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Wrestling Weekly: Mauro & Josh, Getting Started as a Wrestling Announcer, Mailbag

May 13, 2016 8:28am

Time for another fine edition of Wrestling Weekly where we’ll start with Les returning the favor from Smackdown this week and giving Mauro Ranallo a mention, including the story of how Les gave him some pointers early in Mauro’s career and didn’t realize it at the time!  We’ll also discuss the great interview Dave and Bryan did with Josh Barnett (6:23) on Wrestling Observer Radio regarding Josh’s views on both wrestling and his role as an analyst for New Japan on AXS.  That leads to the story

Wrestling Weekly: A Casual Fan's Thoughts on Payback, Ryback, Roman/AJ

May 06, 2016 9:43am

A fun mix of classic and current talk on the show this week!  Les gives us the latest on his friend and great wrestler back in the day Billy Wicks to start us off.  From there, we’ll tackle a question sent to us regarding a match from the Memphis territory (9:31) featuring two very inexperienced guys and the way it was laid out.  We’ll segue into a little talk about WWE Payback (16:05) with some thoughts Vic shares that come from a very new, pretty casual wrestling fan who has the kind of bac

Wrestling Weekly: Flair, Living the Gimmick, Bongs (!), Gallows & Anderson

Apr 29, 2016 9:13am

Lots of interesting topics today including Ric Flair’s party lifestyle, whose side are Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson really on, certain things Les refused to do in the ring during his wrestling days and more!  Some great questions in the mailbag this week, so after a rambling start on the NFL Draft, getting to ballgames really late, having your Instagram hacked on the biggest day of your life, Rip Rogers and a little more wackiness to start, we’ll answer your questions!  First, we’ll tackle

Wrestling Weekly: Chyna, Conor (yes), Trish Stratus, Lance Russell

Apr 22, 2016 9:10am

Les is back from his training camp weekend in New Orleans at Luke Hawx’s Wildkat Sports and ready to talk all sorts of things, like the camp this past weekend and the passing of Prince and Chyna this week.  Les and Vic are BIG music guys so Prince was a major deal for both of them; after discussing Prince, some good health news for Louie Tillet, and the New Orleans weekend, we’ll get into the WWE career of Chyna.

Wrestling Weekly: Balls Mahoney, Killing Stipulations, Return of the Mighty Mailbag~!

Apr 14, 2016 9:04am

Les and Vic are online a day early because Les is headed to New Orleans to conduct a weekend wrestling training camp, so we start the show discussing what goes on at one of these camps over the course of a weekend.  After that, Les will share some memories of working with the late Balls Mahoney (17:30) from his days as Boo Bradley in Smoky Mountain Wrestling.  We’ll open the mailbag (29:29) and answer your questions on how often a wrestler can be repackaged before his/her career is beyond rep

Wrestling Weekly: Blackjack Mulligan Memories, Roman, AJ, Y2J

Apr 08, 2016 8:49am

Les and Vic return this week with a ton of great stories about the late, great Blackjack Mulligan.  Les went back with Blackjack to his first run in the Carolinas and shares a lot about what made Mulligan great.  Les goes in depth on Blackjack’s promos, his ability to sell, an conversation that took place when Blackjack, Ric Flair and Jim Crockett bought into the Knoxville territory about something the opposition promotion nearly did that would’ve ended badly and some personal stories about s

Wrestling Weekly: Daniel Bryan Documentary, Foley & Galloway, Mania Picks

Apr 01, 2016 1:45pm

It’s Wrestlemania weekend and there are so many options for wrestling fans this weekend that you almost can’t keep track of it all!  Les and Vic start this edition of Wrestling Weekly talking about how great it is to have so many options, then move into discussing Daniel Bryan (8:16) being removed from all WWE related appearances and his request for time off.  Perhaps the new documentary on Bryan airing on WWE Network has a clue or two as to why he made that request.  Vic has a theory he’ll f

Wrestling Weekly: 21 questions, thoughts on Joe Garagiola, more!

Mar 25, 2016 8:43am

Your hosts Les Thatcher and Vic Sosa are back with the latest Wrestling Weekly to talk on the passing of former wrestling & baseball announcer Joe Garagiola and just how big a star he was in his day.  We also discuss the end of Bobby Roode and Eric Young’s TNA careers (14:27) as well as the start of a TNA run for Pepper Parks, who got started in the business training with Les. (17:31). 

Wrestling Weekly: Eddie Einhorn, the IWA, Mid Atlantic

Mar 18, 2016 8:37am

Charlie Fulton, Eddie Einhorn, Mid Atlantic, and more...

Wrestling Weekly: McMahon Family Chronicles, Championship Wrestling From Florida 3/10

Mar 10, 2016 10:08pm

Back after a brief absence, Les and Vic will discuss the happenings in WWE and reminisce a bit about a great territory.  We’ll start with a unique experience Vic had earlier this week, then say a few words about the late Lord James Blears (7:17).  From there, Les will get some stuff off his chest (12:00) and we’ll turn our attention to the McMahon family soap opera, (18:54) both in front of and away from the camera.  The show closes with a ton of fun stories about what it was like for Les on