Ep. #410: June 14-20, 1997

5h 38m | Jun 19, 2023

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was June 14-20, 1997. Topics of discussion include:

  • Did Ric Flair really sign a new contract with WCW in 1997? (No.)
  • The Great American Bash PPV in Moline featuring Kevin Greene vs. Mongo McMichael, The Outsiders vs. Ric Flair & Roddy Piper, DDP vs. Randy Savage, Madusa’s “retirement” match vs. Akira Hokuto, and so much more.
  • Nitro at the United Center in Chicago featuring Dennis Rodman just 4 days after the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Championship in the same building.
  • WCW riding high with celebrities and how a deal with one of them, if it happened, could've changed wrestling forever.
  • Riki Choshu's "retirement" from New Japan and why it was happening.
  • Another Triplemania show in AAA featuring Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
  • Tommy Dreamer goes crazy on the live USWA TV show in Memphis.
  • A serious car wreck changes the careers of four WWF wrestlers.
  • Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels drama running wild in the aftermath of their locker room fight.
  • Ahmed Johnson turning heel on The Undertaker, who does a clean job for the returning Kama.
  • The infamous battle of The Fantastics on Raw as part of the Light Heavyweight Division.
  • Michael Cole gets hired by the WWF.

…and so much more!!!! This is a tremendous show, so LISTEN NOW!!!


0:00:00 WCW

2:13:22 Eurasia: NJPW, BJPW, FMW, Shin FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Kingdom, Pancrase, AJW, GAEA, JWP, & CWA

2:38:43 Classic Commercial Break

2:42:23 Halftime (Dark Side of the Ring review, which includes discussion of suicide, runs from 3:01:57 through the end of the segment)

3:16:18 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Promo Azteca, & WWA (PR)

3:37:27 Other USA: NWANJ, ECW, Greg Price/Mr. Hughes, USWA, USWF, APW, Roddy Piper/Buddy Rose, Jesse Ventura, & Stan Lane powerboat racing

4:14:50 WWF

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