#120 – Live in New Orleans – War to Settle the Score, February 18, 1985

This week the Black Cat and Dre are joined by their good friends from the Awesome 80s Podcast for the annual SuperCast between the two except this year they got in a car and rolled on down to New Orleans to broadcast live from Champion’s Square park outside of WrestleMania 30. This year the wrestling nerds and the 80s nostalgia nerds take on the 1985 classic MTV special featuring Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Cindi Lauper, Mr. T, Capt. Lou Albano, and Rowdy Piper.

This episode has been archived in the Season 4 digital box set available for $9.99 at the OSWP Merch Store!


  1. slingshotsuplex says:

    Fun show! Any plans to head to 31?

    The Mid-South guy was a highlight for me, especially the Dick Murdoch workout story.

    It is poetic perhaps that Hulk Hogan, of all wrestlers, is fighting for rock n’ roll. Hulk Hogan was no NCAA Champion, but he was discovered by one, Jack Brisco, while playing bass guitar.

    • Black Cat says:

      Not sure about 31 as it would require flying and that costs a lot of money. I haven’t ruled it out, though. If 32 is in Dallas I could very easily see us driving to that.

  2. NoGimmicksNeeded says:

    Cool show guys! Thanks for providing a little slice of the scene down in New Orleans for those of us that couldn’t make it to Wrestlemania 30. So funny hearing about Greg Valentine’s lonely table and at wrestlecon. Black Cat, are you sure that was a Bray Wyatt fan verbally assaulting you during the live podcast? It wasn’t by any chance Dan Spivey dressed in his all too similar Waylon Mercy gimmic stumbing over drunk from wrestlecon earlier that weekend? Maybe he was mad you for not buying an autographed 8×10 from his glory days featuring his crazy eyes and balding spiked mullet for $20? Maybe he wanted you to let him powerbomb you for $40? You know what I mean? Keep up the great work guys.

    • Black Cat says:

      It really is a little slice and a great time piece for us to have to remember an incredible weekend. Hope Greg Valentine at least made his $200 back for the table and travel expenses. It that was a Waylon Mercy cosplay guy then Waylon stopped by the WWE shop and picked up a Wyatt lantern and hat!

  3. Crapgame13 says:

    I swear these wrestling conventions make me feel dirty. They’re a festival of sadness, with guys trying to seem bigger than they were and fans who either have never met a celebrity and/or are living in a certain nostalgia.

    Some guys are genuinely appreciative of the support, mostly the younger guys who haven’t made it to the show or weren’t brought up with the carny mentality and are about the same age. But the legends are always trying to upsell you. I’ve even heard one “legend” who was “working” tell a fan that with the tough economy this was one of his options to feed his kids to get them to buy another 8×10. I’m fairly certain this person has no kids.

  4. Ole Anderson's Personality says:

    Great show as always guys. I am Boomer’s friend who was randomly sitting next to you at Deanie’s Seafood on the quarter. Small World! I am posting for two reasons. Firstly, because although I have listened for years I have never posted and want to express my gratitude for the work you put into the show. Secondly, Dre bullied to do so and called me a wussy. I will stick to “old school” wrestling in future posts but here are some general thoughts about my WrestleMania 30 experience, some of which you covered in the podcast.

    1. I also had no idea that WrestleMania was essentially drunken Halloween for wrestling fans. Boomer and I saw an impeccable I.R.S. within a large group of themed wrestlers. An awesome Hogan was in his crew as well and then we noticed that Hogan had a tramp stamp. It was the best female Hogan I had ever seen (granted I had never seen one to that point in my life).

    2. We had cheap seats as well. I tried my hardest not to watch the big screen’s but caved during the battle royal.

    3. I am an old school guy and don’t really watch anymore so I was hoping for more backstage segments or legend cameos. I can’t be surprised really. I am sure I am one of few who would rather see Bushwacker Luke lick Butch’s head than a Diva Invitational.

    4. Seeing Hogan makes me feel like an 8 year old again. I swore I wouldn’t mark out but I did. I was lost for a brief moment and thought it was 1990.

    Thanks again for the great content and shows that make traveling time so much easier. Hopefully we will cross paths again, even if it is central Illinois and not the Big Easy.

  5. FollowtheCamel says:

    I must have had some weird recording of this show. I always thought the main event was Wendi Richter losing the women’s belt. The confusion led me into the Internet hole where I discovered that the Andy Warhol appearance was by chance and not planned. Can you believe that insight was all adlibbed?

    It was great to meet you. I still am having nightmares about the Psuedo Wyatt so I hope Black Cat is seeking professional help. I’d like to hear more about the food experiences in New Orleans. The best eats I found over the weekend was a bar that did crawfish in the alley. It was a great spicy blend with sausage, potatoes, garlic, and pineapple.

  6. SMW's biggest Fan says:

    My highlight of the weekend (besides the show) was seeing the Wild Samoans at Axxess. They were so nice. Also, I saw Norman Smiley walking around Axxess. He stopped for a photo with my son. He was a real class act.

    Also, I was very impressed with Sandow and Ryback. They both could stay in character while being nice to the fans. It is rare to see heels that can do that.