Known as the “Texas Legacy” Austin Rhodes is a member of one of the most notable families in pro wrestling. In fact, he is the nephew of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
He’s quite a worker in his own right, but he’s also the promoter of Velocity Pro Wrestling. Last October, The National Wrestling Alliance announced that Velocity had become a licensee of the NWA. After running several successful shows, in late February of 2013, the NWA contacted Austin to advise that they were rescinding his license to run as a NWA promotion.
In this interview, Austin discusses why he thinks this decision was made, his reaction to it, and where both he and Velocity plan on going from this point on. We apologize in advance for the breakdown in sound at Austin’s end, as our recording hardware was not being cooperative during the interview. It’s such a great interview however, that we know that you’ll just turn the sound up and listen to a man with lots of conviction who loves the business more than many others who pretend to.
Fresh off of our interview with Blk Jeez, The Wrestling Guys were preparing to interview CZW promoter DJ Hyde, focusing on his recent trip to Japan.
Then the bombshell hit. CZW issued the following press release:
CZWrestling.com – CZW is announcing that CZW, LLC and Pancoast Productions, Inc. have agreed to terminate their business relationship. Pancoast Productions, Inc. was the parent company of our preferred DVD and iPPV vendor, HybridEnt.TV. Pancoast Productions, Inc. and HybridEnt.TV should be contacted directly with questions regarding the status of orders made through them. This separation has caused CZW to cancel the ‘Ultraviolent Underground’ event scheduled for February 2, as this iPPV was to be streamed exclusively on HybridEnt.TV. According to CZW Vice President Maven Bentley, “CZW will miss the dedication brought to all projects by the Pancoast Productions, Inc. team and wish them well in their future ventures.” CZWrestling.com will continue to have vendors linked that carry CZW products so our loyal followers may continue to get their fix of ultraviolence. As CZW enters into its fourteenth anniversary on Saturday, February 9, many changes will be coming to the Combat Zone. Bentley added, “as we evolve into our next phase, we ensure fans our in ring action will remain LIKE NOTHING ELSE!.” All energies are focused on CZW ’14′, the fourteenth anniversary event, on Saturday, February 9, 2013, in a deadly doubleheader with Women Superstars Uncensored. WSU begins at 4 pm, CZW at 7:30 pm.
So, the focus of the interview became the recent news concerning the cancellation of the “Ultraviolent Underground” event, and why the long standing relationship between CZW and Hybrid EntTV was ending. This is an epic interview not only for CZW fans, but for fans who want a better understanding of the behind the scenes part of the pro wrestling business.
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Rahad Cameron in TNA, Jared Wachtler in the WWE, formerly known as Sabian, Blk Jeez is a seasoned veteran whose resume is one that most wrestlers wish they could have.
In this interview with Wrestling Guys co-host John House, Blk Jeez discusses his career, his time at CZW & Chikara, his appearance working Ryback on RAW, right up to his most recent appearance (with Anthony Nese) in a tag team match on the “One Night Only” TNA pay per view.
Fresh off a weekend wrestling show that has created the phrase “Steelhorsing”, and made it one of the top trends worldwide on Twitter, one half of that match appeared on 30 Minute Radio with The Wrestling Guys.
John & Phil were lucky enough to spend some time with Tommy Taylor. Tommy talks about his career and his time as a WWE developmental wrestler, but the bulk of the interview is spent discussing his match this past weekend in Sanford, Florida against NY born wrestler SteelHorse Vachon. All the details of that evening are covered, including the atmosphere in the locker both before and after their match, exactly when things got out of hand, and the sequence of events after the match.
We even asked Tommy if he would consider a rematch against Vachon!
In the latest 30 Minute Radio Podcast, The Wrestling Guys sit in with International star Ricky Reyes, to cover a variety of subjects, including his time as head trainer at the Victory Pro Wrestling School, working for the WWE on the RAW & Smackdown shows this past year, working Ryback, his upcoming NXT tryout, and his time as Junior Heavyweight Champion for Carlos Colon‘s WWC. Ricky even gets a good laugh as John and Phil talk with him about “SteelHorsing”, and his own feelings about it.
Steve O’Neil, part of the force behind the up and coming Extreme Rising promotion, sat down with John & Phil on 30 Minute Radio to discuss why they’ve had success resurrecting the Extreme brand while others have failed, how they’re attempting to get their exciting product on television (with help from the fans), and what it’s like working with 2 workers that have an EXTREME dislike for each other (Luke Hawx & Shane Douglas).
Steve also discusses their upcoming events in April (link to their website above), whether they’d consider bringing back Justin Credible after his rehab, and many other topics and other things going on in Extreme.
While we’re still working to re-schedule our interview with former WWE Intercontinental Champion John Morrison, The Wrestling Guys sat down today to discuss some current pro wrestling topics, from the recent TNA Pay Per View, to The Shield, Adam Cole, and indy wrestling on television. Some good discussion here, listen on the way to work, or at lunch on your smart phone!!