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Way Of The Blade: 100 of the Greatest Bloody Matches in Wrestling History

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14 hours ago, gordi said:

F'n hell this is a great listen! Both of you are so enthusiastic and joyful discussing the match, reminiscing about tape trading, talking about booking, just bouncing off each other and making each other laugh.

I am not a podcast guy. I prefer reading about stuff to listening to people talk about stuff. But I am really glad I made an exception here, l laughed out loud more than once, enjoyed the hell out of the nostalgic stuff, and feel like I got some genuine insight into a great match and into the personality and wrestling mind of Tony Khan.

If you liked this, I really think all of the pods I have done are as good, and pretty varied. The Eric pod is two old friends just riffing, the Daniel Makabe is a really cool look at how a great wrestler views a great match and the pair of NWA Anarchy pods are an awesome window into a killer under seen period of US wrestling (although for those shows you should watch the matches first as they are both incredible!)

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The book is ordered and should be here the end of the week. Now I gotta talk my girl into letting me get it now instead of "Hey your birthday is next month. You have to wait until then to get it."

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I watched McDaniel/Spoiler. Interesting that the referee for that match was Danny McShain, himself one of the notable bleeders in wrestling history.

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Finished this the other day and really enjoyed it! 

Well written, very descriptive, had me laughing out loud more than once, and has me seeking out matches I never knew about. 

Can't ask for much more! Thanks Phil!!

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On 6/28/2021 at 6:21 PM, ohtani's jacket said:

Little known fact -- that match was converted from VHS to DVD using the audio visual equipment at a Japanese junior high school. 

Doesn't feel like that was 10+ years ago!

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Listening to the Tony Khan episode.... When Khan gets rambling away talking about on his fandom, he definately sounds like somebody popping uppers. 

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Just finished this book today and I really enjoyed reminiscing about the matches I know and learning more about the context of those matches. Plus I have quite a few matches In excited to see for the first time. Great job Phil!

I am not a big podcast follower but this latest one about the Sheik sounds exciting. I’m planning on catching up on the others. 

I would recommend it highly for everyone who hasn’t gotten it to go get it if you can. This is the type of work I’d love to see more of. 

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My copy arrived yesterday. Got an immediate chuckle while scanning through it and happening upon Tully Blanchard described as possessing the casual cruelty of a Bret Easton Ellis character. 

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1 hour ago, BigBadMick said:

My copy arrived yesterday. Got an immediate chuckle while scanning through it and happening upon Tully Blanchard described as possessing the casual cruelty of a Bret Easton Ellis character. 

Couldn't you just see Tully snorting lines of Cocaine and being viciously mean to Demi Moore?

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2 hours ago, Outsider said:

Hope Ed Farhat is represented in this book. I love me some juice!

There's a podcast above talking about a Sheik match with a Sheik biographer. Worth a listen.

The writing is great, to the point where at least once I've watched a match and said, "that was tamer than I expected."

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Blue Demon Jr vs Dr Wagner Jr

Initial impression at the beginning was that yeah, Demon is not a very proficient wrestler. About a third of the way in that didn’t matter though and this indeed became quite the spectacle. Hell of a bloodbath. Everyone’s cheering Demon though? Must be the legacy of the mask.

The referee. What the heck is he doing?! At times it looks like he’s calling the submission but no, he’s just wagging his fingers at the audience for no reason. I don’t get it.

Thumbs way up on this match. 

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