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Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Biography Podcasts

This is our new section spotlighting audio biographies of the members of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.  New shows will be added regularly.  This section is available to any Patreon supporters at the $5 or higher level.  Once you become a Patreon supporter you can immediately download as many of these shows as you like and continue to do so as long as you remain a Patreon supporter.  Karl Stern has voted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame for over ten years and produces the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show for the Wrestling Observer website.

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NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling Results Project

Results for NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling.  This project is attempting to compile all known results for the old NWA Southeastern - Continental pro wrestling promotion.  This is an on-going project with TV shows and results continually being added.  This focuses on the southern end of the promotion known among wrestlers as the "Pensacola" or "Alabama" territory.  The promotion was owned by Ron Fuller and later David Woods.  View Results

Southeastern Wrestling playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlbVEh9T6N0ZFAlTk57sT5EDO2lU-jFpB



Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast - Episode 059 - the nWo vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock - March 11th, 2002 - WWF Monday Night Raw

Podcast: (02-24-2018) (Zone: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 59th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by his older brother Dave to discuss the nWo taking on the Rock and Steve Austin on the March 11th, 2002 edition of WWF Monday Night Raw! They discuss what potential the New World Order could have added if brought in during the WCW/ECW invasion in 2001, who else could have faced Hollywood Hogan and Scott Hall at WrestleMania X8, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 059


Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series - Part 28 - Post World War II and the Formation of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)

Podcast: (02-20-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) In this episode of our continuing series on the history of pro wrestling we look at the years 1946-1948 where we see the build up and the formation of the National Wrestling Alliance.  Why were there so many world champions at this point? How did the NWA really form?  Was Orville Brown really the first NWA World champion and why him?  Plus we talk about names like Sandor Szabo, Sonny Myers, Frank Sexton, Lou Thesz, Steve Casey, and more. Long Form History of Wrestling 28


Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast - Episode 058 - Arn Anderson vs. Lord Steven Regal - WCW Television Championship - WCW SuperBrawl IV

Podcast: (02-17-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 58th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, Joe Drilling of On the Stick Network joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss Arn Anderson challenging Lord Steven Regal for the WCW World Television Championship at WCW SuperBrawl IV! The guys discuss WCW video games on the Nintendo and Super Nintendo, favorite NWA/WCW TV champs, Apple Valley, Minnesota, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 58


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


Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast - Episode 057 - IV Horsemen vs. Rock 'n' Roll Express, Joe Gomez, and the Renegade - July 1st, 1996 - WCW Monday Nitro

Podcast: (02-10-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 57th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by his older brother Dave to discuss the Four Horsemen vs. the Rock 'n' Roll Express, Joe Gomez, and the Renegade from WCW Monday Nitro on July 1st, 1996! They talk about the formation of the New World Order, why Dave preferred WCW over the WWF, Mongo McMichael in the Horsemen, and so much more~! Wrestling With the Dawg 57


Long Form History of Pro Wrestling - Part 27 - 1945 and the end of World War 2

Podcast: (02-06-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) The first part of today's show talks about pro wrestling history in general and why wrestling faces a bigger problem in television entertainment than other shows.  With no off season and no end of story plotting like other scripted shows, pro wrestling is at a disadvantage. Plus some WWE talk. Then we resume the long form history of pro wrestling series as the biggest war in world history ends this year.  Pro wrestling has seen a number of it's stars and even one of it's world champions called away to fight overseas. There are several pro wrestlers killed in one war-time accident. Things start changing in 1945 that will impact the future of pro wrestling in the long term.  Steve Casey returns to reunify the AWA World title with Sandor Szabo's War Time Duration title.  Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series Part 27


Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast - Episode 056 - Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid - WWF Championship - July 11th, 1994 - WWF Monday Night Raw

Podcast: (02-03-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 56th episode of Wrestling With the Dawg, Fearon Derry of Pro Wrestling Weekly joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss Bret Hart defending the WWF title against the 1-2-3 Kid on the July 11th, 1994 edition of Monday Night Raw! The guys talk about the evolution of Raw over 25 years, how technology changed watching wrestling (and recording this podcast), how the steroid trial brought in the wave of smaller wrestlers, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 056


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


Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast - Episode 055 - Lord Steven Regal vs. Ric Flair - Marquis of Queensbury Cup - April 30th to May 28th, 1994 - WCW Worldwide

Podcast: (01-27-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast): On the 55th installment of Wrestling With the Dawg, Joe Drilling of On the Stick Network joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the five-round, five-match Marquis of Queensbury Cup series between WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair and WCW World Television Champion Lord Steven Regal! They talk about Sir William, if William Regal could have been World Champion, the Hogan vs. Flair dream match, comparing William Regal to Nick Bockwinkel and Ric Flair to John Cena, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 055


George Hackenschmidt Audio Biography Special - Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Member

Podcast: (01-26-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Wrestling Observer HOF Podcasts): Here is another new audio biography on a Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame member and pioneer and the first true World Heavyweight champion of pro wrestling - George Hackenschmidt.  I can't believe I haven't done a special on Hackenschmidt before but I haven't.  He's one of my favorites of the old timers.  If all you know about Hackenschmidt is his feud with Frank Gotch then you will enjoy this show.  Hackenschmidt was actually not only a physical marvel of his day but also a very intelligent and thoughtful man.  He was well read and even authored multiple books on philosophy himself.  He lived to be 90 years old and was still one of the most respected men in Europe when he died.  This is the story of George "The Russian Lion" Hackenschmidt. George Hackenschmidt Biography Special


Long Form History of Pro Wrestling - Part 26 - 1943-1944

Podcast: (01-24-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) On this edition of the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show, host Karl Stern takes a look at 1943-44 in pro wrestling.  How did World War 2 effect pro wrestling? Steve "Crusher" Casey is a major star and world champion which causes the creation of one of pro wrestling's most interesting championships- the War Time Duration title.  Also the French Angel is a major attraction.  The pre-NWA continues to take shape and much more. Long Form History of Pro Wrestling 26


Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast Special - Ted DiBiase: The Price of Fame Review

(Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On this special edition of the Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast, Dirty Dawg Darsie reviews the new movie based on the life and career of the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.  Ted DiBiase was a second generation wrestler who was a hot prospect from early in his career and was being groomed as a top star in the NWA but as the territories collapsed he took a job with the WWF to portray a top level gimmick created by Vince McMahon himself- the Million Dollar Man.  DiBiase's story is one of fame, fortune, failure, and redemption. WWTD Special - Ted DiBiase: The Price of Fame



Hulk Hogan Career Research Project - An detailed look into the early career and first matches of the legendary Hulk Hogan.

This is a detailed research project I did several years ago with the aid of multiple wrestling historians to try and chronicle an accurate early career record of Hulk Hogan.  When did he really start wrestling?  Did he wrestle under a mask?  When was he Terry Boulder? Sterling Golden? Read more.



Celebrating the History and Heritage of Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling

(Zones: Wrestling) Karl Stern takes a look at the colorful and high flying history of lucha libre Mexican wrestling featuring such stars as El Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras, Rey Misterio, Canek, and more.  Article features pictures, video, and free audio downloads.  Read More.


NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling (SECW) Television - Episode 1

The first episode of NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling television took place on Saturday October 18, 1980.

Host Charlie Platt... Bob Armstrong defeated The Superstar (Ray Harris)... Tony Charles music video... Interview with Bob Armstrong... Eddie Mansfield defeated Reggie Simpson... Mongolian Stomper hype video... Bob Armstrong promo... Charlie Cook & Ricky Gibson defeated Big C I & II (Don Carson & Dennis Condrey) (NWA Southeastern tag team champions) in a non-title match... Charlie Cook promo... Ron Fuller promo... Eddie Mansfield promo...  (Referee: Bill Sorenson) (01)


History of Pro Wrestling Action Figures 4 Part Audio Series

($5 and higher level Patreons) Karl Stern produced audio series on the history of pro wrestling action figures from Remco, LJN, Jakks, Hasbro, Mattel, and more.  Check it out.



Audio Biography on new Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Famer Col. James H. McLaughlin

($5 and higher level Patreons) Karl Stern produced audio biography on the new Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame member Col. James H. McLaughlin.  Check it out.


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Read Karl Stern's Research on New Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Inductee Col. James H. McLaughlin

($5 and higher level Patreons) Karl Stern was credited in the biography of Col. James H. McLaughlin's Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame issue.  Now you can read Karl's research into the pioneer era wrestling legend.  $5 and up Patreons get this article plus much more.  Check it out.

Here is a .pdf of McLaughlin vs. Moth 1887- Check it out.


New - Original 6 Part History of NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling - The Year of 1983

(Silver and higher level Patreons) Karl Stern presents a 6 part audio series covering the entire year of 1983 in NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling which featured heel Bob Armstrong, Ron Fuller, The Flame, Mongolian Stomper, The Midnight Express, Mr. Olympia, Frank Savage, Man Mountain Harris / El Lobo (Black Bart), Ken Lucas, Buck Robley, and much more (You also get a ZIP file of all the posters from that years Boutwell shows). Only for Gold & Silver level Patreons.


The Original History of Pro Wrestling Audio Series (8 Parts - 8 Hours)

Karl Stern presents the original 8 part - 8 hour History of Pro Wrestling Audio Documentary available to Patreon supporters of the $10 or higher level.  Check it Out