Welcome One! Welcome All! to another exciting edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we leap ALL THE WAY BACK like 3 weeks, to January of 2019! Its the Black and Gold Brand of WWE, NXT. Gargano and Ciampa has gone darkest timeline. The vikings have arrived, and we get far more physical than expected with hair-whip-gore, and toe-munching! This is a go out of your way to watch show.
So lets talk about it as we review NXT Takeover Phoenix
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Inbetweeners, Step Right Up! For the latest edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! On the show this week we trek back to the death rattle of Crocket Promotions! As the Southern Fried Wrasslers take the fight to Vince McMahon’s backyard! Its the Counter-programming to the Royal Rumble! Featuring 4 matches, Bare-bones mistake riddled production and one of the worst main events we’ve watched here on the GrappleCast.
So Join us as we review the NWA’s Bunkhouse Stampede from 1988!
Welcome One! Welcome All! to the Late-to-the-Rumble-party edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we delve into the early years of the Rumble! 1991, when the world according to WWF was all about WAR!!! (but not the fun, Monday night kind) We go full propaganda! With the Ultimate Warrior ripping up an Iraqi flag, Roddy Piper wearing ribbons, and Sgt Slaughter is an american hero... oh sorry, no he was a Saddam Hussein sympathizer! Oh Yeah, and on top of all of that the Royal Rumble is gonna happen and there might be a total of 10 "wrestling Moves" in the entire thing!
So join us as we review The Royal Rumble from 1991!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! On this week’s show we dive headfirst into the original brand split! Its Bischoff vs Steph! Bischoff comes armed with H-L-A, Distant announcers, and the best of defunct companies propping up his WWE-bred main-eventers! And Steph fires back with the freaking Big Show as her champion, but a fantastic tag division with the likes of Los Guerreros and Edge/Mysterio! lots of good on this week’s show, Oh and the very first ever elimination chamber!
so join us as we review WWE’s Survivor Series 2002!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Non-binary Japanese and Gaijin alike! All are welcome!!! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we swerved to the Far East for the annual tradition of Match of the Year Candidates that will be forgotten 11 months from now on most best of 2019 lists! Its New Japan’s premiere event from the Tokyo Dome! With the best Strong Style, Traditional, Hard-Core and Flippy Shit style action that the current wrestling world has to offer! The return of the rainmaker! The Re-ascension of the Ace! A weird creepy mini-Kushida… What more can you ask for!
So join us as we reviewed NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 from January 4th 2019!
Welcome One Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week the fans are going… well there aren’t any fans… Its an Empty Arena Match! Rock Vs Mankind for the WWF World Championship! But first, Vince McMahon will have you sit through a two Heel vs Heel matches! deal with Shane’s bad-guy announcer schtick! and listen to Xpac promos! That will for sure bring in the NFL fans!
We reviewed the one and only Halftime Heat from 1999!
This week we once again look to “The Granddaddy of them all!” And like many Granddads Starrcade, has sadly passed on... (Although as of late there has been an unholy resurrection of the brand) ...But back to the subject at hand! THIS WEEK on the GOLDEN AGE OF GRAPPLING! We're 6 months into the NWO and already Hulk Hogan is representing the retirement home branch of the brand as he takes on Rowdy Roddy Piper! Konan and Hugh Morris get manhandled by Woman! WCW Shows off their collection of play by play announcers! and we get a legitimately fantastic set of matches.
Join us this week as we reviewed WCW's Yearly tradition, Starrcade from 1996!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, and Others, Step Right Up! For another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness the era of people power! CM Punk is on top with The Rock and Cena on the horizon! Heel Michael Cole and understanding, yet still creepily horny, face color commentator/grandpa Jerry Lawler! The finale to a “20 year Feud”! Kelly Kelly’s Vocal Cords in a Divas Championship Singles Match! And did you know Primo and Epico were already in WWE in 2011?
We Watched WWE’s Tables Ladders and Chairs from 2011!
Ladies and Gentlemen… I invite you, to what we here at The Golden Age of Grappling consider a truly special occasion. Many in today’s popular culture have come to enjoy consuming and laughing at pieces of media that are NOT good. Examples include Bad Movies like Miami Connection or Gooby. In this same mind of viewing. I would like to frame tonight’s discussion by stating. The Good, Good People at WWE Network, Have discovered “The Room” of Professional Wrestling. And it. is. glorious! in its attempts at relevance! Please, Join us this week for an extra special episode of the GrappleCast.
As we Review the AWA’s Team Challenge Series Pilot from October of 1989!
Also read the shownotes on the website, we have lots of things to show you!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Step right up for another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we review a truly historic wrestling event put on by two (actually 3 but whatever) companies inside of a historically and continually oppressive country. Truly a fascinating tale as Eric Bischoff and his “bestest friend in the whole world” Muhammad Ali tried there hands at some publicity diplomacy! Spoiler, North Korea is still a terrible place, and likely no amount of figure four leg locks will fix it. But beyond the politics and danger, there was wrestling. Was it good? That’s what we’re here to decide! So join us as we review NJPW and WCW’s Collision In Korea from 1995!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Tis another episode of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week its Ladies week! As we discuss WWE Evolution in addition to tonight's look back to 2016 when a German company held their first women focused PPV! A tournament for the number one contendership! WWE's Paige's Mom Saraya Knight is violently amazing! possibly the most unique championship concept in a long time! And a Ladies Championship match featuring the legendary Wesna that is worth the price of admission alone!
We reviewed German Wrestling Federation's Women's Wrestling Revolution 2016!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, and Non-binaries alike, Step right up! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we get a little spooky this all hallow’s eve! Spin the Wheel Make the Deal! Multiple World Championship confusion! Dusty Finishes and Tony Schiavone may be a werewolf in disguise looking to eat children.
Welcome One, Welcome all, to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we dive into the category only known on WWE Network as “Old School”! Find out the OTHER superstar that made their debut in Madison Square Garden the same night as Ric Flair! See the World Heavyweight Championship completely uncensored on WWF Television! And what do you do when you have Roddy Piper vs The REAL world’s Champion Ric Flair in MSG!?!? You put them dead middle of the card and give them an early out apparently… But this show is so much more than that! Witness the BeefSlam apocalypse that was the Natural Disasters vs the Legion of Doom! And join us as we again gush over the commentary of Heenan, Gorilla and Alfred.
We reviewed the WWF Old School Madison Square Garden show from October 28th of 1991!
Welcome one, Welcome ALL! To the golden age of Grappling! This week we head Down Undah for the WWE's OTHER Australian super show. We get house show style post-matches! Terrible, truly bad, post-produced commentary from Cole and Taz! Tony's 5-star Bra and Panties match! And a lot of weird, semi-out of character tourist videos!
So join us as we review the WWE Global Warning Tour from August of 2002!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Inbetweeners, and Dogs whose owners listen over their Alexas... Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness one of the most jam-packed episodes of Raw possibly ever. The Arrival of Cactus Jack! The Heel Hart Foundation in full swing! Douche-bag Shawn Michaels, Goldust, Marlena and so...so much more.
This week we reviewed WWF Raw episode 226 from September 22nd 1997!
Welcome one! Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! On this week’s show, we take a visit to the dying days of Territory Wrestling! Dick The Bruiser was the head of the WWA which did their business “Deep in the flyover states” from Indianapolis to Chicago to Toledo to Detroit! See the generic versions of multiple well known wrasslin’ gimmicks from Hillbilly’s to masked assassins! In fact they are promoting in the future a match to determine who the real Superfly was… And no, neither wrestler in the match is Jimmy Snuka! Bad wrestling, but a fun look into weekly wrestling promotion, and more Scott Steiner at age 24 than you can stand!
We reviewed the World Wrestling Association’s Bruiser Bedlam Wrestling from August 23rd and 30th of 1986!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Divas and Jobbers, All are welcome! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we visit the reign of King Booka! As the UPN TV network died and Smackdown Re-emerged on the newly labeled CW Network! The Miz is super young, and JBL super hates him! Jimmy Wang Yang is uncomfortable in Canada and Sylvain Grenier wrestles in the match of his life!
We reviewed WWE’s Smackdown Episode 370 from September 22nd 2006!
Welcome One! Welcome All! To another trip to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, we return to the wake of destruction left after the death of WCW! As all the guys who didn’t get invited to the Invasion went DOWN UNDER to begin the World Wrestling All-Stars! And although Vince Russo isn’t involved, His influence is in full effect as EVERY MATCH HAS A STIPULATION! And Most of them are part of a tournament to crown the first Heavyweight Championship! Oh and lots and lots of peak attitude era lady-bits and Jerry Lawler is at his worst! Oh yeah, and the Bananas in Pajamas get in on the wrestling action!!!