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Between The Sheets

English, Sports, 1 season, 169 episodes, 23 hours, 48 minutes
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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.
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Ep. #458: May 15-21, 1989

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was May 15-21, 1989. Topics of discussion include:The shockwaves sent throughout the WWF when Dusty Rhodes signed with the company and how that could affect the morale of the locker room.Roddy Piper's power play to return to the WWF and how he used Jim Herd for leverage.The coronation of King Duggan.The Rockers and the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers fight over entrance music.Why is All Japan so popular in Tokyo?New Japan vs. USA vs. Russia doing major business.Masakatsu Funaki rebelling in the UWF by using “fake moves.”Ricky Rice and Teijho Khan's adventures in Calgary.Rip Rogers taking over the book in the WWC.Captain Lou Albano's new TV gig.A wild week in Jerry Blackwell's Southern Championship Wrestling.Action Jackson and Baby Sis in Memphis.Frank Dusek firingHarold T. Harris in a great TV angle in Dallas.Tom Zenk quitting (queeting?) the AWA.Big TV syndication issues for WCW.Terry Funk and a young Eddie Guerrero have a memorable TV match.We always love doing 80's shows, and this is just another in a long line of great ones, so check it out!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:57:57 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Shooto UWF, Stampede, EMLL, Tijuana, & WWC1:29:05 Classic Commercial Break: Miami Vice series finale1:35:25 Halftime2:13:42 Other USA: TWWF, ICW, 105.9 WNWR-FM radio show in NYC, NJ deregulation, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, USWA (NJ), WWA (NJ), Nikita Koloff, Pro Wrestling This Week, SCW (GA), Continental, Chris Love’s Mississippi circuit, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States, AWA, UWC (CA), Portland, Hawaii, & Road House3:45:52 NWA/WCWTo 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
5/20/20244 hours, 46 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. #457: May 8-14, 1997 with J.D. Oliva

Kris and David are joined by J.D. Oliva (@JD_Oliva) as we discuss the week that was May 8-14, 1997. Topics of discussion include:USA Network moving Monday Night Raw/Raw is War to a 9 PM - 11 PM time slot for the fall season and what that could mean to both the WWF and WCW.Kevin Sullivan starts his hiatus as WCW's booker and all of the ramifications that decision could have for the promotion.Kevin Greene and Reggie White are prominently featured on Nitro to hype their matches at Slamboree.Atsushi Onita returns to Japan after meeting with Vince McMahon and tells the media of his "plans."Rick Rude reboots his ECW run without the mask and has an…eventful night at the ECW Arena.Brian Christopher gets fired from the USWA for a few days.The WWF presents In Your House: A Cold Day in Hell, featuring Ken Shamrock's first match in the company as he works Vader in a brutal shoot style affair.Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels have a memorable moment on Raw…kind of, as they go long and it climaxes off the air.Lots of wild and crazy stuff this week, so you don't want to miss any of it!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Monday Night War & WCW1:08:21 Int’l: NJPW, FMW, IWA Kakuto-Shijuku, WAR, Wrestle Yume Factory, Takada-Rickson, AJW, GAEA, JWP, LLPW, AAA, CMLL, Promo Azteca, Toryumon Mexico, & WWC1:54:51 Classic Commercial Break1:59:30 Halftime2:47:00 Other USA: UCW (NY), WWCoalition (NJ), ECW, IWAMS, USWA, World Class II, & APW3:25:57 WWFTo 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
5/13/20245 hours, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. #456: May 2-7, 1996

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was May 2-7, 1996. Topics of discussions include:Why exactly Diesel and Razor Ramon do any TV jobs on their way out of the WWF.Barry Buchanan and Dwayne Johnson sign WWF developmental contracts.A wild promo tabloid TV style-interview on Raw with an unnamed women in silhouette accusing Shawn Michaels' of breaking up her marriage.FMW running their annual Kawasaki Stadium show on 5/5, the first time that they did so without Atsushi Onita on the card, and how much credit Megumi Kudo should get for the show being a success..The UFC winning a major court battle in Detroit.Tons of wacky U.S. indie results, including a mystery show in NYC.Dave Meltzer's thoughts on the first televised Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu match on ECW TV and how it compares to how he reviews matches now.Jeff Jarrett becoming the top heel in the USWA.Sting and Lex Luger having issues on Nitro.Eric Bischoff telling his side of the story of Marc Mero/Johnny B. Badd's departure from WCW.All of this plus so much more on a highly entertaining episode of BTS!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:57:47 Int’l: FMW, Michinoku Pro, SGP, AJW, Jd’, JWP, AAA, CMLL, Tijuana, & WWC1:25:20 Classic Commercial Break1:28:16 Halftime2:02:22 Other USA: UFC, NEW, UCW (NY), USofA, ??? in NYC, ASWA, ECW, MEWF, IPWA, UWA, IFWA, All-State, USWA, CWA (Dallas), Blast from the Past, Peace Festival, & Billy Jack Haynes3:26:25 WCWTo 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
5/6/20244 hours, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #84: "The Sound of Madness" w/ Rob Naylor

Kris Zellner is joined by Rob Naylor (@NINaylor) to discuss our memories of the career of "Macho Man" Randy Savage.We go over our earliest memories of Savage and then talk about his greatness in ICW, Memphis, WWF, and WCW. We also talk about our favorite matches and angles plus our favorite incarnations of Macho Man character, as well.This was a damn fun show and we hope to do more like this in the future!!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
5/2/20242 hours, 36 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. #455: April 24-30, 2002 with Matt Griffin

Kris and David are joined by Matt Griffin (@MattTheMouth) as we discuss the week that was April 24-30, 2002. Topics of discussion include:Jerry Jarrett’s then-unnamed startup national wrestling promotion is set to run weekly PPVs, and we talk about that business model as well as if it could've ever been sustainable.Jerry Jarrett's thoughts on Vince Russo and if he wanted him involved or not.The announcement of wacky show booked by Road Warrior Animal featuring Japanese imports and all sorts of older names at a baseball stadium in Atlantic City.Mark and Jay Briscoe quitting CZW.Eddie Guerrero appears as the WWF Intercontinental Champion on IWC and ROH shows during the same weekend, even defending the title against CM Punk’s IWC Title on the former show.We use a DVDVR Road Report being as source material for the first time, as our week has an NWA Virginia show headlined by Matt as "Mr. Delicious" Jacey North that Dean Rasmussen and Phil Rippa attended.A total debacle of an XWF tour of Texas that was canceled at the last minute.Riki Choshu leaving New Japan in quite the understated fashion and the reasons for that.Gong Magazine's annual popularity polls and the surprising results.Hulk Hogan's run as WWF Champion being a total bomb business-wise, and why it even happened in the first place.Randy Orton makes his WWF TV debut in the most Randy Orton fashion possible.William Regal and Hulk Hogan having a spot of tea on Raw.Vince McMahon nixing Kurt Angle's PSAs for angina awareness from airing on SmackDown.All this and so, so much more on a loaded episode of BTS!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Other USA: Jarrett Expanded Universe, IWS (NJ), Ted Petty, ICW (NY), CZW, ROH, IWC, NWA Virginia, NACW, NWA Wildside, IWF (MI), HWA, IWAMS, Jamie Dundee, XWF, XPW, & Azteca Promotions2:37:23 Classic Commercial Break2:41:07 Halftime3:31:03 Int’l: NJPW, AJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BJPW, CMA, DDT, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Toryumon, Weekly Gong, AJW, Arsion, Jd’, NEO Ladies, WrestleTalk, NHBW, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, & Tijuana4:35:47 WWFTo 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
4/29/20246 hours, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. #454: April 17-25, 1987

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was April 17-25, 1987. Topics of discussion include:The UWF to JCP transition beginning with the first set of JCP-controlled UWF TV tapings and how it the landscape looked about a week after the deal was finalized.Big Bubba Rogers winning the UWF Heavyweight Title from One Man Gang in the first major change.Dave Meltzer attending a JCP house show in San Francisco and giveing his thoughts on the promotion’s future, which were pretty ominous.Akira Maeda doing his first pinfall job in New Japan since he returned in January 1986.Exactly what the NWF’s business model was.PAUL E. DANGERLY has a new team in Memphis.Mike Von Erich's funeral plus Kevin Von Erich addressing the fans at the Sportatorium.Curt Hennig finally turning heel in the AWA.Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant’s house show rematches after WrestleMania III that never end up happening.Jim Neidhart being found not guilty in his criminal trial for assaulting a flight attendant.The Ken Patera Story and how it didn't work for 1987.The absurdity of Missy Hyatt’s unaired Missy’s Manor talk show segments in the WWF, the second round of which was taped during our week, and how they were a terrible misuse of her talent.The complete insanity of MR. FUJI GOES TO HOLLYWOOD and how it was re-aired on Prime Time Wrestling as if it was new over a year after it premiered on TNT.All of this and so much more on a wacky episode of BTS.Timestamps:0:00:00 UWF0:36:07 JCP & CWF1:26:21 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, All-Star, Dale Martin, Stampede, Montreal, EMLL, Promociones Mora, UWA, Tijuana, & WWC1:55:08 Classic Commercial Break1:58:45 Halftime2:33:47 Other USA: NWF, Deep South, Continental, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, AWA, Central States, & Portland3:45:28 WWFTo 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
4/22/20244 hours, 47 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. #453: April 6-12, 1998

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was April 6-12, 1988. Topics of discussion include:The WWF staying on USA Network even though they were undergoing a leadership change.X-Pac's contract and how it differs from other WWF contracts at the time.Cactus Jack cutting an impassioned promo on Raw that the fans in the building didn't give a shit about.Stone Cold goes corporate....or does he?Mitsuharu Misawa, like Shawn Michaels, is breaking down physically.Paul Heyman suspends Sabu and The Sandman for some of their out of the ring chicanery.Adrian Street's career is in jeopardy after a serious injury.Who exactly owns Music City Wrestling?he reasons why Sid Vicious won't be working for Memphis Power Pro Wrestling.The saga of Ric Flair and the 4/9 episode of Thunder in Tallahassee, Florida, plus how close was he to jumping to the WWF for their 4/26 PPV in Greensboro.WCW wrestlers hanging out backstage at ECW shows and how that got them heat in WCW.Some amazing clips of some wild episodes of Nitro and Thunder that you can't miss.This is a fantastic show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:18:27 Int’l: AJPW, IWA Kokusai, AJW, JWP, LLPW, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Promo Azteca, Tijuana, & WWC1:49:14 Classic Commercial Break1:53:35 Halftime2:38:28 Other USA: ECW, SSW, Adrian Street, IWAMS, Music City, Memphis Power Pro, NWA Southwest, Mike Modest, & Oregon Lucha3:10:02 WCWTo 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
4/15/20245 hours, 20 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. #452: April 3-9, 2000

This week on BTS, Kris and David take a look at the week that was April 3-9, 2000. Topics of discussion include:Ready to Rumble debuts in theaters and does decently at the box office. Plus we have reports from the premiere, which featured a "match" between Vampiro & The Wall.Nitro and Thunder being clip shows as this was the week before the big Bischoff/Russo reboot.New Japan has DOME IMPACT at the Tokyo Dome featuring the last major Shinya Hashimoto vs. Naoya Ogawa Tokyo Dome main event.The awesomeness of Kazunari Murakami.Tatsumi Fujinami announcing his retirement.Jushin Thunder Liger winning the 3rd Super J-Cup tournament.Mike Awesome deciding to leave ECW as all heck breaks loose.Paul Heyman scrambling as he tries to sign talent to "contracts."Shawn Michaels wrestling his "retirement" match in his TWA promotion against Venom (Paul Diamond).Andy Rooney talking about wrestling in his weekly segment on 60 Minutes.Court TV airs its "Wrestling With Death" special.Chyna turns on Chris Jericho to help Eddie Guerrero on the post-WrestleMania episode of Raw, forming a memorable partnership.The WWF's TV in general after WrestleMania and their direction moving forward.This is an extremely fun show, so take a listen!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW0:41:13 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Super J-Cup, BattlARTS, BJPW, FMW, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, Bull Nakano, Arsion, Jd’, JWP, Saudi Arabia, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Monterrey1:46:49 Classic Commercial Break1:51:10 Halftime2:37:25 ECW3:15:08 Other USA: CZW, JAPW, NWANJ, OVW, MemphisCW, Memphis Power Pro, TWA, Oregon commission, Andy Rooney, & Court TV3:40:25 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
4/8/20245 hours, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. #451: March 28-April 4, 1999

Kris and David are guestless this week as we discuss the week-plus that was March 28-April 4, 1999. Topics of discussion include:WrestleMania XV: The Raging Climax in Philadelphia, which was one of the biggest pro wrestling events of all-time up to that point.Butterbean destroying Bart Gunn in the last-ever Brawl For All match.Chyna and Triple H reuniting and then Triple H joining The Corporation the same night.PETE ROSE making his shocking return to attack Kane while wearing the San Diego Chicken CostumeSable and Tori having a match for the ages in all of the wrong ways, complete with ringside fans hearing Sable loudly complaining about Tori working too stiff.The Undertaker vs. The Big Bossman in HELL IN A CELL…in a manner of speaking.“Stone Cold” Steve Austin regaining the WWF Championship by defeating The Rock.Stephanie McMahon making her debut as a TV character debut the night after Mania.Vince and Shane McMahon GET DOWN at the WrestleMania Rage Party the night before the PPV.ESPN's Outside the Lines takes on pro wrestling in an amazing episode that looks at the business’s influence on children and the ever-increasing rate of young wrestler deaths.Sid burning his bridge in ECW as only he can.Bret Hart and Goldberg having a very memorable angle in Toronto on the final WCW Monday Nitro before the unveiling of the infamous new logo and set.All sorts of mass confusion in WCW as Kevin Nash's run as booker is in full insanity mode.A highly newsworthy show and a great one at that, so LISTEN NOW!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF2:02:29 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Arsion, GAEA, JWP, Stampede, AAA, CMLL, Ricky Banderas, & WWC2:22:09 Classic Commercial Break2:32:33 Halftime3:01:59 ESPN Outside The Lines: Pro Wrestling’s Hold On America4:18:10 Other USA: ECW, NWA Georgia, Memphis Power Pro, & APW4:32:48 WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
4/1/20246 hours, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #83: Thunderbolt & The Express

Kris Zellner is joined by Barry Rose as we discuss the history of Thunderbolt Patterson as well as Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham, a.k.a. The U.S. Express, all from a Championship Wrestling from Florida perspective.We talk about how CWF was vital to their careeers and some of their major moments in the territory among other topics.Barry also talks about his upcoming convention "Glory Days Grapplecon" which takes place on the weekend of April 20th at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.Take a listen, and we hope you enjoy the show!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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/31/20241 hour, 49 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. #450: March 20-26, 2003

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was March 20-26, 2003. Topics of discussion include:We learn how Curt Hennig died the same week that “Bruiser” Brian Cox passes away.D-Lo Brown suffers a concussion in his first big TNA match.A.J. Styles uses an unfortunate slur on TNA’s weekly PPV. (The same one he used everywhere else.)AJPW starts the Champion Carnival tour with some big foreign names in the tournament.NJPW runs some big shows with Yoshihiro Takayama defending his NWF Heavyweight Title against Scott Norton in the marquee match.World Japan's first tour is officially classified as a disaster.Konnan jumping from the WWC to the IWA in Puerto Rico.Samoa Joe winning the ROH World Title from Xavier and how undervalued Xavier was by the fans in this era.The story of the "ROH Riots."Portland Wrestling returning to TV. Again.An update on the WWE buying the ECW intellectual property rights out of bankruptcy court.John Cena getting hot with his raps.Los Guerreros hustling on the golf course on SmackDown.Stephanie McMahon & Brian Kendrick's "chemistry" in their segments together.Vince McMahon bloodies up Hulk Hogan during their WrestleMania contract signing angle.Shawn Michaels sounds off on Bret Hart on Off the Record on TSN in Canada.Steve Austin gets into a pillow fight with Cousin Sal on an early episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.Vince McMahon makes a very odd appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.This was a funky time in wrestling history. and we had quite the show as a result!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Curt Hennig cause of death and Brian Cox passes away0:25;02 NWA-TNA0:52:23 Eastern Hemisphere: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, World Japan, BJPW, IWA Japan, Kageki, Michinoku Pro, NMC, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, WMF, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, JWP, NEO, WWA, & TWA1:33:16 Classic Commercial Break1:36:40 Halftime2:20:27 Other North America: Stampede, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, & IWAPR2:29:05 Other USA: JerseyCW, ROH, IWAMS, MAW, AWS, Portland, & OVW2:56:25 WWETo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/25/20245 hours, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. #449: March 13-20, 1988 with Phil Schneider

Kris and David are joined by Phil Schneider (@philaschneider) to discuss the week-plus that was March 13-20, 1988. Topics of discussion include:The differences between the WWF and JCP at the time when it came to running angles with blood on TV.WWF Magazine spoiling the WrestleMania IV tournament winner in an issue that came out about a month before the show.Bruno Sammartino going off on current wrestling on a Pittsburgh radio show.THE GASPARS running wild in New Japan.Brian Pillman talking shit on the other Bad[d] Company on Stampede TV.The greatness of WWC in the months before everything changed with Bruiser Brody's murder.Paul E. Dangerously attempting a hostile takeover of Pro Wrestling This Week…with help from George Steinbrenner?Eddie Gilbert burning Randy Hales with a gigantic fireball on Memphis TV.World Class’s shows improving since Michael Hayes took over the book.Badd Company winning the AWA World Tag Team Titles from the Midnight Rockers in Las Vegas.The Oregon wrestling war heats up between Don Owen and Billy Jack Haynes, all the while a State Athletic Commission has a contentious meeting.What exactly was the Four Horsemen Top Performance System supposed to do, exactly?Al Perez and Gary Hart debut on TBS.The Fantastics and The Midnight Express have one of the wildest brawls ever on TBS.A very entertaining show as always with Phil on board with us, so check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:49:07 Int’l: NJPW, All-Star (UK), Stampede, Vancouver, EMLL, & WWC1:24:34 Classic Commercial Break1:27:45 Halftime2:17:46 Other USA: NECW, NWF, Pro Wrestling This Week, SCW, Blackjack Mulligan, The Sheik/Big Time Wrestling, USA Wrestling, Continental, WOW, CWA/Memphis, WCPW, WCCW, Central States, AWA, Alexis Smirnoff runs in Napa, & Portland3:42:58 Jim Crockett PromotionsTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/18/20244 hours, 56 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep. #448: March 7-12, 1996

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was March 7-12, 1996. Topics of discussion include:Dave Meltzer's pilgrimage to the northeast for ECW's Big Ass Extreme Bash shows in Queens and Philadelphia, with very noticeable differences between the two shows both in and out of the ring.Shane Douglas and Brian Pillman heating up their angle on both nights, including “hit the baby.”Rey Misterio Jr. and Juventud Guerrera having possibly the greatest match in the history of the ECW Arena in the form of their 2/3 falls match.Mick Foley's final ECW matches, where he put over Chris Jericho…but not Mikey Whipwreck.The creation of the short-lived Junior Four Horsemen stable in New Japan.featuring Jushin Thunder Liger, El Samurai, Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit), and Black Tiger (Eddy Guerrero).Johnny B. Badd quitting WCW and going on the record the very next day with Wade Keller in a Torch Talk detailing his side of everything that happened.Rick and Scott Steiner returning to WCW unannounced on Nitro and how the Nasty Boys temporarily being fired led to that happening.Ric Flair getting arrested in Charlotte on the unusual charge of aiding and abetting a DWI.Brian Pillman showing up on Nitro to plug his hotline in his first WCW appearance since SuperBrawl. Meanwhile, backstage, Hulk Hogan leeches onto him, which sets the stage for his shoot angle imploding.Eric Bischoff doing a Prodigy chat with Bob Ryder, where he had a lot to say on some interesting topics, including the WWF’s Billionaire Ted skits.Chris Champion returning to the USWA for the first time since his legal problems drove him out a few years earlier…but as Yoshi Kwan instead of himself.How WWF was handling the departures of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and the possible departures of Sean Waltman & Bret Hart.Jim Ross doing some fantastic work producing the first WrestleMania XII training videos of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels in their hometowns.A new wrestler named "Craig or Duane Johnson” works some dark matches on the TV tapings.This is a loaded show this week, folks, so you don't want to miss out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 ECW1:50:45 Int’l: NJPW, WAR, IWA Japan, Tokyo Pro, Pancrase, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, LLPW, AAA, CMLL, & IWRG2:09:09 Classic Commercial Break2:11:57 Halftime2:38:37 WCW4:00:31 Other USA: IPWA, ASW (NC), USWA, & Compton lucha4:20:40 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/11/20245 hours, 35 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. #447: February 28-March 6, 1991 with Beau James

Kris and David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week that was February 28-March 6, 1991. Topics of discussion include:Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Sensational Sherri being stripped to her underwear to close the Sgt. Slaughter-Ultimate Warrior cage matches on house shows and the changing image of the WWF in general.Bob Costas pulling out of WrestleMania VII and why that happened.Paul Bearer makes a wacky appearance on Prime Time Wrestling that takes a particularly messy turn when Lord Alfred Hayes shows up.The Ultimate Warrior basically killing off Brother Love in an angle that Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper used to personally mock Bruce Prichard on commentary.THE MARINER attacking Earthquake on TV.The contrast between the foreigners in both AJPW and NJPW at the time, plus how great both promotions were in general.Yoshiaki Fujiwara's PWFG runs its first show.Luchadores getting life insurance thanks to the Box y Lucha commission in Mexico City.Joel Goodhart running one of his big shows in Philadelphia featuring Eddie Gilbert vs. Cactus Jack and Terry Funk vs. Jerry Lawler.The bitter breakup of the USWA and the Mid-South Coliseum that lasted several months.The USWA battling Gary Hart's Texas Championship Wrestling in Dallas, including TCW beating the USWA in the local Nielsen ratings and some great clips from Gary's TV show.The LPWA bringing in Norman the Lunatic and running a long TV taping.Why Buddy Landel was fired by WCW.Owen Hart making his WCW debut.Dave Meltzer's hatred of the canned crowd noise on WCW TV.There’s lots of great stuff here — including much more not mentioned above — on another tremendous episode of BTS!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:31:05 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, PWFG, NWF in Greece, CNWA, CDMX Box y Lucha commission, CMLL, UWA, & WWC2:11:29 Classic Commercial Break2:15:13 Halftime3:03:29 Other USA: UWF (Abrams), ICW, TWA, SAPW, Joe Pedicino/GWF, Suncoast Pro, Jim Cornette selling water filters, USWA, TCW, HPW, LPWA, Portland, & Terry Funk on Quantum Leap5:13:00 WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/4/20246 hours, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. #446: February 21-27, 2000

Kris and David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was February 21-27, 2000. Topics of discussion include:A rundown of the chaos that was going on behind the scenes at WCW, which was bad enough that both Bill Goldberg and Sting basically wanted nothing to do with it all until there was a permanent booking team in place.Nitro and Thunder having plenty of crazy shit going on including yet another fake La Parka, the Harris Twins getting a huge push for some reason, Buff Bagwell striking out with valets, Kevin Nash having amnesia, and so much more.Kenta Kobashi becoming Triple Crown Champion in AJPW as Mitsuharu Misawa is getting his ducks in a row for a potential split.Big Japan makes a deal with Combat Zone Wrestling to trade talent.Dan Henderson wins the first annual RINGS King of Kings tournament amidst a loaded field.Perro Aguayo makes his grand return to Arena Mexico after being gone for seven years.The sordid details of Jim Thompson — a.k.a. Detroit News wrestling columnist “M.L. Curly” — being charged with child molestation.The ECWA's fourth annual Super 8 tournament, which doubled as a DVDVR message board gathering and and a coming out party for Scoot Andrews.Shane Douglas showing up in XPW and, naturally, shooting on Ric Flair.Raw at the Georgia Dome featuring one of the all-time great Rock promos: “I am The Game-uh.”SmackDown featuring Mick Foley cutting one of the greatest promos of his career and ANOTHER one of The Rock’s most memory promos, this time mocking The Big Show’s “AAAAHHHH THE CHOKESLAM!!!!!!” pose.The No Way Out PPV featuring Foley vs. Triple H in an insane Hell in the Cell match that was purely nuts and started Foley’s “retirement.”This is just scratching the surface, as this show is loaded, so....LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:49:09 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, BJPW, Capture, DDT, FMW, Onita Pro, Super J-Cup, SkyPerfecTV/DirecTV Japan merger, RINGS, Jd’, JWP, & FWA2:28:51 Latin America: CMLL, IWRG, Mil Mascaras, & IWAPR2:37:05 Classic Commercial Break2:40:59 Jim Thompson charged in child molestation case3:07:36 Other USA: JAPW, ECW, ECWA, Norm Connors on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” on ABC, IWAMS, Memphis (MCW & Power Pro), Rev Pro, XPW, & Rena Mero on “Relic Hunter”3:51:50 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
2/26/20246 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. #445: February 15-20, 1994

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost)-week that was February 15-20, 1994. Topics of discussion include:WWF firing Marty Jannetty for at least the fourth time overall and the third time in just two years.Vince McMahon co-hosting Radio WWF with Jim Ross — and it's a doozy.Shinya Hashimoto beating Genichiro Tenryu for the first time as New Japan is red hot.UWFi running a big grandstand angle at a press conference challenging all the big champions in Japan.The very first match between Chris Benoit and Sabu taking place on a NWA New Jersey show.The status of Paul E. Dangerously with both Jim Crockett's WWN and Tod Gordon's ECW.Bob Armstrong returning as SMW Commissioner.The Thrillseekers officially “signing their contracts” on SMW TV.A wild update on the Jerry Lawler statutory rape case in Louisville.Eddie Gilbert running wild on Memphis TV.An update on Hulk Hogan in WCW.A detailed look at WCW SuperBrawl IV, one of the most forgotten PPV's in WCW history in part because it was never released on home video.That sounds like a great show, doesn't it? Well, it was!!!!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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
2/19/20245 hours, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. #444: February 7-13, 1995 with Pete Stein

Kris and David are joined by Pete Stein (for the international sections) to discuss the week that was February 7-13, 1995. Topics of discussion include:WCW adding more PPV events to their schedule.The upcoming Cruiserweight Title tournament that doesn’t happen for another year.Rick and Scott Steiner's impending return, which ALSO doesn't happen for another calendar year.Dave Meltzer's thoughts on the DDP/Evad Sullivan angle.Some great videos on WCW Saturday Night centering on Ric Flair, Sting, and the Hogan/Vader feud.WCW's presence at the New York Toy Fair.A wild time in New Japan featuring one of the greatest TV episodes in NJPW history as they went full ECW, featuring Masa Saito becoming the BULLODAWOODS.Just which Rayo de Jalisco had actually passed away.Victor Quinones running IWA shows in the Dominican Republic.ECW becoming a cult favorite promotion in Japan.The Gangstas’ feud with Bob Armstrong getting hot and heavy in SMW.Sid Vicious turning babyface in Memphis.The National Wrestling Council runs a big show in Las Vegas.Dick Murdoch does Dick Murdoch things on WWF house shows.Why exactly Shawn Michaels abdicated his color commentary job on Raw.All of that and so much more on a solid episode of Between the Sheets.Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:28:56 Japan: NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWU, Nishi Nihon, & AJW2:23:02 Classic Commercial Break2:25:53 Halftime3:00:29 Other North America: CRMW, AAA, CMLL, & IWA Dominican Republic3:24:46 Other USA: Crockett/NWA woes, ECW, All-Star (NC), NCW, SMW, USWA, NWA Dallas, & NWC4:33:08 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
2/12/20245 hours, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. #443: January 31-February 6, 1988

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was January 31-February 6, 1988. Topics of discussion include:The Main Event airing live in prime time on NBC featuring Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant for the WWF Championship and DOUBLE DAVE HEBNERS! We also talk about the Nielsen ratings for the show, Honky Tonk Man refusing to do a clean job to Randy Savage, and much much more from this history-making TV special.Ted DiBiase showing up in Boston and Philly the next day wearing the WWF Championship belt and how that was received.New Japan on tour featuring Buzz Sawyer and Owen Hart, and how they were being received.Scott McGhee suffering a stroke that ends his career.Dave Meltzer's rundown of the Lucha Libre scene in 1988.Jerry Blackwell's Southern Championship Wrestling doing some great things in Georgia, plus a look into their feud with Deep South.Ron Fuller makes a big announcement about the future of wrestling in Knoxville.Brother Ernest Angel comes to Memphis.The AWA having issues drawing in the Twin Cities.The Road Warriors/Powers of Pain bench press contest angle where Animal broke his orbital bone.And RIC FLAIR NIGHT in Raleigh, North Carolina on NWA Worldwide Wrestling, which started the build to Sting’s title shot at the first Clash of the Champions.We always love the 80's shows and this one is no different, so LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:32:00 Int’l: NJPW, Stampede, Tim Flowers, Mexico, & WWC1:54:05 Classic Commercial Break1:57;53 Halftime (contains discussion of the Vince McMahon sex trafficking allegations, albeit mostly in broad strokes)2:46:10 Other USA: Canarsie High School, Georgia (SCW-Deep South war), Global (FL), Continental, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States/WWA, AWA, Chavo Guererro, Alexis Smirnoff, & Portland 4:12:29 Jim Crockett PromotionsTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
2/5/20245 hours, 26 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. #442: January 24-30, 2014

Kris and David are guestless as we talk about the week that was January 24-30, 2014, a Patreon request from Sean Doherty who put down the $25 for us to do it. Topics of discussion include:TNA making a deal to return to Universal Studios for TV tapings.MVP being revealed as the top secret “investor” in TNA in the big angle of their United Kingdom tour.Prince Devitt weighing his offer to join WWE at the same time as KENTA has a tryout at the WWE Performance CenterCM Punk walking out of WWE less than an hour before the Raw the night after the Rumble, and we go in-depth about his interview with Ariel Helwani earlier in the weekend that foreshadowed this happening.The Royal Rumble PPV — the next to last PPV before the launch of WWE Network — which had one of the wildest atmospheres of any wrestling show of the era as the fans in Pittsburgh made their feelings known to WWE about their displeasure with the booking of Daniel Bryan.Batista winning the Royal Rumble in his return and the craziness of that moment.The Raw after the Rumble. which was a course correction in some ways, but it wasn't enough.Much more, including Smackdown, NXT, WWE getting a new TV deal, Jake the Snake going into the HOF, Sin Cara speaks out in Mexico about the new Sin Cara and tons more.This is a STACKED show, so you better not miss it!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 TNA0:38:03 Everything That Isn’t TNA or WWE: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Osaka Pro, AAA, CMLL, ROH, & Jim Ross to FoxSports.com1:02:12 Classic Commercial Break1:05:50 Not Exactly Halftime1:08:27 CM Punk walks out on WWE2:10:01 SmackDown & Royal Rumble4:08:10 Other WWETo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/29/20245 hours, 38 minutes, 45 seconds
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Patreon Flashback — Ep. #70: Titangate Part 4

Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.---Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains a significant amount of discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, a non-trivial amount of which is descriptive. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.It's July, and you know what that means: The fourth and final part of our Patreon-exclusive deep dive into what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. Topics include:Alex Marvez breaking the story of the federal grand jury investigation into the ring boy scandal in the Miami Herald...weeks after Dave Meltzer buried the lede while reporting it in the Observer.The emergence of "Barney," the teenage boy who came off like a plant when asking an audience question on Donahue and then came forward with a new sexual assault allegation against Mel Phillips.Jeff Savage's Penthouse feature that expanded his San Diego Union-Tribune reporting into a larger feature.Paul Roma, in John Clark's Wrestling Flyer, accusing Pat Patterson of telling him to sleep with a different Titan Sports executive if he wanted a bigger push.Murray Hodgson's confidence eroding after his lawyer quit during his deposition.Cheryl Vasquez's protest of a WWF house show in Poughkeepsie, where at least one wrestler allegedly tried to run her over with his car.Pat Patterson's return to the WWF in late August.Bill Kunkel going scorched earth in his Potshots column in Three Count, criticizing Savage for how he handled errors in the Penthouse story, Marvez for not reporting on his and the New York Times' own back and forth with Jerry McDevitt, and others.Our summation of the scandals and how they relate to Vince McMahon's 2022 downfall....and much more. When we started this series in April, we had no idea it would become as topical as it has, but here we are.Timestamps:0:00:00 Weeks of June 15-July 20, 19921:05:35 Week of July 27, 19922:18:14 Week of August 3, 19923:02:27 Weeks of August 17-August 31, 1992To 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/28/20243 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
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Patreon Flashback — Ep. #69: Titangate Part 3

Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.---Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.It’s June [2022], and you know what that means: Time for a new Patreon-exclusive deep dive. This time, it’s part 3 of a series on what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. The topics include:A Current Affair covering the scandals, which included, at the last minute, a letter that Murray Hodgson sent Vince McMahon out of the blue looking for work…while he was suing the WWF. Also: The production of the segment leads to an incredibly strange, forgotten Wrestling Observer item about someone claiming to be a former wrestler going to different shows with conflicting versions of what  he said Rita Chatterton told him about Vince McMahon…before disappearing.How the scandals begat John Arezzi and Vince Russo splitting as business partners, with both giving their sides in material that we didn’t have when we did the “Vince Russo Origins” show a few years ago.John Arezzi and Bill Kunkle writing about their memories of Mel Phillips’ red flags going back to the mid-1970s.Sid Justice getting suspended for cheating on a drug test.Steve Planamenta word vomiting to Mike Mooneyham about the successes and failures of the drug testing program so far.Lee Cole accusing the WWF of trying to get him sent to prison.Tom Zenk and Jim Ross’s thoughts on Titangate, including Zenk revealing for the first and only time that he left the WWF over a vaguely-described incident of sexual misconduct, as well as an overly glib Barry Orton interview where he goes off on Tom and Lee Cole.Vince McMahon benefitting from how many different stories were being shoved into one overarching “WWF scandals” box.The WWF repeatedly airing matches with Mel Phillips doing ring announcing during this period.All that and much more on the latest installment of a series that’s become increasingly relevant in 2022 over the last few weeks.Timestamps:0:00:00 Week of April 27, 19920:44:06 Week of May 4, 19921:38:52 Weeks of May 11 & May 18, 19922:08:36 Week of May 25, 19923:14:58 Weeks of June 1 & June 8, 1992To 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/28/20244 hours, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Patreon Flashback — Ep. #68: Titangate Part 2

Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.---Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.It’s May [2022], and you know what that means: Time for a new Patreon-exclusive deep dive. This time, it’s part 2 of a series on what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. This time, the topics include:The Now It Can Be Told and Geraldo episodes covering the scandals, especially the new allegations from Rita Chatterton (accusing Vince McMahon) and Mike Clark (accusing Terry Garvin), as well as the CBS Evening News story the same week where Vince McMahon loses his mind. Also: Just how shook was Murray Hodgson by sitting next to Rita during the Geraldo taping?The WWF steroid symposium at the Plaza Hotel and how it led to the dissolution of John Arezzi and Vince Russo’s business relationship.Steve Planamenta going wild as WWF spokesman, particularly to kvetch about Phil Mushnick to Mike Mooneyham, with Mushnick striking back the following week.Dave Meltzer’s many back and forths with Dr. Mauro DiPasquale about the WWF drug testing program.The Allentown Morning Call attempting to look into the local side of the Mel Phillips allegations.Karate Kid and Lord Littlebrook accusing the WWF of blackballing their “midget wrestler” troupe for accusing Pat Patterson of sexual harassment.Roddy Piper ranting about steroids and Hodgson in a radio interview.David Letterman referencing the scandals in his own way.…and much more. You will probably learn a lot from this show.Timestamps:0:00:00 Week of March 23, 19920:59:07 Week of March 30, 19921:51:15 Week of April 6, 19923:17:37 Week of April 13, 19924:05:54 Week of April 20, 1992To 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/28/20244 hours, 51 minutes, 22 seconds
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Patreon Flashback — Ep. #67: Titangate Part 1

Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.---Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains a significant amount of discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, a non-trivial amount of which is descriptive. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.It’s April [2022], and you know what that means: Time for a new Patreon-exclusive deep dive. This time, it’s part 1 of a series on what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. We start in February 1992 with the attempted DEA raid of the locker room at a St. Louis house show as well as Barry Orton going public with sexual harassment allegations against Pat Patterson and Terry Garvin, which was actually the first public trace of that side of the scandals. After skipping the first week of March because we just covered it in-depth on the main show (ep. #344), we move on to what are probably the two longest weeks in the history of our Patreon shows to date.The week of March 9,  everything starts to blow up with the Village Voice story that unleashed Murray Hodgson on the world, San Diego-Union Tribune article about drugs and the abuse of ring boys that introduced Tom Cole and Chris Loss, a bizarre WWF press release, the Los Angeles Times story that dwelled on Hulk Hogan’s cocaine use way too much, and more, including Vince McMahon heeling on Bruno Sammartino on Larry King Live. And in the week of March 16, we get the legendary Titangate episode of The Phil Donahue Show and all of the related chaos, Phil Mushnick going scorched earth on Vince McMahon in the New York Post while revealing Vince’s shocking admission about what he suspected of Mel Phillips, Wade Keller hitting the nail on the head about the direction of the media coverage, and more.And that just scratches the surface: There’s tons more, including Hulk Hogan’s gun charge, the WWF still using underage ring boys after being contacted for Jeff Savage’s Union-Tribune story, how heavily Savage’s article was edited before publication, Dave Meltzer spotting Hodgson’s true nature early on, tons of media criticism including Alex Marvez’s less than ideal handling of a rape allegation blurted out by Orton, Dave Meltzer’s handling of the Vince/Phillips stuff, and the degree to which media went way too hard on Hogan/drugs to the exclusion of the more important story, and MUCH more.This is the longest Patreon show to date, and it’s a doozy. We put a lot into it, so we hope you appreciate it.Timestamps:0:00:00 Weeks of February 17 & February 24, 1992Check out BTS episode #344 for the week of March 2, 1992, which includes the resignations of Pat Patterson & Terry Garvin and everything else that happened that week in extreme detail.0:58:56 Week of March 9, 1992 3:23:11 Week of March 16, 1992To 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/28/20246 hours, 21 minutes, 12 seconds
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Re: the new lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis

We thought we would record something quick for halftime about the new sex trafficking lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis, but then realized that there was no way it would fit, so we're releasing this here. We made a point of not discussing the graphic, potentially really triggering stuff from the lawsuit. But given the topic, there are obviously discussions of sexual assault and other abuse more broadly, so tread carefully.We also talk about how we've made the executive decision to make the four-part Patreon series about the 1992 Titangate scandals in WWE available for free going forward. They'll go up here on the free feed soon. but in the meantime, they've been unlocked on the Patreon page, so check out the Titangate collection page to listen.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
1/26/20241 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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Ep. #441: January 17-23, 1993 with John McAdam

Kris and David are joined by John McAdam (@CCMilani) to discuss the week that was January 17-23, 1993. Topics of discussion include:Ric Flair's exit from the WWF featuring the buildup to his loser leaves the WWF match with Mr. Perfect.The surprisingly big backlash to the Doink the Clown/Crush angle which was the focus of a scathing blurb by Bob Raissman in his column in the New York Daily News.Just how fun the early days of Monday Night Raw were.AAA running their first supershow in Mexico City to much success.A big wrestling convention in Philadelphia featuring the Battle of the Belts show that was co-promoted by Tod Gordon and Dennis Coralluzzo and featured the final videotaped match of Kerry Von Erich's career.Jim Cornette talking to the Torch about the SMW/WCW situation plus SMW has a great TV taping as their 1993 ramps up in a big way.Some clips from Austin Idol’s short lived USA Wrestling promotion in Alabama.Honky Tonk Man causeing a ruckus at the WMC Studios in Memphis.Davey Boy Smith being on his way to WCW.The greatness of the Big Van Vader/Sting feud.The Rock ’n’ Roll Express return to WCW TV via SMW footage.Paul E. Dangerously speaking out about his WCW firing on Wade Keller's radio show.All of that plus so much more on a very entertaining episode of Between the Sheets!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:03:24 Int’l: AJPW, FMW, Indie Summit, Universal, PWFG, RINGS, AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, UWA, AWF, & WWC1:36:25 Classic Commercial Break1:40:50 Halftime2:12:27 Other USA: Legends of Wrestling convention/ECW vs. WWA Battle of the Belts, SMW, USA Wrestling, USWA, Big D, GWF, MesquiteCW, USWF, UWF (Abrams), & CWUSA4:23:23 WCW5:27:35 Patreon Preview: Kerry Von Erich talks to John Clark about going to rehab at the Betty Ford ClinicTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/22/20245 hours, 44 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. #440: January 9-16, 1987

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was January 9-16, 1987. Topics of discussion include:A look at the WWF and Jim Crockett Promotions running against each other on the same night in Philadelphia, which would become a common deal through the rest of the 80's. We talk about who had the better show both in the ring and at the box office.The weird story of Jim Neidhart being charged with (and eventually being tried for and acquitted of) assaulting a U.S. Air flight attendant on a trip from Tampa to Pittsburgh, which was the first case that Jerry McDevitt ever worked for the WWF.The Dynamite Kid returning home from the hospital after his near-career ending back injury.Why the Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis feud was dying at the box office.Jerry Stubbs working as "A. Sheik" in All Japan.Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura doing big business with their mini-feud in New Japan.Mike Von Erich's rough tour of New Japan.Kevin Sullivan returning to Florida yet again as the booker.Jerry Lawler getting posted crotch first by Austin Idol and Tommy Rich in Memphis and suffering pro wrestling’s first-ever in-storyline ruptured testicle.Ted DiBiase: Super babyface in the UWF.Bruiser Brody taking over the book in World Class and the expectations for how his run should go.Jim Crockett wanting to return to Canada with Angelo Mosca as his front-man.Vladimir Petrov’s TV debut.Why do young men outside of the core Crockett territory hate the Rock ’n’ Roll Express?All that and much more, including a free preview of our latest Patreon show, on a very fun episode of BTS!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 War of Philadelphia & WWF1:15:25 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, All-Star, Montreal, Stampede, & WWC1:41:46 Classic Commercial Break1:46:10 Halftime2:24:20 USA East: NYC, Sgt. Slaughter, Deep South, CWF, Continental, & CWA/Memphis3:07:14 USA West: UWF, WCCW, Central States, AWA, & Portland4:19:57 Jim Crockett Promotions4:58:47 Patreon Preview: Kerry Von Erich talks to John Clark about going to rehab at the Betty Ford ClinicTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/15/20245 hours, 15 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. #439: January 1-9, 2001

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was January 1-9, 2001. Topics of discussion include:The final ECW PPV, Guilty As Charged 2001, with a full in-depth rundown of everything that happened on the screen and backstage at a volatile time in ECW history being that they were about to close their doors.Rob Van Dam as the big "surprise" on the show and how that was received.ECW leaving TV alltogether and wrestlers still being behind on pay.An update on WCW being for sale and how close they were to an announcement being made regarding finding a buyer.Thunder and Nitro featuring Ric Flair's mysterious masked man and lots of other wackiness.New Japan running Wrestling World 2001 at the Tokyo Dome featuring a stacked card with the IWGP Heavyweight Title tournament featuring Toshiaki Kawada, plus Shinya Hashimoto facing off with Riki Choshu in a "shoot" among other matches.Lots of other news and results from Japan, including DEEP’s debut event.An article about how torn the Hart Family was in the aftermath of Owen's death.A major legends match in Tijuana.Vince McMahon gives a wild and crazy interview to Playboy Magazine.A stacked week of WWE TV as we have TWO Raws, with Stephanie McMahon's hatred of Trish Stratus and the return of Triple H to attack Steve Austin being the major fallout.News on a possible return of Shawn Michaels.This is just the tip of the iceberg, as we have so much more, so take a listen!!Timestamps:0:00:00 ECW1:03:55 WCW1:49:23 Japan: NJPW, AJPW, NOAH, BattlARTS, BJPW, FMW, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, DEEP, AJW, Arsion, LLPW, & NEO Ladies2:34:29 Classic Commercial Break2:38:42 Halftime3:39:12 Other North America: Hart family, CMLL, IWRG, Tijuana, IWAPR, WWC, JerseyCW, WXO, NWA Wildside, IWAMS, & Rev Pro4:08:47 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/8/20245 hours, 54 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep. #438: December 27, 1991-January 2, 1992 with Ian Riccaboni

Kris & Bix are joined by Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) to discuss the week that was December 27, 1991 through January 2, 1992. Ian joined us for the WCW and WWF sections, and it was a blast having him back on. Topics of discussion include:WCW Starrcade ’91 starring BATTLE BOWL: THE LETHAL LOTTERY and all of the wackiness that went on there with the pairings of the tag matches and the angles on the show.Jushin Thunder Liger and Brian Pillman tearing it up on the WCW house shows during Christmas week.P.N. News finds out the hard way about messing with Rick Rude.Tokyo Sports and Super Luchas give out their year-end awards.Abu Wizal promotes a Stampede Wrestling revival without the Hart family seal of approval.Brian Christopher turns heel for the first time in Memphis.One of the greatest TV tapings in Global Wrestling Federation's history, featuring the Lightning Kid vs. Jerry Lynn and Eddie Gilbert vs. Terry Garvin Simms 2/3 falls matches.Portland Wrestling's final TV show on KPTV.WWF's stormy year of 1992 begins with Superstar Billy Graham about to appear on Inside Edition and Jesse Ventura filing his famous videotape royalties lawsuit.The Rockers fall apart as a tag team after losing to the Legion of Doom on TV.Chris Chavis — under that name, not as Tatanka — has his first vignette.The complete WWF talent depth chart by official internal ranking going into 1992.This is an extremely fun show, so listen now!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:10:16 Int’l: Tokyo Sports Awards, AJPW, RGP (UK), Stampede, Super Luchas Awards, CMLL, & UWA2:29:59 Classic Commercial Break2:32:34 Halftime2:58:22 Other USA: UIW, SAPW, ICWA, USWA, GWF, Piledriver Promotions, LPWA, & Portland3:36:53 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
1/1/20244 hours, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. #437: December 20-29, 1985 with Beau James & Robert O'Connor

It's a BETWEEN THE SHEETS CHRISTMAS!!!! this week as Kris and David are joined by our dear friends Beau James (@kingofkingsport) & Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week-plus that was December 20-29, 1985. Topics of discussion include:Stan Hansen becoming the AWA World Heavyweight Champion by beating Rick Martel at a Pro Wrestling USA show at the Meadowlands.Problems onscreen between Tully Blanchard and Baby Doll.The greatness of Ric Flair at the time, specifically his amazing match with Ronnie Garvin on the 12/28 episode of World Championship Wrestling.The Christmas week house show schedule for all of the American promotions and how good or bad the shows did at the box office for everyone involved.The short life of Southern All-Star Wrestling in Knoxville.A recap of the Stud Stable vs. the Armstrongs in Continental.The buildup for the second Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee loser leaves town match, which ended with Lawler leaving Memphis.The birth of the Blade Runners on Memphis TV as the future Sting and Ultimate Warrior shed the Freedom Fighters gimmick.Mid-South’s first TV shows taped in an arena setting (instead of the Irish McNeil Boys Club) start airing.Christmas Wrestling Star Wars at Reunion Arena "bombing" at the gate as World Class blows off the Von Erichs/Dynamic Duo program and tries to reignite the Von Erichs/Freebirds feud.Bruiser Brody becomes the first "Million Dollar Man" in wrestling in Texas All-Star.Ted Arcidi makes his WWF TV debut while the British Bulldogs make their WWF commitment firm by leaving AJPW.We love doing this show every year, with both Beau and O'Connor killing it every time so, from BTS to you, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy holiday season!Timestamps:0:00:00 Pro Wrestling USA & Jim Crockett Promotions1:51:35 Int’l: AJW, CWA/NSPS, MoscaMania, Montreal, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC2:38:28 Classic Commercial Break2:42:03 Halftime3:12:30 USA East: Southern All-Star, CWF, Continental, & CWA/Memphis4:55;48 USA West: Mid-South, Houston, WCCW, TASW, Central States, AWA, & Portland6:00:10 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
12/25/20236 hours, 50 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. #436: December 13-18, 1997

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was December 13-18, 1997. Topics of discussion include:Fans going completely insane and rioting at WWF house shows in Memphis and Little Rock plus at the live WCW Monday Nitro in Charlotte with far too many fans hitting the ring.Vince McMahon's "Cure for the Common Show" speech on Raw that sort of “officially” kicked off the “Attitude Era.”“Stone Cold” Steve Austin throwing the Intercontinental Title belt off a bridge as part of his initial feud with The RockThe Ken Shamrock vs. Nobuhiko Takada fight that was booked for UFC Ultimate Japan falling apart…if it was ever going to happen in the first place.Tokyo Sports announcing the winners of their 1997 awards, which were as political as ever.The Brennan Brothers drawing a big house for AAA in Mexico.The future of Stevie Richards' career being in serious doubt due to his neck issues.An update on the USWA lawsuits with XL Sports suing everyone else.WCW wrestlers brawl with fans at a Buffalo Airport Marriott, which led to Rick Rude getting arrested.A wild and crazy Monday Nitro featuring the debut of Bret Hart, Curt Hennig being in no condition to perform, a complete mess of a show-lcosing angle, and the famously great Rey Misterio Jr. & Juventud Guerrera vs. Psicosis & La Parka match.All this and much more on a show you can't miss!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF2:17:49 Classic Commercial Break2:22:15 Halftime2:53:10 Int’l: UFC, Tokyo Sports Awards, NJPW, CMLL Japan, Michinoku Pro, Kingdom, Arsion, AAA, & Monterrey3:37:37 Other USA: AWC, NWANJ, UCW (NJ), ECW. ICP/NSWA, Music City, & USWA lawsuit5:23:33 Patreon Preview: The Arizona Republic profiles the Ultimate WarriorTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
12/18/20235 hours, 36 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. #435: December 6-14, 1990

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was December 6-14, 1990. Topics of discussion include:The state of the search for a new booker in WCW, with Dusty Rhodes seemingly being the lead candidate or maybe already secretly having the job.Barry Windham taking control of the dressing room at the TV tapings and how barely anyone caught on to what was likely going on with him serving as Dusty’s proxy.Lots of debuts in WCW at the TV tapings, including Konnan, Larry Cameron, Steve DiSalvo as The Minotaur.Teddy Long taking Ric Flair out for a ride in Flair's limo.AJPW's year ending with the Real World Tag League and how it capped off a great year for the promotion despite the turmoil stemming from the SWS talent raid.NJPW doing big business while pushing Scott Norton.as the newest big foreign monster.The first ever SWS/WWF joint shows.CMLL doing big business with their year-end shows at Arena Mexico.Dick Slater’s stunt work in the climactic scene of Rocky V.The Fabulous Ones reunite in Memphis while Jerry Lawler has a bounty on his head.Joe Pedicino getting his GWF ducks in a row. In thoery.Herb Abrams runs his last UWF TV taping of the year in Reseda, California before moving operations to New York in 1991.The Nasty Boys make their WWF TV debut while Honky Tonk Man makes his commentary debut on Superstars.The first issue of Titan Sports’ Bodybuilding Lifestyles magazine, which would soon be rebranded as WBF Magazine.This is great stuff, but there’s much more where that came from, so listen now!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW0:57:54 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, FMW, AJW, EMLL, & UWA1:31:07 Classic Commercial Break1:35:18 Halftime2:00:11 Other USA: Dick Slater in Rocky V, LMLW, SAPW, PWF (FL), USWA, GWF/Joe Pedicino/Kongi Sports, TWF, AWA, UWF, & Portland3:00:33 WWF4:02:48 Patreon Preview: The Arizona Republic profiles the Ultimate WarriorTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
12/11/20234 hours, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. #434: November 29-December 5, 2004 with TARO (Part 2)

Kris and David are joined by Kevin Lyon a.k.a.TARO (@loknloll) to discuss the week that was November 29-December 5, 2004. Topics of discussion in Part 2 include: Konnan returning to AAA for their Guerra de Titanes show which does mega business.CM Punk and Samoa Joe headlining a very interesting ROH show at the RexPlex.The final show from the original Revolution Pro Wrestling in southern California, with lots of stories from Kevin about why it happened, as well as from the show itself.Paul Heyman's removal from the WWE creative team and all the various stories about why that happened, many of which sounded like Paul was telling them.HHH promoting his book with various interviews where he has some interesting things to say.Randy Orton serving as Raw General Manager for the week and showing off his immense talent as a lingerie contest host.SmackDown featuring the Tough Enough guys dressing up as women to try to seduce Hardcore Holly.That's just the tip of the iceberg, as this is a crazy loaded show that you just can't miss, and we’ve got a free preview of our latest Patreon show, as well!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, Jerry Estrada, IWRG, Tijuana, IWAPR, & WWC0:30:06 Other USA: ROH, Joe Muraco, Carolinas/Midnight Express, NWA Wildside, Rev Pro, & One Night in China1:44:37 WWE4:42:18 Patreon Preview: The Arizona Republic profiles the Ultimate WarriorTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
12/4/20234 hours, 54 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. #434: November 29-December 5, 2004 with TARO (Part 1)

Kris and David are joined by Kevin Lyon a.k.a.TARO (@loknloll) to discuss the week that was November 29-December 5, 2004. Topics of discussion in Part 1 include: The uncertainty of TNA's existence as there were major problems mounting behind the scenes.An in-depth rundown of TNA's "Turning Point" PPV which, despite the turmoil behind the scenes, was one of the best in-ring PPV's of the era, featuring America's Most Wanted vs. XXX in one of the greatest matches in company history.AJPW's Real World Tag League doing terrible business at the gate.Kenta Kobashi facing off with Mike Awesome in NOAH.The beginning of ZERO-ONE MAX.…and more. Listen to to Part 2 for Latin America, the indies (including Revolution Pro’s final show), and WWE.Timestamps:0:00:00 NWA-TNA1:34:05 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, Dragon Gate, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, AtoZ, Riki Pro, ICWA, IWW, & The Wrestling ChannelTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
12/4/20232 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. #433: November 22-28, 1989

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was November 22-28, 1989. Topics of discussion include:The state of wrestling on Thanksgiving Day and how much it had changed in the back half of the 1980's.Ric Flair officially becoming the chairman of the WCW booking committee and why that was a bad thing for him.The Midnight Express “refusing to wrestle” on TBS.Ric Flair and The Great Muta having a big main event on World Championship Wrestling on the same show where Kevin Sullivan debuts as the new color analyst, albeit not for long.The New York Times spotlighting WCW with a major story.Giant Baba being impressed by the Nasty Boys in AJPW and caving in to the fans’ demands for the return of Rip Rogers.An update on Seiji Sakaguchi's business dealing with WCW.Koji Kitao working under a mask in the AWA to get reps in before his NJPW debut at the Tokyo Dome.Ed Whalen being absent from Stampede TV in its final weeks.Jerry Blackwell's extremely bad luck with his health and in his personal life at the time.Billy Jack Haynes walks out on PWF in Florida.The final original episode of the Continental Wrestling Federation's TV show airing over Thanksgiving weekend.Jerry Lawler going full heel on Memphis TV.Lia Maivia and friends getting acquitted in their federal racketeering case in Hawaii.An in-depth rundown of Survivor Series and the Saturday Night's Main Event that aired two days later on a very busy Thanksgiving weekend in the WWF.Hulk Hogan vs. The Genius and how polarizing that was, as well as how Hulk Hogan vs. Mr. Perfect and Randy Savage vs. Jim Duggan were not drawing well at house shows.Roddy Piper holding Brother Love hostage.That just scratches the surface of everything that we talk about on this great episode of BTS!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Dave Meltzer on Thanksgiving Night0:25:26 NWA/WCW1:22:43 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC2:06:38 Classic Commercial Break (featuring Alf)2:12:19 Halftime (with Observer HOF results discussion)2:49:25 Other USA: Jerry Blackwell, PWF, Continental, CWA/Memphis, USWA, HeritageCW, Central States/WWA, AWA, Portland, & Lia Maivia4:49:08 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
11/27/20236 hours, 26 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. #432: November 15-21, 1998

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was November 15-21, 1998, a week that was requested by William Lanham with a $25 pledge on our Patreon. Topics of discussion include:A full rundown of Survivor Series 1998: Deadly Game featuring The Rock and Shane McMahon turning heel as part of the tournament that crowned Rock as the new WWF Champion.Vince McMahon and Steve Austin's real life relationship possibly being on the rocks.A wild Raw featuring a cameo from Judge Mills Lane as well as Road Warrior Hawk and Droz climbing the Titantron.Shawn Michaels returning to the WWF as the new on-screen Commissioner.Chris Cruise writing a scathing letter to the Observer about the current state of the WWF.Vader and Stan Hansen raising hell in All Japan’s Real World Tag League.Masahiro Chono's career being in serious jeopardy.Atsushi Onita showing up in New Japan to set up his 1999 appearances.Some of the WCW-contracted luchadores getting ready to work for CMLL against their WWF-contracted counterparts.“The Secret World of Pro Wrestling” premiering on The Learning Channel opposite Survivor Series.Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch taking a leave of absence in ECW.Bam Bam Bigelow invading WCW for a wild confrontation with Bill Goldberg on a Nitro that also features Presidential Candidate Hulk Hogan and his Monica Lewinsky lookalike.The rest of Nitro and a crazy Thunder as WCW is in a…different state at the time.This is just the tip of the iceberg, as we have so much more on this STACKED show!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF2:04:24 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, Bam Bam Bigelow, BattlARTS, BJPW, DDT, FMW, Fuyuki Army, Kageki, SGP, SPWF, Wrestle Dream Factory, RINGS, NEO Ladies, & CWA2:47:03 Classic Commercial Break2:51:44 Halftime3:12:26 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, & Promo Azteca3:28:17 Other USA: TLC special, ECW, JAPW, Terry Funk. OVW, Power Pro, & APW4:07:06 WCWSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
11/20/20236 hours, 15 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. #431: November 8-14, 2000

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was November 8-14, 2000. Topics of discussion include:Updates on the status of the potential sale of WCW and how Jerry Jarrett is possibly playing a role in it.An interesting episode of Thunder featuring the infamous segment where Lenita Erickson interviews Bob Sapp.A wacky Nitro from London, England.The saga of Peter Goldschmidt and Robert Catell, which you have to hear to believe.Shinya Hashimoto getting "fired" by New Japan.Tons of Japanese indie results.El Hijo del Santo gets betrayed by two partners in the same match.Scott Hall making his ECW debut to some mixed reactions from the talent backstage.An update on the health of the Sinister Minister/Jim Mitchell and ECW exploiting his injury for TV ratings.Sabu winning the NWA World Heavyweight Title.WrestleMania X-Seven doing big business on its first day of ticket sales, with a future WWF Superstar visible in the crowd at the ticket onsale press conference.WWFE sues L. Brent Bozell and his Parents Television Council as their war of words continues.A terrible episode of SmackDown and the subsequent Raw that wasn't a whole hell of a lot better in the early days of Stephanie McMahon as head writer.The debut of Molly Holly and how differently she was presented compared to later in her run with the company.All of this and a whole helluva lot more on a stacked episode of BTS!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:09:44 Japan: NJPW, NOAH, Capture, DDT, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, Wrestle Dream Factory, UFO, AJW, Arsion, Jd’, NEO Ladies, & Takako Inoue photo book1:50:57 Latin America: CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Toryumon Mexico, & IWAPR2:07:30 Classic Commercial Break2:10:59 Halftime2:56:33 Other USA: ECW, CZW, NWA Mid-Atlantic, NWA Florida/Sabu wins NWA Title, IWAMS, Memphis, Rev Pro, & XPW3:32:17 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
11/13/20235 hours, 53 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. #430: November 1-7, 1987

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was November 1-7, 1987. Topics of discussion include:Strike Force winning the WWF Tag Team Titles from The Hart Foundation on the first Superstars of Wrestling of November Sweeps.Billy Jack Haynes passing out at the Nassau Coliseum.Ivan Putski getting screwed by a Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission referee at the Spectrum in Philly.Genichiro Tenryu and Hiroshi Wajima having their first singles battle.Horny Ed Whalen eyeballing Miss Honey.Corporal Kirchner and The Zodiac cutting some incredibly bizarre promos on Stampede TV.Bob Backlund of all people cutting an amazing promo on ICW TV of all places.Nick Gulas hooking up with WOW in Alabama.Carl Styles doing his standard glass eye angle in Memphis.Lots of territories struggling at the gate.Dave Meltzer not feeling the current state of Jim Crockett Promotions.The greatness of Mighty Wilbur and his babyface turn on “Puddin’ Head” Paul Jones.All of this and so much more on yet another extremely fun 80's episode of Between the Sheets!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:42:28 Int’l: AJPW, All-Star, Stampede, EMLL, Juarez, & UWA1:20:38 Classic Commercial Break1:24:57 Halftime2:06:05 USA East: ICW, NWF, POWW, WOW, Continental, & CWA/Memphis2:50:25 USA West etc: WCCW, Wild West, Central States, AWA, Portland, WWA/Mora, & Bob Closson folding Mat Results3:07:24 Jim Crockett PromotionsTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
11/6/20233 hours, 59 minutes, 41 seconds
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2023 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Special

With this year's rule changes and neither Kris or David having done any podcasts about the 2023 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame ballot, we decided to do this one! We go over everyone on the ballot and weigh their candidacies in varying levels of detail, including who we think are no-brainers. 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
10/31/20233 hours, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. #429: October 25-31, 1984 with Robert O'Connor

Kris and David are joined by Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week that was October 25-31, 1984. Topics of discussion include:World Class running their first ever Cotton Bowl show featuring the return of Sunshine, Chris Adams cementing his heel turn on Kevin Von Erich, and lots more.World Class ramping up the use of blood for the first time since the promotion started booming, which could be causing problems at the gate.A wild and wacky group of foreigners on tour with All Japan.Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Pro Wrestling USA and how valid they were.J.J. Dillon and the Long Riders making things hard for Vic Steamboat and the crew at his brother’s Mid-Atlantic Gym.Jimmy Hart making his debut on TBS for Ole's group and turning it on it's ear.Jay Youngblood giving Ric Flair a run for his money in Florida.An amazing Korstia Korchenko video airing in Memphis.Mid-South TV being the best in the country at the time with plenty of examples.The WWF going to war with Bob Geigel in St. Louis and Kansas City with head-to-head shows.Verne Gagne doing his best Vince McMahon impersonation with regards to his handling of no-shows on AWA shows.Hulk Hogan dealing with a knee injury.Roddy Piper making Tonga Kid a star in a big TV angle.The WWF and TBS starting to have problems as Nielsen ratings dwindle.All of this and TONS more, plus O’Connor being O’Connor.Timestamps:0:00:00 WCCW1:21:45 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, CWA, Montreal, Vancouver All-Star, EMLL, & UWA2:13:19 Classic Commercial Break2:16:28 Halftime3:06:13 USA East: PWUSA, JCP, CWG, CWF, Southeastern, & CWA/Memphis 4:27:14 USA West: Mid-South, St. Louis, Central States, Houston, Southwest, AWA, & Portland5:41:27 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
10/30/20236 hours, 45 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. #428: October 18-23, 2001

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was October 18-23, 2001, a Patreon pick requested by Brian Peterson, who threw down the $25 to select this week. Topics of discussion include:The state of wrestling as the WWF is trending downward across multiple business metrics.The tragic end of Hayabusa's career and how it changed Japanese wrestling forever.Keiji Muto winning yet another AJPW belt as he is getting more comfortable there.Major problems within Team 2000 in New JapanNOAH crowning their first-ever set of GHC Tag Champions.Andrew McManus’s World Wrestling All-Stars having an…interesting debut show in Perth.WrestleExpress finally runs a show in England.La Parka turning on El Hijo del Santo in Tijuana.Just who was the money man behind the XWF?Mikey Whipwreck's "retirement" show on Long Island.The beginning of the end end of Main Event Championship WrestlinginDemand wanting to get more pro wrestling on the pay-per-view schedule to make up for revenue lost from various movies being delayed indefinitely after 9/11.Michael Modest pulling out of the King of the Indies tournament and how that possibly changed wrestling foreverSteven DeAngelis’s first tour of Alaska, including Super Dragon, Excalibur, and the other the Rev Pro guys working the openers and pissing off Nova in the process.Steve Austin and Rob Van Dam having major dissension within The Alliance.A full WWF No Mercy PPV rundownRaw, SmackDown, and lots more WWF news and views.This is a STACKED show so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 State of Wrestling0:24:25 Japan: Hayabusa, AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BJPW, DDT, FMW proper, KAGEKI, Michinoku Pro, NMC Produce, Osaka, Pro, Toryumon, W*ING, Masakatsu Funaki, RINGS, Arsion, GAEA, Jd’, & Oz Academy1:35:48 Other Int’l: WWA (McManus), WrestleXpress, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, TIjuana, IWAPR, & WWC2:07:25 Classic Commercial Break2:11:40 Halftime2:33:39 Other USA: XWF, final WCW layoffs, USA Pro/Mikey Whipwreck, CZW, MECW, IWC, NWA Wildside, inDemand, IWAMS, Josh Matthews, MidwestCW, Vince Russo, Michael Modest, Alaska Superslam, & Kappa Publishing buying WOW Magazine IP3:44:22 WWF6:25:26 Patreon Preview: Did Tod Gordon REALLY carry Ric Flair’s bags at Slamboree ’94 in Philadelphia?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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
10/23/20236 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. #427: October 12-17, 1996

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week was October 12-17, 1996. Topics of discussion include:Bret Hart making the final decision about his future and talks about it in his Calgary Sun column.Uncertainty about Curt Hennig's in-ring future.Vader's match for his second episode of Boy Meets World being taped at an Anaheim house show.Crush having an issue with a "fan" who may or may not be a future world champion.“The Real Double J” Jesse Jammess talking about his singing background.All sorts of news and results from Japan, featuring Giant Baba and Seiji Sakaguchi arguing over Hiroshi HaseKonnan officially splitting from Antonio Peña and AAA as the bad blood starts boiling over.Dennis Coralluzzo having issues with scrutiny of his fundraisers in New Jersey.Jerry Lawler being pissed off that Nitro is in MemphisAll kinds of fun clips from Paul Alperstein's American Wrestling FederationRandy Savage and Sting's WCW contracts being up soon.Nitro in Memphis featuring an awesome angle to get the Randy Savage/Elizabeth/nWo storyline going.All that and so much more, so check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:14:38 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, IWA Japan, IWA Kokusai, PWC, AJW, JWP, CWA, AAA, & CMLL1:48:34 Classic Commercial Break1:52:38 Halftime2:35:11 Other USA: NWA, ECW, ECWA, MEWF, IWAMS, USWA, AWF, & APW3:32:20 WCW4:37:36 Patreon Preview: Did Tod Gordon REALLY carry Ric Flair’s bags at Slamboree ’94 in Philadelphia?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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
10/16/20234 hours, 47 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. #426: October 4-10, 1998 with Dr. Keith Lipinski

Kris and David are joined by Dr. Keith Lipinski (@KeithLipinski) to discuss the week that was October 4-10, 1998. Topics of discussion include:How the peak popularity of the Monday Night War are adversely affecting the Nielsen ratings of Monday Night Football.Brian Hildebrand getting the worst possible news about his health and how he planned to deal with it.One of the absolute wildest episodes of WCW Monday Nitro that ever aired on TNT, featuring the birth of the Latino World Order, Judy Bagwell going off on her son for the first time, Hulk Hogan seeing The Ultimate Warrior in the mirror, Mike Tenay & The Wolfpack’s bar crawl to find Scott Hall, Reid Flair’s TV debut, Sonny Onoo abandoning Kaz Hayashi for Ernest Miller, and tons more. (And a wacky episode of Thunder, as well.)Bob Backlund returning to Japan to work for BattlARTS in the B-Cup tournament.Alexander Karelin signs with RINGS for a match with the retiring Akira Maeda.In The Readers’ Pages of the Observer, Howard Brody tees off on ECW with regards to a possible angle for the NWA 50th Anniversary Show falling apart.Dr. Keith's first ever trip to the ECW Arena, which wasn't as much of a doozy as the show in Marietta, Georgia a week earlier that Kris was at.Super Nova getting so pissed off about being left off of the PWI 500 that he went off on a rant about it on his AOL message board.Vince McMahon getting some special visitors in his hospital room on a crazy episode of Monday Night Raw.All of the above makes this show a must listen, but that's just the tip of the iceberg, so you need to LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:23:19 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, DDT, IWA Kokusai, Pancrase, RINGS, UFO, AJW, GAEA, L-1, & CWA3:02:59 Classic Commercial Break3:08:23 Halftime3:39:45 Mexico: CMLL & IWRG 3:53:30 Other USA: NEW, LIWF, NWA, PCW, Power Pro, & APW4:12:44 ECW4:44:07 WWF5:44:18 Patreon Preview: Did Tod Gordon REALLY carry Ric Flair’s bags at Slamboree ’94 in Philadelphia?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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
10/9/20235 hours, 54 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. #425: September 27-October 2, 1991

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was September 27-October 2, 1991. Topics of discussion include:Hulk Hogan giving quite the interview to the St. Petersburg Times on his “Suburban Commando” media tour, where he talks about steroid use and other interesting topics.The WWF adding a new PPV the week after Survivor Series and changing their road schedule as a well to help ease their financial problems.Sgt. Slaughter wanting his country back.Vince McMahon getting nailed with a chair by Roddy Piper in one of the wildest angles ever to air on WWF television.Tsuruta-gun vs. Super Generation Army feud raging hot and heavy in AJPW.An update on the luchadores’ strike, including the possible timeline for when it could end.Jerry Lawler cutting a classic promo about how wrestling changed thanks to cable television.An update on who The Boss was originally supposed to be in the GWF, including how WCW screwed everything up.Scott Steiner getting injured in “a chainsaw accident.”All of this and a lot more on a very exciting episode of Between the Sheets!Timestamps:0:00:00 Hulk Hogan media tour for Suburban Commando0:50:55 WWF2:05:57 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, PWFG, RINGS, & All-Star2:27:02 Classic Commercial Break2:32:25 Halftime3:15:32 Other North America: MaritimeCW, Luchador strike, CMLL, UWA, & WWC3:43:19 Other USA: TWA, UWF, USWA, GWF, Portland, New Mexico & Florida athletic commission updates4:30:51 WCW4:52:48 Patreon Preview: Did Tod Gordon REALLY carry Ric Flair’s bags at Slamboree ’94 in Philadelphia?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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
10/2/20235 hours, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. #424: September 20-24, 1992

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was September 20-24, 1992, a Patron-requested show. Matthew Finnie laid down the $25 on our Patreon page for this week because he was at some of the WWF TV tapings in Manitoba, and you can pick your own week by doing the same thing. Topics of discussion include:The state of the cable TV wrestling ratings and house show attendance, which were both hitting all-time lows around this time.“Cowboy” Bill Watts speaking very candidly to Dave Meltzer about a number of topics in WCW, including Brian Pillman's status, the top rope rule, and lots more in a tremendous look into his psyche at this time.A major New Japan show in Yokohama that’s unfortunately best-remembered for the major injuries suffered by Rick Steiner and especially Masahiro Chono.The NJPW vs. WAR feud heating up.An update on the status of the Takano brothers and the details they gave the media about SWS splitting into WAR and NOW, with SWS owner Hachiro Tanaka providing start-up costs for both and making everyone who signed with NOW sign non-disparagement agreements.Nobuhiko Takada defeating Gary Albright for the UWFi’s Real Pro Wrestling World Heavyeight Championship at a major show in Osaka.The Junkyard Dog winning the USWA’s Unified World Heavyweight Championship in Memphis.Jim Cornette’s plans for the babyface side of SMW getting crushed by the WWF signing Steve Armstrong and Terry Taylor in the same week, with their debuts coming at the TV tapings in Manitoba.This is one of those rare shows that doesn't have any Saturday TV shows, so there are only a couple of clips, but there’s still a lot of stuff going on here, so take a listen!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 State of the Business & WCW0:53:52 Int’l: NJPW, WAR, NOW, W*ING, UWFi, LLPW, CMLL, & UWA1:36:26 Classic Commercial Break1:40:50 Halftime2:22:24 Other USA: ICWA, SMW, USWA, Big D, ColoradoCW, & WWF3:20:04 Patreon Preview: Did Tod Gordon REALLY carry Ric Flair’s bags at Slamboree ’94 in Philadelphia?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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
9/25/20233 hours, 29 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. #423: September 13-18, 1987

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week of September 13-18, 1987. Topics of discussion include:“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan making his return to the WWF after his firing for the New Jersey Turnpike arrest and how he was presented.“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase's hatred of children.Randy Savage being upset at The Honky Tonk Man as his babyface turn is kicking into gear.Richard Belzer officially filing his famous personal injury lawsuit against Hulk Hogan and the WWF.NEW Leaders vs. NOW Leaders is going strong in New Japan even though Akira Maeda is being phased own.Corporal Kirchner debuts in Stampede.Big hair and mask matches in Mexico.Robert Fuller becoming the new Tennessee Stud in Continental.Week Two of WHEEL OF TORTURE in Memphis.The Iron Sheik debuting in a desolate World Class territory.Buddy Landel debuting in the AWA and lasting exactly one TV taping before quitting.The main Jim Crockett Promotions roster takes the week off for a company trip to St. Martin for the annual NWA convention.The status of the CWF and UWF TV shows and how much Dave Meltzer hates them as they (temporarily, as it turns out) shift towards a magazine.All that and much much more on an extremely fun BTS, so check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:11;36 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, All-Star, Ontario, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC1:43:12 Classic Commercial Break1:47:32 Halftime2:09:17 Other USA: Deep South, Continental, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States, AWA, Portland, & Lisa Mavia3:20:51 Jim Crockett Promotions: JCP proper, CWF, & UWF4:02:49 Patreon Preview: A very revealing sworn affidavit about racism in WCW from longtime stage coordinator Moses WilliamsTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
9/18/20234 hours, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. #422: September 6-12, 1992

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was September 6-12, 1992. Topics of discussion include:Major drama behind the scenes at World Championship Wrestling involving Bill Watts and his "budget cuts,” specifically involving his attempts to renegotiate the contracts of Brian Pillman, Rick Rude, and Sting. We have stories from all sides of the situation, including an explosive Torch Talk that Watts did with Wade Keller about the contract talks.WCW rescinding the top rope rule or at least starting to, WCW house show business issues, Erik Watts making his first TV appearance, and tons more in a FANTASTIC section.The greatness of the Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue feud in AJPW.Heisei Ishingun picking up steam in NJPW.The AAA vs. CMLL war raging big in Mexico as people are jumping ship left and right.The Rock ’n’ Roll Express on the local segments of Jerry Lewis telethon on a station in West VirginiaMike Samples and Eddie Marlin fighting over “ownership” of the USWA on TV.The complete INSANITY of th Global Wrestling Federation at this time and how it filtered into rival Big D.Steve Planamenta talking WWF business with Mike Mooneyham, particulartly in regards to the USWA and WCW.The odd TV presentation of Ric Flair regaining the WWF Title from Randy Savage along with his appearance on “Live with Regis & Kathie Lee” alongside Mr. Perfect.A new Legion of Doom of sorts of Animal and Crush on WWF house shows.The WWF actually taking the steroid issue somewhat seriously as drug testing gets more strict.And much more. This was a tremendous show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!Timestamps0:00:00 WCW1:41:14 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, NOW, FMW, Oriental Pro, Universal, W*ING, Buster Douglas & friends, & AJW2:04:07 Classic Commercial Break2:07:55 Halftime2:40:17 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, UWA, & WWC3:04:04 Other USA: Jim Crockett, NAWA (Tony Capone), ECW, Joel Goodhart/TWA fallout, ICWA, SMW, WWA (NJ/FL), USWA, GWF, Big D, & Portland4:17:07 WWF5:06:59 Patreon Preview: A very revealing sworn affidavit about racism in WCW from longtime stage coordinator Moses WilliamsTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
9/11/20235 hours, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. #421: August 30-September 5, 2002 with Esteban el Boricua

Kris and David are joined by Esteban el Boricua (@ElBoricuaPWO) to discuss the week that was August 30th-September 5th, 2002. Topics of discussion include:TNA going through a "soft reboot" as the Jarretts begin talks with the Carter family and Panda Energy which would lead to a sale of the promotion.Bill Goldberg making his All Japan debut on a Budokan Hall back-to-back doubleheader, which was memorable for many reasons, especially when the Toryumon guys worked the second night.One of the greatest matches in the history of Pro Wrestling NOAH going down at Korakuen Hall.Bob Sapp starting to become a major mainstream media star in Japan.Carlos Colon and the WWC threatening to sue IWAPR over using Ray Gonzalez in a story where Boricua was fantastic at giving us the full context.The morale of the IWA locker room not being good after Gonzalez came in.Konnan wrestling Carlos Colon for the first time in the WWC.Oprah Winfrey doing an episode of her show addressing pro wrestling's effect on children.Low-Ki, Chris Candido, and Tammy Sytch having a problem behind the scenes at a USA Pro show in Queens.The Messiah returning to CZW weeks after losing his thumb at the first ever CZW TOURNAMENT OF DEATH.XPW runs at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia for the first time, where we get the debut of THE JUICE BAR, starring Juventud Guerrera.Eric Bischoff creating the World Heavyweight Title in on Raw after Brock Lesnar and he “Undisputed” WWE Title goes exclusive tp Smackdown, and then handing the belt to Triple H in a famously polarizing segment.Chuck (Palumbo) proposing to Billy (Gunn) on SmackDown in a very memorable segment.This is just the tip of iceberg of this extremely busy show, so you gotta listen to this one!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 NWA-TNA0:41:19 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BattlARTS, BJPW, DDT, Osaka Pro, Specialist Global Pro, SPWF, Bob Sapp, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, NEO, & IWA/TWA (UK)1:44:21 Classic Commercial Break1:46:49 Halftime2:10:45 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, IWRG, & Puerto Rico3:19:24 Other USA: Oprah, USA Pro, ROH, Mike Lima, XWF, PCW (NJ), The Messiah, CZW, XPW, NWA Wildside, MAW, APW, Bobby Heenan, Sting, & WCW alumni4:30:03 WWE6:31:48 Patreon Preview: A very revealing sworn affidavit about racism in WCW from longtime stage coordinator Moses WilliamsTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
9/4/20236 hours, 49 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. #420: August 23-30, 1988 with Scott Passner

Kris and David are joined by Scott Passner to discuss the week that was August 23-30, 1988, which was a show that Scott picked after putting down a $50 pledge on our Patreon, allowing him to pick both the week and a segment to sit in on as guest. Topics of discussion include:Ron Garvin leaving the NWA and the way that was handled on TV with Dusty Rhodes allegedly maiming him in a parking lot.News on the sale negotiations between TBS and Jim Crockett Promotions, which are on shaky ground during our week for various reasons, which led to TBS entertaining proposals from other wrestling promotions about replacing Crockett if push came to shove.Steve “Dr. Death” Williams in court stemming from his airport drug arrest in Detroit.JCP's house show business surging and why that was the case.AJPW putting on the first Bruiser Brody Memorial Show, which was a massive success in many ways.Chigusa Nagayo getting ready for a North American tour.Tommy Rich turning heel in Georgia and the reasoning behind that.David Woods/Continental buys USA Wrestling, plus lots more from the CWF since it’s the Eddie Gilbert era and the sheets just happen to be talking about this territory a lot.The Stud Stable and the Dundees having major beef in Memphis.The Savoldis running an ICW show in Arizona of all places.The very first SummerSlam from the World Wrestling Federation, where we go in-depth on the show itself, the build to it, and much more.The epic failure that was Titan Sports’ acquisition of the closed circuit and pay-per-view rights for the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Donny Lalonde boxing match, which was hyped for more than 20 minutes straight during the SummerSlam PPV broadcast.All this and so much more, including a VERY interesting preview of our newest Patreon show, on a great 80's episode of BTS.Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions1:37:53 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, AGPW, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & Tijuana2:06:32 Classic Commercial Break2:11:05 Halftime2:35:35 Other USA: SCW, Deep South, FCW, Continental, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, WWA (Geigel), John Nord, AWA, ICW, & OWF3:32:48 WWF5:45:41 Patreon Preview: A very revealing sworn affidavit about racism in WCW from longtime stage coordinator Moses WilliamsTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
8/28/20236 hours, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. #419: August 12-20, 1990 with Beau James

Kris and David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was August 12-20, 1990. Topics of discussion include:The WWF's build for SummerSlam’ 90, including the big Tugboat injury angle, where we try to figure out why it happened.“Tag Team,” Jesse Ventura and Roddy Piper's TV series, gets cancelled by ABC before it makes air.A big night of wrestling in Japan featuring Jumbo Tsuruta "injuring" Mitsuharu Misawa, major title changes in New Japan, and a major AJW show.A major UWF card in Yokohama featuring Masaharu Funaki beating Nobuhiko Takada for the first time.Herb Abrams getting ready for his big UWF press conference at John Arezzi’s first fan convention while Joe Pedicino is also rumored to be readying his own start-up.Eddie Gilbert running wild in Memphis including a TV angle with his dear friend John Gillam.Tessa and Dirty White Girl going to war in Memphis.Jeff Gaylord's big babyface turn.The Chris & Toni Adams vs. Steve Austin & Jeanne Clarke feud continuing in Dallas after the last big angle got USWA Championship Sports canceled by KTVT.Terry Taylor making his return to Dallas to help Gary Young.Jim Herd speaking candidly to Matwatch about many subjects.Dave Meltzer gives his thoughts on WCW’s TV problems, of which there were many, such as (surprise!) airing segments out of order..All kinds of other WCW insanity, as the promotion was a complete mess at this time.This was an awesome show as it always is when Beau’s riding with us, so you don't want to miss out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Beau’s preamble about SMW spot shows0:28:20 WWF1:24:42 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, FMW, UWF, AJW, CWA, AGPW. CNWA, Stampede, EMLL, & UWA2:14:17 Classic Commercial Break2:18:40 Halftime2:45:58 Other USA: Nielsen Ratings, John Arezzi, Herb Abrams’ UWF, Joe Pedicino, GASW, Peach State, GCW (Ray Candy), Chris Cruise, PWF (FL), Continental, USWA, TWF, Larry Matysik, PWA, Ivan Putski, Madusa, & Portland4:54:54 NWA/WCW5:47:49 Patreon Preview: 1992 Ole Anderson on Jim Herd, Black wrestlers, and Black community outreachTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
8/21/20236 hours, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. #418: August 9-16, 1993

Kris and David are joined by Chad Campbell (@bigboysplaywcw) to discuss the week-plus that was August 9-16, 1993. Topics of discussion include:The WWF's burgeoning relationships with SMW and the USWA, the Torch surveyed fans and people in the business for their opinion of how this arrangement will turn out.Two episodes of Monday Night Raw, which are highlighted by the “Who is Lex Luger?” sit-down interview segments, which are extremely interesting to listen to 30 years later.The skepticism regarding Lex Luger and his new character and is he was genuine enough to pull it off or not.Super Vader terrorizing UWFi during a week with a lot of indie shows at Korakuen Hall. Eddie Guerrero and Love Machine team up for the first time in AAA.Dave Meltzer at SMW Fan Week and his thoughts on where SMW is compared to his last trip the prior November, plus full reports of the shows he went to during our week as well as lots of great audio from TV.The WWF vs. USWA feud going full force in Memphis as we have heel Bret and Owen Hart going off on in Memphis in preparation for the MOTHER OF ALL MATCHES.The sheer insanity of WCW at the time, as they are a complete mess both in and out of the ring especially trying to promote shows in Atlanta.It’s always fun having Chad on, and this was a damn good show, so take a listen!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Torch survey on WWF working agreements0:37:42 WWF2:12:07 Int’l: AJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, NOW, Oriental Pro, Universal, UWFi, AJW, JWP, CWA, AAA, CMLL, & UWA2:43:26 Classic Commercial Break2:48:40 Halftime3:29:24 SMW5:11:08 Other USA: NEWF, Can-Am, ECW, USWA, Big D, GWF, & Portland6:12:53 WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
8/14/20236 hours, 48 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. #417: August 2-7, 1996

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was August 2-7, 1996. Topics of discussion include:Dave Meltzer's tour of Japan that week for the sixth-annual NJPW G1 Climax tournament, which also featured that the J*Crown tournament to crown the ultimate junior heavyweight champion.Riki Choshu's impending retirement and how winning the G1 played into those plans.Jushin Thunder Liger's brain tumor and how he worked through it until right before his surgery, making sure to put over Ultimo Dragon in a big way during the J*Crown.The Great Sasuke fracturing his skull for the second time in a year en route to winning the J*Crown tournament, which also included one of the best matches of 1996 in Ultimo Dragon vs. Shinjiro Ohtani.The complete awesomeness of New Japan at the time in every way, especially the booking, which was some of the greatest of all-time.The rest of the week’s Japanese news, featuring Dave Meltzer attending an All Japan Women show at Korakuen Hall as it was starting to become clear that the promotion’s best days were behind it.The first Nitro since the infamous nWo attack at Disney World — which didn’t have any live nWo presence — and how the WCW babyfaces were trying to cope with that.News on WCW’s negotiations with Jeff Jarrett, Sean Waltman, and The Can-Am Express, as well as how the office were trying to plant rumors about Bret Hart coming in to try to help pop a big buy rate for Hog Wild.ECW losing their TV time slot in New York yet again, albeit this time before ever airing on the station.The famous "The Doctor Is In" show at the ECW featuring the debut of "Dr. Death" Steve Williams and “KISS” getting interrupted by The Sandman, among other things.WWF morale being down as house show business underwhelmed.The WWF pushing Bret Hart on TV in absentia to quell those WCW rumors despite Bret being a free agent.Ahmed Johnson undergoing emergency kidney surgery, which was the beginning of the end of him being a top star.…and a LOT more. This is an extremely fun show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 NJPW1:45:31 Other Int’l: BattlARTS, BJPW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, PWC, Samurai Project, AJW, Jd’, CWA, AAA, & CMLL2:12:03 Classic Commercial Break2:16:58 Halftime2:58:31 WCW3:39:55 Other USA: ECW, USWA, NAASW, & APW4:24:52 WWF5:24:10 Patreon Preview: 1992 Ole Anderson on Jim Herd, Black wrestlers, and Black community outreachTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
8/7/20235 hours, 42 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. #416: July 26-August 1, 2004

Kris and David are guestless as we begin our 9th year of doing Between the Sheets by discussing the week that was July 26-August 1, 2004. Topics of discussion include:Ric Flair going out on his book tour and WWE pressing him to bash Mick Foley and Bret Hart on to sell more books.Bruno Sammartino agreeing to visit backstage at Raw in Pittsburgh…but leaving before the show.Chris Benoit and Triple H going 60 minutes in an Iron Man Match on Raw that was memorable for reasons other than the participants.The second-ever WWE Diva Search segment and one of the worst segments in wrestling TV history: The “verbal seduction” of Kamala.Teddy Long becoming the General Manager of SmackDown for the first time.Vince McMahon showing up in Ohio Valley Wrestling to evaluate the developmental talent for the first and only time.New Japan having record-low attendance at Korakuen Hall for a show featuring the debut of Yujiro Takahashi.Zero-One running the Fire Festival tournament with some interesting names.Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton reuniting as the Midnight Express.Brock Lesnar signing with the Minnesota Vikings.Sean O'Haire's legal issues.Vince Russo and Dusty Rhodes having an extremely confusing feud among other TNA wackiness.…and much more, including a free preview of our new Patreon deep-dive into the WCW racial discrimination lawsuits. This is a stacked show, so don't miss it!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWE1:58:22 Classic Commercial Break2:02:17 Halftime2:25:45 Int’l: NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BJPW, DDT, Kageki, Osaka Pro, AJW, AAA, CMLL, Fishman, Monterrey, IWAPR, & WWC3:03:49 Other USA: Classic Wrestling PPVs, Chris Kanyon, ROH, HCW (FL), Midnight Express, IWAMS, NWA No Limits, Brock Lesnar, Joanie Laurer, UPW, Sean O’Haire, & Bob Sapp3:35:31 NWA-TNA4:21:32 Patreon Preview: 1992 Ole Anderson on Jim Herd, Black wrestlers, and Black community outreachTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
7/31/20234 hours, 40 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. #415: July 19-25, 2000 with Mark Coale

Kris & David are joined by Mark Coale (@black_bile) to discuss the week that was July 19-25, 2000, a week that he requested by dropping a $100 on our Patreon so he could sit in for the whole show. Topics of discussion include:Dave Meltzer talking about how he plans to alter the way he does the Observer because of the changing wrestling industry.WWF Fully Loaded featuring some really solid wrestling on top after some shakiness on the undercard.The morale among The Radicalz after being in the WWF for almost 6 months.Rikishi taking one of the wilder spills of that era of WWF wrestling that somehow never gets talked about today.Tazz being "paranoid" in two different promotions.The first All Japan Budokan Hall show after the NOAH split, featuring Genichiro Tenryu’s in-ring return, as well as the final AJPW show featuring the departing NOAH talent.Stampede planning on making Sabu a traveling world champion who would tour affiliated promotions.ECW still looking for TV deals to replace TNN while working angles with Billy Corgan.The story behind the drama between Jim Cornette and Terry Landel.XPW running a big show in Los Angeles a week after their big dust-up at the ECW PPV.WCW doing big business in Australia with the initial on-sale for their upcoming tour, even while producing some of the stupidest wrestling television ever made, like Booker T and Bill Goldberg's wild night at Nitro.An update on company morale since Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan had walked out at Bash at the Beach.Johnny Ace being praised for his work helping up the in-ring quality of the shows with his agenting work, particularly his knack for coming up with good finishes.That's just a glimpse of what we have this week, as this show is slam-packed, so check it out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 State of the Observer0:20:13 WWF1:49:36 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, BJPW, Capture, FMW, Onita Pro, & GAEA2:15:09 Classic Commercial Break2:20:12 Halftime2:59:59 Other North America: Stampede, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, MVS/GWAS, Tijuana, & WWC3:34:34 Other USA: CZW, ECW, ECWA, Terry Landel, Rev Pro, & XPW4:07:30 WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
7/24/20235 hours, 49 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep. #414: July 12-18, 1994

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was July 12-18, 1994…minus the steroid trial coverage. Topics of discussion include:Hulk Hogan winning the WCW World Heavyweight Title from Ric Flair at the Bash at the Beach PPV in Orlando. We talk about all the media Hogan did before the show, how Hogan being champion would impact the company, and how WCW really felt like they were suddenly the #1 promotion in wrestling.We also go over the rest of the PPV featuring Antonio Inoki showing up, Arn Anderson's predictable heel turn on Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat's last PPV match, and tons more. Plus other WCW talk includes Cactus Jack's impending departure, Jesse Ventura's anger about his standing in the company and how it showed on the PPV, and some “WCW, EVERYBODY!” moments.Terry Gordy coming back to AJPW after overdose, Antonio Inoki wanting a piece of George Foreman, big shows in many organizations in Japan, a wild-looking show in England featuring various Americans, AAA doing big business in Mexico, and much more.ECW Heat Wave ’94, including The Funks vs. Public Enemy in a wild spectacle of a barbed wire match and Dave Meltzer’s thoughts on visiting the ECW Arena for the first time.Steve Armstrong's AJPW schedule screwing up a planned turn on his dad in SMW.Sid Vicious winning the Unified Title on USWA TV in a crazy way.The beginning of the Lex Luger/Tatanka/Ted DiBiase saga…right in the middle of the Undertaker/Fake Undertaker/Ted DiBiase saga.All that and a lot more on a very fun episode of Between the Sheets!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:30:46 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, IWU, NOW, RINGS, AJW, JWP, CWA, & WMAF1:57:15 Classic Commercial Break2:00:45 Halftime2:30:22 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, & WWC2:43:21 Other USA: CenturyWA, ECW, IWA (OH), MTW, SMW, USWA, GWF, & CWUSA4:05:38 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
7/17/20234 hours, 52 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. #413: July 5-11, 1988 with Al Getz

Kris and David are joined by Al Getz (@AlGetzWrestling) to discuss the week that was July 5-11, 1988. Topics of discussion include:The Great American Bash PPV from Baltimore featuring one of the all-time most controversial finishes to an NWA World Heavyweight Title match.Ronnie Garvin turning on Dusty Rhodes the teases leading into it, as well as why it happened.THE TOWER OF DOOM!!!! triple-decker cage match as well as Precious being tired of Jimmy Garvin & Kevin Sullivan's shit the night before on World Championship Wrestling.Sting being the hottest act in the company at the time while working the opener of the PPV.The insanity of the Great American Bash tour schedule.Tatsumi Fujinami's standing in New Japan and the feeling at the time that he might be overpushed.Bruiser Brody cancelling a tour of Austria the week before his death…that would have included a show the night that he was murdered.Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Ed Whalen.after catching up on Stampede tapes.An insane episode of The Morton Downey Jr. Show featuring “Dr. D” David Schultz, Jim Wilson, Ted Arcidi, Thunderbolt Patterson, “Captain” Lou Albano, cameos from Dennis Coralluzzo and some of his friends, and more.Lots of clips from USA Wrestling, Continental, and Memphis.The Oregon Wrestling War of 1988.King Haku’s coronation on WWF Superstars of Wrestling.The build for the first SummerSlam begins on WWF TV.Dave Meltzer's thoughts on the early Brother Love segments.All that and so much more on an awesome episode, so LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions2:09:12 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, AJW, CWA, Stampede, & WWC2:52:23 Classic Commercial Break2:57:28 Halftime2:32:48 The Morton Downey Jr. Show4:34:41 Other USA: SCW, FCW, USA, Continental, CWA/Memphis, Windy City, WCCW, AWA, FLAIR, & Don Owen vs. OWF Portland wrestling war5:55:59 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
7/10/20236 hours, 47 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. #412: June 28-July 4, 2005 with Kaia McKenna

Kris & David are joined by Kaia McKenna (@KaiaMcK) to discuss the week that was June 28-July 4, 2005, with Kaia joining us for the non-WWE portion of the show. Topics of discussion include:A thorough look at the WWE's financial report for the fiscal year covering 2004-2005, including a very contentious investors’ call with Linda McMahon taking some pointed questions from stockholders.The WWE debuts of Juventud Guerrera, Psicosis, and Super Crazy asTHE MEXICOOLS, complete with a promo very obviously scripted by Vince McMahon.Eddie Guerrero visits Dominik Mysterio at the playground, kicking off their famous storyline by promising to tell him a big secret.The Diva Search Bikini Obstacle Course on Raw, which was insane.Shawn Michaels doing the unthinkable to Hulk Hogan to end the July 4th episode of Raw.An update on the JBL-Blue Meanie coflict and their major heat stemming from the ECW One Night Stand PPV.New Japan in the mud business-wise.Dragon Gate running their biggest show ever up to that point.James Gibson (Jamie Noble) has a very interesting experience with a fan in Montreal.Antonio Pena's vision for a new style of pro wrestling: AAA XXX/Solo Para Mujeres!Matt Striker being forced to resign from his job in the New York City public school system over his improper use of sick days to wrestle for WWE and Zero-One MAX. Rob Feinstein getting back in the indie wrestling business by taking over Pro Wrestling Unplugged…sort of.CM Punk's last match in IWA Mid-South, an hour-long comedy match against Delirious.TNA signing a deal with Real.com to stream Impact while they don’t have a real TV outlet.All of that plus tons more, so you definitely don't want to miss this one!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWE3:19:09 Classic Commercial Break3:23:12 Halftime3:55:17 Japan: NJPW, NOAH, DDT, Dragon Gate, Riki Pro, Zero-One MAX, & NEO Ladies4:31:01 Other North America: Eruption, Marc the Grizzly Presents, AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, Queretaro, GladiatorCW, & IWAPR5:09:55 Other USA: Matt Striker, Rob Feinstein/PWU, IWC, NWA Anarchy, GeorgiaCW (Oates), IWAMS, Memphis, death of Eric Acker, A Current Affair, & NWA-TNATo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
7/3/20236 hours, 54 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. #411: June 21-27, 2012 with Colby Corino

Kris and David are joined by Colby Corino (@ColbyCorino) for the first segment of the show as we discuss the week that was June 21-27, 2012. Topics of discussion include:A full rundown Ring of Honor's "Best in the World" iPPV from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, featuring thoughts on the iPPV model itself at that time, the structure of ROH as a promotion, Colby being a teenager who was going to shows like this one with his dad, and of course the show itself with analysis of all the matches and angles.Claire Lynch's debut in TNA in a wild and wacky angle on Impact, plus we analyze the whole storyline that continued beyond that week. There’s all sorts of other TNA wackiness, too.New Japan TV ratings starting to rise again thanks to Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi.A couple of big CHIKARA shows, CZW running Tournament of Death, IWC running the Super Indie tournament, and other indie news.Scott Hall no-showing an autograph signing and Ric Flair having problems with one of his wives, both of which were common occurrences in that era, sadly.The debut of NXT as we know it — the first episode taped at Full Sail University using what was still FCW talent at the time — featuring a look at the future of WWE over the next decade.News on Linda McMahon's second U.S. Senate campaign, featuring a pissed off Jerry McDevitt.The announcement of the addition of the WWE Main Event TV show, then airing on Ion.Raw and SmackDown, which were pretty damn stagnant at that time, featuring lots of Big Show in main event angles.A.J. Lee’s relationship arc with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Kane as the portrayal of women in the promotion was approaching a turning point but still far from getting there.…and much more.Colby was great in the ROH section, and the rest of the show was fun as hell, too, so don't miss out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 ROH1:43:13 TNA2:27:17 Int’l: NJPW, NOAH, DDT, Dragon Gate, AAA, & CMLL2:40:19 Classic Commercial Break2:43:51 Halftime-ish Dark Side of the Ring review3:05:10 Other USA: Chikara, 2CW, CZW, IWC, DGUSA, Hall & Nash, & Ric Flair3:28:50 WWE NXT4:07:22 WWETo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
6/26/20236 hours, 36 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. #410: June 14-20, 1997

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was June 14-20, 1997. Topics of discussion include:Did Ric Flair really sign a new contract with WCW in 1997? (No.)The Great American Bash PPV in Moline featuring Kevin Greene vs. Mongo McMichael, The Outsiders vs. Ric Flair & Roddy Piper, DDP vs. Randy Savage, Madusa’s “retirement” match vs. Akira Hokuto, and so much more.Nitro at the United Center in Chicago featuring Dennis Rodman just 4 days after the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Championship in the same building.WCW riding high with celebrities and how a deal with one of them, if it happened, could've changed wrestling forever.Riki Choshu's "retirement" from New Japan and why it was happening.Another Triplemania show in AAA featuring Jake "The Snake" Roberts.Tommy Dreamer goes crazy on the live USWA TV show in Memphis.A serious car wreck changes the careers of four WWF wrestlers.Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels drama running wild in the aftermath of their locker room fight.Ahmed Johnson turning heel on The Undertaker, who does a clean job for the returning Kama.The infamous battle of The Fantastics on Raw as part of the Light Heavyweight Division.Michael Cole gets hired by the WWF.…and so much more!!!! This is a tremendous show, so LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:13:22 Eurasia: NJPW, BJPW, FMW, Shin FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Kingdom, Pancrase, AJW, GAEA, JWP, & CWA2:38:43 Classic Commercial Break2:42:23 Halftime (Dark Side of the Ring review, which includes discussion of suicide, runs from 3:01:57 through the end of the segment)3:16:18 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Promo Azteca, & WWA (PR)3:37:27 Other USA: NWANJ, ECW, Greg Price/Mr. Hughes, USWA, USWF, APW, Roddy Piper/Buddy Rose, Jesse Ventura, & Stan Lane powerboat racing4:14:50 WWFTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
6/19/20235 hours, 38 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. #409: June 7-13, 1995

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was June 7-13, 1995. Topics of discussion on this week's show include:Davey Boy Smith's assault trial getting rescheduled for January 1996.Chris Benoit wrestling Owen Hart at the WWF Wrestling Challege/Action Zone taping as well as an update on his status in ECW.Mr. Bob Backlund "breaks" Man Mountain Rock's “prized guitar.”The 28th anniversary of “6/9/95,” Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue’s legendary tag title win over Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi and it's place among the greatest matches in wrestling history.Dan Severn making a deal to come to IWA Japan to defend his NWA World Heavyweight Title.Another TripleMania show in AAA.The mystery of who owns ECW and what HHG Corp. actually is.THe Gangstas leaving SMW for ECW.Matt Borne being arrested for domestic violence in the case that led to the WWF suing him because all of the headlines focusing on Doink the Clown.General Jimmy’s Militia taking shape in SMW.The USWA running big legends’ shows in Memphis and Louisville on back to back nights.WCW getting a Monday night TV show opposite Raw and how that came to pass.And so much more!!!!! This is a really solid show here, so check it out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:04:29 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, BJPW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Pancrase, JWP, AAA, & CMLL1:43:31 Classic Commercial Break1:47:47 Halftime2:14:19 Other USA: IWF (NY), NWA NJ, WWWA, ECW, Matt Borne arrest, SMW, USWA, Mid-South, Deep South, & ISW3:43:06 WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
6/12/20234 hours, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. #408: May 31-June 6, 2013 with Joe Sposto

Kris and David are joined by Joe Sposto (@JoeSposto) as we discuss the week that was May 31-June 6, 2013, which is a Patreon pick submitted by Alan Paisner who pledged $25 to pick the week. Sposto only joins us for the first section of the show, but what a section it is. Topics of discussion includeThe major CHIKARA Pro shutdown angle, where we go highly in depth on why this happened (including attempts to kill some of the more unsavory rumors), with lots of context about what happened after the angle from Joe’s firsthand perspective as then-lead announcer Leonard F. Chikarason. Joe was fantastic in this segment giving us the complete rundown of everything.Adam Cole re-upping his ROH contract and why he stayed despite some interest from WWE.TNA's Slammiversary 2013 PPV and what a show that was featuring Kurt Angle being announced as their next Hall of Fame inductee and then wrestling A.J. Styles later that night, Bully Ray beating Sting, Hulk Hogan working blue on the stick with Aces and Eights after cutting one of his Ian Rotten promos, Gail Kim’s famously great match with Taryn Terrell, and more.The debut of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in TNA and why that came to pass.Keiji Muto basically being shown the door in All Japan as their new ownership is making major changes that were polarizing among their fan base.New Japan's Best of the Super Juniors tournament featuring a great list of talent but some very questionable booking.El Hijo del Santo's son going to train at the NOAH Dojo and what happened there.The Shield and Daniel Bryan being heavily pushed on WWE TV with the Wyatt Family on their way, and why that was sorely needed at the time.The entire TV situation at the time, which is wild to look at some 10 years later.This was the most “current” show we've ever done, and it's different for us, but it turned out to be a great show!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Other USA: CHIKARA Pro, Gorgeous George, CZW, ROH, Scott Taylor, & Tommy Dreamer/TCW2:05:05 TNA3:38:56 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Dragon Gate, PCW, & CMLL4:30:08 WWETo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
6/5/20236 hours, 36 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. #407: May 24-30, 1992

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was May 24-30, 1992. Topics of discussion include:WWF moving SummerSlam from the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland to Wembley Stadium in London, England and how that will affect the show.Titan Sports also moving the WBF PPV from the Convention Center in Long Beach, California to the Terrace Theater down the street, which meant a difference of 9,600 available seats and the obvious reasons that happened.Mainstream magazines doing stories on steroids in Titan Sports and how the pro wrestling magazines were arguably doing a better job than them at covering the steroid issue.Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth’s impending divorce becomes public knowledge and changes the direction of Savage’s ongoing feud with Ric FlairWWF TV clips including Nailz making his debut, Bret Hart throwing barbs at Shawn Michaels, and Papa Shango doing his black magic.One of the greatest matches in wrestling history taking place in All Japan in the form of Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi’s All-Asian Tag Team Title win over the Can-Am Express in Kikuchi’s hometown of Miyagi, plus Atsushi Onita takes on Leon Spinks in FMW, the newly-formed AAA picking up stream in Mexico, Super Porky suffering a heart attack, Negro Casas jumping from the UWA to CMLL, and much more in our international section.Tatsumi Fujinami appearing at a very early ECW show, the USWA vs. “Global" feud getting hot and heavy in Memphis, Don Owen promoting his final card in Portland, and so much more in the indie section.The impending arrival of Cowboy Bill Watts with his “Ten Commandments,” Larry Zbyszko turning babyface and splitting off from the Dangerous Alliance, and tons more in WCW.This is an extremely fun show, so listen now!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:07:11 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, Universal, AJW, AAA, CMLL, UWA, & WWC1:54:40 Classic Commercial Break1:59:13 Halftime2:28:38 Other USA: UCW (NH), IWF (CT), WWA (NJ), ECW, IWA (Russen), SAPW, Georgia, Florida, Mickey Doyle/Michigan, SMW, USWA, Big D, GWF, WWA (CA), & Portland/Don Owen retirement4:15:37 WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
5/29/20235 hours, 24 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. #406: May 16-23, 2000

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was May 16-23, 2000 in a show requested by one of our Patrons, Michael Otts. You can do that yourself dropping a $25 pledge on our Patreon.Topics of discussion this week include:The status of Ric Flair after his in-ring collapse at a Thunder taping, including why WCW kept it on the TV show en route to making an angle out of it.Discussion of Thunder and Nitro in general, which is deep in the Bischoff/Russo run and is some of the stupidest wrestling television ever produced. It was entertaining in its own way, but it still made your head hurt. Just mind-numbingly stupid.News on the level of morale in the WCW locker room, Bret Hart wanting to come back, and so much “WCW, EVERYBODY!!!!” stuff that it's ridiculous.News on Jumbo Tsuruta's funeral and how that has affected the AJPW/eventual Pro Wrestling NOAH split.Shinya Hashimoto's "resignation" from New Japan.Nise Onita's retirement show at Korakuen Hall, where he got to share the ring with Actual Onita, both as an opponent and tag team partner.Martha Hart gives quite the statement in the Calgary Sun on the first anniversary of Owen Hart's death.The WWC takes legal action against Savio Vega and IWA Puerto Rico over their attempts to revive the TNT gimmick.The ongoing Raven contract release drama in ECW.SmackDown, Raw, and the Judgment Day PPV in the WWF, including the return of The Undertaker as well as Triple H and The Rock going 60 minutes in an Iron Man Match, plus all of the other drama going on in and out of the ring in the WWF at that time.This show is stacked and packed, and just waiting on you to listen to it!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:21:15 Asia: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, DDT, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Onita Pro, RINGS, GAEA Japan, JWP, LLPW, & India2:52:52 Classic Commercial Break2:56:19 Halftime3:33:26 Other North America: NCW, BCW, Owen Hart death anniversary, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, & IWAPR4:01:17 Other USA: Thunderbox, ECW, MarylandCW, IPW (FL), NWA Worldwide, MemphisCW, Power Pro, & CWO4:27:17 WWF6:22:45 Patreon Preview: Ric Flair countersues Eric Bischoff and WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
5/22/20236 hours, 37 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. #405: May 10-16, 1994

Kris and David were guestless as we discussed the week that was May 10-16, 1994. Topics of discussion include:The WWF touring Japan "on their own" and not exactly lighting the world on fire business-wise.Earthquake and Yokozuna doing some sumo wrestling on Monday Night Raw.Nikolai Volkoff and his new hair joins up with Ted DiBiase.The Heavenly Bodies making their All Japan debut.Jake Roberts getting choked out by his own snake capping off a wild night at AAA's TripleMania II-B in Zapopan, complete with an in-person report from Dave Meltzer.ECW runs their big "When Worlds Collide" show featuring Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton.Jake Roberts winning the Smoky Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Title on TV.The USWA celebrating their 900th episode on WMC-TV in Memphis, and yes, there was cake.The MWF, with a lot of help from CMLL, runs a mediocre debut show at the newly-reopened Grand Olympic Auditorium.Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat tear it up on WCW Saturday Night as Flair wins what’s billed as his 12th world title.Rick Rude quits WCW due to his various injuries.Lots of “WCW, EVERYBODY!” moments.And so much more…so everyone take a listen!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:04:31 Japan: AJPW, Animal Hamaguchi/WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, NOW, AJW, JWP, & LLPW1:21:32 Classic Commercial Break1:25:59 Halftime1:47:49 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, & UWA2:32:18 Other USA: Mark Bodey, ECW, ASWF, NWA-CWA, Cincinnati, SMW, USWA, GWF, MWF/CMLL, & OPWF3:41:02 WCW4:34:45 Patreon Preview: Ric Flair countersues Eric Bischoff and WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
5/15/20234 hours, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #82: A Tribute To DEAN~!

Kris Zellner is joined by Phil Rippa and Phil Schneider to discuss the life and times of Dean Rasmussen. Dean was a cherished friend to those who knew him and a mentor to many as well. His love of professional wrestling was basically unmatched, and his influence on a generation of wrestling fans will last forever.This is our love letter to Dean.....we love you and miss you dearly, brother..So.....this one is for DEAN~!Special thanks to Tim Noel for the audio of Dean from an old Burning Hammer episode at the end of the show.---If you'd like to support Dean's family in their time of need, they have a GoFundMe page set up.Dean's memorial page with photos, his official obituary, and memorial service information is up at EverLoved.com. Also, John Pollock's Friday news update at POST Wrestling collected some of the tributes to Dean that were tweeted on Thursday and Friday.You can read the post that Dean's daughter, Annabelle, addressed to the wrestling community on Wreddit.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
5/11/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. #404: May 3-9, 1988 with Robert O'Connor

Kris and David are joined by Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week that was May 3-9, 1988. Topics of discussion include:The end of the Midnight Rider in JCP and why the storyline ended so abruptly.Jim Cornette throwing a party on WTBS in a very similar angle to one he did four years earlier in Mid-South.Will wrestling have a spot on Ted Turner's new TNT network?Tiger Mask II/Mitsuharu Misawa getting married.Tatsumi Fujinami politicking himself into an IWGP Heavyweight Title win.Owen Hart losing the North American Title in Stampede after a year-long reign and why it happened.The awesomeness of Ron Fuller's USA Wrestling TV show.Thomas Edward Gilbert Jr.'s Continental takeover is complete as we have the TV debut of Paul E. Dangerously.Jerry Lawler finally winning the AWA World Heavyweight Title in Memphis with a ton of fanfare, and we have a ton of clips about this.World Class’s last Parade of Champions at Texas Stadium, featuring the TRIPLE DOME OF TERROR.The Oregon wrestling war heating up as Billy Jack Haynes’s Oregon Wrestling Federation runs its first show.The end of the manipulation of syndicated wrestling ratings by the various major wrestling promotions.Plus we have O'Connor's brand of humor sprinkled in, of course, so yes, this is another must-listen show, indeed!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions1:07:53 International: AJPW, NJPW, Singapore, All-Star, EMLL, Moreno, UWA, AWA in North Bay, & Stampede2:02:21 Classic Commercial Break2:07:44 Halftime2:49:03 Other USA A: USWA (Raskin), USA, SCW, FCW, WOW, & Continental4:11:45 Other USA B: FNN/SCORE, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States, mystery Vegas women’s promotion, & Portland5:51:19 WWF6:36:46 Patreon Preview: Ric Flair countersues Eric Bischoff and WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
5/8/20236 hours, 51 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dean Rasmussen 1966-2023

We tried to record this as an intro to the show that's coming out tonight, but it quickly became clear that we wouldn't have enough space. If you'd like to support Dean's family in their time of need, they have a GoFundMe page set up.Dean's memorial page with photos, his official obituary, and memorial service information is up at EverLoved.com. Also, John Pollock's Friday news update at POST Wrestling collected some of the tributes to Dean that were tweeted on Thursday and Friday.You can read the post that Dean's daughter, Annabelle, addressed to the wrestling community on Wreddit.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
5/7/202330 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. #403: April 26-May 2, 2001

Kris and David are guestless this time out as we discuss the week that was April 26-May 2, 2001. Topics of discussion this week include:The WWF's plans for their version of WCW, with Jim Ross meeting with prospective talent such as Rob Van Dam, as well as WCW contracted talent. We also have possible announcers discussed, including the potential return of Jerry Lawler to the WWFE fold.A busy week in the WWF proper, as we have not only the regular TV shows, but also the Backlash PPV featuring Steve Austin and Triple H becoming the new tag champs, which meant they owned all the major titles at the time. We also have the DUCHESS OF QUEENSBURY, Steve Blackman getting in on “Chains of Love,” Shane McMahon taking yet another insane bump, Lita and Chyna starting up their Women’s Title “feud” of sorts, Stone Cold and Hunter joining Howard Stern for the Crazy Cabbie vs. Angry Black boxing exhibition, and tons more.The international scene, where we talk about Antonio Inoki's meeting with Mike Tyson, Rey Misterio Jr. being banned by Time Warner from wrestling in Tijuana, and all of the other news and results from outside the mainland United States.The U.S. indie scene, featuring a Massachusetts state senator being the figurehead commissioner in NECW, Bret Hart making a special appearance in New York, John Boy & Billy receiving the ECW TV Title belt from Rob Van Dam, Women of Wrestling having issues outlined in their latest SEC filings (because yes, they were a publicly traded company), Vince Russo laying down the law on his message board, Hulk Hogan trying to start a promotion, and a Wake Forest University study looking into how violent wrestling fans are on dates compared to the general population.This was quite the show, and it also includes a free previous of our new Patreon deep dive special (about the real life Ric Flair-Eric Bischoff feud from 1998) at the end, so everyone check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCWWF0:50:58 WWF2:45:58 Classic Commercial Break2:48:45 Halftime3:13:53 Japan: AJPW, Antonio Inoki/Mike Tyson, NJPW, Zero-One, BattlARTS, BJPW, DDT, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, Pride FC, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, Jd’, & JWP4:00:20 Other North America: ECCW, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, IWAPR, & WWC4:18:50 Other USA: NECW, UCW/ICW (NY), NAWA (NY), Wrestling Zone, MarylandCW, Armstrong family, IWAMS, USACW (Prentice), Terry Taylor, MidwestCW, John Boy & Billy, Stevie Ray, Rev Pro, WOW, VinceRusso.org, Hulk Hogan/Universal, Sting on “Walker: Texas Ranger,” Athletic Commissions, & Wake Forest violence study5:11:40 Patreon Preview: Ric Flair countersues Eric Bischoff and WCWTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
5/1/20235 hours, 26 minutes
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Ep. #402: April 19-24, 1996 with John Philapavage

Kris and David are joined by John Philapavage (@JohnPhilapavage) to discuss the (almost-)week that was April 19-24, 1996. Topics of discussion include:Brian Pillman being released from the hospital after his serious car wreck.Bret Hart's future in the WWF.The post-WrestleMania German tour featuring Scott Hall and Kevin Nash's final run and Sunny having to go home early because of The Clique.Akira Taue winning the Champion Carnival in AJPW.AAA and CMLL battling it out in the press with their house organ magazines.The infamous ECW “lesbian angle” as Beaulah and Kimona “kiss” at Hostile City Showdown at the ECW Arena.Jeff Jarrett wins the Unified Title from Jerry Lawler on USWA TV.An update on Hulk Hogan's status in WCWWCW Monday Nitro features COFFEE!!!!And so much more!!!! So you know the drill....LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Brian Pillman0:22:47 WWF1:22:05 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, UWFi, WAR, FMW, PWC, Tokyo Pro, AJW, & JWP1:59:29 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & WWC2:17:16 Classic Commercial Break2:21:45 Halftime2:52:16 New Jack City Wrestling & ECW4:05:24 Other USA: PCW, Steel City, ECWA, Bruno Sammartino, NWF (GA), DixielandCW, SEWF, USWA, & CWA (TX)4:29:29 WCW5:32:35 Patreon Preview: Owen Hart has zero fucks to give in his comments about Mike TysonTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
4/24/20235 hours, 37 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. #401: April 12-18, 1999

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was April 12-18, 1999.We start off by talking about Davey Boy Smith, as this was when he was stuck in a Calgary hospital in severe pain from a spinal infection and got fired by WCW. We talk about all the issues that he had leading up to this and what his future held.From there, we go to WCW proper for a wild week with a very newsworthy Nitro full of big matches and angles then a Thunder that was appropriately Thunder-esque. We also have all the wild drama that is par for the course in WCW in this era, featuring Arn Anderson having a pretty rough week, Eric Bischoff speaking on WCW Live, bad morale in the company and so much more.International is next, as Vader wins the Champion Carnival tournament in AJPW, Atsushi Onita goes back to school, Yuki Kondo becomes the King of Pancrase, and tons more.Then we go back to the United Status, where Paul Heyman speaks to the Torch about ECW's mounting financial issues while they are actually doing some decent house show business and producing some solid TV, plus news on TNN picking up a wrestling show, Randy Hales baring his soul on Memphis TV, and lots more.We then close with the WWF, as they make some roster cuts (sort of), and we go over why that is happening despite the record business they were doing at the time, plus a crazy episode of Monday Night Raw, Steve Austin being hit by a car (in real life), interesting quotes from members of company management in Raw Magazine, and a show-closing news item that is almost surely the most ominous closer in BTS history.This is a slam-packed show here, folks, so you definitely don't want to miss this!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Davey Boy Smith0:23:29 WCW1:49:41 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, Atsushi Onita, BattlARTS, CAPTURE, IWA Japan, Pancrase, Arsion, & JWP2:24:19 Classic Commercial Break2:29:18 Halftime2:59:26 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, Tijuana, & WWC3:09:29 Other USA: NWA, ISPW, ECWA, ECW, TNN, Power Pro, MAW, Tor Berg/WNWA, & Portland3:46:09 WWF5:35:15 Patreon Preview: Owen Hart has zero fucks to give in his comments about Mike TysonTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
4/17/20235 hours, 39 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. #400: April 3-10, 1993 with Tyler Gignac

Kris and David are joined by one of our Patrons, Tyler Gignac (@Tyler_Gignac) to discuss the week-plus that was April 3-10, 1993, a show that he requested with a $100 pledge on our Patreon page. And it’s our 400th show, to boot!We start the show with the WWF and WrestleMania IX in Las Vegas, where we talk about the differences in how the show was marketed compared to how it has been in recent years. We then go over the show itself, featuring the shocking finish of Hulk Hogan, dubious black eye and all, leaving with the WWF Championship, as well as the debut of Jim Ross as the lead announcer, plus all of the matches in depth at the failed “world’s largest toga party.”. We then talk about the post-Mania plans and all sorts of other news and views from the week.We then go international, where the Champion Carnival is firing up in AJPW, NJPW and WAR run some shows together, the UWFi has a big show, Universal Lucha Libre starts fading away in the early days of Michinoku Pro, AJW runs Dream Slam II, AAA is doing big things, there’s drama backstage in CMLL, and tons more.Then we come back to the U.S. for the Indie scene featuring MACCABIAHMANIA, the very first episode of ECW TV, tension in the Heavenly Bodies camp in SMW, Jerry Lawler reforming Lawler’s Army in the USWA, there’s a big tw0-art story on the Von Erichs in the New York Daily News, and a whole lot more.WCW closes out the show, as we have news on Tully Blanchard seemingly coming on, Cactus Jack and Vader taking their feud to another level, Jesse Ventura meeting the Cole Twins, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson teasing future things, and so much more.Lots of good stuff on this one, so LISTEN NOW!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF2:04:57 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, UWFi, Michinoku Pro, Universal, W*ING, & AJW2:35:23 Classic Commercial Break2:40:42 Halftime3:13:52 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, UWA, AWF, & WWC3:36:49 Other USA: MaccabiahMania, WWA (NJ), ECW, SMW, USACW (Austin Idol), NWCA convention, USWA, GWF, Metroplex indies, Von Erichs, & CWUSA5:11;35 WCW6:14:02 Patreon Preview: Owen Hart has zero fucks to give in his comments about Mike TysonTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
4/10/20236 hours, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. #399: March 29-April 7, 1988 with Beau James

Kris and David are joined this week by Beau James (@KingOfKingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was March 29-April 7, 1988. We start off in Jim Crockett Promotions, where we discuss the impending arrival of the Midnight Rider and tell the truth on what really happened there, the debut of the NWA Main Event show on TBS and how it was great at first…then not so much a few months later, breaking up Lex Luger and Barry Windham too quickly, and lots more.Then we go international, where we talk about Stan Hansen regaining popularity in AJPW after the “NOBODY POTATOES ME!” angle, the saga of Tom Magee, Akira Maeda reforming the Universal Wrestling Federation, andhot angles in Stampede Wrestling, among other things.Next, we go to the territories where we talk about Buck Robley taking charge in Southern Championship Wrestling, Ron Wright being awesome in USA Wrestling, Eddie Marlin and Tommy Gilbert doing a hot angle on Memphis TV, various promotions in a state of flux, and much more.The WWF closes the show as we discuss the business side of WrestleMania IV, the post-Mania European tour, what happened to Johnny V, Andre the Giant starting up a feud with Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and more.Beau is always a great guest, and this show is no different, so everyone take a listen!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions1:19:31 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Ikki Kajiwara Memorial, AJW, Stampede, & WWC2:11:39 Classic Commercial Break2:16:16 Halftime 2:32:33 Other USA: SCW, USACW, Alabama, WOW, FNN/SCORE, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States, AWA, Eddie Sharkey, & Portland4:17:57 WWF4:59:07 Patreon Preview: Owen Hart has zero fucks to give in his comments about Mike TysonTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
4/3/20235 hours, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. #398: March 22-28, 1995

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was March 22-28, 1995.We start off with the WWF, as WrestleMania XI is around the corner, so we talk about the go-home Raw, which was an interesting show as it featured just one match and was largely a clip show hyping up Mania. We talk about the weird booking at this time, as well, as there were more intriguing matches and angles on TV than the ones featuring the same wrestlers at Mania.Then we go international, where Dave Meltzer is in Japan again, but the focus is on the big All Japan Women show at Yokohama Arena, where Manami Toyota won the WWWA Title from Aja Kong in the main event. Dave also attended other shows, as well and we have the reviews of those, plus all the other news and views from Japan, Mexico, and more.Next we go back to the United States, where we talk about some funky indie shows in the Northeast, John Arezzi trying to get AAA back on American PPV without WCW’s help, Al Snow and Unabomb cosplaying as the Rock ’n’ Roll Express on SMW TV, Marcus Dupree making an impact on Memphis TV, and lots more.Then we close with WCW, where Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair are having major issues both on and off TV as the power structure of the company is changing by the minute, and on TV, we have Lord Steven Regal trying to turn Bobby Eaton into a Blue Blood, plus lots more.This is an extremely fun show, so check it out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:49:05 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, BJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, W*ING, West Japan, & Dave Meltzer at AJW’s Yokohama Arena show 1:32:51 Other North America: CRMW, AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, & Tijuana1:50:36 Classic Commercial Break1:53:24 Halftime2:41:26 Other USA: CenturyWA, USofA, ESW (Long Island), NWANJ, ECW, John Arezzi, Steel City, MEWF, CAPW, MTW, SMW, USWA, & NWA Dallas3:35:54 WCW4:08:31 Patreon Preview: Bruce Mitchell on Paul Heyman and Eddie Gilbert working promoters and reportersTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/27/20234 hours, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. #397: March 15-21, 1991

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was March 15-21, 1991.This is a very different show from our usual, as the majority focuses on Dave Meltzer's big trip to Japan, where he attended the New Japan/WCW "Starrcade ’91 at the Tokyo Dome” show (“Japan Supershow” in the U.S.) featuring Tatsumi Fujinami defeating Ric Flair to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion…..sort of. We have all the news and views from that show, including the "controversy" as to just who was the real champion.We also discuss Dave's other tour stops including Universal Lucha Libre, All Japan Women, and the original JWP, with Dave having plenty of interesting thoughts about those shows.On the U.S. indie scene, we talk about Eddie Mansfield getting back into wrestling, the USWA leaving the Mid-South Coliseum, a very interesting look at the production of Texas Champion Wrestling with Gary Hart and Mickey Grant, Billy Jack Haynes going wild in Portland, and more.WCW and the WWF then share a section for the first time to close the show, as we talk about Sid Vicious’s contract status, the Iron Sheik returning to the WWF, Konnan coming into the WWF, Brutus Beefcake as THE MARINER, and so much more.A very different but extremely fun episode of BTS, so listen now!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 NJPW1:30:23 Other Japan: Universal, AJW, & JWP2:17:01 Classic Commercial Break2:22:01 Halftime2:53:18 Other Int’l: Germany, All-Star, CMLL, Monterrey, Arena Naucalpan, & UWA3:09:22 Other USA: CarolinaCW, Boni Blackstone, Eddie Mansfield, USWA, TWF/TCW, & Portland3:30:15 WCW & WWF3:59:15 Patreon Preview: Bruce Mitchell on Paul Heyman and Eddie Gilbert working promoters and reportersTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/20/20234 hours, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. #396: March 8-14, 2000 with Dominic Garrini

Note: This episode was recorded before the car accident that Dom was in with Joshua Bishop, Derek Dillinger, and Marino Tenaglia over the weekend. Thankfully, it looks like all four of them are going to be fine.Kris and David are joined by "The Bone Collector" Dominic Garrini (@dgarrinibc) to discuss the week that was March 8-14, 2000. We start off with ECW and their Living Dangerously PPV, featuring the original insane New Jack/Vic Grimes scaffold spot, which was scary as hell, as well as Steve Corino going scorched earth on The Sandman's wife, Scotty Anton making his "debut,” the overall crazy booking and terrible production values of the show, Paul Heyman ranting to the Torch, and lots more in a very entertaining section.Next, we move on to the World Wrestling Federation, where Buh Buh Ray Dudley nearly kills Mae Young on an episode of Raw that also saw the return of Vince McMahon after being off TV since Stephanie’s heel turn in December, as well asthe Mean Street Posse being awesome while pursuing the Hardcore Title. We also talk some Smackdown, TSN's editing of Raw, L. Brent Bozell wackiness, the Lionel Tate murder case, and even some reviews of Beyond the Mat.Then we go to the UFC for one of their most controversial moments ever, as they announce the main event of their UFC 24 PPV, Kevin Randleman vs. Pedro Rizzo, had to be cancelled due to a freak accident, but didn't announce it until the time for the main event to begin despite knowing for most of the broadcast. Kris has some stories about watching that in real time, particularly with regards to his and his friends’ anger at how this went down. We also talk about the rest of the show as well some other MMA happenings.International is next, as All Japan gets bad news about their TV time slot, there’s a wacky shoot angle with the Great Muta in New Japan, the Rikidozan Memorial Show takes place featuring Ron Reis as B.B. JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!, Perro Aguayo returns to Arena Mexico after eight years away, Chicky Starr jumps from the WWC to IWAPR, and tons more.We then go back to the U.S.A. for the indie scene, featuring early JAPW and CZW results, Screech showing up on Memphis Championship Wrestling to declare his love for The Kat/Stacy Carter, Dave Meltzer attends an All Pro Wrestling show, and more.WCW closes out the show, as we talk about their big U.K. tour, where morale was in the toilet despite the trip doing very well financially. We also talk about a couple of crazy-assed episodes of Thunder and Nitro featuring Team Package trying to recruit Arn Anderson and so much more insanity that makes it a must listen section.Helluva show here, folks, and a long one, too, so buckle up!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 ECW1:17:14 WWF & Beyond the Mat2:12:41 UFC2:47:18 Classic Commercial Break2:50:48 Halftime…sort of2:52:03 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, Rikidozan Memorial, Super J-Cup, BattlARTS, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Onita Pro, PRIDE FC, RINGS, AJW, GAEA, & LLPW3:43:13 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & IWAPR3:56:53 Other USA: USA Pro, CWF (NJ), JAPW, CZW, FWA, IWACW, NWA Nashville, MemphisCW, MPPW, & APW4:41:50 WCW6:43:08 Patreon Preview: Bruce Mitchell on Paul Heyman and Eddie Gilbert working promoters and reportersTo 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.And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.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
3/13/20236 hours, 52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. #395: March 1-7, 1990

On the newest episode of BTS, Kris and David discuss the week that was March 1-7, 1990.We start with WCW, where injuries are running wild while the promotion is also hit by a major suspension and talent turnover, all while the head booker job is in flux.Then we go international where Barry Windham gets a shot at the Triple Crown at the Budokan, Great Muta has second thoughts leaving the NWA, Mark Calaway debuts as Punisher Dice Morgan in New Japan, and Universal Lucha Libre opens up in Japan, plus there are tours of Kuwait and New Zealand, and much more.Next, we go back to the United States for an update on Joe Pedicino's future post-WCW, Jerry Lawler terrorizing Nate the Rat and Chris Champion on Memphis TV, all sorts of wrestling in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Hustler doing a big exposé on wrestling, and tons more.We then close with the WWF, where we talk about Dave Meltzer attending a TV taping at the Cow Palace, Greg Valentine dying his hair, Ted DiBiase gets his legendary entrance music, Jake the Snake shows off his snakes, and much more.This is a really solid show, so check it out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 NWA/WCW0:55:38 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Universal, Kuwait, New Zealand, CNWA, EMLL, UWA, WWA (Tijuana), & WWC1:35:17 Classic Commercial Break1:40:46 Halftime2:00:21 Other USA: WWA (NJ), Tully Blanchard, GASW, USWA, Other Metroplex, Portland, LPWA, & Hustler Exposé3:19:29 WWF3:55:34 Patreon Preview: Bruce Mitchell on Paul Heyman and Eddie Gilbert working promoters and reportersTo 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
3/6/20234 hours, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. #394: February 22-28, 1998

This week on BTS, Kris and David discuss the week that was February 22-28, 1998.We start off with the WWF, where Vince McMahon has a memorable two-part appearance on “Off the Record with Michael Landsberg,” where he sounds off on many topics in a very entertaining way. We also have news on Mike Tyson, Ahmed Johnson being fired, Goldust impersonating his father on Raw, house show business going up, and so much more.Next we go international, where we talk about AJPW running the Budokan, NJPW getting tired of WCW, the Brennan brothers heating up in AAA, major issues between Promo Azteca, Konnan, and WCW, and a ton more.Then we go back to the U.S., where we discuss a bad week for Sunny, the third annual Eddie Gilbert Memorial Brawl, ECW having TV issues in Pittsburgh, lots of wrestlers with legal issues, as well as other results and news.We then close with WCW where we discuss all the major happenings stemming from SuperBrawl VIII as well as the Nitro and Thunder shows following it up, such as Juventud Guerrera losing his mask, Scott Steiner turning heel and changing his look, the end of Rick Martel's career, Hulk Hogan sabotaging people, and tons more.This was a slam-packed show, folks, with lots of fun topics, so check it out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:18:02 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, Michinoku Pro, SPWF, Kingdom, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, JWP, & NEO Ladies1:35:55 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Promo Azteca, Tijuana, WWC1:59:55 Classic Commercial Break2:03:28 Halftime2:18:50 Other USA: NWANJ, ECW, Arrests, NDW, Abdullah the Butcher restaurant review, IWAMS, Music City, & CasinoCW3:05:06 WCW5:12:29 Patreon Preview: WCW fires Paul Heyman…only for the manager of the airport Ramada to stick up for him?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
2/27/20235 hours, 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. #393: February 15-22, 2003 with Daniel Makabe

Kris and David are joined by Daniel Makabe (@danielmakabe) for the first half of the show to discuss the week-plus that was February 15-22, 2003.We start off talking about the sudden end of the revival of Portland Wrestling and all the controversy surrounding the short lifespan of the promotion, which that means lots of insane Oregon State Athletic Commission talk.Next, we go to the indie scene where we talk about Dan's memories of western Canadian indies, the Philadelphia promotional wars of the era featuring 3PW and XPW, Cody Rhodes’s high school wrestling career, Sting's evangelical wrestling parable with Nikita Koloff and Ted DiBiase, the insanity of J.C. Bailey, Tom Howard on “Joe Millionaire,” Joan Lunden reflecting on his disastrous time at the WCW Power Plant, Curt Hennig's memorial service, and much more.Then we go international, where we talk about the K-1 scandals and how they could (but didn’t really) affect PRIDE FC, the bloom wearing off the AJPW rose a year into Keiji Muto's reign, Hiroshi Tanahashi making his NJPW return after being stabbed by his ex-girlfriend, the debut of U-STYLE, and tons more.We go to NWA-TNA next for a interesting week as they debut Jonah Adelman from Tough Enough in a crazy way, plus we have updates on their status with DirecTV and more.We then close with WWE, where we have Raw and SmackDown leading into the No Way Out PPV including Eric Bischoff vs. Jim Ross headlining Raw, Nathan Jones cutting his first promo on SmackDown, Eddy and Chavo Guerrero starting their lying, cheating, and stealing, one of John Cena’s early raps, and a whole lot more.It’s hard to believe that this stuff is 20 years old now, but here we are. We had lots of fun doing this show, so listen now!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Northwest Indies: Portland, ECCW, & Stampede0:48:55 Other USA: JAPW, 3PW, XPW, Sandman, IWC, ECWA, Cody Runnels, NWA Wildside, Sting, IWAMS, WLW, AWS, APW, Tom Howard, Joan Lunden, & Curt Hennig memorial service2:15:42 Eurasia: K-1/W-1/PRIDE, AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, DDT, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, WMF, U-STYLE, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, NEO Ladies, & All-Star3:21:54 Classic Commercial Break3:26:17 Halftime3:53:36 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, & IWAPR4:09:47 MMA & NWA-TNA4:46:34 OVW & WWE6:01:47 Patreon Preview: WCW fires Paul Heyman…only for the manager of the airport Ramada to stick up for him?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
2/20/20236 hours, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. #392: February 8-14, 1994

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was February 8-14, 1994.We start with the WWF, where we talk about Vince McMahon's legal issues starting to get media play again in the only major story in a quiet week as Raw was off due to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.Next, we go international, talking about Masashi Aoyagi starting up his own promotion, Royce Gracie being in demand, Akira Maeda wanting to face his old friends again, AAA doing big business in Mexico while helping UWA do better, too, among many other things.Then we go back to the U.S. indie scene, where we talk about some amazing Terry Funk promos in ECW and SMW, Shane Douglas becoming the Franchise in ECW, Sunday Bloody Sunday in SMW, no live USWA in Memphis thanks to bad weather, and so much more.WCW closes the show, as we try to figure out what's really going on with Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, and the head booker position, we go over the news from the latest marathon Worldwide tapings at Disney, and bask in the awkwardness of Ted Turner and Jane Fonda hanging out in the crowd at Center Stage, plus so much more.A damn fun show, so everyone check it out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:39:02 Japan: NJPW, WAR, FMW, W*ING, Masashi Aoyagi/NSBW, Royce Gracie, RINGS, AJW, & JWP0:59:23 Other North America: CRMW, AAA, CMLL, & UWA1:15:51 Classic Commercial Break1:20:01 Halftime1:42:54 Other USA: ECW, WWWA, MTW, NCWA, CAPW, Peach State, SMW, USWA, GWF, MWUSA, OPWF, & CWUSA3:04:25 WCW3:52:37 Patreon Preview: WCW fires Paul Heyman…only for the manager of the airport Ramada to stick up for him?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
2/13/20234 hours, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. #391: February 1-7, 1992 with Charles from Wrestling Playlists

Kris and David are joined by our dear friend Charles from Wrestling Playlists (@pwoloss) to discuss the week that was February 1-7, 1992.We start off the show talking about local politicians trying and failing to regulate pro wrestling in the state of Florida, including some crazy quotes from the hearing in question and the pros/cons of regulation. The WWF sent a doozy of a lobbyist to the meeting, too. We also talk about the life and career of Buzz Sawyer, who tragically passed away during our week.Next, we go to WCW where we discuss Kip Frey breaking out the checkbook signing and trying to sign all kinds of talent, THE PAULIE AWARDS, and so much more in a fun section.Then we go international, where we discuss AJPW signing Jun Akiyama, NJPW contract season angles, Mike Shaw getting over big as Aaron Grundy in CMLL, Canek losing the UWA Title, Ronnie Garvin beating Carlos Colon for the Universal Title, and much more.We go back to the USA for the indie section next, where Tony Rumble has a falling out with IWCCW, Tod Gordon launches ECW, Austin Idol almost gets murdered in the USWA, Eddie Gilbert turns babyface in the GWF, plus so much more.Finally, we close with the WWF, where we go in-depth on the WrestleMania VIII “press conference” angle, Sensational Sherri falls in love, there’s a big title change at a house show, we have an update on WBF-related stuff, and lots more.We also have a free preview of our newest Patreon-exclusive deep dive, part 1 of 2 about Paul Heyman's 1993.Charles was great as usual, and this was a helluva show, so take a listen!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Florida regulation legislation & death of Buzz Sawyer0:48:15 WCW1:20:24 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, RINGS, AJW, CMLL, UWA, & WWC1:57:38 Classic Commercial Break2:02:42 Halftime2:36:41 Other USA: Tony Rumble quits IWCCW, ECW forms, WIN, IPWA, USWA, NWF (Robley), GWF, Ultimate Warrior, Lou Thesz, Gagnes, Terry Funk, John Stuff, LPWA, WSWA, & Portland3:49:48 WWF4:50:45 Patreon Preview: WCW fires Paul Heyman…only for the manager of the airport Ramada to stick up for him?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
2/6/20235 hours, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. #390: January 24-February 2, 1987

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week plus that was January 24-February 2, 1987.We start with the WWF, where we talk about the hype for WrestleMania III really starting to ramp up as we have a location for the show, Roddy Piper announcing his retirement, Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan starting their angle on Piper's Pit, and so much more in one of the most newsworthy periods in WWF history.Then we go international, as Riki Choshu is winding down his All Japan run in a big way while talking up a future match with Tatsumi Fujinami, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow makes his New Japan debut, and we go over all the other news and views from Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.Next, we go to the territories, where we talk about Lex Luger leaving Florida as Kevin Sullivan returns to the territory, Doug Furnas making his wrestling debut in Knoxville, Lance Russell and Dave Brown celebrating their 20th Anniversary in Memphis as a team, Kerry Von Erich returning to the ring in World Class, and lots more.Then we close with Jim Crockett Promotions, where Lex Luger fully enters the promotion and turns on Barry Windham in a major angle. We also talk about Ric Flair and Barry Windham taking up a whole hour on Worldwide, Brad Armstrong stepping up to Ric Flair, David Allan Coe showing up at TBS studio, and so much more.We always love the ’80's shows, and this one is a humdinger, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:53:17 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, JWP, Montreal, Stampede, EMLL, Arena Naucalpan, Arena Neza, UWA, & WWC1:29:43 Classic Commercial Break1:32:51 Halftime1:59:56 USA East: Deep South, CWF, CCW, & CWA/Memphis3:03:07 USA West: UWF, WCCW, AWA, Portland, Hawaii, & NATPE convention3:37:29 Jim Crockett Promotions4:44:59 Patreon Preview: Mainstream Canadian magazine coverage of the Montreal ScrewjobTo 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
1/30/20234 hours, 56 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. #389: January 19-25, 1996

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was January 19-25, 1996, a week picked by Andy Linton on our Patreon with a $25 pledge. If you want to pick a week, check out our Patreon page for more information.We start off talking about the WWF and Royal Rumble ’96, featuring Shawn Michaels winning his 2nd Rumble in a row, Diesel's tweener persona getting more heelish, and lots more from the PPV before going to Raw, where we talk about Vader injuring Gorilla Monsoon in a major angle and so much more.Then we go international, where we talk about some major matches in Japan, as well as Antonio Pena trying to leverage Rey Misterio Jr. and Psicosis into New Japan, Atsushi Onita talking about coming out of retirement, Victor Quinones being gone from IWA Japan, CMLL starting to push Shocker, and much more from both Japan and Mexico.Next is the indie scene, where Paul Heyman makes a big promise to Sabu, the now-defunct SMW is hit by a fan’s lawsuit, Brandon Baxter returns to the USWA by attacking Randy Hales, Miss Patricia debuts in the USWA, we have notes from the NATPE convention, and Antonio Inoki puts together the World Wrestling Peace Festival.We close with WCW, featuring a wild and action packed Nitro/Clash of the Champions double shot in Las Vegas, including the debuts of Woman and Kevin Greene, the return of Elizabeth, Randy Savage winning the WCW Title, Brian Pillman scaring Bobby Heenan to death, and much more greatness in a classic “WCW, EVERYBODY” section.This is a fantastic, news-filled show, so you definitely don't want to miss this one!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 The Lay of the Land & WWF1:39:19 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR. BJPW, FMW, IWA Japan, PWC, SPWF, Tokyo Pro, Wrestle Yume Factory, RINGS, AJW, & LLPW2:00:44 Classic Commercial Break2:05:07 Halftime2:37:56 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, Arena Naucalpan, & Baja California2:58:41 Other USA: ESW, ECW, IPW (NC), SSW, SMW, USWA, CWA (TX), NATPE convention, & Inoki/Peace Festival3:39:00 WCW5:40:24 Patreon Preview: Mainstream Canadian magazine coverage of the Montreal ScrewjobTo 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
1/23/20235 hours, 51 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. #388: January 11-17, 1999

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was January 11-17, 1999.We start with a wild WCW section, featuring Nitro, where Janie Engle makes a rare TV appearance while Eric Bischoff faces the wrath of Klondike Bill in setting up the ring, Pepe the stick horse meets his demise, Raven and "Jim" play some backgammon, and more. We also have a weak episode of Thunder and the third annual SOULED OUT pay-per-view, which features Hulk Hogan whipping David Flair pretty fiercely with his weightlifting belt, among other things. We also have all of the other news and views in a very interesting week for WCW.Then we go International, talking about AJPW, where Vader and Kenta Kobashi have a major battle, NJPW has its annual contract renewals, Michinoku Pro is falling apart, AAA is changing the way they book their TV tapings, CMLL is having issues with their American partners, and a whole lot more.Next, we go to the Indie scene, where we talk about a big health scare for Terry Funk, Public Enemy returning and Sid Vicious debuting at the ECW Arena on a very newsworthy show, Jerry Lawler running for Mayor of Memphis, Andre the Giant on A&E’s Biography, and lots more.We close with the WWF, featuring the go-home Raw for the Royal Rumble, which includes Mankind's first appearance on live TV as the WWF Champion, The Undertaker and Dennis Knight/Mideon having a special moment together, "Sammie” trying to console Mark Henry, and more. We also talk about the future of Shawn Michaels' career, Jim Ross’s recurrence of Bell’s Palsy, and more.We've got a slam-packed show this week, so don't miss out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:41:45 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, BJPW, CAPTURE, DDT, FMW, IWA Japan, IWA Kokusai, Michinoku Pro, WAR, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, & JWP2:07:39 Classic Commercial Break2:12:30 Halftime2:39:04 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, Acapulco, IWRG, & Tijuana2:49:46 Other USA: ECW, PCW, Steel City, ECWA, MACW, ATCW, OVW, IWAMS, Bob Armstrong, Music City, MPPW, BTW (CA), APW. & Andre The Giant A&E Biography3:26:01 WWF4:52:13 Patreon Preview: Mainstream Canadian magazine coverage of the Montreal ScrewjobTo 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
1/16/20235 hours, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. #387: January 2-10, 1995 with Joe Sposto

Kris and David are joined by the returning Joe Sposto (@JoeSposto) to discuss the week-plus that was January 2-10, 1995. We start off with the WWF, where we have the 2nd Anniversary of Monday Night Raw featuring WILLIAM SHATNER sassing Jerry Lawler and Howard Finkel vs. Harvey Wippleman in one of the worst matches of all-time, plus the debut of MANTAUR, Diesel cutting one of the worst promos of all time, and so much more. We also talk about Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch being on their way in, and the heat that may have caused, as well as all sorts of other wacky news and views.Then we go International, where we have Tommy Dreamer touring AJPW, New Japan at the TokyoDome featuring the epic failure that was Sting vs. Tony Palmore en route to Sting vs. Antonio Inoki on the same show, and all sorts of other results from New Year’s Week, as everyone was running Korakuen Hall. After that, we go to Mexico, where we have all sorts of drama between AAA and Ron Skoler, a new promotion starting up in the form of PROMELL, and tons more.Next, we go back to the United States for the Indie scene, where Shane Douglas and Tully Blanchard go "60 minutes" at the ECW Arena in a legendary disaster on a show that featured the debut of Raven among other things, the aftermath of the "death" of Boots the cat in SMW, the PG-13 vs. Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich feud going wild in the USWA, plus so much more.WCW closes out the show as Jean-Paul Levesque h heading the WWF, lots of TV tapings, Van Hammer getting arrested, Hulk Hogan being naned the Loser of the Week in Entertainment Weekly, and various assorted “WCW, EVERYBODY!” moments.This is an extremely fun show, as it always is with Joe, so please LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:30:17 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, IWU, UWFi, Weekly Pro Wrestling dome show, AJW, JWP, & LLPW2:25:28 Classic Commercial Break2:30:13 Halftime3:03:32 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, PROMELL, & UWA3:35:25 Other USA: Battlecade, WWA (NJ), ECW, “NWA Sabu,” Abdullah The Butcher. All-Star (GA), SMW, USWA, Mid-South, & NWA Dallas5:43:35 WCW6:30:25 Patreon Preview: Mainstream Canadian magazine coverage of the Montreal ScrewjobTo 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
1/9/20236 hours, 41 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. #386: December 28, 1992-January 3, 1993

Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was December 28, 1992-January 3, 1993.We start off with WCW and Starrcade ’92 featuring BATTLEBOWL: THE LETHAL LOTTERY and the finals of the KING OF CABLE tournament. We talk about how the show top to bottom wasn't great, but it was newsworthy and featured a match between Sting and Big Van Vader that is must-see. We also have Hank Aaron showing up with “Cowboy” Bill Watts to present the 1991 Battlebowl ring to Sting, flat world title matches, lots of wacky teams, the greatness of Barry Windham, and much more from that show. Outside of Starrcade, we talk about Big Van Vader regaining the WCW World Title from Ron Simmons in the same city he lost it in, Arn Anderson cutting an amazing promo on Erik Watts on TV, Ric Flair's imminent arrival, and lots more.Then we go international, complete with Dave Meltzer n Japan for a tour, and we get some live reports from Dave, including from shows that you wouldn't expect him to be at. We also talk about Chris Adams running a tour of Nigeria, Chaz Taylor in AAA, suspensions in CMLL, and lots more.Next, we come back to the United States, where Smoky Mountain is selling a lot of tapes, Jerry Lawler and Mike Miller are fighting at people's houses in Memphis, there are managers galore in the GWF, and much more.We then close with the WWF, where Phil Mushnick wrote about Nailz in the New York Post, “NARCISSUS” is on his way, Kamala’s babyface turn starts on TV, an interesting Torch item about why Jerry Lawler hired, and much more that went down during our week.A fine way to close out 2022 for BTS, and we thank all of you for listening; please keep up your support in 2023!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:36:31 Eastern Hemisphere: Dave Meltzer in Japan, AJPW, NOW, W*ING, & Nigeria1:53:10 Classic Commercial Break1:56:59 Halftime2:19:38 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, & UWA2:30:01 Other USA: Georgia3:10:45 WWF3:42:23 Patreon Preview: Mainstream Canadian magazine coverage of the Montreal ScrewjobTo 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
1/2/20233 hours, 53 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. #385: December 19-27, 1996

Kris and David are back with yet another episode of BTS, and this time, we’re discussing the week-plus that was December 19-27, 1996.We start off with the WWF, where we talk about the planning stages of Shotgun Saturday Night, which is coming at a time when they did the worst rating to date for an episode of Monday Night Raw. We also talk about that Raw in detail, as well as Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart shooting angles on house shows where they beat each other up, as well as an interesting Doug Furnas AOL chat among other things.Next is a smallish International section, featuring the end of the UWFi, the return of IWA Japan, Ultimo Dragon defending the J-Crown in Wrestle Dream Factory, Terry Funk battling Fit Finlay in Germany, and much more.Then we go to the rest of North America, featuring a promotional war in Puerto Rico, major issues between ECW and Request TV that endanger the promotion’s prospects on PPV, a USWA Christmas on live TV, the end of the AWF, and a whole lot more.We then close with WCW, featuring the rare Monday Nitro in Macon, Georgia that Kris didn't attend, what is really going on with Sting, rumors about Loni Anderson showing up on a PPV, and more.This is a fun show, so don't miss out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF0:58:34 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, RINGS, UWFi, BattlARTS, FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Wrestle Dream Factory, AJW, Jd’, JWP, & CWA1:25:43 Classic Commercial Break1:31:05 Halftime1:58:44 Other North America: Johnny K-9/Bruiser Bedlam, AAA, CMLL, Promo Azteca, WWC vs. WWA in Puerto Rico2:11:01 Other USA: ECW, MEWF, Sabu, TMW, IWAMS, USWA, CWA (Dallas), & AWF3:15:34 WCW3:50:24 Patreon Preview: The bait and switch that led to the dwarf dressed up as Bret Hart was so much worse than you remember it beingTo 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
12/26/20224 hours, 2 minutes
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FREE PATREON FLASHBACK: Kip Frey's WCW Supercut

Happy [preferred winter solstice-adjacent holiday], everyone! As has become something of a tradition, we’re releasing a past deep dive Patreon special episode of Between the Sheets for free! Well, actually, we’re giving you TWO Patreon specials for free, as this is a supercut of our two shows covering Kip Frey’s few months running WCW! For dozens more deep dives like this, including our six-part ECW on TNN series, our two-part Death of ECW series, other entries in the Paul Heyman Expanded Universe, our four-part WCW sale series, our four-part series on the 1992 WWF “Titangate” scandals, our classic two-part series on John Collins’ doomed MECW startup, and MUCH more, all you need to do is sign up for our Patreon at just the $5/month level ($50.40/year if you pay for a year up front) or higher by going to Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets.----------It's time for a new series of Patreon specials as we dive into attorney Kip Allen Frey's brief run as the Executive Vice President of World Championship Wrestling, which covered parts of January through May of 1992. In part one of two, Kris and David look at Jim Herd's forced resignation from the job, Herd scorching earth in his last meeting, Lex Luger's disappearing act, Frey's steroid policy for WCW and how it differed from the WWF's, who got fired or reassigned and why, what Frey got right, Frey's trust in Dusty Rhodes, Frey AND Dusty(!) going on the record with Mark Madden in the Torch, the many things attributed to Bill Watts that were actually Frey's doing, the infamous "best match" performance bonuses, rebuilding the calamitous live event department, Jim Crockett regaining and losing some power in short order, Lex Luger's transformation into a neon sign, and much, much more.This is a tremendous show, and we hope you all enjoy it!----------It's time for our second and final dive into attorney Kip Allen Frey's brief run as the Executive Vice President of World Championship Wrestling, covering April through the very beginning of June of 1992. Topics include how it should have been obvious to Frey that he was never a permanent pick, Wade Keller's "Torch Talk" interview with Frey, Jim Ross's thoughts on Frey in his own "Torch Talk" and if he knew that Bill Watts was being hired, Lex Luger showing up on WWF TV, Jack Petrik being reassigned to the Cartoon Network, the launch and original format of WCW Saturday Night, WCW's rumored negotiations with Bill Fralic, a review of the wrestlers' Frey-mandated anti-steroid PSAs, Rick Rude arguing with Dr. David Black about steroids, Bill Watts as new WCW boss coming out of nowhere, Frey quitting to be reassigned within TBS, and much, much more. This is another fantastic show, and we hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it.Timestamps:0:00:00 January 1992 0:45:05 February 1992 1:37:30 March 1992 2:16:59 April 19923:39:42 May-June 1992To 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
12/25/20225 hours, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. #384: December 11-21, 1989 with Beau James & Robert O'Connor

Kris and David are joined by BOTH Beau James (@KingofKingsport) and Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) for a special holiday season episode where we discuss the week-and-a-half that was December 11-21, 1989.We start off with the NWA, talking about Starrcade ’89, a.k.a. FUTURE SHOCK, as we have Dave Meltzer's report from watching on TV as well as Steve Beverly's from being there live at the Omni. We talk about the IRON MAN round robin tournaments and how damn silly it was with how this show could've been so much better without them. We also run down all the other major happenings going on in the NWA as well.O'Connor waxes poetic about his lovely Canada in the International section as we have a LONG TV taping for the WFWA in Winnipeg plus the end of Stampede Wrestling as we knew it and why all of that happened.Then we come back to the U.S.A. to talk about the Indie scene, where we go deep into Eddie Gilbert & Paul E. Dangerously's CONSORTIUM of wrestling promotions that was allegedly in the mix, specifically Beau laying out how it only makes sense as an almost master plan to get Eddie fired from the NWA. We also hear from the Master of Pain and Soultaker in Memphis, trade stories about Randall Brown and his "kidnapping,” look back at Joe Pedicino proposing to Boni Blackstone, and a whole lot more.We close with the WWF, where they tape NO HOLDS BARRED: THE MATCH for a NO HOLDS BARRED CHRISTMAS, the tag titles changing hands at a TV taping, Macho King, Sherri, and Zeus on the Brother Love Show, and much more.We hope you enjoy this show, as when you have both Beau and O'Connor together, it's an epic one.Timestamps:0:00:00 NWA/WCW2:29:10 Classic Commercial Break2:33:05 Halftime2:39:29 Int’l: NJPW, WFWA, Stampede, EMLL, Arena Naucalpan, UWA, & WWA3:36:37 Other USA: ICW, Bam Bam Bigelow, WWA, Tully Blanchard, Randall Brown, Joe Pedicino/Boni Blackstone, PWF, The Consortium, CWA/Memphis, USWA, NAWA (TX), AWA, PWA, LPWA, WIN (CA), HHW, & Portland5:53:09 WWF6:34:31 Patreon Preview: The bait and switch that led to the dwarf dressed up as Bret Hart was so much worse than you remember it beingTo 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
12/19/20226 hours, 46 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. #383: November 21-28, 1990

Kris & David are back as we talk about the week-plus that was November 21-28, 1990.We start the show with the World Wrestling Federation and their fourth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view show, which was a doozy, as we had the debuts of The Undertaker and THE GOBBLEDY GOOKER, as well as and the ULTIMATE SURVIVAL match, among all the news and views from that show. We also talk about the departure of Demolition Ax, Kato becoming a member of the Orient Express, and news on the future World Bodybuilding Federation.Next, we go international, starting with the Real World Tag League in AJPW featuring Giant Baba and Andre the Giant vs. LAND OF THE GIANTS, WWF guys coming to Super World Sports, Kamala in Mexico, and much more.Then we come back to the U.S. for a wild story involving Luna Vachon and her boys using a stun gun, Joe Pedicino talking to everyone as he is getting ready to start his promotion, the end of World Class in Texas right as Gary Hart brings "class" back to the Metroplex with his TCW or TWF or TWFCW or whatever it was, Chris Love running his short-lived full-time UCW territory in Kansas, and all sorts of other wackiness.We close with the NWA, featuring Ole Anderson being fired as the booker as Dusty Rhodes looms in the shadows, along with other office news and notes. We also have Michael Wallstreet handling some business, Ole Anderson's swan song as the Black Scorpion on TV, and more WCW EVERYBODY moments as always.It’s lways a fun show when we do this era, and this is no different, so take a listen!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:51:20 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, FMW, AJW, CMLL, & UWA2:09:10 Classic Commercial Break2:12:02 Halftime2:28:06 Other USA: UWF, FCW, Luna Vachon & The Blackhearts’ stun gun incident, GWF/Kongi/Joe Pedicino, USWA, Five Star, WCCW, TWF, AWA, UCW, LPWA, & Portland3:33:49 NWA/WCW4:25:01 Patreon Preview: The bait and switch that led to the dwarf dressed up as Bret Hart was so much worse than you remember it beingTo 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
12/12/20224 hours, 36 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. #382: November 30-December 6, 1987 with Mark Coale

Kris & David are joined by Mark Coale (@black_bile) to discuss the week that was November 30-December 6, 1987 which was a week he picked by upping his pledge as a member of our Patreon. You can do the samel for $25 (if not appearing on the show), $50 (to sit in for a segment), or $100 (to sit in for the whole show as Mark did).Mark wanted us to do this show mainly because it has one of the few weeks where the Observer covered the short-lived World Organization Wrestling promotion based out of the Pensacola area, and he wanted to talk about his love for their strange TV show. We go through the talent and the angles that were going on, plus Mark talks us through a broad history of the promotion as well.Another major theme in our week is Dave Meltzer's second ever trip to Japan, featuring his first time attending All Japan Women shows, which, according to him, changed his wrestling opinions forever. Plus he went to AJPW and NJPW shows as well, which we cover extensively.Other major topics we touch on include Ted DiBiase wanting to buy the WWF Championship from Hulk Hogan, Lex Luger turning on the Four Horsemen, the Midnight Rockers turning heel in Memphis, and lots more, plus the new Patreon show preview is included at the end of the episode.This is a fantastic 80's show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Observer cover story on the lay of the land & WWF0:48:03 Dave Meltzer goes to Japan: Prologue, AJPW, NJPW, & AJW2:13:17 Classic Commercial Break2:18:25 Halftime2:54:01 Other North America: Stampede, EMLL, Naucalpan, UWA, & Tijuana3:10:46 Other USA: ICW, SCW, WOW, NASA, CCW, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States, AWA, & Portland4:32:46 Jim Crockett Promotions5:01:05 Patreon Preview: The bait and switch that led to the dwarf dressed up as Bret Hart was so much worse than you remember it beingTo 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
12/5/20225 hours, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. #381: November 15-20, 1995

Kris & David are back to discuss the (almost-)week that was November 15-20, 1995.We start by going over the cover story of the week’s Observer, which summarizes all of the big stories of that week, before moving on to…WCW, which ran the first-ever Hulk Hogan vs. Sting match on Nitro at the Macon Coliseum, which Kris attended live in person and completely flopped at the box office.We then move on to the international scene, including the opening night of AJPW’s Real World Tag League at Korakuen Hall, the announcement of the second Super J-Cup, the final Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi show before the launch of BattlARTS, Ultimo Dragon vs. Chris Jericho in a theater in Morris, Manitoba, and more.Back in the United States, we take a look at the first Battlecade: Extreme Fighting PPV and all of the drama that led to it being moved from Brooklyn to North Carolina at the last minute, as well as how it had an overall more skilled group of fighters than most UFC cards from that era.On the indie scene, we look at a wild day in the life of Sabu, as he worked an afternoon show against Hakushi for Dennis Coralluzzo’s NWA New Jersey hours before returning to ECW at November to Remember, as well as SMW being days away from folding, as well as the USWA experimenting with moving the weekly Memphis house show to Wednesday night, Ron Skoler suing an indie promoter, and more.We close with the WWF, featuring an eventful Survivor Series where Bret Hart regained the WWF Championship from Diesel and Diesel shifted to being a tweener, as well as the infamous angle the next night on Raw where Shawn Michaels collapsed while wrestling Owen Hart. Oh, and the New York Post breaks the story that Vince McMahon is being investigated for witness tampering in the steroid trial.All that and much more on this week’s Between the Sheets!Timestamps:0:00:00 Observer cover story on the week that was0:21:47 WCW0:59:35 Eurasia: AJPW, WAR, BJPW, FMW, Go Gundan, Michinoku Pro, PWFG, RINGS, Kiyoshi Tamura in K-1, AJW, & CWA1:20:02 Other North America: IWA (Condello), AAA, & CMLL1:30:41 Battlecade: Extreme Fighting1:56:24 Classic Commercial Break (from The Beatles Anthology!)1:59:31 Other USA: NWANJ, ECW, ECWA, MWCW, USWA, Ozark Mountain, & Ron Skoler lawsuit3:10:16 WWF4:43:25 Patreon Preview: May Bret Hart’s actual pre-Survivor Series column for the Calgary Sun please stand up?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
11/21/20224 hours, 59 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. #380: November 9-15, 1997 with Tyler Gignac

Kris & David are back with another Patron-requested episode of BTS, as our guest Patron Tyler Gignac (@Tyler_Gignac) wanted us to talk about the week that was November 9-15, 1997. The reason why he picked this week was because it featured the first ever WWF live event he ever went to in his life in Barrie, Ontario, which was also the first ever WWF show in that city, period.We start with the WWF what’s naturally a crazy section because we talk about Survivor Series ’97, though like last week we don't go in-depth on the Bret Hart drama outside of Tyler giving his thoughts on the situation. We also talk about Raw the next night featuring Shawn Michaels going wild, the Raw taping the night after that, and house shows attended by both Tyler (Barrie) and Bix (MSG) that week. Again, there’s a lot to talk about here, so you don't want to miss this.We then go international. where Masahiro Chono gives a worked shoot interview to Tokyo Sports putting over All Japan, we actually have IWA Kokusai results for once and get to talk about VIOLENCE REVENGER, and new joshi promotions are starting up in the form of NEO and Arsion. Then we go to Latin America, talking about early Toryumon guys at Arena Mexico, Fake Razor Ramon feuding with Carlos Colon in Puerto Rico, and a lot more.Then, after a very short U.S. indie section, we close with WCW, talking about Starrcade ticket sales booming, Eric Bischoff announcing Bret Hart’s impending arrival live on Nitro (which was a crazy show in of itself), and Hulk Hogan getting worried about the political ramifications of Bret coming in.Another 1997 show in the books and this is one you can't miss!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:38:39 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, BJPW, DDT, FMW, Fuyuki Army, IWA Kokusai, Michinoku Pro, Kingdom, NEO/Arsion announcements, AJW, JWP, LLPW, & CWA1:59:18 Classic Commercial Break2:03:32 Halftime2:35:01 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Promo Azteca, Tijuana, & WWC2:50:03 Other USA: ECW, MEWF, IWAMS, & Music City3:00:03 WCW3:49:54 Patreon Preview: May Bret Hart’s actual pre-Survivor Series column for the Calgary Sun please stand up?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
11/14/20224 hours, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. #379: November 2-8, 1997 with Mikey Blanton

Kris & David are back for another episode of BTS, and we’re joined by Mikey Blanton (@BLPMikey) of Black Label Pro to discuss the week that was November 2-8, 1997.We will not be talking about the heavy Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels drama on this show. If you want to listen to that, then go to our Patreon, and by subscribing to the $5 tier or above, you can listen to our ongoing deep dive into the Montreal Screwjob and all the other audio we have in our archive.We start with the WWF, where we talk about what the real cause of Brian Pillman's death was…and it wasn't necessarily what was reported at the time. We also go over the Raw before Survivor Series, where Shawn Michaels cut quite the promo, and all sorts of other shenanigans, featuring the debut of Steve Blackman and the awesomeness of Dustin Rhodes.We then go international to discuss New Japan's big show at the Fukuoka Dome and all the other news and results from around the world.Then we come back to the U.S. for the indie scene, featuring ECW's Ultimate Jeopardy 97 show at the ECW Arena with a full—and I mean a full—rundown of everything going on there, as well as a wild and crazy story involving Dory Funk Jr. and Dan Severn at a NWA Florida show and whether it was a shoot or a work.Finally, we close with WCW, where we talk about the upcoming political wars wuth Bret Hart coming in, Eric Bischoff's hatred of tag teams, Nitro in Philly which had a ton of ex-ECW talent, Bischoff shooting on USA Network on the air, news of the upcoming Thursday night TBS show, and tons more.A strong show, and we have more 1997 coming next week, so listen now!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:34:01 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, BJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Samurai Project, Kingdom, AJW, GAEA, JWP, LLPW, CWA, CMLL, IWRG, Promo Azteca, & WWC2:04:37 Classic Commercial Break2:07:54 Halftime2:38:17 Other USA: ECW, OMEGA, NWA Florida, MEWF, Championship Wrestling (OH), IWAMS, Music City, APW, & Portland3:31:56 WCW5:03:59 Patreon Preview: May Bret Hart’s actual pre-Survivor Series column for the Calgary Sun please stand up?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
11/7/20225 hours, 20 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. #378: October 26-November 1, 1991 with Dave Prazak

Kris and David are joined by Dave Prazak (@DavePrazak) to discuss the week that was October 26-November 1, 1991.We start in WCW where we talk about the CHAMBER OF HORRORS and the rest of the wacky Halloween Havoc 1991 PPV, including Barry Windham getting his hand "broken” by Larry Zbyszko, Paul E. Dangerously’s big return, the debut of the WCW Halloween Phantom/his unmasking as “Ravishing” Rick Rude, and so much more. This is a definite WCW EVERYBODY section, as that PPV is an all-timer, so you definitely don't want to miss it.Then we go international, where we chat about SWS running some big shows, Nobuhiko Takada and Trevor Berbick having a press conference for their upcoming fight, the ongoing strike by the Sindicato Nacional de Luchadores in Mexico, and much more.Next, we go back to the U.S. for the indie scene, where we have Herb Abrams threatening to sue everyone, the real story on Gordon Scozzari and his AWF, Joel Goodhart wanting to run TWA shows in Florida, the birth of Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Dr. Tom Prichard cutting a promo on USWA TV about folks who think he sounds too much like Roddy Piper, and ESPN saving the Global Wrestling Federation, among other things.Then we close with the WWF, where we talk about Ric Flair not doing big business in his first house show run and why that was, Sgt. Slaughter wanting his country back, Steve Beverly going over the state of wrestling on TV, and other assorted goodies.Prazak is always a fantastic guest, and this week is no different, so you know the drill. And check out the free preview of our latest Patreon show at the end, too!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:52:50 Int’l: SWS, Onita on NTV, W*ING, UWFi, AJW, CWA, CMLL, UWA, & WWC2:23:49 Classic Commercial Break2:26:30 Halftime2:48:51 Other USA: UWF, IWCCW, AWF, TWA, SMW, Suncoast Pro, Brian Tramel, USWA, GWF, WCCW, & Portland4:05:50 WWF5:01:03 Patreon Preview: May Bret Hart’s actual pre-Survivor Series column for the Calgary Sun please stand up?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
10/31/20225 hours, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. #377: October 19-25, 2004

Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week that was October 19-25, 2004, a show requested by Brian Peterson on our Patreon page by dropping a $25 pledge.We start off by talking about TNA, where they are in the process of doing an angle with the cast of The Best Damn Sports Show Period as part of their deal with FOX Sports Net, plus Scott Hall & Kevin Nash are coming in, so we talk about how that will work among all of the other TNA wackiness you would expect.Then we go International for a slam-packed Japanese section with all the major groups running fairly big shows, plus the indies running some interesting matches, as well, before going to Mexico where we talk about all the happenings that week, especially a wild and wacky show in Tijuana.We then come back to the U.S. for the indie scene, featuring Romeo Bliss talking about his recently-completed run on Survivor, New Jack getting locked up for assault for stabbing his opponent during a match in Florida, Jim Cornette going to war with a promoter in Indiana, and a lot more craziness.Finally, we close with WWE, which is why Brian picked the show, because he wanted us to talk about the first Taboo Tuesday PPV, which was a crazy show. We run down all the matches and angles, and we talk about the legitimacy of the voting as well as Vince McMahon having a hoot with a mannequin, among other things. We also talk about Raw and Smackdown, as well, and this was a really fun section.A very solid show here, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 TNA0:43:18 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BJPW, Dragon Gate, Michinoku Pro, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, Wrestle Aid Project, NEO Ladies, EWP, & All-Star1:31:36 Mexico: Fantasma, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, & Tijuana1:44:33 Classic Commercial Break1:48:41 Halftime2:16:26 Other USA: NWA convention, NWA North Jersey, Romeo Bliss, New Jack, Jim Cornette, IWAMS, PWG, Lucha Libre de Oregon, Steve Williams, & Gene Okerlund3:00:01 OVW & WWE5:40:36 Patreon Preview: Weird hold-ups in the WWF’s negotiations to buy WCW thanks to both themselves and ViacomTo 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
10/24/20225 hours, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. #376: October 12-19, 1993 with Al Getz

Kris & David are joined this week by Al Getz (@AlGetzWrestling) to discuss the week-plus that was October 12-19, 1993. We also discuss Al's new book, Charting the Territories: The 1971-1973 LeRoy McGuirk Oklahoma/Louisiana Wrestling Almanac.We start the show by talking about the WWF and Randy Savage going scorched earth on Hulk Hogan on Jim Ross’s Radio WWF show, including who was in the right, the timing of the rant, and whether Vince McMahon pushed Savage to do it. We also talk about a interesting episode of Raw featuring The Savage-Crush Summit and thus Crush's heel turn, which made no sense whatsoever when we analyzed it. We also talk about Shawn Michaels & Jim Ross making some very interesting comments regarding their WWF careers on the same episode of Radio WWF and a lot more in a packed WWF section.Then we go International, talking about AJPW & NJPW running some very interesting shows including Jushin Thunder Liger getting a pin on Masahiro Chono at Korakuen Hall in a tag league match, FMW & W*ING doing well, Pancrase getting off the ground, Eddie Guerrero continuing his rudo turn in AAA, CMLL & UWA business looking bleak, and a lot more.Next we come back to the United States, talking about the early days of Paul Heyman-booked ECW and their relationship with the WWN, Bob Caudle meeting Darryl Van Horn for the first time in SMW, The Moondogs turning heel and Brian Christopher turning babyface in USWA, Big D results of course, and other wild indie notes.Then we close with WCW in a small but fun little section as we look at some CRYSTAL CHANDELIER shows, and their horrible house show business including killing The Omni, among other notables.Al is, as always, a great guest; everyone please buy his book, because it's fantastic!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:33:55 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, W*ING, Pancrase, AJW, & CWA2:15:47 Classic Commercial Break2:21:03 Halftime2:43:56 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, & UWA3:01:41 Other USA: ESPN 2, UWF, IWCCW, WWN, ECW, ICWA, Tri-Star, Blackstar, SMW, USWA, CWI, Mid-South, GWF, Big D, CWUSA, & Thunder in Paradise4:37:28 WCW4:58:09 Patreon Preview: Weird hold-ups in the WWF’s negotiations to buy WCW thanks to both themselves and ViacomTo 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
10/17/20225 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. #375: October 5-11, 1988 with John McAdam

Kris & David are joined by John McAdam (@CCMilani) this week for another episode of Between the Sheets, talking about the week of October 5-11, 1988.We start off with John giving us his memories about the 1988 UAWF Convention in Memphis—the first for that group of fans—and what a doozy it was. We get stories about attending the live WMC studio taping and the Mid-South Coliseum show, as well as the awards banquet and shenanigans that took place after hours. We also play some clips, including Lance Russell’s speech, the WMC segment about the convention, and Paul E. Dangerously giving Dave Meltzer some "scoops."Next, we go to the WWF, where we talk about the infamous Dynamite Kid/Jacques Rougeau "fight,” with Bix reading directly from Dynamite's book, as well as The Red Rooster & Bobby Heenan on The Brother Love Show and much more.Then we go international, where we go over all the news and results from around the world, before coming back to the U.S.A. talking about the territory scene, featuring Eric Embry turning babyface in Dallas and a lot more.We then close with Jim Crockett Promotions, where they turn the Road Warriors heel in a big angle that would flop, and we go over the reasons why it went that way. We also look at JCP more broadly, as there is a lot of uncertainty going around because of the Turner sale not being finalized as of yet. We also have some great clips with Ric Flair & Jim Cornette, as well.This was a hoot of a show and a blast to record, so everyone check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 UAWF Convention & CWA/Memphis1:15:13 WWF1:47:23 Classic Commercial Break1:49:37 Halftime2:21:06 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, Stampede, EMLL, Tijuana, & WWC2:32:32 Other USA: Joe Pedicino, FCW, CWF, WCCW, AWA, Portland, & FNN/SCORE2:48:20 Jim Crockett Promotions3:39:10 Patreon Preview: Weird hold-ups in the WWF’s negotiations to buy WCW thanks to both themselves and ViacomTo 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
10/10/20223 hours, 51 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. #374: September 28-October 4, 2005 with Eric Pavlacka

Kris & David are joined this week by Between The Sheets patron and Bloodstorm Pro promoter Eric Pavlacka (@JustExister) to discuss the week that was September 28-October 4, 2005. You can have the chance to join us for a show as well by signing up for our Patreon making a $50 (one segment) or $100 (whole show) pledge.Eric wanted to do this week because it was the 17th anniversary of the legendary Kenta Kobashi vs. Samoa Joe match in New York for Ring of Honor, which was a show that both he and Bix were in attendance for. We talk in depth about that match as well as the whole ROH weekend in general, as they came back the next night in Philadelphia for Kobashi teaming with Low-Ki to face Joe & Homicide on a show that also featured the debut of Jim Cornette as the ROH authority figure and much more.We also talk about the debut of TNA Impact on Spike TV featuring the debut of Team 3D, as well as how the promotion was handling the move.We then go International talking about Team 3D making their debut in AJPW, a new IWGP Heavyweight Championship belt being made for NJPW, and Bob Sapp beating Jun Akiyama in WRESTLE-1, as well as all the Japanese indies, before going to England where we talk about the debut of 1PW featuring a stacked lineup, Antonio Peña coming back to AAA TV tapings while seriously ill, Atlantis making his official rudo debut at Arena Mexico, and tons more.WWE closes the show as Vince McMahon makes a major play to hire Mike Goldberg to become the new lead announcer for Raw going into Raw Homecoming, their return to USA Network. We also have a very wacky SmackDown and much more, as well.A tremendous show, so check it out!!! (And don’t miss the free preview of our latest Patreon show at the end!)Timestamps:0:00:00 ROH0:48:31 TNA1:34:21 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One MAX, WRESTLE-1, Apache Army, BJPW, DDT Muscle House, Dragon Gate, Osaka Pro, WWS, JWP, & 1PW1:58:47 Classic Commercial Break: 2:03:41 Halftime2:21:08 Other North America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, El Hijo del Santo & Blue Demon Jr.’s new business, IWAPR, NWA Anarchy, PWG, & Bam Bam Bigelow2:48:53 WWE4:39:14 Patreon Preview: Weird hold-ups in the WWF’s negotiations to buy WCW thanks to both themselves and ViacomTo 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
10/3/20224 hours, 51 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. #373: September 21-26, 1998

Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the almost-week that was September 21-26, 1998.We start the show by talking about what "really happened" between Jerry Lawler & Jim Carrey on the set of "Man on the Moon.” This was a pretty damn big story at the time, and we chronicle that before going into WWF proper, where we talk about the company changing their TV taping schedul, an episode of Raw featuring "There's Something About Terri,” and lots more.We then go to International, talking about Mitsuharu Misawa getting more booking power in AJPW, Scott Norton becoming IWGP Champion in New Japan after a serious injury to Masahiro Chono, indie show wackiness, a promotional war in Austria, CMLL getting rid of foreigners, and so much more.Next, we go back to the U.S. where we talk about all the indie stuff, including a crazy episode of ECW TV where they say farewell to The Sandman and WWF talent working all kinds of indies, among other things.Then we close with WCW, where we talk about The Giant possibly jumping to the WWF, one of the most insane editions of Monday Nitro of the era featuring The Warrior, WCW getting their Jewish holidays confused, and quite a few more WCW EVERYBODY moments.This is a great show, so listen now!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jerry Lawler/Jim Carrey “Man on the Moon” publicity stunt0:38:05 WWF1:07:12 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, BJPW, CAPTURE, FMW, Michinoku Pro, ZIPANG, RINGS, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, JWP, NEO Ladies, WWA (Austria), & CWA1:50:06 Classic Commercial Break1:54:10 Halftime2:18:14 Mexico: CMLL, Promo Azteca, & Tijuana2:33:14 Other USA: WWA, ECPW, JAPW, NWANJ, PCW, ECW, 3:11:20 WCW4:30:31 Patreon Preview: Mandalay Entertainment makes a show of saying they were never in talks to buy WCWTo 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
9/26/20224 hours, 54 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. #372: September 12-20, 1985 with Beau James

Kris & David are joined by our dear friend Beau James (@KingofKingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was September 12-20, 1985.We talk about the impending demise of the St. Louis Wrestling Club thanks to venue politics involving the WWF, and we look at how St. Louis had been declining in general over the previous year.Then we go to JCP talking about Jim Cornette & The Midnight Express getting their first feud in the promotion, rumors about Gino Hernandez coming in, the Crocketts having problems with TBS pre-empting them, unruly fans at the TBS tapings, and much more.We then go International where AJPW is running some stacked shows while NJPW is relying on their Young Lions heavily. We also talk about the scene in Mexico right before the major earthquake that would hit Mexico City, which was devastating.Then we go back to the territories for a wild week in Continental, as Dick Slater turns on the Armstrongs and the JCP crew comes to town but doesn't do much better business than the regular Continental crew, Jerry Lawler & Tom Renesto shoot an angle in Memphis which was way ahead of it's time in an awesome segment, THE MID-SOUTH POTATO VIDEO makes it's BTS debut, we get Mike Von Erich update in World Class, and so much more.We then close with the WWF, where they are getting ready to do PPV-only shows with WrestleVision, the Hulk Hogan's Rock ’n’ Wrestling cartoon makes it's debut on CBS, and a lot more.Great stuff as always with Beau, so check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 St. Louis & Jim Crockett Promotions1:01:47 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, WFWA, EMLL, & UWA1:23:24 Classic Commercial Break1:28:39 Halftime1:43:54 USA East: PWUSA, Ohio, CWF, & CCW2:32:13 USA West-ish: CWA/Memphis, Mid-South, Houston, WCCW, TASW, Central States, AWA, CaliCW, & Portland3:59:05 WWF5:09:04 Patreon Preview: Mandalay Entertainment makes a show of saying they were never in talks to buy WCWTo 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
9/19/20225 hours, 32 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. #371: September 7-14, 1993

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week-plus that was September 7-14, 1993.We start with WCW and their issues with the NWA over the NWA World Heavyweight Title, specifically who should be able to pick who the champion, and how all of that nonsense ended up in court. We also talk about Vader losing the “Big Van” part of his name, the Shockmaster doing Shockmaster things on TV, and other random WCW EVERYBODY moments.We then pivot to International where the Can-Ams win the All-Asian Tag Titles back in AJPW, NJPW vs. WAR shows are doing good business, plus everything else in Europeand Mexico.Next we go back to the U.S. for the indie scene, featuring Tod Gordon & Eddie Gilbert severing ties in ECW, Terry Funk cutting a crazy promo on SMW TV, Vince McMahon showing his true colors on Memphis TV, a wild TV taping in Las Vegas ran by Jackie Pallo of all people, and much more.We then close with the WWF where the New York Observer runs a big piece—correctly assumed to be planted by the company—on their issues with federal investigator Anthony Valenti and NBC News producer Len Tepper, the Steiners lose their tag titles to the Quebecers on Raw, Doink turns babyface on Bobby Heenan, and lots more.A really stout show this week, so listen now!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW0:51:26 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW vs. WAR, Michinoku Pro, NOW, RINGS, AJW, LLPW, CWA, WCCW (BC), AAA, Arena Mexico supershow negotiations, CMLL, UWA, & Ron Skoler/IWC1:22:26 Classic Commercial Break1:27:08 Halftime2:01:29 Other USA: WWA, ECW, ECWA, SMW, USWA, Tri-State (KY), Mid-South, GWF, Big D, Wrestling Around the World (Pallo), CWUSA, Ed Wood biopic, & Hulk Hogan joke on Letterman3:19:07 WWF4:10:47 Patreon Preview: Mandalay Entertainment makes a show of saying they were never in talks to buy WCWTo 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
9/12/20224 hours, 34 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. #370: August 30-September 4, 1985 with TAFKA Lenny Leonard

Kris & David are joined this week by The Artist Formerly Known as Lenny Leonard (@LTFromAstoria) to discuss the week that was August 30th - September 4th, 1985.We start the show by talking about the tragic death of Jay Youngblood at the age of 30, complete with Gordon Solie actually announcing it on Florida TV, which was extremely rare at the time. We then pivot to the WWF, where we talk about the hot streak they are on, as everything is hitting on all cylinders—inside and outside the ring—at the time. We also talk about Miss Elizabeth making her proper debut on Piper's Pit and how her character would evolve over time.Then we go international, talking about a big AJPW show at Sumo Hall, Antonio Inoki regretting his deal with World Class, one of the last big UWF 1.0 shows, the Rougeaus and Garvins finishing up their feud in Montreal, and much more.Next, we go back to the U.S. where we talk about Crockett Promotions’ treatment of Terry Taylor, big Labor Day shows in Florida & World Class, Norvell Austin returning to Continental, Mid-South going back to hardcore brawling heels on top, Mike Von Erich battling Toxic Shock Syndrome, and a whole lot more.Not one of our longest shows, but still a damn ton of fun, so don't miss it!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jay Youngblood & WWF0:53:44 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, AJW, Joint Promotions, Montreal, EMLL, & UWA1:12:54 Classic Commercial Break1:16:51 Halftime1:35:09 Other USA: JCP, All-South, CWF, WCCW, AWA, CCW, CWA/Memphis, Mid-South, TASW, Central States, Portland, & Potpourri3:11:19 Patreon Preview: Mandalay Entertainment makes a show of saying they were never in talks to buy WCWTo 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
9/5/20223 hours, 35 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. #369: August 24-30, 1994 with Joe Gagne

Kris & David are back with yet another episode of Between the Sheets, a Patreon request submitted by Allan Paisner who wanted us to do the week that was August 24-30, 1994. We are also joined by one of our favorite guests, Joe Gagne (@JoeGagne), which is always a treat.We start off talking about WCW and one of the most watched wrestling matches in cable TV history, as Hulk Hogan faced off against Ric Flair at the Clash of the Champions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We talk about the pre-match angle featuring Hulk Hogan getting his Nancy Kerrigan moment, as well as all the other hullabaloo surrounding that, plus the rest of the card, which was a helluva show all together. We also talk about the state of WCW at that time, as Hogan's power is growing fast and furious thanks to his business success, as well as the other WCW issues of the day.We then go to Japan talking about everything there, especially FMW, WAR, & AJW having major shows doing great business, before going to Mexico, where AAA is doing big things and CMLL debuts in Houston, Texas.We come back to the U.S. and go to ECW, where Shane Douglas threw down the NWA World Heavyweight Title belt after winning it in a tournament at the ECW Arena, proclaiming himself the new ECW WORLD Heavyweight Champion as Eastern Championship Wrestling became Extreme Championship Wrestling. We also have a big possible narrative shift taking place regarding this whole thing too, particularly how much of it was a double cross in the moment compared to later that week on TV. Then we talk about SMW, USWA, GWF, and other promotions, including some fun clips from SMW.We close with the WWF, where we go in depth talking about SummerSlam ’94, featuring one amazing match, a terrible main event, and other assorted matches including Walter Payton having a blast with Razor Ramon. We also talk about Shawn Michaels & Diesel winning the tag titles the night before the PPV and having a great morning in NYC on Regis & Kathie Lee before flying back to the midwest for the big show, among all other SummerSlam fallout.This was a pretty great, slam-packed show, so you’d better listen!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:19:15 Eastern Hemisphere: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, WAR, AJW, and Maharaj Promotions2:52:19 Classic Commercial Break2:56:30 Halftime3:25:07 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, Chavo Guerrero Jr. in Juarez, & UWA3:42:29 ECW4:48:37 Other USA: WCPW, SMW, CWA (IN), USWA, & GWF5:19:34 WWFTo 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
8/29/20226 hours, 41 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. #368: August 17-23, 2001

Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week that was August 17-23, 2001.We start the show with the WWF, where we talk about their problems with DirecTV (which lasted several months) before pivoting into SummerSlam 2001, where we talk about the good and the bad from the second PPV show of the WCW/ECW invasion. We then go to Raw & Smackdown, including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Appreciation Night and Kurt Angle's reaction to it, plus so much more.Then we go to Japan, where we talk about Kazuyuki Fujita getting a hatchet wound cut into his forehead by a Mirko Cro Cop knee at K-1’s Andy Hug Memorial Show and how that changed both of their careers as well as New Japan in general, along with the tragic stroke suffered by Brian Johnston at that show. We also go over all the other news in Japan before going to Mexico, where we talk about a very solid scene at that time where everyone was doing well.Then we come back to the U.S., where we talk about the Spanish Announce Team getting fired from CZW for interesting reasons, Steve Corino being the NWA Champion and getting mysteriously buried in the Observer again, Stacy Carter divorcing Jerry Lawler, a loaded California indie scene, and lots more.2001 is always fun to talk about, and we had a blast doing this show, so we hope that you have the same experience as you listen!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF2:10:33 Classic Commercial Break2:15:16 Halftime2:30:18 Asia-Pacific: K-1, DEEP, AJPW, BattlARTS, BJPW, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Atsushi Onita, Seikendo, Toryumon, AJPW, Arsion, GAEA, Jd’, JWP, NEO Ladies, & Vince Russo’s secret Australian tour3:40:03 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, & IWAPR3:56:01 Other USA: MECW, NWANJ, SAT drama, CZW, JAPW, NWA Wildside, Sid sues AOL, Howard Brody, Pillman Memorial shows, IWAMS, Prentice’s USA, Memphis, Stacy Carter, Steel Domain, Rev Pro, UPW, APW, WOW Magazine, USA Network, & UrbanWA5:06:29 Patreon Preview: Cheryl Vasquez’s Titangate-inspired protest outside a WWF house show in PoughkeepsieTo 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
8/22/20225 hours, 25 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. #367: August 7-16, 1988 with Gregg Serota

Kris & David are joined by Gregg Serota (@GreggSerota) this week as we discuss the week-plus that was August 7th-16th, 1988, a show that Gregg requested we do with a $50 pledge on our Patreon. We start the show with Jim Crockett Promotions, where lots of rumors are going around about a potential sale to Ted Turner, plus lots of other rumors about talent coming and going, as there was a lot of uncertainty going around. We also talk about the house shows for the week and play some great promos, as well.Then we go International where we talk about Giant Baba coming to a crossroads regarding the future of Hiroshi Wajima, Antonio Inoki going 60 minutes with Tatsumi Fujinami, Akira Maeda's UWF continuing doing big business, Brian Pillman possibly leaving Stampede for Continental, and the state of WWC after the murder of Bruiser Brody.Next, we go back to the United States, where we talk about upstart promotions springing up, Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Continental TV under Eddie Gilbert, Continental clips involving Burrhead Jones & Mr. Alan Martin, Brickhouse Brown finally having enough of Robert Fuller in Memphis, and much, much more.We then close with the WWF, where Gregg joins us as we talk about the build to the first SummerSlam, house shows for the week with Owen Hart impressing nightly, Jimmy Hart on The Brother Love Show, and the rumor mill running wild over a possible Hulk Hogan vs. Mike Tyson match.A very solid show, so everyone check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions0:40:03 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Grand Prix, Stampede, EMLL, Torreon, & WWC1:23:28 Classic Commercial Break1:28:38 Halftime1:53:29 Other USA: ICW, Bob Raskin’s USWA, SCW, FCW, CWF, CWA/Memphis, Windy City, Central States, AWA, & Mizlou2:59:34 WWF3:39:47 Patreon Preview: Cheryl Vasquez’s Titangate-inspired protest outside a WWF house show in PoughkeepsieTo 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
8/15/20223 hours, 59 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. #366: August 2-9, 1989

Kris & David are back for another episode of BTS, as we go back to the week-plus that was August 2-9, 1989.We talk about Dave Meltzer attending a WWF TV Taping in Oakland with a full rundown of a wild night outside the ring, as a pair of fans decided to create quite a scene with a pro-WCW banner. We also talk about all of the other news of the week including the final Bobby Heenan Show, which was a hoot in more ways than one.Then we go international, talking about Giant Baba's issues with Weekly Gong Magazine, the shoot Russians all over New Japan cards, Carlos Colon returning from injury, and much more from around the world.Next, we go to the U.S. scene, where we talk about the Rock & Roll Express reuniting in Memphis, Ronnie P. Gossett & The Master of Pain vowing to run Dutch Mantell out of the CWA, Eric Embry ending World Class Championship Wrestling, and much more.We then close out with the NWA, as Ric Flair has become the chairman of the booking committee, Ricky Steamboat leaves the NWA amidst a contract dispute, Keith Mitchell is taking over as head of production, a TV taping in New Orleans gets wild, Center Stage goes nuts for babyface Ric Flair, and lots more.This was an extremely fun show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:12:58 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, Stampede, EMLL, & WWC1:32:44 Classic Commercial Break1:37:23 Halftime1:57:39 Other USA: FCW, CWA, WCCW/USWA, AWA, & Portland2:38:02 NWA/WCW3:46:19 Patreon Preview: Cheryl Vasquez’s Titangate-inspired protest outside a WWF house show in PoughkeepsieTo 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
8/8/20224 hours, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. #365: July 28-August 2, 1992

Kris & David are guestless for this week's episode of Between the Sheets, where we will be talking about the (almost) week that was July 28-August 2, 1992. We talk about Ron Simmons becoming the WCW World Heavyweight Champion in shocking fashion at the TV tapings in Baltimore, including the importance of the win and just the overall greatness of the moment in general. We also talk about what led up to Simmons getting the shot at Big Van Vader, specifically the big angle with Jake Roberts making his surprise debut attacking Sting, Vader’s originally-scheduled challenger. We also talk about the other happenings at the Baltimore taping, as well as other news and views, including a Mike Mooneyham column about the morale in WCW under Bill Watts, which was quite the read.We then go international, talking about Jumbo Tsuruta's "injury" that’s about to shake up AJPW, FMW & W*ING doing big business without television, the AAA wrestlers forming their own union in Mexico, and lots more.Then we go back to the U.S. for Ricky Morton sending in a promo to SMW TV to undo his WCW heel turn, Reno Riggins making quite the debut in Memphis, Global Wrestling Federation and BIG D craziness from Dallas, and much more.We then close with the WWF, where we talk about Randy Savage appearing on The Arsenio Hall Show, plans for Ric Flair at SummerSlam, Nailz cutting a promo on TV for the first time, and the end of the WBF.Extremely fun show, so check it out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:08:33 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, W*ING, PWFG, AJW, CWA, AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, & UWA1:38:13 Classic Commercial Break1:41:52 Halftime2:03:09 Other USA: ECW, SAPW, SMW, WVEU Superstars of Wrestling, ICWA, Suncoast Pro, USWA, GWF, Big D, Steve Gatorwolf, Wrestling Insiders, & Pro Wrestling Spotlight2:37:30 WWF3:18:04 Patreon Preview: Cheryl Vasquez’s Titangate-inspired protest outside a WWF house show in PoughkeepsieTo 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
8/1/20223 hours, 37 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. #364: July 20-26, 2008 with Danny Kuchler

Kris & David are back with yet another episode of Between the Sheets, and we’re joined by one of our Patrons in Danny Kuchler (@DJDKooks) to discuss the week that was July 20-26, 2008, which he selected as a $50 Patreon pick.Danny sat in with us as we talked about WWE which was switching to a TV-PG product, which is funny to look at now that they may be switching Raw back to TV-14. We also talked about the Great American Bash PPV (which Bix attended live) RAW, and SmackDown (which Danny attended live), featuring an awesome Edge/Vickie Guerrero segment. Of course we go over all of the other TV results and news as well in quite the look-back.We then go to Japan, talking about a very active scene that was going through some major changes, as everyone was basically starting a down period or trying to come out of one. Then we go to Mexico, where a TNA vs. CMLL cibernetico match lit up Arena Mexico.Then we go to the U.S. indie scene, talking about a couple big ROH shows, Corey Maclin trying to kickstart Memphis yet again with a new TV show and The Sandman going nuts at Captain Lou Albano's 75th birthday party among other things, before closing with TNA. There, we talk about Matt Morgan starting his run on American Gladiators as well as a crazy episode of Impact and so much more.Extremely fun show, so check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWE2:12:59 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, Zero-One Max, BJPW, DDT, Hard Hit, Dragon Gate, El Dorado, Michinoku Pro, Vader Time, & The Daily Sport2:41:51 Classic Commercial Break2:45:58 Halftime2:58:42 Other North America: Honky Tonk Man, Sylvan Grenier, Hart House, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Tijuana3:29:20 Other USA: VPW, ROH, Richie Steamboat, Corey Maclin, Sandman at Lou Albano’s birthday party, Sabu, Brooke Hogan, & Matt Morgan4:10:22 TNA4:52:45 Patreon Preview: Someone is trying to play both sides of Rita Chatterton’s allegations against Vince McMahon to different TV showsTo 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
7/25/20225 hours, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. #363: July 12-19, 2005 with Keith Harris

Kris & David are back this week with Keith Harris (@glasgowkjh) to discuss the week-plus that was July 12-19, 2005, which Keith requested as a $100 Patreon pick.We start off talking about WWE and the backlash from the Muhammad Hassan "terrorist" angle with The Undertaker that aired hours after the 7/7 attack in London and how that blew up in their faces, causing them to backtrack heavily. We also talk about SmackDown & Raw, which is always wild to look back at in this era, as well as Triple H gaining more office duties, Earl Hebner getting fired, Matt Hardy & Lita appearing on Byte This in an infamous moment, and much more.We then go to Japan where we start off with Shinya Hashimoto's funeral and then move on to Destiny, the massive NOAH Tokyo Dome show that Keith attended, which was the reason why he picked this week. We talk about all the matches and other happenings from the show, which featured the legendary Kenta Kobashi-Kensuke Sasaki match and the final Toshiaki Kawada-Mitsuharu Misawa singles match. We also talk about some of the other shows Keith went to, plus all of the major results and news for the week.Next up is Mexico & Puerto Rico, where we talk about a very hot period for CMLL, a startup promotion in Puerto Rico that fell apart before they ran a show, and a crazy Bruiser Brody Memorial Show for the WWC.Then we go back to the United States for some Summer of Punk in Ring of Honor — which Dave Meltzer was getting tired of, Charlie Haas returning to JAPW, some other big indie shows, and more.We then close with TNA, which was in a holding pattern of sorts until starting on Spike TV, so we talk about that plus a very interesting NO SURRENDER PPV and much more.A long, but very fun show, so listen now!!!!!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWE2:05:06 Eurasia: Shinya Hashimoto funeral, NOAH, AJPW, NJPW, DDT, Dragon Door, Dragon Gate, Hustle, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Bikkuri Pro, & FWA4:06:39 Classic Commercial Break4:11:25 Halftime4:23:31 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, GladiatorCW, WWC, & IWAPR4:46:02 Other USA: Ballpark Brawl, ROH, JAPW, Steve Karel, IWAEC, Iron Ring, NWA Anarchy, IWAMS, & FCW (Los Angeles)5:17:12 TNA5:09:47 Patreon Preview: Someone is trying to play both sides of Rita Chatterton’s allegations against Vince McMahon to different TV showsTo 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
7/18/20226 hours, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. #362: July 6-12, 2000

Kris & David are back this week for another wild episode of BTS, as we go over the week that was July 6-12, 2000, a Patreon pick.This show is dominated by World Championship Wrestling, particularly Bash at the Beach 2000 and the fallout from that crazy PPV, especially the Vince Russo/Hulk Hogan/Jeff Jarrett/Booker T saga, which we hit from all directions including Guy Evans’ “Nitro” book. Lots of in-depth analysis here of one of the wildest moments in wrestling history. We also talk about the rest of that PPV, plus we have the aftermath on Nitro & Thunder, as well, featuring some great WCW EVERYBODY moments. This is one of the greatest WCW sections we have ever done.We then go International talking about All Japan starting anew after the NOAH crew split off—although they actually still have a presence that you have to hear about. We also have other news on NJPW, NOAH, AAA running a Japanese tour, and more, including all of the notable lucha libre news and results.Next, we go to ECW, where we talk about their life on TNN soon coming to an end, Raven being on his way out, and Bob Backlund showing up at a TV taping in Poughkeepsie, as well as all of the notable indie news and results.We close with the WWF, where Dr. Pepper became the latest advertiser to pull out of WWF programming, plus Smackdown & Raw popping major ratings, and so much more.This was a helluva damn show if just for the WCW section, so don't miss out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:35:37 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, AAA in Japan, Orihara Produce, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, & IWAPR3:14:09 Classic Commercial Break3:17:20 Halftime3:42:26 Other USA: ECW, K-Town SmackDown, OVW, MemphisCW, & Revolution Pro4:22:13 WWF5:24:35 Patreon Preview: Someone is trying to play both sides of Rita Chatterton’s allegations against Vince McMahon to different TV showsTo 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
7/11/20225 hours, 34 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. #361: June 28-July 5, 1995

Kris & David are back with another episode of BTS, discussing the week-plus that was June 28-July 5, 1995. We begin with WCW, as Kevin Sullivan has replaced Ric Flair as the head booker, and we go over the reasons why that happened, with Flair basically having no one to blame but himself. We also talk Eric Bischoff's interview on Chet Coppock’s NewSport Talk, which is extremely interesting to look at with hindsight, plus we have the Dave Sullivan’s dream date with the Diamond Doll's and Vader entering the Dungeon of Doom.Next, we go international, talking about wrestlers in Japanese politics, Kazuo Yamazaki joining New Japan, Ultimo Dragon & Chris Jericho tearing it up in WAR, Satoru Sayama training a new Tiger Mask, Winners losing his mask in Mexico, and so much more.Next, we return to the United States, where we talk about ECW's first internet convention, featuring a newsworthy house show in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, plus a wild Hardcore Heaven at the ECW Arena, not to mention the 2-hour fan Q&A at the hotel, leads to some great quotes. We also have the SMW/USWA feud heating up in both promotions, including a comparison of how Mark Curtis cut promos in each promotion during the feud. We also talk about one of the biggest wrestling shows of the year that you would never expect.We close with the WWF, where we talk about their lawsuit against Matt Borne regarding his use of the Doink gimmick, Jerry Lawler visiting Dr. Isaac Yankem's office for the first time, Jeff Jarrett’s With My Baby Tonight" music video making its debut, and Dave Meltzer questioning the sincerity of the WWF regarding a video feature on their work with the Special Olympics.Another fine episode of Between the Sheets, so you’d better not miss out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:27:46 Eurasia: Japanese politics, AJPW, NJPW, WAR, IWA Japan, Tiger Mask IV debut announcement, AJW, & CWA1:47:18 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, & IWAS Venezuela tour2:06:33 Classic Commercial Break2:09:51 Halftime2:27:33 Other USA: ECW, Fake Big Bubba Rogers, SMW, USWA, Deep South (MS), Ken Resnick, NWC, Mike Tenay, ISW, & Ultimate Warrior3:42:23 WWF4:15:17 Patreon Preview: Someone is trying to play both sides of Rita Chatterton’s allegations against Vince McMahon to different TV showsTo 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
7/4/20224 hours, 25 minutes, 2 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #81: Walking on the Wildside Part 13 w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson

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
7/2/20222 hours, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. #360.1: June 22-28, 1986 USA West Make-Good

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
6/29/202232 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. #360: June 22-28, 1986 with Robert O'Connor

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
6/27/20224 hours, 54 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. #359: June 15-21, 2005

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 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
6/20/20225 hours, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. #358: June 9-14, 1991 with Dave Prazak

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
6/13/20225 hours, 51 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. #357: June 1-7, 2000

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
6/6/20225 hours, 34 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. #356: May 25-30, 1987

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
5/30/20225 hours, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. #355: May 19-23, 1995

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
5/23/20224 hours, 22 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. #354: May 11-16, 1999 with Kaia McKenna

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 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
5/16/20225 hours, 58 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. #353: May 1-9, 1990 with J.D. Oliva

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 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
5/9/20225 hours, 36 seconds
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Ep. #352: April 28-May 2, 1993 with Alfredo Esparza

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
5/2/20225 hours, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. #351: April 19-25, 1989 with Beau James

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
4/25/20226 hours, 51 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. #350: April 12-19, 1994 with Beau James (Part 2)

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
4/18/20223 hours, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. #350: April 12-19, 1994 with Beau James (Part 1)

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
4/18/20224 hours, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. #349: April 6-13, 1986

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
4/11/20224 hours, 52 minutes, 44 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #80: Walking on the Wildside Part 12 w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson

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
4/11/20223 hours, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. #348: March 30-April 5, 1998

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
4/4/20225 hours, 59 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. #347: March 18-29, 1985 with David Davis

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
3/28/20225 hours, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. #346: March 16-22, 1984 with Mark Coale

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
3/21/20224 hours, 26 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. #345: March 9-14, 1995 with Robert O'Connor

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
3/14/20225 hours, 43 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. #344: March 1-8, 1992

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
3/7/20225 hours, 51 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. #343: February 23-March 1, 2003

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
2/28/20226 hours, 18 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. #342: February 15-22, 1996

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
2/21/20226 hours, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. #341: February 9-15, 1997

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
2/14/20225 hours, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. #340: February 2-8, 1993 with John Muse

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 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
2/7/20225 hours, 48 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. #339: January 26-February 1, 1999 with Case Lowe

Kris & David are joined this week by Case Lowe (@_InYourCase) to discuss the week that was January 26-February 1, 1999. a week that was requested by Jared Hunt as a $25 pledge pick on the Between The Sheets Patreon page. We start out the show discussing the death of Giant Baba, how that rocked the wrestling world, and how it would affect the Japanese wrestling world for many years to come. We also talk about the birth of Toryumon Japan in the form of their debut show, leading to a great discussion about their beginnings and how far the key players have come since then. We also talk about a busy week in the World Wrestling Federation as we have HALFTIME HEAT with The Rock vs. Mankind, the WWF Super Bowl commercial, a wild episode of Monday Night Raw featuring Vince, Patterson, & Brisco invading a Texas bar, and so much more. We also talk about Rey Misterio Jr.’s impending unmasking in WCW and how that would affect him in Mexico, Carlos Colon & Abdullah the Butcher teaming up in Puerto Rico, the final show of OMEGA’s original run as a promotion, Jesse Ventura being pissed off at his upcoming unauthorized biopic on NBC, and a classic WCW section featuring Kevin Nash wielding his power, one of Kris’s favorite moments in WCW history on Thunder, the "WCW Latino Project" taped in Waco, TX, CHUCK ZITO!!!!!!!! flanking Hulk Hogan as he calls a cameraman a “jiggly, jiggly Jew,” and much more. What are you waiting for? LISTEN NOW!Timestamps:0:00:00 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, DDT, Toryumon, WPW, AJW, & Arsion1:38:28 WWF3:08:05 Classic Commercial Break: Super Bowl Edition3:12:24 Halftime3:33:18 Other North America: Jacques Rougeau, ICW, AAA, CMLL, Tijuana, & WWC3:58:56 Other USA: IWF (NJ), JAPW, ECW, IPW (PA), NCW (PA), OMEGA, IWAMS, OVW, Power Pro, & Jesse Ventura4:28:09 WCW6:34:51 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
1/31/20226 hours, 52 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. #338: January 19-25, 1991 with Mike Sempervive

Kris & David are joined by Mike Sempervive (@Sempervive) to discuss the week that was January 19-25, 1991. We talk about WCW being forced to move the next Clash of the Champions from CNN Center’s atrium to the Georgia Mountain Center in Gainesville due to the Persian Gulf War, as well as Dusty Rhodes beginning in his new job as head booker, The Steiners killing jobbers, Arn Anderson & Barry Windham tearing up the hood, and so much more in a great section. We then talk about a Triple Crown title change in AJPW, Greg Valentine re-upping with the WWF and possibly being punished in the process by the company in the process, Joe Pedicino making moves at NATPE, the war between the USWA and the TWF in Dallas, Jesse Ventura/Grudge Match news, and then a huge WWF section. There, we have Royal Rumble ’91 with all of the news from the show, plus Dave Meltzer going scorched earth on Hulk Hogan & Vince McMahon for the way they are handling the Persian Gulf conflict and Sgt. Slaughter's character. Fantastic show so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:50:05 Potpourri: AJPW, NJPW, EMLL, Monterrey, UWA, WWC, UWF, GWF, Suncoast, IWA (Russen), USWA (Memphis & Dallas), TWF, Portland, & Jesse Ventura/Grudge Match2:43:04 Classic Commercial Break2:47:36 Halftime3:00:11 WWF5:26:38 Patreon Preview: Transcript of John Collins harassing a message board poster via AOL Instant MessengerTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
1/24/20225 hours, 35 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. #337: January 12-18, 1998

Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week that was January 12-18, 1998. We talk about the WWF’s build to the 1998 Royal Rumble, featuring Goldust dressing up as Sable, the debut of the Rock ’n’ Roll Express, and Kane pretending to be cool with the Undertaker before we move on to the Rumble PPV itself. That show features Cold Stone" Steve Austin getting hs big win in front of a giddy Mike Tyson plus Shawn Michaels torching his back in the main event against the Undertaker. We also talk about New Japan wanting their older guys to retire, Ryuji Yamakawa getting thrown off of the Kawasaki City Gym balcony in Big Japan, Antonio Peña suing everyone in Mexico, and Shane Douglas’s greatness as a house show promoter for ECW. We close, of course, with WCW, featuring Nitro is Lawyers plus all the wackiness that you would expect of WCW(, everybody!) in this era. Lots of great clips and just a great time in general on this week's BTS!!!Timestamps0:00:00 WWF1:52:43 Japan (& Kenya): AJPW, NJPW, WAR, BJPW, FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Tokyo Pro, Pancrase, KRS Pride FC, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, JWP, LLPW, & EWA2:24:30 Classic Commercial Break2:27:28 Halftime2:46:54 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Promo Azteca3:02:55 Other USA: ECW, Steel City, ECWA, IPWA, SCW, IWA Ohio, IWAMS, Music City, St. Paul, ISW, & APW3:37:12 WCW5:33:59 Patreon Preview: Transcript of John Collins harassing a message board poster via AOL Instant MessengerTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
1/17/20225 hours, 42 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. #336: January 5-11, 1996 with John Philapavage

Kris & David are joined by John Philapavage (@JohnPhilapavage) to discuss the week that was January 5-11, 1996. We talk about ECW's House Party ’96, which featured the farewell of Public Enemy, the return of "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, the debut of Rob Van Dam, and Beulah announcing her “pregnancy” with Tommy Dreamer’s spawn. Needless to say, this was a watershed show in ECW history, so we go in deep detail discussing all the major happenings in the promotion at that time. We then go to WCW to discuss Hulk Hogan's legal issues in Minneapolis, plus another Nitro in the Carolinas where Hogan gets booed heavily by the crowd. From there, talk about all the international news and results before coming back to the U.S. for the indies, where we talk about Scott Bowden having quite the day on USWA TV, the early days of IWA Mid-South, and the infamous Bodyguards vs. Bandits PPV being taped at the Sportatorium in Dallas. We then close with the WWF where Shawn Michaels gives an…interesting speech at the Royal Rumble press conference in Fresno, plus the Billionaire Ted’s Rasslin’ War Room skits get wild in week 2, with this one pissing off a lot of people and becoming the talk of the wrestling world. Oh, and Steve Austin’s debut as The Ringmaster airs on that very same edition of Monday Night Raw. All that and so much more on the another fantastic episode of Between the Sheets!Timestamps:0:00:00 ECW1:52;28 WCW3:00:58 Eurasia: AJPW, Peace Festival, NJPW, UWFi, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Wrestle Dream Factory, AJW, JWP, SkyPerfecTV, & All-Star3:37:07 Classic Commercial Break3:39:23 Halftime4:11:40 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & WWC4:37:14 Other USA: TCCW, SSW, SMW, USWA, NAW, IWAMS, Dan Severn, CWA (TX), & CWUSA5:32:47 WWFTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
1/10/20226 hours, 54 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. #335: December 29, 2006-January 4, 2007

Kris & David are back for another episode of Between the Sheets! This week we talk about the week that was December 29, 2006-January 4th, 2007 by request of Sean Doherty, who put down the $25 on our Patreon to pick this one. We talk about RAW IS K-FED, as Kevin Federline showed up to wrestle—and defeat!—John Cena on New Years Day 2007 and look at how it was covered in the mainstream. Speaking of the mainstream, we also talk about Vince McMahon starting the big Donald Trump WrestleMania angle, WWE's house show business picking back up, a note on the future Roman Reigns, and so much more in a big WWE section. We also talk about Japan, where the first week of the year was always a big one including the first ever Wrestle Kingdom, featuring AJPW vs. NJPW and a lot more. We then talk about Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Indies, and then close with TNA with a nutty ass episode of Impact featuring THE VOODOO KIN MAFIA and all the usual TNA wackiness you have grown to love. This is quite the entertaining show, so LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWE1:49:39 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, Uwai Station, BJPW, Dragon Gate, Osaka Pro, K-Dojo, DDT, Oz Academy, Ice Ribbon, & WAW2:33:25 Classic Commercial Break2:37:49 Halftime3:08:04 Other North America: ECCW, ThumbWF, CMLL, IWRG, Juarez, Baja Star, & IWAPR3:27:31 Other USA: NWS, BWO, HWA, NWF, CCW, CWF Mid-Atlantic, NWA Anarchy, GreatCW, Full Throttle, Hulk Hogan, & Booker T’s PWA3:54:34 TNA4:33:22 Patreon Preview: Transcript of John Collins harassing a message board poster via AOL Instant MessengerTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
1/3/20224 hours, 42 minutes, 18 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #79: Walking on the Wildside Part 11 w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson

Kris Zellner is joined yet again by Jeff G Bailey (@JeffGBailey1) & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson (@revdanwilson) as we take yet another Walk on the Wildside, discussing the last three months (October-December) of 2001. We talk about the genesis of the Jeff G. Bailey as Wildside CEO angle and how it was taken from the John Collins/Main Event Championship Wrestling fiasco. We also talk about the rise of Iceberg in Wildside, plus all the young players like A.J. Styles, Jason Cross, J.C. Dazz, Jimmy Rave, Adam Jacobs, Onyx, Lazz, Blackout, the Lost Boyz, and so many more who stepped it up, turning Wildside into one of the premier wrestling promotions in the world. We also talk about Fright Night 2001 & Christmas Chaos 2001. so we have TWO major shows to discuss, as well as all of the big angles that built up to those shows.This show also serves as a tribute to James Michael Guffey, better known as Jimmy Rave. who left this world way too early on December 12th, 2021. This point in time was when Jimmy was becoming one of the best performers in the business, and it was very cathartic watching him at this stage of his life show everyone what he could do. Rest in peace, Jimmy....we miss you, brother.-----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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
12/31/20214 hours, 41 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. #334: December 22-28, 1986

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was December 22-28 1986. We talk about Jim Crockett Promotions and their early plans for running in Florida, Ole Anderson's future as a Horseman, plus all the news from JCP’s Christmas week shows. We also have an update on New Japan's TV situation, Weekly Gong’s year-end awards, the Savoldis’ ICW running Florida, Championship Wrestling from Florida being in a state of flux, Continental focusing on the Northern part of their territory, Soul Train Jones debuting in Memphis, Bill Watts cutting classic Bill Watts promos in UWF…even if they were aired out of order, the dire state of World Class, the WWF advertising Dynamite Kid for house shows while he is in the hospital, and so much more. Yet another extremely fun 80's show, so LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions0:59:53 Int’l: NJPW, Gong Awards, AJW, Joint Promotions, Montreal, Stampede, Vancouver/Tomko, EMLL, & UWA1:19:39 USA East: ICW, CWF, Continental, Gulas, & Memphis/CWA1:56:51 Classic Commercial Break1:59:11 Halftime2:22:12 USA West: UWF, WCCW, AWA, Central States, & Portland; plus coverage of Mike Bellew’s death3:26:32 WWF4:22:25 Patreon Preview: Transcript of John Collins harassing a message board poster via AOL Instant MessengerTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
12/27/20214 hours, 31 minutes, 11 seconds
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FREE PATREON FLASHBACK: ECW's Road to Pay-Per-View with John Philapavage

It’s the overstuffed holiday season, and you know what that means: We’re releasing a past deep dive Patreon special episode of Between the Sheets for free! This is a great show that looks at all of the drama as ECW tried to launch its own pay-per-view events, including all of the immediate fallout from New Jack slicing open the forehead of last-minute substitute Mass Transit at the Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere, Massachusetts. For dozens more deep dives like this, including our six part ECW on TNN series, our two-part Death of ECW series, other entries in the Paul Heyman Expanded Universe, our two part Sale of WCW series, and MUCH more, all you need to do is sign up for our Patreon at just the $5/month level ($50.40/year if you pay for a year up front) or higher by going to Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets.----------Our friend and “Barbed Wire City” director John Philapavage (@JohnPhilapavage) joins us for an all-inclusive look at ECW’s issues securing a deal to get on pay-per-view. Everything is looking good until New Jack takes a scalpel to the head of barely trained teenager Erik “Mass Transit” Kulas at a spot show, and from there, everyone goes insane. Paul Heyman tries and fails to spin the situation in numerous directions, the ECW house organs try to blame Wade Keller and Bruce Mitchell for the promotion losing their PPV date, and much more takes place over a brief period of time, and there’s a LOT to talk about. Did ECW ever really have a live special booked to air on Network One? How much jeopardy was the PPV deal ever really in? Why exactly did anyone think the Torch crew did anything wrong? What is rumor vs. fact about the Kulas incident? And much, much more. John adds a ton of insight to the latest of our many Eddie Gilbert and/or Paul Heyman-centric shows, and this is one of the best things we’ve ever done. Enjoy!Timestamps:0:00:00 June 1995-November 19960:48:50 Week of 12/2-Week of 12/16/19961:48:15 Week of December 23, 19962:45:59 Meanwhile, on the internet…3:36:04 Week of December 30, 19964:24:01 January 1997To 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
12/25/20214 hours, 46 minutes
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Ep. #333: December 15-21, 1990 with Joe Blair

Kris & David are joined by Joe Blair as we discuss the week that was December 15-21, 1990, which he grabbed as a $100 Patreon pick to sit in for the whole show. We discuss Andre the Giant's days being numbered in the WWF due to injuries and other assorted health issues, Vince McMahon letting Dusty Rhodes leave with his "dignity" (in theory), Tokyo Sports Awards political nonsense, Akira Maeda promising a new UWF, Silo Sam of all people opening up a wrestling school, what's really going on in the soap opera that is Jerry Jarrett “selling the USWA” to Joe Pedicino and Kongi Sports’ GWF, Jesse Ventura's GRUDGE MATCH TV show, and in a giant WCW section, we discuss Starrcade ’90 featuring Ric Flair being revealed as The Black Scorpion, the Pat O’Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament, and so much more. This was great fun, so enjoy it with us!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF (featuring a Jimmy Rave tribute at the beginning)1:06:01 Int’l: Tokyo Sports Awards, AJPW, NJPW, UWF, CMLL, Juarez, UWA, & WWC1:31:41 Other USA: UWF, GASW, Silo Sam, USWA, GWF, TWF, AWA, Portland, & Jesse Ventura/Grudge Match2:11;46 Classic Commercial Break2:15:49 Halftime2:32:30 WCW4:41:33 Patreon Preview: Transcript of John Collins harassing a message board poster via AOL Instant MessengerTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
12/20/20214 hours, 50 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. #332: December 8-14, 1995 with TARO

Kris & David are joined by TARO (@loknloll) to discuss the week that was December 8-14, 1995. We recap a wild Monday Nitro in Charlotte where Hulk Hogan got crucified by the pro-Horsemen fans en route to a Nitro overrun where everyone forgets what they just did, which is the epitome of WCW EVERYBODY. We also talk about the awesome of AJPW Real World Tag League finals, WAR hosting Super J-Cup 2nd Stage, a more standardized WAR show featuring El Gigante, ECW bracing for the loss of Public Enemy, the SMW vs. USWA feud being red hot in Memphis after SMW folded, the saga of the WWF women's division as Alundra Blayze/Madusa Miceli leaves and while Aja Kong stiffs Chaparita ASARI on Raw, Diesel's new attitude, and much more. But most important of all? TARO gives us a live rundown of one of the holy grails of the last 30 years....the STAR OF DEATH CAGE MATCH on a AAA show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Fantabulous show, folks, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:12:42 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, MUGA, Super J-Cup, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Pancrase, UWFi, AJW, JWP, & CWA2:28:03 Classic Commercial Break2:31:27 Halftime2:57:08 Other North America: AAA Star of Death in Los Angeles, AAA proper, CMLL, & UWA4:15:10 Other USA: 5:20:31 WWF6:30:41 Patreon Preview: John Collins on No Holds Barred Radio…brother.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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
12/13/20216 hours, 51 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. #331: December 1-7, 1996 with Dominic Garrini

Kris & David are joined by "The Bone Collector" Dominic Garrini (@dgarrinibc) to discuss the week that was December 1-7, 1996, a show requested by Jared Hunt after dropping $25 on our Patreon. We start with the UFC and their big Ultimate Ultimate 2 PPV show, which Dave Meltzer was in attendance for. Dave gives a full rundown of the fight week wackiness along with all of the happenings during the card…and there were a lot of them. We then go to the WWF, talking about WWF & AAA hooking up to try and sell out the Alamo Dome in San Antonio for the Royal Rumble, babyfaces and heels blurring the lines more than ever before, as well as Shawn Michaels having a bad night in Poughkeepsie, New York when the fans were getting to him. (His first WWF trip to upstate NY since being assaulted in Syracuse over a year earlier, to boot.) We also talk about the birth of Samurai TV! in Japan and the impact that would have on the business there and tape collectors abroad, as well as all of the other major news there. We then go to Mexico, talking about the legendary Hijo del Santo vs. El Dandy vs. Negro Casas lucha de apuestas tearing up Arena Mexico, Raven regaining the ECW Title from the Sandman in a barbed wire match at the ECW Arena, the Nation of Domination running wild in the USWA with the debut of Queen Moesha, the beginning of the end of Paul Alperstein’s AWF, and then close with WCW. A wild Monday Nitro features Scott Hall & Kevin Nash having an amazing night of commentary when nobody expected it...literally, and much more. A tremendous show here, folks, so you know the drill...LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 UFC1:36:33 WWF2:55:27 Eurasia: Samurai TV/Inoki Festival, AJPW, NJPW, BattleARTS, BJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Tokyo Pro, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, & CWA3:57:40 Classic Commercial Break4:00:59 Halftime4:10:25 Other North America: Tiger Jeet Singh, AAA, CMLL, & Promo Azteca4:33:54 Other USA: UCW, USA Pro, ECW, MEWF, TMW, Robert Gibson/Pensacola, IWAMS, USWA, CWA (TX), SoCal Lucha, & AWF6:02:24 WCWTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
12/6/20216 hours, 54 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. #330: November 25-29, 1994

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the partial week that was November 25th - November 29th, 1994. We start off with WCW, where we talk about Eric Bischoff getting a promotion of sorts and what that meant, as well as the WCW creative structure at the time which was basically Hulk Hogan and everyone else. We also talk about Randy Savage appearing on Chet Coppock's NewSport Talk, Gene Okerlund's hotline shenanigans, and much more in an always entertaining WCW section. We also go international, talking about Keiji Mutoh & Hiroshi Hase winning the IWGP tag titles, AAA being in a state of flux thanks to issues with their U.S. expansion and the death of Art Barr, and more, before coming back to the United States. There, we talk about ECW taping TV in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, Jim Cornette asking to manage The Gangstas in SMW, Paul Alperstein's AWF continuing with its first/forgotten cycle of TV, NWA Dallas drawing their alleged biggest crowd, and much more. We then close with the WWF, where Diesel wins the WWF Title from Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden after heavy foreshadowing on the TV that aired the day of the show, plus we look at how his persona as champion should've been booked. As always, a very fun and entertaining show, so check it out!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW0:52:19 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, FMW, SPWF, W*ING, AJW, JWP, CWA, & WPW (Germany)1:15:29 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, & UWA1:43:08 Classic Commercial Break1:45:34 Halftime:2:00:30 Other USA: ECW, Peach State, SMW, USWA, AWF, & NWA Dallas2:57:26 WWF4:14:06 Patreon Preview: John Collins on No Holds Barred Radio…brother.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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
11/29/20214 hours, 34 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. #329: November 17-23, 2001

Kris & David are back with another episode of Between the Sheets—this time with a Patreon pick submitted by William Lanham, who dropped the $25—covering the week that was November 17-23, 2001. We talk about a monster week in the WWF featuring the returns of Ric Flair and Jerry Lawler, the exit of Mick Foley, and a Survivor Series that spelled the end of the WCW/ECW/Alliance invasion angle. We analyze everything in and out of the ring, why everything happened the way it did, and what should've been done differently. We also take a look at the WWF financials at the time plus what the future held post-Invasion. We also talk about all the happenings in Japan in all the major promotions and indies, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico, before coming back to the United States where we talk about the indie scene. We check in on the XWF after their first TV tapings, AOL/Time Warner possibly getting back into wrestling, some wild Hart Family drama, and much more. This is an action packed show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF Survivor Series & top stories1:25:07 Other WWF2:57:03 Classic Commercial Break3:00:05 Halftime3:16:39 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BattlARTS, BJPW, DDT, FMW, K-Dojo, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, T2P, RINGS, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, LLPW, NEO, & TWA4:06:07 Other North America: ECCW, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, IWAPR, & WWC4:27:13 Other USA: JerseyCW, PWF, NWA Wildside, IWAMS, Memphis, MAW, XWF, AOL/Time Warner, & Martha Hart vs. Diana Hart5:13:04 Patreon Preview: Just why *did* The Giant join the nWo out of nowhere, anyway?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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
11/22/20215 hours, 27 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. #328: November 10-16, 2003 with Devon Hales

Kris & David are joined by Devon Hales (@kingmotivatorh) to discuss the week that was November 10-16, 2003. We talk about Lex Luger making his debut in NWA-TNA and how polarizing it was in and out of the ring, plus we we look at the state of TNA's creative at the time and who wasn't happy with it, as well as all sorts of other wacky TNA notes. We then do a full sweep of Japan with lots of results before moving back to North America, with TNA talent coming to AAA in Mexico, Rey Misterio Jr. making his return to Tijuana…with his mask, Teddy Hart doing Teddy Hart things online for the first time, a nice glimpse of the U.S. indie scene at the time, the aftermath of the tragic death of Mike “Crash Holly” Lockwood, and then a gigantic WWE section. We talk about the creative changes in the company and all the tension between Raw & Smackdown's writing teams, some business notes from the quarterly report, Lance Storm’s large endowment gimmick, and Vince McMahon being insane on SmackDown before moving on to a very interesting Survivor Series PPV. That show features the "final" appearance of Steve Austin along with Vince McMahon popping a gusher against The Undertaker and much more. This is a lengthy but awesome show, so don't miss out!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 NWA-TNA1:14:03 Japan: AJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BattlARTS, DDT, KAGEKI, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, New Year’s Eve, AJW, AtoZ, GAEA, JWP, & NEO1:41:04 Other North America: IWA, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, IWAPR, & WWC2:00:27 Classic Commercial Break2:04:09 Other USA: Teddy Hart/ROH, LXW, CSWF, CZW, ROH, FNW, MLW, SSW, LAW, Marty Garner, NWA Wildside, MXPW, USACW, Memphis, IWAMS, PWA (MI), PWG, PWIron, Jesse Ventura, Mike Lockwood’s funeral, & OVW3:18:57 WWE6:31:03 Patreon Preview: Just why *did* The Giant join the nWo out of nowhere, anyway?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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
11/15/20216 hours, 45 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. #327: November 3-9, 1996

Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week that was November 3rd-November 9th, 1996. We talk about the wildly controversial Brian Pillman/Steve Austin home invasion/gun angle from Monday Night Raw, as we go in depth with clips and analysis from many different perspectives, including just how USA Network REALLY felt about the controversy. We also check in with the episode of Livewire that aired the following Saturday with a sullen and somber Vince McMahon apologizing like crazy. We also talk about Ken Shamrock battling with Pancrase behind the scenes, more guys jumping from AAA and CMLL to Promo Azteca to get jobs in WCW, Randy Hales going nuts on Bert Prentice on live USWA TV, as well as all the other big independent news before going to WCW. There, we analyze an nWo-heavy Nitro, as well as Roddy Piper signing a contract, Randy Savage being at an an impasse for a new deal of his own, and Hulk Hogan making a wild appearance on “Live with Regis & Kathie Lee.” This was a tremendous show, so LISTEN NOW!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:58:57 Eurasia: NJPW, WAR, FMW, Michinoku Pro, SPWF, Pancrase, AJW, CWA, & All-Star2:28:24 Classic Commercial Break3:43:49 Halftime3:01:52 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, & Promo Azteca3:18:02 Other USA: NWA NJ, USofA, ECW, NWA Florida, WWA (FL), USWA, UWF (Louisiana), CWA (Dallas), EWF, & AWF3:59:12 WCW5:00:30 Patreon Preview: Just why *did* The Giant join the nWo out of nowhere, anyway?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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
11/8/20215 hours, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. #326: October 27-November 2, 1989 with Robert O'Connor

Kris & David are back and joined by Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week that was October 27-November 2, 1989. We talk about the NWA's inaugural Halloween Havoc PPV from Philadelphia, including the live perspective from Dave Meltzer as well as thoughts from watching it on tape back in San Jose and our own musings. We also discuss the state of the NWA after Havoc and how Ric Flair was doing as head booker, Angelo Mosca campaigning to be named CFL Commissioner, the wild world of 1989 Stampede Wrestling, promotional wars in Georgia, some great clips from Continental, Jerry Lawler beginning his heel turn in Memphis, a new booker in Dallas, the second “pink room” taping of the Team Challenge Series in the AWA, and Tully Blanchard getting fired by the WWF, plus so much more. A fantastic show, as it always is when O'Connor joins us, so if you want to laugh your ass off, then LISTEN NOW!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 NWA/WCW1:50:25 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, CWA, Angelo Mosca, Stampede Wrestling, PCCW, & EMLL2:27:11 Classic Commercial Break2:31:58 Halftime2:49:21 Other USA: Bob Raskin, Bruno Sammartino, SCW splits in half, PWF, Continental, Heritage, CWA/Memphis, USWA, NAWA (TX), AWA, WIN, Portland, Super Powers Clash, & Lia Maivia trial4:53:20 WWFTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
11/1/20216 hours, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Ep. #325: October 20-26, 1993 with Mikey Blanton

Kris & David are joined by Black Label Pro's Mikey Blanton (@BLPMikey) to discuss the week that was October 20-26, 1993. We talk about the fallout from Randy Savage's Radio WWF interview where he buried Hulk Hogan and accused him of breaking up his marriage to Elizabeth, including the confusion about whether or not it was a shoot. We also talk about Sabu & Glen Jacobs getting tryouts with the WWF, Giant Gonzalez making his last appearance in WWF…in street clothes as a babyface, how AJPW's booking of the Triple Crown in this era constantly stuck it to Toshiaki Kawada, Vampiro making crazy money in Mexico, John Arezzi's final Weekend of Champions fan convention including a controversy involving Sabu and the cost of broken tables, the Bruise Brothers turn babyface in SMW, and the wackiness of WCW, including HALLOWEEN HAVOC, one of the worst-booked PPVs you will ever see. This was an awesome show, so listen now!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:20:44 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, NJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, PWC, W*ING, RINGS, AJW, LLPW, & CWA1:50:02 Classic Commercial Break1:54:06 Halftime2:19:19 Other North America: Canadian elections, ICW (BC), AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, & UWA2:41:57 Other USA: 4:03:49 WCW 5:31:56 Patreon Preview: Vince McMahon’s initial public response to the nWo/Outsiders angle 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
10/25/20215 hours, 46 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. #324: October 13-19, 1985 with Beau James

Kris & David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week that was October 13-19, 1985. We start off by talking about the beginning of the hype for Starrcade 1985, as we have a major title change, plus Ric Flair turns up the heelishness on TV. We also talk about AJPW moving to prime time on Saturday nights on Nippon TV, Vince McMahon pulling WWF talent from NJPW tours, Satoru Sayama retiring for the second time in just over two years, the WWF going head-to-head with WWC in Puerto Rico, the Windham family reuniting in Florida, the future Lex Luger joining them in the Sunshine State as THE LUGAR, and Bill Dundee does a mega heel turn on Jerry Lawler in Memphis. All that and much, much more on a awesomely fun episode of BTS!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions1:23:58 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, AJW, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWF vs. WWC in Puerto Rico2:01:22 Classic Commercial Break2:05:21 Halftime2:16:13 USA East: CWF, IWA (FL), Continental, & Memphis/CWA4:01:52 USA West: Mid-South, WCCW, TASW, Central States, AWA, Masa Saito, & Portland4:50:42 WWF5:35:26 Patreon Preview: Vince McMahon’s initial public response to the nWo/Outsiders angleTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
10/18/20215 hours, 49 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. #323: October 6-10, 1999 with Dave Prazak

Kris & David are joined by Dave Prazak (@DavePrazak) to discuss the almost-week that was October 6-10, 1999 as we covered the 11th & 12th on a previous episode. This show starts with a fantastic discussion of the infamous Heroes of Wrestling PPV—the reason Kyle Rieger asked for this week as a $25 Patreon pick—and folks, if you haven't watched this show, you need to, as it's one for the ages. Of course, we talk about Jake Roberts, but there is so much other stuff that was crazy as well, both on camera and behind the scenes, so this is a can't miss segment. We also talk about the death of Gorilla Monsoon and the tragic career ending injury suffered by Darren Drozdov, including how the WWF really dropped the ball in many ways with how they handled the injury publicly on SmackDown two days later. Other things discussed are the pro debuts of Wataru Inoue, Katsuyori Shibata, and Hiroshi Tanahashi in New Japan, Ray Gonzalez becoming “Mr. Raytings” in WWC, Tammy Sytch's infamous sit-down interview on ECW’s TNN show, Jerry Lawler coming up short in the Memphis mayoral election, Jesse Ventura's Playboy interview, then, finally, World Championship Wrestling. There, the top story is the immediate aftermath of Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara joining the promotion, including all of the details as to how it went down. This is a fantastic show, as it always is when Prazak is on with us, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Heroes of Wrestling1:55:19 WWF3:09:22 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, FMW, NOW, Osaka Pro, SPWF, Toryumon, RINGS, Arsion, GAEA, VDB Top Catch, & BWF3:32:34 Classic Commercial Break3:37:24 Halftime3:51:30 Other North America: Stampede, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, WWC, & MMA4:07:27 Other USA: CZW, UCW, NWA Wildside, IPW, OVW, HWA, Jerry Lawler’s failed mayoral bid, Power Pro, KAW, Dale Gagner’s AWA, APW, & Jesse Ventura5:20:45 WCW6:25:32 Patreon Preview: Vince McMahon’s initial public response to the nWo/Outsiders angleTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
10/11/20216 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #78: Walking on the Wildside Part 10 w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Dan "The Dragon" Wilson

Kris Zellner is joined once again by Jeff G. Bailey (@JeffGBailey1) and Dan "The Dragon" Wilson (@revdanwilson) as we take yet another Walk on the Wildside, discussing the months of August and September 2001 in the history of NWA Wildside. We talk about how the promotion changed in those two months as the power structure changes and talent shifts in and out, with various guys getting pushed higher and the overall roster getting younger. We also go over the awesomeness of the extremely deep tag team division, the artistry of the A.J. Styles/Jason Cross feud, and the violence that went down at every taping at the NCW Arena in Cornelia, Georgia. All that plus talk about Jeff having incidents with fans, how the promotion handled the aftermath of September 11th, the TV show becoming more organized, and so much more. This was a fantastic show and always, a treat to be a part of, so 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
10/9/20213 hours, 40 seconds
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Ep. #322: September 29-October 5, 1984 with John McAdam

Kris & David are joined by John McAdam (@CCMilani) to discuss the week that was September 29th-October 5th, 1984. We talk about some major happenings going down in Japan, as Riki Choshu's entire Ishingundan/Restoration Army group leaves New Japan to hook up up with former NJPW local promoter Naoki Otsuka and this All Japan by proxy. We have LOTS of major details about what happened and how the landscape was shaken up by this going on. John then joins us for the television debut of Pro Wrestling USA and how that changed wrestling in many ways, the sad state of Georgia wrestling after Black Saturday, why Jim Cornette's best work was in Mid-South, Chris Adams turning heel in World Class and how that all went down, and George Scott shaking up the WWF for the right reasons as he gets more control as Vince McMahon’s official booker of record. All that and so much more on a 80’s-riffic episode of Between the Sheets!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, AJW, CWA, Joint Promotions, Montreal, EMLL, UWA, & WWC0:56:48 Classic Commercial Break1:01:54 Halftime1:05:57 USA East: PWUSA, JCP, Georgia, CWF, SECW, & Memphis2:03:10 USA West: Mid-South, Southwest, St. Louis, AWA, Portland, & Hawaii2:30:14 WCCW3:01:04 WWF3:53:38 Patreon Preview: Vince McMahon’s initial public response to the nWo/Outsiders angleTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
10/4/20214 hours, 8 minutes
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Ep. #321: September 23-28, 1994

Kris & David are back as we discuss the (almost-)week that was September 23-28, 1994. We talk about WCW making the decision to retire Ric Flair at Halloween Havoc 94, why it's taking place, and who was most likely pushing that decision. We also talk about the power that Hulk Hogan had in the company at the time and how crazy that was since he was on a 6 month contract, plus all kinds of other WCW wackiness. We also go to New Japan and talk about Jushin Thunder Liger breaking his ankle and how that would affect NJPW coming off of Masahiro Chono’s heel turn. We then talk about FMW running a death match in a swimming pool, AAA building towards the When Worlds Collide PPV and running some hot shows in general, ECW running shows in Florida for the first time, the Gangstas running wild in SMW, Scott Bowden giving the Florida State football team a pep talk, Herb Abrams running the iconic final UWF show that was the BLACKJACK BRAWL, Jerry Lawler destroying Dink’s tricycle on WWF Superstars, and so much more. This is a wild and wacky show, so don't miss it!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW1:11:14 Eurasia: NJPW, FMW, Takashi Ishikawa, IWA Japan, IWU, Michinoku Pro, NSPW, Pancrase, PWFG, AJW, JWP, LLPW, & CWA2:00:24 Classic Commercial Break2:04:29 Halftime2:40:16 Other North America: TCW, WestCoastCW, AAA, CMLL, & UWA3:03:06 Other USA: ASWF, ECW, All-Star (NC), Crockett/NWA, Peach State, SMW, USWA, PWA, Jesse Ventura, NWC, & UWF4:44:06 WWF5:08:22 Patreon Preview: Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall ShowTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
9/27/20215 hours, 21 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. #320: September 14-21, 1990

Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was September 14th-21st, 1990. We start with the major news out of Dallas, where Kevin Von Erich revived World Class Championship Wrestling after Jerry Jarrett packed up and left town when Kevin accused him of embezzlement. We go over how and why all of that happened, Kevin's first two shows, why Jarrett was genius in doing what he did, and how nobody ever noticed some very obvious catalysts for the split. We also talk about WWF possibly getting on Fox for a prime time special and how that allegedly affected Joe Pedicino's Kongi Sports in their own alleged negotiations, as well as Vince McMahon’s Titan Sports crashing Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia competition to announce the formation of the World Bodybuilding Federation. We then talk about Great Muta & Hiroshi Hase having a bloodbath in New Japan, Konnan & Eddie Guerrero making their Arena Mexico debuts, all sorts of U.S. indie news including some great clips from Memphis, and then we have a great NWA/WCW section talking about THE BLACK SCORPION and a big departure at the executive level of Turner Broadcasting. All in all, this is yet another great show, so listen now!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Dallas: WCCW & TWF0:38:59 WWF1:50:02 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, FMW, AJW, JWP, EMLL, UWA, & WWC2:22:43 Classic Commercial Break2:24:44 Halftime2:55:38 Other USA: Kongi Sports/Joe Pedicino, WWA, TWA, Greg Price-Bobby Fulton promotional war, NAWA, IWA (Russen), FCW, Lucha Vachon/Tom Nash wedding, USWA, PWA, & Portland4:09:38 WCW5:02:37 Patreon Preview: Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall ShowIf 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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.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!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
9/20/20215 hours, 15 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. #319: September 8-14, 1995

Kris & David are back with another episode of Between the Sheets, as we discuss the week that was September 8-14, 1995. We talk about the inaugural battle of the "Monday Night War,” as Nitro went head-to-head with Raw for the very first time and it was quite the pair of shows. We talk about the first ever Hulk Hogan vs. Lex Luger singles match, Sabu going wild on Alex Wright, Scott Norton being made to look like a goof in his first match back, and much more in a very fun WCW section. We also talk about New Japan being on a collision course with the UWFi en route to their Tokyo Dome show on October 9th, Tarzan Goto wanting a piece of Rickson Gracie, AAA trying to make new stars to replace departing headliners like Mascara Año Dos Mil & Universo Dos Mil, Marco Ruas: King of the Streets being the baddest motherfucker on the planet for at least one night in the UFC as he runs the table at UFC 7 in Buffalo, Cactus Jack & Buddy Landel cutting amazing promos in ECW & SMW respectively, MR. COREY getting physical in Memphis, the WWF losing their appeal of the verdict in the Jesse Ventura videotape royalties trial, and much more. This is a fantastic show, so don't miss out!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW0:57:18 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, BJPW, FMW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Tokyo Pro, AJW, JWP, CWA, AAA, & CMLL1:41:13 Classic Commercial Break1:46:12 Halftime2:04:18 UFC3:07:15 Other USA: Ultimate Warrior, IWF (MA), IWF (NY), TWWF, ECW, MEWF, NWA annual convention, SMW, USWA, Ozark Mountain, CWA (TX), & Norman Jacobs magazines fold4:12:04 WWF5:28:18 Patreon Preview: Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall ShowIf 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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.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!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
9/13/20215 hours, 41 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cover 2 Cover Ep. #26: Lost in Dusty Rhodes' Eyes

Kris Zellner & Rob Naylor return after a long absence with a new episode of Cover 2 Cover, in which we discuss the May 1989 issue of Inside Wrestling. We talk about Hulk Hogan's love for Elizabeth.....like a sister…….as well as Rick Steiner possibly becoming the new Dusty Rhodes. And speaking of Dusty, we have quite the letter written about him, as well. We also talk about Terry Taylor dumping Bobby Heenan, Ricky Morton telling the fans to screw off in Memphis, and just who should've replaced Arn & Tully in the Horsemen, plus all the news, results, and everything else you love from these magazines. Another great show, so 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
9/11/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. #318: September 2-8, 1998 with Al Getz

Kris & David are joined by Al Getz (@AlGetzWrestling) to discuss the week in wrestling that was September 2-8, 1998. We talk about the WWF post-SummerSlam and what was going on there, as they were making some big money both on PPV and in merchandise sales. We also talk about Kurt Angle signing with the WWF, Tiger Ali Singh having a wild segment on a Saturday Night Raw special that also featured Jim Ross grilling Al Snow in an interesting interview. We then talk about The Great Kabuki “retiring” in IWA Japan, a CMLL referee assaulting a Box y Lucha reporter, Al's run in the office with Music City Wrestling and his thoughts on the late Bert Prentice, and Dave Brown getting disturbed by the shenanigans in Memphis Power Pro Wrestling, plus a wild WCW Monday Nitro featuring THE WARRIOR hanging The Disciple upside down in the locker room and lots more. This is a great show, so listen now!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:19:54 Japan: AJPW, BattlARTS, BJPW, FMW, IWA Japan, WAR, Wrestle Yume Factory, Akira Maeda, AJW, Arsion, GAEA, JWP, & NEO Ladies2:06:58 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Monterrey2:23:31 Classic Commercial Break2:29:04 Halftime2:37:34 Other USA: ECW, UWA (TN), MayhemCW, IWAMS, Music City, MPPW, MAW, PWA, & EWF4:00:38 WCW5:30:30 Patreon Preview: Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall ShowTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
9/6/20215 hours, 43 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. #317: August 25-September 3, 1997 with Vera Thoris

Kris & David are joined by Vera Thoris (@StillYourGhost) to discuss the week-plus that was August 25th-September 3rd, 1997, which was Vera's pick using the $50 tier on our Patreon (linked below the description). Vera was able to sit in on the WCW section, where we talked about the Arn Anderson retirement saga, as we covered both relevant episodes of Nitro, which featured Arn's retirement speech and the nWo parody of it a week later. This was definitely an explosive time for WCW, both on TV and behind the scenes, so you definitely don't want to miss that. We also talk about Akira Maeda making a shocking appearance in New Japan to congratulate Riki Choshu on his "retirement,” plus Kensuke Sasaki winning the IWGP Heavyweight Title for the first time on the same show. We also talk about a wild meeting between Eric Bischoff, Konnan, & Paco Alonso that caused all kinds of hell in Mexico thanks to Victor Quinones, the final live USWA TV show on WMC, and, of course, the WWF, featuring a rare Friday night show during the U.S. Open, which was branded as Friday Night's Main Event, and so much more. This was a helluva show, so don't miss out!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WCW2:22:48 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, FMW, Fuyuki-gun, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, PWC, Tokyo Pro, Wrestle Yume Factory, Kingdom, AJW, GAWA, & JWP2:56:16 Classic Commercial Break2:58:54 Halftime3:28:27 Other North America: IWA (MB), AAA, CMLL, Promo Azteca, Carlos Maybes, Tijuana, & WWC4:02:28 Other USA: Tank Abbott, ECW, WWA, SSW, IWAMS, USWA, NWF (OH), Dallas, APW, Jeep Swenson, & Portland4:57:14 WWF5:54:40 Patreon Preview: Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall ShowTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
8/30/20216 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. #316: August 17-21, 1989 with Mike Sempervive

Kris & David are joined by Mike Sempervive (@Sempervive) to discuss the almost-week that was August 17-21, 1989. We start with WWF business discussion via Jim Troy talking to Multichannel News, then delve into the legal issues that Andre the Giant & Jake Roberts were facing, which were extremely interesting. That’s followed up by quite the episode of Prime Time Wrestling, featuring Roddy Piper bantering with Rick Rude & Bobby Heenan throughout the whole show, which sounded like it turned into a quasi-shoot on Roddy's end. We also go over Big Van Vader beating Otto Wanz for the CWA Title in Austria and kick off his legendary triple champion run, Stampede Wrestling trying to get on ESPN, Ronnie P. Gossett winning the rights to be the promoter for the week in Memphis, the first ever USWA-branded TV show as World Class goes bye-bye, Sgt. Slaughter being robbed of the AWA Title via a horrific Dusty Finish, and then there’s World Championship Wrestling, Featuring The Stars Of The National Wrestling Alliance. In what may be the all-time ultimate "WCW EVERYBODY" moment, TBS aired a three week old episode of World Championship Wrestling by mistake and couldn’t find the right tape until 45 minutes after the show went off the air. Oh, and a major angle wasn’t recorded correctly, either. This is a fantastic show as always, so listen now!!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 WWF1:53:29 Int’l: AJPW, CWA, EMLL, Torreon, UWA, & Stampede2:18:12 Classic Commercial Break2:22:46 Halftime3:04:36 Other USA: ICW, ACW, Uncle Sammy, FCW, Continental, CWA/Memphis, USWA, AWA, WWA (Utah), Portland, & Vladimir Petrov4:38:03 NWA/WCW6:34:03 Patreon Preview: Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall ShowTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
8/23/20216 hours, 47 minutes, 24 seconds
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[Patreon Preview] Fallout of Hulk Hogan singling out Superstar Billy Graham on The Arsenio Hall Show

In this free preview clip of our new deep dive Patreon special on Superstar Billy Graham’s early 1990s legal and media battles with the WWF, Kris and David look at the fallout from Hulk Hogan singling out Graham for a shot on The Arsenio Hall Show. We play clips from Arsenio as well as Graham and Shults reacting to the interview on Inside Edition, as well as looking at just how much of the WWF scandals from that era can be traced to Hogan’s aforementioned disastrous Arsenio appearance.To hear the whole show, you need to become a Between The Sheets patron at the $5/month level or higher by going to Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets.-----Full show description:We’re back to take a deep dive into Superstar Billy Graham’s battles with the WWF in the early ‘90s, complete with a lawsuit and all sorts of media coverage. Topics include Graham’s initial media onslaught in 1990 and how it was noticeably less hostile than his later interviews, how his various health problems relate to his steroid abuse, the trial of Dr. George Zahorian and how it got the ball rolling on everything else—including Hulk Hogan bashing Graham on The Arsenio Hall Show, Graham announcing his lawsuit and then not filing it for nine months, Graham really ramping up the venom as the ring boy scandal hits and quickly losing his credibility with a bizarre accusation against Vince McMahon the night before they appeared on The Phil Donahue Show, Graham admittedly being geeked up throughout the Donahue taping, the insane Graham hit piece in WWF Magazine and the most likely reason why there were no follow-ups, the quiet end of the lawsuit, Graham’s carnyness in general, the attention being paid to the drug allegations compared to the more serious ones, and much more. This is a wild ride, one that has some surprises we think you’ll enjoy.(And make sure to stay until the very end for a bonus treat…)-----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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
8/20/202113 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. #315: August 11-17, 1985 with Mark Coale

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jahmale Hepburn (1989-2021). We love you and we miss you, brother. Rest in peace.Kris & David are joined by Mark Coale (@black_bile) to discuss the week that was August 11-17, 1985, which Mark requested as part of his $100 pledge to our Patreon, which is linked at the bottom of these show notes. We start off talking about Jim Crockett Promotions and everything going on there post-Great American Bash, featuring some great promos from Dusty Rhodes & Ric Flair, which is an interesting overall look at them as they prepare to expand nationwide while trying to manipulate the territories at the same time. We also talk about New Japan negotiating talent-sharing deals with various promotions, Pro Wrestling USA being on the ropes in the Northeast, Robert Fuller turning on Bob Armstrong in Continental, Dave Meltzer in Memphis for the Wrestling Fans International convention and a wild Badstreet match with the Freebirds against Austin Idol & Jerry Lawler, World Class touring the Northeast, the AWA getting ready to start on ESPN, and a fun WWF section featuring Vince McMahon & Lord Alfred Hayes visiting Terry Funk in a "saloon." It’s always great to go back to this time period, so we hope you enjoy it!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Tribute to Jahmale “RealHero” Hepburn0:08:50 Jim Crockett Promotions1:22:36 Int’l: NJPW, CWA, Tomko’s All-Star Wrestling, & WWC1:37:26 USA East: PWUSA, All=South, CWF, CCW. & Memphis2:51:01 Classic Commercial Break2:55:35 Halftime3:15:27 USA West: Mid-South, WCCW, Texas All-Star Wrestling, Central States, AWA, & Portland3:58:58 WWFTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
8/16/20214 hours, 51 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. #314: August 3-10, 1991

Kris & David are guestless this week, as we discuss the week-plus that was August 3-10, 1991. We talk about Ric Flair and his pending arrival in the WWF, including how the big gold NWA World Heavyweight Title belt itself made its debut on TV in our week, long before Ric himself did. We also talk about Sid Justice allegedly overshadowing Hulk Hogan & The Ultimate Warrior, as well asJake Roberts teaching the Ultimate Warrior about “the dark side,” plus Lou Ferrigno signing with the WBF and various notes on the steroid scandal as it stood at the time. We also talk about the birth of the G1 Climax including the legendary Big Van Vader vs. Keiji Mutoh match, a major SWS show featuring WWF talent, the birth of W*ING, Atlantis vs. Blue Panther drawing big at Arena Mexico, Cactus Jack & Eddie Gilbert changing the independent wrestling world forever, Leatherface in Memphis, and Joe Pedicino having quite a week, plus in WCW, we talk about all the major issues with Jim Herd at the time, running off what was true and what was false, plus so much more. This is as on-brand an episode of Between the Sheets as you can get, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Titan Sports: WWF & WBF1:46:22 Eurasia: NJPW, SWS, FMW, W*ING, Koji Kitao, AJW, & CWA2:24:37 Classic Commercial Break2:28:33 Halftime2:55:42 Latin America: CMLL, UWA, & WWC3:18:09 Other USA: TWA, UWF, SAPW, Peach State, USWA, GWF, Texas All-Pro, Eddie Sharkey, & Portland4:58:03 WCWTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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 the code BTSPOD! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If 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
8/9/20216 hours, 28 minutes, 44 seconds
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Exile on Badstreet #77: The 1986 Draft (Featuring Abdabuhbaydien) with Rob Naylor

Kris Zellner is joined by Rob Naylor (@NINaylor) as we do a different kind of show than we've ever done before: Thanks to an idea from one of our listeners, we went through a list of wrestlers that were active in August 1986 to create our own SUPERCARDS. We each went through 11 sections and built a roster of 18 singles wrestlers and 4 tag teams to create our mega shows. We then go over our Supercards match by match, talking about the matches and the finishes, and both of us had an awesome time doing this type of show. This was a wrestling nerdy show if there ever was one, so if you’re into that type of stuff, then you can't miss this!!!!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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
8/7/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. #313: July 27-August 3, 1987 with Beau James

Kris & David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week-plus that was July 27-August 3, 1987. We lead off with Vladimir Petrov being convicted on various drug-related charges from his pre-wrestling life and how he tried to avoid the situation. We also have Dusty Rhodes going off on the Horsemen fans at Techwood, Terry Funk returning to Florida, Kevin Sullivan being wacky, the dying days of the UWF, and much more from the JCP conglomerate. We also talk about Bam Bam Bigelow's last match of his initial New Japan run, George Barnes and other awesomeness in Memphis, including WRESTLING’S PRICE IS RIGHT(!), Joel Goodhart's Squared Circle Fan Club going to Memphis, Bruiser Brody doing the unthinkable in World Class, the early days of Wild West Wrestling, Rick Rude making his WWF TV debut, and so much more on an extremely fun episode of BTS!!!!Timestamps:0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions: Traditional JCP, CWF, & UWF1:47:31 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Grand Prix, Stampede, Al Tomko’s All-Star Wrestling, El Hijo del Santo vs. Espanto Jr., & WWC2:15;47 Classic Commercial Break2:20:46 A Very Special Halftime3:29:11 Other USA: Deep South, Continental, WOW, Memphis, WCCW, Wild West, AWA, Portland, Hollywood, & Paul Boesch5:19:45 WWFTo 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
8/2/20216 hours, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. #312: July 18-27, 1992

Kris & David are back with our 6th Anniversary episode of Between the Sheets....that's right: SIX FULL YEARS! Hard to believe, isn't it? This show was also a Patron-requested show by Jayce Naccarato, as we discuss the week-plus that was July 18-27, 1992. We open with the coverage of the explosive Penthouse Magazine article on Vince McMahon and the WWF, which touched on all the major scandals that Titan Sports had on their name at the time. We also talk about the Natural Disasters winning the WWF Tag Titles, new and old faces coming into the WWF, ticket sales for SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium, and steroid use in wrestling. We then go to around the world for all the news and results from our week before coming back to the United States to talk about the end of Joe Pedicino’s Superstars of Wrestling block in Atlanta, Rock ’n’ Roll Express reuniting in both SMW & the USWA, Robert Fuller making his SMW debut, confusion over the identity of the original Gorgeous George after the death of George Arena, and the Bill Watts era in WCW, which is really getting cranked up and is always fun to talk about. A very strong show, even with all our difficulties in getting it completed, so you know what to do....LISTEN NOW!!!!Content Warning: The portion of the first segment devoted to Jeff Savage’s Penthouse feature on the WWF scandals contains frank discussion of the sexual assault allegations contained in the article. If you have any concerns that this could be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then you may want to skip directly from the end of Dave Meltzer’s “Week in Review” to the main WWF section that starts at 1:07:13.Timestamps:0:00:00 Week in Review & WWF scandals feature in Penthouse1:07:13 WWF2:10:04 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, OPW, W*ING, PWFG, AJW, JWP, & CWA2:38:13 Classic Commercial Break2:42:29 Halftime2:44:14 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, UWA, & WWC3:04:13 Other USA: Joe Pedicino, WIN, SAPW, AWF, NAWF, ICWA, SMW, USWA, GWF, Big D, St. Louis, LPWA, WWA (LA), CWUSA, & George Arena4:29:50 WCW4:54:53 Patreon Preview: Just how much DID CM Punk’s “pipe bomb” promo affect Monday Night Raw’s Nielsen ratings?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 Discord, 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 VyprVPN 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 $1.67/month if you go with a three year 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
7/28/20215 hours, 12 minutes, 7 seconds