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The PWA Show: All Out of Bubblegum…..

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Episode 29 comes to you this week as a heartfelt tribute to the late great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Chad & Keila discuss Piper’s place in pro wrestling history and celebrate his legacy be reliving some of his most memorable moments and feuds. You will also hear plenty from the man himself as several clips are played throughout the show from some of his most infamous editions of Piper’s Pit as well as some of his best promos featuring several of Roddy’s most iconic quotes. Your co-hosting duo also touch on the week’s major news from the pro wrestling world but the main focus of this week’s show is honoring the memory of the greatest villain in pro wrestling history, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. We hope you enjoy our tribute to a man that has left an everlasting impact on professional wrestling and everyone that he ever met. For several generations of fans, there will forever be a hole in our hearts that can never be filled becuase there was only one “Hot Rod”! Let the bagpipes play as we are all out of bubblegum this week on this very special edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Full Metal Mayhem…..

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Episode 28 comes your way with tons of news and thoughts by Chad & Keila. The duo examine the controversial comments made by the legendary Hulk Hogan and the lasting effect those statements may have on his legacy. WWE RAW is also discussed at length including a series of first time matchups that anchored the most recent broadcast as well as another solid performance from John Cena, this time with a shattered nose upon his face. They also address some rumors swirling around including:the future of Sting in WWE, a potential character change for Adam Rose, and a possible new member joining the Wyatt Family. More talk about the future of TNA comes up as well as the fallout from the initial set of TV tapings from Global Force Wrestling. This week on “The PWA Hotseat”, Chad is joined by one half of the Southern Tag Team Champions, Hammerjack. The veteran brawler takes fans on a journey throughout his career from his early years growing up in a tough Baltimore neighborhood through his move to Nashville and entry into the sport of professional wrestling. He also talks at length about how his storming the ring as a fan from the crowd led to him getting noticed and thus launched his career. Not many can claim that their very first match was a no ropes barbed wire match, but Hammerjack can! His passion for the promotion side of pro wrestling is clearly evident as he discusses the successes and failures of Crossfire Wrestling, the rise of his new promotion Slam-Pro Wrestling, and the reasons why many promoters today fail. It’s a very interesting look into the man behind the mayhem. Don’t miss this episode of The PWA Show….YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Picture Takin’ and Match Makin’…..

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Chad and Keila return to guide you through another week of news and stories from around the pro wrestling landscape. This week the dynamic duo cover WWE Battleground, this past Monday’s episode of RAW, the future of Kevin Owens, the current reconstruction of the WWE Divas division, a podcast beef between two legendary WWE Hall of Famers, TNA’s continued financial woes, Ring of Honor’s legal action against Global Force Wrestling, and much more! The week on “The PWA Hotseat”, sponsor of the show, Mike Kalasnik, joins Chad to discuss how he got involved in pro wrestling as a ringside photographer and how that led him to become a booker for a successful and growing independent wrestling organization. It’s an interesting look behind the curtain at an element of the industry very few fans ever get to experience. Sit back and enjoy Episode 27 of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Presidentially Speaking…..

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Episode 26 has arrived! Chad and Keila once again cover all the week’s major news stories from the world of professional wrestling including: the monumental debut of three NXT Divas onto the main WWE roster, the continued string of impressive matches from John Cena during the U.S. Open Challenge, more financial woes for TNA, Alberto El Patron’s odd behavior after no-showing a charity event, the upcoming G1 Climax tournament in Japan, and severe neck injuries to a couple big stars. They also give their analysis and predictions for the upcoming WWE Battleground Pay per View event. This week NWA President, Bruce Tharp, joins the show as the guest on “The PWA Hotseat”. He talks about growing up in the sport of professional wrestling as the son of one of the legendary Eddie Graham’s most trusted employees, learning under another legendary promoter in Paul Boesch, changes he has instituted since becoming the head of the NWA, what it will take to continue to drive the National Wrestling Alliance into the future, the importance of the NWA/New Japan Pro Wrestling relationship, what guys like “Ironman” Rob Conway and “Godzilla” Jax Dane have meant to the NWA brand, and the initial success of the new NWA Classics 24/7 video on demand service. He also has some very strong words for Japanese superstar, Shinsuke Nakamura. You definitely don’t want to miss what he has to say on this edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Red, White, and Blue Edition…

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Episode 25 comes to you on July 4th! As America celebrates her 239th birthday, Chad and Keila are back talking pro wrestling. The duo covers a variety of topics this week including another lackluster edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, the disappointment that has been WWE Tough Enough thus far, a WWE Hall of Famer looking to work with NXT talents, the revolving door of former World Champions leaving and returning to TNA, what a potential working relationship between TNA and GFW might mean, and much more! Chad also reads another listener e-mail and reveals a huge money making opportunity in the latest edition of “The PWA Mailbag”. Continuing with the patriotic theme this week, “The Patriot” Del Wilkes joins the show on “The PWA Hotseat. Del speaks very candidly and in great detail about his career in both football and pro wrestling as well as his life outside the ring. He talks about growing up as a huge fan of pro wrestling in South Carolina before becoming an All-American offensive lineman for the Gamecocks and blocking for Heisman Trophy winner, George Rogers. He discusses all the stops he made along the way in his wrestling career including Memphis, the AWA, GWF, WCW, the WWF, and several very successful stints in Japan working for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling. Del also talks about his battle with drugs and prescription painkillers and how that addiction landed him in prison. His story is one of redemption and the inspirational tale is the subject of a fantastic upcoming documentary that you can learn more about here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1244526869/del-the-patriot-wilkes-the-man-behind-the-mask. Don’t miss this awesome episode of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Babies, Bellas, & Brock’s Bogus Beatdown…..

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This week Chad and Keila return for Episode 24 after a week off with Chad adjusting to fatherhood and having a newborn daughter in his life. They have plenty to say about everything that’s making headlines in the pro wrestling world. The duo discuss the fallout from the recent WWE Money in the Bank PPV, highlights and lowlights from this past Monday’s RAW, rumors of two top WWE stars that are possibly leaving the company, a new ROH World Champion being crowned, Jeff Jarrett appearing on TNA Impact Wrestling and what that could mean for the future of Global Force Wrestling, as well as a few TNA talent departures. Keila also shares her weekly words of wisdom with some sage advice for the WWE’s Divas division while Chad takes a few moments to remember  the late great “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel to close out the show. This is a short, sweet, and fun filled edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Best of 2015 – Volume 1

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This week our regularly scheduled program is on hiatus. Team PWA has grown by one as PWA Show Co-host, Chad Flatt, welcomed the birth of his first child this week. We are happy to report that both baby and mom are doing fantastic. Chad however is in big trouble as the tiny tot already has his heart tapping out. Executive Producer, Halfpint, steps in this week to lead listeners down memory lane and takes a look at some of the most entertaining segments and poignant interviews from the first 6 months worth of shows in 2015. If you happen to have missed some of this podcast gold, remember you can find any and all past episodes of this show on our website! Relive some of your favorite moments and catch a taste of something you might have missed. This week we’re feeling all sentimental here on The PWA Show…..YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: The Dream Lives On…..

DUSTY RHODES

This week’s episode serves as a tribute to “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes who passed away suddenly this week. Chad & Keila discuss his career and examine the everlasting impact he has had on the sport of professional wrestling. Several memorable Rhodes promos are played throughout the show to pay homage to the memory of this larger than life icon. Your co-hosting duo also cover the usual news topics from this past week around the world of pro wrestling and they give their predictions and analysis on the upcoming WWE Money In The Bank PPV extravaganza. However, Episode 22 is all about “The Dream” and celebrating the life of one of the most charismatic, entertaining, and influential talents in the history of professional wrestling. We hope you enjoy this very special edition of The PWA Show……YOUR pro wrestling authority……if ya will !!!

The PWA Show: Barely Legal…..

21ST BDAY

The celebration continues this week as Chad & Keila turn 21 together! This episode has it all! Find out what wrestling angle has Keila overcome with uncontrollable laughter. The duo also discuss last Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber, this past Monday’s RAW, the latest edition of the “Stone Cold Podcast” with guest Paul Heyman, a few notes from WWE Smackdown, the incredible momentum ROH has built, the continuing struggles of TNA, and news pertaining to upcoming GFW shows. “The Gimmick Table” segment returns this week with special guest, Chris DePetrillo, the Chief Marketing Officer of Figures Toy Company, as he discusses the upcoming action figure lines his company is producing for ROH, indy wrestling stars, and legends of wrestling. Collectors will love what he has to say! Former WWE developmental talent and Memphis native, Dustin Starr, joins the show to occupy “The PWA Hotseat” this week. Dustin discusses his love of Memphis wrestling growing up, breaking into pro wrestling, working in Florida Championship Wrestling before it became NXT, being a 2-Time NPC Men’s Physique Champion in his home state, ruling the ring as “The Power Couple” with his beautiful fiancee Maria Garay, his upcoming appearances for Global Force Wrestling, and his involvement in the movement to save the historic Mid-South Coliseum and perhaps construct a Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame within that venue. This interview is a great look at one of the top independent wrestling talents in the sport today! To close show, the late great Tommy Rogers of The Fantastics is discussed and Chad talks about a couple of fundraising efforts underway to help his family with funeral expenses. We hope everyone enjoys Episode 21 of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority.

The PWA Show: Beware of the Moose…..

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Chad & Keila are in the mood to celebrate this week as they turn 20! Episode 20 is filled with news, views, and laughs as Chad unveils the first ever PWA Show Top 10 List as a tribute to the recently retired David Letterman. Keila also gives her honest thoughts on Josh Matthews and his ability to always put his loafer in his mouth via social media. The duo also get serious and examine the news surrounding the TNA/Destination America relationship as well as the surprising news that Ring of Honor will now be joining the Destination America family as well. They also discuss last week’s NXT special on the WWE Network, this past Monday’s RAW from long Island, and the upcoming Elimination Chamber special. One of the hottest stars in all of pro wrestling, Quinn “Moose” Ojinnaka joins the show for an exclusive interview on “The PWA Hotseat”. Moose talks about his 8 year NFL career and how a life on the gridiron prepared him for the squared circle, his successful first year in ROH, his upcoming shows for GFW, his excitement over the opportunities that lie ahead with ROH’s new TV deal, and his future career goals. Don’t miss this look inside a man that is taking the pro wrestling world by storm! We invite you to kick back and enjoy this fun-filled edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!