Welcome back to the Lawcast! This week we're onto the second part of our Wrestlemania run down and it is the spectacularly, outrageously bold, (and stupid,) Wrestlemania 2. Emanating from 3 different locations, and featuring 3 different main events, this show was designed to blow Starrcade out of the water. Unfortunately, all it did was blow.
What two people seemed like they were about to have sex on screen? Why did we freak out so much about an interview segment? And just what the hell is a Hoss Funk? All this and more, this week on the Lawcast!
Welcome, boys and girls, to another episode of the Lawcast. As WWE begins on the road to Wrestlemania, so too will we begin on our journey through every Wrestlemania ever. Much like with our Summerslam run, we're beginning at the very first Wrestlemania, and will keep right on trucking until we get to the end, or Wrestlemania happens, whichever comes first.
So that brings us to Wrestlemania 1! A show that feels less like a WWE show than it does a Madison Square Garden house show with all the trimmings. How did WWE manage to make this concept work? Why do we feel so sorry for Pat Patterson during the main event? And who in the goddamn hell gave David Sammartino the second longest match of the night?
All that and more, this week on the Lawcast!
This week on the Lawcast we're talking about the 98 Royal Rumble, and the beginning of an incredible year for WWE. In 98 they would take over the wrestling world, launch some of the most memorable characters in history and put on some amazing shows. But before they can get there, we have to get through this show, which is full of rotten matches, weird storylines, and guys who will disappear from the company inside of 3 months.
How did Vader and Luna create the coolest, (and most painful,) spot of the night? What made this one of the worst Rumbles of all time? And what prompted us to go on another rant about how money Ken Shamrock was? Only one way to find out!
Trust me, we've asked everyone, we've checked the polls and run the numbers and 92 is statistically your favorite Royal Rumble. But only one of us actually even likes it. What made 1992 a special year for the Rumble, and for Ric Flair specifically? Who was involved in what should have been the first triple turn in wrestling history? And just why is Sid so damn over all the time?
All this and more, this week on the Lawcast!
...but it wasn't.
Welcome back, boys and girls, to another episode of the Lawcast. This week we're going back to a night that has a great deal of significance to Law, our resident WCW fan. It's Starrcade 97, the culmination of the incredible Hollywood Hogan/Sting feud over a year in the making. It had Bret Hart! It had great cinematography! It had Hogan and Sting! It also sucked so hard that it destroyed everything!
But not just that, we've also got an undercard full of randomly put together matches, main eventers getting jobbed out hilariously, and the star of the night is...Larry Zbyssko? All that and more, this week on your Laaaaaawcast.
Welcome, boys and girls, to the newest episode of the Lawcast. Today, the day that we set aside this year to love and appreciate all that is New Japan Pro Wrestling, we are excited to bring you a different kind of podcast. Instead of focusing on just one show, we decided to take a ride throw NJPW history and we tried our best to hit all the big bits, from the Three Muskateers, (both of them!), to the reckless scourge of Inokism and how it almost destroyed the company, to the amazing rebirth and success of New Japan in the last decade.
It's a TON of stuff to talk about, and we do our best to keep it fun and keep it breezy, so even someone who has never seen a Tiger Suplex can follow along and learn something cool about the second biggest promotion in professional wrestling.
Here are some topics that were cut for time, because Law wouldn't let me make this a 5 hour podcast: Bob Sapp, the early 00s stable wars, The Great Muta, NWO Japan, and the rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of Tetsuya Naito. Look for that stuff in a part 2 somewhere down the track!
Welcome back, boys and girls, to another episode of the Lawcast! This week we're covering a seminal moment in smark history, WWE Vengeance 2001. Yes, this is the hallowed night when Chris Jericho overcame the odds and the expectations of everyone watching to unify the WWE and WCW Championships for the first time in their history, uniting, in truth, the histories of every major territory in American wrestling history in one triumphant moment.
It sucked and was dumb. So let's talk about it!
Beyond that, we've also got the Hardy Boyz and their weird anti-chemistry in singles matches, The Undertaker and Rob Van Dam in one of the funnest matches of this era, and a whole bunch more!
Hello again, boys and girls, and welcome back to another episode of the Lawcast. When we originally set out to make this podcast a thing, we deliberately set aside some of the juiciest shows for later so we could build to them and make them big fun moments for loyal listeners. But hell, you guys have waited long enough, and it's time for us to get down to business and be the 8,000th people to do a podcast on the most controversial event in modern wrestling history.
So with that in mind, on this podcast we cover the whole thing, from what we would have done in everyone's shoes, to the incredible atmosphere around the match itself, and one of us even outs themselves as a crazy conspiracy theorist. And hey, we also talk about the rest of that show which was so bad that it almost seems like they were trying to make us tune out before the end. Wait, did that sound like a conspiracy theory? IT WAS A WORK DAMMIT.
Welcome back to the Lawcast everyone! After a month and a half taken off due to Cewsh needing some surgery, (he's fine, dry those tears,) the lads are back in action and better than ever. To apologize for the lack of podcasts for the last few weeks, we are giving you a holiday special THREE PACK of podcasts this week. So check back today, Friday and Sunday to get 3 different action packed episodes of the Lawcast!
Now to the show! This time out we watched WWF Survivor Series 1992, which is a weird, weird, weird goddamn show. From a main event that had to be thrown together out of nowhere, to a thrown together tag team match, to a number of matches that weren't thrown together, but sure feel like it, this show feels like it was booked in a tornado. Plus, yet another installment in "The Lawcast Accidentally Reviews The Entirety of Horrible Wrestling Feuds". This week's installment: Big Boss Man vs. Nailz.
Happy Halloween, cats and kittens! Welcome to another episode of the Lawcast! This week we're doing a rare Tuesday episode so that we can go back for one more helping of WCW's Halloween spectacular.
We're ending our run of Halloween Havocs on 1997, which saw Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio have one of the best matches in wrestling history, and Roddy Piper and Hulk Hogan have one of the worst matches in wrestling history. But that's not all! We also have the ugliest in ring attire imaginable, a random fan showing off his cage climbing skills, and everybody is doing the Alex Wright dance.
All that and more, this week on your Lawcast!