The World Famous Korakuen Hall

“間も無く水道橋駅 到着します”, the announcement comes over the speakers. You think you understood, but you’re uncertain. You heard some other stuff but that stood out. “The next station is Suidobashi”, the voice repeats in a more familiar language. You prepare yourself and eye a waypoint to the door through the packed train. You’re concerned about being able to make it to […]

Podcast: 2/22 Commentary on Commentary

As the calendar reads 2/22 we honour legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud in our own Wrestling Roadshow way as we take this opportunity to chat about some of the people that have narrated the action in the ring over the years. Send us your comments – podcast@thewrestlingroadshow.com Or send us your money – https://ko-fi.com/thewrestlingroadshow

Roadtrip Music: Last Voyage by kuritaka (Kairi Hojo)

The Pirate Princess has returned home! In light of this weekend’s news that Kairi Hojo (Kairi Sane to you WWE people) has returned to World Wonder Ring Stardom, I thought it only fitting to take a look at the theme she used before setting off to sail the world back in 2017. Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Kairi grew up as […]

Roadtrip Music: Los Boricuas

Usually Mr. Chris Man handles the Roadtrip Music posts on the website, but I wanted to show I’m just as hip and happening with what the young people are rapping to on the streets. So, I give you a personal favourite WWF theme from the Attitude era, Los Boricuas. I’m uncertain as to the actual name of the theme, but […]

Roadtrip Music: Joker and the Thief by Wolfmother (TMDK)

It’s January 26 which is currently recognised as Australia Day and that brings with it a debate about the appropriateness of recognising a national day on that specific day. A wrestling music post isn’t really the place to have that debate – but you can read about it here. A music post is the place to post music and due […]

Roadtrip Music: bad guy by Billie Eilish (ASUKA/VENY)

This weekend in Australia, national radio station triple j have held their annual Hottest 100 countdown, a listener-poll ranking the top songs of the previous year. triple j is positioned as a youth-alternative station and while the countdowns do primarily contain alternative music, a selection of mainstream that lands with the audience also features. (This year it was won by […]

Podcast: WCW Prime (January 1996)

We kick off 2022 by looking at how WCW kicked off 1996 with a look at the month of January on the Prime! WCW Prime was one of WCW lower-tier syndicated shows, hosted by Dusty Rhodes and Chris Cruise. The show contains a few gems, some of which should have stayed hidden. They have fun with it and so do […]

The Real World Champion Proves It (January 19, 1992)

As Hulk Hogan was to the WWF, Ric Flair was to Jim Crockett Promotions, later World Championship Wrestling under Ted Turner. The penultimate NWA or WCW World Heavyweight champion, “The Nature Boy” was the glue that held the promotion together. But that wasn’t the opinion of a certain Jim Herd, who took over as Executive Vice President in January, 1989. […]