Welcome ladies and gentlemen, for another fantastic edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we delve into the “enhancement Match” and Promo-fest that was WWF Superstars! Meet legends like Sonny Blaze, Von Krus, and Matt and Jeff’s Cool uncle Barry Hardy! Repo Man is battling the British Bulldogs ability to deliver the same promo every time! Papa Shongo has cursed the Ultimate Warrior with a mom haircut! and the Mountie has souped up his Shock Stick to possible lethal levels!
So join us as we review WWF Superstars from May 9th and 16th of 1992!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Inbetweeners, Step Right Up! For the latest edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! On the show this week we trek back to the death rattle of Crocket Promotions! As the Southern Fried Wrasslers take the fight to Vince McMahon’s backyard! Its the Counter-programming to the Royal Rumble! Featuring 4 matches, Bare-bones mistake riddled production and one of the worst main events we’ve watched here on the GrappleCast.
So Join us as we review the NWA’s Bunkhouse Stampede from 1988!Read More
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!Read More
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.
We reviewed WCW’s Halloween Havoc from 1993!Read More
Welcome One, Welcome all, to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we dive into the category only known on WWE Network as “Old School”! Find out the OTHER superstar that made their debut in Madison Square Garden the same night as Ric Flair! See the World Heavyweight Championship completely uncensored on WWF Television! And what do you do when you have Roddy Piper vs The REAL world’s Champion Ric Flair in MSG!?!? You put them dead middle of the card and give them an early out apparently… But this show is so much more than that! Witness the BeefSlam apocalypse that was the Natural Disasters vs the Legion of Doom! And join us as we again gush over the commentary of Heenan, Gorilla and Alfred.
We reviewed the WWF Old School Madison Square Garden show from October 28th of 1991!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys, girls, and all others! Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we head back to the first year of Turner Broadcasting's WCW! Attendance was down! Revenue was down! But the Talent was fantastic! We follow Missy Hyatt and Robin Green on a trip to the mall! Great Muta debuts the YELLOW MIST in america! The Road Warriors do some Beef-Mashin' against the Samoan Swat Team! And Terry Funk is certifiably insane, and possibly wanted for attempted murder!
We reviewed the WCW's Clash of the Champions 8 from 1989!Read More
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!Read More
We reviewed WCW's Great American Bash from June of 2000!
Welcome one, Welcome All! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we discover that the WWE's Favorite Band in the World is the very worst version of Limp Bizkit! We witness the WWE riding a blip of pop culture into the ground! (Devoting 5 segments to it!!!) Hear the King get super racist! And then watch Brock Lesnar try to off himself in front of millions of people around the world by taking a swan-dive into the ring!
We watched WWE's WrestleMania 19!Read More
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!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Klingons, Romulans and even Ferengi! All are welcome to another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we blast off to the far reaches of the coliseum home video collection! Hear Ric Flair use space puns! Lord Alfred Hayes's Scottish Accent! a match between "Teddy Bear" and "Taco Bell"! And see just how much production value the WWF could squeeze out of a closet and some office chairs!
We reviewed the WWF Coliseum Home Video: Invasion '92!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Pets of all varieties! Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week, we look back to the earliest of days of the WWE Network! where we find a very wet-haired Xavier Woods! We get an opening match so good that nothing to come after can live up to it! And we find out Stephanie McMahon has been cutting the same promo about women's, sorry, "DIVA's" wrestling history for 4 years now!
We reviewed NXT arRIVAL 2014!Read More
Welcome One! Welcome All! Step right up for another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! Witness our love of tournaments! Our dislike for Multi-cage WCW Shenanigans! Our Inability to care about Giant vs Giant matches! The destruction that can be wrought by a broom-wielding Man Called Sting! And one more notch on the side of the rule that WCW shows start with their best match and tumble straight down from there!
We reviewed WCW Uncensored 1996!Read More