Saturday, April 14, 2018

NEW “Shootin The Shiznit.” Anthony Henry joins Brian Tramel !!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” Anthony Henry joins Brian Tramel for episode 106. Henry talks about starting as a fan, who did he like as a fan?, what makes a good worker?, being a UFC fan, training to be a wrestler, becoming a fan of New Japan, no flights for the New Japan dojo camp, wrestling Matt Riddle & more! This is a fun 36 minutes with a young independent wrestler.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Cool Kids Countdown XXV “10 10 10 Takeaways from Wrestlemania 34”

It’s time for the“special edition” of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.” Brian Tramel and Lance LeVine bring you the Cool Kids Countdown XXV “10 10 10 Takeaways from Wrestlemania 34” for Episode 105. Lance & BT count down their Top 10 takeaways from the show. In rapid fire format this action packed episode clocks in at a whopping 49 minutes !!

Friday, April 06, 2018

“Wrestlemania 34: Preview Roundtable.”

It’s time for the“special edition” of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.” Lance LeVine & Brian Thompson join Brian Tramel for “Wrestlemania 34: Preview Roundtable.” The trio discuss the biggest show of the year with thought provoking analysis, comedy and their picks. Episode 104 clocks in at 41 action packed minutes.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

NEW STS ! “Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 103 features Jammie Ward talking about The Squared Circle!!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” This is the 5th show in the “Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 103 features Jammie Ward talking about The Squared Circle. BT & Jammie talk about when he started being a fan, how it started, how did he put it together?, how many subscribers ?, how many issues ?, why did they stop?, two Dennis Coralluzzo and more.

Friday, March 30, 2018

AS I SEE IT 3/30: Someone in Louisiana is trying to sanitize wrestling for your protection

 
AS I SEE IT
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com
It's Wrestlemania week, and fans should be concentrating on the story lines and matches on the Wrestlemania card, and all the associated WWE, NXT, and independent shows that weekend.

But this is wrestling, and of course, there has to be drama.

Late last week, The Louisiana State Athletic Commission issued rules which ban pretty much anything short of a college wrestling match (important note...for some):

1. All variations of the Pile Driver;

2. All variations of the Power Bomb;

3. The “Moonsault”, “Shooting Star”, or “450 Splash” or any variation thereof which involves one wrestler, leaping or flipping off the ropes or turnbuckles to contact the head or neck of the opponent with any part of his body;

4. The “Stungun” of any variation thereof which results in the one fighter’s head or neck being dragged, draped or “closelined” [sic] across the ropes;

5. The striking of a wrestler’s head with any object, chair, trashcan [sic] lid, etc., and

6. No wrestler shall throw, push, shove or force another out of the ring or over the top rope.

Talent can get around these "regulations" including “provided permission is sought and obtained prior to the event by both wrestlers and the requesting wrestlers have sufficient training, athletic ability and experience to perform the maneuver without endangering one another.”

Now.....WWE is not subject to these regulations. Neither is Ring of Honor. John Green Jr., a lawyer who serves as the commission secretary confirmed exceptions have been made for these two companies.

So think about this: Will Ospreay does a move which falls under #3 in Ring Of Honor. That's OK because "he's a professional". But when he does this same move at CZW, or EVOLVE, or WWN, he's not "professional" Does anyone realize how patently stupid this sounds?

Then there's the matter wrestling promotions owned by other big companies or people with deep pockets that might have axes to grind.

Can't wait until someone from MGM (remember: Lucha Underground) calls the Governor's office and asks if they want any more movies in their state. Or the Canadian billionaire that owns TNA has his lawyers call. Or when EVOLVE/WWN (all but in name a feeder to WWE) calls Vince and asks him to tell Louisiana to back off....

As far as Louisiana is concerned, they/we are money with legs. WrestleMania 30 generated a record $142.2 million in economic impact for New Orleans. Think that money doesn't talk? So do you by reminding that YOU are that lifeblood...the person who spends tourist money and makes up those figures above. While fans are obviously primarily going to see Wrestlemania and the associated WWE events, they're also going to see twenty or so independent shows and conventions associated with Wrestlemania. They're spending $2-3,000 per person (or more) in many cases. They aren't just "wrestling fans". They are the kind of money I cited above.

Contact the Governor's office, and let them know how unfair, illegal, and disrespectful to fans (aka tourists, aka money) and wrestlers who've spent a lifetime learning what they do.

Email 
the Governor's office and let them know how unenforceable, unfair, and likely illegal these regulations are. Point out the Will Ospreay example I gave above.

For those who think Governor's offices don't listen to such things, I'll take you back to Pennsylvania and 2005. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission placed a draconian ban on a long list of things used by CZW, including barbed wire. There was one problem. That very month, WWE held a barbed wire cage main event at the No Way Out PPV at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA with Big Show taking on John Bradshaw Layfield. Pittsburgh radio stations ran advertisements months ahead of time promoting "the first ever barbed wire cage match for the WWE championship." 

This match was allowed to occur, despite the fact that the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission banned the use of barbed wire and fluorescent light tubes in professional wrestling events in November 2002.

The Pennsylvania Governor's office was bombed with emails and phone calls, to the point that the State Athletic Commission was finally forced to back off.
 
To contact me, email me at bobmagee1@hotmail.com or bobmagee856@gmail.com. 

Until next time....

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cool Kids Countdown XXIII “Strong Style Evolved: Worst to Best” , STS, Episode 102

It’s time for the“special edition” of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.” Brian Tramel and Lance LeVine bring you the Cool Kids Countdown XXIII “Strong Style Evolved: Worst to Best” for Episode 102. Lance & BT count down all nine matches & throw in a “takeaway.” In rapid fire format this action packed episode clocks in at a whopping 49 minutes !!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

“Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 101 features Paul MacArthur

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” This is the 4th show in the “Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 101 features Paul MacArthur talking about the Wrestling Perspective. BT & Paul talk about when he started being a fan, they did not do news, started doing interviews, how many subscribers ?, how many issues ?, why did they stop? and more.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

NEW STS!! JEFF JARRETT FOR THE 100TH EPISODE !!

It’s time for the 100th episode of “Shootin’ The Shiznit” and for this episode we have Jeff Jarrett and a WWE HOF Roundtable! Jeff talks about his first meeting with BT, asking a question at the gimmicks table, talks about HOF, who will induct him in the HOF?, is Jeff ready for the last run?, who would you want to work for the final run?, fantasy booking, tagging with Billy Travis vs Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka and more! The second part of the show, BT is joined by Lance LeVine, Brian Thompson and Jo Jo Feeney to talk WWE HOF. In roundtable format, they each have a pick for “who should be in?” and “who should be out?” Enjoy 33 minutes of a fun episode !! @comicmarkBT www.stspod.club

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

“Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 99 features Jon Gallagher talking about the Wrestling Forum.

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” This is the third show in the “Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 99 features Jon Gallagher talking about the Wrestling Forum. BT & Jon talk about when Jon started being a fan, what inspired him to start the wrestling zine, how many subscribers?, why did it end?, the process of putting the newsletter together, wrestling conventions, Paul Heyman story & more. Join us for 40 minutes of a fun show.

Cool Kids Countdown XXII “2018: Draft Day”

It’s time for the“special edition” of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.” Brian Tramel and Lance LeVine bring you the Cool Kids Countdown XXII “2018: Draft Day” for Episode 98. Lance & BT pick the Top 10 guys they would use to build a promotion. Did they pick veterans? Spot monkeys? Mexican guys? Japanese guys? In rapid fire format this action packed episode clocks in at 37 minutes !!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NEW STS!! “Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 97 features Lance LeVine to talk about Chokehold!!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” This is the first show in the “Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 97 features Lance LeVine to talk about Chokehold. BT & Lance talk about when Lance started being a fan, what inspired him to start the wrestling zine, how many subscribers?, why did it end?, the process of putting the newsletter together, who were some famous subscribers? & more. Join us for 34 minutes of a fun show.

Friday, March 09, 2018

NEW STS !! Probe the Pod!!

It’s time for a “special” episode of “Shootin’ The Shiznit” with “Probe the Pod” for Episode 96. This series features other podcast hosts with them talking about their pod and clips from their show. This episode features Creative Control with Joe Feeney. BT & Jo Jo talk about Creative Control & listen to clips from the show. Join us for 33 minutes of a fun show.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

JD MCKAY TALKS RINGSIDE REFLECTOR !!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” This is the first show in the “Let’s Talk Shiznit on the Dirt Sheets” series. Episode 95 features JD McKay to talk about Ringside Reflector. BT & JD talk about the start of JD becoming a fan, all the wrestling he could watch, going to live shows, starting the newsletter, number of subscribers, putting it together, quitting the newsletter, “where are they now?” and more! 33 minutes of fun!!

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Brian Tramel and Lance LeVine bring you the Cool Kids Countdown XXI “Top 10 Guilty Pleasures” for Episode 94!!

It’s time for the“special edition” of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.” Brian Tramel and Lance LeVine bring you the Cool Kids Countdown XXI “Top 10 Guilty Pleasures” for Episode 94. Lance & BT count down some of the people in wrestling that the masses may not like, but they like them! In rapid fire format this action packed episode clocks in at 43 minutes !!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New STS! Rude !

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin The Shiznit.” Episode 93 featuring Memphis wrestling veteran Rude. Rude & BT talk about growing up as a fan,training, forming the “Naughty By Nature” tag team with Tully, first match, taking off the masks, Pokerface joining the team, working WWE spots, racism in wrestling and more for almost 43 action packed minutes.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

NEW STS!! Probe the Pod ! Smack Download Pro Wrestling Podcast with Dustin Burcham!

It’s time for a “special” episode of “Shootin’ The Shiznit” with “Probe the Pod” for Episode 92. This series features other podcast hosts with them talking about their pod and clips from their show. This episode features Smack Download Pro Wrestling Podcast with Dustin Burcham. BT & Dustin talk about Smack Download & listen to clips from the show. Join us for 37 minutes of a fun show.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NEW STS !! Kenny Bolin Returns !!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.” Episode 91 features STS download king, Kenny “Starmaker” Bolin. Kenny returns to answer questions from the listens. BT & Kenny talk about managing Tojo Yamamoto, John Cena’s eating habits, why did he leave OVW?, OVW stars that should have had bigger runs, donations to Rico Constantino, saving Cena’s job, Derrick King, Mark Henry & snakes, who would win a Sprite drinking contest? and more on this 44 minute acti0n packed episode.

Monday, February 19, 2018

NEW STS!! Cool Kids Countdown XX “Top 10 Couples of Pro Wrestling 2018”

It’s time for the“special edition” of Shootin The Shiznit. Brian Tramel and Lance LeVine bring you the Cool Kids Countdown XX “Top 10 Couples of Pro Wrestling 2018” for Episode 90. Lance & BT count down these powerful couples in rapid fire format. This action packed episode clocks in at 40 minutes !!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dave Met His Wife Because of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter! NEW STS!!

It’s time for a brand new episode of “Shootin’ The Shiznit.” Episode 89 features long time wrestling fan Dave McCormick. Dave talks about his early days as a fan, tape trading, getting the Observer & other newsletters, meeting his wife because of the Observer, current indie wrestling, Young Bucks, Brutus Beefcake, HTM and more! Fun show going almost 34 minutes!

Friday, February 09, 2018

NEW STS !! “Probe the Pod” for Episode 88

It’s time for a “special” episode of “Shootin’ The Shiznit” with “Probe the Pod” for Episode 88. This series features other podcast hosts with them talking about their pod and clips from their show. The episode features Suplex City Limits with host Jim Vicious. BT & Jim talk about SCL & listen to clips from the show. Join us for 43 minutes of fun show. This podcast is sponsored by camsoda.com.