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Leo & Dan watch a wrestling PPV from the past, one they remember enjoying, and find out whether their younger selves were idiots.

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First Bell Podcast - WrestleMania 14

WrestleMania 14: First Bell Podcast

  
1998 is considered by many to be a peak year for WWF, as it ushers in the Attitude era with the coronation of Stone Cold Steve Austin as the WWF Champion. WrestleMania 14 is the biggest show of the year, and the culmination of the Austin/Tyson confrontation. For all the plaudits received for its historical significance, the buzz around pro wrestling in pop culture at the time, and the money drawn because of the fallout of this show. But do you remember anything else from the event? We go back and review it.  

WrestleMania 9

  
We watch old wrestling from our childhood and find out whether we were watching it through rose-tinted glasses. WrestleMania 9 is usually high up the list of “Worst WrestleMania of all time”, but is that fair? Leo & Dan break down the event, and give their verdict.

Born To Be Wired 1997

  
We watch old wrestling from our childhood and find out whether we were watching it through rose-tinted glasses. This is the first ECW show we have covered, and one we need to seek out on DVD as it isn’t on the WWE Network. We explain why that is, and break down the whole show, in this ENORMOUS 2+ hour podcast reviewing ECW Born To Be Wired 1997.

Survivor Series 2002

  
We watch old wrestling from our childhood and find out whether we were watching it through rose-tinted glasses. This episode is our first venture into the new millennium; we should all have flying cars and robot slaves by now, so let’s see how the wrestling holds up. Survivor Series 2002 took place in the heralded Madison Square Garden in New York, but does the show live up to expectations?

Uncensored 1999

  
We watch old wrestling from our childhood and find out whether we were watching it through rose-tinted glasses. WCW Uncensored 1999 is the subject of our attention in this episode. To give you an idea of what to expect: the main event is a First Blood match where both wrestlers blade, yet the match ends by pinfall.

Starrcade 1990

  
We watch old wrestling from our childhood and find out whether we were watching it through rose-tinted glasses. This week, we give our thoughts on WCW Starrcade 1990. The Black Scorpion arrives in a spaceship to challenge Sting for the NWA world championship, and the tag team of the UNIVERSE is crowned in the Pat O’Connor Memorial Tournament.  

Royal Rumble 1999

  
This week we launch the First Bell podcast! The concept is simple: we watch old wrestling from our childhood and find out whether we were watching it through rose-tinted glasses. This week, we take a look at Royal Rumble 1999. Rock/Mankind in a brutal I Quit match, and Austin/McMahon as the first two entrants in the Royal Rumble match. Great way to start this podcast!