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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!