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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.

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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

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.

    Duke "The Dumpster" Droese: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Duke "The Dumpster" Droese: PRIME TIME VAULT

    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

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Diana Hart: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Diana Hart: PRIME TIME VAULT

    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

    • 2 hrs 48 min
    The Blue Meanie: PRIME TIME VAULT

    The Blue Meanie: PRIME TIME VAULT

    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!!

    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

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Mean Street Posse's Pete Gas: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Mean Street Posse's Pete Gas: PRIME TIME VAULT

    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!

    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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dan "The Beast" Severn: PRIME TIME VAULT

    Dan "The Beast" Severn: PRIME TIME VAULT

    • 1 hr 17 min
    AEW's Joey Janela: PRIME TIME VAULT

    AEW's Joey Janela: PRIME TIME VAULT

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

wrestling legend freddie ,

The WWE god

I have never really been interested in retro wrestling stories, however I have only just started listening to this particular podcast and I have also lined up all episodes and I’m going to go through them one by one just to show my appreciation and commitment for the podcast and Mooney I also think that you are one of the most underrated announcers and interviewers in all of wrestling the only thing that I would recommend to improve on in the podcast is the advertising commercials in between conversations and discussions also I’m autistic and from the United Kingdom in Essex England and I’m also 15 and I really appreciate your passion and input that you put in to your wrestling journalism.
If possible I would really like you to carefully read this review at some point if possible.
Best regards and yours sincerely
The WWE god(aka Freddie Rippingale)

SmithWestern ,

Highly recommended

Keeping me sane through lockdown. One of my favourite podcasts and Sean remains as passionate today as he was during the Prime Time era. Love hearing all the BTS tidbits and also his opinion about wrestlers he worked alongside. The ‘watch alongs’ are really interesting.

Me2upoo ,

Steady with the adverts

Great pod ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Bringing back lots of memories from when I was a kid and absolutely loved wrestling. Listened to all of these now.... great guests and great stories. I must say though that the adverts on here are starting to become a little frustrating. I understand you have to pay the bills . But every 15 minutes is to much :(

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