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The PWA Show: Tournament Turmoil…..

Bracket

Episode 43 of The PWA Show centers around the richest prize in the industry being up for grabs! Chad and Keila discuss the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament at length. Which competitors seemed out of place in the bracket? Who can benefit the most from a strong showing throughout the tourney? Who do they believe will comprise the final 4? Who could be a dark horse winner? Lots of tournament turmoil is talked about this week. Your tag team co-hosting duo also manage to cover some other topics this week including: another memorable character signing a WWE Legends contract, rumors of a TNA return to Spike TV, changes in the coaching ranks at the WWE Performance Center, plus an exciting announcement of a new program coming your way from Team PWA in 2016. Chad also gives a synopsis of an event that he and “Halfpint” attended last weekend. Did our roving reporter come through with some five star coverage or did he again drop the ball only to disappoint all of our listening audience? Chad & Keila discuss his job performance and his possible fate should he not live up to their lofty expectations in the future. This episode is filled with deep thoughts and big laughs so sit back and enjoy the latest edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The Mental Ward: Public Enemy #1…..

DUNN

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: “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin & Precious

GARVIN & PRECIOUS

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: Picture Takin’ and Match Makin’…..

Mike kalasnik

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 Mental Ward: Silence Speaks Volumes…..

Announcers

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: “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: Don’t Be A Lemon, Be A Rosebud!

RENEE

This week Chad and Keila try to follow the advice of WWE Superstar, Adam Rose, and find all the good that WWE has to offer these days…..even though the good stuff has been steadily dwindling since Wrestlemania. They discuss this past Monday’s RAW, injury news concerning Jey Uso and Daniel Bryan,  recent negative comments about pro wrestling from CM Punk, TNA’s money woes, top Japanese talent headed to ROH next month, and a whole lot more! Joining the show for “The PWA Hotseat” this week is the ECWA Women’s Champion, Renee Michelle! She talks about breaking into pro wrestling and how a background in martial arts helped her both mentally and physically prepare for the squared circle. She also talks about her growing rivalry with third generation star, Tessa Blanchard and talks about her future career goals. It’s a great look at one of the fastest rising female stars in pro wrestling today! Don’t miss all this and much more on this week’s edition of The PWA 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: 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.”

The PWA Show: The Deluxe Tennessee Edition

King Shane Williams 2

This week’s edition of The PWA Show covers all three grand divisions of the “Volunteer State”. Chad & Keila re-cap the WWE Fast Lane PPV which took place last Sunday in Memphis. How does the aftermath of this event affect its participants on the “Road to WrestleMania”? The dynamic duo are also joined by The PWA Show’s very own intern, Big K, as he describes his experience this past Monday attending WWE’s Monday Night RAW in Nashville. Friend of the show, Dustin Kennedy, also calls in to talk about his brush with “The Beast” and how a simple cell phone photo taken by he and his friend of Brock Lesnar enjoying the Music City nightlife cause a stir on social media this past week. Chad and Keila also discuss various other topics including: the greatest “gimmick” characters in pro wrestling history, the implications of the #GiveDivasAChance hashtag that trended this week on social media,  a former WWE Champion that has parted ways with the company, and Chad examines a now infamous late 1980s match from Puerto Rico involving “The Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez and Invader III. Knoxville area based independent wrestler, “King” Shane Williams joins the show for the “PWA Hotseat” segment. “The King” talks about his early years breaking into the business, training in the back of a pool hall, possible “heat” with Jerry Lawler, and what its like to be featured on three different wrestling TV programs in three different states at the same time! He holds nothing back and gives listeners a no holds barred look at what it takes to be a professional wrestler. You don’t want to miss this awesome interview with one of the fastest rising stars in pro wrestling today along with all the other news and views from around the pro wrestling world on this southern-fried edition of The PWA Show!