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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



GKT - The Greatest Kayfabe Tournament:  Round One.  Match One.  Hulk Hogan vs. Jerry Lawler

(06-19-2018) Today begins a new finite podcast series that will air here (on Patreon) and at Wrestling Observer from Karl Stern- The Greatest Kayfabe Wrestling Tournament.  This is a fictional 64 man single elimination tournament that asks the question "What if these wrestlers were real? Who would win?"  This is not a "shoot" fight, nor an argument over who the best "worker" is.  This tournament is about what we started watching wrestling for to begin with - Could Hulk Hogan the character defeat Jerry Lawler the character in a wrestling match? Round One... Match One... Hulk Hogan (circa 1987) WWF Champion vs. Jerry Lawler (circa 1988) AWA Champion.  FIGHT!  01 GKT: Hulk Hogan vs Jerry Lawler


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 075 - Andre the Giant vs. Gorilla Monsoon - Boxing Match - September 23rd, 1977

(06-16-2018) On the 75th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, Eric Allen of the On the Stick Network joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the boxing match between Andre the Giant and Gorilla Monsoon that took place in Puerto Rico on September 23rd, 1977! They talk about the Andre the Giant HBO documentary that came out in April of 2018, how the wrestling business could look like if territories were a thing today, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 075


DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - FREE EDITION - Episode 30 - Questions on David Von Erich, Lou Thesz vs Rikidozan, SECW 1980, and June 1985 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reviewed

(06-12-2018) I put the wrong intro at the beginning of this show, sorry, this is actually a new show. Mailbag includes David Von Erich as NWA World champion, Lou Thesz vs Rikidozan and the NWA World title, SECW in 1980, and then a look at the June 23, 1985 edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter which includes the debuts of Randy Savage, Brian Blair, Stan Frasier, and Terry Funk in the WWF and Southeastern becomes Continental. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 30


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 074 - Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler - Kiss My Foot match - WWF King of the Ring 1995

(06-09-2018) On the 74th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, Fearon Derry of Pro Wrestling Weekly joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the Kiss My Foot match between Bret Hart and Jerry Lawler from the WWF King of the Ring 1995 pay-per-view! They discuss the build-up of this two year feud, who got their "foot" in the door of the WWF because of this match, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 074


DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show - Long Form History of Wrestling Part 35

(06-05-2018) On this installment of the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show, host Karl Stern wraps up the 1950s by looking at 1959.  This episode we have a special treat, in addition to the timeline for that year, Karl has a copy of a wrestling magazine from 1959 which has some interesting articles, including a must hear article on The Sheik, plus stories on The Crusher and much more.  It's an amazing snapshot into a time we don't talk a lot about anymore. DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show - Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Part 35


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 073 - Pat Patterson vs. Gerry Brisco - Hardcore Evening Gown match - WWF Hardcore Championship - WWF King of the Ring 2000

(06-02-2018) On the 73rd edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, the Dirty Dawg Darsie discusses the first ever Hardcore Evening Gown match between Pat Patterson and Gerry Brisco for the WWF Hardcore title from WWF King of the Ring 2000!  The Dawg discusses the 24/7 rule for the Hardcore title, his memories of WCW during this time, Patterson and Brisco living up to their roles, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 073


DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 29 - Wrestling Observer Newsletter coverage of the death of David Von Erich

(05-29-2018) On this edition of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast I will go through the Wrestling Observer Newsletter issue reporting on the death of David Von Erich in 1984. We will cover in detail, not only the death of David, but news from the rest of the wrestling world as covered in that issue.  DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 29


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 072 - Steve Austin vs. Jake Roberts - WWF King of the Ring 1996

(05-26-2018) On the 72nd installment of Wrestling With the Dawg podcast, the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by his older brother Dave to discuss Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Jake "the Snake" Roberts from WWF King of the Ring 1996!  The brothers talk about the Curtain Call and how it affected the tournament finals, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash making an impact over in World Championship Wrestling, Jake Roberts' psychology, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 072


Long Form History of Wrestling Series - Part 34 - Riots and More!

(05-22-2018) On this edition of the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show we continue the Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series.  Here in part 34 we enter the mid to later 1950s and take a look at a famous riot in Madison Square Garden between Dick the Bruiser and Dr. Jerry Graham verses Antonino Rocca and Edouardo Carpentier that got children banned from MSG for many years. Dory Funk, Sr. and wins the NWA World Junior title, and quite a bit about The Crusher. Long Form History of Wrestling 034


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 071 - the Dangerous Alliance vs. Sting's Squadron - WarGames - WCW WrestleWar 1992

(05-19-2018) On the 71st installment of Wrestling With the Dawg, Joe Drilling of On the Stick Network joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the WARGAMES match from WCW WrestleWar 1992 between Sting's Squadron and the Dangerous Alliance. Joe and the Dawg discuss Joe's NXT house show experience in April 2018, Joe's thoughts on the whole WrestleWar 1992 pay-per-view, the Jesse Ventura-Jim Ross pairing, having Eric Bischoff and Tony Schiavone as PPV hosts, WCW Slam Jam Vol. 1, conspiracy theories based off of WWF WrestleMania VIII, and so much more!


DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 28 - Wrestling Observer Trolls, WWF 1980s VHS Game, Bruno Sammartino, and SECW

(05-15-2018) On this edition of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour host Karl Stern talks about Wrestling Observer trolls, takes questions from the mailbag including a 1980s WWF VHS game, Bruno Sammartino questions, and then looks at episode 4 of Ron Fuller's Southeastern Championship Wrestling TV program with special audio. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 28


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