It has been 1 full year since the launch of Mariano "Big Dawg's" Corner on ANEW podcast and we are so excited to bring you upcoming announcements, an overview of this last year's guest, what's going on with them right now, merchandise and much, much more!!!
Through the last 12 months we have brought you some of the best in MMA Fighters, Bare Knuckle Fighter's, UFC Fighters and even the creator of the UFC himself! Legendary Martial Arts Actors, Master's, Actors, Producer's, Filmmakers, Stuntman, Music Artist, Comedian's, Veteran's and even a Cake Boss, just to name a few... I know we have to wonder what some of our past guest are up to now as well, and if you follow them then you know how busy they can be!!! If you haven't been keeping up, you should... We have put our entire first year right here on this page so just click any feature photo of ANEW guest BELOW today's show and check out their Bio and Interview!!!
And for our Co-Host Mariano "Big Dawg" Mendoza he has been quite the busy bee as of late, so busy in fact we put together his career and what's going on right HERE for you so you can keep up!
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Matthias Hues is an Actor, Writer, Producer, Martial Artist and Bodybuilder.
Matthias Hues was born on Valentine's Day in Waltrop, Germany, to the late Dr. Josef Hues and Maria Humperdinck Hues who still resides in Germany. Maria is the niece of Engelbert Humperdinck, composer of the opera Hansel and Gretel.
After graduating from school, Matthias moved to Paris to fulfill his early dream of entering Hotel management. Once there he joined one of the most prestigious health clubs in Paris, which had just been bombarded with the new Jane Fonda aerobic exercise program from the US. Matthias recognized an opportunity when he saw one, then and after returning to Germany he gave up his idea of going into Hotel management and instead opened two health clubs, flying in aerobic teachers from the USA.
It was during that time when he became obsessed with America and the American way of life, and due to his spectacular physique and bigger-than-life appearance and personality, it wasn't long before some people suggested that he should try to enter the entertainment industry, so he sold his clubs and boarded a plane to Los Angeles.
He immediately joined Gold's Gym in Venice, California, the mecca of bodybuilding and entertainment personalities. Within a few weeks Derek Barton, a former Hollywood stuntman, and formerly one of Gold's managing directors, received a frantic call from a producer who had just lost Jean-Claude Van Damme for his movie and needed someone to replace him immediately. Derek didn't hesitate to send Matthias to test for the role, and Matthias managed to convince the producers to give him the part, despite having no acting experience whatsoever. The movie, No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987), was a moderate success, and opened the door for Matthias to make more films.
Matthias played a variety of roles in his films, from a gladiator turned private investigator in Age of Treason (1993) to an aging hit-man in Finding Interest (1994) to a bumbling idiot trying to kidnap a rich kid in Alone in the Woods (1996) to a dancing lion tamer in Big Top Pee-wee (1988). He also played a Klingon general in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Matthias is one of the few foreign actors who managed to lose his accent to the extent that many people in his own country can't even tell that he is from Germany.
Matthias recently began writing and producing. He is set to direct and produce his first full feature film; a spy thriller to be shot in Frankfurt and Rome.
Tune in for our EXCLUSIVE interview with Matthias Hues and follow him on Twitter and IG.
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Todd "TFA" Meacham is the Owner and CEO of the TFA (Total Fighting Alliance) and former MMA Fighter.
The TFA was established in 2005 and was awarded the first MMA License by the California state Athletic Commission.
The TFA has now expanded it's ranks to amateur fighter's to get in at a chance to win the belt. Do you think you have what it takes? If you do, you can sign up now to fight on the official website!!! (Click Todd "TFA" Meacham in green above)
TFA has a reputation for well-matched fights and isn't going anywhere soon. You can watch PART 1 and PART 2 fights below. Interview has been Postponed until further notice.
You can keep up with what the TFA has going on by visiting the Official site as well on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!
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Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch is a Professional MMA Fighter, Boxer, Professional Wrestler, Grappler, Actor, Pro am Golfer and Kick Boxer.
He is known for being the former Gladiator's Challenge Heavyweight Champion, KOTC Middleweight Champion and IFC Champion.
Shannon started fighting in 1991, became a professional competitor in 1998 and has competed for MFC, Pancrase, K-1, PRIDE, Rebel Fighting Championship, King of the Cage and WEC.
In his total fight time he has 112 wins, 88 loses and 2 draws. His documented fights he has 56 wins, 81 losses and 4 draws.
He holds a 2-1 record in bare knuckle boxing with all of his wins coming by way of knockout and is ranked #2 heavyweight bare knuckle fighter in the UK and ranked #12 in China as a light heavyweight.
He found success as a grappler winning multiple NAGA, Grapplers Quest and ABU Dhabi Combat Club competitions. Most recently winning a gold medal in the super heavyweight division at the Grand Canyon 2017 BJJ Open in Arizona, 2 gold medals in Gi and No-Gi heavyweight master's division at the 2017 SJJIF World's in Long Beach and a silver medal at the '17 Arizona State BJJ Championships.
As an avid golf player Ritch won 1st place in many state and pro am competitions in Arizona.(2017)
Shannon has been in such TV shows as iCarly as a MMA fighter, CSI Las Vegas (Thug #2), Walker Texas Ranger and has 2 movies out this year. "Bullets, Blades and Blood"(2017) is straight to DVD and "No Way Out" (2018) which is directed by Jeffrey D. Parker.
Tune in BELOW and WATCH our EXCLUSIVE interview with Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch right HERE on Mariano "Big Dawg's" Corner ONLY on ANEW podcast with Host and Producer Dawn Piercy and Co-Host Mariano "Big Dawg" Mendoza!!!
You can follow Shannon on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube (by clicking green text).
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