#140 – Prime Time Wrestling, December 31st, 1987

This week on the show Dre and the Black Cat ring in the new year with a review of the December 31st, 1987 episode of Prime Time Wrestling. This episode of Prime Time includes some great moments with Bobby Heenan, Gorilla, the British Bulldogs, Macho Man, Jake the Snake, Honkey Tonk Man, and all your favorite Prime Time enhancement talent. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting oldschoolwrestlingpodcast.com where you can find links to all of our great products. We now offer all of our box sets and bonus episodes from all three seasons on our premium digital download site. We’ll see you…..at the matches!

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  1. left handed cigarette says:

    Great show as always.Mentioning enhancement talent brought back memories of my favorite 1980s WWF jobber Barry O. The brother of Bob Orton and the uncle of Randy was by far my favorite Saturday morning squash victim. Billed as being from “fabulous La’s Vegas Nevada” and making a O with his arms during his introduction he became what my friends and I looked forward to each Saturday and immediately following his weekly destruction we would call each other to mourn his latest setback UNTIL one magical Saturday when they had him beat one of those one step up from jobber guys like Iron Mike Sharpe or SD Jones I cant remember who.This victory set the phone lines ablaze between my friends and I to confirm we really saw it and to marvel at how anything is possible if you just keep trying after failing the first 60 times or so. Also you guys hit it right on the head about Honky Tonk Man. He inspired genuine personal hatred like he stole your bike or something.Ive never met any other wrestling fan who liked him at all and most people have to throw in a “f that guy” just to get their full contempt of him out. He was in the concession stand brawl in Memphis I think so I guess I shouldn’t completely hate him…….nope…F that guy.

  2. Crapgame13 says:

    I’m five minute behind man (haven’t even listened to this ep), but listening to your back and forth with Atomic Elbow re: “good guy cops” here is your email

    Del Wilkes,when he was in the AWA as the Trooper was indeed a face character.

    More dumbass thoughts when I get to this ep…probably.

  3. Hey, what happened to the “Be there, don’t miss it!” part of Tommy Rich’s intro? Besides “Someone said sumthin’ ’bout,” that was my favorite part!

    A friend of mine likes to show videos with me of people doing wrestling moves in real fights. So far I’ve seen a belly to belly suplex, a German Suplex, and a powerbomb.

    I have won legit, controlled but legit, “fights” in my life with small packages and school boy rollups. I would be getting destroyed and would pull those moves out and escape, usually with a bloody nose or puffy eye. Probably a good thing I stopped hanging around those kids.

  4. Box Brown says:

    ok so I’ve been watching 90210 lately. I’m currently venturing into season SEVEN of the show. Did you know they did 10 seasons of that show?? I often think about in terms of the writers of 90210 being bookers. They constantly have to put over new talent, keep and even number of faces and heels on the show as well as building to “main events” in storyline. They’re actually incredibly good at keeping in storyline! I have to admit watching Dylan go from MAIN EVENT Stonecold Steve Austin-like heel-babyface to stupid straight up babyface in season 2 was not a good move. Overall I’d say Brandon was the TOP babyface. He’s the Hulk Hogan of the Show. They also always have a female heel at the top of the card.

    I really wish there was an episode of 90210 featuring wrestling so you could do a whole 90210 episode but I can’t think of one. I’ve never seen past season 6 before though. We’ll see!

  5. Bobby's Brainscan (Formerly IanEvs79) says:

    One of the main reasons I loved the WWF back in the day was the banter between Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon. They really had the best chemistry and the comedy that they produced was gold. When Bobby left, the WWF was never quite the same for me. The video of Bobby’s poignant tribute (on WCW tv), showed how real the friendship they had. They don’t make it like that anymore 😉

    I’ve also read the gospal according to Bret Hart and it is by far the best wrestling book out there.

    Another great show, guys 🙂

  6. Mike Doro says:

    I’ll put hillbilly Jim up there with the horrible announcers. Lol. Great show as always!