Hear ye hear ye! Step right up and listen to another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we delve headfirst into the era of Hulkamania! Its 1986 and while the Hulksters on a cocaine and steroid fueled rampage from city to city, the WWF teamed up with national television network NBC to produce a series of wrestling specials, This week we look at the fifth time they did such a special! Witness the glory that is Adorable Adrian Adonis vs the Junk Yard Dog! And Roddy Piper Spitting and whipping Mr T after attacking him post Boxing match!
So join us, as we reviewed WWF's Saturday Night's Main Event from March of 1986!
Welcome one, welcome all! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we hop back in our time machine to head back to the Jersey Shore in the dying days of the last millennium! Its time once again to GET EXTREME! And this week we have a doozy of a show featuring a Broken-Jaw’d Sabu! A promo from adult film star Jasmine St Claire! New Jack hits an Encore edition of his Balcony Dive! Balls Mahoney wraps a chair around the head of Steve Corino! And the Ruler of the Universe, SID, comes to town!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls and Beings of all stripes! Welcome to another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! On this week's show witness X-pac in a diaper! Triple H vs Triple D! the WWF Video Department going full FOX NEWS in their propaganda-style promotion of Shawn Michaels! And of course, witness Big Daddy Cool Diesel getting dragged down to HELL! (which of course is under a wrestling ring owned by Vince McMahon...)
We watched WWF In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage from 1996!
Pop a squat, sit down, or just keep doing whatever you’re doing and hit play on this week's episode where we're discussing the World Wrestling All-Stars second ever PPV! and their first ever on american soil, REVOLUTION! Sadly, this company had a shorter future ahead of them than the Creed Knock-off band that opens the show. We have Mark Madden, Slick Johnson, and DP's least favorite tag-team of all time, KRONIK! Oh we also get lots of midget talk, the dance team has dwindled to just three able-to-walk women in jeans, and the Macho Man ain't making it to the show!
So listen as we review WWA(S)'s Revolution from 2002!
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!
Welcome one, welcome all! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we Cross the Line! Hulk Hogan’s takeover is days away! Mick Foley is confused! DON WEST IS ALREADY GONE! Our Pets HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!!! On this show we see the best of TNA and the worst of TNA side by side!
So join us as we review TNA’s Final Resolution 2009!
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!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls and Inbetweeners! Welcome to Mini-edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week as we return from a 1 week hiatus we had lots to talk about in current wrestling. And some audio we need for our main show, episode 152 isn’t available delaying the edit of that show into tomorrow. SO we wanted to go ahead and put out our thoughts on the current world, and tomorrow, you can re-join us for some fantastic time machine shenanigans as we review WCW and NJPW’s Collision in Korea!
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!