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!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! By Royal Decree of the Dukes of the Deep-Midwest! All shall be invited to the Golden Age Backlash Ball! Royal's and Commoners, Knights and Squires, ALL ARE WELCOME! Witness Her Majesty, the Duchess of Queensbury, as she presides over a fantastic bout of athleticism between his Lordship William Regal and the Ayatollah of Rock'n'Rolla Y-2-J! A 6-man Battle as the Princes of Dudleyville take on the peasant-mercenary faction known as the X-factor! And a feral, animalistic, match with Hardcore Title ramifications as the intelligent and crafty Raven takes on the Impregnable Beast known as Rhyno!
Listen as we discuss all of this and more in our review of WWF's Backlash 2001!
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!
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!
Welcome One! Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week GO EXTREME once more! with the worlds most famous annual Internet Convention! Whatever that means... A Wild Eyed Rookie Tracy Smothers Debuts in ECW! The Full Blooded Italians are formed! Chris Candido's Terry Funk impression! Terry Funk's Terry Funk impression! And The Height of Dreamer Vs Raven!
We watched ECW Hardcore TV Episodes 201 & 202 covering ECW's CyberSlam 1997!
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!
Welcome One, Welcome All! To yet another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness the Pre-PPV world of ECW Home Video! Hear almost all of the expletive laden promos uncensored with all the blood and guts you come to expect from a brand such as extreme championship wrestling! Hear about Sandman being hit with a kendo stick by a 6 year old! That weird moment in time where D-von Dudley was the only heel dudley! Listen to original entrance theme music untouched by the legal team at WWENetwork! And of course, it wouldn't be ECW without at least one Joel Gertner promo...
Welcome one, welcome all to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we trip back to the 700 mph downhill rush of WCW Nitro as they raced to kill their company as quickly as possible! See Kevin Nash agree to put his career on the line for absolutely no reason! Watch as Scott Norton and Buff Bagwell have the closest thing to an acceptable match of the night! And Witness Raven do nothing as his crew of ICP and Vampiro ruin everything slightly fun about this show! OH yeah, and Hogan changed his clothes...
We reviewed WCW Nitro Episode 203 from August 9th of 1999!
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 another edition of THE GOLDEN AGE OF GRAPPLING! Witness the Post-Hogan wasteland that was the WWF in 1993! See Survivor Series Classic Matches involving the likes of Ludvig Borga! Adam Bomb! and Marty Jannetty! Learn the history of Thanksgiving from the sears-catalog-cover-Lugar family! And watch Shawn Michaels team with three un-named Knights to take on retired former wrestler hart brothers!
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!
Welcome Welcome, One and all! To the Golden Age of Grappling! Journey back 15 years to 2001. Where the Invasion angle is in full swing, and Kurt Angle is the biggest babyface in the company. Witness the destruction Bro's demolition of Kronik. Watch RVD steal the show yet again and the final scoop of dirt on the burial of ex-WCW champ Booker T! But seriously, this is a damn good PPV.
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls and Non-Binary folks, I have a deep philosophical question to ask you. What happens when the competition is over? Where does a conquering company go after there is nothing left to conquer? That is the question facing the WWF in the year of 2001. So gather together and listen as we recount the influx of underwhelming talent from WCW, The first ever Tag Team Bra and Panties match, and the Inaugural Brawl, A confusing mish-mash of a one-fall match that ends with zero regard for any of the newly introduced talent!
Welcome! Welcome, Step Right Up for the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness Raven's early Darkwing Duck/Madonna inspired gimmick of Scotty Flamingo! Hear JR Rundown the athletic accomplishments of Ron Simmons and Dr Death with the excitement of a man reading his own winning lottery ticket! And the return of a GrappleCast favorite Johnny B Badd as he hosts the most complicated bikini contest in wrestling history! (Oh and three absolutely stone cold fantastic matches!)
Welcome, Welcome, One and All! To the Golden Age of Grappling, This week we go to the LAND OF EXTREME! ECW for the most 90's PPV title of all time. ANARCHY RULZ. See Simon Diamond talk about Jazz's chest and weave! Find out just how easy it is to get a title shot against Taz! And explore fully the term "Card Subject to Change"!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL to another fine edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! Gone are the wraiths of Cellular Calls, and return to the glory of Tony's voice. As we view what many call the Grand Daddy of them all! I don't have any crazy theme this week for the rundown. Its the final stop on our Road to WrestleMania!
This week We Reviewed the WWF's Wrestlemania X-seven!
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!?!?
Gather round and hear the tale, my little ones, For tis the tale of when the WcW decided to promote, sell tickets to, and broadcast an "Unsanctioned" event! Not only that, they hath done the same thing four years in a row already! See "Ten Cent" Vincent Virgil take on The Second Most Electrifying Man in the Biz, and black Marty Jennety, Stevie Ray! as the two battle for leadership of the NWO Black and White! Then in a FIT of FURIOUS CONFUSION the WcW booked a First Blood Barbed Wire Cage Match! No listen, that seriously happened, and Yeah, it went about as well as could be expected. This week we reviewed WCW Uncensored 1999!