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Greetings From Allentown is one man blending humor and pop culture in discussing one episode of classic professional wrestling from the past from the WWF, WCW, ECW, and much more!

Greetings From Allentown Peter Winson

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Greetings From Allentown is one man blending humor and pop culture in discussing one episode of classic professional wrestling from the past from the WWF, WCW, ECW, and much more!

    GFA Live #33: Best of the WWF, Vol. 11

    GFA Live #33: Best of the WWF, Vol. 11

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 9 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!)

    Topics of discussion include:

    * Ideas for Roddy Piper in mid-1987 had he not retired temporarily
    * Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones and how it might lead to a Hulk Hogan match
    * At what point we soured on WCW
    * The star power in the 6 man match
    * Lots of Jack Lotz
    * Gorilla Monsoon's disgusted reaction to the end of the "minis" match
    * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, when Miyagi visits Sato, who is trying to break a piece of wood

    Lineup:

    01/19/87 Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine vs. Can-Am Connection - MSG
    11/24/86 Kamala vs. George Steele - MSG
    10/20/86 "Piper's Pit" with Bobby Heenan & Paul Orndorff - MSG
    11/24/86 Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper vs. Harley Race & Paul Orndorff - MSG
    02/23/87 Randy Savage, Harley Race, & Adrian Adonis vs. Roddy Piper, Junkyard Dog, & Rick Steamboat (elimination match)- MSG
    03/14/87 Roddy Piper video
    11/24/86 Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook vs. Karate Kid & Pepe Gomez - MSG
    11/24/86 Don Muraco vs. Hillbilly Jim - MSG
    12/26/86 Hillbilly Jim vs. Mr. Fuji (tuxedo match) - MSG

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    • 2 hrs 6 min
    194. WCW Worldwide 08-08-1992 (Ron Simmons wins WCW World Title)

    194. WCW Worldwide 08-08-1992 (Ron Simmons wins WCW World Title)

    History is made in Baltimore on this edition of WCW Worldwide from August 8, 1992!

    * The importance of Ron Simmons' title win

    * The excellent angle booked leading to the Big Van Vader-Ron Simmons match

    * Inventing the "Dustin Finish"

    * What Ricky Steamboat does best

    * Comparing the wasted stretches of Brian Pillman's career

    * More crap found while cleaning!


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    Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

    • 1 hr 29 min
    GFA Live #32: Best of the WWF, Vol. 9

    GFA Live #32: Best of the WWF, Vol. 9

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 9 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!)

    Topics of discussion include:

    * The security guys in Toronto: why do they dress up like a ship captain?
    * A solution to speed up Sid's replies on Cameo
    * Issues with Keurigs for coffee
    * What is the future of Madison Square Garden with WWE without house shows?
    * Randy Savage bleeds again!
    * The MSG referee who looks like a mid-80s SNL character
    * The purpose of a heel vs heel match involving the Hart Foundation
    * Stupid battle royal tropes being used as early as the 80s
    * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, when Miyagi and Daniel arrive in Okinawa and are confronted by Sato

    Lineup:

    07/27/86 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat - Toronto
    08/09/86 Hart Foundation vs. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff - Boston
    07/27/86 Nikolai Volkoff vs. Cpl. Kirschner (boot camp match) - Toronto
    03/17/85 John Studd, Ken Patera, & Jesse Ventura vs. Andre the Giant, Junkyard Dog, & Jimmy Snuka - MSG
    07/12/86 John Studd & King Kong Bundy vs. King Tonga & Siva Afi - MSG
    06/14/86 Lord Littlebrook vs. Cowboy Lang - MSG
    07/12/86 Battle Royal - MSG

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    • 2 hrs 4 min
    193. UWF TV 07-19-1986

    193. UWF TV 07-19-1986

    A bizarre video gives a behind the scenes glimpse of the production of UWF TV from July 19, 1986!

    * Jim Ross drops the S-bomb among other production elements appearing on the video

    * Koko B. Ware faces young Rick Steiner in a match with a fantastic finish

    * The proper Freebirds trio gets into it with a baseball bat-wielding Bill Watts

    * Complaints about various Halls of Fame

    * Young Sting uses the familiar finisher of his old pal

    * Chavo Guerrero and the 1978 film The One and Only

    * YouTube Comment Theater!

    * More crap found while cleaning!


    Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

    • 1 hr 16 min
    GFA Live #31: Best of the WWF, Vol. 6

    GFA Live #31: Best of the WWF, Vol. 6

    On this edition of GFA Live, Peter and Keithie talk about Best of the WWF, Volume 6 from Coliseum Video! (and some other stuff, of course!)

    Topics of discussion include:

    * Programming from The History Channel
    * The current Zelina Vega situation
    * Applying the McLaughlin Group to pro wrestling
    * Salt N Pepa as unusual wrestling fans
    * Jesse Ventura getting pissed at an audience question
    * Top theme songs in wrestling history
    * Lord Alfred Hayes love advice, and an alternative version of the same
    * An incredible blunder from Coliseum Video/WWF
    * A comprehensive breakdown of another scene in Karate Kid Part II, where Kreese and Miyagi have a confrontation in the parking lot at the All Valley Karate Tournament

    Lineup:

    07/13/85 Terry Funk vs. Lanny Poffo - MSG
    12/30/85 Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage - MSG
    1980s TNT Show: Jesse Ventura answers audience question
    12/30/85 Butch Cassidy vs. Haiti Kid - MSG
    09/24/79 Ivan Putski vs. Johnny Valiant - MSG
    1980s TNT Show: Alfred Hayes gives relationship advice
    07/20/85 Ricky Steamboat vs. Bob Orton, Jr. - Landover, MD

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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    192. WWF Superstars 11-02-1991 (Mountie "shocks" the Hitman)

    192. WWF Superstars 11-02-1991 (Mountie "shocks" the Hitman)

    Intercontinental champion Bret "Hitman" Hart gets the shock of a lifetime from The Mountie on this edition of WWF Superstars from November 2, 1991!


    * How the match with Bret Hart being non-title led Mountie and Jimmy Hart to hatch their scheme

    * Just how bad is that SI article on Bret Hart? (Answer: very bad)

    * A new Vince McMahon laugh emerges!

    * Roddy Piper makes a masturbation reference on commentary(!)

    * Playing the Press Your Luck board for Survivor Series team promos

    * The Legion of Doom WWF run: certainly not as bad as it could have been

    * A matchup of two WWF World Champions who didn't win the title under their 1991 character name

    * The benefit of Undertaker debuting in 1990 versus even two years later

    * Is IRS a fascist character?

    * More crap found while cleaning!


    Email: Greetingsfromallentown@gmail.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/GFAllentownPod

    • 1 hr 33 min

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