Category: Wrestlespective

WCW WrestleWar 1992: Dangerous Alliance vs. Sting’s Squadron in War Games (Classic Wrestlespective)

Jason Mann and former WWE writer Andrew Goldstein talk about the main event of WrestleWar 1992, the War Games battle between Sting’s Squadron (Sting, Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat and Nikita Koloff) vs. the Dangerous Alliance (Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko and Bobby Eaton, with Paul E. Dangerously and Madusa) in one of the all-time great brawls in WCW history.

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WWE WrestleMania 17: Austin vs. Rock (Classic Wrestlespective)

Jason Mann and Josh Hachat discuss The Rock v. Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 17, the mixed feelings we have about it despite its greatness, how Austin’s heel turn was a watershed moment for WWE, whether Vince McMahon should have been involved, and where the match ranks among the all-time classics.

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WrestleMania 30: Daniel Bryan vs. The World (Wrestlespective)

Jason Mann and Sawyer Paul continue their tradition of review the prior year’s WrestleMania main event right before the next one. They discuss Daniel Bryan’s matches against Triple H as well as against Randy Orton and Batista, why Bryan appeals to a splintered wrestling audience, the rise of fan activism in WWE, where WrestleMania 30 rates among most satisfying wrestling shows, and much more.

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Hulk Hogan vs. The Undertaker – Survivor Series 1991 (Wrestlespective – Episode 199)

Jason Mann and Dutch Lombrowski of the Mighty Men of Mouse podcast discuss Survivor Series 1991, i.e. the set-up show for This Tuesday in Texas. They talk about the parallels between the Hulk Hogan vs. Undertaker feud and the famous Hogan vs. Andre the Giant feud, Randy Savage’s reinstatement and his brilliant feud with Jake Roberts, how Ric Flair’s main foil seemed to be Jack Tunney, Hogan possibly going into business for himself and playing off a famous paralysis, and much more.

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Hulk Hogan vs. Vader – SuperBrawl 5 (Wrestlespective – Episode 198)

Jason Mann and Dylan Hales of the Wrestling Culture podcast discuss Hulk Hogan vs. Vader at WCW SuperBrawl 5 in February 1995. They discuss why this feud is perceived so negatively by smart wrestling fans; how Vader’s aura was affected by the buildup, the match and the later matches; how WCW had evolved into Hogan’s image; what role Vader might have played against the New World Order; and why this is one of Hogan’s best performances.

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Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger at WrestleWar 1990 (Wrestlespective – Episode 196)

Jason Mann and Charles of talk about Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger from WCW WrestleWar 1990. They talk Luger’s often-overlooked very good work early in his career, Sting’s injury forcing WCW to turn Luger and face him against Flair and the domino effect that had on their careers, whether reviving the Four Horsemen was a good idea, and much more.

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