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Every Monday, Kris Zellner and David Bixenspan go over how a given week in professional wrestling history was covered by the wrestling media, primarily in the "dirt sheet" newsletters. The deepest dive into wrestling history that you can find.

Kris Zellner & David Bixenspan


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    Exile on Badstreet #81: Walking on the Wildside Part 13 w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 144:02


    It's time to take another Walk on the Wildside as Kris Zellner is joined yet again by "Reverend” Dan "The Dragon" Wilson (@revdanwilson) & Jeff G. Bailey (@JeffGBailey1) to discuss the month of March 2002 in NWA Wildside.This show focuses on the build to the major 2 night extravaganza that was Hardcore Hell 2002, where there were many big matches built up to and delivered on those nights, including:Tank vs. IcebergA.J. Styles vs. Rick Michaels vs. David YoungAdam Jacobs vs. Lazz (a.k.a. Dustin Timberlake)Caprice Coleman vs. Jason CrossBlackout vs. The Lost Boyz…and so much more.We go through everything on the TV's leading up to the big show and we have some great stories, as always, to go with it, so everyone LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!!To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #360.1: June 22-28, 1986 USA West Make-Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 32:33


    As promised, here's the do-over of what's missing from this week's show due to a mysterious technical issue, covering the end of the UWF sub-section before moving on to World Class, Texas All-Star Wrestling, Central States, Portland, and Hawaii. Topics include Blackjack Mulligan getting fired by WCCW for beating up Kevin Von Erich and Rick Hazzard, the nightmare match that is BULLDOG BOB BROWN VS. COUSIN JUNIOR, Ric Flair vs. Samu at the Blaisdell Center, and more. Enjoy!To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #360: June 22-28, 1986 with Robert O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 294:38


    Kris & David are back this week with another episode of BTS, going back to the 80's with Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) making his return to discuss the week that was June 22-28, 1986.We start in the WWF, where we talk about George Scott being removed as the head booker as well as who his replacements were rumored to be at that time, which may surprise you. We also talk about Paul Orndorff's heel turn percolating on TV, the original plans for Harley Race's gimmick, and much more.Then, after a very short International section, we return to the U.S. territory scene, where we talk about an amazing money mark story, a segment with David Crockett & America's Team that made Dave Meltzer want to vomit, the greatness of Brad Armstrong in Continental, Bam Bam Bigelow running wild on Memphis TV, Bill Watts & The Freebirds get heated up in the UWF, and so much more.We then close with the AWA in a rarity for us, but they had a big week, as they did a LIVE show on ESPN, Battle by the Bay, that Dave Meltzer attended in person, so we have his live rundown as well as our thoughts, especially O'Connor's, and we talk about all sorts of other AWA stuff, as well.Just another classic O'Connor show, with an ending that you MUST listen to…Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:05:02 Int'l: 1:31:50 USA East: 2:37:25 Classic Commercial Break2:42:58 Halftime3:03:44 USA West: UWF…and then the recording goes blank for some reason near the end of that sub-section (We'll try to make it up during the week with a re-recording without O'Connor.)3:36:55 AWA4:28:15 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick and WWF spokesman Steve Planamenta do battle in Mike Mooneyham's weekly wrestling columnTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #359: June 15-21, 2005

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 312:09


    Kris & David are back with another Patronr-requested episode of BTS this week, as we discuss the week that was June 15-21, 2005.We start off with Ring of Honor, where the "Summer of Punk" began with CM Punk shockingly winning the ROH World Heavyweight Title from Austin Aries in what was thought to be his last match before reporting to WWE developmental. Instead, it was the beginning of one of the biggest angles in ROH history. We also go over the rest of the show from Morristown, New Jersey, which also featured the returns of Christopher Daniels, A.J. Styles, & Petey Williams for the first time since TNA pulled their talent a year earlier, and lots more.Speaking of TNA, we then head over there to talk about Slammiversary, plus drama regarding Dusty Rhodes & Jeff Jarrett, not to mention the company negotiating potential TV deals with networks like WGN. As usual, this was quite the entertaining TNA section.Next, we go International, talking a busy week in Japan, especially New Japan, as the Best of the Super Juniors tour came to an end, plus Intocable being seriously injured at an AAA show in Mexico, and a major show at Arena Mexico which saw someone lose their hair after a big multi-man cage match.We go back to the U.S. for a packed indie section, with lots of shows in the Philly area and a major scare at an AWS show in Southern California, plus Jim Cornette returns to Ohio Valley Wrestling from his WWE-imposed suspension…but not for long.We then close with the WWE for a wild week of television featuring Edge & Lita's wedding on Monday Night Raw and so much more wackiness, including THE ANGELIC DIABLO and Melina making Heidenreich sad.2000s shows are always packed, and this one is no different, so listen now and enjoy!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 ROH0:35:15 TNA1:16:57 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, Zero-One MAX, Cruiser's Game, DDT, Dragon Door, Dragon Gate, Kanemura Festival, Osaka Pro, JWP, Neo Ladies, M's Style, RoE, All-Star, & FWA1:52:27 Other North America: Stampede, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Tijuana, & IWAPR2:20:29 Classic Commercial Break2:23:34 Halftime2:39:59 Other USA: 3PW, NEXT, Chikara, NWA Anarchy, IWAEC, IWAMS, AWS, APW, & WWE Developmental3:16:27 WWE4:45:46 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick and WWF spokesman Steve Planamenta do battle in Mike Mooneyham's weekly wrestling columnSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #358: June 9-14, 1991 with Dave Prazak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 351:52


    Kris & David are joined by Dave Prazak (@DavePrazak) for a Patron-requested show (you can get your own show by going to our Patreon page and following the protocol) to discuss the almost-week that was June 9th-14th, 1991.We start off with the infamous UWF BEACH BRAWL pay-per-view event promoted by Herb Abrams and what a doozy this was. We talk about everything that went wrong both in the ring and out of it; although it's full of wackiness, the in-ring wrestling wasn't nearly as bad as you would've expected. We then go to the WWF, where we talk about the upcoming George Zahorian trial and how that could affect the company as the year went on, as well as TV ratings, house shows, and a WWF CEREAL in the works.On the international scene, we start in Japan, where we talk about a big WWF star wanting to work for All Japan, New Japan running a big show at Budokan Hall, SWS & the WWF running joint shows, and more before going to Mexico, where we discuss Konnan becoming the first ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion as well as other news and results.Next up is the U.S. indie scene, which is extremely light since we didn't have a Saturday in our week, but we talk about Eric Embry's failure as a booker when it comes to business, Joe Pedicino's GWF being days away from officially landing a TV deal with ESPN, and The National Sports Daily going out of business.WCW closes the show, with the focus being Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville, USA, where we go over the entire, infamously overstuffed show. We basically rebook the whole thing to keep it from being a complete mess, plus we have cameos from Jason Hervey as well as Pepa & Spinderella from Salt-N-Pepa, to boot. All that and much more in a classic "WCW, everybody!” section that you can't miss.Tremendous show as always with Prazak sitting in with us, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 UWF1:38:02 WWF2:03:50 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, FMW, Universal, CWA, Grand Prix, CMLL, UWA, Tijuana, & Puerto Rico2:41:23 Classic Commercial Break2:46:27 Halftime3:05:08 Other USA: USWA, GWF, Jesse Ventura, & the end of The National3:35:10 WCW5:25:29 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick and WWF spokesman Steve Planamenta do battle in Mike Mooneyham's weekly wrestling columnTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #357: June 1-7, 2000

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 334:56


    Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week that was June 1-7, 2000. We start the show with WCW, as we go over what was really going on with SFX's to possibly buy the company, along with trying to appease Hulk Hogan & Bill Goldberg at a time when the company could be sold. We also talk about a wild Monday Nitro featuring Vince Russo vs. Ric Flair inside a Steel Cage and all kinds of other insanity. We also go over Thunder and the usual mass confusion that it caused in 2000. Among other topics in this section, we also talk about the planned Fight Club/Knockout Club stable and inquiries made into bringing Dennis Rodman back.Japan is next, where we talk about PRIDE shooting a big angle involving Tokimitsu Ishizawa (Kendo Ka Shin), AJPW in the final days before the split, NJPW during the Best of the Super Junior tour, CZW dominating Big Japan, a major Toryumon show, and a lot more.We then go to Mexico, where we talk about the AAA wrestlers invading Arena Mexico to set up the big Padrissimo show was coming soon, as well as other stuff from Mexico & Puerto Rico.ECW is up next, and what a section this is, as we go over a wild week in the life of Paul Heyman, featuring a major talent meeting, The Sandman acting like a complete moron, and a lot more. Then we go to the indies where the main story is what could've been a possible tragedy on the live Power Pro TV show in Memphis, and a lot more.We close with the WWF, where there is a shakeup in the power structure that would be huge as the year goes on, Raw & Smackdown being all over the place with lots of wackiness while still drawing major ratings, and a lot more.This show was a blast, so you'd better not miss it!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:25:53 Eurasia: PRIDE FC, K-1, AJPW, NJPW, BJPW, FMW, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, AJW, Arsion, Jd', JWP, LLPW, & Holland2:18:23 Classic Commercial Break2:21:41 Halftime2:48:08 Other North America: Stampede, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, IWAPR, & WWC3:15:22 ECW3:54:09 Other USA: FWA, K-Town SmackDown, IWAMS, NWA Worldwide, MPPW, & The Fight Channel4:14:07 WWF5:08:33 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick and WWF spokesman Steve Planamenta do battle in Mike Mooneyham's weekly wrestling columnTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #356: May 25-30, 1987

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 314:27


    Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the almost-week that was May 25-30, 1987. Robert O'Connor was supposed to join us, but he fell ill and had to cancel, so he will be back soon and we wish him a speedy recovery.We start off with the WWF, featuring one of the major stories of the late 80's: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan & the Iron Sheik are arrested on drug possession charges while riding together in New Jersey. We have a detailed look at the story from the Observer and various newspapers, including Duggan's hometown of Glens Falls, where his dad was the police chief and they had a special celebration planned for Hacksaw days after the arrest that had to be cancelled. We also talk about the Islanders turning heel, Superstar Billy Graham's comeback and hip surgery, George "The Animal" Steele seeing how the WWF Ice Cream Bars were made, and more.We then go International, talking about Genichiro Tenryu's issues with AJPW, plans for Riki Choshu's return to NJPW, more Leslie Floyd Creatchman promos form Montreal, and even some STAMPEDE CLIPS featuring the legendary Ed Whalen.Then it's off to the territories, where we talk about WRESTLETHON on WATL in Atlanta, The Grappler being unmasked in Continental, Bill Dundee & Paul E. DANGERLY having quite the segment in Memphis, the fallout from Kevin Von Erich collapsing during a match in Fort Worth, and more.We then close with the supersized of Jim Crockett Promotions with talk about Florida including THE LORE OF THE FIEND, Dr. Death being “injured” on UWF TV, Dave's thoughts on the main JCP TV shows at the time—which may surprise you, Magnum T.A. returning to TBS, a wild night in Beckley, West Virginia for Jim Cornette & The Midnight Express, and more.Another classic 80's show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:18:08 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, JWP, Montreal, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC2:01:59 Classic Commercial Break2:06:00 Halftime2:31:28 Other USA: Bob Backlund, Wrestlethon, CCW, Memphis, WWA, WCCW, Central States, AWA, & Portland3:46:10 Jim Crockett Promotions: CWF, UWF, & Legacy JCP 4:48:04 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick and WWF spokesman Steve Planamenta do battle in Mike Mooneyham's weekly wrestling columnTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #355: May 19-23, 1995

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 262:16


    Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the almost-week that was May 19-23, 1995. We start off with WCW, where we talk about Slamboree PPV, the last to have the “Legends Reunion” theme, including Gordon Solie's "surprise" hall of fame induction, plus everything else on the show like Ric Flair injuring Angelo Poffo. We also talk about this show doing a subpar buy rate, even with a lot of star power, as well as a rare syndicated angle for this era involving "Dos Amigos" and a lot more.In Japan, we talk about all the happenings in AJPW, NJPW, and the indies, along with Canada & Mexico, before heading back to the U.S., where we talk about a big weekend for Smoky Mountain Wrestling that didn't deliver at the box office, Downtown Bruno forming a new Downtown Connection in the USWA, the Fabulous Freebirds reuniting (again) in the AWF, and much more.The World Wrestling Federation closes the show, as we talk about Shawn Michaels making his return from “injury” as a babyface against King Kong Bundy on Monday Night Raw and how Bam Bam Bigelow became the biggest third wheel in wrestling history next to him and Diesel, plus Bob Backlund running for president, Bret Hart going Attitude Era on Jerry Lawler two years early, and so much more.We've got an action-packed show this week with some great clips, so don't miss out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:24:12 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, Specialist Global Pro, West Japan, PWFG, RINGS, AJW, JWP, CRMW, AAA, & CMLL1:49:33 Classic Commercial Break1:53:36 Halftime2:16:50 Other USA: IWF, USofA, ECW, SMW, USWA, GWA, MTW, WCPW, AWF, & APW3:23:07 WWF3:53:25 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick's infamous front-page “Sex, Lies, and the WWF” column about Vince McMahon's performances on TV relative to what he told Phil about the Titangate scandalsTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #354: May 11-16, 1999 with Kaia McKenna

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 358:40


    Kris & David are back with another episode of BTS and we are joined this week by first-time guest Kaia McKenna (@KaiaMcK) to discuss the week that was May 11-16, 1999.We start off with ECW, with the main discussion being their Hardcore Heaven pay-per-view, but there were a lot of other things going on, as they were having some major problems with talent leaving over being owed money and much more. We also talk about Shane Douglas, one of the talent who was leaving, cutting a “shoot promo” about ECW at the Break the Barrier show at the ECW Arena the day before the PPV and how that was received by the company.In the WWF, we talk about the No Mercy UK PPV, featuring the last appearance of Sable in her original run, as well as how the PPV was basically a glorified house show, plus all the other news from our week.In Japan, the landscape is changing, as newly-minted AJPW President Mitsuharu Misawa had a meeting with New Japan's top stars about putting together a possible working relationship down the line. We also talk about a big BattlARTS show, Atsushi Onita running quite the show at Korakuen Hall, the joshi scene, and more.We then go to Mexico where we talk about Great Sasuke and the Toryumon guys working some shows there, before going back to the U.S. indie scene where we have a funny Ace Darling story, Blaine DeSantis running a couple of loaded PCW shows that come off like bigger indie supercards than Break the Barrier did, Vic Grimes running wild in Memphis, and lots more.WCW closes the show, where we talk about all their Tonight Show shenanigans with Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, & Bill Goldberg, Goldberg's contract dispute, and so much more.All in all, a very entertaining show....so LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 ECW (& Break the Barrier)2:01:40 WWF3:00:38 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, Onita Pro, GAEA, JWP, & NEO Ladies3:47:53 Classic Commercial Break3:51:47 Halftime4:14:26 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Toryumon Mexico, & WWC4:26:19 Other USA: Ace Darling, LAW, PCW, MCW, ATCW, OVW, IWAMS, & MPPW4:53:30 WCW5:29:49 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick's infamous front-page “Sex, Lies, and the WWF” column about Vince McMahon's performances on TV relative to what he told Phil about the Titangate scandalsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #353: May 1-9, 1990 with J.D. Oliva

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 300:36


    Kris & David are back with another episode of Between the Sheets, as we're joined by a first-time guest in J.D. Oliva (@JD_Oliva) to discuss the week-plus that was May 1-9, 1990. Topics include:The week-long saga of the attempts to find a new WCW head booker, which ended up being Ole Anderson complete with an excellent day-by-day tick-tock/rundown from Steve Beverly in Matwatch. Plus other NWA/WCW topics such as the first (and most star-studded) NWA vs. GLOW week on Family Feud.Exactly how AJPW will deal with Genichiro Tenryu leaving for the future SWS, as well as New Japan running 3 days in a row at Korakuen Hall with help from Pioneer Senshi of all promotions, and the UWF running a big show at Budokan Hall as major issues behind the scenes between Shinji Jin and the younger wrestles came to the forefront.The fever dream that was ICW TV at the time, complete with a clip of a Super Duper Mario promo, as well as Marc Lowrance's last show at the Sportatorium, where we play the full surprise sendoff he was given.AWA Twin Wars '90 in St. Paul, complete with Ric Flair vs. Brian Pillman main event, as well as what the NWA/AWA dealings at the time were really about.Hulk Hogan challenging Bugs Bunny on network television, Demolition starring in a Pizza Hut ad (with Ninja Duck), and Rick Rude getting a funny new haircut.All that and so much more on another great episode of BTS!Timestamps:0:00:00 NWA/WCW1:43:51 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Stampede, CNWA, EMLL, & WWC2:03:32 Classic Commercial Break2:07:26 Halftime2:31:58 Other USA: ICW, WWA, FCW, Dick Slater, USWA, Ken Massey, AWA, & Portland3:51:35 WWF4:31:45 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick's infamous front-page “Sex, Lies, and the WWF” column about Vince McMahon's performances on TV relative to what he told Phil about the Titangate scandalsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #352: April 28-May 2, 1993 with Alfredo Esparza

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 308:59


    Kris & David are joined by Alfredo Esparza (@therealfredo) to discuss the (almost-)week that was April 28-May 2, 1993. We start off talking about the very first Triplemania event put on by AAA and how it changed the game in lucha libre, drawing the biggest crowd in Mexican wrestling history at Plaza de Toros in Mexico City. We go through each match, particularly Konnan vs. Cien Caras in a loser must retire match with Jake Roberts playing a part in the finish. We also talk about everything else going on in the lucha world that week in one of our longest Lucha sections ever. We then go to WCW where we talk about the debut of the Blackhearts and Ric Flair's Flair for the Gold, which was a doozy, among other WCW craziness. We also talk about Robert Fuller appearing on SMW & WCW TV on the same day as Col. Robert Parker makes his debut, and one of the greatest Memphis TV matches in the history of the territory. To bring it home, we try to explain the insanity of the GWF in this era to Fredo before going to the WWF, where Hulk Hogan is doing Hulk Hogan things on TV. All that plus a free preview of our new Patreon-exclusive deep dive, so listen now!Timestamps:0:00:00 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, PREDESA, UWA, & Tijuana1:32:55 WCW2:15:46 Japan: FMW, Michinoku Pro, PWC, & RINGS2:22:55 Classic Commercial Break2:26:07 Halftime2:40:58 Other USA: IWF, All-Star (MA), CAWF, UWS, WWA, ECW, ICWA, SMW, USWA, GWF, Wes Crowder, & Big D4:21;57 WWF4:40:08 Patreon Preview: Phil Mushnick's infamous front-page “Sex, Lies, and the WWF” column about Vince McMahon's performances on TV relative to what he told PhilTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #351: April 19-25, 1989 with Beau James

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 411:46


    Kris & David are back this week with another episode of Between the Sheets, this time a Patreon request, as Nick Masci wanted us to talk about the week of April 19th-25th, 1989. And as a special treat, we are joined again by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) in all of the American sections. Nick wanted us to talk about New Japan's first show at the Tokyo Dome, Battle Satellite, and we do just that, as we talk about the importance of the event — tracing the history of Antonio Inoki — as well as a full rundown of this major, historically important show that featured the debut of the Jushin Thunder Liger gimmick and Shinya Hashimoto getting drafted back from Memphis so he could become a star overnight. Among other international topics, we also talk about AJPW going to a more "traditional" pro wrestling style to counter NJPW & UWF going to a more a "worked shoot" style. We also discuss The State of the WWF after WrestleMania and the then-annual “off-season,” featuring Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage starting their massively successful post-WM house show run, the stiffness of Ronnie Garvin vs. Greg Valentine, Dusty Rhodes making big claims in Florida, Beau getting the skinny directly from Dr. Tom Prichard to set the record straight on the stories of him going to the NWA in 1989, the amazing Nick Gulas/Robert Fuller/Jeff Jarrett angle in Memphis, the equally amazing Eric Embry/Skandor Akbar angle in World Class, The State of the NWA six months after the Turner takeover, and a ton more.This is a fantastic show, so listen now!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Int'l: NJPW, AJPW, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, Tijuana, & WWC1:08:20 WWF2:40:52 Classic Commercial Break2:43:20 Halftime3:05:44 Other USA: ProStar, GA wrestling commission bill, Peach State, FCW, CWF, CWA, WCCW, AWA, NCWA, & Portland5:12:45 NWA/WCW6:36:21 Patreon Preview: The WWF issues a press release bragging about WrestleMania III's record-breaking attendance…of 88,000?!?!?!?To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #350: April 12-19, 1994 with Beau James (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 195:43


    Kris & David are joined by the returning Beau James (@kingofkingsport) for a TWO-PART episode of BTS celebrating our 350th show, discussing the week-plus that was April 12-19, 1994. We start off part 2 with a controversy in Calgary regarding barbed wire matches, AAA & UWA (well, technically Double Power) being red hot in Mexico, nobody caring about the business getting exposed on 60 Minutes, Sid Vicious returning to wrestling after stabbing Arn Anderson, ECW & WCW working together as Slamboree approaches, Chris Candido & Brian Lee feuding with the Rock 'n' Roll Express in SMW (and it's awesome), the Gilberts beefing in Memphis, Diesel winning the Intercontinental Title from Razor Ramon, plans to turn the Steiners heel in the WWF, Tatanka getting his head dress destroyed by I.R.S., and so so much more. Fantastic stuff this week, folks, so listen now!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Other North America: CRMW, AAA, CMLL, & UWA0:25:00 Other USA: 60 Minutes/Rick “Elvis” Parker, WWWA, ECW, SMW, USWA, Detroit, L.A. Lucha, & OPWF2:03:25 WWF3:00:18 Patreon Preview: The WWF issues a press release bragging about WrestleMania III's record-breaking attendance…of 88,000?!?!?!?To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #350: April 12-19, 1994 with Beau James (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 245:08


    Kris & David are joined by the returning Beau James (@kingofkingsport) for a TWO-PART episode of BTS celebrating our 350th show, discussing the week-plus that was April 12-19, 1994. We start with WCW, where it's a massive section featuring Hulk Hogan officially reaching a deal with the company, Jesse Ventura winning his big videotape royalties lawsuit over the WWF, Brian Pillman & Steve Austin re-upping their contracts for two years, 2 Cold Scorpio getting fired over his love of jazz cigarettes, Missy Hyatt on A Current Affair, and, oh yeah…SPRING STAMPEDE '94, one of the greatest PPV's ever. We then go to Japan, where we talk about an epic April 16th in Tokyo, as All Japan has Champion Carnival finals at the Budokan after Mitsuharu Misawa's "injury" shook everything up, while New Japan has the first SUPER J-CUP at Sumo Hall, which changed Japanese wrestling in many ways both in Japan and in western fan culture. We also have the UWFi returning to PPV in the United States, Tonya Harding turning down All Japan Women, and tons more. Check out part 2 for Other North America, Other USA, and the WWF!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:54:56 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, NFW, NOW, PWC, W*ING, PWFG, RINGS, UWFi, AJW, & LLPWTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #349: April 6-13, 1986

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 292:44


    Kris & David are back this week with a Patreon pick, as Mike Poulin put down the $25 for us to talk about the week-plus that was April 6-13, 1986. We start off with the WWF, which of course means WrestleMania 2—which was covered unusually in-depth by mid-1980s Observer standards—as we talk about both the business end in-ring ends of the show, which, at that time, featured Dave Meltzer's pick for the worst match of all time. We then go International, talking about Hiroshi Wajima starting up his training in the All Japan dojo, rumors of Lex Luger heading to New Japan, the death of El Solitario, and more. Back in the United States, we talk about the burgeoning babyface indie scene, some great Memphis TV featuring Jos LeDuc as well as Jeff Jarrett's first TV match, Dick Slater whipping Sting's ass in the locker room (complete with Tracy Smothers' eyewitness account), the Freebirds teasing a breakup in Dallas, and, among other things, ”Baby Bull" Leon White getting an AWA World Heavyweight Title program with champion Stan Hansen. We then close with an unusually slim Jim Crockett Promotions section, but it features some great Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton feud clips from a weekend where they dominated the TV shows. All that and much more on a WrestleMania-heavy edition of Between The Sheets!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:41:52 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, Stampede, El Solitario, EMLL, Monterrey, UWA, & WWC2:00:45 Classic Commercial Break2:05:20 Halftime2:28:47 USA East: NWF, PWUSA, CWF, CCW, & Memphis3:09:45 USA West: UWF, Houston, WCCW, TASW, Central States, AWA, & Portland4:11:12 Jim Crockett Promotions4:37:19 Patreon Preview: The WWF issues a press release bragging about WrestleMania III's record-breaking attendance…of 88,000?!?!?!?To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Exile on Badstreet #80: Walking on the Wildside Part 12 w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 188:21


    Kris Zellner is joined yet again by Jeff G. Bailey (@JeffGBailey1) & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson (@revdanwilson) to take yet another Walk on the Wildside as we discuss the months of January & February 2002 in the history of NWA Wildside. We talk about A.J. Styles & David Young having a hellacious series of matches for the Wildside Heavyweight Title, the feud between Blackout & The Lost Boyz, which is heating up every week, the emergence of Cru Jones, Iceberg sending White Trash off into the sunset in his own way, and all the hot matches during that time period, as Wildside was getting younger and more athletic as time went on.As usual, this is an extremely fun show here with some great stories!To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #348: March 30-April 5, 1998

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 359:18


    Kris & David are back to discuss the week that was March 30th - April 5th, 1998. We start off in the WWF and Monday Night Raw from night after WrestleMania XIV, where Sean Waltman made his return as the unnamed new member of DX, but he wasn't the only debut: Kaientai and Dan Severn showed up, plus Val Venis's vignettes started airing, too. (Also, the New Age Outlaws joined DX and The Nation of Domination turned on Farooq.) We then go to Japan to talk about Antonio Inoki's huge retirement show at the Tokyo Dome, Mitsuharu Misawa getting injured on the road to AJPW's own show at the Big Egg, Promo Azteca's TV situation in Mexico, and so much more. After that, go back to North America, where we talk about the greatness of Robin Hood, one of the greatest matches in ECW history in the form of Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rob Van Dam, Dave Brown's return to Memphis wrestling being finalized, & STEVE SAX showing up for a NWC show. We then close with a typically loaded 1998 WCW section, featuring a wild and wacky Nitro, as well as Eric Bischoff sounding off on Sean Waltman and tons more on Prodigy. LISTEN NOW!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:53:03 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, BJPW, FMW, & GAEA2:22:55 Classic Commercial Break2:26:34 Halftime2:49:36 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Promo Azteca3:11:41 Other USA: Floyd Patterson NYSAC resignation, ECW, NWANJ, Steel City, IWAMS, Music City, MPPW, NWC, & APW3:45:57 WCW5:43:53 Patreon Preview: The WWF issues a press release bragging about WrestleMania III's record-breaking attendance…of 88,000?!?!?!?To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #347: March 18-29, 1985 with David Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 313:15


    Kris & David are back this week by Between The Sheets Patreon subscriber David Davis (@GratefulSeconds) to discuss the week-plus that was March 18-29, 1985. You too can pick your own show by donating $25, $50 (join us for a segment), or $100 (join us for the whole show) on our Patreon. We start off by talking about Jim Crockett Promotions, where they are heading to TBS, and we talk about how that will work out for them, Mid-South, & the WWF, including the ACTUAL story of why the WWF sold their time slots to Crockett. Elsewhere in JCP, we also talk about Magnum T.A. winning the U.S. Title from Wahoo McDaniel and how Crockett's expansion is in full swing, among other things. We then go to Japan, talking about Shiro Koshinaka leaving AJPW, which was greatly outshone by Bruiser Brody joining NJPW in a shocking move that changed the business in Japan and around the world, with a highly detailed rundown about why it happened. We even go to Kuwait this week for a JCP-adjacent tour, as well as England, Mexico, & Puerto Rico, before coming back to mainland America to talk about the territories, featuring some wild brawls in Southeastern, Tux Newman & Randy Savage running wild in Memphis, and the greatness of Mid-South television in this era. We then close with the WWF, as WrestleMania is just days away, with highlights including Vince McMahon insulting Andre the Giant on TNT in what the Observer reported was believed to have gotten shoot-y and, of course, Hulk Hogan maiming Richard Belzer on his “Hot Properties” talk show on Lifetime as Mr. T eggs him on. You know the drill: Listen now!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions0:51:36 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, Kuwait, England, Montreal, EMLL, Promociones Mora, UWA, & WWC1:49:55 Classic Commercial Break1:54:50 Halftime2:19:09 USA East: Terry Funk, PWUSA, CWG, CWF, SECW, & Memphis3:09:42 Mid-South & Houston3:29:08 USA West: WCCW, SWCW, St. Louis, Central States, AWA, Portland, & Hawaii3:52:16 WWF4:57:50 Patreon Preview: The WWF issues a press release bragging about WrestleMania III's record-breaking attendance…of 88,000?!?!?!?To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #346: March 16-22, 1984 with Mark Coale

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 266:57


    Kris & David are joined this week by our old friend and BTS Patron, Mark Coale (@black_bile), who donated the required $100 to be the guest on the whole show that he requested. Mark requested the week of March 16-22, 1984, and it's a doozy. We open with the WWF, as they are taking over TV slots around the country from other promotions, with our week focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area. We also talk about Andre the Giant entering Piper's Pit for the first time, Akira Maeda's jobbing tour, and other early WWF expansion things. We then move on to the international scene, where we talk about NTV wanting Satoru Sayama to join AJPW but Giant Baba wouldn't stand for it, Riki Choshu running wild in New Japan, Ric Flair & Harley Race trading the NWA Title in/around New Zealand, Ricky Steamboat returning from his 2 month retirement in JCP, Tim Horner scoring a major upset over Road Warrior Hawk on WTBS, and Hacksaw Duggan heeling in Florida en route to returning as a babyface hero in Mid-South that same week. It's also in Mid-South that we have the reason why Mark requested this week: We have Mr. Wrestling II completing his heel turn plus Jim Cornette throwing a big party for the Midnight Express, setting up The Last Stampede in the process. All this and so much more on a great episode of BTS!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:41:14 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, New Zealand, England, Montreal, Stampede, Vancouver, EMLL, & UWA1:20:24 Classic Commercial Break1:25:06 Halftime (including Scott Hall discussion)2:05:23 USA East: JCP, GCW, CWF, SECW, & Memphis2:39:55 USA West: Mid-South, Central States, WCCW, SWCW, AWA, & Portland4:03:09 Patreon Preview: APW King of the Indies 2001 unintentionally becomes the proof of concept for ROHTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #345: March 9-14, 1995 with Robert O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 343:21


    Kris & David are joined by Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the (almost-)week that was March 9-14, 1995. We start off with Dave Meltzer going over the changing world of the PPV business in wrestling with the introduction of In Your House and World War 3 as well as the return of the Great American Bash, and how that affects the whole business. We then go to the WWF, where Crush/Brian Adams gets arrested, Men on a Mission turn on the Smoking Gunns, Carl Ouellet becomes a pirate, and so much more before going to Japan, where we talk about New Japan's faction-based and interpromotional feuds, Los Power Raiders debuting in AAA, CMLL getting a TV contract extension from Televisa, Jim Cornette & Bob Armstrong going to war with The Gangstas in SMW, DIAMOND MIKE AND HIS CREW in Memphis, Marcus Dupree showing up in Memphis, a promotional war brewing in Mississippi, Paul Alperstein's AWF announcing their title tournament in grand fashion, and then WCW, where Ric Flair is about to lose his mind as the booker amidst all of the Hulk Hogan insanity. Timestamps:0:00:00 Pay-per-view changes0:36:15 WWF1:38:45 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, IWU, Pancrase, & AJW2:05:40 Classic Commercial Break2:09:27 Halftime2:26:44 Other North America: CRMW, AAA, & CMLL 3:02:17 Other USA: ECW, Terry Funk in VA, Peach State, SMW, USWA, Ozark Mountain, Circle City, Deep South vs. Mid-South war for Mississippi, JCP, AWF, & Northwest4:34:08 WCW5:19:33 Patreon Preview: APW King of the Indies 2001 unintentionally becomes the proof of concept for ROHTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #344: March 1-8, 1992

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 351:30


    Kris & David are guestless this time, as we discuss the week-plus that was March 1-8, 1992. We start with WCW, where we talk about Jesse Ventura being pulled off of the 1992 Minnesota Vikings radio broadcasts because of his relationship with WCW, Dave going to a pair of WCW house shows in two different timezones, Steve Williams & Terry Gordy coming to WCW, and so much more there. We then go international to talk about Doc & Gordy losing their AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles in preparation for their departure to WCW, New Japan running their 20th Anniversary Show with a major card featuring the Japanese debut of the El Samurai gimmick, the greatness of Sean Waltman and others in Japan's Universal Lucha Libre, the UWA moving its TV tapings to Arena Neza, Paul Roma's pro boxing debut, Rip Rogers squatting throughout the whole hour on SMW TV, as well as all the other news from the just about everywhere before going to the WWF. The WWF section this week is MASSIVE, as Pat Patterson & Terry Garvin tender their resignations as the ring boy abuse/Titangate scandals are heating up. There is just so much going on here that it's hard to put into words. Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW0:49:29 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, Universal, W*ING, RINGS, AJW, All-Star, CMLL, UWA, Tijuana, & WWC1:21:04 Other USA: Paul Roma, IWF (Kowalski), WWA (NJ), NGWA, Peach State, LMLW, ICWA, SMW, USWA, GWF, Mick Karch, PWA, & Portland1:59:17 Classic Commercial Break2:02:33 Halftime2:28:50 WWF5:27:42 Patreon Preview: APW King of the Indies 2001 unintentionally becomes the proof of concept for ROHTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #343: February 23-March 1, 2003

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 378:55


    Kris & David are joined this week by Patreon subscriber Tyler Gignac (@Tyler_Gignac), who wanted us to do the week that was February 23rd-March 1st, 2003. You can have us do a week that you want, as well, by signing up for a month in the $25 tier ourPatreon. ($50 gets you the ability to join us for a segment and $100 gets you the option to join us for the whole show.) Tyler joins us for the WWE section, featuring a wild three days in Canada, including Raw in Toronto, which Tyler attended. But we also have the No Way Out PPV in Montreal with the Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock rematch as well as SmackDown taping in London,Ontario the next night. There was a ton going on there, far too much to put here, but it's on the road to WrestleMania, which is full of all kinds of wackiness. We also talk about a major weekend in Japan where Shinya Hashimoto won the Triple Crown and Kenta Kobashi won the GHC Heavyweight Title in VERY different matches in terms of "workrate." We also talk about the rest of Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Indies, and of course NWA Total Nonstop Action, which is typically ridiculous. This is a LOADED show, so listen now!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWE2:52:11 Classic Commercial Break2:56:33 Halftime3:18:11 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, World Japan, Zero-One, BJPW, DDT, Kageki, K-Dojo, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, WMF, AJW, Arsion, JWP, Neo, K-1, & All-Star4:44:32 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, IWAPR, & WWC5:03:59 Other USA: TCW, Cody Runnels, NWA Wildside, IPW Hardcore, IWAMS, All Access, XPW, & WrestleXpress5:24:16 NWA-TNA5:55:07 Patreon Preview: APW King of the Indies 2001 unintentionally becomes the proof of concept for ROHTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #342: February 15-22, 1996

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 387:10


    Kris & David are back with another episode of Between the Sheets! We discuss the week-plus that was February 15-22, 1996, a show that was requested by one of our Patrons, Andy Linton. You can have the opportunity to have us do a week that you want if you join our Patreon and put down $25. We start the show with WCW, talking about their rapidly improving house show business and a wild Monday Nitro, which was par for the course in this era for some reason. We also talk about a crazy UFC PPV in Puerto Rico, Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue regaining AJPW's unified world tag team titles, AAA almost getting kicked out of Acapulco, Tommy Morrison telling the world that he was HIV positive and how that would affect all combat sports, Brian Pillman making his debut at the ECW Arena in a wild spectacle, the WWF invading the WMC studio in Memphis, and IN YOUR HOUSE 6 among other topics in a loaded WWF section, including some long-buried details of the Billionaire Ted skits and resulting fallout. All that and much more on yet another action packed episode of Between the Sheets!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:01:31 UFC1:52:02 Int'l: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, FMW, SPWF, AJW, GAEA, AAA, CMLL, & Tijuana2:26:24 Classic Commercial Break2:31:20 Tommy Morrison2:59:43 Other USA: ECW, SSW, United Wrestling, USWA, & North American All-Star4:33:52 WWF6:09:30 Patreon Preview: Joel Goodhart gambles on a banquet celebrating Ric FlairTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #341: February 9-15, 1997

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 303:31


    Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week that was February 9-15, 1997. We talk about USA Network giving the WWF an extra hour for Raw every week and how that will change their TV format, as well as THURSDAY RAW THURSDAY, featuring Shawn Michaels losing his smile in one of the all-time most memorable Raw moments. We also talk about Rocky Maivia winning his first title and the timing of that, the WWF's relationship with ECW, and so much more to round out a very newsworthy WWF section. We also talk about New Japan trying to sign Ken Shamrock to a major deal, Michinoku Pro's top stars coming to ECW, and Sunny & The Truth Commission (as well as John Lister!) showing up at the WMC studio in Memphis for the USWA. Then we go to WCW where we talk about TBS wanting to add a new wrestling show, Ted Turner possibly showing up at Nitro, Kevin Sullivan going off the rails on Nitro, and a whole lot more. Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:29:20 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, Pancrase, AJW, JWP, & NWA UK/Hammerlock1:58:31 Classic Commercial Break2:03:12 Halftime2:17:47 Latin America & MMA: AAA, CMLL, Promo Azteca, WWC, & WFF2:36:56 Other USA: CenturyWA, PWA (NJ), UCW (NJ), ECW, TMW, SSW, NCW, USWA, & APW3:46:23 WCW4:45:51 Patreon Preview: Joel Goodhart gambles on a banquet celebrating Ric FlairTo support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!If you're looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you've been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you'll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you're looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Ep. #340: February 2-8, 1993 with John Muse

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 348:45


    Kris & David are joined by John Muse (@JMuseMich) to discuss the week that was February 2-8, 1993. We talk about the major power shift in WCW as Cowboy Bill Watts & Jim Ross are on their way out the door and Eric Bischoff is about to make a big power play to become a top boss in the company. John goes in-depth with us talking about all the aspects of the company at the time, especially the booking, and this was a fantastic discussion. We also talk about Jim Cornette & The Heavenly Bodies showing up at Center Stage for some fireworks with Bill Watts and The Rock 'n' Roll Express, as well as an update on Ric Flair coming into the company, Johnny B. Badd possibly leaving, and so much more. We then go to Japan were we talk about the great scene at that time where everyone, including the indies, was doing good business before going to Mexico, where we talk about the groundbreaking product AAA was putting out at that time. We then go to the U.S. Indie scene, talking about Bobby Eaton joining the Heavenly Bodies in SMW, Doink the Clown running amok at the WMC studio in Memphis, before closing out with the WWF. Hulk Hogan is about to return, we compare WWF business at home vs. how it's booming in Europe, Japanese groups are protesting the insanely heavy-handed jingoistic aspects of the Yokozuna vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan feud, and much more. If you liked John on Wrestling Observer Live back in the day, you'll love this show, so LISTEN NOW!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:46:35 Int'l: NJPW, NOW, W*ING, PWFG exodus, AJW, AAA, CMLL, & UWA2:40:47 Classic Commercial Break2:46:21 Halftime3:04:29 Other USA: IWCCW, MEWF, NWF (NC), WWOW (NC), Peach State, SMW, USWA, Austin Idol's USACW, BTW (OH), GWF, TWA (TX), MCW (TX), WCCW, Big D, CWUSA, Terry Funk, & Andre the Giant4:39:07 WWF5:41:05 Patreon Preview: Joel Goodhart gambles on a banquet celebrating Ric FlairSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands