#125 – I Like to Hurt People

On the 125th episode and season finale of the podcast, Dre and Black Cat return to the movies to review a video store gem: I Like to Hurt People. This classic is a movie with a complicated and a long road to Laser-Disc production before showing up on your local video store shelves in the late 80s. The Old School Wrestling Podcast will be broadcasting live from The Squared Circle on June 12 in Chicago with Box Brown. Stop by and join in on the fun! Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting flairchop.com to purchase our book “The OSWP 500,” the collected volumes of the first 75 episodes, an OSWP t-shirt, or one of our beautiful posters.

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  1. I hope season finale doesn’t mean 3 months until new episodes!!! That would make me a sad panda.

    I just sent a note on Twitter, but my goal is to find more awesome articles to be read on the podcast. I have a ton of old wrestling magazines that I haven’t done anything with yet. So it’s a good excuse to thumb through them.

    It will be hard to top Crusher Blackwell, Liz Hunter, or Harley Race, but I’ll do my best. Good chance to try out my printer/copier/scanner that I haven’t hooked up yet!

    So long for now!

  2. LasVegasLeglock says:

    Finally, my years of whining and pleading for this OSWP review have paid off!! Thanks guys!!

  3. Dan Rackley says:

    Hey Guys,
    Listened to a little bit of the show and I had to stop temporarily to give you the little bit of inside info on the Farhat family, specifically Captain Ed George, being as how I worked a few shows for him during my brief foray into managing.

    I worked three or four shows for Captain Ed George, who some in the Midwest might know as having run the AWWL; which for about five years or so ran the same thirteen weeks of television on a perpetual loop on local MyNetwork affiliates at generally around two in the morning.

    Anyway, I didn’t begin to think that anything was out of the ordinary with Ed until the second show I worked for him. It was booked as a Halloween show, complete with costume contest and prizes for the winners. Being the guy that lived closest to where the venue was being held(a hockey arena near the outlet mall in Birch Run, Michigan) I was tapped to go out and purchase in advance some McDonald’s gift cards for first, second and third prize. Well, so few people showed up to this event in what was a two or three thousand seat hockey arena he only gave away two of the tickets. I have to admit, the sight of walking through the curtain to three or four rows of chairs and a completely empty bleacher is something that will keep me laughing until the day I die.

    At the end of the show, Ed comes around to paying all of us and part of my payoff was actually one of the unused McDonald’s gift cards! Another show is scheduled for December.

    This show of course gets cancelled because the building management looked at the arrangement Ed had to rent the facility. He was working on an agreement to give them a percentage of the gate as compensation for renting the building. When the higher ups at the venue found out the piss poor attendance, they promptly cancelled the contract and Ed actually called me to tell me the show was cancelled.

    See, the reason for all of this is that since I was a local guy, I acted in somewhat of a gopher capacity for promotional shit that had to be done locally. Part of this included getting local sponsorships. Upon hearing that he was going to have to cancel the show, I don’t know of any actual businesses that got reimbursed for the show getting shitcanned two days before. For the record, the only local business that decided to buy in on the wrestling; a Tae Kwon Do studio situated in between a gas station and an Italian restaurant.

    I worked one last show for Ed about six months later that actually caused me to throw my hands up and say that this wrestling shit wasn’t for me. He rents out a National Guard Armory that was actually not too far from the mansion you guys talked about a number of episodes ago. The draw was about forty people, in the promoter’s hometown, all the pictures at the gimmick tables had coffee ring stains on them and I maybe got paid fifteen dollars for working two matches. Which Ed handed to me while I was on the ground selling after taking a bump on the floor too hard with the fans still in attendance.

    One last note about this carny bastard. After the show, he offers me and the ring announcer to go eat with him. I say sure, and he leads to this McDonald’s off of the interstate. So, my last official act during my short time in the wrestling business was watching one of the stars of I Like To Hurt People chow down two Big Macs while telling us his doctor said he probably shouldn’t.

    Thanks for giving me the room to tell this story about one of the most underutilized talents in the history of the wrestling business, Captain Ed “Sorry, there was a parade in town today so I won’t be able to pay you guys as much because the house is now shitty as a result” George.

  4. I haven’t found any laserdiscs of “I Like to Hurt People”.
    However, I *have* found it on Amazon in a 3-movie DVD along with “Grunt: The Wrestling Movie” and “Hell Comes to Frogtown”.

    Check it out for yourself

  5. Boomer says:


    Congrats on 125! Also I loved the effeminate Double J history lessons, next time I see you at an eatery I’ll pick up the check…then immediately pull the C-Bass gag on you.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. Ole Anderson's Personality says:

    I interned in South Bend, Indiana two different summers and had to visit Benton Harbor, Michigan from time to time. Never in a million years did I think it would play a part in the OSWP.

    A Benton Harbor, Michigan fun fact and kayfabe killer for you…..James Harris, better known as Kamala, moved to Benton Harbor with his family in his early twenties. It was there that he began training to be a pro wrestler. Part of me still wishes he was trained in the dead of night somewhere in tribal east Africa but I am afraid that isn’t the case.

    If I run into you guys again at a restaurant, I will pay but water only and no appetizers.

  7. If you’re not going to do the Quick 1-2-3, it needs to be replaced by Jeff Jarrett history lessons.