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Exile on Badstreet #54: Carolina On Our Minds - Jim Crockett Promotions 1-6/1987 w/ Jeff G. Bailey

Kris Zellner is joined by Jeff G. Bailey (@JeffGBailey1) to discuss Jim Crockett Promotions from January-June 1987. We talk about all the major angles and matches from the timespan plus Jeff gives his thoughts on being at the shows in person. Ragin’ & Ravishing, Barry Windham, The New Breed, Dusty Rhodes, and tons more are discussed here, with Jeff giving his sharp insight on everything. This is a really fun show, so listen now!!! To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like...


Ep. #160: Aug. 8-14, 1996 with Dr. Keith Lipinski

Kris & David are joined by Dr. Keith Lipinski (@KeithLipinski) to discuss the week that was August 8-14, 1996. We talk about WCW going HOG WILD in Sturgis, South Dakota and how much of a debacle it turned out to be. We also discuss Jushin Thunder Liger’s first match back after announcing that he had a brain tumor, ECW debuting in Japan, PROMELL running their first TV taping in Mexico, KISS invading the ECW Arena, Ahmed Johnson's emergency kidney surgery, and much, much more. This is a great...


Ep. #159: Aug. 1-7, 1986

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was August 1-7, 1986. We talk about new faces in the WWF as well as Hulk Hogan's AWESOME narration of the story of Paul Orndorff's heel turn on him. We also discuss Rick Martel breaking a bottle over his head to prove how tough he is, the Georgia indie scene picking up, Bill Watts losing talent and trying to stay fresh, World Class business troubles, and the AWA possibly making some moves with a porn industry representative,...


[Patreon Preview] UWF Blackjack Brawl lowlights and more!

In this free preview of the latest Between The Sheets Patreon special, covering Herb Abrams’ UWF from March 1991 through Herb’s untimely demise in 1996, Kris and David look at the most amazing of the many bloopers during 1994’s Blackjack Brawl special, the letters to the MGM Grand and Nevada State Athletic Commission from Herb and a disgruntled ex-employee, and a choice snippet from the New York Daily News story on Herb’s departure from this mortal coil. For the full show, go to...


Ep. #158: July 25-31, 1993 with Joe Gagne

Kris & David are joined by Joe Gagne (@joegagne) to discuss the week that was July 25-August 1, 1993. We talk about the first ever show by the original World Wrestling Network booked by Paul E. Dangerously at Fort Hood Military Base and if it actually happened or not, WCW front office foolishness as usual, The Destroyer retiring from wrestling on an awesome Budokan Hall show from All Japan, AAA doing big things turning Blue Panther & Love Machine, Brian Lee attacking Tracy Smothers in a...


Exile on Badstreet #53: Rasslin 80’s Style Part 1 w/ John McAdam

Kris Zellner is joined by John McAdam as we begin a new sub-series of Exile on Badstreet going over John's "Wrestling from the ‘80s” compilation tape series. We talk about the origins of John's wrestling tape collecting before delving into the first two volumes of the series, discussing all of the major matches and angles on the tapes. John tells some fun stories as well and this is a pretty damn great show, so don't miss out!!!! To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like...


Ep. #157: July 18-24, 2001 with Mike Michaels

Kris & David are joined by Mike Michaels (@bionicelbow) to discuss the week that was July 18-24, 2001. We talk about the WWF Invasion angle and the big Invasion PPV, including how things were done right and wrong along with how we would've handled it. We also discuss the legal issues regarding the ECW name, New Japan running the Sapporo Dome and their big booking problems in this era, the battle for New Jersey among the indie groups, Ricky Steamboat refereeing Low-Ki vs. American Dragon,...


Ep. #156: July 11-17, 1992

On the 3rd Anniversary of BTS, Kris & David are here to discuss the week that was July 11-17, 1992. We talk about the Great American Bash PPV with Vader winning the WCW Title and Terry Gordy/Steve Williams becoming Unified Tag Champs, as well as the effect Bill Watts was having on the promotion. We also discuss all the international news including a 17-year-old Rey Misterio Jr. making waves in AAA, plus Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton feuding in Memphis as well as Pauly Shore making an...


Ep. #155: July 5-10, 1990

s this week as we discuss the week that was July 5-10, 1990. We talk about Eddie Gilbert making a shocking return to Memphis days after being released by the NWA, Sgt. Slaughter returning to the WWF as a heel, all of the international news including Zeus wrestling in Puerto Rico, and of course Great American Bash 1990 where Sting finally won the NWA World Heavyweight Title. A really solid show, so don't miss out!!! 0:00:00 USWA 0:39:27 WWF 1:12:34 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, NWA Main Event, CNWA, &...


Ep. #154: June 27-July 3, 1998 with Loss from PWO

Kris & David are joined by Charles aka "Loss" from Pro Wrestling Only to discuss the week that was June 27-July 3, 1998. We discuss the powder keg that is Hulk Hogan vs. Kevin Nash backstage in WCW, as well as some great clips including the “ACME Eddie Trap” from Thunder. We go over all the big international stories before Beau James makes a surprise guest appearance in the US Indies section where we talk about Tod Gordon and friends invading NWA New Jersey, Atsushi Onita finally showing...


Ep. #153: June 20-26, 1984

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was June 20-26, 1984. We talk about WWF changing their TV taping sites during their expansion, Roddy Piper meeting Cyndi Lauper on TV, and their attempt to raid the Jarrett territory which was a failure. We also discuss who is and who isn't going to the UWF in Japan, a big Canadian section featuring THE MARITIMES, loaded lineups in Mexico, and then head back to the USA where we talk about Wahoo McDaniel turning heel in JCP,...


Exile on Badstreet #52: Memphis Mayhem 6-9/83 w/ Scott Bowden

Kris Zellner is joined by Scott Bowden (Kentucky Fried Rasslin' Podcast) to discuss June-September 1983 in Memphis. We talk about Ole Anderson screwed Scott's summer that year when he co-promoted with Jerry Jarrett and ended the Bill Dundee/Jerry Lawler feud right as it started, the influx of many new names into the territory and why that was, including such stars as Stan "The Lariat" Hansen & Jesse "The Body" Ventura. We also talk about the botched return of Bill Dundee, the babyface turn...


Ep. #152: June 13-19, 1998 with Tom Green

Kris & David are joined by Tom Green (Dynamite Cup) to discuss the week that was June 13-19, 1998. A giant WCW section features Dennis Rodman & Karl Malone getting WCW and Diamond Dallas Page on the Tonight show fresh off the NBA Finals, Great American Bash, Nitro, and a nutty Thunder show featuring quite the promo from Lex Luger. Then we hit all the international news before coming back to the United States where we talk about Memphis Power Pro featuring the return of Jeff Jarrett &...


Ep. #151: June 6-12, 1988 with Beau James

Kris & David are joined by Beau James (King of Kingsport) to discuss the week that was June 6-12, 1988. We talk about the Powers of Pain leaving JCP for the WWF and the ramifications of that and Brother Love making his debut on WWF TV. as well as No Holds Barred filming in Atlanta. We also discuss about the International scene including the 2nd ever show for the second UWF. We then head back to the United States hitting all the territories especially USA & Continental with Beau giving some...


Exile on Badstreet #51: High on Sunshine – Florida Gold 1982-1983 w/ Barry Rose

Kris Zellner is joined by Barry Rose (Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry) to discuss the singles titles scene in Florida from 1982 to early 1983. We talk about the awesome year of 1982 in Florida and how David Von Erich became a bonafide star, big names coming in and out of the territory, and how Kevin Sullivan & Jake Roberts changed the territory forever. Plus we talk about the birth of “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin, Mike Graham's unfair narrative, and lots more. A very fun show, so listen...


Ep. #150: May 30-June 5, 1994 with Jordan Breen

Kris & David are joined by Jordan Breen (Between Rounds Radio) to discuss the week that was May 30-June 5, 1994. We talk about Hulk Hogan signing with WCW and the fallout from that including Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne quitting the company among other things. Of course we discuss Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada and the greatness of their 6/3/94 match, plus we also cover Dutch Mantell reviving WWC, SMW's ominous future, Missy Hyatt being linked with Judd Nelson(?!?!?), the WWF's odd...


Ep. #149: May 23-29, 1997 with Joe Sposto

Kris & David are joined this week by Joe Sposto (Longbox Heroes) to discuss the week that was May 23-29, 1997. We talk about Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels heating up outside the ring and Shawn returning to action on RAW, which also features a highly controversial Jerry Lawler promo on Goldust. We also run down all the major news and views from outside the United States, then circle back for Rob Van Dam being hated by everyone in ECW, Fake Diesel & Fake Razor Ramon colliding in Memphis, and...


Ep. #148: May 16-22, 1986

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was May 16-22, 1986. We talk about THE JAMES BOYS in Jim Crockett Promotions, All Japan running 3 major shows, Bill Dundee & Buddy Landel breaking up, Bill Watts getting tired of Russians, World Class starting to fall apart, and the AWA crowning new tag champs, plus the saga of Billy Jack Haynes & Mychal Thompson as they expose Don Owen on local Portland TV while Billy leaves for the WWF. A damn fun show, so check it out!!!!...


Ep. #147: May 9-15, 2000

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was May 9-15, 2000. We talk about a wild weekend for ECW including Hardcore Heaven and all the drama that surrounded it, the death of Jumbo Tsuruta and our memories of him, PRIDE starting to break through in the United States, and a WCW section that screams “WCW, EVERYBODY!" in every way. This is a definite can’t-miss show, so LISTEN NOW!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 ECW 1:28:54 WWF 2:19:08 Japan: Jumbo Tsuruta, AJPW, NJPW,...


Ep. #146: May 2-8, 1989

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was May 2-8, 1989. We talk about the war in Nashville between the WWF & WCW revolving around the awesome Wrestle War 89 PPV show. We also talk about Terry Funk joining WCW and two people that could've joined but didn't because of Jim Herd lowballing them. We also talk about AJW WrestleMarinpiad I & a big UWF show in Osaka, the breakup of The British Bulldogs in Stampede, Kerry Von Erich makes waves at the WMC studio in...