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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: William Muldoon

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show:  July Classic Wrestling Marathon! Day 1- William Muldoon.  William Muldoon could be called the Grandfather of American pro wrestling. He was a wrestler with a career rival, a promoter with ideas to make wrestling more exciting, and the central figure in mid-1800's wrestling.


DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Col. James H. McLauglin

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show:  July Classic Wrestling Marathon Day 2:  Col. James H. McLaughlin. Perhaps you've never heard of McLaughlin but you should. He was one of the most dangerous, feared, and highest earning wrestlers ever. He wrestled from the time of Muldoon until the time of Gotch.  This is his story.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Frank A. Gotch

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Frank Gotch.  Is he the greatest wrestler in history?  Maybe.  I'll let you be the judge.  He is the undefeated undisputed world heavyweight champion and defined an era.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Ed "Strangler" Lewis

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Ed "Strangler" Lewis. The man who defined an era, the man who inspired Lou Thesz in his career. Today we're going to talk about the life, career, and influence of Ed "Strangler" Lewis.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Lou Thesz

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Lou Thesz.  Bridging the gap from Strangler Lewis to modern wrestling is the legendary Lou Thesz. You can't tell the history of wrestling without Thesz who is one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle weaving eras together.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Jim Londos

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Jim Londos.  Today's show is about one of the most popular wrestlers in history... but almost no one knows about him today. I really enjoyed researching this show and I hope you enjoy it.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Gorgeous George

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show:  July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Gorgeous George. Gorgeous George was a super famous wrestler and pop culture icon.  Everyone knows the name Gorgeous George but... what do you really know about his career?  Me? I really knew next to nothing. So today we all get an education on the crazy life and times of George Wagner.  Charismatic performer, legit wrestler, turkey farmer (seriously), and television sensation.



 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Buddy Rogers

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon:  Buddy Rogers. A nice companion show to the Lou Thesz, Gorgeous George, and upcoming Bruno Sammartino show.  Find out all about the controversial original Nature Boy. Former NWA and first WWF (WWWF) champion.


DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Bruno Sammartino

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show:  July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Bruno Sammartino. The living legend himself is the focus of today's biography. An amazing man with an amazing story and a great companion show to the Buddy Rogers bio.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: El Santo

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Señores y señoras! Today's show is on the Mexican national legend El Santo! Told in exciting technicolor for the first time to audenices en los Estados Unidos is the tale of El enmascarado de plata!

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Andre the Giant

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Andre the Giant! Today's show is on one of the largest (figuratively and literally) attractions in wrestling history. A man who crossed over into popular culture, became a near mythical figure in and out of the ring, and traveled the world.


 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Terry Funk

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Terry Funk! Yes! Yes! Yes! Terry Funk! I ain't gonna lie, Terry is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time. I loved doing this show and the promos are gonna blow you away with pure insanity. This and the El Santo show have been my two favorites to record so far. PIGS! PIGS! PIGS!



DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Superstar Billy Graham

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon:  Superstar Billy Graham.  The man of the hour, the man with the power, to sweet to be sour is the topic of today's marathon biography.  The charismatic Billy Graham has a heck of a story and I'm here to tell it.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon: Bob Backlund

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Wrestling Marathon:  Bob Backlund.  I both dreaded and looked forward to this show. I personally have no idea what the appeal of Bob Backlund was so I set out to find it and actually learned a lot from doing this show. There's also a promo that can't be missed.


 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Dusty Rhodes

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Dusty Rhodes. Yes, there has been a lot of Dusty tributes lately and I even did one next month but this show promises something different as it interweaves Dusty's narrative into that of the other bios this month. I think you'll enjoy this fresh look at the American Dream.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Harley Race

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon:  Harley Race.  Harley Race was the toughest son of a gun I watched as a kid. At 30 years old the guy looked like he was 50 and just walked out of a bar fight. 7 (or 8) time NWA World champion.  Today's show is about the most grizzled of grizzled veterans- The Handsome (?) King Harley Race.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Ric Flair

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Classic Marathon: Ric Flair.  Today's show is so good I had to do it twice! Actually, a software malfunction erased the first take but hey, IT'S RIC FLAIR! Any show about Ric Flair is worth doing right!  So today is all about the life and times and classic matches of the Nature Boy Ric Flair!

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Jerry Lawler

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Jerry Lawler. Lawler was easily the biggest regional star during my early years as a wrestling fan. His story was that of a constant chase of the AWA World title which ended in 1988. Fans of this era know him as a color commentator and half of the legendary duo of Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.  This show is all about The King!

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Hulk Hogan

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: Hulk Hogan. Don't skip this show thinking you know all there is to know about Hulk Hogan. This is not a straight up biography.  This show focuses on the early days of his career and the reality of when he started and how and against who. This show comes from a research project by the old DragonKing Newsletter where many researchers dug into the myths of Hogan's early career. I promise you there's information here you probably didn't know.

 

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: The Von Erich family

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: July Wrestling Marathon: The Von Erich family. A tragic tale of the self destruction of an entire family and territory of superstars. Fritz, Waldo, Kevin, Kerry, Mike, Chris, Lance- all of them, real or imagined Adkisson family members, are covered.

 


Who is the strongest of these Hall of Fame candidates?

 

What do you believe is the second most popular promotion right now in the U.S?