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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 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.

The Mental Ward: Toying With My Emotions…..

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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.”

Glam Slam: NXT (4-29-15) & WWE Smackdown (4-30-15)

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Hi guys! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Glam Slam! Let’s check out all the action from NXT and WWE Smackdown from last week!

NXT (4/29/15)

Kevin Owens comes down and gets a handful of boos. Out comes William Regal, who tells Kevin he doesn’t get to use NXT as a platform to further his own agenda. Owens says he didn’t call out Mr. Regal so he doesn’t really care what he has to say. Eventually Sami Zayn comes out, but Regal stops him and says tonight won’t turn into a circus like last week. He says this is the easiest decision he’s ever had to make, and books Kevin Owens –vs- Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover on May 20th. Owens has a problem with it being a title match. Zayn gets on the mic and says everything Kevin has done throughout his career, and anything he ever will do has an asterisk next to it with the name “Sami Zayn” on it.

Glam Slam: NXT (4-22-15) & WWE Smackdown (4-23-15)

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Hi guys! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Glam Slam! Time to once again cover all the action from NXT and WWE Smackdown. Let’s get to it!

NXT (4/22/15)

Finn Balor defeated Tye Dillinger. Balor winning this match didn’t do anything for Balor. It didn’t progress a storyline or prove a point. Dillinger, to put it bluntly, is a jobber. The crowd at one point was chanting “still a jobber”. It’s sad but at this point in his career it’s the brutal truth. This was just an excuse to get one of NXT’s most popular stars on the show.

The PWA Show: Absolutely Fantastic…..

Bobby Fulton

Episode 16 is the biggest and quite possibly best episode of The PWA Show yet! Chad and Keila cover all the news from the past week in pro wrestling including: the fallout from WWE Extreme Rules and RAW, big changes to the creative team in TNA, the legacy of the late Verne Gagne, the upcoming ROH and New Japan joint shows, and the rise of Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling. This week one half of the legendary Fantastics, Bobby Fulton, is the guest on “The PWA Hotseat”. He discusses his career, family, and faith. Bobby pulls no punches as he discusses his early days in the sport of pro wrestling, teaming with Eric Embry and Terry Taylor before finally being paired with Tommy Rogers in Mid-South Wrestling, memorable battles against the bloodthirsty Sheepherders and The Midnight Express, the state of the pro wrestling industry today, plus very candid thoughts on Vince McMahon and why he feels ripped off by the WWE Chairman. Trust us, you DO NOT want to miss this episode of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

Team PWA: WrestleMania Predictions

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Now that Team PWA is growing by leaps and bounds, we thought it would be fun for our award winning writing staff to compare thoughts on “The Showcase of the Immortals”, WrestleMania. These opinions and predictions are those of the individual named. Wager at your own risk. Which PWA staff member will come out on top and reign victorious in this battle of wrestling wits? Tune in Sunday March 29 on the WWE Network and find out!

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