Episodes
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 Bob with a trash can. BUT, the trash can incident is edited...
Published 12/01/21
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 Happy Thanksgiving from What Happened When! Support us on...
Published 11/24/21
Published 11/24/21
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! Support us on Patreon, get this show early and ad free, plus TONS of BONUS...
Published 11/17/21
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...wow...everyone has something to say! It's Starrcade time in JCP and it...
Published 11/10/21
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 with Tim Horner against the Mulkeys and the finishing move by Gibson is...
Published 11/03/21
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 shows the iconic (can we use that word here?) shot of the pumpkins...
Published 10/27/21
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 challenge to Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express for a scaffold match...
Published 10/20/21
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 at it again: first attacking Wahoo McDaniel and then turning on Baron...
Published 10/13/21
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, and Dick Murdoch dons a blonde (or silver) wig to make fun of Ric Flair! And...
Published 10/06/21
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' Bull apparently has turned heel and Ron Garvin is now the Mid...
Published 09/29/21
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 Fernandez. Plus what is all of this about a "salsa thief?" We will find...
Published 09/22/21
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 Dusty is now the NWA World TV Champion and many are upset...then...
Published 09/15/21
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 Kansas Jayhawks.  Plus, is there trouble within the Midnight...
Published 09/08/21
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 Jackson have a great TV match and the end of the show sees the...
Published 09/01/21
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 first time and a whole lot more from the golden year of...
Published 08/25/21
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 Jim Cornette and Baby Doll and Jimmy Valiant claims he will...
Published 08/18/21
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 Blanchard and JJ Dillon.  We will also hear from Nature Boy...
Published 08/11/21
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, the Kansas Jayhawks and Superstar Bill Dundee along with the...
Published 08/04/21
BACKUP LINK FOR THE HOMIES:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/18q5AMeKs502ALhW1VXJ7pQGszHo6H4_-/view 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 best-of-seven for the U.S. Heavyweight Title.  We are joined by...
Published 07/28/21
LINK:  For the homies https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kFBSw2NMAPAeTLkKHORrDza-Ss7bQw1d/view?usp=sharingOur 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 getting a haircut thanks to Jimmy Valiant, a classic taped fist match...
Published 07/21/21
Another 6:05 show that is taken out of the studio and on the road during the Great American Bash of 1986. This time, from Columbia, SC, a very loud and lively crowd will get to see, the Rock and Roll Express against Ole and Arn Anderson in a 30 minute time limit draw. But there is more, Don Kernodle is in action, Tully Blanchard against Sam Houston and the first couple of minutes only (sorry) of the Midnight Express against Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A. Plus many great interviews, may of which...
Published 07/14/21
A great show from the famed Dorton Arena in Raleigh that is completely different from the studio shows...and some great matches not normally seen on TBS.  We will see Black Bart vs Ron Garvin, Tully Blanchard vs Wahoo McDaniel, the Midnight Express against the Road Warriors and a Bunkhouse Match featuring the Rock and Roll Express and Dusty Rhodes against Ric Flair, Arn and Ole Anderson. WOW! Some good stuff and a very good angle between Jim Cornette and Baby Doll. A few notes concerning this...
Published 07/07/21
It's the "go home" show for the Great American Bash. This episode of World Championship Wrestling originally aired three days before the first of the events:  Veterans Stadium, in Philadelphia.  However, on this show, David Crockett sits down with Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A. and discusses what "America" means to them. In action, the NWA Tag Team Champions , the Midnight Express defeat Sam Houston and George South in a pretty good, but quick tag match. National Champion Tully Blanchard is in...
Published 06/30/21
We look back at a great show heading to the Great American Bash 1986. It's a short one and the matches are VERY short as well, but it was not your typical two-hour broadcast. Ivan and Nikita Koloff ramp up the verbiage heading to the best of seven for the US Title. The Four Horsemen do something that not many, if any, can say...they COMPLETELY lay out the Road Warriors leading to Ric Flair vs Hawk in Philadelphia to kick off the summer. And Big Bubba "no sells" the famous chair shot from the...
Published 06/23/21