#133 – Black Saturday, July 14, 1984

Dre and the Black Cat celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Old School Wrestling Podcast discussing one of the most surreal moments in pro wrestling history – July 14, 1984 – the night Vince McMahon brought his circus to Atlanta, GA and took over the broadcast airwaves of WTBS. We’re also pleased to announce that the OSWP 500 book is now available for digital download on our Gumroad site. 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! Thanks for the last five years!

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  1. kevin barrett says:

    the single event that changed wrestling forever. no wrestlemania

  2. While I’m with you guys and Robert when you say there’s no one in the history of the business whom you could take in a fair fight, I need to revise that statement to say there’s no one who was in any major promotion on television whom I could take. There are some indy jerks out there whom all three of you would demolish.

  3. Ole Anderson's Personality says:

    Nice to see an important part of this podcast was Ole Anderson’s Personality.

    Ole Anderson’s Personality

  4. ohheylook says:

    I love when you guys have Robert on. The Atomic Elbow is truly a treasure. The last time he was on a few months ago was the first time that I became aware of the zine and have since ordered a bunch of them and love them.

    Some friends and I are throwing around ideas of creating a wrestling zine of our own, and have some solid ideas and collaborators to help us out, but I have to really plan out how to make it not exactly like The Atomic Elbow.

    Keep up all the great work guys, Happy Anniversary, and hopefully we can do another 5.

  5. Crapgame13 says:

    Dre and I…brothers from another mother

    My biggest pet peeve as a young wrestling fan: Braves baseball pre-empting wrestling then it always had an hour or hour and a half rain delay….STOP SHOWING ME THESE HAYSEEDS FROM MAYBERRY!

    Town has a Deputy with one bullet…they couldn’t take both the Andersons.

    The Horsemen were America’s team, not these losers who finished in last.

  6. Rusty_Brooks_Biggest_Fan says:

    Ron Hutcheson (sp) actually looks kinda like a poor man’s Ronnie James Dio.

  7. HotShot76 says:

    Ole also hated Vince for many of the same reasons as Bruno did-for what he turned wrestling into. Also for violating all the NWA boundaries and putting people out of business with underhanded tactics. He also felt backstabbed by the Briscos etc for selling out. Ole never wanted to be Vince. In fact he was offered a job with the WWF several times and told Vince (and Linda too) to go f*** themselves (literally). I highly recommend Ole’s book “Inside Out” as well as his many shoot interviews, including his contentious clips w/ Dave Meltzer.
    Couple points:
    Part owner Paul Jones was not #1 Paul Jones the wrestler but an older promoter who founded GCW.
    Bill Watts was not fired, he resigned.
    WrestleMania I took place on March 31, 1985 so I don’t know how Robert could know about WWF ripping off Starrcade by July 14, 1984.
    Thanks a lot and here’s to 5 more years.