Podcast: Unsolved Mysteries

This week on the Roadshow we’re taking a look at some of wrestling’s unsolved mysteries. Topics covered include David von Erich, Ultimate Warrior, Kota Ibushi, New Japan Pro Wrestling, the yakuza, Iron Sheik, Pat Patterson and a legendary tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Support us – https://ko-fi.com/thewrestlingroadshowEmail – podcast@thewrestlingroadshow.comTwitter – https://twitter.com/WrestlingRoads1Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheWrestlingRoadshow

Sabu Profile

Born: December 12, 1964 (Terry Brunk) | Birthplace: Staten Island, New YorkBilled Hometown: Bombay, Michigan / Saudi Arabia | Billed Weight: 235 lbsOther Aliases: Sabu the Elephant Boy, Terry SR, Terry Brunk, Samu The future Sabu was trained by his uncle The Sheik, one of the most notorious rulebreakers in professional wrestling. After a long process of training and refereeing, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]