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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/ Bobby Blaze

This week Gene Jackson is joined by Bobby Blaze.  They discuss Bobby's book "Pin Me, Pay Me! Have boots, Will Travel." as well as his career in wrestling that includes traveling the world, a very successful stint in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and working under contract to World Championship Wrestling among many other accomplishments.

You can purchase the book by clicking here! I highly recommend this book whether your a fan or a worker, there's tons of great stories and insight into the business and how it was to work the territories and what Bobby had to do to get his foot in the door in SMW and to get onto international tours.

Bobby vs. the late Eddie Guerrero

Make sure to check out the interview for stories that weren't included in the book and some great advice and psychology from a man that's "been there and done it."  Great tips for guys that are looking to get their name out there and be seen in other places as well as the importance of "gimmicks" and making money, not just doing it as a free "hobby".  Listen to this episode and share it, I think a lot of people will enjoy it and hopefully learn some things in the process. 

Also, stick around past my plugs at the end to hear a special bonus track, sticking with the Smoky Mountain Theme this week....we have "White Lightning" Tim Horner singing Garth Brooks' hit Shameless from SMW TV.  Simon Cowell would have had a field day with this one...lol.

You can download the show or listen to the show by clicking here!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/Dr. Tom Prichard

This week Gene Jackson welcomes to the show Dr. Tom Prichard!

Many subjects were covered during this nearly hour long conversation including Tom's time as a member of the "Heavenly Bodies" in Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

As well as his years in Memphis and Continental....the rumors that he was in line to replace Dennis Condrey in the Midnight Express in '87 and whether it was Jim Cornette or Dusty Rhodes who chose Stan Lane instead.....

Plus his years spent training some of today's top wrestling stars and how he continues to do so today. If you would like a chance to train with Tom Prichard as well as Gerald Brisco, Les Thatcher, Lance Storm, and Nigel McGuiness...go to www.midatlanticlegends.com to find out how to be a part of the Dr Tom Prichard Future Legends Training Camp in Charlotte, NC. this July.

To hear this interview click here!

**Warning, there were a few audio issues here and there with the phone but nothing to major**

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio: CWA Night of the Legends Special w/ Koko B. Ware & Bill Dundee

Today's episode of 'Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio' was all about the CWA Night of Legends event this Friday night in Ripley, MS. at the Ripley Recreation Center.  First off Gene Jackson was joined by WWE Hall of Famer "Birdman" Koko B. Ware!

They spent some time talking about Koko's appearance this Friday night in Ripley and how excited Koko is to return there after all these years along several other topics including: what it was like finding out he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, teaming with Hulk Hogan, being a small town guy from Union City, TN getting to perform in front of 93.000 people at Wrestlemania 3, and the recent passing of his good friend Big Daddy V, Nelson Frazier among other topics.


Then Gene was joined by none other than the "Superstar" Bill Dundee.  Bill talked about the passing of the legendary Billy Robinson and he also spoke on the loss of Nelson Frazier.  What his Jamie is up to these days.  The challenges new promoters face trying to start a new company these days and numerous other wrestling topics including how much Bill is looking forward to seeing all the fans at the show this Friday night in Ripley.

Also Bill will have copies of his book with him in Ripley, so make sure to pick up a copy and let him sign it for you while your there and save the shipping costs you have to pay ordering it online!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/ The Great Kaiser

On this episode of 'Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio', Gene is joined by Alabama Wrestling Legend The Great Kaiser.  Kaiser talks about his recent dealings with Ring of Honor when they came to Birmingham late last year and his impression of today's younger stars.  He discusses doing bodybuilding and being friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the late 70's.  How he got his name and gimmick.  All this and much more, a virtual history lesson of pro wrestling in the state of Alabama, make sure you download and share this great episode with the Great Kaiser.