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.

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