The Rise, Near Fall, And Rise – The WWF in the 90s – 1991

The start of a new decade saw the WWF attempt to move on from Hulkamania, the driving force that had largely made the WWF the undisputed leader in “sports entertainment.” As explained in part one of our on-going series, the first whisperings that ‘The Hulkster’ may be moving on to pursue other endeavours caused Vince McMahon to move up another […]

WWF Summerslam 1992 (29/8/92) – Review

By the end of the 1980s, the WWF were the undisputed kings of professional wrestling in the United States. At the time of the new decade, WCW was barely two years into their existence, and far from serious competition; the AWA was on their last legs. Since the national expansion had been so successful, why not go further afield? In […]

Podcast: WCW WrestleWar 1991 (February 24, 1991)

We’re going back to the first WCW PPV without the NWA name, it’s WrestleWar ’91 and what better match for an event like that than a War Games! It’s Sting’s team taking on the Four Horsemen! It’s subscribe or surrender in the podcast beyond! Email: podcast@thewrestlingroadshow.comWebsite: www.thewrestlingroadshow.comFacebook: The Wrestling RoadshowTwitter: @wrestlingroads1 Donate: https://ko-fi.com/thewrestlingroadshow

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 […]

Podcast: WCW Bash at the Beach 1997 (July 13, 1997)

Let’s go away to Daytona Beach, Florida for WCW’s annual Bash at the Beach event! This year we’ve got Dennis Rodman, a surprise partner for DDP, Piper and Flair, Sullivan and Benoit in a retirement match, lucha libre action and more! Website: https://www.thewrestlingroadshow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWrestlingRoadshowEmail: podcast@thewrestlingroadshow.com

“I’m sorry. I love you” (WWE, March 30, 2008)

“I’m sorry, I love you”. The metaphorical gun was cocked, the trigger pulled. An old dog, finally able to find peace. The gun – a super kick. The shooter – Shawn Michaels. And the old dog – one of the greatest careers in the history of professional wrestling, that of Ric Flair. It cannot be overstated how important Ric Flair […]

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’s Heavyweight Champion (WWF, 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. […]

The Wrestling Roadshow: Grappling with Gaming

We are back from our break and hit the road running. This week we’re talking; Dark Side of the Ring (Bruiser Bedlam/Johnny K-9, Luna Vachon), wrestlers misbehaving, AEW, social media drama and retro video games including a discussion on Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel! Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Drop us a line – podcast@thewrestlingroadshow.com

The Wrestling Roadshow: WCW Monday Nitro #1 (Sep 4, 1995)

From the Mall of America we bring you the debut edition of WCW Monday Nitro! It’s Liger vs. Pillman, Flair vs. Sting and Hogan vs. Bubba. We take a look at this historic night in the Monday Night War! In the podcast; we mention the Pastamania menu. Scroll on down past the cast to read this important historical document. To […]