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Oct. 3 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Mailbag on changing WWE, bodybuilding & ROSA MENDES~!

Some really interesting questions came in this week and Les & Vic had a lot of fun answering them. Among them, what 3 things would Les change if he ran WWE, did Les ever use steroids during his bodybuilding days and the ultimate challenge for a pro wrestling trainer of his experience: can Les turn Rosa Mendes into an acceptable worker? Find out if Les accepts the challenge~!



 

Oct 10 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: DANCING MACHINE LES THATCHER~!

More Mailbag!  Les and Vic answer your questions regarding Verne Gagne, Pro Wrestling USA, Superstar Graham's impact on steroids in wrestling, and even more important topics like ice cream, Red Robin, and baseball's American League Championship Series. However, the GLORIOUS discussion of Les' fashion sense in the 70's & 80's as well as his favorite dance moves back in the day cannot be topped~!

 

Oct 17 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Why People Watch WWE, Best Guys Never to be World Champ, more~!

The University of Kansas published a study about why people are WWE fans.  The results were interesting, and Les and Vic will go over a couple of things in the study. We also answer your questions on the death of tag teams, Jim Barnett, the best guys who should've become world champion but never did, using the dreaded loaded boot,comparing running HWA when working for WCW vs WWE,and a special Hall of Fame.  There's also an invitation for you to watch a match online that we'll be discussing next week~!

 


FREE TODAY: Oct 24 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Daniel Bryan in the Territories, HIAC Picks, more~!

Les and Vic discuss what Dave Meltzer and Larry Matysik said about how far Daniel Bryan could’ve gone in the territory days and whether Les agrees with their assessment…or not.  We’ll also talk Ox Baker, Ken Ramey and the awesome piece Dave did on him in the Observer, go over Les’ Observer HOF ballot, discuss the nuances fans and wrestlers can take from the Thesz/Silverstein match we invited you to watch on youtube last week, and pick another match to watch for discussion next week!  Plus, our picks for WWE Hell in a Cell! 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!

 


FREE TODAY: Oct 31 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: WWE Network, Mailbag, a run in from Doc, more~!

As a Halloween treat, this GIANT SIZED edition of the show features an appearance from Doc Young, who stops by to wish Les a belated Happy Birthday and tell us all about the new movie projects he has a hand in producing.  To learn more about the project Doc is a part of, go to https://www.facebook.com/docyoung?fref=ts  From there, we’ll spend a little time on the WWE Network subscriber number, the Billy Jack Haynes lawsuit, the match we watched last week from the Crockett Cup and why it’s still a great match as well as a teaching tool and answer your questions about concussions and how promoters would treat guys back in the day who had them, the trend of kicking out of everyone’s finishers, key ingredients to a good 2 out of 3 fall matches, the UWF (with some help from Missy Hyatt), was Les ever on a very famous game show, 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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