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Remembering Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka - UTRR042

It’s been a little over a year since we lost WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and we’d like to revisit an interview we conducted with him in February of 2000. We talked about how he got started in the business and some of his greatest feuds and the one venue he loved to perform at. Plus he talked about making an appearance on WCW Nitro and jumping from the top of cage in January of 2000. Sit back and enjoy a legend talking about his career and how humble he was when we talked about...


Visions of the Road to Mania - UTRR041

This week we lay out our predictions for the Road to Wrestlemania. Some of our ideas have a good chance of happening, but Cousin Tom has one wish that I think it almost as unbelievable as Santa Claus, but we’ll see who has the last laugh. Enjoy this weeks show as we try our hand at being arm chair bookers, but I don’t seeeing anyone beating down our door to help with their promotion. Facebook Discussion Group: Twitter:...


Royal Rumble Ramblings - UTRR040

We’re back and this week it’s all about the fallout from the Royal Rumble. We still can’t believe Nakamura won, and how we will finally see AJ vs Nakamura at the Royal Rumble. We also discuss how imopressed we were with the returning women in the Women’s Royal Rumble and how in some ways it was better than the Men’s Royal Rumble. Plus a quick story about the Miz I heard during my vacation this past week. Enjoy this week’s show. Facebook Discussion Group:...


Royal Rumble Memories - UTRR039

It’s almost time for the Royal Rumble, so this week we sit down and talk about our favorite moments from the Rumble. Plus I give Cousin Tom a surprising history lesson, that not many people are aware of when it comes to the first Royal Rumble. We also talk about some of the disappointments of the Rumble and our favorite surpise entrants. Then to finish up the show we give our predictions on who might win this years Royal Rumble. Enjoy the kickoff to the Road to Wrestlemania. Facebook...


New Japan Wrestling Running Wild - UTRR038

We watched Wrestle Kingdom 12 and boy do we have a lot to talk about. This being the first time we’ve watched a full New Japan PPV, we discuss the major differences for us between New Japan and wrestling in the states. Plus we talk about a few things that stood out for us during Wrestle Kingdom and why this won’t be the last New Japan Wrestling event we will be watching. If you haven’t, make a point to watch this and open yourself up to a different typ of wrestling. Facebook Discussion...


2017 Year End Awards - UTRR037

It’s time for the first annual 2017 Under the Ring Report Year End Awards. Thanks to all the fans that voted on twitter and facebook and wanted to make their voice heard. Find out who won match of the year, male and female wrestler of the year and a lot more. Sorry winners, but the only thing you win is the admiration of your fans. Happy New Year. Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:...


Holiday Gift Giving - UTRR036

With the holidays upon us, Cousin Tom and John the Fleshwound pass along their last minutes gift ideas. They know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but it really doesn’t matter to them. This year they give the gift of laughter, so with some help from Santa and his elves they try to spread enough holiday cheer to get you though spending the holidays with your relatives. Enjoy their tongue and cheek holiday special. Twitter: Facebook:...


Tom Zenk Shoot Interview - UTRR035

Tom Zenk has passed away at the age of 59, and back in late 2000 we had the pleasure to interview him. Tom Zenk was one of the best interviews we had on the show because no topic was off limits. Tom will be brutally honest during this shoot interview, but it gives you an idea of the type of person he was and his thoughts on the business. Tom Zenk talked about how he got started and then he discussed his dealings with a lot of the main players in wrestling during the his career. Enjoy this...


Saturday Night Main Event - UTRR034

This week we date ourselves and talk about the WWF TV program Saturday Night Main Event. This program ran from 1985 to 1992 on NBC and was the show to watch in the 80’s if you wanted to see the stars of the World Wrestling Federation. At the time this was the WWF’s version of RAW and Smackdown during the 80’s because of the large amount of people that would watch. Cousin Tom and Myself talk about or favorite matches from the show and the impact they had on major storylines during that...


The Honky Tonk Man - UTRR033

This week we open up the Under the Ring Report vault and bring back our interview from 1999 with the Greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time, The Honky Tonk Man. You’ll find out why he lost his title to the Ulitmate Warrior so quickly and his thoughts on the Warrior as a wrestler. What he felt was the biggest difference between the Rock and Wrestling Era and the Attitude Era. Plus his thoughs on Vince Russo and Eric Bishoff and his time in WCW and his last run in the WWF. He also...


Woken - UTRR032

We’re back from our tryptophan induced comas and we hope everyone had a great holiday. On this weeks show Cousin Tom is Woken and ready to talk about Matt Hardy. We discuss how the Broken gimmick might work in WWE and just how far they can take the gimmick with the WWE universe. Plus I talk about what the greatest threat to having a full on Broken Matt Hardy is for all us fan. Then we throw out who we’d like to see as Matt’s first feud if he does go full broken. Also get ready because the...


What We’re Thankful For - UTRR031

With everyone is the United States celebrating Thanksgiving, we thought now was a perfect time to talk about what we’re thankful for in wrestling. Cousin Tom and John The Fleshwound talk about wrestlers, gimicks and more that make them thankful to be fans of professional wrestling. Enjoy our special Thanksgiving edition. Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Email:...


Survivor Series and NXT Takeover Recap - UTRR030

After a busy weekend of wrestling John the Fleshwound and Cousin Tom are back with their thoughts on all the great shows. We start off discussing NXT Takeover War Games and Cousin Tom highlights the parts that really got him excited. Plus we touch on some the highlights of Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore debut episode. But we save the best for last, as we run down each match of the Survivor Series and what we feel worked and what didn’t. It’s been a few days and I don’t think we still...


The Destroyer Dick Beyer - UTRR029

This week we are proud to have on the show the Destroyer Dick Beyer. Learn how this famous masked wrestler got started in the business and the first time he put a mask on. We discusses his time in the AWA as Dr X and his feud with Gorgeous George and so many more. Plus how he become a huge success in Japan and even had his own late night talk show. Dick Byer will keep you entertained with his many stories from the golden age of wrestling. He was just awarded the Order of the Rising Sun,...


Reviewing 30 for 30 Nature Boy - UTRR028

We’re back to talk about the ESPN 30 for 30 film “Nature Boy”. Cousin Tom and and myself discuss our favorite parts of the documentary and some of our favorite interviews. We also talk about how we felt about Flair when we were kids and Cousin Tom as some intersting insight into how his perception of Flair changed after he moved Kentucky. We also talk about our ideas for other 30 for 30 films and who might have the mass appeal to pull off another wrtestling documentary. Make sure you leave...


Survivor Series Memories - UTRR027

This week John the Fleshwound and Cousin Tom talk Survivor Series memories. We dicuss the importance of this PPV and how it helped start many careers. Plus our favorite traditional Suvivor Series matches and some that were a little bit below the bar. Why was Zeus in a Survivor Series match and how it helped Austin’s career and hurt Bret Hart’s career. And we rank the big 4 PPVs of WWE in importance to wrestling. So grab a turkey leg and sit back and listen to us stroll down our foggy...


Finn Balor for Champ or We Riot - UTRR026

This week John the Fleshwound and Cousin Tom get together to talk the TLC PPV match between Finn Balor and AJ Styles and how this dream match may have also saved Bray Wyatt’s career. We also discuss where do they go next with Wyatt and Balor and why doesn’t WWE book them better. It’s just a lot of thoughts that hit us after watching the PPV and the RAw right after TLC. Twitter: Facebook: Email:


Can Enzo Amore make 205 Live Must watch TV - UTRR025

John the Fleschwound and Cousin Tom sit down and discuss their thoughts on Enzo Amore and what he can do for the company. Cousin Tom is on the Enzo fan wagon and more than likely will own a poop emoji leopard suit now. Plus our thoughts on why the 205 Live Cruiserweights aren’t connecting with the WWE Universe. And we discuss what we would do to fix 205 Live and how to keep Enzo relevant in the WWE. Twitter: Facebook:...


Here’s what we would do with Brock Lesnar - UTRR024

This week our new co host Cousin Tom joins the show and we try our best to help out WWE, by trying to figure out what to do with Brock Lesnar. I’m in the camp that the title has to come off and we both give our thoughts on how you book the rest of the year. Plus why we think Vince really likes Lesnar as a part-time wrestler. Enjoy our first full blown show with Cousin Tom as we start having a lot more fun on the Under the Ring Report. Twitter: Facebook:...


ECW Original Little Guido Maritato - UTRR023

This week we we go back to 2001 and chat with ECW Original Little Guido who was part of the Full Blooded Italians. He’s a two time ECW Tag Team Champion and spent 6 years in WWE and was a two time WWE Cruiserweight Champion. During this interview we talk about how he got started in the business and his favorite moments in ECW. He tells us an interesting fact about ECW PPV’s and talks about his time in Japan as a shoot wrestler. Enjoy this weeks flashback interview.


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