#131 – The Saga of the Family of Dusty Rhodes, Ron Bass, and the Mulligans

This week the Old School Wrestling Podcast sit down for some good, old fashion story telling from some all time greats like Dusty Rhodes, Ron Bass, J.J. Dillion, Barry Windham, and the soothing voice of Mr. Gordon Solie in a classic tale of betrayal by an old friend. J.J. takes us down to the Headlock 2 ranch and all of Texas to get the real scoop on these old friends and to reveal the truth about Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan. We also get a visit from Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson for special Q&A in the second half. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting flairchop.com where you can find links to all of our great products. We now offer all of our box sets and bonus episodes from all three seasons on our premium digital download site. We’ll see you…..at the matches!

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  1. Earthdog says:

    Listening to this podcast I kept on wondering what Dusty Rhodes and Ron Bass majored in at college?

    Of course this lead me to wonder what it would be like to be in a class with Dusty Rhodes. I want to know what it would like to be in Art History or Political Science with Dusty as a classmate.

  2. ohheylook says:

    This episode had me rolling. Sounds like one the best/funniest storylines and deliveries ever. I’ve had a recent fascination with the “cowboys” of the 70s/80s – all those hosses. Anyway, I found the Saga series on YouTube and watched the first one AND NOW THEY HAVE SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED. Gutted. Hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.

  3. Bryan Pflanz says:

    Great episode! CWF was definitely Tits McGee, with a capital T! However, once again, you failed to give Buddy Colt the props he deserves. I discovered CWF, and the great Gordon Solie, when I was about 12, in the mid 70’s. I was a huge WWWF guy, so this was some mind numbing stuff! It was on at 2AM on a UHF station on Saturday nights. Couldn’t wait to see it each week. The biggest heal at the time was Buddy Colt. It seemed like he constantly held the Florida or Southern States title. He was always in a feud with the Graham’s, the Brisco’s, or a young face Kevin Sullivan. I was young, so I hated the heels, and he was the worst! His matches with Eddie Graham were wars, with both of them wearing the crimson mask, like Dire putting up the ceiling fan! He was great on the mike too, always going at it with Solie. I hated him! Sadly, his career was cut short due to a plane crash, which also killed Bobby Shane (another great heel – check out the few matches of his on You Tube). After that, he became the lisping nincompoop who you guys bust on, not, as he should be remembered, as one of the most hated heels in the days of the territories.
    Once again, great job boys! Outstanding episode! Didn’t know whether to shit or wind my watch, as I listened to it drinking my Sonic on Rt 44 diet peach tea, with Moolah and Hershey The Wonder Dog, waiting for my Bark Box to show up, taking my Alpha Brain, and paying those gimmicks known as bills!! Catch you down the road!!

  4. The British Bullfrog says:

    Has anyone heard Battle Kat, Gobbledy Gooker or Saba Simba podcasts? They are all good friends with DDP and play a game called Giraffe Kings. No idea what that’s all about. That’s podcast O.N.E.com

  5. The Masked Superpimp says:

    Another GREAT show on many levels. Dusty Rhodes, Ron Bass, the Mulligans and Florida Wrestling, what more could you ask for. The prequel to the “Dirty Yellow Dog”, excellent storyline. I always loved when a wrestler lost a “Loser-Leave-Town” match or was humiliated makes the comeback as a masked wrestler. The Midnight Rider a.k.a Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy Valiant a.k.a Charlie Brown, Mr. America a.k.a Hulk Hogan and Dirty Yellow Dog a.k.a Barry Windham were a few of my favorites. Here’s an idea fellas, a top 5ive masked wrestler or best wrestlers from “parts unknown” poll. Keep up the GREAT work…