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

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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…

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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. Continue reading

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

Now with multiple ways to listen below, or subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher Radio to listen to us on the go!!

Cold Slither Podcast Episode 9.5: “Under the Tutelage” on Podbean


Cold Slither Podcast Episode 9.5: “Under the Tutelage” on Podomatic


In the 80's WWF, you weren't "managed" by Mr. Fuji, you were "under the tutelage" of Mr. Fuji.

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.

Now with multiple ways to listen below, or subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher Radio to listen to us on the go!!

Cold Slither Podcast Episode 9: “Piledriver” on Podbean


Cold Slither Podcast Episode 9: “Piledriver” on Podomatic


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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CSP WrassleCast: WWF Vengeance PPV (Oct. 23rd)

The World's Strongest Man and The Big Show both laid out in the ring!!

Greetings once again, WrassleCasters!!!

Welcome to our latest edition in the WrassleCast series. This time we cover the WWF’s Vengeance PPV event (put the F back in wrestling– didn’t they just have a PPV?) airing on Sunday night, 10/23.

Once again, we are joined by special guest Brandon Murphy to provide ringside commentary, however this show is without Classick, who was on the road as of this broadcast. You can follow Brandon on twitter @BrandonMMurphy

We hope you enjoy this episode. Please send your thoughts and feedback via comment here or e-mail us at coldslitherpodcast@gmail.com. Also, if you want to join us as a guest on one of these WrassleCasts, just let us know, we’d love to chop it up with ya!



Download link to the show here >>> http://www.mediafire.com/?g70m5aeo7hvdgf5

In the immortal words of Y2J Chris Jericho…. Let the boobies hit the floor!!!
-CSP

CSP WrassleCast: October 17th WWF RAW from Mexico

"El Campeon Esta AQUI!"

Greetings once again, WrassleCasters!!!

Welcome to our third edition in the WrassleCast series. This time we cover the Monday night RAW show of the WWF (put the F back in wrestling) brand airing on the USA Network. This RAW show emanated from Mexico, the expected tour that was planned months in advance. It serves as a homecoming show for roster talents Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez and both Sin Caras (Azul & Negro, or more properly referred to as Mistico y Hunico).

Once again, we are joined by special guest Keith Holt, Jr., host of the Ring Time Pro Wrestling show on blogtalkradio.com (http://blogtalkradio.com/ringtimeprowrestling). You can also follow Keith’s blog at http://ringtimeprowrestling.blogspot.com or on twitter @KHoltJr

During this show, we talk about the state of the WWF, TNA, pro wrasslin in general and other types of flim flam, including some updates of the Monday Night Football game throughout by Classick, who is multi-tasking the whole time (rude, I know).

We hope you enjoy this under two hours episode. Please send your thoughts and feedback via comment here or e-mail us at coldslitherpodcast@gmail.com. Also, if you want to join us as a guest on one of these WrassleCasts, just let us know, we’d love to chop it up with ya!



Download link to the show here >>> http://www.mediafire.com/?scom7198a6j1nvj

In the immortal words of Dreadnok Torch…. Destroy the foundation and the rest comes tumbling down!!!
-CSP