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!Read More
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!Read More
Welcome, Welcome! Step right up for a very special BONUS edition of The Golden Age of Grappling as Tony and DP break down their thoughts on attending the biggest Independent Wrestling Show in America in decades! From our arrival in Chicago to the final post-show celebration we'll give our point of view as we were there LIVE!
So enjoy our discussion of 2018's ALL IN!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 we travel east to the land of Japan! For another Current Wrasslin' review as we talk about a show with two possible Match of the Year candidates! Fantastic continuing story lines as New Japan heads into the summer! And Sooooo Many Multi-man Tag Matches!
We reviewed NJPW Dontaku 2018 Night 2!Read More
Welcome one, Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week, trip back to with us to the era known only as the People Power Era! See Great Wrestling combined with poorly booked finishes and Paint-Drying-Boring backstage segments! Its the Johnny Ace regime, the time of the SUPER-SHOW, Heel Daniel Bryan and John Cena's first existential crisis story line!
We reviewed WWE's Extreme Rules 2012!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! 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 episode of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, we travel to the east! For another edition of our current New Japan reviews with the NJPW version of Wrestlemania! Hear how much Don Callis is into Yujiro Takahashi, Sexually! The continuing discussion of How many factions is too many factions! Find out how No-DQ actually adds more rules to a match in new japan! And is it ok for announcers to discuss star ratings and call people marks?
Find out tonight as we reviewed Wrestle Kingdom 12!Read More
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Coke and Pepsi drinkers, WaterKings and WaterPrinces alike, All are welcome! to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we step back to recent History to the final night of the most prestigious tournament in modern wrestling the G1 Climax! We discover how New Japan stole their booking strategies from JK Rowling! And witness one of our favorite matches in a very long time! And really, aren't nearly as upset about a card with 8 tag matches as you would expect...
We reviewed NJPW's G1 Climax 27 Finals!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Non-Binary World Wonders... Welcome! to The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we take a look at one of the recent offering's from the land of the rising sun's premier wrestling promotion New Japan! Listen as we discuss yet another amazing chapter of the Omega/Okada feud, and how it yet again overshadowed another incredible match between Japan's John Cena, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tetsuya Naito. Find out about even more factions! and listen to us complain about having too much awesome wrestling in one night.
We reviewed New Japan Pro Wrestling's Dominion 2017!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 a brief *ahem* 3 hour long break from the wayback machine gimmick. See what happens when a company has WAY TOO MANY BELTS! Too Many men on one show! And too few people watching. Seriously, This was very likely the best show of 2017. Listen as we discuss our thoughts on Scott Norton's migrating gut, strong style, and new theme songs.
We reviewed New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 11Read More
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