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Wrestling Weekly: Sam Muchnick, Death of the Territories, more~! 12/31

Dec 31, 2015 7:34am

The last show of the year is old school heavy!  Lots of talk about the best president in the history of the NWA as well as the demise of the territories, but Les and Vic start this week with high praise for Alberto Del Rio and even a booking idea regarding a new team and new alliance for 2016.  From there, we’ll discuss the legendary Sam Muchnick (13:25) who was one of the main figures in building and running the NWA for many years and segue into talking about a thread on the board regarding

WW: Roman, Dusty/JCP, Guys Not Being Called Up By WWE 12/24

Dec 24, 2015 10:57am

Les and Vic return just in time for Christmas with some catching up on what we missed by being “on assignment” last week.  Vic will start by explaining this assignment, which was more like absent mindedness and about how this doesn’t quite feel like the holiday season.


After that, we’ll discuss (8:51):


-Roman Reigns beginning to turn the corner with the audience

-The Slammys

-A match Les has seen enough of on WWE TV

Wrestling Weekly (12/11): Jim Cornette talks 'Tuesday Night At The Gardens'

Dec 11, 2015 9:09am

A special show this week as Les Thatcher and Vic Sosa are joined by the one and only Jim Cornette to talk about his latest book, Tuesday Night at the Gardens – Pro Wrestling in Louisville!  Of course there are a number of other subjects tackled, including a lot regarding the state of the independent scene and some of the workers who are a part of it not taking their craft

Wrestling Weekly: State of WWE, Smoky Mountain Wrestling Review, Mailbag, more~!

Dec 04, 2015 11:17am

Les and Vic are back this week talking a little bit about the state of WWE as written by Dave in the lead story of this week’s Observer

FREE TODAY! Wrestling Weekly: Black Friday, Sheamus, Foley, Sami, Tommy Gilbert, much more~! 11-27

Nov 27, 2015 9:41am

Les and Vic return on Black Friday so that you can forget about the bills you just rang up and enjoy some Wrestling Weekly~!  We’ll talk about Les’ harrowing experience at a store that was open after Thanksgiving dinner with some early sales, then get down to the business of pro wrestling.  We’ll do that by discussing the late Tommy Gilbert (7:26) and the Tennessee territory, then spend time covering a myriad of WWE subjects (24:58) including Sheamus, low ratings, Mick Foley’s comments this w

Wrestling Weekly: Bockwinkel, Flair Family, TNA Lives On, Survivor Series, more~! 11/20

Nov 20, 2015 11:33am

Les and Vic return to discuss the events of the week including some time spent on the great Nick Bockwinkel


Wrestling Weekly 11/13: Working Knoxville, Don Fargo, Eddie Guerrero, Mailbag, more~!

Nov 13, 2015 11:49am

Lots of fun stuff this week as Les and Vic talk about Les’ trip to Tennessee last weekend to honor a good friend, do a seminar and watch one of the worst wrestling tv shows Les has ever seen, and that covers some ground.  There’s also discussion of how Les first arrived in the Knoxville area (7:57) and what it was like being famous there (11:28) as one of the first babyfaces when the local promotion got a television show on the air in the territory back in the 60’s.  Les shares great stories


Wrestling Weekly 11-6: Why WWE Should Not Run A Tournament At Survivor Series, tons more~!

Nov 06, 2015 7:26am

Obviously, the big story of the moment is the injury to Seth Rollins and how this affects WWE’s plans for Survivor Series and a whole lot more, so that’s where Les and Vic start this week, including a few thoughts about why it might be in WWE’s best interest to NOT have a tournament at Survivor Series and where that idea might work better.  After that we’ll discuss the potential for Jerry Jarrett to get back into the business with the project he’s working on (23:33), the perils of working wit


Wrestling Weekly 10/30: Monster Factory, Del Rio Returns, Lesnar, Mailbag

Oct 30, 2015 11:40am

Les and Vic return fresh off of Les’ weekend camp at The Monster Factory and his 75th birthday!!!!  We’ll talk about those two things to start the show, then segue into the week that was in WWE (12:20); specifically the return of Alberto Del Rio, Brock Lesnar’s win over The Undertaker, and breaking the rules as it relates to blood.  We’ll finish up by opening up the mailbag (29:38) and answering your questions on clueless announcers, which leads to a classic Les story about the time he was a


Wrestling Weekly: Great Old School Card from Cincy, Mark Lewin, HIAC Predictions, more~! 10/23

Oct 23, 2015 2:05pm

This week, Les and Vic start the show by talking about a loaded card from March 1963 from one of Les’ home arenas, The Cincinnati Gardens.  We’ll talk about some of the stars on that card and segue into the territory itself, promotional wars and more.  We’ll open up the mailbag (25:03) to talk about a couple more Observer HOF Candidates in Mario Milano and Mark Lewin, then use the last couple of mailbag questions to segue into our Hell in a Cell predictions for this Sunday (41:10).  This is a