August 22, 2019
On this special episode of Locals to Legends, Gene is joined by his nephew Britt Jackson! A fun conversation catching up with Britt discussing his recovery from a serious knee injury, his recent knee surgery, and time frame for his return to the ring. They also discuss his wrestling career ranging from his start after training with Brian Alexander, his debut at ProSouth, working with his high school friend Donnie Primetime straight through to the breakout of the Mongrel as part of a tag team with Adam Priest, his defeat of Michael Elgin in the New South H.O.S.S. Tournament and the story of the night he suffered his knee injury. All things considered the Mongrel is in good spirits, give this interview a listen and share it on social media!
(This episode is brought to you by ProSouth Wrestling and Twin States Wrestling's MongrelMania)
August 2, 2019
Today's guest is current EPW Champion Dakota Riley. Listen in as Gene talks to Dakota about what favorite wrestling moment made him want to become a pro wrestler. How he got started in wrestling, his first match, figuring it all out, what wrestlers helped him the most in his beginning stages, working with Crazzy Steve, dealing with the Hollywood Clique, the emotions he felt winning the EPW title, and much more! A fun conversation with a guy you'll be hearing a lot more from in the future!
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August 1, 2019
On today's episode, Gene is joined by New South General Manager Kris McInnis. Kris was known as the "Born Villain" long before being a "Villain" became hip in wrestling. Kris talks at length about what it's meant to be the General Manager of New South, not only as a personality on the show but behind the curtain as well. Kris has been responsible for many of the innovations and production improvements that's helped New South stand out among other promotions in the South. McInnis talks about the countless hours it takes to prepare for the shows and have everything in place that the fans have come to expect and enjoy. He also discusses working with the talent backstage to help them develop and get the most out of their persona. Gene and Kris also talk about his upcoming Steel Cage Match with his rival Dump Sanders and just how personal this fight will be. All this and much, much more in very insightful look into the mind of 18 year veteran of the wrestling business.
(This episode is brought to you by New South's Four Year Anniversary and The Retro Gaming Solution)
July 26, 2019
This week Cabana Man Dan returns with all sorts of fun new stories to tell! CMD talks to Gene about the busiest year of his wrestling career that's taking him all over the country for new pro wrestling adventures such as his recent return to Chikara Pro, AIW, and his crazy story about Wrestlemania Weekend representing Southern Underground Pro in a big six man tag match and a surprise booking working with Scott Steiner and Hornswoggle that you have to hear about! CMD discusses the many upsides to wrestling seminars and camps, hear the backstory of the "fake Cabana Man Dan" feud in New South, the real emotions that he felt when winning the 2019 H.O.S.S. Tournament and what he feels makes him stand out from other wrestlers, they also discuss the breaking news that CMD will be facing Sugar Dunkerton a/k/a 'Suge D' for the now vacant New South Championship at the upcoming New South 4th Anniversary show on August 3rd, and much, much more...a great conversation with wrestling's last true babyface in and out of the ring!
(This episode is brought to you by the Retro Gaming Solution and New South Wrestling's 4 Year Anniversary Show)
July 19, 2019
This week's guest is Chris Styles! Chris is another young man like his younger brother Josh Matthews that's been around the wrestling business his entire life and broke in at a very young age. Gene and Chris discuss a variety of topics about his wrestling career including having wrestled over 25 matches before the age of 16, breaking in as a referee, his first experience breaking out of the south wrestling for Chikara Pro many years ago and what it taught him, getting to work with Legends and heroes of his childhood, getting to work in front over 2,500 fans in his first match at the Oman Arena, the advice he received from Bert Prentice that changed his whole perspective on wrestling after being in the business for nearly 20 years, and what's next on his agenda after recently winning the USA Championship Wrestling tag team titles. Plus much more!
(This episode is sponsored by the Retro Gaming Solution)
July 19, 2019
Another special STSPod episode of Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio, In part two of his conversation Josh talks about Southern wrestling, wrestling psychology, being over, best matches, other promotions, Twin States Wrestling, Ricochet, Chikara vs. TFW from Tupelo, and much more ! .Josh's story is a very interesting one and they discuss how he started to what it's like now being a 28 year old man with 14 years in the business.
This episode is brought to you by STSPod.club
July 12, 2019
This week Gene is joined by his friend and frequent guest Scott Hensley. Scott is here to talk about this year's Scenic City Invitational coming up on August 2nd and 3rd at Soddy Daisy High School in Soddy Daisy, TN. They talk about the other Scenic City events of the past year that has led up to this year's tournament, they discuss the 16 wrestlers who will compete this year and what it takes for a young wrestler to get on their radar to be considered for future Scenic City events. They also talk about some of the success stories of previous Scenic City competitors and what they've gone on to since. All this and much, much more in a very insightful and fun conversation with one the most successful promoters in the Southeast.
(This episode is sponsored by SCIwrestling.com)
July 10, 2019
SPECIAL STSPod Episode: “Next Level” Josh Matthews is Gene’s guest for Episode 236 of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.”/Episode 141. In part one of his conversation Josh talks about being in the wrestling business his whole life, first pro match, infamous botched flaming table spot, working “stars” and much more ! .Josh's story is a very interesting one and they discuss how he started up to what it's like now being a 28 year old man with 14 years in the business.
July 7, 2019
2 Fly Ty is Gene’s guest for Episode 140, a special STSPod presentation, Ty is a star who is quickly rising on the Alabama indy scene as well as in Georgia. Ty talks about how he got in the business, how he went from Tyler Swagger to 2 Fly Ty, the ultimatum that brought on the new character and more. Here how he rose from a background player to a main eventer in New South Wrestling. A fun and insightful conversation with a guy you'll be seeing a lot more of in the coming months and years.
January 10, 2019
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!