Ep. #372: September 12-20, 1985 with Beau James

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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 our dear friend Beau James (@KingofKingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was September 12-20, 1985.

  • We talk about the impending demise of the St. Louis Wrestling Club thanks to venue politics involving the WWF, and we look at how St. Louis had been declining in general over the previous year.
  • Then we go to JCP talking about Jim Cornette & The Midnight Express getting their first feud in the promotion, rumors about Gino Hernandez coming in, the Crocketts having problems with TBS pre-empting them, unruly fans at the TBS tapings, and much more.
  • We then go International where AJPW is running some stacked shows while NJPW is relying on their Young Lions heavily. We also talk about the scene in Mexico right before the major earthquake that would hit Mexico City, which was devastating.
  • Then we go back to the territories for a wild week in Continental, as Dick Slater turns on the Armstrongs and the JCP crew comes to town but doesn't do much better business than the regular Continental crew, Jerry Lawler & Tom Renesto shoot an angle in Memphis which was way ahead of it's time in an awesome segment, THE MID-SOUTH POTATO VIDEO makes it's BTS debut, we get Mike Von Erich update in World Class, and so much more.
  • We then close with the WWF, where they are getting ready to do PPV-only shows with WrestleVision, the Hulk Hogan's Rock ’n’ Wrestling cartoon makes it's debut on CBS, and a lot more.

Great stuff as always with Beau, so check it out!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 St. Louis & Jim Crockett Promotions

1:01:47 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, WFWA, EMLL, & UWA

1:23:24 Classic Commercial Break

1:28:39 Halftime

1:43:54 USA East: PWUSA, Ohio, CWF, & CCW

2:32:13 USA West-ish: CWA/Memphis, Mid-South, Houston, WCCW, TASW, Central States, AWA, CaliCW, & Portland

3:59:05 WWF

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