Welcome One, Welcome ALL! To another fantastic edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! Step right up and witness the most "American" International tournament to ever be held! As 7 teams vie for the right to be crowned the inaugural NWA World's Tag Team Champions! Its the Bill Watts and Jim Ross experience in mid 1992, so top rope rules are... Wait, not in effect? except for one match, but only if they are by themselves... Oh and Bill Watts is sending the old title belt to a Japanese prince who contacted him online about an investment opportunity... just... Never-mind, Bill Watts World is an interesting place. commonly disrespected for being boring, but for our money, we found ourselves a real gem of a B-show PPV in this one! Including a hell of an opener and a downright fantastic heavyweight title match between Sting and Big Van Vader!
So join us as we review WCW's Great American Bash 1992!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, Inbetweeners, House Pets if your owner doesn’t do earbuds at home... WELCOME! To another Edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week bear witness to the love-pentagon that was Regal, Tajiri, Stone Cold, Kurt angle, and the object of all of their affection, Vince "Mr" McMahon! The Invasion is in full swing, WCW even has announcers, graphics and matches during the show! And team Xtreme might be the most over thing in the company!
Its a wild time as we reviewed WWF's SmackDOWN Episode #98 from July 5th of 2001!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, and Inbetweeners, Welcome! To another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we work ourselves into a shoot brother! Its Vince Russo’s most infamous promo, and all the mess that came with it! And that’s not even talking about the literal mess left by the David flair love triangle melee! We have sad dad eye'd hulk hogan! Pure Baby-face Booker T! The end of Scott Hall! And Lots of guys with no clue who their characters were even supposed to be anymore...
so join us as we review WCW's Bash at the Beach from July of 2000!Read More
Welcome One, Welcome All! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week, The Legends Reunite! Dirty Dick Murdoch Vs Wahoo McDaniel in singles action 75-years past their prime(But its COOL cause its in Black and White! /s)! Hogan has arrived and, as contractually obligated, His (nasty) boys are crowned World Tag Champions! Witness the debut of The Master! Dusty Rhodes goes into the Hall of Fame! And find out how much Hulk Hogan loves the Macho Man’s Slim Jim Breath!
We reviewed WCW’s Slamboree 1995!Read More
Welcome One Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling Podcast! This week we dive headfirst into Russo-ville, Its WCW's first week of the new millennium! Nonstop garbage from start to finish, but a fun show to discuss! Madusa defends the Cruiserweight title vs Asia! Stevie Ray fights Midnight! a "Shoot Fight Rules" match! And who gave The Juice a mic?
So join us for all the bad wrestling, terrible promos and mostly GODAWFUL Production errors!as we reviewed WCW Thunder from January 6th of 2000!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
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!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
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!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls and Inbetweeners, step right up! To The Golden Age of Grappling! This week the retirement home lets out as World Championship Wrestling hosts the Legends Reunion! See 60+ year-old men attempt to wrestle while even older men go into business for themselves when given 30 seconds of spotlight! The Assassin vs Dusty Rhodes! The Crusher Vs Ox Baker! And Eric Bischoff vs the lighting rig!
We reviewed WCW's Slamboree 1993! A Legends Reunion!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
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