Ep. #400: April 3-10, 1993 with Tyler Gignac

6h 18m | Apr 10, 2023

Kris and David are joined by one of our Patrons, Tyler Gignac (@Tyler_Gignac) to discuss the week-plus that was April 3-10, 1993, a show that he requested with a $100 pledge on our Patreon page. And it’s our 400th show, to boot!

  • We start the show with the WWF and WrestleMania IX in Las Vegas, where we talk about the differences in how the show was marketed compared to how it has been in recent years. We then go over the show itself, featuring the shocking finish of Hulk Hogan, dubious black eye and all, leaving with the WWF Championship, as well as the debut of Jim Ross as the lead announcer, plus all of the matches in depth at the failed “world’s largest toga party.”. We then talk about the post-Mania plans and all sorts of other news and views from the week.
  • We then go international, where the Champion Carnival is firing up in AJPW, NJPW and WAR run some shows together, the UWFi has a big show, Universal Lucha Libre starts fading away in the early days of Michinoku Pro, AJW runs Dream Slam II, AAA is doing big things, there’s drama backstage in CMLL, and tons more.
  • Then we come back to the U.S. for the Indie scene featuring MACCABIAHMANIA, the very first episode of ECW TV, tension in the Heavenly Bodies camp in SMW, Jerry Lawler reforming Lawler’s Army in the USWA, there’s a big tw0-art story on the Von Erichs in the New York Daily News, and a whole lot more.
  • WCW closes out the show, as we have news on Tully Blanchard seemingly coming on, Cactus Jack and Vader taking their feud to another level, Jesse Ventura meeting the Cole Twins, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson teasing future things, and so much more.

Lots of good stuff on this one, so LISTEN NOW!!!!


0:00:00 WWF

2:04:57 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, UWFi, Michinoku Pro, Universal, W*ING, & AJW

2:35:23 Classic Commercial Break

2:40:42 Halftime

3:13:52 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, UWA, AWF, & WWC

3:36:49 Other USA: MaccabiahMania, WWA (NJ), ECW, SMW, USACW (Austin Idol), NWCA convention, USWA, GWF, Metroplex indies, Von Erichs, & CWUSA

5:11;35 WCW

6:14:02 Patreon Preview: Owen Hart has zero fucks to give in his comments about Mike Tyson

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