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It's part 2 of our 3 hour interview with David Bixenspan on the WWF Ring Boy Scandal. We go in depth on the accusations against Terry Garvin, how the WWF treated the Coles after the scandal died down, the lawsuits, depositions, and then finish things off with a completely unrelated Gabe Sapolsky story! The audio started breaking up during the Gabe …
 
We are back with another interview, this time interviewing journalist David Bixenspan (aka Bix) about the WWF Ring Boy Scandal, Mel Phillips, Terry Garvin, the company's response to the scandal, Vince McMahon's reported firing and rehiring of Phillips, how the story came up, etc. We go in depth on a lot of the details that have been otherwise ignor…
 
We are back with Part 2 of a 4+ hour interview with Pelle Primeau! Pelle finishes up talking about training at the ROH school, working for the company, an incredible story of his first trip to Florida for FIP, the most endearing Ricky Reyes story I've heard, Low Ki golfing and more! If you are feeling down this show will brighten your day. Follow h…
 
We are back with a two part interview with former ROH star Pelle Primeau! We talk about running backyard shows in Philadelphia that drew more than most indies, the ROH training school, Seth Rollins getting pranked, Low Ki explaining things, CM Punk, Shane Hagadorn and so much more! You do not want to miss these prank stories, and Pelle's unique ins…
 
Will Nick Gage get revenge on Ricky Shane Page? Why am I posting this two months late? Well I got extremely busy and then a global pandemic made me lose track of time! Join Hulkamatt and myself to run down Game Changer Wrestling's Run Rickey Run! This was recorded in the car so the audio is rough, and we sometimes don't remember things, but hey you…
 
We are back with more of Hulk Hogan's memoir, Hollywood Hulk Hogan by Hollywood Hulk Hogan! We continue through this book and compare it to the only other book we possibly can, The Holy Bible. What does Hogan's book have in common with biblical scholarship? Find out inside! Also WrestleMania, No Holds Barred, Spielberg and more!…
 
We are back to break down Hollywood Hulk Hogan's first autobiography "Hollywood Hulk Hogan" (with Michael Jan Friedman.) This is Hogan's "worked" memoir as he would release another later on that told the "real story." That one was mostly bullshit too! Join us as Hogan tells us about his childhood, engages in ridiculous fat shaming and breaks into t…
 
We are back with Erick Stevens talking his "big" push in ROH and why it flopped, plus hilarious stories or burials involving nearly everyone! Erick has tremendous insight into what went wrong with his FIP Championship push, and a slightly counterintuitive idea about how it should have been done. We go through the death of his push and why he left t…
 
We are back with Erick Stevens, the 2007 Wrestling Observer Rookie of the Year! In part 1 we talk how Erick got into the business, how he met Roderick Strong followed by some incredible Roddy stories, how horrible the Florida indies were in the aughts, tape trading, FIP, Steve Madison, and his introduction into ROH with the Gang Wars of 2007. Erick…
 
We are back, this time to talk about Nigel McGuinness, the undisputed greatest champion in ROH history! The 90's Rememberer Nut Bunnies joins Hulkamatt to talk Nigel, his heel turn, Gabe Sapolsky's questionable booking in 2008, Adam Pearce's questionable booking in 2009 and so much more! Lots of talk about one of the most interesting year's in Ring…
 
We are back with the history of TNA! We go in depth on Jonny Fairplay's TNA run and a bit about his pre TNA wrestling career! Learn about his crazy contract with TNA, how he got it, how TNA immediately violated it and much more! Sources: Bryan Alvarez, Figure 4 Daily, Interview with Jonny Fairplay Bryan Alvarez, Figure 4 Weekly, various 2003/2004 i…
 
It's the 50th episode! We're going to pretend this is a big mega episode when it was just going to be more history of TNA! Join us as Hulkamatt gives his thoughts on the #NY64, we read from Russo's book, dive into his 2003 booking run, his firing from the company, what this meant for storylines, how they took a TNA like turn, Joe E Legend's Wikiped…
 
The New York 64 is a tournament to establish the most disgusting thing WWE has (allegedly) ever done. Please follow @NY64Tournament on twitter https://twitter.com/NY64Tournament and vote in each round. The 4 way play in rounds begin today! On one bracket we have policies or events that are more business practices than storyline events. On the other…
 
Writer Cath returns to the show to talk about her experience on The Jericho Cruise, AKA The Chris Jericho Rock and Rager At Sea! Find out who threatened to murder her in cold blood, what was great, what was less great and who was the coolest cat at sea. Over an hour of memories of the greatest cruise in the history of wrestling!…
 
Have you heard about the Nitro book everyone is talking about? Well, some people are talking about. You may have heard it's incredibly well researched and better than the Death of WCW. Is it? We'll go into the good, bad and ugly of the book. Who is it for? What does it get right, what does it get wrong? Join us for almost 90 minutes of analysis of …
 
This podcast is not about wrestling, it's about Bobby Fischer. Why? Because Hulkamatt was watching a bunch of chess and suddenly discovered Bobby Fischer was not such a great guy. So I linked him to an article and it was decided we should do an episode. So join us for an episode where Hulkamatt does half of the talking and we discuss the life and t…
 
We are back with the history of TNA! We have some major shake ups in TNA Management in May of 2003 and we are here to cover them. Who is in? Who is out? How will TNA try to become a national player? Join us to find out! Sources: Borash, Jeremy. "From the Inside" accessed 10/13/18 https://web.archive.org/web/20030629182413/http://nwatna.com:80/2003/…
 
Now with fixed audio! Join @ChampJulius and I as we go in depth about LA Park vs Rush! We talk both men's careers, how the feud began, what makes it so great, where LA Park might be going from here, our favorite matches, our favorite spots, and so much more. This was meant to be an hour long but when we did an off the cuff history of LA Park's care…
 
We are back! After the Hulkamatt of the Week we get to this week's topic, Joanie Laurer (Chyna) and her run in New Japan! How did Antonio Inoki decide to bring her in? How was her big match with Chono promoted? Why did he decide to make her a shooter? Find out in this tribute to Inokiism! My notes were corrupted right before recording so I lost my …
 
We are back with a special guest! Bryan of Street Fight Radio joins Hulkamatt to predict 15 year old tournaments they've barely ever heard of! They'll pick winners from the Anarchy Alliance and infamous Hard 10 Tournaments! Plus Hulkamatt reviews Jarrett vs Raven, we watch the finals of the Hard 10 tournament and give the history of BEER Wrestling!…
 
It's the third and final part of your SEX Education! We go through the Raven vs Jarrett feud, the return of Russo, the power struggles, everything we can think of! Plus a Hulkamatt of the Week that exposes how long it took me to edit this. Sources: Watching 100 TNA PPVs and Dave Meltzer's LAW recaps from March through June 2003…
 
Hulkamatt is back so that means it is time to continue the history of TNA! We start with the debut of Raven, and talk about all the big names, Nikita, Dusty, Schiavone, Larry Legend, The Road Warriors, all of the brave heroes who stood up to Vince Russo and SEX! We'll be back with SEX Part 3! Sources: OWW's SEX Guide and their TNA recaps were very …
 
We're back, well I'm back because Hulkamatt is still sick! I'm joined by Writer Cath (@W_Cath_SA) to review WWA The Inception! Yes another World Wrestling All Stars PPV! We'll discuss the show, events surrounding the show and delve more into the early "Internet Wrestling Community" by taking a look at Scott Keith's review of it. Sources: Keith, Sco…
 
Hulkamatt is sick, so we are on a brief hiatus from the history of TNA which means it is a great time to invite Nut Bunnies back on the show to discuss Bryan Danielson's ROH title reign! We go through what led up to it, the major stories, the matches, the injuries, memories of the time, some repetitive booking and some great booking! Join us for 2 …
 
Warning: This is a non wrestling episode! In fact this episode may appeal to no one on the planet! Join us as Hulkamatt, Nut Bunnies, musical visionary CJM Venter and myself go through the history of the Beast of Music, a series of mix tapes of bad music we made in the late aughts. After Venter tells us about his 2003 summer vacation for 10 minutes…
 
We close out 2002 with the end of Jerry's diary! Jerry sends an email to Jeff outlining why Jeff Jarrett will be a great NWA Champion and how the fans will love him. He buries R-Truth, buries Jeff, buries Dixie, buries Russo and well buries everyone. Also this week's Deej Award winner! Sources: Jarrett, Jerry, the Story of the Development of the NW…
 
Our review of Game Changer Wrestling: Zandig Tournament of Survival 3! Warning: This is a car episode, if you don't want to listen to lower than usual audio quality, skip this one! Hear about all of the matches, all the crazy death match stuff we remember, Nick Gage, the Nazi collaborator, Ciclope, PCO, Joey Janela, the insane weapons, and so much …
 
We are back to talk about sexual harassment in TNA! Namely with regard to Goldy Locks. What happened to her? What did TNA do? What did she do? Plus more on her career and CRUSH EM CELL PHONE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7TeqPm1KyE Also this week's winner of the True Warrior Award! Sources Jarrett, Jerry. The Story of the Development of the NWA…
 
We take a break from the history of TNA to invite the world famous "Nut Bunnies" on the show to pay tribute to TAKESHI MORISHIMA! The greatest ROH Champion of all time! This Morishima sized episode clocks in at almost 3 hours long as we discuss his match with Samoa Joe and his title reign as well as a bit about the overall ROH product at the time. …
 
Jerry Jarrett's life gets turned upside down, then he decides to quit, then he decides not to, and invents SEX! Join us for the origin story of Sports Entertainment Xtreme, one of the worst stables and storylines in wrestling history. Sources: Jarrett, Jerry. The Story of the Development of the NWATNA, Trafford 2004. Johnson, Matt "Catching Up with…
 
Jerry Jarrett sent a letter to Chris Sobol of Panda Energy (and now of TNA) to explain wrestling to him, and explain he does. We go through his entire treatise of wrestling to see how much we buy into Jerry Jarrett's theory of wrestling, how well it explains TNA so far, the business then and now, and everything involved in this! Sorry if some of th…
 
Bruno Sammartino died yesterday and I was reminded of two issues of the Apter Mags I found at an antique store a few months ago. Both had cover stories about Bruno. So let's do what this podcast does best and read other people's content (including some amazing ads.) Hopefully Stanley Weston can forgive me up there. No Hulkamatt on this episode he'l…
 
Jerry Jarrett's war on the dirt sheets! The Pro Wrestling Torch gets his dander up and it is time to ban all communication with the newsletters. At the same time he's stressing out over the Panda deal, and someone is whispering in Dixie's ear. Sources Jerry Jarrett: The Story of the Development of the NWA TNA, 2004. Alex Marvez, Nwa/tna Gives Race …
 
We spend an hour and a half talking about a period where The Ultimate Warrior wrestled 4 matches! We go deep into his WCW run, the injuries, ripple effects, angles, contract and more. We talk his feud with Something Awful Dot Com, his abhorrent, reprehensible beliefs, his hate speech tour, his attempt to rip off DDP Yoga and get really, REALLY mad …
 
Just in time for the Warrior Award at the WWE Hall of Fame, it is the Life and Times of The Ultimate Warrior Part 1! We chronicle the Warrior up until December of 1997. The bodybuilding, the commercials, Warrior University, his WWF runs, his smattering of indie matches, the hold ups, all the little details that make Warrior, Warrior. Sources: O'Rou…
 
It's September of 2002 and TNA needs a savior. Luckily Jerry Jarrett feels God is working in mysterious ways to save TNA. Dixie Carter's dad Bob owns Panda Energy and they want to buy TNA! Learn the details of the deal and just what TNA was doing with their money at this time. Also learn what bizarre stuff Jerry published in his book. He's basicall…
 
It's come to this: Hulkamatt has watched a show. Join us as we review the first ever World Wrestling All-Stars Pay Per View: THE INCEPTION! What did Bret Hart do on the show? What is a Tits, Whips and Buff Match? What records have I broken? Is this the worst PPV of all time? All will be revealed as we review WWA: THE INCEPTION!…
 
We had to get here eventually, TNA is about to die so here comes its savior, Dixie Carter! Let's take a look at the life and personality of Dixie Carter. Is she really just a nice mom who happened to buy a wrestling company? Sources: Jerry Jarrett, The History and Development of the NWA TNA (2004) 6 Star Wrestling, Dixie Carter Interview, 8/27/09 A…
 
If you thought Jerry Jarrett had lost his mind before you haven't seen anything yet! In this episode Hulkamatt fights illness to hear the story of Jerry Jarrett falling into a completely delusional state as TNA collapses around him. Sources: Bryan Alvarez, various August 2002 Figure 4 Weekly Issues Jerry Jarrett: The Story of the Development of the…
 
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