Ep. #406: May 16-23, 2000

6h 37m | May 22, 2023

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was May 16-23, 2000 in a show requested by one of our Patrons, Michael Otts. You can do that yourself dropping a $25 pledge on our Patreon.

Topics of discussion this week include:

  • The status of Ric Flair after his in-ring collapse at a Thunder taping, including why WCW kept it on the TV show en route to making an angle out of it.
  • Discussion of Thunder and Nitro in general, which is deep in the Bischoff/Russo run and is some of the stupidest wrestling television ever produced. It was entertaining in its own way, but it still made your head hurt. Just mind-numbingly stupid.
  • News on the level of morale in the WCW locker room, Bret Hart wanting to come back, and so much “WCW, EVERYBODY!!!!” stuff that it's ridiculous.
  • News on Jumbo Tsuruta's funeral and how that has affected the AJPW/eventual Pro Wrestling NOAH split.
  • Shinya Hashimoto's "resignation" from New Japan.
  • Nise Onita's retirement show at Korakuen Hall, where he got to share the ring with Actual Onita, both as an opponent and tag team partner.
  • Martha Hart gives quite the statement in the Calgary Sun on the first anniversary of Owen Hart's death.
  • The WWC takes legal action against Savio Vega and IWA Puerto Rico over their attempts to revive the TNT gimmick.
  • The ongoing Raven contract release drama in ECW.
  • SmackDown, Raw, and the Judgment Day PPV in the WWF, including the return of The Undertaker as well as Triple H and The Rock going 60 minutes in an Iron Man Match, plus all of the other drama going on in and out of the ring in the WWF at that time.

This show is stacked and packed, and just waiting on you to listen to it!!!!!


0:00:00 WCW

2:21:15 Asia: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, DDT, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Onita Pro, RINGS, GAEA Japan, JWP, LLPW, & India

2:52:52 Classic Commercial Break

2:56:19 Halftime

3:33:26 Other North America: NCW, BCW, Owen Hart death anniversary, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, & IWAPR

4:01:17 Other USA: Thunderbox, ECW, MarylandCW, IPW (FL), NWA Worldwide, MemphisCW, Power Pro, & CWO

4:27:17 WWF

6:22:45 Patreon Preview: Ric Flair countersues Eric Bischoff and WCW

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