Ep. #399: March 29-April 7, 1988 with Beau James

5h 3m | Apr 3, 2023

Kris and David are joined this week by Beau James (@KingOfKingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was March 29-April 7, 1988. 

  • We start off in Jim Crockett Promotions, where we discuss the impending arrival of the Midnight Rider and tell the truth on what really happened there, the debut of the NWA Main Event show on TBS and how it was great at first…then not so much a few months later, breaking up Lex Luger and Barry Windham too quickly, and lots more.
  • Then we go international, where we talk about Stan Hansen regaining popularity in AJPW after the “NOBODY POTATOES ME!” angle, the saga of Tom Magee, Akira Maeda reforming the Universal Wrestling Federation, andhot angles in Stampede Wrestling, among other things.
  • Next, we go to the territories where we talk about Buck Robley taking charge in Southern Championship Wrestling, Ron Wright being awesome in USA Wrestling, Eddie Marlin and Tommy Gilbert doing a hot angle on Memphis TV, various promotions in a state of flux, and much more.
  • The WWF closes the show as we discuss the business side of WrestleMania IV, the post-Mania European tour, what happened to Johnny V, Andre the Giant starting up a feud with Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and more.

Beau is always a great guest, and this show is no different, so everyone take a listen!!!


0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions

1:19:31 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Ikki Kajiwara Memorial, AJW, Stampede, & WWC

2:11:39 Classic Commercial Break

2:16:16 Halftime 

2:32:33 Other USA: SCW, USACW, Alabama, WOW, FNN/SCORE, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States, AWA, Eddie Sharkey, & Portland

4:17:57 WWF

4:59:07 Patreon Preview: Owen Hart has zero fucks to give in his comments about Mike Tyson

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