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Reliving the greatest era of professional wrestling, one legendary conversation at a time. Former WWE announcer Sean Mooney sits down with pro wrestling legends of the 80s, 90s, and today - every Wednesday - to talk in-depth about their lives inside and outside of the ring. 616475

Prime Time with Sean Mooney


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    Sam Roberts: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 71:35

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation We welcome WWE personality, podcaster, and SiriusXM radio host, Sam Roberts! Sam talks about being an avid pro wrestling fan from a very early age, and how his fandom evolved into becoming a big tape trader as a teenager. Sam also discusses his love for radio, and desire to get into broadcasting. Sam talks about getting his foot in the door with Opie & Anthony, and the impact that Howard Stern had on his career. He also explains how wrestling became part of his broadcasting career, and how his role with WWE has evolved over the years. That and so much more with Sam Roberts!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Network Classics: WWF Superstars - April 25, 1992: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 73:47

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary episode. We relive the April 25, 1992 episode of WWF Superstars! The Berzerker looks to put an end to The Undertaker in the featured contest. Sid Justice responds to his new rivalry with the recently returned Ultimate Warrior. Plus, Ric Flair, British Bulldog, Shawn Michaels, The Natural Disasters, and more take to the ring for action. And, of course, we check in with Sean Mooney at the Event Center!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    "The Voice of Minnesota Wrestling" Mick Karch: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 65:41

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We get a history lesson on the NWA and Minnesota wrestling, as we welcome commentator and wrestling historian, Mick Karch! Mick talks about the importance of wrestling in Minnesota, as well as the pioneers in that territory, including Verne Gagne and Larry "The Axe" Hennig. Mick talks about how the territories came together, and eventually split off - as well as the impact television had. Mick shares memories of legends like Nick Bockwinkel, Bobby Heenan, Gene Okerlund, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Network Classics: Saturday Night's Main Event - October 5, 1985: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 87:14

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary episode. This week, we relive Saturday Night's Main Event from October 5, 1985! Featuring a hillbilly wedding, a Flag Match, Andre the Giant teaming up with Tony Atlas, the Dream Team defending the WWF tag team titles, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Network Classics: Tuesday Night Titans - January 4, 1985: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 69:06

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary episode. We relive a monumental episode of WWF's Tuesday Night Titans (TNT) from January 4, 1985! The January 4th episode welcomed in a new era for TNT, as the show was cut to one-hour and moved to Friday nights on USA Network. In it, we see Hillbilly Jim training with Hulk Hogan. Plus, Nikolai Volkoff, Captain Lou Albano, and Rowdy Roddy Piper are all in studio, where hilarity and intensity would ensue. SD Jones and Tonga Kid sightings, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    J.J. Dillon: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 125:07

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We bring you a 2+ hour conversation with one of the original members of The Four Horsemen, WWE Hall of Famer, J.J. Dillon! J.J. talks about where his love for pro wrestling started, cutting his teeth as a referee. transitioning to a wrestler before ultimately transitioning to a manager. He talks about the origins - and meteoric rise - of The Four Horsemen, which lives on to this day. Plus, J.J. discusses his move up north to work for Vince and the WWF, what his role was during his tenure, and why he left. That and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Network Classics: Monday Night Raw - January 18, 1993: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 60:41

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary episode. We relive episode #2 of Monday Night Raw from January 18, 1993! This episode of Raw will most be remembered for the Repo Man stealing Macho Man's hat (with Sean Mooney on the case), as well as the continued feud between Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair, which would lead to a "Loser Leaves Town" match the following week. Plus, Marty Jannetty and Tito Santana are in action, and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Madusa/Alundra Blayze: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 84:11

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome a trailblazer in women's wrestling, as WWE Hall of Famer Madusa/Alundra Blayze joins us! Madusa recounts her struggles as a kid, having to constantly try to gain approval from her parents. She also talks about the challenges women have historically faced in the world of pro wrestling, often being viewed as a sideshow. Madusa talks about winning PWI's Rookie of the Year award, and what that did to bolster women's wrestling. She also talks about some of the pioneers of women's wrestling, including Wendi Richter and Sherri. Plus, Madusa discusses the evolution of women's wrestling, and the quality of matches comparable to that of the men. She talks about spearheading the WWE women's division before being let go and signing with WCW - and who could forget the image of her throwing the title in the trash on Nitro? Also, Madusa talks about her transition to driving monster trucks, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Network Classics: WWF Superstars April 18, 1992: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 65:57

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary episode. We relive WWF Superstars from April 18. 1992, The very first episode of Superstars on the WWE Network. Just weeks removed from WrestleMania VIII, this episode of Superstars features highlights from WrestleMania, including Ric Flair kissing Miss Elizabeth! The Legion of Doom, Bret "Hitman" Hart, and Money Inc. are all in action, we get vignettes from Nailz and Crush, plus we check-in with Mooney at the Event Center!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death–Defying Maniac – Sabu! PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 59:19

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. Things get EXTREME this week on "Prime Time with Sean Mooney", as we welcome hardcore legend, Sabu! The former ECW star talks about his wrestling influences growing up, and being trained by The Original Sheik. He recalls the story of getting shot...and how that incident led to his entry into pro wrestling. Sabu talks about his arrival in ECW and all about his hardcore wrestling style - the artistry, fan reaction, and the toll it has taken on his body over the years. Plus, Sabu talks about the ultimate demise of ECW, his arrival in WWE, how he felt misused with the company, and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Network Classics: Saturday Night's Main Event - May 11, 1985: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 67:18

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary episode. On our DEBUT episode of "Network Classics", we relive the first episode of Saturday Night's Main Event, which aired on May 11, 1985! A memorable event featuring two big title matches, a star-studded six-man tag match, and several big angles, including two major babyface turns. So, fire up the network, sit back, and get ready to relive Episode 1 of SNME!!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Bret Hart: In His Own Words, "Lost Match" with Tom Magee: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 91:00

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We bring you a conversation from the main stage of Starrcast II in Las Vegas with Bret "Hit Man" Hart! Bret talks about returning to Caesars Palace for the first time in 26 years, since losing the WWE title to Yokozuna at Wrestlemania IX. Bret explains what he was expecting to happen...and why things didn't work out that way. Bret also talks about his Hall of Fame induction, which was infamously interrupted by a crazed fan. Bret shares memories of Owen Hart including some classic ribs, and shares his thoughts on the Montreal Screwjob. But, THERE'S MORE! Sean and Bret are joined onstage with a rare appearance by Tom Magee, as they relive the famous "Lost Match" that took place between Bret and Tom during an un-televised match in 1986. Hear the true story from the two men who lived it!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake RETURNS: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 89:46

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. WWE Hall of Famer, Brutus "the Barber" Beefcake is cuttin' and struttin' his way back to Prime Time!! Brutus talks about mending fences with Hulk, and what it meant to have Hulk induct him into the Hall of Fame. Brutus also reflects on finding out he was going into the HOF, and how he and his family reacted. Plus, Brutus talks about his relationship with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, his infamous parasailing incident, a great Andre story from Japan and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Chavo Guerrero Jr.: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 63:50

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. Viva La Raza! Chavo talks about what life was like as a kid, growing up as part of the famous Guerrero wrestling family. He reflects on the impact that having his dad away from home had on him as a young man, and whether he knew from an early age that he was going to be a wrestler. Chavo also talks about his pro wrestling journey, including being a part of WCW during its peak. He discusses the WCW buy out, his eventual arrival in WWE, and having the opportunity to work with Eddie again. Plus, Chavo discusses dealing with Eddie's addictions, the events surrounding Eddie's death, and the impact it had on him both personally and professionally. All that and so much more! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Beth Phoenix: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 74:48

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. This week, we welcome WWE Hall of Famer, "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix! Beth talks about being overweight as a young girl, and what led her to pursuing amateur wrestling in school. Beth also talks about her journey to become a professional wrestler, which included competing in Tough Enough and a try out with OVW. Beth also details her Hall of Fame WWE career, her biggest influences, how she developed the "Glamazon" character, and what led to her ultimately stepping away. Plus, Beth talks about returning to WWE as an NXT commentator - how that opportunity came about and how she is adjusting to the new role. That and so much more on this Hall of Fame edition of PTSM!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    The Doctor of Style, Slick! PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 71:18

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome the Doctor of Style, Slick! Slick talks about preaching at a very early age, starting his ministry, and continuing it during his time in WWE. Slick talks about the influence his father, Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones, had on him, and how he got into the wrestling business himself. He discusses the evolution of the "Slick" character, and his journey to the WWE, where he reflects on working with the likes of Big Boss Man, One Man Gang/Akeem, Warlord, Power & Glory, and other superstars. Plus, he discusses life on the road and the pertinence of drugs and alcohol, dealing with racism from fans and wrestlers, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Jerry Lynn: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 76:18

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome a man whose pro wrestling journey has made plenty of stops along the way - as former WCW, WWF, ECW, TNA star - and current AEW trainer - Jerry Lynn joins us! Jerry talks about growing up in Minnesota's wrestling hotbed, wanting to pursue wrestling, but thinking he was too small. Jerry shares stories of training with Brad Rheingans, learning ring psychology and the art of selling. Jerry talks about his first experience with the WWE in 1989, sharing memories of big men like Andre, Akeem, and Big Bossman. Jerry reflects on working in Japan, as well as his stints in ECW, TNA and WWE, plus what his role is now with AEW and what the future holds for the promotion.If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Corey Graves: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 71:50

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome WWE announcer, Corey Graves! Corey takes us back to his early years - growing up always wanting to become a wrestler, getting involved with amateur wrestling, and having his first professional match as a teenager. Corey reflects on his initial stint in the WWE in the mid-2000s, and having to work as a 911 dispatcher once it ended. He also shares stories of going to FCW and working with Dusty Rhodes, and when he first noticed the evolution of FCW to NXT. Corey talks about his struggles with concussions, and the ultimate end to his in-ring career. He also talks about embarking on his new career as an announcer. working in NXT before landing a spot on Monday Night Raw. Corey talks about what it's like being an announcer for the WWE and the chaotic nature of live WWE TV, working alongside Michael Cole, and sharing stories of having Vince McMahon in his ear! Plus, Corey talks about the comparisons made between him and past announcers, the art of playing a heel commentator, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    "The Patriot" Del Wilkes: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 88:36

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. This week on "Prime Time with Sean Mooney," we welcome "The Patriot" Del Wilkes! Del talks about how important patriotism has been throughout his life, dating back to a young age. He shares his first pro wrestling memories watching Mid-Atlantic wrestling, and being fascinated by personalities such as Wahoo McDaniel and The Briscoe Brothers. Del talks about playing college football, his short stint in the NFL with the Falcons and Buccaneers, and his transition to wrestling after being cut - and being trained by Fabulous Moolah. Del reflects on his time in the AWA and GWF, where "The Patriot" gimmick would be born, as well as working in Japan. Plus, Del talks about his WWE tryout matches and run with WWE. He reflects on his struggles with drugs and steroids, and how he ended up serving time in prison because of it. All that and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Jerry Jarrett: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 78:30

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome legendary promoter and father of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, Mr. Jerry Jarrett! Jerry shares memories of being introduced to pro wrestling, selling tickets to shows as a kid, and when he discovered wrestling was a work. Jerry talks about the creation of the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), and training to become a wrestler himself. Jerry discusses his relationship with Jerry Lawler and the McMahon family, and talks about coming up to work for WWE in 1993 in the midst of the steroid trial. He also opens up about his rocky relationship and reconciliation with his son Jeff, and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Savio Vega: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 64:07

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome former WWE Superstar, Savio Vega! Savio talks about the rich history of pro wrestling in Puerto Rico, and the influence that Carlos Colon and others had on the business. Savio reminisces about the 80s and 90s, and why that time period was so special in pro wrestling. Savio also talks about the influence of the World Wrestling Council, working with WWE stars in Puerto Rico, and some his first experiences with the WWE, including working with Scott Hall. Plus, Savio talks about the Kwang gimmick, his transition to Savio Vega, his memorable feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Los Boricuas and the faction wars, and so much more! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Dark Side of the Ring's Jason Eisener & Evan Husney: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 67:42

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome not one great guest, but TWO, as the creators of Viceland's hit series, Dark Side of the Ring, Jason Eisener & Evan Husney join us! Evan and Jason talk about how the project came together, citing their fascination with "Unsolved Mysteries." They also discuss how the initial pilot on Bruiser Brody came about, why Bruiser Brody was the right choice, and what Viceland's thoughts were of the pilot. Jason and Evan shed light on how they chose the topics for each episode, and the challenges they faced finding people to appear on the show. They also share their stories on a few key episodes, including the "Match Made in Heaven" and "Montreal Screwjob" episodes. All that and much more on this special episode of Prime Time! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Warlord: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 79:10

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome former WWE Superstar, the mighty Warlord! Warlord talks about getting his start in pro wrestling, including a fateful encounter with Road Warrior Animal at The Gym in Minnesota. He also talks about meeting Dusty Rhodes and training with Ed Sharkey. Warlord reflects on his time in the NWA, teaming up with the Barbarian, as well as the influence Ivan Koloff had on his career. Warlord shares memories of working with the Road Warriors, and the formation of the Powers of Pain. Plus, Warlord talks about his first meeting with Vince McMahon, his move to WWE, what the locker room was like upon his arrival, and the state of the tag team division at the time. Want more? Warlord discusses his transition to a singles wrestler, feuding with Davey Boy Smith, his ultimate departure from WWE, and where he headed after leaving the company. That and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    David Penzer: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 88:45

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome a legendary voice in professional wrestling, as ring announcer David Penzer joins us! David talks about getting into pro wrestling as a kid, reading wrestling newsletters, and when he got smartened up to the business. David also talks about the importance of Florida as a territory, and just how stacked the territory was back in the day. David recalls how his dad helped him get a foot in the door in Florida, and shares memories of his first ring announcing gig. David also talks about getting into booking enhancement talent for WCW, and the doors that opened for him within the company. Plus, all about his time working for WCW - from not getting paid, to his experiences ring announcing, and his memories of the Monday Night Wars. He shares his thoughts on what ultimately doomed WCW, the formation of XWF, the rise of AEW, and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Joey Ryan: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 68:55

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome indy sensation, Joey Ryan! Joey takes us back to the beginning, growing up as a kid in Los Angeles, and his first experiences with pro wrestling, including his ECW fandom as a teen. Joey explains the differences between the west coast independent scene today vs. back when he was a kid, and reflects on the formation and evolution of Pro Wrestling Guerilla, which he helped start. Joey talks about the grind of being on the indy circuit for the past 20 years, how he made himself stand out in the early days, and how he implemented comedy into his wrestling. Joey also discusses integrating intergender wrestling, the influence Andy Kaufman had on him, and how he gets women over and empowers them. And, yes, we discuss the origins of the infamous dick flip, as well as the penis druids at last year's All In show. Plus, Joey talks about the influence that Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks have had on him, his opinion on AEW, and much more! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Barry Horowitz: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 60:23

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We bring you legendary enhancement talent, Barry Horowitz! Barry talks about getting into wrestling as a kid, and training with Boris Malenko, where he would certainly pay his dues. Barry discusses his first matches for the WWWF with Angelo Mosca and Don Muraco, as well as those who had an influence on him early in his career, including Bob Backlund and Jimmy Snuka. Barry also talks about his time in the NWA and being given the "Brett Hart" moniker - would that cause heat with the real Bret Hart later in his career? And we dive into Barry's arrival in the WWE, becoming an enhancement talent, and the grind of working TV tapings. Hear about his memorable feud with Skip, how the pat on the back originated, and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Ryback: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 87:25

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome The Big Guy, Ryback! Ryback talks about growing up in Las Vegas, and how he was able to avoid getting sucked into the lifestyle of gambling and excess. Ryback reflects on his first exposure to WWE as a kid, and talks about his journey to becoming a WWE Superstar, including his time on the $1,000,000 season of Tough Enough. He also discusses what it was like working with Bill DeMott and Al Snow on the show. Plus, Ryback talks about his time in WWE developmental, and the lessons he learned in both Florida Championship Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling, as well as the influence Dusty Rhodes had on him. He talks about his time in NXT, including the famous Nexus Monday Night Raw invasion. Details on Ryback's ultimate departure from WWE, transitioning to the indies, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Earl Hebner: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 100:09

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome a man who has literally been in the middle of it all over his 40+ year career, referee Earl Hebner! Earl takes us back to the beginning, working on the ring crew and training with Tommy Young. Earl talks about what it takes to be a good referee and the role referees had in matches back in the day. He reflects on his time working for the NWA, and his memories of working with Ric Flair, as well as the famous Magnum TA vs Tully Blanchard "I Quit" match. Earl discusses the Montreal Screwjob - what he did and didn't know about it, how it affected his relationships with Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, and the impact it had on his career. Plus, he shares memories of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Andre the Giant, Joey Marella, and much more! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 63:52

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. Excited to welcome "The Russian Nightmare", Nikita Koloff to the show this week to talk about his start in pro wrestling thanks, in part, to a suggestion from Road Warrior Animal. Nikita discusses adopting the Russian gimmick, how he was able to perfect the accent, and the lengths he went to make the gimmick work. He also talks about his relationship with Ivan, and why he believes Ivan welcomed him from the start. Nikita also talks about Dusty's impact on his career, working with Magnum TA, why he never made the jump to WWE, and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Gerald Brisco: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 98:46

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome WWE Hall of Famer, Gerald Brisco! Jerry talks about how he got into professional wrestling in the 60s and 70s, what the territories were like back then, and working for Leroy McGuirk. Jerry talks about the impact working in Australia had on his wrestling style, as well as his experiences working with Killer Kowalski, Rip Hawke, and Swede Hansen. Jerry also talks about discovering Hulk Hogan, teaming with his brother Jack, and the balancing act between wrestling with outside business ventures, including the famous Brisco Brothers Body Shop. Plus, Jerry discusses the famous feud between the Brisco brothers vs. Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood, about being the first to sell merchandise at wrestling shows and magazines, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    "Fake" Razor Ramon, Rick Bognar: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 83:37

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. Hey Yo! We welcome Rick Bognar...best known to WWE fans as "Fake" Razor Ramon! Rick talks about growing up in Canada and getting into wrestling as a teenager. Rick reflects on his time working in Japan, where he'd perform for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling as Big Titan. Rick also talks about extreme wrestling, and splitting his time between Canada and Japan. Rick talks about he got his chance with the WWE, and all about how the "Fake" Razor Ramon gimmick came to be. Plus, his altercations with JBL backstage, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Mike McGuirk: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 144:17

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. we welcome former WWE ring announcer, Mike McGuirk, for a 2+ hour conversation! Mike talks about how she got into ring announcing and color commentating, and how she became known for not only her voice, but her unique ring attire and hair, as well. Mike also talks about how her father, Leroy McGuirk, got into wrestling as a kid, his relationships with Stu Hart and Ted DiBiase, and losing his eyesight. She discusses how the name "Mike" came to be, and how Leroy reacted to when she first started dating. Mike sets the record straight on her relationship with B. Brian Blair, and what really happened the night Leroy almost shot Brian! Mike reflects on first joining the WWE, what it was like working with Howard Finkel, and his resistance to her as a newcomer. Mike also talks about the relationships she formed with Sherri, Liz, and other women, and what it was like balancing family and work and being pregnant while working in WWE. Plus, her transition from announcer to commentary, some of her most memorable events during her time in WWE, what led to her ultimate departure in 1994, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Todd Pettengill: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 78:00

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. This week, we bring you Sean's successor in the WWE, Todd Pettengill! Todd talks about growing up in New York and getting into radio at the young age of 11. Todd discusses his move to Albany after graduating high school, becoming the highest rated on-air personality in the market, and getting a chance to work with Michael Cole. Todd talks about how he was first discovered by Vince McMahon, and how he prepared for his job in the WWE having come in from outside of pro wrestling. He also discusses officially signing with WWE, and negotiating his contract with Linda McMahon. Plus, Todd reflects on his first big WWE event, WrestleMania IX, while wearing a toga. Todd also shares memories of legends like Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Booby Heenan, Randy Savage and others, reflects on his Slammy 1996 performance, discusses his departure from WWE, and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Scott Norton: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 80:21

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome one of the most well-known big men in all of pro wrestling, Scott "Flash" Norton! Scott talks about the wrestling hotbed that was Robbinsdale, Minnesota, which produced such legendary talents as Rick Rude, The Road Warriors, Curt Hennig, and so many more. Scott also reflects on his time in the world of arm wrestling, and his involvement in the Sylvester Stallone movie "Over the Top," as well as the friendship that was formed with Sly because of it. Scott discusses his entry into pro wrestling - working for New Japan, the AWA, and WCW. He also tells a fascinating story about the WCW Collision in Korea event, and how he and other wrestlers feared they would not make it out of North Korea alive! Scott explains why he passed on an opportunity to work for the WWE, discusses his new book, "Strong Style," and so much more! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Tatanka: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 92:00

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome WWE legend, Tatanka! In this episode, Tatanka talks about his faith and Native American heritage - and how much of a role that has played throughout his life. Tatanka talks about a chance meeting that led him to "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers - and ultimately the Monster Factory and trainer Larry Sharpe. He also talks about working for George Scott, and the opportunity to work with legends like Ricky Steamboat and Wahoo McDaniel. Tatanka takes us through his journey to the WWE, the creation of the Tatanka gimmick, and the importance of honoring his people with the gimmick. He reflects on his 2-year undefeated streak, and the opportunity to wrestle some of WWE's biggest names, on some of the world's biggest stages, like WrestleMania VIII in the Hoosier Dome, and SummerSlam 1992 at Wembley Stadium. Plus, Tatanka discusses what led to him to leave the WWE in 1996, his eventual return in 2005, his Legends contract, and so much more! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    The Fantastics Bobby Fulton: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 90:00

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome one half of the legendary tag team, The Fantastics, Bobby Fulton! Bobby talks getting his start in wrestling as a kid, having his first match at the age of 16, and wrestling for the WWWF two years later. Bobby also talks about working in Calgary with Stu Hart, as well as his time working for Bill Watts. He also discusses the transition to a tag team wrestler and why he thinks The Fantastics were such an influential tag team. Plus, Bobby reflects on The Fantastics legendary feuds with The Midnight Express and The Sheepherders, the intensity of Mid-South, his relationship with Jim Cornette and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Bill DeMott: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 84:24

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. we welcome former WCW/WWE star ("Hugh Morrus") and former NXT head trainer, Bill DeMott! Bill talks about growing up in Jersey, becoming interested in pro wrestling, and being trained by Johnny Rodz. Bill also talks about working in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Japan...and the lessons he took from his time wrestling all over the world. Bill reflects on his arrival in WCW, where he would soon become known as Hugh Morrus. He reflects on his time in WCW, and speaks to the eventual decline of the company. Plus, Bill discusses his arrival in WWE, his reputation among the boys, as well as a reputation for working stiff. Bill also talks about his transition from the ring to becoming a trainer, how training differs now versus back in the day, and what his philosophy on training is. That and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Shane "Hurricane" Helms: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 66:10

    Stand back....there's a Hurricane coming through! Excited to welcome Shane "Hurricane" Helms! Shane talks about using comedy as a youngster to combat bullies, and how he was able to incorporate comedy into his wrestling. Shane discusses getting into wrestling in high school, before diving head first into pro wrestling, getting the opportunity to not only wrestle, but book shows, at the age of 16. He reflects on the long road that led to his big break with WCW in 1999, the eventual end of WCW, and his ultimate arrival in WWE. Shane also talks about the creation of the Hurricane character, and his memorable angles with The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Plus, Shane talks about getting into podcasting, his current role with the WWE, and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Colt Cabana: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 84:16

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. Boom Boom! We bring you an in-depth conversation with a pioneer in the wrestling industry, as Colt Cabana joins us! The original wrestling podcaster talks about his long running show, The Art of Wrestling, and how the show has evolved over its nearly 10 year run. Colt also talks about the documentaries he has produced, including "Wrestling Road Diaries" and "5 Dollar Wrestling." Colt also discusses his up-and-down relationship with CM Punk, as well as his experience in the WWE. Plus, Colt reflects on the evolution of independent wrestling, his experience working for Ring of Honor, and so much more! If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Nelson Sweglar: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 71:25

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. we welcome the man responsible for bringing the WWE to television in the 80's, Nelson Sweglar! Nelson talks about his first meetings with Vince McMahon and how his relationship with Vince grew over the years, even living with the McMahon family for a period of time! Nelson also talks about the sense of community there was in the WWE back in the day, how he assembled his production team, and reflects on his time working with Chris Chambers and Kerwin Silfies. Plus, Nelson recalls when he first saw WWE programming becoming popular, and everything that went into producing WrestleMania I and Saturday Night's Main Event. Also, his memories of Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan, Kevin Dunn's arrival to the company and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Dave Meltzer: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 54:10

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation! we welcome one of the most polarizing figures in the world of pro wrestling, Dave Meltzer! Dave talks about all the work that went into starting the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and the dedication to his work to this day - usually spending 100 hours a week on the publication. Dave talks about why some wrestlers provide him information, and why others will not - and how he could verify the information was legitimate. Dave also discusses his relationship with Vince McMahon and the WWE, and whether he would ever entertain the idea of working for them. Plus, Dave talks about the future of the wrestling business, the wrestling podcast boom, his thoughts on the future of AEW, and much more! Don't miss this 5-star conversation with Dave Meltzer!!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Monday Night Raw's Rob Bartlett - PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 54:00

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome one of the original voices of Monday Night Raw, Rob Bartlett! Rob talks about growing up in Long Island - developing his comedic style as a kid, and who his comedic inspirations were growing up. Rob also talks about how he got connected with Don Imus, becoming a regular on Imus' show. Plus, Rob discusses how he got connected with Vince McMahon and what it was like coming into the WWE as an outsider. Rob recounts how long it took for wrestling fans to accept him, and he discusses his eventual exit from WWE. Rob also shares memories of Gorilla and Bobby - whether Bobby could have made it as a mainstream comic - Macho Man, Hulk Hogan and much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Belt Maker - Dave Millican - PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 75:22

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation! Strap in for this week's episode of PTSM, as we welcome championship belt maker, Dave Millican! Dave talks about championship belts replacing trophies back in the day, his introduction to pro wrestling, and fascination with title belts from a young age. Dave recalls how he tracked down renowned belt maker, Reggie Parks; ultimately becoming Parks' apprentice, and what it was like learning from Reggie from long distance. Dave also talks about branching off from Reggie to work on his own, his favorite self-made belt designs, and how his work has spread to the likes of Hollywood, music, and other mainstream sports. That and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    NWA World's Champion Nick Aldis: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 93:05

    We open up Mooney's Vault to bring you another legendary conversation, as we welcome NWA Worlds Champion, Nick Aldis! Nick talks about the organic success of the ALLIN event, and the art of the promo. Nick also talks about the differences between British and American wrestling, character development on the independent scene vs. the WWE, as well as his time in TNA. Nick weighs in on the appeal of the "big fight," the importance social media plays in getting a wrestler over, and so much more!

    Duke "The Dumpster" Droese: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 89:53

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation! We welcome the one and only, Duke "The Dumpster" Droese! Droese talks about getting into sports as a child, and how important it was for him to get an education before pursuing professional wrestling. He talks about the lengths he went to create a wrestling demo tape, and the grind of working independent shows while going through college. Droese recalls his first interaction with Vince McMahon and breaking into the WWE. Plus,  how it was for him dealing with locker room drama, and the white-hot heat he got after his first big angle with Jerry Lawler...and how the incident cooled any push he may have gotten. Droese also talks about his problems with drugs and alcohol, how they impacted his WWE career, and his road to getting clean. That and so much more!If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    Diana Hart: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 168:36

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We bring you 3 HOURS with a woman who’s certainly seen it all, as we welcome wife of The British Bulldog & member of the legendary Hart Family, Diana Hart!! Diana shares some incredible Stu Hart stories, memories of Stu training in the dungeon, and discusses the early success of Stampede Wrestling. Diana talks about meeting Davey Boy Smith for the first time and having to date in secret. Diana reflects on the challenges she faced being the wife of a WWE Superstar, and the struggles her children, Harry and Georgia, also faced. Diana discusses the infamous backstage incident between the Bulldogs and Rougeaus, and the ultimate fallout between Davey and Dynamite Kid. Plus, ALL about the legendary SummerSlam 92 match between Davey and Bret - the lead up to the match, Davey's substance issues, the stress she felt, and the impact the match had on both men's careers. Diana also talks about the end of her marriage to Davey, the impact of Owen's tragic death, and so much more.If you're over 40, and want to learn how to cook the best steak, find a cool sense of style, save for retirement no matter how old you are, or want to be unstoppable, check out our other podcast, Upside of 40! Listen, subscribe, and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upside-of-40-with-sean-mooney/id1467683353

    The Blue Meanie: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 94:01

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We welcome The Blue Meanie, Brian Heffron!! Meanie talks about his first memories of professional wrestling, the grind of trying to get booked, and his first official match. Meanie talks about meeting Raven and Stevie Richards, and being brought into ECW. He also reflects on what life was like in ECW, including what he learned from the infamous ECW crucifixion angle. Plus, Meanie discusses the origins of the Blue World Order, his entry into the WWE, his feud, and later alliance, with Goldust, and his infamous incident with JBL at the first One Night Stand. All that and so much more!!

    Mean Street Posse's Pete Gas: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 74:27

    We open Mooney's Vault to relive another legendary conversation. We take to the mean streets of Greenwich, CT as we welcome Mean Street Posse's, Pete Gas! Pete talks his memories of the WWE in the 80s and 90s, and meeting Shane McMahon for the first time. Pete talks about his close relationship with the McMahon family, and shares stories of Vince "the dad." Pete also discusses the origins of the Mean Street Posse and the unexpected success the group had. Plus, the end of the Posse's run in WWE, his relationship with the McMahons after being released, and much more!

    Dan "The Beast" Severn: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 77:48

    AEW's Joey Janela: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 52:56

    John "Bradshaw" Layfield: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 65:19

    On this classic episode of Prime Time with Sean Mooney, we welcome John "Bradshaw" Layfield! John talks about his introduction to pro wrestling, and being thrown right into the fire. He also talks about being sent to Japan mere months after starting in the business, and the lessons he learned when teaming with Cowboy Bob Orton. JBL reflects on his journey to the WWE, the formation of The Acolytes, Wrestlers Court, and he shares his opinion on what turned the WWE around in the mid-to-late 90's, Also, John talks about how he got into business and finance, and the surreal experience interviewing Linda McMahon on Fox Business. That and so much more!

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