#157 – Great American Bash, Oklahoma City, OK, July 11, 1987

This week on the podcast, Dre and Black Cat review a gem of a tape from the summer of 1987 when the Bash stopped in Oklahoma City for the night. Some great matches including an incredible matchup between Barry Windham and Dick Murdoch and the big title match between Dr. Death and Big Bubba Rogers for the UWF title. Please support the show and pick up 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!

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  1. I agree with Dre whole-heartedly. Dick Murdoch sells punches better than anyone ever. Everytime he got punched, he would stagger, and wobble, and looked drunk as hell.

    If I recall correctly, Dirty Dick Slater has a similar sell, but it wasn’t as exaggerated as Murdoch.

  2. Shamrock's Nightie says:

    If Steve Williams had gone to wwf late 80s what Vince would have packaged him as?

  3. Bryan Pflanz says:

    Outstanding episode, gentlemen! We used to get the UWF “Power Pro Wrestling” show on Saturday nights right after the Crockett show, which was how we “pre-gamed” before hitting the bars. I’m glad you brought up how a young Jim Ross would end every show screaming himself hoarse as they ran out of time in the middle of the last match. At least they had the decency to show the end at the beginning of the following week’s show. Not only did the UWF have an amazing roster of main event wrestlers, they also had great jobbers as well. They had this one guy, “Hippie” Mike Boyette, who was so bad that they would show his record as being 0 – 145. They also had this other bum called “The Libyian, obviously during Quadafy’s time, who came to the ring each week smoking a cigar before getting his ass kicked by one of the faces. It was great! Sadly, once Crockett bought the company, they disappeared, just like Savannah Jack, the great Angel Of Death, Eli The Eliminator, Gustavo Mendoza, “Hollywood” John Tatum and the prestigious Western States Heritage Championship. It was also one of the first nails in the coffin of Jim Crockett Promotions. Alas, one of the last great territories. Thanks for choosing this one! By the way, thanks for turning me on to the “Woooooo Nation” podcast! Freaking great! Definitely Tits McGee!!!