Kris & David are joined by Dominic Garrini (@dgarrinibc) to discuss the *rest* of the week that was January 30-February 5, 2000, as we did the WCW, WWF, & ECW sections of that week last year. (So this show takes care of that outstanding Patreon request.) We talk about the first round of the PRIDE Grand Prix tournament at the Tokyo Dome and all the major news from that show, which was the catalyst for a new beginning for the world of MMA. On that tip, we talk about Kazushi Sakuraba’s star rising amidst controversy surrounding his fight with Guy Mezger, a pissed off Ken Shamrock accidentally getting Bas Rutten his commentary job, a disgraced Nobuhiko Takada, and much more. We also talk about the rest of Japan including the debut of the Giant Baba statue in All Japan, the greatness of Alexander Otsuka, assorted indy scum shows, and lots more. We also talk about the lucha libre and US independent scenes, as well, including CZW’s Night of Main Events with Justice Pain vs. Nick Gage. It’s great being back in the saddle again after a rough couple weeks, so listen now!!!!!
0:00:00 Pride FC
1:18:07 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, Cuernavaca, IWRG, Monterry, & Charles Bronson Mexicano
1:32:49 Classic Commerical Break
1:35:12 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game
2:17:00 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, Capture, CMLL Japan, DDT, FMW, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, AJW, ARSION, & GAEA
3:03:25 Other USA: CZW, NWANJ, TurnbuckleCW, NWA Wildside, Memphis, OVW, IWAMS, MAW, & APW
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