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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: Red, White, and Blue Edition…

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Episode 25 comes to you on July 4th! As America celebrates her 239th birthday, Chad and Keila are back talking pro wrestling. The duo covers a variety of topics this week including another lackluster edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, the disappointment that has been WWE Tough Enough thus far, a WWE Hall of Famer looking to work with NXT talents, the revolving door of former World Champions leaving and returning to TNA, what a potential working relationship between TNA and GFW might mean, and much more! Chad also reads another listener e-mail and reveals a huge money making opportunity in the latest edition of “The PWA Mailbag”. Continuing with the patriotic theme this week, “The Patriot” Del Wilkes joins the show on “The PWA Hotseat. Del speaks very candidly and in great detail about his career in both football and pro wrestling as well as his life outside the ring. He talks about growing up as a huge fan of pro wrestling in South Carolina before becoming an All-American offensive lineman for the Gamecocks and blocking for Heisman Trophy winner, George Rogers. He discusses all the stops he made along the way in his wrestling career including Memphis, the AWA, GWF, WCW, the WWF, and several very successful stints in Japan working for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling. Del also talks about his battle with drugs and prescription painkillers and how that addiction landed him in prison. His story is one of redemption and the inspirational tale is the subject of a fantastic upcoming documentary that you can learn more about here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1244526869/del-the-patriot-wilkes-the-man-behind-the-mask. Don’t miss this awesome episode of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: The Dream Lives On…..

DUSTY RHODES

This week’s episode serves as a tribute to “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes who passed away suddenly this week. Chad & Keila discuss his career and examine the everlasting impact he has had on the sport of professional wrestling. Several memorable Rhodes promos are played throughout the show to pay homage to the memory of this larger than life icon. Your co-hosting duo also cover the usual news topics from this past week around the world of pro wrestling and they give their predictions and analysis on the upcoming WWE Money In The Bank PPV extravaganza. However, Episode 22 is all about “The Dream” and celebrating the life of one of the most charismatic, entertaining, and influential talents in the history of professional wrestling. We hope you enjoy this very special edition of The PWA Show……YOUR pro wrestling authority……if ya will !!!

Old School Spotlight: Ox Baker

Ox Baker

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.

Halfpints Point #5. Repackaging in Wrestling

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These past few weeks we’ve seen the re-packaging of Antonio Cesaro from a Swiss born native who loved America to a Proud Swiss who just so happens to be living in America to now associating with the likes of Zeb Coulter. He actually got a win this week against Cody Rhodes. Which believe me might be the start of a beautiful friendship. Many times a Superstar has been “repackaged”. The term “repackage” means to change the wrestler’s attire, music, and in some cases their individual style. It can be either the company’s or individual’s decision. The result of repackaging a wrestler can range from one becoming a money-generating machine to landing on the Future Endeavors list. Some prime examples include the following: