Ep. #426: October 4-10, 1998 with Dr. Keith Lipinski

5h 54m | Oct 9, 2023

Kris and David are joined by Dr. Keith Lipinski (@KeithLipinski) to discuss the week that was October 4-10, 1998. Topics of discussion include:

  • How the peak popularity of the Monday Night War are adversely affecting the Nielsen ratings of Monday Night Football.
  • Brian Hildebrand getting the worst possible news about his health and how he planned to deal with it.
  • One of the absolute wildest episodes of WCW Monday Nitro that ever aired on TNT, featuring the birth of the Latino World Order, Judy Bagwell going off on her son for the first time, Hulk Hogan seeing The Ultimate Warrior in the mirror, Mike Tenay & The Wolfpack’s bar crawl to find Scott Hall, Reid Flair’s TV debut, Sonny Onoo abandoning Kaz Hayashi for Ernest Miller, and tons more. (And a wacky episode of Thunder, as well.)
  • Bob Backlund returning to Japan to work for BattlARTS in the B-Cup tournament.
  • Alexander Karelin signs with RINGS for a match with the retiring Akira Maeda.
  • In The Readers’ Pages of the Observer, Howard Brody tees off on ECW with regards to a possible angle for the NWA 50th Anniversary Show falling apart.
  • Dr. Keith's first ever trip to the ECW Arena, which wasn't as much of a doozy as the show in Marietta, Georgia a week earlier that Kris was at.
  • Super Nova getting so pissed off about being left off of the PWI 500 that he went off on a rant about it on his AOL message board.
  • Vince McMahon getting some special visitors in his hospital room on a crazy episode of Monday Night Raw.

All of the above makes this show a must listen, but that's just the tip of the iceberg, so you need to LISTEN NOW!!!


0:00:00 WCW

2:23:19 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, DDT, IWA Kokusai, Pancrase, RINGS, UFO, AJW, GAEA, L-1, & CWA

3:02:59 Classic Commercial Break

3:08:23 Halftime

3:39:45 Mexico: CMLL & IWRG 

3:53:30 Other USA: NEW, LIWF, NWA, PCW, Power Pro, & APW

4:12:44 ECW

4:44:07 WWF

5:44:18 Patreon Preview: Did Tod Gordon REALLY carry Ric Flair’s bags at Slamboree ’94 in Philadelphia?

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