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 Posted: Thu Aug 29th, 2019 08:28 pm
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Going back to the 1988-89 ICW shows on Tempo, it was a studio setting along the lines of Prime Time Wrestling although with much poorer production values. The hosts were a British guy named Brian Bristol and a heel ref named Tom Fornini. The two actually had some decent Monsoon/Heenan chemistry together while chatting between the interviews, matches, and various clips. When the battle royal was being built up, they had Bristol with his tie off and collar unbuttoned while at a whiteboard going over who was and wasn't going to be in the big battle royal for the taping in Augusta, ME in late 1988. They treated it like the NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Sunday with wrestlers after bids and some guys being on the bubble. The matches on the show came from various tapings and sometimes the original announcers would get dubbed over to make an older match seem new, such as when Kevin Sullivan and Mark Lewin faced Blackjack Mulligan and Joe Savoldi from a match circa late 1985 or early 1986 that was presented as if it was happening in late 1988.