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!
Welcome one, welcome all! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we Cross the Line! Hulk Hogan’s takeover is days away! Mick Foley is confused! DON WEST IS ALREADY GONE! Our Pets HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!!! On this show we see the best of TNA and the worst of TNA side by side!
So join us as we review TNA’s Final Resolution 2009!
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!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Step right up for another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we review a truly historic wrestling event put on by two (actually 3 but whatever) companies inside of a historically and continually oppressive country. Truly a fascinating tale as Eric Bischoff and his “bestest friend in the whole world” Muhammad Ali tried there hands at some publicity diplomacy! Spoiler, North Korea is still a terrible place, and likely no amount of figure four leg locks will fix it. But beyond the politics and danger, there was wrestling. Was it good? That’s what we’re here to decide! So join us as we review NJPW and WCW’s Collision In Korea from 1995!
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!
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, 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 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!
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.
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.
Greetings and Salutations! Welcome One and All to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, Witness how One man's finisher, effectively killed even good matches he was involved in! see Goldberg fresh off his loss get his now unimportant win back! Hear about how a man many thought wouldn't make it to the top did just that, but since this is WCW, so of course he didn't actually do it, it was handed to him...
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...
Step right Up, Come On Down, to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, witness the second trip to the land of action nonstop. As we travel back to the year of 2005, When the young AJ Styles battles for the NWA Heavyweight championship against the man with the guitar Jeff Jarrett. Also on the show a 20 man royal rumble! A heavy amount of audio editing to fix names TNA weren't legally able to use! And of course everyone's favorite baseball card pitch-man turned color commentator, DON WEST!
Gather Round and listen, Oh Cometh Ye ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling! For we travel down doth Road TO WRESTLEMANIA.
Only our tale has no Quick Roads, Not any roadsmiths repair delays.. No, Our path, Like the path of many internet darling wrestlers, Goes through the OTHER territories...
We Hath already tread the rocky mountain paths of Action Nonstop, and so it is this week that we look to the Land to the south. Where Flair is god, and God is never in a tag team match.. We look to WCW.
Tonight, Childhoods shall be ruined, Myths busted, and Tony Shiavone will try to ruin kayfabe multiple times. This is THE GRAND DADDY OF THEM ALL.
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!?!?