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20 Years of Nitro
148 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Episode 74 -2.10.97
With RAW off the air thanks to a dog show Nitro attempts to cram in a billion angles and updates, hoping to capture fans that may normally watch WWF. Randy Anderson's family begs for his job back, The Outsiders take on a fearsome team from Stamford, Hollywood Hogan appears "via satellite" to respond to Roddy Piper, Syxx tries stealing another belt and much, much more!
81 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Episode 73.5 - WorldWide Edition - 2.3.97
Tim, Dave, and John record WorldWide immediately following AEW's All Out 2021. We talk about the first two hour RAW and what was promised vs. what was delivered, WWF and WCW's negotiations with Dennis Rodman, and when Curt Hennig may arrive in WCW. Then the guys spend the second half of the show talking about All Out match by match.
157 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
Episode 73 - 2.3.97
Tim and Dave return to break down the February 2nd 1997 Nitro along with occasional co-host John! An interesting Nitro features some bizarre matchups, some intriguing faction promos, an attack by the nWo, and an incredible final segment that continues the build towards SuperBrawl VII!!
113 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Episode 72.5 - WorldWide Edition - 1.27.97
Dave and Tim, reeling from a week of wrestling tragedies, discuss the week in wrestling that was Jan 27 through Feb 2, 1997. RAW is moving to two hours, Bret Hart has words for Hulk Hogan and WCW, plus Monday night ratings and WCW Saturday Night Ratings! Plus, Tim talks to independent wrestler Slade Mercer about the Australian wrestling scene, growing up in New Zealand as a WCW fan, wrestling in Japan and more!
177 minutes | May 14, 2020
Episode 72 - 1.27.97 (with Billie Starkz)
Dave and Tim are joined by independent wrestler Billie Starkz as the attempt to put Souled Out behind them and begin the build towards February's SuperBrawl! Eric Bischoff deals with the fallout of Souled Out's tag title change and his displeasure with Randy Anderson. The WCW Executive Committee has a major announcement for Hulk Hogan, but first he has to deal with an increasingly irate Giant. Kevin Sullivan has a new weapon in his war against Chris Benoit, but what is this mysterious new woman's connection to Sullivan and his estranged wife? Arn Anderson and Mongo face off with the Amazing French Canadians in Arn's final match before retirement. All that and much more right here where the big boys play!
205 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Episode 71.99 - nWo Souled Out - 1.25.97 (with Katy Vella)
Dave, Tim, and New York City based indie referee Katy Vella try to stay sane as they are inundated with 3 hours of Eric Bischoff's rampaging id. Boring matches with no heat, half baked set dressing, a questionable opening vignette, an odd choice of locale, and an unnecessarily cruel beauty pageant are just some of the lowlights of one of the worst wrestling PPVs ever. Join us for this very special and extremely comprehensive dissection of nWo Souled Out 1997!!!
36 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Episode 71.9 - Interview With Ice Train
In a special bonus interview episode Tim talks to one of his favorite stars of the Nitro era, Ice Train (aka M.I. Smooth). We talk about Fire and Ice, working in Austria and Germany, whether he ever thought about trying to join the nWo, and what held him back in WCW.
120 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Episode 71.75 - WorldWide Edition - 1.20.97
On this week's WorldWide we look at the 1/20/97 RAW, analyze the Monday Night War ratings and Clash of the Champions 34 ratings, preview Souled Out with some more matches added on the 1/25 episode of WCW Saturday Night, and go through all the news from the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Torch. Then Tim sits down for a fun conversation with St. Louis based indie wrestler The Kenway! Plus we play Choose Your Quarantine House: WCW Edition!
139 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Episode 71.5 - Clash Of The Champions 34 - 1.21.97 (with Levi Shapiro)
Tim and Dave are joined by indie wrestler and current Wrestling with Wregret YouTube Champion Levi Shapiro to breakdown Clash of the Champions 34! Dean Malenko and Ultimo Dragon tear the house down, Eddie Guerrero and Alex Wright have to contend with the heel ref antics of Nick Patrick, and we discuss whether or not Masahiro Chono is anything like Zeus (Z-Gangsta). With only one more left to go, has the Clash concept run its course? Find out where the big boys play!!
84 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Episode 71.25 - Interview With David Penzer
Former WCW ring announcer and eponymous host of the podcast Sitting Ringside with David Penzer joins Tim for a wide ranging interview on his career in wrestling. Along the way Dave talks about breaking into the company, the start (and end) of Nitro, his friendship with Mark Curtis, his thoughts on Chris Benoit and Kevin Sullivan "working the boys", unique PPVs like Souled Out and Hog Wild and much, much more!!
173 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Episode 71 - 1.20.97 (with Magnum CK)
Magnum CK joins Dave and Tim to talk about his new film "Magnum's Opus" and discuss the December 20th, 1997 Nitro. Randy Savage makes a return to WCW made memorable by Sting's remarkable descent from the rafters of the United Center! As a record setting live crowd watches, the Cruiserweight and Television titles are defended, Eric Bischoff sounds off on how cool he is, and Hulk Hogan describes some improbable airplane repair! All that plus much, much more right here where the big boys play!
83 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Episode 70.5 - WorldWide Edition - 1.13.97
On this week's WorldWide Edition we look at the RAW Results and Monday Night Wars' ratings from 1/13/97 and talk about the 1997 Royal Rumble. We've got all the news from the PW Torch and Wrestling Observer, including updates on ECW's attempts to mount a PPV, a fake fist fight between Kevin Sullivan and Chris Benoit, and a real one between Sean Waltman and the Nasty Boys! Plus we debut our new special quarantine segment "The Lee Marshall Memorial Indie Road Report" where we will talk to independent wrestlers about their WCW memories and how they are keeping busy without wrestling. This week's guest is Florida-based Dante Marquis Carter (@inquiswetrust) aka DMC who tells about growing up in a WCW household, the Nitro stars who first caught his eye, and the best anime to binge while quarantined! And if that weren't enough we've got a brand new segment theme song by Eastman Presser!
153 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
Episode 70 - 1.13.97 (with Darin Corbin)
**This version replaces a previous version with echo problems in some sections** Tim and Dave are joined by independent wrestling star Darin Corbin to review the 1/13/97 Nitro! In one of Nitro's most famous moments a star is made when DDP looks to have joined the nWo! In one of Nitro's most infamous promotional mistakes the main event is used as a vehicle to promote TNT's 'New Adventures of Robin Hood'! Plus another great chapter in the Four Horsemen implosion angle, Eddie Guerrero vs Dean Malenko, High Voltage, Billy Kidman, Super Calo, and much, much more!!
59 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Episode 69.5 - WorldWide Edition - 1.6.97
On this WorldWide episode we break down the week in wrestling that was 1.6.97-1.12.97! Over on RAW Sean Michaels gets backstage heat by suggesting on commentary that Bret Hart's squeaky clean image isn't all that seems, in ECW a masked superstar looks and talks a lot like Rick Rude, in Mexico Vampire turns down a soap opera role to avoid tarnishing his babyface perception, plus ratings talk, the card rundown for Clash of the Champions and nWo Souled Out, plus much, much more!!
117 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Episode 69 - 1.6.97
**Please note this version replaces a previously uploaded version where Dave's audio was missing** On the first Nitro of 1997 the nWo looks to make a show of force, but must deal with an angry Giant and his unlikely ally. The Four Horsemen continue to implode and Dave and Tim try to figure out why. Eddie Guerrero, Alex Wright, Rey Mysterio, and Psicosis all have good matches, Steven Regal and Jim Duggan don't, The Taskmaster hears of yet another video tape, and much, much more!!
98 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Episode 68.5 - WorldWide Edition - 12.30.96
The quarantine leads to a long and comprehensive WorldWide as Dave and Tim whine about corona, go through the RAW results and ratings the week of 12/30/96, discuss the news out of the Torch and Observer, play a guessing game with the 96 Observer awards, discuss the January 4th 1997 Tokyo Dome show, the debut of Shotgun Saturday Night, and much much more!!
137 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Episode 68 - 12.30.96
The final Nitro of 1996 sees a varied card with brawling, mini luchadores, Japanese legends, Roddy Piper, andshocking developments within the nWo! Dave and Tim close out the first week of corona lockdown with this Nitro and its many, many matches. There's something for everyone including covid lectures you've already heard 500 times! Stay healthy, stay safe, and enjoy the show!
159 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
Episode 67.75 - Starrcade 1996 - 12.29.1996
The match of the decade is finally here as Hollywood Hogan squares off against Rowdy Roddy Piper! Dean Malenko tries to keep the Cruiserweight title from being absorbed into Ultimo Dragon’s J-Crown, the US and Women’s title tournaments conclude, Lex Luger hands the nWo their first loss, and much, much more!!
25 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Episode 67.5 - WorldWide Edition - 12.23.1996
Tim is solo this week as he runs down everything but Nitro in the last full week of 1996. We've got ratings, RAW Results, rumors about Starrcade plans, and major problems plaguing ECW's attempts to broadcast their first PPV! Plus you can hear Tim's rambling reaction to the 2020 Royal Rumble which he hasn't watched yet!
115 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Episode 67 - 12.23.1996
It's the go home show for Starrcade 96 and both Hollywood Hogan and Roddy Piper are in the house! DDP sits in on commentary to learn if he'll face Chris Benoit or Eddie Guerrero for the US title, Dean Malenko and Lord Steven Regal square off in a champion vs champion match, Fake Sting fucks around, and much, much more!!
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