Dan and Benny In the Ring

Dan and Benny In the Ring

Dan & Benny In the Ring is a pro wrestling podcast hosted by wrestling historian Dan Sebastiano and pro wrestling author Benny Scala. With commentary, predictions, and interviews we talk all things wrestling. Dan and Benny look forward to wrestling's future while celebrating its storied past. Send in your questions and comments to: danandbenny@outlook.com Follow Dan & Benny on Twitter: @DanAndBenny

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January 25, 2022 76 min

This week the guys are joined by author Sal Corrente and wrestling legend Davey O'Hannon to talk about January 18th 1981, the day Bruno Sammartino lost his World Title to Ivan Koloff. Sharing their insights through years in the business and years of friendship with Bruno himself, Sal and Davey share candid stories and thoughts on the pinfall which changed wrestling forever.

 

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This week the guys interview former wrestler and pro wrestling author Bobby Matthews about his many years being involved in the business. Bobby shares his stories from his days as a fan, his time in the ring and his years writing including an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming book.

 

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In the first territory talk edition of the show, the guys are joined by wrestling authors Jim Phillips and Javier Ojst as they look back at the glory days of Championship Wrestling from Florida. This week is a deep look into Florida's leading promotion during the peak days of the territory and a discussion into Eddie Graham's territory through the decades.

 

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This week AWA historian George Schire is back to talk more history of the AWA territory and introduce the new podcast AWA Unleashed which covers all things American Wrestling Association. George talks with the guys this week about 'AWA Unleashed' a weekly show where he is joined by ”The Voice of Minnesota Wrestling” Mick Karch and Chris Tubbs where they look back at the glory days of the historic and influential American Wr...

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On the final episode of 2021 Dan and Benny are joined by Boogie Claus himself Jimmy Valiant. Dawning his Christmas persona Boogie Claus, Jimmy joins the boys as he shares stories from his five decades in the business and talks about the future of his wrestling camp. Never a man of few words Jimmy helps end the year with a bang.

 

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December 14, 2021 64 min

Dan and Benny continue their interview with Memphis wrestling legend Superstar Bill Dundee. More than a year in the making the boys talk with Bill Dundee about his years in Australia, his life as a booker and many stories from his life on the road.

 

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December 7, 2021 63 min

Dan and Benny interview Mike Hollow wrestler and head trainer at Killer Kowalski's pro wrestling school. Mike talks about his years training under, and working with, Killer Kowalski and shares stories from his many years training some of the biggest names in the industry. 

 

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November 30, 2021 82 min

This week the guys interview wrestling historian and author George Schire. Author of the book 'Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors', George talks about the history of wrestling in the Minnesota territory, the formation of the AWA and the golden years of Gagne and the boys.

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This week Dan and Benny talk about AEW's new champion, the Bryan Danielson heel turn, the WWE releases, and the failure that was Survivor Series.

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November 16, 2021 64 min

This week the guys are joined by the third man Jason Tuttle as they interview Memphis Wrestling legend Superstar Bill Dundee. This interview was recorded in 2020 and the audio has been recovered, cleaned up, and uploaded for your listening pleasure. Dan, Benny and Jason talk with Bill Dundee about his years in Memphis and the many highs of his legendary career.

 

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November 9, 2021 72 min

On this week's episode the guys interview WWWF veteran and former NWA Americas, ECPW and WCPW champion Rocky Jones / Mike Masters. Wrestling under the names Rocky Jones and Mike Masters, Jones traveled the territories from coast to coast and across the globe, and continues to wrestle on the independent scene to this day. He shares stories from the road and his time in wrestling during the glory days of the territories.

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November 2, 2021 72 min

Dan and Benny talk with Shane Russell about the life, legacy and legend of his father Lance Russell the voice of Memphis Wrestling. The guys talk with the son of legendary announcer Lance Russell about his father's years in Memphis and hear stories from his decades long career as the most beloved voice in wrestling.

 

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This week Dan and Benny review the Crown Jewel PPV and discuss the news and happenings from this week in wrestling. With WWE, AEW, NWA and Impact all running strong there is a lot of news coming from the world of professional wrestling this week. From title changes and ratings to PPVs and new shows the guys discuss all that is happening this week.

 

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This week Dan and Benny celebrate 1000 members on the fans page and discuss the upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. The guys give their predictions for Crown Jewel, discuss the week's events across the industry and take a minute to reflect on their last ten months together.

 

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October 13, 2021 59 min

This week Dan and Benny chat with wrestling author and historian Scott Teal. Scott has written and edited numerous biographies and told countless stories going back more than a century. The guys talk to Scott about the business, his works and his new book 'Tonight! Tonight! Tonight!' the story of Bert Prentice. 

 

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October 5, 2021 70 min

This week's episode gets controversial as the guys talk to Salazar and Labrava from the wrestling stable Controversial INC. Currently one of the hottest wrestling stables on the indie scene, Controversial INC have taken their talents from Puerto Rico and Florida, across Texas and all over the indie wrestling landscape. Hear as they talk about their humble origins to their numerous title wins, and everything in between.

 

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This week Dan and Benny look the major events and matches from this week in wrestling and discuss the WWE's Extreme Rules PPV. From the AEW in ring debut of Bryan Danielson to magic powers saving Roman Reigns in his title match, the guys break down the week in wrestling covering the very good and the very bad.

 

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September 21, 2021 62 min

This week Dan and Benny talk with Greg Garard whom wrestling fans know as Oscar the rapping manager for WWF tag team Men on a Mission. Managing one of the most over acts of the early to mid 90s Greg Garard brought the power of positivity to WWF fans as the rapper Oscar. The guys talk with Greg about his start, current projects and everything in between.

 

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September 14, 2021 64 min

This week Dan and Benny interview wrestler, author, and artist Sinn Bodhi, best known as Sinn in TNA and Kizarny in WWE. The guys talk to Sinn about his childhood in Canada and growing up friends with Edge and Christian to his later years as an elder statesman of wrestling and everything in between.

 

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September 7, 2021 63 min

This week Dan and Benny talk to Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance's Hall of Fame wrestler Mark "Carnage" Perez. Mark Perez is a veteran wrestler with more than 20 years in the ring. The guys talk with Carnage about his intro into the business, his current career and all the years in between.

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