Cover image of Kentucky Fried Rasslin'
(144)
Sports

Kentucky Fried Rasslin'

Updated 2 days ago

Sports
Read more

The Home Of Scott Bowden's Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast

Read more

The Home Of Scott Bowden's Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast

iTunes Ratings

144 Ratings
Average Ratings
127
6
4
0
7

Memories

By pat mcrautch - Aug 16 2019
Read more
Brings back a ton of memories

Great Stuff!

By dagwood76543 - Oct 24 2018
Read more
This is a fantastic wrestling history podcast.

iTunes Ratings

144 Ratings
Average Ratings
127
6
4
0
7

Memories

By pat mcrautch - Aug 16 2019
Read more
Brings back a ton of memories

Great Stuff!

By dagwood76543 - Oct 24 2018
Read more
This is a fantastic wrestling history podcast.
Cover image of Kentucky Fried Rasslin'

Kentucky Fried Rasslin'

Latest release on Oct 14, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 2 days ago

Rank #1: Episode 38: Homecoming King: Ric Flair’s Memphis Wrestling Debut

Podcast cover
Read more

Episode 38 of the #KFRPod has dropped like a Nature Boy face flop! Scott Bowden & Howard Baum examine the 8.14.82 Memphis TV show as Ric Flair returns to his birthplace to defend the NWA World title vs. the King of the Country Jive, Jerry Lawler!

Bowden explains why this is not only some of the best footage of the territory era but also possibly Lance Russell’s finest hour in the WMC-TV studio. Bowden also dispels some popular rumors about the day in question, praises Memphis promoter Jerry Jarrett’s booking of the finish, and explains why this was a good day for Jimmy Hart and quite possibly the greatest day of ringside photographer Jimmy Cornette, who drove up from Louisville to capture all the action.

Plus, you’ll learn why Ric Flair never returned for his payoff and the promotion’s decision to go with Nick Bockwinkel instead of the Nature Boy for future World title programs with the King of Memphis. All this, plus a look at the unique dynamics of the Dutch Mantell vs. Bill Dundee angle on the same Saturday, and much more.

Visit the Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 38: Homecoming King: Ric Flair’s Memphis Wrestling Debut appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Feb 20 2019

2hr 13mins

Play

Rank #2: Episode 10: Kentucky Fried Cornette

Podcast cover
Read more

Out of the kindness of his heart, the legendary Louisville Slugger himself, Jim Cornette, drops by the KFR podcast after everyone from Randy Hales to Reggie B. Fine disrespectfully declines to appear.

The manager of such good Christian athletes as the Midnight Express and Mantaur, Corny joins Scott Bowden and The Great Brian Last™ for a lively 90-minute Broadway, discussing such extra-crispy topics as his favorite wrestler as a kid, a ’75 showdown with heels Jerry Lawler & Lou Thesz vs Ricky Gibson & Jerry Jarrett w/Jackie Fargo at the Louisville Gardens, and the young photographer’s first assignment at the Mid-South Coliseum alongside another budding photojournalist named Eddie Gilbert. 

The two former Memphis managers also share their conflicting memories of the night the WFIA (Wrestling Fans International Association) witnessed the Fabulous Freebirds spread their wings and fly to the ring as their Skynyrd anthem played over the PA for the very first time in the House that Lawler Built.

With the Louisville Lip onboard, it doesn’t get any juicier than this, so be there right alongside for another BIG day of Kentucky Fried Rasslin’!

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 10: Kentucky Fried Cornette appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Jan 20 2018

1hr 37mins

Play

Rank #3: Episode 24: Men About Town w/ Guest Jim Cornette

Podcast cover
Read more

KFR host Scott Bowden and his extra-crispy guest, Jim Cornette, honor the 35th anniversary of one of the best bouts ever held in Memphis, which also was featured around the territory’s loop, earning one of the biggest money weeks ever for promoter Jerry Jarret.

This series of bouts featured Jarrett’s two biggest
longtime handpicked stars who worked practically the same match with the same finish to huge crowds in Lexington, Memphis, Nashville and Louisville, June 2—June 7, 1983, with a loser-leaves-town stipulation and the AWA Southern heavyweight title hanging in the balance. They all came to witness Jerry “the King” Lawler defeat “Superstar” Bill Dundee to regain his belt and finally rid the
area of his perennial rival and former ally in what many fans declared the greatest match they ever saw in the territory.

Behind the scenes, Dundee’s departure also resulted in other key names leaving the area, including Cornette, who explains not only the reasons behind that but also why this ’83 series and the ’77 feud clicked with Memphis fans while the ‘79 program between the King
and the Superstar did not. It’s no-holds-barred, must-listen edition of the KFR podcast, complete with rare WHBQ audio you won’t hear anywhere else.

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 24: Men About Town w/ Guest Jim Cornette appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Jun 14 2018

1hr 22mins

Play

Rank #4: Episode 19: Macho Memories

Podcast cover
Read more

The ICW invasion of the KFR podcast continues this week, featuring a proverbial run-in by none other than “Hustler” Rip Rogers

Over the course of two hours, Rip discusses—as only he can do—such ICW stars as Randy Savage, the carpetbagging Miser (Angelo Poffo), Ronnie Garvin, Bob Orton Jr., Elizabeth Huelette (the future Miss Elizabeth) and more. The Hustler explains how he got the nickname and provides insight into the ICW booking philosophy, which resulted in some of the best TV of the era. Today a renowned trainer, Rip explains how he learned the ring ropes under the watchful eyes of second-generation stars the Macho Man and Bob Orton Jr.

You’ll learn why the Hustler feels the ICW product was better than Jerry Jarrett’s and more details on why this band of NWA castoffs decided to invade the Memphis territory.

And the Mil Mascaras Monday Night Mystery also continues this week when Rip takes the stand as a character witness  to testify why there’s no way in hell that could have been the real masked egomaniac in Memphis on the night in question in 1979. All this and more—complete with more cursing than any Tarantino film—on this week’s edition of the KFR podcast!

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 19: Macho Memories appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Apr 25 2018

1hr 12mins

Play

Rank #5: Episode 29: Unsolved Mysteries of Memphis

Podcast cover
Read more

On this special Unsolved Mysteries of #Memphis edition of the KFR Podcast, host Scott Bowden goes face to masked mug with Mil Mascaras during an autograph signing at Los Angeles-area sports-memorabilia speakeasy.

Bowden doesn’t tiptoe gracefully around the issue, asking as many questions as humanly possible to unmask the truth behind the mystery that has had a chokehold on the longtime Memphis fan and manager since he was 8 years old: Was it REALLY  Mil Mascaras in the ring at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis on 1.29.79, doing a stretcher job for promoter Jerry Jarrett’s local legends Jerry Lawler and Jackie Fargo…or was it a ringer?

Mascaras not only answers emphatically, providing photographic evidence, but can also be heard discussing the issue with Bowden, whose ill-fitting skinny jeans  accidentally setting off the voice recorder on his Galaxy Note8 device—finally a break that cracks the case…the answer awaits, true believers!

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 29: Unsolved Mysteries of Memphis appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Aug 13 2018

1hr 9mins

Play

Rank #6: Episode 18: ICW Invasion

Podcast cover
Read more

Freak out! Scott Bowden is back, right alongside ringside and ready to go with another BIG day of the KFR podcast! This week, KFR is invaded by one of the most infamous performers in the short-but-memorable history of International Championship Wrestling: the leader of the Slapowitz Syndicate, Izzy Slapowitz.

Over the course of nearly 90 minutes, Izzy will reveal how he went from being a boisterous wrestling fan backing the bad guys in Brooklyn to a heat magnet as a manager in the Bible Belt of Tennessee and Kentucky. Izzy will also share his memories of working in Memphis alongside the ICW band of outlaws, including his own “Devil’s Duo” as well as “The One Man Gang” Ronnie Garvin, ICW World champion Randy “Macho Man” Savage, “Hustler” Rip Rogers, Bob Orton Jr., and The Miser (Angelo Poffo).

The former braided pawnbroker will also share stories about Bill Dundee and The Dream Machine (Troy Graham), and Izzy explain why he felt uncomfortable with the shoot promos the ICW stars cut on Jerry Jarrett’s crew. You’ve heard the Jarrett side of the ICW invasion in Memphis—now you get the story from one of the men who lived it! Doing the thing!

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 18: ICW Invasion appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Apr 17 2018

1hr 36mins

Play

Rank #7: Episode 30: Saturday Morning Memories

Podcast cover
Read more

Host Scott Bowden is right along ringside for Episode 30  to honor four professional wrestlers who experienced varying degrees of success in the Memphis territory but nonetheless made an indelible impact years before their recent passings: Jim Jamieson, Jim Neidhart, Brickhouse Brown and Chris Champion.

Bowden and co-host The Great Brian Last will also discuss the recent revelations in the Mil Mascaras Monday Night Mystery, including reactions from the fans and longtime promoter Jerry Jarrett.

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 30: Saturday Morning Memories appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Aug 29 2018

1hr 21mins

Play

Rank #8: Episode 37: You Dropped a Baum on Me

Podcast cover
Read more

#KFRPod 37 has dropped like gallons of blood on the WMC-TV studio floor! Host Scott Bowden talks with Howard Baum about his involvement in one of the most infamous angles ever in Memphis wrestling history with fellow WFIA member Pete Lederberg as they present the WFIA’s tag-team of the year award to the new-and-less-improved Fabulous Ones, Tommy Rich and Eddie Gilbert in August 1984.

Howard also shares his memories of Lance Russell and Jerry Lawler, in particular the King’s reaction to seeing the Wrestling Observer newsletter for the first time as well as the Memphis Monarch’s run in the Sunshine State.

Plus Baum discusses his early fandom in Florida and how he regrettably JUST missed out on seeing Terry Funk defeat Jack Brisco for the NWA World title in Miami Beach, and much more in this two-hour hilarious episode.

Visit the Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 37: You Dropped a Baum on Me appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Jan 15 2019

2hr 7mins

Play

Rank #9: Episode 2: The King Meets The Mummy

Podcast cover
Read more

Join “Scary” Scott Bowden and “The Ghost” Brian Last as they unearth rare terrifying WHBQ audio of the betrayal of Jerry Lawler at the diabolical hands of manager Sam Bass in October 1974. Thrill to the action of the King of Memphis forming an unlikely alliance to battle Bass’s monster from Memphis, Egypt, as they team to unravel the mystery of The Mummy once and for all! Brought to you by the infamous master of the undead, WHBQ’s Sivad!

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 2: The King Meets The Mummy appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Nov 04 2017

1hr 27mins

Play

Rank #10: Episode 40: Fabulous Ones: Original & Extra Crispy.

Podcast cover
Read more

Episode 40 of the KFR podcast has dropped like many a rat’s panties in the Fabs’ van! Host Scott Bowden and his tag-team partner Howard “Atomic” Baum look at how Steve Keirn and Stan Lane set the Memphis territory on fire, and they explain why lightning didn’t strike twice when Tommy Rich and Eddie Gilbert attempted to fill their tuxedos in spring 1984. Bowden will also explain Jackie Fargo’s role in getting Keirn and Lane over and why it didn’t work when their mentor tried to bury them on the way out.

Visit the Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 40: Fabulous Ones: Original & Extra Crispy. appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Apr 28 2019

1hr 31mins

Play

Rank #11: Episode 3: Today Memphis, Tomorrow the World

Podcast cover
Read more

World’s collide on this week’s Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ podcast when investigative journalists Scott Bowden and The Great Brian Last uncover Jerry Jarrett’s plans to unify the CWA and AWA World titles in 1980.
Fresh off unraveling the Mummy last week, KFR’s crack archeologists also discover the first-ever dueling promos on WHBQ between Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee, hyping their initial monumental clash advertised as the main event at the Mid-South Coliseum on December 8, 1975.  These classic interviews have not been aired in 40-plus years!
Plus, you’ll learn the hard way that love can be a fickle, pickle-eating, overweight mistress wearing undersized Jerry Lawler T-shirts when the romance between the babyface King and the hometown faithful ends nearly as quickly as a Pat Hutchinson squash match as 1975 draws to a close.

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 3: Today Memphis, Tomorrow the World appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Nov 11 2017

1hr 28mins

Play

Rank #12: Episode 36: Merry Macho Christmas Special

Podcast cover
Read more

Freak out—it’s a Merry Macho Crispy edition of the KFR Podcast with host Scott Bowden guiding his sleigh down memory lane to the biggest card of Memphis wrestling in 1983—Dec. 5 to be exact. The originally scheduled main event saw the Road Warriors make their post-apocolyptic debut in the territory in a rumble for the ages vs the Fabulous Ones—with more potatoes served than all area KFCs combined.

But it was the late addition to the main-event spot (along with smuggled booze) that had the Coliseum buzzing: ICW outlaw Randy “Macho Man” Savage finally invades Jerry “The Queen” Lawler’s kingdom, bringing his own brand of madness to Memphis for the first time under Jarrett’s banner.

Bowden was in attendance that night along with a little more than 8,000 other stinkin’ rednecks—not a bad house coming off the slow-dying feud between the King and Kaufman but not even close to the anticipated sellout.

Together with longtime fan John Keating and ICW co-founder “Hustler” Rip Rogers, Bowden speculates as to why the program between Macho and Kingfish fizzled after three weeks in Memphis but thrived in Louisville, Lexington and the surrounding areas.

All this and classic Savage audio make this a Merry Macho Crispy season to remember. So break out the confetti ’cause we’re doing the thing!

Visit the Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 36: Merry Macho Christmas Special appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Dec 25 2018

3hr 3mins

Play

Rank #13: Episode 26: Baby, He’s A Superstar

Podcast cover
Read more

On July 4, 1977, Jerry Lawler and Billl Dundee kicked off the greatest summer in Memphis wrestling’s history as he outfoxed Jerry Lawler in the main event at the Mid-South Coliseum, winning $2000 of the King’s coldhearted cash. 41 years later, Dundee joins KFR hosts Scott Bowden and the Great Brian Last® for an explosive interview.

The Superstar will discuss Dundee’s Memphis debut; why he and George Barnes got over so quickly in the territory and skyrocketed to tag-team main events; Billy’s reaction when Barnes told him he was heading back to Australia;, Dundee’s personal feelings on Jerry Lawler; why the scrappy Aussie and ex-wife Beverly agreed to the hair match stips in ’77; the popularity of Memphis wrestling around the world today; and the story of how a young punk from Germantown got his very first autograph of any kind from the Superstar on a black-and-white publicity photo back in 1978.

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 26: Baby, He’s A Superstar appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Jul 05 2018

1hr 24mins

Play

Rank #14: Episode 25: Stardust Memories

Podcast cover
Read more

Host Scott Bowden serves up an extra-extra crispy bucket of goodness on the KFR podcast, as he welcomes back the hottest heel on Twitter….Jerry Jarrett.

The original Double J provides insight into the following topics: Dusty Rhodes’s appearances vs. Jerry Lawler in Memphis nearly 41 years ago to the day and why Jarrett and the Dream had a falling out in ’84; the Lawler/Dundee feud of ’77; how Pro Wrestling USA came together and ultimately failed; and his heat with Jim Crockett Jr. and Ric Flair. It all drops on ya like a Bionic Elbow, bayyyy-bbeeee, in public if you wiiiiilllllll.

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 25: Stardust Memories appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Jun 23 2018

1hr 8mins

Play

Rank #15: Episode 9: The Perfect Storm

Podcast cover
Read more

Buckle up for a wild-and-wooly ride, as Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is proud to welcome the longtime meteorologist for the number-one newscast in Memphis and one half of the greatest wrestling announce team of all time, the legendary Dave Brown!

Join hosts Scott Bowden and The Great Brian Last as Dave discusses his start in the business, making the transition from radio to TV. Bowden also talks with Dave about the special bond between the Memphis wrestling promotion and the fans, and why the live TV show from the WMC-TV 5 studio did such incredible numbers in the early ’80s, becoming the city’s number-one rated show at one point—ahead of network prime-time powerhouses Dallas and Dynasty.

Dave also shares a story of how he and Lance narrowly avoided the wrath of ICW World champion Randy “Macho Man” Savage outside Lexington’s Rupp Arena. You’ll also gain insight into Dave’s feelings on everyone from Nick Gulas to Jerry Jarrett to Jerry Lawler to a young punk from Germantown who never knew when to keep his mouth shut. (Some things never change.) It’s our longest episode to date, so be there right along ringside for another BIG week of Kentucky Fried Rasslin’!

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 9: The Perfect Storm appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Jan 09 2018

1hr 41mins

Play

Rank #16: Episode 17: Fifty-One Shades of Grey

Podcast cover
Read more

Scott Bowden is back with another piping hot edition of the KFR Podcast! Joining Bowden and the Great Brian Last™ will be Jerry Grey, who has emerged as one of the greatest storytellers in all of professional wrestling on the 6:05 Superpodcast…the Mothership!

Tonight, the Golden Boy shares his comic misadventures in the wild-and-wooly world of ’80s Memphis wrestling,  featuring Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Hart, “Ravishing” Rick Rude and his lovely valet, Angel, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Sabu The Wild Ladies’ Man from Borneo, and more!

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 17: Fifty-One Shades of Grey appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Apr 03 2018

1hr 42mins

Play

Rank #17: Episode 4: Game of Thrones: The Mad King

Podcast cover
Read more

This week’s KFR is a family-sized bucket of extra crispy, original rasslin’ goodness packed with rare classic audio from the WHBQ wrestling days. Our adventure begins in February 1975, when Jerry Lawler has been forced into exile by promoter Jerry Jarrett after the King’s head had gotten too big for his crown. After a hot summer led by the silent-but-deadly Mongolian Stomper fending off pretenders to the Southern throne, attendance begins to cool as winter is coming, leading to the return of the fire-throwin’ Mad King of Memphis as a heel. Along the way, the Stomper learns a valuable lesson when he cuts an ill-advised promo without manager Bearcat Wright: Silence is Gouldie.

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 4: Game of Thrones: The Mad King appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Nov 21 2017

1hr 27mins

Play

Rank #18: Episode 13: Who Was That Masked Man?

Podcast cover
Read more

On January 29, 1979, a mysterious masked man appeared in the main event in Memphis at the Mid-South Coliseum—nothing new there. What makes the evening in question so intriguing is that no one can agree on the hooded wrestler’s identity—including—including the colleagues he worked with that night, the boys appearing underneath, and promoter Jerry Jarrett.

On Episode 13 of Kentucky Fried Rasslin’, host Scott Bowden examines the evidence, puts Jim Cornette on the stand, and calls a couple of surprise witnesses to unmask the truth. Was it truly the international wrestling superstar Mil Mascaras appearing as a heel alongside Austin Idol to do battle with Memphis legends Jackie Fargo and Jerry Lawler?

Also on this episode, Bowden kicks off a new fan segment, Stinkin’ Rednecks, with the resident artist of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network and longtime Louisville mark, Travis Heckel. Together, they discusses Heckel’s memories of Tuesday nights at the Garden and the amazing array of cool Memphis merch now available at the new KFR store at kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com.

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 13: Who Was That Masked Man? appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Feb 17 2018

1hr 26mins

Play

Rank #19: Episode 12: Years of Living Dangerously

Podcast cover
Read more

USWA Monday night wrestling returns with another wild-and-wooly KFR podcast with special guest “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert reuniting with his former manager, Scott Bowden.

Doug discusses growing up in Lexington, Tenn., as the son of sensational ring technician Tommy Gilbert; his brother Eddie Gilbert’s booking philosophy; memories of being terrorized as a boy by the original Sheik; his first angle as a 15-year-old in ’84; working for Crockett as a teenager; why he turned down a shot to work for Vince McMahon in favor of Japan; getting cussed out by Jerry Lawler for our rather inappropriate language during live Memphis TV; and his thoughts on everyone from the King to Terry Funk to Nick Bockwinkel.

Don’t miss Doug Gilbert and Scott Bowden joining forces once again for an no-time limit, no disqualification discussion of all things Memphis!

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 12: Years of Living Dangerously appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

Feb 06 2018

1hr 51mins

Play

Rank #20: Episode 21: Area King Crowned

Podcast cover
Read more

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Jerry Lawler’s AWA World title win, host KFR host Scott Bowden discusses the King’s chase of the World heavyweight championship—the Memphis territory’s overarching storyline for well over a decade.

On this week’s Stinkn’ Rednecks segment, Bowden and longtime fan David Delahoussaye discuss why Lawler was so over as a sport hero for kids growing up in the area in the ’70s and early ’80s, and why the King’s quest for the World title meant so much to his fans.

And in the first part of a revealing interview, Kevin Lawler recalls the highs and lows that came with being the son of one of the most controversial stars in wrestling, and he explains why Nick Bockwinkel was the true World champion in the eyes of Memphis fans.

All this and more on episode 21 of  KFR, the REAL World champion of Memphis wrestling podcasts.

Visit the NEW Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ online store at http://kentuckyfriedrasslin.bigcartel.com/

Follow Scott Bowden on Twitter @TravScottBowden and on Facebook @KentuckyFriedRasslin.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @GreatBrianLast.

Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

The post Episode 21: Area King Crowned appeared first on Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast.

May 15 2018

1hr 38mins

Play