Tag Archives: Eddie Graham

Old School Spotlight: “Playboy” Gary Hart

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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 look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.

Old School Spotlight: Magnum T.A.

Magnum TA

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 look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.

Old School Spotlight: “Hangman” Bobby Jaggers

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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 look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.

Old School Spotlight: “King” Bobby Shane

BOBBY SHANE

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 look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.

Old School Spotlight: “Maniac” Mark Lewin

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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 look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.

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: 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 Mental Ward: Crossing Enemy Lines…..

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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.”

Old School Spotlight: “Flamboyant” Eric Embry

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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 look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.

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.