Articles in Category: Wrestling

Breaking Down The Top Contenders For The WWE Titlel!!

Written by Randy Zellea on Sunday, 08 November 2015. Posted in Randy Zellea, Wrestling

Breaking Down the Field of Survivor Series!!


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Breaking Down The Top Contenders For The WWE Titlel!!

With WWE Champion Seth Rollins going down with injury, The company has shifted the focus of the upcoming Survivor Series which was featuring 25 years of the Undertaker, now will focus on who will be crowned the new WWE champion. This is the third tournament to decide who will be champion in the WWE.

The first was won by Randy Savage at Wrestlemania 4 when he outlasted 13 other men including Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant to become champion. The Second was the Rock at Survivor Series 1998 as he joined Vince and Shane McMahon to join the corporation. 

In The Business: Eric Bischoff Leaves His Mark On Pro Wrestling!

Written by Randy Zellea on Saturday, 09 May 2015. Posted in Wrestling, In the Business, Other Sports

The Former President of WCW Speaks with Back Sports Page


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In The Business: Eric Bischoff Leaves His Mark On Pro Wrestling!

There are not many people in any industry could say they were the king and the best at what they did. In a span of four years, Eric Bischoff took World Championship Wrestling from losing money on a yearly basis to being the most watched show on cable TV. While accomplishing conquering cable TV, he also pushed Vince McMahon and the WWE to the brink of closing the doors.

Eric started with the AWA in the sales department and slowly worked his way up and became an announcer with WCW. In 1993, Bischoff was give the opportunity to try and take WCW to the next level and with Ted Turner’s blessing started to compete with wrestling superpower Vince McMahon’s WWE.

Eric’s story is well known by now. He got the green light for Monday Nitro and his story had been told by many.  That is not the route Back Sports Page wanted to take on speaking with Eric. Why ask him to share the same stories to us that many have heard...

Mr. Bischoff was nice enough to carve out thirty minutes of his time to speak with Back Sports Page founder Randy Zellea to discuss his love for the behind the scenes aspect of TV production and the pro wrestling industry.    

In the Business: Todd Grisham

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 29 April 2015. Posted in Wrestling, In the Business, Featured

From WWE to ESPN


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In the Business: Todd Grisham

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Todd Grisham has done that and then some in the sports media industry. While growing up in the south, Todd figured out his passion and chased his dream while enjoying the journey.

Todd most known from his run with WWE, is now a staple at ESPN next to his good friend Jonathan Coachman as they made the successful transition form the Entertainment world to the top of the sports media industry..

Chris Jericho Breaks Down the Walls With BSP!!!

Written by Randy Zellea on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Back Sports Page Book Reviews, Wrestling, Beyond the Athlete

BSP IS JERICHO!!!!!


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Chris Jericho Breaks Down the Walls With BSP!!!

Chris Jericho came in to the WWE with a lot of fanfare in 1999 after some success in the rival WCW. What started off as his dream opportunity, turned into a struggle to fit in and a battle for air time. When Jericho was given his opportunity to shine in 2000, he grabbed the reigns and broke through to become one of the best performers in WWE's storied history.

Throughout his storied career, Chris became more then just a wrestler a he became a rock and roll star with his band “Fozzy”. Chris started his own podcast called “Talk is Jericho” which airs twice a week at Podcastone.com. After two successful autobiographies, Chris has written a third to share his stories on the road with both WWE and Fozzy.

 

Recently Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page recently caught up with Chris to discuss his new book “King of the World, of What I Have No Idea”, his podcast and some of his career highlights in the ring.

Closing Down The Swamp: Looking back at the IZOD Center

Written by Randy Zellea on Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Posted in Basketball, Wrestling

The Meadowlands Closes Down and We look Back at the Best Moments With the NJ Nets


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Closing Down The Swamp: Looking back at the IZOD Center

iAfter years of going to Nets games at the Brendan Byrne, Continental Airlines Arena, Izod Center, and whatever name it goes by next, I can honestly say, "Yes, the building was a dump but I considered it my team’s dump." This building is where I saw Drazen Petrovic (my hero) play and inspire me to want to be involved with basketball.

This is the building I was able to witness many Knicks-Nets games and see Shaq rip the backboard down.   I feel lucky that I was able to see the debut of Jason Kidd in a Nets uniform and watch him give us the ride of our lives as he led the team to the Finals.

Kidd led the team to six-straight playoff appearances and two trips to the Finals. Then my years on the other side, working with the Nets and becoming a part of the media brought so many memories at the Meadowlands. I give you my top 10 moments of my time at the Meadowlands watching the New Jersey Nets!!ng this week...

Goldberg speaks with Back Sports Page

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Randy Zellea, Wrestling

Da'Man Spoke with BSP


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Goldberg speaks with Back Sports Page

When you think of the big names of Pro Wrestling from the 1990’s, the two stars you think of are Stone Cold Steve Austin from the WWE and Bill Goldberg in WCW. Bill Goldberg was a relative unknown going into 1997. After an impressive debut on WCW Monday Nitro in against Hugh Morris, the man who became simply known as Goldberg became one of the hottest names in the game.

Chris Jericho Speaks with BSP!!!!

Written by Randy Zellea on Saturday, 08 November 2014. Posted in Back Sports Page Book Reviews, Wrestling, Other Sports

BSP IS JERICHO!!!


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Chris Jericho Speaks with BSP!!!!

Randy Zellea recently interviewed Former WWE Champion Chris Jericho to discuss his New Book, Fozzy and his career in the ring. Coming Soon!! 

Bill Goldberg Speaks With BSP!! Coming Soon!!

on Sunday, 24 August 2014. Posted in Wrestling, Additional, Seth and Sean, Beyond the Athlete, Featured

Goldberg talks with BSP!!!


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Bill Goldberg Speaks With BSP!! Coming Soon!!

Bill Goldberg speaks with Back Sports Page about his Career in WCW, WWE, his career in the NFL, his love for College Football, the transition to acting, and his brand new Podcast. Coming Soon!!!

The Cult of Un-Creativeness: Why Did CM Punk Walk Away?

Written by Jay Sanzari on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. Posted in Wrestling, Other

Jay looks at the Current Landscape of Pro Wrestling!!


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The Cult of Un-Creativeness: Why Did CM Punk Walk Away?

January 26, 2014. The Royal Rumble. We all knew it was the beginning of the Road to WrestleMania, but little did we know it was also the end of The Best in the World. As any wrestling fan knows, I am talking about none other than CM Punk and his decision to walk away from the WWE. But why?

Tommy Dreamer Interview

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Tommy Dreamer Interview

This past week on Real Sports Talk Radio Former ECW Chamion Tommy Dreamer joined to discuss his love for NY sports, The Invasion of ECW to WWE in '96, his career through ECW, how he found out that ECW went under, Working with TNA and WWE, the difference between Dixie Vince and Paul, and the trransition to become a promoter of House of Hardcore. Check out this awsome interview!!

Real Sports Talk Radio 6/4: Tommy Dreamer

Written by Randy Zellea, Real Sports Talk Radio on Tuesday, 03 June 2014. Posted in Wrestling

Real Sports Talk Radio Gets Taken To The EXTREME!!!!


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Real Sports Talk Radio 6/4: Tommy Dreamer

This Week Real Sports Talk Radio goes to the Extreme as Randy and Mike welcome Tommy Dreamer to the show!! Tommy will be discussing this weekend’s House of Hardcore show, his time in both ECW and WWE, and the state of the wrestling Industry.

If you would like to send Tommy a question to be answered on the air you could email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet them to #bspasktommy

As always please “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/realsportstalkradio and on twitter @backsportspage.com. Randy is on twitter at @randybsp and mike @mtramontozzi  

Live Show to air at 7pm Est on Wednesday 6/4/14

 

To listen to the show live or the archive please click here    

Back Sports Page Radio: Jason Sensation Joins Back Sports Page For A Special Interview

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Back Sports Page Radio: Jason Sensation Joins Back Sports Page For A Special Interview

Many Remember Jason Sensation for his impression of Owen Hart during the now famous Nation of De-Generation skit on Monday Night Raw during the Summer of 1998.

Listen to this exclusive interview with Jason as he describes his career both with the WWE and the independent scene as he speaks with Mike Tramontozzi and Randy Zellea of Real Sports Talk Radio.

As always this interview is uncut!!

Remember Real Sports Talk Radio could be heard live every Monday from 7-830pm Through Blogtalk Radio and Visiting us here 

In The Business: Jonathan Coachman speaks with BSP!!

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in Wrestling, In the Business, Featured

Randy Zellea Speaks With The Coach As He Talks ESPN, WWE and more with the Coach!!


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In The Business: Jonathan Coachman speaks with BSP!!

Randy Zellea of BSP recently interviewed ESPN Anchor Jonathan Coachman. Many are familiar with Coachman, as he established himself with the WWE where he worked with some of the biggest names in wrestling. Coachmen left wrestling and transitioned into ESPN where he has become a household name, both on Prime Time Radio and TV broadcasts. 

Flashback Audio Interviews: WWE Star Booker T

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Flashback Audio Interviews: WWE Star Booker T

Our Next Flashback Friday Interview is with WWE Superstar Booker T. Booker speaks with Randy Zellea about the WWE Hall Of Fame, his book, time in WCW, and his time in priso. Interview was conducted in March 2013. #backsportspage #wwe #flashbackfriday

Breaking It Down With Sean Waltman!! Coming Soon!!!

Written by JD Mowery on Wednesday, 19 February 2014. Posted in Wrestling, Beyond the Athlete


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Breaking It Down With Sean Waltman!! Coming Soon!!!

Back Sports Page sits down with Sean Waltman to discuss the inside and outside the Pro Wrestling Industry. We discuss his career with WCW, WWE, TNA and much more!! Coming 3/15!!