All posts by TGBL

Episode 19: September 3, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & Mike Sempervive look at the original broadcast of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from September 3, 1989!  John talks with Sting & Brian Pillman! Also, Luscious Johnny Valiant calls in!  Plus SummerSlam 1989 talk, Mark Tendler with Gene Bianco & friends to announce an ill-named venture, Broadway Sonny Blaze injury news, Don Laible, calls and more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the September 3, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Audio Player

Episode 18: August 20, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at the original broadcast of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from August 20, 1989!  John welcomes Bruce & Stu Hart to the show! Also, Rich Mancuso joins the show after weeks of controversy regarding the false stories he reports on his show!  Plus Don Laible, the guys from the Wrestling Journal, the story of BPBBQ, calls and more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the August 20, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 17: August 6 & August 13, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at the original broadcasts of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from August 6 & August 13, 1989!  These two history making episodes help put Pro Wrestling Spotlight on the map! Hear John’s exclusive interview with Ricky Steamboat about leaving the NWA after failed contract negotiations!  Hear WCW Executive Vice President Jim Herd’s response a week later! Plus Dave Meltzer, Don Laible, calls. new sponsors and more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcasts of the August 6 & August 13, 1989 episodes reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 16: July 30, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at the original broadcast of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from July 30, 1989!  Bruno Sammartino returns, taking call from the listeners, and is fired up about the WWF!  Also, Dave Meltzer is back to talk about the news coming out of the 1989 Great American Bash! Plus David from the Power Twins, Don Laible’s first capsule report & much more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the July 30, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 15: July 23, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at the original broadcast of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from July 23, 1989, which takes place as the NWA’s Great American Bash is in progress!  Hear John’s live reports, as well as the listeners’ real-time reactions to one of the greatest pay-per-views of all time!  Also, John & Sonny Blaze deal with some crank phone calls & much more! & much more! & much more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the July 23, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 14: July 16, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at the original broadcast of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from July 16, 1989, featuring WWF Women’s Champion Rockin’ Robin as John’s in-studio guest! Plus audio from the NWA in  Boston, as John talks with Scott Hall!  Also, one of the most cringe worthy moments in show history when a live report comes in from Battling Beauties!  Plus Robin addresses who her relatives are in wrestling, Sonny Blaze has a major announcement & much more! & much more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the July 16, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 13: July 9, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at the original broadcast of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from July 9, 1989, featuring classic audio from Terry Funk, as well as Paul E. Dangerously calling into the show! Plus Mitch Seinfeld & Broadway Sonny Blaze are in-studio, along with Jonathan & Eddie from Vargas Promotions and their “Battling Beauties” Goldie & Desire!  Also, John’s trip to Boston for the NWA, Mitch Seinfeld’s debate over deregulation & much more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the July 9, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Spotlight Special: The Best Of Pro Wrestling Spotlight – November 1991

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last fast forward to 1991 and look at the Best Of Pro Wrestling Spotlight! This compilation was originally put together in November 1991, covering the wild month of October 1991!

Hear an EXPLOSIVE interview with “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert, defending Paul Heyman and slamming Jim Herd, Jim Ross, Jerry Jarrett, Jerry Lawler & WCW!

Hear Paul E. Dangerously’s press conference with his attorney at the China Club, as well as the emotional interview afterwards covering his suspension from WCW!

Also, hear John, Dave Meltzer & Wade Keller talk about Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair after their first matches, in a segment that got John major heat from the WWF!  All that & much more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcasts, each and every week, a day before the episode is reviewed on the podcast! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 12: July 2, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at the original broadcast of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from July 2, 1989, featuring classic audio from Eddie Gilbert, Gary Hart, Brittany Brown & Rosebud! Plus Broadway Sonny Blaze in-studio, along with new spponsors from Battling Beauties!  Also, more about the new East Coast Wrestling promotion, John discovers who “The Maniac” is, WWF & NWA news, lots of calls, commercials & much more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the July 2, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 11: June 25, 1989

This week on John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now, John & The Great Brian Last look at episode twelve of Pro Wrestling Spotlight from June 25, 1989, featuring classic audio from Jim Cornette, Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman) The Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin), Teddy Long, Norman The Lunatic, David Sammartino & more! Plus Broadway Sonny Blaze in-studio & Don Laible on the line with his Independent Report!  Also, John’s Lex Luger confrontation, The Power Twins return, news, calls & much more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the June 25, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Then & Now is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network