Dan and Benny In the Ring

Dan and Benny In the Ring

Dan & Benny In the Ring is a professional wrestling podcast hosted by writers Dan Sebastiano and Benny Scala. Through in depth interviews and commentary we hear stories from all facets of life in the wrestling business. Dan and Benny in the Ring is a look towards wrestling’s future while celebrating its storied past. Send in your questions and comments to: danandbenny@outlook.com Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/danandbenny Follow Dan & Benny on Twitter: @DanAndBenny

Episodes

November 22, 2022 69 min

For another episode of territory talk, the guys are joined by writer Jim Phillips as they look at the history and legacy of the World Wrestling Association and the Indianapolis territory. Run by Dick the Bruiser, the legend of the WWA is one of big stars and big matches throughout the midwest.

 

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Territory wrestling is alive and well as the guys are joined by Neil Taylor the booker and promoter of EPW, Mississippi's longest running weekly wrestling show. This week the guys talk about the ins and outs of running a wrestling promotion and the appeal of modern indie wrestling.

 

 

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The guys go back to the days of the wrestling magazines as they sit down with WCW Magazine publisher and editor Colin Bowman. A long time writer, photographer, publisher and actor Colin shares stories of his early days in wrestling and how he ended up at the reigns of one of the biggest wrestling magazines of all time.

 

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Independent wrestler Yela Man joins the show to talk about training under the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant, and share stories from his decade long career traveling the modern territory scene.  

 

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The guys sit down with artist, wrestling photographer, and Roller Derby legend Jim Fitzpatrick as he shares stories from his famous photographs at the Cow Palace to his legendary career in the sport of Roller Derby.

 

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Buddy Sotello Esq., cohost of Wrestling and Everything Coast to Coast, joins the guys to talk about heel managers and the dying role of managers in wrestling today. Like three friends sitting down for a drink, this chat plays off more like a conversation than an interview as the guys talk about football, baseball, and even a little wrestling.

 

 

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Celebrating what would have been his 87th birthday, the guys remember Bruno Sammartino and are joined by author Sal Corrente who wrote the book on the living legend. From his time as a child in the mountains of Italy hiding from the Nazis to his years as the biggest star in the world, Sal shares all the stories from the legendary life and career of the greatest of all time.

 

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Dan and Benny discuss the life and legacy of Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff as they are joined by his son Travis, who shares stories from the life of his legendary father. From his years in the territories to his later runs, retirement and final years Travis pulls back the curtain to shine light on the man who was truly Wonderful.

 

 

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This week the guys interview Tony Vellano, founder of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Tony shares stories from his impressive, and lengthy career, from his 25 years on the Boxing Hall of Fame Board of Directors, his time as Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Athletic Commission, his years as owner and president of two minor league affiliates for the St. Louis Cardinals and many others.

 

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This week the guys talk with Jerry Stephanitsis, the Director of Operations for Virginia Championship Wrestling. While Jerry is never one to miss a chance to speak highly of himself, he joins the show this week to talk the upcoming VCW event at the Ray Kroc Center; where he will put his hair on the line in a match between wrestling superstars EC3 and Gangrel. Jerry's feud with former guest, and friend of the show, George Pantas...

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September 13, 2022 69 min

It's ladies night this week as the guys interview former WWF Women's Tag Team Champion Desiree Petersen. In her first ever podcast appearance, Desiree shares stories from her early days training with The Fabulous Moolah to her struggles as a woman during an era when wrestling was very much a man's world.

 

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September 6, 2022 66 min

The guys interview wrestling manager and late night television star Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock. Appearing from Memphis to Texas and Mississippi to Virginia, Jimmy Blaylock is old school territory style manager who shares stories of life on the road, his many appearances across late night talk shows and the art of being a good manager.

 

 

 

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August 30, 2022 77 min

Dan and Benny welcome back wrestling historian, and author, George Schire as they talk about the evolution of wrestling from sport to spectacle. George shares his thoughts on Ric Flair's last match, the changing role of the fan in wrestling and the evolution of everything from tag team wrestling to comedy spots.

 

 

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August 23, 2022 75 min

The guys interview Continental Wrestling Alliance and ProStar Championship Wrestling founder and east coast wrestling legend "Mad Dog" DC Drake. Holding multiple titles across numerous eastern promotions DC Drake shares stories of his time as a wreslter, promoter and his time in the early days of ECW. DC Drake also shares stories of his life outside the ring as a corrections officer, counselor and leader of numerous project...

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August 16, 2022 74 min

This week the guys welcome back the legendary Les Thatcher for the second part of his interview series. Les talks about the current product, the famous Night of Legends Show from Smokey Mountain Wrestling, his motor racing career and shares more stories from his decades long career.

 

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August 10, 2022 92 min

Author Sal Corrente and wrestler Davey O'Hannon share memories of their friend, and wrestling legend, Dominic DeNucci one year after his passing. 

 

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This week the guys interview "The Bearded Battle-axe" Mike Mars, the current head trainer at Boogie's Wrestling Camp run by the legendary Jimmy Valiant. Mike talks about his years in wrestling, his start, and his time at the BWC in the lead up to Jimmy Valiant's 80th birthday bash.

 

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July 26, 2022 87 min

Dan and Benny sit down to interview wrestler, booker, promoter, announcer, hall of fame trainer, and man of countless hats in the business as they are joined by the legendary Les Thatcher. Talking about all things wrestling, Les also shares stories from his years as a racecar driver and bodybuilder along with his thoughts on the current events of the day.

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Through an in-depth interview with his daughter Frances, this week the guys talk about the legendary career of Allen Coage, known the world over as Bad News Allen and Bad News Brown. An Olympic medal winning Judo master and legit tough guy Bad News' career spanned the globe as he headlined shows and won titles all the while forever redefining the image of the big bad heel.

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July 12, 2022 76 min

This week the guys chat with the Boogie Woogie Boy himself Gary Valiant as he shares his stories and thoughts from his three decades in the business. A veteran of numerous promotions including the WWF, NWA, CWA and USWO Gary has been in the ring with countless legends during his 30+ year career including his years teaming with the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant.

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