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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!

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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!

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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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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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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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