Ep. #452: April 3-9, 2000

5h 8m | Apr 8, 2024

This week on BTS, Kris and David take a look at the week that was April 3-9, 2000. Topics of discussion include:

  • Ready to Rumble debuts in theaters and does decently at the box office. Plus we have reports from the premiere, which featured a "match" between Vampiro & The Wall.
  • Nitro and Thunder being clip shows as this was the week before the big Bischoff/Russo reboot.
  • New Japan has DOME IMPACT at the Tokyo Dome featuring the last major Shinya Hashimoto vs. Naoya Ogawa Tokyo Dome main event.
  • The awesomeness of Kazunari Murakami.
  • Tatsumi Fujinami announcing his retirement.
  • Jushin Thunder Liger winning the 3rd Super J-Cup tournament.
  • Mike Awesome deciding to leave ECW as all heck breaks loose.
  • Paul Heyman scrambling as he tries to sign talent to "contracts."
  • Shawn Michaels wrestling his "retirement" match in his TWA promotion against Venom (Paul Diamond).
  • Andy Rooney talking about wrestling in his weekly segment on 60 Minutes.
  • Court TV airs its "Wrestling With Death" special.
  • Chyna turns on Chris Jericho to help Eddie Guerrero on the post-WrestleMania episode of Raw, forming a memorable partnership.
  • The WWF's TV in general after WrestleMania and their direction moving forward.

This is an extremely fun show, so take a listen!!!


0:00:00 WCW

0:41:13 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Super J-Cup, BattlARTS, BJPW, FMW, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, Bull Nakano, Arsion, Jd’, JWP, Saudi Arabia, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Monterrey

1:46:49 Classic Commercial Break

1:51:10 Halftime

2:37:25 ECW

3:15:08 Other USA: CZW, JAPW, NWANJ, OVW, MemphisCW, Memphis Power Pro, TWA, Oregon commission, Andy Rooney, & Court TV

3:40:25 WWF

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