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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.

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We take you back to the TBS Studios in Atlanta in 1987 where we first heard from and then saw in action, "The Total Package" Lex Luger. Make no mistake, this was not his first time wrestling on television, as he had been a part of Championship Wrestling from Florida, but this would be his first time on a national broadcast. We will also hear from Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, the Four Horsemen, the World Tag Team Champions--Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude, Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express, the Road Warriors and Ivan Koloff as he brings in Vladimir Petrov to deal with nephew Nikita Koloff (who has gone soft with the American way)! As always, it is a lot of fun to look back at some key moments in pro wrestling history. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
It's' the Finger Poke of Doom! It's the "Butts in Seats" comment. It's all here! The reason WCW lost the Monday Night Wars. Not so fast!  Even though those two incidents have resonated among wrestling fans for decades, the main reason WCW lost the war is actually all wrapped up in this episode. This Monday Nitro episode sucked! Even though on this show were legendary greats like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair (as a young Ashley in the ring with her dad), Kevin Nash, Goldberg, Scott Hall, Konan, Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Jericho, Lex Luger, Scott Steiner, Buff Bagwell, Eddie Guerrero and more there were too many long, drawn out vignettes and too little pro wrestling. However, there is an interesting backstory to all this, and it has to do with the ratings when Goldberg finally made it to the arena. Enjoy!
We close out the year with two watch-alongs in one podcast, as we present 12-20-86 and then watch 12-27-86. Get ready for some memorable moments and matches as the U.S. Tag Team Champions--Ron Garvin and Barry Windham, will defend against the Midnight Express. We will also have some great promos from the Rock and Roll Express, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, JJ Dillon, Jim Cornette, Windham and Garvin, Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff and more. Plus a PWI's Bill Apter will be on hand to give out a few awards and we will have a very famous moment in wrestling history as an era comes to an end. It's a great way to end our look back at JCP in 1986... Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
Maybe it was the holiday season, or maybe they had been on the road too much, but in this episode of World Championship Wrestling from 1986, everyone is fired up. From the intense promos from Dusty and Nitka, the Four Horsemen, the Rock and Roll Express, Jim Cornette, Ric Flair, the Road Warriors and other to the match where the Ragin' Bull and Rick Rude beat up some poor opponent and made him bleed in the ring, this was an unforgettable episode of TBS studio wrestling. Plus, Jimmy Valiant kisses Tony...so there is always that! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
As Tony continues his travels promoting Butts in Seats, this week's episode of What Happened When will not be about 1986, but instead, we are showcasing a recent AdFreeShows.com live event - it's Ask Tony Anything Live with the man of the hour, Tony Schiavone! Ad Free Shows members had the chance to pick Tony's brain and ask him anything, as they chatted LIVE one-on-one! Hosted by Lauren Yaffe.  Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
Was this the end of the Rock and Roll Express era in JCP? In this very famous telecast Paul Jones issues a challenge for his men Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez to vie for the World Tag Team Championship. The result is an unprecedented four segment match in which Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson are dethroned!  Also, surprise, surprise....Baby Doll is now the manager of the Midnight Express, in for an injured Jim Cornette. Plus, Barry Windham returns to JCP and we will hear from Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff.  Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
Starrcade is over and now the focus of JCP is the Bunkhouse Stampedes going across the country in December. However, this is a different show: no Ric Flair, no Four Horsemen, no Dusty Rhodes, but still plenty of action with a damn good main event. At the end we will see a 12+ minute match with Brad and Bob Armstrong against Jimmy Garvin and Bill Dundee. It was a match made right in the studio when Garvin and Dundee attacked Bullet Bob with a trash can. BUT, the trash can incident is edited out of this program. What remains though is a great impromptu match and a sensational Brad Armstrong interview. Great stuff from 1986. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
Look back with Tony, Conrad and special guest David Crockett as they watch matches from Starrcade '86! Included are Jimmy Valiant vs Paul Jones, Ron Garvin vs Big Bubba, Tully Blanchard vs Dusty Rhodes, the Road Warriors-Midnight Express Scaffold Match, the Rock and Roll Express vs the Anderson and Ric Flair vs Nikita Koloff. Additionally some great behind the scenes stuff from David Crockett himself. A great holiday treat, and Happy Thanksgiving from What Happened When! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
Conrad and Tony break away from watchalongs this week to talk to five wrestlers who were a big part of not only Starrcade, but the entire year of 1986. The guys will talk with Ron Garvin, Tully Blanchard, Nikita Koloff, Ricky Morton and finally the Nature Boy Ric Flair as the five look back at their time in Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. This is a "can't miss" episode of WHAT HAPPENED WHEN! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
It's the Starrcade '86 "Go Home" edition of World Championship Wrestling on TBS, and the stars are out with great promos. We will hear from Ric Flair, Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes, Ole and Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and JJ Dillon, the Rock and Roll Express, Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express, Paul Ellering of the Road Warriors, Paul Jones, Brad Armstrong, Wahoo McDaniel, the Kansas Jayhawks, Baron Von Raschke...wow...everyone has something to say! It's Starrcade time in JCP and it doesn't get any better than this. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
As we edge closer to Starrcade '86, the height and danger of the scaffold match comes into focus, and nothing sells it better than a rarely seen video of Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express prepping on the scaffold. It is GOLD and a must-see. Also, we will hear from Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff, Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard and Rick Rude. Plus as a "hidden gem," the late Ricky Gibson (wrestling as Ricky Lee Jones) teams with Tim Horner against the Mulkeys and the finishing move by Gibson is WAY ahead of its time. Enjoy another look back at 1986! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
We jump ahead a week during our look back at JCP/NWA in 1986, because, basically, this is the next one available to watch. It's a good one, too. Chocked full of intense interviews from Ric Flair, Nikita Koloff, Jim Cornette, Wahoo McDaniel, Rick Rude and Tully Blanchard and matches from Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin, Arn Anderson and Brad Armstrong. All so short, that you might miss them if ya blink. However, the start of the program shows the iconic (can we use that word here?) shot of the pumpkins being throw off a scaffold by the Road Warriors as they get ready for the Midnight Express and "Starrcade '86: Night of the Skywalkers." Always great content leading up to Starrcade, and this was no exception! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
The program begins with the famous scene in the parking lot of Jim Crockett Promotions where the Four Horsemen and JJ Dillon follow Dusty Rhodes and attack him; breaking his arm. Once the show begins, the announcement is made of Magnum T.A.'s tragic accident.  The program tries to put a positive spin on it, but much is still unknown at that time. But the show itself is loaded.  It includes, the Road Warriors making their challenge to Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express for a scaffold match at Starrcade, and Nikita Koloff coming to the ring, turning babyface, and helping Dusty in a very emotional angle. It's all here, the tragedy, the angles and the emotion as we head to Starrcade '86 "The Night of the Skywalkers." Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
It is an exciting time, but also a trying time for JCP and World Championship Wrestling.  On this edition we will begin our countdown to Starrcade '86 with the announcement of the first match. And to help sell that first match we will see an incredibly entertaining video from Jimmy Valiant and Big Mama.  Plus, footage of the night Dusty Rhodes tried to break the leg of Tully Blanchard from Greensboro and Paul Jones' Army is at it again: first attacking Wahoo McDaniel and then turning on Baron Von Raschke.  Finally, we will see the final interview from Magnum T.A. before his tragic vehicle accident. It's all here, and it's all about the great year of 1986. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
In this edition of World Championship Wrestling from 1986, we will see how the "Ragin' Bull" Manny Fernandez turned his back on Jimmy Valiant and went for the money to join Paul Jones.  Also, "Ravishing" Rick Rude is in action for the first time as well as Brad Armstrong.  Interviews as well from Dusty Rhodes, Arn Anderson, Ivan Koloff and. of course Jim Cornette. Also, Ronnie Garvin tries to reason with Fernandez, and Dick Murdoch dons a blonde (or silver) wig to make fun of Ric Flair! And that's what wrestling was back in 1986: fun.  Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
On this episode of WHW, we look back at a solid edition of World Championship Wrestling. We will see Magnum T.A. in action for one of the final times before his tragic car crash. Additionally, we will hear from the Andersons, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Jim Cornette, Magnum and Baron Von Rashke.  Plus, Tim Horner is in action for the first time in 1986, the Andersons and Tully Blanchard combine for a good six man tag match, the Ragin' Bull apparently has turned heel and Ron Garvin is now the Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion. It's an ever changing world in 1986, and we are glad to be along for the ride. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
It's the night before the NWA crowns new U.S. Tag Team Champions and Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express are in rare form. So much so that we hear Dennis Condrey speak once again! Plus the issue between Wahoo McDaniel and Nikita Koloff intensifies as they look to unify the U.S. and National Heavyweight titles.  Also, we will hear from Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A., and Paul Jones makes an offer to the Ragin' Bull Manny Fernandez. Plus what is all of this about a "salsa thief?" We will find out this and more on this episode of What Happened When! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
We skip ahead one week in our watchalongs (because there is no show from 09-13-86 available). In this episode, the heat between the Midnight Express with Jim Cornette and the Road Warriors with Paul Ellering heats up with a big angle that is going to culminate at Starrcade '86. Plus, the interviews from Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A., Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson has more passion than ever. Why? Maybe it is because Dusty is now the NWA World TV Champion and many are upset...then again...maybe not. We just know this is a serious episode from your favorite NWA stars. The tape machines are rolling! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
On this episode of World Championship Wrestling, the NWA announces that the National Heavyweight Champion Wahoo McDaniel and the US Heavyweight Champion Nikita Koloff will decide which title will represent the US. Jim Crockett makes the announcement. Plus in action, Superstar Bill Dundee and Buddy Landel, the unlikely duo of Tully Blanchard and Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin, and a great tag match featuring Ole and Arn Anderson against the Kansas Jayhawks.  Plus, is there trouble within the Midnight Express? Jim Cornette addressed that explosive situation. This and more from JCP in 1986. Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
The National Tag Team Championship is rebranded and becomes the US Tag Team Championship. So says Jim Crockett and most of the program is used to promote the one night tournament in the Omni to crown the first ever US Tag Team Champs. Also, Wahoo McDaniel is the new National Heavyweight Champion with a win over Tully Blanchard at the Forum in Los Angeles, the Kansas Jayhawks confront Jim Cornette and Big Bubba, Ric Flair and Mike Jackson have a great TV match and the end of the show sees the Four Horsemen confront Dick Murdoch only to have Dusty Rhodes and Magnum TA come to the ring to help him in a pretty good ending. Fall is almost here in 1986 and with it comes excitement and heartbreak, this is JCP in the 80's! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS content: patreon.com/WHWMonday Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WHWMonday Check out all the new cool merchandise at BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a shirt at LoisRules.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/whw Save thousands at Savewithconrad.com
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Tony Botts

Schivone rules

Jan 12th
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Tony Botts

I suggest you listen

Jan 11th
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Tony Botts

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Jan 8th
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Tony Botts

bvhvbbhvhhvzvz,zzchh)'?'4"*!(*(*'*,),*)*)*8,?,88??93km,m,kxzkkjry. I'm

Aug 18th
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Jordan byrd

top 5 thumbnail of all time

May 24th
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Jordan byrd

I love going to a time when people thought 2020 was going to be a good year 😰😱

May 24th
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Jordan byrd

the greatest thumbnail is the history of our great podcast

May 10th
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David Pankonin

jimmy valiant. worst promo ever. worst gimmick ever. why?

Apr 22nd
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Jordan byrd

conrad drunk ass shit works well

Apr 20th
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Jordan byrd

them making the call to go with the watch a long is the best call in wrestling history highly entertaining

Mar 22nd
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Jordan byrd

admitting it's all a drug money front is the greatest moment in podcast history this is the funniest one I believe #MortalKombat

Mar 21st
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Jordan byrd

the only thing wrong with this episode is the boring promo from the fatass overrated human fast forward button Dusty Rhodes

Mar 13th
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Jordan byrd

if you want hard coverage of wcw this ain't it if you want to be entertained this is it

Mar 11th
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FWFRANCHISE

Completely ignores the match knowing people don’t always get to watch along so just random things like I wonder if he slipped or that must of hurt thrown in with no explanation of what the hell is happening while Conrad just keeps talking about boring car rides or hotel rooms and just stupid shit that has nothing to do with what we are listening to this for. It’s fine to have a few side things but I’m here for the wrestling talk and to hear what’s going on and what u think not ignoring the entire match and hearing about stupid bullshit no one cares about. If Tony didn’t interrupt his boring story to say the fn match is over he’d still be blabbering about nothing

Dec 26th
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FWFRANCHISE

halfway through they forget they're doing a watch along and the entire taker match is ignored while conrad makes Tony read dumb rap lyrics which Tony was right to not want to do it was awful. then some boring louis talk for the rest of the match they dont even tell you when its over or who won the match which sucks if u arent watching the show. Just a really poor job and extremely boring part of the show and hard to excuse not even telling u the fn finish to the match.

Dec 15th
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Jonathan Hudgins

One of better episodes

Aug 6th
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Evan Manderson

Tommy Young saves this episode.

Jul 10th
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Evan Manderson

The last 10 minutes are dead air.

May 21st
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Andrew Clavin

fuck on...blue chew.Carnies

May 6th
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Robāto

God fucking damn, Conrad is such a passive aggressive cunt in this. "yEa, YeA, yEa,YEa" Such an unprofessional asshole.

Apr 13th
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