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The Mental Ward: I Love the 80s…..Brother!


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.”

The PWA Show: The Dream Lives On…..


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: A Memphis State of Mind…..

Memphis Heat

Chad and Keila are back this week to cover all the news from around the world of professional wrestling including: familiar faces returning to NXT; the tag team scene in the WWE; newly filed lawsuits involving WWE personnel; the major star that has parted ways with TNA; the crowning of a brand new NWA World Heavyweight Champion in Japan; and much more. The duo also examine the card top to bottom for this weekend’s WWE Fast Lane Pay Per View from Memphis, TN. Staying with the Memphis theme, the director of the critically acclaimed film, Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’, Chad Schaffler, joins the show to discuss the making of the movie and his love for Memphis Wrestling in this week’s “PWA Hot Seat” segment. “The Gimmick Table” returns taking a look at several other pro wrestling documentaries available for purchase that are worth every dime. Chad also shares with Keila the rules for the newest creation from our loyal listeners of the show, The PWA Drinking Game. So sit back, relax, and enjoy another heaping helping of wrestling goodness from The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!