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  1. This is from Wrigley Field and was uploaded in glorious quality by the Chicago Film Archives, I am pretty sure this was unavailable before this week, and it is a treat. Really simple but effective matwork starts the match out, both guys really no how to make a headlock grind. Really picked up when the got on their feet, I love the way Rogers runs the ropes, he really looks completely out of control and make as rope running exchange look like a highspot. Rogers is also an athletic bumper in the Hennig, Michaels vein and he takes a couple of violent spills out of the ring, and the finish of the third fall is a loony Foley ear loss hangman where he gets counted out. I also loved when he got nasty, throwing some sick uppercuts and a snap piledriver. Thesz was more subdued, clearly the grandfather of the Briscoes and Dory Funk Jr., I did love when he got chippy too, he caught Rogers with a huge kneelift which was probably the highlight of the match. I liked they did 3 falls in about 35 minutes, didn't drag, kept a nice pace and it felt like a big deal. Really great piece of history and a hell of match
  2. The Thesz/Gotch team may be old school wrestling incarnated. You have Gotch, that gentleman european technician who is just a trip to watch, with his beautiful judo-esque throws, slick transitions and all kinds of funky moves, including a physics defying bridge. And then there's Thesz, who will cheap shot and stall incessantly and knee you in the face in the middle of a grappling exchange. Don't get me wrong, Thesz was gold here. In fact the whole match was gold. This was really long, but there was not a single dull moment. Just one cool exchange after another. Well, if you like grappling, that is. I really enjoyed Thesz' psychology as his strategy was basically about countering into a backdrop or Thesz press. He hits some great backdrops too. The whole match was built like, there would be hold exchanges, but occasionally one guy would attempt a move and then the other would try to counter into a potential finisher and then it was all about squirming out of that situation. And sometimes one guy would slap the other's shit too. That's how you keep a viewer on the edge of his seat. Well, it worked for me atleast. Also, Sakaguchi's reaction to Gotch lifting Inoki with one arm was priceless. I also really liked how he got fed up and almost choked Thesz out with a nasty front choke. The japanese team won't leave a huge impression on you but they are perfectly fine in their roles and the Thesz/Gotch duo was a delight to watch.
  3. Purchase: US | UK | Canada Wrestling's Greatest Heroes - The Golden Era VHS comm No review yet. Antonino Rocca vs Benito Gardini (Kohler Chicago February 3, 1950; Chicago, IL) (Discuss) Lou Thesz vs Vic Christy (NWA Hollywood Late 1950s; Santa Monica, CA) (Discuss) Edouard Carpentier vs Mike Valentino (Details Unknown) Bruno Sammartino vs Magnificent Maurice (Steel Belt Wrestling 1963; Buffalo, NY) (Discuss) Ricki Starr vs Karl Von Hess (CWC; Washington, DC) Verne Gagne vs Butcher Boy Henning (Steel Belt Wrestling October 24, 1958; Buffalo, NY) (Discuss) Gene Stanlee vs Kola Kwariani (Kohler Chicago February 3, 1950; Chicago, IL) (Discuss) WWWF U.S. Title: Bobo Brazil (c) vs Johnny Barend (CWC July 9, 1963; Detroit, MI) (Discuss) Sam Steamboat vs Mike Sharpe (NWA Hollywood August 26, 1961; San Bernadino, CA) (Discuss) Great Scot & Antonino Rocca vs Kurt Von Hess & Karl Von Hess (Details Unknown) Bold matches are PWO recommended.
  4. Damn, I didn't expect to enjoy this so much. In his prime Lou Thesz would cheapshot Rikidozan and stall, but here, he's going after Inoki like a killer, including dropping him with one of the most vicious backdrops ever seen. His holds look so vicious, and the match was both pretty slick and high resistance, which made the super basic holds here very rewarding. Thesz isn't exactly Negro Navarro, but his reversal into the STF attempt was one of the most graceful moves I've ever seen. Also, his bumping was still damn good - take note how he would whip himself into the mat each time Inoki sweeped him. Then you also get Thesz punching Inoki in the mid section a bunch and both guys using nasty back elbows on the ground. Hence, the match did at no point look like an exhibition. Inoki was along for the ride, but a good enough foil for the old fox. Really enjoyable maestro's match with a cool opening and finish.
  5. http://placetobenation.com/titans-of-wrestling-33-unspecial-too/ Join Parv, Pete, Johnny and Kelly to celebrate the one-year birthday of Titans of Wrestling for this sequel to the first Unspecial: Unspecial Too! On the docket tonight: - Dr D David Schultz, Lou Albano, and various others shout at Jim Wilson and Thunderbolt Patterson on the Morton Downey Jr. Show, circa 1989 - Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair and an errant mole appear on Baywatch, circa 1995 - Vince McMahon Jr performs "Stand Back" at Caeser's Atlantic City, December 17th, 1987 - Legends Battle Royal at the Meadowlands, November 16th 1987 The PWO-PTBN Podcast Network features great shows you can find right here at Place to Be Nation. By subscribing on iTunes or SoundCloud, you’ll have access to new episodes, bonus content, as well as a complete archive of: Where the Big Boys Play, Titans of Wrestling, Pro-Wrestling Super-Show, Good Will Wrestling, and Wrestling With the Past.
  6. https://soundcloud.com/jerryvonkramer/titans-xtra-chicago-film-archives-gagne-thesz All four Titans reunite to watch Haystack Calhoun vs. Buddy Rogers (04/14/1961) and Verne Gagne vs. Lou Thesz (01/25/52) and generally mark out like school girls about the 50s footage recently uploaded by the Chicago Film Archives.
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