AWA Superclash I (28/9/85) – Review

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 the likes of pop star Cyndi Lauper and […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Roadtrip Music: Ruby Soho by Rancid (Ruby Soho)

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby Soho! This week after AEW‘s Double or Nothing PPV (in which we went bust with nothing on the podcast version due to technical difficulties but I digress), the destination is known as we take a look at what was one of the highlights of the 47 hour long event. Back at All Out in September last […]

Kamala Profile

Born: May 28, 1950 (James Arthur Harris) | Birthplace: Senatobia, MississippiDied: August 9, 2020 (Cardiac Arrest/Covid-19)Billed Hometown: Uganda | Billed Weight: 380 lbsOther Aliases: Numerous James Harris was born in Senatobia, but grew up in Coldwater, Mississippi. When he was four years old, his father was shot dead during a dice game. Leaving high school in ninth grade, he got in […]

Roadtrip Music: Thunder Storm by Masayoshi Takanaka (Genichiro Tenryu)

As of writing Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston have been feuding in AEW. Genichiro Tenryu’s name has been thrown around a few times as Jericho once worked for him in the WAR promotion in Japan, and Eddie Kingston takes inspiration from him. The link is tenuous, but bear with me – we’re talking Tenryu today. To some, Genichiro Tenryu (pronounced […]

Roadtrip Music: Sunrise (Instrumental) by SPECTRUM (Stan Hansen)

Violent brawler? West Texas University alumni? Beloved in Japan? One could be forgiven for thinking I’m talking about last week’s edition with Terry Funk – but this man ticks many of the same boxes. It’s Stan “The Lariat” Hansen. Stan Hansen started his career in the territories but it wasn’t long before he hit upward momentum. He debuted 1973 and […]

Roadtrip Music: Desperado by Eagles (Terry Funk)

No I’m not talking about El Desperado, or Separados. This week’s entry in the Roadtrip Music series is Desperado by the Eagles. And this song was used by Terry Funk in ECW. By 1993, Terry Funk was a seasoned veteran. He had a 424 day NWA World Heavyweight title reign under his belt as well as numerous tag and regional […]