Ep. #316: August 17-21, 1989 with Mike Sempervive

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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 Mike Sempervive (@Sempervive) to discuss the almost-week that was August 17-21, 1989. We start with WWF business discussion via Jim Troy talking to Multichannel News, then delve into the legal issues that Andre the Giant & Jake Roberts were facing, which were extremely interesting. That’s followed up by quite the episode of Prime Time Wrestling, featuring Roddy Piper bantering with Rick Rude & Bobby Heenan throughout the whole show, which sounded like it turned into a quasi-shoot on Roddy's end. We also go over Big Van Vader beating Otto Wanz for the CWA Title in Austria and kick off his legendary triple champion run, Stampede Wrestling trying to get on ESPN, Ronnie P. Gossett winning the rights to be the promoter for the week in Memphis, the first ever USWA-branded TV show as World Class goes bye-bye, Sgt. Slaughter being robbed of the AWA Title via a horrific Dusty Finish, and then there’s World Championship Wrestling, Featuring The Stars Of The National Wrestling Alliance. In what may be the all-time ultimate "WCW EVERYBODY" moment, TBS aired a three week old episode of World Championship Wrestling by mistake and couldn’t find the right tape until 45 minutes after the show went off the air. Oh, and a major angle wasn’t recorded correctly, either. This is a fantastic show as always, so listen now!!!!!!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 WWF

1:53:29 Int’l: AJPW, CWA, EMLL, Torreon, UWA, & Stampede

2:18:12 Classic Commercial Break

2:22:46 Halftime

3:04:36 Other USA: ICW, ACW, Uncle Sammy, FCW, Continental, CWA/Memphis, USWA, AWA, WWA (Utah), Portland, & Vladimir Petrov

4:38:03 NWA/WCW

6:34:03 Patreon Preview: Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall Show

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