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Old School Spotlight: Adrian Adonis

ADONIS

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: Tag Team Turmoil…..

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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.”

The Mental Ward: When The Circus Comes To Town…..

INDY

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: Roman’s Reign, Rollins’ Arrival, and Jim Cornette on the Hot Seat

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This week Chad has to go at it alone for most of the show because Keila is on “special assignment”. She does join the show late and the duo then discuss the aftermath of the WWE Royal Rumble. They examine the plight of Daniel Bryan and the fallout from Roman Reign’s victory. They also talk about the suberb Triple Threat WWE World Heavyweight Title match and how that match elevated Seth Rollins to main event status. Chad also conducts a one on one interview with legendary manager and wrestling creative genius, Jim Cornette. The two talk southern wrestling territories and how Jim got his start going from fan in the front row to ringside photographer to on air talent. Jim tells some great stories and drops bits of wisdom along the way from the lost art of logical storytelling in pro wrestling. Jim is one of a dying breed trying to preserve the rich history of professional wrestling. To see  some of his treasures and purchase his full line of books, DVDs, and collectibles, visit www.jimcornette.com. In addition Chad covers all the breaking news from around the world of wrestling. Halfpint also joins the show and debuts his “Halfpint’s Point” segment discussing the run that “Macho Man” Randy Savage had in Nashville before moving on the WWE and iconic status. This episode has something for any and all wrestling fans so be sure to check it out!

Old School Spotlight: The Missing Link

The Missing Link

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.

Episode 126 – Ukraine Approved

This episode features more interviews and talk from the Nashville Comic and Horror Festival.

First up is an Add/Drop Segment with our friends Chris and Aaron of The Decibel Geek Podcast, which was recorded at the event. The Walking Dead, Catching Hell, Small Potatoes: Who killed the USFL?,Alcatraz, Honey Boo Boo, Lost, Punch Drunk Love, Bellflower, and Five Year Engagement. Along with discussing the XFL, the return of the USFL, and the weird sights that surround them during the recording.