What Happened When

What Happened When

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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December 1, 2021 100 min

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...

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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 Ha...

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November 17, 2021 116 min

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!

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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......

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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...

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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 sho...

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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 challeng...

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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 a...

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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,...

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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&#...

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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 Ferna...

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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 D...

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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 K...

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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 Ja...

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Big happenings on this edition of World Championship Wrestling from the TBS Studios. Nikita Koloff wins the best-of-seven series over Magnum T.A. during the seventh match in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The Rock and Roll Express beat the Midnight Express in Philadelphia to become the new NWA World Tag Team Champions.

And finally, Baby Doll turns on Dusty Rhodes and is now at the side of Ric Flair.

Plus Big Bubba in the ring for the fir...

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Ric Flair is once again the NWA World Heavyweight Champion! On this episode from the TBS Studios, we will see the footage from St. Louis where Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to win back the title.

We will also see footage of how Magnum TA beat Nikita Koloff to even the best of seven at three each as well as a look back at the some of the Rock and Roll Express Super Summer Sizzler Tour.

Additionally, things get way out of hand between Ji...

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The Great American Bash is over and we move on to late summer in the world of the NWA and JCP.

Later this same night, after this show aired on TBS, Ric Flair would win back the NWA World Heavyweight Title from the American Dream Dusty Rhodes in St. Louis.

Flair will give a very good, serious interview on this show setting up the match. Additionally, we have footage of Flair and Dusty from Kansas City and the aftermath with Tully Blan...

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It's the last day of the Great American Bash 1986 as Saturday August 2, would be in the finale of the tour in Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium. This TBS show, done mostly in the studio, has some very special moments. Such as, the first interview with new NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes and footage of Jimmy Valiant losing his hair to Paul Jones

The show also begins to build new regulars to TBS like Dick Murdoch, ...

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It's all here! The much talked about Great American Bash from Greensboro on July 26, 1986. This is where Dusty Rhodes beats Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Title in front of a raucous sellout crowd.

It is also where Jimmy Valiant loses his hair to Paul Jones, and Magnum T.A. and Nikita Koloff collide in match four of the be...

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Our next stop, as we look back at 1986, is the fourth stop on the Great American Bash on tour: Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC.

This is the original home of the "Bash" in 1985, but a year later it was the fourth on the tour after, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Memphis.

A classic event, including Shaska Whatley get...

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