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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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Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with wrestling historian John Arezzi to take a look back at Wrestlemania 1. This episode of Sitting Ringside is presented by DraftKings. Download the DraftKings app NOW and use promo code RINGSIDE to enter the free WrestleMania prediction challenge with FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS up for grabs throughout…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome a legendary voice in professional wrestling, as ring announcer David Penzer joins us! David talks about getting into pro wrestling as a kid, reading wrestling newsletters, and when he got smartened up to the business. David also talks about the importance of Florida as a te…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome not one great guest, but TWO, as the creators of Viceland's hit series, Dark Side of the Ring, Jason Eisener & Evan Husney join us! Evan and Jason talk about how the project came together, citing their fascination with "Unsolved Mysteries." They also discuss how the initial…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome former WWE Superstar, the mighty Warlord! Warlord talks about getting his start in pro wrestling, including a fateful encounter with Road Warrior Animal at The Gym in Minnesota. He also talks about meeting Dusty Rhodes and training with Ed Sharkey. Warlord reflects on his t…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer sits down with former WCW stars Lance Storm, Scott Hudson, and Chavo Guerrero to share their memories, stories, and perspectives on the last episode of WCW Monday Nitro, which aired 20 years ago on March 26th, 2001. Make sure to follow David Penzer and “Sitting Ringside” on Twitter and check out the Sitting R…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by the owner and founder of NWA Wildside and pro wrestling agent BIll Behrens, who shares stories about his time in the business, some of the people he’s worked with over the years like “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, the birth of TNA Wrestling the passing of Bob Ryder, and so much more. Make sure to fo…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome indy sensation, Joey Ryan! Joey takes us back to the beginning, growing up as a kid in Los Angeles, and his first experiences with pro wrestling, including his ECW fandom as a teen. Joey explains the differences between the west coast independent scene today vs. back when h…
 
On this episode, Jonny Candido joins host Joel Gertner to talk about his book "Chris Candido: No Gimmicks Needed". Listen in as Jonny talks all about Chris Candido's journey through pro wrestling, antics involving Balls Mahoney and so much more! Find "Chris Candido: No Gimmicks Needed" on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Candido-No-Gimmicks-Need…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We bring you legendary enhancement talent, Barry Horowitz! Barry talks about getting into wrestling as a kid, and training with Boris Malenko, where he would certainly pay his dues. Barry discusses his first matches for the WWWF with Angelo Mosca and Don Muraco, as well as those who h…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by the devil himself, “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan, who shares stories and pays tribute to wrestler Buddy Colt and promoter Jim Crockett Jr., both of whom recently passed away. Make sure to follow David Penzer and “Sitting Ringside” on Twitter and check out the Sitting Ringside store at ProWrestl…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome The Big Guy, Ryback! Ryback talks about growing up in Las Vegas, and how he was able to avoid getting sucked into the lifestyle of gambling and excess. Ryback reflects on his first exposure to WWE as a kid, and talks about his journey to becoming a WWE Superstar, including …
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined once again by Impact Wrestling’s Moose, who returns to Sitting Ringside to discuss his upcoming matchup against Rich Swann for the Impact Wrestling World Championship at Sacrifice on Saturday, March 13th. Make sure to follow David Penzer and “Sitting Ringside” on Twitter and check out the Sitting Ri…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome a man who has literally been in the middle of it all over his 40+ year career, referee Earl Hebner! Earl takes us back to the beginning, working on the ring crew and training with Tommy Young. Earl talks about what it takes to be a good referee and the role referees had in …
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined once again by old friend and boss, Tony Schiavone of All Elite Wrestling. The two catch up on everything that’s been going on as old friends do, his podcast with Conrad Thompson, discuss the AEW/Impact Wrestling relationship, the surprise arrival of Sting to AEW, Chris Jericho’s leadership in the lo…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. Excited to welcome "The Russian Nightmare", Nikita Koloff to the show this week to talk about his start in pro wrestling thanks, in part, to a suggestion from Road Warrior Animal. Nikita discusses adopting the Russian gimmick, how he was able to perfect the accent, and the lengths he …
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer catches up with former WCW wrestler turned trainer Brad Cain, but most of you know him as “Lodi.” The guys discuss Lodi’s start in the business, tag teaming with Lenny Lane in the ring and partying with him out of it, his interesting and complex relationship with Raven, becoming a member of The Flock and bein…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome WWE Hall of Famer, Gerald Brisco! Jerry talks about how he got into professional wrestling in the 60s and 70s, what the territories were like back then, and working for Leroy McGuirk. Jerry talks about the impact working in Australia had on his wrestling style, as well as h…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. Hey Yo! We welcome Rick Bognar...best known to WWE fans as "Fake" Razor Ramon! Rick talks about growing up in Canada and getting into wrestling as a teenager. Rick reflects on his time working in Japan, where he'd perform for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling as Big Titan. Rick also tal…
 
Today on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer catches up with former WCW valet, George Frankenstein (aka Gorgeous George). This woman has lived one of the craziest lives and shares her stories of getting into the wrestling industry, how she met and started dating Randy Savage, meeting and marrying Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein of The Misfits and her ro…
 
We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome former WWE ring announcer, Mike McGuirk, for a 2+ hour conversation! Mike talks about how she got into ring announcing and color commentating, and how she became known for not only her voice, but her unique ring attire and hair, as well. Mike also talks about how her father…
 
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