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The Mental Ward: Do the Right Thing…..

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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 PWA Show: Survivor Series Shakeup…..

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Episode 42 of The PWA Show is chocked full of news! Chad & Keila recap WWE RAW from Denver as things continue to take shape for the upcoming Survivor Series PPV. They also discuss a couple of legends that returned to the WWE family this week, an upcoming ESPN documentary on “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, another accolade for Nikki Bella, one of the top stars from season 1 of Lucha Underground that won’t be returning, GFW crowning their first set of champions at a recent TV taping, and reports of a new wrestling promotion based out of Las Vegas that will be offering full benefits to its contracted talent. The PWA Mailbag segment returns as questions from listeners are answered concerning memorable moments from the Attitude Era, storylines with huge potential that didn’t live up to the hype, and favorite types of matches enjoyed by your co-hosting duo. Chad also gives the lowdown on a big event taking place in Nashville this weekend that both he and “Halfpint” will be attending featuring WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley, Mickie James, “Cowboy” James Storm, and many more stars. Chad also makes a few announcements concerning the future of the show and some added content that will be coming down the pike. We hope you enjoy another fun and informative edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Some Like It Hot…..

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Episode 41 of The PWA Show has arrived! Hear Chad & Keila recap last weekend’s WWE Hell in a Cell PPV event and the following night’s RAW. How did they feel about the shocking return of Alberto Del Rio? Which talents stand to benefit the most from the absence of John Cena and Randy Orton? Did Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker go too far in a PG Era? Which top WWE star has suffered another injury setback? What pro wrestling icon recently saw a popular tourist stop bearing his name be closed for good? Which popular independent tag team signed an exclusive contract with a national promotion? All these questions and more are answered this week. Chad also discusses his experience last weekend at the third annual Superstars of Wrestling Fanfest in Rome, GA hanging with WWE Hall of Famers Scott Hall, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Ron Simmons, and other greats of the squared circle. Our roving reporter, “Halfpint”, was in Jackson, TN last weekend for USA Championship Wrestling’s All-Star Tribute to legendary Memphis wrestling announcer, Lance Russell. Chad talks about the main event of that card featuring Terry Funk -vs- Jerry “The King” Lawler. For one night, the clocks were turned back and time stood still. A hot crowd in west Tennessee was reminded of why they love pro wrestling and just who exactly is “The King”. There’s something old and something new and plenty of things just for you on this week’s edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority.

The Mental Ward: Independently Evolving…..

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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.”

Lordy Lordy Look Who’s 40…..

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Episode 40 of our show comes to you this week with Chad & Keila on top of their collective games! There are some big announcements concerning the show joining forces with a podcast network that will bring The PWA Show to an even wider audience. Our “young boy” AKA Big K The Intern lands a sweet new gig that may be the beginning of a career in pro wrestling. All things WWE are on the agenda this week as Raw is recapped in depth along with other news items leading into our big Hell In A Cell preview. Chad & Keila give their thoughts and predictions on the latest pay per view extravaganza taking place this weekend. The dynamic duo also discuss some TNA news, the Wrestle Kingdom 10 main event set for January 2016 in Tokyo, new NWA World Tag Team Champions being crowned, and some independent wrestling events taking place this weekend around the southeastern United States. As always this episode brings you plenty of news, views, laughs, and thought provoking discussion. Just because we are now officially middle aged, don’t expect us to slow down one bit! Avoid a mid-life crisis with this edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

Old School Spotlight: Kamala

Professional Wrestling: World Wrestling Federation: Closeup portrait of Kamala the Ugandan Giant posing during photo shoot at Madison Square Garden. 
New York, NY 3/17/1985
CREDIT: Walter Iooss Jr. (Photo by Walter Iooss Jr. /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
(Set Number: X31186 TK3 )

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.

Kashin In: The Every Kiss Begins with Kay Edition (10-12-2015)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Chi-Town is a certified wrestling hotbed. The crowds are always hot and vocal. WWE tend to step up their game in the Windy City by ramping up the excitement. The company has been in a slump as of late with disinterested crowds who have every reason to sit on their hands because WWE has put on middling to shitty shows as of late. Did they right the ship tonight or did the Chicago crowd give them a piece of their mind which made things incredibly awkward for the audience watching the show from home? The answer to that question can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.

The PWA Show: SummerSlam Throwdown…..

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Episode 31 centers around WWE’s biggest party of the summer. Chad & Keila review this past Monday’s RAW from Minneapolis and take an in depth look at SummerSlam. The storylines, the feuds, and the matchups are all examined as the duo give their analysis of this year’s epic event. They also answer a listener question and discuss the idea of Kurt Angle returning to WWE to vanquish Rusev. It was a slow news week in the pro wrestling world but a few topics are touched upon such as the outcome of the G1 Climax Tournament in Japan, new IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions being crowned, and an upcoming battle in west Tennessee between a 65 year old Jerry “The King” Lawler and a 71 year old Terry Funk. However, most of the talk this week centers around Brooklyn and WWE SummerSlam this Sunday. Join in on the speculation and fun in this week’s edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

Kashin In: The Conqueror Returns Home Only to Get Conquered by The Dead Man Edition (8-17-2015)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the go-home show for Summerslam. The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will be in the same city and arena for the first time since their epic pull apart brawl last month. Will they be civilized or will all hell break loose six days before their match at the PPV? Also, John Cena returns to confront Seth Rollins for the first time since he suffered a broken nose which required emergency surgery. Will Rollins crow about his accomplishments or run away like a little weasel when the going gets tough? The answer to these pressing questions can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.

Kashin In: The Green Arrow Enters the Fifth Dimension Edition (8-10-2015)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated from the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Washington. WWE thought Everett didn’t sound like a big enough city. Therefore, they decided to say that the show took place in Seattle since the cities are 25 miles apart. Sneaky.

A rough rain shower disrupted my satellite service earlier tonight. Due to Mother Nature, I am skipping the regular introduction and getting down to the business as the march towards Summerslam continues. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.