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Episode 20

 

https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/world-cast-20

 

July 17, 1982 (WCCW 30)

 

A controversial episode of WCCW where referee David Manning emerging as the #4 babyface in the territory drives Johnny to the brink of uncontrollable rage, and he nearly relinquishes his hard won "Mr. Positivity" title as a result. In other news, we have jobbers galore, THE SUPERFLY, a surprising Elvis aficionado, and Good Ol' Al trying his damnedest to squeeze an extra half star out of Bill Irwin (he does manage to squeeze a lot of blood from his own head).

 

World Cast: Five months until the good shit!

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Haha...not quite, but be on the lookout for a Mid Atlantic show from an alternate reality to drop shortly

Another podcast was legit one of the biggest reasons I was excited about them adding all that stuff to the Network.

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Well, it's going to be a one off "special" rather than an ongoing show. That said, it would be great if people with podcast aspirations followed our lead and started shows based on the Mid Atlantic footage on the Network, or Mid South, etc.

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World Cast What If...?

 

https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/world-cast-what-if-mid-atlantic-9121981

 

September 12, 1981 (Mid Atlantic 1)

 

From the Blue Area of the Moon, the Watcher turns his gaze to an alternate reality where the boys chose Mid Atlantic over World Class. The talent roster is much deeper, the commentary way better, the in-ring action a lot faster, the jobbers less jobbery---it's 1981 in the Carolina's!

 

Follow along on the WWE Network and enjoy a really fun special edition of World Cast!

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I'm looking forward to the next episode to hear you guys discuss... "from the Melting Pot of Sin... on Boogey Street.. also known as B Street in Singapore..." The Boogeyman" Great Kabuki & Magic Dragon put on their Martial Arts Training exhibition. Should be a fun show ha.

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I'm looking forward to the next episode to hear you guys discuss... "from the Melting Pot of Sin... on Boogey Street.. also known as B Street in Singapore..." The Boogeyman" Great Kabuki & Magic Dragon put on their Martial Arts Training exhibition. Should be a fun show ha.

Yeah, as Magic Dragon shows off his interpretive dance skills. 😄

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From the Blue Area of the Moon, the Watcher turns his gaze to an alternate reality

 

Off topic, but please do another episode of Imaginary Stories. Maybe have Pete join in if he is not busy.

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Haha...I really wish I could tell you that we have more Imaginary Stories coming up but it's been almost a year since the last one and I have no idea when we may finally get around to it. The plan was to do one on early 80s Firestorm but it has never materialized. The problem, and why we never recorded very regularly, was that going back and re-reading the issues was (for me at least) time consuming. We never wanted to half ass it and just go on our faded memories. It's funny, because Johnny and I talked about it after recording the Mid Atlantic show and decided if we ever brought it back we would start over with a new #1 (just like the comics) and call it Fantasy Masterpieces this time

 

Anyone curious what exactly Imaginary Stories is, since we never plugged it here because of the whole pro wrestling only thing, the full archive is here https://archive.org/details/@frank_williams

 

Johnny and I talked about classic comic books like New Teen Titans, Fantastic Four, What If...? (of course) and also Archie and Dick Tracy, so if you are interested give them a listen. We had a great time doing these

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Episode 21

 

https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/world-cast-21

 

July 24, 1982 (WCCW 31)

 

The boys are back on Earth WCCW to review a hopelessly mundane episode of World Class!

 

Bugsy is now full on Mr. Wacko, and spending far too much time with the youth of Dallas. Good Ol' Al botches a figure-4 leglock like you wouldn't believe. We get a workout session with Kabuki and Magic Dragon that may or may not include Kabuki. And finally, a non-title match (not sure for which belts exactly) between Kerry/Kevin and Bundy/Irwin.

 

Strap yourself in for another wild ride on World Cast!

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World Cast What If...?

 

https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/world-cast-what-if-mid-atlantic-9121981

 

 

 

September 12, 1981 (Mid Atlantic 1)

 

From the Blue Area of the Moon, the Watcher turns his gaze to an alternate reality where the boys chose Mid Atlantic over World Class. The talent roster is much deeper, the commentary way better, the in-ring action a lot faster, the jobbers less jobbery---it's 1981 in the Carolina's!

 

Follow along on the WWE Network and enjoy a really fun special edition of World Cast!

 

sensational show. You guys have to do another podcast on these mid Atlantic shows. Johnny’s Ivan and Nikita impersonations were incredible

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Episode 22

 

https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/world-cast-22

 

July 31, 1982 (WCCW 32)

 

The TV may be subpar lately but the boys are still having a blast. How can you not when you have such highlights as:

 

-Kerry emasculating a jobber
-The first nominee for the comedy match hall of fame
-Roberto Renesto modeling some of the worst wrestling tights ever seen
-Kevin vs Bill Irwin in a main event we've probably seen at least twice already

 

World Cast: Next week we get to talk about Ric Flair!

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Episode 23

 

https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/world-cast-23

 

August 7, 1982 (WCCW 33)

 

Join Pete, Kelly and Johnny for the long-awaited debut of ROSCOE THE CLOWN!!!! Who is he? What is he? Why is he?

 

Also... Brian (aka "Don't call me Dave Meltzer", aka Mr. Wood) Adidas vs Captain Frank Dusek...the Sportatorium crowd gets more and more interesting... power couple Kerry and Al take on Bundy and the Superfly in the main event...and, oh yeah, Ric Flair happens to be here too

 

Aint no party like a World Cast party cuz a World Cast party don't stop!

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Confession: I turned this show on a few minutes ago and when they go right to Mercer and "Adidas" I started laughing for two minutes because of how much he looks like Meltzer of the era. Also, that track suit thing...Oh boy.

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Episode 24

 

https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/world-cast-24

 

August 14, 1982 (WCCW 34)

 

Folks, similar to great moments in history like the moon landing and the final episode of Sanford and Son, you will never forgot where you were the night Al Madril broke the ** barrier. Granted, it took sharing a ring with the Nature Boy to do it, but by God, Al did it, he really, really did it!

 

 

Also on the show...Bugsy and water balloons...The Superfly looking fly in his third different two-tone bodysuit...a not so great Kevin vs Dusek match...and the FREAKING 60-YEAR OLD LEGEND, BLUE DEMON!!!!

 

You can't spell World's Greatest Podcast without World Cast!

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