www.facebook.com/PopKingsNJ/

Episode 4: The Life of Butch Reed

Episode 4: The Life of Butch Reed

February 19, 2021

This week's episode is a somber one as Dan and Benny look back on the life and career of the legendary "Hacksaw" Butch Reed. From his feuds over the name Hacksaw to his time with the tag team Doom and their legendary feud with the Steiner Brothers Dan and Benny pay tribute to one of the greatest of all time.

 

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Episode 3: Royal Rumble Review

Episode 3: Royal Rumble Review

February 19, 2021

Dan and Benny review the WWE's Royal Rumble PPV and look over our predictions. We provide match by match commentary and reviews, give our predictions for where the winners go from here, and even talk a little about that Bad Bunny concert. 

 

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Episode 2: Royal Rumble Predictions

Episode 2: Royal Rumble Predictions

February 19, 2021

On this week's episode Dan and Benny discuss the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV. We look at the stories leading up to the event and make our predictions for who will come out on top as the WWE starts its first steps on the famous road to WrestleMania.

 

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Episode 1: Dominic DeNucci Birthday Bash

Episode 1: Dominic DeNucci Birthday Bash

February 19, 2021

On the premier episode of Dan & Benny In the Ring we are joined by wrestling legend and icon Dominic DeNucci as we celebrate his life and career. Joined by wrestling super fan Mike Migut, the boys listen to road stories and talk to Dominic about his legendary career.

 

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