Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, and Inbetweeners, Welcome! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we work ourselves into a shoot brother! Its Vince Russo’s most infamous promo, and all the mess that came with it! And that’s not even talking about the literal mess left by the David flair love triangle melee! We have sad dad eye'd hulk hogan! Pure Baby-face Booker T! The end of Scott Hall! And Lots of guys with no clue who their characters were even supposed to be anymore...
so join us as we review WCW's Bash at the Beach from July of 2000!
Welcome One Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week we dive headfirst into Russo-ville, Its WCW's first week of the new millennium! Nonstop garbage from start to finish, but a fun show to discuss! Madusa defends the Cruiserweight title vs Asia! Stevie Ray fights Midnight! a "Shoot Fight Rules" match! And who gave The Juice a mic?
So join us for all the bad wrestling, terrible promos and mostly GODAWFUL Production errors!as we reviewed WCW Thunder from January 6th of 2000!
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 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!
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!
Welcome One! Welcome All! To another trip to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, we return to the wake of destruction left after the death of WCW! As all the guys who didn’t get invited to the Invasion went DOWN UNDER to begin the World Wrestling All-Stars! And although Vince Russo isn’t involved, His influence is in full effect as EVERY MATCH HAS A STIPULATION! And Most of them are part of a tournament to crown the first Heavyweight Championship! Oh and lots and lots of peak attitude era lady-bits and Jerry Lawler is at his worst! Oh yeah, and the Bananas in Pajamas get in on the wrestling action!!!
Welcome One Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week our Summerfest Celebration continues! As we welcome THE NEW GENERATION! to the first show in the BRAND NEW United Center in Chicago! Country Vs Rap Music! Brother Vs Brother! Undertaker Vs Underfaker! A Soft-rock chill British Bulldog! And an Uber-Evil Jim The Anvil Neidhart!
Welcome One! Welcome ALL! To yet another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we CROSS THE LINE to the world of Total Nonstop Action! As they celebrate their 3rd Anniversary! This show has everything! The Debut of Samoa Joe! A Reverse Ladder Match! Evil Canadians! DON WEST! Catfights, Handcuffs and a whole bucket-load of Bad Promos!
Dudes and Jacks! Bimbos and Bitches! Welcome all to The Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week we travel back to the start of the Willenium. Welcome to Russo Era 2.0! Witness a man on fire! (Not a disco inferno. but he's here too!) Back to back Retirement Matches! A Best of 9 Tables Match! Zip-lines, Curse-words, neck-braces, sexism, and Sports Entertainment!
We reviewed WCW's Great American Bash from June of 2000!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and girls and stars of USA's Pacific Blue! Step right up to the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week we travel back to 1998, when wrestling was hot! Ratings were high! And adult content warnings were necessary! Witness Shane McMahon's on screen debut! Multiple boob flashes and references! Droz is gonna... he's gonna... PUUUKE!!! and Stone Cold giving the least effort possible!
We ReVIEWED ThE VeRY FiRST EpISODE Of WwF SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT FrOM 1998!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, NWO and WCW, Wolfpac and Black&White, ALL ARE WELCOME! To the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week Witness the height of the N.W.O! One of the best Promotional Heel turns! The WCW finally admitting to mispronouncing Ultimo as Ultimate! A misunderstood sting resorts to homing pigeons of questionable size to attempt to communicate with WCW officials! And like a sad childhood memory, the New World Order is left to Celebrate their Birthday a month late and with Papa Hogan absent!
We watched the very last WCW Clash of the Champions! Its Clash 35 from August of 1997!
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!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we take a seasonal look at the the nightcap of the PPV-Expansion year! Witness the technical prowess of talents like Psycho Sid and Big Daddy Cool Diesel! Watch Ahmed Johnson attempt a live promo! The Undertaker's Urn smelted into a gold chain! Diana Hart-Smith's emmy-worthy ability to emote! And of course the Arkansas Hog Pen Match!
We reviewed WWF's In Your House 5: Season's Beatings!
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.
Welcome one! Welcome All! To the latest edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week is a truly... Honestly...god awful wrestling event. WCW in 1999 was prepared to give you MORE. More ref bumps! More Cursing! More Wrestlers in Blue Jeans! More Blood! More insider terms in promos! More Baseball Bats! More confused announcers! More Sexuality! More BLOOD! More Disqualifications! Where they wanted to surprise you SO badly, that the surprise is that there isn't really a show!
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.
Hello and Welcome to the latest edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week visit with us the summer of 1998! Hear the vocal stylings of the Insane Clown Posse as they sing the oddities to the ring! Witness as Jeff Jarrett gets a Pre-hair-cut Hair-cut! hear a foul Mouthed Howard Finkel! Vince being unkind to Mankind! And an Out Cold Stone Cold! We reviewed WWF's SummerSlam 1998
Damas y Caballeros, Boys and Girls, and anyone else within earshot! Come! Share, and enjoy The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we delve back to 1988 when David McLane (of GLOW fame) tried to take a bunch of the girls and become a real life big time promoter! And to their credit they may be the best part of the show. But in the end, there's only ONE Eiffel Tower, and ONE Mona Lisa, And ONE Leaning Tower of Pizza, But there are TWO non-finishes that main event this program.
Welcome one, welcome all to the Golden Age of Grappling! Tonight we go back to a whimsical time in World Championship Wrestling, When they were on the way up, and adding more and more NWO members because whoever said you can have too many cooks hasn't seen adult swim! Witness Macho Man Randy Savage and DDP have one of the hottest moments without being booked to wrestle at all, See Scott Steiner in that weird phase between Scotty and Big Pappa Pump. And discover how in the mid-90s america, the only thing that could truly bring us all together as wrestling fans, was hate...