Friday, July 6, 2018

Support indy wrestling podcasts

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I talk a lot on this blog about supporting indy wrestling. Honestly, until I got involved with All American Pro Wrestling my knowledge of indy wrestling was limited at best. Now, most of the blogs here are linked to Stride Pro Wrestling or Cape Championship Wrestling. I firmly believe in the men and women who toil at these smaller shows. I also feel the same about those who run wrestling podcasts.

I started My 1-2-3 Cents the podcast in December 2014. It's part of the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network where you'll hear other non-wrestling related shows: Nerds UnitedPositive Cynicism and The Five Heart Podcast. Of course, guys like Chris Jericho, Steve Austin and Jim Ross have successful shows, as does the 'Podfather' Conrad Thompson. But I wanted to give a shout out to other 'indy podcasters' in this post.

Pro Wrestling Unscripted: I've met all four hosts of this show from Podzilla 1985 in person. Seanan Young, Asa Gray, Dalton Anthony and Ally Herbert share their unique perspective on just about every pro wrestling company out there. They also give regular shoutouts to Cape Championship Wrestling and Stride Pro Wrestling. I appreciate their support of my brand and the kind words they give me. Ironically enough, I'm wearing my PWU t-shirt as I write this blog.

SkullBuster WrestleCast: Brothers Tom and Jason Skull are from Minnesota and are lifelong wrestling fans. They've been on My 1-2-3 Cents before as we chatted more about their history watching. Jason and I are the same age and I feel like are very similar in our knowledge of all things old school. Tom is about a decade younger, but is an old soul and understands the rich history of the business. I like their show because outside of doing the news of the week, they dig deeper into an old show or performer. However, I'm still waiting for my Nick Bockwinkle episode.

Ring General Radio: Admittedly, I'm new to listening to this show. I got hooked after hearing about it on the Skullbuster Wrestlecast. Jason is the defending Battle Bowl Champion. After listening to he and Tom talk about the trivia tournament, I knew I wanted to get involved. This weekend I will be participating in my opening round match. Wish me luck. The team has a creative way of breaking down wrestling news and shows and reacting to the results. Many are old school guys too, which I always find easier to relate to.

10 Count Blog: This show is even newer to me. Stride Pro Wrestling star Jason Tiller hosts this show. He has guests from the indy scene on. I know he and his team have been retooling things, so there hasn't been a new show in a few weeks.

These are the main 'indy' pro wrestling shows I'm listening to. (I don't consider Colt Cabana and Sam Roberts 'indy' that's why they're not on the list, but I do listen to them too.) What other shows should I add to the playlist? 

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