#117 – The Tale of the Coal Miner’s Glove

On the newest OSWP we fall into a nasty YouTube wormhole as we explore the history of the Coal Miner’s Glove match. We start by reviewing a match between Jimmy Snuka and Col. DeBeers, followed by a match between Curt Hennig and the Assassin in Portland and then take a look at a late 70s PBS documentary called “Savage” about Dutch Savage, the inventor of the Coal Miner’s Glove match. It’s a wild trip, so fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. We also go over all the details of the first LIVE OSWP on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans before WrestleMania 30. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting flairchop.com to purchase our book “The OSWP 500,” are collected volumes of the first 75 episodes, an OSWP t-shirt, or one of our beautiful posters.

 

 

#116 – Tully Blanchard v Ron Garvin, May 3, 1986

This week we watch a classic old school match between two greats as they battle for the NWA National Heavyweight title on an episode of NWA Worldwide TV. We also go over some amazing feedback from our review of a match involving Victor the Bear. We also visited our PO BOX for the first time since early December and stumbled upon another Christmas present from a listener! Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting flairchop.com to purchase our book “The OSWP 500,” are collected volumes of the first 75 episodes, an OSWP t-shirt, or one of our beautiful posters.

#115 – The Destroyer vs Victor the Bear, Los Angeles, CA, 1965

On this episode of the OSWP we take a look at one of the oldest gimmicks in the wrestling gimmick book: wrestling bears. We review a match between the legend the Destroyer and a Coca-Cola loving Victor the Bear. We also look at some other wrestling bear related material and just have a jolly time talking about the crazy business of pro wrestling. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting flairchop.com to purchase our book “The OSWP 500,” are collected volumes of the first 75 episodes, an OSWP t-shirt, or one of our beautiful posters.

#114 – Royal Rumble 1989

The 1989 Royal Rumble was the second year of this big event and the beginning of the annual pay-per-view tradition. It showcased many of the WWF’s classic characters and big men of the time, as well as a five-star classic woman’s title match, a classic pose down between the Ultimate Warrior and Rick Rude, and much more. We also go over some feedback from the last episode and talk a bit about the new WWE Network. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting flairchop.com to purchase our book “The OSWP 500,” are collected volumes of the first 75 episodes, an OSWP t-shirt, or one of our beautiful posters.

#113 – Hulk Hogan v Stan Hansen, Tokyo Dome, April 13, 1990

This week we dive into the Hulk Hogan in Japan myth and review an incredible match between the Hulkster and Stan Hansen. What happens to the Hulkster when he flies across the ocean and wrestles in the Tokyo Dome? Find out this week on the Old School Wrestling Podcast.We also give Robert a call to discuss the new issue of the Atomic Elbow zine and have an interesting although slightly disturbing “Quick 1-2-3″ as we discuss urban myths in pro wrestling that is not for the faint at heart.