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On September 4th, 1995, World Championship Wrestling started the Monday Night Wars by launching a new flagship show, WCW Monday Nitro. On our podcast we review Nitro episode by episode providing humor, context, background, and insight. Join us on our tour of the southern front of wrestling's greatest battle.
 
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This week on Sitting Ringside, in one of the more interesting episodes that has been done, David Penzer chats with Impact Wrestling Executive Vice President, “The Invisible Hand” Don Callis. The guys talk about the working relationship between Impact Wrestling and AEW, the reformation of Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and The Good Brothers and what …
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer kicks off the New Year by chatting with former WCW/WWE wrestler/producer and one of his oldest friends, Fit Finlay. Fit talks about being a third-generation wrestler and his start in the business, working in Europe, his move to the United States and his time in WCW, moving on to the WWE, and the guys shar…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is thrilled to be joined by the AEW World Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks. Matt and Nick discuss the grind they’ve endured to find success in the pro wrestling industry, some of the people who are overly critical of their style, the formation of AEW and the ongoing working relationship with Impact Wre…
 
On this episode of The 69 Minute Eargasm with Joel Gertner, Joel catches up with former WWE Superstar and former Impact World Champion Eric Young. Eric Young goes into great detail about coming up through the independent wrestling scene, the differences between the WWE and Impact/TNA locker rooms, where he thinks Impact Wrestling stands among the p…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer welcomes back “The Disco Inferno” Glenn Gilbertti to the show for a little Q & A. The guys answer your questions about what company handled the COVID pandemic the best, the Vader/Paul Orndorff fight, Kevin Sullivan and Chris Benoit, the Steiner Brothers, the Road Warriors, Ric Flair, some funny road stori…
 
Joel Gertner and Grant Fletcher catch up after being on hiatus. Grant talks about his new book "It's Trivial: 1,000 Trivia Questions". Joel Gertner then interviews pro wrestling and powerlifting legend Ken Patera. PLUS Today in Pro Wrestling History with John Pantozzi! Follow Joel Gertner on Twitter @studmuffinsays Subscribe to Joel Gertner's YouTu…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts Champion, “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo. The two discuss Deonna’s journey through the wrestling business, her time in Impact Wrestling, the relationship between Impact and AEW and who she might want to face, intergender wrestling, and more. Make sure to follow …
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer pays his respect and honors the life of the great Pat Patterson, who passed away this past Wednesday, with the co-author of Pat’s biography titled “Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE,” Bertrand Hebert. Make sure to follow David Penzer and “Sitting Ringside” on Twitter and check out the Sitt…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by “Le Champion” Chris Jericho to discuss the career of The Undertaker, both in and out of the ring. Also, “The Demo God” hits on his upcoming match with Frankie Kazarian this Wednesday night on AEW, the thrill of the fans singing “Judas” on his way to the ring, how AEW operates behind the scene…
 
Ever since the Dark Side Of The Ring episode on The Fabulous Moolah two years ago, David Penzer has wanted to bring on a guest to talk about her unique career. Numerous men and women have turned down the request but the leader of The Fight For Moolah Project obliged. Nigel Sherrod, who appeared on The Dark Side Of The Ring, sits down with Penzer to…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by former WCW and WWE superstar “The Big Cat” Curtis Hughes (aka “Mr. Hughes”). He shares stories about how he got his start in the ring, some great stories about his time on the road, working with The Undertaker, why his success was limited and why politics played a big role, some of the househ…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer pays tribute to his old friend Tracy Smothers, who lost his battle with cancer last Wednesday, by sharing his thoughts about Tracy and revisiting Tracy’s appearance on the podcast from this past May. Thanks for listening!!!! Make sure to follow David Penzer and “Sitting Ringside” on Twitter and check out …
 
One of the biggest “What Could’ve Been” stories in the history of pro wrestling is Mark Jindrak. From being one of the Natural Born Thrillers in the final days of WCW to being replaced at the last minute by Bautista as the final member of Evolution with HHH, Ric Flair, and Randy Orton in the WWE, Jindrak may have fallen out of the spotlight in the …
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with the Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Rohit Raju to discuss his journey through the wrestling business, his time with Impact Wrestling and how grateful he is to be there, what still frustrates him from his time on the indies, some great impressions, and his upcoming match this weekend at…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with one of Impact Wrestling’s newest additions, Heath. The artist formerly known as Heath Slater talks about his start in the wrestling business, being a part of FCW and the Nexus, his time in the WWE, how he found out he was being released from the WWE, his move to Impact Wrestling and whether…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with Impact Wrestling World Champion Eric Young, fresh off of his victory over Eddie Edwards this past weekend at Victory Road 2020. 2020 has been an insane ride for everyone but Eric Young’s journey through the year has been ridiculous. From starting the year in the WWE, losing his job in April…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with one of the original members of AEW’s Dark Order, Evil Uno. The guys discuss Evil Uno’s start in the wrestling business with guys like Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn from the WWE, being one of the pioneers in melding the gaming world with pro wrestling, his Twitch channel, meeting his tag team pa…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with long time independent wrestler Andrew Anderson to talk about just how much life has changed in the world of independent wrestling since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks for listening! Make sure to follow David Penzer and “Sitting Ringside” on Twitter and check out the Sitting Ring…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with one time New Japan Pro Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Champion, eight time NJPW Junior Heavyweight Tag Team champion, three time Ring Of Honor Tag Team champion, and co-host of the “Talk’n Shop” podcast, Rocky Romero. The two discuss his start in the wrestling business at age 15 in Northern C…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with two time Ring Of Honor World Champion, two time Ring Of Honor World Television Champion, six time X-Division Champion for Impact Wrestling, and Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champion, the one and only Jay Lethal. He talks about his humble start in the business at age 15, working in the Northeas…
 
Late in the days of WCW, a young tag team called “Air Raid” from NWA Wildside was signed and being positioned to be the future of the cruiserweight division. The two guys, who were very much innovators in the high flying action we see a lot of today, would have futures that would go in very different directions. One would go on to become a multi-ti…
 
In this episode of The 69 Minute Eargasm with Joel Gertner, we honor the life and career of the late James Harris AKA KAMALA. Take a listen back to Joel Gertner's interview with Kamala from episode 9 of The Eargasm. It has been remastered with audio clips from throughout Kamala's career included for a brand new listening experience. You can buy Kam…
 
Whether you know him as one of The Major Brothers, one of The Edgeheads, or a three-time World Tag Team Champion, Brian Myers (formerly known as WWE superstar Curt Hawkins) has accomplished a ton over his 16-year career and it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that he’s still a young guy at just 35 years old. Today on Sitting Ringside, Brian sits do…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by one of the most impactful and revered people in the wrestling business over the last 25+ years, former ECW, WCW, and WWE superstar and trainer Lance Storm. During this really insightful conversation, Lance talks about his start in the business, coming up with Chris Jericho and his relationship wi…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside and fresh off of his debut with Karl Anderson at Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary, David Penzer is joined by Luke Gallows, one half of The Good Brothers. The guys discuss how Gallows found wrestling and the start of his training, being old school and being one of the last to work the territories, his first WWE run as Festu…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by former AEW Women’s Champion, Nyla Rose. The two discuss her start in the wrestling business, how her grandmother made her a fan as a child, her time in Japan and working with Jordynne Grace, getting the call from Kenny Omega about joining AEW, and more. Then, Nyla gets very open about her journey…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, Impact Wrestling ring announcer David Penzer sits down with five-time Knockouts Champion, one third of The Beautiful People, and current Impact Wrestling color analyst Madison Rayne. She talks about how she went from having a 4.0 GPA in nursing school and how that turned into a successful wrestling career, her journey to …
 
In this episode of The 69 Minute Eargasm with Joel Gertner, Joel is joined by actor, wrestler, comedian and YouTube personality RJ City. Listen in as RJ City discusses his early days as a small wrestling fan, his tenure as Gildar on "Splatalot!", his buddy David Arquette and so much more! Follow RJ City on Twitter @RJCity1 https://twitter.com/RJCit…
 
During the era of teams like The Rock & Roll Express, Road Warriors, and The Midnight Express, one of the most underrated tag teams of the time was Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton, The Fantastics. Formed in 1984, they held multiple tag team championships and make an impact that is still felt today. This week on Sitting Ringside, David sits down with …
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down to chat with former WCW color analyst and longtime Pittsburgh radio personality Mark Madden, who is currently the afternoon drive host on 105.9 The X. Madden talks about his time in WCW, the real story of how he became a color analyst on Nitro, how innovative WCW was in terms of the internet, ho…
 
In this episode of The 69 Minute Eargasm with Joel Gertner, Joel Gertner and Grant Fletcher address the previous episode #37 that doesn't exist. Then Joel descends into the shark cage to go one-on-one with Shark Boy! Listen in as Shark Boy details getting his start training under Les Thatcher, being featured on the MTV show "True Life" and getting …
 
With all of the negativity and tension in the world right now, David Penzer reached out to the only person in the world that could bring the power of positivity to life and one of the greatest storytellers in the history of pro wrestling, former WCW World Champion and WWE Hall Of Famer, Diamond Dallas Page. DDP shares some incredible stories about …
 
Dave and Tim, reeling from a week of wrestling tragedies, discuss the week in wrestling that was Jan 27 through Feb 2, 1997. RAW is moving to two hours, Bret Hart has words for Hulk Hogan and WCW, plus Monday night ratings and WCW Saturday Night Ratings! Plus, Tim talks to independent wrestler Slade Mercer about the Australian wrestling scene, grow…
 
In this episode Joel Gertner and Grant Fletcher talk about how difficult it can be to describe movies, fried chicken and how southerners pronounce French words. Then Joel is joined by authors Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laprade to discuss their new book "The Eigth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant". Together they have also written …
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with longtime referee Mickie Jay, who talks about getting his start in the Florida territory, working Dustin Rhodes first match, and then moving on to WCW and the WWE. The guys also share stories about Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, some behind the scenes stories about their WCW days, wrestling polit…
 
In this episode of The 69 Minute Eargasm Joel and Grant discuss the spicy chicken wing challenge Joel took on his YouTube channel, AEW Double or Nothing and the Stadium Stampede. Then Leva Bates joins the conversation to talk about her early years as a fan of WWF (WWE) and WCW, hosting Nitro parties and her journey to become a pro wrestler herself …
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with longtime WWE superstar D-Lo Brown. The guys discuss D-Lo breaking into the business in Smoky Mountain Wrestling with New Jack and The Gangstas, his move to the WWE, working with The Nation Of Domination and a guy you may have heard of named Dwayne Johnson, and the tragic situation with Droz…
 
In this episode Joel and Grant discuss embarrassing things that happened to them in and around the wrestling world. In particular an event in which Grant accidentally bled on WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T. Then Joel Gertner is joined by Keith Elliot Greenberg. Keith Elliot Greenberg wrote for WWF / WWE Magazine for over 20 years and has written numer…
 
With AEW’s “Double Or Nothing” coming up this Saturday night. David Penzer catches up with AEW’s “Spanish God” Sammy Guevara to talk about the upcoming “Stadium Stampede Match” between The Inner Circle and The Elite, having Chris Jericho take him under his wing, his start in the wrestling business at Booker T’s “Reality Of Wrestling,” how PWG playe…
 
This week Joel Gertner is joined by former WCW and current Impact Wrestling (TNA) ring announcer David Penzer. Listen in as David Penzer fills us in on his journey through the world of professional wrestling. From coming up in the Florida territories, to promoting his own pro wrestling shows, to making loops with the likes of Ric Flair, Arn Anderso…
 
Dave and Tim are joined by independent wrestler Billie Starkz as the attempt to put Souled Out behind them and begin the build towards February's SuperBrawl! Eric Bischoff deals with the fallout of Souled Out's tag title change and his displeasure with Randy Anderson. The WCW Executive Committee has a major announcement for Hulk Hogan, but first he…
 
Some of you may know him as Devon Storm, some of you may know him as Crowbar, and some of you may know him as physical therapist Chris Ford, but David Penzer knows him as one of the better guys he’s known from the pro wrestling business. This week on Sitting Ringside, Crowbar shares his stories from his time in the ring in WWF, WCW, ECW, TNA, ROH, …
 
Star of Herb Abrams UWF (Universal Wrestling Federation) and one half of the tag team Wet N' Wild joins The Quintessential Studmuffin Joel Gertner on this week's episode of The 69 Minute Eargasm Sunny Beach discusses coming up in the Florida territories alongside the likes of Andre the Giant, Chief Jay Strongbow and so many other legends of the wre…
 
This week, I’m honored to interview a long time friend who has been in the battle of his life. Tracy Smothers has spent the last six months battling Stage 4 Lymphoma and I’m so humbled that he tells his story on this podcast. I talk to Tracy about his battle and how he almost died twice. He details his challenges and how the COVID-19 pandemic has a…
 
Dave, Tim, and New York City based indie referee Katy Vella try to stay sane as they are inundated with 3 hours of Eric Bischoff's rampaging id. Boring matches with no heat, half baked set dressing, a questionable opening vignette, an odd choice of locale, and an unnecessarily cruel beauty pageant are just some of the lowlights of one of the worst …
 
He's suicidal. Homicidal. GENOCIDAL! On this episode of The 69 Minute Eargasm with Joel Gertner, the Quintessential Studmuffin welcomes Sabu and Super Genie to the show. Listen in as Sabu recounts the tail of training to become a professional wrestler under his uncle, The Original Sheik. Breaking into the pro wrestling business alongside Rob Van Da…
 
This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with a guy who has literally seen it all in the wrestling business, 45+ year wrestling veteran Mike Jackson, who just recently at the age of 70 went viral for his match against Johnny Swinger on Impact Wrestling. Mike talks about his days in the territories, working in Memphis with Jerry Lawler …
 
PCO returns! In a follow-up to last week's episode, the former Ring of Honor Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion makes his way back to The 69 Minute Eargasm to cover the second half of his career up until now. Listen in as PCO leads off with his story of The Brawl for All (As recently depicted by Dark Side of the Ring on Vice), where he'll go into…
 
On this week's WorldWide we look at the 1/20/97 RAW, analyze the Monday Night War ratings and Clash of the Champions 34 ratings, preview Souled Out with some more matches added on the 1/25 episode of WCW Saturday Night, and go through all the news from the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Torch. Then Tim sits down for a fun conversation with St…
 
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