Ep. #448: March 7-12, 1996

5h 35m | Mar 11, 2024

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was March 7-12, 1996. Topics of discussion include:

  • Dave Meltzer's pilgrimage to the northeast for ECW's Big Ass Extreme Bash shows in Queens and Philadelphia, with very noticeable differences between the two shows both in and out of the ring.
  • Shane Douglas and Brian Pillman heating up their angle on both nights, including “hit the baby.”
  • Rey Misterio Jr. and Juventud Guerrera having possibly the greatest match in the history of the ECW Arena in the form of their 2/3 falls match.
  • Mick Foley's final ECW matches, where he put over Chris Jericho…but not Mikey Whipwreck.
  • The creation of the short-lived Junior Four Horsemen stable in New Japan.featuring Jushin Thunder Liger, El Samurai, Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit), and Black Tiger (Eddy Guerrero).
  • Johnny B. Badd quitting WCW and going on the record the very next day with Wade Keller in a Torch Talk detailing his side of everything that happened.
  • Rick and Scott Steiner returning to WCW unannounced on Nitro and how the Nasty Boys temporarily being fired led to that happening.
  • Ric Flair getting arrested in Charlotte on the unusual charge of aiding and abetting a DWI.
  • Brian Pillman showing up on Nitro to plug his hotline in his first WCW appearance since SuperBrawl. Meanwhile, backstage, Hulk Hogan leeches onto him, which sets the stage for his shoot angle imploding.
  • Eric Bischoff doing a Prodigy chat with Bob Ryder, where he had a lot to say on some interesting topics, including the WWF’s Billionaire Ted skits.
  • Chris Champion returning to the USWA for the first time since his legal problems drove him out a few years earlier…but as Yoshi Kwan instead of himself.
  • How WWF was handling the departures of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and the possible departures of Sean Waltman & Bret Hart.
  • Jim Ross doing some fantastic work producing the first WrestleMania XII training videos of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels in their hometowns.
  • A new wrestler named "Craig or Duane Johnson” works some dark matches on the TV tapings.

This is a loaded show this week, folks, so you don't want to miss out!!!


0:00:00 ECW

1:50:45 Int’l: NJPW, WAR, IWA Japan, Tokyo Pro, Pancrase, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, LLPW, AAA, CMLL, & IWRG

2:09:09 Classic Commercial Break

2:11:57 Halftime

2:38:37 WCW

4:00:31 Other USA: IPWA, ASW (NC), USWA, & Compton lucha

4:20:40 WWF

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