Charting The Territories

by Al Getz

A monthly look at wrestling's territorial era with a unique statistical bent, hosted by Al Getz and Jon Boucher
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Podcast episodes

  • Jul '24: Born and Raised in South Detroit

    Jul '24: Born and Raised in South Detroit

    This month Al and Jon look at The Sheik's Big Time Wrestling in 1971, based in Detroit. Running down not only Sheik and Bobo but all the other wrestlers who competed in the area, including The Stomper (Guy Mitchell aka Jerry Valiant) and George "Crybaby" Cannon. Jon plays Gordon Solie's Championship Wrestling Trivia against this month's challenger, Roy Lucier, plus lots more!

  • Jun '24: These People Are Like Nothing I've Ever Seen Before

    Jun '24: These People Are Like Nothing I've Ever Seen Before

    This month Al and Jon look at East Tennessee in 1971, including the Knoxville and the Tri-Cities promotions. Al offers up his personal experiences as a wrestling manager in the region, plus they discuss Ron Wright and Whitey Caldwell. Jon plays Gordon Solie's Championship Wrestling Trivia against this month's challenger, from Ring of Honor, Ian Riccaboni, plus lots more!

  • May '24: Water, Building, and Sin; Big Oregon City Draws You In

    May '24: Water, Building, and Sin; Big Oregon City Draws You In

    This month Al and Jon look at the Pacific Northwest in 1971. Dutch Savage, Beauregarde (with the "e"), Moose Morowski, and more. We also hear about the 2024 Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame induction weekend from Chad Olson, this month's trivia challenger. Plus airport shirts, cartwheel champions, famous people named Sam from Kingfisher OK, and lots more!

  • Apr '24: Smokin' Cigarettes and Watchin' the Fabulous Kangaroos

    Apr '24: Smokin' Cigarettes and Watchin' the Fabulous Kangaroos

    This month Al and Jon look at the Indianapolis-based WWA in 1971, plus talk about their "turf war" for Detroit with The Sheik. Also, Jon goes for six wins in a row at Gordon Solie's Championship Wrestling Trivia, Al interviews Brad Balukjian about his new book The Six Pack: On the Open Road in Search of WrestleMania, and tons more!

  • Mar '24: Boucher, Goulet, Tillet

    Mar '24: Boucher, Goulet, Tillet

    This month Al and Jon look at Championship Wrestling from Florida in 1971. They run down the roster and discuss Louie Tillet and Rene Goulet. Jon also faces a challenge from John McAdam in this month's Jon Plays Gordon Solie's Championship Wrestling Trivia. They also discuss Ole Anderson and compare Ole's reputation as a booker to that of Tillet, plus Al discusses ways to 'measure' which towns in a territory have stronger lineups. All this and lots more!