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Yesterday I listened to Mr. Perfect, Prime Time Wrestling, and the 1992 Royal Rumble.

The history behind Prime Time Wrestling is quite interesting. I didn't realize it had started as a clip show and essentially the C-show. By the time I had started watching it was clearly the A show, and IMO better than Raw has ever been.

In 1991 & 1992 it was still mostly a clip show, where it showed matches and spliced them together with the round table segments, but it was the place to go to watch wrestling for people in California. Superstars of Wrestling and All American Wrestling were a total waste of time by comparison. PTW was the only place that was up to date with the content they were presenting, though TBH I never realized at the time it was only with the round table segments. In fact it was the very evolution of Prime Time Wrestling and how it had become so drastic in the early 90s that prompted Vince to rebrand it and call it Monday Night Raw instead. By 1992 it WAS Monday Night Raw for all intents and purposes.
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Yesterday I listened to Mr. Perfect, Prime Time Wrestling, and the 1992 Royal Rumble.

The history behind Prime Time Wrestling is quite interesting. I didn't realize it had started as a clip show and essentially the C-show. By the time I had started watching it was clearly the A show, and IMO better than Raw has ever been.

In 1991 & 1992 it was still mostly a clip show, where it showed matches and spliced them together with the round table segments, but it was the place to go to watch wrestling for people in California. Superstars of Wrestling and All American Wrestling were a total waste of time by comparison. PTW was the only place that was up to date with the content they were presenting, though TBH I never realized at the time it was only with the round table segments. In fact it was the very evolution of Prime Time Wrestling and how it had become so drastic in the early 90s that prompted Vince to rebrand it and call it Monday Night Raw instead. By 1992 it WAS Monday Night Raw for all intents and purposes.


92 Rumble that was the one Naitch won to lift the vacant World title was it not? I need to give that one a listen as that Royal Rumble has a special place in my heart as it was the first Rumble I watched live and if I’m not mistaken the first WWE PPV I ever watched, definitely the first one I saw live can’t remember If I’d watched any old events on VHS prior but 92 was very much the beginning of my wrestling fandom.

The Prime Time Wrestling episode sounds good too, I would love for PTW to still be around now, a show with a round table format a couple of feature matches and a few highlight clips sounds great to me, Raw and Smackdown are exhausting to watch I would love for WWE to go back to the less is more subtle build shows and save the big matches for PPV.

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Just listened to the Goldberg episode, it covers Goldberg’s disappointing one year run in WWE from 2003-2004, was a really good listen, actually explained a lot of the reasons why Goldberg didn’t work in WWE at that time and why he did in WCW during his run there. Reasons included Goldbergs attitude and lack of passion for the business, his inability and lack of willingness to improve and work longer matches. What it proved was Goldberg is a guy who should have only been booked as a special attraction, as a full time talent he didn’t have what it took to succeed at the top level. As Prichard pointed out his recent return in 2016 was a success because he was only booked as a attraction for a short term programme, he wasn’t overexposed and his weaknesses could be hidden.
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