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!
This week! The Attitude Era becomes Self-aware! We keep it classy with Pete Rose and Jennifer Flowers!The Legion of Doom buy new Goalie pads! Sgt Slaughter refuses to allow his estranged daughter Chyna to date Triple H! Sable Powerbombs her way into the hearts of millions! The Brothers of Destruction Collide! And Stone Cold Steve Austin is crowned World Champion!
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!
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 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!
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!
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?
Welcome One Welcome All! To The Golden Age of Grappling! On this week's edition, We trip back to the summer of 1997! When the WWF decided to Lean into this Bizzaro World thing and allow Canadian Wrestling's First Family defend themselves against the Unruly and evil "Noble Heroes" of Stone Cold, Goldust, L.O.D. and Ken Shamrock! see World Champion Undertaker! Blond Paul Bearer! and hear 5 yankees pronounce "The Great Sasuke"
We reviewed WWF's In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede!
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!
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
Ladies and Gentlemen, Pubes and Grays, Boys, Girls, Others, All are welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness a show BURSTING at the edges with interesting match-ups... Umaga vs Eugene, John Cena vs Sabu, and RVD vs Edge! Mid-2000's edginess... Umaga vs EUGENE, Oil Rubs, and swearing at handicapped kids! And way... WAY TOO MUCH Man-Ass.
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.
Ladies and Gentleman, boys, girls, others, unicorns, choppers and wolf-kin... Welcome! to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness what many consider to be the absolute bottom of wrestling quality when it comes to Total Nonstop Action wrestling! See all of TNA's promising up and coming wrestlers forced to work with guys who either can't go anymore or just never could! Witness Kurt Angle warning everyone before the second match that they got taken advantage of when they paid for the show by promising there wont be a pay per view quality match! see the DOMINATION of the MEM! AND, of course, the infamous abortion known as Jenna Morasca vs Sharmell.
Welcome One, Welcome All! to the Golden Age of Grappling! Tonight Witness the show that unfortunately the WWE doesn't want you to remember or think about. I say unfortunately, because there are two damn fantastic matches on it. But this wouldn't be wrestling without the Bad... And there is a decent helping of that as well. See the early days of Eugene! Watch when crowds had completely NO F*CKS to give about Women's wrestling matches! The Coach in an actual match! And of course, when the WWE couldn't help but add no-build HEAT matches to the card!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Welcome my friends. We Have Returned from Japan and we've plugged in the microtoaster that powers the time box. Welcome to another edition of THE GOLDEN AGE OF GRAPPLING! Listen Close as we tell tale of the first time WWE gave us Brock Lesnar vs GOLDBERG! Spoiler, It still sucked! But twas not all that took place on this night of Mania! Hear as The Dead Man returns from his hiatus to be a biker that liked Limp Bizkit to battle his brother Kane. A Playboy Evening Gown match (Fantastic over the audio medium)! Gratuitous Shots of Vince McMahon's Face in a dark room! And then some actually really good wrestling! With _____ _________ winning the world heavyweight championship and hugging Eddie Guerrero as the confetti falls!