Saturday, December 29, 2012

"The Genius" "Leaping" Lanny Poffo!

From Downers Grove Illinois!
Yes, from the Professional Wrestling, the Infomercials, to food!
The Poffo Dynasty:
Angelo, 1/2 of The Devils Duo,
1/2 of The Graduates with Manager Mark Manson!
Randy " The Macho Man" Savage.
Miss Elizabeth!
Saturday January 5th 6PM EST!!
Starting 2013 off right with a good friend of Classic Professional Wrestling, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo!

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Russian Bear Ivan Koloff!!

The One and only The Russian Bear Ivan Koloff!!!
This week the Russian Strongman joins Promoter Bob Brooks!!
A look back at his legendary matches with Bruno Sammartino!
The days of Dick The Bruiser and so much more!
Saturday 6PM EST
Call in 805-830-8338!
Only Promoter Bob Brooks brings you these Mat Greats!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We have lost Rip Hawk!!

Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson were two of the toughest and without a doubt one of the most popular Tag Teams ever! From Florida and the Carolina's to almost every arena in the country!
We have lost Rip Hawk!
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson were an inspiration to The Hollywood Success Rock Riddle who credits these two and were heroes in his eyes!
Classic Professional Wrestling remembers Rip Hawk!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Wrestler!

Join us Saturday December 22nd 6PM EST on Classic Professional Wrestling!
From the movie The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke! Associate Producer Evan Ginzberg joins Promoter Bob Brooks for an exciting show you won't want to miss!
Call in and join us for some great Classic Professional Wrestling! reporting earlier today that Mr. Wrestling Gordon Nelson has passed away at age 82.
A legit tough guy in the ring, Nelson will long be remembered in the World of Professional Wrestling!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Handsome" Johnny Starr!

WWA Manager Great "Handsome" Johnny Starr! From the Squared Circle to the Pulipt!
What a great show we had today!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

From the Movie "The Wrestler" Associate Producer and New York City's Very Own Evan Ginzburg joins Promoter Bob Brooks Saturday December 22nd

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Donovan Taylor on the Offensive!

Manager Extraordinaire Donovan Taylor in a heated battle with The BBM Ballistic Brent Myers "The Class Act" in Springfield Illinois.
This long battle, both in the ring and on Classic Professional Wrestling has seen Taylor's crew finding themselves in the hospital after The BBM provided pain and misery for the stable!
Donovan Taylor is well known and in demand, and brings unscrupulous wrestlers to the top of their game under his guidance and tutelage!
While he told fans and Promoter Bob Brooks that he was "resting up" during the holidays, it is suspected that Taylor is actually training a new Tag Team in a remote, undisclosed location for 2013!!
The chants of "Mr. Wilson" Mr. Wilson"! had been so distracting to Taylor that he acuses the fans of causing his stable to lose focus.
Promoter Bob Brooks will keep searching to find out just what Taylor is really planning on in the New Year!

AWA Star Tom "Rocky" Stone!

Tom "Rocky" Stone joins Host Promoter Bob Brooks Saturday December 1st, 2012 6PM EST! Tom wrestled for the AWA and Tri State Wrestling throughout Chicago, Minneapolis-St Paul, Milwaukee and more!
If you remember "The Sodbuster" Kenny Jay, Jake "The Milkman" Milliman, Frankie DeFalco, then you'll appreciate this show!
Join us

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Love Brothers!!

Reginald and Hartford Love, The Love Brothers!
Reggie love will be on Classic Professional Wrestling Saturday November 17th 6PM EST!!
NWF Tag Team who made Wrestling magazines colorful!
This will be a great show when canada's Reggie Love makes his way to Classic Professional Wrestling!
Promoter Bob Brooks brings you the best from the Golden Era!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dan "The Beast" Severn!

This week, Dan "The Beast" Severn joins Promoter Bob Brooks for look back at how Professional Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts brought him to the top of his game!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

WCW Brad Armstrong dead at age 51!

Brad Armstrong has passed away at age 51.
The BBM Ballsitic Brent Myers and Promoter Bob Brooks are sadend by this loss!
We will bring you more on this story as time goes on.
We at CPW do not use tragic stories to gain attention, and respect the family by remembering Brad after the family has had time to grieve.
CPW reminds all of their listeners to please be respectful of these Mat Greats families during time of loss.
We thank you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Look back at The "Graham" Family!

This legendary Professional Wrestling family suffered another tragic loss last week.
Join Dr. Jerry Graham Jr and Host Promoter Bob Brooks as we look back at  Tampa's great Eddie Graham, Dr. Jerry Graham Sr, Crazy Luke, Superstar Billy, and Mike Graham.
Dr. Jerry Graham Jr has done it all in Professional Wrestling, from inside the ring to the Promoters Chair, Dr. Graham pulls no punches in or out of the ring!
Saturday 6PM EST

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Tampa Florida Name No Fan will forget!

The name of Eddie Graham in the world of Professional Wrestling was of course a Territorial Name in Promotion, and a Mat Great in Professional Wrestling.
Mike Graham worked territories in the 70's and early 80's, and then returned home to Tampa.
The Grahams were known for Professional Wrestling, and diving.
The loss of Mike Graham as he was known to Professional Wrestling fans will now go down once again as a tragic one.
Whether you are in the business or a fan, we sometime look at the Mat Greats as immortal, nothing can stop the powerhouses who are more colorful than any other sport in the world.
We have to admit, when we lose someone in this business, it's hard to understand, but we can be humbled quickly!
Classic Professional Wrestling will remember Mike on a upcoming show, but feel it is only fitting that we do this after the family may grieve and friends remember, that we will air a Tribute to both Eddie and Mike Graham.
Stay tuned here and at /blksheepradio 6PM EST every Saturday for updates, late breaking Professional Wrestling news, and guests from the Golden Era of Professional Wrestling!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CPW New Logo!!!

Only Classic Professional Wrestling can bring you the Mat Greats!
Listen to these Professional Wrestling greats and get the "Real Deal" not what you heard from unreliable sources!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Kurt Von Hess Remembered!

Kurt Von Hess brought fear to fans and opponents alike wherever he wrestled!
Promoter Bob Brooks remembers Kurt Von Hess, the feared German when he interviews Kurt's daughter Paige Von Hess Saturday October 13th 6PM EST!
Paige will give us a view of her father that only she can provide!
Don't miss this up close interview with Paige as we remember her dad,
Kurt Von Hess!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Loss of "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers!

Greg Oliver from reports that "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers passed away Sunday at the age of 64.
Our condolences go out to his family, especially Amanda.
Bobby of course will be remembered on our October 6th Show with Special guest Beautiful Bobby Harmon.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Are you ready! Lets do it! October 6th Beautiful Bobby Harmon!

Yes it's true! Beautiful Bobby Harmon is on his way to Classic Professional Wrestling! Saturday October 6th in a very rare interview, Beautiful Bobby Harmon breaks his silence and joins Promoter Bob Brooks in this exclusive and rare look back and Cincinnati's own Beautiful Bobby Harmon!!
Tell your friends and mark your calenders for this rare interview!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kurt Von Hess!! Oct 13th Tribute!

A Feared German in the ring wherever he wrestled, Kurt Von Hess is remembered on Classic Professional Wrestling October 13th!
Promoter Bob Brooks's special guest, Paige Von Hess! Paige will tell us about not only the Feared German, but the man, her dad, Kurt Von Hess!
Lets go back to the Golden Days in Professional Wrestling! Classic Professional Wrestling!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

October 6th!! Beautiful Bobby Harmon!

Beautiful Bobby Harmon! Bobby will join Promoter Bob Brooks in a rare live interview!
The beautiful one of course well known in Cincinnati and Chicago.
Managed by none other than The Grand Wizard!
Bobby teamed up with Handsome Jimmy Valiant and Blackjack Mulligan.
Mark down the date! October 6th 6PM EST

Monday, August 27, 2012

September 1, 1972 Soldiers Field Steel Cage Match!

Classic Professional Wrestling! A Tribute to a Promoter who was years ahead of his time! Chicago Professional Wrestling Promoter Bob Luce!!
Promoter Bob Brooks remembers Bob Luce with a RARE INTERVIEW with Sharon-Lass-Luce! Special Guest: Blackjack Mulligan! Call in and be a part of the 40th Anniversary of the 1972 Soldiers Field Cage Match!
The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler Dick The Bruiser and The Wrestler Who Made Milwaukee Famous The Crusher vs The Blackjacks Mulligan and Lanza Managed by Pretty Boy Bobby Heenan!! Special Referee Heavyweight Boxing great Jersey joe Walcott!! Call in to be a part of this spectactular! 805-830-8338!  6PM EST

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pormoter Bob brooks and The Original "Mr. Wonderful" Rock Ridlle!!!

Rock Riddle, the Original Mr. Wonderful and Hollywood Success spends time at the 2012 Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion with his favorite Chicago Professional Wrestling Promoter Bob Brooks!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Classic Professional Wrestling is Movin on Up!!

Yes, its true, Classic Professional Wrestling is moving and we invite you to listen in. So stay tuned here and get the REAL DEAL!
This is not a FAN OPERATED SHOW!!
Promoter Bob Brooks is a Licensed Professional Wrestling Promoter!
I take you back to the Early Days, The Golden Era in Professional Wrestling!!
Join me as we bring in all the Mat Greats!
No autograph seekers, this is Professional Wrestling and you get the real stories from so many greats who are my friends and worked with these Professional Wrestlers over the years!!
Just like at the Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion with my Longtime Friend, Paul "The Butcher" Vachon!
You fans made this page great, and you are why this show is so successful!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Moondog Rex-Demolition Smash-The Assassin

The Big Man himself Moondog Rex joins Promoter Bob Brooks this Saturday August 25th at 6PM EST on and
Moondog Rex, Demolition Smash, and The Assassin all had something in common,so listen in to find out!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Remembering Red Bastien!

Classic Professional Wrestling remembers Red Bastien who passed away August 11th 2012.
Red had a long history in Professional Wrestling and was respected by his peers.
Red teamed up with Billy Red Lyons and the Wrestler who made Milwaukee Famous The Crusher.
Red's heart was in the business and will be remembered for his dedication to the Cauliflower Alley Club!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Russian Brute! Ivan The Terrible!

Classic Professional Wrestling Promoter Bob Brooks brings in one of USSR tough guys! The Russian Brute! Ivan The Terrible! The Russian Brute rough-house his way through US Rings and opponents!
Ivan team up with The Russian terminator and with The Fabulous Ox Baker!
In single competition, Ivan challenged a US Real Tough Guy, King Kong Brody!
Join us Saturday August 11th 6PM EST!, and Call In 213-559-8054!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hey Butcher,
you think we should let all of Classic Professional Wrestling Show listeners in on the big Fall Suprise?
Promoter Bob Brooks brings you back to the early days in professional Wrestling!
The Chain Gang, Larry The Axe Hennig, Larry Heineme and Buddy Wolff, "Mad Dog" and Buthcer Vachon,
The Blackjacks, Nick Bockwinkle and Ray Stevens, The Valiant Brothers, Angelo Poffo and Kenny Dillinger, Handsome Johnny Starr, The Fabulous Ox Baker, Dr X, The Worlds Most Scientific Wrestler Wilbur Snyder,
The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler Dick The Bruiser, The Wrestler Who Made Milwaukee Famous The Crusher!
Join us as we go back to the days of Classic Professional Wrestling!

Monday, July 23, 2012

CPW Update!

We have some great shows lined up for September!
Due to an Illness in the family, our Producer at has postponed all shows until late August.
We hope you will continue to join us here for late breaking news, great photos, and more!
We look forward to having all of our dedicated and loyal listeners back with us soon!
Promoter Bob Brooks!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Valiant Brothers!

The Valiant Brothers from New York City! "Handsome" Jimmy, "Lucious" Johnny, and "Gentleman" Jerry. Managed by two of the All time Great Managers "PrettyBoy" Bobby Heenan and "Captain" Lou Albano! Promoter Bob Brooks will join "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant as we pay tribute to Promoter Bob Luce. Suprise Special Guests!
Stay tuned to and for details!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Two of Chicago's Very Own!! Promoter Bob Luce and "The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler" Dick The Bruiser!
Because of the two Chicago legends, The Chicago International Amphitheatre, WSNS TV and WCIU TV 26 were home to Professional Wrestling!
Commercials like Southland Motors, Ben's Auto Sales, One Stop Food and Liquer became household names!
Join Promoter Bob Brooks as he is joined by Richard Vicek and Scott Romer as we remember Chicago's Very Own!
As a Chicagoland and Midwest Professional Wrestling Promoter, I can tell you that Promoter Bob Luce, was way ahead of his time!
Not only did Professional Wrestling fans tune into Bob's show every week on WSNS TV Channel 44 in Chicago, but so did thousands of viewers who wanted to watch his show to learn, to be entertained, and to be informed.
Yes, Bob was a modern day Carni Promoter. He was a combination of Larry King, Geraldo, and Ron Popeil! Remember "The Hold of The Week"? Bens Auto Sales, Southland Motors, One Stop Food and Liquer, and The Chicago Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Fan Club??
Here's a guy who had some rough tough pals around him, like "The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler" Dick The Bruiser,Wilbur Snyder, and his ol pal "Yukon Moose" Cholak. Bob would be fair, bringing in "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant, and Ox Baker, and, "Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan!

Join us This week as we remember Chicago's Very Own Promoter, Bob Luce!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Parts Unknown Weekend!

A Parts Unknown Weekend when DR X The Original Masked Man of The Mat joins Chicano Flame, and Author Vince Evans (The Man Behind The Mask!).
Promoter Bob Brooks brings the best in Masked Greats to the air!
Join in at 213-559-8054 Saturday June 23rd 3PM PST and 6PM EST.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Tribute to Promoter Bob Luce!

As a Chicagoland and Midwest Professional Wrestling Promoter, I can tell you that Promoter Bob Luce, was way ahead of his time!
Not only did Professional Wrestling fans tune into Bob's show every week on WSNS TV Channel 44 in Chicago, but so did thousands of viewers who wanted to watch his show to learn, to be entertained, and to be informed.
Yes, Bob was a modern day Carni Promoter. He was a combination of Larry King, Geraldo, and Ron Popeil!
Here's a guy who had some rough tough pals around him, like "The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler" Dick The Bruiser, and his ol pal "Yukon Moose" Cholak. Bob would be fair, bringing in "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant, and Ox Baker, and, "Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan!
Join us next week as we remember Chicago's Very Own Promoter, Bob Luce!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Learning from a Mentor and All Time Great!

Promoter Bob Brooks listens closely to one of The All Time Greats in Professional Wrestling, a Longtime Friend, and one of the Most Respected names in Professional Wrestling for 50 years!
Paul "The Butcher" Vachon!
Paul and I reminisced about the early days, The Golden Days, in Professional Wrestling, from Chicago to Calgary!
Remembering The Bloody Tag Team Championships with his brother and Tag Team Partner, Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, against "The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler" Dick The Bruiser and "The Wrestler Who Made Milwaukee Famous
"The Crusher"!
Paul was on Classic Professional Wrestling in an exclusive interview with Promoter Bob Brooks and then just 2 weeks later, returned to pay tribute to another Ring Villain, Hans Schmidt!
I am dedicating the two show to my friends, and Female Wrestling Greats Diane "Vivian" Vachon and Gertrude "Luna" Vachon.
We lost you way to early, but your beauty and ring presence will always be remembered on Classic Professional Wrestling!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Little Egypt on Classic Professional Wrestling

We had a great conversation with Little Egypt from G.L.O.W today!  She's a beautiful and dynamic lady and she is busy these days juggling all kinds of projects.  

Check out "GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling on as well as at

Monday, May 28, 2012

Remembering Hans Schmidt!

Paul "The Butcher" Vachon and Promoter Bob Brooks, with Co Host Ms. Melissa payed Tribute to one of the great Ring Villains of The Golden Days!
Pick up a copy of Paul's book Wrestling with The PastHans Schmidt!; at and !
Classic Professional Wrestling is saddened by the loss of one of the greatest Villains of the ring, Hans Schmidt who passed away this past Saturday.
As a German in the ring he struck terror into opponents and fans alike.
Join Promoter Bob Brooks and Paul The Butcher Vachon is we look back at A Golden Era of Professional Wrestling Great, Hans Schmidt! 104.5 FM

Sunday, May 27, 2012

GLOW Little Egypt!

From GLOW the lovely and talented Little Egypt joins Promoter Bob Brooks Saturday June 2nd PM EST!
Call in 213-559-8054 to join in talk Classic Professional Wrestling!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Paul "The Butcher" Vachon!! May 26th!

One of the toughest, feared, and respected Tag Team Champions ever, joins us this week, May 26th, 2012 at 6PM EST on Classic Professional Wrestling!
Paul "The Butcher" Vachon joins longtime friend Promoter Bob Brooks as they go back to the early days of the Vachon Dynesty!
Paul is very particular as to granting interviews, and this exclusive interview will be a rare treat!
Join us won't you for a rare look at the Vachons, from one of the All Time Greats in Professional Wrestling, Paul "The Butcher" Vachon!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The BBM and Crazy Kenny win HHCW Tag Team CHampionship!

Breaking News The BBM Ballistic Brent Myers, Current WWO Heavyweight Champion is now 1/2 of the HHCW Tag Team Champions!
In the State Capitol of Illinos Springfield, the action was non-stop and when the dust settled, The BBM and Crazy Kenny emerged the HHCW Tag Team Champions! The Champagne is flowing and so is the gold!
Congratulations from Promoter Bob Brooks, Ms, Melissa The Queen of The Ring and Classic Professional Wrestling!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Can you believe the outrage and upset on Classic Professional Wrestling last week? Wow! Well here is the cause of the verbal confrontation between Manager Extrodinaire Donovan Taylor AKA Mr. Wilson (oops I didn't say that!) and The BBM Ballistic Brent Myers.
We abruptly ended our show during this outburst from Donovan Taylor who vows to return this week and every week until fans stop calling him Mr. Wilson and stop calling Classic Professional Wrestling @ 213-559-8054!!
Join Promoter Bob Brooks and The Queen of The Ring Ms. Melissa as we bring you back to the early days of Professional Wrestling!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Paul "The Butcher" Vachon comes to Classic Professional Wrestling Saturday May 26th 6PMEST!!
One of the roughest, toughest most feared Tag Teams ever were Maurice "Mad Dog" and Paul "The Butcher" Vachon!
Classic Professional Wrestling Promoter Bob Brooks spent days interviewing this All Time Mat Great in Las Vegas in April at the Cauliflower Alley Club.
We will look back at the Vachon Family including two Women who had such a big impact on Classic Professional Wrestling, Vivian and Luna.
Join us, for a Exclusive Interview with Paul The Butcher Vachon!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Classic Professional Wrestling is Alive and Well

Melissa here--

My sincere apologies to CPW fans everywhere.  I fell off the map last Saturday.

Off the map, out of the ring, and into a Honolulu hospital for three days. Let's say I was "down for the count."

Fear not, though.  The Queen will be back in a couple of weeks to catch up with Promotor Bob Brooks and hear all about his trip to the Cauliflower Alley Club where he was hobnobbing with the elite of the classic professional wrestling world.


The Queen

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This week,A Tribute to The Original Sheik!

From Big Time Wrestling in Detroit! A look back at The Original Sheik!
Our Special Guest, WWS Heavyweight Champion Captain Ed George!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Check out the Archives!

Melissa here!  The Queen of the Ring wants to let you know, if you missed the show today with Tom Andrews and Judy Martin, you do want to check out the archives.  It was a great show.

Promoter Bob Brooks talked to Tom Andrews of the Interns.  They started out with a trip down memory lane talking how Tom started out down the west coast wrestling as simply "Tom Andrews" before he met up with the legendary Ken Ramey who invited him to become one of the interns when Billy Garret retired.

I was wincing when Tom told the story about how he got cracked over the head with a chair and Harley Race insisted he go to the emergency room.  And that wasn't even the worst part!  Two weeks later Harley Race personally pulled the stitches --KNOTS AND ALL -- out of his scalp!

You'll have to check out the archives for more details on that and the other stories Tom told us.

Then we talked to the lovely Judy Martin.  Judy is as lovely and gracious as ever, but --tough!!!  This woman trained with The Fabulous Moolah.  She is not to be trifled with.  She told us about the match in Amarillo with Velvet McIntyre and her experiences in Japan with the Jumping Bomb Angels. She was a real lady of the ring and still is!

...and she hasn't forgotten the Jumping Bomb Angels.  Check out the archives to hear what Judy Martin had to say about these to lovely but formidable Japanese wrestlers.

And tune in for sure when Promotor Bob Brooks travels to the Cauliflower Alley Club for the Annual reunion.  The Promotor will be calling in with his report from the road, which had better include the lunch he promised to by Tom Andrews!  

Stay tuned.

Reporting from the throne....M

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Parts Unknown Weekend!

Saturday March 31st at ^PM EST a look back at the Masked Men of The Mat, Dr. Ken Ramey & The Interns, The Assassins, The Friars 1& 2, Dr. X, The Spoiler, The Masked Superstar, Mr. Wrestling 1 & 2, and more..

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Doctor is in!

WWA Great Dr. Jerry Graham jr will be the special guest March 24th 6PM EST!