Under The Ring Report

Under The Ring Report

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It’s a fun journey into the world of professional wrestling from a fans perspective.
Is the NWA a Revolution - UTRR061
Sep 22 • 20 min
The NWA was once the major player in pro wrestling before the WWE become a global corporation. Now that Billy Corgan has revived the NWA and Cody Rhodes is the NWA Heavyweight Champion, what’s next. Tom and I discuss how the NWA could be the start of a…
CM Punk Fans Need to Just Say No - UTRR060
Sep 14 • 44 min
It’s been a couple weeks since Starrcast and All In, so Tom and I finally get time to talk about our experience. After talking about our fun at the events, I ponder the question on why CM Punk fans can’t realize he’s done with wrestling. Special guest…
All In & Starrcast - UTRR059
Aug 24 • 26 min
We’re just a week away from “All In” and Starrcast and Tom and I sit down and talk about what we’re looking forward to seeing at the big show. We also discuss why we think older fans are flocking to independent wrestling instead of WWE shows. Plus why…
Flashback Interview Dr Death Steve Williams - UTRR058
Aug 19 • 23 min
This week we dig into the Under the Ring Report archives and go back to May 2000 and revisit an interview we conducted with the Late Great Dr Death Steve Williams. Dr Death talked about being released from WWE after being injured in the Brawl for All and…
Will it be Hogan’s Hall of Fame or Shame - UTRR057
Aug 3 • 24 min
Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE hall of Fame, but will it be that easy to win back the Hulkamaniacs that looked up to him before his fall from grace. Tom and I discuss our thoughts on the subject and what we hope Hogan will do with this…
Is the Bullet Club becoming the NWO - UTRR056
Jul 22 • 21 min
The Bullet Club is still one of the hottest factions in profesional wrestling, but with the recent splintering of the group could these mean the end of their long run. The simliarites between the Bullet Club and the NWO have always been there but now they…
Legends aren’t what’s best for NJPW - UTRR055
Jul 11 • 22 min
After suffering through the commentating for New Japan’s G1 Special, I can honestly say it’s time for a change. This week Tom and I tallk, ok maybe I go on a rant for a little while on why we need Kevin Kelly and Don Callis. NJPW is putting on a great…
Akeem Under the Gimmick - UTRR054
Jul 1 • 12 min
It’s time to go Under the Gimmick and look back at Akeem the African Dream. This was one gimmick change that always left me puzzled because the One Man Gang was such a great heel in the WWF. This week Tom and i discuss our thoughts on Akeem and some of…
Changing History - UTRR053
Jun 17 • 23 min
If you had the power to change one thing in wrestling histroy, what would it be? This week Tom and I tackle that subject and we end up talking about a lot about things that happened in the history of WCW. So give it a listen as the armchair bookers do…
WWE Hangover - UTRR052
Jun 2 • 23 min
Most fans have been feeling the same way we have since Wrestlemania, WWE has a hangover. We find a lot of the stories boring and quickly thrown together with not enough time for us to care about a match. Well have no fear, we have the cure. This week we…
Tom’s Wife Saves the Day - UTRR051
May 22 • 22 min
This week we talk about our experience trying to get tickets for the ALL IN event and how Tom’s wife was able to save the day for us. Then we discuss the Starrcast event and the people we are looking forward to seeing during the Labor Day weekend event.…
Oz Under The Gimmick - UTRR050
May 6 • 22 min
This week we look back on another strange gimmick given to a six-time World Champion and twelve-time World tag Champion. In 1991 the powers that be in WCW thought it would be a good idea to dress Keven Nash up as Oz from the Wizard of Oz, and this week we…
Independent Shows Are Fun - UTRR049
Apr 24 • 25 min
This week we discuss the goldmine in many people’s backyard that is independent wrestling. I took my wife, who is not a wrestling fan, to the ACW Watercity Wrestlecon 2018 in Oshkosh, WI this past weekend and she had a blast. So this week I talk with her…
Wrestling Overload - UTRR048
Apr 12 • 33 min
Wrestlemania weekend is over and somehow we survived all the great wrestling shows. This week we discuss our thoughts on ROH Supercard of Honor, NXT Takeover and the granddaddy of them all Wrestlemania. We talk about what we liked and what we didn’t like…
Wrestlemania Memories & Predictions - UTRR047
Apr 1 • 47 min
It’s the final week before Wrestlemania and we’re finishing up the hype with our favorite Wrestlemania matches of all-time. We have a few special guests this week to talk about their favorite matches too . Plus memories of performing at Wrestlemania with…
Top 5 Wrestlemanias - UTRR046
Mar 19 • 29 min
As Wrestlemania gets closer, now is a good time to take a look at our Top 5 Wrestlemanias of all time. Tom and I compare our lists and discuss why the shows deserve to be ranked where they are. We also have a special guest as Scary Fn Terry gives us his…
Roman I think I Like You - UTRR045
Mar 7 • 17 min
This week Tom and I have to come to terms with the idea that we both might finally cheer for Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania. I think the new phrase should be anyone but Lesnar, so this could be a caree defining moment for Roman Reigns. We discuss how WWE is…
Mr America, Under The Gimmick - UTRR044
Feb 28 • 15 min
It seems strange to put a mask on one of the most popular figures in pro wrestling and pretend like you have no clue who it is. If this sounds like a TNA storyline, think again. Mr America was a WWE creation in 2003, and it was Hulk Hogan wearing a mask…
Braun Strowman We’re Not Finished With You - UTRR043
Feb 21 • 14 min
This week it’s all about the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman. Tom and I talk about how far he has come with his character and how most fans in the WWE would love to see him become the new WWE Universal Champion at Wrestlemania. We cover everything we…
Remembering Jimmy Superfly Snuka - UTRR042
Feb 14 • 15 min
It’s been a little over a year since we lost WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and we’d like to revisit an interview we conducted with him in February of 2000. We talked about how he got started in the business and some of his greatest feuds and…
Visions of the Road to Mania - UTRR041
Feb 7 • 19 min
This week we lay out our predictions for the Road to Wrestlemania. Some of our ideas have a good chance of happening, but Cousin Tom has one wish that I think it almost as unbelievable as Santa Claus, but we’ll see who has the last laugh. Enjoy this weeks…
Royal Rumble Ramblings - UTRR040
Feb 2 • 25 min
We’re back and this week it’s all about the fallout from the Royal Rumble. We still can’t believe Nakamura won, and how we will finally see AJ vs Nakamura at the Royal Rumble. We also discuss how impressed we were with the returning women in the Women’s…
Royal Rumble Memories - UTRR039
Jan 18 • 26 min
It’s almost time for the Royal Rumble, so this week we sit down and talk about our favorite moments from the Rumble. Plus I give Cousin Tom a surprising history lesson, that not many people are aware of when it comes to the first Royal Rumble. We also…
New Japan Wrestling Running Wild - UTRR038
Jan 10 • 26 min
We watched Wrestle Kingdom 12 and boy do we have a lot to talk about. This being the first time we’ve watched a full New Japan PPV, we discuss the major differences for us between New Japan and wrestling in the states. Plus we talk about a few things that…
2017 Year End Awards - UTRR037
Dec 27, 2017 • 21 min
It’s time for the first annual 2017 Under the Ring Report Year End Awards. Thanks to all the fans that voted on twitter and facebook and wanted to make their voice heard. Find out who won match of the year, male and female wrestler of the year and a lot…
Holiday Gift Giving - UTRR036
Dec 19, 2017 • 16 min
With the holidays upon us, Cousin Tom and John the Fleshwound pass along their last minutes gift ideas. They know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but it really doesn’t matter to them. This year they give the gift of laughter, so with some help…
Tom Zenk Shoot Interview - UTRR035
Dec 17, 2017 • 30 min
Tom Zenk has passed away at the age of 59, and fans will remember him from his time in WWF as part of the CanAm Connection with Rick Martel and later in WCW tagging with Brian Pillman. We had the pleasure of interviewing him in late 2000 and he was one of…
Saturday Night Main Event - UTRR034
Dec 13, 2017 • 26 min
This week we date ourselves and talk about the WWF TV program Saturday Night Main Event. This program ran from 1985 to 1992 on NBC and was the show to watch in the 80’s if you wanted to see the stars of the World Wrestling Federation. At the time this was…
The Honky Tonk Man - UTRR033
Dec 5, 2017 • 31 min
This week we open up the Under the Ring Report vault and bring back our interview from 1999 with the Greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time, The Honky Tonk Man. You’ll find out why he lost his title to the Ulitmate Warrior so quickly and his…
Woken - UTRR032
Nov 28, 2017 • 15 min
We’re back from our tryptophan induced comas and we hope everyone had a great holiday. On this weeks show Cousin Tom is Woken and ready to talk about Matt Hardy. We discuss how the Broken gimmick might work in WWE and just how far they can take the…
What We’re Thankful For - UTRR031
Nov 24, 2017 • 14 min
With everyone is the United States celebrating Thanksgiving, we thought now was a perfect time to talk about what we’re thankful for in wrestling. Cousin Tom and John The Fleshwound talk about wrestlers, gimicks and more that make them thankful to be fans…
Survivor Series and NXT Takeover Recap - UTRR030
Nov 21, 2017 • 30 min
After a busy weekend of wrestling John the Fleshwound and Cousin Tom are back with their thoughts on all the great shows. We start off discussing NXT Takeover War Games and Cousin Tom highlights the parts that really got him excited. Plus we touch on some…
The Destroyer Dick Beyer - UTRR029
Nov 14, 2017 • 45 min
This week we are proud to have on the show the Destroyer Dick Beyer. Learn how this famous masked wrestler got started in the business and the first time he put a mask on. We discusses his time in the AWA as Dr X and his feud with Gorgeous George and so…
Reviewing 30 for 30 Nature Boy - UTRR028
Nov 8, 2017 • 25 min
We’re back to talk about the ESPN 30 for 30 film “Nature Boy”. Cousin Tom and and myself discuss our favorite parts of the documentary and some of our favorite interviews. We also talk about how we felt about Flair when we were kids and Cousin Tom as some…
Survivor Series Memories - UTRR027
Nov 1, 2017 • 25 min
This week John the Fleshwound and Cousin Tom talk Survivor Series memories. We dicuss the importance of this PPV and how it helped start many careers. Plus our favorite traditional Suvivor Series matches and some that were a little bit below the bar. Why…
What are they doing with Finn Balor - UTRR026
Oct 25, 2017 • 18 min
This week John the Fleshwound and Cousin Tom get together to talk the TLC PPV match between Finn Balor and AJ Styles and how this dream match may have also saved Bray Wyatt’s career. We also discuss where do they go next with Wyatt and Balor and why…
Can Enzo Amore make 205 Live Must watch TV - UTRR025
Oct 18, 2017 • 16 min
John the Fleschwound and Cousin Tom sit down and discuss their thoughts on Enzo Amore and what he can do for the company. Cousin Tom is on the Enzo fan wagon and more than likely will own a poop emoji leopard suit now. Plus our thoughts on why the 205…
Here’s what we would do with Brock Lesnar - UTRR024
Oct 11, 2017 • 17 min
This week our new co host Cousin Tom joins the show and we try our best to help out WWE, by trying to figure out what to do with Brock Lesnar. I’m in the camp that the title has to come off and we both give our thoughts on how you book the rest of the…
ECW Original Little Guido Maritato - UTRR023
Oct 3, 2017 • 15 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to 2001. We had the pleasure to chat with ECW Original Little Guido who was part of the Full Blooded Italians. He’s a two time ECW Tag Team Champion and spent 6 years in WWE and was…
Remembering Bobby The Brain Heenan - UTRR022
Sep 26, 2017 • 31 min
Alright humanoids, listen up as we remember the greatest manager of all time Bobby the Brain Heenan. We have two ham and eggers join the show, Cousin Tom and Scary Terry to talk about their memories. We also discuss why Heenan did it so much better than…
WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff - UTRR021
Sep 19, 2017 • 23 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to August of 2000. We had the pleasure to speak with WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff and he talked about how he got started in the business. Listen to him discuss his his favorite…
Shark Boy - UTRR20
Sep 12, 2017 • 18 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to October of 2000. We had the pleasure to speak with former WCW and TNA wrestler, Shark Boy. He talks about how he got started in the business and what it was like training in the…
Fan Spotlight with Cousin Tom - UTRR19
Sep 5, 2017 • 25 min
When you need a guest for your podcast, you turn to family. You turn to Cousin Tom! This week’s fan spotlight is with my Cousin Tom and he talks about how he got hooked on wrestling as a kid and matches that had a lasting impact on him. We talk about how…
The Whole F’n Show Rob Van Dam - UTRR18
Aug 29, 2017 • 34 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to February of 2000. We had the pleasure to speak with former ECW and WWE World Champion Rob Van Dam. This was right after Rob had broken his leg in ECW and was recovering, so we…
Former WCW and WWE Wrestler Barry Horowitz - UTRR17
Aug 22, 2017 • 28 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to July of 2000. We had the pleasure to speak with Barry Horowitz, the man that made patting himself on the back cool in wrestling. We talk about his difficulties finding work and…
Jordan Who’s Your Daddy - UTRR16
Aug 15, 2017 • 12 min
This week Scary Terry and Zach from Pro Wrestling Off Topic join the show and we discuss Kurt Angle’s new son Jason Jordan. After a bombshell like this I had to call in some extra help and see what they thought of our Olympic hero now having a son on the…
WWE Hall of Famers The Bushwhackers - UTRR15
Aug 8, 2017 • 12 min
We discuss the WWE Great Balls of Fire PPV and what I’d like to see happen with Samoa Joe and Lesner. Then we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to January of 2000. We talked with WWE Hall of Famers The Bushwhackers and the…
The World’s Strongest Wrestler Ken Patera - UTRR14
Aug 1, 2017 • 17 min
We dig into the Under the Ring Report vault and go back to 1999 when we talked with Ken Patera. We talk about how he got started and some of his greatest opponents. Plus find out why he spent months running from an angry Andre the Giant. Twitter:…
Is Jinder Mahal worthy of being WWE Champion? - UTRR13
Jul 25, 2017 • 12 min
This week I discuss my thoughts on Jinder Mahal as WWE Champion and if it’s good for the company or not. My ramblings on the Ball family being on Raw. Plus John Cena coming back to WWE and where I think he fits into the picture. Twitter:…
WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr Part Two - UTRR12
Jul 18, 2017 • 16 min
It’s part two of our interview with WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr. from 2000. The Funking Dojo camps for WWE in the late 90’s were responsible for training some of the biggest stars during that time. Wrestlers like Kurt Angle, Edge, Christian, the Hardy…
WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr Part One - UTRR11
Jul 11, 2017 • 17 min
This week we go back to 2000 and our interview with WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr. We talk about getting started in wrestling and how hard it was living up to his father’s expectations. Plus his favorite matches and memories in the NWA in part one of our…
WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race - UTRR10
Jul 4, 2017 • 19 min
This week we travel back to March 2000 when we talked with WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race. We discuss about how he got started and his favorite opponents., Plus we discuss his appearance at Wrestlemania 3 and when he was the special guest for the Brett…
Fan Spotlight Interview with Scary Terry - UTRR09
Jun 27, 2017 • 23 min
It’s our fan spotlight with Scary Terry as our guest. We discuss his earliest memories of watching Pro Wrestling and why he’s still watching. Hear his take on why he thinks wrestling is so appealing and how he handles watching it with his son. It’s all…
Former WWF Star Brian Blair Part Two - UTRR08
Jun 13, 2017 • 13 min
This week it’s part 2 of our interview with former Killer Bee Brian Blair from April 2000. He talks about how the Killer Bees was formed and wrestling in Wrestlemania 3. Plus how Pat Patterson was part of one of the most embarrassing ribs to happen to…
Former WWF Star Brian Blair Part One - UTRR07
Jun 6, 2017 • 16 min
This week we dig into the archives and go back to April 2000 and our interview with former Killer Bee Brian Blair. In part 1 we discuss how he got started in the business and some of the stops he made before he joined the WWF. Twitter:…
We interview Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart´╗┐ - UTRR06
May 23, 2017 • 13 min
This week I discuss the House of Horrors match and my thoughts on Braun Strowman. Plus an interview with Jim The Anvil Neidhart. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utrrpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utrrpodcast Instagram:…
Why Do Fans Hate Roman Reigns? - UTRR05
May 9, 2017 • 15 min
This week it’s time to tackle to question that all fans and even the WWE is not sure how to answer. Zach from Pro Wrestling Off Topic joins the show and we discuss ”Why do fans hate Roman Reigns?” Zach has an interesting theory that involves Daniel Bryan…
The Native American Tatanka Part Three - UTRR04
Apr 25, 2017 • 14 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to March of 2000. We had the pleasure to speak with WWE Legend the Native American Tatanka. Tatank debuted with the WWE in 1991 and had an impressive undefeated streak and was a part…
The Native American Tatanka Part Two - UTRR03
Apr 18, 2017 • 10 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to March of 2000. We had the pleasure to speak with WWE Legend the Native American Tatanka. Tatank debuted with the WWE in 1991 and had an impressive undefeated streak and was a part…
The Native American Tatanka Part One - UTRR02
Apr 11, 2017 • 13 min
This week we dig into the Under The Ring Report archives and travel back to March of 2000. We had the pleasure to speak with WWE Legend the Native American Tatanka. Tatank debuted with the WWE in 1991 and had an impressive undefeated streak and was a part…
The Undertaker’s Retirement - UTRR01
Apr 4, 2017 • 16 min
It’s the debut episode of the Under the Ring Report and with that, I’ll introduce myself and give you some history about the show. With the events that happened at Wrestlemania 33, what better way to kickoff the podcast then by talking about the…