Ep. #413: July 5-11, 1988 with Al Getz

6h 47m | Jul 10, 2023

Kris and David are joined by Al Getz (@AlGetzWrestling) to discuss the week that was July 5-11, 1988. Topics of discussion include:

  • The Great American Bash PPV from Baltimore featuring one of the all-time most controversial finishes to an NWA World Heavyweight Title match.
  • Ronnie Garvin turning on Dusty Rhodes the teases leading into it, as well as why it happened.
  • THE TOWER OF DOOM!!!! triple-decker cage match as well as Precious being tired of Jimmy Garvin & Kevin Sullivan's shit the night before on World Championship Wrestling.
  • Sting being the hottest act in the company at the time while working the opener of the PPV.
  • The insanity of the Great American Bash tour schedule.
  • Tatsumi Fujinami's standing in New Japan and the feeling at the time that he might be overpushed.
  • Bruiser Brody cancelling a tour of Austria the week before his death…that would have included a show the night that he was murdered.
  • Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Ed Whalen.after catching up on Stampede tapes.
  • An insane episode of The Morton Downey Jr. Show featuring “Dr. D” David Schultz, Jim Wilson, Ted Arcidi, Thunderbolt Patterson, “Captain” Lou Albano, cameos from Dennis Coralluzzo and some of his friends, and more.
  • Lots of clips from USA Wrestling, Continental, and Memphis.
  • The Oregon Wrestling War of 1988.
  • King Haku’s coronation on WWF Superstars of Wrestling.
  • The build for the first SummerSlam begins on WWF TV.
  • Dave Meltzer's thoughts on the early Brother Love segments.

All that and so much more on an awesome episode, so LISTEN NOW!!!


0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions

2:09:12 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, AJW, CWA, Stampede, & WWC

2:52:23 Classic Commercial Break

2:57:28 Halftime

2:32:48 The Morton Downey Jr. Show

4:34:41 Other USA: SCW, FCW, USA, Continental, CWA/Memphis, Windy City, WCCW, AWA, FLAIR, & Don Owen vs. OWF Portland wrestling war

5:55:59 WWF

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