Episode 146 – Frank James Bailey 2

On this episode of The PVDcast, I am joined by Frank James Bailey, the creator of Tercona. Frank’s book, Tercona, is a family-friendly, illustrated novel about a young teenage superhero. We discuss book three of the series, Frank’s process and inspiration for creating his novels and what his goals are for Tercona. We also talk about Frank’s voice acting career and his life as a radio DJ.  As you can tell, Frank is not a one-trick pony! Tune into this exuberant episode and learn all about this man of many talents.

Episode 145 – Ripper Blackhart

Throughout the history of pro wrestling, managers have played an important role in creating superstars. On this episode of The PVDcast, I am joined by one of the longest tenured managers in independent pro wrestling today. Ripper Blackhart joins me to talk about his fandom and his career in pro wrestling. Ripper shares his opinion on what makes a good manager and how to get “heat”. He even shares and debunks one big urban legend about himself! You need to manage to set aside some time to sit down and check out this episode!

Episode 144 – Royal Rumble Recap

On this episode of The PVDcast, I am joined by DJ Joey Blayze and the returning Ringside Rand to discuss the WWE Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View. We give our thoughts and insights into what went down this past weekend at the annual event that kicks of “the road to Wrestlemania.” We also cover the NXT: Takeover Philadelphia event and even tackle some news from the squared circle. The episode closes with a new segment called, 5 RANDom Things, in which Ringside Rand recaps his five most important points. Join us on this fun dissection of the first WWE PPV of 2018!

Episode 143 – Paul Markoff VI

On this episode of The PVDcast, I am joined by movie buff and film critic, Paul Markoff. We discuss the releases that came out in the last half of 2017. We chat about the films that we loved and some that we didn’t love. We even give our Oscar picks, given that nominations were announced earlier this week. Who do we think will take home the big prize? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

  • NOTE: At 12:14, there will be spoiler about Blade Runner 2049. Skip ahead to 13:01 to avoid this spoiler.

Episode 142 – Royal Rumble Preview

In two weeks, the WWE will present the Pay-Per-View event that kicks off the “road to Wrestlemania”. That event is, obviously, the Royal Rumble. I sit down with two guests, DJ Joey Blayze (@djjoeyblayze) and Miss Christina (@idontlovethat) to discuss the possible winners, losers and surprises that may happen in Philadelphia on January 28. Did we pick the right wrestlers to win their matches? Are our picks for the winners of the men’s and women’s Rumbles correct? There’s only one way to find out…listen to episode #142!

Episode 141 – Dom Riggio 2 (Mess Bucket Comics)

The word, donnybrook, is defined as a wild argument or fight. For my guest of episode 141 of The PVDcast, it’s the title of his new comic book. I’m joined by Dom Riggio, the man behind Mess Bucket Comics, who has penned a hockey comic called Donnybrook. This comic collects the various stories and experiences Dom has had with the many oddball hockey players he encountered while playing the sport. We also chat about the Donnybrook release party happening on January 12, as well as The Frozen Fish Fiasco, Dom’s other graphic novel, The Arcane: Awakening, the Detroit Red Wings and plenty more!

Episode 140 – The Brooklyn Brawler

After a brief hiatus, The PVDcast returns for 2018 with a legendary guest! Long time WWE star, “The Brooklyn Brawler” Steve Lombardi joins me on this installment of The PVDcast! Brawler discusses his career, shares some great stories and fills us in on his various projects, which includes his book, Brawler Unfiltered, and his new YouTube channel, Brawler’s Corner. Journey into the life and times of one of the longest tenured WWE stars by checking out this episode.

Episode 139.5 – Summation 2017

The year is almost over and it has been a great year for The PVDcast. On this episode of my beloved podcast, I review and discuss the highlights of 2017. Some of those highlights include my fabulous guests, my trips to great places and changes to the podcast. I also touch on my hopes and expectations for the upcoming year.

As a side note, I would like to thank all the guests who have appeared, all my fellow podcasters who have helped me out and all the listeners who have tuned into The PVDcast this year!

So, sit back and enjoy this 16-minute trip back in time.

Episode 139 – Survivor Series Review

This episode of The PVDcast has literally been several weeks in the making. The Thanksgiving holiday caused havoc with getting the Survivor Series Review edition completed. But, it’s done and ready to be heard! Join me and Ringside Rand as we recap the pay-per-view, the NXT: Takeover War Games event and chat about the current storylines on RAW & Smackdown Live. We even talk about the 30 for 30 documentary on “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Hopefully, this installment was worth the wait.

Episode 138 – Wrestling With Wregret’s Brian Zane

On this episode of the PVDcast, I am joined by Brian Zane, the man who is behind many pro wrestling themed YouTube shows. His most popular, Wrestling With Wregret, takes a comical look at bad ideas, angles, characters and events from pro wrestling’s present and past. Brian’s involvement in pro wrestling isn’t limited to creating entertaining and informative pro wrestling YouTube shows. He is also a wrestler and manager that has been in the business for over 10 years. Brian and I discuss his various shows, as well as his career as a wrestler and manager and training under Buddy Rose and Colonel DeBeers. Check out this episode because I’m sure that you won’t regret it!