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83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks on Eric Bischoff in the AWA – how Ninja Star Wars got him into the business, his first meeting with Verne Gagne, why he once challenged DDP to a fight, the troubled last days of the company

December 2, 2018

83 Weeks – AWA Release Date: November 26, 2018 Running time: 2:12 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Intro On today’s podcast, Conrad and Eric cover the AWA. Moving to Minneapolis Eric moved to Minneapolis when he was 14. At the time he didn’t have any friends and was a bit of a loner As a kid, he […]

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks on Eric Bischoff’s first year in WWE – making out with Stephanie McMahon, the star he never felt “a connection” with on-screen, why the initial brand split didn’t work, the wedding of Billy and Chuck

November 25, 2018

83 Weeks – Eric Bischoff’s First Year in WWE Release date: November 19, 2018 Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Last week, Eric & Conrad Thompson dissected Eric’s WWE debut. In this episode, they break down the rest of Eric’s first year (and some change) in the company as Raw’s on-screen General Manager. Stephanie McMahon Eric talks about […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Survivor Series ’98 – who wrote Rock’s heel turn storyline, The Big Boss Man’s major screw up, the tag teams who didn’t have chemistry together, why Vince McMahon wrote a letter of apology to Steve Austin

November 21, 2018

Something To Wrestle Release Date: November 16, 2018 Running time: 2:26:59 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Intro Skip to 8:35 as the first 8:34 was commercial reads, talk about upcoming tours and a quick recap of the Regal podcast. Topic for this podcast is Survivor Series 1998 – Deadly Games in the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, […]

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks on Eric Bischoff’s WWE debut, why he didn’t sign with the company sooner, how Vince McMahon got him to join, the wrestlers who were the most shocked he was there, what he wishes he would have done differently

November 17, 2018

83 Weeks – Eric’s WWE Debut Release Date: November 12, 2018 Running time: 1:29:28 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD WWF Comes Calling July 15th, 2002 Raw – Eric makes his debut on Raw. Prior to joining the WWE, Eric had been invited to work on a show called Matt Rats. It was an athletic, high-flying type show […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on William Regal – his terrible first meeting with Vince McMahon, struggles with addiction, the big star he saw before anyone else did, why the UnAmericans didn’t work, his reaction to the “Real Man’s Man gimmick”

November 16, 2018

Something To Wrestle – William Regal Running Time: 3:03:26 Recap By: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Skip to about 8:26 on the podcast as the first 8:25 is commercial reads and a quick summary of last week’s show,. Intro: William Regal has one of the most unique and entertaining stories in wrestling. He was born Darren Matthews on May […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Daniel Puder and the Hardcore Title – the Kurt Angle incident, who some members of management thought should have won Tough Enough, who came up with the Hardcore Title?

November 9, 2018

Something to Wrestle – Daniel Puder And The Hardcore Title Release Date: November 2, 2018 Running Time: 3:06:16 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Daniel Puder Puder was born in October 1981. He was a fan of Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, The Rock, and Al Snow He started amateur wrestling at age 13 and MMA at age 16. […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on When Hunter Married Stephanie – when Bruce first knew they were an item, how Chyna found out, who got drunk and sang at their wedding, the original creative plans for Test

November 3, 2018

Something To Wrestle With – When Hunter Married Stephanie Release Date: 10/26/18 Run Time: 2:02:33 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Triple H in 1998 Triple H had a big year in 1998. He had won the world championship twice and became a constant. He made the heel turn in WM 15 and joined the Corporation  He wanted […]

Chris Jericho's Talk is Jericho

RECAP AND REVIEW: Talk is Jericho – 83 Weeks rebuttal with Conrad Thompson: why he turned down the NWO, why there’s no love lost with Scott Hall, working with Ralphus, why he “didn’t really like” Eric Bischoff in WCW

June 18, 2018

Talk is Jericho- Jericho vs Bischoff in WCW- the 83 Weeks Rebuttal Release Date: 06/15/2018 Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN Timestamps 0:00- Introduction (podcast starts at 0:38) 3:23- Interview starts 7:30- Jericho on Meeting Eric Bischoff 18:20- Ad 21:10- Interview resumes 28:30- Jericho on ‘ATM Eric’ 29:40- Jericho on his initial WCW booking 31:50- Jericho on Scott […]

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff on Dusty Rhodes – recollections of Dusty as a booker and commentator, joining the NWO, the moment that had the biggest impact on Eric and more

June 15, 2018

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff – Dusty Rhodes Release Date: 06/11/2018 Recap By: Jeff Rush DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD This show was released on the three-year anniversary of the passing of Dusty Rhodes. Conrad notes that this episode will see a departure from the usual cross examination format and will instead be more of a walk down memory lane as he and Eric […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle – Brother Love on why Vince McMahon originally didn’t want him to play the role, who influenced the character, other talent who were considered for the gimmick, the legend who hated working with him, the idea he pitched for Ultimate Warrior’s return (Ep. 100)

May 30, 2018

Something to Wrestle – Episode 100: Brother Love Release Date: May 11, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Preamble Big Boss Man episode – mixed feedback from listeners, so at least they are being honest. The controversy on the Dave Meltzer (DM) comment – Bruce said that DM likes to complain and he reiterated the blading story […]

PODCAST NEWS & BLOGS

RECAP AND REVIEW: The Jim Ross Report with Eric Bischoff on 83 weeks, the advice he’d give Cody and the Young Bucks, Slobberknocker of the week, the Raw wrestler JR sees as a future World Champion

May 28, 2018

The Jim Ross Report Release Date: May 23, 2018 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD 0:00 – Intro Welcome back to another week of Slobberknocker audio. Eric Bischoff will be on today’s show talking about his podcast ‘83 Weeks’, his involvement with All In as well as a variety of other topics…but up next 1:59 – What’s On […]

Bischoff on Wrestling

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff on Bash at the Beach 2000 – Russo’s infamous shoot promo, Hogan’s reaction, the original plan, Bischoff’s theory on “dirt sheets”

May 24, 2018

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff – Bash at the Beach 2000 Release Date: 05/20/2018 Recap By: Jeff Rush DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD “Vince Russo is… a very likable guy. You (Conrad) like him because you don’t really know him, and I felt the same way. I was like ‘You know, this guy’s pretty cool.’ He’s got that blue collar, New York, […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle on The Big Boss Man – his series of matches with Hulk Hogan, where the Pepper/Al Snow idea came from, the major spot he missed with Steve Austin, canceled taser angle, feud with Nailz (Ep. 99)

May 19, 2018

Something to Wrestle – The Big Boss Man – Episode 99 Release Date: May 4, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Background HBK on the network show was discussed – the WWE liked this show the most which surprised Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson.  BP plugged some of the external work outside the podcasts which he is […]

Bischoff on Wrestling

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff on Bret Hart – Rumors of being “the third man,” why Bret was originally brought in, Starrcade ’97, Dean Malenko, losing $5M per month, Goldberg, plans with Hogan, and more (Ep. 03)

May 18, 2018

  83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff Release Date: 05/13/2018 Recap By: Jeff Rush DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD ”I’m going to try really hard not to be too disrespectful to Bret, because there’s a lot of things about Bret I do respect. I respect the fact that he made a great living and a career, and made a lot of money in a […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Unforgiven ’98 – how to set up an Inferno Match, the name X-Pac wanted to use in the WWF, the WCW star who was almost at the show, where did the Attitude Era scratch logo come from? (Ep. 98)

May 10, 2018

Something to Wrestle – Unforgiven 1998 Release Date: April 27, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Background WWE show is now number two behind on the network only behind Wrestlemania. On the show Conrad Thompson alluded to the rumors of Randy Savage and Stephanie (although without actually spelling it out) indicating that no topic is out of […]

PODCAST RECAPS

The Jim Ross Report with Conrad Thompson on how he broke into the podcast world, his three favorite wrestling matches and Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling, J.R. on which wrestler is the future of WWE

May 1, 2018

The Jim Ross Report Release Date: April 25, 2018 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD 0:00 – Intro Jim welcomes everyone to the show and says the ratings for his podcast have been off the charts since he came back. He thanks everyone for their support. On today’s podcast will be Conrad Thompson who J.R interviewed a few […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle on Rob Van Dam – how Paul Heyman may have manipulated RVD, why the ECW/WWF relationship fell apart, who Van Dam refused to job to in ’97, why he didn’t get along with Chris Jericho (Ep. 97)

April 30, 2018

Something to Wrestle Release Date: April 20, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachala Intro & their debut in the network Bruce Prichard used to open for Mick Foley when he first started doing his one man show BP and Conrad Thompson talked about their debut show on the network and that their swearing had to be edited out  They are looking […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on WrestleMania IV – inside the NWA/WWF PPV battle, why the show ran in a casino, why Steamboat-Savage II didn’t happen, Bruno’s exit, Frenchy Martin’s most important contribution to the business and more (Ep. 94)

April 4, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 94 Recap by: Jeff Rush Air Date: 3/30/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD WrestleMania IV Bruce started with the WWF in the summer of 1987, and says Vince already had in his head the main attraction for WrestleMania IV – another Hulk/Andre match. In November of 1987, Bruce first heard of the plan […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

37 Interesting Moments From Something to Wrestle: The First Draft (2002) – original pay-per-view plans, alternate names pitched for “WWE,” wrestlers who tried out for commentary, who was the biggest bust?

April 3, 2018

Something to Wrestle: The First Draft Release Date: March 23, 2018 Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Episode 93 of Something to Wrestle focused on the initial brand split and draft from 2002. Bruce and Conrad ran down the genesis of the idea, went into detail on how it was planned out, and discussed a variety […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on No Way Out 2003: Bringing Goldberg into WWE, setting the stage for WrestleMania XIX, how the wrong one-legged wrestler got hired (Ep. 88)

February 27, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 88 Recap by: Jeff Rush Air Date: 2/23/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Noteworthy Items – Why Goldberg was kept off WrestleMania XIX and saved for the night after. – What wrestler was instrumental in bringing Goldberg in. – What led to a big argument between Bruce and the Rock. – The network […]

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