On episode 44 of NWA Crock and Roll, the boys pause before going head first into May 86 with a new bridge episode concept that will take place after each monthly watch called Pre Crockett Match Year Spotlight. The concept: 6 matches featuring Crockett stars from a wrestling year prior to the Crockett era starting in April 85 or prior to them becoming a part of Jim Crockett Promotions. This episode looks at 1985 and matches with some historical context that set up the Crockett era.

Included; Flair vs. Gordy for World Title, Road Warriors vs. The High Flyers for AWA Tag Titles, Rock and Roll Express vs. The Freebirds, Buzz Tyler vs. Tully Blanchard for TV Title, Wahoo vs. TA in a cage for US Title that one person gives a shocking rating and close with a match with The Russians vs. Don Kernodle and…Ricky Steamboat?? This was a fun one! All matches discussed can be found on You Tube!

On an angle heavy episode 43 of NWA Crock and Roll, Shawn, The Doctor and Shiff (Calum saw a Wahoo match was scheduled to open the show and conveniently couldn't make it 🙂 ) close out April '86. Topics discussed include; a total reset after Crockett Cup setting up the next few months, two amazing all time angles with Flair/Morton and Americas Team/The Midnight Express with Jim Cornette, a Dusty promo that rivals Hard Times, a hidden gem match from Mid Atlantic, The Road Warriors not being able to read, write or know what match they are having or when, the greatest Saturday night show ever up to this point and close with the Territory Spotlight segment going to Japan featuring another hidden gem match between Ted Dibiase taking on Tenryu.

On Episode 42 of NWA Crock 'n' Roll, Calum, Scott and Dr. G complete the discussion on Crockett Cup 1986 with a recap of the remainder of the tournament. This episode covers baffling booking of a 20-minute draw,  an absolute epic encounter of out nowhere which gets a lot of love and everything in between! We also get a head back to the Metrodome in Minneapolis for another look at AWA WrestleRock '86 to discuss a pair of tag matches involving Buddy Rose and Doug Somers vs. the Midnight Rockers and Road Warriors vs The Freebirds Territory Spotlight.

On Episode 41 of NWA Crock 'n' Roll, Calum, Scott and Dr. G continue on the journey through Crockett Cup 1986 with a recap of the full second round of the tournament. This episode covers new found love for the Sheepherders and the Fantastics, a pair of upsets involving two of the pre-tournament favourites and an in-depth discussion on a WWE 2K22 Create-A-Wrestler template involved in the tournament. We also get a stop-off to the Metrodome in Minneapolis for a look at another tag-team encounter from AWA WrestleRock '86 involving The Long Riders and two unknown guys called Scott Hall and Curt Hennig for this episodes Territory Spotlight.

On this episode of NWA Crock and Roll it's a 3-man booth as we celebrate the Big 4-0! It's April 86 part 4 with round 1 of Crockett Cup '86! After a quick synopsis of the event the team briefly recap 5 first round matches, then go deeper on full match watches on last 3 matches of round one. Did Fantastics vs. Fabulous Ones deliver? Koko B. Ware and Italian Stallion as a team? How good are Sawyer and Steiner together? How bad are the other Sawyer and DJ Peterson together? How the hell did Jimmy Garvin get stuck with Black Bart, causing one member of the crew to black out after ranting about their match. All this and the debut of a new segment at the end of the show that takes us to the night after Crockett Cup to the AWA and WrestleRock 1986 with a match featuring Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo against a team that's in the Cup!

On episode 39 of NWA Crock and Roll, it's a 3-man booth as we are 1 episode away from Crockett Cup 86! Topics discussed are a house show from Charlotte with a tag bull rope match, another Garvin/Arn banger and a new US champion crowned? There's also a whole lot of Wahoo, a fantastic TV Title match between Bull and Arn, two shoot style go home promos for the title match at the Cup between Flair and Dusty and wrap up with the final Crockett Cup Spotlights with matches featuring Miller and Jaggers and The Batten Twins. One of these matches kills the territory! All this and more in April 86 part 3!

On episode 38 of a match heavy NWA Crock and Roll, the crew delves into April 12th 1986. Topics include a shocking return of Ole Anderson but not where you would think, Garvin/Blanchard heating up, a rare six man title defense, another Arn TV Title defense, controversial Flair and Road Warriors takes from a few members of the pod, an unexpected spur of the moment Flair/Morton match and two more Crockett Cup Team Spotlight matches looking at the teams of Buzz Sawyer and Rick Steiner and Terry Taylor and Steve Williams. Two more episodes from here until Crockett Cup 86, so join in the fun that is NWA Crockett wrestling!

On episode 37 of NWA Crock and Roll, the full crew is here to begin a detailed journey of a very busy NWA April 1986. In Part 1 of April 1986, topics include a Ron Garvin vs Arn Anderson rematch for the TV title that leads to another potential title feud, Jimmy Garvin accusing Wahoo of being ill, Cornette Crockett Cup selling and wrap up with two Crockett Cup Spotlight matches looking at Wahoo & Mark Youngblood as they battle NWA Tag Champions, Bob Orton & Don Kernodle from 1984 and The Fantastics as they battle The Sheepherders for the UWF Tag Titles. Sit back and enjoy!

n this episode of NWA Crock 'n' Roll Calum, Scott and Dr. G round off the month of March 1986 with a look at all the happenings on just one day in Jim Crockett Promotions history. They witness an unexpected title change, a fantastic angle between two people who we would never expect it from that actually earns some rare praise for one of the participants and Ric Flair firing on all cylinders, and that's just the stuff on TV! They also take a trip to the Greensboro Coliseum to watch four great matches from that night's house show before making a trip to Japan for this episode's Crockett Cup showcase, the only match that they watched that wasn't on March 29th, 1986!
 
Matches from World Championship Wrestling and Mid-Atlantic can be found on Peacock/WWE Network, and the matches from YouTube can be found here:
 
Rock 'n' Roll Express vs Midnight Express - https://youtu.be/o9vITYoMjbU
Magnum TA vs Nikita Koloff -https://youtu.be/a3VdYEiQ2DA
Dusty & Wahoo vs Arn & Tully - https://youtu.be/CZmxqwKS5Kg
Ric Flair vs Ronnie Garvin - https://youtu.be/pB1C0KLc9Qw
Crockett Cup Showcase - https://youtu.be/ZiB5L44WBz4
 

On the episode 35 of NWA Crock 'n' Roll, Calum stands in as host whilst Shawn is out on assignment as we discuss an absolutely action packed couple of weeks in Jim Crockett Promotions from March 1986. In this one we talk about a surprising TV Title defence from Arn Anderson, excellent build up to the upcoming Crockett Cup and side feuds and another Crockett Cup Spotlight match from Mid-South pitting Ted DiBiase & Dr. Death against the Sheepherders, plus much more mid-80s Crockett goodness!

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