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

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. […]

Raven Profile

Born: September 8, 1964 (Scott Levy) | Birthplace: Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBilled Hometown: Palm Beach, Florida / The Bowery | Billed Weight: 235 lbsOther Aliases: Scotty the Body, Scott Anthony, Scotty Flamingo, Johnny Polo The future Raven was trained by Larry Sharpe at the famous Monster Factory in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and made his debut on February 22, 1988 against Jimmy Jack Funk. […]

Roadtrip Music: Rap is Crap (I Hate Rap) by Curt Hennig & The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig, The West Texas Rednecks)

Well I probably should’ve put a disclaimer on last week’s post. Something along the lines of “The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not represent those of The Wrestling Roadshow.” or something of the like. Anyway, after that post – we have Greg’s counter this week. In 1999 WCW brought in rapper Master P […]

Rockers Kick Off (WWF, January 12, 1992)

The year 1992 kicked off in sensational fashion in the World Wrestling Federation when tag team specialists The Rockers – Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty – split up on The Barber Shop. In the lead up to the Barber Shop segment – taped December 2, 1991 and aired January 12, 1992 – there had been clear dissension after a series […]

Jim Duggan Profile

Born: January 14, 1954 (James Edward Duggan Jr) | Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York​Billed Weight: 280 lbs | ​Other Aliases: “Big” Jim Duggan, The Convict, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, King Duggan James Edward Duggan Jr. was born and grew up in Glens Falls, New York, where his father was chief of police. In high school, he participated in a number of sports, including […]

Roadtrip Music: Trans Magic (The Great Muta)

We could probably have a month of Roadtrip Music posts each week discussing the various memorable themes Keiji Mutoh has had over the years. It took a little while to decide, but we have gone with “Trans Magic,” one of the killer tunes he used in All Japan Pro Wrestling. It was also his 59th birthday recently (December 23), so […]

Trashing the Competition (WWF, December 18, 1995)

Right from the start of the Monday Night War – which began on September 4, 1995 with the debut of Nitro – Eric Bischoff made his intentions felt. He knew he had to be aggressive in order to compete with the well established WWF and their flagship programme, Monday Night Raw. If Lex Luger’s unexpected return to the company on […]

The Wrestling Roadshow: Roadshow of Horror

The Wrestling Roadshow’s first Halloween special! On this episode we profile some of wrestling’s more… colourful… characters. Covered are; The Undertaker, Paul Bearer and Kane, Lord Humongous, Edge, Christian and Gangrel of The Brood, The Boogeyman and Kevin Sullivan’s Dungeon of Doom.