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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 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 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 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 6: Barry Rose

In Episode 6 of Breaking Kayfabe with Jeff Bowdren…..Jeff and co-host Barry Rose discuss two more of his top 100 Matches of the 80’s, introduce a new segment called “Poking the Bear” where they discuss the best tag teams of all-time….AND…..Jeff & Barry will each recommend 3 television you should go out of your way to watch!

Matches Discussed:
– Riki Choshu vs Killer Khan 7/31/86 in Tokyo
– Ted Dibiase vs Jim Duggan 3/22/85 in Houston

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