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WrestlingClassics.com Podcasts

Ringside Live on WrestlingClassics.com is now portable! This is the first in our series of WrestlingClassics.com Podcasts. You can either play them on your computer or download them to your portable Mp3 player. If you have any problems playing or downloading, please drop a note to mark@wrestlingclassics.com. Also, feel free to send your suggestions and comments about what archived interviews you'd like to see as podcasts. As always, we welcome your ideas for future guests.

Chavo Guerrero Sr.

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Cowboy Bill Watts

Colonel Buck Robley

Les Thatcher

Larry Matysik


 

Chris Candido Tribute on Ringside Live Now
WrestlingClassics.com mourns the tragic passing of Chris on April 28 and we’ll be talking with some people that can provide some insight into not only his wrestling career but also why he was so well liked as a man. We’ll be talking to Brian Fritz of the Between the Ropes radio show in Orlando who can talk about the series of events that led to this tragedy. We’ll talk to Gary Hart and Sir Oliver Humperdink, who spent the prior weekend with Chris at a convention, and to Tom Prichard, who is one of Chris’ closest friends.

Click here to listen to the Chris Candido Tribute on Ringside Live


Dr. Tom Prichard on Ringside Live
It's a fascinating hour with one of the stars that made the transition from the territory days to the national promotions.

  • What it was like running the Wrestle Reunion locker room with a fired up Terry Funk.

  • Growing up in Houston and his recollections of one of the greatest wrestling cities of all time.

  • Like in Smoky Mountain, Georgia, and all points between.

  • What's life like working for the WWE and insider look in the writer meetings. 

  • Comparing Jim Cornette and Paul Heyman

It's a full hour of insight and road stories from one of WrestlingClassics.com's all-time favorites.

Click here to listen to Tom Prichard on Ringside Live


Jim Cornette on Ringside Live
Jim Cornette talks! And, boy does he. Among the highlights:

Jack Brisco on ESPN Radio Florida
Jack Brisco was a guest on ESPN Radio Florida's Brady Ackerman show Friday talking about the Funk brothers, his upcoming Wrestle Reunion appearance and delves into another of his passions, college football.

Click here to listen to Jack Brisco on ESPN Radio Florida


Bruno Sammartino on Ringside Live

The living legend who held the WWE World heavyweight championship for a record 11 years goes on the record for an hour and 10 minutes. Bruno candidly talks about:

  • His appearance at Wrestle Reunion in January.

  • His thoughts on his appearing in the WWE Hall of Fame.

  • His analysis of Hulk Hogan’s ability to draw.

  • His opinions on Ric Flair.

  • His thoughts of the other organizations World championships.

  • His take on the proposed Sammartino-Thesz title unification match.

  • The story of his being blackballed from wrestling in 1961.

  • Beating Buddy Rogers in 48 seconds for the first WWWF heavyweight title.

  • His incredible run at Madison Square Garden and why he was able to draw for decades.

  • Why he could have been champion longer.

  • The man he wanted to wrestle but never was given the chance.

  • His weight lifting totals.

  • The strongest wrestlers he ever faced.

  • His favorite Shea Stadium match.

  • Fans Questions and more

Click here to listen to Bruno Sammartino on Ringside Live


Terry Funk on Ringside Live 
The former NWA World heavyweight champion and all-time legend makes his first Ringside Live appearance. We are also joined by Terry Funk's biographer, the critically acclaimed, Scott Williams. A superstar in his fifth decade of thrilling crowds, Terry Funk gives details about:

  • His appearance at Wrestle Reunion in January.

  • His new book coming out
  • How he stayed over for five decades
  • His magical run in ECW
  • What it was like breaking in as the son of a legend
  • Remembering the old Amarillo territory
  • His early influences
  • His phenomenal popularity in Japan
  • The great feud with Ric Flair in WCW
  • His thoughts on Flair still main eventing on Raw
  • His ability to spot talent
    The reason he feels he hasn’t opportunities to book
  • His thoughts on wrestlers going to Hollywood
  • Whether he’s ever been scared of a crowd

Click here to listen to Terry Funk and Scott Williams on Ringside Live


Bobby Heenan on Ringside Live 

Ringside Live spent a candid hour with the inimitable Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. Heenan pulls no punches as he discusses. 

  • His appearance at Wrestle Reunion in January.

  • His confrontations with Jim Cornette.

  • The wrestler he calls the greatest of all time.

  • Who the greatest heel of all time.

  • His favorite and least favorite managers.

  • Who he always wanted to manage but didn’t.

  • His incredible reign managing AWA World heavyweight champion Nick Bockwinkel.

  • Life in the WWE.

  • Who was the better team, Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel or Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens?

  • The controversy with Ole Anderson.

  • The major wrestling star that makes Heenan “want to vomit” when he thinks about him.

  • The great tag team that he put together that he “can’t stand the sight of”.

  • The wrestling personality that he says has the potential to be the best manager in the business.

  • The star villain who was “too nice to be a heel”.

  • The wrestler that he says is inimitable.

  • The transition to the broadcast booth.

  • His experience as an assistant booker in the WWE.

  • What’s wrong with the current Indy scene, including Ring of Honor.

  • Why Bruno Sammartino got upset with Bobby Heenan.

  • The frustrations of promoters that wanted to pay him less because he was a manager.

WrestlingClassics.com stars Jack Brisco, Buddy Colt, Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin, Sir Oliver Humperdink, and Number One Paul Jones will be appearing at Wrestle Reunion in Tampa in January

Click here for Bobby Heenan on Ringside Live


Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin on Ringside Live
(and it's not his fault!)

Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin talks about his start in professional wrestling, the inspiration to become Gorgeous, the amazing World Class days, why you never saw him in the WWE and a lot more!

Click here for straight talk from Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin!

Jimmy Garvin's Behind the Scenes at the Bash available now!


Harley Race and Jack Brisco together Ringside Live

Two of the greatest World heavyweight champions of all time swap stories and trade insight. The two offer frank and sometimes controversial opinions on the issues and stars of their era. Topics of discussion include:

  • Harley Race’s brutal start breaking into wrestling.
  • As NWA champion, Race accepting the leader of a biker gang’s challenge to a fight.
  • Who Brisco and Race thought were the toughest men they were in the ring with.
  • Frank opinions about the situation leading up to the Brisco-Race title match in Houston.
  • The falling out between Race and legendary Houston promoter Paul Boesch.
  • Race being the only man to ever suplex Andre the Giant.
  • Giving their opinions of Bruno Sammartino and Harley discusses his hour draw with Bruno.
  • What Race was offered to no-show the Starrcade title defense against Ric Flair.
  • Their opinions on the state of wrestling with Jim Crockett as the dominant promoter.
  • Race traveling to Japan with Flair because Flair feared a double-cross.
  • The infamous one-hour draw with George Gulas.
  • The best and the worst of their NWA World title challengers.
  • Race talks about winning the NWA title the first time.
  • The wrestler Race calls a bully.
  • Why neither particularly cared for tag team matches.
  • Their opinions on some of the top wrestlers ever.

Click here for an incredible conversation with two great champions 


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NWA Title Change play-by-play and complete supercard coverage

This week's Ringside Live is complete bell-to-bell coverage of the April 24 NWA Florida card at the historic Homer W. Hesterly Armory in Tampa. It features Steve Corino's NWA World title win over Colorado Mike Rapada. The New Heavenly Bodies (Casanova Chris Nelson & Vivacious Vito DeNucci) challenge NWA Georgia's Bad Attitude (Rick Michaels & David Young) for the NWA World tag team championship. Chris Candido comes to Florida to challenge Buck Q (seconded by Bill "Fonzie" Alfonzo) for the NWA Florida heavyweight championship. B. Brian Blair and the 6-7, 299 Indestructible Cyborg defend the NWA Florida tag team championship against Horace Hogan and Mr. Technical Barry Horowitz. Four of the best young wrestlers not under WWF contract hook up when Scoot Andrews teams with Mike Sullivan against Billy Fives and Pepe Prado. NWA Florida junior heavyweight champion Lex Lovett accepts the challenge of former referee Spanky Malone. Blackheart Dave Johnson hooks up with Bruiser Chris Layton.

Mark Nulty does the fall-by-fall and ring announcing. Special thanks to Brian Fritz for producing the broadcast. 

Click here to listen to this week's Ringside Live.

Click here for more information about B Brian Blair's hot new book, Smarten Up! Say It Right


Ringside Live Highlights:

May 7, 2005  Chris Candido tribute

Feb. 19, 2005  Tom Prichard

Jan. 22, 2005  Jim Cornette

Jan. 8, 2005  Bruno Sammartino

Jan. 1, 2005  Terry Funk

Dec. 18, 2004  Bobby "The Brain" Heenan

Nov. 13, 2004  Greg Valentine, Jack Brisco, Ole Anderson, Paul Jones, and Penny Banner

Aug. 7, 2004  Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin 

July 10, 2004  Harley Race and Jack Brisco 

Aug. 1, 2003   Playboy Gary Hart

April 27, 2002   Wahoo McDaniel tribute

Feb. 19, 2002   Jody Hamilton (Assassin I)

Nov. 18, 2001   Crazy Luke Graham

Sept. 22, 2001   Buddy Colt

Sept. 8, 2001    Gary Michael Capetta

July 21, 2001    Jack Brisco

June 2, 2001    The Curry family (Fred Sr. and Fred Jr.)

May 5, 2001    Johnny Valentine tribute

April 28, 2001    NWA Florida April 24 coverage

Nov. 18    NWA Florida Nov. 14 coverage

July  8    Dory Funk Jr.

June 24    Superstar Billy Graham

April 29    Jim Cornette's analysis of  WCW, Vince Russo and the David Arquette gamble

April 15    Ivan Koloff 

March 4    Cauliflower Alley show with Nick Bockwinkel, Red Bastien, Danny Hodge, Sputnick Monroe, Chavo Guerrero Sr., Killem Gillem and the Stanlee Brothers 

Feb. 26    Cauliflower Alley show with Lou Thesz, Ole Anderson, Tiger Conway Jr., and Ida Mae Martinez

Feb. 5     Jim Cornette

Dec. 11    Hangman Bobby Jaggers

Sept. 18     Dory Funk Jr. & Paul Jones

Aug. 7     General Skandor Ackbar

July 31     Cody Monk of the Dallas Morning News

June 26    Lou Thesz

May 22    The Spoiler (Don Jardine)

May 1     Arn Anderson vs. Dory Funk Jr. & tournament coverage

April 24    Rick Rude tribute and Tournament Preview

April 3      Malia Hosaka


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May 7, 2005 - WrestlingClassics.com mourns the tragic passing of Chris on April 28 and we’ll be talking with some people that can provide some insight into not only his wrestling career but also why he was so well liked as a man. We’ll be talking to Brian Fritz of the Between the Ropes radio show in Orlando who can talk about the series of events that led to this tragedy. We’ll talk to Gary Hart and Sir Oliver Humperdink, who spent the prior weekend with Chris at a convention, and to Tom Prichard, who is one of Chris’ closest friends.

Click here for the Chris Candido tribute on Ringside Live
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Feb. 19, 2005 - One of WrestlingClassics.com's all-time favorites joins us for a fascinating look at both the territory days and today's WWE

  • Growing up in Houston and breaking in during one of the biggest backstage controversy in the office’s history.

  • What made Houston wrestling and territory wrestling special.

  • The difference between today’s wrestling and the territory days.

  • Who his idols were growing up.

  • The run-in with Terry Funk at Wrestle Reunion.

  • Dealing with talent.

  • The differences between the ways he trains people today and the way he was broke into wrestling.

  • The best underneath crew of all time.

  • Life on the road in Georgia Championship Wrestling.

  • His famous Roddy Piper impression.

  • Why Brad Armstrong didn’t get a bigger push.

  • What it’s like on the WWE writing team.

  • What a typical week in the WWE is like.

  • Naming the writer that came up with the Right to Censor gimmick for Stevie Richards.

  • The Smoky Mountain days.

  • How close he was to being part of the Midnight Express.

  • Comparing Jim Cornette and Paul Heyman as bookers.

  • The “legendary” matches with Edcar “Boo” Thomas.

  • The near bar fight with Eddie Mansfield.

  • The man he always wanted to wrestle but never had a chance.

Click here for Tom Prichard of Ringside Live
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Jan. 22, 2005 - Jim Cornette on Ringside Live - Jim Cornette talks! And, boy does he. Among the highlights:

  • His training regimen for his Wrestle Reunion appearance Jan. 28-29-30.

  • His thoughts on Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

  • The chances of burying the hatchet with Paul Heyman.

  • Working with Ring of Honor

  • What he learned from Cowboy Bill Watts, Jerry Jarrett, Dusty Rhodes, and others.

Click here for Jim Cornette of Ringside Live
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Jan. 8, 2005 - Bruno Sammartino on Ringside Live - The living legend who held the WWE World heavyweight championship for a record 11 years goes on the record for an hour and 10 minutes. Bruno candidly talks about:

  • His appearance at Wrestle Reunion in January.

  • His thoughts on his appearing in the WWE Hall of Fame.

  • His analysis of Hulk Hogan’s ability to draw.

  • His opinions on Ric Flair.

  • His thoughts of the other organizations World championships.

  • His take on the proposed Sammartino-Thesz title unification match.

  • The story of his being blackballed from wrestling in 1961.

  • Beating Buddy Rogers in 48 seconds for the first WWWF heavyweight title.

  • His incredible run at Madison Square Garden and why he was able to draw for decades.

  • Why he could have been champion longer.

  • The man he wanted to wrestle but never was given the chance.

  • His weight lifting totals.

  • The strongest wrestlers he ever faced.

  • His favorite Shea Stadium match.

  • Fans Questions and more

Click here for Bruno Sammartino on Ringside Live
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Jan. 1, 2005 - Terry Funk on Ringside Live - The former NWA World heavyweight champion and all-time legend makes his first Ringside Live appearance. We are also joined by Terry Funk's biographer, the critically acclaimed, Scott Williams. A superstar in his fifth decade of thrilling crowds, Terry Funk gives details about:

  • His appearance at Wrestle Reunion in January.

  • His new book coming out
  • How he stayed over for five decades
  • His magical run in ECW
  • What it was like breaking in as the son of a legend
  • Remembering the old Amarillo territory
  • His early influences
  • His phenomenal popularity in Japan
  • The great feud with Ric Flair in WCW
  • His thoughts on Flair still main eventing on Raw
  • His ability to spot talent
    The reason he feels he hasn’t opportunities to book
  • His thoughts on wrestlers going to Hollywood
  • Whether he’s ever been scared of a crowd
  • Click here for Terry Funk on Ringside Live
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Dec. 18, 2004 - Bobby Heenan on Ringside Live

  • His appearance at Wrestle Reunion in January.

  • His confrontations with Jim Cornette.

  • The wrestler he calls the greatest of all time.

  • Who the greatest heel of all time.

  • His favorite and least favorite managers.

  • Who he always wanted to manage but didn’t.

  • His incredible reign managing AWA World heavyweight champion Nick Bockwinkel.

  • Life in the WWE.

  • Who was the better team, Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel or Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens?

  • The controversy with Ole Anderson.

  • The major wrestling star that makes Heenan “want to vomit” when he thinks about him.

  • The great tag team that he put together that he “can’t stand the sight of”.

  • The wrestling personality that he says has the potential to be the best manager in the business.

  • The star villain who was “too nice to be a heel”.

  • The wrestler that he says is inimitable.

  • The transition to the broadcast booth.

  • His experience as an assistant booker in the WWE.

  • What’s wrong with the current Indy scene, including Ring of Honor.

  • Why Bruno Sammartino got upset with Bobby Heenan.

  • The frustrations of promoters that wanted to pay him less because he was a manager.

    Click here for Bobby Heenan on Ringside Live
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Nov. 13, 2004 - Five Stars Remember Thanksgiving and Starrcade
We celebrate the Thanksgiving tradition of professional wrestling, particularly Starrcade, with five stars that made it great. 

Among the highlights of this Ringside Live include formerly hated villains talking about what it’s like interacting with fans in 2004 and why Thanksgiving was such a tradition in wrestling.

Greg Valentine talks about his emotional reaction to his WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony induction at WrestleMania XX; How close he was to becoming WWE champion; What’s it like wrestling on biggest stages; Why his dog collar match with Rowdy Roddy Piper at the first Starrcade is so memorable; His favorite matches and feuds; The wrestler that he said,“he’s been in easier street fights” than facing in the ring; The wrestler that “helped him learn how to make money”; The people that made him “awe struck”; The pressure of following his father’s legend; The tag team that taught him by “beating him tough" 

Ole Anderson responds to the reaction of his book “Inside Out”; The difference between his booking style and the current WWE product; His philosophy for booking Thanksgiving cards; His biggest influence over Stan Hansen. Click here for more information about Inside Out

Jack Brisco recalls his match on the first Starrcade; How the heel turn with brother Jerry was his first ever heel run and how the series against Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood came about.

Number One Paul Jones
explains why he remembered some matches better than others; his 1975 Thanksgiving U.S. title win over Terry Funk; His respect for Johnny Valentine; Whether he preferred to be cheered or booed.

Penny Banner explains the relationship between Penny Banner and Baby Doll most fans don’t know; The misconceptions about women’s wrestling; Her frustration with modern wrestling; Penny Banner’s Hall of Fame honor.

Click here to hear this special edition on Ringside Live
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Aug. 7, 2004
Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin
talks about his start in professional wrestling, the inspiration to become Gorgeous, the amazing World Class days, why you never saw him in the WWE and a lot more!

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Jimmy Garvin's Behind the Scenes at the Bash available now!


July 10, 2004 
Harley Race and Jack Brisco, two of the greatest World heavyweight champions of all time, swap stories and trade insight. The two offer frank and sometimes controversial opinions on the issues and stars of their era. Topics of discussion include:
  • Harley Race’s brutal start breaking into wrestling.
  • As NWA champion, Race accepting the leader of a biker gang’s challenge to a fight.
  • Who Brisco and Race thought were the toughest men they were in the ring with.
  • Frank opinions about the situation leading up to the Brisco-Race title match in Houston.
  • The falling out between Race and legendary Houston promoter Paul Boesch.
  • Race being the only man to ever suplex Andre the Giant.
  • Giving their opinions of Bruno Sammartino and Harley discusses his hour draw with Bruno.
  • What Race was offered to no-show the Starrcade title defense against Ric Flair.
  • Their opinions on the state of wrestling with Jim Crockett as the dominant promoter.
  • Race traveling to Japan with Flair because Flair feared a double-cross.
  • The infamous one-hour draw with George Gulas.
  • The best and the worst of their NWA World title challengers.
  • Race talks about winning the NWA title the first time.
  • The wrestler Race calls a bully.
  • Why neither particularly cared for tag team matches.
  • Their opinions on some of the top wrestlers ever.

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Visit www.harleyrace.com for information on Harley Race's August training camp or call (573) 392-4100 for more information.


Aug. 1, 2003: 
Free autographed photos of Brian Blair with purchase of Smarten Up! Say It Right
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Click here to get your free photo with your copy of Smarten Up! Say It Right 

Legendary manager Playboy Gary Hart visits Ringside Live in one of the most candid interviews ever. Gary talks about his favorite to manage and the biggest busts he managed. Gary gives his thoughts on the Von Erich family, who's career was intertwined with his for 30 years. For the first time ever, Gary Hart reveals that promoters used an imposter Kabuki when the star was double booked and tells who was the imitator. Gary tells which famous promoter, still promoting, he threatened to flush his head down the toilet in a locker room argument. Gary gives his candid opinions of other managers and tells who was the best and who was the most overrated. 

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April 27, 2002: A special tribute to the legendary Wahoo McDaniel. Wahoo is remembered by Red Bastien, Joe Blanchard, Tully Blanchard, Jack Brisco, Ivan Koloff, and Superstar Billy Graham. 

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Wrestling Classics has produced a complete tribute section for the legendary Wahoo McDaniel
Click here for the Wahoo McDaniel Tribute


Feb. 19, 2002: The Assassins are universally recognized as one of the greatest tag teams of all time. Jody Hamilton enjoyed success both in the team and later as a singles star. He talks about his legendary run both in the ring and later his time in the World Championship Wrestling office and training center. 

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Nov. 18, 2001: A main eventer and a champion everywhere he went, Crazy Luke Graham spoke exclusively on Ringside Live. Graham is perhaps best remembered as holding the Los Angeles version of the World heavyweight championship at 25 and being the part of the first WWF tag team championship team ever.  He speaks in detail about his storied career in this up-close and personal interview.

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Sept. 22, 2001: Buddy Colt talks about his incredible career. Buddy recounts how a chance meeting with Johnny Valentine encouraged he to turn pro. He tells about the time that Nick Gulas pulled a gun on him. He remembers turning heel and the old Oklahoma-Louisiana territory. He tells about starting a riot against Danny Hodge that led to stabbings. He tells how he came up with the ring name Buddy Colt and his incredible runs in Georgia and Florida. He details the vicious Georgia promotional war in the 70s. He gives his takes on the men he faces such as Cowboy Bill Watts, Jack Brisco, Lou Thesz, Mr. Wrestling II, Danny Hodge, Louis Tillet, Bobby Shane, Eddie Graham, and more.

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Visit the official Buddy Colt Web site!

Check out the Legend of Buddy Colt video in the Wrestling Classics Video Library.


Sept. 8, 2001: Gary Michael Capetta is one of the most respected ring announcers in the history of wrestling. He is respected both for his talent with the microphone and his intelligence and professionalism. Gary talks about his career with the WWF, WCW, and other promotions; his personal insight on some of wrestling's greatest stars; and his hot book Bodyslams! Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman

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Bodyslams! Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman in the WrestlingClassics.com Video Store.


July 21, 2001: One of the greatest stars in the history of wrestling, Jack Brisco, is this week's guest. Jack talks about the beginnings of his professional career after his NCAA championship at Oklahoma State. We trace his career through Florida, the NWA World heavyweight championship, and his sudden retirement from the WWF.

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Visit the official Jack Brisco Web site!

See free video clips from the new Jack Brisco Collection


June 2, 2001: A conversation with and about one of the great family dynasties in wrestling, the Currys. Flying Fred Curry, Sr. and Rocket Fred Curry, Jr. remember the family patriarch, the legendary Bull Curry. Bull Curry was one of the the creators of the Brass Knux match, which is the forerunner to hardcore wrestling. Fred Curry, Sr. talks about the great stars of the 70s, including the Sheik and all the main eventers from the Detroit era. He also explains why he didn’t get to do all the things in wrestling he would have liked. Fred Curry, Jr. talks about life on the independent circuit and the frustration of being a young wrestler with there currently being only one major promotion to work for.

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Visit the Currys new Web site!


May 5, 2001: Wrestling Classics presents a special edition of Ringside Live featuring a Tribute to the legendary Johnny Valentine. You will hear from 13 contemporaries that will explain why Johnny Valentine left an indelible impression on professional wrestling that will never be forgotten. Special thanks to Lou Thesz, Dory Funk Jr., Brian Blair, Larry Matysik, Jose Lothario, Ivan Koloff, Buddy Colt, Paul Jones, Joe Blanchard, Skandar Akbar, Red Bastien, Killer Karl Kox, and Wahoo McDaniel.

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(Note: A special multi-media tribute including photos and video clips will be available in the Features Section soon.)


April 28, 2001: This week's Ringside Live is complete bell-to-bell coverage of the April 24 NWA Florida card at the historic Homer W. Hesterly Armory in Tampa. It features Steve Corino's NWA World title win over Colorado Mike Rapada. The New Heavenly Bodies (Casanova Chris Nelson & Vivacious Vito DeNucci) challenge NWA Georgia's Bad Attitude (Rick Michaels & David Young) for the NWA World tag team championship. Chris Candido comes to Florida to challenge Buck Q (seconded by Bill "Fonzie" Alfonzo) for the NWA Florida heavyweight championship. B. Brian Blair and the 6-7, 299 Indestructible Cyborg defend the NWA Florida tag team championship against Horace Hogan and Mr. Technical Barry Horowitz. Four of the best young wrestlers not under WWF contract hook up when Scoot Andrews teams with Mike Sullivan against Billy Fives and Pepe Prado. NWA Florida junior heavyweight champion Lex Lovett accepts the challenge of former referee Spanky Malone. Blackheart Dave Johnson hooks up with Bruiser Chris Layton.

Mark Nulty does the fall-by-fall and ring announcing. Special thanks to Brian Fritz for producing the broadcast. 

Click here for more information about B Brian Blair's hot new book, Smarten Up! Say It Right

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Part II:
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Nov. 18: This week's Ringside Live is complete bell-to-bell coverage of the Nov. 14 NWA Florida card at the historic Homer W. Hesterly Armory. It features Sabu's NWA World title win over Colorado Mike Rapada. B. Brian Blair and Steve Keirn battled inside a steel cage for control of the Florida tag team championship. Adam Windsor faced Brent Cameron Dail (with Summer Rain) in a Texas Rules Death Match with Dory Funk Jr. as special referee. It's the complete card including interviews and preliminary matches.

Mark Nulty does the fall-by-fall and ring announcing. Special thanks to Brian Fritz for not only providing color but doing an outstanding job producing the broadcast. For ease in listening the broadcast has been broken up into two parts:

Part I:
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Part II:
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July 8: Dory Funk Jr. talks about his protégées performance in the 2000 King of the Ring, the "problem" of a promotion having too much talent, his unique perspective in the break up of All Japan, what made the old Florida territory so great.

Funk also previews the upcoming Florida heavyweight championship tournament in Tampa at the historic Homer W. Hesterly Armory Aug. 15. Funk will be one of the legends of Florida wrestling honored that night. He will also present the Florida title, which he currently holds, to the winner.

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Visit Dory Funk's new Web site, www.Dory-Funk.com.


June 24: Superstar Billy Graham gives a candid interview about his reign as WWF World heavyweight champion, his disappointment about giving the belt up, his campaign against steroid abuse in wrestling, his regret about his feud with Hulk Hogan, which current wrestler he admires most, his picks as the toughest guys of all time, his favorite opponents and partners, his memories of training with Arnold Schwarzenegger and more.

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Visit Billy Graham's new Web site, www.SuperstarBillyGraham.com.


April 29: Jim Cornette pulls no punches as he gives his take on the current state of WCW, the David Arquette situation and Cornette's personal feelings on Vince Russo. If you are a fan of "shoot" interviews, you don't want to miss Cornette's comments. Frank Dusek and Mark Nulty add their insight on the Arquette gamble, one of the most controversial moves in recent wrestling memory.

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April 15: One of the all-time greats, Ivan Koloff, talks openly about his spectacular career. Among the topics include Koloff pulling off one of the greatest upsets in pro wrestling history, when he ended Bruno Sammartino's amazing eight-year-plus run as WWF World heavyweight champion; the success of Nikita Koloff and more.

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Coming soon: Visit Ivan Koloff's Web site


March 4: This week's show was taped on location from the 2000 West Coast Cauliflower Alley Reunion at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among the guests include legendary AWA World heavyweight champion Nick Bockwinkel; arguably the greatest junior heavyweight and the greatest amateur America ever produced, Danny Hodge; new CAC president Red Bastien; one of the most colorful stars of all time, Sputnick Monroe; the Stanlee Brothers and one of the pioneer's of women's wrestling, Killem Gillem.

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See the 12 new Texas tapes in the WrestlingClassics.com's Video Store, including eight new Texas tapes, two new Indianapolis tapes, a special Stars of Cauliflower Alley Club 2000 tape and a Gorgeous George feature film
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Feb. 26: This week's show was taped on location from the 2000 West Coast Cauliflower Alley Reunion at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among the guests include the legendary Lou Thesz, Ole Anderson, Tiger Conway Jr., noted wrestling historian Royal Duncan and woman wrestling star Ida Mae Martinez. Note: The Ole Anderson interview contains frank and graphic language.

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See the 12 new Texas tapes in the WrestlingClassics.com's Video Store, including eight new Texas tapes, two new Indianapolis tapes, a special Stars of Cauliflower Alley Club 2000 tape and a Gorgeous George feature film
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Feb. 5: Jim Cornette tells what really is going on with the Memphis promotional war. He tells about talent trade between Mid-South and Memphis that led to the formation of the Midnight Express, why Dennis Condrey left the team, his thoughts on the best promoter of all time, the worst part of being a wrestling promoter and answers fans questions. Also, Mark Nulty and 1wrestling.com’s Paul Herzog offer advice on how the WWF can make the new football league work, analysis on the WCW Four’s debut in the WWF and more.

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See the 12 new Texas tapes in the WrestlingClassics.com's Video Store, including eight new Texas tapes, two new Indianapolis tapes, a special Stars of Cauliflower Alley Club 2000 tape and a Gorgeous George feature film. 
Click here for the new tapes.


Dec. 11: One of the hardest working men in the ring and most loquacious out, Hangman Bobby Jaggers gives an insight in what the wrestling business was like in the territory days. Jaggers was on the card the night Bruiser Brody was killed and talks about what really happened and why. On a much lighter note, Jaggers gives his takes on today's wrestling, tells who were the toughest men that you never heard of, what made the Samoans special, turning down a chance to become the third Freebird, talks about numerous bar fights, being part of the first wrestling promotion on the USA Cable Network, getting barred from Central States television and riding a bull to draw money as a wrestler. Jaggers tells stories about, among others, Terry Funk, Killer Karl Kox, Dick Murdoch, Ole Anderson, Jim Barnett, Killer Brooks, Bill Howard, Hulk Hogan, Tony Atlas, the Kozak brothers, Don Slatton and Jim Barnett.

To see Hangman Bobby Jaggers in action go to the Texas Collection and see some of the most wildest battles in wrestling.

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Aug. 7: General Skandor Ackbar, a legendary figure in Mid South and World Class offers extensive insight in the inner workings of these and just about every other major promotion during his era, including the WWF. He offers opinions on the Von Erichs, Bill Watts, Bruno Sammartino and more.

Click here to see some of Ackbar's classic Mid-South confrontations.

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June 26: Lou Thesz evaluates Ric Flair, talks about the infamous Buddy Rogers incident, explains the difference between a shooter and a hooker, tells about the time the WWF came to him for a unification match with Bruno Sammartino and more.

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May 22: The Spoiler, one of the greatest masked wrestlers of all-time, is this week's guest on Ringside Live. It is a no-holds-barred discussion as Don Jardine gives frank opinions on the current state of wrestling, especially the WWF. He also gives honest opinions about working for Bill Watts, having to deal with dressing room power struggles in the Mid-Atlantic territory, an incredible story about the in-ring ego of Fritz Von Erich and a frank opinion of Mil Mascaras.

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May 1: The first round of  All-Time Universal Championship Tournament to crown the greatest of the greats is underway, and Ringside Live has first round coverage. Ringside Live has created complete fall-by-fall of the first round match between Dory Funk Jr. and Arn Anderson plus reports from other venues.

Due to technical difficulties, this is an abbreviated version of Ringside Live.

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April 24: Rick Rude is remembered by his trainer, Eddie Sharkey, as well as wrestling stars Paul Jones, Brian Blair and Red Bastien.

The All-Time Universal Championship Tournament to crown the greatest of the greats begins May 1, and Ringside Live has a preview. Paul Jones, Brian Blair, Joe Blanchard, Jose Lothario and Red Bastien all discuss their first round matches. Plus, predictions, favorites, sleepers, who's going home early and more. Ringside Live and Wrestling Classics.com have negotiated the broadcast rights with Dory Funk Jr. to the All Time Universal Championship, the Tournament to Decide the All-Time Greatest of the Greats.

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April 3: Malia Hosaka, one of the finest women wrestlers in the world, talks frankly about the frustrations of being a serious athlete in an era when wrestling ability for women is considered secondary. Hosaka pulls no punches when she gives her opinion of Sable, the state of women's wrestling and more. She also talks about the match she had with Chyna a few years ago and tells how women wrestlers can be their own worst enemies with major promotions.

While you are listening, be sure to check out the special women's wrestling videos in the Women's Wrestling Section of the WrestlingClassics.com Online Video Store. In addition to a women's pole battle royal, a women's boxing match, and a midget women's match, you'll see singles and tags featuring such stars as Sensational Sherri Martel, Fabulous Moolah, Mildred Burke, Debbie Coombs, Susan Green, Candi Devine, Joyce Grable, Vicki Williams, Evelyn Stevens, Princess Jasmine and more. Either search the catalog to see what tapes each star is featured or contact WrestlingClassics.com for a custom quote of matches.

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