Ep. #458: May 15-21, 1989

4h 46m | May 20, 2024

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was May 15-21, 1989. Topics of discussion include:

  • The shockwaves sent throughout the WWF when Dusty Rhodes signed with the company and how that could affect the morale of the locker room.
  • Roddy Piper's power play to return to the WWF and how he used Jim Herd for leverage.
  • The coronation of King Duggan.
  • The Rockers and the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers fight over entrance music.
  • Why is All Japan so popular in Tokyo?
  • New Japan vs. USA vs. Russia doing major business.
  • Masakatsu Funaki rebelling in the UWF by using “fake moves.”
  • Ricky Rice and Teijho Khan's adventures in Calgary.
  • Rip Rogers taking over the book in the WWC.
  • Captain Lou Albano's new TV gig.
  • A wild week in Jerry Blackwell's Southern Championship Wrestling.
  • Action Jackson and Baby Sis in Memphis.
  • Frank Dusek firingHarold T. Harris in a great TV angle in Dallas.
  • Tom Zenk quitting (queeting?) the AWA.
  • Big TV syndication issues for WCW.
  • Terry Funk and a young Eddie Guerrero have a memorable TV match.

We always love doing 80's shows, and this is just another in a long line of great ones, so check it out!!


0:00:00 WWF

0:57:57 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Shooto UWF, Stampede, EMLL, Tijuana, & WWC

1:29:05 Classic Commercial Break: Miami Vice series finale

1:35:25 Halftime

2:13:42 Other USA: TWWF, ICW, 105.9 WNWR-FM radio show in NYC, NJ deregulation, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, USWA (NJ), WWA (NJ), Nikita Koloff, Pro Wrestling This Week, SCW (GA), Continental, Chris Love’s Mississippi circuit, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States, AWA, UWC (CA), Portland, Hawaii, & Road House

3:45:52 NWA/WCW

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