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After a 5 1/2 month hiatus, The P.W.A Show returned to the airwaves in January 2015 with an all new look and sound! Chad Flatt, Kelia Cash, Halfpint, and Big K take you on a weekly journey inside the world of pro wrestling like never before, with in depth discussions, exclusive interviews, hard hitting articles, and so much more! We are The P.W.A. Show.....YOUR Pro Wrestling Authority!

Old School Spotlight: “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer

Buzz Sawyer

In the long storied history of professional wrestling, many spandex clad gladiators have grabbed our attention and captured our imaginations. These colorful characters remain in the deepest recesses of our minds years after their glory days in the ring have passed. The most memorable grapplers from our years of wrestling fandom are often those that we encounter early on in our initial discovery of the mat game. This column will take a weekly look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.

The Mental Ward: Has WrestleMania Lost Its Shine?

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I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

Kashin In: The Raw is Tug of War for a Big Shiny Belt Edition (3-23-2015)

TUG OF WAR

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. With WWE in the epicenter of the entertainment industry, one would expect the go-home show for Wrestlemania XXXI to be absolutely spectacular. We as fans deserve it after the lukewarm string of shows leading up to the biggest show of the year. Would the company give me something to sing about a la “Once More with Feeling” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

The video evidence should suffice.

Glam Slam: NXT (3-18-15) & WWE Smackdown (3-19-15)

KEVIN OWENS
Hi guys! Welcome back to this week’s edition of The Glam Slam!
NXT
3/18/15
Columbus, Ohio
Tyler Breeze Defeated Kalisto, The bell rang and Kalisto almost immediately went for Breeze’s face and the crowd began to chant “Not the face!” and “Breeze is gorgeous”. Breeze had two near falls before pinning Kalisto after the beauty shot!  Not much too says about this match other than Breeze is extremely over! I am hoping that he will be the NXT entrant into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal but we shall see!
Wesley Blake Defeated Big Cass. I will continue to say this week after week, I love Big Cass and Enzo, but Carmella leaves a litte to be desired as far as her wrestling goes. However there is room for improvement! Cass and Enzo have chemistry that just works they work well as a tag team. Bada boom! Realest guys in the room! How you doin’?
Several video packages from the Arnold Expo aired during the broadcast, one in which Triple H stated that NXT is no longer developmental but it’s now its own brand. I wonder if Vince got that memo? Something tells me no. I am more than happy that Triple H has free reign over NXT. I feel that NXT is the superior product at the moment. Vince should take notes and maybe listen to Triple H when he makes suggestions.
Alexa Bliss Defeated Sasha Banks in a non-title match.  Alexa Bliss cut a promo before the match saying she was gunning for Sasha Banks. Her promos are about as impressive as her in ring work. Can you sense my sarcasm?  This weeks NXT was taped in Alexa Bliss’ hometown, ironically she got very little crowd reaction. The commentary team tried to make the save by saying “Listen to the reaction for Alexa Bliss” What reaction? Did I miss something? Sasha Banks received a big pop when she came out and rightly so. She is leaps and bounds ahead of Bliss at this point. This match wasn’t anything special, Bliss won by count out. This match was better than her match the previous week. She has a lot of work to do in the ring and out. I have yet to see her appeal.  After the match, Sasha Banks confronts Bliss backstage and William Regal appears and tells the two they will have a match next week for the NXT Women’s Title.
Alex Riley cut a backstage promo with Finn Balor saying that he wants to humiliate Kevin Owens.
Kevin Owens also cuts a promo saying that he is going to make Riley wish he never quit commentary, and that he will end his in ring career.
Kevin Owens defeated Alex Riley with a power bomb. After the match Owens continued to beat up Riley. Balor runs out to help A-Ry, and ends up hitting a top rope dive onto Owens. Easily the best match of the night.
All an all this weeks episode of NXT was not bad. They had a great build up for next weeks Balor vs. Owens match. NXT always does a great job of promoting matches. Promotion is something that is lacking in WWE’s two flag ship brands. It’s all about apps, reality shows, and the network instead of actual matches and storylines.
Smackdown
3/19/15
Kansas City, Missouri
Reigns kicked off Smackdown this week with his typical promo style “I can and I will.” in reference to his WrestleMania match. I don’t know how much more generic and bland this guy can get.  He was quickly interrupted by the authority. Rollins revealed that Orton wouldn’t be in the arena due to security and then teased cashing in at WrestleMania. Mark Henry came out and interrupted at one point and cut a”pro Reigns promo” which led to the announcement of a tag match later in the night. So Henry all of a sudden is supporting Reigns? Last week he was disrespecting Reigns and his family, what is the point of that? WWE seems to have no clue how to use Mark Henry. He should be one of the most terrifying heels on the roster but instead he is reduced to this, whatever “this” is. I am not saying Henry is the best wrestler out there but he deserves better. Hopefully by now you have realized I am not a Roman Reigns fan. Why? Let me rephrase, why should I be?  I can’t be the only one that predicts his Wrestlemania match with Brock will be on par with the WrestleMania 20 Goldberg vs. Lesnar debacle, or perhaps even worse.
Paige defeated Brie Bella with A.J. Lee on commentary. Nikki Bella was at ringside. Quick match. Paige won with a roll up. Typical Diva’s match as these matches seem to be getting shorter every week, with no sign of that changing in the near future. So much for #GiveDivasAChance.
Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Natalya defeated The Los Matadores with El Torito in an Inter-species match. Yes an inter-species match. Let that sink in for a moment. I’ll wait. I can’t even begin to explain how stupid that is. Natalya sat out most of the match but pinned El Torito after a power bomb for the win.
Next up was an Intercontinental Contender Gauntlet Match. Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler were the last remaining in the match and they stole the show! Bryan vs. Ziggler at WrestleMania would have stolen that entire card as well. The fear of them outshining Vince’s current golden boy, Roman Reigns, was just too likely I guess.  I don’t know why it is so hard for WWE to admit that these two competitors are guys that people actually want to see wrestle. They have proven that time and time again. They can tear the roof off the arena!
Roman Reigns & Mark Henry defeated Seth Rollins & Kane (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble and a wall of security). After the match Reigns celebrated in the ring then started to leave and pushes his way through security. Randy Orton’s music played and security was ready to leap into action. Orton made his way through the crowd. He handed out a few RKO’s before finding his way to Rollins who was already running away. Seth Rollins and Randy Orton have a good feud going. I am interested to see what unfolds at WrestleMania! That will do it for me this week! As always, I welcome your comments and feedback via Twitter @GlamSlamSteph. Until next week, enjoy WrestleMania! I have a feeling we will have plenty to talk about after the dust settles in Santa Clara.

The PWA Show: Back In The Saddle….

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Episode 10 of The PWA Show comes at you this week as everything again returns to normal. Chad & Keila are reunited and they waste no time getting into a great discussion about all the major feuds in WWE headed into WrestleMania 31. They also re-examine the Bill DeMott situation and the fallout that continues from the allegations against him and his resignation. The PWA Hotseat is occupied this week by “Mr. Everybody Knows” Shawn Shultz. He talks about how he got his start in pro wrestling, including a memorable visit to Deep South Wrestling when Bill DeMott was the head trainer there. He also talks about his future career goals and explains what its like to perform in front of a huge WWE crowd. With the announcement of Larry Zbyszko being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year, Halfpint chimes in this week with his “Halfpint’s Point” segment as he looks at memorable wrestling cards held in Shea Stadium including the legendary Zbyszko -vs- Sammartino cage match. Chad also gives a re-cap of Team PWA’s visit last weekend to the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention including thoughts from many disgruntled fans that were upset about the autograph prices for Sgt. Slaughter and the unethical practices of his manager. Chad & Keila also have a light hearted discussion as they debate which current WWE Diva might be the best candidate to pose for Playboy should the WWE ever go back to a more adult oriented product. Don’t miss this fun-filled, action packed edition of The PWA Show…..YOUR pro wrestling authority.

The Mental Ward: The Doofus Son-In-Law

HHH

I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

Glam Slam: NXT (3/11/15) & WWE Smackdown (3/12/15)

NXT
Hi there everyone! I’m Stephanie York and I’m here to give you all the juicy details from this week’s editions of NXT and WWE Smackdown. Things should start really heating up as we are cruising down the “Road to WrestleMania”!
NXT – 3/11/15
  • Big Cass & Enzo Amore Defeated The Lucha Dragons. The crowd was in favor of Cass & Enzo the entire match; they even booed The Lucha Dragons at one point during the match. Cass and Enzo are my picks for the future NXT Tag Title contenders. They are incredibly over with the Full Sail crowd. They also would be a great addition to the main rosters tag division which could use some help. They have the perfect balance of entertainment value, and in ring chemistry to be an asset. So, How you doin’?

Kashin In: The Viper Enters The Crow’s Nest Edition (3-16-2015)

RAW

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The Road to Wrestlemania is winding down and WWE has yet to light a spark within its fan base to make the biggest  show of the year truly stand out. Over the past week, I have reminisced about past episodes of Raw during this time of year and wonder what the hell went wrong this year. There is no buzz, excitement, or anticipation. The company’s flagship show has not been must-see television for well over six months now. There have been hints of greatness here and there, but nothing has stuck in terms of sustained hype. Will tonight’s show be any different or did WWE finally wake up and realize they have a blockbuster PPV to promote with 13 nights to go? The answer to that question can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.

The PWA Show: LIVE from Lexington

HP VICTORIA

Hello wrestling fans! We hope you enjoy this special edition of The PWA Show coming at you from Lexington, KY, on location, for the 2015 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention. We are hanging out with our sponsors Heroes and Legends Autographs and Collectables and Pop Culture Artist, J.R. Earls. Heroes & Legends Director of Event Operations, Mike Sawatzki gives us an update after day one of the convention is complete. Chad is joined by our Roving Reporter, “Halfpint” this week as “The Georgia Peach” Keila Ca$h, has the week off to rest her vocal chords and her mind given the state of the WWE product. The PWA Hotseat segment this week features former independednt wrestler, J.R. Earls, who goes in depth about his pro wrestling career and how his passion and love of wrestling is now being used outside the ring in another way. Hear all that and a whole lot more on this week’s edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The Mental Ward: The Austin Effect

austin

I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome to “The Mental Ward”.