Ep. #450: March 20-26, 2003

5h 2m | Mar 25, 2024

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was March 20-26, 2003. Topics of discussion include:

  • We learn how Curt Hennig died the same week that “Bruiser” Brian Cox passes away.
  • D-Lo Brown suffers a concussion in his first big TNA match.
  • A.J. Styles uses an unfortunate slur on TNA’s weekly PPV. (The same one he used everywhere else.)
  • AJPW starts the Champion Carnival tour with some big foreign names in the tournament.
  • NJPW runs some big shows with Yoshihiro Takayama defending his NWF Heavyweight Title against Scott Norton in the marquee match.
  • World Japan's first tour is officially classified as a disaster.
  • Konnan jumping from the WWC to the IWA in Puerto Rico.
  • Samoa Joe winning the ROH World Title from Xavier and how undervalued Xavier was by the fans in this era.
  • The story of the "ROH Riots."
  • Portland Wrestling returning to TV. Again.
  • An update on the WWE buying the ECW intellectual property rights out of bankruptcy court.
  • John Cena getting hot with his raps.
  • Los Guerreros hustling on the golf course on SmackDown.
  • Stephanie McMahon & Brian Kendrick's "chemistry" in their segments together.
  • Vince McMahon bloodies up Hulk Hogan during their WrestleMania contract signing angle.
  • Shawn Michaels sounds off on Bret Hart on Off the Record on TSN in Canada.
  • Steve Austin gets into a pillow fight with Cousin Sal on an early episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  • Vince McMahon makes a very odd appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.

This was a funky time in wrestling history. and we had quite the show as a result!!!


0:00:00 Curt Hennig cause of death and Brian Cox passes away

0:25;02 NWA-TNA

0:52:23 Eastern Hemisphere: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, World Japan, BJPW, IWA Japan, Kageki, Michinoku Pro, NMC, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, WMF, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, JWP, NEO, WWA, & TWA

1:33:16 Classic Commercial Break

1:36:40 Halftime

2:20:27 Other North America: Stampede, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, & IWAPR

2:29:05 Other USA: JerseyCW, ROH, IWAMS, MAW, AWS, Portland, & OVW

2:56:25 WWE

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