Wrestling Night in Canada 033: “Won-der-ful!”

A great hero is only as good as it’s evil adversary. Recently the wrestling world mourned the loss of Paul Orndorff. “Mr. Wonderful” was/is one of the all time greats. He won his share of titles and headlined cards through out the territories. But Orndorff will always be one of the great heels that fuelled “Hulkamania” and drew record crowds as the then WWF steamrolled into national expansion. So this…

Wrestling Night in Canada 032: Hell in Your Ears

The wrestling world recently celebrated the anniversary of the infamous Undertaker/ Mankind “Hell In A Cell” match. Yes, that one! So this time around your favourite Canadian Boyz are talking all this HITC. We go over the origins of this unique match and structure. Then we share our own whys and wherefores. AS well, we go over the latest wave of WWE releases and writer Kenice Mobley going in the…

Wrestling Night in Canada 031: What If?

In the Marvel comic book world, the series “What If?” was a unique title asking what would happen if a certain significant event never happened. The Wonderful World of Professional Wrestling its own significant events that helped shape and mold what we enjoy today. With the recent criticisms AEW has been taking for signing past WWE greats, its time to point out that league jumping has been going on since…

Wrestling Night in Canada 030: Play That Funky Music

In today’s pro wrestling world, ring entrance music’s making up a good portion of a wrestler’s identity. At one point it was a rarity. Now with such a strong emphasis on the televised presentation, every wrestler/faction has its own music as they strut their stuff to the ring. It can be very effective. But sometimes not so much. Music has always been subjective though. So for this episode’s “Turnbuckle Talk”,…

Wrestling Night in Canada 029: Flying Bri Again

The new season of “The Dark Side Of The Ring” is off and running. At this writing, we’re three episodes in with the life and death of Brian Pillman and the violent world of Nick Gage. So it’s a good opportunity to share our thoughts so far. Which also gives way to this episode’s “Turnbuckle Talk”. “Flyin” Brian Pillman has gone down in infamy for al the wrong reasons. But…

Wrestling Night in Canada 028: More Horsemen

The original NWA Four Horsemen were the epitome of the wrestling “faction”. The idea was to bring together the top heels of the territory with the same philosophy. For the first few years, it was pure mat magic. But as Crockett promotions began to give way to WCW, the magic fizzled. More and more new members were added that just didn’t first the mold. Almost tragic considering the amount of…

Wrestling Night in Canada 027: Nasty Boyz

‘Mania might be in the rearview mirror but there’s still plenty to discuss. And we have a rather unique interview as well. “Nasty Ronnie” is most noted for being the vocalist of legendary heavy metal band Nasty Savage. Old time wrestling fans though will remember him from his days in the 80s Florida territories. He brought his outrageous stage antics to the squared circle when he was discovered by none…

Wrestling Night in Canada 026: Hall of Shame

Wrestlemania is upon us once again. This time of year always seems to get the fan juices flowing as everything starts falling into place. The build up and match announcements. The behind the scenes shenanigans. The Tuesday morning booking. And, of course, the WWE Hall Of Fame. The validity of the HOF can’t really be debated. It’s basically just programming for the Network leading up to the Big Event. But…

Wrestling Night in Canada 025: Big Jim Jr.

Jim Crockett Jr.’s reputation for being an all time mover and shakers in the wrasslin’ world cannot be denied. He was the head honcho at JCP (Jim Crockett Promotions, as in senior) for many years. Mr. Crockett took the regional Mid Atlantic territory and brought it the national prominence that would become Dubya – C – Dubya. So with his recent passing we chose to discuss some of the highlights…

Wrestling Night in Canada 024: P.W.I. Rear Enders

2021 is off and running. But at the WNIC offices, the year’s not a wrap without the annual Pro Wrestling Illustrated Year End Awards issue in our hot little fists. These awards have had your Cool Uncle Snowy’s attention since the mid-80s. For Matt and Ducky, they are relatively new. So for this week’s “Turnbuckle Talk” we test the rookie’s mettle with these prestigious awards. Look or this to be…

Wrestling Night in Canada 023: Special (?) Guest Star

The use of celebrity guests on a special event is nothing new to the Wraslin’ World. From the early appearance of the legendary Mahammad Ali in Japan and the myriad of guests at the early “Manias all the way to today. Now with the angles featuring Bad Bunny (huh??) and Shaq capturing headlines, it’s time to focus this episode’s “Turnbuckle Talk” to special guest appearances of the past. From the…

Wrestling Night in Canada 022: An Edgy Episode

With the Royal Rumble still fresh in the minds of mat fans, we figure this is a good time to discuss all things Edge! Being a Good Canadian Boy himself, we ‘ve followed The Enigmatic One from his humble beginnings on the local indie scene all the way to his magical “Wrestlemania”moment. So with this edition of “Turnbuckle Talk”, we go thru the in and outs, ups and downs, and…

Wrestling Night in Canada 021: Dark Side of the Radio

Season three of the always informative, and entertaining, Viceland vehicle “Dark Side Of The Ring” has been announced. As per usual, it’s looking like it’s going to be an absolute ring burner. It’s looking to have more interesting stories that show that what goes on beyond Gorilla is more interesting than what’s going on in the squared circle. So this time around we cracked a couple of our faves and…

Wrestling Night in Canada 020: Four More

We started this program by introducing your hosts with the old standard of sharing our “Mount Rushmore” of pro wrestling. But it’s not just the wrestlers that make up this one ring circus. You got your managers. You got your promoters. You got your announcers. Some of these capture as much attention and contribute as much to the overall presentation as their in ring counterparts. So we decided we’d show…

Wrestling Night in Canada 019: 2020 – Goodbye, Farewell and Eff You!!

This latest episode of WNIC was easy enough to book. Right now there is only two things of importance in the Wrasslin’ world. First up, Mr. Brodie Lee. The wrestling community is saddened by the loss of this great man. He was/is so universally respected the outpouring of emotion is staggering. Those same emotions were felt in the WNIC offices as well. So we took the time to pay tribute…

Wrestling Night in Canada 018: Grinch McMahon

Welcome to our very unreasonable facsimile of a holiday episode. It’s not that we’re not feeling the Christmas Spirit. There’s just so much going on the wonderful world of Wrasslin’ that we’re still focused on the Squared Circle as opposed to some fat man’s annual home invasions. First up we do our blow by blow account of the TLC event. As well, we dissect our first TripleMania. AAA has once…

Wrestling Night in Canada 017: “The Big Reveal”

One of the life’s blood of pro wrestling has been the “The Big Reveal”. The build up of an angle with an air of mystery. Something big is going down and it has fans captivated. Hopefully, ‘The Big Reveal’ gets a huge pop and goes over big. But sometimes it doesn’t. This week on “Turnbuckle Talk”, we remember some of the more memorable reveals, good or bad. Who was “The…

Wrestling Night in Canada 016: Legendary Tales

This time on WNIC, a living legend takes his Last Ride. But before we get to that, we must focus on another Legend. Ring announcers are some of our unsung heroes. And CZW’s Larry Legend ranks with the best of them. So we wanted to give Mr. Legend an opportunity to tell his story. In our second interview, Legend discusses his monicker, his time in DragonGate, his take on Death…

Wrestling Night in Canada 015: “Eddie World Order”

This week marks the anniversary of the passing of the amazing Eddie Guerrero. It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 yrs. since “Latino Heat” left us much too early. So we decided to focus our attention to the former World champ in our “Turnbuckle Talk”. The highs and lows of his storied career. How we first discovered EG and all our fave moments. AS well, we discussed the ICW Pit…

Wrestling Night in Canada 014: Givin’ The Gears

Your boyz from the Great White North (eh) have lots to yack about this time around. Which took us well beyond the time limit draw. First up, we dive deep into both the recent WWE “Hell In The Cell” and AEW “Full Gear” extravaganzas. In our “Turnbuckle Talk”, we chart our own pro wrestling geography class. Pro wrestling has it’s own terms and expressions and those include some of the…