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!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys, girls, and all others! Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we head back to the first year of Turner Broadcasting's WCW! Attendance was down! Revenue was down! But the Talent was fantastic! We follow Missy Hyatt and Robin Green on a trip to the mall! Great Muta debuts the YELLOW MIST in america! The Road Warriors do some Beef-Mashin' against the Samoan Swat Team! And Terry Funk is certifiably insane, and possibly wanted for attempted murder!
We reviewed the WCW's Clash of the Champions 8 from 1989!
Welcome One! Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! Terrible wrestling! Terrible Production! And a Terrible Audience! This week we take a look at the scummy, dingy, nasty world known as XPW! Pogo the Clown tries to kill his opponent! Sandman collects a paycheck! Major Guns falls out of her top! And we watch one of the most boring Death Matches we've ever seen!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Step Right Up! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we take another dive into the "Home Video Collection" on the WWE Network as we look to 1988's Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. See the origins of the character as well as his long running feud with The Dream Team! Its a collection of matches with crap endings and its apparently supposed to make you love the Beef!
We Reviewed Coliseum Home Video's Brutus the Barber Beefcake from 1988!
Welcome One Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week our Summerfest Celebration continues! As we welcome THE NEW GENERATION! to the first show in the BRAND NEW United Center in Chicago! Country Vs Rap Music! Brother Vs Brother! Undertaker Vs Underfaker! A Soft-rock chill British Bulldog! And an Uber-Evil Jim The Anvil Neidhart!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Binary and Non-binaries alike, Welcome! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week our main show review of Summerslam 1994 was just too damn good and too damn long to fit on an also pleasant review of Papa Trips Fantasy Factory 2018 with the show many call the WrestleMania of NXT. Brooklyn!
So here is our fairly brief thoughts on NXT Takeover Brooklyn from 2018!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Step right up for another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we witness the prolonged death of WCW! DDP learns what happen when you stalk The Undertakers wife Sara! Test becomes the mouthpiece of the Dudley Boyz! Jericho points out obvious plastic surgery! The Bookend Vs The Rock Bottom is tested! And the WWF falls into a pit of bad finishes!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls and Inbetweeners! This week we see what Papa Trips is up to in his fantasy booking game room Vince set up for him in Florida, as we see where NXT was in the summer of 2015! The first big arena takeover! Join as we witness Stephanie McMahon giving her "history making" promo for the first of 70 thousand times over the years since! See the arrival of Apollo Crews! Samoa Joe smashes Baron Corbin! And holy crap, Jushin Thunder Liger is wrestling in a WWE ring!
Welcome One Welcome All! to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we celebrate a GREAT AMERICAN (FLAGEMOJI) named JBL as he holds his Pre-Title Match Victory Celebration! In Light of the recent Women's Evolution show announcement we visit the land of Bra and Pantie feud building between Melina and Candice Michelle. Heidenreich with a Hawk Tribute Poem! Batista is Exposing Asses! AND Eddie Guerrero feuding with Rey Mysterio as they build to their Blackmail on a pole match!