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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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Episode 14: 1980’s Top Matches & Stranger Things

Episode 14 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry has arrived! On this episode, the guys are going to discuss 4 more of Jeff’s top 100 of the 80’s—featuring a special guest appearence by Mr. Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ himself, Scott Bowden! We also take a look at the phenomenon known as Stranger Things!

Matches discussed:
– Ted DiBiase vs Dick Murdoch 12/31/85 in Oklahoma City
– Curt Henning vs Nick Bockwinkel 11/21/86 in Las Vegas
– Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee 6/6/83 in Memphis “Loser Leaves Town”
–  Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat 2/20/89 in Chicago Bowdren’s #4 match of the decade!

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Episode 13: 1980’s Top Matches & Moments & Worst Seinfeld Episodes

Lucky episode #13 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is up! And in this episode, we offer up opinions on 3 of Jeff’s Top 100 Matches Of The 80’s, finish of Jeff’s Top 21 “moments of the 80’s” and discuss our Top 5 WORST Seinfeld episodes!

Matches discussed:
– The Fantastics vs the Sheepherders 4/19/86 in New Orleans at the 1st Crockett Cup
– Dory & Terry Funk vs Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka from 12/13/81 in Tokyo-finals of the All Japan tag team tournament (with a surprise guest appearence)
– Dump Matsumoto vs Chigusa Nagayo from 11/7/86 in Tokyo Hair vs Hair—the rematch. Un. Be. Lieveable!!

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Episode 12: Top Ten “Guy Movies” Special

Episode 12 of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry is a special edition!!  We each offer our top 10 “guy movies”!  Lots of testosterone!  Compare our lists.  Who got it right, who got it wrong?  Who did we forget??

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Episode 11: 1980’s Top Matches & Christmas Movies

Episode 11 of the new and improved Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry takes a look at four more of the Top 100 of the 80’s, including a match that set the stage for one of the greatest feuds in wrestling history.
All that plus our choices for the Top 5 Christmas / Holiday movies of all time!

Matches Discussed:
– Owen Hart & Ben Bassarab vs. the Viet Cong Express in Calgary on 9/6/86
– Buzz Sawyer vs. Jim Duggan in New Orleans on 11/11/85
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Lex Luger in Baltimore on 7/22/89
– Kerry Von Erich vs. Ric Flair in Dallas on 12/25/82 (#5 of the decade!)

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Episode 10: Japanese Wrestling, Courthouse Stories & Tom Petty Songs

Episode 10 of the new and improved Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry takes a deep dive into Japanese wrestling—past & present! Joining us will be Japanese superfan Eric Cholminski, who discusses his upcoming trip for the New Japan Tokyo Dome show in January and some New Japan & All Japan matches from my Top 100 Matches Of The 80’s list.  All that, plus the long awaited debut of “courthouse stories” and a list of our top 5 Tom Petty songs!

Matches discussed include:
– Akira Maeda & Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Kazuo Yamazaki 9/1/87 in Fukuoka
– Akira Maeda & Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka & Keiji Muto 3/20/87 in Tokyo
– Pirata Morgan vs Tiger Mask II (Misawa) 12/8/84 in Nagoya
– Akira Maeda vs Tatsumi Fujinami 6/12/86 in Osaka (#9 match for the decade!)

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Episode 9: Twilight Zone Special

This weeks Breaking Kayfabe with Jeff Bowdren is a SPECIAL EDITION! For this episode only, we are Breaking Kayfabe on…..The Twilight Zone. We interview Marc Zicree, author of The Twilight Zone Companion. Jeff & Barry do a deep dive on the innovative and legendary show, and will each offer their own lists of the “top 10 episodes” ever!

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