A1 Podcast: The Final Episode

Streaming Link courtesy Stitcher - A1 Podcast On Stitcher Direct Link - A1 Podcast Episode 371 iTunes Page - A1 Podcast on iTunes This is it, the final episode of The A1 Podcast. Fear not though, as the regular panelists of Norko, Jarret, Josh and Seth are launching a new show in the near future, The Wrestling Brethren Podcast. As far as the news goes, Bullet Club members Cody and The Young Bucks have taken the initiative to promote an independent wrestling show with the goal of drawing ...continue reading

Match Of The Day: The Sheepherders vs. The Fantastics

Jim Crockett Promotions, 1986 - Some fans only remember Luke Williams and Butch Miller as The Bushwackers. However, before they became comic relief in WWE, The Bushwackers were known as The Sheepherders, hated villains throughout many territories. Here they are battling white meat babyfaces The Fantastics in the Quarter Finals of the 1986 Crockett Cup. This match was one of the first matches to be given a five star rating by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtgB8PAvIyU ...continue reading

Match Of The Day: Ric Flair vs. Wahoo McDaniel, 2 Out Of 3 Falls

CWF, 1985 - Ric Flair was in the midst of what was arguably his most dominant NWA World Heavyweight Title run. Wahoo McDaniel was one of the many legendary stars to be featured in Eddie Graham's Championship Wrestling From Florida promotion, a territory for the National Wrestling Alliance. This match was the main event of the live syndicated show Battle Of The Belts, which aired on September 2nd, 1985 from The Sundome in Tampa Florida. The event was dedicated to the memory of Graham, who took ...continue reading

A1 Podcast: Payback Review, New NWA Owner, X-Pac Arrested

Streaming Link courtesy Stitcher - A1 Podcast On Stitcher Direct Link - A1 Podcast Episode 342 iTunes Page - A1 Podcast on iTunes WWE Payback is in the history books. Just how bad was The House Of Horrors Match? Norko, Jarret, and Seth pull no punches as they talk that and the entire Payback show match by match. In other news, Billy Corgan (yes THAT Billy Corgan) has apparently purchased the rights to the NWA name. What does this mean for the future of the brand? And what will happen ...continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Barry Windham Joins The Horsemen

Jim Crockett Promotions, 1988 - The Horsemen were on fire in their incarnation of Ric Flair, Arn & Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard. Lex Luger had been kicked out of The Horsemen earlier in the year, and befriended babyface Barry Windham. The team won the NWA World Tag Team Titles at the first Clash Of The Champions. That lead to the rematch, where one of the most infamous heel turns in wrestling history happened. Tony Schiavone and David Crockett call the action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KemHC-jOl24 ...continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Barry Windham Joins The Four Horsemen

Jim Crockett Promotions, 1988 - Lex Luger and Barry Windham were feuding with the hated stable of The Four Horsemen. At Clash Of Champions in March of 1988, the duo managed to topple Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the coveted titles. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuagkm_arn-anderson-and-tully-blanchard-vs-lex-luger-and-barry-windham_sport Their reign did not last long, because the following month The Horsemen got their revenge. And not only that, they recruited ...continue reading

Match Of The Day: NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. AWA World Champion Rick Martel

All Japan Pro Wrestling, 1985 – AJPW held it’s World Champion Carnival in the month of October. The events featured champions fro around the world competing with an against each other in an All Japan Ring.

One of the final matches in the tour pitted NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair against AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel. I truly was a dream match for its time.

A1 Podcast: Ronda KO’d

Streaming Link courtesy Stitcher - A1 Podcast On Stitcher Direct Link - A1 Podcast Episode 325 iTunes Page - A1 Podcast on iTunes RSS Feed - A1 Podcast RSS Feed Our first show of 2017 talks one of the biggest sports stories in some time, the second KO loss of Ronda Rousey. Norko, Jarret, and Seth talk the fight, and what the loss may mean for Ronda's MMA career. Could a WrestleMania appearance be in the future? And if so, what would she do? In the second half of the show, Seth ...continue reading

Match Of The Day: Sting vs. The Iron Sheik

WCW, 1989 - Approximately one year after the epic one-hour draw with Ric Flair, Sting was holder of the NWA TV Title. Here "The Stinger" dfends the strap against the challenge of none other than The Iron Sheik. Sheik is seconded by Rip Morgan. Jim Ross calls the action entirely by himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ofYBWqsWxU ...continue reading

Match Of The Day: The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Steiner Bros.

NWA, 1989 - Before officially changing names to WCW, the Ted Turner owned promotion still ran under the NWA banner for a few years. Here on an edition of NWA Saturday Night, The Steiner Brothers challenged Michael "PS" Hayes and Jimmy "Jam" Garvin for the then NWA World Tag Team Titles. You may not the use of actual known rock songs for theme music, something that done much more frequently in the 1980s. Jim Ross calls the action completely by himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cotXAFkMSfM ...continue reading