Episode 20 – Pro Wrestling Post (Mount Rushmore of Wrestling Edition)

With Backlash 2024 behind us and Double or Nothing 2024 ahead of us, Mark Blake and Marc Madison check in to their metaphorical bar with their beverage of choice for episode 20 of the Pro Wrestling Post Podcast.

In this latest edition of the podcast, the duo went off the grid and experimented with a focal point of the show that not only touches on wrestling, dentures, degrees of separation of Canadian wrestling ties to one of our hosts, and a pitch for product placement.

But before we dove into this week’s edition, we touched upon our plans to go off the grid from time to time.

Episode 20
[Photo: NPS.GOV.CA]

Pro Wrestling Post Podcast – Episode 20
The Mount Rushmore of Wrestling

One of the internet wrestling community’s favorite topics of discussion is their wrestling MOUNT RUSHMORE. For those not familiar with what that means, it is a callback to the four Presidents of the United States who represent the country’s past.

Their faces are carved into the stone in South Dakota. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln were the Presidents whose faces appeared on the mountain.

The IWC will likely question what the term Mount Rushmore of wrestling means; the two hosts’ opinions of who would be a part of this Mount Rushmore are as much an homage to the past as they are to their childhood and the names that came before them.

While names such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and The Undertaker tend to populate countless Mount Rushmores for wrestling fans, the person chosen here may surprise listeners.

While wrestling is so rich in past and present, along with styles and names, those included in Mark Blake and Marc Madison’s groupings are so special that narrowing it down to only four names made it virtually impossible!

Pro Wrestling Post Podcast – Episode 20
The Mount Rushmore of Wrestling Managers and Valets

We all know the importance of the talent in the ring but the same must also be said to those that surround the ring as well. Managers and valets serve such a key role in the popularity of any wrestler. This collection of names mentioned covers the most notable to one’s forgotten.

While the names mentioned won’t be shared here, rest assured that those mentioned may make younger or contemporary fans curious about who they are, what they mean, and why they are so important.

It should also be noted that the names mentioned aren’t relegated to the WWE but to the WCW, ECW, and TNA!

A manager or valet doesn’t necessarily need to be physically involved in their client’s matches, but that isn’t to say they couldn’t be! Who are they? What did they mean to Blake or Madison, and why? Listen below to find out!

Pro Wrestling Post Podcast – Episode 20
The Mount Rushmore of Wrestling Commentators

This past week’s edition mentions a bevy of names, both past and present, on the commentating side of things. While some of the names shared are rather obvious, there were others that will likely surprise listeners. The names mentioned cover periods as early as the 1970s!

Both Blake and Madison discussed who would fall under their respective Mount Rushmore collections of wrestlers, commentators, and managers/valets.

To listen to this week’s edition, click the link here or any of the podcast platforms listed at the bottom.

Spotify: ProWrestlingPost Podcast

Amazon Music: Pro Wrestling Post Podcast

Apple Podcast: Pro Wrestling Post Podcast

Castbox: Pro Wrestling Post Podcast

Google Podcasts: Pro Wrestling Post Podcast

iHeartRadio: Pro Wrestling Post Podcast

Overcast: Pro Wrestling Post Podcast

Pocket Casts: Pro Wrestling Post Podcast