Prime Time With Sean Mooney

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Warlord: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Warlord: PRIME TIME VAULT

    07/04/2021 Duration: 01h19min

    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

  • David Penzer: PRIME TIME VAULT

    David Penzer: PRIME TIME VAULT

    31/03/2021 Duration: 01h28min

    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 ret

  • Joey Ryan: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Joey Ryan: PRIME TIME VAULT

    24/03/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    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'

  • Barry Horowitz: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Barry Horowitz: PRIME TIME VAULT

    17/03/2021 Duration: 01h23s

    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

  • Ryback: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Ryback: PRIME TIME VAULT

    10/03/2021 Duration: 01h27min

    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 unst

  • Earl Hebner: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Earl Hebner: PRIME TIME VAULT

    03/03/2021 Duration: 01h40min

    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! L

  • The Russian Nightmare Nikita Koloff: PRIME TIME VAULT

    "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff: PRIME TIME VAULT

    24/02/2021 Duration: 01h03min

    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

    Gerald Brisco: PRIME TIME VAULT

    17/02/2021 Duration: 01h38min

    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

  • Fake Razor Ramon, Rick Bognar: PRIME TIME VAULT

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

    10/02/2021 Duration: 01h23min

    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

    Mike McGuirk: PRIME TIME VAULT

    03/02/2021 Duration: 02h24min

    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

  • Todd Pettengill: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Todd Pettengill: PRIME TIME VAULT

    26/01/2021 Duration: 01h18min

    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 sty

  • Scott Norton: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Scott Norton: PRIME TIME VAULT

    20/01/2021 Duration: 01h20min

    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 matt

  • Tatanka: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Tatanka: PRIME TIME VAULT

    13/01/2021 Duration: 01h32min

    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'r

  • The Fantastics Bobby Fulton: PRIME TIME VAULT

    The Fantastics Bobby Fulton: PRIME TIME VAULT

    06/01/2021 Duration: 01h30min

    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/id

  • Bill DeMott: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Bill DeMott: PRIME TIME VAULT

    30/12/2020 Duration: 01h24min

    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 un

  • Shane Hurricane Helms: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Shane "Hurricane" Helms: PRIME TIME VAULT

    23/12/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    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

  • Colt Cabana: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Colt Cabana: PRIME TIME VAULT

    16/12/2020 Duration: 01h24min

    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

    Nelson Sweglar: PRIME TIME VAULT

    09/12/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    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, subscrib

  • Dave Meltzer: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Dave Meltzer: PRIME TIME VAULT

    02/12/2020 Duration: 54min

    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

  • Monday Night Raws Rob Bartlett: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Monday Night Raw's Rob Bartlett: PRIME TIME VAULT

    25/11/2020 Duration: 54min

    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

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