Greetings From Allentown

Sinopsis

Greetings From Allentown is a podcast taking a look at the history of pro wrestling through the lens of weekly TV episodes from the 70s through the 90s covering WWF, WCW, and much more!

Episodios

  • GFA Live #28: Best of the WWF, Vol. 1

    GFA Live #28: Best of the WWF, Vol. 1

    25/10/2020 Duración: 01h38min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 1 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Korean food * Jesse Ventura's podcast interview voice * Howard Stern Show listening history * The quality of Roddy Piper's 84-87 feuds * Bruno vs Larry comapred to Sonny Corleone vs Carlo in The Godfather * Mean Gene's very short shorts * A rant about stupid looking double pin finishes * The mildly strange finish to the Bruno-Larry cage match * Gorilla Monsoon as a promo Lineup: 07/15/84 Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant vs. Dick Murdoch, Adrian Adonis, & John Studd - Meadowlands NJ 07/23/84 Fabulous Moolah vs. Wendi Richter - MSG 1976 Gorilla Monsoon vs. Baron Scicluna - Philadelphia Arena 1976 Gorilla Monsoon vs. Muhammad Ali angle - Philadelphia Arena 1984 Jimmy Snuka vs. Bobby Bass - All Star Wrestling taping 03/84 "Piper's Pit" with Jimmy Snuka 08/25/84 Roddy Piper vs. Jimmy Snuka - MSG 12/28/84 B

  • 190. WCW Worldwide 02-07-1998

    190. WCW Worldwide 02-07-1998

    22/10/2020 Duración: 01h28min

    Back to the 90s this week with a look at WCW Worldwide from February 7, 1998! * Ric Flair faces Barry Horowitz in a battle of the opposites * Tony Schiavone's sour mood * Hacksaw Jim Duggan as the perfect WCW C/D show performer * Trying to avoid talking about Chris Benoit * Difficulty explaining why Diamond Dallas Page was cool in 1997-98 * Eddie Guerrero having tp promote a PPV that he isn't even on * More crap found while cleaning! * The return of Vinnie Vegas Corner! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #27: Best of the WWF, Vol. 18

    GFA Live #27: Best of the WWF, Vol. 18

    17/10/2020 Duración: 01h48min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 18 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Keithie's doorknob necklace * Shawn Michaels-Bret Hart fight that interrupted Jerry Lawler crapping * The relative hotness of Cheryl Roberts * Vanna White's influence on Elizabeth * Top female celebrities at Wrestlemanias all time * The movie that resides at the intersection of Karate Kid and Goodfellas * A crazy finish to DiBiase vs Savage * Sean Mooney kind of ruining stuff Lineup: 10/07/88 Sherri Martel vs. Rockin' Robin - Paris, France 01/03/89 Jacques Rougeau vs. Brutus Beefcake - Huntsville, AL 11/06/88 Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson vs. Paul Roma & Jim Powers - Toronto 11/16/88 "Brother Love Show" with Hulk Hogan and Slick - Sacramento, CA 10/25/88 Jake Roberts vs. Rick Rude - Baltimore, MD 10/25/88 Andre the Giant fear of snakes angle 1988 Several Bushwhackers skits 06/25/88 Ted DiBiase vs. Randy Savage

  • 189. WWF Wrestling Challenge 11-13-1988 (Bret-Valentine)

    189. WWF Wrestling Challenge 11-13-1988 (Bret-Valentine)

    15/10/2020 Duración: 01h39min

    The Survivor Series is approaching with this look at WWF Wrestling Challenge from November 13, 1988! * Bret Hart faces Greg Valentine in a match that needed more time, and also a time machine for both guys * Survivor Series team promos from three of the four heel groupings! * All FOUR Megapowers get together * Remembering the Richfield Coliseum, home of the first two Survivor Series (and also 1992!) * Andre the Giant's clothes when confronted with Damien * Akeem: the greatest satire of its time? * The problem with Ted DiBiase's green suit * Iron Mike Sharpe's devolution from the last TV match he had with Tito Santana * Rockin' Robin: just as bad at carrying a women's division as she is at carrying a tune * A bizarre piece of Ron Bass trivia * More 100+ year old crap found while cleaning! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #26: Best of the WWF, Vol. 3

    GFA Live #26: Best of the WWF, Vol. 3

    10/10/2020 Duración: 02h01min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 3 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Hulk Hogan's sportsmanship in battle royals * Replacing Columbus Day to honor another Italian hero * A song idea for a new WWE Piledriver Album * Bob Orton’s wild night in 1986 Fresno * Survivor Series 1988 talk (of course) * Spots where we wore out the VHS tape * Members of the Family Ties cast * More haircut angle ideas * What the perfect ending to the series Cobra Kai would be plus a tribute to the work of Sato from Karate Kid 2 Lineup: 07/20/84 Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper (strap match) – St. Louis, MO 07/20/85 Ricky Steamboat vs. Bob Orton, Jr. – Landover, MD 04/22/85 British Bulldogs vs. Rene Goulet & Johnny Rodz - MSG 07/13/85 British Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation - MSG 06/14/85 TNT Show: George Steele psychotherapy skit 06/21/85 Adrian Adonis, John Studd, & Bobby Heenan vs. Barry Windham, Mike Rotundo, & George Steele - MSG

  • 188. NWA Worldwide 01-24-1987 (Flair-Windham)

    188. NWA Worldwide 01-24-1987 (Flair-Windham)

    08/10/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    The cheat code is activated for this one, a special one match edition of NWA Worldwide from January 24, 1987! * Barry Windham challenges Ric Flair; his long road to get there * Dusty Rhodes dresses up to do color commentary and just wants a beer * Lex Luger has arrived and he wants to be a Horseman * Complaints about Tommy Young and his officiating * Vladimir Pietrov: this is the best they could do for a Russian? * The origins of Manny Fernandez's team with Rick Rude and Manny's thoughts on Rude leaving the NWA suddenly in 1987 * Thoughts on why the ratings for all sporting events are down * More crazy crap found in my mother's house: hockey columns from 2001, mid-70s satirical merchandise, and more Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #25: Best of the WWF, Vol. 10

    GFA Live #25: Best of the WWF, Vol. 10

    03/10/2020 Duración: 01h51min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 10 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: * Hulk Hogan's cameo in Gremlins 2 * How Keithie got into wrestling * Rebooting the Ernest movies with John Cena in the Jim Varney role * Confusion among the Machines * Yet another idea for Sid content * Haku between King Tonga and King Haku: just like Coming to America * Becoming an intransigent Wheel of Fortune contestant * Breaking down Roddy Piper's 1986 face turn * The porn scam run at a video store in the 90s Lineup: 04/26/86 Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Jack & Dory Funk, Jr. vs. Ricky Steamboat, Junkyard Dog, & Haiti Kid – Boston Garden 08/09/86 Tito Santana vs. Bob Orton – Boston Garden 09/06/86 King Kong Bundy & John Studd vs. Big & Super Machine – Boston Garden 11/09/85 Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine vs. Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey – Boston Garden 07/12/86 Brutus Beefcake vs. Billy Jack Haynes – MSG 10/04/86 The Isla

  • 187. WWF Spotlight 12-19-1987 (Honky vs Jake)

    187. WWF Spotlight 12-19-1987 (Honky vs Jake)

    01/10/2020 Duración: 01h29min

    Because why the hell not, this week features a look at the December 19, 1987 edition of WWF Wrestling Spotlight! * The "If You Only Knew" video from Piledriver: actually not that terrible! * Jesse Ventura blurts out what he thinks is wrong with Hacksaw Jim Duggan * Demolition doesn't like Brady Boone or the smell of Peoria, IL * Some background to the angle of Ted DiBiase trying to buy the WWF title that isn't spoken of much * How theme music impacted various wrestlers and the mystery behind whatever Jim Duggan's theme was on this show * The tipping point for the Honky Tonk Man's title reign * A bizarre trio on commentary: Prichard, DeGeorge, and Bockwinkel, the latter of whom has heard enough * Sam Houston vs Danny Davis in one of the least enjoyable matches of all time * Original 1987 commercials: nobody got more ass than the Stetson cologne guy, a promo for "Benson" and "One Day At A Time", fake British Royals jewelry, and a message from an Illinois politician * Crazy crap found in my mother's ho

  • GFA Live #24: Best of the WWF, Vol. 7

    GFA Live #24: Best of the WWF, Vol. 7

    26/09/2020 Duración: 02h05min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 7 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - How it is decided who hosts on these tapes - Multiple Paul Sorvino references - Disputing the listed weight (601 lbs) of Haystacks Calhoun - Were The British Bulldogs overhyped? - RIP Road Warrior Animal and recalling how things could have been different for their WWF run - A babyface Greg Valentine in 1985! - Further discussion of Karate Kid II: Miyagi's dad's funeral, Sato's teaching of karate, and more! Lineup: 01/11/86 Boston: Terry Funk vs. Pedro Morales 01/27/86 MSG: Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage 12/19/77 MSG: Lou Albano vs. Arnold Skaaland 07/23/73 MSG: Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji vs. Haystacks Calhoun & Tony Garea (2/3 falls) 08/09/80 Shea Stadium: Tony Atlas vs. Ken Patera 03/86: Slammies highlights 09/23/85 MSG: British Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation 02/28/86 Sydney, Australia: Jacques & Raymond Rougeau vs. Moondogs Rex & Spot 12

  • 186. WWF Superstars 11-11-1989 (Debut of Earthquake)

    186. WWF Superstars 11-11-1989 (Debut of Earthquake)

    24/09/2020 Duración: 01h47min

    The arrival of autumn means Survivor Series season is near so it is appropriate to look in on the November 11, 1989 edition of WWF Superstars! - John Tenta (Earthquake) arrives with his first act saving everyone from an interminable Dino Bravo segment - Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura banter aplenty: on Bel Air, the Bushwhackers, Hulk Hogan's bowling ability, the purpose of bagpipes, and more! - Roddy Piper and feuds with no conclusive ending - The greatest low key Brother Love Show ever with Andre the Giant and Haku - Lanny Poffo usage to ensure you get the most out of the Macho Man - The Genius and his off-kilter ratio of TV matches to total matches worked - Enjoying Hulk Hogan's support for his Survivor Series teammates Demolition and Jake Roberts - Bizarre pairings on Survivor Series teams in the late 80s - Crazy crap found in my mother's house - A shocking discovery about the relative weight of US coinage - YouTube Comment Theater! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter:

  • GFA Live #23: Best of the WWF, Vol. 13

    GFA Live #23: Best of the WWF, Vol. 13

    19/09/2020 Duración: 01h51min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 13 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - The WrestleMania video game menu theme - Training programs for new WWF broadcasters - Rickey Henderson vs Tim Raines as base stealers - Did Ted DiBiase’s arrival help kill off Fabulous Moolah? - Trivia on Debbie Coombs - Halloween Havoc 1992 - Roddy Piper and possible alleged cocaine use - Positing the ideas of Haku winning the world title at age 62 at WrestleMania 37 - Fruit chew edibles - Dealing with video tracking issues as compared with buffering issues of today - The most controversial take on WrestleMania 3 ever uttered and immediately recanted - More Karate Kid 2 talk Lineup: 06/02/87 Hulk Hogan & Koko B. Ware vs. Kamala & Honkytonk Man – Buffalo NY 06/02/87 Ricky Steamboat vs. Honkytonk Man (Honkytonk wins WWF I-C Title) – Buffalo, NY 05/18/87 Debbie Combs vs. Fabulous Moolah – MSG 12/16/74 Joyce Grable vs. Fabulous

  • 185. World Class Championship Wrestling 02-26-1983 (Von Erichs vs Freebirds)

    185. World Class Championship Wrestling 02-26-1983 (Von Erichs vs Freebirds)

    17/09/2020 Duración: 01h25min

    An early match in the legendary rivalry between the Freebirds and the Von Erichs highlights this edition of World Class Championship Wrestling from February 26, 1983! - Similarities between the Von Erichs and the Kennedy family - Iceman Parsons makes his debut and knows just what to say to win over the fans - The bizarre Jimmy Garvin debut angle: not wanting to be on TV - King Kong Bundy: even as a heel, a man steeped in honor - Gen. Skandor Akbar's meandering introductory press conference with distracting noises in the background - The biggest issue with calling yourself "Magic Dragon" - Famous people billed from Sudan - A new segment: what crazy crap did I find in my mother's house? - The return of Vinnie Vegas Corner for 2020! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • GFA Live #22: Best of the WWF, Vol. 2

    GFA Live #22: Best of the WWF, Vol. 2

    13/09/2020 Duración: 01h49min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 2 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - Michael Cera's acting career - Jesse Ventura as a solo announcer - Mr. Fuji losing his accent briefly - A defense of 1995 WWF - Doing the Triple H water bit in public - Killer Kowalski's claw massage - Paul Orndorff's backwards initials on his trunks - Massive ring aprons of the 1960s - Gorilla Monsoon's fashion sense Lineup: 04/17/84 Allentown, PA: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs. Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson 01/22/83 New York, NY: Pedro Morales vs. Don Muraco 07/22/74 New York, NY: Killer Kowalski vs. Pedro Morales 08/01/70 New York, NY: Sky Low Low & Little Brutus vs. Jamaica Kid & Billy the Kid 1970s: Sky Low Low & Little Brutus vs. Joey Russell & Sonny Boy Hayes 12/19/77 New York, NY: Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Professor Toru Tanaka 09/01/84 St. Louis, MO: Tito Santana vs. Paul Orndorff 03/19/83 Philadelphia, PA: Don Muraco vs. Rocky Jo

  • GFA Live #21: Best of the WWF, Vol. 19

    GFA Live #21: Best of the WWF, Vol. 19

    10/09/2020 Duración: 01h47min

    On this edition Greetings From Allentown, "circumstances" turned a normal episode on 1988 AWA TV into a fever dream version of GFA Live, where Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 19 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - Mr Perfect is to ringposts as Ted DiBiase is to exposed turnbuckles - Jesse Ventura and his wallpaper tights - A match in Fresno naturally leads to Karate Kid 2 talk and how LaRusso didn't have to move there - What was Mr. Miyagi's sex life like? - Bret Hart as the Jimmy Carter of wrestling - Bad News Brown: fan of the NY Mets? - More stupid Hebner refereeing - The Bolo punch through the years Lineup: 01/23/89 MSG: Mr. Perfect vs. Brutus Beefcake 02/03/89 Milwaukee: Demolition vs. Powers of Pain 05/20/85 MSG: Jesse Ventura vs. Tony Garea 01/16/89 Hamilton, ONT: Randy Savage vs. Bad News Brown (street fight match) 06/02/89 Fresno, CA: Rick Rude & Andre the Giant vs. Jim Duggan & Jake Roberts 1989 Greenwich, CT: Ted Di

  • GFA Live #20: Best of the WWF, Vol. 14

    GFA Live #20: Best of the WWF, Vol. 14

    06/09/2020 Duración: 01h43min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 14 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - Having old pictures from wrestling shows - A bizarre Valerie Bertinelli coincidence - Keithie's brief brush with wrestler Eugene - Johnny V and Roman Reigns' gear - Explaining the concept behind the Danny Davis action figures - A Mount Rushmore of WWF Presidents - Why Keithie has to say Shia Lebouf's name a certain way - What was Hercules' peak in his WWF run? - Who is the face if Money Inc ever broke up? - WWE's crackdown on performers use of third parties like Cameo Lineup: 06/23/87 Brutus Beefcake, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau vs. Greg Valentine, Dino Bravo, & Johnny Valiant 10/28/87 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ron Bass 05/18/87 Koko B. Ware vs. Danny Davis 10/07/87 Junkyard Dog vs. Ted DiBiase 08/28/78 Andre the Giant, Tony Garea, & Dino Bravo vs. Spiros Arion & The Yukon Lumberjacks (2/3 falls) 10/06/87 Hercules vs. Paul Orndorff 11/2

  • 184. WWF Wrestling Challenge 05-13-1990 (Piper vs Martel)

    184. WWF Wrestling Challenge 05-13-1990 (Piper vs Martel)

    03/09/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    In an effort to stop seeing an annoying thumbnail on YouTube, this week is a look at WWF Wrestling Challenge from May 13, 1990! - Evaluating the post-Wrestlemania "malaise" of 1990 compared with other years in the Golden Era - What Demolition was up to after Wrestlemania 6 but before Crush joins them - Why the Rick Rude training vignettes for his feud with the Ultimate Warrior failed so badly - Bobby Heenan mocks the Koko B. Ware theme song - Bolshevik Boris Zhukov's delightful nod to an infamous moment in Soviet history - The Genius and his off-kilter ratio of TV matches to total matches worked - Roddy Piper faces Rick Martel in the IC title tournament that had already been decided - Ted DiBiase's habit of spending money poorly - Who to root for in a Dino Bravo vs Red Rooster match - A final thought observation about Willie Nelson - YouTube Comment Theater! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • Adams Division Podcast #8: A SummerSlam 88-98 Dream Card/Thought Exercise

    Adams Division Podcast #8: A SummerSlam 88-98 Dream Card/Thought Exercise

    31/08/2020 Duración: 01h40min

    The Adams Division podcast is back! Steve Bennett (The Sports-Casters) and Peter Winson (Greetings From Allentown) reunite to once against discuss SummerSlam 1988 through 1998, but with a twist: Choosing ten matches from among the first 11 SummerSlam shows without using the same wrestler twice, only one match per SummerSlam, only one world title match, one IC title match, and one tag team title match! What matches didn’t make the list for those restrictive reasons? What matches did Steve and Peter prioritize and how did they factor in "fun" matches against "workrate" ones? And how in the world can you decide which Bret Hart match to use? Tune into find out! Subscribe to the Place To Be Nation Wrestling feed, home of The Adams Division Podcast

  • GFA Live #19: Best of the WWF, Vol. 20

    GFA Live #19: Best of the WWF, Vol. 20

    29/08/2020 Duración: 01h40min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 20 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - Will Keithie be forced to actually see King Haku drop the crown? - Various ceremonial roles at Duggan's coronation - Putting lyrics to Brutus the Barber Beefcake's instrumental theme - Marking time through Ted Kennedy's weight - Why Rick Rude could never work a program with Hulk Hogan - The relationship of Bret Hart and Tito Santana - Brooklyn Brawler's ring attire - The effective way of identifying Richard Charland in the battle royal - Describing the original opening theme sequence to the TV show Perfect Strangers - Ronnie Garvin and belts - A little too much Brother Love for anyone's taste - Who will get cake on their face? Lineup: Red Rooster vs Brooklyn Brawler 02-11-89 Philadelphia Brutus Beefcake vs Bad News Brown 04-22-89 Boston Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs King Haku 05-13-89 Superstars Coronation of King Duggan 05-20-89 Superstars 16

  • 183. NWA Worldwide 08-23-1986 (Nikita-Magnum match 7)

    183. NWA Worldwide 08-23-1986 (Nikita-Magnum match 7)

    27/08/2020 Duración: 01h25min

    When in doubt, always consider going back to Jim Crockett Promotions from the mid-80s like this loaded edition of NWA Worldwide from August 23, 1986! - Baby Doll turns on Dusty Rhodes to join up with Ric Flair leading to some important questions about her motivations - An incredibly hot crowd in Charlotte - The pitfalls of being a referee in a Dusty vs Flair match - The decisive of the best of 7 series for the US Title between Magnum TA and Nikita Koloff: how it got to that point - Magnum TA as the badass babyface of the era - Why agreeing with Jimmy Valiant is the right thing to do - A Rock and Roll Express vs Midnight Express match as kind of an afterthought on this packed show - The return of YouTube Comment Theater! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

  • 182. WWF Superstars 04-22-1989 (The Barber gets a haircut)

    182. WWF Superstars 04-22-1989 (The Barber gets a haircut)

    20/08/2020 Duración: 01h52min

    Back on familiar ground for some WWF Superstars from April 22, 1989! - Brutus Beefcake runs his mouth toward Sensational Sherri and pays the price, showing the danger of carrying scissors on a wrestling show - Jesse Ventura goes off when Vince McMahon suggests Big John Studd can double underhook suplex Andre the Giant - Ronnie Garvin vs Greg Valentine, chapter 1 of the "JCP Invasion Angle" - The lowdown on Danny Davis' reinstatement as a referee - Pondering the relationship between Mr. Fuji and The Warlord - Making the case that Rick Martel turning on Tito Santana was actually a shoot - Jimmy Snuka's vignette music - Comparing WWF and WCW through the prism of George South matches - Why Lanny Poffo's poetry at the start of his Genius run was better - Mad Men: a show to calm the nerves? Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

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