Ep. #462: June 12-18, 1994 with Joe Gagne

6h 38m | Jun 17, 2024

Kris and David are joined by Joe Gagne (@joegagne) to discuss the week that was June 12-18, 1994. Topics of discussion include:

  • Vince McMahon getting surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck and how that would affect the WWF both on and off camera.
  • Linda McMahon sending out a memo to WWF employees about losing the Jesse Ventura videotape royalties lawsuit.
  • The WWF's on-air handling of Hulk Hogan's debut in WCW with the launch of the New Generation marketing campaign.
  • Highlights from the first WWF Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
  • Jushin Thunder Liger winning the first Best of the Super Juniors Tournament. (The first Super Juniors tournament after they change the name to Best of the Super Juniors, that is.)
  • UWFi shows starting to air on Eurosport as “Bushido: Way of the Warrior.”
  • Vampiro Canadiense jumping to AAA...maybe.
  • Some really great promos on SMW TV, especially from Dirty White Boy.
  • Tommy Rich returning to the USWA and raising some hell.
  • The Fabulous Moolah holding her annual LIWA convention in Las Vegas.
  • The week after Hulk Hogan's debut in WCW and the amazing publicity they got for his signing at the time.

All of this and tons more on a damn fun episode of BTS!!!


0:00:00 WWF

1:18:59 Eurasia: NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, Kitao Dojo, Michinoku Pro, RINGS, AJW, CWA, & UWFi Bushido shows debut on Eurosport

2:02:26 Other North America: NWL startup, AAA, CMLL, Arena Naucalpan, & UWA/Double Power

2:31:04 Classic Commercial Break

2:35:36 Halftime

3:25:51 Other USA: Lower East Side, ECW, Jim Crockett, SMW, USWA, GWF, WCCW, PWA, LIWA convention, & OPWF

5:27:34 WCW

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