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.
On episode 16 of NWA Crock and Roll, the boys and guest Scott Shifflett are in part 2 of 4 of their “Before They Were Crockett” watch with 7 more matches that involve The Road Warriors, Terry Taylor, Krusher Khruschev, Arn Anderson, Paul Ellering, Ron Garvin, a very controversial Ivan Koloff match that causes some surprise divide, Baby Doll vs. one of The Golden Girls, a match Scott forgets to watch and a sneak peek at the guest and match watches for part 3. All matches can be found on YouTube. Enjoy and thank you for being a friend!
On episode 15 of the returning NWA Crock and Roll the boys are back and joined by guest Scott Shiflett (Blockbuster Rewind, Pop Goes to the Couch, Battlestar in the 25th Century) and begin a 4 part mini series journey of watching 28 random bouts looking at wrestling matches of wrestlers before they joined Crockett promotions in April 85. First 7 matches look at Tully Blanchard, The Rock n Roll Express, Superstar Billy Graham, Magnum TA, Manny Fernandez, Brett Sawyer and Ric Flair in bouts that include the likes of Tito Santana, Gino Hernandez, Ernie Ladd, Ted Dibiase, Doctor Death Steve Williams, Bruno Sammartino and so much more! From New York to Japan, from 1975-1984, from 2/3 Falls to Word Title matches, from awful to hidden gem, all bases covered in part 1 of “Before They Were Crockett!”
No Network needed, all Matches can be found on You Tube.
On episode 14 of NWA Crock & Roll the boys are joined by the real “Podfather” Scott Criscuolo to talk Starrcade 85! Before they talk about the event they make an announcement about the future of the show, then jump in and discuss awkward Johnny Weaver, the multi month build to the main matches, the “real” greatest NWA/WCW match of all time, Wahoo continuing to disappoint even in a good match, another worst match ever we have watched on this show, is the main event the Dusty/Flair match that’s been missing, a fun tag title match, a complete waste of the Midnight Express and Ron Garvin, why we nickname the show Starrblade, final thoughts on what feels like the season finale of the last 8 months of the pod and more!
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After last weeks episode with Nikita Koloff to kick off Starrcade 85 month, enjoy this bonus episode of NWA Crock and Roll #13 where the boys are joined by third time guest Jacob Williams. They discuss Starrcade 83/84: BC (Before April 85 Crockett) to look at matches from those two Starrcades involving wrestlers they have watched since starting the pod timeline in April 85. Some 4 star classics, some hidden gem surprises and honestly maybe the worst match they have seen in 8 months of doing the show much to Calum’s delight and Shawn’s chagrin. The final road to our Starrcade 85 episode stops here!
On a very special episode 12 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys are joined by the one and only Crockett era staple, former Tag Team, Six Man, US and TV Champion, Nikita Koloff! Topics and stories range from his thoughts on the recent passing of Jim Crockett, his start in 1984, many feuds, matches, iconic moments in his career, what he is up to today and a moment our one Calum McDougall will never forget. A great interview with an amazing individual as we launch the first of 3 episodes in Starrcade 85 month on NWA Crock and Roll! Nikita can be found on
Twitter @NikitaKoloff1 and Facebook Website: koloff.net Nikita’s podcast “Man Up” can be found on all platforms
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