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.

Episode 8: Diamonds are Forever, Except for Don Diamond

This month’s podcast sees hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher discussing the recent passing of both Danny Hodge and Jack Curtis Jr. They look at the 1st quarter of 1981 in Mid-South Wrestling and talk about the brief career of Don Diamond and some interesting info about his post-wrestling life. Jon also attempts to “chart” the Curtis/Culkin family tree.

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

Episode 7: One Week

Episode 7 of Charting the Territories sees hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher digging in deep to one specific week in late 1972 where we have records for 21 house shows in the McGuirk territory, plus a look at Bill Watts’ debut and what happened after his first week in the territory. Jon also looks at the career of Doctor X (Jim Osborne) and Al shares some year-end rankings!

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

Episode 6: Turn! Turn! Turn!

Episode 6 of Charting the Territories has hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher looking at the McGuirk territory in the 4th quarter of 1976, featuring three babyface turns. They look at the life of Bobby Jaggers, confusing title histories in 1976 and 1962, Danny Hodge’s earliest matches against one of his biggest rivals, plus they spoil the identity of Spoiler #2 and discuss the Elephant Boy, Billy Robinson, the Infernos and more!

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

Episode 5: It Begins with Jim Croce and Ends with the American Males

Episode 5 of Charting the Territories has hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher focus on Mid-South Wrestling in the 4th quarter of 1980. Did Bill Watts take booking advice from a deceased singer/songwriter? We also talk about Paul Ellering’s wrestling career and Len Rossi’s post-wrestling career. Plus, a look at the Culkin’s Mississippi territory and Al sings the American Males theme song with help from a surprising guest! 

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