Ep. #456: May 2-7, 1996

4h 2m | May 6, 2024

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was May 2-7, 1996. Topics of discussions include:

  • Why exactly Diesel and Razor Ramon do any TV jobs on their way out of the WWF.
  • Barry Buchanan and Dwayne Johnson sign WWF developmental contracts.
  • A wild promo tabloid TV style-interview on Raw with an unnamed women in silhouette accusing Shawn Michaels' of breaking up her marriage.
  • FMW running their annual Kawasaki Stadium show on 5/5, the first time that they did so without Atsushi Onita on the card, and how much credit Megumi Kudo should get for the show being a success..
  • The UFC winning a major court battle in Detroit.
  • Tons of wacky U.S. indie results, including a mystery show in NYC.
  • Dave Meltzer's thoughts on the first televised Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu match on ECW TV and how it compares to how he reviews matches now.
  • Jeff Jarrett becoming the top heel in the USWA.
  • Sting and Lex Luger having issues on Nitro.
  • Eric Bischoff telling his side of the story of Marc Mero/Johnny B. Badd's departure from WCW.

All of this plus so much more on a highly entertaining episode of BTS!!!


0:00:00 WWF

0:57:47 Int’l: FMW, Michinoku Pro, SGP, AJW, Jd’, JWP, AAA, CMLL, Tijuana, & WWC

1:25:20 Classic Commercial Break

1:28:16 Halftime

2:02:22 Other USA: UFC, NEW, UCW (NY), USofA, ??? in NYC, ASWA, ECW, MEWF, IPWA, UWA, IFWA, All-State, USWA, CWA (Dallas), Blast from the Past, Peace Festival, & Billy Jack Haynes

3:26:25 WCW

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