Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Divas and Jobbers, All are welcome! To another edition of The Golden Age of Grappling! This week we visit the reign of King Booka! As the UPN TV network died and Smackdown Re-emerged on the newly labeled CW Network! The Miz is super young, and JBL super hates him! Jimmy Wang Yang is uncomfortable in Canada and Sylvain Grenier wrestles in the match of his life!
We reviewed WWE’s Smackdown Episode 370 from September 22nd 2006!Read More
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Step right up for another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we witness the prolonged death of WCW! DDP learns what happen when you stalk The Undertakers wife Sara! Test becomes the mouthpiece of the Dudley Boyz! Jericho points out obvious plastic surgery! The Bookend Vs The Rock Bottom is tested! And the WWF falls into a pit of bad finishes!
We reviewed WWF's Summerslam 2001!Read More
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! By Royal Decree of the Dukes of the Deep-Midwest! All shall be invited to the Golden Age Backlash Ball! Royal's and Commoners, Knights and Squires, ALL ARE WELCOME! Witness Her Majesty, the Duchess of Queensbury, as she presides over a fantastic bout of athleticism between his Lordship William Regal and the Ayatollah of Rock'n'Rolla Y-2-J! A 6-man Battle as the Princes of Dudleyville take on the peasant-mercenary faction known as the X-factor! And a feral, animalistic, match with Hardcore Title ramifications as the intelligent and crafty Raven takes on the Impregnable Beast known as Rhyno!
Listen as we discuss all of this and more in our review of WWF's Backlash 2001!Read More
Welcome One! Welcome ALL! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, listen as WWE stretches as much as they can to fill a PPV time limit! we discuss inter-gender wrestling! we bitch about Matt Stryker a whole bunch! A smackdown GM changes the Raw title match on the show! And the announcers spend an entire match shit-talking Daniel Bryan when he was yet to even appear on television!
We reviewed WWE's Elimination Chamber 2010!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
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls, etc... Step Right Up! For another edition of the Golden Age of Grappling! This week! What happens when Scott Steiner fails to live up to possibly unfair expectations? See Josh Matthews and Michael Cole dressed like they are trying out for the backstreet boys! Can a Handicap match be good?
Find out the answers as we review WWE's No Way Out from 2003!Read More
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys, Girls, Stormcloaks and Imperials! All are welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week we discuss a show that seems more like an apology for ECW December to Dismember than it does a SmackDown pay per view. Teddy Long adds stipulations and events like we're at a SD house show, including a Naughty or Nice Diva's Lingerie Contest! A spur of the moment 4 way tag team championship ladder match! AND an appearance from Raw World Champion John Cena!
We Reviewed WWE's Armageddon 2006!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls of all ages! Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week witness the original Eugene, E-Vad Sullivan continue the wrestling trope of winning a woman for a night through a competition! Witness the technical mastery of Hacksaw Jim Duggan as he attempts to wrestle the blow-up-doll-filled-with-sand Sgt Craig Pittman! And discover the sad tale of Aldi-Brand Ultimate Warrior THE RENEGADE as he wins the TV Championship from Arn Anderson. Yeah, it ain't good!
We reviewed WCW's Great American Bash 1995!Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys, girls, inbetweeners! (Thanks kev) Welcome! To the Golden Age of Grappling! This week, we take Grappling to the EXTREME! How extreme, you ask? Well So Extreme as to have a SUBMISSION MATCH! A PIG PEN Match! (for the title of Ms WrestleMania no less...) And who can forget when Gregory Helms became an actual WWE-Robotic Backstage Interviewer!?!?
We reviewed WWE's Extreme Rules 2009!
Welcome One, Welcome All! to the Golden Age of Grappling! This week Lay witness to the night Triple H went META! its #HHHOverload with 3 WWE Title matches in one evening! Triple Triple H! See when WWE tried to make the GoDaddy girl their new Trish! And hear why the Great Khali only prays to THE MOST EVIL of Hindu Gods! Its Raw in PPV Format!
We reviewed WWE's No Mercy 2007!Read More
Welcome One, Welcome All! to the Golden Age of Grappling! Tonight Witness the show that unfortunately the WWE doesn't want you to remember or think about. I say unfortunately, because there are two damn fantastic matches on it. But this wouldn't be wrestling without the Bad... And there is a decent helping of that as well. See the early days of Eugene! Watch when crowds had completely NO F*CKS to give about Women's wrestling matches! The Coach in an actual match! And of course, when the WWE couldn't help but add no-build HEAT matches to the card!
We reviewed WWE's Backlash 2004!Read More
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...
We reviewed WCW's Slamboree 1997!
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys, Girls, and all the folks who don't fall into those other categories, WELCOME to yet another episode of The Golden Age of Grappling! Tonight witness the disaster that was Michael Cole: Heel Announcer. Listen as we tell tale of the half-rapping halfling Hornswaggle! And of course, the gift/curse that was The Rock "hosting" a wrestlemania.
We Reviewed WWE's WrestleMania 27!
*Tonight's show is a listener requested review! If you would like to request a show to be reviewed its super easy! Simply send us a tweet to @GrappleCast!Read More