Episode 14: Threat Level Midnight Express

Join Al Getz & Jon Boucher as they look at Mid-South in the summer of 1981 and the McGuirk territory in the summer of 1964. Is Al brave (foolish?) enough to give an honest appraisal of a not-so-good novel written by the master of the sugar hold? Also, they discuss The Grappler, Chuck Karbo, Dutch Savage, Ann Casey, Paul Orndorff and much more.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Stats 101 Lesson #2: Montgomery Alabama

Listen as Al Getz discusses the new Frequent Opponents and Partners statistics that he created to quantify wrestling feuds. He also discusses his recent trip to the Alabama Department of Archives and History. What’s in the folder labelled The Selma Incident? What local restaurant has an appetizer named Ric Flair and what’s in it? Plus, we end on a cliffhanger…

Stats 101 is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 13: Art, Hercules, Liberace, Tarzan, Gypsy, Butcher, oh my!

This month Al Getz & Jon Boucher look at several wrestlers who worked for Leroy McGuirk in 1964 and 1973. They also discuss Amarillo and Killer Karl Krupp, a recent Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw interview with Mike McGuirk, and Part 1 of an interview Al conducted with Gil Culkin. Plus, Al “gets” a rather unique piece of wrestling memorabilia!

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Stats 101 Lesson #1: Dothan Alabama

A new bimonthly podcast featuring rogue wrestling historian Al Getz discussing his travels to various libraries and state archives on a never-ending hunt for more professional wrestling cards. It will also feature a deeper look at the statistics he has developed to measure wrestling in the territorial era. First stop, Dothan Alabama.

Stats 101 is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Case #2: My Three Sullivans

In the early 1970s, there were three wrestlers active in North American who used the ring name Eddie Sullivan at various times. Rogue wrestling historian attempts to ‘chart’ the paths of all three wrestlers in 1973, using research and logic to correct some inaccuracies in the historical record. But he doesn’t quite solve the mystery…

Wrestling History Mysteries is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 12: A Dog and A King

This month Al Getz & Jon Boucher discuss Sylvester Ritter’s experiences in a newly desegregated high school in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King. It’s a fascinating anecdote in the early life of the man who would later transcend race and achieve pro wrestling superstardom as The Junkyard Dog. They also look at Dick Murdoch & Killer Karl Kox, Stan Pulaski, Bennie Matta, Brute Bernard, Ron Starr, Houston Wrestling & tons more.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Case #1: Who’s Johnny?

In the first of a new series of short-form podcasts from the rogue wrestling historian behind Charting the Territories, Al Getz examines some of the minor details that pro wrestling lore may have gotten wrong over the years. He then walks listeners through his process as he tries to solve these Wrestling History Mysteries. First up, a wrestler named Johnny Boyd who isn’t THAT Johnny Boyd.

Wrestling History Mysteries is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 11: “For God’s Sake Stop the Murder on TV!”

This month Al Getz & Jon Boucher look at Tony Borne’s career including major stipulation bouts in Mexico and Houston, Mario Galento exposing the business live on Memphis radio, The Ballad of Bull Ramos, one of the most renowned tiki bars in the US and lots more! Also a look at the 2nd quarter of 1981 in Mid-South Wrestling and 2 big angles that took place, plus Al & Jon both learn something new about the Anderson wrestling family.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 10: Dennis Stamp is Booked, Al is Gifted and Donald Rumsfeld is Quoted

This month’s episode has a LIVE UNBOXING of a birthday present from Jon to Al. We look at the 1st quarter of 1973 in the McGuirk territory and discuss Dennis Stamp, Bull Bullinski, Johnny Eagles, and Chuck O’Connor. We also look at Corsica Joe, Nikita Mulkovich, The Royal Kangaroos and Sonny Roughhouse Fargo. Donald Rumsfeld tells us how complete sites like wrestlingdata and cagematch might be, and we debut a new segment called This Month I Learned…

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 9: Charting Scandor Akbar

This month’s podcast sees Al Getz & Jon Boucher looking at the in-ring wrestling career of Scandor Akbar. From his earliest known appearances in 1962 as Jim Wehba through the start of his managerial career in 1977, it’s a territory by territory, year by year recap of Akbar in the ring. They also discuss Butch Reed, Heart of America, Elo rankings, favorite nicknames and more.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.