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This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Chris Zaucha, as we celebrate, or perhaps commemorate, the 30th Anniversary of Halloween Havoc 1991, one of the more controversial shows put on by WCW. We look at: –The aptly named “Chamber of Horrors” match, with WCW becoming more and more of a poor man’s WWF. –But there were good matches as well, such as …
 
Episode 211 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “Ozzy farts” episode, is here and we continue our look at the best matches of 1997! That plus, a bit of Florida Man or Not? And we sit down and talk with WWE legend Savio Vega! Matches discussed: – Bret Hart vs Steve Austin from Wrestlemania 13 on 3/23/97 – Shawn Michaels vs the Undertaker f…
 
The Mid South Wrestling Television Review with Mike Mills & The Great Brian Last is back this week, looking at Mid South television from November 26, 1983, featuring: Bill Watts interviews Krusher Darsow regarding his thoughts on JYD and Volkoff. Junkyard Dog vs. Tonga (The Barbarian) Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express make their Mid-South debut…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Max Levy, aka Tamalie, as we discuss which wrestlers could have had better, more productive careers. No spoilers- okay, one- but many of the names we discussed will surprise you. Plus there’s bonus content! After an hour of wrestling content we talk some College Football so what are so what ar…
 
Episode 210 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “we are GIVERS” episode, features not one but TWO matches of the week. We are doing a multi episode look at some of 1997’s best matches. And oh yeah! We talk with Jacques Rougeau! Matches discussed: 1) El Samurai vs Koji Kanemoto from 5/6/97 2) Mitsuhara Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi from 1/20/97 …
 
STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Steve Generelli as we review the year in wrestling that was 1981! We discuss: –The NWA championship changing hands multiple times, and Ric Flair starting his domination of the title that would last ten years. –Verne Gagne retires as champion, and Nick Bockwinkel is awarded the AWA title. –Andre The Gian…
 
Episode 209 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here, and we are looking at the match of the year from 2000 with our friend Roy Lucier! We also talk some Seinfeld and it’s the return of…Florida Man….or not?!! Match discussed: Atlantis vs Villano III, mask vs mask, from Arena Mexico on 3/17/2000 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdr…
 
THE MOTHERSHIP! The 6:05 Superpodcast returns! The Great Brian Last is joined in the co-host chair by Brian Solomon for a packed episode, featuring: – Tim Hornbaker returns to the show to discuss the life & times of “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers, the subject of Tim’s latest biography, Master Of the Ring! Tim talks about the process of piecing together …
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Thomas Bane as we present Part Two of our look at the 1992 Phil Donahue show where Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Barry Orton, Dave Meltzer, John Arezzi, and Murray Hodgkin all appear. This is from the period where the WWF’s sex and drug scandals were at their peak, and …
 
Episode 208 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry….a 4 year anniversary!…is here and on the episode, an error is corrected in our match of the week, we discuss AEW, are joined by a mystery guest and discuss CAC with Lou and Roy Lucier! Match discussed: Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat WM 3 on 3/29/87 in Pontiac, Michigan Become a Patron of Breaki…
 
On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING popular co-host Thomas Bane returns and we review the 1992 Phil Donahue show where Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Barry Orton, Dave Meltzer, John Arezzi, and Murray Hodgkin all appear. This is from the period where the WWF’s sex and drug scandals were at their peak, and we took a look at w…
 
This month Al Getz & Jon Boucher look at the summer of 1973 and the winter of 1965 in the McGuirk territory. Discussions of Tank Morgan, Pez Whatley, Bill Ash, Treach Phillips, Kurt Von Steiger, and many others. Plus, Al’s first Cauliflower Alley Club reunion, Jon runs into a noted wrestling personality at Citi Field, and much more! Charting the Te…
 
Episode 207 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren and Barry–Bitchfest 2021–is here and on this episode, we discuss Dark Side of the Ring, remember the great Stu Schwartz and our match of the week focuses on the bloodiest women’s match of all-time? Match discussed: Akira Hokuto vs Shinobu Kandori from 4/2/93 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdr…
 
September 17 is the 40th Anniversary of Ric Flair winning his first NWA title and we celebrate the day by having popular co-host Brandon Hefner return to STICK TO WRESTLING! Among the things we discuss: –Was the average fan surprised when Flair won? –Who would have been the alternative choices to having Flair as NWA champion? –Would Charlotte have …
 
Episode 206 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and this week, we are Money in the Bank! And on this episode, we do a deep dive on the Netflix show “Cocaine Cowboys: the Kings of south Florida”, this week in CWF history and discuss our match of the week! Match discussed: CM Punk vs John Cena from Chicago on 7/17/2011 Become a Patron of…
 
Mailbag episodes where we answer the listeners questions are always popular, so why not finally do another one? STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Jayce “KO” Naccarato, and among the things we discuss are: What were the best and worst looking championship belts of the 80’s? If Crockett doesn’t lose Piper to the WWE, could they…
 
Rogue wrestling historian Al Getz begins what he thought would be a simple experiment to see if he could figure out the identity of a masked wrestler from 1963. In part 1 of this multi-part mystery, Al explains the circumstances around this wrestler, discusses his methodology, and builds a profile. Wrestling History Mysteries is a production of the…
 
Episode 205 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren and Barry has arrived, and on this show, we are joined by A.W.A. historian George Schire to discuss our match of the week, Barry discusses some recent weather related drama, and we answer some questions from a fan in Brazil! Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive conte…
 
Popular guest Christian Boddie returns to Stick To Wrestling and we thave Part Two of our discussion about our favorite Summer in wrestling which happened thirty five years ago: 1986. Discussed on this week’s episode: –Paul Orndorff turning on Hulk Hogan may have been obvious and an overly simplistic story, but their feud drew spectacularly. –The A…
 
Episode 204 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry–the Ravi Shankar episode–is here and on this episode, we feature a match with 4 tag team Hall of Famers, part 2 of our interview with former WCW referee Jimmy Jett, AND the Booker recalls a trial involving porn! BOOM! Match discuss: Rock N Roll Express vs Ole & Arn Anderson from Columbia, S.C. on…
 
Popular guest Christian Boddie returns to Stick To Wrestling and we talk about our favorite Summer in wrestling which happened thirty five years ago: 1986. Discussed on this week’s episode: –Baby Doll inexplicably turns on Dusty Rhodes to side with Ric Flair, which made no sense from a logical or a storyline standpoint. Making things worse, Ric and…
 
Whether you like pork chops, candy, or “oates”, the McGuirk/Watts territory had you covered in the 3rd quarter of 1977. This month Al Getz & Jon Boucher discuss that time period as well as the 4th quarter of 1964 featuring the NWA World Junior Heavyweight champ being chased by 3 former champs. Also part 2 of Al’s interview with Mississippi promoter…
 
Episode 203 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and we are talking this past weekend in wrestling in this country! Our match of the week has us walking down the Kings Road, CM Punk comes to AEW….and we remember a day that changed us both forever. The day Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida. Match discussed: Walter vs Ilja Dragunov from …
 
Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. Mike Sempervive returns with a very special edition of the show, that pays tribute to the life and career of Don Kernodle, The Pride of the Carolinas. As a courtesy to those who enjoy longer-form versions of the podcast, we have combined both parts of our tribute and present to you this five-and-a-h…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Brandon Rice, and we honor the Thirtieth Anniversary of Summerslam 1991. On deck for this week: –This show was headlined by a tag team with members who were 48 and 52 years old, back in the day when they only had to come up with three pay per view main events per year. –Or, was a fak…
 
Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. Mike Sempervive returns with a very special edition of the show, paying tribute to the life and career of The Pride of the Carolinas, Don Kernodle. In this second and final part, we continue the story of how a lifelong wrestling fan became one of the most respected workers in the business. We pick u…
 
The Mid South Wrestling Television Review with Mike Mills & The Great Brian Last is back this week, looking at Mid South television from November 19, 1983, featuring: Jim Ross and Alexandria’s Buddy Nichols call the exciting matches this week! A video package of Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Magnum T.A. & Mr. Wrestling II tag for the first time since they an…
 
Episode 202 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry…”the prostitution episode” is here, and on this show we discuss south Florida’s most famous prostitute, go to Memphis tv for our match of the week, and talk to Dave Sierra & Ricky Santana…the Cuban Connection! Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive content and …
 
Stick to Wrestling is once again joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish, and there’s a lot to discuss this week: –The career of Bobby Eaton, one of the elite in-ring performers of his generation. –We discuss Jody Hamilton, aka The Assassin, who was one of the greatest heels in the history of the game. –We … Continue reading Episode 166: Let’s Talk…
 
This month on Stats 101, Al Getz discusses his trip to the Arkansas State Archives in Little Rock as part of his never-ending quest to find heretofore undocumented house show records. What did he find and how did he find it? He also talks a little bit about the new Frequent Partners and Frequent Opponents stats that he debuted last month. Stats 101…
 
Episode 201 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and on this episode….listen to the Booker get worked by Barry and our special guest….Missy Hyatt! We also have our match of the week and we discuss the life, times and legacies of Jody Hamilton & Bobby Eaton. Match discussed: Jake Roberts vs Dick Slater from Houston Become a Patron of Bre…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jeff Simms, as we discuss second and sometimes third generation wrestlers. Who was the best? We go beyond that, we each give you our top ten! –Nick Bockwinkel is not generally thought of as a second generation wrestler, but he was and he ranks highly on both … Continue reading Episode 165: Next Gen → The po…
 
Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here for our…can you believe it!…200th episode! And this week we are joined by our longtime friend Jimmy Jett, who discusses being a referee in Memphis & CWF, and…our match of the week is a women’s matched that the Booker calls…. the best women’s match in over 20 years! Match discussed: Utami Hayashishita vs…
 
The Mid South Wrestling Television Review with Mike Mills & The Great Brian Last is back this week, looking at Mid South television from November 12, 1983, featuring: Will Hacksaw Butch Reed be fined for what he did to King Cobra? Hacksaw Butch Reed and Jim Neidhart are interviewed by Jim Ross with a wet dog? Nikolai Volkoff takes on Krusher Darsow…
 
This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Alfred Sumrall as we have fun with an Apter Magazine from 1987! Some of the news stories (in some cases not really “news stories”) that we discuss: –Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Iron Sheik were sworn enemies who party and carpool together. –The WWF coming to a settlement … Continue reading Episode 164: Not Useful…
 
Episode 199 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry Rose are back from all of our vacations and ready to….dive deep into those well traveled canals! On this episode, Barry talks about The Gathering in Charlotte, this week in CWF history and the Booker discusses where the next great tv show should be set! Match of the week: Ric Flair vs Magnum TA f…
 
This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by returning popular guest Ricardo Coleman as we pay tribute to an all time great, the recently deceased “Mr. Wonderful”, Paul Orndorff. On the show this week we talk about: –Orndorff getting his start in Florida, Memphis, Tri-State, and Mid-South. –Orndorff’s heel turn in Mid-South, starting with him … Contin…
 
Join Al Getz & Jon Boucher as they look at Mid-South in the summer of 1981 and the McGuirk territory in the summer of 1964. Is Al brave (foolish?) enough to give an honest appraisal of a not-so-good novel written by the master of the sugar hold? Also, they discuss The Grappler, Chuck Karbo, Dutch Savage, Ann Casey, Paul Orndorff and much more. Char…
 
Armstrong wins Stomper’s manager for a week, Leduc sends Norvell Austin out of Southeastern, 5,800 see it! Produced by Lou Kipilman! Ron Fuller’s Studcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network The post Episode 208: Armstrong Wins Gorgeous George Jr. appeared first on Ron Fuller's Studcast.…
 
Episode 198 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry….the “pee hard on” episode, has shown up and is ready to go! And on this episode, we look at one of our favorite tag teams ever, discuss Seinfeld phrases in a segment Sweet Lou calls “our filthiest segment ever”….plus more! Match discussed: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi …
 
STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Randy Smith as we continue discussing the 1991 Great American Bash, and more! We discuss not only the Bash from thirty years ago, but what went on afterward and we hit on the following: –There was a surprise guest In Randy’s room after the show, someone you … Continue reading Episode 162: A List Of Reasons…
 
Episode 197 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry has landed and on this episode, we feature a match from 1980 with two all-time greats, the Booker offers a review of the new movie F9, and friend of the show Dale Spear joins us for a followup on last week’s NBA discussion! Match discussed: Nick Bockwinkel vs Billy Robinson from 11/12/80 in Japan…
 
The Mid South Wrestling Television Review with Mike Mills & The Great Brian Last is back this week, looking at Mid South television from November 5, 1983, featuring: Hacksaw Butch Reed & Jim Neidhart vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Dusty Rhodes. Dusty Rhodes gets attacked by Nicolai Volkoff with a bag of American wheat!!!!! Butch Reed humiliates King Cobr…
 
STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Randy Smith, who attended the 1991 Great American Bash with John McAdam. We discuss the Bash from thirty years ago and we hit on the following points: –The fans in Baltimore were mad at the promotion, far angrier than it came across on TV. –There … Continue reading Episode 161: We Want Flair,…
 
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