In the second episode of the week, Ben welcomes independent wrestler Tony_Deppen to the podcast! Tony brings tales of the wild backyard wrestling scene of the 2000s, including many notable independent stars of today. From there, Tony tells of his experiences in CZW and his current home, GCW. A fun show from one of the most versatile independent wrestlers on the scene today!
In the first half of a two-episode week for Row 1 Seat 1, Ben welcomes Dominic Garrini to the podcast! @dgarrinbc talks about his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu career, and how it's helped him as a professional wrestler. Dom also discusses his training with Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae, his upbringing in AIW, his travels throughout the country with such groups as EVOLVE, and what he looks forward to in the future as a professional wrestler and a BJJ practitioner. An informative show so check it out!
This week on Row 1, Seat 1 EVOLVE wrestler @CurtStallion joins the podcast. Curt previews his debut on the WWE Network coming up this Saturday, and reflects on his career, including his stint in the Ring of Honor Top Prospect Tournament, his travels throughout the U.S., and his stay in the New Japan Dojo. @ConfirmedShoot Matt also joins Ben to talk about his Raptors winning the NBA title and NBA free agency.
This week Ben welcomes documentary filmmaker and wrestling superfan @JohnPhilapavage. Johnny P discusses the making of his ECW documentary "Barbed Wire City," and the process of making a wrestling documentary. Ben and Johnny also weave through Johnny's history of fandom, including his early adoption of ECW and Ring of Honor, and his later trips to CWF-Mid Atlantic. A fun show so check it out!
In part 2 of his Road Trip Diaries, Ben welcomes Mikey Blanton, owner and promoter of Black Label Pro wrestling. Mikey talks about his origins in wrestling promoting, how @blabelpro came to be, and exactly what went into the Black Label Pro "There's Something About Barry" show with Barry Windham. Ben then welcomed Mikey's fiancee Jess to talk about the family aspect of promoting a show. An insightful show for those looking to see what goes into promoting a show!
This week Ben welcomes Daniel Makabe, one of the top independent wrestlers in the world, to Row 1, Seat 1. Dan discusses the 582 concerts he's been to over his lifetime, and he and Ben discuss bands both known and unknown, as well as his rise as an independent wrestler, and finally his love of soccer. Ben also welcomes @ConfirmedShoot Matt to gloat about his Raptors. A varied show!
Ben celebrates music and wrestling this week on Row 1, Seat 1! @PronouncedJayB comes on to talk about his touring with some of the most prominent bands in the 90s, while @BonesawisReady and @RighteousJesse join Ben later to discuss the marriage of hardcore music and wrestling through @heelxturn and @sup_graps. @GFAllentownPod kicks off the show for a few minutes as well to talk about his beloved Boston Bruins. A wild show!
This Week on Row 1 Seat 1, Ben welcomes O'Shay Edwards, one of the rising stars of independent wrestling, to talk about his rise in wrestling and his recent move to the Ring of Honor Dojo. Ben also reviews the Making Towns Classic with @TheBottomLine and finishes the show with a drunken review of the Wrestlemania weekend Blackcraft Wrestling show with @SeanNeutron!
In this week's episode of Row 1, Seat 1, Ben welcomes Al Getz. Al has been to 43 UFC shows and all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and a host of wrestling shows. Ben also discusses the Scenic City Showdown with Lane, and also covers attending the NFL Draft live. It's a packed sophomore effort of the Row 1, Seat 1 podcast!