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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.

Go to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Biography Podcast Section.


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



$1 Patreon Audio Special - Mario Galento Exposes the Pro Wrestling Business in 1974

This is a fascinating bit of audio.  In 1974 veteran wrestling star Mario Galento went on a call in radio show in Memphis and completely exposed the wrestling business.  This show also features an amazing call-in by a Memphis housewife who figured out wrestling was "fake" herself after she called the Memphis Police department to report a "killing on TV" and they laughed at her.  Just an amazing bit of audio from a different time.  Listen Now


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 048 - The Rock vs. Kurt Angle - WWF Championship - WWF No Mercy 2000 (Featuring Conrad Thompson)

(12-09-2017) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 48th installment of Wrestling With the Dawg, the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by Conrad Thompson of Something to Wrestling With and What Happened When... to discuss the Rock vs. Kurt Angle for the WWF Championship from WWF No Mercy 2000! They discuss Steve Austin coming back from neck surgery, WWF trying to push new main event stars as Rikishi, WarGames 2000: Russo's Revenge over in WCW, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 048


Wrestling With the Dawg - Greg Gagne, Scott Hall, & Curt Hennig vs. Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens, and Larry Zbyszko - AWA SuperClash 1985

(12-02-2017) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg) On the 47th installment of Wrestling With the Dawg, the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by his old brother Dave to discuss Greg Gagne, Scott Hall, and Curt Hennig vs. Nick Bockwinkel, Ray "the Crippler" Stevens, and Larry Zbyszko from AWA SuperClash '85! They discuss how much Hall, Hennig, and Zbyszko changed over the years while in the WWF and WCW, how the AWA seemed more like a sport compared to the WWF, and so much more! Oh yea, Mother D calls in and recalls some memories of watching the AWA with her Grandmother! Wrestling With the Dawg 047


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 046 - David Arquette vs. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Jeff Jarrett - Ready to Rumble Cage for the WCW Championship - WCW Slamboree 2000

(11-25-2017) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 46th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, Eric Allen from What a Maneuver joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the main event of WCW Slamboree 2000! The guys talk about David Arquette as WCW Champion compared to Vince Russo as WCW Champion and Vince McMahon as WWF Champ, the run-around to get the WCW title off of DDP, comparing this match to the Kennel from Hell, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 046


DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 19 - Mailbag and James "Kamala" Harris Health Update and What do you do about offensive old school wrestling gimmicks?

(11-24-2017) (Zones: DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast, host Karl Stern answers mailbag questions, talks about the recent health troubles of James "Kamala" Harris then discusses the problems of talking about offensive old wrestling gimmicks in the modern era.  DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 19


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 045 - WarGames 2000: Russo's Revenge - WCW Championship - September 4th, 2000 - WCW Monday Nitro

(11-18-2017) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 45th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, RD Reynolds of WrestleCrap.com joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss WCW WarGames 2000: Russo's Revenge that took place on September 4th, 2000 edition of WCW Monday Nitro for the WCW title! They discuss the origins of the War Games, the peak of WCW and where WCW dropped the ball, who's to blame for the Death of WCW, Jeff Jarrett as a main event star, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 045


DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 018 - The Killing of Bruiser Brody

(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



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