Titans of Wrestling #48: Verne Gagne Tribute


On this episode Pete, Johnny and Kelly celebrate the career of pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne. They look at six matches from his career, tracing his journey from young lion to grizzled veteran.

On the docket:

vs Hans Schmidt 10/10/52 Chicago
vs Don Leo Johnathan 4/15/55 Chicago
vs Edouard Carpentier 5/2/58 Chicago
vs Billy Robinson 11/20/74 Japan
vs Nikolai Volkoff 8/29/77 MSG
vs Nick Bockwinkel 2/10/79 Chicago

Also on the show:
-A look at Verne’s history wrestling at MSG
-Johnny’s one man bonus tribute to announcer Russ Davis
-Memories and opinions of Verne
-Surprise appearances, blood soaked mats, full moons, and much more!

Also, here’s a playlist of matches discussed on the show. If nothing else, I highly recommend watching the Gagne vs Robinson match. It’s a classic:


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Author: Titans of Wrestling

Join Parv, Pete, Kelly and Johnny as they travel back in time to look at the state of WWF wrestling in the late 70s through the early 80s. Along the way they also make pit stops in Portland, St. Louis and other territories to cover their history, angles and differences from other promotions of the time. They discuss the prominent matches and promos of the era and leave no stone unturned as they talk through wrestler bios, psychology, and jobber matches. The cherries on top are some of the funniest commentaries and best wrestler impressions you’ll ever hear!