As a special Thanksgiving treat for our friends and fans, we’ve uploaded a “Best Of” show that originally airedboth on the radio and the internet via WREY (1440 AM) out of Vineland, NJ (which later became WMVB out of Milliville after it was purchased by Quinn Broadcasting) in December of 1998. The show then aired on WLFR (91.7 FM) out of Atlantic City, NJ, and later archived for the internet on AudioWrestling.com
We had just completed almost 2 years on the radio when this show was recorded, and it featured highlights of some of our favorite interviews of that year, including Bruno Sammartino, Dan “The Beast” Severn, Dory Funk Jr., Gordon Solie, Jose Rivera Jr, and The Sandman.
We were particularly happy with The Sandman interview because in the midst of it, we were the first people to break the news that Sandman had officially left ECW, and had signed a big contract with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Even he was unaware that it had become official!
There are many other surprises on this show, some of our greatest, and even not so great moments from 1998, but this particular show reflects not only the rapid changes taking place in pro wrestling, both at the national & regional levels, but it also reflects the changes we were going through, with the station change, and a deal that put both Phil Varlese and John House on television for a while, doing their wrestling talk show for TV. That deal ultimately landed John House his spot with CZW and their “Fake You! TV” show that aired on cable for years.
We hope you enjoy this limited edition of “The Best Of The Wrestling Guys”. It will only be available to hear until 11/26, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear this chronicle of professional wrestling from almost 14 years ago!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends an fans.