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Corny had his best episode in months on this week's Drive Thru as he didn't review any shows. It was mostly old school wrasslin' talk.

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A few more weird things as I listen to more of JR's Wrestle War Pod:

- JR gets pissy that Ricky Morton is called "Richard" in the York Foundation. "Why the Hell did they change his name? For the sake of change?"

- And a comment that made me confuzzled... When talking about Scotty the Body "I met Dick the Bruiser..." "He was 5'8, so Scott's size being an excuse to not push him is BS". I never thought Raven would be compared to DIck the Bruiser. Never mind that Levy wasn't massive like Dick, and was coming along 3 decades after the Bruiser, where size was a way different standard.
 

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John Arezzi shares his memories of attending the WWWF’s first Showdown at Shea in 1972.

(I bet 27 minutes of this 30 minute podcast is “It was boring and the weather sucked.” I feel like the 75 minute Pedro Vs Bruno match is the lost match that no one really cares if it stays lost. Sorry @BruiserBrody )

I'm also exciting to share my notes with @BruiserBrody on our hate listen of 83 Weeks' Slamboree 1993 episode.
 
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John Arezzi shares his memories of attending the WWWF’s first Showdown at Shea in 1972.

(I bet 27 minutes of this 30 minute podcast is “It was boring and the weather sucked.” I feel like the 75 minute Pedro Vs Bruno match is the lost match that no one really cares if it stays lost. Sorry @BruiserBrody )

I'm also exciting to share my notes with @BruiserBrody on our hate listen of 83 Weeks' Slamboree 1993 episode.
My favorite WCW PPV!! Downloaded the Pod this AM. May not get to it before Wed or Thurs. Corny gets 1st place.

Some hot WWF New Gen talk on Between the Sheets this AM too!
 

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Slamboree 1993 was Bischoff's first PPV in charge, right? It could be interesting in theory. It definitely feels like a transition show with a lot of Watts elements still hanging around (so many GD old timers. No wonder @BruiserBrody loves it) and some of the failed, early attempts that Bischoff made towards getting WCW out of the basement (bringing in British Bulldog, bringing back SID, moving syndicated TV to Disney World).

Somehow, Bischoff will spend at least 45 minutes getting red faced bashing AEW.
 
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Slamboree 1993 was Bischoff's first PPV in charge, right? It could be interesting in theory. It definitely feels like a transition show with a lot of Watts elements still hanging around (so many GD old timers. No wonder @BruiserBrody loves it) and some of the failed, early attempts that Bischoff made towards getting WCW out of the basement (bringing in British Bulldog, bringing back SID, moving syndicated TV to Disney World).

Somehow, Bischoff will spend at least 45 minutes getting red faced bashing AEW.
My neighbor taped that one and KOR 93 on a VHS tape I watched about 2 million times from 1993-97. The actual PPV isn't Wowza, but yes, even in 1993 I was gaga for Wrasslin' history thanks to my Grandpa and Uncle being AWA/WWF marks.
 

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Seriously, does anyone like Conrad at this point? Or at least isn't sick of his schtick?
 

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I respect Conrad for the grift and legit still really like the Jeff Jarrett podcast*. He can be a tolerable "voice of the fan" character when he's trying but most of the time, he makes Rob Feinstein look Edward R. Murrow IRT interview abilities.

*and the fact that he puts his most effort into the podcast with the most niche audience (and arguably most divisive co-host ) really makes me think that we sort of have similar tastes and line of thinking.

I also think the IWC spends too much time whining about how they don't like his podcasts (while recognizing the irony that a solid a 25-33% of my posts are complaining about how his crappy podcasts have gotten).
 

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I haven't always been a hater. In fact I went to the first 2 Starrcasts. But, he's just so overexposed at this point. When I hear "insert name" is starting a podcast I hope it's anyone by Conrad/his team hosting.

I don't want to hear about how he can save me money anymore.
 

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Yeah, I think only most bald faced capitalist would say Conrad hosting/producing a dozen podcasts (while supposedly working 60-80 hours a week at his mortgage company) is a great idea.

Fortunately for Conrad, most of his co-hosts are the most bald faced apitalists so.
 

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83 Weeks: Slamboree 93 starts with Eric admitting he didn't rewatch the PPV before the podcast. Good start.

Conrad segues to Slamboree 96 talk because he and Tony just covered it. (I feel Eric did that one in the past too??).

Eric shits on the idea of a Battle Bowl PPV IN A COMPANY HE WAS AN EXEC IN! And they already had done one in 93! (Not counting the Starrcade PPVs that started the gimmick).
 

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I don’t think Eric has rewatched many of these shows. At least not in a while. Bruce, and JR also give off the vibes that they don’t either.
 

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On the WrestleWar '92 episode, Conrad said JR asked him what show they were doing a few minutes before they were supposed to record it and had to quickly run down the card. Idk if JR has EVER rewatched any of the shows tbh.

At least, the others occasionally seem like they do for the more obscure shows that they just can't talk out of their ass for (Well, Conrad, the Monday Night Wars were a strange time.)
 

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I'm curious what the numbers on the shows look like now that there are so many of them. They have surely dropped significantly on an individual basis. I think when Conrad was just doing Bruce, Tony and Eric they were all making huge bank. I'm curious how far down the numbers are at this point.
 

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Eric shits on the idea of a Battle Bowl PPV IN A COMPANY HE WAS AN EXEC IN! And they already had done one in 93! (Not counting the Starrcade PPVs that started the gimmick).
One of the reasons I stopped regularly listening to 83 Weeks is over how annoying it is how much Eric deflects blame for WCW"s creative mistakes. "I was more of an overseer, I wasn't directly responsible with coming up with creative!" YOU FOOL, you certainly could have done something to say "Hey guys. I don't like the direction it's going in!" Ironically, by trying to make himself look better, it just kind of confirms a lot of people's assertions that Bischoff wasn't a very strong leader and was kind of a weasel.

I'm surprised he hasn't cut back on a few of them. I mean, does ANYONE listen to Arn's show?
It's Ron Funches' favorite Conrad podcast for whatever that's worth! (not much)
 

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I'm surprised he hasn't cut back on a few of them. I mean, does ANYONE listen to Arn's show?
It’s the one I’ve most recently dropped. Most of the show was just audio clips, and you’d just get the same stuff over, and over again. Maybe on a weekly basis, or promos for different markets it was fine. Wasn’t good to listen to back to back on a podcast.
 

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At this point I listen to Bruce, Tony, JR and Jarrett, and the first only because I need to listen to something at work and haven't found one I'm not already listening to that can replace it.

I like Tony because he and Conrad sound like me and my friends riffing on bad shit.

Jarrett is the only one I like for the information since much of the TNA and Memphis stuff hasn't really been covered.

JR's passable but I really wish they'd cover more Mid-South/UWF stuff, but apparently they keep that behind the paywall
 

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I think its interesting in hindsight, because to grow the stable and get some guys who had really interesting and lengthy careers he had to get some guys who ultimately aren’t as excited as some of the newer guys.

I don’t know that I listen to every episode of any single feed now. The Bischoff one I really liked but like you guys have said its too negative all the time and the AEW bashing is so transparent it’s a pathetic way of trying to tell the truth based on his “expertise”.

I like JR‘s in a vacuum because he is OK with being critical of the product, but Conrad and now Paul are too kind to steer him off of the tangents which seem to happen more frequently.

I am excited about Mick’s podcast because of how many different roads he traveled during his career.
 

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I think Conrad is smarter than he's given credit for. He knows just enough about the hardcore wrestling fans' wants to keep them (begrudgingly hooked).

You seem tired of Monday Night War discussion? Well, this week, it's Slamboree '93 and Jake Roberts' WCW run!

We cover the same topics? Here's Jeff Jarrett talking about Memphis and TNA.
 

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Big John Studd was really good on his appearances on John Arezzi. There's a reason why he was able to have a decent career as a character actor (and become BFFs with Giancarlo Esposito) in the process after he retired.
 

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I think Conrad is smarter than he's given credit for. He knows just enough about the hardcore wrestling fans' wants to keep them (begrudgingly hooked).

You seem tired of Monday Night War discussion? Well, this week, it's Slamboree '93 and Jake Roberts' WCW run!

We cover the same topics? Here's Jeff Jarrett talking about Memphis and TNA.

I think he uses the OTT subscription model really well. I would never pay $9-$29 for the extra content, but he does a good job to get lots of different people to talk about specific eras/matches/etc.
 

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Conrad is good at separating a mark from his money. Just the little things. Selling the whole “top guy weekend” packages, and calling out his high end backers when answering questions on his shows. I can totally see how that stuff works for some people.
 

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Listened to the Grillin' JR on Judgment Day '02 before the PPV on Sunday and I think we had an all time low for the recent trend of Conrad relying on audio drops. He played the audio from a dark match segment where Austin stunnered Hulk Hogan then drank beer with him.

(Mediocre to poor audio of 2-3 minutes of crowd noise with SCSA's music playing over it)
Conrad: I think we could all hear how hot the crowd was for that.
Me: Could we?
 

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Grillin' JR is only 75 minutes today. Which is probably 45 minutes without the ads. It's a good subject too (Mick Foley's WCW years). :(

Redass JR was probably like "GOD DAMN! If Connie makes me host with Paul all the time, I only want to do 45 minutes like Angle."
 
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