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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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“Ricky Steamboat had everything — charisma, work rate, intensity and one of the best bodies in our business," WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair once said of his greatest rival. "He was just amazing." Often referred to as "a wrestler's wrestler" Steamboat was a gifted performer who could have an outstanding match with anybody. His in-ring abilities and pe…
 
The Hardcore Legend vs. the Legend Killer. At the height of one of the greatest years in WWE history, this clash remains a standout. Join Spenser, Paul, and Landon as they relive, review, and rank what many consider to be the greatest hardcore match in WWE history. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lastmatchstanding)…
 
We jump ahead a week during our look back at JCP/NWA in 1986, because, basically, this is the next one available to watch. It's a good one, too. Chocked full of intense interviews from Ric Flair, Nikita Koloff, Jim Cornette, Wahoo McDaniel, Rick Rude and Tully Blanchard and matches from Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin, Arn Anderson and Brad Armstrong. All so…
 
Not only did we grow up during the Golden Era of Professional Wrestling...we also grew up during the Golden Era of Toys! Throughout the 80's and into the 90's toy makers were looking for anything from ' pop culture' that they could turn into a toy. From AWA, NWA / WCW to the WWF - wrestling figures were THE toy leading the charge! We talk about the…
 
The program begins with the famous scene in the parking lot of Jim Crockett Promotions where the Four Horsemen and JJ Dillon follow Dusty Rhodes and attack him; breaking his arm. Once the show begins, the announcement is made of Magnum T.A.'s tragic accident. The program tries to put a positive spin on it, but much is still unknown at that time. Bu…
 
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 …
 
Known as one of the greatest technical wrestlers of the era, Mr. Perfect was a heel character that was, well....perfect. He could have a great match with anybody and often had the best technical match on the card. His antics outside the ring are just as fondly remembered as his action inside the ring. On today's episode we talk about our memories a…
 
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…
 
Broadcasting LIVE from 'Parts Unkown' - Jumpin' Jay & Tommy Fierro share their favorite memories from the career of the Ultimate Warrior! One of the most colorful and intriguing characters in the history of professional wrestling- The Ultimate Warrior stormed onto the wrestling scene and will forever be remembered by fans of this Golden Era. We tal…
 
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…
 
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…
 
As we recover from the effects of Hurricane Ida, please enjoy the exhilarating climax to the Last Patron Standing Trivia Tournament. To hear the full season of Last Patron Standing and other trivia episodes, find us on Patreon at patreon.com/lastmatchstanding. We appreciate your support as we work toward building the second half of Season 4. This p…
 
It's our 'cup of coffe in the big time' as we reminisce about the Macho Man Randy Savage. From his heel run, to his face turn, and back and forth again - what were our favorite moments, matches and opponents of one of the greatest of all time! Tommy & Jumpin' Jay talk all things 'Macho Madness' and take calls LIVE from our listeners.…
 
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…
 
The match that inspired a generation. Join Spenser, Paul, and Landon as they relive one of the most requested matches yet. WrestleMania III. The Pontiac, Silverdome. It doesn't get any bigger. Where will this all-time classic rank on the list of greatest matches of all time?By Last Match Standing
 
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…
 
He started as one of the most hated villains to ever climb into the squared circle. He finished as one of the most beloved entertainers of all time. Whether it was in the ring or on the mic - nobody did it like the "HotRod." Rowdy Roddy Piper was instrumental in launching the nationwide wrestling craze in the 80's. Tommy and 'Jumpin' Jay' talk bout…
 
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…
 
Wrestling fans can argue for hours about who the greatest pro wrestler of all time is. When it comes to wrestling managers, however, few will argue that anyone did it better than Bobby Heenan. Whether he was ring side for a match involving one of his "family members" - or sitting alongside Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan was always entertaining. Toda…
 
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…
 
The young champion, finally realizing his dream vs. the sadistic challenger, thrust into the championship spotlight using his most dangerous weapon: his mind. In one of the most compelling performances ever, Michaels and Mankind prove there is more to pro wrestling than is on the surface. Where will this masterpiece of psychological warfare rank?…
 
Ahhh the finishing move, the one move that rendered you opponent helpless and gauranteed you the victory. Wrestlers would spend all match setting up their finishing move and once they executed it...it was all over. Back in the 80's it was extremely rare that a wrestler kicked out after a finishing move was performed - they were treated as "special.…
 
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…
 
Being a referee in any competitive sport is not an easy job - but it's a job that needs to be respected. In the wild world of "sports entertainment" the task of the referee is a combination of rule enforcer, time manager, storyline assistant & information distributor. However, at least to the viewing audience, the primary function of a "referee" is…
 
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…
 
The year is 1995. Shawn Michaels battles Razor Ramon over the IC Title in ladder matches. Ric Flair feuds with Randy Savage. But the match of the year in professional wrestling arguably belonged to All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling as legend-in-the-making Manami Toyota defended her 3WA Championship in an epic encounter against Kyoko Inoue. Where will…
 
There's a few match types that always catch a wrestling fans attention - iron man, cage, and of course - the battle royal! It's an every-man-for-himself, over-the-top-rope battle to be the last man standing. Full of non-stop action, the battle royal is a great "special attraction" match that keeps fans glued to the screen. Tommy & Jay talk about th…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
The pride of a confident champion vs. the heart of Johnny Wrestling. After everything that Johnny Gargano has overcome to make it to this moment, can Johnny Gargano conquer El Idolo at the peak of his career? Find out where this all-time NXT classic ranks on the list of greatest wrestling matches of all time.…
 
The World Heavyweight Championship tended to be held by the wrestler who had the biggest "draw" - but the Intercontintental Championship was often reserved for the best in-ring performer at the time. Throughout the 1980's & early 90's the IC Title carried a great deal of prestige and the wrestlers who wore that belt were known for having some of th…
 
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…
 
We're heading into the 4th of July weekend by discussing the wrestlers that loved their country! The golden era of wrestling was full of wrestlers that defended the honor of their nation against all-comers. Whether they were standing up for the red, white and blue or representing a foreign nation - these performers were patriotic to the core. Tommy…
 
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…
 
Hell’s anniversary, a time engraved in our memories 23 years later as the images and sounds from that night-from that match-appear to be timeless. Join Spenser, Paul, and Landon as we Review, Relive, and Rank perhaps the most infamous match in WWE history. Mankind and The Undertaker would never been seen the same way again after King of the Ring 19…
 
Remember the excitement of seeing the newest edition of your favorite Pro Wrestling magazine? The covers. The posters. The articles. The feeling of turning each page to discover what was next - reading it cover to cover. Wrestling magazines gave us an "inside look" into the world of professional wrestling beyond what we saw on Saturday mornings. Fo…
 
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 …
 
Tommy is the driving force behind 80s Wrestling Con and Monday Night Virtual, He is the owner & operator of the Wrestling Collector - a pro wrestling superstore, He manages multiple social media accounts with over half a million followers, He hosts this podcast and he is set to relaunch an independent wrestling promotion - all while being a down-to…
 
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…
 
Don't miss this sneak peek into the Patreon-exclusive Last Trivia Standing series, where patrons go head-to-head with the Last Match Standing crew and each other for a chance to be named Last match Standing trivia champion. Enjoy this episode in its entirety, and join us on Patreon to hear how the rest of the season unfolds at patreon.com/lastmatch…
 
The Golden Era of Pro Wrestling saw some of the industries most iconic "heel" wrestlers - from talkers like "Ric Flair" to monsters like "Vader" - we talk about some of our favorites. We discuss what makes a great heel character and why heels may not be as effective in today's wrestling scene. Tommy Sheik stops by for what may be his last visit to …
 
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…
 
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