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 our Summerfest Celebration continues! As we welcome THE NEW GENERATION! to the first show in the BRAND NEW United Center in Chicago! Country Vs Rap Music! Brother Vs Brother! Undertaker Vs Underfaker! A Soft-rock chill British Bulldog! And an Uber-Evil Jim The Anvil Neidhart!
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 latest edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week is a truly... Honestly...god awful wrestling event. WCW in 1999 was prepared to give you MORE. More ref bumps! More Cursing! More Wrestlers in Blue Jeans! More Blood! More insider terms in promos! More Baseball Bats! More confused announcers! More Sexuality! More BLOOD! More Disqualifications! Where they wanted to surprise you SO badly, that the surprise is that there isn't really a show!
Welcome one! Welcome All! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week see a show with two wasted debuts! Purposefully missed match finishes! Plot-holes like swiss cheese! And more apologizing announcers than the 3rd quarter of SuperBowl 38!
We reviewed WCW's Nitro #53 from September 16th 1996!
Welcome one, Welcome ALL! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we bear witness to WCW in the throws of their peak popularity and their love/hate relationship with the dreaded NEW WORLD ORDER! Hear the announcers not know long of a time limit applies to Television Championship matches! Listen as the super hot wrestlers in the WCW vs NWO feud are set aside so the world can get the NWO vs the 4 Horsemen! And a fun match between Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero for the cruiser-weight title opens the show so its definitely not ALL bad.
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...
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys, Girls, and Inbetweeners! (StolenGimmick) Listen Up! I bring news of yet another episode of THE GOLDEN AGE OF GRAPPLING! As the world prepares for the yearly 30 man tradition known as the Royal Rumble, we take a step back, to a simpler time. When Ref's made no sense and the rules didn't matter! watch as Razor Ramon continues to wither away on the undercard, while Big Daddy Cool, a man who readily admits to only having 5 moves, is asked to go 25 minutes as his stupidly long reign as champ continues! THEN witness the most rushed, least dramatic and quite possibly the worst royal rumble in history.
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!
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 hear the tale! Of the time the WWF took one of their minor PPVs to Winnipeg! Its a cold October in the great white north as Diesel and Razor headline this garbage fire of a show. Witness the premier of Gold Dust against the recently returned Marty Jannetty, And listen to the very second when Vince hatched his plan for fake diesel!
We reviewed the WWF's In Your House 4: The Great White North from 1995!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Tis the Golden Age of Grappling! Listen as the NWO makes their WWF debut and takes a tour of backstage! Hear how Super-HHH can lose and still end up in the Wrestlemania Main Event instead of Kurt Angle! And witness the continuing championship reign of the Worlds Smallest Tag Team!
Welcome Welcome One and All to the Golden Age of Grappling! What happens when the cornerstone of your company and current champion just leaves? Well in the case of WCW, a historically bad Pay Per View. But let us be clear, This show is bad in every other way possible as well, It isn't all flairs fault. See the BADD Man's PPV Debut, the original Scott Hall and Kevin Nash gimmicks of Oz and the Diamond Stud, And finally relish the glory of Stunning Steve Austin and the RAP-MASTER P.N. News in a scaffolding match!
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.