Vol. 19: “Number One” Paul Jones (1942-2018)

Paul Jones may not be the first name that rolls off a wrestling fan’s tongue, but his contributions to the wrestling world were quite substantial. Join Seth and Crazy Train as they pay tribute to the man who had a 20+ year in-ring career, as well as a memorable run as a villainous manager. Paul Jones’ career lasted over thirty years in five decades. He had worked both babyface and heel as a wrestler and worked almost exclusively as a heel during his manager run in the 1980s.

Arguably his most memorable run as a wrestler was in the 1970s as a babyface in Mid-Atlantic for Jim Crockett Promotions. There he held numerous tag team titles with a young Ricky Steamboat. However, he also had a successful run in Florida where he held the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship, a title that has been held by far too many Hall Of Famers to list here. In fact, he held the Florida Heavyweight Championship, the NWA Florida Television Championship, and the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Championship at the same time.

Perhaps his most known role to fans who grew up in the 80s was as a heel manager where he was the head of The Paul Jones Army. There he again managed several legends and Hall Of Famers. And of course had that legendary years-long feud with “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, which lead to a lot of head shaving, and a lot of BALD HEADED GEEKS! Do you have any memories or stories of Paul Jones? We’d love to hear them. Sound off below or on Twitter @twbpshow!

Vol. 18: “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino (1935-2018)

We lost a true legend this week with the passing of “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino. Join Seth and Crazy Train as they pay tribute to the life and career of The Hall of Famer from his amazing and tragic beginnings in Italy during World War II to his two record-setting reigns as WWWF (now WWE) Champion. Not only that, you’ll hear why Bruno Sammartino’s character was just as strong as his in-ring accomplishments. Plus you’ll understand why Bruno was an all-time great babyface. If you are a fan of Bruno Sammartino or even a fan of the 1970’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, this is a fun must-listen show. Do you have any favorite Bruno memories or stories? Sound off below, or tweet the show @twbpshow. Co-host Crazy Train can be found @crazytrain_jb. We would love to hear from you!

Vol. 17: WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018

Yes, you’re reading correctly. A show called Classic Wrestling Memories is covering a 2018 event. Why? Because everybody inducted still qualifies for the eras we like to talk about at Classic Wrestling Memories. Just look at this list!

  • The Dudley Boys – Attitude Era
  • Hillbilly Jim – Rock ‘n Wrestling Era
  • Stan Stasiak – World Wide Wrestling Federation
  • El Santo – Legends Of Mexico
  • Jim Londos – Pre-NWA
  • Sputnik Monroe – 1950s-60s Territories
  • Boris Malenko – 1950s-60s Territories
  • Daran Singh – 1950s-60s India
  • Hiro Matsuda – 1960s-70s Florida
  • Rufus R. “Freight Train” Jones – 1970s-80s Territories
  • Cora Combs – 1950s-60s Territories
  • Lord Alfred Hayes – Just about everything
  • Ivory – 1980s/Attitude Era
  • Jeff Jarrett – Pre-Attitude Era Through Attitude Era
  • Mark Henry – Attitude Era
  • Goldberg – Nitro Era

All This and more in another history filled Classic Wrestling Memories