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“UNIFICATION” – MATTHEW BURNS TALKS NEXT CAREER MOVES & CM PUNK ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

Matthew Burns AKA Sick Nick Mondo gives The Trade film update,what’s next in his career,Ronda Rousey,CM Punk and All In.

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“UNIFICATION” CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO-GUEST SHAWN SCOVILLE

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

Piper’s Pit, The Highlight Reel, The Funeral Parlor…all pale in comparison to the intimacy of DaShawns2Cents. 

Wrestling diehard Shawn Scoville has interviewed countless stars of the independent scene, bringing them to his hot tub in California. How did this ridiculous premise begin? Scoville reveals all on Corrigan’s Corner. 

Follow Scoville on Twitter at @dashawns2cents. Watch his interviews on Youtube.

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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“UNIFICATION”-THE WRESTLING ESTATE ROUNDTABLE ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

THE WRESTLING ESTATE ROUNDTABLE WITH JOHN CORRIGAN,DAVE GIBBS,JACK GOODWILLIE & ANTHONY MAHALIS!!

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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.

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“UNIFICATION” – ZOEY SKYE TALKS CAREER,ROUSEY,WOMEN’S WRESTLING & THE INDY SCENE ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

Zoey Skye talks about her career thus far and where she see’s her future heading as well as some thoughts on women’s wrestling in 2018,Ronda Rousey and the Indy scene.

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“UNIFICATION”-JOHN CORRIGAN’S 10 GREATEST BOXERS IN WRESTLING

10. Scott LeDoux

After retiring from boxing, “The Fighting Frenchman” became a referee for the AWA in the 1980s. As with many refs, he drew criticism from the wrestlers, particularly Larry Zbyszko. Larry Z finally grew incensed and attacked LeDoux, leading to their boxing match at WrestleRock ’86. Larry Z was disqualified, so the feud continued until a mystery assailant helped Zbyszko break LeDoux’s arm.

9. Ricky Hatton

A multi-time champion and one of the best British light-welterweights of all time, Ricky Hatton appeared on Raw in the midst of the celebrity guest host era. Whether he’s a fan of wrestling, who knows, but at least he got involved unlike most of the other “celebs.” After beating Chavo Guerrero in a game of darts, he then beat him in the ring with an easy, breezy K.O.

8. Buster Douglas

After shocking the world by knocking out Mike Tyson at the height of the latter’s popularity, Buster Douglas replaced the former heavyweight champion as the special guest referee for Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage at WWF The Main Event III. Of course, Hogan won and Macho Man was pissed, slapping the boxer out of frustration. Big mistake: Douglas added another knockout to his resume.

7. Leon Spinks

The man who upset Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title in 1978 entered New Japan about a decade later, facing Antonio Inoki in 1986. The boxing gloves came off by the fifth round as Inoki went to town on Spinks and pinned him in the eighth round. Spinks would later face other Japanese legends like Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto.

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6. Evander Holyfield

During Matt Hardy and MVP’s feud in 2007, they tried to one-up each other in a variety of competitions, from basketball to pizza eating. They upped the ante on Saturday Night’s Main Event, agreeing to face off in a boxing match. However, MVP backed out and brought in former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield to fight Hardy. After “The Real Deal” toyed around with Hardy for too long, MVP got mouthy and ate a fist for his actions.

5. Chuck Wepner

As part of the undercard for Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki’s closed circuit match in 1976, Andre the Giant faced Chuck Wepner, the real-life inspiration for the Rocky series. One year prior, Wepner had fought Ali for 15 rounds before being knocked out. His battle with Andre last only three rounds before “The Bayonne Bleeder” was tossed out of the ring and subsequently counted out.

4. Butterbean

The man who made a mockery of Brawl For All actually made two appearances in WWE: In Your House: D-Generation X, Butterbean defeated Marc Mero by disqualification in a “Toughman” match; and then at WrestleMania XV, he knocked out Bart Gunn in a mere 35 seconds.

3. Muhammad Ali

With his gift of gab, incredible athleticism and flair for showmanship, it’s no surprise that The Greatest was a huge wrestling fan. He made several appearances over the years, from seconding The Snowman in Mid-South Wrestling to being the special guest enforcer at the inaugural WrestleMania. No appearance was more high profile than when he agreed to face Antonio Inoki in Japan. In preparation, he made a stop in WWWF territory to hype up the fight and demonstrate his skills. Well, Gorilla Monsoon had a reputation to uphold, and picked up Ali for an airplane spin.

When Ali eventually faced Inoki, the rules were changed so that Inoki could only kick if one of his knees were on the ground. Thus, Inoki spent 15 rounds on his back kicking at Ali, causing two blood clots. Despite the lackluster (but predictable) ending of a draw, both men made millions of dollars for the spectacle.

2. Floyd “Money” Mayweather

The greatest moment in Big Show’s nearly 25 year career went down at No Way Out 2008 when he got his nose broken by Floyd “Money” Mayweather. It was so cool and unpredictable because Big Show had been away for months and Mayweather was the talk of the boxing world. It led to the “The Biggest vs. The Best” at WrestleMania XXIV as Mayweather put on one helluva winning performance against the giant.

1. Mike Tyson

Before Mike Tyson became a comedic foil and celebrity cameo, he was the most controversial figure in sports, fresh off biting Evander Holyfield’s ear. In the meantime, Austin had risen as the anti-hero, the profane rebel who flipped off authority and just won the Royal Rumble. The earth shook as the world’s toughest SOB came face-to-face with the baddest man on the planet in one of the greatest RAW moments ever.

The confrontation led to Tyson being the special guest enforcer for Austin’s title shot against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV. After masquerading as a member of D-X in the buildup, Tyson revealed his true colors, making a quick three count for Cold Stone and kicking off the Austin Era.

Iron Mike returned to Raw in 2010 as special guest host and teamed with Chris Jericho against Triple H and Michaels. Once again, Tyson pulled a swerve, revealing a DX shirt and re-aligning with his old pals. As of this writing, Tyson is the only boxer inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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“UNIFICATION”- “LOWLIFE” LOUIE RAMOS GIVES TOP 15 DEATH MATCH LIST ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

“Lowlife” Louie Ramos gives his Top 15 Death Match List including some runner ups as well.

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“UNIFICATION”- FMW LEATHERFACE TALKS CAREER & HISTORY OF LEATHERFACE IN WRESTLING ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

FMW Leatherface AKA Chainsaw Tony looks back at his career,what the future holds for him & the history of “Leatherface” in wrestling

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“UNIFICATION” – JOHN CORRIGAN (PUSH,FIRE,BURY GAME) ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

The Wrestling Estate’s John Corrigan introduces the “Push,Bury,Fire” game for the first time on Team LeftJab Boxing Radio where three wrestlers are named and we decide if they get a push,get buried on the card or get fired.Corrigan also adds a new wrinkle to the game by adding three promotions to the three wrestlers named and we decide where they would do best.

 

 

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“UNIFICATION” – BRANDON KIRK & KASEY CATAL TALK CZW,WWE & GOALS ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

“UNIFICATION”- TEAM LEFTJAB CO-PROMOTED SUPERSHOW WITH THE WRESTLING ESTATE 6/26-6/27

Brandon Kirk & Kasey Catal talk about their wrestling careers thus far as well as their time now in CZW and where they would like to head to in the future.

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