Ep. #396: March 8-14, 2000 with Dominic Garrini

6h 52m | Mar 13, 2023

Note: This episode was recorded before the car accident that Dom was in with Joshua Bishop, Derek Dillinger, and Marino Tenaglia over the weekend. Thankfully, it looks like all four of them are going to be fine.

Kris and David are joined by "The Bone Collector" Dominic Garrini (@dgarrinibc) to discuss the week that was March 8-14, 2000. 

  • We start off with ECW and their Living Dangerously PPV, featuring the original insane New Jack/Vic Grimes scaffold spot, which was scary as hell, as well as Steve Corino going scorched earth on The Sandman's wife, Scotty Anton making his "debut,” the overall crazy booking and terrible production values of the show, Paul Heyman ranting to the Torch, and lots more in a very entertaining section.
  • Next, we move on to the World Wrestling Federation, where Buh Buh Ray Dudley nearly kills Mae Young on an episode of Raw that also saw the return of Vince McMahon after being off TV since Stephanie’s heel turn in December, as well asthe Mean Street Posse being awesome while pursuing the Hardcore Title. We also talk some Smackdown, TSN's editing of Raw, L. Brent Bozell wackiness, the Lionel Tate murder case, and even some reviews of Beyond the Mat.
  • Then we go to the UFC for one of their most controversial moments ever, as they announce the main event of their UFC 24 PPV, Kevin Randleman vs. Pedro Rizzo, had to be cancelled due to a freak accident, but didn't announce it until the time for the main event to begin despite knowing for most of the broadcast. Kris has some stories about watching that in real time, particularly with regards to his and his friends’ anger at how this went down. We also talk about the rest of the show as well some other MMA happenings.
  • International is next, as All Japan gets bad news about their TV time slot, there’s a wacky shoot angle with the Great Muta in New Japan, the Rikidozan Memorial Show takes place featuring Ron Reis as B.B. JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!, Perro Aguayo returns to Arena Mexico after eight years away, Chicky Starr jumps from the WWC to IWAPR, and tons more.
  • We then go back to the U.S.A. for the indie scene, featuring early JAPW and CZW results, Screech showing up on Memphis Championship Wrestling to declare his love for The Kat/Stacy Carter, Dave Meltzer attends an All Pro Wrestling show, and more.
  • WCW closes out the show, as we talk about their big U.K. tour, where morale was in the toilet despite the trip doing very well financially. We also talk about a couple of crazy-assed episodes of Thunder and Nitro featuring Team Package trying to recruit Arn Anderson and so much more insanity that makes it a must listen section.

Helluva show here, folks, and a long one, too, so buckle up!!!!


0:00:00 ECW

1:17:14 WWF & Beyond the Mat

2:12:41 UFC

2:47:18 Classic Commercial Break

2:50:48 Halftime…sort of

2:52:03 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, Rikidozan Memorial, Super J-Cup, BattlARTS, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Onita Pro, PRIDE FC, RINGS, AJW, GAEA, & LLPW

3:43:13 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & IWAPR

3:56:53 Other USA: USA Pro, CWF (NJ), JAPW, CZW, FWA, IWACW, NWA Nashville, MemphisCW, MPPW, & APW

4:41:50 WCW

6:43:08 Patreon Preview: Bruce Mitchell on Paul Heyman and Eddie Gilbert working promoters and reporters

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