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July 4 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Happy Anniversary to Les, Jericho returns, much more~!

A special day in the Thatcher household as Les celebrates his 54th anniversary in the wrestling business!  We talk things such as training in Boston and why Les chose that great city, how different training was then compared to the modern day, and moving onto Indianapolis and working for Jim Barnett.  Vic can't let the hour get away without ranting about WWE booking; specifically Ambrose/Rollins at MITB and why calling Chris Jericho in to work with Bray Wyatt was a great idea....that WWE never should have had to resort to.  If you're celebrating on the Fourth of July, enjoy and be safe.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend~!



 

July 10 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Poffo Family, Ox Baker, Horsemen, this week's Raw & more~!

With the final Mid Atlantic Fanfest a couple of weeks away, Les & Vic talk about this year's Hall of Heroes inductees.  That means you'll hear stories about the Poffo family, Jerry Brisco, The Four Horsemen and everyone else who will be honored in Charlotte.  Plenty of WWE as it relates to the news on Daniel Bryan (which isn't good), an interesting main roster debut this weekend and Roman Reigns on the microphone.  Thanks for listening and enjoy your weekend~!

 


July 18 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: From The Start of Wrestling On WTBS to "Black Saturday"~!

If you're looking for modern day wrestling talk, all you'll get is a little bit on this week's Vince Russo fiasco and a very little bit on Raw.  This show is largely built around some of the details from the great article in the Observer about the 30th anniversary of "Black Saturday", the day Vince McMahon brought the WWF to the traditional Georgia Championship Wrestling timeslot on WTBS.  The Atlanta wrestling war that broke out shortly after Turner put wrestling on his station, some of the key players of the time, how Les came close to being in Gordon Solie's role as lead commentator, and the money woes that eventually led to Vince swooping in and taking the timeslot from the NWA Georgia territory.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend~!

 

FREE TODAY: July 25 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Looking at the Mid Atlantic Territory~!

Les Thatcher and Victor Sosa are here with a special edition of the show this week. With the final Mid Atlantic Legends Fanfest a week away, we discuss each of Les' 3 runs in the territory; who he worked with, how he was booked, how Les ended up doing magazines and commentary, getting a promo cut on him by Jim Crockett Sr(!), how Ricky Steamboat learned to sell, working one of Ric Flair's first matches in the territory, the major transition the territory underwent during Les' last run and more! Best of all this show is completely FREE, so please post the link or file elsewhere and help spread the word about wrestlingobserver.com! If you like what you hear, sign up for a subscription as we produce anywhere from 12-15 new radio shows every week, plus members have full access to over 6,000 archived audio shows dating back to 2005, plus hundreds of new and archived Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly online newsletters. It's a steal, so sign up and join the fun!

 

















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