Ep. #410: June 14-20, 19975h 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!!!
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
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