Ep. #436: December 13-18, 1997

5h 36m | Dec 18, 2023

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was December 13-18, 1997. Topics of discussion include:

  • Fans going completely insane and rioting at WWF house shows in Memphis and Little Rock plus at the live WCW Monday Nitro in Charlotte with far too many fans hitting the ring.
  • Vince McMahon's "Cure for the Common Show" speech on Raw that sort of “officially” kicked off the “Attitude Era.”
  • “Stone Cold” Steve Austin throwing the Intercontinental Title belt off a bridge as part of his initial feud with The Rock
  • The Ken Shamrock vs. Nobuhiko Takada fight that was booked for UFC Ultimate Japan falling apart…if it was ever going to happen in the first place.
  • Tokyo Sports announcing the winners of their 1997 awards, which were as political as ever.
  • The Brennan Brothers drawing a big house for AAA in Mexico.
  • The future of Stevie Richards' career being in serious doubt due to his neck issues.
  • An update on the USWA lawsuits with XL Sports suing everyone else.
  • WCW wrestlers brawl with fans at a Buffalo Airport Marriott, which led to Rick Rude getting arrested.
  • A wild and crazy Monday Nitro featuring the debut of Bret Hart, Curt Hennig being in no condition to perform, a complete mess of a show-lcosing angle, and the famously great Rey Misterio Jr. & Juventud Guerrera vs. Psicosis & La Parka match.

All this and much more on a show you can't miss!!!!


0:00:00 WWF

2:17:49 Classic Commercial Break

2:22:15 Halftime

2:53:10 Int’l: UFC, Tokyo Sports Awards, NJPW, CMLL Japan, Michinoku Pro, Kingdom, Arsion, AAA, & Monterrey

3:37:37 Other USA: AWC, NWANJ, UCW (NJ), ECW. ICP/NSWA, Music City, & USWA lawsuit

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