Ep. #315: August 11-17, 1985 with Mark Coale

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This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jahmale Hepburn (1989-2021). We love you and we miss you, brother. Rest in peace.

Kris & David are joined by Mark Coale (@black_bile) to discuss the week that was August 11-17, 1985, which Mark requested as part of his $100 pledge to our Patreon, which is linked at the bottom of these show notes. We start off talking about Jim Crockett Promotions and everything going on there post-Great American Bash, featuring some great promos from Dusty Rhodes & Ric Flair, which is an interesting overall look at them as they prepare to expand nationwide while trying to manipulate the territories at the same time. We also talk about New Japan negotiating talent-sharing deals with various promotions, Pro Wrestling USA being on the ropes in the Northeast, Robert Fuller turning on Bob Armstrong in Continental, Dave Meltzer in Memphis for the Wrestling Fans International convention and a wild Badstreet match with the Freebirds against Austin Idol & Jerry Lawler, World Class touring the Northeast, the AWA getting ready to start on ESPN, and a fun WWF section featuring Vince McMahon & Lord Alfred Hayes visiting Terry Funk in a "saloon." It’s always great to go back to this time period, so we hope you enjoy it!!!!!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 Tribute to Jahmale “RealHero” Hepburn

0:08:50 Jim Crockett Promotions

1:22:36 Int’l: NJPW, CWA, Tomko’s All-Star Wrestling, & WWC

1:37:26 USA East: PWUSA, All=South, CWF, CCW. & Memphis

2:51:01 Classic Commercial Break

2:55:35 Halftime

3:15:27 USA West: Mid-South, WCCW, Texas All-Star Wrestling, Central States, AWA, & Portland

3:58:58 WWF

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