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AYP Wrestling Podcast: ECW Original Axl Rotten part 2

On this episode of the AYP Wrestling Podcast, “Big Cat” Andy Nichols and Dr. Lewis Feinman continue and conclude their candid conversation with ECW original, Axl Rotten.

Axl talks about how Vince and NXT are not good at all for the wrestling business, the difference between spports entertainment and professional wrestling, his friendship with the late, great Chris Candido, he and Balls Mahoney wrestling Candido and Lance Storm, Lowlife Louie Ramos, things getting out of control at live ECW events, his relationship with Ian Rotten and if he has any regrets about being linked to him, drug addiction and sobrriety, and how many KISS concerts he has attended.  Axl does not sugar coat anything, and keeps things as extreme and hardcore as he can.

AYP Wrestling Podcast: ECW Original Axl Rotten part 2

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: Tom Brandi Part 1

“Big Cat” Andy Nichols and Dr. Lewis Feinman return with a very rare podcast appearance by Tom Brandi!  The former Johnny Gunn says he only does about one a year, AND WE’VE GOT HIM!

Tom talks about his longevity in the business and how he’s still going strong 29 years later, his thoughts on today’s WWE and its staleness, flaws of the WWE Network, WWE’s need to rebrand established talent from other promotions, WWE’s need to squash talent, the lack of competition, TNA’s position and who they should hire if they want to improve, the WWE’s mishandling of the Wyatt Family and The Shield, the difference between TV and independent booking, Tom Zenk, second generation wrestlers, his initial signing with Vince, as part of a crew of five guys who were “just above jobber status,” and more!

AYP Wrestling Podcast: Tom Brandi Part 1