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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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For over forty years Jim Ross has been the Voice of Wrestling. From starting as referee in the regional territories to becoming the Executive Vice President for WWE, nobody has a story quite like Jim Ross. From recruiting and hiring some of the biggest superstars in the industry to providing the soundtrack for the most important moments in wrestling history, "Good Ole JR" was there for it all. Join us every Thursday morning as Conrad Thompson grills JR like you've never heard before, uncut a ...
 
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On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, JR and Conrad watch back an historic episode of Monday Night Raw from October 21, 1996 ! This episode is most remembered for Bret Hart‘s long-awaited return to the WWF for the first time since WrestleMania 12! The guys also discuss this being the first live Raw on TSN, Bret's negotiations with WCW, Mr. Per…
 
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 …
 
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, JR and Conrad watch back the October 8, 2001 episode of Monday Night Raw! This episode is most remembered for Stone Cold Steve Austin winning the WWF Championship from Kurt Angle. The guys also discuss the first Lingerie match, Jericho-Stephanie feud, the passing of Chris Adams, RVD, the Alliance angle, an…
 
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 Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Chris Jericho's first two years in the WWF! The guys discuss Chris' first meeting at Vince's house, being offered less money than WCW, his debut interrupting The Rock, winning his first Intercontinental Championship, his WWF Title match against Triple H, and so much more! PLANET FITNES…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit Unforgiven 2001, which took place just weeks after the 9/11 attacks on September 23, 2001 at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. We recently covered the Unforgiven PPV - and the main event featuring Kurt Angle vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin - over on The Kurt Angle Show. Other notable mat…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of legendary wrestler, talent scout, Hall of Famer, and AdFreeShows.com personality, Gerald Brisco! Listen as the guys discuss Gerald's amateur career at Oklahoma State, being trained by his brother Jack, Brisco Brothers Body Shop, discovering Hulk Hogan, becoming Vince McMa…
 
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 Grilling JR, listen as Jim and Conrad discuss the 20-year anniversary of what is one of the crowning achievements in the mind of the WWF - the first public mass gathering after the September 11th attacks - with a live SmackDown in Houston, TX on September 13, 2001. ROCK AUTO - Rock Auto is a family business, serving auto parts cu…
 
Watchalong with JR and Paul as they revisit the main event of Bash at the Beach '96, which would prove to be one of the most important moments in wrestling history! The guys discuss WWE's reaction to Hogan turning heel, a funny story involving JYD and Randy Anderson, Pat Patterson's influence on the match, other monumental heel turns, Sting as a po…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit Clash of the Champions XVI from September 5, 1991 at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, GA. In it, we'd see a main event featuring The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) vs. Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier for the Tag Team Championships. Plus, Steve Austin vs. …
 
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…
 
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Paul Bromwell watch back the August 26, 1999 episode of Smackdown! This is the DEBUT episode of Smackdown, and The Voice of Wrestling is here to call the action. The guys also discuss returning to Kemper Arena, WWF going public, Eric Bischoff, Al Snow's dog Pepper, Jericho's in-ring debut,…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit WWF SummerSlam 1996 from August 18, 1996 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH. The main event is Shawn Michaels vs. Vader for the WWF Championship. The guys also discuss Kevin Kelly's debut, Mark Henry signing a 10-year contract, Brian Pillman's Time Bomb segment, Iron Sheik, Wrestle Ves…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of one of the more polarizing figures in wrestling through the years, it’s Terry Taylor! Listen as the guys discuss Terry breaking into the business in Florida, working in Mid-South Wrestling and becoming Mid-South TV Champion, The Red Rooster gimmick in WWF, The York Founda…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, it's Ask JR Anything! Listen as we put JR in the hot seat to answer your questions. Topics include the XFL, booking venues, talent relations, Vince McMahon, JR as a manager, the Von Erich's, and much more! CHILISLEEP -ChiliSleep makes customizable, climate-controlled sleep solutions that help you improve your entire …
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Triple H's 1995 and 1996! Hunter turns 52 Tuesday, July 27th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his first years in the WWF - including being trained by Killer Kowalski, asking for a one year deal in WCW vs. the two years he was offered, debuting as the "Blue Blood" Hunter He…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit WWF Invasion 2001 from July 22, 2001 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH. This was the most successful PPV in company history that was not a WrestleMania. Topics the guys discuss include a 10-man tag team main event between Team WWF vs. Team Alliance, Steve Austin and Kurt Angle comedy,…
 
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,…
 
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Paul Bromwell watch back the July 15, 2002 episode of Monday Night Raw! This episode of Raw is most remembered for Eric Bischoff making his debut as the new Raw General Manager! Plus, we see Undertaker and Brock Lesnar vs. RVD and Ric Flair, Booker T vs. Big Show, and much more! Feals is a…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit WCW Great American Bash from July 14, 1991 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD. This was supposed to be Flair vs. Luger for the WCW World Title in a steel cage match, however Flair left just before this for the WWF, with the Big Gold Belt! The main event is Lex Luger vs. Barry Wind…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Lex Luger in the WWF! Listen as the guys discuss JR's debut at Wrestlemania 9 where he see's Lex for the first time since WCW, body slamming Yokozuna, the Lex Express, his Summerslam victory in 93, Wrestlemania 10, and so much more! RetroMania Wrestling is inspired by early 90s arcade …
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of Terry Funk! Terry turns 77 next Wednesday, June 30th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his career - including working for his father in Amarillo, travelling to Japan, becoming NWA champion, his "I Quit Match with Ric Flair", becoming the hardcore legend, and s…
 
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 …
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit King of the Ring from June 23, 1996 at the MECAA Arena in Milwaukee, WI. The 25th anniversary of this historic event takes place next Wednesday. The main event is Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog. Other matches include Ahmed Johnson vs. Goldust, Ultimate Warrior vs. Jerry Lawler,…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of Magnum TA! Magnum turns 62 on this Friday, June 11th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his career, including training in Florida Championship Wrestling, working for Watts, joining JCP, his "I Quit" match with Tully, his career ending accident, and so much more…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Mankind's 1997! Mick turns 56 on this coming Monday, June 7th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his continued run in the WWE, including his continued feud with the Undertaker, the "3 Faces of Foley", winning the Tag Team Championship, his feud with HHH, and so much more! Do…
 
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 …
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss "The Total Package" Lex Luger! Lex turns 63 on June 2, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his entire WCW run, including his CFL days, signing with JCP, becoming the "Total Package," his run as World Heavyweight Champion, and so much more! Summer is almost here which also mean…
 
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…
 
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad watch back the May 21, 2001 episode of Monday Night Raw! It went down the night after Judgement Day 2001 from the Compaq Center in San Jose, CA, and is most remembered for perhaps the best TV tag match in WWE history, if not wrestling history. It’s Austin & HHH vs. Benoit & Jericho …
 
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 this episode of Grilling JR, Jim and Conrad discuss Judgement Day 2001 as we approach the 20-year anniversary in it, we'd see a main event featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin defending the WWF Championship against The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred match. Plus, Triple H vs. Kane in a Chain match for the IC Title, a Two-out-of Three falls match be…
 
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 episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit the very first SuperBrawl - SuperBrawl I from May 19th, 1991 at the Bayfront Arena, in St. Petersburg, FL. In it, we'd see a title vs. title main event between WCW Champion Ric Flair and the NWA Champion Tatsumi Fujinami with both world championships on the line. Plus, Bobby Eaton vs. …
 
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