Hear ye hear ye! Step right up and listen to another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we delve headfirst into the era of Hulkamania! Its 1986 and while the Hulksters on a cocaine and steroid fueled rampage from city to city, the WWF teamed up with national television network NBC to produce a series of wrestling specials, This week we look at the fifth time they did such a special! Witness the glory that is Adorable Adrian Adonis vs the Junk Yard Dog! And Roddy Piper Spitting and whipping Mr T after attacking him post Boxing match!
So join us, as we reviewed WWF's Saturday Night's Main Event from March of 1986!
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!
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!
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, Step Right Up! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we take another dive into the "Home Video Collection" on the WWE Network as we look to 1988's Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. See the origins of the character as well as his long running feud with The Dream Team! Its a collection of matches with crap endings and its apparently supposed to make you love the Beef!
We Reviewed Coliseum Home Video's Brutus the Barber Beefcake from 1988!
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!
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 Golden Age of Grappling! rest your eyes and listen as we discuss the very first, and similarly to Star Wars Retroactively numbered, WrestleMania! See the likes of Superstar Special Delivery Jones and Maniac Matt Borne! Hear Baby-face Andre The Giant talk about his desire to retire! And see a son totally overshadowed by his legendary father... Bruno Samartino.
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...
This week its our CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! All Christmas All the time. We have clips as old as 1976 to as new as 2004. Welcome the the Christmas show. Highlights include a Lonely Italian man, Bobby Heenan as Santa Clause with Roddy Piper, The very first, and I believe last, Topless Top Rope Match in WWE history, And of course, you bet we have the Christmas Creature!
Welcome, Sit down, and Enjoy a Festive episode of the Golden Age of Grappling!
Welcome Welcome, one and All! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness a Spooky Treat as we adventure to the land of WCW for their annual Halloween show! See Macho Man and Hulk Hogan cut awful promo's! Witness the destruction of Mongo's marriage! And find out just how amazing an 11 minute match between Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio in their prime could be!
Brothers and Sisters gather close and listen well, as we tell tale of the time when squash matches reigned supreme! When an hour of television could be filled entirely with 20 second promos and 60 second matches! When half the combatants involved go unnamed! Listen as the likes of Brutus the Barber, Akeem the African dream, Mr Perfect, and Jake the Snake Roberts show off an average of 4 offensive moves before scoring pins! And of course the always entertaining commentary team of Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon!
We reviewed WWF's Wrestling Challenge from March 25th of 1990!
Welcome to All! Big and small, young and old! All MAY ENTER! For this week we are going wayyyyy back all the way to 1985. Back before the WWE really had this whole Pay-Per-View thing figured out. Witness a 16 man tournament with less clean finishes than a 15 year old dishwasher. And see Roddy Piper take on Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Championship!
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!
Step Right Up Folks! The Golden Age of Grappling is once again, IN SESSION! Hear about the night Jim Crocket Gave up on running a moral, family friendly, wrestling promotion! Listen as Dusty Rhodes causes mic problems! See the Rowdy One bust an ear drum! And more blood than most are comfortable with in todays modern world.
This week we reviewed the "First Wrestlemania" Starrcade 1983!