Greetings From Allentown

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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 #8: WCW Worldwide 06-13-1992

    GFA Live #8: WCW Worldwide 06-13-1992

    24/05/2020 Duración: 01h17min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about the June 13, 1992 edition of WCW Worldwide (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - The badassery of Dr. Death and Terry Gordy - A Nestle Crunch commercial leads to an argument about a 2020 Nestle Crunch ad - The evolution of the Freebirds as a type of rock and roll band - Batman movies - The rivalry between Steve Austin and Barry Windham - Thoughts on WCW in 1992 and comparing it to movies - What exactly counts as a sexual encounter? - Ron Simmons headbands - Hatred of Bray Wyatt - A new nickname for Keithie Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 169. WWF Superstars 07-22-1989 (Dusty Rhodes arrives)

    169. WWF Superstars 07-22-1989 (Dusty Rhodes arrives)

    21/05/2020 Duración: 02h39min

    Back in the comfort zone of late 80s WWF with a look at Superstars from July 22, 1989! - Dusty Rhodes makes the scene and foils the Bossman and Slick, then discusses “Hard Times” with Brother Love - Rick Martel’s Dance Party - Andre the Giant: reduced to being a sock on the door knob - Jesse Ventura coming in hot with thoughts on “King” Jim Duggan leads to discussion of a US Supreme Court case - Comparing the crowing in the Red Rooster theme to a similar one from a Gap Band song - How Ax (Bill Eadie) came to be considered underrated - The usual Jesse and Vince bickering, such as Ventura wondering how McMahon has avoided jail time - Why comparing Rick Rude’s IC title run to others preceding him is a fool’s errand Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • GFA Live #7: Die Hard With a Vengeance

    GFA Live #7: Die Hard With a Vengeance

    19/05/2020 Duración: 02h16min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie celebrate the 25th anniversary of 1995's highest grossing film: Die Hard With a Vengeance! Topics of discussion include: - The World Trade Center towers in TV and movies - Is Zeus the real hero of the movie? - Which minor character role would Peter and Keithie cast each other as? - Tony Halme (Ludvig Borga) quietly being all over this movie - Admitted possible plot holes in the movie - Keithie's annoyance with the call center lady with the NYPD - The one action McClane took that saved a ton of lives - Realizing things that tie together only on the 397th viewing - How much do those gold bars weigh? Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 168. WWF and WCW on Family Feud

    168. WWF and WCW on Family Feud

    14/05/2020 Duración: 02h34min

    It's time to play the Feud! This week features a look at two episodes of Family Feud with wrestlers: the WWF in 1993 and WCW faces the women of GLOW from 1990! - A brief history of Family Feud - The various hosts over the years, including ones who either turned down the gig or never made it to air - Guys who surprised with their performance, both good and bad - The strategy of Fast Money - What exactly was Tony Schiavone doing on a team with 4 heels?

  • GFA Live #6: WWF Superstars 10-10-1992

    GFA Live #6: WWF Superstars 10-10-1992

    10/05/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about the October 10, 1992 edition of WWF Superstars (and some other stuff, of course!) Topics of discussion include: - Early Razor Ramon - Kamala and the moon painted on his stomach - What Bret Hart was up to between Summerslam and winning the world title - Sega Genesis vs Super Nintendo - The November 1992 Boston Garden house show and Keithie’s trips to the Garden as a lad - Where Steve Armstong (Lance Cassidy) ranks in the Armstrong brothers pecking order - Peter’s disenchantment with wrestling as a whole - Items that have been censored from versions on the WWE Network Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 167. WCW Worldwide 02-02-1991 (Arn regains TV title)

    167. WCW Worldwide 02-02-1991 (Arn regains TV title)

    07/05/2020 Duración: 01h21min

    As we live like it’s Groundhog Day, it is appropriate to go back to February 2, 1991 for newsworthy edition of WCW Worldwide! - Footage of Ric Flair’s world title win over Sting, and more info on the Meadowlands show - Arn Anderson gets a chance to regain the TV title from the Z-Man and does not disappoint even if the match does - Father Sid Vicious checks in with a couple of bible readings - Kevin Sullivan Boston Accent Watch, plus his hilarious outfit - Tommy Rich and the 1970s Yacht Rock song “Wildfire” - The 1991 Freebirds and what current NBA team are they like - Doom’s final theme song and the horn section therein - Forgetting the names of the Master Blasters multiple times - Trying to brew beer and make good BBQ while ignoring stupid neighbors Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • GFA Live #5: 1990 WWF Intercontinental Title Tournament

    GFA Live #5: 1990 WWF Intercontinental Title Tournament

    02/05/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie watch and (mostly) discuss the 1990 WWF Intercontinental title tournament as it played out on weekly TV 30 years ago this month! Topics of discussion include: - Casting Goodfellas with WWF personalities - Avril Lavigne and Judith Light conspiracy theories - Speculation on the making of one sign in the crowd - Dino Bravo selling a hail of bullets - Jimmy Snuka’s remaining usefulness - Who actually was the “Manager of Champions”? - Mr. Perfect’s package - All sorts of Portland Wrestling connections - The woman who does not like Rick Martel Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 166. WWF Superstars 05-02-1987 (Heenan/Patera Debate)

    166. WWF Superstars 05-02-1987 (Heenan/Patera Debate)

    30/04/2020 Duración: 02h48min

    It’s a mildly historic TV taping for this episode of the WWF Superstars of Wrestling from May 2, 1987! - Bobby Heenan faces Ken Patera in a debate: a comprehensive analysis - As Brutus Beefcake debuts his barber gimmick, Johnny V makes a tactical error - Randy Savage in the middle of his “most interesting man in the world” campaign - The final Adrian Adonis match in the WWF - Trying to figure out why Tom Zenk always looked dead inside - The bizarre way in which Dan Spivey became a WWF heel - Finding something for Outback Jack to do: promote ice cream bars - A pair of rants: one against the most useless state in the union, and another for that smug prick John Stossel Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 165. Memphis Wrestling 06-07-1986 (Diamond gets a haircut)

    165. Memphis Wrestling 06-07-1986 (Diamond gets a haircut)

    23/04/2020 Duración: 02h44min

    Walking in Memphis….keeping six feet away my friend, walking in Memphis for the June 7, 1986 edition of Memphis Wrestling! - Paul Diamond misreads crazy man Jos LeDuc and gets a haircut for his trouble; but was it that bad? - JD Costello: generic brand manager - The trouble with 8 man tags in the Memphis studio - Bill Dundee as the rare 80s tweener - Expressing legitimate anger at the state of current pro wrestling, among other things - The Beach Boys debut and a back story about griping on their gear Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • GFA Live #4: WWF Summerslam Spectacular 1991

    GFA Live #4: WWF Summerslam Spectacular 1991

    18/04/2020 Duración: 02h43min

    With snow falling in Massachusetts it’s time to turn up the heat with a look at the WWF Summerslam Spectacular from 1991, originally airing on the USA Network. Topics of discussion include: - Why Peter doesn’t want Keithie to ever work in WWE creative - The concept of “Anal Terrorism” - Vince McMahon watching Indiana Jones movies - Bret vs Shawn yet again - Sid as a priest-like figure to explain why he is so beloved by Roman Catholics in the northeast - Celebrity death pools - Guessing the masked man that is Virgil’s opponent Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 164. WCW Pro 04-27-1997

    164. WCW Pro 04-27-1997

    16/04/2020 Duración: 02h37min

    Back in the day, wrestling used to be taped in front of actual people in the state of Florida, like this edition of WCW Pro from April 27, 1997! - Lord Steven Regal: master of WCW Pro and Worldwide tapings - Two editions of According to Larry with so much going on in WCW - La Parka vs Ice Train: not the WCW randomness that it seemed - How the Dungeon of Doom was like a successful private equity fund - The timing of the Prince Iuekea push relative to this taping and air date - Eric Bischoff as the bad precedent he set - Building to the secretly good Slamboree 97 show with its many NFL players Plus: - Original commercials! - Chris Cruise checks in from the road - Buying and making beer - A musical replacement for YouTube Comment Theater Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • GFA Live #3: All Japan Pro Wrestling 11-20-1988

    GFA Live #3: All Japan Pro Wrestling 11-20-1988

    11/04/2020 Duración: 57min

    On this third edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie take a look at All Japan TV from November 20, 1988! Familiar faces abound on night #1 of the annual Real World Tag League such as Stan Hansen, Terry Gordy, John Tenta, Abdullah the Butcher, Jumbo Tsuruta, Genichiro Tenryu, and more! Discussion topics include: Podcasting when you know your mother is listening, John Tenta's ranking as a Hulk Hogan opponent, the slots in Abdullah the Butcher's forehead, Phil Hickerson and cultural appropriation, Hansen-Andre from 1981 and much more! Lineup courtesy of wwfoldschool.com 11/20/88 1. John Tenta/Shunji Takano vs. Stan Hansen/Terry Gordy 2. Jumbo Tsuruta/Yoshikai Yatsu vs. Jerry Blackwell/Phil Hickerson 3. Abby/Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Genichiro Tenryu/Toshiaki Kawada

  • 163. NWA Worldwide 04-05-1986

    163. NWA Worldwide 04-05-1986

    09/04/2020 Duración: 02h49min

    In an effort to try and feel good again, it’s time to turn back to Jim Crockett Promotions in 1986 for a look at NWA Worldwide from April 5, 1986! - Why this was a big day in the life of Mr. Ric Flair - Eastern Airlines and their tie-in with JCP - Jimmy Garvin and Precious: ready for the year 2020 - Remembering Wahoo McDaniel - Super babyface Magnum TA beating the crap out of Russians - Appreciating the greatness of Shaska Whatley - The necessary and respectable role of Hector Guererro - David Crockett and infectious enthusiasm Plus: - A second video of the show drops from heaven to provide more context - Speculating on what Ronald Reagan thought about wrestling - An appreciation of Julius Erving - YouTube Comment Theater Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • GFA Live #2: AWA Championship Wrestling 09-10-1985

    GFA Live #2: AWA Championship Wrestling 09-10-1985

    05/04/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    This “live” edition of Greetings From Allentown looks at AWA Championship Wrestling on ESPN from September 10, 1985! Join Peter and his good pal Keithie as they try to discuss a show with terrible production values, even worse video quality, the 28/58 scoreboard ticker that appears with that day’s baseball scores, Larry Z and his place in history, Verne Gagne vs Stu Hart as a father, Greg Gagne/Greg Brady comparisons, and connecting The Godfather I and II to the turbulent mid-80s in professional wrestling! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 162. WWF Heat 04-01-2001 (WrestleMania X-7 Pre-show)

    162. WWF Heat 04-01-2001 (WrestleMania X-7 Pre-show)

    02/04/2020 Duración: 02h48min

    The end of the Attitude Era is coming soon but there is time for one last hurrah in advance of WrestleMania X-7 with this edition of WWF Sunday Night Heat from April 1, 2001! - How Rock-Austin is so good it makes people think positively about Limp Bizkit - Big events in the Houston Astrodome - Why you should NOT feel bad for Linda McMahon watching her husband make out with Trish Stratus - Capt. Lou Albano checks in from NYC actually sober - Recaps of the events leading to many of the WM17 matches: Regal-Jericho, Benoit-Angle, Chyna-Ivory, - Why the rivalry of the three teams in TLC II endures - An actual WrestleMania pre-show match! Plus: - Original commercials from 2001: plugs for music aplenty - Life in quarantine getting drive thru beer - Some perspective on the length of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign - YouTube Comment Theater Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • From Television City: Small Wonder S2E21 Wally The Wimp

    From Television City: Small Wonder S2E21 "Wally The Wimp"

    01/04/2020 Duración: 58min

    From Television City: The podcast looking at classic (and not-so classic) sitcoms of the past! This show features a look at the 1980s sitcom Small Wonder and the episode "Wally The Wimp" with guest start Jesse "The Body" Ventura as an old college "friend" of the Lawsons. Back then he was a 92 lb weakling bullied by Ted, but now he's a 247 lb professional wrestler! How will Ted (and Vicki the robot) respond to Jesse?

  • Adams Division Podcast #7: A Wrestlemania 1-14 Dream Card/Thought Exercise

    Adams Division Podcast #7: A Wrestlemania 1-14 Dream Card/Thought Exercise

    30/03/2020 Duración: 02h13min

    The Adams Division podcast is back! Steve Bennett (The Sports-Casters) and Peter Winson (Greetings From Allentown) reunite to once against discuss WrestleManias 1 to 14, but with a twist: Choosing ten matches from among the first 14 WrestleMania shows without using the same wrestler twice, only one match per WrestleMania show, 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? Will Peter ever give Shawn Michaels credit for anything? Tune into find out! Subscribe to the Place To Be Nation Wrestling feed, home of The Adams Division Podcast

  • GFA Live #1: WWF Wrestling Challenge 09-28-1986

    GFA Live #1: WWF Wrestling Challenge 09-28-1986

    28/03/2020 Duración: 54min

    This special “live” edition of Greetings From Allentown looks at WWF Wrestling Challenge from September 28, 1986! Join Peter and his good pal Keithie as they converse over a show with a few surprising faces, a ton of early Slick, and a British Bulldogs match against Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik! Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 161. WWF Wrestling Challenge 03-20-1994

    161. WWF Wrestling Challenge 03-20-1994

    26/03/2020 Duración: 02h38min

    The wonderful pairing of Gorilla Monsoon and Stan Lane barnstorm around Manhattan getting ready for WrestleMania 10 on this edition of WWF Wrestling Challenge from March 20, 1994! - Why Gorilla Monsoon would make an A+ wingman on the town - Breaking down the celebrities of WrestleMania 10: Burt Reynolds, Jennie Garth, Donnie Wahlberg and more! - Recapping Owen-Bret and similarities to Bruno-Larry - The insanity of writing off Randy Savage in 1994 - Pondering how Jim Cornette screwed up badly in the kayfabe universe - The problem with podcasting about a show with no actual wrestling matches Plus: - Life in time of quarantine - Finding salvation in complete broadcasts of 1986 Celtics playoff games - The hilarity of a pre-taped WrestleMania Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod Facebook.com/GreetingsFromAllentown

  • 160. WWF All American Wrestling 03-30-1986

    160. WWF All American Wrestling 03-30-1986

    19/03/2020 Duración: 02h50min

    Eight days away from WrestleMania 2, Hulk Hogan has a rare singles bout on weekly TV on this edition of WWF All American Wrestling from March 30, 1986! - Comprehensive commentary on every celebrity invited to WrestleMania 2 from Joan Rivers all the way down to Herb, including those who no showed the event! - The back story of NFL battle royal participant Bill Fralic and why he came off as such a natural heel - Gorilla Monsoon with a great line about the Funks - Lamenting the failure of the WWF to give King Kong Bundy a proper face run - Who is the best midcard friend you could have for life? Also: - The most likely man to save America these next few weeks and his similarities to John Cena - Life in self-quarantine - The scene in Burlington, VT over the weekend

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