It takes a lot of time and hard work to keep a website running. Thankfully, Pro Wrestling Ponderings has Chris GST to keep the lights on, and other cliches! Chris and Kevin talk about wrestling fans and their video collections, becoming a fan of the Indies, Ring of Honor, the state of California, and of course, lots of inside talk on Pro Wrestling Ponderings, including one tidbit that caused a lot of controversy. If you enjoyed last weeks episode with Jerome, this is a perfect companion piece. This is possibly the most ADD episode of Fan to Fan yet.
Two of the co-founders of Pro Wrestling Ponderings sit down to discuss the fifth year anniversary of the website. Travel back in time to hear about how the website came about, initial plans, how those plans have changed, and some inside scoops on the inner workings and history of PWP. Of course, Jerome talks about growing up a fan of the WWF, taking a break from wrestling before jumping back in, relationships he’s cultivated with AAW and the Squared Circle, and his time spent as a pro wrestling commentator. It’s a long one folks, but any person who has been following PWP for a period of time will get a kick out of this weeks discussion.
You literally would not be listening to this podcast right now if it were not for this weeks guest. Kevin and his BFF Brad talk about why that is. The duo discusses Brad’s fandom growing up, evolving into the indies, living with Jimmy Jacobs and stories of multiple wrestlers who have crossed his paths over the years. They also talk about the Cool Kids Table website, Dragon Gate, Brad’s addictive personality, and John Mayer. Ever wanted to hear what a guy who looks like Bradley Cooper but has Marc Maron’s personality is like? Look no further than this show.
Webmaster of 411 Mania’s Wrestling and MMA sites Larry Csonka sits down with Kevin to talk all the joys and woes of running a popular wrestling (and pop culture) website! All the fun things like commenters, proper credit on articles, and much more are discussed. Of course, Larry’s wrestling fandom is also talked about, specifically growing up as an NWA fan, trying his hand at being a pro wrestler, and nearly getting verbally destroyed by Jim Cornette.
Former podcaster and blogger Mike Falcone sits down with Kevin for a lengthy chat on many topics, including wrestling gimmicks, the parallels between wrestlers and comedians, Saturday Night Live, the growth of technology and how it’s affected the way we watch wrestling, the state of the Indies today, and much more. A very fun and interesting chat you won’t want to miss out on!
You may have heard Emil J behind a microphone many times before, but not like this. This time we talk about Emil growing up as a fan of the WWF, getting into the Indies, and breaking it into the business as a ring announcer and broadcaster. Emil also went to New Orleans for WrestleMania, which naturally leads to conversations of strip clubs, the rib that is cover charges, and the Ultimate Warrior. To say this episode is unique would be an understatement. Check it out!
Casey and Kevin met by happenstance many moons ago, and in this episode of “Fan to Fan”, Kevin gets to learn a lot about his new pals backstory. There’s much discussion of growing up on WWF and WCW, the WWE Network, Michinoku Pro and ECW, the appeal of used book stores, CHIKARA, the culture of wrestling fandom, and a whole bunch of other topics. The name Casey Mitchem may not strike you, but the titillating conversation is more than worthy of a listen.