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Monday, November 30, 2015

Episode 102: WrestleCade 2015 Recap Show


On this week's episode Gene Jackson is joined by his lovely wife Rose Jackson as they discuss their trip to WrestleCade 2015 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina while driving back from the event.  They talk about the highlights of the Fanfest and the show on Saturday night and how WrestleCade measures up to other events they've attended.  Listen on the player below or download the podcast by clicking HERE!









New WrestleCade Champion Jeff Jarrett w/Karen Jarrett

Lots of great merch was available at the Fanfest

Jim Cornette intos the NWA World Tag Champs The Heat Seekers

Armando Estrada brings out Mr. Anderson

Tessa Blanchard

John Morrison vs. P.J. Black

"Double J" vs. Matt Hardy in the Main Event

Wrestling's most well known journalist Bill Apter

Rose and myself with Stevie Ray and Booker T: HARLEM HEAT!



Monday, November 9, 2015

Episode 101: OWO Promoter Terrell Moore



Episode 101: This week Gene is joined by a returning guest, OWO Promoter Terrell Moore or perhaps you know him better as "Dirty".   Dirty talks about the hassles of being a wrestling promoter and the side of things fans and wrestlers don't often hear about.  Plus exclusive info about the upcoming OWO show in Fulton, MS. on November 27th.  Also information about the 2nd Annual Sammy Hall Memorial Show coming up in January.  All this and more fun conversation so check it out on the player below and make sure to share the link on Facebook, Twitter, or your social media of choice!













Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio: EPISODE 100!! Hosted by Neil 'the Real Deal' Taylor



The 100th EPISODE!!!  This week's special episode is hosted by none other than NEIL 'THE REAL DEAL' TAYLOR!  Neil turns the tables this week as he sits down with 'The King of All Wrestling Media' Gene Jackson and talks to him about his tenure in the wrestling business. From 'War Machine' to "Mega Star" Memphis Monroe and all points in between they talk about it all in this LONG (but hopefully fun and interesting) conversation.  

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Memphis Monroe vs. $5 Wrestling Star Freight Train

Memphis Monroe and Neil 'The Real Deal' Taylor

The Former Jackson Family from ProSouth (Jed Johnson/Myself/Britt Jackson)







Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/"Mr. Sensational" Leslie Jones Pt. 2


Following up on last week's popular episode, 'Mr. Sensational' Leslie Jones joins Gene once again to finish their discussion of the IWF.  This week covers the most recent incarnation of IWF and Leslie TELLS ALL....this is the absolute shoot truth about what brought it back and why it went away....perhaps for good this time.  There's also a lot of discussion (and at times debate) about booking philosophy such as booking "names" and whether it's important for a wrestling promotion to have television in this day and age. While this episode actually ended up being longer than last week's episode, it's still an interesting ride hearing how everything came together for the IWF to return and the obstacles the promotion faced along the way...and when Leslie realized the wrestling business was a different world in 2015 than it was in 1999.  Leslie opens up and gives the shoot explanation of the final episode of IWF Slam and how the television station felt about the show going away.  Is this the end for Mr. Sensational? Is the IWF dead?  Tune in to this week's episode and find out!


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Mr. Sensational w/IWF Champ Barry Wolf

IWF "Homecoming" at the Salvation Army Gym

Managing the IWF Tag Team Champions The Monroe Brothers

Memphis and Dallas Monroe w/Mr. S in Vardaman, MS

Monday, October 19, 2015

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/"Mr. Sensational" Leslie Jones Pt. 1



This week Gene is joined by wrestling manager and promoter Leslie Jones better known to most fans as Mr. Sensational.  On this episode, Gene and Leslie discussed how Leslie got into the wrestling business and the story of the IWF.  A lot of interesting insight into the business end of things and a lot of things revealed that fans and wrestlers alike may not have known or realized back at the time it all took place.  A long conversation but a LOT of ground is covered here ranging from 1997 to around 2003.  Next week, Leslie returns for Part 2 to discuss the IWF revival from this past year that didn't quite pan out the way many had hoped.  Be sure to stick around til the very end of the episode to hear what Leslie was doing between the time IWF shut down to the time it was brought back this past year.


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Monday, July 13, 2015

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/Rick Montana


This week Gene Jackson is joined by former promoter and pro wrestler Rick Montana. 
Besides being a former wrestler and promoter, Rick is also an actor, author, and film maker. Gene and Rick sit down to discuss Rick's wrestling career as well as the making of the Alabama Outlaws documentary also known as Southern Discomfort and more recently Iron Sheik: The Maim Event.  A lot of great stories of the wrestling business in this one.  You can listen to episode by clicking here!

Click this link to purchase the documentary on Amazon.com



Rick Montana with his Reggie Parks World title belt the day this was recorded

Rick with The Flame (the late Frank Barnhill

The pic referred to during the podcast (sorry about the flash)

Rick with the Iron Sheik


For more info on Rick's books and movies check out https://www.facebook.com/BeastWerks

Check out Rick Montana's IMDB page  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0598939/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio IWA Deep South: Softcore Cup Preview Show


This week's episode is a preview of IWA Deep South's Softcore Cup as Gene is joined by $5 Champion Big Donnie, Freight Train, "Rapeface" Ronnie Jenkins, and Joey Ryan as they discuss their upcoming matches in the Softcore Cup Tournament on July 18th in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. 





$5 Wrestling Champion BIG DONNIE

FREIGHT TRAIN

JOEY RYAN

"Rapeface" Ronnie Jenkins



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/Jimmy Rave


This week Gene Jackson is joined by Jimmy Rave! Jimmy talks about his big match this weekend at ProSouth Wrestling in Piedmont, Alabama against IWGP Champion and long time rival A.J. Styles.  They also talk about a number of other topics including: working in Japan, the origins of Jimmy Rave Approved, why fans threw toilet paper at the Embassy in ROH, highlights of his career, his history with Kyle Matthews, booking for Rampage Wrestling, insight on his friend CM Punk, the indy explosion in wrestling these days....and much, much more!  Check it out and share it with others!




Chip Day, Corey Hollis, Jimmy, and Mike Posey-- Jimmy Rave Approved

As part of the Embassy w/Prince Nana in ROH

Jimmy Rave vs. Kyle Matthews

CAGE MATCH- CM Punk vs. Jimmy Rave in Ring of Honor



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Locals to Legends Wrestling Radio w/Jeremiah Plunkett



This week "the King of All Wrestling Media" is joined by Jeremiah Plunkett for an interesting conversation about wrestling.  Jeremiah is coming up on 10 years in the business and he's accomplished a lot in that time frame.  They talk about a lot of different topics in this one....fans of Jeremiah Plunkett will enjoy this one....but if your not a fan going into this one.....you will be when it's over...."Plunkie" as he's known to friends and fans is one of the "good ones" in this business and you'll learn a lot about him in this interview.



NWA Australian Champion/NWA Television Champion

The Good Ol' Boys from TCW (w/Jeremy Flynt)

The Untouchables (w/Drew Haskins)