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#21 GFAllentown

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:09 AM

New show for this week to kick off what I am calling a Fortnight of Funk....Terry Funk. Starting with his NWA run from May 1989 (NWA Pro May 20, 1989) before he was advised to tone it down, lest he hurt someone's feelings.

 

https://soundcloud.c...-pro-05-20-1989

 

- It is kind of funny that Funk comes in right as Road House is released, but isn't really there to promote the movie or anything (which I am sure was the idea with Batista in 2014)

- Lance Russell is so amazing in the episode with his interplay with Funk and how upset he gets that the Rookie Challenge match is interrupted.

- I was quite hard on the Ron Simmons-Randy Rose match but I didn't enjoy it in the least.

- The Dynamic Dudes video where they eat pizza and shop for skateboards is the kind of unintentional comedy I crave.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:30 PM

Just posted episode #30, a WWF TNT episode from August 16, 1985.

 

I figured that doing a talk show might be difficult given that there isn't much in-ring stuff, but actually it was a refreshing change. Plenty of hilarity with Vince in his Johnny Carson role: Tony Garea talking about sheep in New Zealand, Jim Neidhart predicts wrestling internet culture without knowing what that is, Paul Orndorff gets upset about the bounty leading to a musical mashup, and Terry Funk starts and finishes a barroom brawl.

 

https://soundcloud.c...fromallentown30



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

As I've said time and again, this pod is consistently awesome, and this week Peter has crafted a great tribute to Bobby Heenan

http://placetobenati...heenan-tribute/

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:40 AM

Just listened to this episode, it was a great one.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:03 PM

Great episodes lately. 



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:39 AM

New show from last Thursday was on ECW from February 1998. Lot of bizarre personal confessions relating to towels, Tom and Jerry, and probably other stuff I can't remember. And I didn't even get to my story of acting like The Sandman in a frat house one time.

 

https://soundcloud.c...e-tv-02-25-1998



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

New show on WWF All Star from March 7, 1981 feat. Pat Patterson in the Cobra Clutch Challenge.

Plus
- Titans of Wrestling: The Golden Girls of wrestling podcasts
- SD Jones possibly has the flu
- Yatsu, NJPW/WWF working agreement, and the Olympic boycott
- Blassie is hung out to dry by Vince on a promo like a long bad SNL skit
- Dominic DeNucci imagined as All In The Family character

https://soundcloud.c...ling-03-07-1981

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:17 PM

When I thought of doing a podcast about weekly wrestling TV, this week's show was one that I always wanted to do. NWA Worldwide from March 29, 1986 but that's not the important thing: it's the Jimmy Valiant/Pez Whatley haircut angle!

 

https://soundcloud.c...om-allentown-42

 

- Joe Coltrane is a guy who was never on my radar, but at least he had that one spot where he got suckered by Whatley.

- Dusty Rhodes calls Tully Blanchard a "honky" and says "the bruthas know what I'm talking about..."

- Since it gets talked about so much, I give a theory for why Pez was carrying a scissors in his dress slacks

- How 1986 Jim Cornette was kinda like Milhouse Van Houten



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:30 AM

New show on NWA Pro from May 12, 1990 as hosted by Lance Russell, Michael Hayes, and Jimmy Garvin

- Ric Flair sports a new hairdo
- How Sid joined the Horsemen
- Lessons learned by Mean Mark from Road Warrior Animal
- Connecting Norman to Braun Strowman
- Remembering Tom Zenk

https://m.soundcloud...-pro-05-12-1990

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:24 AM

New Greetings From Allentown on WCW Saturday Night from June 26, 1993!

 

- Defending the city of Cleveland from its portrayal in the "Lost in Cleveland" nonsense

- Teddy Long flexes his muscle with his many connections

- Jesse Ventura melts into a puddle in front of the Hollywood Blonds

- Flair For the Gold promoting the ultra fresh feud of....Dusty Rhodes and The Assassin?

- Paul Roma as a Horseman

 

https://soundcloud.c...ight-06-26-1993



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

Great show! Along with BTS and PTBN you are quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts. Early 90s WCW gets allot of criticism, but it's still one of the best eras to relive! I noticed something crazy...everywhere Ventura was working, is where the most over and entertaining product was! How much credit should Jesse get? As soon as Jesse left WWF, the WWF product turned to shit. Every Ventura Wrestle Mania was great.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:58 AM

New show on probably the easiest topic for me to talk about: 1991 WWF, this time on Wrestling Challenge from July 14, 1991 since someone requested a show with Jim Neidhart on commentary(!)

 

https://soundcloud.c...om-allentown-52

 

Covering:

- Hogan and Warrior together for a promo during Hulk's militaristic phase

- Issue with the concept of Col. Mustafa

- Multiple Virgil musical mashups, including imagining the former bodyguard as a character in Fiddler on the Roof

- When Gorilla Monsoon would be busting balls

- And much more, with only a few minutes on the Super Bowl!



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:58 PM

Wait, Petes Blanche? That kinda means I must want to fuck Pete and while I love him, and his sweet, sweet passion for grappling, were just friends. This Golden Girls theory has flaws.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:10 AM

Parv as Dorothy is all that really matters

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:17 AM

Wait, Petes Blanche? That kinda means I must want to fuck Pete and while I love him, and his sweet, sweet passion for grappling, were just friends. This Golden Girls theory has flaws.

 

Pete is Blanche kind of by default because you have to be wise-cracking Sophia.

 

What would be even better IMO is a reboot of the show Maude with Parv in the starring role.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:10 AM

And then there's Parv!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:16 PM

Okay this latest episode was absolutely fantastic. And as a little kid who was living in Toronto in 1984, I sincerely regret not convincing my parents to let me go to Maple Leaf Gardens for wrestling shows. Instead I got to boo Harold Ballard and the Leafs ...



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:11 AM

When I grow up, I want my podcast to sound like GFA!



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:41 PM

This week was totally an example of me thinking the show was crappy and then listening thru and realizing "hey...this isn't so bad for a review of a wrestling show watched on a turboprop airplane!"

 

What I enjoyed the most:

- my "apology" to Meltzer

- finding out about the "WCW Executive committee" guy but unfortunately finding out he's dead (didn't enjoy the last part)

- figuring out a proper wrestling Village People lineup. Strongbow has to be the Native American because the Village People version probably wasn't a real Native American either

- Watching Regal walk to the ring: seriously, he's the best of all time at that

 

https://soundcloud.c...ight-05-25-1996



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:44 AM

New show building to WrestleMania 6, WWF Superstars from March 10, 1990

 

Advisory: If you like tirades against the Ultimate Warrior, you'll dig this one.

 

Why Warrior would protect Hogan, Bad News Brown does an accent, Earthquake is down with the brown (gear), Greg Valentine is back in black (hair), Big Bossman rolls out new music, pinpointing Akeem's decline, Robert Goulet in popular culture, meditations on the Brady Bunch and more!

https://m.soundcloud...tars-03-10-1990






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