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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

Wrestling Weekly: Shane Returns, Dean should've left, Roman gets graded

Feb 26, 2016 9:21am

There are a few things dominating most wresting conversations this week, and we’re all over them. Les and Vic start with Shane McMahon’s return to WWE, the myriad of directions this storyline can go, whether or not that’s a good thing and more.

Wrestling Weekly: WWE Cruiserweight Tourney, Danny Hodge, Undertaker at Mania

Feb 18, 2016 8:26am

The major topic of conversation today is the upcoming Global Cruiserweight Tournament; the potential opportunity it represents for talent, what it means (if anything) in terms of WWE’s feelings about cruiserweights in general, and what you need to be prepared if you’re a cruiserweight who sees this as your big opportunity to get on the WWE radar screen.  Les and Vic segue into discussing being a junior heavyweight in the territory era (25:02) and one of the greats regardless of weight class;

Wrestling Weekly: Daniel Bryan retires, Titus O'Neal suspension

Feb 12, 2016 8:18am

Les and Vic return after a brief absence to explain why they’ve been gone and to get into the biggest stories of the week. Of course, that means starting with the retirement of Daniel Bryan, aka.

Wrestling Weekly: Memories of the Stomper & Gordon Solie, Styles/Jericho greatness

Jan 29, 2016 8:31am

We’ll start the show this week discussing two men Les has great history with and fond memories of: The Mongolian Stomper Archie Gouldie, and the great Gordon Solie (18:41), whose 87th birthday would’ve been this week.  Then we’ll turn our attention to the AJ Styles/Chris Jericho match (36:17) and talk about why Les thinks it was a terrific match that may not be getting the credit he thinks it deserves.  We’ll segue into thoughts on the Royal Rumble and Raw (42:01), shed some light on how one