#137 – Starrcade 1984

Here at the Old School Wrestling Podcast we have a yearly Thanksgiving tradition – Starrcade and Thanksgiving dinner at David Crockett’s house with all our 80s JCP friends. This year Dre is picking up the Black Cat and they’re driving down to Greensboro for the big meal and to review Starrcade 1984. Who knows what will happen along the way or who they will run into this year. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting oldschoolwrestlingpodcast.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. Paul E Cautiously (Paul Routon Jr) says:

    Loved the episode, but I kept having to check my mp3 player to make sure I hadn’t downloaded the Old School Sound FX Library podcast on accident. Keep up the great work!

  2. Akeem? Akeem!? Akeem!!!! My heart you guys, my heart.

    I’m glad you guys are as sick of Paul Jones and Jimmy Valiant as I am. I think Jimmy Valiant may be in the top 5 of my least favorite wrestlers of all time. Man the 80’s in the south were weird. They loved this dancing (loosely defined as dancing), shivering, homeless old man. He was such a great wrestler that he feuded for 3 plus years with a MANAGER. And he hardly ever won.

  3. Buzz Tyler's Idol says:

    Black Bart and Ron Bass were the LONG Riders. There was a movie by that name back then. Think Bill & Scott Irwin used the same name in another territory.

    Charlie Brown was from “out of town.”

    You’re welcome,

  4. Banana Nose says:

    Handsome Jimmy’s gimmick after he lost a loser leave town match was “Charlie Brown From Outta Town”.

    Woo…Mercy Daddy!

  5. jsuperfecta says:

    I put Starrcade ’84 on the Network, watched the first half, then cued up your show, listening to it in one ear; ’twas fantastic entertainment, your Thanksgiving shows are always a high point. O Steve Addidis, where art thou?

  6. Hey dudes!

    I’m happy Lance Russell took you guys in and fed you Thanksgiving dinner! I called down to the Crockett household and they didn’t know where you guys were at (this was before you called David).

    Anyways, I had Thanksgiving with Jesse Ventura. Man, he didn’t shut up about all his conspiracies and why I should “be off the grid!”

    Great show, and it helped me get through work (even on Black Friday)!

    Oh, Black Cat, are you related to Black Friday? Haha. 🙂

  7. Great episode as ever guys! Those thanksgiving ones are always a hoot.

    About those VHS taping uncles you speak about, those we have to thanks for much of the early 1980’s show that survived, I just had a real interesting chat about them. I just met Pat Laprade, author of the book “Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs” in a Mini-Comiccon in Montreal. He’s a very well versed wrestling historian, and he did put two DVDs of local wrestling shows from Quebec. Those, I guess like a lot of regional wrestling TV shows, are all but vanished. He did bought some footage from the CBC but else he did had to dig on VHS tapes from personal collection to put out his DVDs.
    He was saying that footage from 1982 and earlier was non-existent, 1983 was really hard to come by, some more existed from 1984 and from 1985 and up it was much easier to find. It gives us a good idea at what time VHS became household items more than rare, tech-saavy rich uncle items!