Welcome back, boys and girls, to another episode of the Lawcast. This week in our Wrestlemania anthology, we're tackling arguably the biggest and best story that WWE has ever told, the Mega Powers Exploding. Did Hulk Hogan have lust in his eyes? Yes. Yes, he did. But we're also talking about everything from the Red Rooster to the Bushwackers, and try our best to figure out just what it was about Rick Rude that made the Warrior so damn different.
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Welcome, boys and girls, to another edition of the Lawcast! This week we're continuing on with our anthology of Wrestlemanias with Wrestlemania IV. Or as it is more commonly known, "the one with the jacked up tournament for no reason."
Be dazzled by the riches and splendor of Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. Be awed by the incredible promo abilities of Hulk Hogan. And most importantly, be divided, as we debate just who should have been the true successor to Hulk Hogan. Hint: it's probably Sid. Or Warlord. Definitely Sid or Warlord.
Welcome back to the Lawcast reverse countdown of Wrestlemanias, starting at the first one and going until we run out of time before the big dance itself. This week we're talking about Wrestlemania 3, an event that is truly legendary in every way a show possibly can be. Maybe the biggest match of all time? Check. Maybe the biggest crowd in American history? Check. Maybe the best match of all time? Check, check, check.
But while Hogan/Andre and Steamboat/Savage are the things people remember, we have just as much time for the fall of King Kong Bundy, the question of who does the best full nelson, and in attempting to answer the question: what makes a good celebrity guest?
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!