This week’s episode looks at The Gold Dust Trio, Billy Sandow, Ed “Strangler” Lewis, and Joseph “Toots” Mondt. These men are widely credited with what became the modern style of professional wrestling. Hear how the trio came to be, and how their innovative approach to treating wrestling as a business helped change the face of wrestling forever. Seth and Crazy Train talk the careers of all three men, and the roles they played during this time. This is must hear material for fans of early 20th Century wrestling.
The 1970s were an important decade in the history of professional wrestling. That period is considered the peak of “The Territory Days” when there was no national TV, and wrestling was mainly promoted by local TV broadcasts. Seth and Crazy Train are joined by multi-time hall of famer and former NWA Womens Champion Susan “Tex” Green to give unique insight into what it was like to not only be a wrestler, but a woman in a male dominated business. Hear rare stories about Bruno Sammartino, Fabulous Moolah, and Mae Young. This is stuff you won’t find anywhere else!
The inaugural episode of Classic Wrestling Memories looks at the first American Professional Wrestling Supershow, Starrcade ’83: A Flare For The Gold. Join Seth and Crazy Train as they discuss the matches and storylines to this historic event. For the final three main event matches, Seth and Train are joined by legendary sports and pro wrestling journalist Mike Mooneyham, formerly of Post and Courier.
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