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News4JAX's Scott Johnson interviews and discusses professional wrestling and talks to its hottest stars.

Going Ringside With The Local Station News4Jax and Graham Media Group

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

News4JAX's Scott Johnson interviews and discusses professional wrestling and talks to its hottest stars.

    Booker T joins us at River City Wrestling Con

    Booker T joins us at River City Wrestling Con

     Seldom do you find stars that have been at the top of the industry for 30 years. Booker T Huffman is one of those few.
    He came to national fame in the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as one half of the team Harlem Heat alongside his brother Stevie Ray. After years of tag team action, Booker T was given a singles push in WCW and it propelled him to five world championships. And that was all before he went to WWE.
    Then in WWE, Booker T faced all the greats including The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. In this episode, we talk at length about one thing that Booker T is remembered for that really wasn’t a match. That was when Booker T and Austin tore up a supermarket in a brawl. It is a clip from wrestling history that fans still talk about today.

    • 38 min
    Previewing the always exciting River City Wrestling Con

    Previewing the always exciting River City Wrestling Con

    The can’t-miss event of the year for fans of professional wrestling is taking place at World Golf Village the weekend of June 8-9.
    River City Wrestling Con has moved out of its old home at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and this year will be held in St. Johns County for what’s expected to be a better fan experience.

    • 22 min
    The Billy Jack Haynes murder case

    The Billy Jack Haynes murder case

    In the 1970s and 1980s the pro wrestling industry was broken up into territories around the country. And each territory had its top star.
    In Florida, it was Dusty Rhodes; in Tennessee, it was Jerry Lawler; and in Texas, it was the Von Erichs. Then up in the Pacific Northwest there was Portland Wrestling. Their top star was a wrestler named Billy Jack Haynes.
    “He was the closest thing the Northwest had to a Von Erich,” said KPTV reporter Joe Vithayathil, who also has close ties to some alumni of the Portland Wrestling scene, including the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. “He was from here. He was a local hero.”
    Arguably, the peak of Haynes’ career came in 1987 when he left the dying territorial system and wrestled for the global World Wrestling Federation (WWF). At WrestleMania III, Haynes wrestled Hercules Hernandez.

    • 33 min
    WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long dishes on his lengthy career in the sport

    WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long dishes on his lengthy career in the sport

    It’s not often a person in wrestling starts at the absolute bottom and works his way to the absolute top. That’s exactly what Teddy Long spent decades doing.
    It all started for him in the late 1980s. A young Long ran errands for wrestlers in Jim Crocket Promotions, which was broadcast weekly on WTBS out of Atlanta. He would also set up the ring before the matches. And quickly, he got his first promotion when he was given a referee shirt.
    “I went out and the first match I did was Ron Bass and Black Bart. They were in a Texas Death Match,” Long said.
    But unfortunately for the young Long, he didn’t quite understand the pre-scripted nature of pro wrestling, specifically when the wrestlers started bleeding.

    • 37 min
    Austin Theory and Grayson Waller invade

    Austin Theory and Grayson Waller invade

    The brash and cocky duo will discuss everything from Theory’s problems with The Rock to hanging out with Logan Paul.
    Waller will also discuss a few things from the last time he joined Going Ringside. That includes things like his not-so-subtle shot at Jacksonville -- home of competing AEW -- and a dream tag match against Travis and Jason Kelce.
    This came after Waller’s very unflattering comments last year about Taylor Swift, Kelce’s girlfriend.

    • 19 min
    Montez Ford and rare interview with trainer of Cena, Lesnar, Orton, Batista and more

    Montez Ford and rare interview with trainer of Cena, Lesnar, Orton, Batista and more

    On this jam-packed episode of Going Ringside, we have two major guests.
    The first is WWE Smackdown Superstar Montez Ford. Ford is also just as well known for being married to another WWE star: Bianca Belair.
    On this episode, Ford will talk about WWE Smackdown coming to Jacksonville on May 17 and his time with the Street Profits team and doing other projects like starring in the reality show “Love & WWE” with his wife.
    And in another must-see interview, we’re joined by a man who is arguably the greatest pro wrestling trainer in the history of the planet.
    “Nightmare” Danny Davis is the man who founded WWE’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and is credited with discovering and training some of the greatest WWE stars of all time. That includes John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Dave Bautista and Randy Orton.

    • 29 min

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