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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: “Pistol” Pez Whatley

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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: Barely Legal…..

21ST BDAY

The celebration continues this week as Chad & Keila turn 21 together! This episode has it all! Find out what wrestling angle has Keila overcome with uncontrollable laughter. The duo also discuss last Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber, this past Monday’s RAW, the latest edition of the “Stone Cold Podcast” with guest Paul Heyman, a few notes from WWE Smackdown, the incredible momentum ROH has built, the continuing struggles of TNA, and news pertaining to upcoming GFW shows. “The Gimmick Table” segment returns this week with special guest, Chris DePetrillo, the Chief Marketing Officer of Figures Toy Company, as he discusses the upcoming action figure lines his company is producing for ROH, indy wrestling stars, and legends of wrestling. Collectors will love what he has to say! Former WWE developmental talent and Memphis native, Dustin Starr, joins the show to occupy “The PWA Hotseat” this week. Dustin discusses his love of Memphis wrestling growing up, breaking into pro wrestling, working in Florida Championship Wrestling before it became NXT, being a 2-Time NPC Men’s Physique Champion in his home state, ruling the ring as “The Power Couple” with his beautiful fiancee Maria Garay, his upcoming appearances for Global Force Wrestling, and his involvement in the movement to save the historic Mid-South Coliseum and perhaps construct a Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame within that venue. This interview is a great look at one of the top independent wrestling talents in the sport today! To close show, the late great Tommy Rogers of The Fantastics is discussed and Chad talks about a couple of fundraising efforts underway to help his family with funeral expenses. We hope everyone enjoys Episode 21 of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority.

Old School Spotlight: “Playboy” Buddy Rose

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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.

Halfpint’s Road Report: Big Time Wrestling 2/20 Bristol, TN

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Big Time Wrestling made their Volunteer State debut this past Friday night in Bristol, TN/VA/TN/VA . . . it was weird being between two states. Kind of like being between two ladies . . . except its nothing like that at all. Anyway, after a 3 hour drive through some interesting sights, two time zones, and even more interesting road conditions,  it was time for Big Time Wrestling!

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!

Old School Spotlight: Joe LeDuc

Joe LeDuc

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.