Ep. #449: March 13-20, 1988 with Phil Schneider

4h 56m | Mar 18, 2024

Kris and David are joined by Phil Schneider (@philaschneider) to discuss the week-plus that was March 13-20, 1988. Topics of discussion include:

  • The differences between the WWF and JCP at the time when it came to running angles with blood on TV.
  • WWF Magazine spoiling the WrestleMania IV tournament winner in an issue that came out about a month before the show.
  • Bruno Sammartino going off on current wrestling on a Pittsburgh radio show.
  • THE GASPARS running wild in New Japan.
  • Brian Pillman talking shit on the other Bad[d] Company on Stampede TV.
  • The greatness of WWC in the months before everything changed with Bruiser Brody's murder.
  • Paul E. Dangerously attempting a hostile takeover of Pro Wrestling This Week…with help from George Steinbrenner?
  • Eddie Gilbert burning Randy Hales with a gigantic fireball on Memphis TV.
  • World Class’s shows improving since Michael Hayes took over the book.
  • Badd Company winning the AWA World Tag Team Titles from the Midnight Rockers in Las Vegas.
  • The Oregon wrestling war heats up between Don Owen and Billy Jack Haynes, all the while a State Athletic Commission has a contentious meeting.
  • What exactly was the Four Horsemen Top Performance System supposed to do, exactly?
  • Al Perez and Gary Hart debut on TBS.
  • The Fantastics and The Midnight Express have one of the wildest brawls ever on TBS.

A very entertaining show as always with Phil on board with us, so check it out!!!


0:00:00 WWF

0:49:07 Int’l: NJPW, All-Star (UK), Stampede, Vancouver, EMLL, & WWC

1:24:34 Classic Commercial Break

1:27:45 Halftime

2:17:46 Other USA: NECW, NWF, Pro Wrestling This Week, SCW, Blackjack Mulligan, The Sheik/Big Time Wrestling, USA Wrestling, Continental, WOW, CWA/Memphis, WCPW, WCCW, Central States, AWA, Alexis Smirnoff runs in Napa, & Portland

3:42:58 Jim Crockett Promotions

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