#161 – The Curse of the Three Rings of Horror

We celebrate Halloween once again with three more tales of horror – the first is an inferno match between Sting and Vampire, the second is the Halloween Vince McMahon visited Rowdy Piper’s house, and finally we review a “Scorpion & Cactus Desert Death Match” between Mitsuhiro Matsunaga and Shoji Nakamaki. 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. left handed cigarette says:

    A Boston accent speaking about the occult is always the highlight of any program.Recently I have discovered the sub genre of Boston accent yelling at sea life on YouTube.The occult,sea life,A-Rod.Quick one-two three of the best things you can hear a Boston accent spouting off about.

  2. I LOVED Alfred Sitchcock. I heard Vincent Thrice is still available for introducing wrestling podcast segements in case Alfred’s contract runs out like the Cryptkeeper’s did.

    A good friend of mine who’s an accountant claimed his favorite death match wrestler was Shoji Nakamaki because before becoming a death match wrestler, Shoji himself was an accountant.

  3. The Small Package says:

    From the the official press release, “…We here at the OSWP would like to wish the Crypt Keeper well in his future endeavors.”

  4. It was amazing how Alfred Sitchcock shifted seamlessly back and forth from sounding like Sammy Davis Jr after oral surgery and Sean Connery after oral surgery.

    And I never knew that Kevin Sullivan was half Boston, and half Australian.

    This episode was great fun. I love the holiday themed episodes, and am looking very forward to Thanksgiving at the Crocketts, and the OSWP Holiday office super(kick) party.

  5. teddyhartsamazincat says:

    Great episode. I am as late in listening to your podcast as a pop culture reference in a major wrestling promotion. Anyways, Dre, the japanese badass is called MatsuNaGa, not Matsugana. He has quite an oeuvre of crazy matches. Back in the days of the board (what happened to it?) I suggested an Island Death match with him.
    I read Makanaki was a sports journalist before becoming a wrestler. There are rumors he agreed to a barbed wire match with Onita to prevent him being fired from FMW. He then no showed and started wrestling for W*NG the next day. At least he made one right decision in his wrestling career.