Ep. #419: August 12-20, 1990 with Beau James

6h 6m | Aug 21, 2023

Kris and David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was August 12-20, 1990. Topics of discussion include:

  • The WWF's build for SummerSlam’ 90, including the big Tugboat injury angle, where we try to figure out why it happened.
  • “Tag Team,” Jesse Ventura and Roddy Piper's TV series, gets cancelled by ABC before it makes air.
  • A big night of wrestling in Japan featuring Jumbo Tsuruta "injuring" Mitsuharu Misawa, major title changes in New Japan, and a major AJW show.
  • A major UWF card in Yokohama featuring Masaharu Funaki beating Nobuhiko Takada for the first time.
  • Herb Abrams getting ready for his big UWF press conference at John Arezzi’s first fan convention while Joe Pedicino is also rumored to be readying his own start-up.
  • Eddie Gilbert running wild in Memphis including a TV angle with his dear friend John Gillam.
  • Tessa and Dirty White Girl going to war in Memphis.
  • Jeff Gaylord's big babyface turn.
  • The Chris & Toni Adams vs. Steve Austin & Jeanne Clarke feud continuing in Dallas after the last big angle got USWA Championship Sports canceled by KTVT.
  • Terry Taylor making his return to Dallas to help Gary Young.
  • Jim Herd speaking candidly to Matwatch about many subjects.
  • Dave Meltzer gives his thoughts on WCW’s TV problems, of which there were many, such as (surprise!) airing segments out of order..
  • All kinds of other WCW insanity, as the promotion was a complete mess at this time.

This was an awesome show as it always is when Beau’s riding with us, so you don't want to miss out!!!


0:00:00 Beau’s preamble about SMW spot shows

0:28:20 WWF

1:24:42 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, FMW, UWF, AJW, CWA, AGPW. CNWA, Stampede, EMLL, & UWA

2:14:17 Classic Commercial Break

2:18:40 Halftime

2:45:58 Other USA: Nielsen Ratings, John Arezzi, Herb Abrams’ UWF, Joe Pedicino, GASW, Peach State, GCW (Ray Candy), Chris Cruise, PWF (FL), Continental, USWA, TWF, Larry Matysik, PWA, Ivan Putski, Madusa, & Portland

4:54:54 NWA/WCW

5:47:49 Patreon Preview: 1992 Ole Anderson on Jim Herd, Black wrestlers, and Black community outreach

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