Ep. #391: February 1-7, 1992 with Charles from Wrestling Playlists

5h 2m | Feb 6, 2023

Kris and David are joined by our dear friend Charles from Wrestling Playlists (@pwoloss) to discuss the week that was February 1-7, 1992.

  • We start off the show talking about local politicians trying and failing to regulate pro wrestling in the state of Florida, including some crazy quotes from the hearing in question and the pros/cons of regulation. The WWF sent a doozy of a lobbyist to the meeting, too. We also talk about the life and career of Buzz Sawyer, who tragically passed away during our week.
  • Next, we go to WCW where we discuss Kip Frey breaking out the checkbook signing and trying to sign all kinds of talent, THE PAULIE AWARDS, and so much more in a fun section.
  • Then we go international, where we discuss AJPW signing Jun Akiyama, NJPW contract season angles, Mike Shaw getting over big as Aaron Grundy in CMLL, Canek losing the UWA Title, Ronnie Garvin beating Carlos Colon for the Universal Title, and much more.
  • We go back to the USA for the indie section next, where Tony Rumble has a falling out with IWCCW, Tod Gordon launches ECW, Austin Idol almost gets murdered in the USWA, Eddie Gilbert turns babyface in the GWF, plus so much more.
  • Finally, we close with the WWF, where we go in-depth on the WrestleMania VIII “press conference” angle, Sensational Sherri falls in love, there’s a big title change at a house show, we have an update on WBF-related stuff, and lots more.
  • We also have a free preview of our newest Patreon-exclusive deep dive, part 1 of 2 about Paul Heyman's 1993.

Charles was great as usual, and this was a helluva show, so take a listen!!!


0:00:00 Florida regulation legislation & death of Buzz Sawyer

0:48:15 WCW

1:20:24 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, RINGS, AJW, CMLL, UWA, & WWC

1:57:38 Classic Commercial Break

2:02:42 Halftime

2:36:41 Other USA: Tony Rumble quits IWCCW, ECW forms, WIN, IPWA, USWA, NWF (Robley), GWF, Ultimate Warrior, Lou Thesz, Gagnes, Terry Funk, John Stuff, LPWA, WSWA, & Portland

3:49:48 WWF

4:50:45 Patreon Preview: WCW fires Paul Heyman…only for the manager of the airport Ramada to stick up for him?

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