#139- The Return Of Casey Corbin, & More!
This week on the show we have a couple of big things happening! First of all, we have now partnered with Freaktoyz, the premier toy and collectible store in Wisconsin! Please go check them out either at the shop in Sheboygan or online. Use code “Dorkside” to save 15% off your purchase. Second, we have a good friend of the show back as Canada’s own Casey Corbin comes on to talk about Full Gear and a whole lot more. It was great catching up as we haven’t seen him since All Out weekend and haven’t had him on the show since last November. We also hit on all the segments you know and love, albeit a tad abbreviated. Enjoy and have a great Thanksgiving!
November 24, 2022
#138- Wisconsin Death Trip
5.5 hours of driving. 322 miles. 2 wrestling shows. 1 awesome day. That was Sunday boiled down to its most simple form. This week we spend the bulk of the show running down ACW Wisconsin at Tanners and GCW at La Pica Lounge. It was so fun! We also chat about the Retro Raw from 11/16/98. We have a new "corporate" champion: The Rock! That is who Stone Cold Steve Austin set his sights on in the main event. We also briefly talk about AEW as we are headed toward Full Gear. Enjoy!
November 17, 2022
#137- Crown Jewel Coverage, Black Eyed Hogan & More!
This week on the show we looked at the go home Raw to Survivor Series: Deadly Games. Both Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock have a ton of momentum behind them, and Kane is quite literally setting the WWF on fire. We also chat about Colt Cabana getting a crack at Chris Jericho’s ROH Championship, WWE Crown Jewel, and a ton more. Enjoy!
November 10, 2022
#136- Feeling Ucey
This week on the show we take a look back at a very decent Raw as we are on our way to crowning a new WWF champion at Survivor Series: Deadly Games. Vince McMahon is dealing some punishment to those who have wronged him and it's quite entertaining. We also chat about a great match that was recommended by @Purodad. From there, we get into the latest "Tales from the Territories", Jey Uso cracking on Smackdown, and the latest offerings from AEW. Enjoy!
November 03, 2022
#135- Tales From the Territories, Halloween Havoc & More!
Hey folks! This week on the show we take a look back on another Retro Raw in which Stone Cold Steve Austin has somehow gotten himself a new contract in the WWF. The signature on the contract says McMahon, but... You know the drill. We also take a look at some upcoming figure news and discuss the latest offerings from Tales From the Territories (focusing on Championship Wrestling From Florida) as well NXT's Halloween Havoc. Enjoy!
October 27, 2022
#134-McMahon 3:16 Says I Just Pissed My Pants
Hey guys and gals! This week on the show we dissect yet another classic episode of Monday Night Raw. With the memorable scene this week between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon it makes 4 weeks in a row that we have had a classic moment. The show started building to a 16 man tournament that will take place all in one night at Survivor Series. We also chat about two episodes of Dynamite, Tales From The Territories, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
October 20, 2022
#133- Corvette + Concrete = Awesome
This week on the show we took a look at the go home Raw to the Judgement Day PPV from way back in 1998. There has been no shortage of insane moments in the Retro Raw Review the past few weeks and this episode was no exception! We crowned a new IC champion, saw a returning superstar (two actually), and got another classic moment courtesy of Stone Cold Steve Austin. We also chat about Extreme Rules and the return of Bray Wyatt, AEW and GCW. Enjoy!
October 13, 2022
#132- Enter Mr. Socko, Tony's Troubles in AEW & More!
This week on the show we discuss the apparent turmoil that is going on behind the scenes at AEW. We don’t really know what is going on, but it doesn’t seem good. How will that affect the 3rd anniversary Dynamite? We’ll let you know next week. The history of pro wrestling that occurred on this day is also kind of a bummer. From there we look at another very memorable episode of Monday Night Raw where Austin kicked McMahons ass in a medical facility and Mr. Socko was born. To round out the show, we chat about ACW Wisconsin 49 that took place over the weekend, as well as Dynamite, Rampage, etc. Enjoy!
October 06, 2022
#131- Stone Cold: Zamboni Driver
This week on the show we spend a good hunk of time talking about a very memorable Retro Raw and the Breakdown PPV that proceeded it. Some great nuggets of information were dug up as we go over what occurred on this day in pro wrestling history. After that, we continue looking at the "white rabbit" storyline in the WWE, discuss the big AEW shows at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Mat found a chase figure at the local Target!
September 29, 2022
#130 Follow the White Rabbit
This week on the show we chat about the ominous teasers that WWE has been dropping both during the breaks of their live shows and via a QR code that was in the background of Raw. We also discuss the latest offerings from AEW ahead of the big showdown at Arthur Ashe Stadium in NYC this week, where all of the titles will be on the line, including Chris Jericho possibly capturing the ROH World Championship. We also dissect the Monday Night Raw before the Breakdown PPV way back in 1998, as well as a ton of other stuff! Enjoy. Wrestling.
September 22, 2022
#129- AEW Championship Roulette
This week on the show it is business back to normal as we come off the high that was All Out weekend. No live wrestling was consumed, but we still have plenty to talk about. The Retro Raw Review is a couple weeks away from the Breakdown PPV and many of the matches this week did just that, Breakdown. We had a nice trip down memory lane with the DMJ recommended match with some ECW. We also say goodbye to NXT 2.0 on the one-year anniversary of its inception. All this and more. Enjoy!
September 15, 2022
#128- All Out Weekend 2022
We have a special treat for you listeners on the show this week as we run down an incredible weekend in the outskirts of the Windy City! After the history, Retro Raw Review, and news (that includes some awesome figure reveals from AEW Fan Fest), we get down to business. We go day by day and give the run down on what went down. Rampage Suite, check. 4 Cups Stuffed, check. Running into the AEW champion at Target hours before the big match at All Out, check! There is a lot to go through, and it is a fun ride. Big thanks to Casey Corbin, Matt McCarthy, and Vince Averill for some great hangs. Check them out on the Talk n’ Wrestling & We Watch Wrestling podcasts!
September 08, 2022
#127- All Set For All Out
The anticipation is palpable this week as the Dorkside train keeps chugging down the tracks to a huge wrestling weekend in Chicago! But before we get there, we have a lot to discuss. The Retro Raw Review focuses on the fallout from SummerSlam ’98 at MSG. Kane & The Undertaker are running roughshod over the entire locker room and Vince McMahon has a plan in place that will end SCSA’s championship reign. From there, we talk a bit of figure news before running down the latest offerings from AEW & WWE. Lastly, we give a brief itinerary for the weekend in the Second City. Enjoy!
September 01, 2022
#126- The Return of Omega & Gargano
This week on the show we discussed a couple of big-time returns! Kenny Omega came back on Wednesday to join the Young Bucks in their quest to be the inaugural AEW Trio’s champs. On Monday we saw Johnny Wrestling return to the WWE! It is an awesome time to be a pro wrestling fan. We also dissected a very good Raw as we are days away from SummerSlam ’98 in the Retro Raw Review (impromptu Hell in a Cell match, anyone?!) To round things out, we chatted about all of the recent happenings across the landscape of this great sport. We are also just days away from a killer weekend in Chicago for All Out. Enjoy!
August 25, 2022
#125- Punk Returns, Cardona Nuptials & More!
This week on the show we kick thing off with a dose of “On This Day” that is heavy on the G1 and SummerSlam stuff. From there the WWF is on the Highway to Hell in the Retro Raw Review. Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker are heading for a showdown, and we are here for it. We also got to see both semi-finals matches for the Brawl for All. Into the Dorkness is heavy with Micro Brawler news, and after that we toss a bunch of ingredients in the Wrestling Stu. Dynamite, Rampage, GCW Homecoming and more are all discussed. Enjoy!
August 18, 2022
#124- Three AEW Shows, ACW All Star Rumble & More!
This week on the show we sit down to chat about the three offerings from AEW this week (I had no idea that Battle of the Belts was happening until after it happened). Adam keeps us up to speed on Raw, and we go over a great match from ECW's Guilty as Charged 1999 show as Super Crazy did battle with a young Tajiri. The Retro Raw Review was pretty cringeworthy this week as the WWF welcomed John Wayne Bobbitt to have a segment with Val Venus, Chyna mooned the crowd and the Brawl for All's quarterfinals wrapped up. All that and more. Enjoy!
August 11, 2022
#123- Thoughts on SummerSlam, Flair's Last Match & More!
On the show this week we talk all about the two biggest shows of the last week: WWE’s SummerSlam and Ric Flairs Last Match. We watched them both and for the most part enjoyed both offerings. The Retro Raw Review got into the 2nd round of the Brawl for All, as well as a tag match that featured the top 3 stars in the company. We had a very stylish “Into the Dorkness” as Mat added two RSVLT shirts to the wardrobe as well as some Ric Flair Micro Brawlers. Other than that, we discuss anything that popped into out heads. Enjoy!
August 04, 2022
#122- Vince Retires, SDCC Reveals & More!
This week on the show we talk about all sort of stuff, but at the top of the card has to be the fact that Vince McMahon has retired from the WWE. What a crazy sentence to write. The next few months will be very interesting as far as the pro wrestling landscape goes. The Retro Raw was fun and introduced a new Undertaker theme and the SCSA Smoking Skull belt. We also run down some highlights from the Mattel SDCC Comic Con reveals, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
July 28, 2022
#121- Flair's Final Match Preview, ACW: Wisconsin Review & More!
This week on the show, Adam is back Bay Bay! In the Retro Raw Review, we take a look at the go home show to the first Fully Loaded show (it’s also the show where HHH gets a woman in the crowd to remove her top) We almost pass by Into the Dorkness completely, but Adam had a couple of the new ZST figures so we checked those out. Then we ran down a whole lot of topics in The Stu. Enjoy!
July 21, 2022
#120- Another Singles Match For Matty
This week on the show Mat is once again solo as Adam is under the weather. No worries, though, he will be back next week and we will keep on keepin’ on! The Retro Raw Review this week revolves around whether or not The Undertaker is in cahoots with Kane. We got info on the Mattel SDCC exclusive figure (or figures, in this case!) and in The Wrestling Stu, I went over a bunch of stuff including Dynamite, Rampage, the Vince McMahon scandal, Kevin Nash’s podcast and more. Enjoy!
July 14, 2022
#119- Blood & Guts, Mattel SDCC Wishlist & More!
This week on the show, we welcome Adam back to the show to get things back on track after a couple weeks. We chat about all things that are going on in the pro wrestling world! Blood & Guts from AEW is a major topic. We also touch on WWE’s Money in The Bank and the Royal Rampage! Mat lists off some of his wish list from Mattel at this years SDCC, and much more! Enjoy!
July 07, 2022
#118- Busting Through the Forbidden Door!
Hey Gang! This week on the show is another solo run, so please bear with me. “On This Day” has a couple memorable moments that include a destroyed championship title belt and a double murder! The Retro Raw Review is a pretty classic episode as we see a debut, a return, and the start of the “Brawl for All” and the total debacle that was. Kane also defended the WWF Championship only 24 hours after winning it (in unceremonious fashion) at KOTR. From there I did my best to recollect all of the pro wrestling that Adam and I took in since the last show. It was a ton. I forgot some, I’m sure, but oh well! See you next week, hopefully with Adam. Cheers!
June 30, 2022
#117- What a Wrestling Weekend Ahead!
This week on the show Matty is solo as Adam is on hiatus. It's all good in the hood, though, because the show is dropping early and Adam will be back to watch a ton of live pro wrestling this weekend! The Retro Raw Review this week was very memorable and the visual heading into KOTR was a sight you have to see. Into the Dorkness was collapsed this week and in The Wrestling Stu, Mat runs down the itinerary for the week, which if you count JWA last Saturday, includes 6 shows in 8 days! Dynamite, ACW: Wisconsin, NRW, Warrior Wrestling and Forbidden Door will all be discussed next week. Hope to see some of you at these shows. Cheers!
June 22, 2022
#116- NJPW Dominion 2022 & More!
This week on the show we have a good old time chatting about all thing professional wrestling. In the Retro Raw Review, we are just two weeks away from KOTR 1998 and the Hell in a Cell match that would change the course of history (and the lives of Mick Foley & The Undertaker). Not too much in the way of figure news, so Into the Dorkness is a bit condensed. The Stu is full of all sorts of goodness including a run down of the recent Dominion show from NJPW and there’s a lot to talk about as we are on our way to The Forbidden Door in Chicago. Enjoy!
June 16, 2022
#115- The Injury Bug Is Biting!
Hey guys and gals, we hope you enjoy a slightly abbreviated version of the show this week. We got all the segments in, just spent a little less time yapping due to some scheduling conflicts. The bulk of the conversation revolves around just how many stars are currently out of commission. This was spurred on by the Punk and Cody news, but there are plenty more. Here's hoping that things start to sort themselves out as we are heading toward a milestone PPV in Chicago at Forbidden Door. Enjoy!
June 09, 2022
#114- The AEW Champion Is A Real Punk!
This week on the show se take a look back at AEW’s Double or Nothing show from the previous weekend. To piggyback on that we run down all of the figure reveals from the AEW Fan Fest, of which there were a lot! We also took in some local pro wrestling on behalf of the JWA, and watched the fallout from the inaugural Over the Edge show in the Retro Raw Review. If you would like to support the show, follow along on the socials @DorksideOTR and join the Facebook group. If you want to lend a hand monetarily, purchase a shirt at Pro Wrestling Tees. We appreciate all of you!
June 02, 2022
#113- Water City WrestlingCon Breakdown
This week on the show we chat about the go home WWF Raw to the first Over the Edge PPV. After that we take some time to digest all of the bobblehead offerings heading our way from Forever Collectibles and run down a decent list of new arrivals to our personal collections. Then to finish up, we detail our experience as a vendor/sponsor of ACW: Wisconsin’s Water City WrestlingCon. It was a fantastic experience and I hope you enjoy the rundown! We also find a way to talk about some other current stuff such as Sasha & Naomi walking out and the lead up to Double or Nothing.
May 26, 2022
#112 Dylan Postl Talks All Things ACW: Wisconsin
This week on the show we run down all the usual segments that you know and love in a bit of a condensed format, with good reason. Former WWE Superstar and fellow Wisconsin native Dylan Postl, AKA Swoggle sits down to chat all things ACW Wisconsin! Dylan runs down the genesis of ACW and talks about how it has transformed into one of the best independent wrestling promotions, not only in the state, but the country. We also talk about this week’s upcoming Water City Wrestling Con, and try to piece together what happened last year as well. It has been very cool getting to know Dylan the past couple of years and we can’t wait to have him back on the show. Enjoy!
May 19, 2022
#111- WrestleMania Backlash Backlash
This week on the show we begin to brace ourselves for what is a jam-packed slate of live professional wrestling on the horizon! We will get more into the itinerary next week, but this week we spend a good amount of time looking back at the Retro Raw from 5/11/98. The SCSA / Vince McMahon rivalry is beginning to heat up as the boss is stacking the deck against the rattlesnake. We also sat down together and really enjoyed WrestleMania Backlash! Just about every match delivered and it was a fun one. It’s slim pickin’s as far as figure news goes, but there’s a tad bit. We also talk about all of the current wrestle chat whether it’s on the screen, podcasts, or wherever. Enjoy
May 12, 2022
#110- NJPW Dontaku, Jacob F'N Fatu & More
This week on the show we chat about so many topics! In “On This Day” we talk about a very real (but kayfabed) injury to Andre the Giant and the first UK only WWE PPV. The Retro Raw was a doozy this week, headlined by some footage that was “accidentally” recorded between Jerry Lawler and Paul Bearer. Lots of new things added to the collection at the end of “Into the Dorkness” including a 1/100 chase Sting Micro Brawler! We spend the remainder talking about Jacob Fatu vs. Bandito, NJPW Dontaku and a ton of other things that came across the wrestling radar this week. Enjoy!
May 05, 2022
#109- I Dub Thee Unforgiven
On the show this week we check out the inaugural WWF Unforgiven show, complete with the first ever Inferno (and evening gown) Match as well as dissect the Monday Night Raw that followed it. It is quite memorable as it's the show where the DX Army try to invade WCW Nitro, that was being held a mere 15 minutes down the road from the arena. We also have a ton of Micro Brawlers added to the PC, and talk all about the current events that are happening around the wrestling landscape. Thanks to each and every one of you for the support! Enjoy!
April 27, 2022
#108- NJPW Windy City Riot
On the show this week we spend the lion's share of the "Wrestling Stu" chatting about our experience attending the NJPW Windy City Riot show in Chicago. In person, it was a fantastic time and we give you a play by play of sorts on how the night went. In the "Retro Raw Review" we take a look at the go home show to the Inaugural Unforgiven PPV where we will witness the first ever Inferno match. We also break down 3 AEW shows that aired since we last sat down, and tons of other stuff. Cheers!
April 21, 2022
#107- Yuta Man, Wheeler!
On the show this week we take a good long look at the pro wrestling offerings from the last week. From FTR and The Young Bucks, to an absolute breakout performance from Wheeler Yuta vs. Jon Moxley, to some familiar faces showing up on Smackdown. There was a lot going on. In the Retro Raw Review, we are on our way to Unforgiven and the first ever Inferno Match. Mat has a pretty incredible haul of new arrivals including some very rare Micro Brawlers. Oh, and we now have a Pro Wrestling Tees store, so go grab a shirt and help the show. Cheers!
April 13, 2022
#106- The Madness of Mania Week
We are back… and better than ever! (sing that like the Bischoff theme) After a brief hiatus, the two heads of the dork table are here with all of the pro wrestling goodness that we normally bring. The Retro Raw Review is giant this week, as we cover two episodes. A lot has changed. SCSA is the WWF Champion, and both he and The Rock have shiny new championship title belts to show off. Into the Dorkness includes some of the Mattel reveals and a lot of new things make their way into the collection. We do our best to sift through all of the content from over Mania week to chat about what we liked most. Let us know on the socials @DorksideOTR and tell us your Mania Moment this year. Cheers!
April 07, 2022
#105- Thunder Rosa Wins Big!
This week on the show we take a look at the go home show to WrestleMania 14 that featured all of the big players, including Iron Mike Tyson! We also spend some time discussing a ton of topics in “The Wrestling Stu”: Mat takes a bit to reflect on the impact of Scott Hall in the pantheon of pro wrestling greats. Thunder Rosa finally getting her moment as she became the new AEW Women’s Champion, Steve Harvey settling a dispute between Kevin Sullivan and JJ Dillon and so much more! Enjoy.
March 24, 2022
#104- R.I.P. Scott Hall
This week on the show we take a look back at the Monday Night Raw that occurred 12 days before WrestleMania 14. A challenger is possibly concussed and a new champion is crowned. After that, we have very little in the way of figure news, but Mat adds quite a few pieces to the collection. Then, although it is still very fresh, we chat about the untimely passing of Mat's favorite wrestler: Scott Hall. We spend a little time on it, but ultimately a tribute bonus podcast is in order. Follow us on the socials @DorksideOTR, and remember, bad times don't last but bad guys do.
March 17, 2022
#103- AEW Revolution, Figure Reveals & More!
On the show this week we take a look back at AEW's fantastic show over the weekend. These PPV's always deliver and Revolution was no exception. With that came AEW Fan Fest where Jazwares showed off a ton of new figures. We run down a list, but you're better off heading to Ringside Collectibles and checking out the photo galleries. We also chat about Vince McMahon on the Pat McAfee show and a ton more. Enjoy!
March 10, 2022
#102- Great Promos on Dynamite, GCW In LA & More!
Hey guys and gals! This week on the show we take a look back at the 3/2/98 Monday Night Raw, where Mike Tyson changed the landscape of his enforcer role ahead of WrestleMania 14. We also chat about the weekend residence in Los Angeles for GCW, MJF & Eddie Kingston cutting money promos on Dynamite and so much more as we are on the road to Dallas for WM. Mat gets a bunch of Micro Brawlers added to the collection as well as the new Retros and the Britt Baker bobblehead. Enjoy!
March 03, 2022
#101- Dynamite Recap, WWE In Saudi & More
This week on the show, we take a look back at an episode of Dynamite that was incredible as well as chat about The Elimination Chamber in Saudi Arabia that was possible the best event to date from there. We also take a look back "On This Day" to see that ROH & NXT both debuted on 2/23. Lots of Micro Brawlers make their way into our personal collections and we unbox the February crate from Pro Wrestling Tees. That and so much more. Enjoy!
February 24, 2022
#100- We Need To Talk About Cody
This week on the show we chat about all sorts of stuff. The Cody Rhodes situation takes center stage in the "Wrestling Stu". Is it all a work, or is he really gone from AEW? Part of the fun is that we don't know. And admit it, as much as we all like to hear about what goes on behind the scenes and predict what will happen next, we love to be genuinely surprised! We also talk about the beginning of Brutus Beefcake's "barber" persona, as well as run down a fairly lackluster Monday Night Raw as the "Retro Raw Review" keeps on trucking toward WrestleMania 14. Enjoy!
February 17, 2022
#99- A Double Dose of Dynamite, AEW Debuts & More!
This week we ran into a bit of a scheduling issue and had to record late. On the plus side, that allowed us to chat about the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, which if you haven’t seen it, you should ASAP. From the debuts to the Texas deathmatch main event, it was incredible. Mat runs down what happened at ACW Wisconsin’s show at Tanners over the weekend. On the Retro Raw side of things, we are heading towards the inaugural No Way Out PPV on the way to WrestleMania 14 and things are heating up between Stone Cold Steve Austin and DX.
February 11, 2022
#98- Royal Rumble Review 2022
This week on the show we take a look at one of the more memorable moments in WWF Monday Night Raw history: The night that Cactus Jack and Terry Funk took a dumpster ride off the stage in Indianapolis. What a crazy episode! After that we go into a review of The Royal Rumble weekend in St. Louis. Not just the show, but the whole weekend as we were there for it. Sure, the men’s rumble wasn’t all it could be, but the rest of the card was pretty fun. Some “On This Day and figure related news round out the show. Enjoy!
February 03, 2022
#97- GCW @ Hammerstein, Rumble Preview & More
This week on the show, "The Wrestling Stu" takes center stage! We chat about the recent GCW show at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom. What went right, what went wrong and what we thought about the show overall. We also preview the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble that we will be attending live in St. Louis. Follow us on the socials @DorksideOTR for the updates, and let us know what you think about the show. We love feedback! Have a great Royal Rumble weekend, and we will see you next week on the road to WrestleMania!
January 27, 2022
#96- GCW is HOT, Tyson on Raw & More!
This week on the show we chat about a huge shot fired in the Monday Night Wars: The night that Iron Mike Tyson showed up on Raw. We play a clip from the face to face with Stone Cold Steve Austin and reflect 24 years later. We also attended GCW's "Say You Will" show in Chicago, which was the final stop on the road to the Hammerstein Ballroom, so we have thoughts and stories from that. We finish things off with the Wrestling Stu, where we get to quickly touch on a ton of current topics. Follow the show on all the socials @DorksideOTR
January 20, 2022
#95- 2022 Royal Rumble Tattoo Draw
Hey guys! This week on the show we check out the go home Raw to the 1998 WWF Royal Rumble. There's a lot going on in the company at this time with the integration of the NWA to the show and the emergence of DX and Stone Cold raising hell wherever they go. It's so fun! After that we take a look at a good bit of figure news before hitting a bunch of topics in the Wrestling Stu. To finish off the show, we draw our numbers for the 4th annual Tattoo Royal Rumble. There's still time to get your number if you want in, just hit us up on the socials @DorksideOTR
January 13, 2022
#94- Down Since Day 1 Ish!
This week on the show we run down all of the segments you know and love, but one has morphed into something else. The Wrestling Stu has replaced Whatchu Watchin?! to give you more content! All of the avenues that bring you professional wrestling are on the table. We also review the first Raw of 1998. A new NWA champion was crowned in the WWF and HBK was duped by The Undertaker. Stone Cold is raising hell on the way to the Royal Rumble. It's so fun to look back. We also discuss Day 1, GCW's Die 4 This, and much more. Enjoy!
January 06, 2022
#93- Crapper 3:16
This week on the show we take a look back at a pretty memorable episode of Raw is War. Stone Cold tosses Goldust into a Port a John, Chainsaw Charlie debuts and Owen Hart has a hell of a match with HBK for the WWF Championship. We also look at a bunch of figure news, Mat debuts his tattoo from the 2021 Royal Rumble random draw, and we get into some great stuff that AEW dropped on us for the holidays. We also have a quick preview of a very busy January. Enjoy!
December 30, 2021
#92- One-Hour Dynamite Draw, ROH Memories & More!
Happy Holidays! This week on the show we discussed a ton of topics including Bryan Danielson and Hangman Adam Page wrestling to a one-hour time limit draw on national television, where we think the Brock / Roman storyline is heading, Ric Flair calling rehab a total work and much more. We also hit all of the normal segments like the Retro Raw Review (where HBK and HHH pulled a fast one on Sgt. Slaughter), and Into the Dorkness where we added to the collections with a bunch of stuff including an ROH DVD from a show we both attended but was never aired. Enjoy the holidays in a safe and responsible manner. We appreciate you!
December 23, 2021
#91- A Very Memorable Raw Review, RIP Jimmy Rave & More
This week on the show, we take a look at a very memorable episode of Raw in the Retro Review. Three major things happened: The Rock referred to himself as “The People’s Champion”, Stone Cold Steve Austin tossed the IC Championship over a bridge and Vince McMahon graced us with the “passé” promo. We talk about Brock Lesnar in overalls befriending Sami Zayn, which was gold. We also get into some sad news regarding Jimmy Rave who left us too early this past week. Check out his stuff, and check in on your pals this time of year. The holidays in general can be tough, and with a global pandemic happening, it’s even worse. Thanks to everyone who listens to this show, I appreciate YOU! Check us out on the socials @DorksideOTR, if you’re so inclined, and please let us know what you like or dislike about the show. We love to hear from you!
December 16, 2021
#90- The End of the In Your House Era, Owen Returns & More
This week on the show, we took a look back at IYH: Degeneration X, and the Monday Night Raw that followed it. We saw the return of Owen Hart, whom Shawn Michaels has dubbed "The Nugget" After that we have a tad bit of news including the death of WWE DVD and Blu Ray in the US and follow that up with a ton of stuff that we watched since we last sat down. We chat about AEW Dynamite and that flaming table spot, but also get into ACW Wisconsin's 8th anniversary show, and DAMN what a night that was. Thanks as always for the listen, we appreciate you!
December 09, 2021
#89- Punk vs. MJF, Mondo Lucha & More!
This week on the show we chat about the go home Raw to the final In Your House of all time. We also take our weekly look back at the history of pro wrestling, which is highlighted by Adam attempting to guess the names of stars before they were stars. We hit on some figure news that includes some new pre orders up at Ringside Collectibles and Zombie Sailor Toys, then chat about the pro wrestling that we consumed since last week. That includes a couple AEW shows on the television, and two shows that we attended in person. Enjoy!
December 02, 2021
#88- Survivor Series Memories, Figure News & More!
We have a great show lined up for you this week! All of the usual segments are represented. On the Retro Raw, everyone has put the Montreal incident in the rearview mirror (except Shawn Michaels) The Mattel Elite squad dropped a video late last week showcasing some new figures on the horizon so we discuss that. Mat unboxes the November Pro Wrestling Crate live on the show, then takes a stroll down memory lane and lists off his top 3 Survivor Series PPV's (as well as some notable moments) We also chat about Bryan Danielson's abrupt heel turn and Seth Rollins getting tackled by a "fan". Enjoy!
November 25, 2021
#87- AEW Full Gear, Bret Screwed Bret, & More
This week on the show we talk about some very prolific Survivor Series in the “On This Day” segment. From there we chat about the Raw from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada that occurred just two days after the events in Montreal, although it aired 8 nights later. This was the show with the infamous “Bret screwed Bret” interview. We get a lot of Chella Toys news, and talk all about our weekend in Minnesota for AEW’s Full Gear. Enjoy!
November 18, 2021
#86- Casey Corbin, Montreal Screwjob Fallout & More!
Hey, gang! This week on the show you are in for a treat! As we travel down the road that is 1997 WWF, we have hit a major pothole that shook up not only the WWF, but the entire wrestling business. Most of us have seen and remember the incident that occurred at the 1997 Survivor Series, but what happened the following night on Raw is mostly forgotten. Well, someone who didn't forget was Canada's own Casey Corbin! This well know comic and all around awesome dude hops on with us to chat about that infamous weekend and a ton more! He couldn't have been a better fit for the show, and we hope to bring him back on soon. We chatted with Casey for almost an hour, and as a result, we compressed our normal segments down a bit, but I think you'll agree it was totally worth it. Be sure to check out his show, Talk n' Wrestling wherever you get your pods. Enjoy!
November 11, 2021
#85- Prelude to Survivor Series '97, Halloween in AEW & More!
This week on the show we are taking a look back at a very pivotal moment in the Monday Night Wars, and the WWF in general. The Retro Raw Review is the 11/3/97 episode that is the go home show to The Survivor Series in Montreal! Into the Dorkness is a real cornucopia as we chat about figures that were announced from so many different lines from Micro Brawlers to Elites. We hit on some sad news about a couple of guys that wont be performing in a ring for a bit, and finish with an AEW heavy Whatchu Watchin?! Help the show by spreading the word to a friend that might like it. We appreciate you!
November 04, 2021
#84- Wrestling Icons, Suzuki's Excursion, Fig News & More!
This week on the show, we have a nice helping of "On This Day" that included a few Halloween Havoc's, & HBK's first singles title. The Retro Raw Review is highlighted by Jim Cornette's opinion on the Icon word being thrown around a lot in the business. We have a wide array of figure news that includes retros, brawlers and more. Then we chat about all of the great wrestling that can be consumed on a weekly basis. GCW, AEW and NXT are just a few options! What a time to be a fan. Thanks for listening and if you would share with someone you think would dig it, that would mean the world to us! Thanks!
October 28, 2021
#83- AEW & WWE Head to Head, Suzuki vs. Everybody & More!
This week on the show, we chat about the worst wrestling convention of all time in the “On This Day” segment. We also discuss some new figure news before doing a Highspots mystery box unboxing live on the air. We then wrap it all up with some thoughts about what we have watched since we last sat down, including Suzuki vs. Everybody, NXT, AEW and more!
October 21, 2021
#82- This Episode is Justin Credible!
This week on the show we have a bit of a long one! That's because in the main event we have an interview with former ECW Heavyweight Champion, Justin Credible aka: PJ Polaco. We had a great conversation about his time in the WWF, his transition to ECW and more. We thought about collapsing a segment, but instead decided to make it an extra large helping of wrestling goodness. In the Retro Raw Review, DX is finally named, and we are a month out from the Survivor Series in Montreal. Whatchu Watchin?! is headlined by a pair of GCW shows. All this and much more. Check it out, and if you dig it, tell a friend!
October 14, 2021
#81- NJPW G1 Update, Glock Anderson & More!
This week on the show, we take a look at all of the recent stuff, including Arn Anderson calling out Cody for being soft and a quick recap of the last five nights of the New Japan G1 Climax tournament. In the Retro Raw Review, we look at what might be the best episode we have covered so far (10/6/97 if you're playing along at home). HHH and HBK are in true sophomoric form, Melanie Pillman joins via satellite mere hours after her husband passed, and Jim Cornette spoke his mind about the state of the business. No one was safe during this segment. As always, thanks for the listen, an do us a solid by telling a friend about the show!
October 07, 2021
#80- Omega vs. Daniels, NJPW G1 Update & More!
This week on the show we chat about a Retro Raw that is really the bridge to a new era in the WWF. So many things change in the landscape in the next few days. A beloved man is lost too soon, and a character that was probably supposed to have a short run (that lasts over 20 years) will debut before next weeks segment. We also rundown nights 3,4,& 5 of the G1 tournament. If you haven't checked it out, you definitely should. It's fantastic! We also discuss everything else we have seen since we last sat down, which is a lot. Enjoy!
September 30, 2021
#79- Early G1 Results, NXT 2.0 Thoughts & More!
Hey gang! This week on the show we get things rolling with some "On This Day" before heading into the "Retro Raw Review" that featured one of the most pivotal shows as we truck on towards the Attitude Era. Austin stuns Vince, Cactus Jack shows up to confront HHH, and Bret Hart wrestles Goldust hours after being told that McMahon will not be honoring their 20 year contract. It's good stuff. After that we have a bit of news before going into "Whatchu Watchin?!" where we discuss the first two nights of the NJPW G1 tournament, NXT 2.0, and much more. Thanks for the listen, and if you dig the show, let a friend know about it. We appreciate it more than you know!
September 23, 2021
#78- The Fallout From All Out, Enter Attitude & More!
This week on the show we discuss the fallout from All Out, which, I think has to be one of the best PPV’s in the last decade, if not all time. We run down some interesting stuff that occurred on this day in pro wrestling history, and review a Monday Night Raw that some say was the catalyst for the “Attitude” era. If you want to see Michael Hickenbottom in stuffed biker shorts, be sure to seek it out. We don’t have a ton of new to cover, so we quickly get into all of the glorious pro wrestling that was consumed over the last seven days. It’s a lot. And with NXT 2.0, Dark Side of the Ring and NJPW’s G1 starting this week, the content isn’t letting up anytime soon! Enjoy.
September 15, 2021
#77- What a Weekend in Chicago!
This week on the show we hit on all of the normal segments, but there’s a little something special as our Retro Raw Review returns to it’s normal form, and we do our best to verbally document our amazing weekend in Chicago! Who watched more live wrestling this week than us? Probably nobody! The weekend was book-ended by the AEW shows (Rampage & All Out), but there was so many other great things to see as well. We made some new friends along the way, ate over-priced ice cream bars and enjoyed every second of it. Shout out to GCW, the We Watch Wrestling Podcast and all of the cool people that made the weekend one for the record books. Enjoy!
September 09, 2021
#76- AEW Live in Milwaukee, Insane 8 & More!
This week on the show, we briefly hit on some "On This Day..." before giving a quick rundown on the special "Friday Night's Main Event" that acted as the go home to IYH: Ground Zero. We will get back to that next week, but the bulk of the show we talk about all of the pro wrestling we watched LIVE this week. We caught AEW Dark: Elevation, Dynamite AND Rampage this week from the UWM Panthers Arena in Milwaukee on Wednesday, then it was off to Waukesha, WI for ICW - Milwaukee's annual Insane 8 deathmatch tournament. It was two sides of the same awesome coin that is wrestling. Thanks for listening, and join us next week as we break down all of the Chicago shows we are about to take in. It's a great time to be a fan!
September 02, 2021
#75- CM Punk Returns, Live PWTees Crate Unboxing & More!
This week on the show, we chat about the biggest return possibly in professional wrestling history! It was well rumored and all but confirmed, but that didn't make it any less special. What an incredible scene. Then, we are forced to take somewhat of a detour from the Retro Raw Review, thanks to some tennis, but we make do. After that is a little figure news and some new arrivals, followed by a healthy dose of "Whatchu Watchin?!" that included one of the best three days of wrestling in awhile. Dropping this episode a little early as we are off to attend Dynamite in Milwaukee. Enjoy!
August 25, 2021
#74- NJPW: Resurgence, Triple Mania 29, Rampage & More!
Hey gang! This week on the show we are dealing with a pro wrestling landscape that is changing by the day! The changes are both in the current day product as well as in the Retro Raw Review from 1997. What an exciting time to be a fan. We are on the precipice of something big if the internet rumors are to be believed. We talk about the Mattel Creations New Generation Arena that got funded on Friday, as well as hit on all of the stuff that has been going on this week. There's a lot! We look at the first Rampage, Dynamite, TripleMania, NJPW Resurgence and a ton more. Thank you so much for taking the journey with us!
August 19, 2021
#73- DX is Formed, #Unlock the Arena Update, & More!
This week on the show it's a singles match as Mat is tackling the show solo style as Adam is on vacation. All the normal segments are covered, but it's a little strange without Adam's wit and insight. The Retro Raw Review is heading on a crash course to IYH: Ground Zero, and was a very pivotal episode in the shows history. Rocky Maivia sides with the Nation of Domination, and, although its not named, DX is formed with HBK, HHH, Chyna and a returning Rick Rude come together. After that we update some new signees for Zombie Sailor and give an update on the Mattel Creations crowd funded playset. The show finishes up with Mat chatting about the wrestling that was consumed since we last sat down. Enjoy!
August 12, 2021
#72- They Did A Deathmatch On TNT?!
This week on the show we talk about the latest news in the wrestling world, including some significant WWE releases. We also take some time to chat bout the fact that AEW actually aired a legit deathmatch on cable television! Say what you will, but Nick Gage vs. Chris Jericho was a big deal. We also hop in the way back machine to revisit SummerSlam 1997 and the Raw that followed it. This two day span was most notable for Stone Cold Steve Austin suffering a broken neck, and The Hitman capturing his 5th WWF Heavyweight Championship. Tons of other stuff is covered. Thanks for listening, and feel free to reach out with some feedback!
August 05, 2021
#71- SDCC Reveals, Cardona in GCW & More!
This week on the show we find ourselves knee deep in the go home Raw to SummerSlam 1997! Things are getting heated between The Hart Foundation and the rest of the WWF. Faction warfare seems imminent, and we a re here for it. Then we have a Super-Sized edition of “Into the Dorkness” because it is SDCC time. So many cool figures were announced. We try to touch on all of it, but for a more in-depth look, check out the Mattel Elite Squad video on YouTube. Then, we round out the episode chatting about all the glorious wrestling we have watched since we last sat down. Enjoy!
July 29, 2021
#70- Returns All Over The Place!
This week on the show, We have lots to talk about! We head towards SummerSlam 1997 in the Retro Raw Review that took place from Halifax, and was a very fun show to look back on. The figure news is a little slow coming in as SDCC is happening in the next few days, but some stuff is starting to trickle out. How about that New Generation crowd funded playset?! Then we get into what we've been watching (other than the Bucks game that had us a tad distracted as we recorded). So many returns! Keith Lee, John Cena, Goldberg, and probably biggest of all, Fans! It was a great week to be a wrestling fan, and we cannot wait to see what's on the horizon. Thanks for taking the time to enjoy it with us.
July 22, 2021
#69- Hart Foundation Stipulations, and Lots of Figure News!
Well things are heating up in our trek down the trail is 1997 WWF. The Hart Foundation has laid down the gauntlet in the form of stipulations in each of their Summer Slam matches. Anvil is even putting his goatee on the line. (do any of these get paid off, I don't think so). We also have a decent amount of news this week, including the first trickle of SDCC pre-orders. We cant wait for the Sgt. Slaughter Ultimate, and to see what the next few weeks bring! Mat adds a personal grail to the collection, and we cover what happened this week from WWE to AEW, GCW and ROH. Thanks for listening to the show, and please share with a friend. It means a ton. Thanks!
July 15, 2021
#68- Canadian Stampede Review, Live Crowds on the Horizon & More!
This week on the show it feels like we are in a bit of a holding pattern. Not as far as the effort we put in, but the wrestling world as a whole. But that is all about to change! AEW is on the road starting this week and WWE is right behind. ROH has their Best in the World PPV right around the corner as well! It's a fun time to be a fan. The news is also a bit lacking as we wait for SDCC and all of the figure reveals that will come with that. The floodgates will soon be open and I for one cannot wait! Thanks for listening to the show and please share it with a friend. It would mean the world to us!
July 08, 2021
#67- TWO Local Indy Shows, Mattel Reveals & More!
On the show this week we have a great show planned! We are a bit light on the pro wrestling history and the figure news (SDCC is right around the corner), but we make up for it with a really good Retro Raw Review as we see Los Boricuas debut and things really start heating up ahead of The Canadian Stampede. We also have lots to talk about in the “Whatchu Watchin?!” segment as we get into all of the stuff that was presented on television and TWO live shows that were attended in our area. Frozen Tundra Wrestling an Wicked F’N Wisconsin were a stark contrast to one another, but both shows were very fun. Hope you enjoy the show, and if you like what we’re doing, share it with someone!
July 01, 2021
#66- Austin 3:16 Is Born, Possible Figure Leaks & More!
This week on the show we kick things off with some “On This Day” that features a PPV event that was the first one attended by both Adam and myself as youngsters, The 1996 King of the Ring from the Mecca in Milwaukee. This is known as the night Austin 3:16 was created, but we saw some other great matches as well. The Retro Raw Review is focused on the upcoming Canadian Stampede, but we also get a Flash Funk vs. Sabu match that came out of left field! Of course we get into some news (possible leaks) and chat about what we have watched this week in the world of pro wrestling. Hope you are enjoying the show, we enjoy creating it!
June 24, 2021
ACW-40, NXT Takeover: In Your House & More!
This week on the show we take a dive down an episode of Monday night Raw that, while lots of stuff happened, we hardly remembered any of it. Ahmed Johnson turns heel, ECW invaded again, and the five members of the WWF roster that will take on The Hart Foundation at Canadian Stampede are determined. Mat has an Ultimate mail day, and we look at the past weekends NXT Takeover: In Your House, which was headlined by a hell of a Fatal 5 way match. We also chat about the recent ACW Wisconsin show that we attended and so much more! Hope you are enjoying the show, and if you are, please share it with a friend! Thanks.
June 17, 2021
#64- 1997 KOTR Fallout, Current Day Future Endeavors & More!
This week on the show we cover a ton of ground in our ongoing 1997 WWF coverage. We are coming off the heels of the King of the Ring PPV. Farooq has fired everyone in the Nation of Domination except D’Lo Brown, and Mankind has slapped the Mandible Claw on good ole JR (such good shit). We also take a look at the recent list of folks that the WWE has let go in the last week, some of which were very shocking! There’s some good bits of news and a very diverse plate when it comes to the Whatchu Watching?! Segment. We get the standard fare, but sprinkle in some GCW, Dark Side of the Ring and more. Enjoy!
June 10, 2021
#63- AEW Fan Fest Figure Reveals & More!
Hey gang! On the show this week, we take a look at the go home Raw to the King of the Ring 1997, then get into all of the Jazwares reveals that took place at AEW Fan Fest before the big Double of Nothing PPV! They showed off so much stuff, including our first glimpse at the Unmatched line, and some wrestling buddies! Then we talk about the PPV itself as well as all of the other wrestling we watched both on the television and in person. That's right, we went to ICW-Milwaukee on Saturday for a death match showcase. All this content and more in this episode. Thanks for listening, and please tell your friends.
June 03, 2021
#62- Steve Austin's First WWF Title, Dark Side in North Korea & More!
This week on the show, we see Stone Cold Steve Austin win his first championship in the WWF as well as The Undertaker return to Paul Bearer in the Retro Raw Review. We also Chat about so much of the wrestling that we watched since we last sat down to record. We go over Dark Side of the Ring's North Korea episode, The Warrior biography on A&E, as well as all of the current stuff as we head toward AEW's Double or Nothing show this Sunday. Enjoy!
May 27, 2021
#61- RIP New Jack, May 19th & Tons More!
The show this week kicks off with a chat about one of the most controversial characters in the pro wrestling business, New Jack, who passed away suddenly a couple days after last weeks show. Whether you loved or hated the man, one thing is for sure, he was a polarizing figure. We then turn our attention to the fact that May 19th is a very important day in pro wrestling history. Everything from Andre the Giant being born to the Curtain Call happened on this day. It should be a pro wrestling holiday. We round it out with several news stories and a review of all things wrestling that we consumed over the past seven days. Enjoy!
May 20, 2021
#60- I'm Brian F'N Pillman!
This week on the show we take a dive into IYH: A Cold Day In Hell and the Monday night Raw that followed it, 24 years ago. Things continue to heat up with The Hart Foundation and their adversaries. It was a solid show, for sure. Some figure news, and new arrivals that include several of the Macho Man Randy Savage Micro Brawlers, as well as one of the most sought-after Elites on the shelf right now. Then, in the main event, a very special guest sits in for “Whatchu Watchin?!” to talk about the season premier of Dark Side of the Ring, AEW Blood and Guts, and much more! Head over to the socials to see what we are up to. You can find us @DorksideOTR
May 13, 2021
#59- MWFP Crate Unboxing, Stolen WWF Titles & More!
This week on the show, we have a full slate of awesome content for your listening pleasure! The Retro Raw Review is the go home for In Your House: A Cold Day In Hell, and features a ton of The Hart Foundation with some Undertaker and Stone Cold sprinkled in. The news is a bit sparse this week, but Into the Dorkness features an unboxing crate from the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast that contained two great Micro Brawlers! We then chat about the A&E Biography on Roddy Piper, Steen vs. Generico and a ton of other content. Thanks for listening to the show, and please share with a friend!
May 06, 2021
#58- Prayer Time With Brian Pillman
On the show this week we get to discuss an awesome episode of Raw in the retro review, complete with a big surprise return and lots of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Into the Dorkness is headlined by some new retro news courtesy of Zombie Sailor’s upcoming line. Then we chat about all of the pro wrestling content that was consumed in the last seven days. There is literally at least one program to watch each and every night of the week. Couple that with all of the independent shows that are starting to get back up and running and it’s a great time to be a wrestling fan!
April 29, 2021
#57- ACW Water City Con, WWE on A&E and More!
Hey gang! This week on the show, we kick things off with an awesome episode of Raw is War in the Retro Raw Review. This one had it all: Bret vs. Austin in a street fight, Austin getting thrown out of the arena, a surprise return and Undertaker vs. Mankind in the Main! We also talk some news, but the bulk of the show is discussing our weekend in Oshkosh, WI for ACW's Water City Con. It was a fantastic weekend, and we loved breaking it down. If you were there, let us know what you thought. We close things out talking about the Stone Cold Steve Austin biography and the WWE Treasure hunter shows on A&E. If you like what we are doing, please share the show with a friend, and follow us @DorksideOTR. Thanks!
April 22, 2021
#56- WrestleMania 37 Recap, & Much More
On the show this week, we conclude the biggest wrestling week of the year by recapping both nights of WrestleMania! We also touch base on the Raw after ‘Mania (dud) and NXT’s first show after moving to Tuesday nights. On the Retro Raw Review, we are in Johannesburg, South Africa (as well as Muncie, IN), but the show is mired in technical difficulties from a commentary standpoint. There’s not a ton of figure news after we already covered the huge Mattel reveal from last Thursday, but we choose our favorites. What were your favs from the Elite Squad panel? Also, what were your favorite matches from WrestleMania week? We would love to know! Follow the show @DorksideOTR and chime in.
April 15, 2021
Return of the Retros! NXT Takeover S&D, Mattel Reveals & More!
WrestleMania is too big for one night, and the amount of Mania week content is too big for one show! We break down NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver, Smackdown, and all of the Mattel Elite Squad reveals that happened on Thursday. Some serious figures were revealed, as well as the return of the Retro line! It's so exciting!
April 10, 2021
#55- It's WrestleMania Week!
That's right! WrestleMania week is upon us. Check last week's show for a bit of a preview! It's only Wednesday as we recorded this but we are already in the thick of things. "On This Day..." is very heavy on litigation this week and low on title changes, Mat had a brutal time putting together the "Retro Raw Review" due to the move over to Peacock, but we get it done. Several cool new things make their way into our collections, and we break down all of the shows we have devoured since last week. Join us for a special bonus episode Friday night, because just like WrestleMania itself, the amount of content that needs to be covered is just too much for one night!
April 08, 2021
#54 The Hart Foundation Is Formed, Mania Preview & More!
This week on the show we are having a great time talking some wrestling! “On This Day…” features a couple WrestleMania’s, Stings first solo championship and a farewell to The Nature Boy. The Retro Raw Review is another great show as things are heating up big time between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart, who has aligned himself once again with the Hart Foundation! We then break down all of the things we have seen since we last sat down, including an Insane match recommendation from Deathmatch Jake. At the end of the show we break down all that the WWE is going to offer up on the ever so quickly approaching WrestleMania week. Be sure to subscribe to the show and give us a follow on all forms of social media @DorksideOTR
April 01, 2021
#53- Dysfunction Interview, WrestleMania 13 Fallout & More!
Hey, gang! We have a great show lined up for you this week. We are hot on the heels of WrestleMania 13 as we continue on our weekly journey through the WWF circa 1997. Bret Hart has turned his back on the American fans, and The Undertaker is holding down the top spot in the company. Not a ton in the way of figure news, so "Into the Dorkness" is a little thin, but we more than make up for it when we interview a Wisconsin Independent legend at the end of the show. That's right Dysfunction makes his debut on the show in a great call in segment to promote ICW- Milwaukee's upcoming Insanity TV taping. All that and we also break down the recent offerings from WWE, NXT and AEW (Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker anyone?)
March 25, 2021
#52- Go Home to WrestleMania 13, New Japan Cup update, & More!
This week on the show we kick things off with some “On This Day”. We’re talking about Vader winning the WCW title from Sting, the release of Beyond The Mat, WrestleMania X8 and more. The “Retro Raw Review” is the go home show to WrestleMania 13, and features a real departure of Bret Hart’s babyface character. Lots of RSC talk as we travel “Into The Dorkness” (Ultimate SCSA anyone?) We then dive into what we have viewed since we last recorded. The main focus is on the most recent AEW and NXT shows, as well as a rundown of the New Japan Cup so far. Be sure to check us out on Twitter and Instagram @DorksideOTR, and come say hi on April 17th at WaterCity Con in Oshkosh, WI!
March 18, 2021
#51- AEW Revolution, Raw is War, ACW & More!
This week on the show we take a look at the past weekends big AEW Revolution PPV. Say what you want about the ending, which we had lots to say, but that was a great show. On the Retro Raw Review, things have changed drastically since last week. Gone are the RAW letters in the entrance. We now have a stage, pyro, and the Titan Tron! We are also less than two weeks from WrestleMania 13. Into The Dorkness gives us some possible Mattel Ultimate leaks, as well as some great additions to the PC's. We also discuss the recent ACW Wisconsin show in detail. Thanks for listening, and follow the show @DorksideOTR
March 11, 2021
#50- Owen vs. Bulldog Revisited, New Figure Rumors & More!
This week’s show is a good one! The “Retro Raw Review” contains the finals of the tournament to crown the inaugural WWF European Champion. The match pits the Tag Team Champions, Davey Boy Smith against Owen Hart in a classic bout! “Into the Dorkness” is a real variety segment this week as there is news all around, and some great new arrivals. We also hit on last week’s @purodad recommended match of the week. The Match was great, but sparked a great story as well. Enjoy!
March 04, 2021
#49- ECW invades RAW, Elimination Chamber Results & More
This week on the show we kick things off like we always do with some pro wrestling history talk that includes the NWA’s WrestleWar PPV, and the launch of the WWE Network. Then, ECW invades Monday Night Raw as we discuss the 2/24/97 episode that included appearances by Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer, Raven and all the other ECW staples. "Into the Dorkness" ends with a bang when Adam brings a jaw dropping gift to the table. After that we break down the recent Elimination Chamber show as well as all the other wrestling we have consumed since we last recorded. Enjoy!
February 25, 2021
#48- NXT Vengeance Day, Lawler vs. ECW & More!
This week on the show we have a good one for you! 1997 WWF Monday Night Raw is really heating up. we take a look at the In Your House: Final Four PPV ahead of the Retro Raw Review that included a challenge made to some local bingo hall wrestlers that was accepted on air by Paul Heyman. The WWF Championship has changed hands three times in five days. What a crazy time! We also run down the latest Takeover offering from NXT, that really felt like a return to form for the black and yellow brand. All this and a ACW Wisconsin review of this past weekends event. Check it out!
February 18, 2021
#47- Macho (Brawler) Madness!
This week on the show we get right into it with a somewhat somber "On This Day In Pro Wrestling History" where we talk about a couple guys that we lost way too soon. The Retro Raw Review is focused on the Feb. 13th 1997 "Thursday Raw Thursday" special and it is a pivotal episode in the landscape of WWF. The world title is forfeited, and the IC changes hands. This has a major impact on the PPV that was only three days away. We then get into a controversial topic in the figure world. Pro Wrestling Tees' experimental Macho Man Micro Brawler drop that occurred last Friday. It was a wild day for sure. We also touch on all of the pro wrestling we have consumed since we recorded last week. Enjoy!
February 11, 2021
#46- Royal Rumble Review, AEW Series 5 Revealed & More!
This week's show we are in different locations: Mat is in the studio with Covid, so Adam is joining the show from parts unknown. We make the most of it and still hit on all the segments you know and love. The Retro Raw Review is a bit of a strange one, as it's actually a Toronto house show that was taped a few days prior, although all the storylines are still in play as we head into Thursday Raw Thursday. It's also the beginning of the two hour Raw shows. We get a very early glimpse into AEW Unrivaled series 5 (now with 100% less Cody!) We then shift gears to chat about the past Sunday's Royal Rumble PPV. As a whole, we both enjoyed the show! We also discuss a few other shows that we watched as well as the homework that was assigned by @purodad. Thanks for listening!
February 04, 2021
#45- Royal Rumble 2021 Go Home Show!
This week on the show we take a long look at the last Monday Night Raw with the one hour format. We are creeping toward the dawning of The Attitude Era, folks! We also take a look at some key moments that occurred on this day in pro wrestling history, including the passing of the first WWF hall of famer, Andre The Giant. We chat about some new figure news and do a little fantasy booking for the upcoming Royal Rumble match. Lets not forget, there are tattoos on the line!
January 28, 2021
#44- Bret Hart Quits, AEW Unrivaled Series 4 Revealed and More!
This week on the show we are coming off the 1997 Royal Rumble and quickly heading toward Wrestlemania 13. The Retro Raw Review is such an entertaining episode. Bret Hart “quits”, Monsoon makes an appearance and Austin is in full “Stone Cold” mode. We then have a heaping helping of figure news that sees the AEW Unrivaled series 4 reveal, new Pops and more. We then discuss the recent episodes of NXT, Dynamite and Raw as well as some WWE Network stuff (Wrestling Challenge anyone?) and the documentary “You Cannot Kill David Arquette”. All this and much more!
January 21, 2021
#43- Road to the Royal Rumble!
This week on the show we take an in depth look at the 1/13/97 Monday Night Raw, which was the go home show to the 1997 Royal Rumble in San Antonio, TX. This is a strange time in the WWF, and things are starting to get really good! Other topics of discussion include an absolute classic match on the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Bayley on the Steve Austin Broken Skull Sessions and NXT's New Years Evil show. All this as well as a lottery drawing to decide our fate in what will be the 3rd annual Tattoo Royal Rumble. That's right we draw a random number, and will get a tattoo of whichever superstar enters this years rumble in that position. Listen to find out what we drew!
January 14, 2021
#42- Wrestle Kingdom 15, Brodie Lee Tribute & More
This week's show is a little on the long side, but that's what happens when you have to cover all of the usual stuff plus 10+ hours of New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest show(s) of the year! We spend a fair amount of time on the Retro Raw Review, where things are starting to heat up as we head towards the 1997 Royal Rumble. Bret and Shawn are starting to voice their distain for one another. Into the Dorkness brings a bounty of new figure sightings as well as some new additions to the collection, and we cover AEW's Brodie Lee tribute show as well as tons more!
January 07, 2021
#41- Remembering Brodie Lee
This week on the show we are stunned to learn of the untimely passing of Jon Huber, known to the wrestling world as Brodie Lee. We spend a fair amount of the show discussing some of the tributes and outpouring of love for Brodie. We still hit the usual segments as well. The Retro Raw Review is the last show of 1996 and we have the HBK / Bret Hart rivalry really starting to heat up. We discuss an absolute classic in Whatchu Watchin?! And much, much more.
December 31, 2020
#40- Adam Returns, Gearing Up For '97 WWF and Tons More!
On the show this week we have tons of ROH Final battle results "On This Day In Pro Wrestling History" as well as some historical facts about Low Ki that we didn't know going in. The Retro Raw Review is pretty good as we head toward the 1997 Royal Rumble. We discuss the current crown jewel in Mat's collection as we talk about the new arrivals. We also cover lots of ground in the "Whatchu Watchin?!" segment. we talk GCW, NXT, WWE, AEW and more! As always we thank you for the support!
December 24, 2020
#39- Mat Is a Singles Competitor (Sort Of)
This weeks show is packed with tons of topics! Mat goes solo for the bulk of it as Adam is soaking up the sun in Tampa on vacation. There is some great stuff in the "On This Day" segment including Slammy Awards and the reveal of The Black Scorpion. "Into the Dorkness" includes more figure news than we have had in the last couple weeks combined. The "Retro Raw Review" contains the fallout from IYH: It's Time! and has some off color remarks from Jerry Lawler (shocking, I know!) It also has the beginning of Bret Hart's character revamp. And finally, Adam hops on via satellite for a bit to discuss what he has watched since we last recorded. Thanks for listening and the support!
December 17, 2020
#38- Sting In AEW, Kenny Omega On Impact, and More!
Hey gang! This week on the show we take a look at Sting's return to the squared circle, Kenny Omega's title win and subsequent appearance on Impact, and so much more! The boys both add some Hasbro's to the collections, and take in some live local pro wrestling at ACW Wisconsin. They report on that as well as all the other pro wrestling that has been consumed since last week. Enjoy!
December 10, 2020
#37- R.I.P. Pat Patterson, NXT Wargames Preview & More!
On the show this week we hit all of the segments you know and love! We reminisce about the first ever Intercontinental Champion and WWE hall of famer Pat Patterson, as news broke of his passing the morning of this recording. His in-ring career was a bit before our time, but his knowledge of the business has been passed down and can be seen in todays product for sure. Little light on the news this week, but we make up for it with a super sized segment of Whatchu Watchin?! highlighted by a glowing NXT review and a Wargames preview. We also introduce a new homework segment as @purodad gives us a match to watch each week to discuss. Listen to find out what's on tap for next week!
December 03, 2020
#36- The 1985 Screwjob, Survivor Series Review and More!
This week on the show the topics include a look back on this day in pro wrestling history that includes a screwjob that took place in the WWF more than a decade before Montreal! The Retro Raw Review is headlined by an awesome opening segment featuring Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart. We break down some figure news including a couple new things that are in stock and shipping from Ringside Collectibles. We also discuss some of the stuff we have watched since we last sat down to record. Those topics include Survivor Series, Hot Ones, ROH, AEW and more! Thanks for giving us a shot, and if you could share it with a friend, that would be aces!
November 26, 2020
#35- Survivor Series 1996, Paul Bearer is MIA, and More!
On the show this week we spend a lot of time talking about the changing landscape of the WWF that began with Survivor Series 1996. That show was so pivotal! We saw the debuts of The Nation of Domination, Flash Funk, Rocky Maivia, Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon, a new look for The Undertaker, Yokozuna’s last match with the company and a new WWF Champion. Wow! From there we have some weekly figure news for you and a story about an autographed Paul Bearer figure that is currently lost in the mail. We close things out with a run down of what we have watched since we last sat down to record. Topics there include NXT, The Mortician documentary, Being the Elite and more!
November 19, 2020
#34- Ringside Fest Reveals, Full Gear Report & More!
This week we have a jam-packed show for you! Lots of championships changing hands in the “On This Day…” segment. The Retro Raw Review is the go-home to Survivor Series 1996 and is really good. It features some of the earliest segments of Steve Austin really grasping the “Stone Cold” persona. Then we go “Into the Dorkness” as we discuss the recent figure reveals from Mattel at this year’s virtual Ringside Fest and some videogames coming your way courtesy of AEW. We also break down AEW’s Full Gear PPV and a slew of other wrestling. Thanks for listening!
November 12, 2020
#33 Austin 3:16 Meets Pillman 9mm
This week’s show is a good one! Some good stuff in the “On This Day” segment, but the main event is the “Retro Raw Review”! We are taking a look at the 11/4/96 episode of Raw, which is the iconic show where Stone Cold Steve Austin shows up at Brian Pillman’s residence. It’s definitely one that most people remember and was a very controversial episode. We comb through a bit of figure news, but there isn’t a whole lot as Ringside Fest looms on the horizon. We also discuss the most recent offerings from Raw, Smackdown, NXT (Halloween Havoc!) and AEW. Join us next week for fallout from AEW’s Full Gear and much more!
November 05, 2020
#32- Hell in a Cell Recap, Halloween Havoc '95 and More!
This week on the show we start thing off with a few birthday’s “on this day in pro wrestling history” as well as a Superstar that passed away on the day we recorded. (RIP Tracy Smothers) In that same segment we talk about the birth of Halloween Havoc and the death of WWE ECW house shows. The “Retro Raw Review” is focused on the imminent collision between Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin at the upcoming Survivor Series (next week will be bananas!) "Into the Dorkness" is once again figure focused with new pre orders and new images from the WrestleMania Elite set. Last order of business is to discuss what we have been watching including Hell in a Cell, AEW Dynamite, Halloween Havoc ’95 and much more!
October 29, 2020
#31- Bret Hart's 1996 Return, NJPW G1 Finals and More!
This week on the show we are feeling the effects of IYH: Buried Alive! The Raw after this show, which we go through in detail on the Retro Raw Review, had the feeling of a turning point for the company. It seems like HHH is finally clawing his way out of the doghouse, and Bret Hart returns to address his future. He’s staying in WWF forever! (or at least for another 13 months) We have quite a bit of figure news and some decent arrivals as we travel “Into the Dorkness” (Matt Hardy handgun promo anyone?) In “Whatchu Watchin?!” Mat stays stuck in 1996 (save for a NJPW G1 recap) while Adam keeps us up to date on all of the current product. Enjoy!
October 22, 2020
#30- WWE Draft Analysis, Lots of New Figures and More
This week on the show please bear with us as Mat has a sinus infection and a case of the coughs! That doesn't derail the train that is the Dorkside, baby! We get into all of the usual segments. On This Day... has some highs and lows, some birthdays and deaths, and a lot happened in 1989. The Retro Raw Review has us heading to In Your House: Buried Alive, and there is a lot of figure news to report. New stuff is starting to hit, people! We close out the show with some WWE draft analysis and we also talk Halloween Havok 1993. Enjoy!
October 15, 2020
#29 NXT Takeover 31, ROH Pure Tournament & More!
This week on the show, Adam and Mat review the 10/7/96 episode of Monday Night Raw on the Retro Raw Review where we are less than two weeks away from the In Your House: Buried Alive PPV. The Into the Dorkness segment is a little light this week. Not a whole lot of figure news or new additions to the collections. We make up for it though in the Whatchu Watchin?! segment. we cover NXT Takeover 31, ROH Pure Tournament, AEW Dynamite, and various shows from the WWE including the reveal of the leader of Retribution on Raw. Thanks as always for your listening support!
October 08, 2020
#28- All Hail Chief Reigns!
This week on the show we talk about how good the beginning and ending of Clash of Champions was, and in the Retro Raw Review we are pretty far down the road that leads to In Your House: Buried Alive. Some big time debuts headline "On This Week in Pro Wrestling History, and we have a good deal of figure related news. Thanks for the listen!
October 01, 2020
#27- R.I.P. Road Warrior Animal
This week on the show we are saddened to learn of the passing of a Legend in the pro wrestling business, Joe Laurinaitis aka, Road Warrior Animal. We take a look back at some of his greatest moments, mainly in the WWF as that is where we are more familiar. We also hit on all of the weekly topics. There is some major happenings on this day in pro wrestling history and the Retro Raw Review has the return of "Razor Ramon" as well as the beginning of the buildup to In Your House: Buried Alive! We add some stuff to the collection including an autographed photo from the best manager of all time. The show closes out with this weeks Whachu Watchin and a quick glance at the card for WWE's Clash of the Champions. Thanks for the listen, we appreciate it!
September 24, 2020
#26- That's Some Good $h!T!
This week on the show, as things change at a rapid pace in 2020, we spend most of our time in 1996 gearing up for In Your House: Mind Games! The Retro Raw Review is headlined by a pair of semi final matches in the Intercontinental Championship tournament. A couple things are added to the collection as well as some news as we go "Into the Dorkness". We finish up with some talk about the current product that the WWE and AEW are putting out. Next week we will preview The Clash of the Champions PPV and give our predictions!
September 17, 2020
#25- Ain't That a Kick In The Kidney!
This week on the show, we spend a good deal of time looking back at the 9/9/96 episode of Monday Night Raw, highlighted by the final first round match in the tournament for Ahmed Johnson's vacated Intercontinental Championship. Many Superstars send him well wishes, and we get Raw debuts from The Stalker and Salvatore Sincere. Figure news dominates the Into the Dorkness segment with updates on AEW Undisputed, Mattel Ultimates and a new Elite series in stock and shipping from RSC. We also discuss All Out and more!
September 10, 2020
#24- NXT Championship in Limbo, NJPW Summer Struggle and More!
This week on the show we are back with another edition of the Retro Raw Review! Buckle in as we start heading toward In Your House: Mind Games as we take a look back at Championship Friday on USA. There is a new Ringside Exclusive WWE Mattel Elite up for pre-order: Walter! "Into the Dorkness" has us adding to our collections with the AEW Authentic Scale Ring, Little Bit of the Bubbly Jericho and more. We also talk all kinds of current product from WWE, NXT, AEW and NJPW!
September 03, 2020
#23- Our First WWF Live Event (2/24/94), SummerSlams Past and More!
This week on the show we start things off with a heavy dose of "On This Day In Pro Wrestling History" focusing on a couple past SummerSlams. This weeks edition of the Retro Raw Review is preempted by the 1996 US Open so we look back on Mat and Adam's first attended live WWF show from February of 1994. A few new things are up for pre-order at Ringside Collectibles, mainly basic 114 and 115. Finally, we chat about the wrestling we have consumed since we last spoke.
August 27, 2020
#22- We Have Found AEW Figures In The Wild!
This week on the show we discuss SummerSlam 1996, the Raw that followed it, and much more! Other topics include the WWE ThunderDome, Sonya Deville's stalker, and after weeks of scouring local Walmart stores, an AEW Unrivaled series 1 sighting in the wild! But that's not all, we also break down any and all wrestling that we have consumed since last week, namely AEW Dynamite, WWE Timeline and NJPW Strong. Thanks for giving the show a listen, and if you would be so kind to share it with someone who may like it, we would greatly appreciate it!
August 20, 2020
#21- R.I.P. Kamala, Mr. T Finally Arrives and More!
Hey Dorksiders! This week on the show we pay homage to the career of the late Kamala. After that we talk about on this day in pro wrestling history featuring Rick Rude in the G1 finals, Scotty Goldman and Juggalos! The Retro Raw Review is heating up as we are on the go home show to SummerSlam '96. Lots of things have made their way into our collections this week including the SDCC exclusive Mr. T Elite figure, and we discuss tons of recent shows on Whatchu Watchin?! Its a good one!
August 13, 2020
#20- AEW figs are MIA, Raw Underground and More!
Oh we know where those AEW figures are. They're in the back but you keep saying they are not! All AEW figure hunting aside, we have a great show for you this week! On the Retro Raw Review we are cruising toward the hottest party of the summer in 1996. Jerry Lawler is in action and we get a Battle Royal. The figure news is light, but we have some news including a possible site for SummerSlam 2020. Mat finds the last figure he needs in Elite 77 and we discuss Raw Underground.
August 06, 2020
#19- SDCC 2020 Reveals!
On the show this week we stick to the tried and true format, but the star of the show is all of the sweet figure reveals from San Diego Comic Con. We go through almost everything that was announced in the Mattel Elite lineup, as well as the next wave of offerings from Jazzwares AEW figures. The Retro Raw Review has us on our way to the biggest party of the summer in 1996, SummerSlam! We also go hunting for the new figures hitting stores including Elite series 77 and Legends series 7. Thanks for your support as always!
July 30, 2020
#18- The Calm Before the Comic Con Storm
This weeks show kicks off with an On This Day full of a bunch of wrestling birthdays including HBK and David Von Erich. VKM beats a steroid accusation and the WCW Invasion PPV. The Retro Raw Review sees the debut of two Superstars, one of which is now a WWE Hall of Fame inductee, and the obligatory matches featuring HBK, Ahmed Johnson, and The Smoking Guns. There is some decent figure news ahead of this weeks SDCC (look for a bonus episode later this week), and we talk about all of the wrestling that we soaked up over the course of the past week. Enjoy!
July 23, 2020
#17- Gearing Up For An International Incident
This weeks show is full of goodness as we head toward the In Your House: International Incident in the Retro Raw Review. We also see the debut of T.L. Hopper (finally!) Despite being only days away from SDCC @Home, there is a surprising amount of figure news! Who doesn't want a Bret Hart / Bill Goldberg Elite 2-pack?! Also it looks like the Elite 79 lineup has been announced. Finally, Mat and Adam got to see live wrestling for the first time since December, and we of course get into that. Pool Party Deathmatch anyone? As always, thanks for giving the show a listen and if you could drop a big ol People's Elbow on that share button it would mean the world to us!
July 16, 2020
#16- The Ultimate Unemployed Wrestler
This week on the show, we get things going with an injury laden segment of "On This Day In Pro Wrestling History" followed up by a Retro Raw Review that kicks off with the termination, er, suspension of The Ultimate Warrior. Nevertheless, we are cruising toward In Your House: International Incident, and Ahmed Johnson and HBK are down a man until an unlikely hero makes his return to the company. "Into the Dorkness" is pretty light on the figure news with SDCC @ home right around the corner, but we do unbox a baseball themed mystery box from our friends over at Highspots. We also discuss some recent programming such as the New Japan Cup, Fyter Fest, The Great American Bash and more. Thanks as always for the listen and the support!
July 09, 2020
#15- We've Got A Lot Left In The Tank!
This week on the show we talk about a couple major signings "On This Day In Pro Wrestling History". Vader is drunk looking for bullfrogs. Former friends and tag team partners collide in the "Retro Raw Review" as Shawn Michaels does battle with Marty Jannety in a great match. Jake "The Snake" Roberts is verbally abused by Lawler and Austin. "Into The Dorkness" features new Masters of the WWE Universe offerings. Several things are discussed in "Whatchu Watchin?!" most notably the Mark Henry episode of The Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network. Enjoy!
July 02, 2020
#14- I Pity The Fool That Didn't Order Mr. T!
This week on the show we discuss the fallout from the 1996 King of the Ring where Austin 3:16 was made. The remainder of the Retro Raw Review is spent starting to build toward In Your House: International Incident. It's a pretty stacked card as we go "Into the Dorkness" as we highlight several pre-orders that went live this week, most notably the SDCC '20 Entertainment Earth Mattel exclusive Mr. T figure! "Whatchu Watchin?!" is dominated by the New Japan Cup, but we also hit on AEW, NXT, and more! Thanks for the listen, and lets grow this thing. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @DorksideOTR and check out our Facebook page. Questions or comments? Send them there!
June 25, 2020
#13- Mouth to Mouth What?! Jeez Jerry.
Hey, Gang! On the show this week we dissect the go home Raw to the King of the Ring 1996 PPV. A couple of Hall of Famers make their WWF debut "on this day in pro wrestling history". It's a light week as far as purchases go, but we have a few new things as well as news about an Eddie Guerrero limited edition box for sale and some pre-orders that are live at Ringside Collectibles. To finish it off, we discuss some of the finer points of this past Sunday's Backlash show that WWE aired as well as other recent viewing. Thanks for the listen, and if you could share with a friend, it would mean a ton!
June 18, 2020
#12- New Figure Reveals, Jake's Demons & More!
This week on the podcast we hit on Stone Cold Steve Austin taking his ball an going home as well as Hardcore Homecoming in the "On This Day In Pro Wrestling History" segment. The Retro Raw Review has a couple more KOTR first round matches, as well as some candid words from Jake The Snake Roberts followed by a good main event! Figure news. Actual figure news is the highlight of Into The Dorkness this week as we discuss another round of fan voting for an upcoming Elite series, a NXT Wargames playset and more. Plus we get into all of the new stuff that has been added to our collections and talk about last weekends Takeover: In Your House and all the other wrestling we've consumed. If you like what you're hearing, why not share it with a fellow wrestling fan? It would mean a lot to us!
June 11, 2020
#11- Nash & Hall Exit WWF & More
On the show this week we keep on trucking down the road to King of the Ring 1996 even though the World Wrestling Federation is no longer running on Diesel power. The Retro Raw Review features a pair of first round KOTR matches, as well as an appearance by Mankind. It's a bit of a slow news week, but "Into the Dorkness" is headlined by Mat's Highspot.com Memorial Day haul and the Storm Collectible Jyushin Thunder Liger figure makes its way into the collection. We also discuss the Smackdown Jeff Hardy DUI storyline, AEW, NXT, the lost Sting tape and much much more! Thanks for listening. it's greatly appreciated.
June 04, 2020
#10- "The Most Revolting Thing I've Ever Seen!"
This week on the show we get right down to business with several big time things that happened "on this day in pro wrestling history", including a major debut on WCW Monday Nitro. On the Retro Raw Review we see the fallout of In Your House: Beware of Dog (part 1 &2) and start building to the 1996 King of the Ring, which was the first PPV that Adam and Mat attended live. As always we debut new items into our collections and dive into some news. We also recap AEW Dynamite and Double or Nothing, as well as various other shows in "Whatchu Watchin?!" Thanks for giving it a listen. Share it with a friend!
May 28, 2020
#9- Remembering Owen Hart, Raw 5/20/96 & More!
Hey Dorksiders, on the show this week we dig deep into the 5/20/96 episode of Monday Night Raw as we inch closer to In Your House: Beware of Dog, From there, we go "Into the Dorkness" with chats about the untimely passing of Shad Gaspard, no more Gulak in WWE, and some weekly purchases that includes two of Mat's most sought after figures. The bulk of the "Whatchu Watchin?!" segment revolves around the current weekly product and a big helping of Dark Side of the Ring episodes including the Herb Abrams, Road Warriors, and Owen Hart episodes. Thanks for the listen, and if you could please drop a top rope elbow drop on the share button, that would be great! Follow the show on social media on Facebook, and Twitter/Instagram @DorksideOTR.
May 21, 2020
#8- The Man's Having A Baby!
This weeks show was a fun one! After a fairly uneventful "On This Day In Pro Wrestling History", we get into what is quickly becoming the meat of the show: the Retro Raw Recap. On this episode of Raw (05/13/96) we have in ring action from The Bodydonnas, Ahmed Johnson, Vader, Shawn Michaels, Hunter Hearst Helmsley and more! There is also an in ring promo from the Undertaker and Paul Bearer that quickly gets... bizarre. "Into the Dorkness features Becky Lynch having to drop her title to Asuka, some figure related news, and a live unboxing. All this and much, much more! Please help us grow this show by sharing the show with someone. Thanks!!!
May 14, 2020
#7- Raw 5/6/96, Joe Macko, MITB Preview and Much More!
Hey, gang. On the show this week we dissect Monday Night Raw from 5/6/96 including the main event match where The Undertaker battles Owen Hart. We then go to an interview with current Minnesota Independent Wrestling ring announcer Joe Macko, before heading “Into the Dorkness” to discuss recent news and purchases. We also quickly preview this Sunday’s Money in the Bank show. Thanks for listening and if you could do us a favor, hit that share button so we can grow this thing! Thanks!
May 07, 2020
#6- Raw 4/29/96, In Your House 8, and much more!
On the show this week we kick things off “on this day in pro wrestling” talking about the most attended show of all time! We recap Raw from 1996, share this months Pro Wrestling Crate, and chat about everything else going on currently in the world of professional wrestling. Enjoy! Check out our Facebook page at Dorkside of the Ring, and give us a follow on Twitter and Instagram @DorksideOTR
April 30, 2020
#5- Climbing the Corporate Ladder
On the show this week topics include WWE’s insane, but awesome, idea for Money in the Bank this year, Being the Elite #200, a name change for The Revival, and much much more! We continue down the road to In Your House 8 in the Retro Raw Recap from 1996, and “Into the Dorkness” features a shipment from WWE Shop, and a couple new Retros, and a Christmas classic on Blu Ray. Thanks for the listen, and the support! Drop a bionic elbow on that share button, if you wheeeel!
April 23, 2020
#4- WWE Releases & Our First Guest!
On the show this week, we check out what happened on this day in Pro Wrestling history including ECW's Hostile City Showdown. From there we move on to the Retro Raw Recap (4/15/96) featuring Marc Mero, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Sunny, Goldust and more! A dark cloud hangs over the "Into the Dorkness" segment as news broke today about many WWE superstars and other backstage talent that were released just hours before we hit record. We do have some additions to the collections including a 1998 WWF trivia game and a 1984 LJN Roddy Piper with kilt! In the main event, Adams father-in-law, an old school wrestling fan and observer, Don joins us for "Whatchu Watchin!?" Thanks for giving the show a listen! If you feel compelled, share with a friend. Follow the show in Instagram and Twitter @DorksideOTR, and check out the Facebook page. Thanks!
April 16, 2020
#3- Mattel Mania Reveals ‘20
Mattel’s figure reveals on what would have been the first day of WrestleMania Axxess is what make up the bulk of the show this week. We continue down the Retro Raw road when we discuss the 4/8/96 episode. And it’s also a busy week as far as “Whatchu Watchin” goes. We talk about what we liked and loathed about Sunday’s super card from the Performance Center, as well as hit on NXT, AEW, and more. Enjoy!
April 09, 2020
#2- It's WrestleMania Season!
On the show this week we kick things off with a WrestleMania heavy "on this day in pro wrestling" before keeping on with our Retro Raw Recap from 1996. "Into the Dorkness" is headlined by a WrestleMania 3 themed Walmart run. "Whatchu Watchin" covers the prior weeks AEW Dynamite, NXT, RAW, WrestleMania XII as well as the Benoit pt. 2 and New Jack's Darkside of the Ring episodes. If you like what we are doing, drop a flying elbow on that share button to tell your friends! Thanks for listening.
April 03, 2020
On the pilot episode, Raw #151 (3/25/96) is discussed as we open the dialog with our weekly segment, Retro Raw Review. After that we go "Into the Dorkness" where we talk about whats on the horizon in the way of collectibles and action figures. In "Whatchu Watchin" empty arena matches and shows are the main topic as the world of pro wrestling adapts to the ever changing Coronavirus situation. We also briefly touch on Season 2, episode 1 of Darkside of the Ring featuring the Chris Benoit tragedy. Thanks for giving it a listen! If you like what we are doing, please share with a friend. Thanks!
March 27, 2020