This week on the Main Event Thursday show, WWE Hall of Fame legend Cowboy Bob Orton joked that he went from being known as the son of Bob Orton, Sr. to being known as Randy Orton's dad. Of course we all know that in between those two distinctions, he had his own time on top of the wrestling world. From holding the NWA World Tag Team championship, to matches w/Ric Flair & Hulk Hogan, to making multiple Wrestlemania appearances, Orton had plenty to talk about & the listeners had plenty to call in & ask. Cowboy Bob talked about the Orton family legacy, teaming briefly w/Jimmy Valiant in the NWA, being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son Randy (including a funny backstage story involving Sylvester Stalone), getting his start as an amateur wrestler at the young age of 9 years old, wrestling injured, advice he gave Randy & much more. Boogie & Bob both talked about topics such as adapting to the style of your tag team partner, the demanding schedule of a pro wrestler & continuing their in-ring careers by wrestling occasional matches. Angel gave us all the info about Boogie's busy weekend including camp & appearances at two wrestling shows. Boogie closed out the show by announcing next week's guest as his former manager, Major Duke George! Be sure to tune in & call in next Thursday, July 22nd, to talk to this integral figure in Boogie's legendary career.
This week Jimmy Valiant welcomed fellow WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff to the coolest wrestling show on the radio! Nikolai sat down for a nice conversation about wrestling & other topics w/Boogie, Angel, Big Dog, Jaime & the many listeners who tuned in & called in to the show. Topics of discussion included his current love of raising goats, his all time favorite episode of the Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling cartoon, being inspired by his world wrestling champion grandfather, teaming w/the Iron Sheik, the first ever time he sung the Russian National Anthem in the ring, the history of finishing moves in wrestling & much more. He also encouraged aspiring wrestlers to stay natural & avoid steroids. Angel told us where Boogie could be found this weekend & invited everyone to BWC this Sunday. Boogie closed out the show by announcing next week's guest who will be Cowboy Bob Orton. Be sure to tune in to the show next Thursday, July 15th & more importantly call 1-888-639-4900 for the opportunity to talk to both of these WWE Hall of Famers at the same time!
I just finished listening to the first installment of season two of Main Event Thursday & I’m happy to report that it picked up right where last season left off. It was wonderful to hear Boogie & Angel back in the studio w/Big Dog, Jamie & today’s special guest, Ricky Morton, one half of the legendary Rock N Roll Express. The listeners who called in asked some great questions, but more importantly, Ricky gave excellent, entertaining answers to each question. The popular wrestler spoke on subjects such as giving pointers to the young, upcoming stars, taking part in the Ultimate Death Match series of movies, early Memphis memories, wrestling Boogie, the ‘Richard Morton’ period of his career & much more. He also announced the upcoming launch of an official Ricky Morton website & a very exciting film project that he is currently working on. As a BWC Staff Member, it was nice to hear him comment on the fine wrestling education available at Boogie’s Wrestling Camp. It was especially great just to hear these two wrestling stars reminisce about their time together from the early days in Memphis through the JCP era & into the present. Both men talked about getting goose bumps throughout the show & as a wrestling fan I was getting goose bumps right along with them! As the show neared its close, Angel announced their upcoming appearances including of course every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm at BWC. & speaking of goose bumps, I am always in suspense at the end of the show until Boogie announces next week’s guest. & the announcement has never been a disappointment. Be sure not to miss next week when Boogie, Angel & the gang will talk to none other than WWE, WCW & TNA superstar, Double J, Jeff Jarrett! I can’t wait! Tune in next Thursday, June 10th for that exciting show on 101.7 FM in the New River Valley or www.supersports1017.com anywhere else in the world!
When I first heard sometime in 2009 that Boogie & Angel were in the process of possibly starting a weekly radio show I was thrilled at the prospect, but since it wasn’t set in stone, I tried not to get overly excited. Later that year, when I heard the announcement that the deal had been made & that my favorite wrestler & his wife were indeed going to be live on air every week, I went ahead & got excited. When I was a kid, I used to have the privilege of tuning in to NWA TV every week to watch the Boogie Woogie Man do his thing in & out of the ring. Unfortunately, as the 80s wound down, Handsome Jimmy went back to Mempho & my weekly dose quickly dissipated. So you can imagine I was pretty stoked when Main Event Thursday officially launched on the Big Dog’s Sports Talk show from 5pm to 6pm & I was able to once more tune in week after week to spend some quality air time w/Boogie & friends. The show started out w/a bang w/the Russian Bear Ivan Koloff as the inaugural guest. & it never slowed down. Every Thursday meant another true wrestling legend would be joining Big Dog & the Valiants. Jimmy & Angel made sure to offer variety to their listeners as they brought in not only legendary champion wrestlers, but also a manager, a ring announcer & even a prolific wrestling columnist. & perhaps the best part was that the listeners were part of the show as they got to call in & ask questions or just say hello. Thanks to the Main Event Thursday show, I had the honor of talking to former WWWF champions like Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff & long time NWA champion Dory Funk, Jr. I even got to talk to one of my favorite crazy characters from childhood, none other than Crazy Bugsy McGraw! & that’s just to name a few of the wrestling icons that sat down to chat w/Boogie, Angel, Big Dog, Jamie & the listening audience. I admit I was understandably sad when summer was almost gone & season one came to a close. But I took comfort in the fact that a new season would be here before anyone knew it & sure enough, season two of Main Event Thursday is all ready to go starting Thursday, June 3rd & running through August 26th. The first guest has just been announced & it is none other than one half of the Rock N Roll Express, Ricky Morton! From his nearly countless championships to his legendary feuds w/the Russians, the Horseman & of course the Midnight Express, there will be so much for fans to ask this seasoned tag team wrestling veteran. I’m sure the fastest hour on the radio will be jam packed full of calls, questions & rock n roll! Don’t miss out! You can tune in to 101.7 FM in the New River Valley area or you can get the show on the internet at www.supersports1017.com anywhere in the world. Also, be sure to call w/your question for Ricky Morton & all the guests from week to week at 1-888-639-4900. Main Event Thursday is back, Jack & better than ever! Don’t you dare miss it!
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