Hello ladies and mostly gentlemen my name you remain to forget is David K. Martin and with all due respect I’m here to plug the release of my latest podcast for anybody who needs about an hour to kill and would like to learn some previous unknown trivial wrestling facts. Well over a month ago before some non-Covid chaos came in to cause disarray to my family, I was working on “The history of professional wrestling in Ontario” for my next podcast, so out of love and respect for my family, I took care of them financially, rendering my ass virtually broke in the process. The software I use to record, edit, clip and produce these podcasts is called NCH Software. I’ve dabbled with Audacity, Cakewalk, Bandlabs, and Reaper. But ultimately, I found this was the most convenient program necessary to create my style of content.
Episode Link for Itunes
This is a ‘bonus episode’ because a guy was kind enough to throw a buck in the old digital tip jar, however I wasn’t able to get around to recording it after my subscription had expired with NCH. Until now that is. Folks, I’m reviewing the beginning days of one the most historic month’s in professional wrestling history, the dawn of the Attitude Era — if you will. I throw in some useless facts like Undertaker delivering a chokeslam to Sable on a B-show that never made air, I cover essentially why it took so long for WWF to return to the Skydome, despite working dates everywhere else in Canada, and also booking WWF Xperience 5 months prior to this historic event. Hell, I bet you weren’t aware that this particular show was the VERY 1st two hour edition of Monday Night Raw to go head-to-head against WCW Nitro! But I can’t give away all my tricks in this write up.
Episode Link for Red Circle
With this show finally out of the way and my capabilities to record fully restored, I’m going back to work on the project that made me famous and has remained my highest viewed episode. That’s right y’all, I’m going back in time to cover the history of Canadian professional wrestling in Ontario, and here’s how I’m going to do it: It’s going to be a two-parter because I’ll be beginning with what you know as Thunder Bay, Ontario. And then transitioning over Southbound to Toronto where the real magic happens. Although both cities are geographically contained in the same Province, they were world’s apart from the stars, and the styling’s of professional wrestling, and I feel it would be too disruptive to the flow if I jumped back and forth between narratives – because I’m trying to abide by chronological history.
And by the way for anybody who actually does listen to this episode, here’s your Wrestling Headlines exclusive: the music I used in the show are all hit singles from albums released around the time of this show. So whether we’re talking about music, or the sport of kings; I agree wholeheartedly it all use to be better. And with that being said, this show really could’ve been better…. The Raw, I mean. Not the podcast! This has been my best episode thus far and I’m not even stroking my ego when I say that. Now that I have the confidence that people are listening, it has really helped boost my ability to speak more naturally than in my Pilot episode for example. And one more thing as well, I’ve also created a Youtube account to upload some episodes, but not all for exclusivity purposes, so you can listen to the show on every platform!
Thank you once again to everyone who follows the show – please feel free to donate anything for an episode request. I really enjoy doing these in between the project. You can find Maple Leaf Wrestling History on literally every credible host for free podcasts, although I recommend Red Circle since you’ll be influenced to click that “donate” button. You can’t find me on social media, but you can follow the show on Twitter @MLWhistoryPod if you ever feel like sharing stuff, or shootin’ the shit. Appreciate the download, thank you and take care.
~David K. Martin