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The Mental Ward: I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore…..

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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: Highway to Hell…..In A Cell

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Episode 38 comes to you this week with Chad & Keila excited to see “The Beast” Brock Lesnar back on RAW. The duo examine all the highs and lows from this past Monday Night in Boston. They also discuss recent comments by former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk, disparaging both the Susan G. Komen Foundation and professional wrestling as well. Chad also goes into detail about how the WWE has misused The Big Show for the better part of 15 years rendering him useless today.The Divas Revolution is again a hot topic as Keila has some advice for WWE Divas Champion, Charlotte. Chad once again voices his displeasure with John Cena who this time inadvertently cost him an opportunity to hang with “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Stephanie McMahon’s ego is also discussed and how her on screen character always gets the better of every verbal exchange. The current state of TNA is also examined including a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion being crowned at last weekend’s Bound for Glory PPV. The aftermath of that title switch has been interesting to say the least and confusing at best as the future of the company is still up in the air. Our roving reporter, Halfpint, checks in this week with an all new edition of Halfpint’s Point as he covers the importance of a good ring announcer to the overall success of a wrestling event. Enjoy lots of good discussion this week on a variety of topics as well as some shade thrown but, as always, many laughs along the way on this installment of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

Kashin In: The Seth Rollins Has Entered The Twilight Zone Edition (9-21-2015)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw emanated from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. Night of Champions saw successful title defenses via honorable and nefarious means. First time champions were crowned as Kevin Owens and Charlotte won their first major championships on the main roster by defeating Ryback and Nikki Bella respectively.

The Mental Ward: Finishing Touches…..

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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: 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!

The Mental Ward: One Leg Drop Can Change the World…..

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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: The Dream Lives On…..

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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 !!!

The Mental Ward: Silence Speaks Volumes…..

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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: Dangerous Minds…..

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This week Chad & Keila re-cap the WWE Payback PPV event and start to look ahead toward the upcoming Elimination Chamber special. The duo discuss all the important points from this past Monday’s RAW as well as: a couple of WWE Hall of Famers that made news this week for less than sterling reasons, TNA’s continued woes, ROH contract news, GFW’s expanding roster, and the latest NXT special on the WWE Network. This week “The PWA Hotseat” is occupied by “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert, a man that has grown up in the world of professional wrestling watching both his father and brother find success before starting his career as a teenager. “The Dangerous One” discusses all aspects of his near 30 year career including: his first televised match in Memphis against none other than Jerry “The King” Lawler, working under a mask as The Dark Patriot in the Dallas based Global Wrestling Federation, his 50 plus tours of Japan, tagging with his brother “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert in Eastern Championship Wrestling before it went extreme, his memorable feuds with Brian Christopher and PG-13 in the USWA, plus how he would like fans to remember the legacy of the Gilbert family. It’s a great look at one of the last remaining territory stars in pro wrestling today. Buckle up and enjoy the ride on Episode 19 of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

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!