Episode Guide

We’ve talked about a lot of pro wrestling over the last ten plus years of the Old School Wrestling Podcast. We keep the last 25 episodes available for free on the website.

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SEASON 1

#1 – Clash of the Champions 1 (NWA)

#2 – Survivor Series 1987 (WWF)

#3 – ECW Barely Legal (ECW)

#4 – Bash at the Beach ’96 (WCW)

#5 – Capital Combat ’90 (WCW)

#6 – WrestleMania XV (WWF)

#7 – Ultimate Warrior vs Andre the Giant 11/25/89 (WWF)

#8 – Starrcade 2000 (WCW)

#9 – WrestleMania VI (WWF)

#10 – Great American Bash 1986 (NWA)

#11 – Bret Hart vs Randy Savage 11/28/87 (WWF)

#12 – Survivor Series 1995 (WWF)

#13 – Sabu vs Disco Inferno 10/30/95 (WCW)

#14 – WCW New Japan Super Show 1991 (WCW)

#15 – No Holds Barred SUPERCAST (WWF)

#16 – Mike Awesome vs New Jack 10-22-1999 (ECW)

#17 – WCW Nitro Spring Break 1997 (WCW)

#18 – Bam Bam vs LT WrestleMania 11 (WWF)

#19 – SummerSlam 1992 (WWF)

#20 – Abdullah the Butcher vs Dusty Rhodes 1983 (Japan)

#21 – Sting vs Cactus Jack Beach Blast 92 (WCW)

#22 – Showdown at Shea 1980 (WWWF)

#23 – Born to be Wired 1997 / Sabu vs Terry Funk (ECW)

#24 – Brian Pillman vs Jushin Thunder Liger 1995, Rick Steiner vs Norman the Lunatic 1989 (NWA/WCW)

#25 – Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat 1989 Trilogy Review (NWA)

#26 – Sid Vicious vs El Gigante SuperBrawl 91 (NWA)

#27 – Golddust vs Rowdy Piper WrestleMania 12 (WWF)

#28 – Royal Rumble 2000 (WWF)

#29 – Starrcade 1987 (NWA)

#30 – NICK BOCKWINKEL VS HULK HOGAN – AWA SUPER SUNDAY 1983 (AWA)

#31 – ICP AND VAMPIRO VS LEROUX, SMILEY, AND PRINCE IAUKEA – WCW NITRO 1999 (WCW)

#32 – WWF Prime Time Wrestling Christmas 1986 (WWF)

#33 – Terry Gordy v Jim Duggan UWF 1986 (UWF)

#34 – SuperBrawl III (WCW)

#35 – Mongo & Greene v Flair & Anderson SuperBowl Shuffle (WCW)

#36 – Mulkeymania and the Lee Marshall Road Report (WCW)

#37 – Dreamer v Lee ECW High Incident (ECW)

#38 – WWF The Main Event Feb 5, 1988 (WWF)

#39 – WrestleMania IV (WWF)

#40 – SKYSCRAPERS VS AGENT STEEL AND RANDY HARRIS, MARK CALLOUS VS LEX LUGER (NWA)

#41 – FUNK V ONITA NO ROPE EXPLODING BARBED WIRE TIME BOMB DEATH MATCH MAY 5, 1993 (Japan)

#42 – THE TOWER OF DOOOOM! JULY 10, 1988 (NWA)

#43 – QUINCE DE MAYO CELEBRACION – SANTANA V HENNIG – DE ABRIL 1990 (WWF)

#44 – Macho Man Randy Savage (WWF)

#45 – KING OF THE RING 1996 (WWF)

#46 – UWF FANTASTICS & TERRY TAYLOR VS SHEEPHERDERS & JACK VICTORY MAY 25, 1986 (UWF)

#47 – SGT SLAUGHTER V IRON SHEIK BOOT CAMP MATCH JUNE 16, 1984 (WWF)

#48 – ECW HEATWAVE 1998 (ECW)

#49 – MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, DECEMBER 26, 1988 (NWA)

#50 – THE END OF THE MONDAY NIGHT WARS, MARCH 26, 2001 (WCW/WWF)

SEASON 2

#51 – IN DEFENSE OF DEMOLITION, DEMOLITION V BRAIN BUSTERS, JULY 29, 1989 (WWF)

#52 – EDDIE GILBERT V JERRY LAWLER, MARCH 28, 1988, FIREBALL MATCH! (Memphis)

#53 – STARRCADE 1990 (NWA)

#54 – L. KID V RAZOR RAMON, MONDAY NIGHT RAW, MAY 17, 1993 (WWF)

#55 – Abdullah the Butcher v Axl Rotten, May 28, 2000 (XPW)

#56 – Can-Am Connection v Islanders, April 1987 (WWF)

#57 – Starrcade 86 (NWA) 

#58 – Pitbulls v Raven & Steve Richards, September 16, 1996

#59 – Flair Chop Christmas 2011

#60 – Hulk Hogan v Paul Orndorff Big Blue Cage, December 14, 1986

#61 – Royal Rumble 1992

#62 – Bull Nakano v Aja Kong, WrestleMarinpiad II, November 14, 1990

#63 – War Games, Team WCW v Team NWO, September 16, 1996

#64 – Jimmy Snuka v Don Muraco, Madison Square Garden, October 17, 1983

#65 – WrestleMania X8

#66 – Rick Rude v Tommy Rich, July 16, 1984

#67 – Ricky Steamboat v Steve Austin, August 24, 1994

#68 – Hardcore Hak (with Chastity) v Bam Bam Bigelow (with salad bowl), April 11, 1999

#69 – New Breed v The Armstrongs, May 4, 1987

#70 – Tajiri v Super Crazy v Little Guido, March 3, 2000

#71 – Clash of the Champions 7 – Guts and Glory, June 14, 1989

#72 – The 100th Episode of Nitro, August 4, 1997

#73 – The Yokozuna Body Slam Challenge, July 4, 1993

#74 – Andre the Giant v Stan Hansen, September 23, 1981

#75 – Beyond the Mat

Season 3

#76 – Bruiser Brody v Lex Luger, January 1987

#77 – Great American Bash 1989

#78 – Saturday Night’s Main Event, November 29, 1986

#79 – Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks, ?? ??, ????

#80 – Undertaker v Shawn Michaels, Hell in a Cell, October 5, 1997

#81 – Halloween Havoc 1997

#82 – Showdown at the Corral, December 15, 1995

#83 – Starrcade 1985

#84 – Randy Savage v Bruno Sammartino, January 3, 1987

#85 – OSWP Holiday Spectacular Tag Team Double Feature

#86 – Lightning Kid v Jerry Lynn, July 13, 1991

#87 – Royal Rumble 1999

#88 – D-Von Dudley & Mass Transit v The Gangstas, 11/23/96

#89 – Road Warriors v Powers of Pain Benchpress Contest, 1/30/88

#90 – Fabulous Moolah v Joyce Grable, 7/31/79

#91 – Hart v Undertaker v Austin v Vader, In Your House 13: Final Four, 2/16/97

#92 – WrestleMania 13

#93 – I’m From Hollywood – A Tribute to Andy Kaufman

#94 – Booker T v Jeff Jarrett, 10/2/00

#95 – ECW TV September 1995

#96 – Jake Roberts & Ultimate Warrior v Ted DiBiase & Akeem, 3/6/90

#97 – Terry Funk v Jerry Lawler, Empty Arena Match, Spring 1981

#98 – Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher v The Texas Outlaws, 3/9/73

#99 – Great American Bash 1987

#100 – Montreal

Season 4

#101 – JOHN CENA V BROCK LESNAR, APRIL 27, 2003

#102 – JUNKYARD DOG AND MR. OLYMPIA VS. TED DIBIASE AND MATT BORNE, OCTOBER 28, 1982

#103 – SUMMERSLAM 1988

#104 – THE BALLAD OF TOMMY RICH’S MOTHER, NOVEMBER 8, 1980

#105 – SUPERBRAWL 2

#106 – HIGH FLYERS VS THE EAST WEST CONNECTION, MARCH 22, 1981

#107 – THE SQUARED CIRCLE OF HORRORS – DUSTY! CURSES! GROCERY STORE DEATH MATCH!

#108 – NWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, NOVEMBER 26, 1988, “DUSTY’S EYE”

#109 – STARRCADE 88

#110 – SHAWN MICHAELS V MARTY JANNETTY, THE BARBER SHOP WINDOW INCIDENT

#111 – SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV, APRIL 10, 1993

#112 – THE OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2013

#113 – HULK HOGAN V STAN HANSEN, TOKYO DOME, APRIL 13, 1990

#114 – ROYAL RUMBLE 1989

#115 – THE DESTROYER VS VICTOR THE BEAR, LOS ANGELES, CA, 1965

#116 – TULLY BLANCHARD V RON GARVIN, MAY 3, 1986

#117 – THE TALE OF THE COAL MINER’S GLOVE

#118 – SHANE DOUGLAS VS BAM BAM BIGELOW, OCTOBER 16, 1997

#119 – WRESTLEMANIA XX

#120 – LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS – WAR TO SETTLE THE SCORE, FEBRUARY 18, 1985

#121 – ULTIMATE WARRIOR

#122 – THE ARMY OF DARKNESS

#123 – YOKOZUNA VS EARTHQUAKE, SUMO MATCH, MAY 16, 1994

#124 – THE MOONDOGS VS LAWLER AND JARRETT, KENNETT CONCESSION STAND BRAWL, JANUARY 1992

#125 – I LIKE TO HURT PEOPLE

Season 5

#126 – LIVE AT THE SQUARED CIRCLE RESTAURANT WITH BOX BROWN!

#127 – CACTUS JACK AND CHAINSAW CHARLIE V NEW AGE OUTLAWS, MARCH 29, 1998

#128 – GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1985

#129 – BAYWATCH S6E15 AND BASH AT THE BEACH 1995

#130 – SUMMERSLAM 1998

#131 – THE SAGA OF THE FAMILY OF DUSTY RHODES, RON BASS, AND THE MULLIGANS

#132 – DARK JOURNEY VS MISSY HYATT, UWF TV, JANUARY 17, 1987

#133 – BLACK SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1984

#134 – MEMPHIS WRESTLING TV, MARCH 10, 1984

#135 – THE BRIDE OF THE THREE RINGS OF HORROR

#136 – SHOTGUN SATURDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 11, 1997

#137 – STARRCADE 1984

#138 – GLACIER V THE GAMBLER, SEPTEMBER 7, 1996

#139 – THE OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2014

#140 – PRIME TIME WRESTLING, DECEMBER 31ST, 1987

#141 – ADRIAN STREET V RANDY SAVAGE, JANUARY 28, 1985

#142 – BIG VAN VADER V CACTUS JACK, TEXAS DEATH MATCH, OCTOBER 24, 1993

#143 – WWWF MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, MARCH 26, 1979

#144 – RICK RUDE VS JAKE ROBERTS, OCTOBER 29TH, 1988, SATURDAY NIGHT’S MAIN EVENT

#145 – ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA 9

#146 – WRESTLEMANIA 9

#147 – WCW PRO WRESTLING CHICAGO, JANUARY 12, 1991

#148 – RODMAN AND HOGAN V DDP AND MALONE, BASH AT THE BEACH 98, JULY 12, 1998

#149 – STING V MIKE ROTUNDA, APRIL 1, 1989 AND LIVE FROM C2E2

#150 – 1987 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

Season 6

#151 – WCW MONDAY NITRO, JULY 29, 1996

#152 – DUSTY RHODES

#153 – FANTASTICS V MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, APRIL 26, 1988

#154 – ROAD WARRIORS

#155 – WWF IN YOUR HOUSE 16: CANADIAN STAMPEDE, USA VS CANADA, JULY 6, 1997

#156 – BUDDY ROBERTS V ICEMAN PARSONS, HAIR MATCH, JUNE 17, 1983

#157 – GREAT AMERICAN BASH, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, JULY 11, 1987

#158 – THE SUMMERSLAM 1994

#159 – ARCHIE GOULDIE VS BAD NEWS ALLEN, STAMPEDE WRESTLING, DECEMBER 1983

#160 – ANARCHY RULZ 1999

#161 – THE CURSE OF THE THREE RINGS OF HORROR

#162 – BIG VAN VADER VS STAN HANSEN, OCTOBER 2, 1990

#163 – BROOKLYN BRAWLER V RED ROOSTER, THE SEARCH FOR EDDIE GRAHAM’S BOAT (PART 2)

#164 – STARRCADE 1983

#165 – PRO WRESTLING THIS WEEK, NOVEMBER 29, 1986

#166 – GREG VALENTINE VS TITO SANTANA, JULY 6, 1985

#167 – THE OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2015

#168 – ROCK VS MANKIND, EMPTY ARENA MATCH, JANUARY 31, 1999

#169 – ROYAL RUMBLE 1991

#170 – WRESTLEWAR 92 – WAR GAMES

#171 – WWF TUESDAY NIGHT TITANS, MAY 29, 1984

#172 – WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW, FEBRUARY 7, 2000

#173 – WRESTLEMANIA 7

#174 – MIKEY WHIPWRECK VS SANDMAN, ECW TV, OCTOBER 31, 1995

#175 – 1987 SLAMMY AWARDS

Season 7

#176 – CHYNA VS JEFF JARRETT, NO MERCY 1999

#177 – OUTSIDERS VS LUGER AND STING, WCW HOG WILD 1996

#178 – BARRY WINDHAM VS BIG BUBBA ROGERS, JULY 18, 1987

#179 – TERRY FUNK V THE SHEIK, FMW, MAY 5, 1994

#180 – SGT SLAUGHTER V RUSSIAN ASSASSIN, SUMMER 1988, THE COUNTY FAIR

#181 – OH SCREW IT, THE MATT HARDY V JEFF HARDY FINAL DELETION MATCH

#182 – AUSTIN IDOL V EDDIE GILBERT, OCTOBER 8, 1990

#183 – RANDY SAVAGE VS LA PARKA, JULY 7, 1997

#184 – JOHN CENA V ROB VAN DAM, ECW ONE NIGHT STAND, JUNE 10, 2006

#185 – THE PN NEWS RAP BATTLE

#186 – THE LAST BATTLE OF ATLANTA

#187 – UWF TV, MAY 2, 1987

#188 – CORPORAL KIRCHNER V NIKOLAI VOLKOFF, JANUARY 4, 1986

#189 – HALLOWEEN HAVOC 1989

#190 – ANDRE THE GIANT V BLACKJACK MULLIGAN, JUNE 5, 1982

#191 – STARRCADE 1989

#192 – JACK BRISCO VS BLACK JACK SLADE, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, 1973

#193 – OSWP SECRET OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY 2016

#194 – STEVE AUSTIN V VINCE MCMAHON, FEBRUARY 14, 1999

#195 – PRO WRESTLING USA, OCTOBER 6, 1984

#196 – THE SEARCH FOR EDDIE GRAHAM’S BOAT, PART 3 – THE CONCLUSION

#197 – HULK HOGAN V WARRIOR, HALLOWEEN HAVOC 1998

#198 – JAMES BOYS V MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, MAY 1986

#199 – WRESTLEMANIA 2

#200 – CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS I

Season 8

#201 – MIKE AWESOME V TAZ, APRIL 13, 2000

#202 – MACHO MAN AND MISS ELIZABETH

#203 – MACHO MAN AND JAKE ROBERTS

#204 – BILL WATTS AND THE RUSSIAN FLAG

#205 – SAMOA JOE V KENTA KOBASHI, OCTOBER 1, 2005

#206 – WRESTLEMANIA XV RAGE PARTY

#207 – NWA SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22, 1987

#208 – STEVEN REGAL V BOBBY EATON, NOVEMBER 2, 1996

#209 – CACTUS JACK V SANDMAN, JUNE 27, 1995

#210 – TENNESSEE STREET FIGHT, MEMPHIS, JUNE 25, 1984

#211 – FRITZ VON ERICH VS KING KONG BUNDY, JUNE 4, 1982

#212 – MANKIND V UNDERTAKER, OCTOBER 20, 1996

#213 – OSWP THANKSGIVING 2017 – FINAL CONFLICT, MARCH 12, 1983

#214 – OSWP HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY 2017!

#215 – LITTLE MR. T & COWBOY LANG V LORD LITTLEBROOK & LITTLE TOKYO, APRIL 20, 1986

#216 – GREAT MUTA V EDDIE GILBERT, NWA POWER HOUR, AUGUST 12, 1989

#217 – SID VICIOUS V GOLDBERG, HALLOWEEN HAVOC, OCTOBER 24, 1999

#218 – ECW TV, FEBRUARY 13, 1996

#219 – KING KONG BUNDY V STEVE GATORWOLF, MARCH 1, 1986

#220 – SHAWN MICHAELS V RAZOR RAMON, WRESTLEMANIA X

#221 – BILL WATTS AND STAGGER LEE V MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, APRIL 7, 1984

#222 – STEVE AUSTIN V DUDE LOVE, MAY 31, 1998

#223 – BRUNO SAMMARTINO VS. STAN HANSEN, AUGUST 7, 1976

#224 – WWF INVASION 2001

#225 – NIKITA KOLOFF V TULLY BLANCHARD, AUGUST 17, 1987, NWA WORLDWIDE

Season 9

#226 – HONKEY TONK MAN VS BRUTUS BEEFCAKE, NOVEMBER 1, 1987

#227 – BARRY WINDHAM AND THE FOUR HORSEMEN

#228 – STAN HANSEN VS CRUSHER BLACKWELL, JUNE 28, 1986

#229 – THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MALES

#230 – AL SNOW V DOUG FURNAS, FEBRUARY 11, 1998, ECW TV

#231 – BOBBY HEENAN V GREG GAGNE, AUGUST 17, 1980

#232 – OSWP THANKSGIVING 2018 AT THE PIZZA INN WITH KEVIN VON ERICH

#233 – RAVEN’S FLOCK TRIBUTE

#234 – THE OSWP HOLIDAY PARTY 2018 – SAVING SAD MACHO CLAUS

#235 – EDDIE GUERRERO V JBL, GREAT AMERICAN BASH, JUNE 27, 2004

#236 – WWF SUPERSTARS, NOVEMBER 11, 1989

#237 – STEINER BROTHERS VS DOOM, MARCH 30, 1990

#238 – JIM CORNETTE AND THE NWA INVADES THE WWF!

#239 – FIT FINLAY V LORD STEVEN REGAL PARKING LOT BRAWL, APRIL 29, 1996

#240 – WRESTLEMANIA 12

#241 – CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM FLORIDA TV, JULY 21, 1984

#242 – DYNAMITE KID V MACHO MAN, WRESTLING CLASSIC 1985

#243 – TOMMY RICH V ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER, PUERTO RICO, 1987

#244 – BILLY RED LYONS VS BARON GATTONI, JANUARY 15, 1957

#245 – JACK BRISCO V RODDY PIPER, JULY 7, 1982

#246 – SGT. SLAUGHTER V HULK HOGAN, JUNE 3, 1991, DESERT STORM MATCH

#247 – JERRY LAWLER V BILL DUNDEE, LOSER LEAVES TOWN, JUNE 1983

#248 – JAY STRONGBOW V GREG VALENTINE, JULY 21, 1979

#249 – RAW IS JERICHO, AUGUST 9TH, 1999

#250 – THE MEGA POWERS EXPLODE! THE MAIN EVENT, FEBRUARY 3, 1989

Season 10

#251 – WRESTLEMANIA V & THE OSWP 10TH ANNIVERSARY!

#252 – FALL BRAWL WAR GAMES – THE NASTY RHODES V THE STUD STABLE

#253 – WRESTLING CLOWNS AND HOCKEY MASKS – A VERY OSWP HALLOWEEN

#254 – PUBLIC ENEMY V THE GANGSTAS, HOUSE PARTY 96, JANUARY 5, 1996

#255 – OSWP THANKSGIVING 2019 – SURVIVOR SERIES 1993

#256 – GREAT MUTA V BRAD ARMSTRONG, WCW SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 30, 1992

#257 – OSWP HOLIDAY PARTY 2019 – THE HARD TIMES BLUES CHRISTMAS TOUR

#258 – ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS V TULLY BLANCHARD & ARN ANDERSON, OCTOBER 3, 1987

#259 – ROCKY JOHNSON V DON MURACO, MARCH 6, 1983

#260 – WCW MONDAY NITRO, JULY 8, 1996

#261 – MR. FUJI V RICKY STEAMBOAT, KUNG-FU CHALLENGE, NOVEMBER 2, 1985

#262 – WRESTLEMANIA 22

#263 – FBI V DUDLEY BOYZ V BALLS & AXL V GANGSTANATORS, NOVEMBER 30, 1997

#264 – STING V RICK RUDE, CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS 17, NOVEMBER 19, 1991

#265 – MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TV, JUNE 22, 1985

#266 – WWF TV, FALL 1987

#267 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2020, NIGHT 1 – DALLAS & MONTREAL

#268 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2020, NIGHT 2 – PORTLAND & HOUSTON

#269 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2020, NIGHT 3 – HAWAII & LOS ANGELES


CURRENT 25 FREE EPISODES

#270 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2020, NIGHT 4 – LEXINGTON & BIRMINGHAM

#271 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2020, NIGHT 5 – TIJUANA & TAMPA

#272 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2020, NIGHT 6 – INDIANAPOLIS & NORWICH, ENGLAND

#273 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2020, NIGHT 7 – ATLANTA & OKLAHOMA CITY

#274 – WCW FALL BRAWL 1998, THE WAR GAMES

#275 – STEINER BROS V HART BROS, FLORENCE, SC, JANUARY 11, 1994

#276 – THE OSWP CHAINMATCH MASSACRE

#277 – UNDERTAKER V HAKU, WAR/WWF, SEPTEMBER 15, 1992

#278 – OSWP THANKSGIVING 2020 – SURVIVOR SERIES 1992

#279 – STING V SID VICIOUS, HALLOWEEN HAVOC, OCTOBER 27, 1990

#280 – OSWP HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR 2020

#281 – TULLY BLANCHARD V TIM HORNER, NWA SATURDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 3, 1987

#282 – THE ROCK V CHRIS JERICHO, ROYAL RUMBLE 2002, JANUARY 20, 2002

#283 – WORLD CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, NOVEMBER 17, 1984

#284 – THE CHRIS JERICHO/HHH FEUD

#285 – SGT. SLAUGHTER & JUNKYARD DOG VS IRON SHEIK & NIKOLAI VOLKOFF, WWF @ PHILADELPHIA, PA – SPECTRUM – OCTOBER 13, 1984

#286 – LEX LUGER V HULK HOGAN, WCW MONDAY NITRO #100, AUGUST 4, 1997

#287 – RICK RUDE V NIKITA KOLOFF, JULY 16, 1992, WCW WORLDWIDE

#288 – THE FUNKS VS ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER & THE SHEIK, AJPW, JULY 15, 1979

#289 – AN ODE TO NEW JACK

#290 – STEVE AUSTIN V GOLDUST, SHOTGUN SATURDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 18TH, 1997

#291 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2021, NIGHT 1, MEMPHIS, TN – “LANCE JUST GOT EVEN!”

#292 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2021, NIGHT 3, HOUSTON, TX, JIM DUGGAN V TED DIBIASE

#293 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2021, NIGHT 5, RICK MARTEL V JIMMY GARVIN, LAS VEGAS, NV

#294 – OSWP SUMMER TOUR 2021, NIGHT 6, BIG JOHN STUDD V BLACKJACK MULLIGAN, SALISBURY, NC

94 Comments

  1. Kevin Jeffrey says:

    AWA SuperClash III It was the only PPV for the AWA before it’s demise.What I remember most is that the PPV came in free on my cable provider and I enjoyed the show for the most part. Funny thing is that ESPN showed basically the whole PPV over the next few weeks.

  2. Greg D. says:

    Clash of the Champions IX: The New York Knockout with the Flair-Funk I Quit Match has to be discussed.

  3. Disco Stur says:

    For fucks sake Starcade 90

  4. trak9 says:

    I have several match ideas/requests so here you go:

    First of all like someone said earlier I would love to hear a Black Scorpion podcast and how much WCW blew that. The Black Scorpion by the way was originally Al Perez voiced by Ole Anderson. Of course you know in the end who it ended up being. You could talk about how Sting’s former tag team partner the Ultimate Warrior was rumored to end up being be the Black Scorpion.

    How about a podcast on Wrestlemania 1 from 1985 and how that show had to do well for Vince McMahon otherwise he would’ve lost ownership of the WWE (F at the time).

    If you want another AWA match how about Nick Bockwinkle vs. Curt Henning from November, 15, 1986 which was taped for a new year’s eve special on ESPN. The match is on the Curt Henning DVD and it might also be on You Tube.

    How about a couple of WWE’s greatest matches: Bret Hart vs. the British Bulldog from Summerslam 1992 at Wembly Stadium which is on Bret Hart’s DVD as well as the 2nd Summerslam anthology DVD. What about probably some stil consider the grestest match in WWE History Rick Steamboat vs. Randy Savage from Wrestlemania 3 which is on several DVD releases. Or even a Wrestlemania 3 podcast.

    Another match that had historical significance and helped turned around WWE was the Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart match from Wrestlemania 13 in Chicago in 1997 with Ken Shamrock as the special guest referee.

    How about doing a podcast on one of my favorite gimmick matches of all time War Games the match beyond.

    Since the aniversarry is coming up next year how about a WWE vs. New Alliance (WCW and ECW) podcast talking about WWE buying both companies and how they could’ve made money, but they chose to kill it instead.

    Have you ever thought about doing one about a specific superstar say Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ric Flair or say Sting for example.

    If you want to do one a specific feud how about either the Sting vs. Big Van Vader feud in WCW in the early 90’s or the Hollywood Blondes (Steve Austin and Brian Pillman) vs. Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas feud which helped keep WCW afloat and that happened before some guy named Hulk Hogan come into the company.

    How about just a podcast on the Hollywood Blondes and how WCW broke them up way too soon. If you ever see Stone Cold Steve Austin wearing a gold necklace in an interview that was given to him by Brian Pillman back when they were the Hollywood Blondes.

    I would love to hear an episode on the NWA tag team title in a steel cage match from March 12, 1983. It was Ricky Steamobat & Jay Youngblood vs. the NWA Tag Team Champions at the time Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle with the stipulation being if Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood did not win the titles they would have to split up.

    The match has not been released on any official DVD (due to I believe WWE not owning the rights to it), but the match along with the entire feud is on Youtube.

    Keep up the good work….

    • Black Cat says:

      All very good suggestions. We did already do SummerSlam 92, though! Check that out. I have hopes of doing the Invasion once we hit the 10 year mark. I’m guessing we’ll do Black Scorpion sooner than later. Such a bizarre angle. War games sounds like a great special for this Summer. Maybe a series on the top War Games matches?

      Thanks for listening!

      • Trak9 says:

        Sorry about forgetting that Summerslam 1992 was already done. I will definetly check it out sometime…

        • Trak9 says:

          I did listen to the Summerslam 1992 episode which I enjoyed (just like all the other episodes). I have always wondered watching that show why WWF would fly Ric Flair along with Mr. Perfect Curt Henning just to do a run in? I’m sure you heard all about the partying that Flair did before and after Summerslam so much so that WWF had to pick up the tab (sound familiar?).

          I do disagree a little bit about saying that Summerslam 92 was the Warrior’s best match. I think the retirement match at Wrestlemania 7 was great just from a storyline perspective and how both did everything they could not to lose. They also had a really good cage match from MSG right after Warrior lost the WWF title to Sgt. Slaughter.

          Warrior’s match at Wrestlemania 6 vs. Hogan was not bad either if you take away that Hogan had to injure his leg to lose.

          I would say it’s a tie between Wrestlemania 7 and Summerslam 92 when it comes to Warrior’s best matches with Wrestlemania 6 being a distant third.

    • Dusty's Polka Dots says:

      I agree a podcast on the Sting-Vader feud would be excellent.

  5. Dr. C says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I love your podcasts. As a thirty-something male, I can certainly relate to your wrestling-watching experiences! Here’s two requests.

    First, Starrcade 1985. It has several interesting gimmicky matches (Manny Fernandez v. Abdullah, a Texas Bullrope match, an Atlanta Streetfight with Ron Garvin in drag), good tag matches (The Andersons, Rock ‘n Roll Express, and Russians in different bouts) and two exceptional matches – Dusty v. Flair and Magnum TA v. Tully Blanchard in an I Quit cage match.

    And second, Beach Blast 1993. Great *sarcasm* lead up to the Sting/Davey Boy Smith v. Vader/Sid main event(midgets and exploding boats…what’s not to love?) along with the Hollywood Blondes taking on the Horsemen, Ric Flair versus Barry Windham, and Rick Rude against Dustin Rhodes in a decent Ironman match.

    Just my two cents. I’ve enjoyed each podcast you’ve done and am certain I will enjoy whatever you come up with in the future!

    • Black Cat says:

      Starrcade 85 is a great show. The I Quit match ranks in my top matches of all time and love the Anderson/RnR match but haven’t watched that in forever. Maybe next Thanksgiving?

      I think I’ve seen parts of BB 93 but not the whole show…that’s an interesting era in WCW that’s often overlooked.

      • Dusty's Polka Dots says:

        1993 WCW was a very overlooked year. The Rude-Rhodes feud over the US belt was strong; although all the non-finishes got old — even for my teenage self at the time!

  6. Kevin Jeffrey says:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaw2nv_nwa-champi0nship-t0urnament-part-3_sport

    2cold Scorpio v Shane Douglas for the NWA Heavyweight Title. Only significance was Douglas throwing the belt down and thus we have/had Extreme Championship Wrestling.

  7. Uncle Soda says:

    This is a great addition to the site.

    I’ve mentioned the first one somewhere else, but here are my two (non-smark jar) cents:

    Shows:
    SummerSlam89. There are so many flavors on this plate. Workrate, Zeus, Jesse Ventura giving Tony Shiavone hell, and another opportunity to hear you guys discuss Piper, which is always a treat.

    Great American Bash’90. Fantastic tag team opener, El Gigante, and a good time with Sting winning his first World Title and then giving an interview that still has people in Baltimore puzzled.

    Mini podcasts:
    The Main Event’88 with Hogan losing the title.

    The 1992 feud with Flair and Savage, or maybe a full lenght podcast on Flair’s 91-93 WWF stint starting with Heenan showing the NWA belt and ending with Mr. Perfect winning the loser-retires match on the 2nd ever (right?) Monday Night Raw.

  8. Kevin Jeffrey (kj1974) says:

    The Midnight Rockers vs Doug Somers and Playboy Buddy Rose. This might be my favorite AWA match ever. It eventually turns into a blood bath, but this match sticks out for me in watching the AWA. I might be overselling this match in terms of greatness, but this match is just a favorite of mine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3pP7gfy854
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WVsefvTm8M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu-El4eM1Dg

    Another favorite: Curt Hennig vs Wahoo McDanile from AWA 1987. Indian Strap match

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezfsbsSjyO4&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvV-D4lLHEU&feature=related

    • Black Cat says:

      I’m pretty sure the Midnight Rockers were the only thing I remember enjoying about the AWA when I watched it on ESPN as a kid.

      Might be a few months before we do another AWA match as it isn’t our area of expertise, but will look at this one.

  9. Eric Darsie says:

    the JBL/Eddie Guerrero 3-match series from 2004 (Judgment Day, Great American Bash, and Smackdown) for the WWE title

  10. Felipe says:

    Lets talk about some Goldberg. I remember that guys career very well. I was fan since his first fight where he kicked out of Hugh’s Moonsault. You can talk about that match, beating raven for the belt, beating Hogan for the World Title or getting screwed with a cattle rod for his first loss.

    • Black Cat says:

      I think we are due for some Goldberg talk. Maybe the Hogan/Goldberg match? Or possibly something more obscure, like his dozens of matches with Glacier?

  11. Eric Darsie says:

    I was watching WWF Fully Loaded 2000 last night with the Triple Main Event of Kurt Angle vs. the Undertaker, Triple H vs. Chris Jericho in a Last Man Standing match, and Chris Benoit vs. the Rock for the WWF Championship, and was pondering how over this card would be with the show and the fans.

  12. Eric Darsie says:

    WWF WRESTLEMANIA 2000! Probably one of my favorite Mania’s
    of all time, simply because of the 3-way Tag Title ladder match
    with the Hardy’s, Dudley’s, and E&C, as well as the 3-way 2
    falls match for the Euro-Continental Championship with Champion
    Kurt Angle versus Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit, and the Fatal
    Four Way No DQ Elimination Match with WWF Champion Triple H against
    the Big Show, Mick Foley, and the Rock!

  13. British Bullfrog says:

    Hello Flair Choppers! Anyone remember the commercial for
    the Rock n Roll Express fan club? Amongst other items members
    recieved “a lifesize poster of Robert & Ricky”! It ended
    with “Not available in stores” wonder why?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-fN4q2fCo0 Request for a show:
    Survivor Series 1989. It showcases the WWF at its cartoon-esque
    best! It also has some very odd team combinations. Cheers
    guys

  14. RBBF says:

    Guys, I have the ultimate request. In the early 90s or so, the original Bill Watt’s UWF went out of business. Apparently, the name wasn’t trademarked, so another promoter by the name of Herb Abrams started a totally separate promotion.. but used the name UWF!

    They would hold their events at hotel conference rooms and high school gyms. Commentators were Craig DeGeorge and Bruno Sammartino (one of the worst announce teams of all time). The roster was pretty stacked.. stacked with guys who the WWF no longer needed.. Bob Orton, Paul Orndorf, B Brian Blair, Rockin’ Robin, Boris Zhukof, Dan Spivey. Also on the roster were Steve Williams, Terry Gordy, Col. DeBeers, Sid, Bob Backlund, and others.

    IMO, UWF was deliciously horrible.. a treausure for wrestling fans who love horrible wrestling shows. There were no coherrent storylines that I could follow, and most of the stars of the UWF seemed to be has beens or guys who would never be seen again in a major promotion (ie, Sunny Beach, The Irish Assasin,etc). It was sort of like the forerunner for TNA.. just replace the Impact Zone with a hotel conference room. Just my opinion.

    It would be WELL WORTH your time to find some of these gems on YouTube. They were played on ESPN Classic a couple years back (08 and 09, I believe). And make sure to catch Capt. Lou’s Corner.. it was no Pipers Pit, but it was amusingly bad.

  15. Dre says:

    I have one ESPN episode of Herb’s show on DVD. I agree with your description. I don’t think we are good enough to make a chicken salad out of that chicken shit.

  16. RBBF says:

    I disagree Dre. The worse the subject matter, the funnier you guys tend to be. For example, I am the same age as you guys, so Showdown at Shea, IMO, was total shit, and I hated it (saw it years ago on copied VHS), but that made you guys review even better. I will probably do a blog entry on the UWF on my own blog site if you guys dont wanna bite! Rock on to my favorite wrestling podcast!!

  17. Kevin Jeffrey Kj1974 says:

    March 26 is the 10th anniversary of the death of WCW. The last Nitro or the events that led up to the final days of WCW. It was a somewhat memorable show.

  18. British Bullfrog says:

    As a young Bullfrog in England , or was it was Tadpole then,the only place in my town to fullfill my then young primevil needs was a newsagents who dealt with “specialist” magazines. Looking around as I nervously grabbed a copy of my desired publication. Waiting for the shop to empty I siezed my chance and put the article that would result in ridicule if anyone saw me, on to the counter. Quickly stuffing it into my coat and making my way to the bus stop filled with feelings of excitement and indeed shame at what I had done. Back home I ran to my room, checking the coast was clear I would lay on my bed ready to indulge myself in my secret.

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

    Its funny how things go full circle. Now in this modern age access to wrestling via the internet is easy, the risks however are the same.

    Sat at your computer open on a YouTube clip of WWF circa 1987, you relive your youth.

    “You coming to bed?”, shouts your wife.
    “Be up in a minute.”, you reply.

    You hear footsteps. Quickly you close the window to avoid embarressment.

    “What are you looking at on there, what are you hiding!?”
    ” Nothing, look, only porn”

    You go up to bed, secret safe.

    Thanks for the podcast guys, my MP3 player doesnt leave my sight!

  19. Dean says:

    I’m just a huge fan of this show. Long, short, mix or epic event, I just love hearing about the old school days of wrestling and Dre and Juke always deliver. I don’t want you guys to burn out or make your wives mad over doing this too often. Give us shows when/how you can. No matter the schedule, no matter the level of content, I’m always gonna be excited when it releases.

  20. Jeff says:

    How about the David Von Erich memorial in 1984 at Texas Stadium. The Von Erichs vs the Freebirds in a Street Fight.

  21. Jeff says:

    Sorry about that cutoff. Also the first videotapes released by PWI. Ringmasters, The Great American Bash, and the Lords of the Ring. This era of wrestling is by far the greatest. Thanks guys for what you do.

  22. Maddog says:

    Here are a few ideas for review

    The Jerry Lawler/Austin Idol/Tommy Rich feud from Memphis 1987

    Any 1980’s Mid South or UWF.

    The original 3 way dance between Terry Funk/Sabu/Shane Douglas

    The Royal Rumble Match from 92 with Ric Flair winning the WWF title.

    Thanks for the great podcast!

  23. Eric Darsie says:

    A thought with his new book coming out:

    The WWF title match, the WCW title match, and the Unification of the WWF and WCW titles from Vengeance 2001 with Steve Austin (WWF Champion), Kurt Angle, the Rock (WCW Champion), and Chris Jericho!

    Or even the Team WWF vs Team Alliance from Survivor Series 2001.

    Just sayin’. Granted you guys won’t be able to do it until end of the year, but it would be cool to have it as the “end of the year” podcasts? 🙂

  24. Eric Darsie says:

    What about the KOR 2001? Even if it’s just the Angle/Shane-O-Mac Street Fight and the 3-Way for the WWF title with Austin/Jericho/Benoit, that would be awesome.

  25. Dusty's Polka Dots says:

    Along with War Games, which has already been requested, I’d like to see Clash of the Champions 17 from November 1991 reviewed. Or more specifically, the whole Dangerous Alliance – Sting’s Buddies feud. This was the second Clash I watched and it really hooked me in as a fan.

    I loved the whole Sting-Luger-Rude angle at the show, and the Dustin Rhodes-Ricky Steamboat tag match with the Enforcers was fantastic.

    Great show guys!

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