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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


DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show Series - The Long Form History of Pro Wrestling

Podcast: (12-28-2018) (Zones: Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Podcast) I have reorganized the ongoing long form history of pro wrestling series into this new zone making it easier to find the shows and making the listings clear on what years and topics each show covers plus easy to access links to any .pdf’s or reading materials that go along with the series. This show is premium content for Patreons at the $5 or higher level, though there is a free show you can download and check out for yourself. This is the most intensive, inclusive, and exhaustive history of pro wrestling series ever undertaken. Check it out! Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series



FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 111 - Shawn Michaels vs. the British Bulldog - March 6th, 1995 - WWF Monday Night Raw

(02-23-2019) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast / Wrestling) The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 111th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie tackles the British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels from WWF Monday Night Raw on March 6th, 1995!  The Dirty Dawg talks about watching wrestling during this time frame, why he was a huge Heartbreak Kid fan, his thoughts about the British Bulldog, memories of Sid Justice, and so much more!

Direct Link - http://traffic.libsyn.com/wrestlingwiththedog/WWTD111.mp3


GKT - Greatest Kayfabe Tournament - Round 1 Match 10 - Kenny Omega vs Nick Bockwinkel

(02-19-2019) (Zones: Wrestling / Patreon Content) It's time for the latest installment of the GKT - The Greatest Kayfabe Tournament where we ask the question - If wrestling were real (not a shoot, but real as presented on TV) who would win? This is, of course, really just an excuse to have a couple of biographies and a little fun and this episode is an amazingly interesting question - Who would win between a prime Kenny Omega and Nick Bockwinkel? Two different eras collide as two different... but similar wrestling stars battle it out and we learn about them along the way. It's NJPW/AEW vs AWA today on the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show! 10 GKT Kenny Omega vs Nick Bockwinkel


FlairFlop.com presents: Episode 110 - Rock 'n' Sock Connection vs. the Unholy Alliance - Buried Alive match for the WWF Tag Team Championship - September 9th, 1999 - WWF Smackdown

The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 110th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by Mike Sempervive of Wrestling Observer Live to discuss the Rock and Sock Connection defending the WWF Tag Team titles in a Buried Alive match against the Unholy Alliance on WWF Smackdown on September 9th, 1999!  They talk about tag team wrestling, the impact of Vince Russo jumping to WCW, could Jeff Jarrett challenging Steve Austin for the WWF title work, Michael Cole as a commentator, and so much more!

Direct Link - http://traffic.libsyn.com/wrestlingwiththedog/WWTD110.mp3


DragonKingKarl NEW Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast Episode 06

Podcast: (02-12-2019) (Zones: Wrestling / Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour we read and discuss more from the 1930’s wrestling book Fall Guys and discuss the rise of Joe Stecher and what the author thought of the post-Gotch era. We look at February 1983 from Southeastern Championship Wrestling. Then we have a full bonus show review of WWC (Puerto Rico) from July 20, 1991 featuring Abdullah the Butcher, Dutch Mantel, Ricky Santana, El Profe, Super Medic, and obviously Carlos Colon. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 06

Show Notes for the WWC July 20, 1991 Retro TV Review - here.


FlairFlop.com presents: Episode 109 - Gene Okerlund vs. Mark Madden - August 16th, 2000 - WCW Thunder

The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 109th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg podcast!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie honors "Mean" Gene Okerlund with his "classic" street fight with Mark Madden from August 16th, 2000 on WCW Thunder!  The Dirty Dawg talks about having Mean Gene Pizza in Superior, Wisconsin, memories of Gene Okerlund, who is on the same level as Mean Gene, and so much more!

Direct Link - http://traffic.libsyn.com/wrestlingwiththedog/WWTD109.mp3


Karl Stern Mailbag Show - Episode 03 - Jimmy Hart, CWA Memphis 1987, more!

Podcast: (02-05-2019) (Zones: Digital Downloads) A big show for you today with a ton of questions in the mailbag including the personalities of people in wrestling, Jimmy Hart, pro wrestling double standards, an amazing wrestling gimmick, troll emails, Four Horsemen, a special guest, and a look at a June 1987 Memphis TV show featuring Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Jeff Jarrett, Tojo Yamamoto, Billy Travis, John Paul, Jack Hart, Austin Idol, and Tommy Rich! A fun show full of laughs and fun. Karl Stern Mailbag Show 03


Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series - Part 45 - 1974

Podcast: (01-29-2019) (Zones: Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Podcast) We continue with the long form history of pro wrestling series entering the mid-1970s. Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki are battling over who is king of Japan. The NWA is still a world wide powerhouse and Jack Brisco is the NWA World heavyweight champion except for briefly dropping the title to Giant Baba. Plus the WWWF and the AWA continue to grow and pro wrestling in Atlanta and Florida are red hot. Pro wrestling is on the rise and 1974 is a heck of a year. Long Form History of Pro Wrestling 045


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 107 - 1999 Royal Rumble match - WWF Royal Rumble 1999

Podcast: (01-26-2019) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 107th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, covering the 1999 Royal Rumble match!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie tackles the 1999 Rumble match solo, where Mr. McMahon won the Rumble, last eliminating Steve Austin!  The Dawg discussed the Austin vs. McMahon feud, the Mad Magazine having an influence on his fandom, Shane Douglas being unhappy with ECW, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 107


09 GKT - Gorgeous George vs Ric Flair - Greatest Kayfabe Tournament

Podcast: (01-22-2019) (Zones: Digital Downloads) It's time for another new match up in the GKT- Greatest Kayfabe Tournament. This is our ninth match of round one and we go 40 years apart to get this episodes combatants.  From 1949 is the bleached blonde TV star and better wrestler than he is given credit for - Gorgeous George! His opponent was one of the biggest superstars of the 1970s-1990s but we pluck him out of 1989 - "Nature Boy" Ric Flair! You voted and we have a winner! Let's talk about the careers of Ric Flair and Gorgeous George on this edition of the Greatest Kayfabe Tournament! Greatest Kayfabe Tournament 09


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 106 - Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit - WWE Championship - WWE Royal Rumble 2003

Podcast: (01-19-2019) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 106th episode of Wrestling With the Dawg!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by Joe Drilling to talk about Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit for the WWE Championship from the WWE Royal Rumble 2003!  They discuss the Smackdown 6, Goldberg and Scott Steiner joining the WWE, favorite wrestling championships, wrestling philosophies, Vince Russo, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 106


DragonKingKarl NEW Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast Episode 05

Podcast: (01-15-2019) (Zones: Wrestling / Old Time Wrestling Hour) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour we read and discuss more from the 1930's wrestling book Fall Guys and discuss the authors poor opinion of Frank Gotch. Yes, back in the day Frank Gotch suffered from John Cena syndrome. We look at January 1983 from Southeastern Championship Wrestling. Then we have a full bonus show review of WWF Wrestling Spotlight from 01-06-1990 complete with great enhancement workers, Dusty Rhodes, and a WWF tag team title change. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 05


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 105 - the Undertaker vs. Yokozuna - Casket match for the WWF Championship - WWF Royal Rumble 1994

Podcast: (01-12-2019) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 105th Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by his oldest brother Dave to discuss the Undertaker vs. Yokozuna for the WWF title in a Casket match at the WWF Royal Rumble 1994!  They talk about Taker and Yoko's tie-in with the Hulkster, Spark Plug Holly, some commentator's making jabs at each other, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 106


Karl’s Mailbag Show - Episode 2 - From Shoot to Work, and a Pro Wrestling History Book Review

Podcast: (01-08-2019) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) It's time once again to open the mailbag up to listeners and Patreons and see what pro wrestling related topics are on their minds. We do this once per month - Topics on this episode include when did pro wrestling actually become what we would recognize as pro wrestling? Then I review a pro wrestling book by an author I absolutely loathe... but... as it turns out the book is pretty great... I still loathe the author. Karl’s Mailbag Show 02


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 104 - Royal Rumble 1992 match for the WWF Championship - WWF Royal Rumble 1992

Podcast: (01-05-2019) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 104th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by Joe Drilling and Eric Allen of What a Maneuver to discuss the Royal Rumble 1992 match!  They talk about the WWF debut of Ric Flair as WWF fans, the WWF title issue between Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker, Bret Hart looking into heading to WCW as Intercontinental Champion, and so much more!

Direct Link - http://traffic.libsyn.com/wrestlingwiththedog/WWTD104.mp3


WWF (WWE) Wrestling Challenge (06-13-1987) Retro TV Review

Podcast: (01-04-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) DragonKingKarl takes a look back at this episode of WWF (WWE) Wrestling Challenge from June 13, 1987. The show features the WWF Intercontinental title change between Ricky Steamboat and the Honky Tonk Man plus so much more! Also on the show - Kamala & Sika as a tag team, the Can-Am Connection of Tom Zenk & Rick Martel, Brutus Beefcake, Killer Khan, Junkyard Dog, Iron Mike Sharpe teams Cowboy Bob Orton & Don Muraco, plus an incredible crew of enhancement talent!  Podcast Special / Show Notes


Mean Gene Oklerlund Biography (Death of Gene Okerlund)

Podcast: (01-02-2019) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) Legendary Hall of Fame wrestling announcer Mean Gene Okerlund has died at the age of 76 and Karl Stern from Wrestling Observer and When It Was Cool takes a look back at his life and career in this brand new biography breaking news special. Mean Gene Okerlund was the prime interviewer for the AWA, WWF, WCW, and then back to WWE for much of their classic content. Mean Gene Okerlund is probably the most famous wrestling interviewer of all time.  Join Karl with this look back at Mean Gene Okerlund. Mean Gene Okerlund Biography


Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Podcast - Episode 44 - 1973

Podcast: (01-01-2019) (Zones: Wrestling / Long Form History of Wrestling) The long form history of pro wrestling series continues and this episode we take a look at the year of 1973 in pro wrestling.  Bobo Brazil, The Funks, Harley Race, Giant Baba puts himself over huge, Bill Watts, the Dory Funk Jr - Harley Race - Jack Brisco NWA title controversy and title change, and much more! A huge year in pro wrestling. Long Form History of Pro Wrestling 044


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 103 - Hulk Hogan vs. the Butcher - WCW Championship - WCW Starrcade 1994

Podcast: (12-29-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and FlairFlop.com presents the 103rd edition of Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by RD Reynolds of WrestleCrap.com to discuss Hulk Hogan defending the WCW title against the Butcher from WCW Starrcade 1994!  They talk about the Dungeon of Doom, Hulk Hogan and his buddies jumping to WCW, Hogan vs. Flair, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 103


DragonKingKarl NEW Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast Episode 04

Podcast: (12-25-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Old Time Wrestling Hour) It's the fourth episode of the revamped and revised DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast. On this episode Karl answers listener questions and we begin our reading of of the classic pro wrestling book which broke kayfabe way back in the 1930s - Fall Guys - The Barnums of Bounce which is one of the closest accounts of non-kayfabe history of the pioneer era into the Gotch era of pro wrestling. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 04


SuperGrid Film Review starring Jay Reso (Christian)

Podcast: (12-18-2018) (Zones: Wrestling) Canadian director Lowell Dean’s films are terrific works of homage, modern takes made by and for lovers of 1980s direct-to-video and drive-in fare. He and his ensemble cast and crew made a big splash on the film festival circuit with the horror comedies WolfCop (2014) and Another WolfCop (2017), and with their new effort SuperGrid, they look to do for post-apocalyptic action movies what those first two movies did for lycanthropy flicks. Read More


08 - Greatest Kayfabe Tournament - Bruno Sammartino vs. Fred Blassie

Podcast: (12-18-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) It's round one, match eight in the Greatest Kayfabe Tournament (GKT) and this time we pit two contemporaries from the late 1960s against each other: WWWF champion Bruno Sammartino against WWA World champion Fred Blassie! Blassie has terrorized the west coast, Georgia, and Japan while Sammartino has become a legend in Toronto and New York. Who will win this battle of WWE legends? You voted and the winner is in! Greatest Kayfabe Tournament 08


DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show - Long Form History of Pro Wrestling - Part 43 - 1972

Podcast: (12-11-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) The Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series continues with a look at the year of 1972 in pro wrestling. This episode we talk about Ray Stevens, Nick Bockwinkel, Pat Patterson, Roberto and Manuel Soto, Sonny King, Giant Baba, Antonio Inoki, Gorilla Monsoon, Mr. Fuji, the Atlanta wrestling war kicks off.  All this and much more as host Karl Stern looks back at the year 1972 in pro wrestling. Long Form History of Pro Wrestling 43


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 100 - Chris Jericho vs. the Rock - WCW Championship - WWF No Mercy 2001

Podcast: (12-08-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) FlairFlop.com and the When It Was Cool Podcast Network presents the 100th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg podcast!  Mike Sempervive from F4WOnline.com joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss Chris Jericho vs. the Rock for the WCW Championship at WWF No Mercy 2001!  They talk about why a lot of people left wrestling when WCW closed their doors in 2001, the WWE name change, comparing Chris Jericho and Rob Van Dam's year in 2001, if a WCW show could have worked under the WWF umbrella, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 100


Continental Championship Wrestling (1985) Retro TV Review

Podcast: (12-05-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) As part of our retro TV review series I thought I'd throw in a twist today and review a debut episode of a pro wrestling show! June 10, 1985 Southeastern Championship Wrestling officially changed names to Continental Championship Wrestling, moved their tapings from a small studio in Dothan, AL to the Birmingham Boutwell Auditorium and brought in Gordon Solie as commentator. This is the first episode of the new show featuring Ric Flair as NWA World Champion, Ron Fuller, The Flame (Joe "The Assassin" Hamilton), Lord Humongous (Jeff Van Camp), Porkchop Cash, and more! Continental Championship Wrestling (1985) Review


DragonKingKarl NEW Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast Episode 03

Podcast: (12-04-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Old Time Wrestling Hour) On this edition of the New Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast Karl reviews a match that has literally everything - A lucha libre tag team, an eight time (eventually) NWA World heavyweight champion, and Austin Idol. Oh yeah, if that weren't messed up enough it takes place in Japan. We review Mil Mascaras and Dos Caras vs. Harley Race and Austin Idol from 1980 in All Japan Pro Wrestling. Plus some news and notes from the Wrestling Observer in 1984. DragonKingKarl New Old Time Wrestling Hour 03


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 099 - Jerry Lawler vs. Terry Funk - Empty Arena Match - April 5th, 1981

Podcast: (12-01-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) FlairFlop.com presents another MAMMOTH edition of Wrestling With the Dawg were KARL STERN of WhenItWasCool.com joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to cover the EMPTY ARENA MATCH between JERRY LAWLER and TERRY FUNK!  DragonKingKarl and the Dawg break down Lance Russell's place in history, Jerry Lawler as a thinking-mans wrestler, Terry Funk as a 1981 version of a 2018 Chris Jericho, wrestlers in music, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 099


Karl’s Wrestling Mailbag Show - Episode 1

Podcast: (11-27-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) Questions and thoughts from you the listener. Topics include: The Battle of Atlanta and who is telling the truth Jerry Jarrett, Ron Fuller, or Bill Watts? Did Ox Baker really kill people? Wrestlers who in hindsight weren't as good as you remember and troll emails. Karl’s Mailbag Show 01


Free Edition of the DragonKingKarl Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series- Jump on here!

Podcast: (04-03-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) This episode of the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show featured at WrestlingObserver.com I am making available for free and it is a catch-up show to allow new listeners to jump on and those who might have fallen behind to catch up. The long form history of pro wrestling series is essentially a college level series on the history of pro wrestling.  We have produced 30 parts, so far, covering pro wrestling from the Civil War era to 1950.  They are Patreon $5 level content but today's summary show is free so if you like what you hear today and want to know more you can catch up on all the previous 30 episodes. Long Form History of Pro Wrestling- Special



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.


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