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Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #16 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week, my guest is a true legend of 1980s wrestling, “The Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez! One of the toughest dudes in the business, Manny has seen and done it all, in Florida, Texas, St. Louis, Puerto Rico, and most notably, in his unforgettable run f…
 
Episode 241 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “Yiddish episode”, is here so get ready! And this week besides our match of the week, we look at great action films of the 80’s (with a surprise winner), and our movie of the week review is a real killer! Match discussed: Ric Flair vs Magnum TA from Houston from 6/28/85 Become a Patron of Br…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Matt Mann as we discuss what was going on in wrestling forty years ago, during the month of May 1982. On this week’s episode: –Rocky III is released, forever linking Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. –Mid-South Wrestling holds a SuperDome show that draws over 21,000. –Jimmy Garvin turns heel and bec…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #15 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week, my guest is Pro Wrestling Illustrated columnist and co-host of the Grapsody podcast on Fightful, Righteous Reg! We delve into 1990s wrestling, with a little WWF, a little WCW and a lot of ECW! This conversation was so much fun, just great chem…
 
Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez return to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from January 8, 1983, featuring: * One of the great moments from the feud between Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood: Don Kernodle tears up his ow…
 
Episode 240 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry are joined by my old friend Brother Jeff Steele for a Mid South discussion and our match of the week, we do another Florida man or not segment and discuss a recent visit to Foge de Chao! Match discussed: Butch Reed vs the Junkyard Dog from 10/27/83 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Kurt Brown, who is also known as Vandal Drummond and probably a few other names. It’s a great hour as we talk about: –Incredibly Strange Wrestling. This was a real promotion. –Kurt first discovering pro wrestling at a young age. –Mil Mascaras not getting his just due. –Titanes En El Ring airing in Los Angel…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #14 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week, my guest is Steven Bell, author of Dynamite & Davey: The Explosive Lives of the British Bulldogs! We take a look back at the amazing and influential careers of one the greatest tag teams of all time, plus a deep dive into UK wrestling history!…
 
Episode 239 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “toe fungus episode” is here! And on this episode, our match of the week goes to 106 N Albany, we discuss our Mt Rushmore of wrestling promoters, and the Breaking Kayfabe Theatre returns! Match discussed: Kevin Sullivan vs Barry Windham from 10/6/82 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with B…
 
STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Vincent Waller, and we continue discussing the February 27, 1982 episode of Georgia Championship Wrestling. We discuss: –Yes, Buzz Sawyer was being pushed as a heart throb type months before this episode. We talk about it. –Tommy Rich says something that makes Ric Flair come unglued! –Gary Ha…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #13 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week, my guest is longtime wrestling journalist Denny Burkholder! Denny goes back to the WrestleLine days of the early wrestling internet, and these days makes his home at CBSsports.com! We look back on what made us want to write about wrestling, wh…
 
Episode 238 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and this week…we walk thru that forbidden door! And this week, besides our match of the week, we look at the top 10 films of 1997 and we discuss Sammy Guevara’s role in AEW. Match discussed: Shinya Hashimoto vs Steven Regal from 4/16/95 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & B…
 
Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez return to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from January 1, 1983, featuring: * Even with their tag team partners away for the week, Ricky Steamboat and Don Kernodle continue to find a way to get into each other’s business.…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Vincent Waller as we take a look at an episode of Georgia Championship Wrestling from 1982! We discuss: –The odd on-air relationship between Roddy Piper and Gordon Solie. –A Fantastic match between two underneath babyfaces. –The tag team tournament that was supposed to create NWA World Tag Tea…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #12 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week, my guest is prolific producer/director/promoter and tormented TV interviewer David Marquez! Dave and I have a lot of interests in common, and it shows in this funny, insightful and fascinating conversation that goes from vaudeville to wrestlin…
 
Episode 237 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and we are traveling to Amarillo for our match of the week! That, and we do a Fla man or not segment and offer a movie review on a truly BAD movie! Match discussed: Ted Dibiase & Larry Lane vs Mr Pogo & Akio Sato w/Scandor Akbar from 3/24/79 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdre…
 
The Mid South Wrestling Television Review with Mike Mills & The Great Brian Last is back this week, looking at Mid South television from December 24, 1983, featuring: Jim Ross talks to Mr. Wrestling II during Wrestling II’s training session with Magnum T.A. Wrestling II’s attire is next level ridiculous! Magnum T.A. joins Jim Ross on commentary for…
 
While MLB’s Opening Day has passed, the 6:05 Superpodcast tradition of Opening Day Star Wars continues with Opening Week Star Wars! Baseball & Wrestling talk! No Segments! No Time Stamps! Minimal Edits! As always, Thank You to all the 605’ers for your continued support of the MOTHERSHIP! ***** Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Jammie Ward as we discuss the WWF in the Spring of 1982! We discuss: –The Bob Backlund vs Jimmy Snuka Madison Square Garden feud. –Andre The Giant vs Blackjack Mulligan and the Magic Glove. –The odd local Bob Backlund vs Bob Orton Jr promos. –The territory system and why it was great but it su…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #11 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week, my very special guest is The Whole F’n Show himself, Rob Van Dam! Rob was kind enough to write the foreword to my now-available biography of The Original Sheik, Blood and Fire, and we chat all about his time training with The Sheik, as well as…
 
Episode 236 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “Barry is on vacation” episode, is here and on this episode, we go back to the fall of 1978 for our match of the week, we discuss our favorite Burt Reynolds movies and interview “Dr D”, David Schultz! Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive content and supp…
 
STICK TO WRESTLING celebrates it’s 200th episode with a podcast that’s over 200 minutes long, with Max Levy, Thomas Bane, and The Great Brian Last taking questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe! It’s almost four hours of rawboned, wicked good wrestling talk! On the discussion table: –Toxic Shock Syndrome…was that a coverup for a Mike Von Eri…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #10 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week I head out to Indianapolis to talk to podcaster, historian and Indy wrestling expert Dave Dynasty! We get into the history of the WWA, and of course The World’s Most Dangerous Wrestler, Dick the Bruiser–not to mention his biggest fan, David Let…
 
Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here! It’s your favorite time of the week! And on this episode, our match of the week is under Texas Death rules, plus an extended Florida Man or not, plus food talk! Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive content and support the show! Join at https://www.patreon.com/Bowdr…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by first time guest Dr. Nicholas Coliadis as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ECW’s first pay-per view, Barely Legal. Let’s take a trip back to the 90’s as we discuss: –One can’t say the letters E-C-W without there being a mention of the promotion not aging well. True as that may be, this was a really good…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #9 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This week, my guest is historian, writer, and biographer Bertrand Hebert! We talk about his work on Andre the Giant, Pat Patterson, Mad Dog Vachon and Montreal wrestling history in general! Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podc…
 
Episode 234 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and operating like a great tag team! And on this episode besides our match of the week we finish our questions from listeners and discuss the recent segment with Kevin Sullivan & JJ Dillon. All that…and more! Match discussed: Jack & Jerry Brisco vs Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood from 7/9…
 
This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we continue to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 3, as popular guest Brent Nicolas returns to discuss these issues and more: –Where was Paul Orndorff? –Who was Randy Savage originally scheduled to defend the Intercontinental title against? –What was Bobby Heenan paid for this event? –Was Hogan vs Andre r…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #8 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! In the first in a series of conversations with my fellow Titan Tower corporate employees, my guest is Debra Jaswaye, a former WWE Creative Director! From coming up with Chyna’s name, to designing those awesome Royal Rumble collage posters, to catching the…
 
Episode 233 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and we are taking a trip to the ECW arena for our match of the week- Plus…we look at the top 10 villain deaths in movies and take questions from our listeners! Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive content and support the show! Join at https://www.patr…
 
Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez return to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from December 25, 1982, featuring: * Lots of short matches, with a main event pitting United States heavyweight champion Greg Valentine against Porkchop Cash. * Roddy Piper gets …
 
The Mid South Wrestling Television Review with Mike Mills & The Great Brian Last is back this week, looking at Mid South television from December 17, 1983, featuring: Krusher Darsow vs. Coco Ware with Geopolitical Bill Watts talking Russia for the first of many times this episode. Mr. Wrestling II vs. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart – what the heck happen…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 3 with popular guest Brent Nichols! We discuss: –The peak of the Can-Am Connection and why they Tom Zenk left the WWF. –The event was a legit sellout, and what the WWF did to help make that happen. –Billy Jack Haynes’ stock going into a freefall. –Why the booking of the mi…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #7 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This time, my guest is a mentor and trainer to some of the greatest of all time, and a legend in his own right, Dr. Tom Prichard! Dr. Tom has been involved in the business since the 1970s and has seen it all from Paul Boesch and Jack Brisco to The Rock an…
 
Episode 232 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “Sam Snead episode”, is here and our match of the week is under Marquis de Queensbury rules! That plus some food talk, and an update on our tv watching. Match discussed: Ric Flair vs Steven Regal from 4/30/94 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive content …
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jake “The Valentine” Hamar! It’s Wrestlemania Month here at STW as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania 13, the event that sealed Stone Cold Steve Austin ascention into superstardom. We discuss: –Every year, there’s Match of the Year. Was Bret Hart vs Steve Austin Match of the Forever? –Rocky s…
 
Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez return to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from December 18, 1982, featuring: * Jay Youngblood and Ricky Steamboat make a shocking, and emphatic, return to the program to gain a measure of revenge on Sgt. Slaughter and Do…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #6 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This time, my guest is one of the true luminaries of Southern California wrestling, Jeff Walton! Jeff saw it all while working for the LeBell office in Los Angeles, and has a unique insight into the days of … Continue reading Episode 6: Jeff Walton → The …
 
Episode 231 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “Javorsky episode” is here and on this episode, we look at possibly the greatest match of all-time, talk AEW PPV and chat with former WCW star Glacier! Our blood runs cold! Match discussed: Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuhara Misawa from 3/1/2003 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Bar…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by stand-up comedian Kyle Lewis, who is also a lifelong wrestling fan, and we review Wrestlemania 8 on the heels of it’s thirtieth birthday! We discuss: —This was the end of The Hulkamania Era. Hogan would re-invent himself in the mid-90’s, but what started when he defeated the … Continue reading Episode 195: …
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #5 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This time, my guest is one of wrestling’s true jack-of-all-trades, wrestler/announcer/promoter/booker/trainer/publisher Les Thatcher! Les’ insights and perspectives on the business are second to none–take a listen and find out why he is hailed as one of t…
 
Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, episode 230, the “6 inch” episode is ready to go! And today we offer an early match of the year candidate, discuss Peacemaker, food and Florida Man or not! Match discussed: Will Ospreay vs Michael Oku from 1/29/2022 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive content and support …
 
Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from December 11, 1982, featuring: * The heavy gloating continues from Sgt. Slaughter, Don Kernodle, Ric Flair and Greg Valentine over all of the serious damage done to Jay Youngblood and Roddy…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Chris Tabar and we take a look back at 1986 and the wrestlers who deserved year-end awards from 35 years ago: –Wrestler of the Year! –Tag Team of the Year! –Best Heel and Best Babyface! –Feud of the Year! –Best on Interviews! –Match of … Continue reading Episode 194: A Natural Assump…
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #4 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This time, my guest is Detroit wrestling historian, photographer and the last manager of The Sheik, Dave Burzynski—aka “Supermouth” Dave Drason! Dave was vital to putting together my upcoming biography of The Sheik, Blood and Fire; and just … Continue rea…
 
Episode 229 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry has shown up, and on this week’s show we are joined by Maxx Payne for a discussion of our match of the week! Plus we discuss the Cody & Brandi situation! Match discussed: Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne vs the Nasty Boys from Chicago on 4/17/94 Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to…
 
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Greg Bowl, who took some incredible wrestling photos at the old Boston Garden back in the 70’s. Discussed on the pod: –How Greg got access and what he did not get access to. –Greg’s friendship with Killer Kowalski. –Greg growing up being a wrestling fan since the … Continue reading Episode 193: Gardens And …
 
Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #3 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon! This one is very special to me, as my guest is someone I’ve known and worked with for 22 years, and whose work I’ve known for much longer than that: Keith Elliott Greenberg. You may know him from the pages … Continue reading Episode 3: Keith Elliott Green…
 
Episode 228 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here and this week, we are joined by HOFer Bob Orton Jr! Plus some AEW talk and we look at the top 10 extinct restaurants! Match discussed: Bob Orton Jr vs Pez Whatley from ICW tv Become a Patron of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry to hear exclusive content and support the show! Join at h…
 
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