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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN-CHARLIE ARMSTRONG

 

It’s Always Wrestling In New Jersey!

Modern Vintage Wrestling returns to New Jersey this Sunday with its most star-studded lineup. SCU’s Kazarian and Christopher Daniels compete in their final independent wrestling show against Joe Gacy and Colby Corino. The suicidal, homicidal, genocidal, death-defying Sabu collides with Jason Kincaid. The road to Brody Cup II begins and much more!

MVW promoter Charlie Armstrong returns to Corrigan’s Corner to run down the card.

For tickets and more information, visit follow Armstrong on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN-JOE WOJNAR

We’re talking the good ol’ days in this edition of Corrigan’s Corner.

No, not the Attitude Era. Not even Hulkamania. We’re turning back the clock to the 1970s, when Bruno Sammartino and the Valiant Brothers ruled the WWWF.

Joe Wojnar is a longtime wrestling fan and tape trader and most likely responsible for the rare shoot interview with Bruiser Brody finding its way on YouTube. Listen to this stroll down memory lane for what wrasslin’ was like before the internet changed everything.

John Corrigan, editor-in-chief of The Wrestling Estate, brings weekly pro wrestling talk to Team LeftJab 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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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.

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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THE SPORTS FRENZY PODCAST -SOULED OUT-BARRY HOROWITZ INTERVIEW ON THE TEAM LEFTJAB UNITED RADIO NETWORK

Special Edition Episode Alert SFP: Souled Out Podcast present BARRY HOROWITZ Interview – We discuss how he got into the wrestling business, his come up to the WWF, all the different wrestlers he works with, some key moments in his career, a future Hall of Fame Induction, MMA/UFC, Vince McMahon, some Showdown Questions and so much more!!! Check out this pat on the back Interview now on Apple iTunes Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Anchor, Team Left Jab and whereever you listen to your Podcasts! Remember www.Thesportsfrenzypodcast.com and www.leftjaballnightboxing.com For Video: https://youtu.be/cIuF3qp5KfQ

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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”-JOHN CORRIGAN’S 10 GREATEST PUNCHERS IN WRESTLING

 

Technically, closed fists are banned in professional wrestling. However, nothing is truly banned in the wild sport, and that’s why we love it.

Before the age of flips, dives and superkicks, competitors stood toe-to-toe exchanging fists like the last two drunks at a saloon. While some had a boxing background before entering wrasslin’, others just had a knack for the sweet science.

These 10 men threw the most realistic (and perhaps they were all-too real) punches.

10. Road Dogg

The current head of Smackdown will freely admit he didn’t have much of an offense, not that he really needed one when he usually had a partner to tag. But what Road Doggy Dog did do, he did very well: three jabs followed by a huge right hand, known affectionately as Shake, Rattle and Roll.

9. Michael “P.S.” Hayes

Known for his verbal skills more than his in-ring prowess, Michael Hayes had a purely sexy (and lethal) short, left hook. If you blinked, you were seeing stars. But you and everybody throughout that arena definitely heard it.

Scott Hall’s punches (always capped off by a fun 360-twirl) are so good that Steve Austin asked how he developed them during a podcast interview. The Bad Guy recalled hitting the speed bag and heavy bag while working as bouncer. As he transitioned into pro wrestling, his instinct just carried over.

7. Big Bossman

If you ever take a trip down to Cobb County, Georgia, stay away from the Big Bossman’s uppercut. It wasn’t the European style common these days; it was something you’d see in a movie bar fight. But if you did manage to take the Bossman down to his knees, you’d still be in trouble because he often fought back with a flurry of fists like a super-charged Rock Em’ Sock Em’ Robot.

6. “Cowboy” Bob Orton

Before everybody tossed Triple H into the ropes, ducked their head and ate a knee, Bob Orton was countering with a well-timed right hand. As Roddy Piper’s bodyguard, Ace clearly needed a decent punch to protect his trash-talkin’ buddy. Well, Cowboy Bob sure came packing, yanking back and exploding with slobber knocker.

5. Terry Funk

Legend has it that Terry Funk’s punches looked so real because by Gawd, they were. Not always middle aged but forever crazy, The Funker may be ambidextrous because he’ll go fisticuffs from every angle. After teeing off with a succession of right jabs, he’ll cock waaaaay back and blast you with his left hand.

4. Randy Savage

Much like his unpredictable promos, Randy Savage kept the rhythm of his punches in flux, changing speed in a moment’s notice. The Macho Man delivered lightning quick jabs with his left, and then when he was ready, grasped his opponents’ hair while winding back and clocking them with his right. It was a slow and powerful blow which left everyone crumbling to the mat.

3. Bill Dundee

Modern fans probably have no idea who “Superstar” Bill Dundee is, but he could throw punches almost as well as his arch rival Jerry Lawler. Left hooks, right jabs, jaw-jacking uppercuts…their bouts were classic slugfests that kept Memphis fans coming back for decades.

2. Dick Murdoch

It should be no surprise that “Dirty” Dick Murdoch relied upon illegally closed fists, slowly cocking his right hand back and unloading on many a foe. Despite his beer belly, the Texas Outlaw was also light on his feet, springing back and forth for some quick jabs followed by a windup haymaker.

 

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1. Jerry Lawler

Perhaps due to his artistic ability, The King throws the greatest punch in the history of pro wrestling. Having a keen eye for drawing is the only rationale for why Jerry Lawler hasn’t left countless black eyes over the past 40 years. Whether it’s a rapid flurry of lefts and rights, a devastating right hook or a fist drop from the second rope, Lawler has perfected the art of pulling his punch while making the audience believe he just knocked somebody out.

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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO –THE TEAM OF 350 DAYS

30 Days Hits Theaters July 12
Bret Hart, “Superstar” Billy Graham, Lex Luger, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff and a slew of other legends appear in the new 350 Days documentary about real life away from the cameras.
The team that put this film together — executive producer Darren Antola, executive producer David Wilkins and associate producer Evan Ginzburg — stopped by Corrigan’s Corner to share how this five-year project came together.
The film hits select theaters for one night only on July 12. Get your tickets here.  
For more information and trailers, visit www.350daysthemovie.com.
Follow 350 Days on FacebookTwitterInstagram and 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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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO–JOHN LISTER

Purodyssey

Veteran wrestling journalist John Lister made his first trek to Japan last year, seeing 14 shows from 11 promotions in just eight days. He documented his journey in Purodyssey (A Tokyo Wrestling Diary), which not only chronicles his visiting venues from the Tokyo Dome to a converted pharmacy, but also describes daily life in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Lister joins Corrigan’s Corner to talk about his experience and offer tips for first-time travelers. 

Purodyssey is available on Amazon

Follow Lister on Twitter

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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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO –GARY MICHAEL CAPPETTA

GMC Goes on Tour
Legendary ring announcer Gary Michael Cappetta is going back on tour around the country for Beyond Bodyslams, his one-man show of behind-the-scenes stories from a career spanning decades in WWE, AWA, NWA, WCW and even ROH. 
The tour kicks off May 19 in Richmond, Virginia, followed by Baltimore on July 6, Scranton on August 4, Atlantic City on August 25, Chicago on September 21, Pittsburgh on October 6 and Winston-Salem, North Carolina on November 23 as part of WrestleCade.
Cappetta will also be guest ring announcing for Stand Alone Wrestling in Atlantic City on August 25, Berwyn Championship Wrestling in Chicago on September 22 and International Wrestling Cartel in Pittsburgh on October 6.
Tickets are available here for Richmond, here for Baltimore and here for Atlantic City. You can also get tickets for WrestleCade here
Follow Cappetta on Facebook and Twitter
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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CORRIGAN’S CORNER WITH JOHN CORRIGAN ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO– GUEST PAUL GREEN

Anti-McMahon Fan

Paul Green is a huge wrestling fan who hasn’t followed WWE since Vince McMahon purchased WCW. Green loves Impact Wrestling and the indies, ?

 and has fond memories of attending several events in the Northeast. He also has a bone to pick with a certain indie promotion which ran the worst show he has ever attended.

Follow Paul Green on Twitter @bigsexy_tote.

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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