Wrestling; was it really acceptable in the 80’s? The various versions of Calvin Harris’ original track that accompany episodes of Old School Wrestling (OSW) Review would seem to suggest so.
The brain child of Dublin based trio Jay Hunter, Steve (Mr. OOC) and Steve (V1), OSW Review is a roundtable podcast cut to video footage. In their own words the trio chronologically critique old WWF (now WWE) Pay-Per-Views
There are hilarious segments aplenty, such as What Bar, where viewers/listeners are asked to send in their ideas for what chocolate bars or food wrappers certain wrestler outfits resemble. These work particularly well whenever ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage is involved.
It’s not only action within the squared circle that the crew appraise though, with a selection of Simpson episodes and mixed bag of films placed under the microscope – No Holds Barred, starring Hulk Hogan, stands out courtesy of the wrestling tie-in and some comically terrible acting!
There’s a popular merchandise section of the site, with popularity snowballing hastily during the past few years, assisted by an endorsement from the globally successful Botchamania website.
Eye-popping visuals, slick editing, serene artwork and a prime selection of music (often contributed by fans), combined with the chemistry of the hosts, ensure that all of the podcasts are top-notch, so even if you’re not particularly enamoured with professional wrestling you’ll likely be impressed by the presentation.
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