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If you've always wanted to know what the real story was behind some of wrestling's biggest moments, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard will finally give you the real answer. A terrific storyteller, Bruce has done and seen it all and now he's going to share it all with you so sit back and be ready for a wild ride! Join Bruce and his partner in crime, Conrad Thompson as they take you through the WWF's expansion in the 80s, Houston Wrestling, the challenging early 90s for the WWF, the GWF ...
 
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Lincoln's turbulent period as President-elect also featured a novel twist: a thirteen-day train ride through the states that had cast their votes for him, and two that had not. He countered large cheering crowds and some security risks, while he managed to avoid opining on the fast-paced events of the day and to avoid compromising with violence. We…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad discuss the 30+ year career of the tag team best known as The Bushwhackers! Bruce takes us back to his first meeting with the Luke and Butch, the origins of the gimmick, and some of their most memorable matches. We’re going back in time to learn all about the wacky team that once upon a time…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad revisit the first WWE event of 2007 - the January 1 edition of Monday Night Raw from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. But this isn’t just any episode of Raw. This is RAW...is...FEDERLINE! Or specifically, this is the Raw where John Cena headlined against Britney Spears’ then-freeloa…
 
Nothing starts a good presidential transition like charges of treason, and thus it was in 1968 that a tense election ending started a transition between Presidents of two parties. Yet all things considering, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson's transition is considered one of the better ones. We look into the circumstances, the actions and the phone …
 
Join Bruce and Conrad as they give control of this very special BONUS episode of Something To Wrestle. Bruce answers fans burning questions and nothing is off limits! This bonus episode has been decades in the making and it's all brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy?…
 
Why have a Merry Christmas when you can have a NO HOLDS BARRED Christmas?!?!? On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad sit down and watch the 1989 cult classic No Holds Barred! Rip Thomas (Hulk Hogan) is the WWF champion, and his appearances on network television have been a thorn in the side of Mr. Brell, the head of the strugglin…
 
Join Bruce and Conrad as they take your questions about the 8th Wonder of the World and then tell his incredible story that made him one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling. Andre was the biggest attraction brought to us by the WWF and he's the subject of our biggest bonus episode brought to you by Geico! Do you own or ren…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad revisit In Your House 5: Season's Beatings, which took place on December 17, 1995 at the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, PA. In it, we'd see a rematch from SummerSlam 1992 between WWF Champion Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog. Other matches included HHH vs. Henry Godwin in a Hog Pen Match, Un…
 
America's fascination then and now with sea rebels, sea dogs, privateers, smugglers, and pirates by other names is pretty clear. Books, movies and video games with pirates sell. We talk with pirate expert and historian Rebecca Simon, Ph.D. and author of "Why We Love Pirates: The Hunt for Captain Kidd and How He Changed Piracy Forever" We talk about…
 
It started with one guy's idea. And nothing happened with it until after he died. We look at the Maine and Nebraska congressional district system of Presidential elector assignment and its history as both the NE2 and ME2 went for different candidates than the statewide winner for the first time in history. That and other 2020 Election thoughts.…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, we're calling yet another audible...one that we think you're going to really enjoy. On the heels of one our most talked about episodes ever, we continue with our celebration of the life and career of the late, great Pat Patterson. If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.co…
 
On this special BONUS episode of Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson, we take a look back at Pat Patterson's appearances on our live events. Pat shares some hilarious stories involving Bruce from their days on the road and serenades us with his golden pipes. This is the very best of our dear friend Pat Patterson. If you hav…
 
In this episode we look at an enduring mystery, one that didn't matter too much in the 1960 election but has since taken on significance. Could it be that Kennedy lost, and Nixon won, the popular vote nationally in 1960. We looked at it a decade ago, and at that time MHCBUYP declared that Richard Nixon may rightly join popular vote winners but elec…
 
On this episode of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson. Bruce shares stories and remembers his close friend pat Patterson. If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.com can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. Som…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 15 years at 19th annual Survivor Series, which took place on November 27, 2005 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. In it, we'd see Team Smackdown vs. Team Raw in a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match. Plus, look at these names: Cena vs. Angle, HHH vs. Flair, Boo…
 
Host Bruce Carlson reflects on 14 years of the podcast, provides a show update. Plus some listener questions on masks then and now, Presidents leaving (or not leaving) the Oval, and Kennedy's 1960 election and allegations of fraud.By Bruce Carlson
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 25 years at Survivor Series 1995, which took place on November 19, 1995 at the US Air Arena in Landover, MD. In it, we'd see Bret Hart take on Diesel for the WWF Championship in the main event. We'd also see four traditional Survivor Series matches including The Darkside vs. The Ro…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad deliver one of our most anticipated episodes ever. It's a topic that needs no introduction. Ladies and gentlemen...Eddie Guerrero. If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.com can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to …
 
We discuss the tight election that elected the first Democratic President in 25 years and some comparisons and contrasts to the current election. A President's umbrella, salutes for his "big foot," chain-armor clad parades, and the importance of a concern for the "general weal." all in this episode. Music by Stephan Siebert, About Life.…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad profile the career of "The Walking Condominium" King Kong Bundy! From the Colossal Jostle, to headlining WrestleMania 2, to his brief stint in ECW, his ultimate return to WWF in 1994, and everything in between! If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.com c…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 25 years at In Your House 4: Great White North, which took place on October 22, 1995, at the Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, CA. In the main event, we'd see Diesel defend the WWF Championship against British Bulldog. Plus, Razor Ramon vs. Dean Douglas for the IC Title, King Mable vs. Y…
 
'The public and the public papers have been much occupied lately in placing us in a point of opposition to each other. ' So wrote Jefferson to Adams about the 1796 Presidential Election, America's first with two candidates with true campaigns. The letter didn't reach its recipient, the opposing candidate of a party; the old friends became political…
 
A candidate who didn't run for President. A candidate who ran, but didn't know he was running. A candidate who didn't want to run, but had no choice. A candidate who ran without seeming to run, and a candidate who ran but died before the votes were counted. An election that didn't happen, but would have been a humdinger if it did. A President who t…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, we go in the wayback before Bruce knew Conrad! For the very first time you'll get to hear segments from Bruce's Something To Wrestle with podcast from 2010. Bruce shares his thoughts of Monday Night RAW, TNA, and WrestleMania 26! If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.com…
 
Abraham Lincoln running against...Sam Houston? It is not a far-fetched idea that Abraham Lincoln might have faced Texas hero Sam Houston in the election of 1860, as he was under serious consideration to be one of the candidates in what became a four-way Presidential election of 1860. And he would have been a formidable one, except backroom candleli…
 
Jimmy Carter's speechwriter said "We were 30 points up, but unfortunately we had to campaign." A tight race turns to a veritable battle of gaffes between two newbie Presidential candidates. A surprise challenger and an unelected President. We go over the close '76 election, including a last-minute event that almost changed history.…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 30 years at the October 13, 1990 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event, which took place at the Sports Arena in Toledo, OH! It's Oktoberfest, as we see several wrestlers in Lederhosen. On the card, we'd see Demolition vs. LOD & Ultimate Warrior, Macho King vs. Dusty Rhodes, Texas …
 
Truman's high-tech train, Dewey's We Go High optimism and the defeat that made him cling to it, Truman's risky calling of a Session of Congress and how it went badly for him in a few ways, and Dewey's decision to get angry, unfortunately first at an average citizen and only later at his opponent. This and other lesser-known stories of the 1948 Elec…
 
After the four TV debates between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960, there was talk of a fifth. That talk didn't result in another TV debate, but did provide one more campaign issue for a very tight election, and developed a new thing - TV debate negotiations. We look at 1960, the fifth debate talk, and other reasons besides the debates tha…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, we revisit the 15th anniversary of an event with a lot more significance than most probably realized at the time. Most notably, it's Eddie Guerrero’s last PPV before his untimely death. It’s also the last PPV match for Christian before he leaves for TNA, and features the PPV debut for Mr. Kennedy and Bobby L…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad profile the career of a man who held a major world championship in the 1980s, was a roommate to Hulk Hogan, drove up and down the road with Shawn Michaels, and was even - according to rumor and innuendo - involved in a bit of a bidding war in the late 90s between WCW and WWE. Today, it’s all…
 
Why did we go to war in Iraq in 2003? What happened in the 18 months between 9/11 and March 2003 that drove that decision? What was it about George Bush and Tony Blair that meant war was in the cards? And what motivated these two men at the peak of their powers – with the world on their side – to pursue a war that would prove to be historically unp…
 
For the very first time, hear what all the buzz is about Something To Wrestle is giving you a FREE FOR ALL episode! First, Bruce and Conrad look back at the April 28, 1990 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX! In it, we see Ultimate Warrior defend the WWF Championship against Haku, Hulk Hogan take on Mr. …
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 15 years at Unforgiven 2005, which took place on September 18, 2005 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma! The main event saw John Cena defend the WWE Championship against Kurt Angle. Other notable matchups included Matt Hardy vs. Edge inside a salad steel cage, Ric Flair v…
 
The 1880 election was close, with Democrats and Republicans seeking an advantage in its waning days when a letter hits a major city newspaper purporting to be in the hand of a candidate. It is a letter that could turn the election. With Todd Arrington, a historian at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio, we discuss James A. …
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad profile the career of the cool, the cocky, the bad...the Honky Tonk Man! The guys explore Honky as a babyface, his IC title run, the SummerSlam 88 squash, leaving for WCW, his WWE Hall of Fame induction, and so much more! If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithc…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad explore The Rock's run atop the WWF throughout 1999. What better place to start than the January 4th Raw that not only saw Mankind defeat The Rock for the WWF Championship to a MONSTROUS pop, but was also the focus of the infamous "That’s gonna put some butts in the seats" line from our dear…
 
In 1892, a dreaded disease caused a President to navigate local health situation and created a new law. We look at the precedent-setting quarantine order of the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison. While we are at it, we look at Harrison's presidency, policies, his influence on future events, his failed attempt to obtain fair elections for both Afric…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 30 years at the 3rd SummerSlam PPV event - it's SummerSlam 1990 which took place on August 27, 1990 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA. In the main event, we'd see Ultimate Warrior defend his WWF Championship against Rick Rude inside a SALAD STEEL CAGE! We'd also see Hulk vs. Eart…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad cover one of the most requested topics in STW history. It's The Legend vs. The Icon. It's SummerSlam 2005! Highlighted by Hogan vs. Michaels in the main event, this card is LOADED! Batista vs. JBL in a No Holds Barred match for the World Title, Rey vs. Eddie in a Ladder match for custody of …
 
The Democratic Convention in New York City in 1980 was not the example to follow for how to run a convention. With the help of "Reaganland" author and historian Rick Perlstein, we look at one of the most frustrating modern conventions. The fight between Ted Kennedy and Carter for the nomination, obscure rules challenges, delegates cajoled by genera…
 
On this episode of Something to Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad profile the storied career of the legendary Bob Backlund! From his AWA days, to headlining Madison Square Garden and being one of the longest reigning champions in history. Fast forward to his feud with Bret Hart, his 3-day title reign, and so much more! If you have credit card debt or in a …
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, we put Bruce in the hot seat for a little #AskBruce action! Topics include overrated matches, favorite Houston Wrestling memories, the new US Title, Todd Packer in the WWE, WrestleMania 6 going cinematic, and so much more! If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.com can he…
 
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