Welcome one, Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week Shawn Michaels is back and own’s stock in Jesus-T’s! The crew just came back from India and 80% of the roster is sick! The Tag champs are Nude! and Vince McMahon’s sense of humor is running WILD!
We reviewed WWE Raw episode #496 from November 25th 2002!Read More
Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! On this week’s show we dive headfirst into the original brand split! Its Bischoff vs Steph! Bischoff comes armed with H-L-A, Distant announcers, and the best of defunct companies propping up his WWE-bred main-eventers! And Steph fires back with the freaking Big Show as her champion, but a fantastic tag division with the likes of Los Guerreros and Edge/Mysterio! lots of good on this week’s show, Oh and the very first ever elimination chamber!
so join us as we review WWE’s Survivor Series 2002!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 one, Welcome ALL! To the golden age of Grappling! This week we head Down Undah for the WWE's OTHER Australian super show. We get house show style post-matches! Terrible, truly bad, post-produced commentary from Cole and Taz! Tony's 5-star Bra and Panties match! And a lot of weird, semi-out of character tourist videos!
So join us as we review the WWE Global Warning Tour from August of 2002!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 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
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, etc... Step Right Up! For another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week! What happens when Scott Steiner fails to live up to possibly unfair expectations? See Josh Matthews and Michael Cole dressed like they are trying out for the backstreet boys! Can a Handicap match be good?
Find out the answers as we review WWE's No Way Out from 2003!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
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.
We reviewed WWE's Vengeance 2006!Read More
Welcome One, Welcome All! To yet another episode of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness the very first and probably last WWE Capitol Punishment! The year was 2011 and the world was still recovering from a Miz Mania main event win when the WWE turned to the one man who could save the company and bring the attention of the world to their product... Of course the initial and punctuation laden superstar is well known for his work on the mic. I'm of course talking about R-Truth. And then, witness that time the entire company suffered from that gas leak and thought the real President Obama had come to a WWE PPV. Yeah, Shit gets weird.
We reviewed WWE's Capitol Punishment from 2011!
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys, girls, inbetweeners! (Thanks kev) Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, we take Grappling to the EXTREME! How extreme, you ask? Well So Extreme as to have a SUBMISSION MATCH! A PIG PEN Match! (for the title of Ms WrestleMania no less...) And who can forget when Gregory Helms became an actual WWE-Robotic Backstage Interviewer!?!?
We reviewed WWE's Extreme Rules 2009!
Welcome One, Welcome All! to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week Lay witness to the night Triple H went META! its #HHHOverload with 3 WWE Title matches in one evening! Triple Triple H! See when WWE tried to make the GoDaddy girl their new Trish! And hear why the Great Khali only prays to THE MOST EVIL of Hindu Gods! Its Raw in PPV Format!
We reviewed WWE's No Mercy 2007!Read More
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!
We reviewed WWE's Backlash 2004!Read More
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!
We reviewed WWE's WrestleMania 22!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 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!
We Reviewed WWE's Royal Rumble 2004!Read 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