Episode 16: No Holds Barred

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By Steve Cimino and Walt Schwenk, Steve Cimino, and Walt Schwenk. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In 1989, Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan had a dream: Bring the World Wrestling Federation to the silver screen. What we got was No Holds Barred, a remarkable mess of a movie that's barely about pro wrestling. Rather than return to the written word, the Awesome Truth boys watched Rip take on Zeus for the very first time. In the process, they found out why McMahon's WWE Studios decided to focus on direct-to-video, and why Hogan never starred in a hit.

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