Ep. #397: March 15-21, 1991

4h 8m | Mar 20, 2023

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was March 15-21, 1991.

  • This is a very different show from our usual, as the majority focuses on Dave Meltzer's big trip to Japan, where he attended the New Japan/WCW "Starrcade ’91 at the Tokyo Dome” show (“Japan Supershow” in the U.S.) featuring Tatsumi Fujinami defeating Ric Flair to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion…..sort of. We have all the news and views from that show, including the "controversy" as to just who was the real champion.
  • We also discuss Dave's other tour stops including Universal Lucha Libre, All Japan Women, and the original JWP, with Dave having plenty of interesting thoughts about those shows.
  • On the U.S. indie scene, we talk about Eddie Mansfield getting back into wrestling, the USWA leaving the Mid-South Coliseum, a very interesting look at the production of Texas Champion Wrestling with Gary Hart and Mickey Grant, Billy Jack Haynes going wild in Portland, and more.
  • WCW and the WWF then share a section for the first time to close the show, as we talk about Sid Vicious’s contract status, the Iron Sheik returning to the WWF, Konnan coming into the WWF, Brutus Beefcake as THE MARINER, and so much more.

A very different but extremely fun episode of BTS, so listen now!!!!!


0:00:00 NJPW

1:30:23 Other Japan: Universal, AJW, & JWP

2:17:01 Classic Commercial Break

2:22:01 Halftime

2:53:18 Other Int’l: Germany, All-Star, CMLL, Monterrey, Arena Naucalpan, & UWA

3:09:22 Other USA: CarolinaCW, Boni Blackstone, Eddie Mansfield, USWA, TWF/TCW, & Portland

3:30:15 WCW & WWF

3:59:15 Patreon Preview: Bruce Mitchell on Paul Heyman and Eddie Gilbert working promoters and reporters

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