Welcome one, Welcome All! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we discover that the WWE's Favorite Band in the World is the very worst version of Limp Bizkit! We witness the WWE riding a blip of pop culture into the ground! (Devoting 5 segments to it!!!) Hear the King get super racist! And then watch Brock Lesnar try to off himself in front of millions of people around the world by taking a swan-dive into the ring!
We watched WWE's WrestleMania 19!Read More
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Step right up! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week, we travel back to the deserted wasteland of wrestling and entertainment known as 2010! Witness WWE put three of their largest competitors into ladder matches! The infamous Butterfly Diva's Championship! Kane getting the biggest babyface pop of his life only to turn heel seconds later! and one of the worst John Cena main event matches of all time!
We reviewed WWE's Money in the Bank 2010!Read More
Welcome One! Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, listen as WWE stretches as much as they can to fill a PPV time limit! we discuss inter-gender wrestling! we bitch about Matt Stryker a whole bunch! A smackdown GM changes the Raw title match on the show! And the announcers spend an entire match shit-talking Daniel Bryan when he was yet to even appear on television!
We reviewed WWE's Elimination Chamber 2010!Read More
Welcome One! Welcome All! Step right up for another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! Witness our love of tournaments! Our dislike for Multi-cage WCW Shenanigans! Our Inability to care about Giant vs Giant matches! The destruction that can be wrought by a broom-wielding Man Called Sting! And one more notch on the side of the rule that WCW shows start with their best match and tumble straight down from there!
We reviewed WCW Uncensored 1996!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, etc... Step Right Up! For another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week! What happens when Scott Steiner fails to live up to possibly unfair expectations? See Josh Matthews and Michael Cole dressed like they are trying out for the backstreet boys! Can a Handicap match be good?
Find out the answers as we review WWE's No Way Out from 2003!Read More
Welcome one welcome all! to the Golden Age of Grappling as we trip back to the Wastelands known as WWE programming in early 2012! Join our hero the pale vault dweller and long time champion CM Punk as he battles the Caesar Johnny Ace and his head legionnaire Dotunga. Listen as Michael Cole repeatedly gets offended at the word Woman being used and insists on the much less degrading and insulting term DIVA. And remember when the potential mayor of a Tennessee county started an Embrace Hate campaign?
We reviewed WWE's Royal Rumble 2012!Read More
Welcome one! Welcome All! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week see a show with two wasted debuts! Purposefully missed match finishes! Plot-holes like swiss cheese! And more apologizing announcers than the 3rd quarter of SuperBowl 38!
We reviewed WCW's Nitro #53 from September 16th 1996!Read More
Welcome one, Welcome ALL! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we bear witness to WCW in the throws of their peak popularity and their love/hate relationship with the dreaded NEW WORLD ORDER! Hear the announcers not know long of a time limit applies to Television Championship matches! Listen as the super hot wrestlers in the WCW vs NWO feud are set aside so the world can get the NWO vs the 4 Horsemen! And a fun match between Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero for the cruiser-weight title opens the show so its definitely not ALL bad.
We reviewed WCW's Fall Brawl 1997!Read More
Welcome One, Welcome All! To yet another episode of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness the very first and probably last WWE Capitol Punishment! The year was 2011 and the world was still recovering from a Miz Mania main event win when the WWE turned to the one man who could save the company and bring the attention of the world to their product... Of course the initial and punctuation laden superstar is well known for his work on the mic. I'm of course talking about R-Truth. And then, witness that time the entire company suffered from that gas leak and thought the real President Obama had come to a WWE PPV. Yeah, Shit gets weird.
We reviewed WWE's Capitol Punishment from 2011!
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys, girls, inbetweeners! (Thanks kev) Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, we take Grappling to the EXTREME! How extreme, you ask? Well So Extreme as to have a SUBMISSION MATCH! A PIG PEN Match! (for the title of Ms WrestleMania no less...) And who can forget when Gregory Helms became an actual WWE-Robotic Backstage Interviewer!?!?
We reviewed WWE's Extreme Rules 2009!
Ladies and Gentleman, step right up! Its another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! listen as the world of WWE got shaken up yet again! See Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff try to pretend to get excited about draft picks like Mark Jindrak, Renee Dupree and Nidia! Listen as HHH is drafted to smackdown, only to be back on raw a week later!
We reviewed the WWE Draft Lottery of 2004! its Raw episode 565!Read More
Welcome One, Welcome All to another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! We are on the Road to WrestleMania, So let us go back 11 years to 2006! Witness Mickie James steal Chicago's heart as she battles the seemingly hated Trish Stratus! Watch as Booker T is relegated to a crap match with The Boogeyman! See THE WRESTLING MACHINE Kurt Angle in full effect! And find out what happens in Tennessee when Vince McMahon mocks the LORD with a cameo from Evil Linda McMahon!
We reviewed WWE's WrestleMania 22!Read More
Hear Ye Hear Ye, Step Right Up to another mind blowing episode of THE GOLDEN AGE OF GRAPPLING PODCAST! Witness the death that was WWE Creative promoting anything other than John Cena vs Rock ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Listen as Booker T says everything all while saying nothing. Listen to the awkward ending stages of Heel Michael Cole (Although Debatable that ever ended). See the chamber matches open and middle the very show that is named after them! And then watch an impromptu WWE Superstars US Title match between Jack Swagger and Justin Gabriel... Yeah.
We Reviewed WWE's Elimination Chamber 2012!Read More
Welcome One Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! Witness one of the bloodiest matches in WWE History! Listen as the WWE grapples with the retirement of Stone Cold Steve Austin! Watch as the WWE attempts to set up the absolute Dud that was Golderg vs Brock Lesnar at Mania for the first time! listen as John Cena and Josh Matthews battle shirts that were way too big! And hear how this show was easily 10 times better than Rumble '95!
We Reviewed WWE's Royal Rumble 2004!Read More
This week its our CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! All Christmas All the time. We have clips as old as 1976 to as new as 2004. Welcome the the Christmas show. Highlights include a Lonely Italian man, Bobby Heenan as Santa Clause with Roddy Piper, The very first, and I believe last, Topless Top Rope Match in WWE history, And of course, you bet we have the Christmas Creature!
Welcome, Sit down, and Enjoy a Festive episode of the Golden Age of Grappling!
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys, Girls, and all the folks who don't fall into those other categories, WELCOME to yet another episode of The Golden Age of Grappling! Tonight witness the disaster that was Michael Cole: Heel Announcer. Listen as we tell tale of the half-rapping halfling Hornswaggle! And of course, the gift/curse that was The Rock "hosting" a wrestlemania.
We Reviewed WWE's WrestleMania 27!
*Tonight's show is a listener requested review! If you would like to request a show to be reviewed its super easy! Simply send us a tweet to @GrappleCast!Read More