Ep. #420: August 23-30, 1988 with Scott Passner

6h 3m | Aug 28, 2023

Kris and David are joined by Scott Passner to discuss the week that was August 23-30, 1988, which was a show that Scott picked after putting down a $50 pledge on our Patreon, allowing him to pick both the week and a segment to sit in on as guest. Topics of discussion include:

  • Ron Garvin leaving the NWA and the way that was handled on TV with Dusty Rhodes allegedly maiming him in a parking lot.
  • News on the sale negotiations between TBS and Jim Crockett Promotions, which are on shaky ground during our week for various reasons, which led to TBS entertaining proposals from other wrestling promotions about replacing Crockett if push came to shove.
  • Steve “Dr. Death” Williams in court stemming from his airport drug arrest in Detroit.
  • JCP's house show business surging and why that was the case.
  • AJPW putting on the first Bruiser Brody Memorial Show, which was a massive success in many ways.
  • Chigusa Nagayo getting ready for a North American tour.
  • Tommy Rich turning heel in Georgia and the reasoning behind that.
  • David Woods/Continental buys USA Wrestling, plus lots more from the CWF since it’s the Eddie Gilbert era and the sheets just happen to be talking about this territory a lot.
  • The Stud Stable and the Dundees having major beef in Memphis.
  • The Savoldis running an ICW show in Arizona of all places.
  • The very first SummerSlam from the World Wrestling Federation, where we go in-depth on the show itself, the build to it, and much more.
  • The epic failure that was Titan Sports’ acquisition of the closed circuit and pay-per-view rights for the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Donny Lalonde boxing match, which was hyped for more than 20 minutes straight during the SummerSlam PPV broadcast.

All this and so much more, including a VERY interesting preview of our newest Patreon show, on a great 80's episode of BTS.


0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions

1:37:53 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, AGPW, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & Tijuana

2:06:32 Classic Commercial Break

2:11:05 Halftime

2:35:35 Other USA: SCW, Deep South, FCW, Continental, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, WWA (Geigel), John Nord, AWA, ICW, & OWF

3:32:48 WWF

5:45:41 Patreon Preview: A very revealing sworn affidavit about racism in WCW from longtime stage coordinator Moses Williams

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