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Old School Spotlight: The Mongolian Stomper

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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: The Deluxe Tennessee Edition

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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!

Old School Spotlight: “Lord” Jonathan Boyd

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

BREAKING NEWS: Slam-Pro Wrestling Returns to Middle TN with Slam Fest 2015!

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Two years ago, one of the most successful independent wrestling promotions to pop up in recent years, Slam-Pro Wrestling, made a huge splash in middle Tennessee! The company held two events in 2013. Slam Fest was held in May in Cookeville at the Tennessee Tech University Memorial Gym and drew around 1,400 fans to see stars such as: Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Rikishi, Tommy Dreamer, “Grandmaster Sexay” Brian Christopher, Al Snow, and “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan. Three months later in August, Slam-Pro promoted Summer Heat 2013 in nearby Sparta which featured the first stop on The Outsiders World Tour as nWo founders, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, met with fans. The show also featured a legends match between “The Wild-Eyed Southern Boy” Tracy Smothers against “Superstar” Bill Dundee. “The Hurricane” Shane Helms was also on hand and wrestled in the main event. That show drew a sellout crowd of almost 900 fans to the White County Agricultural Complex.

Book It: The Midnight Express 25th Anniversary Scrapbook

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The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette 25th Anniversary Scrapbook

Authored by Jim Cornette and Tim Ash

Released in 2009 and available on jimcornette.com (also available during his personal appearances)

Price: $20 (Personal Appearances) $25 (Website – autographed by Jim Cornette)

Pages: 232 (including Pictures)

The first book I am reviewing (well it isn’t much of a critique as it is an endorsement) is the first book of my Wrestling Collection. This is the one that started it all. It was purchased by a friend for me (who I later paid back) upon my first meeting with Jim Cornette about two years ago. I had heard about this book and how it received PWI’s Book of the year for 2010. I had been clamoring for anything with Wrestling history so I started reading it immediately. I quickly realized something though. Its not your Average Book per se.

Episode 160 – His name was Maury Davis.

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This episode starts off with Dave talking about his trip to Memphis, which included visits to Beale Street, Tunica, and BBQ Joints.   Then Dave and Korey talk about their recent interview with Marcus Pastorius and Aaron Camaro of Crossfire Wrestling.    The interview has created a lot of controversy and the guys talk about the experience that went along with the process.   Also they discuss the possibility of having another person interviewed down the road that was involved with Crossfire Wrestling.

Episode 148 – Aisle Dodging.

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This episode starts off with Korey and Dave discussing the subject of ‘Aisle Dodging’ which is dodging people you know in Grocery Stores and in public. Korey was recently ignored by a neighbor of his and the guys discuss what is the proper thing to do in that situation. Korey then tells a story about not being recognized by a guy in High School later in life. Dave has his own opinion on the matter and talks about celebrities he went to school with.

The P.W.A. Short for Episode 148

Korey and Dave of The P.W.A. Show break down what they talk about on Episode 148 of the podcast. They discuss dodging people you know in stores, quitting a job, racist Memphis, and Dave’s political battles at Legislative Plaza.