Wrestling Memory Grenade EP 08: WrestleWar ’89 Watch-Along

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It’s the most fun yet! Ray and Steve cover the weekend news and notes for May 6th, 1989 before diving into the WrestleWar ’89 PPV Watch-Along on the WWE Network. Easily the most fun and relaxed Wrestling Memory Grenade show yet. The new booking made it easy to enjoy, and we have a lot of fun throughout the PPV, including Ray’s various wrestler impressions and our take on the product in the ring. A great listen, you won’t be disappointed!  Timestamps from the show below for your convenience.

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NWA World Championship Wrestling 5/6/89 (00:07:08)
It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN to WrestleWar as Champion and Challenger prepare for their PPV match, as both Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat compete in tuneup matches. Teddy Long cuts his very first HEEL promo. It’s the debut of the Dynamic Dudes. TV Champ Sting tangles with Rip Morgan. Plus, we hear from Michael Hayes, Rick Steiner squashes the competition, and Dr. Death vs. Animal in a ‘Designated Hitter’ Match! But what’s a Designated Hitter Match? Tune in and find out!

NWA Main Event 5/6/89 (00:40:19)
Jim Ross and Paul E host the final show before THE show. Matches from the Omni include Sting vs. Dan Spivey, and Ron Simmons vs. Rip Morgan. Plus, Butch Reed in action from Center Stage.

NWA WrestleWar ’89 Lineup (00:54:56)
Jim Ross runs down the entire PPV card with a couple of Easter Eggs in the lineup.

Special Announcement! (00:57:24)
Find out who won the Autographed 1989 “Total Package” Lex Luger Promo pic!

NWA WrestleWar ’89 Watch-Along (00:59:04)

  • Ric Flair vs. NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat in the final match of their legendary Trilogy. 
  • The Road Warriors seek revenge vs. World Tag Champs Mike Rotunda and Steve ‘Dr. Death’ Williams, with Nikita Koloff as Special Referee.
  • United States Champion Lex Luger vs. Michael ‘P.S.’ Hayes
  • U.S. Tag Team Champions ‘Hotstuff’ Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner vs. Kevin Sullivan & Dan Spivey
  • TV Champion Sting vs. The Iron Sheik
  • Bullrope Match: Dick Murdoch vs. Bob Orton
  • The Dynamic Dudes vs. The SST
  • “Hacksaw” Butch Reed vs. Ranger Ross
  • The Great Muta vs. Doug Gilbert
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