#150 – 1987 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

In honor of our 150th episode, Dre and the Black Cat review the legendary 1987 Westminster Kennel Club Dog show. We are also pleased to announce the release of our new SEASON 4 BOX SET including two unreleased episodes of reviews for the 1987 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team tournament and the documentary “Heroes of World Class Wrestling” available on DVD or for direct download. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting oldschoolwrestlingpodcast.com where you can find links to all of our great products. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you…..at the matches!

This episode has been archived in the Season 5 digital box set available for $9.99 at the OSWP Merch Store!


  1. Thatwasuncalledfor says:

    Happy anniversary guys – great episode!

    I’m very excited to hear the next chapter in the search for the boat.
    I’m not saying you should switch the format to audio drama
    permanently, but I wouldn’t complain if you did…

  2. JAMEY says:

    Great show guys. Where I lived On Saturday mornings we had superstars of wrestling at noon, American Gladiators at 1 and Roller games at 2. It was amazing while it lasted.

  3. JAMEY says:

    There was also a NES and ARCADE game based on Roller Games. The NES game sucked but the Arcade was better.

  4. BobbyTheBrainsWeaselSuit says:

    Hey guys. Discovered the show about a year ago, and I love it! This is the first time I have commented on an episode. You may have mentioned it in the show, but suffering from a Mad Men series finale hangover, I may have missed it. I do not remember ever seeing RollerGames, but I do remember this from TNN in the late 90’s early 2000’s:


    So it looks like some sort of Roller(insert name) shows up about every 10 years or so, which means we are way overdue for a new version.

  5. theburningzone says:

    As far I am concerned this was the end of the 6th season of the show the first cd collection was 2 seasons

  6. Dan Rackley says:

    Great episode guys! Although I must say I was sort of bought into you guys actually reviewing the dog show.

  7. Zeppo Ramone says:

    I may have been a little late to the table for RollerGames but, around the time I first started watching wrestling, our local Saturday afternoon line-up consisted of Superstars, Wrestling Challenge and MONSTER WARS. What in the blue hell was MONSTER WARS, you ask? Well…

    Monster Wars was a one-hour, syndicated, monster truck racing show that consisted of about 2 minutes of truck racing, 10 minutes of truck revving, 20 minutes of random talking heads talking about trucks revving and (what felt like) an eternity of promos being cut by WWF-style characters who were meant to represent each of the trucks competing in the day’s races. The gimmicks these dudes had wouldn’t have seemed the slightest bit out of place attached to Ed Leslie, Fred Ottman or Mike Shaw in 1993.

    A taste…



  8. Bobby's Brainscan says:

    I have to admit that you lost me with this one, bu still enjoyed it though. Is it something like this? 😉


  9. I just wanted to thank you two, not only for 150 spectacular episodes, but for helping my team win at bar trivia last night.

    Having been born the morning after The Brawl To End It All, I am too young both for RollerGames and hair metal, and had never heard of “Where The Down Boys Go” before Monday night. I filed away Dre’s sincere cover of the song, for I’d never know when my forty-ish trivia host would use “Not Cherry Pie” during his music round.

    Sure enough, last night my team was unsure about what late 80’s hair metal song was being played, until the chorus came and I immediately remembered Warrant’s “Where The Down Boys Go”. We went on to beat every other team, including one who named themselves after Duke “The Dumpster” Droese. I was mostly a non-factor that evening, and that one answer probably wasn’t the difference when all is said and done, but I felt like you helped me earn the one-size too small liquor-themed t-shirt I won that evening.

    As always, guys, thank you very much for bringing me joy. Here’s to another 150 episodes and the inevitable SuperClash III episode!

  10. SkipWayne says:

    A little confusing , all the dog show fans were misled and all the Roller Derby fans have no idea … your marketing team is basically Dixie Carter and Christy Hemme …

  11. Drew Money says:

    This episode leads me to make a formal request for “The Battle of the Network Stars” at the next milestone episode! (By the way, how awesome would Howard Cosell have been at broadcasting pro wrestling?)