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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


Pro Wrestling Illustrated - August 1983

9/2/2017
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Shawn and Joe cover a classic PWI this week as we go back to August 1983 to see if we can win a phone call from Roddy Piper. Strange fact - we already did but we called him and talked to him about video games so I guess we are out of the running. Also, Paul Jones takes advantage of a confused Jake Roberts, Mr. Wrestling II and Tiger Conway Jr. covet each others tag belts, Larry Zbyszko wastes $25K and Kevin Sullivan goes full Satan with his chest hair. Rate, review, tell a friend and check...

Duration: 01:02:57


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


The Wrestler - February 1987

8/13/2017
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The Wrestler - February 1987 Join us for one of the most somber wrestling magazines of all time. In this episode, we look back at the Magnum TA tragedy of 1986 and, incidentally, how it has affected Magnum to this day and even just a few days ago (per Tessa Blanchard’s Twitter. We also look at the debut of the Honky Tonk Man, heel Jake Roberts, lousy WWF Hasbro action figure designs, Nikita Koloff with a lot of hair and Ricky Steamboat’s celebrity status. We also talk about NXT and whether...

Duration: 00:57:32


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


Wrestling '94 - RULEBREAKER

7/27/2017
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A truly unique take on the pro wrestling kayfabe magazine, WRESTLING ’94 RULEBREAKER comes at you from the heel perspective specifically. In this episode, an Apter mag causes Ricky Steamboat to get divorced, we try to figure out who Brian Lee is calling for heel advice, Sting gets pranked, Yokozuna is over as all hell, the legend of Ludvig Borga in Japan, young Bill DeMott and Papa Shango hunts down Hacksaw in Michigan Also, Joe gives his GLOW on Netflix review and we watch WWE...

Duration: 01:04:18


TV Wrestlers - December 1991

7/19/2017
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In a second edition of the awesomely early 90s TV WRESTLERS, Shawn and Joe come to the realization that Steve Keirn MAY HAVE worked at an Arby’s after his wrestling career was over or in worst case scenario, owned an Arby’s franchise. Also, Ric Flair holds a mystery belt, Hawk ribs Bret Hart, audio diaries for female wrestlers, pro wrestling horrorscopes and Shawn makes an appeal for Hulk Hogan to unblock him on Twitter. Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at...

Duration: 00:51:15


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


Pro Wrestling Illustrated - 25th Anniversary Issue (2004)

7/6/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: Pro Wrestling Illustrated - 25th Anniversary Issue (2004) Topics include: - the Z-Man becomes THE MAN - Joe eggs a Camaro during Undertaker/Mankind Hell In The Cell - a prospective list of restaurants owned by wrestlers - Joe defends David Arquette - Shane Douglas is a dweeb - the best cover shots in PWI history….discussed! Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at @angryheroshawn and @sweatpantsjoe

Duration: 01:03:41


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


The Wrestler - August 1986

5/25/2017
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On this week’s show, Joe and Shawn discuss: THE WRESTLER - August 1986 Topics include: - Joe and Baron Corbin are losing their hair - Paul Ellering channels Andrew Dice Clay - Wendi Richter goes on Unsolved Mysteries - Kendall Windham is too skinny - Thumbs Down to Jesse Barr (always) - the secret origin of the M.O.D. Squad - the absolutely gigantic Mid-South North American title - shout out to Showbiz Pizza Place and Major Magic’s Rate, review, tell a friend and check us out on Twitter at...

Duration: 00:54:08


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

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