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Episode #209 – Two Awesome Lessons From The NCAA Wrestling Tournament  

#1 – Belief, #2 – How to make tiny adjustments so you win the match

On this episode Russell talks about being at the NCAA Wrestling Tournament and how if you believe you can win, you can win, and how you can apply that to your business. He also talks about how you can take your mistakes and use them to make adjustments and improvements.

Here are 3 other fun things you will hear on today’s episode:

How belief is a major force in both wrestling and in business. Why Russell won’t critique someone sales funnel before they actually launch it. And how Clickfunnels wasn’t a winner until 6 or 7 adjustments were made.

So listen below to hear how Russell used the lessons he learned from wrestling and applied them to his business and how you can too.

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Hey everybody, this is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing In Your Car. Hey everyone, it’s been a little while. I’ve been out traveling the world, gallivanting. I don’t know if that’s really even the right way to use that word, but it sounded cool today. I was in New York all last week, for the NCAA wrestling tournament with my dad. If you guys listen you probably knew that already, and it was great. I was planning on doing a bunch of podcasts from there, I actually saw one of my favorite marketing people in the world. Daegan Smith was there. We sat by each other for most tournaments. I was going to share some podcasts with you guys and him, but it just never happened. It was too crazy of a week, and too much wrestling, too much New Yorking, too much good stuff happening.

Anyway, I’m back now to report and share with you guys some cool stuff. I hope that things are going well. We are a little over a week away from Funnel Hacking Live. We are completely sold out which is a nice feeling to have. So this week I gotta go and work on my presentations, I got some cool stuff I’m going to be sharing with you guys and with our community. I just wanted to make sure that it’s amazing. We were going to launch Funnel University last week, and then this week, and then decided to just kind of put it on hold until after the event and that way we can focus on making the event flawless. Then we will have Funnel University when we get back. So it’s all done and ready and it looks amazing. Our survey software is awesome, just lots of good things.

So that is kind of the game plan from here. So I wanted to share with you guys probably what I think is the most important lesson I learned from the wrestling tournament this weekend, which will relate to you guys even if you’re not wrestling people, which you all should be. That’s an argument and a sales pitch for another day.

So the NCAA wrestling tournament is amazing. IT’s more like the world championship, in fact, Coach Shultz, if you guys have seen Foxcatcher, Mark Shultz, who is the main character in that movie, was my wrestling coach at BYU, and I actually saw him this weekend which was really fun. But one thing that he said is that the NCAA wrestling tournament, because this style of wrestling is only done in America, he said it’s pretty much like the Olympics, the World Championship, which it is. IT’s kind of a big deal. It’s like the Super Bowl of our style of wrestling, which is cool. The best athletes from all the conferences around the country all come to this tournament and it’s a big deal. And it’s really big for wrestling, it’s on TV, which is the only we get on TV ever. So that’s pretty cool, it was just awesome.

We’re in this state, we’re in Madison Square Garden, and the entire stadium is just filled with wrestling fans, which is cool. We had tickets we bought that were on the 12th row, it was right in the middle of Hawkeye fans, which if you know anything about wrestling, you know that Iowa Hawkeyes had a dynasty for the last two decades, three decades. Dan Gable was their coach and built this huge thing and so they’re fans are kind of insane. So we were stuck right  in the middle of all these Hawkeye fans that were just going nuts the whole time, which made it really fun too.

What I wanted to share with you guys, at the NCAA wrestling tournament, for whatever reason, there are tons and tons of upsets, which are the fun ones. You get to see on the big monitor up top, “the number 14 seat’s wrestling the number 1 seat and somehow this dude wins.” How does the 14th seat, who’s got like whatever, 20-10 record, come in against an undefeated guy and beat him? How do these things happen? I was thinking about that and talking to Daegan a lot about it. One part of it is interesting is belief. It’s just weird, if you believe you can win, you can win. But it’s all mental, it’s all this belief. Do you believe you can actually do it? We watched this one guy, he was undefeated, hadn’t lost the entire season, or excuse me, he only once the entire season, and he lost to this guy who wasn’t that good, wasn’t ranked that high, and they met in the semi-finals and I was watching it and I was like, I think this guy’s got a shot of winning the underdog. The only reason why is on paper this guy should not even be close to the number one seat. It’s not even close, but because he beat him earlier in the year, which was kind of a fluke, he had this belief that, “I can beat him.” And because he had the belief he could do it, and sure enough he almost beat him, he lost, but it was crazy close.

I have had matches in my career where I on paper should have lost to people, but because I had thought I could win, I had this belief for whatever reason, that guy looks weird or whatever, I had this belief that I just knew I could win. I was able to win. It was weird. I remember this one time I was wrestling, there was this guy in my Freestyle Greco club who I beat all the time, didn’t have much respect for him as wrestler. He wasn’t that good. One day I’m at this tournament, and I’m wrestling this other kid from some other state, the kid was good, we’re having a close match, and I’m actually losing going into the third period. My Freestyle Greco coach, I guess there’s not periods in Freestyle Greco, sorry it’s been a while. During one of the injury breaks or injury time or something, my coach came out and tried to tell me some stuff, he’s like, “Hey you need to work on your level change or whatever. By the way, Matt beat this kid  by 8 last match.” And instantly I was like, “Matt beat him by 8.” In my head all the sudden, this kid in my head was no good, and I had a perfect belief that I could beat him, and the last minute and half or whatever it was, I came out there and I tech-falled him. Because all the sudden…..it was the same match. I was struggling this whole match and suddenly my belief switched in my head to this kid should be really easy for me and then he was.

There’s this weird thing about belief, it just beats all odds. If you believe you can win, you can win. I remember last year, NCAA tournament there was a kid that was number 4 team seat, and he became a national champ, and I posted on my Facebook wall and I forgot about it until yesterday, because yesterday it popped up saying, “last year here’s a memory you posted.” And the thing I posted was picture of the kid, and they’re interviewing him at the end. They said, “You were the 14th seat, how in the world did you come here and win this?” he said, “When I got here I looked at the brackets and I looked at all these people and I said, this is who I have to beat to be a national champ so I came and beat them.” It was just pure belief. Anyway, I thought that was important for all of you guys because it’s not skill, it’s not talent it’s not a record, it’s not anything, it’s belief. And that same thing is true in your business.

I think the reason why I win a lot of times, is I just have such belief that what we’re doing is going to change the world, and it just does. So my first question for you is,  how much belief do you have?n Do have belief you can win. So that’s question number one, the second thing I want to bring up and this is the second half of the equation. Is being able to look at a loss and not looking at this devastating thing, but looking at it and trying to figure out what you need to change to win. Good example, in 174 lbs finals, which you guys should Google this match, it’s amazing. Beau Nichols, from Penn State, undefeated the whole year, was supposed to win the tournament, again this other kid, who is a true freshman from Oklahoma, this true freshman had lost to Beau Nichols three times during the year. In fact, in the big tens he got pinned by him. So he no shot of winning, no way he was going to win. He comes into this finals match and him and Beau Nichols lock up, he launches him, throws him to his back, almost pins him, gets a bunch of near-fall points and then Beau ends up trying to play catch up the entire wrestling match and ends up losing, just huge upset. True freshman wins this thing. Everyone’s going nuts. It was amazing. One of those matches, I stood up and I stood amongst all the Iowa guys who were not standing and I gave him a round of applause. To come back and to lose to this kid, the best kid arguably in the world right, and to have to lose to him three times this season, to come back and win, that’s huge. What is it? What causes that?

I remember my junior year in high school, I worked hard all my sophomore that summer long, I had gone Freestyle and Greco and we worked all day long, I just knew my senior year, I would be state champ. Go out there, first match against a kid that had taken 2nd the year before, we go out there to wrestle and I had belief that I could win, but this kid was better than me. And he beat me. It was devastating for me. I knew I wasn’t going to be state champ that year, and I lost my very first match. My dad had recorded the match and then after the match, my dad was rewinding and watching it, rewinding and watching it. My ne

Episode #94 – Working On The Defense First  

Lessons that I learned from my Greco coach, and how they 10x’d my results.

On this episode Russell talks about his wrestling career and some of the things he learned when he started practicing for the Olympics with a new coach.

Here are some of the things you will hear in today’s episode:

A brief history of Russell’s wrestling career and some of the experiences he had. Why he questioned his Olympic wrestling coach until he saw the brilliance of what he was teaching. And why it is important to use what he learned in other aspects of his life.

So listen below to hear what Russell’s Olympic Wrestling Coach taught him.

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Hey, everyone. This is Russell Brunson, and I want to welcome you to a very late night “Marketing in Your Car.”

Hey, everyone. It is eleven o’clock at night. I just got done with a two-hour wrestling match, and it was awesome. One of my buddies who’s been my jiu jitsu coach for the last few years or so – I wanted start to do some hard wrestling, and he was trying to learn some wrestling, so we’ve been going a few nights a week at night and beating the trash out of each other. We just got done with that, and I had so much fun. It was awesome. Despite the fact that I’m old and I’m out of shape, I could still do all right in wrestling, which makes me happy.

I’ve got a little drive home right now, and I want to talk about some stuff. I have no idea if this is going to relate to you or your business at all, but I think it’s really interesting, and I think that there are things that you can grasp from it, whether it be in your business or in your personal life. I’m going to be honest. I don’t know how these directly relate to you specifically, but it’s a principle that I learned in a really interesting way, and I’m going to share that with you, and hopefully you’ll get some value out of it. I think that if you think about it, and try to figure out how to apply it to your circumstances, you’ll find value, but it’s not going to be surface-level. It’s not going to be like, “Oh, yeah. This is how this works,” and so if you listen to this podcast, and you don’t get it [laughs], listen to it again, and then just think about it, and think about a couple of different aspects of your life. Think about your personal life, your business, your relationships, because I think that this is applicable on a lot of different levels besides the one I’m going to share with you right now. There’s my preview for this podcast.

The backstory is – a lot of you guys know my wrestling background. I wrestled in high school. I was a state champ. I had a chance to go the High School National Tournament, and I took second there. I became an All-American, lost in the High School National finals by two points. It was a really close match, but it was amazing. Out of all of the things in my life that I identify myself as, I still to this day, if you were to ask me, “Who are you, Russell?” I still consider myself a wrestler.

That was, more than business, more than anything else, that was the thing that defined me and made me who I am. I just love wrestling, and so I got done with high school, I got a scholarship offers at a couple of places. I wrestled a year at BYU, and then they cut the wrestling program, so I transferred up to Boise State. I wrestled my last four years there, and I just had a great experience. I can’t tell you how many happy moments and the stuff that came from that, but again, the defining thing in my life is definitely that.

I’m sure that all of you guys have in your life something that – I look at my life before wrestling, and I’d come home from school and I’d watch cartoons [laughs] until dinner, and then I’d eat dinner, then I’d go to bed. It was the first thing I had where I had a dream, and I had a goal, and I put everything – my blood, sweat, and tears into it and chased that dream and achieved some big goals, and also didn’t achieve some goals, and I learned how to win, and I learned how to lose. It was just – to this day, the greatest thing I’ve ever had a chance to experience – that was my wrestling.

Then when I got done with college, I took a couple of years off, and ate a lot of food. My wife got pregnant with twins, and I gained a lot of weight because of this whole thing, and fast forward about four or five years later, I just really missed wrestling. My business was cranking. We were making money, and I did a podcast about this earlier, so I’m not going to tell the whole story again, but I decided I wanted to train for the Olympics. We built an Olympic training center out here in Boise. I hired an Olympic Greco coach, moved him out here. We moved out six or seven guys who were training for the Olympics, and I hired them. They worked for me, and then we were wrestling every day. It was a really cool experience.

But the story I want to tell you guys today is we brought this coaches in to Ivan Ivanoff, and to this day, one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. I don’t think I’ve ever even told him this before, but one of the people I look up to more than almost anyone else in the world, and just an amazing human and an amazing person. I remember we brought him in as this coach, and he had actually come from Bulgaria with basically nothing – showed up here in America. He moved out to Utah. He got this job coaching this little kids’ club. My little brother’s in that club, and in two years, he took my brother, and this group of kids who didn’t know Greco at all, and within a year and a half to two years, my brother took second place in the country in Utah and the state took first in the  country in Greco.

He has this amazing ability to put his hands on somebody, and have them transformed. As soon as he did that with these high school kids, then the Olympic team brought him up, and he started coaching the Olympic Greco team, and raised up some of the most amazing athletes really, really quickly and just awesome, so when I wanted to start wrestling again, I was going to have someone, I wanted Ivan, and I’d never had a chance to personally work with him, but I saw what he did with my brother. I saw what he did with these other people, and so I wanted him there. I was lucky enough and blessed to have him agree, and he moved to Boise and he started coaching us.

It was interesting because I remember the first probably four or five months, we were practicing, and I was really frustrated about how he ran practices. I was almost confused, and I was thinking, “What is this guy doing? Does he not know how wrestling practices run?” Literally, what we would do is every Sunday we’d come in, and in wrestling you’ve got an offensive guy and a defensive guy, right? So I’m practicing moves on him, so I’ll have a guy stand there, and I’ll practice shooting on him, and I’ll practice taking him down. I’ll practice different moves. The defensive guy plays like a dummy, and he’ll let you take him down. That’s how you drill, right? You practice that way, and then you go and you wrestle matches where everyone’s going live, so you have this dummy’s day where your defensive person is like a dummy just standing there and going through the moves, and then you have full-speed wrestling where the guy’s going a hundred percent.

Ivan, literally, probably about the first four or five months, all he would do with us is he would drill the defensive guy on how to be a good partner, and like I said, I was getting so frustrated, like, “Ivan, you need to be teaching us stuff. I need to be learning some new take-downs. You need to be drilling us,” but he would focus on the defensive guy and getting the defensive guy to be a better partner, and teaching him to react the right way as a defensive partner needs to do.

Literally, every single day, we’d come to practice and we would drill defensively how to be good defenders during practice, how to be a good dummy man. I was so frustrated, and I remember one day he told me, “Russell, right now when our guys are coming in here, they’re drilling against people who don’t know how to be dummies, so that’s not going to help them in competition. In competition, if you’re not practicing against somebody who is a good partner, who is giving you the right looks and the feel and the pressure and things like that, if you’re not practicing perfectly in your practices, when you get in competition, you’re not going to be at that level,” and so he spent those three or four or five months getting us to be good defensive wrestlers, to be good dummies, and then as soon as he did that, and as soon as he got to the point where he said, “Yes, now you guys are good defensively. Now you’re good practice partners. Now we can focus on the offense,” and then he started focusing on the offense, and I saw the brilliance in what he did.

Literally because everyone on our team became great at being the dummy, and at giving the right looks and the right pressure when someone was drilling on you, when he started introducing new moves, we were able to pick them up, and not only pick them up faster, but our technique was perfect because the partners we were drilling against were defending them perfectly, and they were giving the right pressure and doing the right things, and so you could literally just start seeing the huge improvements in yourself. I look and a month and a half, two months later, that team that we had built up went to the U.S. tournament, and we were this unnamed team. I can’t remember – I’m pretty sure we won first place at that tournament, if not it was just because we didn’t have as many guys as the other teams, but just we did awesome. We had three or four guys in the finals, and it was really fascinating to watch that.

I’d forgotten that lesson, until a little while ago when I was wrestling with Jason, my jiu jitsu coach, and I told him that. I said, “What was interest

Episode #216 – Good Marketing Solves Everything  

What area in life are you struggling with today?… Good marketing will solve EVERY problem.

On this episode, Russell talks about good marketing, and why it can solve every problem in your life.  He also goes over why bad marketing is destroying the Boise State Wrestling Program and how good marketing could fix it.

Here are 3 cool things you’ll learn in today’s episode:

Why Russell isn’t currently donating time or money to the Boise State Wrestling Program. How good marketing has the potential to save the Boise State Wrestling Program. And  how applying good marketing into every aspect of your life (yes marriage, relationships, finances, business, etc…) will make it better.

So listen in below to discover how to solve problems in all aspects of life with the power of good marketing.

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Hey everyone, right now I’m actually in the middle of a carwash and this is a first for Marketing In Your Car. Alright everyone, if you guys can hear me or not, we are in the middle of a carwash.  I hope you can hear this; it’s kind of loud outside. I got car washed a week ago and then I had it the other day and it rained, just drizzled a little bit, and then my cars been spotted for the last week and I’m like, you know what I’m going to go and get this washed so that it doesn’t look like I’m driving a car that’s been sitting out for the last 2 weeks or whatever.

That’s where we are at, that’s the water going over us if you can hear that. Now we’re moving to the extreme polish section. Sweet, it’s dumping tons and tons of suds all over me and there’s all these crazy lines of red, green, I feel like I’m in a disco right now. This looks awesome from the inside. This is one of those carwashes you drive in and put your car in neutral and it pulls you through the whole thing while it’s washing everything. I think my wife might be behind me. There’s a car that’s just like my wife’s behind me, which would be really weird. Who knows? Maybe she’s getting her car washed today too.

I’m driving the Corvette, so the guy was staring at me, looking at me he’s like, “Nice car.” I’m like, “Thanks.” Anyway, I have some serious stuff to talk about, but I want to wait til I can hear you and you can hear me. We’re about to pass through to the end. The final scrubbing and wax It says the element of protection is going through, now it’s rinsing off all the bubbles. And now we’re about to go through the part where they crank on the heat and the air, and it’s going to blow all this water away. And here it comes. This is my favorite part. Right now all the water is being blown up the windshield so it feels like, it’s awesome. And check that out you guys, I’ve got a car now that is clean. It’s not completely dry but it’s mostly dry. Oh here comes the last phase, oh, I see flames. Alright you guys, now we’ve experienced a carwash on Marketing In Your Car. It doesn’t get any better than that.

What I’m doing right now, it’s getting loud again. So I’m going to actually pause it for a second, because I gotta go vacuum out the inside real quick, then I got something very important to talk to you about. So that’s the game plan, I will see you guys in a few minutes here. We will pick up where we left off.

Alright, alright, we are back on the road, and ready for an amazing day. So what I want to talk about today is a very important subject, in fact it is the most important subject, arguably that you will have to learn about or think about in your life. And that is very broad, but it’s important and I’ll explain why here in a second. It’s marketing. Marketing matters. I was going to say that it’s the only thing that matters, but that’s not quite true, but it’s the only thing that matters if you want anything in life. So there you go.

Now kind of to explain this; most of you guys know, if not you need to go back and listen to all the other 5000 episodes to catch up with who I am. But, I’m a wrestler. I grew up, was a wrestler in high school, was a state champ, took 2nd place in the country, was an all American. I went to Brigham Young University for a year, wrestled there. They dropped the wrestling program, transferred to Boise State, wrestled here, finished up my wrestling career here and then later went and tried to try out for the Olympics. We kind of built an Olympic training center here in Boise Idaho. I employed half the Olympic team to wrestle when our company was at a big peak, and then the company kind of collapsed, I had to cut the program and that really sucked.

But, there’s my wrestling background in a nutshell. So I love it more than probably everyone on earth. I spent over $600,000 that year on the wrestling program and it didn’t go anywhere, which is a lot of money to throw away. But that’s how much I love wrestling. So yesterday morning I get an email from some of the wrestlers on the team and they’re talking about the Boise State coaches. I wrestled Boise State and we had two coaches. The head coach and assistant coach. The head coach, while he was a really nice guy, horrible marketer. Worst marketer on planet Earth. Can’t recruit, can’t train, can’t sell anybody in anything, somehow he got the head coach job. He’s kind of been there forever so when the old coach left they let him come in there. He’s kind of run the program into the ground, and instead of noticing that and being like, “Hey I should surround myself with great people.” He did the other thing, which is “Let me get rid of everyone around me who knows what they’re doing to make me look better.” And I had that same thing happen…….

It’s something that’s common among wrestlers and among leaders who aren’t necessarily great leaders. So instead of trying to up their skills they fire and they cut the people around them and make them look better. Which by the way, horrible management idea. To anyone that’s followed my podcast, or what I believe. I’m the other way, I surround myself with A player geniuses that are smarter than me, because they make me look good. That’s kind of the opposite. But for him the idea was, “Hey, I’m gonna cut people around me who are doing good stuff because it’ll make me look better.” So yesterday he actually fired the assistant coach, which is insane because the assistant coach ran the whole program, did all the recruiting, did everything. But because of that, it made him look bad, so instead of being grateful and appreciative to that person like he should have been, he instead fired him, so that it would make him feel more secure in his role.

Now there is a huge uproar in the wrestling community here. So I got on this email chain that went on back and forth and back and forth all day long with people who want to get our coach fired. Trying to talk to the administrator and all sorts of things. Reinstate the assistant coach in place of the head coach and all sorts of crazy things. I just mentioned really quickly, “Okay, I agree there needs to be a change. I don’t invest money in the Boise State wrestling program anymore, because of some issues. And I would love to invest money back in the program. I love wrestling, I love Boise State, but I haven’t because a lot of the issues that everyone is talking about right now.” So one of the guys messages me and he’s like, “Well as a potential investor, what things would you like to see that would make it so you would be willing to give money.” They said, “Please be brutally honest.”

So that should be an entrance way to give me the ability to say what I really believe, and then should listen, they should shut their mouths, listen because you asked me to be brutally honest. So I went through and I was brutally honest. “These are the reasons I would not give money to the Boise State Wrestling program today.” And I gave the reasons, boom, boom, boom, boom.

A marketer would have looked at that and said wow, if you guys came to the funnel hacking event, it talked a lot about how, “Here’s the 3 step process to build the business. Step 1 find a market, step 2 ask them what they want, step 3 give it to them.” So you’re trying to figure out how to get money from me, so I say here are the reasons I’m not giving you money. The smart thing a marketer would say, “Wow, he told me exactly how to sell him.” And you come back and say, “Russell, sweet. You want this, I will do this.” And you would give me what I asked you for, and I will give you money. It’s so simple. All you need to do is just listen to what I said, and then give it to me and you get free money for doing nothing. That was what should have happened.

Instead, this guy, bless him he’s a wrestling coach….I don’t know. I love wrestlers, but…….anyway, he came back on every one of the reasons why I said I don’t currently invest and instead of saying “wow, let me fix that so you will give me money for free. Came back and fought me on every single one, and insulted me on multiple of them. I was just like, “Are you freaking kidding me.” I am telling you what it will take for me to give you money and instead of saying, wow let’s do that so you will give me money. He came back and fought me on every single point, insulted me on multiple ones and basically told me I wasn’t a true wrestling fan. I was like, “Are you freaking kidding me. Four years ago I spent 600,00 on wrestling here in Boise to make Boise wrestling better. In the last 12 months I’ve spent I probably won’t say, but insane amounts of money. More than the entire budget of the Boise State wrestling team for the next five years on my own wrestling room. I love wrestling more than anyone. Period. The end.

For you to come in and attack me and insult me like that, now I sure as heck don’t want to give you money first off, second off, your problems are all business issues you’re struggling with. And you’ll have a bunch of wrestlers that don’t know anything about business trying to solve these busi

Episode #330 – The Day That You Became...  

Do you remember the day that you became?

On this episode Russell talks about the moment he became a wrestler and how he felt and how that relates to the moment he became a marketer.

Here are some of the cool things to listen for in this episode:

Why Russell nearly became a basketball player instead of a wrestler and what changed his mind. What the four or five things Russell believes he is down to core. And why as humans, we are constantly in search of good feelings and how they shape our lives.

So listen below to hear about the moment Russell became a wrestler, and the moment he became an internet marketer.

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Hey everyone, good morning. This is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing In Your Car. Sorry I’m stuttering, I’m actually on the freeway right now. Normally I do these things closer to my house so it’s a little less chaotic. But this morning I had to get up early. And I didn’t get to bed last night until almost 2 o’clock. Because we got Wynter Jones is in town and a couple of other people. So I have a good excuse to pull all nights, working on funnels. So we did last night and then I had to get up this morning because we had a film shoot at 6:30 at this amazing location we found down in Nampa, Idaho. It’s kind of out in the ghetto and then you walk through the door and it’s this amazing building with stone walls, Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling, it’s amazing.

A bunch of people who work for Disney, a bunch of animators in there, so it’s a bunch of super creatives….whoa, crap. I’m on the freeway, some people stopping.

Anyway, all these amazing creative people in there that are building, I don’t know, movies and animations and stuff like that, a whole bunch of Macs, and smart people. It was really, really cool. So we filmed something in the basement there for Mark Joyner when we filmed his episode for Funnel Hacker TV, which is coming soon. We filmed in the basement because it was this really creepy, nasty basement. We filmed the sales video for Mind Control Marketing there and it turned out so cool.

But I remember I was like, “Oh that upstairs was so cool. Someday I want to film in there.” So we were filming the book promo video for Expert Secrets and that’s where we decided to film it at. So that’s what we were doing this morning. We got there super early and we were trying to film before anybody woke up. And the crazy thing, I went to bed almost 2 o’clock and my alarm went off at 5:15 and I had two alarms, just in case I slept through them both. Anyway, at 5:45 I sat up and I was like, “What?” both of my alarms had turned off. I was like, “Oh my gosh.” So I had a freak out. I had to run and get ready and shower. I’m doing a juice fast this week, and luckily I didn’t have time to eat because I couldn’t eat.

But I jumped in the car and raced down here, and I was a couple of minutes late. Then the guy who I guess Brandon said that he forgot to RSVP until we were actually coming. So the dude didn’t show up. So Brandon’s calling him at 6 in the morning. Luckily one of the employees showed up early and got us in. So we got in there and started filming and…..sorry, I’m pulling off the freeway exit right now.

So we started filming and we only have like 30 minutes before their entire staff and team showed up for work. So we had to go fast. So we get everything set up, anyway, it turned out really cool. I’m excited to see what, how it all turns out. So you guys will see it soon on Expertsecrets.com, when the book is all done.

But that’s what’s happening. I’m heading back from there. I’m super tired, so I might go home and take a nap for a little bit. Because we have another long day today of amazing stuff we’re building out. Not only are we trying to get the Expert Secrets funnel done this week, we’re also trying to get Super Funnel, Exit Funnel and a whole bunch of other cool things that all tie together for the whole launch. That’s a story for another day. But that’s kind of what’s happening.

So I had a message I wanted to share with you guys today because I thought it was interesting. I recorded a video yesterday, and I don’t know about you but I, in Expert Secrets I talk about how everybody needs to build an index of stories you’re going to have. You never know when you’re going to use them and how you’re going to use them. So a lot of times this podcast is a testing ground for me to tell a story. Then I tell stories at the office and I tell stories when I speak and in a million different places. It’s funny, Brandon who has been filming me every day for the last two years, he was like, “dude that was a new story, I’ve never heard that one before.” I was like, “Really, I’ve never told that. It’s been in my inventory of stories forever.” But apparently I never told it.

So it was basically a story about the day that I became a wrestler. When I was growing up my dad was a wrestler, but I was going to be a basketball player, because that’s what short, white guys do is we become basketball players. So every day I practiced basketball, and I knew that’s what I was going to do and be. I don’t want anything else besides being a basketball player.

So that was kind of my, what I thought my future was going to be. And then my dad though, was a wrestler growing up and I guess I had wrestled for a year or two when I was, I don’t know, 5 or 6 years old. But apparently my parents said I hated it. So I dropped out of it and was never going to do it again. But then, lo and behold, in 8th grade as I’m pursuing my basketball career, it was bad because I remember Spud Webb back then, was a little short guy who was shorter than me, but he could dunk. I was like, “If Spud Webb can dunk, then I can dunk.” And I never, I got taller than Spud Webb, but I still couldn’t dunk. But that’s a story for another day.

Anyway, I thought I was going to be a basketball player, but one of my buddies two doors down from me, he went to wrestling practice and came home and started to tell my dad, “I went to wrestling practice today.” And my dad was like, “What? There’s wrestling practice here? I’m a wrestler and my son’s going to be a wrestler.”  So that was kind of what happened. Sorry, I’m driving and doing three things and I keep dropping everything. So not what I should be doing. If you guys were watching, I’d probably be getting yelled at by someone.

Anyway, so my dad was like, “We need to go to wrestling practice.” And he tried to get me to. I was like, “No, dad. I’m a basketball player. I’m not going to wrestle. Come on now. There’s no wrestling in the NBA, how am I going to do this?” Finally my dad forced me to go to wrestling because he’s like, “Nope, we’re wrestlers in this family.” I was like, “What? I don’t want to wrestle.” But he kind of made me go. That was 8th grade.

So 8th grade I did wrestling and I kind of liked it but I was like, it’s not basketball, come on now. So I just told my dad, “I’ll wrestle right now but…” and the way school worked in Utah for me, 9th grade was basically junior high and 10th grade was high school. 9th grade had started and I was like, “Well, I’ll do wrestling in 9th grade. But my sophomore year I’m going out for the basketball team because I’m a basketball player.” And he’s like, “Okay, whatever.”

So 9th grade I started wrestling and I start liking it, but not loving it. I remember my very first wrestle off, and the way wrestling works, it’s kind of cool, it’s not like the coach picks who’s going to be first tier or second tier, all that kind of stuff. You wrestle and whoever wins, wins. So they line up all the weight classes, there’s like 5 or 6 people in my weight class and then you have a wrestle off.

So you wrestle everybody else to see if you’re going to be first string, second string, third string. So there’s one dude who is really good, he was varsity, then there was a JV guy and a couple of other guys and then there was me. So we all got to wrestle and the guy who had been JV the year before, I had him in a wrestling match and I was like, I had no plans of winning. I just thought, he’s a high school kid, he’s a man for crying out loud. I’m a little kid.

Anyway, we wrestled and I beat him. And the coach is like, “Congratulations, you’re going to be JV this week.” And I’m like, “What?” and he’s like, “Yeah, you’re going to wrestle in a tournament.” I’m like, “Are you kidding me?” So I go home and tell my parents. I’m like, “I beat the guy in the wrestle off.” My dad’s like, “What?” and I’m like, “Yeah, I’m going to be wrestling this week.” And he was all excited obviously and told my mom and told, you know, everybody.

Fast forward now a couple of days, it was the wrestling tournament, we were wrestling Bingham High School. I remember we get to weigh-ins and I’m a little tiny, skinny 130 lb kid at the time. So I get on the scale and you know, you strip down to your tighty-whities and you step on the scale and look at your weight. And then the guy who I’m wrestling gets on the scale, he steps up and I look at him and the dude had a mustache. I don’t know about you, but to this day I can’t grow a mustache. I’m not still not quite manly enough to do that. He had a mustache, and again this is in high school.

I was like, “Are you kidding me? I’m a little kid. This guy in a mustache is going to destroy me.” I was so scared. So I remember after weigh-ins, we’re getting warmed up and I see my dad and I’m like, “Dad, the guy I’m wrestling has a mustache.” And my dad’s like, “What does that matter?” I’m like, “I don’t know but he’s like a real man Dad. I can’t grow a mustache.” Anyway, I go out there for this match. I go out there I’m wrestling, I’m going through the whole match, I’m wrestling this guy and I don’t remember much about the match. All I remember is at the end I won. I stood up and I shook his hands and I remembe

Episode #210 – Approaching Burnout…  

What I do and what you can do as you start to approach ‘burnout’ in your business or in life.

On this episode Russell talks about feeling burnout from preparing for Funnel Hacking Live. He also talks about his past experiences with burnout during his life.

Here are 3 things you’ll hear in this episode:

How Russell dealt with burnout during his wrestling career and how that’s prepared him for similar situations in his life. How a friend of Russell’s helped him get out of a burnout slump and get exciting about marketing again. And what his mind does while he starts to feel burnt out from the stress of work and how he thinks he will get past it this time.

So listen below to hear how Russell gets over the stress of burnout and how he knows he’ll get past it by taking time off and relieving some pressure by making work fun.

---Transcript---

Hey everybody, this is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing In Your Car. Is that funny that I crack myself up every time? I gotta try to be louder and more obnoxious each time otherwise it’s going to be boring. So welcome you guys, I hope you’re excited. I’ve got crazy allergies happening. I’m not the kind of guy who gets allergies except for around cats. I’m deathly allergic to cats. But I don’t normally get them, but ever since I got back from New York, the wrestling tournament I’ve been sneezing 50 times a day and my nose is super raw. It’s horrible. So I’m hoping and praying that when we get to San Diego next week for Funnel Hacking Live that I don’t have allergies, cause that would be horrible on stage, sneezing every five seconds. It’d be really embarrassing. I’m sure I could take some kind of antihistamine or whatever, but those things always make me tired and throw me off my game and I gotta be on top of my game. There’s going to be a lot of you guys there.

First off, if you’re going to be there, congratulations because you need to be there, it’s going to be amazing. So that’s number one, and number two, if you’re not going to be there, you missed it, we sold out. You can come even if you wanted to. I’ve been warning and begging and pleading for a long time and now you’re one shot is gone. So there you go.

So with that said, I want to talk to you about something today that’s kind of serious. For me, right now, and probably for you a lot of times. I’m doing this on my way to my haircut, so my the one podcast when I was getting my haircut, ever since then, every time I post a video online, everyone’s like, “Nice haircut, nice haircut.” So thanks I guess for messing with me. It’s pretty funny actually. So I’m getting a haircut real quick, the last haircut before the big event. So hopefully I will look normal when we get there.

Alright, what I wanted to talk to you guys about today…Dang there’s a lot of traffic……is burn out. I’m curious, how many of you guys have ever felt burnt out? I think the first time that I ever got burnt out of something, because typically when you’re a kid you’re just doing a bunch of cool stuff all the time, everyday is like a new adventure. My kids think they get burnt out because they’re tired of doing whatever the activity is. But the first time I ever really felt burnt out was my sophomore year of high school, I was wrestling 130 pounds, and each week I would check my weight on Sunday night, and on average I would be 160. Which meant, I usually had weigh ins on Thursday or Friday, which meant I had 4 or 5 days to get from 160 down to 130. And for any of you guys that have ever tried to go through wrestling practice, it’s not easy, but the only way that it gets harder is you put on plastic suits. My dad used to call them rubber gear back in the day, we called them plastic when I was in it, but it’s basically this plastic suit that goes tight around your neck your wrists, your ankles, and it’s heat impermeable, so heat cannot get out of it. So what you do is put on a pair of sweats and put on a pair of plastic on top of that, and put on another pair on top of that and you walk in the wrestling room and by the time you’re in the wrestling room you’re body is cooking. I could feel my heart beating really…it was just horrible. Then you go through wrestling practice, and the most I ever lost in an hour was, with my plastics on, was 8 pounds. So you can lost a lot of weight, 8 pounds of water is a gallon. A gallon of milk weighs 8 lbs, I think. Does it weigh 8 pounds? Yeah, I think it was 8 pounds. So that’s the equivalent. So I’d wrestle an hour and suck a gallon of water out of my body. So you’d get done with practice, you take your sweats off, you take your plastics off, and you’re sweats would be soaking wet, and you could take them and wring them out, all the water would flush out of them. So every week that was my process.

Weigh in Sunday night 160, I’d weigh in Thursday night for the dual meet or the tournament on Friday and I’d be 130. So 30 pounds…it’s not easy. Because the first practice you lose 8 pounds, second practice you lose 5 pounds, third practice you’d lose 3 pounds, next practice you’d lose 2 pounds, because you just don’t have as much water to give and at the end you’re trying to lose the last 2 pounds and it’s a nightmare, and you’re tired and sore and hungry and thirsty. Actually, you’re not hungry, even though you don’t eat, you don’t have hunger pains, you have thirst pains are way worse than hunger pains. So typically I’d stop eating two or three days before the wrestling tournament, which probably isn’t that smart. Knowing what I know now, I’d probably do things a lot different. Nevertheless, that’s what we did. And then I’d stop drinking 24 hours before, and about 3 days before, I’d drink really minimally because the water is the weight right. Food doesn’t actually weigh anything, foods the calories. I’d try to eat really heavy calorie food because that would give me some energy. But then, I hardly drank any water because water weighs the most. So 24 hours before we cut out all water and suck the last bit and it’s painful and it sucks and it’s horrible. But in a weird sadistic way I really enjoyed it. We had to get into it. I think a lot of it, is 5 or 6 of us all cutting weight together. Just the camaraderie. Anyway, I honestly miss those days. In fact, when I go to wrestling tournaments now, even the NCAA tournament, I feel guilty drinking water or eating food, because I think, I’m in a wrestling tournament, I should not be eating, this is weird. I have this weird guilt. Anyway, I would go get mental help, if I was still wrestling, but I’m not so it’s good.

So going through an entire season like that, by the time I was at the end of wrestling season, I was burned out.  It showed. I’d beaten the state champ, the kid that ended up taking the state champ that year, I’d beaten him twice during the year, and I ended up taking 5th place in the region tournament, didn’t even qualify for the state tournament that year. I went on to watch this kid I beat twice become a high school state champ which was my goal. It was hard. I remember sitting in the state tournament watching him win, and it was sad, it was frustrating and everything and I was just burned out. I couldn’t do it anymore. I remember sitting there and to get through that burn out, I took a week off and I just did nothing except for eat cereal and watch cartoons, which was awesome. Then I went back to wrestling and we did freestyle and Greco and the way I got out of burnout is I started having fun with wrestling again. So I went to these tournaments, I didn’t cut any weight, I went up by like 5 weight classes, I was at 154 in my freestyle and my Greco weight, didn’t cut any weight, I showed up, weighed in and whatever I weighed, I went against these huge dudes, and it was good. I started lifting and getting strong and eating and getting healthy and I just made it fun again. And that’s how I kind of got through that burnout period.

So that was the first time, the next time I really know I had a burnout bad. If you listened to my podcast in the past you know some of the ups and downs. It was after we had 100 employees and everything crashed. We had a year of trying to save our butts and earn money to pay back the government and all these crazy things and at that point I was beyond burned out. I would’ve walked away from this business if I didn’t have so many outstanding debts and liabilities and coaching fulfillments and all these promises we made people. I had to fulfill on those things so I kept coming through, kept pushing it, and I was a burnout. I hated it. I woke up everyday hating what I did. And what got me through that burnout period, it was interesting it was one of my friends Daegan Smith, who was one of my wrestling buddies at NCAA last weekend. But Daegan called me, he actually called me and interviewed me on something. So he interviewed me and then we just sat there and talked for an hour or two telling stories and all these things. And he got me re-excited about marketing and about what we were doing and how we were doing it. Just all the cool things that we can bend and do and learn and discover. He made marketing fun for me again. And on the tails of that came a lot of amazing things for me and probably for you. You know the DotcomSecrets came as a by-product that we went through this testing phase for the next year. We were testing and trying and doing all these things and from that came the DotcomSecrets book, from that came Clickfunnels, from that came all the amazing things we do now. But they came on the backside of burnout, which is…burnout’s hard.

So right now, I’m a week away from our event and I’m not going to lie, I’m feeling burned out. You know, we’ve had a big mountain to climb. We had to sell over 1000 tickets, which is a not easy task. I remember my, back in the day we’d do events, we’d get 100 people show up and I remember going to a Dan Kennedy ev

Episode #150 – Your Angle…The Next Evolution In Funnel Hacking  

What I remembered about business while wrestling with my 9 year old twins this weekend.

On today’s episode Russell talks about wrestling and how beating your opponent requires that you have an angle and why business works the same way.

Here are some cool things in this episode:

Why you need to have a different angle in your business to have success. How you can find an angle in your business to beat others in the same market. And how all that relates to funnel hacking.

So listen below to find out why you need to have the right angle to differentiate your business and have fast success.

---Transcript---

Hey everyone! This is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing In Your Car or Marketing In My Car or something like that.

Hey, everyone. So, I was wondering today. How many of you guys actually listen while you’re in your car? Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m the dude in the car and you guys are all marketing at your house or in your office. I don’t know.

But anyway, I appreciate you guys been on today. Hope things are going amazing for you and your companies. And I’ve got a bunch of fun stuff to talk to you about. Last night or not – it was actually Sunday, I was sitting around after church thinking about stuff and I started mapping out ideas for cool things I want to share with you guys. So I’ve got a list of cool stuff to share with you guys. So, that’s my game plan for the next few days.

Today, what I want to share or talk to you guys about a little bit, and hopefully this will help you guys when you’re thinking about positioning your products and your services and even your brand as a whole. And kind of the back story behind this, most of you guys at this point know that I’m a wrestler. I wrestled through high school. I was a state champ. I took second place in the country. I was an all-American, ended up wrestling at BYU until they cut the wrestling program that went to Boise State and I became one of the top – I think the highest I was ranked was 14th so top 14 wrestlers in the country. And I trained for Olympics for a little while. In fact, we built a whole Olympic Training Center.

Anyway, recently I built my own wrestling room at my backyard. So I’m obsessed with it to say the least. But anyways, it has been fun. As I built my own wrestling room, I’ve been working with my kids. Teaching them wrestling…. I got some jiu-jitsu guys coming over, teaching them some wrestling and it has been really fun. So it was kind of fun because it has kind of given me a chance to kind of re-remember a lot of the fundamentals of wrestling, of things that we take for granted because we just do them instinctively. But you start trying to break it down for someone else like, “Oh, this is why you do that and this is how you do that,” and things like that.

So in wrestling, one of the really interesting things when you’re wrestling someone, if you guys watched a wrestling match before, people come out and they come like head to head typically and it looks like the heads are smashed together and they’re trying to punch each other in the face, trying to get in on each other’s legs, right?

So from the outside looking at it, you probably don’t know what’s happening. You’re like, “Oh, that’s kind of weird.” But if you look at what the goal of a wrestler is, like when we’re getting in there and we’re tying up, and we have our head to head and we’re pushing and pulling and moving people around, our entire goal of that is we’re trying to get an angle. OK? We’re trying to get somebody to step so that we’ve now got an angle we can attack them from.

I know that it’s very difficult if not impossible for me just to shoot directly like through somebody. It’s really hard. The way that if I want to take somebody down, I’ve got to move and move and move until I can get them take a little step and then I can take an angle. And as soon as I got an angle, instead of going head to head, I’m going to head to like me going through their ear type thing. I have an angle. Now, it opens up the whole world to me. Now, I can actually get it on their legs. I can take them down. But it’s a hundred percent – it all requires me getting an angle like if I want to takedown on somebody, it’s just how it works.

And so, I was thinking about that as I was showing my kids, like I was showing Bowen, one of my twins, like we’ve been doing like these things where he pushed and we’re doing inside control and trying to like get in good position, I told him how like I just want him to push and pull. I was like, “Watch. When you pull right here, what happens is I step and then check it out. Now, we’re not head to head. Now, you’ve got a little angle on me. Now, it opens up a shot where you can actually get on my leg and you can take me down.”

And so for wrestling, that’s the whole point is I’m in there beating the trash out of the other dude’s head trying to move him all with a hope that I can get a little bit of an angle. And as soon as I get that angle, as soon as it opens up, boom! Takedown’s there and I can score.

All right. So there is the metaphor. So, how does that relate to business? OK? So in business, I see so many people where when they say, “Hey, I’m going to be in this business or this market.” They pick what they want it to be. And then I think part of it is a disservice that I’ve done because I talk a lot about funnel hacking. So they say, “OK, this guy has got this.” And they go and they make the exact same thing.

Now, what just happened now that you got this new business? You’ve just stepped up and you’re head to head with someone. You got the exact same product, exact same offer, exact same everything as these guys. OK? And that’s going to make it difficult. I’m not saying you can’t be successful. OK?

There are some people – like for example, this week is actually the world tournament in Las Vegas for wrestling and there’s an Olympic champ named Jordan Burroughs who has got the best double leg I’ve ever seen in my life. And he can just plow through everybody like he’s so dominant. Like this dude does box jumps higher than his head. He’s got the strongest legs and hips and he just can plow through anybody. He doesn’t even need an angle. Just boom! He’s just taken you out, right?

But for average humans and the majority of people, we got to have an angle, right? And so, the same thing for you, if you go head to head with someone, you have the exact same thing and you funnel hack them exactly, what just happened? Now, you’re going up against someone else who if you funnel hack someone well, you’re going to get some perfect competition and you can’t – this could be hard for you to score to make money.

And so, what I want you guys thinking about a little bit is the angle. What’s your angle? What makes what you do different than what everybody else is doing? Okay? When I’m funnel hacking someone, I’m looking for a process. I’m looking for price points. I’m looking for things like that. I’m looking for layout. But as soon as I figure that out, my next goal is how do I make mine different or better or more unique or what’s my angle? What makes me – why is there a purpose for me to exist in this market that I’m stepping into?

I got a friend. His name is Mike Lovitch and Mike is one of the smartest dudes I’ve ever met. He owns a company called RealDose and a bunch of other things. He owned a company called Hypnosis Network. I think he may still own that. I don’t know. But he was the one when we trying to create weight loss offer back in the day and I was doing what I kind of do. I was like, “OK, here’s one that’s successful. Let’s model it.”

And he kind of made this really good point to me. He said, “Every market is kind of like its own little ecosystem.” And if you look at an ecosystem, there’s like – let’s say it’s weight loss. There is Mike Geary, he owns The Truth About Abs. Then over here is so and so and they own high fat. And over here, so and so, they own low fat. And over here is – you see these ecosystems, this little world. And if you come in and you got exact same thing with somebody else, suddenly, you’re competing with them and if they’ve got a bunch of partners, now you’re competition to everybody, and nobody is going to let you in the cool kids’ crowd.

If you can come in and look around, look at the ecosystem and see where everybody is at and then figure out what’s not being served? What’s the message or the thing or the product or the service that nobody else has done or at least nobody else has done well? And that’s how you find your angle. There you get it and you find that spot. And now, you look at all these other people in your ecosystem. Instead of you becoming head on head and direct competitors with them, because you’ve got an angle, now you’ve opened up partnerships with all of them.

So, all of your potential competitors all become your potential partners. And that’s a big key with this. So I want you guys thinking about that today, just really figuring out like what’s your reason for existence in your ecosphere? The market you picked, where are you different? Why should someone care that you exist? And if you can’t answer that, you need to start thinking about it more because right now, you’re going head to head like I would in a wrestling match.

And until I find that angle, I got to push and pull and move and just grind this guy until I can get a little bit of an angle, find my spot in the ecosystem and then boom. As soon as I do that, that’s when growth explodes. That’s when you start having tons of success very, very quickly is by finding that angle, finding the difference in your world, in your ecosystem, in your market and then blowing that up and exploiting it. That’s where you have success quickly.

So I want you guys thinking about that because I think it’s r

The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion 2.10.16: Ego Talks All Ego, Call-Ins About Titus' Suspension, More  

WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago's The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion February 10, 2016 Hosts: Nick Hausman & Ross Berman Guests: Jimmy Korderas, Bill Apter, K-Mel, "Big C" Chris Castro, Robert "Ego" Anthony & "All Ego" Ethan Page Description: This is live recording of the February 10, 2016 edition of The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion presented by WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago. It is hosted by WrestleZone's Nick Hausman & The Folk City Hustler Ross Berman. Today's show starts with Nick replaying his interviews with Former 20+ Year WWE Referee Veteran Jimmy Korderas and 1Wrestling.com Editor-in-Chief Bill Apter giving their initial reactions to the news that Daniel Bryan is retiring. Nick & Ross then open up the phone lines and chat with fans throughout the show about a variety of pro wrestling new headlines including: - Daniel Bryan's retirement from in-ring pro wrestling competition - Titus O'Neil's WWE suspension - Dean Ambrose feuding with Brock Lesnar - What the Divas may be doing at WrestleMania - CM Punk delaying his UFC fight again for back surgery - More... The first live, scheduled guest on the show is Freelance Wrestling commentator K-Mel. K-Mel joins to run down the results of this past Friday night's Freelance Wrestling show The Scene Is Dead, Long Live The Scene. Including: - Robert "Ego" Anthony's surprise attack on "All Ego" Ethan Page - Sally Stitches being declared the new #1 Contender to the Freelance Championship - "Marvelous" Matt Knicks beating down his tag team partner "Big C" Chris Castro after their match - Whether or not The Brothers of Funstruction will find themselves in the Freelance Tag Team Championship picture in 2016 - More... Midway through the program Freelance Wrestling Superstar "Big C" Chris Castro joins. Castro chats candidly with Nick & Ross about: - His former tag team partner "Marvelous" Matt Knicks turning his back on him at Freelance Wrestling's The Scene Is Dead, Long Live The Scene - Who else on the Freelance Wrestling roster he would trust as a tag team partner - What he has in mind for Freelance Wrestling's next show on March 11th - More... Freelance Wrestling Superstar Robert "Ego" Anthony then calls in to the show to discuss: - Why he showed up unexpectedly at Freelance Wrestling's The Scene Is Dead, Long Live The Scene and attacked "All Ego" Ethan Page - Titus O'Neil's WWE suspension - How he thinks Dean Ambrose is being presented on WWE TV - More... The show wraps up this week with Ross giving a quick recap of the 1998 WWF PPV In Your House: Final Four. Featuring a main event fatal four way match between Bret Hart, Vader, Undertaker & Steve Austin for the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Championship. You can follow Nick, Ross, Jimmy, Bill, K-Mel, Chris, Ego & All Ego on Twitter: Nick- @WZRebel Ross- @RossWBermanIV Jimmy- @JimmyKorderas Bill- @Apter1Wrestling K-Mel- @K_Mel91 Chris- @iChrisCastro Ego- @EgoFan All Ego- @OfficialEgo The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion is LIVE every Wednesday from 5-7 CST on WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago. You can also listen to the show live on your phone by downloading the "Lumpen Radio" app from the iTunes Store!

The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion 11.4.15 feat. Freelance Wrestling's Chris Castro & Arik Cannon  

WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago's The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion November 4, 2015 Hosts: Nick Hausman & Ross Berman Guest: "Big C" Chris Castro Featuring the Freelance Wrestling Walk Among Us Pre-Show Party provided by WrestleZone.com Description: This is live recording of the November 4, 2015 edition of The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion presented by WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago. It features co-hosts WrestleZone's Nick Hausman & The Folk City Hustler Ross Berman. Nick & Ross spend the first half of the show discussing all the top news from this past week in professional wrestling. Including the reappearance of Adam Rose's Bunny, WWE's 3rd Quarter Earnings Results, RAW Fallout, WWE's deal with Tapout, the build up to Survivor Series, Los Matadores being told to disappear, Kurt Angle's possible MMA ambitions, Alberto Del Rio's new WWE deal, TNA losing it's touring manager, more Midway through the show The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion features an audio replay of it's performance from the Freelance Wrestling Walk Among Us Pre-Show Party. This audio is provided by WrestleZone.com for this Lumpen Radio broadcast. After the replay of the Pre-Show Party the hosts welcome Freelance Wrestling's "Big C" Chris Castro. Chris talks candidly about this past Friday night's Freelance Wrestling show, performing down at Full Impact Pro with fellow Freelance Wrestling stars Matt Knicks & Isaias Velazquez, alligator wrestling, more Ross also takes a few minutes in this episode for his latest installment of "This Day in Pro Wrestling History." Towards the end of the show Nick & Ross reveal the results of their show long Twitter poll about which Chicago legend is better: CM Punk or The Road Warriors. You can follow Nick, Ross, Arik & Chris on Twitter: Nick- @TRNRebel Ross- @RossWBermanIV Arik- @ArikCannon Chris- @iChrisCastro The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion is LIVE every Wednesday from 5-7 CST on WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago. You can also listen to the show live on your phone by downloading the "Lumpen Radio" app from the iTunes Store!

WSPTSMSBS or THE 2015 WRESTLING SOUPIES (Wrestling Soup 1/30/16)  

THE "I'M FEELING ACCOMPLISHED" AWARD
- This award goes to the most smug, most arrogant, big headed boob in wrestling. Who was it in 2015 that upon sight or sound drove you to new levels of douche hypothermia all the while making sure the whole world know..they're feeling accomplished.

THE "MATCH OF THE YEAR" AWARD
- This is the match(es) that remind us why we bother staying awake until 11pm on Mondays and bother watching special events. What was "your" favorite Match of the Year?

THE "WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS FUCKING SHIT" AWARD
- 2015 was considered by fans one of the worst years in wrestling history. So we ask you, what moment made you rage "what the f&%king f#&k? who could f*&king f@%k this s#!t up so f&%king bad that would make you jealous of Helen Keller holy s#!t on a stack of bibles how could they blow this so bad?"

THE "WHY THE FUCK AREN'T THEY SIGNED" AWARD
- This goes out to the guy most obviously working the independents who WWE is completely missing the boat on. Past winners of this award include El Generico (now known as Sami Zayn) and Kevin Steen (now known as Kevin Owens both members of the NXT roster). This means either WWE is listening to this shit or we're just shooting fish in a barrel..either way, vote for who you like!

THE "S#!T HEAT" AWARD
- Formerly the "X-PAC Heat Award". Past winners include..who gives a f%&k..neither of us remember because they f@&king sucked. Hopefully they're gone. Please note that voting for these guys WON'T make them go away. And you can only vote for Big Show once.

THE "F"MK AWARD
- This one goes out to the hottest diva of the year. No talent necessary. Simply Based off the aesthetic value of woman. Marriage and killing are optional.

THE "LEAST OFFENSIVE DIVA" AWARD
- This award is based off of actual talent. Which female wouldn't embarrass you if you had to show a match of to a female who might someday touch your genitals. Or, just didn't make you want to take a wet kaka when you hear their entrance music play.

THE "TUNA-MELTZER" AWARD
- This award goes to the wrestler/promotion/or moment in 2015 that made the true nerds cry with joy..but left the rest of us not really caring. Imagine that? Most people don't care about nerdy Tuna-Meltzer level shit. Fart noise.

THE "SOUPIEST WRESTLING SOUP BIT" AWARD
- This award goes to the moment(s) you went full retard while listening to Wrestling Soup in 2015.

THE SOUPIEST MATCH OF THE YEAR AWARD
- The Match which reminds us all why we do what we do. The match that makes us go  Ah..yes that right there was a fine fecal abortion  Then much like a parent who catches their kid doing blow or listening to Kid Rock..We say. “We’re not mad. We’re just disappointed” and to be the soupiest match of the year..you better bring the disappointment.

THE “SOUPIEST MOMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
- This is the moment of the year that was so deliciously bad..that it was good. This is where the worlds of piss poor writing and comedic satire dry humped so hard that Kirk Cameron woke up in a cold sweat and pulled out abruptly from his 14 year old Cambodian boy slave..MmmM Mmm GOOD.

THE “SOUPIEST WRESTLER OF THE YEAR AWARD  
- Never has an award in the history of professional wrestling podcasting ever existed that carried more weight that this..not to suck our own dicks or anything. But SO many amazing legends have won this award. Life changing. Career alerting. This is the big one.

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Minority Report Webcast 10/1/2007 (Wrestling-News.com)  

 

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: 

No matter how bad wrestling is right now, we should all be thankful to be alive during this era of wrestling. From NWO to World Class. AWA to ECW. TNA to Glow. 50 years ago, 50 years from now, wrestling was and will never be this entertaining and interactive.. Message to TNA. Concentrate on getting your stars out in other publicity instead of outsiders into your company for publicity.. In a perfect world, Don Tony prays that Adam Pacman Jones goes back to his criminal roots and gets arrested. And fast.. Did you know that Salvatore Bellomo owns the only wrestling school in Belgium?.. Toxicology for Bryan Adams is in. We point out something the wrestling world hasn't discussed about his death that could save lives.. Are fans into Chris Jericho's return? Or is the buzz more because fans are having more fun cracking codes and hints?.. Are Latinos in Corona NY wearing short skirts and thin see thru shirts to look sexy or because they can't afford good clothing?.. Don Tony explains why the Internet has not killed wrestling..  How horrible was Marella At The Movies? Sure its to set up Austin beating up Marella, but come on now.. My apologies to our Jamaican fans who were offended last week at Don Tony's comments. However any nationality that would have been brought up would have complained.. Discussing MLB Playoffs, Mets blunder, and more.. Sorry to say it, but laughing at CM Punk's geeky gestures and bland promos. I never thought Id want Johnny Nitro Morrison have the title over CM Punk.. Did Save Us 222 tease us with a HBK reference?.. How bad is the In Your Head wrestling webcast? Discussion on other wrestling webcasts, good, bad, and pathetic.. Laughing again at WWE for ripping Ultimate Warrior on DVD.. Hulk Hogan can claim all he wants that he raised $20 million of $40 mil to start a wrestling promotion. Hulk Hogan will not start a wrestling company anytime soon and we discuss why.. Lance Storm professionally critiques TNA and we couldn't agree more at his comments.. Great advice for wrestling fans that are thinking about spending a boatload of cash on Wrestlemania tickets.. Ricky Banderes' TNA run could end up a short one.. No 'Magic Bush' for Don Tony this week.. Discussion on TNA going two hours.. John Cena had a one year championship run. Has anyone who he's feuded with received any 'rub'?.. Laughing at Josh Rich the nerd, Jac Sabboth, Carmine Sabia, Candice Michelle, and more.. Were makers of Viagra very pissed about WWE and the Teddy Long angle?.. Minority cast fears taking Viagra and having uncontrollable erections around ugly fat elderly Italian people.. Can ECW fans stop and realize what we've said for over a year that its nothing more than a developmental program with TV.. How the f*** is Doctor 'Pill' Astin broke?.. How funny is it when WWE calls The Condemned the #1 action flick on DVD? Sorry but that means jack sh**.. WWE Photoshopping Undertaker's Sara tattoo. Although funny, welcome wrestling fans to world of retouching. All magazines do it.. Plus more on Sandman's release, WWE Veterans Title, Brittany Spears, Kevin Federline, Hebners / WWE Hall Of Fame, Special Olympics, and more.. Plus chat room questions, emails, Myspace questions, your calls, and so much more!..

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE & ADULT CONTENT..
RUNNING TIME: 2 HOUR 53
MINUTES..
Hosted by Anthony 'Don Tony' DeBlasi, Kevin Castle, and Joey 9:24..

 

 

The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion 2.3.16: Pat Buck Talks PWS & WrestlePro, Lots Of WWE News, More  

WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago's The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion February 3, 2016 Hosts: Nick Hausman & Ross Berman Guests: Pat Buck & Bret Hart Description: This is live recording of the February 3, 2016 edition of The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion presented by WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago. It is hosted by WrestleZone's Nick Hausman & The Folk City Hustler Ross Berman. Today's show starts off with Nick & Ross opening up the phone lines and chatting with fans all about a variety of pro wrestling new headlines including: - The booking of this past week's Monday Night RAW - Sasha Banks leaving Team BAD - What AJ Styles may be doing at WrestleMania - The rumored bout between Undertaker and Braun Strowman at WrestleMania - Ryback's new Golderg-esque look - More... Nick then plays the first half of his recent interview for WrestleZone Radio with WWE Hall of Famer Bret "The Hitman" Hart. After the first half of Bret's interview wraps up Nick & Ross welcome former Pro Wrestling Syndicate promoter and current WrestlePro promoter Pat Buck. Pat talks candidly about: - Why he decided to leave Pro Wrestling Syndicate - His current working relationship with Global Force Wrestling - What he thinks makes WrestlePro different from other independent pro wrestling companies - WWE's desire to become more engrained in independent pro wrestling More... Nick then plays the second half of his recent interview for WrestleZone Radio with WWE Hall of Famer Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Ross then takes fans back to 1996 as he reviews and recaps ECW's CyberSlam. The show wraps up this week with Nick & Ross giving a brief run down of Freelance Wrestling's show "The Scene Is Dead, Long Live The Scene" this Friday night in Chicago. Nick & Ross will be hosting the pre-show which will begin at 9:15 pm CST at The Bottom Lounge. You can follow Nick, Ross, Pat & Bret on Twitter: Nick- @WZRebel Ross- @RossWBermanIV Pat- @buckneverstops Bret- @BretHart The Chicago Wrestling Rebellion is LIVE every Wednesday from 5-7 CST on WLPN 105.5 FM Chicago. You can also listen to the show live on your phone by downloading the "Lumpen Radio" app from the iTunes Store!

Wrestling Mayhem Show 405: Ruthless Progression  

wrestling mayhem show 405 ruthless progression - wwe cm punkThis week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 405, we have our cast featuring DJ Lunchbox (@djlunchbox), Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Rizz (@theerizz) and the crew! On this weeks show: We talk about MVP being the new investor for TNA Wrestling. We discuss our favorite faction wars from wrestlingâ??s past. We talk the worst botches we can remember. We discuss our favorite current entrance themes in wrestling. We take a look at some wrestling related pictures. We have a wrestling roundtable discussing: Our memories of fashion statements in wrestling. The CM Punk situation. We talk about how WWE should approach making stars for the future of the business. What we learned from wrestling this week. Also remember to: If you have questions, comments or concerns related to wrestling, e-mail us at goodtimes@wrestlingmayhemshow.com ! Support the mayhem that is our show by buying one of our shirts at prowrestlingtees.com/wms! Most importantly, check out our Website at wrestlingmayhemshow.com and view us live every Tuesday around 9 PM at live.sorgatronmedia.com !

Don Tony And Kevin Castle Show 5/4/09 (Wrestling-News.com)  

John Bradshaw Layfield plans to 'Run with the Bulls' in Spain. Can you picture JBL running away from a bull with his tits flapping in the wind? As the above picture shows, DT and KC hope the 'Styles The Bull' rams his horn where, well you know. That's if Styles can find JBL's Millimeter Monster.. Kevin Castle says it perfectly. The WWE locker room is a better place without JBL. Sad that he would go into WWE showers naked with only Cowboy Boots on to intimidate wrestlers â but wont do it at home for his wife.. Don Tony says regardless how bad the writing is in TNA. Wrestling fans should all appreciate the older talent right now. From Scott Steiner to Sting. Enjoy it now, because in 5 years, you're going to miss a lot of these talents because of retirement.. RIP Playboy Buddy Rose. DT and KC share memories of watching Playboy back in the day as well as recent interactions with him on Myspace.. And a message to some geeky websites out there. He did a lot more for wrestling then just AWA and the Blow Away Diet.. Dixie Carter is without question one of the nicest, most genuine owners to ever be involved with wrestling. However, she needs to hire their version of WWE's Johnny Ace. Even though Ace is a pri**, he has the balls to confront and release talent if asked upon. Dixie is getting the reputation of not having the ba**s to confront issues like Don West, and others that shouldn't be in the roles they have.. Details surrounding Reid Flair's recent arrest reveal this moron crashed his car while DWI and possessing heroin. Yet a recent wrestling event still main evented this jackass. And instead of Ric Flair taking time off to address his son's problems, he adds more wrestling events to his schedule. Gotta love how he puts Franklin, Hamilton, and Lincoln over Reid.. Anyone out there think Cody Rhodes would look better in the ring (cosmetically) by simply throwing on a pair of kneepads?..
Juventud Guerrera exploiting Mexican Television as his revenge attempts against Konnan and Jack Evans. Don Tony compares Juvi to a mosquito..
Our message to Nikki Roxx. Stay clear away from your webmaster. Listen to the wackiness that occurred after Roxi asked TNA for her release.. Rhaka Khan, Jenna Morasca, etc: Now we understand why they never made it anywhere in wrestling, but somehow still landed a high profile role in TNA. Something tells us that they like cheese â lots of cheese..
1992 â 1995: An era where Don Tony and Kevin Castle drifted away from wrestling and reasons behind it. When did you drift away from wrestling?..
Don Tony is a movin' groovin' jammin' singing gummy bear!..
Looking at the realistic chances that Batista will retire from WWE in 2010..
Watching Hermie Sadler doing an interview segment on TNA is painful. Just like Don West, TNA thinks hiring Southern Belles with no background in wrestling works. Someone please tell TNA to send Hermie and his Banjo packing.. We applaud that he is putting so much physicality in his on-air work. But why are being fed so much Shane McMahon on recent episodes of Raw?.. Dr Stevie Richards is the first member of TNA's new faction: Residue.. Interesting how much debate is going on between our great listeners to the show and Kevin Castle over the recent controversial episodes of Family Guy.. Does TNA understand why WWE does an annual 'draft'? To freshen up storylines, 'shake things up' as Vince McMahon calls it. TNA needs to 'shake things up' a bit and make some on-air changes. DT has said it since he's been released. Have Taz 'choke out' Don West on TV, and take over his role as an on-air commentator. It's just a start, but something fans will truly call a 'markout moment' years to come.. WWE and ABC's 'The View'. A surprising relationship that has not had much negativity behind it. And it has worked nicely so far with MVP's recent push.. Jeff Hardy gets a title shot at Judgment Day. Is this possibly a 'carrot' dangling in front of Jeff by WWE to get him to re-sign a new deal?.. Our condolences to Elix Skipper and his family over the tragic death of his son.. âThe Assassinâ Jody Hamilton is suing WWE over the fallout over Deep South Wrestling. DT and KC not only think Assassin has lost his noodle, but he will be embarrassed in court.. The 2009 fallout between Superstar Billy Graham and WWE that luckily was avoided.. Don Tony and Kevin Castle express concern over Festus' future in WWE.. Plus our .02 on the highlights of Vince McMahon WWE Conference Call.. Vince Russo's upcoming book about his work in WCW.. Fan appreciation for John Morrison.. Daffenatics.. Swine Flu paranoia.. Video trailer for Macho Man WWE DVD set.. Raw.. Smackdown.. ECW.. TNA.. P

Ep 32 feat. Ryan Satin: Impact Shake Ups, Hardys As Free Agents, Shaq v Big Show?, More  

This week’s episode of Bischoff on Wrestling starts with Eric giving his take on a couple of stories from around the business of pro wrestling from this past week including: - Triple A's intellectual property lawsuit against PCW regarding Pentagon Jr. and Fenix - The Big Show and Shaq going back and forth about whether their WrestleMania match will happen - Josh Matthews and Raven's recent controversial comments regarding suicide - More... Eric then welcomes his guest for this week Pro Wrestling Sheet Editor-in-Chief and former TMZ Senior Producer Ryan Satin! During his appearance Ryan speaks candidly to Eric about all of the Impact Wrestling news he has broken this past week. He & Nick also take the time to compare the new management moving in to Impact to when Eric took over WCW in the early 90s: - Anthem taking the reigns of Impact Wrestling - The Hardy Boys becoming free agents after leaving Impact - The drawing power of "Broken" Matt Hardy - Impact's ratings and how they matter - What talent and techniques he thinks could make Impact viable against WWE in the pro wrestling space - Jeff Jarrett & Dutch Mantel taking over the Impact Creative team - Bruce Prichard joining Impact Wrestling as an on-air and backstage talent - More... Today’s show then wraps up with an extended edition of the #BischoffOnWrestling mail bag segment Don’t forget to subscribe to Bischoff on Wrestling for free on iTunes This week’s episode is brought to you by SDI: Find out more about SDI by visiting SDI.edu/bischoff Pro Wrestling Tees: get your official Bischoff on Wrestling shirt over at prowrestlingtees.com/bischoff! Shari’s Berries: Go to berries.com and use the promo code “ERICB” Blue Apron: BlueApron.com/bischoff for three free meals Casper: casper.com/bischoff for $50 off your next mattress purchase #EricBischoff #BischoffOnWrestling #NickHausman #WWE #TNA #MLW #RyanSatin #ProWrestlingSheet #WCW #ImpactWrestling #MattHardy #JeffHardy #BrucePrichard

Ep 23 feat. Nick "Eugene" Dinsmore: Too Many WWE PPVs?, SURPRISE GUEST, More  

This week’s episode of Bischoff on Wrestling starts with Eric talking to Nick about watching Monday Night RAW this week with his good friend and WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan! Nick then jumps in to Bischoff on Wrestling’s pro wrestling “topic of the week”. This week’s topic is “PPV Business”. Eric dives deep in to a discussion about the apparent lack of interest in WWE’s “B-Show” Network specials and what he thinks is a successful way to drive PPV business. Eric then welcomes his guest for the week former WWE Superstar Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore. Dinsmore chats with Eric about: How he broke in to the pro wrestling business Dinsmore’s short run with WCW in 1998 The genesis of the idea for the Eugene character Eric & Dinsmore’s reactions to finding out they would be working together The UK trip that led to Dinsmore being sent to rehab by WWE for prescription pain pills Dinsmore’s beauty pageant wife Dinsmore’s new pro wrestling company WWE taking a more active interest in the independent pro wrestling scene and whether or not that is a good thing More… Once Dinsmore’s interview wraps up Eric moves on to his“Playing In The Dirt” segment. Typically he takes a look back at headlines from pro wrestling dirt sheets from different points in his career. This week Eric instead welcomes a SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST from the pro wrestling journalism field in a not to miss segment. Eric then closes the show by answering some fan questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag. Don’t forget to subscribe to Bischoff on Wrestling for free on iTunes This week’s episode is brought to you by SDI. You can find out more about SDI by visiting SDI.edu/bischoff Also, don’t forget to get your official Bischoff on Wrestling shirt over at prowrestlingtees.com/bischoff! #EricBischoff #BischoffOnWrestling #NickHausman #WWE #MLW #Eugene #NickDinsmore #RAW #HulkHogan

Ep 13 feat. James Ellsworth & Court Bauer: Goldberg's Return, Corgan Suing TNA, More  

Bischoff on Wrestling 10.19.16 Host: Eric Bischoff Co-host: Nick Hausman Guests: Court Bauer & James Ellsworth Welcome to former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s new weekly podcast! This week’s show kicks off with Eric talking about Bill Goldberg's return to WWE and the emotional reaction he received from the fans. Nick and Eric then discuss some more top pro wrestling news stories including: - Billy Corgan suing TNA and all of the other drama surrounding TNA at the moment - Mick Foley teasing that Sasha Banks and Charlotte could headline Hell in a Cell - Linda McMahon's $6 million donation to the Donald J. Trump Foundation Eric then welcomes his first guest for this week MLW's Court Bauer. During Court's appearance the two discuss: - The rise of the pro wrestling podcast - What pro wrestling fans want from pro wrestling podcasts - The brief period of time that Court and Eric were working for WWE at the same time - Eric infamously getting dropped in a garbage truck by Vince McMahon - Court’s memories of Eric backstage and watching him chat with Paul Heyman - The time that Eric really disappointed Vince McMahon -More… After Court Bauer's interview Eric then answers some questions from fans that were submitted on Twitter using the hashtag #BischoffOnWrestling. Following the mail bag segment Eric then welcomes his second guest to the show, James Ellsworth. James chats candidly with Eric about: - His time on the independent pro wrestling scene - Running his own wrestling promotion and the meaningful work he does outside of pro wrestling - What it was like to work with AJ Styles in the main event of Smackdown in a WWE World Championship match - Fans’ concerns that he may have hurt his neck taking the Styles Clash from AJ in their first bout - His reaction to getting his own TitanTron video, theme music and t-shirt - Vince McMahon's reaction backstage after his WWE World Championship match with AJ Styles - What Dean Ambrose was like to work with -More… Eric then wraps the show up with his final thoughts for the week. Don’t forget to subscribe to Bischoff on Wrestling for free on iTunes This episode of Bischoff on Wrestling is brought you by: Blue Apron- You can get THREE FREE MEALS with FREE SHIPPING on BlueApron.com by using the promo code: ERICB Dollar Shave Club- You can get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE by going to www.DollarShaveClub.com/Bischoff #EricBischoff #BischoffOnWrestling #NickHausman #CourtBauer #MLW #Goldberg #JamesEllsworth #WWE #TNA #LindaMcMahon #DonaldTrump #VinceMcMahon #Smackdown #AJStyles #DeanAmbrose #BillyCorgan

Brian Knobs Talks WWE's Current Product, Hardcore Wrestling, Kurt Angle, Legends Of Wrestling, More  

WrestleZone Radio Exclusive Interview May 22, 2016 Host: Nick Hausman Guest: Brian Knobs Description: This WrestleZone Radio exclusive features Nick Hausman interviewing former WWE & WCW Tag Team Champion Brian Knobs. This interview is in conjunction with Legends of Wrestling's upcoming "Invasion of PNC Park" at the June 22nd Pittsburgh Pirates game against the San Francisco Giants. Featuring Kevin Nash, Booker T, Kurt Angle, Tito Santana & The Nasty Boys. Some of the topics of discussion include: - Legends of Wrestling's last show with the Miami Marlins - The rich history of pro wrestling in Florida - Legends of Wrestling invading PNC Park and the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 22nd - All of the different activities the Legends will be participating in during the game - All of the options Kurt Angle has at the moment - His thoughts on Kurt Angle returning to WWE as a trainer or performer - His memories of traveling the road with Micro Championship Wrestling - The odds that midget wrestling could become main stream in American pro wrestling again - The strip club party that he and Jerry Saggs hosted during WrestleMania weekend - Jeff Jarrett pushing him to the ground during WrestleCon - What he thinks of GFW - The Nasty Boys match with The Hart Foundation at WrestleMania 7 - His thoughts on the current WWE product and Roman Reigns as "The Guy" - WWE's in-ring product becoming faster paced - All of the hardcore matches that became fashionable in the 90's - How concussions used to be handled - The toughness of Fit Finlay - Whether or not he would bring back the Hardcore Championship - WWE not featuring managers anymore - Bob Backlund's work with Darren Young - Why it's harder to get in to the business now than it was when he did - More... Be sure to subscribe to WrestleZone Radio on iTunes for more great pro wrestling audio exclusives presented by WrestleZone. You can follow Nick & Brian on Twitter: Nick- @WZRebel Brian- @BrianKnobs

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan Talks Legends of Wrestling, The Royal Rumble, Hulk Hogan, Concussions, More  

WrestleZone Radio Exclusive Interview January 21, 2015 Host: Nick Hausman Guest: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan Description: WrestleZone Radio is proud present this exclusive interview with WWE Hall of Famer "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. This interview is in conjunction with The Legends of Wrestling event taking place January 23, 2016. During the interview Jim talking candidly about: - His upcoming appearance for Legends of Wrestling this Saturday in Miami, FL - How today's pro wrestling style compares to the pro wrestling style from his generation - The influx of high fliers in pro wrestling - The Nasty Boys' Brian Knobs as a pro wrestling promoter - His upcoming stand up comedy shows - WrestleZone Radio's Bin Hamin opening one of those shows - Performing for the troops in conjunction with Wounded Warriors - Whether or not he thinks fans and the public are willing to give Hulk Hogan another chance - If he is surprised that Sting is going in to the WWE Hall of Fame - Becoming close friends with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper on the set of Legend's House - His thoughts on the other legends on Legend's House - If he was surprised that Pat Patterson publicly came out of the office on Legend's House - Whether or not he has been contacted about appearing at this Sunday's Royal Rumble PPV - Daniel Bryan's success against all odds - Whether or not he thought that the Royal Rumble match would become the phenomenon it is after he won the first one ever - His time as a football player and with the Atlanta Falcons - How not making it in the NFL led to his pro wrestling career - His feelings on the concussion issues in the NFL and WWE - If he is a fan of how pro wrestling training has changed - His love of chess - The surprising name who he used to play chess with backstage at shows - More Be sure to subscribe to WrestleZone Radio on iTunes, Soundcloud & Stitcher for more great pro wrestling audio exclusives presented by WrestleZone. You can follow Nick & Hacksaw on Twitter: Nick- @WZRebel Hacksaw- @OfficialHacksaw

PLATFORM AGNOSTIC JANITOR or I WANTED TO BE A PIZZA ROLL (Wrestling Soup 10/15/15)  

- Ke$ha snorts glitter.
- Tape trading fans vs Youtube subs
- The Boring Dead
- AHS and Lady Gaga
- Behind the Rusev and Lana engagement
- Chicago interrupts Cena's burial of Job Ziggler
- Wrestling Soup fans are being hunted.
- Mish doesnt want the Cubs to win.
- Punk injured out of UFC debut
- Stephanie's conference about WWE
- Stephanie talks about WWE wants to be Disney
- #mamasboy
- Stephanie talks about listening to the fans about Roman Reigns
- Colby shows up to a local Illinois wrestling event.
- Why WWE hates Wrestling Soup
- What podcasting is
- Check out Mish's interview on Creature Feature!
- WWE on ESPN is a disaster waiting
- WWE's new development territory?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 423: Rats Are People Too  

This week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 423, we talk all the latest headlines and more in pro wrestling, including: Some ladies of the show are going to SmackDown! Will they get in trouble? Talk about wrestling rats. Wrestlers reminding us to spend time with our kids. Was The Shield breakup too soon? John Cena teaming with The Shield. Remember When: We discuss our memories of strange wrestling teams. Jim Rossâ?? ailments. Daniel Bryan being stripped of the title! What we learned from wrestling. Also make sure to: Share your feelings with us via e-mail at goodtimes@wrestlingmayhemshow.com Help out the show with a donation! Go to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow Follow our stable on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Eamon (eamon2please), Papa Lunchbox (@thepapalunchbox), Hot Wheelz (@hotwheelzrwa), Mad Mike (@madmike4883) and the Rizz (@theerizz). If you are in Pittsburgh, you got to go to Slice on Broadway and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com/Twitter: @pgh_slice) Catch our livestream Tuesdays at 9 PM EST and go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment! INDY MAYHEM SHOW NOTES This week on the Indy Mayhem Show, host/producer of IWC Aftershock Justin Plummer joins the show! Plummer talks about: His earliest memories of pro wrestling. How he got into the indy wrestling scene. The greatest and worst things he has experienced in indy wrestling. The strategy he uses with some of the big name stars. A Vader story. A Shane Taylor airplane story. His Super Indy 13 bracket. Eamon tells us about some upcoming events like Inspire Pro Wrestlingâ??s Clash at the Bash! Follow our cast on Twitter: Eamon (@eamon2please), Justin Plummer (@plummerlovesyou) and Mike Sorg (@mikesorg).

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