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Join longtime pro wrestling fans Shawn Marek and Joe Todaro as they take a candid look back at the pro wrestling magazines from yesteryear. Back in the day (the 80s), this was all we had when it came to fan fiction - men in their 30s (who probably had mustaches) telling us what they think pro wrestlers would say and do. And it was great. Be there for every rule-breaker, every fan favorite and every chance to win Dusty Rhodes’s boot as Shawn and Joe dare to talk kayfabe.

Join longtime pro wrestling fans Shawn Marek and Joe Todaro as they take a candid look back at the pro wrestling magazines from yesteryear. Back in the day (the 80s), this was all we had when it came to fan fiction - men in their 30s (who probably had mustaches) telling us what they think pro wrestlers would say and do. And it was great. Be there for every rule-breaker, every fan favorite and every chance to win Dusty Rhodes’s boot as Shawn and Joe dare to talk kayfabe.
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Join longtime pro wrestling fans Shawn Marek and Joe Todaro as they take a candid look back at the pro wrestling magazines from yesteryear. Back in the day (the 80s), this was all we had when it came to fan fiction - men in their 30s (who probably had mustaches) telling us what they think pro wrestlers would say and do. And it was great. Be there for every rule-breaker, every fan favorite and every chance to win Dusty Rhodes’s boot as Shawn and Joe dare to talk kayfabe.

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Episodes

Sports Review Wrestling - February 1984

9/11/2017
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This week, Shawn and Joe cover a SPORTS REVIEW WRESTLING from 1984 that focuses on an infamous match lost to time that turned out to be…not very good. Its none other than the “Last Battle of Atlanta” between Buzz Sawyer and Tommy Rich in a cage covered by another cage and ends for some reason with Ole Anderson beating the holy hell out of Paul Ellering back when he wore pink trunks! Also, we talk more about video game emulators and additional wrestling games that suck ass, the time Bill...

Duration:00:50:38

Wrestling Fury - June 1993

8/19/2017
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This week, we read through a WRESTLING EYE by-product of a book which features awful layouts and a huge focus on the Midwest scene. Nothing wrong with that but having Brian Christopher and pre-anything Jeff Jarrett on your cover probably won’t sell that well. Also, focusing your content on what your photographer is up to and why he’s spending so much time with Jeff Gaylord eating cake is not the best approach. We do get some WCW and WWF talk though with tag team combos made up out of thin...

Duration:00:53:02

Wrestling USA - Winter 1988

8/3/2017
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To both of our surprises, Wrestling USA has become a MARVEL TALES-style reprint magazine but that doesn’t stop it from bringing the gold. In this episode, Missy Hyatt cleans Jerry Lawler’s bathroom while he eats a banana, Dusty meets Sting and Luger and Dr. Death in a bar, Hulk Hogan dresses up like he’s on MIAMI VICE (and looks great doing it), Tony Anthony invents the Double Down and the freaking Warlord knocks it out of the park again! We also give our thoughts on what original...

Duration:00:57:17

TV Wrestlers - Mystery Month 1991

7/15/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: TV Wrestlers - Mystery Month 1991 Topics include: - Joe discovers the magic of Thunderfoot - Sunny Beach rules the scene - the halcyon days of Norman the Lunatic - Slaughter’s Atomic Noogie - the best USWA card we never got to see Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at @angryheroshawn and @sweatpantsjoe

Duration:00:52:27

Wrestling All Stars - September 1986

7/1/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: Wrestling All-Stars - September 1986 Topics include: - Kamala is the black King Kong Bundy - why are there only THREE Horseman? - Dusty Rhodes does a striptease - Mike Rotundo fears Mmmbop Hanson - Ivan Putski gets shredded; no one cares - Larry Zbyszko wears the best karate gi of all time - the rarity that was Sherri Martel matches - Jerry Blackwell flubs his WrestleRock lines Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at...

Duration:00:55:44

Wrestling Eye - May 1986

6/23/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: Wrestling Eye - May 1986 Topics include: - RIP Rick McGraw - lots of poorly contrasted pics of dudes getting bloodied - Hulk Hogan ends up making too much money - RIP Mr. Big Stuff - fan violence…are we to blame (probably not) - was Larry Zbyszko ever important? - Joe almost remakes I LIKE TO HURT PEOPLE - Jerry Blackwell and his devastating spash - Boris Zhukoff…world beater - Tommy Rich’s forgotten cousin Rate, review, tell a friend and check...

Duration:01:05:20

Sports Review Wrestling - December 1988

6/14/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: Sports Review Wrestling - December 1988 Topics include: - Joe burns his lip on a Hot Pocket - George Gulas’s Universal Championship Wrestling from 1984 - Animal and Hawk share a make-up mirror - The Ascension beats the Brainbusters for the tag titles after 25 yrs - the most racist VHS advertisement ever - the Gersh Kuntzmann Agency - what would wrestlers do if they were US President - Bob Smith goes refereeing - the biggest Adrian Adonis fan of...

Duration:01:07:10

Wrestling World Presents Steve Austin Vs Goldberg - March 1999

6/9/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: WRESTLING WORLD PRESENTS STEVE AUSTIN VS GOLDBERG - March 1999 Topics include: - Shawn watches two full hours of the American Wrestling Federation - Joe gets depressed over Goldberg in 2017 - shout out to the classic Tom Galley / Batista duo of 2004 - the sad tale of Mike Rapada aka the Colorado Kid - Shawn names the Nitro Girls - Scott Steiner forgets to tip the pizza guy - Steve Austin beats Goldberg with the Pabst-Plex - Extreme Music Vol 1...

Duration:01:01:16

The Wrestler - January 1987

5/31/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: THE WRESTLER - January 1987 Topics include: - Joe witnessed NWF Wrestling and DC Drake - the Warlord has a hard time in the airport - Col. DeBeers makes everyone uncomfortable - Jimmy Garvin’s shoot stepdad - Misty Blue Simmes is Jim Duggan’s sister - STRRRREEEEETCH~!!! - the Top 10 Male Wrestler Breasts of 1986 - shout out to AWA Remco action figures Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at @angryheroshawn and @sweatpantsjoe

Duration:00:51:30

Wrestling Superstars - Fall 1988

5/17/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: WRESTLING SUPERSTARS - Fall 1988 Topics include: - Hogan vs Tyson! - Vince McMahon’s nautical courier service (probably Tugboat) - Mike Tyson…does he have a study? - Gary Hart…too tall to manage - Sting’s turn-offs - Sexiest Wrestler of 1988 (probably Stan Lane) Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at @angryheroshawn and @sweatpantsjoe

Duration:00:46:19

Inside Wrestling - June 1987

5/11/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: INSIDE WRESTLING - June 1987 Topics include: - South Eastern Championship Wrestling is shockingly offensive - Scott Hall goes to the bank…again! - Paul Heyman and friends rock out to the Beastie Boys in Florida - Dr. Sidney M. Basil tells us if Roddy Piper is right for Hollywood - Bruiser Brody cripples Bane - Abdullah the Butcher in a can Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at @angryheroshawn and @sweatpantsjoe

Duration:00:48:40

New Wave Wrestling - November 1995

4/26/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: NEW WAVE WRESTLING - November 1995 Topics include: - the greatness that is California Championship Wrestling from 1986 - is ECW “pro wrestling?” - Bob Backlund is qualified to be president - the not-so fascinating history of the Canadian Heavyweight Title - the most anyone has ever talked about the South African pro wrestling scene - Nailz throws a stool in the AWF - Mil Mascaras will probably no-show - Joe works in a boxing ring - wrestling...

Duration:01:20:02

Wrestling Scene - April 1987

4/19/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: WRESTLING SCENE - April 1987 Topics include: - Scott Hall wins his own money - Hacksaw Jim Duggan gets “devestated” - the 1st Annual American Wrestling Festival - the legend of Silo Sam, the AWA hillbilly - the greatness that is Ed Wiskowski - B. Brian Blair fights his own son - Wendi Richter takes a taxi - Shawn dreams about Boris Zhukov - the UWF votes to turn Honky Tonk Man heel Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at...

Duration:00:42:37

Wrestling World - October 1998

4/13/2017
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WRESTLING WORLD - October 1998 Topics include: - the many faces of Ernie Santilli aka Stately Wayne Manor - the official wrestling rulebook is out of print - Kevin Nash hosts the Larry Shandling Show - the Don Mattingly Sports Bureau - Joe misses out on the Imaginary Wrestling Association - Shawn Michaels runs afoul of Jim Evans of Binghamton - Honky Tonk Man draws a crowd - Owen Hart treats himself Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at @angryheroshawn and @sweatpantsjoe

Duration:01:01:16

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - August 1988

4/5/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: PRO WRESTLING ILLUSTRATED - August 1988 Topics include: - Miguel Perez’s sentient back hair - Kerry Von Erich’s 2nd darkest hour - Hulk Hogan is a big dummy - Al Perez wins the World Class title; Joe gets an Atari - Eddie Gilbert burns a sandwich at an airport - Johnny Valiant gets work - Ronnie Garvin doesn’t fit in - Top 10 Managers of August 1988 - Capt. Lou’s son gets his hand raised twice in one night - Kamala’s Ugandan brother gets a...

Duration:00:59:10

Wrestling's Main Event - December 1982

3/30/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: WRESTLING’s MAIN EVENT - December 1982 Topics include: - Pac-Man: Man of the Year - Heated Caribbean Blood Blath - young Tom Prichard is dreamy - Jacques Rougeau is Razor Ramon - WWC Universal title CONTENDER Carlos Colon - Dusty loses to The Rock in a squash - Joe discovers the history of the Freebirds - a poor man’s Wahoo McDaniel - The Wrestler Complex - Bob Orton misuses a Roadblock Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter...

Duration:00:42:34

Superstar Wrestler - August 1986

3/24/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: SUPERSTAR WRESTLER - August 1986 Topics include: - the lost art of the movie magazine companion - Jesse Barr and Kendall Windham brush a pony - the last good photo of Superstar Billy Graham - Kendo Nagasaki eats a steak - the Road Warriors go to a disco with Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Corporal Kirchner is Pat the NES Punk - Larry Hennig is George Lucas - Harley Race is Frank Reynolds - the debut of Kong Kong Bundy - get your VETA players ready -...

Duration:01:16:01

Victory Sports Wrestling - Fall 1986

3/16/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: VICTORY SPORTS WRESTLING from Fall 1986 Topics include: - Steve Williams gets his eye exploded - the Road Warriors makes us uncomfortable - The Kremlin keeps an eye on Flair/Slaughter - Hulk Hogan’s PR keeps him from the tag titles - Jerry Lawler beats up a crooked ref Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at @angryheroshawn and @sweatpantsjoe

Duration:01:01:19

Sports Review Wrestling - June 1991

3/8/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn talk about: SPORTS REVIEW WRESTLING from June 1991 Topics include: - the legend of Chief Thunder Mountain - poor Undertaker photoshop - NWA expert Donald Wayne and his brother Bruce - does Dan Murphy know Batman? - Queen Elizabeth disowns Davey Boy Smith - Billy Jack Haynes takes off his shorts

Duration:01:03:14

Wrestling Eye - November 1986

1/30/2017
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On this week's show, Shawn and Joe talk about: WRESTLING EYE - November 1986 Topics include: - variant wrestling outfits - Bobby Heenan is an overrated "wrestler" - the bloodiest mat in pro wrestling history

Duration:01:23:54