AWA Superclash 1985 (28/9/85) – Review

Podcast (July 9, 2022) : AWA Superclash 1985 By 1985, it was do-or-die time for companies like the American Wrestling Association. Vince McMahon made several big moves throughout 1984, and then on March 31, 1985, produced the first Wrestlemania. It was a commercial success for the company, with its combination of in-ring action and a bevy of celebrity involvement from […]

“Black Saturday” (WWF, July 14, 1984)

It will forever be known as one of the darkest days in professional wrestling’s history. A date that sounded alarm bells as the reality for promoters sunk in, that Vince McMahon was serious about taking his company national, and he would do anything to make that happen. While it would become common for McMahon to take syndicated television deals from […]

Podcast: NJPW G1 Climax 23 – Day 4 (August 4, 2013)

It’s G1 season and we celebrate by taking a look at what is both one of the highest rated shows of all time on Cagematch, but one of Chris’s favourites. Headlined by Shinsuke Nakamura and Kota Ibushi with some very solid undercard support, most notably from Tomohiro Ishii, Katsuyori Shibata and 5 stars – check out our coverage of this […]

Bonus Podcast: Game Surgeons – Tekken

Not just content to talk about wrestling, I did a guest appearance on another podcast. I joined the Game Surgeons Operating Theatre podcast to discuss the Tekken video game series. You can listen here, through YouTube which is where they upload, or through our usual feed on Spotify/Apple/Google/etc. which they have graciously allowed me to upload it to. Check out […]

Roadtrip Music: G1 Climax by Yonosuke Kitamura (G1 Climax)

‘Tis the season! G1 season, that is. This past weekend New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off the 32nd annual G1 Climax tournament. In recent years NJPW has used licensed music as the main theme for the tournament. We’ve covered the 2018 theme in this series. But throughout the event the promotion has used a bumper theme that over time has […]

Podcast: AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door (June 26, 2022)

We’re back on the road after a bit of a tech-induced break and this week we’re taking a look behind the forbidden door and the AEWxNJPW crossover show. As mentioned in the cast – check out “Dazzler Dunlop: Inside My Squared Circle” by Australian wrestler Ken Dunlop. Available from the publisher or other places you’d buy a book. Email us […]