#314 – OSWP Summer Vacation, The First UWF Episode, March 22, 1986

Still stuck in UWF land, we spend some time talking about the very first episode of Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation from March 22, 1986. There’s so much to discuss in this episode, from the introduction of the UWF, the 15 minute press conference announcing the 1986 Crockett Cup, an amazing segment with Buzz Sawyer, Dick Slater, Dark Journey, and Bill Watts, a great tag team title match between Dr. Death, Ted DiBiase and the Sheepherders, an appearance by the infamous JOHNNY K9, and, of course, Koko Ware. Please support the OSWP by joining the OSWP Patreon or subscribing to our premium episodes in Apple Podcasts! You can also purchase old episodes on our digital merchandise site. Visit all the important links below! Thanks for listening and we’ll see you…at the matches!


  1. hugues says:

    You can’t be the kid with the Rambo knife in the 1980s unless you also had a mullet that was spiked on top and permed in the back.

    Thanks for all the UWF episodes. It was on a UHF station in the Chicago area for like a month in 1986. I keep saying I’m going to watch the whole 1986-1987 run but always put it off.

  2. JRC says:

    Just popping in to say I got my in the exact same way.
    Was yours crummy too? Mine couldn’t hold a sharp edge and the compass spun like a top all the time.
    Still, I felt like a badass for a few weeks.