Vol. 11: Championship Wrestling From Florida

Legendary announcer Gordon Solie hosting a 1970’s edition of Championship Wrestling From Florida

It is one of the most infamous territories in all of wrestling history. From the 1960s into the mid-1980s, Eddie Graham’s Championship Wrestling From Florida was a beacon of wrestling talent.

Seth and Crazy Train are joined by a special guest, former NWA World Tag Team Champion Chris Nelson to discuss the legendary promotion.

Hear some of the names on the laundry list of alumni who all made their names in Florida before achieving legendary status on international levels. Gordon Solie, Jake Roberts, The Brisco Brothers, Hulk Hogan, Blackjack Mulligan, and many more are among those names.

Also talked about is arguably the most definitive angle in the company’s history, the babyface turn of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. Yes, Dusty was a heel for years before becoming The Dream we all loved.

In the final segment, Nelson talks the tragedy of the final year of the promotion, which was the fallout of Eddie Graham’s passing. Plus other memorable angles from the promotion’s history.

If you want to check out a TON of Championship Wrestling From Florida, check out the CWF Video Archives YouTube Page! Tell ’em Classic Wrestling Memories sent you…

Vol. 10: Capitol Wrestling Corporation

The classic logo for Capitol Wrestling Corporation

January, 1953. Before any Monday Night War, Pay Per View, or weekly live TV, Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt helped change the face of professional wrestling forever.

Join Seth and Crazy Train as they tell the story of the formation of Capitol Wrestling Corporation. As you may have surpised by the name “McMahon”, the company was co-founded by Jess McMahon, the grandfather of Vincent K. McMahon.

Hear the stories behind the days with the National Wrestling Alliance, and the subsequent breakaway, which lead to the formation of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. In short, Capitol Wrestling was the company that would eventually morph into World Wrestling Entertainment.

Vol. 6: The Great Memphis Split

Memphis has always been a hot territory for wrestling, especially in the late 20th Century. Join Seth, Crazy Train, and special guest Dan “The Dragon” Wilson as they talk the Memphis Territory. Specifically the split that happened in March of 1977 between Promotors Nick Gulas and Jerry Jarrett.

Hear the history behind Memphis dating back to the late 1940’s, and all the stars that came through that territory for big money events. People like Jackie Fargo, Tojo Yamamoto, Sputnik Monroe, and many more. Then hear what lead to the parting of ways between Gulas and Jarrett. And of course the rise of WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Jerry “The King” Lawler

As talked about during the show, here are the results of the final show promoted by Gulas in the legendary Mid-South Coliseum, and the first show promoted by Jarrett in the same venue.

This is the type of stuff you don’t get in very many wrestling podcasts. Join us in another fun-filled episode of Classic Wrestling Memories as we provide you with exclusive insight into wrestling history.

Dan “The Dragon” Wilson can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to take a look at Anarchy Wrestling where he is the lead play by play announcer.

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Vol. 2: 1970s Territories With Susan Tex Green

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!