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!
Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with great honor that I respectfully welcome you the 100th edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we tackle the great white whale that has been staring us down since the show's inception. A wrestling event so infamous for 2 absolutely awful gimmick matches that it would spawn possibly 100's of wrestling podcasts and publications to review it. BUT Unlike most of those shows... DP, Tony G, and our Guest Reviewer Shaun McG, The white-meat babyfaces that you know as your hosts of this little shindig... well, we were there live and in living color! So batten down the hatches and set our bearings for a place not down in any map; true places never are... For we sail for the nation of Russo in the land of Action Nonstop.
Ladies and Gentleman! Boys, Girls and all the others... WELCOME! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we trip back to semi-recent history with Ring of Honor Wrestling! Witness the fun that was Steve Corino and Kevin Kelly on announce duty! See Kevin Steen (Owens) against Shinsuke Nakamura, Michael Bennet vs Hiroshi Tanahashi and even Jay Lethal vs KUSHIDA! And hear our thoughts on this year's Global Wars show in Columbus, Ohio that we attended this weekend!
Welcome One Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we travel to the Land of Honor, where Integrity and order of utmost importance! Unless, they want to fight without honor then who cares... Its the Early days of Ring of Honor Wrestling. it feels a bit like an episode of WWE Muppet Babies! See 24 year old Samoa Joe! 26 year old AJ Styles! 22 year old Daniel Bryan *Cough* Bryan Danielson, And many more! Witness when Ring of Honor and All Japan Pro wrestling linked up to once and finally determine which promotion was superior, in an even numbered match competition! No shut up, you DO NOT know it will end in a tie!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, We leave the time machine in storage as we look to the land of the rising sun! See the Briscoe Brothers Take on Haku's kids in a fairly decent match only for the crowd to not really care! But then See the crowd come unglued repeatedly as the the legends Tenzan, Kojima, Nagata and Nakanishi battle the young brash punks of Pro Wrestling Noah! And the night ends with three fantastic matches featuring Kenny Omega vs Hirooki Goto, Shibata vs Kyle O'reilly and finally company champ against company champ as the Noah Champ tries to defeat Okada for the IWGP title!
We Reviewed New Japan Pro Wrestling's King of Pro Wrestling 2016!
Welcome One, Welcome All to the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week we begin our ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA! Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing other companies "Versions of Mania." And where better to start then with the debut of TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION! That's right, the land of Jarrett, the place that held down AJ Styles and Samoa Joe for years. And who can forget DON WEST!?!?