On Episode 11 of NWA Crock & Roll the boys are once again joined by guest Rory McNamara as they look at second half of November 85 to close out the journey to Starrcade! They discuss an iconic closing shot of 11/16/85 World Championship Wrestling, then jump into multiple 3 star plus matches and 1 average match including, Buddy Landell vs Manny Fernandez, 4 Ric Flair matches that include a banger 6 man with the Andersons, a fantastic angle and match for the title in Mid South vs. Ted Dibiase, another title defense against Koko Ware in Memphis and yet another title defense in Mid South against Jake Roberts with a shocking start. They close the show with a hot Road Warriors/Russians segment and big news on the vacant World TV title! A very match heavy episode with some awesome hidden gems as we look forward to next month where we cover all things Starrcade 85!

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Watch List: WWE Network World Championship Wrestling and Mid South Ric Flair vs. Koko Ware & Jake Roberts can be found on You Tube

On the landmark episode 10 of NWA Crock & Roll, Shawn, Dr. G and Calum are joined by first time guest, Rory McNamara (Special Relations, Seen Your Video, Wrestling 20 Years Ago podcasts) to discuss the first half of November 85! After a brief intro of Rory and his Crockett viewing history they open with the amazing storytelling of the build to Tully/TA “I Quit” match in 20 minutes worth of TV that has one of the best “real” angles ever and is the feud better than Dusty/Flair? Jim Crockett no selling President Bob Geigel mandates, Tully’s continued trend of making fedoras look good, the “Soviet Union Ambassador of Destruction” Nikita Koloff, an atrocious Billy Graham/Abdullah match, several “uncomfortable” promos that would not hold up well in 2021, Starrcade 85 Update, complete with a Wahoo match announced much to Calum’s chagrin, Dusty’s “special” boot and return to the ring after injury, Arns continued claim to the now vacant TV Title, a trip to Mid South as Flair faces Butch Reed in a non title match with a shocking ending, why Sam Houston and Terry Taylor should stay away from microphones, the iconic first mention of the Four Horseman and close the show with the even more iconic greatest promo of all time... “Hard Times” as read by Calum Rhodes with a thought provoking breakdown by the newly tagged “Shakespeare of Special Relations” Rory McNamara. Starrcade 85 build continues and we are only halfway through the month!

We aren’t Tony & Conrad and don’t pretend to be, but possibly our best episode to date!

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Watch List: All watches available on WWE Network

In part 2 of NWA Crock and Roll October 85, the crew with guest Logan Crosland, first head to Japan where Ric Flair goes title for title with AWA Champion Rick Martel, and also tags with Martel in a match against Tsruta and Tenryu! They then head back to the TBS studios where they discuss Arn’s claim to the TV title, the long awaited return of his fedora, then facing Wahoo McDaniel in a match for the Southern Title that Calum gets his shining moment in, much to Shawn’s chagrin. Dusty visits the doctor and has his first strange confrontation via video with Flair since his injury in the PWI Scouting Report Studios. R & R discuss their title loss, great intensity from Magnum and Tully building to their I Quit match and the debut of Miss Atlanta Lively and the impact it has to the wrestler portraying her as Valiant has a new ally against the Midnight Express! The Road to Starrcade 85 is heating up on NWA Crock and Roll!

On episode 8 of the now bi-weekly NWA Crock and Roll: October 85 Part 1, the boys are joined by Logan Crosland (Highway to the Impact Zone; Wrestling’s Chicken Salad) to discuss October 5-19 1985 Crockett. After getting to know Logan a bit and his lack of Crockettdem experience they discuss: a good angle involving Jimmy Valiant (what?) and the return of his hooker Big Momma that Mama Cornette is upset with, a new, boring National Champion, Tully’s all time fashion choice, going on vacation for 30 days and moving on from Magnum, Arn wanting Dusty’s TV Title, stealing it and angering David Crockett, Flair defending his title vs. Butch Reed in Mid South, another Flair title defense in a cage against Nikita Koloff that sets off an incredible chain of events, wrestling realism, Doctor Hiswani and Doctor David Crockett, Dusty on crutches, Dusty falling on crutches while Tony Schiavone no sells it, Paul Jones angry at Superstar Billy Hogan, Starrcade announcements with Roger Kent, cool finish to a World Tag Team Title change, a pretty good US Title match with Tully vs. Bass and a cool post match beating involving Black Bart! (What?) and more as the official build to Starrcade 85 begins!

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Watch List: All watches available on You Tube or WWE Network

On episode 7 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys are joined by Jacob Williams (The Ruthlessly Aggressive Podcast, PTBNXT, Highway to the Impact Zone) to look at all things September 85! They discuss the many tag teams of NWA 85, making all wrestlers and titles matter in promos, Magnum coming into his own and a video with him you have to see to believe, booking foreshadowing of Dusty and Flair, Dusty partying with Bette Midler and Waylon Jennings, Flair dropping the “kiss stealing” promo for the first time, Tully’s heel traits and why you want to punch him, Andersons coming after “Human Broomstick” Sam Houston again and lines in their promos that make you remember them, a very uncomfortable Jim Cornette promo, terrible use of the Midnight Express getting stuck with Jimmy Valiant and..Rocky King??? Rock n Roll Express and Russians headed for chain matches, a National Tag Title Match, a Junior Heavyweight Title match, Gary Royal’s hair, Baby Doll faces and so much more!

**Reminder in January we start going Bi weekly vs. Monthly**

Twitter Accounts: @NWACrockandRoll @DrGPTB @Calum7McDougall @jambalaya_jake

Watch List: All watches available on You Tube or WWE Network

On episode 6 of NWA Crock and Roll, Matt Souza (Piece of the Action, Highway to the Impact Zone, Jenny and the Gems) joins the boys for a special bonus Christmas episode as they look at 9 matches from Battle of the Belts 1 from Florida, WWC 5 year Anniversary from Puerto Rico and SuperClash 1 from Chicago, all from September 85! They open with some discussion on the passing of Pat Patterson then dive in. 3 Road Warriors matches against some legendary opponents and tag teams , 3 Ric Flair Title defenses, including a fantastic one with Magnum TA we have waited 5 months for, one against a man with a pin fall win over Randy Savage earlier in the same year and one that causes controversy as Calum almost gets a pink slip for the holidays. They also watch maybe the worst match they will ever see on this pod,Dr. G’s memories of Billy Jack Haynes, a Six Man Title match with the Russians vs a team they had about ten names for (Team Cocoon?), Flair trying to get killed in Puerto Rico, terrible Larry Nelson and Mike Graham’s commentary and so much more. Enjoy this episode for Christmas, then the regular September 85 watch drops on 12/30!

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Watch List: All three events are available on You Tube!

On episode 5 of NWA Crock and Roll, the boys welcome Scott Shifflett to discuss August 1985 NWA. Some of the items discussed: -A quick goodbye to Mid Atlantic Champion, Buzz Tyler, we hardly you knew you, literally -MVP promos from The Andersons (especially Ole), Flair, Magnum TA and Tully -Not so MVP promos from Dusty Rhodes, including one that does not age well in 2020 -The underrated greatness of Baby Doll, assorted men and papaya juice as everyone is ready for Dusty to leave Baby Doll alone -Two fantastic angles, one from an incredible six man match that includes a broken arm, the other Magnum TA “serving” papers that ignites a spark to one of the greatest matches of all time at Starrcade -An explosive Ric Flair/Russians confrontation that also includes a nice hidden gem NWA World Title Match from the Omni between Flair and Nikita, both of which lay the foundation of long term booking plans -A stellar month for Sam Houston that is quickly derailed by a terrible Black Bart match -The boredom that is Terry Taylor, as he faces Tully for the US Title -Two Jimmy Valiant (who is becoming a Perennial groan magnet) matches, including a Six Man Tag Title defense by the Russians, that a few rated over 2 stars (What??) -A US Tag Title defense by Billy Jack Haynes and Wahoo McDaniel vs. Rick Rude and Jack Hart (Who?), managed by an icon -Paul Jones challenging Dusty to a TV Title match with some of his men, that no one wants to see -We close the episode out with a trip to Florida where Wahoo McDaniel and Ric Flair are headed for a collision Great matches, fantastic promos, red hot angles and stay tuned to end of show where there is a special announcement about the September 85 watches that will be in December.  

Twitter Accounts: @NWACrockandRoll @DrGPTB @Calum7McDougall

August Watch List (All on You Tube, or WWE Network)

Mid Atlantic, World Wide, World Championship Wrestling 8/3/85

World Wide Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, Mid Atlantic 8/10/85

World Championship Wrestling 8/17/85

Six Man Tag Title Match from 8/24 World Championship Wrestling and World Title match both on You Tube as solo finds

Mid Atlantic , World Championship Wrestling and Championship Wrestling from Florida 8/31/85

On Episode 4 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys welcome first time Crockett viewer Ben Locke as they discuss July 85 NWA. The show opens with discussion on the passing of Road Warrior Animal, then shifts to an incredible week from July 5-13 with the first Great American Bash, a main event anywhere in the country 6 man on Mid Atlantic with a trope Crockett TV ending and an all time great Tag Team Title Match. Also they go into the importance of Pro Wrestling Illustrated at this time, the love of the Andersons by all, the opposite for Jimmy Valiant who is on way too much, baffling hot crowds, Ben’s new Man Crush, the many faces of David Crockett and an all time stroke out, a match that aroused Calum, another great Dr. G story, this one about about former manager the Grand Wizard, how great is Manny Fernandez and the Flying Burrito, an all time innuendo promo from Magnum TA before an Anderson beat down, 3 new champions, the emerging mid card of Terry Taylor, Sam Houston and American Eagle (Who?), World Champion Buddy Landell (it happened!) a heel Dusty Rhodes, a face Ric Flair with a bonus World title match between them from Mid South and last but not least the saga of Baby Doll, both how she is treated and poor Floyd the horse. All this and so much more in what truly is an amazing July 85 of Crockett Wrestling.

Twitter Accounts:

@NWACrockandRoll

@DrGPTB

@Calum7McDougall

Watch List (All on You Tube, Daily Motion or WWE Network):

Ringmasters Great American Bash 85

Mid Atlantic 7/13/85

World Wide Wrestling 7/13/85

World Championship Wrestling 7/13/85

Mid Atlantic and World Wide 7/20/85 and 7/27/85

Mid South Wrestlefest 85 7/28/85

September 16, 2020

NWA Crock & Roll #3: June 1985

On Episode 3 of NWA Crock and Roll the boys welcome first time podcaster Keith Hughes as they discuss an angle filled 5 weeks of June 85 on the road to the Great American Bash. Magnum/Flair hits its peak as Flair/Nikita heats up adding David Crockett to the mix, the debut of the Boogie Kid with more Paul Jones greatness that someone compares to Bobby Heenan, a strong go home sell for the Tully/Dusty barbed wire cage match including Jimmy Valiant’s prostitute, a surprising title change, two big tag team debuts, a sad goodbye, matches with the Mid Atlantic and Junior Heavyweight Champions (finally), a great Dr. G Denny Brown story, Shawn stroke out moment on Brett Sawyer (or was it Bart) as Brett is really upset about a body part, Manny Fernandez Karate poses and so much more. It’s 6:05 somewhere so join us for the marathon storytelling of June 85!

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@DrGPTB
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Watch List:
6/1/85 World Championship Wrestling
6/1/85 Mid Atlantic Wrestling
6/8/85 World Championship Wrestling
6/15/85 World Championship Wrestling
6/15/85 Mid Atlantic Wrestling
6/22/85 Mid Atlantic Wrestling
6/22/85 World Wide Wrestling
6/29/85 World Championship Wrestling

On a jam packed episode 2 of NWA Crock and Roll join hosts Shawn, Calum and Doctor G as they welcome guest Matt Souza looking at May 85 of Jim Crockett NWA. This show features the debut of “Syndicated Notes” to start each episode as well as 2 title changes, 2 TV title matches, one of which is a hidden gem all timer and Ron Garvin defending the National Heavyweight Title. In addition the crew is divided on a 3 star Italian Stallion match, Dusty’s Gorilla saga continues and ends as his Tully feud flares up, Jones/Valiant War revs up with two of the team professing love for Jones and one giving a shocking Jones/Flair comparison, Flair greatness in his feud with Magnum, Buddy “The Smooth Operator” Landell, and so much more. As Dusty would say it’s time to put on the Superstation and enjoy some Risky Business in May 85, Daddy!

Watch list all available on You Tube:

5/4/85 World Championship Wrestling

5/11/85 Word Championship Wrestling

5/11/85 World Wide Wrestling

5/18/85 World Championship Wrestling

5/25/85 World Wide Wrestling

5/25/85 World Championship Wrestling

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