Beyond The Bell is the podcast that goes back in time to rewind and relive all things nostalgia in the world of Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment. Hosted by Independent Wrestling Ring Announcer Sean Beckerman, each season features an old-school theme covering the storied history of Pro Wrestling. From the history of various organizations to career retrospectives, this series relives it all. From the history of various organizations, regions and territories to career retrospectives, music and greatest moments... this podcast covers it all!
Wrestling’s Greatest Heel Turns
Throughout the history of Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment there have been some unforgettable Heels. These are the Superstars that made us boo louder than we ever had before. Through the use of a bad guy character, these Superstars were able to get themselves over and develop baby faces who would forever change wrestling. A good heel turn can take a beloved fan-favorite and turn them into a despicable villain over the course of a single match, promo or vignette. On this edition, host Sean Beckerman goes to the “dark side” as he looks at some of the greatest heel turns of all time. Listen to audio clips featuring classic interviews and monumental moments for each dastardly heel. Some of the Superstars featured are: Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Owen Hart, Bob Backlund, Sgt. Slaughter, CM Punk, and many many more… so buckle up and take a trip back down memory lane and go Beyond the Bell!
Special Edition: Are You a 1980’s WWF Fan?
Throughout the 1980’s, the WWF was at an all time peak, selling out arenas nationwide and establishing pay-per-view as a major source of revenue. It was in this decade that some of the biggest names in wrestling history would debut, WrestleMania would take over the wrestling world, and WWE would be thrust into the mainstream pop culture phenomenon of the 1980’s. To a lot of fans today, the 80’s still remain one of their all time favorite decades in wrestling. Most became fans during this era, including host Sean Beckerman, but throughout the decade it seemed that the wrestling world changed overnight, and the superstars who entered the ring were larger than life. In this episode Sean breaks down the 25 signs that you are a true 1980’s WWF wrestling fan. Listen to audio clips from this illustrious era as well as biographies of some of the biggest stars to come out of the decade. Rewind and relive the 1980’s WWF era on Beyond The Bell… BROTHER!
S02 E10 | Stone Cold Chronicles: 2002
This edition covers most controversial year in Steve Austin’s career. Follow @SteveAustinBSR as he enters the 2002 Royal Rumble, leading to his rivalry with the New World Order and his mid-card match at WrestleMania x8. As the year unfolds, Stone Cold finds himself at odds with Vince McMahon and WWE creative. Find out what led to his historic “walk-out” prior to his match against Brock Lesnar on Monday Night Raw. Listen to retro audio featuring Scott Hall, Eddie Guerrero, Stephanie McMahon, Jim Ross, Vince McMahon and many more. So grab a cold one and relive the career of Steve Austin… and that’s the bottom line… ‘Cause Stone Cold Said So!
S02 E09 | Stone Cold Chronicles: 2001 (Part 2)
#BeyondTheBell presents the Stone Cold Chronicles: The History of Stone Cold Steve Austin. In this edition, host @SeanBeckerman follows the Rattlesnake’s Hall of Fame career in the year 2001. This year was so historic in Austin’s hall of fame career that it will be featured in two parts. In the second installment, follow @SteveAustinBSR as he joined WCW and becomes the leader of the Alliance heading in to the “Winner Take All” elimination match at the Survivor Series. Relive the Rattlesnake’s bitter rivalry with Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and the infamous milk bath! Also, find out what led to the creation of one of the most popular catchphrases of all time… WHAT! We also take you back to a special edition of Wrestling News Live that featured an exclusive interview with Stone Cold himself! Find out his true feelings behind his heel turn and joining the Alliance. Listen to retro audio featuring The Rock, Booker T, Kurt Angle, Tazz, Rob Van Dam, Jim Ross and many more. So grab a cold glass of milk and relive the career of Steve Austin… and that’s the bottom line… ‘Cause Stone Cold Said So!
S02 E08 | Stone Cold Chronicles: 2001 (Part 1)
#BeyondTheBell presents the Stone Cold Chronicles: The History of Stone Cold Steve Austin. In this edition, host @SeanBeckerman follows the Rattlesnake’s Hall of Fame career in the year 2001. This year was so historic in Austin’s hall of fame career that it will be featured in two parts. In the first installment, follow @SteveAustinBSR as he continues his battle with Mr.McMahon in the Royal Rumble leading up to his infamous rematch against The Rock at WrestleMania X-Seven. Did the ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ actually turn heel? Listen to retro audio featuring The Rock, Mr. McMahon, Triple H, Jim Ross and many more. So get ready for a beer bath and relive the career of Steve Austin… and that’s the bottom line… ‘Cause Stone Cold Said So!
S02 E07 | Stone Cold Chronicles: 2000
#BeyondTheBell presents the Stone Cold Chronicles: The History of Stone Cold Steve Austin. In this edition, host @SeanBeckerman follows the Rattlesnake’s Hall of Fame career in the year 2000. Follow @SteveAustinBSR through this controversial year in his historic career as he returns from career-threatening neck surgery. The Rattlesnake is back with a vengeance as he targets the mystery man that ran him over at the Survivor Series. Relive his feuds with Triple H, Kurt Angle and The Rock. Also, we go back to the SNS archives to an edition of Unplugged from 2011 where Jeff Jackson interviews Rikishi. Find out the behind the scenes story of the Stone Cold “Hit and Run” angle from the Superstar behind it all. Listen to retro audio featuring Mick Foley, The Rock, Rikishi Triple H, Jim Ross and many more. So get ready for a beer bath and relive the career of Steve Austin… and that’s the bottom line… ‘Cause Stone Cold Said So!
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Good retrospective on professional wrestling.
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME!
If you want to listen to a retrospective look at wrestling then skip this podcast. While the topics look great and could be interesting to listen to, they are not. Beckerman is awful with facts and constantly gets them wrong. The biggest problem I have with this particular show is that Beckerman starts an idea for a series i.e. The Horsemen Files, and then moves on to more modern events like Wrestlemania 30 and theme music shows. Flip through the old episodes and you’ll see what I mean.
Podcast would be great if it stuck to NOSTALGIA, as the logo on the left indicates. There are much better shows out there that take a look at the same topics as you’d find here, just on a much better scale.
I do like his energy and his ideas of themes to talk about. A few facts here and there are questionable...I remember him saying that the new Hart Foundation (1997) "feuded with the Union (which included Big Show and Test)" hmmm. I also remember him claiming that the Boiler room Brawl at Summer Slam 96 was the only time that type of match has ever occurred.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the podcast, I just feel like half the time I end up listening to long clips of different events, which is fine...but there's older stuff from AWA and NWA recordings/clips which I've not had a lot of experience with. So when I get to those parts, I'm either lost in what's going on or I'm fast forwarding to the next discussion. I've also noticed a lot of clips repeated within the same podcasts...and not just part of it, the whole clip replays.