Titans of Wrestling #11: Classic St. Louis Wrestling
Join us as the Titans pause their ongoing journey through 1980 WWF to explore the world of classic St. Louis wrestling and the iconic Wrestling at the Chase TV show! Kelly assumes the hosting duties, and he is joined by Parv (for the first time in a non-hosting capacity) and lead analyst Pete for an interesting look at wrestling from what was known as the “crown jewel” city of the NWA.
On the docket tonight:
1962 Footage from the original Wrestling at the Chase show hosted by Joe Garagiola, featuring:
-JOHNNY VALENTINE vs BILL FRAZIER
-PAT O’CONNOR vs LORENZO PARENTE
1979 A feature on the “Giants of Wrestling”–Andre the Giant and King Kong Brody
1979 Two interviews with King Kong Brody
1979 DICK MURDOCH vs PAT O’CONNOR Missouri State Title match
1979 A look at NWA World champion Harley Race from around the world
1978 HARLEY RACE & BULLDOG BOB BROWN vs TED DIBIASE & PAUL ORNDORFF (JIP)
1979 Highlights of the Dick Murdoch/Kevin Von Erich feud, featuring:
-DICK MURDOCH & BULLDOG BOB BROWN vs GENE KINISKI & KEVIN VON ERICH
-DICK MURDOCH vs KEVIN VON ERICH
1979 HARLEY RACE vs DAVID VON ERICH & FRITZ VON ERICH Special 30-minute Gauntlet Challenge
Also on tonight’s show:
-A brief look at the history of St. Louis wrestling, featuring an extended discussion of the “philosophy” of St. Louis wrestling
-The interesting career of Joe Garagiola (that’s a mouthful)
-The pros and cons of Larry Matysik
-“Grandma St. Louis”!
-Thoughts on Brody, Race, DiBiase, Kiniski, Brown, Murdoch, Valentine, and O’Connor, as well as extended analysis of the Von Erich’s by Pete.
Bulldog Bob Brown, David Von Erich, Dick Murdoch, Fritz Von Erich, Gene Kiniski, Harley Race, Joe Garagiola, Kevin Von Erich, Pat O'Connor, Paul Orndorff, St. Louis wrestling, Ted DiBiase, Wrestling at the Chase