Born: August 14, 1958 | Birthplace: Huntsville, AlabamaDied: August 4, 2021Billed Hometown: The Dark Side/Stoke-on-Trent, England | Billed Weight: 233 lbsOther Aliases: Beautiful Bobby, Earl Robert Eaton Bobby Eaton was a big fan of professional wrestling from a young age, and watched the local promotion, Nick Gulas’ NWA Mid-America. At thirteen, he began setting up the ring in his hometown […]
Rock ‘n’ wrestling was the driving force behind Vince McMahon’s expansion (and world domination plans) of the World Wrestling Federation. However, he by no means had any exclusivity in the idea. Throughout the 80s around the territories wrestlers were embracing the idea of entrance music and quite often this was rock and roll. Some territories shot promotional videos of their […]
On this episode of the Roadshow we’re talking AEW, Smoky Mountain, gimmick matches and some of the problems with modern wrestling. We also remember The Patriot who passed away on July 1. Reach out to us at ‘email@example.com’ The podcast is now available on a number of podcast providers including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Deezer.
This week the roadtrip makes a stop in Tennessee. The home of country music and the Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Wrestling was a promotion that ran from 1991 to 1995, led by Jim Cornette and aimed to present “wrestling the way it used to be and the way you like it”. The promotion featured a lot of talent that had […]
Born: May 30, 1955 (Aurelian Jake Smith Jnr.) | Birthplace: Gainesville, TexasBilled Hometown: Stone Mountain, Georgia | Billed Weight: 249 lbs Jake Roberts was a second generation wrestler, his father being the well respected wrestler/booker Aurelian “Grizzly” Smith Sr, who mostly worked in the southern United States, and later became a booker and promoter for Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestlin,g and […]