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Episode 42: Chop Phooey: A Pop-Culture Cauldron of Memphis Gimmicks

Host Scott Bowden and his tag-team partner Howard Baum return to chop all the spicy—and often dicey—gimmicks served up by Jerry Lawler and Jerry Jarrett to make the territory a hot, moneymaking cauldron of Memphis mayhem. Bowden recalls crazed one-eyed pirate Terry Funk seeking (through bandages) revenge against the King in one of their first bouts following the Empty Arena match in 1981.

The Extra Crispy tandem recall all the major pop-culture icons of the ’70s and ’80s—including Lord Darth Vader, The Riddler and Kojak—who somehow found time to occasionally rassle in Memphis. The Killer Bs also discuss the mystique and drawing power of Tojo Yamamoto and question the use of chops in pro wrestling.

It’s a hard-hitting show that’s sure to leave a mark, so buckle up, buttercup, and enjoy this bumpy romp down Memphis memory lane.

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