Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and girls and inbetweeners, Welcome! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week let the time machine take a break as we reviewed the close of the always epic G1 Climax tournament! New Japan’s Premier Tournament for the right to main event Wrestle Kingdom! And on top of being a designed One Match Show, this year gave us plenty more to discuss!
So join us as we reviewed NJPW’s G1 Climax 29: Night 19: The Finals
Welcome One! Welcome All! To the WWE’s Biggest Party of the year SUMMERFEST! And we’re jumping back to the Uber-patriotic 2005!?? Witness the majesty that is Shark-Eyes Kurt Angle vs Eugene! The Immortal Hulk Hogan takes on the Icon Shawn Michaels! Chris Jericho can’t say tongue twisters! The “Divas Division” just… Isn’t! Tazz is Fuhstrated! Matt Hardy is betrayed and concussed! “J.R. & Co” can’t stop bringing the show back to politics! And we witness the very first ever Custody of a Child match!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, girls, Inbetweeners, Step Right Up! For another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we review a requested show, from the seemingly defunct Coliseum Home Video Vault of the WWE Network! Its the show the WWF showed to the children of the UK to churn up some business for their Live show tour! Complete with Bad Promos, Bad wrestling, and a fairly rare instance of Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan together on the announce table!
We also catch up on the G1 Climax 29! And current wrestling at the very end! So Join us for Episode 187: Its the Sky Sports and WWF UK Rampage 1993!
Welcome One! Welcome All! To another astounding edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we dive into the Summer of VINCE! Mr McMahon is the center of everything on the very first Smackdown Pay Per View! An Affair with Sable! Bullying a one legged boy-wrestler! And ready to show off his #SophisticatedProduct with a match loaded with Blood and Guts and Crap! But wait there’s more! Baby Cena vs Big EVIL in a respect battle! Eddie Guerrero vs Chris Benoit in an amazing opener! And sooo much more!
So join us as we review WWE's Vengeance from July of 2003!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Inbetweeners, WELCOME! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we mirror the last few weeks in middle america with some HEAT! Back before WWF had given up on the product! Witness the destruction of the Brood! Michael PS Hayes as manager for the Hardy Boys! Its Vintage Vince Russo with tons of run ins and everyone has two feuds!
We reviewed Sunday Night Heat episodes 50 and 51 from July of 1999!
Welcome one, Welcome ALL! To another fabulous edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week, witness the brainchild of Bruce and Ross Hart. A Whirlwind of Bad wrestling, bad Promos, and euphemistic names that your friend from summer camp in middle school would have deemed immature!
Dick ButtKiss, Dirty Dick Rains, and Dick Pounds, but never fear! Cowboys and Football Players have come to our rescue!
HOW DID THEY TALK MAURO RANALLO INTO THIS?
We Reviewed the failed 1999 Pilot of the revival of Canada's Stampede Wrestling!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To another fantastic edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! Step right up and witness the most "American" International tournament to ever be held! As 7 teams vie for the right to be crowned the inaugural NWA World's Tag Team Champions! Its the Bill Watts and Jim Ross experience in mid 1992, so top rope rules are... Wait, not in effect? except for one match, but only if they are by themselves... Oh and Bill Watts is sending the old title belt to a Japanese prince who contacted him online about an investment opportunity... just... Never-mind, Bill Watts World is an interesting place. commonly disrespected for being boring, but for our money, we found ourselves a real gem of a B-show PPV in this one! Including a hell of an opener and a downright fantastic heavyweight title match between Sting and Big Van Vader!
So join us as we review WCW's Great American Bash 1992!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Inbetweeners, House Pets if your owner doesn’t do earbuds at home... WELCOME! To another Edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week bear witness to the love-pentagon that was Regal, Tajiri, Stone Cold, Kurt angle, and the object of all of their affection, Vince "Mr" McMahon! The Invasion is in full swing, WCW even has announcers, graphics and matches during the show! And team Xtreme might be the most over thing in the company!
Its a wild time as we reviewed WWF's SmackDOWN Episode #98 from July 5th of 2001!
Welcome one, Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week Shawn Michaels is back and own’s stock in Jesus-T’s! The crew just came back from India and 80% of the roster is sick! The Tag champs are Nude! and Vince McMahon’s sense of humor is running WILD!
We reviewed WWE Raw episode #496 from November 25th 2002!
Welcome one, Welcome ALL! To another episode of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we stay in 2019 and head east to, In Chris Jericho’s Opinion, The Bullshit Country of Japan! John Moxley befriends a young lion! Shingo Takage and Satoshi Kojima battle over who has the snuggest, most-cozy, if you will, Lariat! Will Ospreay and Dragon Lee have a potential show stealing match in the Jr title scene! Tetsuya Naito and Kota Ibushi almost die a few times! And so much more!
We reviewed New Japan’s Dominion from June of 2019!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, and Inbetweeners, Welcome! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we work ourselves into a shoot brother! Its Vince Russo’s most infamous promo, and all the mess that came with it! And that’s not even talking about the literal mess left by the David flair love triangle melee! We have sad dad eye'd hulk hogan! Pure Baby-face Booker T! The end of Scott Hall! And Lots of guys with no clue who their characters were even supposed to be anymore...
so join us as we review WCW's Bash at the Beach from July of 2000!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week in light of NXT having their 25th takeover (Which we discuss as well in current wrestling) we go back just 3 short years to NXT’s 10th Takeover event! Tye Dillenger is Super Over! Asuka kicks the consciousness out of Nia Jax! The Revival and American Alpha steal the show! Austin Aries is being overshadowed! and HHH really really liked this one part of an old Jim Johnston track!
THE END IS HERE! and the Beginning of the end has just begun?
We reviewed NXT Takeover: The End from June of 2016!
Originally cut from The Golden Age of Grappling podcast episode 29 when we reviewed Money in the Bank 2011. DP and Tony give their thoughts on the NXT Takeover THE END show that had actually JUST happened hours before recording!
So since we’re reviewing NXT Takeover THE END from 2016 in our episode 178, We thought it would be interesting to contrast our opinions NOW with our opinions then!
So enjoy episode 178, and then Pop in this bit of audio from 2016 and see how different we all were!
Welcome One, Welcome All! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week, The Legends Reunite! Dirty Dick Murdoch Vs Wahoo McDaniel in singles action 75-years past their prime(But its COOL cause its in Black and White! /s)! Hogan has arrived and, as contractually obligated, His (nasty) boys are crowned World Tag Champions! Witness the debut of The Master! Dusty Rhodes goes into the Hall of Fame! And find out how much Hulk Hogan loves the Macho Man’s Slim Jim Breath!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To another exciting edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we head back 5 years to an interesting time in the WWE. CM Punk had left 6 months earlier, Daniel Bryan is out with a neck, and John Cena is about to become the NEW default champion as we await the Era of the Beast! On top of the main title, the shield has broken! Big E is a patriot preacher! And Hooo-llllyyyyy Crap, the state of this Women’s Division!
Hey, Why don't ya sit on down, or stand up, we're pretty flexible, and listen to a podcast!? This week we take a leap back 10 years to 2009! When the McMahon family was all baby-faces! Randy Orton still had a side hustle Punting! Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase learned to walk slowly! Christian Wins a Belt bigger than he is! The Hardy Boys soft-pitch the final deletion! And The Great Khali is in Kiss Cam Mode!
Welcome one, Welcome All! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we go EXTREME with the later days of Paul Heyman’s brainchild, Steve Corino threatens (and begins to attempt) to rape Laurie Sandman! The Impact Players win Tag-Team Gold! Some idiot gave promo-time to Electra! RVD wrestles in a walking boot! Grimes and New Jack attempt mutual suicide! And Paul Heyman actually speaks the unbridled truth!
Hear ye! Hear Ye! Step Right Up for another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we dive once again into the box of tapes known as Coliseum Home Video! Witness Epic team-ups like the Nasty Boys and the Repo Man in a 6 man tag match! See both Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart hold the Intercontinental Title belt! And SOOOO many bad endings of matches from DQ's to Count-outs, its all there! Oh and Bobby Heenan and Mean Gene are stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, and Inbetweeners, Welcome! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! Wrestlemania 35 has come and gone along with SOOOO many other wrestling shows that piggybacked off the crowd and we're discussing the three major shows! The ROH and NJPW G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden! The NXT Takeover New York! And the 17 hour marathon of mediocre that was WrestleMania 35!
OH and we also attended Ring of Honor's Masters of the Craft show in Columbus OH this week! So listen to our thoughts on the show, the venue, and most importantly the gaggle of goobers had to sit in!