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The Funkasaurus, Ernest the Cat & other shuckers/jivers in pro wrestling

The “Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay is just the latest in legacy of shuckers, jivers and dancin machines in pro wrasslin

Three letters summarized the night when Brodus Clay re-debuted on Vince McMahon’s WWE Monday Night Raw program last week…

W

T

F

Followed by a slew of question marks. Brodus returned to the ring with a new gimmick– a red tracksuit with a red fedora and a pair of fly-girls in red skin-tight outfits, calling himself the “Funkasaurus” and groovin to the P-Funk-inspired theme music blaring over the loudspeakers, all for the enjoyment of “lil’ Jimmy” and the legions of grown men and women at home who still watch this “sport” turned “sports entertainment.”

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Destroy the Foundation: Episode 9.5 liner notes – The Russian Sickle

We’re back with some liner notes from our “Under the Tutelage” bonus episode! This was an episode where our co-host Eclectik got to give us his take on the 80’s WWF era. And as we all know, E’s all about the heels, so this should be a rather villainous trip:

Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff victorious in '86! Who could have predicted what would happen next?

“The Great Betrayal” – Paul Orndorff turns on Hulk Hogan
In 1986, Hulk Hogan was riding high and had begun tagging with friend and fellow WWF good guy “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff. Ordorff was a ripped muscular powerhouse, and I remember at the time thinking he might even be a better overall wrestler than The Hulkster, but I was glad the two of them were on the same side. The team had to face off against the menacing monster team of King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd. Orndorff starts the match and easily handles both Bundy and Studd, gaining the cheers from the raucous crowd, but then tags in the champ. Hogan proceeds to body slam the 7  foot Big John Studd, which blows the roof off the venue (in Poughkeepsie, NY, btw)– much to the jealous dismay of “Mr. Wonderful”.  Eventually Studd and Bundy get the better of Hogan as The Hulkster becomes the face in peril. Minutes later, in a wild flurry of offense, Hogan accidenally elbows the outstretched Orndorff in the eye, knocking him off the apron. The match ends in a DQ and Orndorff eventually comes in to aid his partner. He raises Hogan’s hand in victory… and then… well…

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Destroy the Foundation: Episode 9 liner notes – Rock ‘N’ Wrasslin

Barber Shop... Marty Jannetty... Shawn Michaels... Never Forget!

We’re back with some liner notes from our “Piledriver” podcast episode! Over the course of 3 hours of talk about old school WWF wrestling, there’s bound to be some items that warranted a footnote or two, so let’s get to it!

Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Before “The Viper” Randy Orton, the WWF had “The Snake”, who made his mark as a killer heel in the 80’s. He was as lithe and slithery in the ring as his pet python “Damien”. Jake Roberts debuted in the WWF in 1986 and arguably gave some of the best heel interviews for that federation. Read the rest of this entry

BONUS Episode 9.5: Under the Tutelage (More Piledriver!! – CSP-EP09.5)

Enjoy this classic episode by accessing it on our free CSP Archive! Download, listen and tell a friend!

In this BONUS episode of the Cold Slither Podcast, Classick interviews Eclectik one-on-one to go over some of his memories of 80s WWF, including favorite wrestlers, tag teams, overrated and underrated and other topics that he did not have a chance to chime in on during our recent Episode 9 (“Piledriver”, still available to listen!).

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Episode 9: Piledriver (CSP-EP09)

Hulk Hogan was a megastar in the mid-80s, as was pro wrestling in its heyday of the Rock N Wrestling era.

Enjoy this classic episode via our CSP Archive! Download, listen and tell a friend!

A special 3-HOUR edition of the Cold Slither Podcast!!

We go back to the 1980s WWF, the Rock N Wrestling era, and discuss favorite pro wrestlers, favorite tag teams, favorite entrance themes, overrated and underrated pro wrestlers and the worst characters/gimmicks ever in pro wrestling.

Guests this episode:
from Ring Time Pro Wrestling, brother and sister radio show hosts Keith Holt, Jr. and Keshia Holt
from Single Simulcast “Your Favorite Podcaster’s Favorite Podcast” and the dramatic serial Sin & Solace, Rashanii

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