Sean Oliver’s Kayfabe Podcast
Episode 023 - My bodyguard, Mr. Hughes

Episode 023 - My bodyguard, Mr. Hughes

February 26, 2020

Curtis Hughes has worked in WWE, WCW, ECW, Central States, and all over the indie scene, in addition to now being a trainer. He and Sean talk about training today, working yesterday, and the long lost rat scene.

Mr. Hughes discusses getting that big shot with the Undertaker and whats wrong with today's product, including some outspoken perspectives on the controversial transgender women's champion in AEW.

Plus, Sean opines on what's right about the transgender angle and your Tweets!

All on Kayfabe!

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Episode 022 - What’s it like to be a Gagne, Greg?

Episode 022 - What’s it like to be a Gagne, Greg?

February 18, 2020

Yeah, I know we all have legends as parents. Gets boring. Maybe not for Greg Gagne, son of pro wrestling icon Verne Gagne. Sean deep dives into growing up working for Verne (and never getting a title!) and training with some of the greats.

Sean goes all fan-boy about Pro Wrestling USA, the failed opposition attempt to Vince McMahon's WWE. Sean also reminisces about their work on Kayfabe Commentaries' Guest Booker, on which Verne was originally scheduled to appear.

All that plus TNA Impact, AEW, and your questions!

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Episode 021 - Referee, Manager, Mouthpiece…It’s Fonzie, Daddy!

Episode 021 - Referee, Manager, Mouthpiece…It’s Fonzie, Daddy!

February 11, 2020

Bill Alfonso has worked all over the world as a pro wrestling referee. Fonzie was in the ring for so many memorable matches it's hard to keep track of them. But he gained real fame working with Sabu, Taz, and RVD in ECW. He joins Sean to talk about working as a ref back then and now, and also all things ECW.

Plus, the Oscars and the Shooties!

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Episode 020 - Sabu Checks In, Briefly

Episode 020 - Sabu Checks In, Briefly

February 4, 2020

In the middle of Sean musing about how stupid we are for watching the Super Bowl, extreme legend Sabu phones in to catch up. He and Sean talk about his new book and recount some of the hilarious stories in it. Sean keeps it short as Sabu seems to need a new cell carrier. Suggestions?

Plus, some crazy stats on Super Bowl ticket distribution and how little NFL fans really matter.

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Episode 019 - Vampiro and His Two Guatemalan Spirits

Episode 019 - Vampiro and His Two Guatemalan Spirits

January 28, 2020

This podcast is getting crowded! Sean plays host to Vampiro and whatever supernatural forces he chooses to bring in. The wrestler was a guest on YouShoot several years ago and his tales of encounters with the dark side have left fans speculating for years.

Recently, Vamp took issue with Sean's appearance on a podcast from Ireland in which Vampiro's claims of afterlife contact were disputed. Well, this is Vamp's and Sean's chance to iron it all out, with you guys in the room.

Plus, Sean on what it takes to write a bestseller and your questions!

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Episode 018 - Wrestler, Politician, and Iron Sheik’s foil–B. Brian Blair

Episode 018 - Wrestler, Politician, and Iron Sheik’s foil–B. Brian Blair

January 21, 2020

It was the smack heard 'round the world--the Iron Sheik's open hand haymaker, landed at the conclusion of Ring Roasts I. Though Sean has exposed the altercations as a work, what was very real was that shot! If you were there, your ears confirmed that. Now, for the first time since the event, Sean and Brian get together to talk about it as well as Brian's background.

Brian was a legitimate amateur who made it in the worked world of wrestling, so it would stand to reason that Blair has also successfully crossed over into the equally unpredictable world of politics. Brian is as passionate about his classic bouts with Orndorff as he is about Mexicans bringing dope across the border.

Also, Vampiro gets a little fired up with Sean on Twitter, and the correct pronunciation of Guidice. Leading the podcast world in hot topics like the Iron Sheik work and a New Jersey Housewife's name...it's Sean Oliver's Kayfabe Podcast!

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Episode 017 - “Three Sides of the Coin” Host Michael Brandvold

Episode 017 - “Three Sides of the Coin” Host Michael Brandvold

January 14, 2020

In keeping with allowing KISS to creep into seemingly every podcast episode, Sean has gone out and landed Michael Brandvold. Michael's show, "Three Sides of the Coin," is the premiere KISS podcast which can be found on YouTube and all podcast platforms. The series can boast hundreds of episodes and guests, having introduced hours and hours of KISS stories and collectors' memorabilia.

Michael is also an old school AWA fan, having grown up in Verne Gagne's backyard of Minnesota. Additionally, Michael runs a music business marketing company and he and Sean mix it up about the podcast industry, entrepreneurship, and...yeah...KISS MANIA!

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Episode 016 - Son of CIA Assassin Monkey Morales, Ricardo Morales, Jr

Episode 016 - Son of CIA Assassin Monkey Morales, Ricardo Morales, Jr

January 7, 2020

Obviously all of our dads were communist exile mercenaries, CIA trained killers, and muscle for Miami's cocaine kingpins. But here's yet another child of one of those.

Monkey Morales rose to both fame and infamy when he escaped Cuba after working there as a member of the secret police and went to work for the CIA, eradicating those they wanted eliminated. His assignments of bombings and shootings would take him around the globe. From there the Monkey ends up at the den of iniquity that was Coconut Grove's Mutiny Club working for the real life Scarfaces that inspired the film. (Need a refresher? Here's our interview with Hotel Scarface author Roben Farzad: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-009-hotel-scarface-author-roben-farzad/id1479489504?i=1000455957411)

Join Sean and Ricardo Morales as they take you inside a not-your-average family for a wild first-hand account. It's Kayfabe, and that means a whole lotta stuff you ain't supposed to hear!

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Episode 015 - At the Movies with Rob Van Dam — “The Irishman”

Episode 015 - At the Movies with Rob Van Dam — “The Irishman”

December 17, 2019

Who better for Sean to sit with and dissect Martin Scorsese's new mafia tour de force than RVD himself. Hear them review the new Netflix film and drop their copious mob knowledge in general, from the New York families to the midwest heavies in Kansas City.

Rob also announces his new CBD line, called RVD CBD, obviously. Rob is well versed in the world of cannabis derivatives and he brings his experience to creating a kicked up oral and topical cannabinoid. He tells you what you can expect from his line. Plus, hear what's so great about divorce and how he keeps up his Whole F'n Show persona in the ring.

Also, Sean explains the delicate art of film negative cutting and answers your questions...all on this week's KAYFABE!

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Episode 014 - Wrestling Super Agent Eric Simms

Episode 014 - Wrestling Super Agent Eric Simms

December 10, 2019

Who cares what his clients say about him--Eric Simms is the most recognizable name in his line of work. Sean must've lost a bet somewhere having Simms on the show, but he's here nonetheless, talking about what it takes to be wrestling's Super Agent. Eric discusses that, as well as the long time working relationship with his most famous client, The Iron Sheik. 

Sean heads down memory lane with Eric as they talk about Ring Roasts and the resulting PR tour with Sheiky. Simms's job is a thankless one, and you'll hear just how grueling his schedule can be.

Plus, equality for women and why Sean should induct Dave Bautista into the WWE Hall of Fame!

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