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PODCAST RECAP: 83 Weeks on Superbrawl III, the turmoil and promise surrounding one of WCW biggest events of the year

March 22, 2019

Written Podcast Recap: 83 Weeks – SuperBrawl III Release Date: 02/11/19 Running time: 2:45 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD On today’s podcast, Eric and Conrad cover SuperBrawl III Card was held February 21st, 1993 Eric says during this time period, a lot of things were happening from a management, philosophical and booking point of view that Eric […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Notsam Wrestling Podcast (Ep. 225) DDP on making peace with Ric Flair, dressing up as Jesse Ventura, introducing himself to Jake Roberts, whether he’s considering joining AEW, the best Diamond Cutter ever

February 26, 2019

Notsam Wrestling Podcast Episode 225: DDP Release Date: February 14th, 2019 Recap by: James Hayes DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD From New York, Sam welcomes you to the show! Sam says there is a lot to cover today, including Becky and Charlotte, AEW, and Elimination Chamber. It’s gonna be a long State of Wrestling. Sam has a big show at Caroline’s […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Gorilla Monsoon – why he never had a rematch with Buddy Rogers, giving an airplane spin to Muhammad Ali, what he was like backstage, friendship with Bobby Heenan

February 11, 2019

Something To Wrestle With – Gorilla Monsoon Release Date: 02/01/19 Running time: 1:45 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD On this week’s podcast, Bruce and Conrad talk about the late, great Gorilla Monsoon. Robert Marella born June 4th 1937 in Rochester, NY. He is a legend in the wrestling business. For people who grew up in the ’80s […]

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks on Souled Out ’98 – what Eric regrets about the show, why Debra McMichael was let go, WCW becoming more family friendly, the legend who shouldn’t have joined the NWO, why Eric was mad at Konnan

February 1, 2019

83 Weeks – Souled Out ‘98 Release Date: 01/21/19 Running time: 2:28 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD On today’s show, Eric and Conrad talk about the Souled Out 1998 PPV. The PPV was held on January 24th in Dayton, Ohio. Souled out ’98 was not an NWO PPV. Eric regrets they didn’t do another NWO PPV as […]

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks on Starrcade ’95 – how Eric’s major meeting with Ted Turner came about, what he would have changed about the show, what the first shot of the Monday Night Wars was, why Hulk Hogan wasn’t on the card

January 8, 2019

83 Weeks – Starrcade 95 Release Date: 12/30/18 Running time: 2:01 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Intro The Show was held on December 27th 1995. It did a 0.36 buy rate, which was the second lowest in company history. The PPV did approximately 83k buys for just over a million for company gross. The concept for this […]

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks on Starrcade ’94 – why Randy Savage debuted before the show, if there was any truth to Bret Hart/WCW rumors at the time, why Triple H didn’t work out in WCW

January 1, 2019

83 Weeks With Eric Bischoff – Starrcade ‘94 Release Date: 12/24/18 Running time: 2:37 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Intro: Eric admits off the top this show was horrible. He knew he was going to get his butt kicked by Conrad during this podcast. The card was held December 27th in Nashville. It did 8,200 fans for […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle on December 22, 1997 RAW – the future tag team champ who sat on Santa’s lap, the wrestler who may have faked being in an auto accident, why Undertaker was missing shows, the best Christmas present Bruce ever bought Vince McMahon

December 29, 2018

Something to Wrestle – RAW December 22, 1997 Release date: December 21, 2018 Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Splitting RAW into 2 Shows This is, of course, a Holiday episode of RAW, but awkwardly it comes at a time when WWF is consciously shifting to a more adult product, which Bruce explains is a conscious effort to […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle on Rock Bottom ’98 – what Steve Austin didn’t like about the company at the time, rumors about The Rock’s ego, the angle that was edited off of Raw in Canada, how injuries impacted the main event

December 27, 2018

Something To Wrestle – Rock Bottom 1998 Release Date: 12/14/18 Running time: 2:37 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Intro Today’s podcast will cover the Rock Bottom: In Your House PPV which was December 12th, 1998. The crowd reaction was a testament to Vince Russo. Everything was over and everyone on the card mattered. Russo gave everyone a […]

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks on Starrcade ’97 – why Kevin Nash missed the show, the original plans for the main event, the blown finish, Eric clears up rumors on NWO Thunder, Val Venis, and Earl Hebner

December 13, 2018

83 Weeks – Starrcade ‘97 Release date: December 10, 2018 Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Introduction On this week’s 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff & Conrad Thompson talk about Starrcade 1997. Starrcade ’97, which Conrad calls the, “culmination of the biggest storyline in WCW history,” broke WCW ticket sale and attendance records, and drew the biggest gate in […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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