The Backstage Boys

Sep 29 2020 68 mins 3

A unique podcast hosted by two guys that work heavily in the world of independent professional wrestling, Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi. We take you behind the scenes to talk about what goes wrong, what goes right and everything in-between to bring the show from backstage to the fans!





Episode 72 - Independent Wrestling Returns, AAW Alive, Warrior Stadium Series, & More!
Sep 29 2020 62 mins  
The Backstage Boys, Basil and Trent are back this week to discuss the rebooting of independent pro wrestling in the midst of the pandemic as more shows are added and the hotbed of Chicago has turned things up even more this month! Warrior Wrestling has come off their highly successful Stadium Series as AAW announced their new set of shows until the end of the year titled ALIVE along with Freelance and Zelo Pro all adding dates to their calendar. We also discuss crazy schedules and what is on the docket for the next month for the BSB as well as a ton of other random topics like only the BSB can do! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD OFFICIAL BACKSTAGE BOYS T-SHIRTS: www.prowrestlingtees.com/backstageboys Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/1polishrob Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQa4OY70 Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 71 - Empty Arena Shows, Indies (Kinda) Returning, and Creative Production
Sep 05 2020 87 mins  
The doors of the world are creaking open just a little, not too much, just a tad so that a little pro wrestling can return here and there and the Backstage Boys, Basil & Trent are here to discuss it! The BSB get together to discuss promotions being creative during one of the most challenging times in not only the history of the industry but also the world and how professional wrestling has been able to survive despite some of the uncertain times. The guys also discuss what the outlook of the industry looks like given some of the changes and whats in store for those promotions that continue to evolve with the changing times as independents begin to open up slowly and try new ways to engage their audience. All this and more behind the scenes discussion from the only podcast that takes you behind the curtain of independent pro wrestling! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD OFFICIAL BACKSTAGE BOYS T-SHIRTS: www.prowrestlingtees.com/backstageboys Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/1polishrob Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQa4OY70 Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs



Episode 70 - IMPACT Wrestling Slammiversary 2020 Backstage Talk & Review
Jul 25 2020 117 mins  
The Backstage Boys, Trent, Basil, and Nate are back to break down the critically acclaimed IMPACT Wrestling PPV, Slammiversary 2020! Basil was on site for the historic event doing photos while Trent and Nate watched live. We go through each match while discussing what lead up to it all as the brilliance of the perfectly psychological booking leading up to the event and coming out of it. We are also treated to Trent ranting about Full House and why DJ Tanner sucks! All this and more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD OFFICIAL BACKSTAGE BOYS T-SHIRTS: www.prowrestlingtees.com/backstageboys Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/1polishrob Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQa4OY70 Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 69 - Speaking Out, Quarantine Activities, Wrestling Releases, Debates, & more!
Jul 02 2020 62 mins  
The Backstage Boys, Basil & Trent are back this week with a multitude of topics and probably some of the best segways of topics known to podcast man! We discuss the highly controversial #SpeakingOut movement that hit professional wrestling last week and how the domino effect of it hit everything from the majors to the indies. We also discuss the releases that happened and how they not only affected plans for so many promotions but also has dictated change for years to come in the industry. Basil also touches on his work with IMPACT Wrestling and the road to #Slammiversary while Trent discusses the challenges of keeping an indie promotion and its talent relevant during a shutdown using media and resources. All this plus some classic debates and more on episode #69 (ha0 of the Backstage Boys Podcast! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD OFFICIAL BACKSTAGE BOYS T-SHIRTS: www.prowrestlingtees.com/backstageboys Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/1polishrob Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQa4OY70 Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 68 - Random Quarantine Talk, T-Shirts, IMPACT, Squared Circle, Food, Painting, and more!
Jun 16 2020 64 mins  
There's a whole lot of nothing going on! Well, maybe a little but not a lot in the world of pro wrestling BUT since Basil works for IMPACT Wrestling we at least have that to talk about to kick things off! We somehow blend this talk into discussing the Squared Circle Restaurant that has been gone for years and crying about how no one has picked up the slack in this area and then we get into the food and damn do we miss the food! We also get into our quarantine hobbies and what we have done to keep busy during all this and discuss the outlook for the future and if running shows in a normal setting is a possibility any time soon and what kind of adjustments will need to be made to make it happen. PLUS - We even sneak in the news of our new t-shirt store! All this plus a bunch of random other topics (like Gordon Ramsay!?) on this week's edition of The Backstage Boys Podcast! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD OFFICIAL BACKSTAGE BOYS T-SHIRTS: http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/backstageboys Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/1polishrob Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQa4OY70 Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 http://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 67 - WATCH ALONG: AAW Destination Milwaukee (2019)
May 16 2020 61 mins  
The Backstage Boys, Basil and Trent are still stuck in quarantine so what better thing to do than get Referee Nate Speckman and do a mini watchalong to AAW's Destination Milwaukee from July 12th 2019! Since we never get to watch the shows we work we picked a few of our favorite matches from the exciting Destination Milwaukee from Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI. We watched: 1) Curt Stallion vs. Air Wolf 2) Sami Callihan vs. Fatu 3) Josh Briggs vs. Josh Alexander Watch the entire show for free at http://www.youtube.com/aawpro Full match analysis and some backstage stories about this show on this week's episode of the Backstage Boys! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/1polishrob AAW Pro Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aawpro Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 http://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 66 - Hot Tag Part Two with 2 Heels and a Face Podcast
May 02 2020 91 mins  
The Backstage Boys, Basil & Trent are back and this week they didn’t come alone! We are joined by our good friends from the 2 Heels and A Face podcast, Charley and Cris as we look at historic AAW matches in this very special edition of the “Hot Tag” series! What is the “Hot Tag you ask? Well what we do is split the show between the two podcasts where part 1 is done at 2 Heels and a Face and part 2 is done at the Backstage Boys, so be sure to check out both sides of this hot tag! Listen to part 1 at http://www.2heelsandaface.com This week we look at historic AAW matches on both sides of the hot tag and discuss the history and stories surrounding them. Part ONE Matches: Chris Hero vs. Fenix - AAW Defining Moment 2016 Drew Galloway vs. DJ Z - AAW Homecoming 2017 Part TWO Matches: Michael Elgin vs. ZSJ (Zack Sabre Jr.) - AAW Take No Prisoners 2017 Fenix vs. DJ Z - AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 All this and more on this week’s episode of The Backstage Boys podcast! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/1polishrob AAW Pro Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aawpro Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 http://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 65 - Quarantine Talk, Wrestling Staying Busy, and Fighting Boredom
Apr 16 2020 54 mins  
The Backstage Boys Basil, Trent, and Nate are locked down and we are bored as hell! We find some wrestling related things to talk about but mostly take a backstage approach to the creative ways promotions are staying relevant during the shutdown and best practices to keep branding as high as you can. We also discuss Basil's trip down for the IMPACT Wrestling tapings in Nashville as well as Nate taking the Mike Quakenbush seminars to not only keep his skills sharp during all this but also learn new things from one of the best in the industry. All this and more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys podcast! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/1polishrob AAW Pro Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aawpro Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 http://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 64 - WATCH ALONG: AAW Windy City Classic XI (2015)
Mar 28 2020 106 mins  
With no shows during the industry shutdown as a result of COVID-19 / Coronavirus the BSB Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi, joined by Referee Nate Speckman and "Polish" Rob Malinowski, decided to try something new and have a watchalong for a few highlighted matches from a recently uploaded free event from AAW Pro, the Windy City Classic XI from 2015! Watch along with us and get some insider info while you're at it! Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNzp9PaOquU (Recommend to listen to the main video at 25% Sound while listening to the podcast.) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/1polishrob AAW Pro Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aawpro Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 http://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 63 - Pro Wrestling and the Coronavirus / COVID-19 (w/guest AAW's Mike Petkovich)
Mar 19 2020 61 mins  
The world has sadly been hit extremely hard with a global pandemic that has affected the lives of countless individuals globally. The devastation to thousands of businesses worldwide has been one of the strongest economic downturns of our lifetimes and the professional wrestling business wasn't any exception. Everyone from the top down of our business has felt the effects of this pandemic with not only the WWE's Wrestlemania canceling their public showcase of their grand event to our very own AAW being forced to cancel our upcoming show, EPIC with others being in question. We sit down with AAW co-owner Mike Petkovich to discuss how this affects this business of AAW and what companies on the independent level must do to survive during such a difficult period. Mike talks about how quick thinking and alternative concepts can increase the sustainabiliy of a business duing such uncertainty and what AAW has planned to combat these hurdles. Join the Basil & Trent and we take a break from the usual happy-go-lucky style of the show to look at things with a much different tone as we brace for the future of our industry during this difficult time. CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/THEBSBSHOWPOD Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman AAW Pro Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aawpro Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 http://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs







Episode 60 - AAW Pro Art of War 2020 Review
Feb 26 2020 97 mins  
The Backstage Boys Basil, Trent, and Nate are back this week to break down AAW Pro's Art of War 2020 live from The Logan Square Auditorium! The Art of War is said to be one of the most memorable shows in AAW history and is being seen as a turning point event with the amount of new talent, storylines, and aesthetics the company displayed for the show. The BSB are here with a full show match by match breakdown as well as a behind the scenes analysis of what went into making the show happen and our opinion on what we not only wanted to see but what we hope to have come out of the show leading into EPIC 2020. All this and more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys podcast! AAW Art of War 2020 Results: Dark Tag Team Match Super Future (Palmer Cruise & Xavier Walker) defeat Jeremiah Bishop & Storm Grayson (6:21) Tag Team Match inFAMy (Deonn Rusman & Joeasa) defeat Benjamin Carter & Travis Titan (7:40) Singles Match Karam (w/Hakim Zane) defeats Solomon Fatu (2:31) Three Way Match Hyan (w/Stephen Wolf) defeats Christi Jaynes and Kenzie Paige (6:21) Six Way Scramble Match Jake Lander defeats Ace Perry and Clayton Gainz and Jason Cade and Nate Webb and Stephen Wolf (w/Hyan) (9:08) AAW Women's Title Match Kris Statlander (c) defeats Jody Threat (15:29) AAW Heavyweight Title Match Mance Warner (c) defeats Sami Callihan (13:45) Singles Match Nick Gage defeats Matthew Justice (13:15) Singles Match PACO defeats Zicky Dice (8:46) AAW Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Four Way Match Fred Yehi defeats Hakim Zane (w/Karam) and Jordan Oliver and Josh Briggs (9:18) Singles Match TJ Perkins defeats ACH (17:43) AAW Tag Team Title Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) defeat FireFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed) (15:27) The Backstage Boys Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Tunein Radio, and Youtube. Rate, review, and subscribe! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com


Episode 59 - Warrior Wrestling 8 Review
Feb 20 2020 104 mins  
The Backstage Boys are back with Trent Zuberi, Basil Mahmud, Nate Speckman breaking down Warrior Wrestling 8 that took place on February 15th 2020! Nate and Basil were on site for the big show that featured talent from nearly every major promotion in the country as well as international talent and special attractions! We go match by match and look at things from a production and critical eye and we also manage to have a little fun from the fan point of view too. All this and more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! Warrior Wrestling 8 Results: Singles Match El Barbaro Cavernario defeats Templario Singles Match Robert Anthony (w/Frank The Clown) defeats Warhorse Singles Match Alex Shelley defeats Ren Narita Six Man Tag Team Match Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & T-Hawk) defeat The Rascalz (Dez, Trey & Wentz) Street Fight Bully Ray defeats Brian Pillman Jr. Warrior Wrestling Women's Title War Of Attrition Match Tessa Blanchard (c) defeats Big Swole and Dr. Britt Baker DMD and Kylie Rae and Madison Rayne and Ray Lyn and Tasha Steelz and Taya Valkyrie - 1. Fall: Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Madison Rayne, Taya Valkyrie & Tessa Blanchard besiegen Big Swole, Kylie Rae, Ray Lyn & Tasha Steelz - 2. Fall: Taya Valkyrie & Tessa Blanchard besiegen Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Madison Rayne - 3. Fall: Tessa Blanchard besiegt Taya Valkyrie Impact World Tag Team Title Match The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) (c) defeat The Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) Singles Match Jonathan Gresham defeats Daga Warrior Wrestling Title War Of Attrition Match (vakant) Brian Pillman Jr. defeats Andrew Everett and Aramis and Black Taurus and Frank The Clown and Lance Archer and Michael Elgin and Sam Adonis - 1. Fall: Andrew Everett, Brian Pillman Jr., Michael Elgin & Sam Adonis besiegen Aramis, Black Taurus, Frank The Clown & Lance Archer - 2. Fall: Brian Pillman Jr. & Sam Adonis besiegen Andrew Everett & Michael Elgin - 3. Fall: Brian Pillman Jr. besiegt Sam Adonis CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com


Episode 58 - Freelance Wrestling's Send in the Clowns Review, Complete Chaos, and Sushi Overloads!
Feb 13 2020 76 mins  
The Backstage Boys, Basil & Trent are back this week with stomachs full of copious amounts of sushi and ready to get distracted off any little thought that pops in our head as we try and navigate a review of Freelance Wrestling's Send in the Clowns! We also discuss recent AAW Pro happenings and projects we have both been working on and again get so distracted that it takes over an hour to get through this thing! Complete chaos, lots laughs and hey even a new crisp microphone! All this and more on this week's edition of The Backstage Boys! Freelance Wrestling's Send in the Clowns Results: Tag Team Match Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz & Marshe Rockett) defeat GPA & Jesus Bryce Eight Way Scramble Match Kobe Durst defeats Atticus Cogar and Dan The Dad and Elayna Black and Gregory Iron and Laynie Luck and Rickey Shane Page and Tripp Cassidy IWTV Independent Wrestling Title Four Way Match Warhorse (c) defeats Arik Cannon and Isaias Velazquez and Tony Deppen Six Man Tag Team Chicago Street Fight Four Star Heroes (Chris Castro & Matt Knicks) & Kenny Sutra defeat The Take It Homewreckers (Bucky Collins, Darin Corbin & Mikey) Freelance Legacy Title Match Project MONIX defeats Effy (c) by DQ Freelance World Tag Team Title Match The Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) (c) defeat The Gym Nasty Boyz (Timmy Lou Retton & White Mike) (w/Stepstool Sarah) Freelance World Title Match Kylie Rae (c) defeats Robert Anthony (w/Frank The Clown) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com


Episode 57 - AAW A New Dawn Review
Feb 03 2020 95 mins  
It's a new year and it's a New Dawn for AAW and the Backstage Boys Trent, Basil, and Nate are back to break down the show that has set the tone for 2020! In what is being called the premiere show for the year, AAW filled itwith intricate storylines, debuts, returns, and epic matches that are ushering in a new era for the company and the BSB are here to break it all down in a match by match analysis with backstage perspectives, production, future planning and a whole lot more! Join us for the only podcast that takes you behind the scenes of Independent Wrestling done by the guys making it happen! All this and more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys podcast! Results: Dark Match Storm Grayson vs. Karam Singles Match Jake Lander vs. Jordan Oliver (w/Charlie Tiger) Singles Match ACH vs. Fred Yehi Six Man Tag Team Match Nate Webb & The Flip Bros (Air Wolf & Angel Dorado) vs. Ace Austin, Clayton Gainz & Stephen Wolf Singles Match Willie Mack vs. AR Fox Tag Team Match Aramis & Juventud Guerrera vs. oVe (Jake Crist & Sami Callihan) Tag Team Match Jessicka Havok & Kimber Lee vs. Hyan & Savanna Stone Singles Match Ace Perry vs. Killer Kross Singles Match Fred Yehi vs. Killer Kross AAW Heritage Title Match Hakim Zane (w/Karam) (c) vs. PACO AAW Tag Team Title Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Curt Stallion & Jake Something CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com







Episode 54 - AAW Windy City Classic XV 2019 Review
Jan 03 2020 102 mins  
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We kick off 2020 with one of the most anticipated episodes of the BSB! It was the biggest show of the year for AAW Pro and the guys behind the scenes are here to break it all down as the Backstage Boys of Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi are joined by ZMT brother and head referee Nate Speckman to discuss the 15th annual Windy City Classic! Not only was this AAW's debut on FITE TV but also the culmination of some of the biggest storylines and feuds in the company over the last year. There was a special excitement in the air as AAW took to live PPV to bring this spectacular to the world. Everyone from the backstage crew to the wrestlers in the ring brought a little extra something and we are here to discuss what went on in making this event happen as well as an in-depth analysis of the event. Join us for the review and be sure to catch the replay of the event on FITE TV and AAW On Demand! AAW Windy City Classic XV Results: Dark Match Elayna Black defeats Blair Onyx Five Way Match Myron Reed defeats Ace Austin and Air Wolf and Clayton Gainz and Colt Cabana and Josh Briggs Singles Match Kimber Lee defeats Hyan Singles Match Killer Kross defeats Matthew Justice Dog Collar Match The Masked Good Brother #3 defeats Jimmy Jacobs AAW Women's Title Match Kris Statlander defeats Jessicka Havok (c) Tag Team Bourbon Street Fight Curt Stallion & Jake Something defeat David Starr & Eddie Kingston AAW Heritage Title Match Hakim Zane defeats PACO (c) AAW Tag Team Title Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) defeat Jake Crist & Sami Callihan AAW Heavyweight Title Match Mance Warner defeats Josh Alexander (c) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 53 - AAW Windy City Classic Preview, Warrior Highlights, and Season 2 Kickoff!
Dec 24 2019 102 mins  
Season 2 is officially underway with a huge episode! Did we really go 90+ minutes you ask? We sure as hell did but we had a lot of ground to cover! Not only did we give a react to Warrior Wrestling 7 but also previewed the upcoming AAW Windy City Classic 15 with a full show analysis on each announced match! We also got into our upcoming travel for IMPACT Wrestling's Hard to Kill in January and what to expect from the BSB and ZMT crew for what is looking to be an even busier 2020! All this plus mismatched facts, awkward jokes, and insider talk that you will only find here only on The Backstage Boys Podcast! Merry Christmas everyone! Warrior Wrestling 7 Results: Dark Match Danhausen defeats Reilly MaGuire Singles Match Templario defeats Jake Lander (13:57) Singles Match Savanna Stone defeats Holidead (8:58) Impact X-Division Title Triple Threat Match Ace Austin (c) defeats Blake Christian and Carlos Romo (11:08) Singles Match Robert Anthony (w/Frank The Clown) defeats Jake Atlas (11:26) Singles Match Michael Elgin vs. Sam Adonis - Time Limit Draw (20:00) Five Way Scramble Match Black Taurus defeats Aero Star and Drago and Gringo Loco and Rey Horus (8:48) Singles Match Lance Archer defeats Brian Pillman Jr. (11:40) Singles Match Minoru Suzuki defeats Tom Lawlor (12:05) WW Title Match Brian Cage (c) defeats El Phantasmo (14:56) Six Man Tag Team Match CHAOS (Rocky Romero & Will Ospreay) & Amazing Red defeat The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) (22:26) Upcoming AAW Windy City Classic Card: AAW Heavyweight Championship Match: Josh Alexander vs. FATU AAW Women's Championship Match Jessicka Havok vs. Kris Statlander AAW Heritage Championship Match PACO vs. Hakim Zane AAW Tag Team Championship Match Besties in the World vs. Sami Callihan/Jake Crist DOG COLLAR CHAIN MATCH Mance Warner's Future On The Line Jimmy Jacobs vs. Good Brother #3 BOURBON STREET FIGHT Eddie Kingston/David Starr vs. Curt Stallion/Jake Something Kimber Lee vs. Hyan Killer Kross vs. Matthew Justice Plus: Air Wolf Ace Austin Clayton Gainz Josh Briggs Colt Cabana Myron Reed Karam CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs


Episode 52 - The One Year Special!
Dec 06 2019 68 mins  
We made it! ONE YEAR of The Backstage Boys podcast in the books....and only took us a year and a half! Episode 52 has dropped and we are considering this the one year anniversary so it lines up with with 52 weeks! Basil and Trent are so honored to have met so many new friends, made amazing connections, and invited you all behind the scenes with us as we live our lives backstage in the professional wrestling. We could not have done this without you and we want you all to know how appreciative we are for this opportunity. Referee Nate Speckman also joins us to discuss his amazingly eventul year as well as what lays ahead for him. The boys also recap AAW Pro's Unstoppable and upcoming IMPACT Wrestling weekend along with Basil and Nate's recent AEW experience. Trent goes into his epic vacation that kept him away from pretty much all wrestling for the last 10 days but he's all caught up and ready to jump in on this one! All this plus tons of laughs, insults, hysterics and excitement as we celebrate our 1-year anniversary! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs








Episode 48 - AAW Defining Moment 2019 Recap & Review
Oct 08 2019 68 mins  
The Backstage Boys, Trent Zuberi and Basil Mahmud are back this week to break down AAW Pro's Defining Moment 2019 and discuss the backstage happenings covering everything from production to execution and even a shoot fight between the BSB themselves!? We also look at the huge October in Chicago wrestling coming up with IMPACT Wrestling's Bound for Glory weekend and the Boys' involvement in all the events. All that plus some inside perspective from the guys behind the curtain on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! AAW Defining Moment Results Dark Match Clayton Gainz defeats Sean Higgins (4:21) Singles Match Air Wolf defeats Jordan Oliver (6:56) Singles Match Kimber Lee defeats Allysin Kay (10:13) 10000 Bounty Challenge Match Masked Good Brother #3 (Mance Warner) defeats Matthew Justice (13:51) AAW Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Four Way Match Ace Romero defeats Curt Stallion and Joey Lynch and PACO (7:57) Singles Match Karam vs. Myron Reed - No Contest + Hakim Zane reveal Singles Match Fatu defeats Darby Allin (9:48) AAW Women's Title Match Jessicka Havok (c) defeats Hawlee Cromwell (2:20) Tag Team Match Jessicka Havok & Kris Statlander defeat Jimmy Jacobs & Josh Briggs AAW Heritage Title Match Jake Something (c) defeats David Starr (21:46) AAW Heavyweight Title Match Josh Alexander defeats Sami Callihan (c) (17:10) - TITLE CHANGE! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 http://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs







Episode 45 - The Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Review
Sep 05 2019 59 mins  
The 4th annual Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament is in the books and the Backstage Boys Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi are here to break it all down for you! On what was one of the biggest professional wrestling weekends of the year with AEW's All Out, Starrcast 3, GCW and Warrior Wrestling 6 rounding joining in AAW's JLMT double shot, there was plenty going on and lots to cover. The talent that converged on Chicago this weekend was the best of the best and what resulted was some of the best professional wrestling in the world. The BSB give highlights and analysis of nights 1 & 2 of the JLMT as well as the debut of Killer Kross, plus behind the scenes insights to production and visuals for the tournament the only way we know how. All this plus a new segment we are calling "Trent's Impact-isms" as well as Basil's upcoming schedule and a whole lot more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! JLMT 2019 Results: NIGHT ONE: Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round Match Laredo Kid defeats Ace Austin Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round Match Curt Stallion defeats Joey Lynch Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round Match Eddie Kingston defeats Jimmy Jacobs Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round Match Myron Reed defeats Trey Miguel Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round Match Josh Alexander defeats Jake Something AAW Heavyweight Title Match Sami Callihan (c) defeats The Masked Good Brother #3 (Mance Warner) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round Match PACO defeats Jake Atlas Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round Match Ace Romero defeats Willie Mack Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 First Round If Maxwell Jacob Friedman Loses, He Leaves AAW Match Colt Cabana defeats Maxwell Jacob Friedman AAW Tag Team Title Three Way Elimination Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defeat The Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) (c) and The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) - TITLE CHANGE! NIGHT TWO: Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Quarter Final Match Josh Alexander defeats Colt Cabana Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Quarter Final Match Myron Reed defeats Laredo Kid Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Quarter Final Match Eddie Kingston defeats Curt Stallion Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Quarter Final Match Ace Romero defeats PACO AAW Heritage Title Five Way Match Jake Something (c) defeats Ace Austin and Clayton Gainz and Jake Atlas and Willie Mack Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Semi Final Match Josh Alexander defeats Myron Reed Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Semi Final Match Eddie Kingston defeats Ace Romero Tag Team Match The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) defeat The Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) Six Man Tag Team Match The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) defeat Jessicka Havok & The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) AAW Heavyweight Title Match Sami Callihan (c) defeats Kris Statlander Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Final Match Josh Alexander defeats Eddie Kingston CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs AAW Pro Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament Preview www.youtube.com/watch?v=usdHChr4FLY


Episode 44 - AAW Pro Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 Preview
Aug 28 2019 74 mins  
The BSB are here to break down and preview one of the most prestigious events in the world of professional wrestling today, AAW pro's Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament! The fourth annual JLMT is mere moments away and Basil Mahmud, Trent Zuberi, and Nate Speckman look at a match by match rundown of night 1 and offer unswayed predictions of each and take a look at non-tournament matches for the night. How will night 2 of the tournament shape up as night 1's predictions come to fruition? Only one way to find out and thats live! The BSB will also attempt to do a post show reaction on night 1 as we head into night 2 so be sure to check the newsfeeds for that release. All this plus Nate's dentist appointment, Trent's band HEMI on IMPACT TV, and Basil working for AEW on this week's edition of The Backstage Boys podcast! JLMT 2019 Participants: Willie Mack Eddie Kingston Joey Lynch Jake Atlas MJF Colt Cabana Josh Alexander Jake Something Jimmy Jacobs Ace Romero Laredo Kid Myron Reed Trey Miguel Ace Austin Fatu Curt Stallion CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs AAW Pro Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament Preview www.youtube.com/watch?v=usdHChr4FLY


Episode 43 - Lynam Tournament, Getting Over, and Chicago Wrestling Insanity!
Aug 15 2019 48 mins  
Basil and Trent are back this week without a net! It's been a soft lull in the Chicago scene as we build up to quite possibly the biggest weekend of the wrestling calendar at the end of August taking place in our very town! We discuss Trent's band HEMI getting another slot in an IMPACT Wrestling commerical, this time for Bound for Glory coming up on October 20th 2019 from Chicago along with Basil's upcoming Freelance Wrestling shows this weekend for Get Over or Die Trying. We also discuss AAW's Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2019 and what we are doing differently this year to make it even more special. All this plus the normal back and forth BSB banter you've come to love this week on the Backstage Boys! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ... Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019 https://youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs AAW Pro Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usdHChr4FLY


HOT TAG with 2 Heels And A Face: AAW - JLMT 2019 Preview
Aug 05 2019 54 mins  
The annual BSB/2 Heels and a Face Hot Tag podcast is here! For the second year in a row the Backstage Boys joined our friends 2 Heels and a Face to break down the highly anticipated AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament! Yes we were missing members of both parties due to scheduling conflicts but that didn’t stop Trent Zuberi, Nate Speckman, Rob Malinowski and Cris Romero from getting into all the insanity and ridiculousness that happens when these two megapowers meet! We go through the tournament match by match and look at each competitor along with breaking news of an added entrance that came about during the recording. We also look at non-tournament matches and what is potentially on the docket. As an added attraction, Nate Speckman, referee extraordinaire, wows not only the listening audience, but blows our minds with his amazing statistical display as related to the Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament! This is some next level analysis that you have to hear to believe! All this plus pure hilarity, insults, and inside jokes on this year’s edition of the Backstage Boys/2 Heels and a Face Hot Tag Podcast! Listen to part 1 at: www.2heelsandaface.com JLMT 2019 Participants: Jake Something Willie Mack MJF Myron Reed Jake Atlas Fatu Josh Alexander Jimmy Jacobs Ace Austin Colt Cabana Curt Stallion Ace Romero Eddie Kingston Laredo Kid Joey Lynch Trey Miguel CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com


Episode 41: AAW Destination Milwaukee Review
Jul 18 2019 86 mins  
It’s Destination Milwaukee and we are back from the land of cheese and dairy to break down the big show from the Turner Hall Ballroom as AAW made their Wisconsin debut on July 12th 2019! So while Basil and Trent forgot that this show marks one year of doing this podcast we did a deep dive into Destination Milwaukee with a match by match review and a full scale breakdown on production and creative. All this plus the usual BS on this week’s episode of the Backstage Boys! Results: Singles Match Curt Stallion defeats Air Wolf Tag Team Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defeat Ace Austin & Clayton Gainz Singles Match Josh Alexander defeats Josh Briggs AAW Women's Title Match Jessicka Havok (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie - No Contest AAW Heavyweight Title Match Sami Callihan (c) vs. Jacob Fatu - Double DQ AAW Heritage Title Four Way Match Jake Something (c) defeats Chuck Mambo and Joey Avalon and PACO Singles Match Good Brother #3 defeats Steve Manders Singles Match John Hennigan defeats Juventud Guerrera Tag Team Match The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) defeat FireFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com


Episode 40: AAW Destination Milwaukee Preview
Jul 10 2019 53 mins  
The Backstage Boys Basil Mahmud, Trent Zuberi, Rob Malinowski, and Nate Speckman are back to preview AAW's debut in Wisconsin for the upcoming Destination Milwaukee show! Full match listing and analysis along with our picks on who we think will come away with each match. We also recap Basil's weekend shooting for Freelance Wrestling, MLW, and IMPACT Wrestling's Slammiversary ppv along with Nate's referee gigs for the weekend. We also talk upcoming films and production with Rob and Trent and let everyone know whats on the horizon for the Summer! All this and more on this week's edition of The Backstage Boys Podcast! AAW Destination Milwaukee Upcoming Card: AAW Heavyweight Championship Sami Callihan vs. Fatu AAW Women's Championship Jessicka Havok vs. Taya Valkyrie Lucha Brothers (Pentagon and Fenix) vs. FiyahFox (Myron Reed and AR Fox) Josh Briggs vs. Josh Alexander John Morrison vs. Juventud Guerrera Curt Stallion vs. Air Wolf The Besties in the World (Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett) vs. The Ace of Gainz (Ace Austin and Clayton Gainz) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com


Episode 39: AAW Never Say Die 2019 Review
Jul 03 2019 87 mins  
AAW's Never Say Die is in the books and the Backstage Boys, Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi are joined by referee Nate Speckman to break the show down match by match with expert analysis, insider takes, and a hell of a lot of connection problems! The show featured a Loser Leaves AAW match between Mance Warner and Jimmy Jacobs, the three-way tag team title match between LAX, The Rascalz, and The Besties in the World, the official death of WRSTLING, and a mystery opponent for Sami Callihan and the AAW Heavyweight Championship amongst a lot else! We also discuss the well-received Rise Pride & Joy show from Pride weekend and the highlights as broken down by Basil who was ringside. All this and even some connectivity issues on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! AAW Never Say Die 2019 Results: Tag Team Match Ace Romero & PACO defeated Ace Austin & Clayton Gainz. Singles Match Kris Statlander defeated Priscilla Kelly. AAW Heritage Championship Match Jake Something (c) defeated Trey Miguel. Singles Match Jacob Fatu (w/Armando Estrada) defeated Kongo Kong. Loser Leaves AAW Match Jimmy Jacobs defeated Mance Warner. Singles Match Josh Briggs defeated Nate Webb. Singles Match Myron Reed defeated Curt Stallion. AAW Heavyweight Championship Match Sami Callihan (c) defeated Ace Romero. Triple Threat Match For The AAW Tag Team Championships LAX (Santana & Ortiz) (c) defeated The Besties In The World (Mat Fitchett & Davey Vega) and The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz & Dezmond Xavier) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com









Episode 35: AAW Take No Prisoners 2019 Review!
May 16 2019 71 mins  
AAW's Take No Prisoners 2019 is in the books and already our favorite show of the year! Basil and Trent are here this week to break down the show match by match and provide full background and analysis on the card and even some insider information. What else would you expect from the Backstage Boys? It was truly a memorable night that saw new champions crowned, other champions retain their place, and contenders fall back down the ranks. We also got to see the returns and debuts of various stars of the AAW roster and we take a deep dive into who we feel will be the ones to lead AAW in 2019 and beyond! All this plus failed attempts at soundbytes, shots at the Average guy Gourmet, and more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! AAW Take No Prisoners 2019 Results: Dark Match Steve Manders defeats Angel Dorado Three Way Match Jake Something defeats Air Wolf and Trey Miguel Singles Match Kris Statlander defeats Clayton Gainz (w/Ace Austin) Singles Match Josh Alexander defeats Adam Brooks Tag Team Match The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) defeat The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) Singles Match Myron Reed defeats TJP AAW Heritage Title Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman (c) defeats Mance Warner AAW Heritage Title Match Jake Something defeats Maxwell Jacob Friedman (c) - TITLE CHANGE! Singles Match Jacob Fatu defeats PACO Singles Match Jacob Fatu defeats Ace Romero AAW Women's Title Match Jessicka Havok (c) defeats Thunder Rosa Tag Team Match The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) defeat Team Tremendous (Bill Carr & Dan Barry) AAW Heavyweight Title Match Sami Callihan (c) defeats David Starr CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com






Episode 32: AAW Epic 2019 - The 15th Anniversary Review
Apr 19 2019 62 mins  
AAW's EPIC 2019 - The 15th year anniversary show is in the books and my my what a 15 years it has been! On a show marred with scheduling issues and missing talent not only did the locker room step up to deliver one of the most memorable shows of the year thus far but so did the production crew to make this night extremely special and to give back to the fans for all fifteen years of AAW! Basil and Trent are joined by Rob Malinowski this week to go match by match and break down the talent and stories coming out of each as well as the upcoming film projects that have become a major part of AAW storytelling over the last year! We celebrate some of our now departed talent and embrace the new ones coming in to take the brass ring to make their names felt in AAW. All this and a ton of inside jokes on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! AAW Epic 2019 Results: Five Way Scramble Match Ace Romero defeats Clayton Gainz and Jimmy Jacobs and PACO and Steve Manders Singles Match David Starr defeats Adam Brooks Three Way Match Kimber Lee defeats Kris Statlander and Shazza McKenzie Tag Team Match FireFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed) defeat Dezmond Xavier & Matt Cross Singles Match Mance Warner defeats Jackson Kelly AAW Tag Team Title Match The Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) (c) defeat Gringo Loco & Penta El Zero M Singles Match Jacob Fatu (w/Armando Estrada) defeats Larry D Singles Match Darby Allin defeats Sammy Guevara AAW Heritage Title Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats DJ Z (c) - TITLE CHANGE! Six Man Tag Team Match Jessicka Havok & The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defeat WRSTLING (Curt Stallion, Eddie Kingston & Jake Something) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com









Episode 28 - AAW Hell Hath No Fury 2019 Review
Mar 20 2019 75 mins  
What a hell of a weekend in Chicago! Tons of professional wrestling that included debuts, returns, title changes, and farewells! We kicked things off with Warrior Wrestling 4 at Marion Catholic High School for a supercard of epic proportions and crescendo'd with an incredible AAW Hell Hath No Fury 2019! We touch on WW4 briefly as Basil was on site but deep dive in to AAW's Hell Hath No Fury with a match by match discussion and analysis along with a peek behind the curtain as to what was going on before, during, and after the show to make it all happen. We crowned a new AAW Women's Champion in Jessicka Havok make her and AAW Heavyweight Champion Sami Callihan the first couple of the company ruling the top. We also look at the content media blitz of the AAW crew and how we created a truly interactive event between the live event and social media all culminating in being the #1 trending topic in the state the night of the show! All this plus Fight for the Future and some reminiscing about the long gone Squared Circle Restaurant that was responsible for the Backstage Boys meeting! AAW Hell Hath No Fury 2019 Results: Fight for the Future Match Laynie Luck defeats Sierra Fight for the Future Match Lotus (Gavin Quinn & Juntai Miller) defeat Palmer Cruise & Xavier Walker Fight for the Future Match Pat Monix defeats Donovan Allen Four Way Match Ace Austin (w/Clayton Gainz) defeats Gringo Loco and Hakim Zane and Joey Lynch Singles Match Jacob Fatu (w/Armando Alejandro Estrada) defeats Clayton Gainz (w/Ace Austin) Six Way Scramble Match Kimber Lee defeats Larry D and Logan Riegel and Nate Webb and PACO and Sterling Riegel Singles Match Fred Yehi defeats Eddie Edwards Grudge Match Jimmy Jacobs defeats Mance Warner Tag Team Match Juventud Guerrera & Myron Reed defeat The Best Friends (Beretta & Chuck Taylor) Singles Match Ace Romero defeats Moose AAW Heavyweight Title Match Sami Callihan (w/JT Davidson) (c) defeats Jake Something AAW Women's Title Match Jessicka Havok defeats Kylie Rae (c) - TITLE CHANGE! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com




Episode 26 - AAW Art of War Review, Young Bucks, and Wild Samoans!
Feb 27 2019 82 mins  
Everybody loves a good surprise right? Well did we ever give the fans a surprise at The Art of War 2019! A complete capacity crowd at the Logan Square Auditorium was treated to a special kind of run in when AEW's very own, the Young Bucks hit the lights and snuck into an AAW ring to confront the Lucha Brothers, Pentagon and Fenix! Needless to say insanity ensued and people went nuts! The Art of War 2019 also marked the debut of Jacob Fatu of the Samoan Dynasty and prestigious lineage as he truly made a mark on the AAW crowd. WRSTLING still ruled as they furthered their dominance in an epic 4 on 4 match against Sami Callihan and his crew setting up another featured match for the next show, Hell Hath No Fury. Title changes, YouTube deadlines, fans overstepping their bounds and steaming hot arenas are all discussed as Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi are joined by main event referee, Nate Speckman to break down the show match by match and angle by angle. All this and Fight for the Future plus a ton more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys! The Art of War Results: Fight for the Future Match Ace Perry defeats Sheldon Jean Fight for the Future Match Savanna Stone defeats Jody Threat Fight for the Future Match Gringo Loco defeats Aaron Orion and Jake Lander and Logan James Six Man Tag Team Match The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) defeat Ace Romero, PACO & Rich Swann Singles Match Sammy Guevara defeats Darby Allin Singles Match Mance Warner defeats Jimmy Jacobs AAW Heritage Title Match DJ Z (c) defeats Australian Suicide Eight Man Tag Team Match WRSTLING (Curt Stallion, David Starr, Eddie Kingston & Jake Something) defeat Jessicka Havok, Sami Callihan & The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) Singles Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats Kimber Lee Singles Match Jacob Fatu defeats Stephen Wolf AAW Women's Title Match Kylie Rae (c) defeats Su Yung AAW Tag Team Title Three Way Match The Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) defeat FireFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed) and The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) (c) - TITLE CHANGE!!! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com Nate’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman




Episode 24 - AAW Lucha City Limits Review, Austin Texas, and Boy Meets World Theories!
Feb 13 2019 91 mins  
The stars at night are big and bright...DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS! We are back from Austin, Texas and the Backstage Boys did not come alone this week! We have Referee Nate Speckman joining Trent & Basil to discuss AAW's Lucha City Limits that took place on February 8th 2019 live from Austin, Texas and aired on the Highspots Network! It was an incredible trip filled with insane amounts of BBQ and tacos, crazy driving, and a sold out crowd that loved everything we gave them. Check out this episode as we deep dive into the things that went wrong, what we had to work around and improvise and the full, from the scene report of Fenix's injury. This is the only podcast that takes you behind the scenes from the eye of production and we made sure to really take you on the ride with us this week as we were not on our home turf and had to make do with certain challenges. But all in a good day's work and the payoff was an incredibly successful sold out show! Join us for the full Lucha City Limits review, perspective, shit talking, and even Boy Meets World conspiracy theories!? Results: Fight for the Future Tag Team Match The Riegel Twins (Logan Riegel & Sterling Riegel) defeat Latrell Upton & Matt Kenway Fight for the Future Six Way Match Kody Lane defeats Danny Adams and Ethan Price and Jastin Taylor and Michael Wolf and Zachary Taylor Singles Match PACO defeats J Serious Fight for the Future Singles Match Barrett Brown defeats Fuego Del Sol Fight for the Future Singles Match Hyan defeats Rok-C Non Title Match Sami Callihan defeats Curt Stallion Tag Team Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defeat The Riegel Twins (Logan Riegel & Sterling Riegel) Singles Match Ryan Davidson defeats Ricky Starks Tag Team Match The Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) vs. The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) - Draw Singles Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats Andy Dalton Dog Collar Match Jimmy Jacobs defeats Jessicka Havok AAW Tag Team Title Match The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) defeat FireFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed) (c) - TITLE CHANGE!!! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com Nate’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman


Episode 23 - AAW Final Stand Review, Fight for the Future, Referees, and Filmmakers!
Jan 31 2019 86 mins  
AAW's Final Stand is in the books and your favorite Backstage Boys, Trent Zuberi and Basil Mahmud are back to break it all down but we didn't come alone! This week's show is joined by the Steven Spielberg of AAW, the man behind the movies and the one bringing you the incredible visuals over the last half year, Rob Malinowski. Alongside him we are joined by not only one of the most beloved in the area, but also one of the fastest rising referees in independent wrestling, Nate Speckman! Together we all break down the show match by match with an analytical eye on where AAW is headed coming out of Final Stand. We also discuss the production aspect and what was going on behind the scenes and what it took to make the show happen and take a deep dive into the new AAW creation to find new up and coming stars, Fight for the Future. The unique perspective of Producer, Filmmaker, Photographer and Referee give a varying insight from four different angles that truly gives the analysis an interesting take. All this plus our picks for who we think will fill the spots left open by ACH and Trevor Lee's departure on this week's episode! Results: Singles Match Trey Miguel defeats Rey Horus Eight Man Tag Team Match Ace Romero, PACO & The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defeat Ace Austin, Clayton Gainz, Connor Braxton & Stephen Wolf Singles Match Mance Warner defeats Josh Briggs Tag Team Match WRSTLING (Curt Stallion & Jake Something) defeat The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) Singles Match Eddie Kingston defeats Trevor Lee Tag Team Match The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) defeat The Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) Singles Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats Fred Yehi AAW Heritage Title Match DJ Z (c) defeats Myron Reed Singles Match Jessicka Havok defeats Kimber Lee Singles Match AR Fox defeats ACH CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com Nate’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob







Episode 20 - IMPACT Wrestling’s Homecoming, Nashville, Asylums, and Hot Chicken!
Jan 08 2019 49 mins  
WELCOME TO THE SUPERCAST! It's episode 20 and the BSB are in Nashville, TN for Impact Wrestling’s Homecoming weekend and we didn't come alone! We are joined by some very special guests as we come at you all live away from home. Joining us are the ever famous Cactus King, Referee Nate Speckman, and Bryan Nalezny. Basil debuted as a ringside photographer for IMPACT this weekend and we were there to cheer him on and enjoy the amazing show and tv tapings that will debut on the Pursuit network and now simulcasted on Twitch! We got to experience the legendary Asylum that Trent has longed to visit for many years and it truly was a surreal moment to be in the confines of the building that has hosted so many of the legendary greats in the history of the business. We discuss production flow, presentation, running into great friends, and the amazing party this entire weekend turned out to be. Nashville, we love you! Full match by match and PPV breakdown will be done on Trent's Total Nonstop Impact podcast so be sure to check that out wherever podcasts are found. CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com Nate’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman Cactus King’s Instagram - www.instagram.com/cactus_king


Episode 19 - AAW's Windy City Classic 2018: Broken Jaws, New Champs, and WRSTLING Still Rules!
Jan 02 2019 98 mins  
New year, who dis? Well we'll tell you who it is! It's the Backstage Boys back with you for the first podcast of 2019 and we didn't come alone! Oh no ladies and gentlemen, we brought with us the Steven Spielberg of independent wrestling, the Martin Scorcese of Bodyslams, the George Lucas of piledrivers - Rob Malinowski! Rob has become one of the most vital members of the AAW crew over the last few months as he has brought the cinematic touch to telling stories into the AAW lexicon. Rob will be joining Basil & Trent to discuss the premier event of AAW's calendar year, the one that all roads lead to, The Windy City Classic! It was an event for the ages as stars were born, friendships were killed, and titles were changed. Sami Callihan is once again the AAW Heavyweight Champion as he defeated a broken-jawed Brody King in a steel cage match only to be attacked by the new lineup of David Starr's WRSTLING faction. We discuss what this all means leading into 2019 and how the landscape of AAW will change as we look ahead to the stories that have begun. We also discuss backstage promos and photography along with Rob's cinematography and how it all, working together, leads into ultimately telling the tale of the year ahead. Big THANK YOU to all of our listeners this past year! We are so appreciative to you all for making this podcast such a great success in such a short amount of time. We are so grateful to you all for the incredible support. Here's to an even bigger 2019! AAW Women's Title Match Kylie Rae (c) defeats Kimber Lee Three Way Match Darby Allin defeats Rich Swann and Shane Strickland Singles Match David Starr (w/Eddie Kingston) defeats Jeff Cobb Six Man Tag Team Match Scarlett Bordeaux & The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defeat Curt Stallion, Jake Something & Quinn McKay AAW Heritage Title Match DJ Z (c) defeats Bandido AAW Heritage Title #1 Contendership Six Way Scramble Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats Ace Romero and Colt Cabana and Mance Warner and Stephen Wolf and Trey Miguel Tag Team Dog Collar Match Jimmy Jacobs & Josh Briggs defeat Jessicka Havok & PACO Singles Match Eddie Kingston (w/David Starr) defeats ACH AAW Tag Team Title Match FireFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed) (c) defeat The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) AAW Heavyweight Title Steel Cage Match Sami Callihan (w/JT Davidson) defeats Brody King (c) CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob Rob's Instagram - www.instagram.com/1polishrob


Episode 18 - AAW Windy City Classic 2018 Preview
Dec 28 2018 55 mins  
It’s that time of year, that very special time of year that AAW waits for all calendar year long. The one that AAW builds to from January to December and the one that culminates every single thing you’ve been watching all 12 months leading to it. It’s the Windy City Classic! What better way to preview and get ready for the biggest show of AAW‘s year then with your favorite Backstage Boys Basil and Trent? But wait there’s someone else present on this episode! Someone you may know, someone who might know just as much as the Backstage Boys and that is Brian Nalezny, longtime member of the AAW production crew! But hold on, he’s sitting in Trent’s chair? Where’s the long haired producer? Hold on, he’s making a run in! What does all this mean? Listen to the episode to find out! We are back with your official preview and predictions for the Windy City Classic 2018 live from 115 Bourbon Street! We break down each and every announce to match as well as provide our opinions and analysis on what we can potential he expect for what is said to be the biggest show of the year headlined by Sami Callihan taking on Brody king for the AAW Heavyweight Championship in a steel cage! Don’t forget to stay tuned for an exclusive announcement on what to expect for the official recap show following the Windy City Classic! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com


Episode 17 - Freelance Wrestling’s 2 Legit 2 Quit, Beating Up GPA, and Broken Cameras!
Dec 21 2018 72 mins  
It’s a rarity on the BSB show as we took a sidetrack from talking about AAW as usual to discuss Freelance Wrestling! But wait, Trent doesn’t work for Freelance, hell he doesn’t even watch Freelance, how the hell is he going to do a show about it!? Well we have no idea either but hey we sure as hell tried! It’s a good thing Basil works for them or else we’d be screwed! Freelance presented Too Legit to Quit from the Logan Square Auditorium on December 14th 2018. What makes this perspective interesting is that AAW also runs the same venue, which the boys have a great perspective on, so the podcast this week focused on the subtle differences and the nuances between the two shows as a result of changes in the building and presentation coming out of it. With Basil being ringside for photography, Trent assumes the perspective of the fan who has never been to Freelance or may be new to the product, in order to learn more about what goes into their shows and makes the company what it is. Freelance Too Legit To Quit Matches: 1) Scramble Match Rob “Ego” Anthony def Chris Castro, Space Monkey, Alex Olson, “Eye Candy” Elliot Paul, and Laynie Luck. 2) Mike Drake def Ricky Shane Page 3)Darin Corbin/Bucky Collins def The N-Words 4) Arik Cannon def “All Ego” Ethan Page 5)Freelance Tag Team Championship The Workhorseman def The Ugly Ducklings 6) Powerbomb.tv Championship "Hot Sauce" Tracy William def Kobe Durst 7) Freelance World Championship Isaias Velazquez def Craig Mitchell 7) “I Quit” Match Kylie Rae def GPA CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com


Episode 16 - AAW Last Call: Baguettes, Belts, and Farewells!
Dec 10 2018 77 mins  
One more round, one more sip, one more time, it’s LAST CALL! The FINAL SHOW at the historic Knights of Columbus hall in LaSalle, IL has taken place as AAW bid farewell to the town in style and of course your pals Trent Zuberi and Basil Mahmud were front and center making it happen! We had DJ’s winning championships, legends returning to the ring, and even guys hitting other guys with loaves of bread! You read that right, loaves of bread! Needless to say we left LaSalle in style and with enough memories to last a lifetime! It was a fun ride while it lasted. We made some memorable moments, broke a few hearts (and a few bones!), made a lot of friends and had a ton of fun. Thank you, LaSalle but it’s LAAAAAST CAAAAALL! AAW Last Call Match Results: AAW Women's Championship Match Kylie Rae defeated Savanna Stone Ryan Boz & PACO defeated Stephen Wolf & Connor Braxton Sami Callihan defeated Mance Warner King Of LaSalle Battle Royal Jessicka Havok won the Battle Royal Street Fight Darby Allin defeated Jimmy Jacobs 6 Man Tag Team Match David Starr, Jake Something & Curt Stallion defeated ACH & Besties In The World (Mat Fitchett & Davey Vega) AAW Heritage Championship Match DJ Z defeated Trevor Lee to become the new AAW Heritage Champion 6 Man Tag Team Match Trey Miguel, Zachary Wentz & Dezmond Xavier defeated Ace Romero, Myron Reed & AR Fox AAW Heavyweight Championship Match Brody King (c) defeated Eddie Kingston CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com


Episode 15 - AAW Last Call Preview: Goodbye LaSalle!
Dec 06 2018 46 mins  
It’s so hard, to say goodbye, to yesterdayyyyy! Yes ladies and gentlemen the time has come to say goodbye to the Knights of Columbus in LaSalle Illinois as AAW presents, Last Call! This will be the absolute final wrestling event in LaSalle Illinois at the historic Knights of Columbus hall and we are going out in style! Basil & Trent are here with your official preview and prediction show as we roll into Last Call, hell there’s even a vote for the listeners on what song we should play at the end of the show so be sure to let us know which one you want! Share your best LaSalle memories as Basil & Trent talk through 87 pieces of consumed sushi prior to this episode, do their best (worst!?) Sami Callihan and Mance Warner impersonations and even discuss the newestTwitter sensation, the Counterpoint Guy!? All this and more on this episode of The Backstage Boys! Official AAW Last Call Match Listing: AAW Heavyweight Championship Match Brody King vs. Eddie Kingston AAW Women’s Championship Match Kylie Rae vs. Savanna Stone AAW Heritage Championship Match Trevor Lee vs. DJZ ACH/Besties in the World vs. David Starr/Curt Stallion/Jake Something PACO/BOZ vs. Stephen Wolf/Connor Braxton LaSalle Street Fight Darby Allin vs. Jimmy Jacobs AR Fox/Myron Reed/Ace Romero vs. Dezmond Xavier/Zachary Wentz/Trey Miguel Sami Callihan vs. Mance Warner The King of LaSalle Battle Royal Plus: Jessicka Havok BRUBAKER CJ Esparza Mike Hartenbower Kody Rice CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com



Episode 14 - AAW Unstoppable Post Show, 60 Minute Matches, New Women's Champion, & more!
Nov 26 2018 42 mins  
Hour long matches, bloody faces, new women's champions, F-Bombs for days, 4 hour shows and Basil gets used as a step stool!? Yes ladies and gentlemen that was AAW Unstoppable 2018 and damnit was it insane! The post-Thanksgiving tradition from AAW delivered in a HUGE way and your two favorite producers were front and center making sure it looked good hitting your eyeballs! We break down the card match by match with perspective from the production side as well as the social media storytelling taking place throughout the show and how we made sure not only the fans at home were up to date and involved in the show but also the ones in attendance were engaged beyond what was just in front of them. All this and more on the Backstage Boys show! Matches Include: Singles Match Ace Romero defeated Stephen Wolf. Singles Match Fred Yehi defeated Mance Warner. Singles Match PACO defeated Deonn Rusman. Mixed Tag Team Match Josh Briggs & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Darby Allin & Jessicka Havok. WRSTLING Rules Match WRSTLING (David Starr & Eddie Kingston) defeated Colt Cabana & Matt Sydal. Singles Match Trevor Lee vs. ACH went to a 60 minute time limit draw. Singles Match Sami Callihan (w/JT Davidson) defeated Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Tag Team Match Jake Something & Curt Stallion defeated The Besties in the World (Mat Fitchett & Davey Vega). AAW Tag Team Championships Match AR Fox & Myron Reed (c) defeated Laredo Kid & Rey Horus. AAW Women’s Championship Match Kylie Rae defeated Kimber Lee to become the new AAW Women's Champion. CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com




Episode 12 - AAW Legacy 2018 & MLW Fightland
Nov 16 2018 78 mins  
It was an insanely busy week for the Backstage Boys! As we geared up for our second to last show at the Knights of Columbus in Lasalle, IL to make sure everything was as special as can be, Basil made his debut for MLW at their TV tapings in Chicago from the Cicero Stadium and Trent had a gig with his band HEMI right before hitting the road for Lasalle! We discussed Basil's MLW experience and how Trent missed his the meeting he's been waiting 30 years to have with the legendary Tony Schiavone! The boys also went into detail about AAW Legacy and producing segments throughout the night to make sure every last moment in Lasalle will be a memorable one! Hear the tales of wifi errors, rowdy fans, beer flying everywhere, Cracker Barrel, no sleep, all this and more on this episode of the Backstage Boys! AAW Legacy Matches Include: Six Man Tag Team Match Kody Rice, Mike Hartenbower & PACO defeat Buck Nasty & The Hooligans (Devin Cutter & Mason Cutter) Four Way Tag Team Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) defeat Connor Braxton & Stephen Wolf and Dante Leon & Sage Cainan and Deonn Rusman & Joe Asa AAW Heritage Title #1 Contendership Three Way Match DJ Z defeats Myron Reed and Trey Miguel Singles Match Quinn McKay defeats Allie Kat AAW Heritage Title Match Trevor Lee (c) defeats Rich Swann Tag Team Match The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) defeat The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) Singles Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats Mance Warner Tag Team Match Curt Stallion & Jake Something defeat Ace Romero & Marko Stunt Singles Match Kylie Rae defeats Allysin Kay Tag Team Street Fight Jessicka Havok & Sami Callihan defeat Brody King & Jimmy Jacobs CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com


Episode 11 - AAW Dia De Los Luchadores, Trent's Birthday, LA Park, & more!
Nov 02 2018 81 mins  
It was Trent's BDay, there were luchadors flying everywhere, people were trying to bootleg our show, and we finally got our audio working! Ladies and gentlemen, that was Dia De Los Luchadores! It was a wild night filled with luchadores and complete insanity from Basil & Trent's favorite venue of the AAW rotation, 115 Bourbon Street! There were so many wacky things going on while a show happened to be taking place that it was hard to make sure we covered it all so sit back and get caught up with what two guys in production had to do to make sure the show got to you! Matches Include: 1) Jake Something & Curt Stallion vs, PACO & Steve Manders 2) Zachary Wentz vs. Hijo De LA Park vs. Stephen Wolf 3) WRSTLING (Trevor Lee & Jeff Cobb) vs.Trey Miguel & DJZ 4) Josh Briggs vs. Joe Asa 5) Josh Briggs vs. Ace Romero 6) Mexiblood (Flamita & Bandido) vs. The Besties In The World (Mat Fitchett & Davey Vega) 7) Kimber Lee & Scarlett vs. Kylie Rae & Marti Belle 8) Rey Fenix vs. Sammy Guevara 9) LA PARK vs. MJF 10) Fiyahfox ("Hot Fire" Myron Reed & A.R. Fox) vs. WRSTLING (David Starr & Eddie Kingston) for the AAW Tag Team Championship CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com






Episode 8 - Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament Weekend Recap
Oct 06 2018 60 mins  
It's one of the most important weekend's for AAW all year. The show that not only determines the #1 contender at the Windy City Classic but more importantly the one that bears the name of one of the late founding fathers of AAW and a man whose spirit and ambition made it what it is today, Jim Lynam! Join Basil and Trent as we break down nights 1 & 2 of the Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament live from the Logan Square Auditorium. We discuss what goes into a 2 day event and how much production is involved from a social media engagement and fan facing aspect as well as photography and video documentation. We also discuss fan interactions and how we make sure people are getting the content they want when they want it over the course of a very intense multiple day tournament. JLMT Matches Nights 1 & 2 NIGHT ONE: Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match DJ Z defeats Ace Romero (12:37) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match Sammy Guevara defeats Trey Miguel (9:21) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match Rich Swann defeats Trevor Lee (11:26) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match Myron Reed defeats AR Fox (12:18) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match Darby Allin defeats Jimmy Jacobs (10:48) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match Sami Callihan defeats Moose (11:10) Tag Team Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (w/Scarlett Bordeaux) defeat Deonn Rusman & Joe Asa (3:00) AAW Tag Team Title Match WRSTLING (David Starr & Eddie Kingston) (c) defeat Curt Stallion & Jake Something (10:43) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match ACH defeats Maxwell Jacob Friedman (14:11) Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 First Round Match Rey Fenix defeats Shane Strickland (14:39) AAW Heavyweight Title Match Brody King (w/Jimmy Jacobs) (c) defeats Penta El Zero M (11:22) NIGHT TWO: Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Second Round Match ACH defeats Myron Reed Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Second Round Match DJ Z defeats Rey Fenix Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Second Round Match Sami Callihan defeats Rich Swann Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Second Round Match Sammy Guevara defeats Darby Allin Six Man Tag Team Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) & Trey Miguel defeat WRSTLING (David Starr, Eddie Kingston & Trevor Lee) Singles Match Kylie Rae defeats Scarlett Bordeaux Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Semi Final Match ACH defeats DJ Z Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Semi Final Match Sami Callihan defeats Sammy Guevara Six Way Scramble Match AR Fox defeats Ace Romero and Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Moose and PACO and Stephen Wolf Tag Team Match Brody King & Jimmy Jacobs defeat Jake Crist & Shane Strickland Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Final Match Sami Callihan defeats ACH CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com







Episode 5 - All In, AAW Destination Chicago & Defining Moment, Warrior Wrestling 2
Sep 07 2018 84 mins  
Somehow the Backstage Boys survived the most INSANE weekend in Chicago wrestling this year! ALL IN descended upon Chicago and brought the madness with it! AAW was no different as we presented not one but TWO shows BACK TO BACK with Destination Chicago and Defining Moment! But oh we weren't done after that, we still managed to work in Warrior Wrestling 2 on top of it all! Twitter trends, title changes, production mishaps, rowdy crowds, and guns!?! Join us on what has officially been dubbed the EXTRA-THICC episode! AAW Destination Chicago Matches: AAW Tag Team Title Match WRSTLING (David Starr & Eddie Kingston) defeat The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) - TITLE CHANGE! Singles Match PACO defeats Stephen Wolf Three Way Match Zema Ion defeats Laredo Kid and Myron Reed AAW Heritage Title Match Trevor Lee (c) defeats Ace Romero Tag Team Match Curt Stallion & Jake Something defeat OI4K (Dave Crist & Jake Crist) Tag Team Match Brody King & Jimmy Jacobs defeat Jessicka Havok & Sami Callihan Singles Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats Colt Cabana AAW Heavyweight Title Match ACH (c) defeats Jeff Cobb Tag Team Match The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix) defeat MexaBlood (Bandido & Flamita) AAW Defining Moment Matches: Tag Team Match Curt Stallion & Jake Something defeat Ace Romero & Colt Cabana (8:41) Singles Match Shane Strickland defeats Darby Allin (13:31) Two On One Handicap Match Jessicka Havok defeats Palmer Cruise & Steve Manders AAW Heritage Title Match Trevor Lee (c) defeats DJ Z Tag Team Match oVe (Dave Crist & Jake Crist) defeat Ace Austin & Brian Cage (5:53) [Recommended, Meltzer: ****] Tag Team Match AR Fox & Myron Reed defeat MexaBlood (Bandido & Flamita) (15:43) Singles Match Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeats Marko Stunt (10:37) Singles Match Sami Callihan defeats Jimmy Jacobs (17:00) AAW Tag Team Title Match WRSTLING (Eddie Kingston & Jeff Cobb) (c) defeat The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (15:00) AAW Heavyweight Title Match Brody King defeats ACH (c) (22:45) - TITLE CHANGE! CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com




Episode 3 - AAW Jawbreaker, GCW & ALL IN Preview
Aug 10 2018 72 mins  
The Backstage Boys bring you behind the scenes for AAW's return to LaSalle, IL with AAW Jawbreaker! Discuss the double sold out shows for AAW, Basil's upcoming trip to NY for GCW Joey Janela's Lost in NY, talk about ALL IN & the "Too-Suite! AAW Jawbreaker Matches: Singles Match DJ Z defeats Hakim Zane Singles Match Scarlett Bordeaux defeats Allie Kat Tag Team Match Curt Stallion & Jake Something defeat Dante Leon & Sage Cainan Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2018 Qualifying Eight Way Match Ace Romero defeats Brubaker and Buck Nasty and Connor Braxton and Joe Asa and Kody Rice and Mike Hartenbower and Nate Webb Six Man Tag Team Match The Killer Cult (Dave Crist, Jake Crist & Sami Callihan) defeat PACO, Space Monkey & Stephen Wolf AAW Heritage Title Match Trevor Lee (c) defeats Myron Reed Singles Match Brody King defeats Zachary Wentz AAW Women's Title Match Kimber Lee (c) defeats Jessicka Havok Singles Match MVP defeats Eddie Kingston AAW Tag Team Title Match The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) defeat The Latin American Exchange (Ortiz & Santana) AAW Heavyweight Title Match ACH (c) defeats Jeff Cobb CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS: Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW Basil’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beezzzzy Trent’s Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vanillajoke Basil’s Photo Site - http://www.basilmahmud.com Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - http://www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact Trent's Band: http://www.hemimusic.com






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