Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To another splendid edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we drop into the crazy world that was WWF's 1997. Baby-face/Heel dynamics are geography-based! Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart still really hate each other! The entire Hart family, along with In-Law extensions, are offended at once! Vince McMahon still thinks he's a decent announcer! All that plus our thoughts on AEW Dynamite, NXT, and the big return of Smackdown to terrestrial television.
So join us, as we review WWF's One Night Only from 1997!
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 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.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls and Inbetweeners, step right up! To The Golden Age of Grappling! This week the retirement home lets out as World Championship Wrestling hosts the Legends Reunion! See 60+ year-old men attempt to wrestle while even older men go into business for themselves when given 30 seconds of spotlight! The Assassin vs Dusty Rhodes! The Crusher Vs Ox Baker! And Eric Bischoff vs the lighting rig!
We reviewed WCW's Slamboree 1993! A Legends Reunion!
Welcome one, Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we get an absolute Gem of a show from the old UK-based "The Wrestling Channel" Its 2005 and TNA is exciting, ROH is Exciting, And NOAH is Exciting! So lets mix them all up with some classic British Rules wrestling for an event you will be unlikely to forget! Usually I write jokes about the show, but there's little to make fun of here. If you need more convincing, check out the names in the tags. Seriously, Go watch it and then come back and listen, cause we have a great show for you.
As we review The Wrestling Channel's International Showdown 2005!
Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys! Girls! Non-Binaries! Coke and Pepsi Prefer'ers! And anti-soda folks! All are welcome! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we venture to the heart of the attitude era! Its Mcmahon vs Austin and Damn all other story-lines cause they don't matter! Witness the very first female entrant into the Royal Rumble! See 3 members of DX in solo championship matches AND NONE OF THEM ARE HHH, HBK or Chyna! And listen to the dulcet tones of Michael Cole as he gets one of his earlier chances to unseat good ole JR!
We reviewed the WWF Royal Rumble 1999: No Chance in Hell!
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Inbetweeners, NCR, Legion or Enclave.. ALL ARE WELCOME! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness the land of EXTREME before Pay Per View! Witness the time when the "worlds sexiest man" Jason was the Bobby Heenan of Philadelphia! See Bubba Ray Dudley dressed for Prom! Todd Gordon in a match! Sabu's Return! Public Enemy's Goodbye! And of course the foul mouthed, bloodthirsty mob that was the ECW Fans as they pour their adoration onto a Mr Paul E Dangerously!
Boys and Girls, Ladies and Gentleman, Dogs, Cats, Anyone with ears step right up! For tis time for yet another episode of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness Ahmed Johnson wrestle one match for every set of knee-pads! watch as Jerry Lawler talks crap about any and every sport that isn't pro wrestling! See the Rock and Sock Connection when Rock's finisher was still a cross body! And see the true stars of tonight's show, 5 empty front row seats!
We reviewed WWF's In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell!
Welcome One, Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! Tonight Witness the first in a planned trilogy of PPV's named after the rock (According to the rock of course.) Listen as two all time greats have an all time stinker of a buried alive match! Hear how we once again find the wrestling trope of Woman who JUST WANTS TO BE NAKED and the darn Heel that wont let her! And We can't forget the Tag Matches! The Oddities Vs The Headbangers. Yeah, its THAT BAD.
We Reviewed WWF's In Your House: Rock Bottom 1998!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Please, step right up! To the return of The Golden Age of Grappling! Witness the continuing world of WCW in 1993. This time its BATTLE BOWL! A concept that WCW had used in previous shows, but in 1993 it was given its own pay per view! 8 Tag Team matches that allow their victors to move onto THE MATCH BEY... Wait, No the "SUPER..." no... THE BATTLE BOWL! A 16 man Over-the-top Battle Royal! And to the victor goes... A ring apparently, its never actually shown. Anyway, Witness the havoc that Mean Gene Oakerlund, FiFi and the Chaos of random drawing can wreak on World Championship Wrestling.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Golden Age of Grappling is now in session! All Rise for the entrance of the honorable SHOCKMASTER! That's right, It's THAT time in wrestling. Just a few days after his disaster of a debut, the Shockmaster has been repackaged, downgraded and yet still remains the centerpiece for tonight's main event! WAR GAMES: The Match Beyond! But not only that, witness the Native American-Richie-Rich-upstart-babyface named Charlie Norris as he takes on the blonde-hair'd-blue-eye'd-whitey-McWhiterson, BIG SKY! Watch Arn Anderson try to wrestle a championship worthy tag match against the NASTY BOYS, And Finally the Godwins before they were Godwins, the team of Shanghai Pierce and Tex Slazenger!
Hey there Chap! You there, Young Lady! Come near, listen close...
I shall tell you a tale of disgrace, of putting on a black face, where Sting's helicopters chase, and the CaveBabes wear lace. Big Van Vader and Race, in a Sweet Mountain Base, NWA, Slow Pace, Ventura Headcase.
Guitars will be screaching, as Maxx Payne approaches, Great Muta is Teaching, as Jim Cornette Coaches.
What more could one want? Perhaps a better wrestler? Have the Hollywood Blonds, and Marc Mero, Court Jester.
This week we reviewed the WCW's Superbrawl 3 from 1993 The WHITE CASTLE OF FEAR!