We are pleased to announce the THIRD SEASON OSWP box set that is now available at flairchop.com for $9.99 featuring two new unreleased bonus episodes – Clash of the Champions 9 with the Flair/Funk “I Quit” match and the 1988 Royal Rumble. We are even more pleased to announce you can now purchase all of […]
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Dre and the Black Cat will be broadcasting live (to tape) in Champion’s Square Park at 2 PM the afternoon before WrestleMania. More details to come! Follow Black Cat on Twitter @flairchops for up-to-the-minute details!
We are thrilled to announce the release of our new book THE OSWP 500. This is a project we have been working on feverishly for the last six months. Awhile back we started throwing around an idea – what if we made a giant list of the people we’ve discussed on the Old School Wrestling […]
Our dear friend Dead Reckoning, with help from Milldog311, Bad News Boucher, and Indian Deathlock recently sent us an amazing and touching thirty minute retrospective of the first 100 episodes. Thanks guys! Enjoy! And we are thrilled to announce the release of the Old School Wrestling Podcast: Season 2 box set! This box set features […]
We are thrilled to announce the release of the Old School Wrestling Podcast: Season 2 box set! This box set features OSWP episodes 51-75, the amazing art of Dean Stahl, and two brand new episodes that will never be posted on the website with over four hours of new content. On our first bonus episodes […]
We are currently beta-testing an OSWP Message Board. Sign up today! It can be found here: http://flairchop.com/board You can also just click on the “Forums” link at the top. I am approving sign-ups so it might take me a bit to approve your registration.
GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE. You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual Crockett Family OSWP Thanksgiving Dinner. Last year you might remember we had a delicious meal at the Crockett household with some amazing dishes by the likes of Dusty Rhodes, Wahoo McDaniel, and a vegan dish by Baby Doll that no one ate (sorry Atomic […]
Dear listeners (and non-listeners!) of the Old School Wrestling Podcast, Dre and myself are thrilled to announce the debut of the first Old School Wrestling Podcast t-shirt, designed by the amazing Box Brown who’s been featured in such rags as Mad Magazine and wired.com and helps run Retrofit Comics at retrofitcomics.com.
My Wrestling Observer 2010 Awards Ballot~!
General thoughts –
You might look at these picks and thing…WTF? I have weird viewing patterns and that is well reflected here. I went a couple months without seeing WWE. I had a couple of months when I was telling myself I was going to make myself like TNA. I went most of the year watching almost every DG Japan Infinity thinking they were the best damn thing in the pro wrestling industry. I’m also totally cynical of modern pro wrestling and constantly think as a whole it all sucks and wish it was 1987 again.
My picks are generally ROH/PWG/Indie heavy, but that’s not out of preference for these promotions. The WWE/TNA products were just that bad this year, with highlights being a handful of the performers in these organizations that were able to shine through despite poorly booked and monotonous products (Jericho and Daniel Bryan). Some of the bigger highlights for me this year was the consistant performance of Chris Hero, a wrestler who at one time was one of my least favorite guys to watch, become the most consistant wrestler whether in a singles match like Richards/Hero at PWG Seven or in any number of the ROH Kings of Wrestling tag matches (Briscoes, WGTT, etc). The Generico/Steen feud was also one of the most memorable feuds for me in the last decade.