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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.
 
Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to beat Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. From a “C-Team Announcer” to the President of WCW, Eric did it all! The nWo, Monday Night Nitro, and most importantly beating Vince not once, but 83 times in a row! Hear all about it on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson!
 
Join Tyrell “The Man of 1004 Names” Dangerous, K.G.B Killa Greg and Megastar Mark as they go through the years reviewing and critiquing the rise and demise of one of the most influential wrestling promotions in history, World Championship Wrestling!
 
We are a timeline based wrestling podcast looking at different eras and runs in professional wrestling, looking for the best, the worst, and the forgotten in terms of matches, stars, and angles. Season 1: WCW 1999-2001, Season 2: WWF 2001-2002 Season 3: ECW, Season 4: The Undertaker's Streak, Season 5: From Sting to Hogan (WCW 1990-1994)
 
Where the Big Boys Play is an old-school wrestling podcast focusing mainly on reviewing PPV shows put on by the NWA / Jim Crockett Promotions / WCW hosted by Chad (aka Soup23) and Parv (aka JerryvonKramer), starting with Starrcade 83. On occasion, we will also dip into supercards put on by the AWA and other territories as well as invite guests to take part in roundtable debates. We will not cover old WWF shows because they have already been covered so comprehensively by others.
 
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On this episode of 83 Weeks, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff and host Conrad Thompson discuss the creation and arrival of Raven to the WCW landscape. The guys pull back the curtain and share stories of Raven's character development and impact to the professional wrestling. CHILISLEEP - Head over to sleep.me/83WEEKS to learn more and save 25% off th…
 
Ric Flair drops the NWA title to Ron Garvin in a shocking end to the episode! We'll also see Mike Rotunda as the Florida Heavyweight Champion, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, and The Warlord. Plus, Kevin Sullivan's debut, The Midnight Express defend the NWA US titles against Nikita Koloff & Barry Windham, The Sheepherders debut with Johnny Ace and m…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, it's all about "The Iceman" Dean Malenko! Topics include Dean signing with WCW, becoming Cruiserweight Champion, having issues with finding his way, his in-ring work, becoming a Horsemen and much more! CHILISLEEP -Head over to sleep.me/83WEEKS to learn more and save 25% off the purchase of any new Dock Pro, Cube, or OOL…
 
On this episode of WHW, Tony and Conrad go back 35 years to visit a classic episode of World Championship Wrestling from September 1987. Lex Luger and Barry Windham compete over the United States title. Jimmy Garvin, Jimmy Valiant, Nikita Koloff are in action. And Arn and Tully team up to take on the Rock 'n' Roll Express in a No DQ match! Support …
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad discuss how impactful the cruiserweight division was in WCW - and the explosion of Lucha Libre in the American culture after it was featured in WCW. On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad discuss how impactful the cruiserweight division was in WCW - and the explosion of Lucha Libre in the American …
 
We've been tethered by technology this week on What Happened When with Tony Schiavone. Conrad's recording studios internet is being worked on this week, so we are giving you a MEGA dose of Clash Of The Champions. Sit back and enjoy the hilarious banter and never heard before stories from the voice of our childhood Tony Schiavone and Conrad in this …
 
One Warrior Nation runs wild on Hollywood Hogan brother! Well, kinda. WCW tries War Games for the last time on PPV featuring WCW vs NWO Black & White vs the Wolfpac. This time anyone can win at anytime. Winner gets a title shot. Where is Goldberg? There is no way to know.Episode 31 - Road Wild 1998Follow us on social media @WCWvsNWOpodcast…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and special guest co-host, Casio Kid, bring you a fun edition of Ask Eric Anything! Topics include Top Guy Weekend, wrestling returning to Mall of America, nWo without Hulk, recent AEW happenings, MJF, and much more! RECTEQ - Visit recteq.com and use the code BISCHOFF to get 5% off SITEWIDE! That’s 5% off their top…
 
On this very special episode of What Happened When, Tony and Conrad are joined by a line up of wrestling royalty to raise money for MoneyForMongo.com. Ric Flair, Mick Foley, Jim Ross, Eric Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett share stories of Mongo's electric energy and career. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad look back 25 years at Fall Brawl 1997! It's WarGames with the Horsemen taking on the nWo, Lex Luger & DDP teaming up against Scott Hall & Randy Savage, The Giant vs. Scott Norton, Dean Malenko vs. Jeff Jarrett, plus Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho battle for the Cruiserweight title! ATHLETIC GREENS - At…
 
On this episode of WHW, we're going back exactly 35 years ago to revisit World Championship Wrestling from August 29, 1987! Tully and Nikita battle over the NWA TV title. Also, we see Lex Luger, Jimmy Garvin, Jimmy Valiant, Barbarian, Ron Garvin, Mike Jackson & Manny Fernandez appear! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TON…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric goes in-depth on what exactly went into Hulk Hogan's arrival in WCW, and how he was the savior for the brand. What Hulk did to not just increase interest in WCW from a wrestling fan perspective, but from a business perspective. CHILISLEEP - Head over to chilisleep.com/83WEEKS to learn more and save 30% off the purc…
 
Tony will look back at the final Clash of the Champions from Nashville, TN! Scott Hall and Randy Savage defend the WCW World Tag Team Titles (yes, you read that right) against DDP and Lex Luger, Ric Flair and Curt Hennig take on Konnan and Syxx. Plus, an 8-man Luchador match, Eddie Guerrero challenges Chris Jericho for the Cruiserweight Title, Alex…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric will watch the memorable Nitro where Arn Anderson hands not just his spot, but THE spot, to Curt Hennig. The show also features Lex Luger and Randy Savage in the main event, Alex Wright challenging Dean Malenko for the WCW TV title, Yuji Nagata goes for the Cruiserweight title against Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero …
 
On this episode of WHW, Tony and Conrad watch back the 28th edition of the Clash of the Champions from Cedar Rapids, Iowa! The show features Ricky Steamboat challenging Steve Austin for the WCW US Title, the Nasty Boys taking on Pretty Wonderful, Dusty & Dustin Rhodes vs. Bunkhouse Buck & Terry Funk, Antonio Inoki challenges Lord Steven Regal and i…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad revisit Eric's WWE run in 2004! Topics include going to Japan, European tours, wrestling Vince McMahon on Raw, the Draft Lottery, Taboo Tuesday, Eugene, losing his hair, and much more! NHTSA - You’re hanging out with some friends and pung back a few drinks. A few becomes a few too many. So, if you think…
 
Strap on your hogs as we head to Sturgis just one week after Lex Luger has defeated "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Title...and it's time for the rematch! Also the Steiners vs. Outsiders, Randy Savage vs. The Giant, DDP takes on Curt Hennig, Ric Flair vs. Syxx. What was it like working Sturgis? It's Road Wild 1997 on an all new WHW! Suppor…
 
Mongo comes aboard to WCW as a color commentator for the launch of Monday Nitro, and then transitions into a heel with the Horsemen. Steve's feud with Jeff Jarrett, the first big program with Goldberg, the Horsemen reform, and more! Plus, some Debra McMichael stories that will have everyone talking! GEICO - Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do…
 
As the guys travel back from a memorable weekend in Nashville, we're bringing you a recent, fun edition of Ask Tony Live with Tony and Casio! Topics include Casio's boobs, C2E2, baseball umps, Rebel, producing in WWF, and much more! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on …
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric sits down with comedian and former member of the Howard Stern Show, Shuli Egar, on location in Nashville to discuss the parallel's between comedy and wrestling, Ric Flair's Last Match, and more! FREEDOM GROOMING - To thank you for being such a loyal listener we have partnered with Freedom Grooming to give you an ex…
 
Three major Bashes from Atlanta, Charlotte & Miami combine for this classic show! Tony will look back on the first WarGames between the Horsemen & JJ taking on Dusty, Nikita, The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering. Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff in a steel cage match for the US Title, Dusty Rhodes vs. Tully Blanchard in a Barbed Wire Ladder match, Ric Fl…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, it is a topic we thought we might never see, and that is the WWE WITHOUT Vince McMahon. What does the future of the company look like without Vince? Eric and Conrad discuss the potential political landscape, creative moving forward, and so much more. CARSHIELD - CarShield helps protect my wallet from expensive car repai…
 
A rare Tuesday Nitro takes place with Steven Regal defending the TV Title against Ultimo Dragon, the Great Muta vs. The Giant, Eddie Guerrero vs. Hector Guerrero, Mortis & Wrath against Psychosis and La Parka, and The Outsiders take on Ric Flair & Chris Benoit in the main event! Also, this is the memorable Hulk and Eric laying down promo! Support u…
 
We are one night removed from the Bash at the Beach - and we have the debut of the Nitro Girls, Raven and Stevie Richards are here, and Bill Goldberg is in the dark match. Plus, Alex Wright vs. Prince Iaukea, Chavo vs. Eddie, Steiners vs. Buff and Norton, Konnan joins the nWo. Is Curt Hennig with the Horsemen? Hall and Syxx take on Harlem Heat and …
 
On this episode of WHW, Tony is joined once again by Casio Kid in the co-host chair, as he answers your questions on this edition of Ask Tony Anything! Topics include AEW in the post-pandemic era, Batman, the Booking Committee, Lois' cooking, KISS and much more! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: pat…
 
The epic showdown between Dennis Rodman & Hollywood Hogan taking on Lex Luger & The Giant. Roddy Piper takes on Ric Flair, Curt Hennig debuts and teams with DDP taking on Scott Hall and Randy Savage, Jeff Jarrett taking on Steve McMichael for the WCW US title, Chris Benoit and Kevin Sullivan battle it out in a retirement match and much more. It’s p…
 
On this episode of What Happened When, Tony is joined by the birthday boy himself Casio for this hilarious look back at the debut of Bugsy McGraw and the aftermath of War Games. Sit back and enjoy World Championship Wrestling from July 11, 1987. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonda…
 
Kevin Nash begins 1999 in WCW as the man who ended Goldberg's streak and WCW's World Champion. Then we have the Finger Poke of Doom and away we go for Kevin's 1999. Kevin's role in creative, the newly formed nWo only lasting a few months, winning the Title again from DDP, before Hogan retires him at Road Wild! CAR SHIELD - CarShield helps protect m…
 
On this episode of What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, Conrad's under the weather so we're taking a MEGASODE look at the Great American Bash from 1986, 1988 and 1989. Sit back and enjoy 10 HOURS of WHW hilarious audio, Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: …
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Conrad is under the weather and couldn't record this week so we're taking look back at The Great American Bash 1996 through 1999 in this 8+ hour MEGASODE! We all hope Conrad feels better soon and comes back next week with a vengeance. MANSCAPED - Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 83WEEKS at …
 
One of the most memorable matches between Dusty Rhodes and Tully Blanchard for $100,000 and the TV Title. Also, Jim Crockett announces the rules of the innovative WarGames match and the upcoming Great American Bash Tour! One of the most classic episodes of World Championship Wrestling ever! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, pl…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad are joined by special guest, WWE Hall of Famer and Host of Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray, to discuss Aces and Eights! Where the idea came from, was it based off Sons of Anarchy, the nWo, the members and angles. The launch from the attack on Sting at his Hall of Fame ceremony, attacking Hulk Hogan, Devon b…
 
On this episode of What Happened When, Tony and Conrad take us on a hilarious look back at some of the BEST/WORST matches they've watched and called on the show. Matches such as, Judy Bagwell on a pole, WrestleMania X7 Gimmick Battle Royal, and the Doomsday Cage Match just to name a few. Sit back and enjoy this trip back to your childhood, from the…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad looks back 17 years at ECW's One Night Stand 2005! Eric Bischoff is part of the build; and his promos with Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman. What it was like being at the show itself in the balcony, taking the Stone Cold Stunner at the end of the show, and his overall thoughts on One Night Stand '05! GEICO …
 
We are firmly into the NWO era of WCW, and this edition of the Great American Bash had plenty of highlights. Led by the feud between the Macho Man Randy Savage and Diamond Dallas Page, the Bash of '97 had some fine matches. Additionally, in action were the Kevin Nash and Scott Hall with Syxx against Ric Flair and Roddy Piper, Akira Hokuto meeting M…
 
This is an episode of 83 Weeks that is sure to have people talking, as Eric reacts to the post-Double or Nothing comments by Tony Khan. And then, Eric and Conrad revisit the June 9,1997 Nitro, watchalong style! We will be discussing the build to Great American Bash from this Nitro in Boston at the Fleet Center. This show will also feature the annou…
 
This will go down as one of the better WCW Pay Per Views ever. It had the debut of Rey Mysterio, Jr. in a classic against Dean Malenko. Lord Steven Regal and Sting had a tremendous one-on-one encounter, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson went to battle with Kevin Greene and Steve McMichael, the Giant and Lex Luger squared off for the world title and Chris …
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, the topic is Lex Luger's 1995-97! In anticipation of celebrating Lex’s birthday on June 2, Eric will discuss bringing Lex back to the company, his hesitation on it, the Dungeon of Doom connection, Lex vs. Hulk, Lex as a main player in the WCW vs. nWo war, Lex’s title win over Hogan, and story with DDP, Curt Hennig and B…
 
It is the JCP/TBS/6:05/Saturday night show that began the Dusty Rhodes vs Tully Blanchard feud with the $50,000.00 Challenge! We will go in the lawyer's office to see the contract signing of Dusty/Tully complete a a paper bag full of a whole lot of money. Plus some great Interviews from Ric Flair, Jim Cornette, the Road Warriors (especially Hawk) a…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, the topic is WCW Slamboree 1993! Main evented by Big Van Vader vs. Davey Boy Smith for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Other topics include Arn Anderson challenging Barry Windham for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, WCW Hall of Fame inductees, the Legends Reunion concept, Sid's return, and much more! SHEE…
 
We take you back to 2011 as Impact was a strong product in the wrestling world. The roster was AMAZING: Cactus Jack, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, Eric Bischoff, the Young Bucks, Matt and Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, Amazing Red, Bully Ray, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Tommy Dreamer and on and on and on. But 11 years ago, Eric Bischo…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad discuss WCW coming off Slamboree 1997 and it's a 1 hour show due to the NBA Playoffs. Steven Regal takes on Prince Iaukea, Ernest Miller's debut is recapped, Masa Chono vs. David Taylor, Nick Patrick's reinstatement, Michael Wallstreet vs. Scotty Riggs, NASCAR's involvement, Steve McMichael & Jeff Jarret…
 
What a difference a year made in the life of World Championship Wrestling! In last week's podcast we looked back on Slamboree 1996, an event most fans hated. A year later? Most everyone loved Slamboree 1997. The advent of the NWO had a lot to do with that, but so did the return of Ric Flair after being off for eight months with shoulder problems. F…
 
On this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric is put in the hot seat again for another edition of Ask Eric Anything! Topics include WCW becoming profitable, Randy Orton, management change from Bill Shaw to Harvey Schiller, Ted DiBiase in the nWo, and so much more! GEICO - Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And it’s hard work. But you know what’s easy? …
 
Slamboree was originally an event that began in 1993 and was subtitled: "A Legends Reunion." The event was the brainchild of Dusty Rhodes, but in 1996 it looked nothing like the original one. The 1996 version featured Sting versus the Giant for the WCW World Title, Dean Malenko against Brad Armstrong for the WCW Cruiserweight Title and Konnan again…
 
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This is arguably the most famous "Raw is War" ever. Not because it was the highest rated ever, but because it featured DX on the attack against WCW! The two sides, the two shows, were literally 24 miles apart with the WWF(E) at the Hampton Coliseum and WCW at the Norfolk Scope. So DX, led by Triple H, Billy Gunn, X-Pac, Road Dogg and Chyna recorded…
 
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