Tag Archives: WCW

The PWA Show: Change Is Good…..

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Change is the central theme of Episode 47 as Chad & Keila come together for the final time to host The PWA Show. They examine in depth the changes at the top of WWE with Roman Reigns being crowned as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. What does this shift in the creative direction of the company mean for the future? What challengers will step up to face the new champ? What does this mean for the other major players in the WWE main event picture? Changes to WWE Smackdown are also discussed as a new voice for the brand is hired just in time for the big move to the USA Network. Changes at TNA are also on the horizon as the company is on the verge of also crowning a new World Champion to coincide with their move to PopTV. The changes to the Lucha Underground roster for season 2 are also debated as the exciting product readies for a late January return to the El Rey Network. Your hosting duo also goes out with a bang spending a disturbing amount of time analyzing the nominees for next week’s WWE Slammy Awards and all the silliness that usually surrounds that event. As 2015 draws to a close a new chapter will be written concerning the future of this show. We hope that you have enjoyed what we have offered this year on The PWA Show. The record number of website visits and social media interactions  don’t lie. We appreciate your support! So one last time in 2015, sit back and enjoy some great pro wrestling discussion on The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Choosing Sides…..

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Episode 46 finds Chad & Keila examining the confusing state of WWE storylines leading into this Sunday’s TLC PPV. Why are The Wyatt Family, a heel faction, picking a fight with The League of Nations, another heel stable? Why is the babyface WWE Divas Champion, Charlotte, suddenly displaying heelish tactics in her feud against Paige who had made this rivalry very personal with some of her previous comments? Why do The New Day continue to be playful, lovable, entertaining babyfaces even though they are heels? Pick a side people! It’s no wonder ratings for RAW are the lowest since the mid-90s era of cartoonish gimmicks which saw clowns, plumbers, and garbage men compete inside a WWE ring. The PWA Mailbag is once again opened and some listener mail is read. These questions cover several interesting topics including forgotten and under appreciated factions, which wrestling personality would make a great podcast host, and what old school booking tools have been eliminated from the arsenal of today’s wrestling presentations. Chad and Keila also make a huge announcement about an exciting opportunity coming their way very soon. Don’t miss this thrill packed edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority.

The PWA Show: WrestleCade Re-Cap

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Episode 45 finds Chad & Keila back and feeling refreshed after a week off. They tackle a ton of subjects including the fallout from Survivor Series and the last two editions of Monday Night Raw. Is WWE getting what they want with an improved crowd reaction for Roman Reigns? With Sheamus as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion what does that mean for guys like Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, and others. What ECW original could be joining the Dudleys in their feud with The Wyatt Family? Which top WWE star has joined the injured list? What is the state of the Divas division as the bad blood between Paige and Charlotte continues to boil? Which top Japanese star may be headed to WWE? What does the move to POP TV mean for TNA? What’s the latest news on Global Force Wrestling? This episode also contains a review of one of the biggest annual wrestling events in the country, WrestleCade! Chad and “Halfpint” were on the scene and our roving reporter brings you some exclusive words from WrestleCade CEO and Founder Tracy Myers, ROH’s “Drop Dead Darling” Taeler Hendrix, the legendary Jim Cornette, AML Wrestling superstar “King” Shane Williams, and a very special message for Matt Hardy from former TNA World Champion EC3. This episode has it all so sit back and enjoy the latest edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Survivor Series Preview Special

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Chad & Keila are coming at you with their very first PPV Preview Special from The PWA Show and The MenRule Network! The duo examines past memorable moments in Survivor Series history and give you their analysis and predictions of this year’s event. Who will walk out of Atlanta as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion? What does The Undertaker have in store for the Wyatt Family during his 25th anniversary celebration? Whose star will rise and whose will fall? How much intensity will Charlotte bring to the ring to defend her WWE Divas Championship now that her challenger, Paige, has made things personal? Will there be any shocking surprises or unexpected returns? All these questions and more are answered in this very special broadcast from your friends at The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The Mental Ward: Less Is More…..

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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.”

Old School Spotlight: Nick Bockwinkel

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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: 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 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 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.”

Old School Spotlight: “Playboy” Gary Hart

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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.