Ep. #313: July 27-August 3, 1987 with Beau James

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By Kris Zellner & David Bixenspan, Kris Zellner, and David Bixenspan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Kris & David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was July 27-August 3, 1987. We lead off with Vladimir Petrov being convicted on various drug-related charges from his pre-wrestling life and how he tried to avoid the situation. We also have Dusty Rhodes going off on the Horsemen fans at Techwood, Terry Funk returning to Florida, Kevin Sullivan being wacky, the dying days of the UWF, and much more from the JCP conglomerate. We also talk about Bam Bam Bigelow's last match of his initial New Japan run, George Barnes and other awesomeness in Memphis, including WRESTLING’S PRICE IS RIGHT(!), Joel Goodhart's Squared Circle Fan Club going to Memphis, Bruiser Brody doing the unthinkable in World Class, the early days of Wild West Wrestling, Rick Rude making his WWF TV debut, and so much more on an extremely fun episode of BTS!!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions: Traditional JCP, CWF, & UWF

1:47:31 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Grand Prix, Stampede, Al Tomko’s All-Star Wrestling, El Hijo del Santo vs. Espanto Jr., & WWC

2:15;47 Classic Commercial Break

2:20:46 A Very Special Halftime

3:29:11 Other USA: Deep South, Continental, WOW, Memphis, WCCW, Wild West, AWA, Portland, Hollywood, & Paul Boesch

5:19:45 WWF

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