Tag Archives: WWE Raw

The PWA Show: Choosing Sides…..

EPISODE 46

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 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.”

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.

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!

The PWA Show: Good Guys Wear White…..

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Episode 36 of our podcast finds Chad & Keila with plenty of thoughts about WWE Night of Champions as well as this past Monday’s edition of RAW. What did the duo like about the pay per view? What drove them nuts? What creative direction do they see things heading for the future? Chad talks at length about the way WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins, has been booked during his title reign. The difference between being a beatable heel and a week excuse for a champion is a fine line that WWE has crossed at times with Rollins always seemingly losing non-title matches particularly to John Cena as of late. Is there a method to this madness or is WWE Creative killing the golden goose? Keila rejoices at Paige’s apparent heel turn, Natalya’s homecoming, as well as the crowning of new WWE Divas Champion, Charlotte, and what all those things may mean for the future of the Divas division. Brocktober is covered as WWE is making everything about the Beast Incarnate next month on the road to Hell in a Cell and a third clash with The Undertaker. Is this a desperate attempt to spike sagging ratings or just smart business? The sudden lovefest from WWE directed at one Eric Bischoff is discussed as well with possible motives for this surprising development examined. The renewal of Lucha Underground is also discussed and what it may mean for free agent talents in the near future. Our roving reporter, Halfpint, also checks in with some great coverage of last weekend’s NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling event from Cookeville, TN. He managed to catch up with several key players in that event including NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Jax Dane, “The Ironman” Rob Conway, Southern Tag Team Champions Hammerjack and Jernigan AKA Monsters of Mayhem, and more! This episode truly has something for every wrestling fan so get comfy, push play, and enjoy The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: All Out of Bubblegum…..

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Episode 29 comes to you this week as a heartfelt tribute to the late great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Chad & Keila discuss Piper’s place in pro wrestling history and celebrate his legacy be reliving some of his most memorable moments and feuds. You will also hear plenty from the man himself as several clips are played throughout the show from some of his most infamous editions of Piper’s Pit as well as some of his best promos featuring several of Roddy’s most iconic quotes. Your co-hosting duo also touch on the week’s major news from the pro wrestling world but the main focus of this week’s show is honoring the memory of the greatest villain in pro wrestling history, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. We hope you enjoy our tribute to a man that has left an everlasting impact on professional wrestling and everyone that he ever met. For several generations of fans, there will forever be a hole in our hearts that can never be filled becuase there was only one “Hot Rod”! Let the bagpipes play as we are all out of bubblegum this week on this very special edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The Mental Ward: Straying From the Script…..

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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: Hey! You Kids Get Off My Lawn!

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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: Best of 2015 – Volume 1

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This week our regularly scheduled program is on hiatus. Team PWA has grown by one as PWA Show Co-host, Chad Flatt, welcomed the birth of his first child this week. We are happy to report that both baby and mom are doing fantastic. Chad however is in big trouble as the tiny tot already has his heart tapping out. Executive Producer, Halfpint, steps in this week to lead listeners down memory lane and takes a look at some of the most entertaining segments and poignant interviews from the first 6 months worth of shows in 2015. If you happen to have missed some of this podcast gold, remember you can find any and all past episodes of this show on our website! Relive some of your favorite moments and catch a taste of something you might have missed. This week we’re feeling all sentimental here on The PWA Show…..YOUR pro wrestling authority!

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.”