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Old School Spotlight: “Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez

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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

Jaggers

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 Mental Ward: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Rasslin’ …..

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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: Corporal Kirchner

Corporal Kirchner

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: “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert

Hot Stuff

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: 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!