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 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!
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!
Welcome One! Welcome All! to the Late-to-the-Rumble-party edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we delve into the early years of the Rumble! 1991, when the world according to WWF was all about WAR!!! (but not the fun, Monday night kind) We go full propaganda! With the Ultimate Warrior ripping up an Iraqi flag, Roddy Piper wearing ribbons, and Sgt Slaughter is an american hero... oh sorry, no he was a Saddam Hussein sympathizer! Oh Yeah, and on top of all of that the Royal Rumble is gonna happen and there might be a total of 10 "wrestling Moves" in the entire thing!
So join us as we review The Royal Rumble from 1991!
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!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Inbetweeners, and Dogs whose owners listen over their Alexas... Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness one of the most jam-packed episodes of Raw possibly ever. The Arrival of Cactus Jack! The Heel Hart Foundation in full swing! Douche-bag Shawn Michaels, Goldust, Marlena and so...so much more.
This week we reviewed WWF Raw episode 226 from September 22nd 1997!
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!
Welcome One Welcome All! to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we celebrate a GREAT AMERICAN (FLAGEMOJI) named JBL as he holds his Pre-Title Match Victory Celebration! In Light of the recent Women's Evolution show announcement we visit the land of Bra and Pantie feud building between Melina and Candice Michelle. Heidenreich with a Hawk Tribute Poem! Batista is Exposing Asses! AND Eddie Guerrero feuding with Rey Mysterio as they build to their Blackmail on a pole match!
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!
Welcome One, Welcome All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! Step right up and witness the debut of DOOM! The Naming of the Frankensteiner! JR's original first love, Dr Death Steve Williams! Skateboarding Johnny Ace! Shane Douglas holding a skateboard! Trophy Smashing! a Meltzer-rated ***** match! and Good Ole-Fashioned gratuitous cleavage!
We reviewed WCW's Clash of the Champions IX from 1989!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls and Inbetweeners! Welcome! to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness the tragic breakup of Sweet Sapphire and Dusty Rhodes! The Big Bossman being inserted into 3 story-lines! Roddy Piper on commentary! And anyone and everyone speaking on microphones! Seriously, a third of this show is promo-time.
Welcome One, Welcome All to the death rattle of World Championship Wrestling! Its the Golden Age of Grappling! Witness Lex Lugar wearing a child's ballcap! See WCW claim their third or fourth reformation only to default back into shitting all over their audience! See the absolutely depressing ending of Bill Goldberg's WCW Career! And listen as Big Pappa Pump Scott Steiner Freaks and Peaks his way through being the TOP GUY.
Gather 'round my wrestling fans. Listen and hear us clear as we tell the tale of the great WAR of 1990... As Cactus Jack fought an escaped mental patient, while the MAN CALLED STING hobbled around on crutches, and The Undertaker first discovered his love for the motorcycle riding indoors.
This week we reviewed WCW's WrestleWAR '90: WILD THING!
Welcome One, Welcome ALL to the Golden Age of Grappling! Tonight RIGHT HERE in YOUR Earholes! (Cheap Pop) Witness the Face Licking, Rule Changing, Bossman Cheering, Teeth Gritting, Vince Growling royal rumble of 1992! Its a stacked roster, and an even more stacked episode of the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast!