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Episode 33: December 10, 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 December 10, 1989!  Sgt. Slaughter calls in to discuss his future plans, how he broke into wrestling, why he left the WWF, his Hasbro GI Joe deal & more! Plus John’s ghost stories, Don Laible with a tribute to the Sarge, more on Joey & Ray Heatherton, new sponsors & much more!

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Producer: Lou Kipilman
Associate Producer: Jayce Naccarato

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

Episode 32: December 3, 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 December 3, 1989!  AWA World Champion Larry Zbyszko calls in to talk about his challenge to the other World Champions, Vince McMahon & the WWF, feuding with Bruno Sammartino, steroids & more!  Plus Larry gets fed up with Nick from Massapequa, John gets new show sponsors, a false alarm on identifying the Psychic Gourmet and more!

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

Producer: Lou Kipilman
Associate Producer: Jayce Naccarato

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

Episode 29: November 12, 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 November 12, 1989!  John talks with former GLOW & POWW wrestler Trudy Adams (aka Amy The Farmer’s Daughter & Brandi Mae) about her career and photo spread in Playboy! Lou Albano is interviewed at the UWS taping to talk David Sammartino & Super Mario! John is livid at WNYG for selling the second hour of his show out from under him to the Psychic Gourmet! Plus Sonny Blaze’s 8 match week, Don Laible talks New York Knockout, John riles up the listeners, news about the Ultimate Warrior getting attacked, Chicken Tonight, calls and more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the November 12, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 26: October 22, 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 October 22, 1989!  Dave Meltzer calls in to talk the latest news and take calls!  George Napolitano calls in with Road Warriors news and to talk Halloween Havoc!  Broadway Sonny Blaze interviews Jack The Giant Stalker, in one of the most bizarre segments in Pro Wrestling Spotlight history! Plus John recaps his day with Ricky & Bonnie Steamboat at Herber Plumbing, we talk the 1989 earthquake, calls and more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the October 22, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 25: October 15, 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 October 15, 1989!  Bruno Sammartino calls in to talk about Halloween Havoc and the WWF’s payroll issues!  Mark Tendler & Black Venus are in-studio to promote Wrestlers Against Drugs!  Plus John deals with crank calls, Don Laible, Broadway Sonny Blaze, an appearance by Jumping Jack & Eric The Red, calls and more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the October 15, 1989 episode reviewed on this week’s episode! Join at  https://www.patreon.com/Arezzi!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 22: September 24, 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 September 24, 1989!  Paul E. Dangerously calls in, after being sent home by the NWA!  Paul takes calls, talks about his current situation and contract status, and remembers his early years in wrestling! Also, Dave Meltzer joins the show to discuss the comings and goings in the WWF, with the Brain Busters giving their notice! Plus Broadway Sonny Blaze, Don Laible, WYNG parking  lot shenanigans, John’s recent convention appearance with Bob Backlund, calls and more!

Become a Patron of John Arezzi’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight to hear the complete unedited original broadcast of the September 24, 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 21: September 17, 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 September 17, 1989!  John welcomes Cactus Jack  Manson to the studio for the very first time!  Hear a young Mick Foley right before he went to WCW!  Plus Broadway Sonny Blaze, Don Laible, a new sponsor, calls and more!

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

Episode 20: September 10, 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 10, 1989!  John welcomes the legendary Lou Thesz to the show, for an interview that runs right into WNYG technical difficulties! Also, John speaks with Tommy Rich & Teddy Long!  Plus Broadway Sonny Blaze, Don Laible, John talks about working with Jake Roberts, calls and more!

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

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!

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

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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