Ep. #447: February 28-March 6, 1991 with Beau James

6h 11m | Mar 4, 2024

Kris and David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week that was February 28-March 6, 1991. Topics of discussion include:

  • Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Sensational Sherri being stripped to her underwear to close the Sgt. Slaughter-Ultimate Warrior cage matches on house shows and the changing image of the WWF in general.
  • Bob Costas pulling out of WrestleMania VII and why that happened.
  • Paul Bearer makes a wacky appearance on Prime Time Wrestling that takes a particularly messy turn when Lord Alfred Hayes shows up.
  • The Ultimate Warrior basically killing off Brother Love in an angle that Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper used to personally mock Bruce Prichard on commentary.
  • THE MARINER attacking Earthquake on TV.
  • The contrast between the foreigners in both AJPW and NJPW at the time, plus how great both promotions were in general.
  • Yoshiaki Fujiwara's PWFG runs its first show.
  • Luchadores getting life insurance thanks to the Box y Lucha commission in Mexico City.
  • Joel Goodhart running one of his big shows in Philadelphia featuring Eddie Gilbert vs. Cactus Jack and Terry Funk vs. Jerry Lawler.
  • The bitter breakup of the USWA and the Mid-South Coliseum that lasted several months.
  • The USWA battling Gary Hart's Texas Championship Wrestling in Dallas, including TCW beating the USWA in the local Nielsen ratings and some great clips from Gary's TV show.
  • The LPWA bringing in Norman the Lunatic and running a long TV taping.
  • Why Buddy Landel was fired by WCW.
  • Owen Hart making his WCW debut.
  • Dave Meltzer's hatred of the canned crowd noise on WCW TV.

There’s lots of great stuff here — including much more not mentioned above — on another tremendous episode of BTS!!!


0:00:00 WWF

1:31:05 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, PWFG, NWF in Greece, CNWA, CDMX Box y Lucha commission, CMLL, UWA, & WWC

2:11:29 Classic Commercial Break

2:15:13 Halftime

3:03:29 Other USA: UWF (Abrams), ICW, TWA, SAPW, Joe Pedicino/GWF, Suncoast Pro, Jim Cornette selling water filters, USWA, TCW, HPW, LPWA, Portland, & Terry Funk on Quantum Leap

5:13:00 WCW

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