Greetings From Allentown Episode 30: WWF TNT 08-16-1985

New episode of Greetings From Allentown out today, the 30th show! This covers TNT (formerly Tuesday Night Titans) from the World Wrestling Federation. Terry Funk starts a bar fight with Tony Garea, Mr. Wonderful meets Phil Collins, Jim Neidhart predicts Internet wrestling culture, and much more! Check out the full back catalog on Soundcloud.

Greetings From Allentown Episode 12: 1991 WWF!

Take a trip back to the mini-Attitude Era with a look at WWF Superstars from April 13, 1991.

– The trouble with Kerry Von Erich beyond his horrible theme music
– Jake the Snake Roberts as babyface bully
– Explaining (and defending!) the Berzerker gimmick with a look at the etymology and Icelandic literature(?!?)
– The great Sean Mooney hosts an Event Center….with no specific event to plug
– The trials and tribulations of Barry O
– Bret Hart’s singles push begins, for real this time I swear!
– The Nasty Boys: are they this podcast’s “house band”?
– A comprehensive second by second breakdown of the Ultimate Warrior being locked in a coffin and the “attempts” to get him out. Plus, useful information on how YOU can best survive if you find yourself in a similar spot
– Tugboat as the great palate cleanser
– How many late tax filers are there during tax season and why is IRS so concerned about them?
Plus: the return of YouTube comment theater, and an extended jag about the awesome WWF on NESN theme music

Greetings from Allentown Episode 8: WWF 1988

Episode 8 of Greetings From Allentown is now out! Included:

  • Recaps of WrestleMania 4: Randy Savage’s journey and Demolition climbs the mountain
  • The weirdness of Rick Rude and why he never had a feud with Hulk Hogan
  • Bam Bam Bigelow’s excuse for his 1988 run being cut short
  • Andre the Giant tries to laugh off Hacksaw Jim Duggan before trying to choke him to death

Greetings From Allentown: Episode 7 WWF 1982

Episode 7 of the Greetings From Allentown Wrestling podcast is here! This week it is a look at the Sept. 25, 1982 episode of WWF Championship Wrestling:

– Information on the sale/transfer of the WWF from Vince Sr. to Vince Jr., which was ongoing at the time of this show
– Bob Backlund trying and failing to properly express anguish at his belt being destroyed and coming off like proto-Nancy Kerrigan
– Pete Sanchez: Where is he now, and what is he doing?
– Mr. Saito: complete and total badass
– Andre the Giant on the TV show The Greatest American Hero.

Plus a new segment: YouTube Comment Theater!

Greetings From Allentown: Episodes 4-6

Late on the update here, but there are three new episodes of Greetings from Allentown posted since the last post.

Episode 4: WWF Superstars of Wrestling, February 7, 1987, Andre and Hogan in Piper’s Pit, the Harts win the tag titles, and Outback Jack debuts.

Episode 5: WWF Wrestling Challenge, January 12, 1992, Rockers in the Barber Shop, Jake Roberts, Undertaker, Roddy Piper.

Episode 6: NWA Power Hour, August 18, 1989, Sting, Luger, Flair, Terry Funk hosting Funk’s Grill.

Greetings From Allentown Episode 2, WWF Championship Wrestling 01/14/1984

New podcast! Today it is a look at WWF Championship Wrestling from January 14, 1984. Bob Backlund teams up with Hulk Hogan to face Mr. Fuji and Tiger Chung Lee. Dr. D David Schultz is in Victory Corner.

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New Podcast! Greetings From Allentown Episode 1, WWF Superstars 09-27-1986

I am pleased to announce the first episode of a new podcast looking at old episodes of classic wrestling TV! The first show looks at the Sept. 27, 1986 episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling.

On this show:
– A look at why Harley Race needed something to freshen him up for the WWF audience at that stage of his career.
– The short-lived return of Superstar Billy Graham and Vince McMahon turning into Ed McMahon in excitement over it.
– The great Piper’s Pit vs The Flower Shop battle
– A look at Kamala’s career in the WWF.
– The debut of the Natural Butch Reed.

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