Image: Karl Stern
In this continuing audio series on the history of pro wrestling, the first half of the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show examines the recently found "Last Battle of Atlanta" match between Tommy Rich and Buzz Sawyer inside an enclosed steel cage from the Omni in Atlanta, GA in October 1983, followed by another steel cage match between Paul Ellering and Ole Anderson.
The second half of the show continues Karl's look at the pioneer era of wrestling and some of the bigger names from that era including Col. James McLaughlin and H.M. Dufur.
Some additional talking points:
- Karl's thoughts about the time period surrounding the Last Battle of Atlanta. What was happening and why was Tommy Rich important?
- How the match stands up today, and spoilers about the match.
- Why did Anderson vs. Ellering follow the match?
- Who were wrestling pioneers McLaughlin and Dufur?
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