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80s Wrestling The Podcast
66 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Hulk Hogan Birthday Episode!
Whatcha Gonna Do?!?! Celebrate Hulk Hogan's Birthday, that's what! Today the man that set the wrestling scene on fire turns 69! Today we share our favorite memories & moments from the career of Hulk Hogan!
67 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
"Mr. USA" Tony Atlas
A former bodybuilder turned professional wrestler - Tony Atlas would make history capturing the World Tag Team Championship and is regarded as one of the most influential and significant African-American Superstars in the history of sports-entertainment. Tony debuted in 1974 in the NWA and was nnown for his imposing physique and signature Gorilla Press Slam. He would win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight, Television and Tag Team Championships, as well as, several other regional championships during his time in the NWA. He would make history winning the WWF Tag Team Titles alongside Rocky Johnson. Today we are joined by WWE Hall of Fame Legend, Tony Atlas!
70 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Summerslam 1990 - The Heat Returns!
As all wrestling fans know, "The Biggest Party in the Summer" is the annual WWF pay-per-view Summerslam! In the year 1990, pro wrestling was still riding the wave of the 80's popularity but the wrestling scene was starting to transition. Summerslam was the Ultimate Warrior's first world title defense on a major pay-per-view since dethroning Hulk Hogan earlier that year at WrestleMania. Mr. Perfect would defend his Intercontinental Title against a relative newcomer to the WWF - The Texas Tornado, The Hart Foundation batttled Demolition and Hulk Hogan took a main event backseat when he challenged the Earthquake. Today we share our favorite memories and moments from Summerslam 1990!
63 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
The Nature Boy - Ric Flair!
There may not be a performer who better embodied the 1980's wrestling scene than Ric Flair. He was the living representation of the 1980's - fame and excess. He was the best in-ring performer, the best on the microphone and he LIVED his gimmick 24/7. From his famous matches with the likes of Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Barry Windham to his iconic promos - Ric Flair transcended the world of professional wrestling. Today we share our favorite memories and moments from the career of "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair.
61 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
The Road Warriors!
What could be considered THE most dominant tag team of the Golden Era, The Road Warriors captured titles and left a wake of destruction wherever they went. Today we talk about our favorite memories and moments from the Road Warriors!
61 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Struttin' & Cuttin'- The Career of Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake
The vibrant barber who clipped the locks of WWE rivals in the ’80s and early ’90s with his trademark shears, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake was all about two things — cuttin’ and struttin’. Today we take a look back at the career of "The Barber" and share our favorite moments and memories!
63 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
4th of July Episode: Sgt. Slaughter!
Sgt. Slaughter debut in WWF in 1980 as a brutal bullying drill instructor, who referred to his outmatched opponents as scum, slime and maggots. Slaughter went to battle with legends like Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales, Pat Patterson and even Andre The Giant. He would even be immortalized as part of the toy line G.I. Joe. Slaughter took part in one of the most memorable turns in wrestling history when he turned his back on the USA and main evented WrestleMania 7 against Hulk Hogan.
54 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
60 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
The American Dream Dusty Rhodes
He could make your back crack & your liver quiver - the son of a plumber he was the American Dream. Dusty Rhodes was a once-in-a-lifetime superstar that came along at exactly the right time. He was gifted on the microphone, knew how to tell a story and could draw emotion from the crowd like few others. He is among the most iconic professional wrestlers of all time.
62 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Royal Rumble 1990
It's time for the rumble...the ROYAL RUMBLE! The 1990 Royal Rumble was the third annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation. It took place on January 21, 1990, at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida. It is remembered for a number of incredible moments but none top the one-on-one interaction between the then Intercontinental Champion The Ultimate Warrior and World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan! Royal Rumble 1990 was used to plant seeds, further storylines and entertain the fans!
56 minutes | May 19, 2022
The Face Paint of the 80's
The colors were often bold, the designs intimidating & the cool-factor was undeniable! Today's episode is all about the Face Paint of the 80's! We talk about who wore it, what it added to their character & what we remember about the colors that didn't run! It's The Face Paint of the 80's!
71 minutes | May 12, 2022
80's Wrestling Con Recap Show
This past Saturday over 1,100 people attended 80's Wrestling Con LIVE in Morristown New Jersey! It was packed with over 3 dozen superstars, vending tables, meet & greets and over a thousand fans! We talk about what happened, how it went and what's next for con promoter Tommy Fierro!
69 minutes | May 5, 2022
Sal Sincere and Rock N’ Wrestling
The clock is ticking, we are just HOURS away from 80’s Wrestling Con Live & ISPW'S Rock N’ Wrestling! On todays episode we visit with Sal Sincere as look ahead to what is sure to be an EPIC weekend!
64 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
80's Wrestling Con LIVE! - Preview Show!
80s Wrestling Con RETURNS - LIVE AND IN PERSON! Saturday, May 7th -at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown New Jersey over 30 Legends of the RIng will gather together for an epic celebration of the Golden Era of Professional Wrestling! Legends like Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Demolition Ax & Smash, "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase, Tito Santana & Greg "The Hammer" Valentine will be in attendance LIVE! Today we check in with Con promoter Tommy Fierro and talk all things 80's Wrestling Con LIVE!
65 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
The Twists & Turns of Pro Wrestling
One of the reasons we love professional wrestling is that it's FULL of things we didn't see coming! The Twists and Turns! Whether it be a twist in a storyline that came out of nowhere - or a superstar turning face/heel at a key moment in their career - the twists and turns keep us on the edge of our seats. Today we share our favorite moments that we didn't expect!
65 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
The Greatest Theme Songs - Part 2!
It's time to continue the conversation that we started over a year ago! You know them, you love them & you still sing them in the shower! The theme songs in the 80's were catchy and unforgettable! A Wrestler's Theme Music was an extention of their character. A good theme song would get a reaction from the crowd before a wrestler even came through the curtain. Today, we continue the discussion about the theme songs that left an impression on us and the ones that can still get us pumped!
67 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
The Best Promos in the Business
Being a great talker, having the gift of gab, being able to cut an effective promo has always been a part of what makes pro wrestlers stand out among their peers. We all remember the wrestlers who could get us pumped up for an upcoming match just by what they spewed into the microphone. Some did it soflty, some did it loudly - the technique may have changed, the message may have been different - but the result was always the same. Today we share some memories and moments from the best talkers in the business - the ones who could be counted on to cut the best promos!
64 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
The Greatest WrestleMania Moments of All-TIme!
It's WrestleMania week! For pro wrestling fans; this week just feels different then the other 51 weeks of the year. We could debate that WrestleMania meant more when we were kids - but what we can't debate is that WrestleMania is still the biggest show in the world when it comes to professional wrestling! Today we share our what we feel are the greatest moments in the history of WrestleMania!
65 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Special Guest: Headbanger Mosh
The Headbangers were Mosh and Thrasher, whose most notable matches were in the World Wrestling Federation. As the name of the team implied, their gimmick was that they were a pair of metalheads, complete with heavy metal related T-shirts, piercings, shaved heads, and black face paint. Today we get to talk with Mosh and share our favorite matches and moments from the career of the Headbangers!
61 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Special Guest: Typhoon
We are joined by Former WWF Tag Team Champion - one half of the Natural Disasters - Typhoon! In the world of professional wrestling, wrestlers are lucky if they can portray one character that sticks in the minds of fans - today we talk to a man who has portrayed multiple characters that made a lasting impression on fans. We visit with Typhoon and share some of our favorite memories and moments from his career!
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