Hopefully nothing else incredibly morbid happens this week, since we just had the Adrian Adonis obit last issue. But I mean, how likely would that be?
Well, it’s our first obit issue of 1988, back when wrestlers dropping dead before 40 was a RARE occurrence.
Back on track after our detour back to March yesterday.
This week: Actual big, business changing news. Sort of. To the retro-mobile!
Back to the summer of 88 again! This is actually a slow news week, as opposed to Dave’s usual definition of one.
We’ll take it week-by-week now I guess, since this is gonna be a regular thing now and I don’t wanna burn through everything.
Moving onto June of 1988, with Dave having recovered enough from the AWA TV taping that he was able to make it to a WWF Superstars taping. It was at least much better.
Someone had asked about the infamous “I Survived An AWA TV Taping” issue, so let’s skip ahead two months to May of 1988 and see what’s in the news.
Since I had the March 28 / 88 issue of the Observer handy for the AWA show I reviewed last night, I figured I’d do another look back at the week that was since people seemed to like the one from January. This of course was the week just before the Clash vs. WM4 showdown, and Dave’s pretty jazzed about it in this issue.
The Observer site actually posted the Royal Rumble 88 issue of the Observer today because of the Rumble, which is interesting because previously 1991 was as far back as they’ve gone. And I just can’t resist going through the newsbites and reports, back when Dave was much more gung-ho about giving opinions and snark…