Welcome to episode 3 of “Not About Dark Side of the Ring” – a humorous weekly review & recap of “Dark Side of the Ring” on Vice. This week, Steph, Chris, and Don discuss “Collision in Korea.”
The professional wrestling event – officially known as the “Pyongyang International Sports and Culture Festival for Peace” – was jointly produced by NJPW and WCW and featured 15 matches over two nights in 1995.
The second day of the event still holds the record for the largest ever attendance for a wrestling event, with a claimed audience of 190,000, many of whom were forced to be in attendance or get shot (allegedly) by government officials.
The NAW crew discusses the Collision in Korea event, Eric Bischoff’s need to beat Vince McMahon at this own game, the fact that the festival really only benefitted one person, the traveling Muhammad Ali magic show, what cassette tape might have been in Scott Norton’s confiscated Walkman, 2 Cold Scorpio’s homemade weapon, and the fact that Chris Benoit talked someone out of murder.
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