On episode 26 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys are joined by guest Jacob Williams to discuss December 85 pt. 2. Topics include 12/28/85 with a Saturday Night show that brings big time main events in Garvin/Flair for World Title & Ole/Magnum TA for the US Title, while World Wide on same day has Magnum, Dusty, Manny Fernandez vs. Flair & the Andersons. They then discuss the 12/29/85 AWA Night of Champions 2 from the Meadowlands with Dusty/Flair, TA/Tully and Warriors vs. the Russians and close out with December awards and announce a new permanent Horseman member starting on January 86 show!
On episode 25 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys, after 6 long months, are back to the timeline with December 85 part 1, covering 12/7-12/21. Topics and discussions include a somber Tully, how is Tommy Young multiple time ref of the year, $33,000 fur coats, Russians/Warriors heating up, R & R Express next challengers, an all-star six-man, a Mid-Atlantic Title match, Anderson wanting the TV title , JJ feeling disrespected, Flair feeling himself while Ron Garvin steps up to challenge him in wrestling, not love making & much more!
On episode 24 of NWA Crock and Roll, the boys are once again joined by Scott Shifflett for the final part of the “Unwatched” series of matches they missed from April-November 85. Topics include one of the best 6-man all-star tag matches you will see from Memphis, a great Warriors/Freebirds tag from the Meadowlands, Wahoo's continued downside against a big future star and a sneak peak of December '85 happenings with 3 matches in Puerto Rico. One, brutal for the wrong reasons, Nikita Koloff match & 2 Starrcade 85 rematches of which one is a tragic waste of 4 minutes with the US title on the line and one a fun World Title match! December 85 & our timeline watch returns next episode after 6 long months! So, join us for this final stop!
On episode 23 of NWA Crock 'n' Roll the boys are once again joined by Scott Shiflett for part 3 of the 4-part “Unwatched” series of matches they missed from April-November 85. Topics include 3 Road Warriors matches with varying opinions, including a shocking result against a team most did not understand, Portland bringing the goods again, while Puerto Rico does not, Shawns anger at Japan match bias, a fantastic TA/Flair match, weird “We are the World” ring entrance, a bloody Abdullah/Colon match with strong...ear work (???) and more!
On episode 22 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys are once again joined by guest Scott Shiflett for part 2 of the 4-part “Unwatched” series of matches they missed from April-November 85. On tap in this educational episode; discussion about the loss of Bobby Eaton, 3 story driven Flair title matches from Houston over a 6-week period, a shocking match rating from Calum, perplexing discoveries on Chris Markoff (who?), Road Warriors vs Dollar Tree Koloffs, a fantastic Dusty/Arn TV Title match and the potential resolution to the mystery of why Jimmy Valiant is over as he faces Tully Blanchard.
On the show's one-year anniversary, in episode #20 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys are once again joined by guest, Ben Locke to close out part 2 of the Houston Layover series. After discussing year one they jump right into it. Topics & matches include Adrian Street in a surprising match with Terry Taylor, continued bad Boesch commentary, a disappointing Brody/Rhodes match, a run-down of bad Billy Graham matches watched including the one in this show, the entertainment value of Abdullah the Butcher, a big swerve in a Wahoo match that leaves majority siding with Calum, the diversity of matches in Houston, worthless 2/3 fall matches, a divide on a Manny/Mascaras match, an entertaining Texas Death Coffin Match that has to be seen to be believed, and close with a sneak peak of the next few episodes through September where the timeline relaunches with December 85 in episode 25!
On episode 18 of NWA Crock & Roll, the boys are joined by Matt Souza for the final part of the “Before They Were Crockett Series”. Matches include a 4 star Abdullah match from Japan for some (What?), a disappointing Midnight Express match from Dallas, Barbarian in Memphis, Calum’s new favorite Wahoo match in Mid Atlantic, Buddy Landell in Houston, Ron Bass & Black Bart in Florida and a final match that is a fascinating museum relic of a find involving JJ Dillon in Michigan from the 60s! (Link to some history of the match attached).
They close out the show talking about what’s in store for July shows as they continue the journey to September to get back to December 85! 29 Matches watched! What was the best match, what was the worst?
All matches can be found on You Tube uploaded at following link
On episode 17 of NWA Crock And Roll the boys are joined by Matt Souza for part 3 of their “Before They Were Crockett Series”. Wrestlers looked at include Buzz Tyler, Buzz Sawyer, Dusty Rhodes, Dick Slater, Billy Jack Haynes, Ric Flair, two of Matt’s Favorites, Jimmy Valiant and Paul Jones in matches that involve The Briscoes, Roddy Piper, Jay Strongbow, “Beefy” Ted Dibiase, Johnny Weaver, Mike Rotundo, Tito Santana, Nick Bockwinkel & more. From Portland to Houston to New York to Canada this show has it all, including some 2-3 star gems, shocking outcomes and the worst 15:50 minute abomination of a match in the history of this pod and maybe wrestling.