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You pull the pin and we’ll pick up the pieces… Join host Ray Russell for an exciting trip down Memory Lane as we analyze and discuss years of wrestling history from your favorite promotions. From Hulkamania to Mulkeymania, from the Four Horsemen to the nWo, from the Midnight Express to the Lex Express. Which promotion are we deep diving into next? What year have we time-traveled back to now? Tune in and find out!

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You pull the pin and we’ll pick up the pieces… Join host Ray Russell for an exciting trip down Memory Lane as we analyze and discuss years of wrestling history from your favorite promotions. From Hulkamania to Mulkeymania, from the Four Horsemen to the nWo, from the Midnight Express to the Lex Express. Which promotion are we deep diving into next? What year have we time-traveled back to now? Tune in and find out!

    Episode 133: JUNE 1988 WWF TV (Brother Love Arrives, Cheryl Speaks, Rude Kisses)

    Episode 133: JUNE 1988 WWF TV (Brother Love Arrives, Cheryl Speaks, Rude Kisses)

    Grenade #133 has arrived, talking JUNE 1988 WWF TV, featuring the first appearance of BROTHER LOVE! Plus, many feuds continue to build... WWF Champ "Macho Man" Savage vs. Ted Dibiase, IC Champ Honky Tonk Man vs. Brutus Beefcake, Tag Champs Demolition vs. Strike Force, Rick Rude vs. Jake & Cheryl Roberts, Andre the Giant vs. Hacksaw Duggan, Bad News Brown vs. The Hart Foundation, Patera vs. Bravo, Bass vs. JYD, & more... Also, Ladies Champion Sensational Sherri is back with a vengeance, the Rougeau Brothers looking more FABULOUS than ever, Sam Houston gets some TV time, Demolition vs. Young Stallions in a fun TV battle, a Louie Spicolli sighting, Sean Mooney takes over the 'Event Center', & soundbites galore!
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    Please Subscribe to our Patreon to help pay the bills, https://www.patreon.com/wrestlecopiaIncludes the $5 “All Access” Tier & $9 "Superfan DELUXE" Tier featuring our VIDEO CASTS, Patreon Watch-Along Series, our insanely detailed show notes (for the Grenade, Monday Warfare, Regional Rasslin, Puro Academy, & Retro Re-View), Early Show Releases, REMASTERED editions of the early Grenade episodes including NEW content! PLUS, monthly DIGITAL DOWNLOADS for your viewing and reading pleasure!
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 132: JUNE 1988 WWF NEWS & RESULTS (Weasel Suits, Powers of Pain,When Fans Attack!)

    Episode 132: JUNE 1988 WWF NEWS & RESULTS (Weasel Suits, Powers of Pain,When Fans Attack!)

    It's Grenade #132 looking at WWF NEWS & RESULTS for JUNE 1988! We say goodbye to Bam Bam Bigelow, and hello to the Powers of Pain! Weasel Suit Matches between Bobby Heenan vs. The Ultimate Warrior. A fan interferes during a STEEL CAGE MATCH at MSG between WWF Champion The Macho Man vs. Ted Dibiase.  Rick Martel involved in an injury angle. Jos LeDuc becomes "The Headbanger".  Jimmy Hart gets creative after being banned from ringside. High Chief Afi finishes up, while Haku bites the nose off a man in a bar! There's a Women's Tag Title change in Japan, and Vince is none too pleased. The Big Boss Man dominates his opponents. Dino Bravo PINS The Ultimate Warripr. A Muraco/Valentine confrontation. 6-Man Tag with Strike Force & Ultimate Warrior vs. Demolition & Mr. Fuji! Rodger Kent does his last announcing gig. We've got Wrestlefest '88 news including the entire 15-Match lineup! Plus feuds continue between Savage/Dibiase, Duggan/Andre, Jake/Rude, Brutus/Honky Tonk, JYD/Outlaw, Patera/Bravo, Bad News vs. Hart Foundation,& Soundbites Galore!
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 131: Finishing MAY 1988 WWF TV (Macho vs. Virgil, Honky Plays a Tune on Brutus)

    Episode 131: Finishing MAY 1988 WWF TV (Macho vs. Virgil, Honky Plays a Tune on Brutus)

    A packed edition of the Grenade this week as we cover the final two weeks of WWF TV for MAY 1988. WWF Champion The Macho Man battles Bodyguard Virgil, complete with a postmatch showdown between Randy Savage and Ted Dibiase! IC Champ Honky Tonk Man plays a tune on the back of Brutus Beefcake, leaving the Barber bloody! There appears to be a fallout between Jimmy Hart and the Hart Foundation, as Bret Hart orders Jimmy to "stay away". Greg Valentine debuts his new shinguard "The Heartbreaker". Jake Roberts continues his hunt for Rick Rude. The Rougeau Brothers are becoming more FABULOUS by the week! Special Tug of War Challenge goes wrong when Ken Patera challenges Dino Bravo. Sean Mooney offers up the Special Report. As promised, we FINALLY get our first look at the brand new PRIME TIME WRESTLING set! Craig DeGeorge finds out what happens when you upset a Giant. And speaking of Andre, he's still embroiled in his feud with Hacksaw Duggan. We answer the question - "Why was King Kong Bundy on Prime Time in May of 88?". We talk Ultimate Warrior, Tag Champs Demolition, Bad News Brown, Bam Bam Bigelow, One Man Gang, Sam Houston, Danny Davis, Bolsheviks, Killer Bees, Young Stallions, Jim Neidhart, Junkyard Dog, Ron Bass, and so much more... Plus... SOUNDBITES GALORE!
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 130: Early May 1988 WWF TV (Hulk vs. Russia, High Chief Afi, Sean Mooney Debuts)

    Episode 130: Early May 1988 WWF TV (Hulk vs. Russia, High Chief Afi, Sean Mooney Debuts)

    THE WRESTLING MEMORY GRENADE RETURNS WITH EPISODE #130 COVERING THE FIRST 2 WEEKS OF MAY 1988 IN THE WWF TV! HULK HOGAN TAKES ON RUSSIA AS HE BATTLES THE BOLSHEVIKS! PLUS, SEAN MOONEY DEBUTS! THE NEWEST ISLANDER - HIGH CHIEF AFI ARRIVES (AND LEAVES), PLUS, OUTBACK JACK & TAMA FINISH UP, WE HAVE A STEVE BLACKMAN SIGHTING IN 1988, JAKE ROBERTS WANTS RICK RUDE'S A--... GORILLA MONSOON "QUITS" PRIME TIME WRESTLING,  MACHO MAN ENCOUNTERS TED DIBIASE, HONKY TONK MEETS HILLBILLY JIM, DEMOLITION DOMINATE, KEN PATERA IS OFFENDED BY DINO BRAVO'S CLAIMS, THE ROUGEAUS CONTINUE TO BE "FABULOUS", ANDRE TALKS "CROSS-EYED" DUGGAN, BRET HART IN SINGLES ACTION, SLICK TALKS "GANG" VIOLENCE, SOUNDBITES GALORE, & MORE!
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 129: MAY 1988 WWF NEWS & RESULTS (Jake vs. Rude, Jimmy Hart in Drag)

    Episode 129: MAY 1988 WWF NEWS & RESULTS (Jake vs. Rude, Jimmy Hart in Drag)

    Grenade Episode #129 has arrived, covering MAY 1988 WWF News & Results! First, it's all of the latest WWF NEWS! The departure of Tama & Ricky Steamboat confirmed, the arrival of Sean Mooney and THE BIG BOSS MAN, cost cutting measures on the house shows, Owen Hart headed in, Roddy Piper's Movie Deal, there's a new Hogan... Brother, The Jumping Bomb Angels back in Japan, a Macho & Elizabeth wedding special?,& so much more! Then from there, we look into WWF Results for the month of MAY '88 including WWF Champion Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase, "Hacksaw" Jim Dugga battles Andre the Giant, Jake "The Snake" Roberts gets his hands on "Ravishing" Rick Rude, IC Champ Honky Tonk Man vs. Brutus Beefcake (featuring Jimmy Hart in drag!). Tag Champions Demolition vs. Strike Force. Battle of the Babyfaces goes awry when both the Young Stallions & Killer Bees are cheated after illegal tactics of the FABULOUS Rougeau Brothers! Junkyard Dog comes after "Outlaw" Ron Bass. British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware vs. Heenan, Haku & High Chief Afi. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. One Man Gang. "The Hitman" Bret Hart squares off against that "Double Cross" Bad News Brown, The Stallions meet the Bolsheviks, Ultimate Warrior vs. Hercules. Dino Bravo pulls one over on Ken Patera. The never-ending Danny Davis/Sam Houston saga continues on. The Sensational Sherri turns away the challenges of both Desiree Peterson & Rockin' Robin. Jim "Anvil" Neidhart goes into singles competition against the likes of "Rock" Don Muraco, Greg Valentine tangles with the wily "Animal" George Steele. Outback Jack finishes up. Rodger Kent & Superstar Graham join the commentary team. Kal Rudman shines bright. Bobby Heenan makes a crucial mistake at MSG. Plus, action from newcomers Jos LeDuc & The Big Boss Man, and a plethora of Soundbites from Boston, MSG, and the Spectrum! 
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 128: WWF Saturday Night's Main Event 4/30/88 (Macho/Gang, Bulldogs/Demos)

    Episode 128: WWF Saturday Night's Main Event 4/30/88 (Macho/Gang, Bulldogs/Demos)

    The Wrestling Memory Grenade returns this week with the WWF's SATURDAY NIGHT'S MAIN EVENT - APRIL 30, 1988. FEATURING... 
    Undisputed WWF Champion "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. The One Man GangWWF Tag Team Champions Demolition vs. British Bulldogs"Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase vs. "Rock" Don Muraco"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Hercules (w/Andre the Giant!)Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake vs. "Dangerous" Danny Davis"Ravishing" Rick Rude vs. Koko B. WareSoundbites galore, and so much more...Available everywhere your Podcast Streaming needs are met.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

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