Ep. #461: June 5-11, 1990

5h 21m | Jun 10, 2024

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was June 5-11, 1990. Topics of discussion include:

  • Dave Meltzer's trip to Japan, featuring reports on the AJPW show at Budokan on 6/8 featuring the epic Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta main event. plus the Universal Lucha Libre show on 6/7 at Korakuen Hall, which featured some of top luchadores of the era showing off their style to the "smart" Korakuen fans.
  • Other news and views from Dave and his awesome trip.
  • Ole Anderson wielding his power in the NWA and wanting to mold it in his image of what wrestling should be, which basically means no "entertainment."
  • What's the real story with Rob Russen's IWA and SportsChannel America?
  • Jerry Lawler declaring war on drugs in the Memphis newspapers.
  • The Snowman hating special referees in his matches with Jerry Lawler.
  • Jeff Jarrett and Brickhouse Brown screwing over Skandor Akbar in Dallas.
  • Harley Race getting arrested for drunk boating after his infamous crash.
  • The AWA being on its deathbed weeks before its final TV taping.
  • Demolition Ax being phased out of the ring in the WWF as Demolition Crush enters the promotion.
  • Ted DiBiase and Mean Gene visiting Cobb County, Georgia to expose the real truth on The Big Bossman…or do they?

This is a fantastic show this week folks with lots of great clips, so don't miss out!!


0:00:00 Int’l: AJPW, FMW, Universal, Stampede, & EMLL

1:37:59 Classic Commercial Break

1:41:51 Halftime

2:14:48 NWA/WCW

3:14:29 Other USA: ICW, IWA (Russen), TWA, PWF, USWA, Harley Race, AWA, Portland, & PM Film legal threats

4:47:49 WWF

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