#198: What if Bret Hart had been the third man in the NWO?

In this episode of the Double Dropkick Show, Heath Mullikin and Mark Whitman answer the question, “What if Bret Hart had been the third man in the NWO?” This takes us down many rabbit trails and results in us having to schedule another episode just to cover the effects on WWF. We look at the WCW roster, what this would’ve meant for Hulk Hogan, and other possibilities.

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#197: The Summerslam 88 Main Event

On this episode, Mark Whitman and Heath Mullikin discuss the Summerslam 88 Main Event.  They watched the match on the WWE Network while discussing the match itself, the build of the Hogan vs. Savage feud, and subtleties you don’t see anymore in wrestling. It was the final stop of Vince McMahon’s road to put Jim Crockett Promotions out of business and bring the era of the wrestling territories to an end.  Summerslam 88 became the final of the Big 4 Pay per views to debut and usher in the PPV era.  This end of summer PPV needed something to bring new eyes to the product while exciting existing fans in a whole new way.  The Mega Powers of Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage took on The Mega Bucks of Andre the Giant and “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase with Virgil and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in their corner.  Of course, Hogan and Savage were accompanied by Miss Elizabeth which would prove to be the difference in the match as she distracted referee Jesse “The Body” Ventura, The Mega Bucks, and a legion of young male fans around the world with the reveal of her swimsuit bottoms.

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Interview with Redbeard and The Beard

 

Robert Truesdale aka Redbeard and Cody Rhodes

Jamal Talley aka The Beard with Cobra Commander and the Baroness.

At the August 18, 2017 Battlezone Wrestling show in Simpsonville, SC I had the opportunity to bring together two great men in the world of professional wrestling fandom.  Robert Truesdale and Jamal Talley were gracious with their time to join me for a few minutes to discuss their podcasts and videos along with that night’s show.

Conversations with the Beard on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, and Stitcher.

Rasslin with Redbeard on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter.

The Carolina Professional Wrestling Awards on Facebook and Patreon.

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Interview with The Big Slambino Anthony Jannazzo

I met Anthony Jannazzo a year ago at a BattleZone wrestling show in Simpsonville, SC.  Last weekend, I saw him wrestle his farewell match as he prepares to move to California.  He’s been a great guy to work with and get to know and was a solid addition to 3 Count Pro Wrestling.  I’m grateful he took the time to give me this quick interview before the show.  You can catch up with the Breakfast Club on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

#196: Mark Whitman goes rafting and cancels the WWE Network

The beginning of this podcast coincided with the launch of the WWE network.  One of our earliest shows, episode 4, was a WWE Network Preview.  Since that time, Mark Whitman has been open about his dissatisfaction with the current product and in the spirit of his many recent lifestyle changes he has cancelled the WWE Network.  His subscription was still good through September 1 so he did get to enjoy the Summerslam main event as most of us did.  But this is not just a podcast about one man’s wrestling tastes and his choice of how to spend his money.  This episode is a tale of family and the moments and adventures that truly matter.  It’s the story of father’s and sons and a boy becoming a man.  This is one of my favorite episodes ever because Mark is one of the best story tellers I know and here, he lets folks see a side of him that is typically guarded.  It makes his comments and reasoning on why he cancelled the WWE Network all the more meaningful, in my opinion.  Don’t just take my word for it.  Take a listen for yourself.

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#195: Our favorite Wrestling Finishers

Chris Adams superkicks Michael PS Hayes

In this episode of the Double Dropkick Show, Mark Whitman and Heath Mullikin discuss their favorite finishers.  Wrestling has a long history of great finishing moves so we had a wide range to choose from.  From the DDT to the Tombstone Piledriver, Heath and Mark share the moves that made them fans and kept them fans over the years.  Mark also shares what he feels is the best tag team finisher of all time.  Can you guess what it is? What’s your favorite finisher of all time?

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#194: Mick Foley Bumps for Joey Ryan

Heath Mullikin and Mark Whitman return from summer hiatus and dive into the biggest story of the weekend involving Mick Foley, Joey Ryan, and Jim Cornette.  We get into the ways guys are making money today and talk about Cody Rhodes transition to the indies.  We are back and better than ever as we truck along towards episode 200!  Leave us a comment and tell us what you’d like to hear on this historic show.

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Interview with Tank following his retirement at the 2017 Scenic City Invitational

At the 2017 Scenic City Invitational, Tank wrestled his final match against eventual tournament winner, Matt Riddle. He was honored on both Friday and Saturday nights for his memorable 21 year career. It was an honor to speak with him after Night 2 finished up. Follow him on Twiiter @Tank_Est1996.

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Interview with Papa Mike Hales at the 2017 Scenic City Invitational

At the 2017 Scenic City Invitational, I caught up with Papa Mike Hales to talk about the Fanfest, his tournament picks, and his upcoming schedule. Follow him on Twiiter @mikehales9.

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Interview with Brad Stutts at the 2017 Scenic City Invitational

At the 2017 Scenic City Invitational I had the opportunity to chat with Brad Stutts about his favorite highlights from Night 1, the match he was looking forward to most on Night 2, and CWF Mid-Atlantic.  Follow him on Twitter @stuttsy and check out CWF MId-Atlantic at www.cwfworldwide.

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