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Episode 48 with Nick Berk

Episode 48 with Nick Berk

Episode 48's guest is former CZW World Heavyweight and Iron Man Champion, Nick Berk! Nick grew up as a Philly wrestling fan, spending his teens in the ECW Arena before being trained to wrestle at the Hawkins Wrestling Gym by Reckless Youth, Mike Kehner and Don Montoya. He came up through the ranks with the likes of the Backstreet Boyz (Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere) and Billy Reil. We talk all about his early days as a fan, and then training, and his first match. From there we cover his entrance into CZW, and his thoughts on the Deathmatch and Ultraviolent style they utilized in the old days. We cover the "Philly Wrestling Wars" of the early to mid 2000s, and how that affected young wrestlers trying to make a payday, and also how the closure of WCW and ECW affected wrestlers around that time. We talk about Pro Wrestling Unplugged, how it came about, and his experiences there, including wrestling his trainer Reckless Youth, and his close friend Trent Acid, as well as his interaction with