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As many of you that know me I love talking about FMW. I just wanted to let everyone know that for the last 6 months or so I have been doing a podcast on the History of FMW. Every episode we go over about 6 months worth of stuff that was going on with FMW as well as its rival promotions. I am pretty much giving every little bit of info I have learned over the last 20 years following the promotion and its wrestlers. I have posted YouTube links to all the episodes but it can also be found on iTunes and Stitcher.

History of FMW Volume 1 - Before they were FMW *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 2 - 1989 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 3 - First half of 1990 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 4 - Second half of 1990 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 5 - First half of 1991  *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 6 - Second half of 1991 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 7 - First half of 1992 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 8 - Second half of 1992 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 9 - First half of 1993 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 10 - Second half of 1993 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 11 - First half of 1994 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 12 - Second Half of 1994 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 13 - First half of 1995 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 14 - Second half of 1995 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 15 - First half of 1996 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 16 - Second half of 1996 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 17 - First half of 1997 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 18 - Second half of 1997 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 19 - First half of 1998 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 20 - Second half of 1998 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 21 - First half of 1999 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 22 - Second half of 1999 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 23 - First half of 2000 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 24 - Second half of 2000 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 25 - First half of 2001 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 26 - Second half of 2001 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 27 - First half of 2002 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 28 - Second half of 2002 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 29 - First half of 2003 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 30 - Second half of 2003 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 31 - 2004 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 32 - 2005 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 33 - 2006 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 34 - 2007 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 35 - First half of 2008 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 36 - Second half of 2008 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 37 - 2009 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Volume 38 - 2010 *with clips and pictures to go along with it

History of FMW Special: Kintaro Kanemura Interview - Speaking with Kanemura about his career *with clips and pictures to go along with it

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Good lookin' out on creating a playlist out of that collection:  a service that so many YouTubers fail to provide.

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Ricky Fuji getting into a random cab and saying "take me to Frank Gotch's" is the best.

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I mixed up Karl with Frank but it's funnier if Ricky had said Frank so I will stick with it. 

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History of FMW Volume 12 is up at 

 

 where we go over the second half of 1994. Hayabusa switching over to EMLL and how he learned many of his signature moves, why FMW went to Russia, Kanemura joining FMW and what he had to do to avoid the Yakuza for joining, the Exploding Pool Death Match, and a lot more. It is also up on iTunes, Stitcher, and I am sure others. 

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History of FMW Volume 13 is up at 

 

as well as a bunch of other podcast sites like iTunes and Stitches. We cover the first half of 1995 leading up to the biggest FMW show ever with Onita's retirement at Kawasaki Stadium against Hayabusa. We go over Tarzan Goto leaving FMW right before the show and the reasons that could have lead him leaving and changing up everything. We also talk about FMW holding a W*ING show, Cactus Jack showing up for IWA Japan, a new W*ING promotion, and why Hayabusa left Mexico for Florida and WWF having interest in him 

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History of FMW Volume 14 is up at 

 

 -  covering the second half of 1995 where we go over Hayabusa becoming the ace and his body begins to break down already. Also, Megumi Kudo becomes the hardcore queen, IWA runs Kawasaki for the King of the Death Match, and how Shoichi Arai was able to get the new FMW started. This is also on iTunes and stitcher. 

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History of FMW Volume 15 can be accessed clicking the link to YouTube as well as iTunes among other podcast sites. We go over the first half of 1996 dealing with Hayabusa and all his injuries, Mr. Pogo's dealing as a freelancer, Onita planting the seeds on coming back out of retirement already, and I go on and on and on about my favorite FMW show of all the time the May 5, 1996 Kawasaki Stadium show.

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History of FMW Volume 16 is up on YouTube as well as other Podcast sites like iTunes. We go over the second half of 1996 with Hayabusa coming back from injuries but not too much later Onita has decided he is breaking his retirement already and is coming back. He's also going to make Mr. Pogo retire for his come back and FMW has to deal with all the issues that Onita coming back causes. We also go over the hot Korakuen Hall shows as well as an Exploding Barbed wire Match between W*ING and FMW as well as much more. 

 

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History of FMW Volume 17 is up on YouTube with clips and videos of what we are talking about. We go over the first half of 1997 with Mr. Gannosuke returning to FMW feuding with Hayabusa. Hayabusa meets Giant Baba to start working for All Japan. Atsushi Onita ends his feud with Terry Funk and the Funk Masters of Wrestling and Masato Tanaka and W*ING Kanemura begin a war to see who will face Onita at Kawasaki Stadium. We go over the April 29, 1997 Yokohama Arena show and Megumi Kudo's road to retirement before she takes a hell of a beating in Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match in her retirement match.

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History of FMW Volume 18 is up on YouTube with clips and videos of what we are talking about. We go over the second half of 1997 with FMW returning to Kawasaki Stadium with Onita putting up his career on the line again against Kanemura's W*ING faction. Onita goes heel in FMW and forms ZEN and all the issues that went along with that in story line and backstage. Hayabusa works the All Japan Real World Tag Team Tournament and the end of the year concludes with ECW wrestlers on the last set of shows as well as a War Games Cage Match between FMW and ZEN with Hayabusa diving off the cage on Onita again. These take forever to make, but I am hearing only positive about them.

 

These are also still on iTunes, stitcher, and other podcast sites for the audio only.

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History of FMW Volume 19 is up on YouTube with clips and videos of what we are talking about. We go over the first half of 1998. This is a massive 2 hour episode because of so much happening as FMW changes the direction of the company and begin the Entertainment Pro-Wrestling route with angles and storylines. Team No Respect is formed and Onita's ZEN group dies and Onita is humiliated through out by them as Hayabusa finally regains the reign of being the top guy in FMW and Onita is not happy about it. Both Masato Tanaka and Atsushi Onita show up in ECW and  we go over many different great matches.

The audio versions are also on iTunes, Sticher, and other podcast sites.

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History of FMW Volume 20 is up on YouTube with clips and pictures added going over the second half of 1998. The Entertainment Era in FMW is under way. Hayabusa becomes Darkside Hayabusa and hates it. The FMW/ECW relationship falls apart. Atsushi Onita starts up his own promotion and FMW ends up asking him to leave FMW for good as a result.

The audio versions are also on iTunes, Sticher, and other podcast sites.

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This looks like good stuff. I subbed to youtube and within my podcatcher. 

Your playlist is missing some middle eps, I noticed. ;)

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On 6/22/2018 at 2:34 PM, Captain Kronos said:

This looks like good stuff. I subbed to youtube and within my podcatcher. 

Your playlist is missing some middle eps, I noticed. ;)

If you look at the top of this thread every episode is listed with a link to YouTube. 

Stephen originally posted these to YouTube. He didn't want to post them anymore on his account so I started redoing the episodes with the clips and pictures. I have completed episodes 1-9 and I am currently working on 10. I also did 17-20 because those weren't already on YouTube so they take priority. These episodes take a very long time to make and I just haven't gotten to all of them since I started doing these in April. There's no point in just me posting the audio only when they are already on YouTube as audio only and I would just be deleting them when I eventually get to making the clip videos. 

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History of FMW Volume 21 is up where we go over the first half of 1999. Atsushi Onita begins working for New Japan in dream matches at the Tokyo Dome against Kensuke Sasaki and Masahiro Chono. Kodo Fuyuki takes over as booker for FMW and begins his style of entertainment booking and it is announced that Hayabusa will be dropping the mask in a couple of months and change gimmicks entirely as well as much more.

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History of FMW Volume 22  is up where we go over the second half of 1999. Hayabusa becomes H while Mr. Gannosuke turns into Hayabusa to setup their match at the Yokohama Arena. Mr. Gannosuke as Hayabusa performs in a porn star and porn star Chocoball Mukai makes his debut. We go over how Shawn Michaels became the referee for the Yokohama Arena show. Atsushi Onita as The Great Nita takes on The Great Muta in a Exploding Barbed wire Death Match. We talk about the infamous Anus Explosion Match and all the FMW angles going on during this time period. Masato Tanaka returns to ECW and wins the ECW Title and we go over how FMW go into such debt as well as much more.

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History of FMW Volume 23 is up where we go over the first half of 2000. Kodo Fuyuki returns and starts up ECW Japan. H is told he has to go back as Hayabusa. TokyoPop releases new FMW DVD's. Hayabusa goes to America to appear in the movie Backyard Dogs. Masato Tanaka comes back and turns heel and takes over the ECW Japan group. Atsushi Onita and Terry Funks are in talks with CZW about a exploding ring stadium show in New Jersey. Tenryu dawns the Hayabusa mask for the first time and much more in this 2 1/2 hour video. 

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History of FMW Volume 24 is up where we go over the second half of 2000. Hayabusa begins his feud with Kodo Fuyuki which includes an Exploding Cage and an Iron Man Match. We also go over Hayabusa going to America to attend a WCW taping and why he didn't end up wrestling as well as why he met up with The Great Muta. We also cover Atsushi Onita finally having his match with Riki Choshu and what it took for him to get destroyed by him as well much more in this 2 hour 42 minute video.

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Easily one of the better, more entertaining podcast out there, despite some small flaws in editing and whatnot, but videos and photos added to it make it even more entertaining and make up for the small flaws.

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History of FMW Volume 25 is up where we go over the first half of 2001. Hayabusa's injury has caused attendance to drop severely and Tetsuhiro Kuroda is made the ace and the focal point of the promotion until Hayabusa returns back at Kawasaki Stadium on May 5th. FMW returns to Kawasaki Stadium with an exploding ring match and the 6 month feud between Hayabusa and Tetsuhiro finally comes to an end. Shoichi Arai holds a meeting which results in Masato Tanaka, Jado, Gedo, and others leaving FMW for good. Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto renew their feud after 6 years in Onita Pro and much more.

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History of FMW Volume 26 is up where we go over the second half of 2001. Hayabusa suffers a career ending paralyzing injury in his match with Mammoth Sasaki. We go over everything that lead to the day as well as all the aftermath following the injury including Hayabusa nearly dying while in the hospital. FMW continues their feud with TokyoPop trying to buy the them as well as end the year feuding with Tenryu's WAR group. Atsushi Onita begins his feud with Shinya Hashimoto and becomes a senator and travels to Afghanistan and much more.

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History of FMW Volume 27 is up as we go over the first half of 2002 and the end of FMW. Shoichi Arai  dealing with loan sharks that eventually leads to FMW going bankrupt as a result and eventually ends his life. Kodo Fuyuki starts up a new promotion in the wake of FMW closing and finds out he has cancer.  Arai contacting Hayabusa right before his death. This is the most newsworthy period and as a result the biggest episode.

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History of FMW Volume 28 is up as we go over the second half of 2002. Hayabusa makes his first public appearance since the injury. Mr. Gannosuke starts up WMF. Fuyuki continues WEW and begins feuding with Hashimoto and ZERO1. Atsushi Onita ends his Onita FMW promotion and wrestles in Afghanistan and much more!

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