Ep. #367: August 7-16, 1988 with Gregg Serota

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Kris & David are joined by Gregg Serota (@GreggSerota) this week as we discuss the week-plus that was August 7th-16th, 1988, a show that Gregg requested we do with a $50 pledge on our Patreon.

  • We start the show with Jim Crockett Promotions, where lots of rumors are going around about a potential sale to Ted Turner, plus lots of other rumors about talent coming and going, as there was a lot of uncertainty going around. We also talk about the house shows for the week and play some great promos, as well.
  • Then we go International where we talk about Giant Baba coming to a crossroads regarding the future of Hiroshi Wajima, Antonio Inoki going 60 minutes with Tatsumi Fujinami, Akira Maeda's UWF continuing doing big business, Brian Pillman possibly leaving Stampede for Continental, and the state of WWC after the murder of Bruiser Brody.
  • Next, we go back to the United States, where we talk about upstart promotions springing up, Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Continental TV under Eddie Gilbert, Continental clips involving Burrhead Jones & Mr. Alan Martin, Brickhouse Brown finally having enough of Robert Fuller in Memphis, and much, much more.
  • We then close with the WWF, where Gregg joins us as we talk about the build to the first SummerSlam, house shows for the week with Owen Hart impressing nightly, Jimmy Hart on The Brother Love Show, and the rumor mill running wild over a possible Hulk Hogan vs. Mike Tyson match.

A very solid show, so everyone check it out!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions

0:40:03 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Grand Prix, Stampede, EMLL, Torreon, & WWC

1:23:28 Classic Commercial Break

1:28:38 Halftime

1:53:29 Other USA: ICW, Bob Raskin’s USWA, SCW, FCW, CWF, CWA/Memphis, Windy City, Central States, AWA, & Mizlou

2:59:34 WWF

3:39:47 Patreon Preview: Cheryl Vasquez’s Titangate-inspired protest outside a WWF house show in Poughkeepsie

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