It Was Almost Real: The Pro Wrestling History Podcast

Pro wrestling podcast dedicated to wrestling history between 1870 and 1928 although we do occassionally range into the 1930s.

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Episodes

Monday Feb 12, 2024

In this episode, we discuss William Muldoon vs. Clarence Whistler as we try to be more positive this week.

Monday Feb 05, 2024

In this episode, we discuss the Vince McMahon scandal, the dirty deeds of promoters in the past, and review the 2024 Royal Rumble. We end this long episode talking about wrestling on TV in St. Louis during the 1980s.

Episode 44 - Young Ed Lewis

Monday Jan 29, 2024

Monday Jan 29, 2024

In this episode, I discuss the first five years of Ed "Strangler" Lewis' career.

Episode 43 - Mixed Bout

Monday Jan 22, 2024

Monday Jan 22, 2024

In this episode, we discuss the boxer vs. wrestler bout between "Battling" Levinsky vs. Ray Steele.

Monday Jan 08, 2024

In this episode, we discuss how gambling schemes fed into professional wrestling's unsavory reputation.

Monday Jan 01, 2024

In this episode, we discuss a new discover about Ed "Strangler" Lewis, why Mort Henderson was picked to be the Masked Marvel, and a look at Jerry Lawler vs. "Dirty" Dutch Mantel.

Monday Dec 25, 2023

In this episode, we discuss a Christmas Night wrestling fiasco in 1911.

Monday Dec 18, 2023

In this episode, we discuss how and when Billy Sandow and Ed "Strangler" Lewis really met.

Monday Dec 11, 2023

In this episode, we discuss the famous double-cross of "Big" Wayne Munn and the Gold Dust Trio by Stanislaus Zbyszko.

Monday Dec 04, 2023

In this episode, we discuss news, the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame, Joe Stecher in the 1910s, and review a match from Mid-Atlantic in 1983.

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