By: Tom Mitchell
The PPW Chronicles is a series where me, PPW Backstage Announcer Tom Mitchell, interview various members of the PPW roster about what they have been up to since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The fifth interview will be with PPW's sound technician, Bob Woodring.
The fourth interview with Raze Lighting's Xander Marin can be found here.
The third interview with Evander James can be found here.
The second interview with Johnny Moran can be found here.
The first interview with Desean Pratt can be found here.
Bob is responsible for all of the sound at a PPW show, whether that be Paul Bo's microphone during introductions or the music the competitors play on the way to the ring, it all goes through Bob. Bob has been a vital player in making PPW shows as enertaining as possible, but he has plenty of other interests as well. Check out the interview with Tom Mitchell below.
Tom Mitchell: Hey man! The first question I had was how have you transitioned to life in quarantine?
Bob Woodring: Well, I've been learning a few songs for my acoustic shows. For me, stay at home is pretty much like normal life for me..lol. I enjoy my rural living. I do miss my wrestling family and playing small acoustic shows locally.
TM: What kind of music do you normally play?
BW: A mix of acoustic rock, 90s grunge and country music. And I'm also part of an original hard rock project called Negative Skunk. I write and do the vocals. We are on Reverberation.
TM: How have you and the other members of Negative Skunk been able to collaborate during this time?
BW: actually I have had writers block. Roger Brink is the founder and he has been busy working a lot during this. He is getting ready to start recording new material and I have a few songs to finish up that are already recorded. We are just focused on releasing new songs online for the foreseeable future. I'm still taking bookings for small outside gatherings for my acoustic show, Just Bob.
TM: I totally get the writer's block. Where do you typically release your guy's songs at?
BW: On Reverberation. Roger has a guy that handles the site. However, I found out that we can be found on Pandora and a few other platforms. We are working on getting a Facebook page going soon.
TM: That's awesome! It's super cool that you have all of these musical projects going on. How have you been spending Saturdays now without PPW?
BW: Since mother nature has settled down, been having a lot of fires in the back yard with my fiance Steph. I'm not DJ Grunge without PPW, and I am proud to be a part of this awesome company. But for now I am Farmer Grunge, spending a lot of time with my garden. I am looking forward to the day when we can all be together again to do what we love to do. For me, whether it's playing live music or playing the entrance music for the PPW Superstars for our fans, that's what I love. Can't wait to get back!
TM: We can't wait to have you back!
We here at PPW are very grateful for Bob. Could you imagine a PPW show where the competitors came down to the ring in silence? Bob plays a key role in making PPW shows go as smoothly as possible, and giving him this platform for interview helps shine a light on what he truly does for the company. On a side note, being the sound technician goes hand in hand with making and collaborating on music, so I'll definitely have to check out some of his songs in the near future.