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Ep. #135: Feb. 14-20, 2000

Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was February 14-20, 2000. We talk about all the complete insanity known as World Championship Wrestling inside and outside the ring featuring a near mutiny, Nitro, Thunder, & SuperBrawl. We also discuss the looming split in All-Japan, ECW screwing around with Chris Candido & Sabu to keep them from WCW, Memphis TV wars, Vince McMahon equating Mick Foley's wife Colette to Robin Givens, and much more. All in all one of the greatest...


Ep. #134: Feb. 7-13, 1985 with Beau James

Kris & David are joined by Beau James (King of Kingsport) to discuss the week that was February 7-13, 1985. We talk about David Shults getting fired from the WWF while Jimmy Hart made his debut, Antonio Inoki meeting with Ric Flair in Hawaii, Mr. J.R. comes to Georgia, the the filming of Santo Gold's Blood Circus in Baltimore, and much more. A fantastic show so don't miss it!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WWF 1:01:18 Int’l: NJPW, Montreal, EMLL, & WWC 1:29:03 Classic Commercial Break 1:36:59...


Exile on Badstreet #48: Memphis Mayhem 1-5/83 w/ Scott Bowden

Kris Zellner is joined by Scott Bowden (KFR Podcast) to discuss the Memphis wrestling scene from January-May 1983. We talk about all the big matches and moments that took place at the Mid-South Coliseum as well as the WMC Studios in Memphis during a year in which Memphis was going through some turmoil as Jerry Lawler was on the verge of splitting off from Jerry Jarrett but stayed in the end. This is a tremendous show so don't miss it!!! To support the show and get access to exclusive...


Ep. #133: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1995 with Marty DeRosa

Kris & David are joined by Marty DeRosa (Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling podcast) to discuss the week that was January 31-February 6, 1995. We talk about Sid returning to the WWF and rumors of Jesse Ventura returning as well, Jacques Rougeau's falling out with the WWF, the great Bobby Cupo, the big Double Tables show at the ECW Arena, Herb Abrams getting on ESPN 2, and WCW's highly eventful Disney tapings. A great show, so listen now!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WWF 1:27:01 Japan: NJPW, WAR, FMW,...


Ep. #132: Jan. 24-30, 1988

Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was January 24-30, 1988. We talk about the Battle of January 24th, with NWA's Bunkhouse Stampede pay-per-view going head-to-head with the WWF's Royal Rumble on USA to see who could put on the best show…and just who did Dave Meltzer give it to? We also discuss the turmoil in the JCP locker room with people quitting, Buzz Sawyer making waves in New Japan, Jerry Blackwell's SCW getting hot in Georgia, just why WrestleMania went to...


Exile on Badstreet #47: High on Sunshine – Florida Gold 1979-1981 w/ Barry Rose

Kris Zellner is joined by Barry Rose to discuss the Florida Heavyweight Title & Southern Heavyweight Title scene from 1979-81. We talk about all the champions of the era and all the key angles surrounding title changes and more. Barry tells some really fun stories here including how the early newsletter boom of the late 70's was spreading the news around the territory. Another solid show in this series so check it out!!! To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special...


Ep. #131: Jan. 17-23, 1987

Ep. #131: Jan. 17-23, 1987 Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was January 17-23, 1987. We talk about Hulk Hogan getting a trophy for being the WWF Champion for 3 years which has Andre the Giant feeling some kind of way, The Barbarian being made into the new Bruiser Brody by New Japan, Buddy Landel winning wrestlers in a card game, Randy Hales getting attacked by the Daughters of Darkness, why was Bill Watts’ UWF airing on Philadelphia TV in 1992, Dusty...


Ep. #130: Jan. 10-16, 1993

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was January 10-16, 1993. We talk about Paul Heyman getting fired by WCW for dubious reasons, Bill Watts' last Clash of the Champions featuring the epic 2 Cold Scorpio music video, Guns ’n’ Roses members at the AJPW show at Korakuen Hall, AAA planning major show in Mexico City, Sapphire comes to Memphis, the debut of Monday Night RAW and tons more.....a loaded show so check it out!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WCW 1:49:33 Japan:...


Ep. #129: Jan. 3-9, 1989

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was January 3-9, 1989. We talk about the Mega Powers’ pending breakup, Terry Taylor's "mistreatment" by the WWF, New Japan's plans for Sid Vicious, Tommy Rich & Mr. Donnie no longer hosting Southern Championship Wrestling, Jerry Lawler's war with the AWA, Ricky Steamboat signing with the NWA, and Dusty Rhodes a member of the Horsemen.....all that and more on this week's BTS, so don't miss it!!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WWF...


Ep. #128: Dec. 27, 1997-Jan. 2, 1998 with John Thorne

Kris & David are joined by John Thorne (Absolute Intense Wrestling) to discuss the week that was December 27, 1997-January 2, 1998. We talk about the crazy week that WCW had with Starrcade & Nitro taking place amidst lots of injuries and rumors of big stars possibly leaving for the WWF. We then discuss Antonio Inoki retiring for good, The best of Japan in 1997 according to Nikkan Sports, ECW battling cable services again, and Raw at Nassau Coliseum where a 13-year-old Bix was in...


Ep. #127: Dec. 20-26, 1987 with Brad Stutts

Kris & David are joined by Brad Stutts (CWF Mid-Atlantic) to discuss the week that was December 20-26, 1987. We talk about the wild Christmas Night show (and pay-per-view?!?) at Reunion Arena in Dallas featuring the infamous Fritz Von Erich "heart attack" angle and the aftermath from that. We also talk about WWF planning a big prime time show on NBC and their wild house show schedule, the comings and goings in Jim Crockett Promotions, Hector Guerrero tormenting Lance Russell, Ron Fuller...


Exile on Badstreet #46: Season's Beatings with Beau James

Kris Zellner is joined by Beau James (King of Kingsport) to discuss the tradition of Christmas Night in wrestling from 1980 to 1984. We talk about all the shows we could find that took place on Christmas Night from around the world and all the big names and angles that spawned from it plus Beau tells some personal stories that are really great. This is a very fun show that talks about a special tradition in wrestling so don't miss it!!! To support the show and get access to exclusive...


Exile on Badstreet #45: WWF in the Boston Garden ’84-’86 with John McAdam

Kris Zellner is joined by John McAdam to discuss WWF shows at the Boston Garden from 1984-86. We talk about how the WWF evolved during the expansion era where they were bringing in new talent monthly. We talk about the phenomenon of Roddy Piper as well as the return of Bruno Sammartino with stories from John who attended most of the shows. This is a tremendous show so don't miss it!! To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go...


Ep. #126: Dec. 13-18, 1984

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was December 13-19, 1984. We talk about the aftermath of Sgt. Slaughter leaving the WWF and Hillbilly Jim making his debut in Piper's Pit. We also talk about Japan Pro's first show, Jim Crockett Promotions in a post-Starrcade malaise, Dusty Rhodes is not dead, Austin Idol attacked at a gas station, plus Ann Gunkel wanting to get back into promoting. A shorter than usual show, but a fun one, so don't miss it!!! Timestamps:...


Ep. #125: Dec. 6-12, 1997

Kris & David are guestless this week talking about the week that was December 6-12, 1997. We talk about Bret Hart teeing off on the WWF in a Prodigy chat, Jim Kelly & Bruce Smith shooting their own angle with Randy Savage at Nitro in Buffalo, the birth of the Freedom Dogs, Nobuhiko Takada swerving UFC, Stevie Richards returning to ECW, and the Birth of the Attitude Era as the Mr. McMahon character is born, plus a memorable RAW featuring a DeGeneration X poker game....A wild show so listen...


Ep. #124: Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 1990

Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was November 29-December 5, 1990. We talk about Giant Baba fracturing his leg almost forcing him to retire, New Japan running Baghdad, Akira Maeda & UWF insanity, Memphis allegedly almost getting an earthquake, WCW vs. Joe Pedicino, and just who will replace Ole Anderson as the booker of WCW. Really fun show so don't miss it!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, SWS, & UWF 0:43:55 WWF 0:59:17 Mexico: EMLL & UWA 1:09:11...


[Patreon Preview] Everyone argues about ECW

In this free preview of the latest Between The Sheets Patreon special, covering letters to the Observer from 1996, Kris and David look at the future Green Lantern Fan’s letter about issues with ECW, Dave Meltzer’s response, and all of the zillion ECW things it touches on For the full show, go to and become a patron for just $5/month. --- Full show description: Kris and David are back with another Patreon special, this time covering the best, worst, ad most...


Ep. #123: Nov. 22-28, 1998 with Wil Tricity

Kris & David are joined by Patreon supporter Will Tricity, and we discussed a week he picked out, which was November 22-28, 1998. We talked about a huge week in WCW where we had a rumored power struggle between Hulk Hogan & Kevin Nash forcing Hogan to retire on The Tonight Show. We also discuss all the Japan & Mexico news before going back to the US to discuss ECW running Florida and lots more indie news. We then talk about a wild WWF section including RAW with the return of Shawn Michaels...


Ep. #122: Nov. 15-21, 1989

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was November 15-21, 1989. We talk about Paul E. Dangerously in multiple sections as he was flirting with WWF, ICW, & NWA. We also talk about the awesome 1989 Real World Tag League in All-Japan, some tremendous matches at Arena Mexico, the future of Continental, and a LOADED NWA section talking about New York Knockout and the future of the promotion through the eyes of Dave Meltzer. A tremendous show so listen now!!!...


Ep. #121: Nov. 8-14, 1995 with Emil Jay

Kris & David are joined by Emil Jay (Dojo Wars) to discuss the week that was November 8-14, 1995. We talk about the early days of the Nitro vs. RAW battle and how it was affecting booking plans. We talk about the state of New York getting ready to ban MMA, Kensuke Sasaki winning the US Title in Japan, ECW comings and goings as well as meeting with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, the best promo Jeff Jarrett ever cut in his life, and an extremely wild week in the WWF with Vince...


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