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AYP Wresting Podcast: UPWA Owner Don Brower & Mark James of the Brutes

On this episode of the AYP Wrestling podcast, “Big Cat” Andy Nichols is hosting solo with special guests, Donald Brower of the UPWA  and one half of The Brutes, Mark James.

Donald Brower joins us first to talk about the big UPWA live event in Southport, NC on Saturday, March 14 featuring The Stro vs “Tainted Love” Daniel Messina in a strap match for the Carolina title, plus a tag team title defense by Black Hollywood, and more. We also discuss the wide array of talent that UPWA books, including the current UPWA heavyweight champion, Mason Ryan.  Brower also drops a few hints at upcoming surprises and roster additions.

Mark James of The Brutes joins us next.  He gives a brief rundown of his 14 year career and how he joined his partner in The Brutes, Jimmy Parker.  We talk about being a singles competitor vs being a tag team competitor and what the future holds for the team.  Mark tells us a few wrestlers he feels have what it takes to make it to the next level.  We switch gears a bit to find out who Mark sides with in the Biggie vs Tupac debate, Big Daddy Kane vs Rakim, and who his favorite Wu Tang Clan member is (as a bonus, we find out who “Black Cloud” Joe Black’s favorite member is too).  Back to wrestling, we discuss the Jim Cornette tribute event, promoted by Masters Of Ring Entertainment, his involvement with them, and their next event in May.  We close out the conversation with upcoming appearance dates for The Brutes and some high praise for Jimmy’s glutes.

AYP Wresting Podcast: UPWA Owner Don Brower & Mark James of the Brutes

AYP Wrestling Podcast: “Fantastic” Bobby Fulton

“Big Cat” Andy Nichols welcomes one half of The Fantastics, Bobby Fulton to the AYP Wrestling podcast.

Bobby talks about coming up in the Ohio wrestling scene, working WWWF tv tapings as a teenager, promoting his first show as a teenager, working with Wild Bull Curry and Flying Fred Curry, hilarious stories of bringing  Dr. Jerry Graham home, being ribbed by Stan Stasiak, teaming with Eric Embry in Nashville for Nick Gulas, working for Stu Hart (including his great Stu Hart impersonation), unofficially winning his first tag title as part of a rib with Lynn Denton, Cuban Assassin, and Dynamite Kid (funny!), Memphis, scaffold matches, The Sheepherders, Adrian Street, the exposure of the business and the disappearance of kayfabe, The Fantastics’ overwhelming popularity in World Class, why Kevin Von Erich recently apologized to Tommy Rogers about The Fantastics’ time in WCCW, the genuinity of the Von Erichs, the night Tommy Rogers saved Kevin Von Erich’s life in the ring in Ft. Worth, what he had to do with Bruiser Brody quitting Joe Blanchard’s promotion, lighting Jim Cornette’s pants on fire in the dressing room, “Hotstuff” Eddie Gilbert, his conversations with Ray Traylor in Japan, how Tommy Rogers is doing these days, owning a wrestling school at one time with Ivan Koloff,

We close out with Bobby explaining his recent contact with C. Scott Amman of the WWE legal department, regarding the WWE’s use of his and others’ likeness on dvds and the network without consent. Bobby talks about potential legal proceedings against WWE and any other parties involved, plus he addresses his critics and supporters.

AYP Wrestling Podcast: “Fantastic” Bobby Fulton

AYP Wrestling Podcast: Special Interview with The Stro

The Big Cat aka Andy speaks to wrestling veteran THE STRO about his career, including his time in WCW, SMW, WWC, USWA, UWFI, and more. We discuss his upcoming match with his former AAA tag partner, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, shocking plans for his feud with David Flair in WCW which never happened, mentoring young wrestlers on the indie wrestling circuit, working with Eddie and Doug Gilbert, his thoughts on today’s wrestling product, his current and future film and television projects, including the FOX hit Sleepy Hollow.

AYP Wrestling Podcast: Special Interview with The Stro