Ep. #415: July 19-25, 2000 with Mark Coale

5h 49m | Jul 24, 2023

Kris & David are joined by Mark Coale (@black_bile) to discuss the week that was July 19-25, 2000, a week that he requested by dropping a $100 on our Patreon so he could sit in for the whole show. Topics of discussion include:

  • Dave Meltzer talking about how he plans to alter the way he does the Observer because of the changing wrestling industry.
  • WWF Fully Loaded featuring some really solid wrestling on top after some shakiness on the undercard.
  • The morale among The Radicalz after being in the WWF for almost 6 months.
  • Rikishi taking one of the wilder spills of that era of WWF wrestling that somehow never gets talked about today.
  • Tazz being "paranoid" in two different promotions.
  • The first All Japan Budokan Hall show after the NOAH split, featuring Genichiro Tenryu’s in-ring return, as well as the final AJPW show featuring the departing NOAH talent.
  • Stampede planning on making Sabu a traveling world champion who would tour affiliated promotions.
  • ECW still looking for TV deals to replace TNN while working angles with Billy Corgan.
  • The story behind the drama between Jim Cornette and Terry Landel.
  • XPW running a big show in Los Angeles a week after their big dust-up at the ECW PPV.
  • WCW doing big business in Australia with the initial on-sale for their upcoming tour, even while producing some of the stupidest wrestling television ever made, like Booker T and Bill Goldberg's wild night at Nitro.
  • An update on company morale since Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan had walked out at Bash at the Beach.
  • Johnny Ace being praised for his work helping up the in-ring quality of the shows with his agenting work, particularly his knack for coming up with good finishes.

That's just a glimpse of what we have this week, as this show is slam-packed, so check it out!!!!


0:00:00 State of the Observer

0:20:13 WWF

1:49:36 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, BJPW, Capture, FMW, Onita Pro, & GAEA

2:15:09 Classic Commercial Break

2:20:12 Halftime

2:59:59 Other North America: Stampede, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, MVS/GWAS, Tijuana, & WWC

3:34:34 Other USA: CZW, ECW, ECWA, Terry Landel, Rev Pro, & XPW

4:07:30 WCW

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