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Sitting Ringside With David Penzer

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Former WCW and current Impact Wrestling ring announcer David Penzer shares stories with some of the biggest names in pro wrestling, both present and past, as well as honoring and sharing stories with some of the behind the scenes names that brought you some of pro wrestling's biggest angles.

Former WCW and current Impact Wrestling ring announcer David Penzer shares stories with some of the biggest names in pro wrestling, both present and past, as well as honoring and sharing stories with some of the behind the scenes names that brought you some of pro wrestling's biggest angles.
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Former WCW and current Impact Wrestling ring announcer David Penzer shares stories with some of the biggest names in pro wrestling, both present and past, as well as honoring and sharing stories with some of the behind the scenes names that brought you some of pro wrestling's biggest angles.

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English


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Sitting Ringside: The Latest News & Notes From The Pro Wrestling World

12/18/2017
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This week, David Penzer and Mike Freland decided to go guestless this week because there is so much going on in the WWE, Impact Wrestling, and pro wrestling as a whole. Mike shares his experience of being in the arena for Smackdown Live this week and tells Dave about what worked for the live crowd, […] The post Sitting Ringside: The Latest News & Notes From The Pro Wrestling World appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration: 01:33:45


Sitting Ringside: Dory Funk Jr.

12/11/2017
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There are certain family names that are royalty in the pro wrestling world. The Harts, the Von Erichs, the Briscos, and the Rhodes family all come to mind but only one last name strikes fear in people throughout the globe…..The Funks. Dory Funk Jr., along with his brother Terry, have wreaked havoc on the pro […] The post Sitting Ringside: Dory Funk Jr. appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration: 00:52:21


Sitting Ringside: Bill DeMott

12/4/2017
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Bill DeMott may be best known as WCW’s “Hugh Morrus” or as the former head trainer of the WWE Performance Center. Starting his career in 1989 as the result of a bet, DeMott was trained by the legendary Johnny Rodz and won his first title just three years later in the American Wrestling Federation. In […] The post Sitting Ringside: Bill DeMott appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration: 01:17:37


Sitting Ringside: Survivor Series Recap & Your Questions

11/27/2017
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This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer and Mike Freland break down everything from WWE’s Survivor Series weekend. The guys share their opinions on every match including the re-emergence of War Games on the NXT Takeover card to the epic battle between Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles at Survivor Series itself. They also discuss where […] The post Sitting Ringside: Survivor Series Recap & Your Questions appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration: 01:40:02


Sitting Ringside: Don West & NFL Network’s Adam Rank

11/20/2017
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This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by former TNA announcer and merchandising guru Don West. The guys discuss how Don got started in the wrestling business, being portrayed on Saturday Night Live by Will Ferrell, the peak of TNA Wrestling’s popularity, getting ribbed by Kevin Nash, working with the likes of Vince […] The post Sitting Ringside: Don West & NFL Network’s Adam Rank appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration: 01:55:10


Sitting Ringside: Simon Diamond & Ric Flair’s “30 For 30”

11/13/2017
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This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer and Mike Freland kick things off by discussing ESPN’s “30 For 30” on the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. David and Ric got to be close in WCW, often traveled together, and considers Ric a good friend so none of the wild stories about Flair really surprised David. That […] The post Sitting Ringside: Simon Diamond & Ric Flair’s “30 For 30” appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration: 01:56:12


Sitting Ringside: Shark Boy

11/6/2017
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Shark Boy is a guy, who may not be a household name as a wrestler, but has a huge cult following and is someone who has seen it all in the wrestling business. Whether it’s from his humble beginnings with Les Thatcher to his short stint in WCW to his long run in TNA, he’s […] The post Sitting Ringside: Shark Boy appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration: 01:33:20


Sitting Ringside: Jim Cornette

10/30/2017
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Jim Cornette has been a staple in the pro wrestling business since the early 1980’s. He’s seen and done at all in the wrestling business from being a photographer to a promoter to the manager of the famed Midnight Express everywhere from Mid-Atlantic to World Class to the NWA to the WWE. He also host […]

Duration: 01:46:29


Sitting Ringside: “The Scream Queen” Daffney

10/23/2017
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Daffney made her WCW debuts in 1999 and immediately caught the eye of everyone in the wrestling world. Her character, loosely based on the movie “Natural Born Killers” and the Batman character “Harley Quinn,” was always evolving and was unmistakable by her charming yet deranged personality. On this week’s show, David Penzer and “The Scream […]

Duration: 01:37:11


Sitting Ringside: Tony Schiavone

10/16/2017
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Tony Schiavone, the voice of WCW and host of “What Happened When” with Conrad Thompson on MLW Radio, is back in the wrestling business for essentially the first time since WCW went out of business in 2001. He’s done a few spot appearances here and there but following WCW’s demise, the bitter taste left in […]

Duration: 01:50:32


Sitting Ringside: Gary Michael Cappetta

10/9/2017
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Gary Michael Cappetta, dubbed “The World’s Most Dangerous Announcer” by Jim Cornette, spent over 20 years in the wrestling business in the WWF, AWA, WCW, and Ring Of Honor. This week, the author of “Bodyslams: Memoirs Of A Wrestling Pitchman,” joins David Penzer to share his stories about breaking into the business, working with Vince […]

Duration: 02:20:20


Sitting Ringside: Ricky Santana Talks Puerto Rico

10/2/2017
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Ricky Santana may not be a household name but he certainly had a long successful career in the pro wrestling industry. He began his career in 1982 in the Pacific Northwest but he’s mostly known for his connection to the Puerto Rican territory and Carlos Colon’s WWC. After nearly five years in the Pacific Northwest, […]

Duration: 02:02:23


Sitting Ringside: Bill Apter & Ring Announcer/Promoter Dino Puglia

9/25/2017
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Bill Apter is one of the most famous and knowledgeable pro wrestling journalists and historian in the world. Getting his start back in 1969 on his radio show in New York City, he quickly became the go to journalists for several pro wrestlers and became a fixture at Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He was so closely […]

Duration: 01:48:39


Sitting Ringside: “Disco Inferno” Glenn Gilbertti

9/11/2017
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This week, David is joined by “The Disco Inferno” Glenn Gilbertti. You may know him from his time dancing his way to the ring in WCW or you know him as the co-host of one of wrestling’s most popular podcasts, “Keepin’ It 100,” with Konnan and Kevin Gill. Either way, you know he isn’t one […]

Duration: 02:14:28


Sitting Ringside: AWA/WCW/ROH Executive Gary Juster

9/4/2017
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The name Gary Juster may not ring a bell with the casual wrestling fan but he is a guy that has had a hand in or been responsible for some of wrestling’s biggest angles and broadcasts. Whether it was coming up in the business under Verne Gagne and Nick Bockwinkel in the AWA, his days […]

Duration: 01:50:17


Sitting Ringside: Ray Lloyd (aka WCW’s Glacier)

8/28/2017
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In the late 1990’s, WCW’s Eric Bischoff was a huge fan of the video game series, “Mortal Kombat.” As a result, the characters Mortis, Wrath, and most famously Glacier were born. While Mortis and Wrath spawned the careers of Chris Canyon and Brian Clarke, Ray Lloyd never went on to bigger things in the wrestling […]

Duration: 01:56:35


Sitting Ringside: Brian Knobs talks XWF

8/21/2017
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Billed as the XWF, the short lived Xcitement Wrestling Federation was launched in the early 2000’s. Coming off WWE’s purchase of WCW, they had signed the likes of Hulk Hogan, Buff Bagwell, Konnan, Vampiro, Christopher Daniels, Rey Misterio Jr., Curt Henning, Roddy Piper, and several others. The company had the star power to make a […]

Duration: 01:55:32


Sitting Ringside: WCW Manager Sonny Onoo

8/14/2017
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Although former WCW manager Sonny Onoo’s career only lasted about four years, he’s probably best known for his time managing Ultimo Dragon, Kaz Hayashi, and Ernest “The Cat” Miller to several different championships during their day. He was in WCW and witnessed some of the company’s best days, including the infamous Monday Night Wars, and […]

Duration: 01:36:28


Sitting Ringside: “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan

8/7/2017
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“The Blueprint” Matt Morgan is easily one of the most interesting stories in all of pro wrestling. As David puts it, his career was almost backwards. Morgan started out in the WWE back in 2002 on “Tough Enough” and debuted on Smackdown in 2003 but is most well known for his run in TNA from […]

Duration: 01:18:01


Sitting Ringside: “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan – Part 2

7/24/2017
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Kevin Sullivan is easily one of the top ten most influential people in the history of pro wrestling and is one of the guys that David has spent the most time with over the years. Between last week and this week, Kevin discusses his entire career from his in ring action for Jim Crockett Promotions […]

Duration: 01:44:18

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