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From Starrcade '83 to March 26, 2001, Tony Schiavone was the voice of professional wrestling below the Mason-Dixon Line. Though the Monday Night Wars may be over you can still relive the memories of Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling. Hear for yourself why What Happened When with Tony Schiavone is a hilarious trip down professional wrestlings memory lane. Join Tony and Conrad every Wednesday morning at 6am ET exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.
 
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It is an exciting time, but also a trying time for JCP and World Championship Wrestling. On this edition we will begin our countdown to Starrcade '86 with the announcement of the first match. And to help sell that first match we will see an incredibly entertaining video from Jimmy Valiant and Big Mama. Plus, footage of the night Dusty Rhodes tried …
 
In this edition of World Championship Wrestling from 1986, we will see how the "Ragin' Bull" Manny Fernandez turned his back on Jimmy Valiant and went for the money to join Paul Jones. Also, "Ravishing" Rick Rude is in action for the first time as well as Brad Armstrong. Interviews as well from Dusty Rhodes, Arn Anderson, Ivan Koloff and. of course…
 
On this episode of WHW, we look back at a solid edition of World Championship Wrestling. We will see Magnum T.A. in action for one of the final times before his tragic car crash. Additionally, we will hear from the Andersons, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Jim Cornette, Magnum and Baron Von Rashke. Plus, Tim Horner is in action for the first time in 1986…
 
Classic Wrestling Memories Vol. 39 It’s a double-shot of tributes on this volume of CWM. Today, we talk about two men who had similarities but also had very different careers. 1:45 – Dark Side of the Ring Thoughts Train gives his thoughts on the new season of Dark Side of the Ring, which recently aired its famous “Plane Ride From Hell” episode. He …
 
It's the night before the NWA crowns new U.S. Tag Team Champions and Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express are in rare form. So much so that we hear Dennis Condrey speak once again! Plus the issue between Wahoo McDaniel and Nikita Koloff intensifies as they look to unify the U.S. and National Heavyweight titles. Also, we will hear from Dusty Rhodes…
 
We skip ahead one week in our watchalongs (because there is no show from 09-13-86 available). In this episode, the heat between the Midnight Express with Jim Cornette and the Road Warriors with Paul Ellering heats up with a big angle that is going to culminate at Starrcade '86. Plus, the interviews from Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A., Tully Blanchard…
 
On this episode of World Championship Wrestling, the NWA announces that the National Heavyweight Champion Wahoo McDaniel and the US Heavyweight Champion Nikita Koloff will decide which title will represent the US. Jim Crockett makes the announcement. Plus in action, Superstar Bill Dundee and Buddy Landel, the unlikely duo of Tully Blanchard and Gor…
 
The National Tag Team Championship is rebranded and becomes the US Tag Team Championship. So says Jim Crockett and most of the program is used to promote the one night tournament in the Omni to crown the first ever US Tag Team Champs. Also, Wahoo McDaniel is the new National Heavyweight Champion with a win over Tully Blanchard at the Forum in Los A…
 
Big happenings on this edition of World Championship Wrestling from the TBS Studios. Nikita Koloff wins the best-of-seven series over Magnum T.A. during the seventh match in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Rock and Roll Express beat the Midnight Express in Philadelphia to become the new NWA World Tag Team Champions. And finally, Baby Doll turns on D…
 
Ric Flair is once again the NWA World Heavyweight Champion! On this episode from the TBS Studios, we will see the footage from St. Louis where Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to win back the title. We will also see footage of how Magnum TA beat Nikita Koloff to even the best of seven at three each as well as a look back at the some of the Rock and Roll…
 
The inaugural edition of The Great American Bash was held on July 6, 1985, at The American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Much like the early Starrcades and the first WrestleMania, the show was carried on Closed Circuit television because Pay-Per-View TV was still largely a new concept. 2:15 – The Event Jim Crockett Promotion…
 
The Great American Bash is over and we move on to late summer in the world of the NWA and JCP. Later this same night, after this show aired on TBS, Ric Flair would win back the NWA World Heavyweight Title from the American Dream Dusty Rhodes in St. Louis. Flair will give a very good, serious interview on this show setting up the match. Additionally…
 
It's the last day of the Great American Bash 1986 as Saturday August 2, would be in the finale of the tour in Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium. This TBS show, done mostly in the studio, has some very special moments. Such as, the first interview with new NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes and footage of Jimmy Valiant losing his hair to Paul…
 
BACKUP LINK FOR THE HOMIES: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18q5AMeKs502ALhW1VXJ7pQGszHo6H4_-/view It's all here! The much talked about Great American Bash from Greensboro on July 26, 1986. This is where Dusty Rhodes beats Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Title in front of a raucous sellout crowd. It is also where Jimmy Valiant loses his hai…
 
LINK: For the homies https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kFBSw2NMAPAeTLkKHORrDza-Ss7bQw1d/view?usp=sharing Our next stop, as we look back at 1986, is the fourth stop on the Great American Bash on tour: Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC. This is the original home of the "Bash" in 1985, but a year later it was the fourth on the tour after, Philadelphia,…
 
Today we have another career tribute for somebody that was not a wrestler. To tell the story of Jim Jr. (or Jimmy) we first have to look at the family and the business at the time. Jim Crockett Sr. (aka “Big Jim”) was a promoter of many sports and entertainment, including pro wrestling. Vince McMahon talked about how much his dad respected Big Jim,…
 
Another 6:05 show that is taken out of the studio and on the road during the Great American Bash of 1986. This time, from Columbia, SC, a very loud and lively crowd will get to see, the Rock and Roll Express against Ole and Arn Anderson in a 30 minute time limit draw. But there is more, Don Kernodle is in action, Tully Blanchard against Sam Houston…
 
A great show from the famed Dorton Arena in Raleigh that is completely different from the studio shows...and some great matches not normally seen on TBS. We will see Black Bart vs Ron Garvin, Tully Blanchard vs Wahoo McDaniel, the Midnight Express against the Road Warriors and a Bunkhouse Match featuring the Rock and Roll Express and Dusty Rhodes a…
 
It's the "go home" show for the Great American Bash. This episode of World Championship Wrestling originally aired three days before the first of the events: Veterans Stadium, in Philadelphia. However, on this show, David Crockett sits down with Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A. and discusses what "America" means to them. In action, the NWA Tag Team Cha…
 
We look back at a great show heading to the Great American Bash 1986. It's a short one and the matches are VERY short as well, but it was not your typical two-hour broadcast. Ivan and Nikita Koloff ramp up the verbiage heading to the best of seven for the US Title. The Four Horsemen do something that not many, if any, can say...they COMPLETELY lay …
 
As this episode of World Championship Wrestling took the air, we were less than one month away from the Great American Bash 1986. A perfect time for the friction to be ramped up between Ole Anderson and Dusty Rhodes! Plus, more information on the Rock and Roll Express Super Summer Sizzler Tour and the debut of Warlord, big and strong and not-too-mo…
 
In this episode, Magnum T.A. is reprimanded by NWA President Bob Geigle. And as a result, he attacks the president! Thus, Magnum is stripped of the US title and the legendary best-of-seven series is set with Nikita Koloff. Plus, the rules of the Rock and Roll Express Super Summer Sizzler Tour are set! Don't fall asleep when Schiavone reads them dow…
 
Pat Patterson, widely considered one of the most influential men in wrestling for the 20th Century, passed away on December 2nd, 2020. He was also looked at as Vince McMahon’s best friend and right-hand man from the WWF Expansion through the Attitude Era and into the 21st Century. His contributions over many decades are too numerous to name. No mat…
 
It is all here! The contract signing between Nikita Koloff and Magnum T.A. (don't you talk about my mom); Ricky Morton receiving a broken nose from Ric Flair and the Horsemen and the debut of a man who would become a major star in wrestling: Big Bubba Rogers! We take you back to Memorial Day weekend 1986, the Great American Bash and the summer are …
 
1986 rolls along, and rolls toward the Great American Bash! Are you ready for the debut of Steve Regal? No, not THAT Steve Regal. The former tag team partner of Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin in the AWA, makes his WCW debut. His tenure was short lived, but it began HERE. Plus we have NEW NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Dusty Rhodes and the Road Warrio…
 
During this episode of JCP's World Championship Wrestling, we will find out more about the Great American Bash as Tony and Conrad have a debate as to when Ric Flair actually won the NWA World Heavyweight Title back from Dusty Rhodes during that famous summer. We also will learn about the 1987 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament and have a…
 
On we go into 1986! This week, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson are together and Flair gives a very serious interview. Plus, the James Gang uses a rope to get back at Jim Cornette and the visual is startling as well as politically incorrect. Plus Jimmy Valiant and the Ragin' Bull Manny Fernandez are looking for Paul Jones and his army, and be sure to rem…
 
On this very famous episode, the James Gang rides into the studios of TBS and causes quite a stir. Namely: Jim Cornette, who goes on to hijack the show. Also, we will hear from Baby Doll for the first time since she was attacked and see not only the James Gang take on the Midnight Express, but will also see the World Champion Ric Flair in action. A…
 
The Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament is over, but the heat is turned up. We begin a feud between Ric Flair and Ricky Morton with a Horsemen attack in the Rock and Roll Express dressing room. Additionally, in what may be one of the most inappropriate episodes of 1986, Baby Doll is attacked by Jim Cornette and Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin and P…
 
NOTE: You may not be able to watch along thanks to the Peacock, but you still will have fun. It's the day of the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament and Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes, heading into their battle at the Superdome that night, are in rare form. "I don't do no jobs in front of 70-thousand!' So get ready! Plus, the war between Paul…
 
And then the Peacock arrived. Poof! Here is another watch-along from the great year of 1986. But can you watch-along? Probably not, since everything is on the Cock right now and the WWE Network is no more. However, Conrad and Tony are here with the great interviews you remember and the stories from the past from the April 12th edition of WCW. So, e…
 
As we march through 1986, and move ahead to the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament, Arn Anderson and Ron Garvin meet again for the World Television title, but this time, the Horsemen have a plan. Plus we will hear from Magnum TA, Jim Cornette, Dusty Rhodes and Baby Doll. Plus. how many times has Wahoo McDaniel broken his nose? And Ro…
 
You may have cheered for Pistol Pez Whatley, but that ends today. He turns on Jimmy Valiant and sets the stage for Shaska Whatley. Plus, Jim Cornette, Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson, the Russians and the Road Warriors all weigh in on the upcoming Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament. Additionally, over the past weeks, Gorgeous Jimmy Garv…
 
It is on this show that the entire 24 team field is announced for the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament. But why stop there? After weeks of asking, "Where's Wahoo?" The great Chief arrives. We also will see a title change hands, Ric Flair is in all his glory and Jim Cornette gets out of line with Nighthawk. Who? NIGHTHAWK. Let's just sa…
 
It is on this episode of WCW that we find out the location and the top seeds for the upcoming Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament. Also, Baby Doll makes a stunning challenge to J.J. Dillon only to find it was a ruse to get the Horsemen in the ring. Plus, Ron Garvin beats up another one, Arn Anderson and Mike Jackson wrestle a fine mat…
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new National Heavyweight Champion: Tully Blanchard! You saw him wrestle on AEW Dynamite at age 67, now take a look back at his win over Dusty Rhodes to collect yet another championship. The show also features a tremendous Dusty Rhodes interview reacting to the dirty deed by the Four Horsemen. Plus more from Ric Flair…
 
This is a loaded TBS 6:05 show from March of 1986 which has Ron Garvin facing Arn Anderson for the World TV Title and Ric Flair wrestling against Brodie Chase. But the fun does not stop there: great interviews from Dusty Rhodes, Flair, Jim Cornette, Magnum T.A., Ivan and Nikita Koloff, Tully Blanchard with JJ Dillon and Jimmy Valiant. Did you love …
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you...the BIG GOLD BELT. On this episode, World Champion Ric Flair unveils the new world title belt to the nation. Additionally, Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin and Precious make their debut, the Road Warriors obliterate their opponents in record time, Jim Cornette discusses his fear of heights, momentum builds towards the…
 
As we continue 1986, in this episode: Paul Jones introduces a new man to his stable, Dusty Rhodes gives a gift to the Rock and Roll Express (enough to tick off Jim Cornette), the Russians lay down a challenge to Magnum TA and we have two pretty good matches featuring Arn Anderson against Sam Houston and the Midnight Express against Cowboy Ron Bass …
 
This is a different show, compared to the others from TBS in 1986. No promos from Ric Flair, or Dusty Rhodes and no David Crockett. But still plenty of great stuff from Jimmy Valiant, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Cowboy Ron Bass, Jim Cornette, the Rock and Roll Express and many others. Plus a look at a pretty good angle involving Magnum TA, the R…
 
Our look back at JCP on TBS in 1986 takes you to the night of the dream matches. For weeks, in January, fans watching World Championship Wrestling were asked to send in postcards of the matches they would like to see on TBS. The result: Superstars on the Superstation. The event was held at the Omni on 02-02-86 and broadcast five days later. It drew…
 
Week three of JCP on TBS in 1986! Here you will find classic-unforgettable interviews from Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes. Additionally, we will hear from the Ragin' Bull Manny Fernandez, Cowboy Ron Bass and the great Jim Cornette. Also, the war of words between Magnum T.A. and Nikita Koloff heats up as they head towards a classic best of seven series …
 
We continue the look back at Jim Crockett Promotion greatest year: 1986. In this episode, the heat between Ric Flair and Ron Gavin gets turned up. A young, soon-to-be Big Boss Man (Ray Traylor) makes an in ring appearance. Baron Von Rashke joins forces with the Russians. Plus, great interviews from Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A., Arn Anderson, Tu…
 
As we continue our look at 1986 and Jim Crockett Promotions, the heat between the Midnight Express and the Rock and Roll Express gets kicked up a notch. Baby Doll discusses the difference between Dusty Rhodes and Tully Blanchard. In addition, the World Six Man Tag Team Champions, the Russians are in action, and we crown a brand new Mid Atlantic Cha…
 
Welcome to 1986! During the next 12 months of this new year of 2021 we will go back and look at the greatest year in Jim Crockett Promotions history. It was the year of the Great American Bash, the Rock and Roll Express Super Summer-Sizzler Tour and, tragically, the wreck that ended the career of Magnum T.A. In this first episode of 1986 from the T…
 
Join us as Goldberg almost bleeds out; as Bret Hart almost kills two production people getting away in his rental car, as Tank Abbott almost kills LaParka, as two great wrestlers, Hart and Chris Benoit are only given about seven minutes of match time. Join us as WCW is really going down the toilet. The reformation of the "NWO" cannot save the promo…
 
Join Tony and Conrad as they watch the infamous Monday Night Raw that originally aired on March 26, 2001... the night that Vince showed up on Nitro. This bonus episode has been decades in the making and it's all brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies…
 
Join Tony and Conrad as they sit down with Tony's partner behind the announce desk for many years David Crockett. David and Tony share hilarious stories of their time working on WTBS, riding with the Horsemen and so much more. This bonus episode has been decades in the making and it's all brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure …
 
Starrcade was always WCW's premier event. So, it's obvious Hulk Hogan, Sting, Randy Savage, Lex Luger, Roddy Piper, Booker T. and the Steiners were all there. WRONG. All were missing. But. there was Goldberg vs Kevin Nash. And this was the night the streak would end at the hands of "Big Sexy." Was this the biggest turning point in WCW? Go down "mem…
 
It's the Monday Nitro "go-home" show for Starrcade '98, and...well...you could see the paint peeling off the old WCW machine. No Hogan, no Sting, no Macho Man, no Roddy Piper, no Bret Hart. The show did have plenty of star power, though: Goldberg, Hall and Nash, the Giant, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Arn Anderson, Chris Jericho, DDP, Eddie Guerrero, …
 
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