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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN-BRIAN SHIELDS ON THE TEAM LEFTJAB UNITED RADIO NETWORK

History will be made this weekend as Brian Shields becomes the first official WWE author to be honored at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa.

Shields has written a number of WWE books over the past decade, including 30 Years of WrestleMania and Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and the Rise of Charlotte. In this exclusive interview, he discusses working with WWE, having a hand in creating the Legends of Wrestling video game series and what fans can expect at this weekend’s hall of fame festivities.

Follow Shields on Twitter.

For tickets and more information, visit https://nwhof.org/waterloo/

John Corrigan, editor-in-chief of The Wrestling Estate, brings weekly pro wrestling talk to Team LeftJab Boxing Radio. Corrigan’s Corner features interviews with the biggest names, up-and-coming independent talent and fellow wrasslin’ diehards. Follow him on Twitter at @NotReady4Radio.

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“UNIFICATION”- JOHN CORRIGAN’S TEAM LEFTJAB HALL OF FAME SPEECH

Team LeftJab Hall of Fame Speech

Well, I guess it’s official: I’m all in.

The Team LeftJab Hall of Fame!

Amanda Hickson wanted me to give an acceptance speech, but I highly doubt she listens to Corrigan’s Corner, so I’ll wax poetic here. After all, most of my writing is done to gain the attention of Brock Lesnar’s biggest fan.

Is it silly that I’d share an honor with Al Bernstein and “Sick” Nick Mondo? Of course it is. They’ve never interviewed Aria Blake.

I’ve been writing about professional wrestling for an audience of more than one since my senior year at Temple University, where A&E editor Patricia Madej finally greenlit my pitch of a weekly column on suplexes and chairshots. In the five years since then, I’ve been blessed to have made a bunch of industry contacts, attended many matches and written about a lot of fascinating characters and events in this crazy sport. While writing may seem like a chore for most people, it’s always fun for me. Actually, it’s therapeutic. If I couldn’t profess my lust for The Spoiled Brats, defend Lesnar’s part-time schedule or chronicle my WrestleMania adventures, I’d never get off Twitter.

As Vince Russo can attest, that’s unhealthy.

For the past seven months, The Wrestling Estate has been my outlet for not only expressing opinions but also spotlighting the people, places and things that are underreported or simply ignored by the rest of the wrestling media. While everybody clamors to fire Road Dogg, they’re missing out on the rich history of Bud Carson’s Pro Wrestling World. Instead of bitching about Ronda Rousey taking opportunities, why not help Salina de la Renta fund her knee surgery so she can get back to making her own opportunities? Forget the spoilers and newz, we’re here for the stories, the analysis and the debate.

I’m proud of the work we’ve done, and downright giddy over the work to come.

Our roster has grown from a five-man squad to nearly a dirty dozen, each member bringing a new perspective to our journalism. David Gibb is the best wrestling writer in the world, simultaneously inspiring you to type while reminding you you’ll never match his prose. Despite Jack Goodwillie’s age, he possesses enough old-school knowledge to pick Hiro Matsuda out of a line up. Anthony Mahalis calls it like he sees it, taking initiative and making shit happen. Calvin Gibbon was last seen on the back of a milk carton.

Our newest class of members – Chad Gelfand, Adam Yuro, Devonte Grant and Steven Jackson – has all hit the ground running, making The Wrestling Estate an exciting place to be. Who knows who else will join in the weeks and months to come? There is always room on our bandwagon.

Of course, we’ll never forget the folks who have been with us from the beginning, industry players who believed in us and gave us a chance. Conrad Thompson, Tommy Dreamer, Matt Tremont, Court Bauer, Bill Apter, Colin West, Jim Molineaux, just some of the names who value our work, our dedication to accuracy, our passion for showcasing wrestling in the best light possible.

And then there’s Sam Namo of Team LeftJab Boxing Radio. I’ve had a few people ask to work with us, and while they surely had the best of intentions, they couldn’t match the professionalism, commitment and creativity of Sam. He is a huge part of our growth, always promoting our work and giving us a platform to build our audience. He’s willing to experiment and unafraid of controversy. He’s our ideal partner and I appreciate everything over the past half a year, with high hopes for the next decade and beyond.

So what if he doesn’t look as good as Alicia Atout? Nobody’s perfect.

Regardless of whether it’s gushing praise or emails urging me to kill myself, I write for a reaction. Thanks to everyone who has ever clicked on one of our links, read our stories, retweeted or liked or commented. As mental illness and depression become more part of the daily dialogue, it’s important for people to create avenues of escape, whether it’s music, literature, comedy or @TheMarkGolden’s tweets.

Pro wrestling is mine, and I’m glad to share it with you.

Be sure to check out our main site TEAM LEFTJAB at www.leftjaballnightboxing.com where you will see all the latest from The Team LeftJab United Radio Network!
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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO – GUEST DAVID GIBB

Cleaning Out the WWE Hall of Fame

As we continue the down the road to WrestleMania, wrestling fans are debating the inductees into the 2018 Class of the WWE Hall of Fame. The Wrestling Estate is no exception, as editor-in-chief John Corrigan and premiere writer David Gibb have examined every nook and cranny of the imaginary hall.

They have compiled four lists each: Most deserving, those on the bubble, those who should be kicked out and those who are missing. 
Enjoy the debate and feel free to chime in with your own picks.
Follow Gibb on Twitter at @DaveWritesJunk. You can also listen to him on the How Wrestling Explains the World podcast.
John Corrigan, editor-in-chief of The Wrestling Estate, brings weekly pro wrestling talk to Team LeftJab Boxing Radio. Corrigan’s Corner is unlike any wrasslin’ podcast — a show for the fans, by the fans. No wrestlers as guests, just fans from all walks of life. Follow him on Twitter at @NotReady4Radio.  ​

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“THREE” DEONTAY WILDER TALKS WHAT’S NEXT FOR HIM IN THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio as part of our 3 year anniversary called “Three” Here are all the topics discussed with Wilder…
1.Succesfully defending the WBC title against Gerald Washington
 2. Dominick Breazle trying to slide into a world title fight with Wilder
 3. Any interest in facing Breazle?
4. Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury and facing the winner

5. Thoughts on Klitschko vs Joshua and facing the winner

 6. Thoughts on Anthony Joshua
7. Will Tyson Fury ever be back?
8. The overseas steroid users in boxing

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“THREE” CZW WIRED CHAMP YUMA TALKS CAREER,CAW & CWH ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

9. Thoughts on WWE,ROH,IMPACT

10. Goals for the rest of career
11. STAR WARS!!

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“THREE” SHAWN CAMERON IS OUR “GUEST PROMOTER” ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“Killa” Shawn Cameron joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio as part of our 3 year anniversary called “Three” as “Guest Promoter”.Here are the fighters we ask Shawn to pave a path of success for,whether they are just starting their careers or already on top!
CANELO,TERENCE CRAWFORD,GERVONTA DAVIS,SHAKUR STEVENSON,MICHAEL CONLAN,RICHARDSON HITCHINS,KELL BROOK,DEMETRIUS ANDRADE,DEONTAY WILDER,KEITH THURMAN & DANNY JACOBS

 

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“THREE” CZW’S STOCKADE TALKS THE AWAKENING WITH TREMONT & G-RAVER ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

CZW’S Stockade joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio as part of our 3 year anniversary called “Three” Here are all the topics discussed with Stockade…
1. Being trained by ECW’s Mikey Whipwreck
2. ECW’s early influence on career
3. Wrestling influences growing up
4. ECW’s Raven 
5. Starting out in NYWC
6. Death matches vs regular matches
 7. Beyond Wrestling
8. The Awakening in CZW with Tremont & G-raver
 9.Thoughts on the Indy scene and how it has changed in recent years
12. Goals for the rest of career

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“THREE” BADOU JACK TALKS FACING CLEVERLY & THE REST OF THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

The Money Team’s Badou Jack joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio as part of our 3 year anniversary called “Three” Here are all the topics discussed with Jack…
1. Moving up to light heavyweight
2. The momentum gained after the Degale fight despite the “draw” decision
3. Nathan Cleverly showing interest in facing Jack at 175
4. Rating Nathan Cleverly
5. Jack’s power at 175
6. The numerous matchup possibilities at 175
7. Looking to face Adonis Stevenson soon
8. Other matchup possibilities including Fonfara,Smith,Ward & Kovalev
9. McGregor vs Mayweather

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“THREE” CZW’S G-RAVER TALKS THE AWAKENING WITH TREMONT & STOCKADE ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

 

CZW’S G-Raver joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio as part of our 3 year anniversary called “Three” Here are all the topics discussed with G-Raver…
1.  The Awakening in CZW with Tremont & Stockade
2. Returning to CZW
3. Having a bigger role in CZW this time around
4. TOD vs Cannonball in June
5. OPW( On Point Wrestling) Survival of the Sickest vs Marc Angel coming up

6. How is CZW & OPW different

7. Being with RWA (Renegade Wrestling Alliance) from the start

8. Death matches vs regular matches

9. Influenced by ECW?
 10.Thoughts on the Indy scene and how it has changed in recent years
 
13. Goals for the rest of career

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“THREE” PETER SFERRAZZA GIVES HIS TOP MALIGNAGGI FIGHTS & MOMENTS ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

Peter Sferrazza joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio as part of our 3 year anniversary called “Three” to discuss the career of longtime friend Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi.Pete gives his top Malignaggi fights,moments and a ton of back stories from behind the scenes. We also throw a few extra Paulie fights at Pete and get his thoughts as well as what fights Paulie himself  considered his favorites.

 

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