Greetings From Allentown

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Sinopsis

Greetings From Allentown is a podcast taking a look at the history of pro wrestling through the lens of weekly TV episodes from the 70s through the 90s covering WWF, WCW, and much more!

Episodios

  • 204. WWF Superstars 05-26-1990 (Earthquake/Hogan on Brother Love Show)

    204. WWF Superstars 05-26-1990 (Earthquake/Hogan on Brother Love Show)

    04/02/2021 Duración: 01h33min

    Earthquake launches his memorable attack on Hulk Hogan on this May 26, 1990 edition of WWF Superstars! * The odd production element of the Brother Love segment: no coommentary * Hulk Hogan's injuries lead to the debut of "Emo" Vince McMahon * Best of all bad options: The "New" Rick Rude as world title contender * The Bolsheviks explode! * What is the best Jake Roberts feud from WrestleMania 3 to WrestleMania 6? * Pondering Bret Hart as a sub for Brutus Beefcake to face Mr. Perfect at SummerSlam * A neeeeeeeew car! * The return of Vinnie Vegas Corner: Super Bowl edition! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #42: WWF Wrestling World Tour (1992)

    GFA Live #42: WWF Wrestling World Tour (1992)

    30/01/2021 Duración: 01h34min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about "WWF Wrestling World Tour" from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * How many women did Ric Flair and Kerry Von Erich pull down at their peaks? * The interesting 1991 WWF Barcelona show * A quick early 90s Patriots corner with a salute to Vincent Brown, the original Undertaker * Passes for celebrities in marriage * Classic Heenan/Gorilla bickering over a meal tab * Rick Martel's weird relationship with the city of Boston * Breaking down 3 scenes from The Karate Kid Part II: Miyagi agrees to fight Sato, Miyagi gives Daniel his last will and testament, and the tea ceremony with Kumiko and Daniel at the cannery Lineup: 10/05/91 Ric Flair vs. Texas Tornado – Barcelona, Spain 04/14/92 The Legion of Doom & Davey Boy Smith vs. The Nasty Boys & The Mountie – Munich, Germany 04/19/92 Bret Hart vs. Rick Martel – Sheffield, England 08/10/92 The Bushwhackers vs. The Beverly Brothers – Huntsville, AL Email: Greet

  • 203. NWA Worldwide 08-05-1989 (Infamous Skyscrapers shoot)

    203. NWA Worldwide 08-05-1989 (Infamous Skyscrapers shoot)

    28/01/2021 Duración: 01h17min

    Episode 203 looks at an interesting edition of NWA Worldwide from August, 5, 1989 * What is the best Ric Flair feud of all time? * An enhancement talent goes into business for himself opposite Dan Spivey * Terry Funk once again making everything better as per usual * Rematches of bouts that haven't happened yet * Why Sting was permitted to say things that made no sense * Freebirds as tag champs in 1989 NWA as the 2009 Yankees * Will we actually hear from Ricky Steamboat on the program? * The idiocy of the Ding Dongs Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #41: Inside the Steel Cage

    GFA Live #41: Inside the Steel Cage

    23/01/2021 Duración: 01h31min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about "Inside the Steel Cage" from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * The argument for Randy Savage as the greatest wrestler ever * Drawing the line where Andre the Giant's decline accelerated * Edge and his Hulk Hogan shirt at WrestleMania 6 * Architects in the Star Wars universe * Putting together a 30 person Royal Rumble match using only alliterative names (i.e. Hulk Hogan, Bob Backlund, etc) * Marking time through Bruno Sammartino's hair * George Steele as an Adam Sandler movie character archetype * Why Pete enjoys the 1993 Royal Rumble match * Keithie gets confused about Roddy Piper's age in 1986 * Jesse, Elvira, and Lord Al: great broadcast team or GREATEST broadcasting team? * A comprehensive breakdown of the opening title sequence of two beloved 1980s sitcoms: Small Wonder and Perfect Strangers Lineup: 07/23/83 Andre the Giant vs. John Studd (steel cage match) - Landover, MD 10/21/84 Andre the Gian

  • 202. WWWF Championship Wrestling 12-02-1978 (Garea and Zbyszko win tag titles)

    202. WWWF Championship Wrestling 12-02-1978 (Garea and Zbyszko win tag titles)

    21/01/2021 Duración: 01h19min

    Episode 202 goes old school with a look at WWWF Championship Wrestling from December 2, 1978! * Tony Garea and Larry Z get their shot at the tag titles held by the Yukon Lumberjacks * A very early edition of According to Larry * Captain Lou Albano and how he would have fit into the Goodfellas crew during the Lufthansa heist * A bizarre chant during the Crusher Blackwell match * NWA Champion Harley Race sends in a promo that evokes a bizarre WWF TV moment 10 years later * The long rivalry between Spiros Arion and Chief Jay Strongbow * Bob Backlund's hockey player interviews * Original commercials from 1978! * Paying tribute to a friend who has passed away * Vinnie Vegas Corner: the reverse Patreon of podcasting Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #40: Memphis Wrestling 02-01-1986 (Koko brutalizes Masked Patriot)

    GFA Live #40: Memphis Wrestling 02-01-1986 (Koko brutalizes Masked Patriot)

    17/01/2021 Duración: 01h19min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about CWA Memphis Wrestling from February 1, 1986! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * A podcast totally keeping with kayfabe * The majesty of the Dirty Rhodes gimmick * Speculating on the reason for Koko Ware brutalizing the Masked Patriot * Buddy Landel knee pad translator * The presentation of a legal battle on the weekly television * Bill Dundee messes up the score of that year's Super Bowl * Jim Cornette's throat clearing * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene from Karate Kid Part II, when Miyagi and Daniel-san have an impromptu training at the old cannery Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • 201. WWF Superstars 12-26-1987 (Islanders dognap Matilda)

    201. WWF Superstars 12-26-1987 (Islanders dognap Matilda)

    14/01/2021 Duración: 01h32min

    An angle that is weird even for wrestling highlights the December 26, 1987 edition of WWF Superstars! * How the Islanders managed to dognap Matilda and Bobby Heenan's role in making the segment work * Something gets into Bruno Sammartino as he spars multiple times with Jesse Ventura, and makes an out of character snide remark * The brilliant Ted DiBiase/Hulk Hogan storyline and how DiBiase losing to Hogan immediately makes it work better * The introduction of "Peggy Sue" from the Honky Tonk Man * More of the Notorious CDG (Craig DeGeorge) than you would ever want * Differences in the '87 Ultimate Warrior compared with what came later * Bam Bam Bigelow and the head tattoos * Rick Rude faces the man who gave him his first WWF defeat * A single set of commercials gets left in this video * The return of Vinnie Vegas Corner, but not without a blooper! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #39: WWF Fan Favorites (1989)

    GFA Live #39: WWF Fan Favorites (1989)

    11/01/2021 Duración: 01h44min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about "WWF Fan Favorites" from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * WrestleMania 24 being pulled from WWE Network * The differences in the introduction of wrestlers from the NWA based on status * Announcers being sure to get their shit in * Keithie tees off on the Ultimate Warrior * Inspired by Mr. Perfect's 1991 back injury, tracing the origin of other famous wrestling injuries * Niagara Falls, NY continuing to pop up * One fan's incredible thoughts on a Greg Valentine-Dusty Rhodes match * A comprehensive breakdown of the opening title sequence of two beloved 1980s sitcoms: Small Wonder and Perfect Strangers Lineup: 06/28/89 Koko B. Ware vs. The Brooklyn Brawler - Rochester, NY 06/27/89 Dusty Rhodes vs. Greg Valentine - Niagara Falls, NY 05/17/89 The Big Bossman & Akeem vs. The Hart Foundation - Duluth, MN 06/07/89 Mr. Perfect vs. Tito Santana - Rockford, IL 05/16/89 Jimmy Snuka vs. Ted DiBiase - La Crosse,

  • 200. The 1987 Slammy Awards

    200. The 1987 Slammy Awards

    07/01/2021 Duración: 02h17min

    Episode 200 is a look at one of the most delightfully insane events in wrestling history: The 1987 Slammy Awards from the World Wrestling Federation * Vince McMahon slipping into his future character singing the diss track "Stand Back" * The positive impact of the Jesse The Body Award on Rick Rude * Randy Savage visited by time travelers warning him to shelter Elizabeth? * Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Harley Race brawl everywhere with a bizarre background described by Gorilla Monsoon * How many of the dancers did Bret Hart have sex with? * Live Honky Tonk Man: not all that bad! * Why Robbie Dupree agreed to record "Girls in Cars" for Piledriver * A wrestling figure find while cleaning! * Reflecting on 200 episodes of the podcast Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #38: WWF In Your House 1

    GFA Live #38: WWF In Your House 1

    02/01/2021 Duración: 02h03min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about WWF In Your House 1 from May 1995! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Starting the "rehabilitation project" on 1995 WWF * Keith's failed bet on the 1993 Royal Rumble * Why it makes sense that Scott Hall is int he WWE HOF as the Razor Ramon character * Calling the Titan Sports merch line to see what happens * Megapowers Redux? The friendship of Savio Vega and Razor Ramon * Bad non-wrestling related segments in WWE history * Owen Hart's last 4 years of his career against everything Billy Gunn did after 1995 * Would the 1995/96 version of Sid be a bigger star in today's wrestling, or in the 70s or 80s? Lineup: 05/14/95 Bret Hart vs. Hakushi 05/14/95 Razor Ramon vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie 05/14/95 Mabel vs. Adam Bomb 05/14/95 Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs. The Smoking Gunns 05/14/95 Jerry Lawler vs. Bret Hart 05/14/95 Diesel vs. Psycho Sid Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • 199. Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling 07-10-1982 (Piper vs Brisco)

    199. Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling 07-10-1982 (Piper vs Brisco)

    31/12/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    Roddy Piper is demanding a ransom for the title belt he stole from Jack Brisco on this edition of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from July 10, 1982! * Roddy Piper's master plan pays off in more ways than one * How this storyline may have indirectly led to Piper's face turn in not only Mid-Atlantic but also Georgia * Jack Brisco: Wrestler of the 1970s? * Sgt. Slaughter's white outfit * Greg Valentine's return to Mid-Atlantic: where else could he have gone? * Jobber Ali Bey and another pro wrestler who had that name years before Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #37: Wrestlings Country Boys

    GFA Live #37: Wrestling's Country Boys

    28/12/2020 Duración: 02h04min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about "Wrestling's Country Boys" from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Responding to "wrestling is fake" comments * Chris Jericho's brush with NBA Twitter * Short overalls: Joveralls or something else? * The unbelievable shittiness of Uncle Elmer and Cousin Junior * The political beliefs of wrestling broadcasters * Hulk Hogan's humanity in the vignettes with Hillbilly Jim relative to his later work * Thoughts on the tragic passing of Jon Huber (Brodie Lee/Luke Harper) * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, as Daniel confronts Chozen and his gang, before Miyagi comes to the rescue! Lineup: 12/84 Hillbilly Jim & Hulk Hogan workout 12/17/84 Hillbilly Jim vs. Terry Gibbs - Poughkeepsie, NY 12/84 Hillbilly Jim & Hulk Hogan workout 02/18/85 Hillbilly Jim vs. Rene Goulet - MSG 06/18/85 "The Body Shop" with Hillbilly Jim & Uncle Elmer 06/17/85 "Piper's Pit" with Hillbil

  • 198. WWF Sunday Night Slam 03-26-1995 (Luger-Tatanka cage match)

    198. WWF Sunday Night Slam 03-26-1995 (Luger-Tatanka cage match)

    23/12/2020 Duración: 01h30min

    Just in time for Festivus and the airing of grievances is this edition of WWF Sunday Night Slam from March 26, 1995! * Super annoying Vince McMahon with a ridiculous turtleneck * Was Diesel's title reign as bad as it's made out to be? * Bob Backlund faces Jeff Jarrett is a rare heel vs heel match * The merciful blowoff to the lifeless Tatanka-Lex Luger feud * Info on members of the Lawrence Taylor all star team * Lex Luger's rich history in steel cage matches * Salvaging things when the video cuts off Sid mid-rant * The various spellings of Sione/Seone/Sionne Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #36: Wrestlings Tough Guys

    GFA Live #36: Wrestling's Tough Guys

    20/12/2020 Duración: 01h35min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about "Wrestling's Tough Guys" from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Finally getting to the Haku-Ronnie Garvin match talked about for months * How we would book 2020 Haku in our local independent promotion * Phil Hartman as a base for impersonations * Peter ponders podcast retirement after forgetting simple facts * The outline of Africa on Akeem's back * Keithie finally figures out the physics of the bolo punch * The idea of Vince McMahon doing PBP now * Mixing up the Coliseum video catalog with various adult film titles * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, as Daniel and Kumiko go to the 50s dance hall but get hassled by Chozen and his two pals "Hat Guy Dudley" and "Virgil" Lineup: 04/04/90 Jim Duggan vs. Boris Zhukov - Glens Falls, NY 05/14/90 Haku vs. Ronnie Garvin - Heaven (actually Madison, WI) 10/08/89 The Bushwhackers vs. The Powers of Pain - Toronto 08/30/89 Hercules

  • 197. AWA All Star Wrestling 03-16-1986

    197. AWA All Star Wrestling 03-16-1986

    17/12/2020 Duración: 01h19min

    It's back to the land of 10,000 Lakes on the road to WrestleRock with a look at AWA All Star Wrestling from March 16, 1986! 3/16/86 – Minneapolis TV Colonel DeBeers vs. Buck Zumhofe Jerry Blackwell vs. Earthquake Ferris From ESPN: Jerry Blackwell vs. King Kong Brody . Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #35: Best of the WWF, Vol. 15

    GFA Live #35: Best of the WWF, Vol. 15

    13/12/2020 Duración: 02h05min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 15 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * An opening match that is a "Keithie Special" * The one issue with Jumping Bomb Angels vs Glamour Girls * Bret Hart as the Derek Jeter of the WWF * Troubles experienced with the TSA * The "Nailz Hall of Fame" * Demolition Smash and his large knee brace * Sherri as a face being bookends to her run * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, when Sato drives into the village to challenge Miyagi to fight....once again wearing a suit! Lineup: 10/06/87 Tito Santana vs. Haku - Milwaukee, WI 10/27/87 Hart Foundation vs. Rick Martel & Tito Santana - Syracuse, NY 11/17/87 King Kong Bundy vs. Bam Bam Bigelow - Des Moines, IA 01/24/88 Lelani Kai & Judy Martin vs. Jumping Bomb Angels - Hamilton, ONT 07/07/84 Wild Samoans vs. Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee - Philadelphia, MA 07/24/87 Fabulous Moolah vs. Sherri Martel - Housto

  • 196. WWF Superstars 10-04-1986

    196. WWF Superstars 10-04-1986

    10/12/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    Several new faces make early appearances of this edition of WWF Superstars of Wrestling from October 4, 1986 * Australian weirdness makes its way into the video * A HOF-level laugh from Vince McMahon at Koko B. Ware's antics * The logic behind thinking the Honky Tonk Man should be a babyface * Randy Savage's incredible diversity of opponents at the time * Jesse Ventura's cringey Koko B Ware jokes * Brian Blair tries to move automobiles out of showrooms * Mario Mancini's odd tweet after the passing of Pat Patterson * Mr. Wonderful and musical copyrights * Jesse Ventura and Hulk Hogan in the same place at the same time * The Petrov Affair of 1954! * More crap found while cleaning! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #34: Best of the WWF, Vol. 12

    GFA Live #34: Best of the WWF, Vol. 12

    05/12/2020 Duración: 01h43min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 12 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * So much Kamala on this one tape * Creating "Mr. Blade" to track all bleedings in wrestling history * Calling a Gorilla Monsoon match like Gorilla * Keithie prepares a eulogy * What's the endgame of a Studd/Bundy split? * Getting excited by Lelani Kai * Let's just go ahead and pretend Nikolai Volkoff wasn't one of The Mongols * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, when Chozen attacks Daniel, and Kumiko responds by tossing a tomato at Chozen Lineup: 06/20/87 Ricky Steamboat vs. Kamala - Philadelphia 11/20/86 Tito Santana vs. Kamala - Rockford, IL (Challenge taping) 10/04/86 Big Machine, Super Machine, & Piper Machine vs. King Kong Bundy, John Studd, & Bobby Heenan - Boston 05/02/87 Brutus Beefcake vs. Johnny Valiant - Boston 12/26/70 The Mongols vs. Gorilla Monsoon & Pedro Morales - Philadelphia 01/19/87 G

  • 195. WWF All Star Wrestling 12-24-1983 (Backlund  the Persian Club Challenge)

    195. WWF All Star Wrestling 12-24-1983 (Backlund & the Persian Club Challenge)

    03/12/2020 Duración: 01h19min

    The end is near for Bob Backlund's lengthy WWF title reign on this December 24, 1983 edition of All Star Wrestling! * An analysis of the Persian Clubs angle with Bob Backlund and the Iron Sheik, what went wrong, and how it is emblematic of Backlund's 1983 * The bizarre name switching of Jose Luis/Mac Rivera * Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson serve up some harsh criticism for referee Gilberto Roman * Invader #1's hilarious Cagematch page ratings * Magnificent Muraco and his Raiders shirt * Freddie Blassie with a great promo about the potential of the Iron Sheik to win the world title * The Wild Samoans take their time....too much time * Evolving Sgt. Slaughter after the death of the Grand Wizard * More crap found while cleaning! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #33: Best of the WWF, Vol. 11

    GFA Live #33: Best of the WWF, Vol. 11

    30/11/2020 Duración: 02h06min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 11 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Ideas for Roddy Piper in mid-1987 had he not retired temporarily * Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones and how it might lead to a Hulk Hogan match * At what point we soured on WCW * The star power in the 6 man match * Lots of Jack Lotz * Gorilla Monsoon's disgusted reaction to the end of the "minis" match * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, when Miyagi visits Sato, who is trying to break a piece of wood Lineup: 01/19/87 Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine vs. Can-Am Connection - MSG 11/24/86 Kamala vs. George Steele - MSG 10/20/86 "Piper's Pit" with Bobby Heenan & Paul Orndorff - MSG 11/24/86 Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper vs. Harley Race & Paul Orndorff - MSG 02/23/87 Randy Savage, Harley Race, & Adrian Adonis vs. Roddy Piper, Junkyard Dog, & Rick Steamboat (elimination match)- MSG 03/14/87 Roddy Piper video 11/24/86 L

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