DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour is a spin-off of the popular DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show podcast heard at f4wonline.com and Wrestling Observer. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour is an all original podcast only for Patreon supporters (at the $5 level) of the When It Was Cool website.
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DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 23 - Mailbag on Strangler Lewis, The Spoiler (not that one), and Bobby Heenan, Plus Reviews of Southeastern & WWF Wrestling
(02-13-2018) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) On the latest edition of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast, host Karl Stern jumps into the Patreon mailbag for a great series of questions with topics including - Was Ed "Strangler" Lewis really that tough? Who was the other Ed White / The Spoiler? Discussion about Bobby Heenan on commentary. Breakdowns of house shows from Southeastern Championship Wrestling and WWF. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 23
DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 022 - Mailbag on the Fuller - Welch - Fields - Golden Family of Wrestling, Les Thatcher, Promoting Wrestling in the 1990s, Plus Reviews of Southeastern & Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
(01-30-2018) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) On this edition of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast, host Karl Stern hits the mailbag to discuss the history of the Fuller-Welch-Fields-Golden wrestling family, review of the first Southeastern Championship Wrestling house show in 1980 where the line-up was completely different than what was airing on TV and why that was with names like Bob Armstrong, a masked Randy Rose, Ron Bass, and more. Thoughts on Les Thatcher as an announcer. Stories on promoting pro wrestling in the 1990s with guys like Hector Guerrero, the Armstrongs, Mike Jackson, Jim Duggan, Buff Bagwell, and others. And a review of a 1983 Mid-Atlantic show and a Ric Flair NWA title defense. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 022
DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 021 - Mailbag on Ken Patera, Abdullah the Butcher, Southeastern Championship Wrestling Review, & Ron Fuller
(01-17-2018) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast, host Karl Stern answers a few questions out of the mailbag including thoughts on Ken Patera, the Abdullah the Butcher hepatitis controversy, reviews an episode of Southeastern Championship Wrestling, and a great Ron Fuller promo. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 021
DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 020 - WWF King of the Ring 1996 The Show That Changed Everything
(12-22-2017) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour, host Karl Stern talks about a show that, at the time, looked like nothing special but changed the course of history. WCW was exploding with the arrival of Scott Hall & Kevin Nash, Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Triple H) was the hot rising star in WWF but was now in the dog house following the infamous MSG "curtain call". This necessitated a change in the King of the Ring tournament. Enter: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and a washed up Jake Roberts. One busted lip and one promo later everything changed. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 020
DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 019 - Mailbag, Update on James "Kamala" Harris Health, How do we discuss bad wrestling stereotypes in the modern age?
(11-24-2017) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour, host Karl Stern jumps into the mailbag then takes a look at the health of James "Kamala" Harris and then has a discussion on how we deal with offensive, stereotypical, and outdated wrestling gimmicks in the modern age of political correctness? DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 018
(10-18-2017) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour, host Karl Stern continues #MonsterMonth and takes a look back at the 1988 Puerto Rico dressing room killing of Bruiser Brody by Jose Gonzalez (Invader I). With many years of hindsight, interviews, and clarity, what really happened? The events seem clear at first glance so why then no conviction? Was it really self defense? Was it a corrupt court system? What have the eye witnesses said in the years since this happened? Today we examine in detail the killing of Bruiser Brody. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 018
(09-15-2017) (Zones: Ole Time Wrestling Hour) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour, host Karl Stern takes a look back at the 1995 WCW World War 3 which featured a 60 man battle royal for the vacant WCW World heavyweight title, Hulk Hogan burned an Observer for no obvious reason and almost sent Sting, Randy Savage, and Gene Okerlund to their deaths. Then we get off on a tangent about The Yeti! DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling hour 017
(08-30-2017) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour, host Karl Stern takes a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ECW November to Remember 1995 featuring the return of Sabu, Buh Buh Buh Buh Buh Ray Dudley, Steve Austin in a world title match, Konnan, Rey Myserio, Jr, and Psicosis. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling hour 016
DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 15 - Ric Flair health situation, Gene Anderson, David Sammartino, Jerry Lawler, more
On this episode host Karl Stern talks about the Ric Flair health situation, answers mailbag questions about Gene Anderson and David Sammartino, and talks David Letterman and the Jerry Lawler vs Andy Kaufman situation. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast 15
DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 014- Disgusting Promotional Tactics
On this edition of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour, Karl Stern takes a question from a Patreon supporter about the worst and most disgusting promotional tactics. From World Class Championship Wrestling to the WWE there is a lot to choose from and Karl tells you what does... and does NOT offend him. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast 014
Karl Stern hits the mailbag again for this episode of the Old Time Wrestling Hour. Some great questions for this episode including Lou Thesz and his version of pro wrestling history and the gimmick of Adrian Street and how it ended with a whimper instead of a bang. Episode 13
Karl Stern talks about the AWA World heavyweight championship. How many times did Verne Gagne hold the title? Why and how did the AWA split off from the NWA? Forgotten world heavyweight champions like Mr. M, Dr. X, and Fritz Von Erich. This is a special edition of the Old Time Wrestling Hour looking at a territory we seldom talk about. Episode 12
Karl Stern talks about the recent Continental Wrestling reunion in Dothan, AL which was attended by Bob Armstrong, Ron Fuller, Robert Fuller, Lord Humongous, Wendell Cooley, Dutch Mantell, Arn Anderson, and others. Then Karl takes a look at the mailbag and talks about Andy Kaufman. Episode 11
Karl Stern takes a look at the bombshell revelation by Austin Idol that another wrestler/manager put a hit out on him and was arrested for it. Is it true? What happened? When did it happen? We look at the situation in detail. Then Karl takes a look at current wrestling talking heads like Jim Cornette and challenges their ideas about pro wrestling in 2017 in a controversial (yet hopefully entertaining) fashion. Episode 10
Karl Stern talks WWE WrestleMania and post-WrestleMania RAW thoughts. The Undertaker, more Dustin Rhodes love, the 1994 coming of Hulk Hogan into WCW and his summer of 1994 feud with Ric Flair and more. Episode 9
Karl Stern is back with a new original edition of the Old Time Wrestling Hour podcast talking WWE Network, latest additions to the Southeastern Championship Wrestling results project, Bunkhouse Buck, and Dustin Rhodes. Episode 8
This episode the Patreons get the mailbag with questions about The Undertaker, Frank Gotch, then a discussion about the Midnight Express and how Ron Starr became a part of it, the car accident that ended Norvell Austin's run, and how on Earth the Honky Tonk Man Wayne Farris ended up in this story. Also the story about the fan fight that almost sent Ron Starr to jail. Episode 7
On this edition of the formerly named Karl Stern History of Wrestling podcast only for Patreons, Karl talks his recent wrestling research projects and 1982-84 pro wrestling. The Midnight Express you probably don't know about. What's new on the WWE Network of interest to classic fans and on YouTube plus more! Episode 6
DragonKingKarl (Karl Stern) talks about the death of controversial wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and talks about the seedy underbelly of pro wrestling in the 1980's plus gives updates on his current wrestling history projects. Episode 5
(01-04-2017) DragonKingKarl (Karl Stern) talks about the state of pro wrestling history research and how there was a boom period about 10 years ago but how things have changed. Also, what's the latest on the Southeastern wrestling project and more. Episode 4
(12-28-2106) DragonKingKarl (Karl Stern) talks about his latest research projects including the NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling project and the wrestling stars we have lost in 2016 including classic stars the Mongolian Stomper, Blackjack Mulligan, Axl Rotten, and others. Episode 3
DragonKingKarl (Karl Stern) talks about Sting entering the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. What is Sting's career legacy really? Does he deserve to be in? What happens to Sting's career under the microscope? How does it measure up with his original partner the Ultimate Warrior? Episode 2
(12-08-2016) DragonKingKarl launches an all new, all different pro wrestling podcast looking at his research and topics of interest in old school retro pro wrestling. In episode 1 Karl looks at the NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling research project and talks about various Southeastern wrestlers he met or worked with along the way including an unlikely friendship with Buddy Landell plus thoughts on other first time meetings with Jerry Stubbs and others. Episode 1
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