Ep. #401: April 12-18, 19995h 39m | Apr 17, 2023
Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was April 12-18, 1999.
- We start off by talking about Davey Boy Smith, as this was when he was stuck in a Calgary hospital in severe pain from a spinal infection and got fired by WCW. We talk about all the issues that he had leading up to this and what his future held.
- From there, we go to WCW proper for a wild week with a very newsworthy Nitro full of big matches and angles then a Thunder that was appropriately Thunder-esque. We also have all the wild drama that is par for the course in WCW in this era, featuring Arn Anderson having a pretty rough week, Eric Bischoff speaking on WCW Live, bad morale in the company and so much more.
- International is next, as Vader wins the Champion Carnival tournament in AJPW, Atsushi Onita goes back to school, Yuki Kondo becomes the King of Pancrase, and tons more.
- Then we go back to the United Status, where Paul Heyman speaks to the Torch about ECW's mounting financial issues while they are actually doing some decent house show business and producing some solid TV, plus news on TNN picking up a wrestling show, Randy Hales baring his soul on Memphis TV, and lots more.
- We then close with the WWF, as they make some roster cuts (sort of), and we go over why that is happening despite the record business they were doing at the time, plus a crazy episode of Monday Night Raw, Steve Austin being hit by a car (in real life), interesting quotes from members of company management in Raw Magazine, and a show-closing news item that is almost surely the most ominous closer in BTS history.
This is a slam-packed show here, folks, so you definitely don't want to miss this!!!
0:00:00 Davey Boy Smith
1:49:41 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, Atsushi Onita, BattlARTS, CAPTURE, IWA Japan, Pancrase, Arsion, & JWP
2:24:19 Classic Commercial Break
2:59:26 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, Tijuana, & WWC
3:09:29 Other USA: NWA, ISPW, ECWA, ECW, TNN, Power Pro, MAW, Tor Berg/WNWA, & Portland
5:35:15 Patreon Preview: Owen Hart has zero fucks to give in his comments about Mike Tyson
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