Episode Guide

We’ve talked about a lot of pro wrestling over the last 200+ episodes of the Old School Wrestling Podcast. We keep at least the last 25 episodes freely available on the website. Older episodes are available as seasons by purchasing the digital collected version. Individual episodes are also available for download.

Archived episodes available for sale at gumroad.com/oswp


#1 – Clash of the Champions 1 (NWA)

#2 – Survivor Series 1987 (WWF)

#3 – ECW Barely Legal (ECW)

#4 – Bash at the Beach ’96 (WCW)

#5 – Capital Combat ’90 (WCW)

#6 – WrestleMania XV (WWF)

#7 – Ultimate Warrior vs Andre the Giant 11/25/89 (WWF)

#8 – Starrcade 2000 (WCW)

#9 – WrestleMania VI (WWF)

#10 – Great American Bash 1986 (NWA)

#11 – Bret Hart vs Randy Savage 11/28/87 (WWF)

#12 – Survivor Series 1995 (WWF)

#13 – Sabu vs Disco Inferno 10/30/95 (WCW)

#14 – WCW New Japan Super Show 1991 (WCW)

#15 – No Holds Barred SUPERCAST (WWF)

#16 – Mike Awesome vs New Jack 10-22-1999 (ECW)

#17 – WCW Nitro Spring Break 1997 (WCW)

#18 – Bam Bam vs LT WrestleMania 11 (WWF)

#19 – SummerSlam 1992 (WWF)

#20 – Abdullah the Butcher vs Dusty Rhodes 1983 (Japan)

#21 – Sting vs Cactus Jack Beach Blast 92 (WCW)

#22 – Showdown at Shea 1980 (WWWF)

#23 – Born to be Wired 1997 / Sabu vs Terry Funk (ECW)

#24 – Brian Pillman vs Jushin Thunder Liger 1995, Rick Steiner vs Norman the Lunatic 1989 (NWA/WCW)

#25 – Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat 1989 Trilogy Review (NWA)

#26 – Sid Vicious vs El Gigante SuperBrawl 91 (NWA)

#27 – Golddust vs Rowdy Piper WrestleMania 12 (WWF)

#28 – Royal Rumble 2000 (WWF)

#29 – Starrcade 1987 (NWA)

#30 – NICK BOCKWINKEL VS HULK HOGAN – AWA SUPER SUNDAY 1983 (AWA)

#31 – ICP AND VAMPIRO VS LEROUX, SMILEY, AND PRINCE IAUKEA – WCW NITRO 1999 (WCW)

#32 – WWF Prime Time Wrestling Christmas 1986 (WWF)

#33 – Terry Gordy v Jim Duggan UWF 1986 (UWF)

#34 – SuperBrawl III (WCW)

#35 – Mongo & Greene v Flair & Anderson SuperBowl Shuffle (WCW)

#36 – Mulkeymania and the Lee Marshall Road Report (WCW)

#37 – Dreamer v Lee ECW High Incident (ECW)

#38 – WWF The Main Event Feb 5, 1988 (WWF)

#39 – WrestleMania IV (WWF)

#40 – SKYSCRAPERS VS AGENT STEEL AND RANDY HARRIS, MARK CALLOUS VS LEX LUGER (NWA)

#41 – FUNK V ONITA NO ROPE EXPLODING BARBED WIRE TIME BOMB DEATH MATCH MAY 5, 1993 (Japan)

#42 – THE TOWER OF DOOOOM! JULY 10, 1988 (NWA)

#43 – QUINCE DE MAYO CELEBRACION – SANTANA V HENNIG – DE ABRIL 1990 (WWF)

#44 – Macho Man Randy Savage (WWF)

#45 – KING OF THE RING 1996 (WWF)

#46 – UWF FANTASTICS & TERRY TAYLOR VS SHEEPHERDERS & JACK VICTORY MAY 25, 1986 (UWF)

#47 – SGT SLAUGHTER V IRON SHEIK BOOT CAMP MATCH JUNE 16, 1984 (WWF)

#48 – ECW HEATWAVE 1998 (ECW)

#49 – MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, DECEMBER 26, 1988 (NWA)

#50 – THE END OF THE MONDAY NIGHT WARS, MARCH 26, 2001 (WCW/WWF)

#51 – IN DEFENSE OF DEMOLITION, DEMOLITION V BRAIN BUSTERS, JULY 29, 1989 (WWF)

#52 – EDDIE GILBERT V JERRY LAWLER, MARCH 28, 1988, FIREBALL MATCH! (Memphis)

#53 – STARRCADE 1990 (NWA)

#54 – L. KID V RAZOR RAMON, MONDAY NIGHT RAW, MAY 17, 1993 (WWF)

#55 – Abdullah the Butcher v Axl Rotten, May 28, 2000 (XPW)

#56 – Can-Am Connection v Islanders, April 1987 (WWF)

#57 – Starrcade 86 (NWA) 

#58 – Pitbulls v Raven & Steve Richards, September 16, 1996

#59 – Flair Chop Christmas 2011

#60 – Hulk Hogan v Paul Orndorff Big Blue Cage, December 14, 1986

#61 – Royal Rumble 1992

#62 – Bull Nakano v Aja Kong, WrestleMarinpiad II, November 14, 1990

#63 – War Games, Team WCW v Team NWO, September 16, 1996

#64 – Jimmy Snuka v Don Muraco, Madison Square Garden, October 17, 1983

#65 – WrestleMania X8

#66 – Rick Rude v Tommy Rich, July 16, 1984

#67 – Ricky Steamboat v Steve Austin, August 24, 1994

#68 – Hardcore Hak (with Chastity) v Bam Bam Bigelow (with salad bowl), April 11, 1999

#69 – New Breed v The Armstrongs, May 4, 1987

#70 – Tajiri v Super Crazy v Little Guido, March 3, 2000

#71 – Clash of the Champions 7 – Guts and Glory, June 14, 1989

#72 – The 100th Episode of Nitro, August 4, 1997

#73 – The Yokozuna Body Slam Challenge, July 4, 1993

#74 – Andre the Giant v Stan Hansen, September 23, 1981

#75 – Beyond the Mat

#76 – Bruiser Brody v Lex Luger, January 1987

#77 – Great American Bash 1989

#78 – Saturday Night’s Main Event, November 29, 1986

#79 – Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks, ?? ??, ????

#80 – Undertaker v Shawn Michaels, Hell in a Cell, October 5, 1997

#81 – Halloween Havoc 1997

#82 – Showdown at the Corral, December 15, 1995

#83 – Starrcade 1985

#84 – Randy Savage v Bruno Sammartino, January 3, 1987

#85 – OSWP Holiday Spectacular Tag Team Double Feature

#86 – Lightning Kid v Jerry Lynn, July 13, 1991

#87 – Royal Rumble 1999

#88 – D-Von Dudley & Mass Transit v The Gangstas, 11/23/96

#89 – Road Warriors v Powers of Pain Benchpress Contest, 1/30/88

#90 – Fabulous Moolah v Joyce Grable, 7/31/79

#91 – Hart v Undertaker v Austin v Vader, In Your House 13: Final Four, 2/16/97

#92 – WrestleMania 13

#93 – I’m From Hollywood – A Tribute to Andy Kaufman

#94 – Booker T v Jeff Jarrett, 10/2/00

#95 – ECW TV September 1995

#96 – Jake Roberts & Ultimate Warrior v Ted DiBiase & Akeem, 3/6/90

#97 – Terry Funk v Jerry Lawler, Empty Arena Match, Spring 1981

#98 – Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher v The Texas Outlaws, 3/9/73

#99 – Great American Bash 1987

#100 – Montreal

#101 – JOHN CENA V BROCK LESNAR, APRIL 27, 2003

#102 – JUNKYARD DOG AND MR. OLYMPIA VS. TED DIBIASE AND MATT BORNE, OCTOBER 28, 1982

#103 – SUMMERSLAM 1988

#104 – THE BALLAD OF TOMMY RICH’S MOTHER, NOVEMBER 8, 1980

#105 – SUPERBRAWL 2

#106 – HIGH FLYERS VS THE EAST WEST CONNECTION, MARCH 22, 1981

#107 – THE SQUARED CIRCLE OF HORRORS – DUSTY! CURSES! GROCERY STORE DEATH MATCH!

#108 – NWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, NOVEMBER 26, 1988, “DUSTY’S EYE”

#109 – STARRCADE 88

#110 – SHAWN MICHAELS V MARTY JANNETTY, THE BARBER SHOP WINDOW INCIDENT

#111 – SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV, APRIL 10, 1993

#112 – THE OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2013

#113 – HULK HOGAN V STAN HANSEN, TOKYO DOME, APRIL 13, 1990

#114 – ROYAL RUMBLE 1989

#115 – THE DESTROYER VS VICTOR THE BEAR, LOS ANGELES, CA, 1965

#116 – TULLY BLANCHARD V RON GARVIN, MAY 3, 1986

#117 – THE TALE OF THE COAL MINER’S GLOVE

#118 – SHANE DOUGLAS VS BAM BAM BIGELOW, OCTOBER 16, 1997

#119 – WRESTLEMANIA XX

#120 – LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS – WAR TO SETTLE THE SCORE, FEBRUARY 18, 1985

#121 – ULTIMATE WARRIOR

#122 – THE ARMY OF DARKNESS

#123 – YOKOZUNA VS EARTHQUAKE, SUMO MATCH, MAY 16, 1994

#124 – THE MOONDOGS VS LAWLER AND JARRETT, KENNETT CONCESSION STAND BRAWL, JANUARY 1992

#125 – I LIKE TO HURT PEOPLE

#126 – LIVE AT THE SQUARED CIRCLE RESTAURANT WITH BOX BROWN!

#127 – CACTUS JACK AND CHAINSAW CHARLIE V NEW AGE OUTLAWS, MARCH 29, 1998

#128 – GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1985

#129 – BAYWATCH S6E15 AND BASH AT THE BEACH 1995

#130 – SUMMERSLAM 1998

#131 – THE SAGA OF THE FAMILY OF DUSTY RHODES, RON BASS, AND THE MULLIGANS

#132 – DARK JOURNEY VS MISSY HYATT, UWF TV, JANUARY 17, 1987

#133 – BLACK SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1984

#134 – MEMPHIS WRESTLING TV, MARCH 10, 1984

#135 – THE BRIDE OF THE THREE RINGS OF HORROR

#136 – SHOTGUN SATURDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 11, 1997

#137 – STARRCADE 1984

#138 – GLACIER V THE GAMBLER, SEPTEMBER 7, 1996

#139 – THE OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2014

#140 – PRIME TIME WRESTLING, DECEMBER 31ST, 1987

#141 – ADRIAN STREET V RANDY SAVAGE, JANUARY 28, 1985

#142 – BIG VAN VADER V CACTUS JACK, TEXAS DEATH MATCH, OCTOBER 24, 1993

#143 – WWWF MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, MARCH 26, 1979

#144 – RICK RUDE VS JAKE ROBERTS, OCTOBER 29TH, 1988, SATURDAY NIGHT’S MAIN EVENT

#145 – ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA 9

#146 – WRESTLEMANIA 9

#147 – WCW PRO WRESTLING CHICAGO, JANUARY 12, 1991

#148 – RODMAN AND HOGAN V DDP AND MALONE, BASH AT THE BEACH 98, JULY 12, 1998

#149 – STING V MIKE ROTUNDA, APRIL 1, 1989 AND LIVE FROM C2E2

#150 – 1987 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

#151 – WCW MONDAY NITRO, JULY 29, 1996

#152 – DUSTY RHODES

#153 – FANTASTICS V MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, APRIL 26, 1988

#154 – ROAD WARRIORS

#155 – WWF IN YOUR HOUSE 16: CANADIAN STAMPEDE, USA VS CANADA, JULY 6, 1997

#156 – BUDDY ROBERTS V ICEMAN PARSONS, HAIR MATCH, JUNE 17, 1983

#157 – GREAT AMERICAN BASH, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, JULY 11, 1987

#158 – THE SUMMERSLAM 1994

#159 – ARCHIE GOULDIE VS BAD NEWS ALLEN, STAMPEDE WRESTLING, DECEMBER 1983

#160 – ANARCHY RULZ 1999

#161 – THE CURSE OF THE THREE RINGS OF HORROR

#162 – BIG VAN VADER VS STAN HANSEN, OCTOBER 2, 1990

#163 – BROOKLYN BRAWLER V RED ROOSTER, THE SEARCH FOR EDDIE GRAHAM’S BOAT (PART 2)

#164 – STARRCADE 1983

#165 – PRO WRESTLING THIS WEEK, NOVEMBER 29, 1986

#166 – GREG VALENTINE VS TITO SANTANA, JULY 6, 1985

#167 – THE OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2015

#168 – ROCK VS MANKIND, EMPTY ARENA MATCH, JANUARY 31, 1999

#169 – ROYAL RUMBLE 1991

#170 – WRESTLEWAR 92 – WAR GAMES

#171 – WWF TUESDAY NIGHT TITANS, MAY 29, 1984

#172 – WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW, FEBRUARY 7, 2000

#173 – WRESTLEMANIA 7

#174 – MIKEY WHIPWRECK VS SANDMAN, ECW TV, OCTOBER 31, 1995

#175 – 1987 SLAMMY AWARDS


ARCHIVED EPISODES AVAILABLE on the 7TH SEASON BOX SET IN MID-2018

#176 – CHYNA VS JEFF JARRETT, NO MERCY 1999

#177 – OUTSIDERS VS LUGER AND STING, WCW HOG WILD 1996

#178 – BARRY WINDHAM VS BIG BUBBA ROGERS, JULY 18, 1987

#179 – TERRY FUNK V THE SHEIK, FMW, MAY 5, 1994

#180 – SGT SLAUGHTER V RUSSIAN ASSASSIN, SUMMER 1988, THE COUNTY FAIR

#181 – OH SCREW IT, THE MATT HARDY V JEFF HARDY FINAL DELETION MATCH

#182 – AUSTIN IDOL V EDDIE GILBERT, OCTOBER 8, 1990

#183 – RANDY SAVAGE VS LA PARKA, JULY 7, 1997

#184 – JOHN CENA V ROB VAN DAM, ECW ONE NIGHT STAND, JUNE 10, 2006

#185 – THE PN NEWS RAP BATTLE

#186 – THE LAST BATTLE OF ATLANTA

#187 – UWF TV, MAY 2, 1987

#188 – CORPORAL KIRCHNER V NIKOLAI VOLKOFF, JANUARY 4, 1986

#189 – HALLOWEEN HAVOC 1989


CURRENT 25 FREE EPISODES

#190 – ANDRE THE GIANT V BLACKJACK MULLIGAN, JUNE 5, 1982

#191 – STARRCADE 1989

#192 – JACK BRISCO VS BLACK JACK SLADE, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, 1973

#193 – OSWP SECRET OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY 2016

#194 – STEVE AUSTIN V VINCE MCMAHON, FEBRUARY 14, 1999

#195 – PRO WRESTLING USA, OCTOBER 6, 1984

#196 – THE SEARCH FOR EDDIE GRAHAM’S BOAT, PART 3 – THE CONCLUSION

#197 – HULK HOGAN V WARRIOR, HALLOWEEN HAVOC 1998

#198 – JAMES BOYS V MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, MAY 1986

#199 – WRESTLEMANIA 2

#200 – CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS I

#201 – MIKE AWESOME V TAZ, APRIL 13, 2000

#202 – MACHO MAN AND MISS ELIZABETH

#203 – MACHO MAN AND JAKE ROBERTS

#204 – BILL WATTS AND THE RUSSIAN FLAG

#205 – SAMOA JOE V KENTA KOBASHI, OCTOBER 1, 2005

#206 – WRESTLEMANIA XV RAGE PARTY

#207 – NWA SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22, 1987

#208 – STEVEN REGAL V BOBBY EATON, NOVEMBER 2, 1996

#209 – CACTUS JACK V SANDMAN, JUNE 27, 1995

#210 – TENNESSEE STREET FIGHT, MEMPHIS, JUNE 25, 1984

#211 – FRITZ VON ERICH VS KING KONG BUNDY, JUNE 4, 1982

#212 – MANKIND V UNDERTAKER, OCTOBER 20, 1996

#213 – OSWP THANKSGIVING 2017 – FINAL CONFLICT, MARCH 12, 1983

#214 – OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2017!

#215 – LITTLE MR. T & COWBOY LANG V LORD LITTLEBROOK & LITTLE TOKYO, APRIL 20, 1986

 

94 Comments

  1. Steven D says:

    I would like to hear any SummerSlam or the 1998 Survivor Series.

  2. Matthew says:

    I’m a huge japanese wrestling fan. I just listened to your episode about Bull Nakano vs Aja Kong. It was fun hearing you guys get excited about Joshi. I have a suggestion for a match you guys can review. It’s my favorite match of all time, Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki vs Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima from NOAH 5/11/2005.

  3. Dwyertime says:

    SuperBrawl II

  4. Brent says:

    I started to listen to the stone cold pod casts and found them to very entertaining though I am not a huge Stone Cold Fan.
    Since I liked them, I searched to see if other wrestlers had them and found your site.
    I pretty much stopped watching wrestling when WCW went under. I started to watch wrestling in 1992 when I was 10. I really got into the history and enjoyed going to the video store to rent older tapes. I now find the product of the WWF not to be that good any more and the wrestlers are just not that entertaining. Everyone seems to be the same.
    I sometimes watch some pay per views and find to get disappointed every time.
    Anyway, I really have enjoyed listening to your pod casts. Love the 100th episode. Always loved Bret Hart. His book is great like you guys stated and loved the time line between the books and the documentaries you had prepared for the show.

    I work down town Pittsburgh and thought that was cool that you guys are from “The Burgh”
    Did you get the Pile driver record at Jerry’s records in Squirrel Hill. I have an unopen copy of the wrestling album on cassette, but it is on the actual album flat, but the tape is in the corner. weird.

    I was at the monday night raw where Bret stated that Pittsburgh was a toilet bowl. He lost to the Patriot because of Shawn.

    Sorry for the rambling, I am going to order your CD’s.

    Thank you

  5. Dre says:

    Hi Bret,
    I just saw your post. I actually purchased the same cassette inside the album sized box. I got my copy at Eide’s Records and Comics. The original shop before they moved to the location in the strip district. Eide’s is my favorite place from my youth. I miss it dearly.
    I moved to Chicago when I turned 13. I am and will forever be a Steeler fan.

  6. Scott says:

    Summerslam 97. WWF tried doing a million dollar giveaway and it ate up almost 10 minutes and it didn’t seem like they knew what they were doing. Also in this segment we some great side boob action on Sunny.

  7. Scott says:

    Quick dumb question, but I bought season one and how do I transfer the files to my itunes so I can put them on my ipod? Any help would be great.

  8. Nachtfalter says:

    Hey guys, I just stumbled across the podcast and am enjoying it quite a bit. I really like that you have a generally positive attitude and don’t subscribe to the idiotic notion that you have to trash everything and everyone in order to be entertaining.
    Also, just a heads up, the link to Episode 83 (Starrcade 85) isn’t working – at least for me.

  9. RepoMantaur says:

    You guys gotta do an episode of Shotgun Saturday Night.

  10. Cereal Killer says:

    Just started listening to your podcast and I’m enjoying it immensely…I was wondering if you guys could do a show on the AWA SuperClash from 1985. There was not only AWA guys, but WCCW and NWA matches. Looks like a show right up your alley. Keep up the great work.

  11. Prometheus says:

    If you’re looking for suggestions, I’d love some not-quite-as-old school WCW like, say, Slamboree 1998 – it has loads of bizarre stuff (like Eric Bischoff “beating” Vince McMahon), absolutely awesome stuff (Chris Jericho introducing the participants to the Cruiserweight Battle Royal), a bit of good wrestling (Finlay vs. he-who-shall-not-be-named as well as Eddie vs. Ultimo Dragon), a match that mixes bizarre, awesome and, to a degree, decent wrestling (Raven vs. DDP), a long-time dream match of mine (Bret Hart vs. Randy Savage) and so much more, including the main event I haven’t even mentioned…

    I’m currently watching through 1998 Nitros and PPVs and while I’m not quite there yet, I’m already looking forward to Slamboree because it’s such a fascinating mix of things that made WCW what it was at the time, like the never-ending battle of WCW vs. NWO (vs. NWO), good international wrestlers and cruiserweights, strange booking decisions, the rise of Goldberg and so on and so on.

  12. Tough as Nails says:

    Ok…I’ve seen and heard the AWA mentioned a few times…but nobody has ever brought up the Wrestle Rock Rumble. Black Cat, Dre…I challenge you to watch this video and NOT want to review both the video and the event.

    Greatest 80’s promo ever. That’s right…EVER.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdnB7OLHNwM

  13. Ryan says:

    The Great Muta vs Jushin Liger 10/20/96

  14. Dynamite's illegitimate Kid says:

    In honor of the Royal Rumble coming up soon, you guys should check out these 2 awesome Legends battle royals from the 80’s that I discovered on youtube. The first is the “old timers game” version that includes the likes of way past their prime: Lou Thesz, Nick Bockwinkle, Pedro Morales, Chief Jay Strongbow, Killer Kowalski, and Bobo Brazil (just to name a few!). Its under “WWF House Show East Rutherford, NJ Legends Battle Royal 11/16/87”. The second (Battle Royal MSG July 12th, 1986) features contemporary WWF stars from the 80’s like Beefcake, Studd, Bundy, Tony Atlas, JYD, British Bulldogs and Valentine. Also commentary from Lord Alfred and Gorilla make it quite enjoyable.

    Or the Vader/Hansen “Eye” match would be cool as well

  15. IanEvs79 says:

    Slowely getting through the box sets now, but I’ve nearly got to the most recent podcats. Really like hearing all about the old school wrestling, as being from the UK. I was only aware of early WWF (from watching VHS’s) and WCW, which had a brief stint on free to air tv here back in the early 90s. WWF has always been the biggest promotion in the UK, so finding out about the territories and which wrestlers came from where, is really interesting. I’m a pretty lapsed fan, but have had a rekindling of old wrestling through shows like this. Keep it up guys. Love it 🙂

    All the way from rainy Wales, UK

  16. left handed cigarette says:

    I found a gem while going through some old vhs tapes.Its from Bill Watts Mid South from the mid 80s. The whole thing takes place over one hour of television and its remarkable.The hated Ted Dibiase is set to take on visiting NWA champ Ric Flair but Dick Murdoch interferes and Dibiase gets a gushing head wound and can’t wrestle Flair.Over the rest of the show it becomes a debate about who can take Dibiases place in the match.Dibiase refuses to lose this rare shot at the champ and wrestles Flair with the injury and in a weakened state.Flair wins but Dibiase goes from hated heel to cheered babyface over the course of one show. The injury part of the angle is amazing because Dibiase bleeds about as bad as I’ve seen.How they banked on that being as bad as it looked and pulling it off is beyond me.Look it up on YouTube you guys will love it.

  17. IanEvs79 says:

    I’ve just been down a youtube wormhole and came across the below post match skirmish between Gorilla Monsoon and Muhammad Ali. It’s not something I’d seen before, but highly enjoyable. I’m guessing Ali was a fan of wrestling and didn’t want to make anyone look bad, so was happy to lose face to Monsoon. It also has a very young Vince Mcmahon as commentator.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX3kucj_b_8

  18. Bobby's Brainscan says:

    This British game show jumped to my mind recently. I remember watching it on it’s original broadcast (It’s dated badly!). I wonder how many could you get? 😉

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OplFi-AytI4

  19. Bobby's Brainscan says:

    Sad news abour Roddy Piper 🙁 How about his match versus Greg Valentine from Starcade 83 as a tribute?

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