Ep. #429: October 25-31, 1984 with Robert O'Connor

6h 45m | Oct 30, 2023

Kris and David are joined by Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week that was October 25-31, 1984. Topics of discussion include:

  • World Class running their first ever Cotton Bowl show featuring the return of Sunshine, Chris Adams cementing his heel turn on Kevin Von Erich, and lots more.
  • World Class ramping up the use of blood for the first time since the promotion started booming, which could be causing problems at the gate.
  • A wild and wacky group of foreigners on tour with All Japan.
  • Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Pro Wrestling USA and how valid they were.
  • J.J. Dillon and the Long Riders making things hard for Vic Steamboat and the crew at his brother’s Mid-Atlantic Gym.
  • Jimmy Hart making his debut on TBS for Ole's group and turning it on it's ear.
  • Jay Youngblood giving Ric Flair a run for his money in Florida.
  • An amazing Korstia Korchenko video airing in Memphis.
  • Mid-South TV being the best in the country at the time with plenty of examples.
  • The WWF going to war with Bob Geigel in St. Louis and Kansas City with head-to-head shows.
  • Verne Gagne doing his best Vince McMahon impersonation with regards to his handling of no-shows on AWA shows.
  • Hulk Hogan dealing with a knee injury.
  • Roddy Piper making Tonga Kid a star in a big TV angle.
  • The WWF and TBS starting to have problems as Nielsen ratings dwindle.

All of this and TONS more, plus O’Connor being O’Connor.


0:00:00 WCCW

1:21:45 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, CWA, Montreal, Vancouver All-Star, EMLL, & UWA

2:13:19 Classic Commercial Break

2:16:28 Halftime

3:06:13 USA East: PWUSA, JCP, CWG, CWF, Southeastern, & CWA/Memphis 

4:27:14 USA West: Mid-South, St. Louis, Central States, Houston, Southwest, AWA, & Portland

5:41:27 WWF

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