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6/19 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Greatness of Dusty & Blackjack, Promo day in Mid Atlantic, more~!

Since we recorded earlier than usual last week, today is the first time Les has had a chance to speak on Dusty Rhodes on the site, and we’ll talk about the first time they met, almost working for Dusty in Florida, a very cool memento Les got from Dusty and much more.  With the news that Blackjack Mulligan is in poor health, we also spend some time talking about his great promos, why both these men connected so strongly with their audience, what promo day was like in the Mid Atlantic territory during the 70’s, which was full of Hall of Fame worthy guys and we’ll answer all your mailbag questions.  Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and thanks for listening~!



Classic Audio: October 5, 2008 Wrestling Observer Radio: Elite XC Post-Show

It's the post-EliteXC Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer! Dave was live at the show so we've got exclusive details on one of the most newsworthy nights in MMA history, which coincidentally took place on one of the most newsworthy shows of all time! We'll talk Ken's injury, what happened, the magical Gina Carano two pound towel, Seth Petruzelli and what his win means for EliteXC, the future of the company, upcoming fights, the reaction to everything backstage, notes from the press conference, what Frank Shamrock had to say after the show about not fighting Kimbo, and so much more. A packed news show, so check it out!
 


Josh Nason’s Punch-Out episode 4: MMA Fighting’s Chuck Mindenhall previews Bellator: Kimbo vs. Shamrock and UFC Fight Night Berlin

Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice

With Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock finally set to happen Friday night, it’s time for the fourth episode of Josh Nason’s Punch-Out!
On this week’s show, MMA Fighting’s Chuck Mindenhall joins Josh to talk about:

- The major, huge, Earth-shattering Bellator main event of Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice and what it means

- Why it’s do or die for former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler

- The unheralded Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire

- The weak UFC Fight Night Berlin card and if there’s anything interesting other than UFC strawweight champion “Double J” Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne

- How his features on Jason Thacker and the Miletich Fighting Systems team came together

- Josh’s Opening Round commentary on UFC 188’s hostile oxygen environment, and more!

Subscribers can stream/download episode 4 below or subscribe to the show's RSS feed for instant access to this and past shows. Not a subscriber? Shame, shame. shame.

Show Notes:

- Here is Chuck’s Twitter handle and Josh’s.

- Here’s Chuck’s awesome feature on Jason Thacker (“In Search Of Strange Brew”) and “The Eagles of Bettendorf”.

- Here’s the Bellator: Kimbo vs. Ken preview show featuring our Dave Meltzer.



Wrestling Observer Live 6/19: New best wrestler ever, Lucha Underground, ROH and Bellator, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA, plus take your phone calls, talk the big shows this weekend, introduce you, the valued listener, to THE NEW GREATEST WRESTLER EVER, and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 6/20: Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice Bellator show, ROH Best in the World with Jay Lethal vs. Jay Briscoe, more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer is back tonight with tons to talk about including full reports on Bellator with the epic, shocking battle of the century, KEN SHAMROCK VS. KIMBO SLICE, more MMA news notes from UFC and elsewhere, a full review of the ROH Best in the World PPV with Jay Lethal vs. Jay Briscoe headlining, questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 6/21: UFC Fight Pass, ROH TV tapings, WWE fan arrest, tons of questions and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including notes on UFC's Saturday Fight Pass show, ROH TV tapings, fan gets arrested at WWE show for stupid idea, plus tons of questions and why turning 30 is worse than turning 40! A fun show as always so check it out~!

FREE TODAY! Wrestling Observer Live 6/21: Debate over Kimbo vs. Ken, all the news from the weekend, calls from all over the world and more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including WAS KIMBO SLICE VS. KEN SHAMROCK A WORK?, and yes, this is a debate on this show, WWE, TNA, ROH, your calls from all over the world 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!

After Dark Radio Sunday debut: Joshua Cutchin talks food taboo in alien and fairy reports, news, calls, more!

After Dark Radio debuts here on Sunday nights 9 PT/12 ET with special guest JOSHUA CUTCHIN to talk his new book, A Trojan Feast looking at the food taboo in meetings with aliens, fairies and Sasquatch! Plus, news, phone calls and tons more! A fun show as always and spread the word about the new time slot!

Bryan & Vinny Show 6/21: Bryan's amazing 40th birthday party, Impact review, ROH Best in the World, more!

The Bryan & Vinny Show returns tonight with tons to talk about including how After Dark will affect the Sunday schedule, A RECAP OF BRYAN'S AWESOME 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, TNA Impact and ROH PPV reviews and tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Live 6/23: Cora Combs passes away, amazing Bret Hart interview, Karl Stern talks awesome July project, more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including thoughts on the death of Cora Combs, who was the oldest living pro-wrestler, an amazing interview by Bret Hart talking all sorts of subjects including Tyson Kidd and Daniel Bryan's future, and tons more! Plus, Karl Stern appears to talk an awesome July project! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Breaking News Audio 6/22: Deaths of Buddy Landel and Cora Combs

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today with a breaking news audio on the deaths of Buddy Landel and Cora Combs.

Filthy Four Daily 6/22: Kimbo vs. Ken, UFC drug testing update, tons of TV and PPV reviews, more fun!

Filthy Four Daily with Tom Lawlor returns today and we've got tons to talk about! Tom's thoughts on the Kimbo vs. Ken fight and whether or not there was any chance it was a work, more on the drug testing policies that are going into effect on July 1, WWE Superstars, Smackdown, Lucha Underground All Night Long, ROH Best in the World and tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 6/23: Raw report, Jamie Noble injury, Rowan, Tyson Kidd, Kimbo vs. Ken, more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including tons of thoughts on Raw from Monday night, updates on injuries to Erick Rowan, Jamie Noble and Tyson Kidd, tons of thoughts on Kimbo vs. Ken, questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: Buddy Landel tribute and interview

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show:  Special edition: Tribute to the late great "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel.  After a few minute introduction I wanted to play an interview I did with Buddy a few years ago.  As he always was when I talked to him he was open, honest, and well aware of who he was and what he'd done both great and bad.  No better tribute could I give Buddy than one in his own words... enjoy.



Wrestling Observer Live 6/23: Epic Kimbo vs. Ken rant, Tough Enough preview, WWE injuries, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including tons of talk on KIMBO VS. KEN including an epic rant, Tough Enough on the USA Network, many WWE injuries and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Bryan & Vinny & Craig Show 6/23: Raw report, classic Nitro from July 1996, new songs, tons more!

It's the return of the Bryan & Vinny & Craig Show! Both Raw and Nitro this week were pretty boring with the exception of William Regal being as awesome as can be, so we'll do the best we can to spice them up, plus we've got new songs and drops and plenty more. A fun show as always so check it out~!

June 24 - DR. KEITH PRESENTS: Just A To Z's!!!! The J Date!

DR. KEITH PRESENTS: Just A To Z's!!!! The J Date!

Join us this week on the DKP as we arrive at the dizzying heights of J in our quest to conquer the wrestling alphabet. Of course that means Justin and Eamo join Corporate Alan for a discussion of all things JBL, Jack Swagger and not Jeff Jarrett. Plus songs, tirades about Val Venis and A VERY SPECIAL GAME! CHECK IT!!!




Wrestling Observer Radio 6/25: Latest on TNA and Jeff Jarrett, Tough Enough, Jose Aldo injury, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including the latest on TNA, what we know in terms of rumors and fact, Tough Enough thoughts plus ratings for that show and Raw, Smackdown tapings, Jose Aldo injury update, tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

June 24: Wrestling Observer Live: Buddy Landel, your calls, and more!

Wrestling Observer Live returns, and with our fearless leader still enraged, Mike Sempervive is back sitting in the big boy chair! He's joined by longtime radio veteran Britt Whitmire, of the daily Brad and Britt podcast - as well as the weekly Katie Vick Is Alive Alive wrestling podcast. They're talking all the news in pro wrestling and mixed martial arts - with a focus on the passing of the legendary "what could have been" story of Nature Boy Buddy Landel. 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!



Bryan & Vinny Show 6/26: Return of Granny and full reviews of NXT, ROH on Sinclair and Lucha Underground!

The Bryan & Vinny Show returns tonight with tons to talk about including our usual weekly visit with Granny, tons of thoughts on THREE BIG SHOWS, ROH on Sinclair, NXT from Full Sail, and Lucha Underground, plus songs, drops and assorted wackiness. A fun show as always so check it out~!


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