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Episode 24: John McAdam, 80’s Matches & Creepy Movies

Episode 24 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry has arrived! On this episode, we are going to be taking a look at two more matches that did NOT make Jeff’s top 100 of the 80’s. Joining us to discuss one of those matches is John McAdam, who makes his 2nd appearance on the podcast! Plus, we will look at a couple of forgotten angles, Jeff discuss the demise of Toys R Us and his top 5 memories of working there….and, we will each offer our top 5 CREEPY movies….non-horror. Ya know, movies that had scenes that just skeeved you out!

Matches discussed:
– Bob Backlund vs Adrian Adonis (1/18/82 in MSG)
– Ric Flair vs Ricky Morton (April or May of 1986)

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Episode 23: 1980’s Matches & Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

Episode 23 of Breaking Kayfabe hasn’t landed–it escaped! And on this episode, we are taking a look at some matches that did NOT make Jeff’s Top 100 Matches Of The 1980’s list! That’s right, someone thinks Jeff was wrong!  And besides that, we will reveal what possibly will be our most controversial top 5 list EVER! We are revealing our choices for the best AND worst fast food restaurants!!

Matches discussed include:
– Jerry Lawler & Sweet Brown Sugar vs Bobby Eaton & Sabu from 1/17/83 in Memphis
– The Moondogs vs Jackie Fargo & Stan Lane from 5/9/83 in Memphis
– Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera from 5/19/80 in MSG

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Episode 22: 1980’s Matches & Underrated Promo Guys

Episode 22 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here! And on this episode, we take a look at two of Jeff’s top 100 of the 80’s, plus we discuss a classic older film featuring one of Barry’s longtime secret crushes, and…we each cut a promo on our top 5 most UNDERRATED promo guys in wrestling! No Jim Cornette’s, or Bobby Heenan, or the Rock…..we are talking UNDERRATED here!!

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Episode 21: Bob Roop

Episode 21 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here! And on this special edition, Jeff & Barry sit and talk with…..Bob Roop! Thats right “the All American Backjumper”, as Gordon Solie used to call him, joins us to discuss the anniversary of the death of Bobby Shane and the events of that evening, the incident at the Sportatorium where Bob stretched a young “wrestler” and hold on to your hats as Bob discusses going to Iraq and wrestling in front of Sadaam Hussein–with weapons pointed AT HIM!

Bob Roop photo courtesy of Pete Lederberg (plmathfoto@hotmail.com)

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Episode 20: 1980’s Matches & Top 5 Soundtracks

Episode 20 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is here! And on this show, we are going to look back at three more of Jeff’s top 100 of the 80’s–including TWO that were in the top 20!! All that plus a look at our top 5 movie soundtracks! Which movie soundtracks were so good that we went out and bought them???

Matches discussed include:
1) Jumbo Tsurata vs Genichiro Tenryu from 10/28/88
2) Tiger Mask II (Misawa) vs Kuniaki Kobayashi from 6/21/85 #16
3) Barry Windham vs Ric Flair from Fayetteville, NC #15

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Episode 19: Great Modern Matches & Tarantino Movies

Episode 19 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry–dedicated to Steely Dan “Hey 19”!–is out!  On this episode we are talking about one of Jeff’s top 100 Matches of the 80’s, we are going to discuss two recent matches…Minoru Suzuki vs Hiroshi Tanahashi and Johnny Gargano vs Andrade Cien Almas!  All that, plus a special deep dive into: the films of Quentin Tarantino!

Top 100 match:
Toshiaki Kawada & Samson Fuyuki vs Shinichi Nakano & Shunji Takano

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Episode 18: 1980’s Japanese Matches & Favorite Movie Fight Scenes

Episode 18 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, the “18 and Life” (Barry’s tribute to Skid Row’s lead singer Sebastian Bach) is here! On this episode, we are traveling to Japan to look at three more of Jeff’s Top 100 Matches of the 80’s, including his #2 match of the entire decade! All that plus, a couple of movie suggestions and out top 5 favorite movie fights!

Matches discussed:
– Riki Choshu vs Tatsumi Fujinami 4/3/83 in Tokyo
– The Crush Gals vs the Jumping Bomb Angels 3/20/86
– Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask 4/23/83 #2 of the decade!

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Episode 17: 1980’s Matches & Robert DeNiro Movies

Episode 17 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren and Barry is here! And on this episode, they will be taking a look at 4 more of Jeff’s top 100 of the 80’s…..give a quick movie recommendation, and take a look at their top 5 favorite Robert DeNiro movies!!

Matches discussed:
1) Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson vs the Rockers from 2/16/89
2) Jushin Liger vs Naoki Sano from 7/13/89
3) Ric Flair vs Terry Funk from 7/23/89 in Baltimore at the Bash
4) Stan Hanson & Terry Gordy vs Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada  from 12/16/88

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Episode 16: 1980’s Matches & Dumb Movies

Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is back for their “sweet 16th” episode! And on this episode they will be discussing 3 more of Jeff’s top 100 matches of the 80’s—including a surprise guest appearance by the man who introduced Bowdren & Barry!!  Plus they reveal their top 5 DUMB movies of all time! They’re stupid, you know they are….but you can’t help yourself! You love them anyway!!

Matches discussed:
– Tommy Rich & Eddie Gilbert (the “New Fabulous Ones”) vs the PYT’s (Koko Ware & Norvell Austin) from 5/14/84 in Memphis
– Satoru Sayama & Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda & Yoshiaki Fujiwara 7/23/84 in Tokyo
– Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka 2/5/87 in Tokyo

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Episode 15: 1980’s Matches and Promotions & Movie Car Chases

Its time for episode 15 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry! In this fun filled episode, we will take a look at take a look at two of Jeff’s Top 100 Matches of the 80’s—-including his choice for the #3 match of the entire decade! That, plus we “poke the bear” on the best promotion in the world from 1980-1985, we discuss our favorite 5 movie car chases of all-time, and…we answer listener questions!!

Matches Discussed:
– Ricky Steamboat vs Randy Savage 3/29/87 in Detroit
– Lioness Asuka vs Jaguar Yakota 8/22/85 in Tokyo (#3 of the decade)

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