Ep. #418: August 9-16, 1993

6h 48m | Aug 14, 2023

Kris and David are joined by Chad Campbell (@bigboysplaywcw) to discuss the week-plus that was August 9-16, 1993. Topics of discussion include:

  • The WWF's burgeoning relationships with SMW and the USWA, the Torch surveyed fans and people in the business for their opinion of how this arrangement will turn out.
  • Two episodes of Monday Night Raw, which are highlighted by the “Who is Lex Luger?” sit-down interview segments, which are extremely interesting to listen to 30 years later.
  • The skepticism regarding Lex Luger and his new character and is he was genuine enough to pull it off or not.
  • Super Vader terrorizing UWFi during a week with a lot of indie shows at Korakuen Hall. 
  • Eddie Guerrero and Love Machine team up for the first time in AAA.
  • Dave Meltzer at SMW Fan Week and his thoughts on where SMW is compared to his last trip the prior November, plus full reports of the shows he went to during our week as well as lots of great audio from TV.
  • The WWF vs. USWA feud going full force in Memphis as we have heel Bret and Owen Hart going off on in Memphis in preparation for the MOTHER OF ALL MATCHES.
  • The sheer insanity of WCW at the time, as they are a complete mess both in and out of the ring especially trying to promote shows in Atlanta.

It’s always fun having Chad on, and this was a damn good show, so take a listen!!!


0:00:00 Torch survey on WWF working agreements

0:37:42 WWF

2:12:07 Int’l: AJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, NOW, Oriental Pro, Universal, UWFi, AJW, JWP, CWA, AAA, CMLL, & UWA

2:43:26 Classic Commercial Break

2:48:40 Halftime

3:29:24 SMW

5:11:08 Other USA: NEWF, Can-Am, ECW, USWA, Big D, GWF, & Portland

6:12:53 WCW

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