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Exile on Badstreet #40: Memphis Mayhem September-December 1982 with Scott Bowden

8/23/2017
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Kris Zellner is joined by Scott Bowden (Kentucky Fried Rasslin) to discuss the Memphis territory and its biggest highlights from September-December 1982. We talk about the debut of Jim Cornette, the formation of The Fabulous Ones, the return of Nick Bockwinkel as AWA Champion, and lots, lots more. This is a fantastic show, so don't miss it!!!!! To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at...

Duration: 02:11:01


Ep. #109: Aug. 16-22 2004

8/22/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week to discuss the week that August 16-22, 2004. We talk about Evolution turning on Randy Orton and the reasoning why the turn was so rushed along with all the other backstage politics at this time. We then hit all the International news including WWC Anniversario weekend and U.S. Indie results before coming back with stories on Hardbody Harrison, Brock Lesnar getting hazed, and Bill Goldberg getting candid. TNA closes us out in true TNA fashion as well so...

Duration: 06:13:22


Ep. #108: Aug. 9-15 1994

8/15/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was August 9-15, 1994. We discuss the ongoing political battle between ECW & NWA over the NWA Title Tournament, Ted Turner wanting CBS & NBC, the retirement of Ashura Hara, the rudo turn of Konnan, Jim Cornette pissed at the Torch, and the retirement of Jacques Rougeau. A damn fun show so check it out!!! 0:00:00 ECW 0:37:55 WCW 1:13:44 Japan (NJPW, WAR, FMW, Michinoku Pro, NOW, PWFG, AJW, & LLPW) & Europe 1:48:02 Classic...

Duration: 04:55:03


Scenic City Invitational 2017 Live Special with Dominic Garrini and other special guests

8/8/2017
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From the cavernous Heritage Room in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, it's the first ever live in person Between The Sheets podcast! Kris and David go over how night one of the tournament went, and are then joined by the former Mr. Delicious, Matt Griffin, to talk about everything from producing the shows to when Bix got him heat in NWA Wildside. After a break, we're joined by SCI entrant Dominic Garrini to talk about his relationship with the show, memorializing our mutual friend Chris...

Duration: 02:28:25


Ep. #107: Aug. 2-8, 1993 with El Boricua

8/4/2017
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Kris & David are joined by Esteban el Boricua (Pro Wrestling Only) to discuss the week that was August 2-8, 1993. We talk about the "retirement" of Carlos Colon and the WWC scene in general with Buck Robley as the booker. We then pivot to the WWF talking about the Lex Express, the end of Hulk Hogan, and the debut of Jim Cornette. We also talk about the 1993 G1 Climax which was way different than now and the super business they were doing. Plus we discuss AAA dominating Mexico, Cornette vs....

Duration: 05:55:30


Ep. #106: July 26-Aug. 1, 1989

7/31/2017
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Kris & David are guestless as we discuss the week that was July 26-August 1, 1989. We talk about Ricky Steamboat leaving the NWA and how it affected the promotion, how great Japanese wrestling (and pretty much wrestling in general around the world) was 1989, Dennis Condrey turning heel in Continental, wackiness in Memphis, the imminent end of World Class, Portland's resurgence, and Andre the Giant vs. Ultimate Warrior killing towns. A very strong episode of BTS so don't miss it!!!...

Duration: 04:51:01


[Patreon Preview] Observer Letters from Anonymous Wrestler & Andrea Hart

7/30/2017
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In this free preview of the latest themed monthly special for Between The Sheets Patreon backers, Kris and David look at two letters to Dave Meltzer from 1991 issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. In the first, Dave Meltzer makes the call to hide the identity of a wrestler who wrote in to complain about not being paid by UWF promoter Herb Abrams (and of course we try to figure out who it was). In the second, Andrea Hart, the wife of Bruce, and sister-in-law of then-WWF wrestlers...

Duration: 00:26:29


[Patreon Preview] Mailbag Ep. #5: Apter Mags

7/27/2017
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In this free preview of the latest Between The Sheets Mailbag for Patreon supporters, Kris and David answer a question about the legendary family of wrestling magazines dubbed the "Apter mags." Their influence, the best and worst parts, the sheer number of titles, and more are covered. For the full show, go to Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become a patron for just $5/month. --- Full show description: The mailbag is back as Kris and David talk bad shows, the impact of the Apter Mags, WWF...

Duration: 00:12:46


Ep. #105: July 19-25, 1984 w/ Beau James

7/24/2017
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Kris & David are joined by Beau James (King of Kingsport) to discuss the week that was July 19-25, 1984. We discuss the aftermath of Black Saturday from both the WWF & Georgia sides of things, the Brawl to End it All on MTV and the ascension of Wendi Richter, and of course all of the territories including how Central States got a big victory over the WWF in Kansas City. This is a great show, so don't miss out!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WWF 1:44:17 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Montreal, Stampede, &...

Duration: 05:56:57


Exile on Badstreet #39: High on Sunshine – Florida Gold 1977-1978 w/ Barry Rose

7/23/2017
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Kris Zellner is joined by Barry Rose (CWF Archives) to discuss the Florida Heavyweight Title/Southern Heavyweight Title scene in Florida from 1977-78. We talk about the Dusty Rhodes/Ernie Ladd feud which dominated the area for months, the rise of Dick Slater, Killer Karl Kox's importance in Florida, and so much more. This is a great show so check it out!! To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at...

Duration: 01:51:35


Ep. #104: July 12-18, 1986

7/17/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week celebrating our 2nd Anniversary of BTS and discussing the week that was July 5-11, 1986. We talk about Roddy Piper & Jesse Ventura possibly retiring as well asSlick & Dick Slater making their WWF debuts, Giant Baba still recognizing Stan Hansen as AWA Champ even after he quit AWA, all of the territories including Brad Armstrong & Steve Williams getting injured to go on Japanese tours, Fire & Flame attacking fans, and JCP bringing in much needed new...

Duration: 03:49:20


Ep. #103: July 5-11, 2005

7/10/2017
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Kris and David are back with a ridiculously news-packed episode covering the week that was July 5th-11th, 2005, which was requested by a Patreon backer. We open with the death of Shinya Hashimoto, trying to parse the exact circumstances of his departure from NJPW, plus looking at his health and the rise and fall of Zero-One. On top of that, Jim Cornette is fired by WWE for slapping the future Santino Marella, the Summer of Punk rolls on in ROH, Kenta Kobashi vs. Samoa Joe is officially...

Duration: 06:44:54


Ep. #102: June 28-July 4, 1990

7/3/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was June 28-July 4, 1990. We talk about Brutus Beefcake's serious parasailing accident that almost ended his life, not to mention his career, plus Koji Kitao getting heat with New Japan, Jerry Lawler turns back babyface in Memphis, wildness in Dallas, and a tremendous NWA section talking mainly about Ric Flair’s chances of going to the WWF. Very strong show so don't miss it!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WWF 0:37:11 Int’l: AJPW,...

Duration: 04:33:51


Ep. #101: June 21-27, 1995 with Emil Jay

6/27/2017
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Kris and David are joined by the returning Emil Jay (Dojo Wars) to talk about the week that was June 21-27, 1995. We discuss King of the Ring ’95, arguably one of the worst PPVs ever, and the Philly crowd’s revolt at what they got, plus a truly WCW week in WCW history with multiple negative tag title reigns, Victor Quinones meets Dennis Coralluzzo, THE VADER ROADKILL TOUR, and much more. Plus, we also memorialize our friend, Chris Bryan/Chandler Biggins, and both the beginning and end of...

Duration: 06:44:54


Ep. #100: June 14-20, 1996 w/ Alan Counihan, Dave Prazak, & Rob Bihari (Part 2)

6/19/2017
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For the special occasion that is episode #100, Kris & David are joined by Alan “Alan4L” Counihan (WXW/Dr. Keith Presents), Dave Prazak (SHIMMER), & Rob Bihari (Como Estas) to discuss the week that was June 14-20, 1996…in a show so monstrous that it is split into two parts.We discuss the WWF suing WCW over Scott Hall & Kevin Nash's actions in WCW, New Japan’s Skydiving J card at Budokan Hall, the changing scene in Mexico, the final USWA show at the Mid-South Coliseum, and the historic 1996...

Duration: 04:38:09


Ep. #100: June 14-20, 1996 w/ Alan Counihan, Dave Prazak, & Rob Bihari (Part 1)

6/19/2017
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For the special occasion that is episode #100, Kris & David are joined by Alan “Alan4L” Counihan (WXW/Dr. Keith Presents), Dave Prazak (SHIMMER), & Rob Bihari (Como Estas) to discuss the week that was June 14-20, 1996…in a show so monstrous that it is split into two parts.We discuss the WWF suing WCW over Scott Hall & Kevin Nash's actions in WCW, New Japan’s Skydiving J card at Budokan Hall, the changing scene in Mexico, the final USWA show at the Mid-South Coliseum, and the historic 1996...

Duration: 03:56:59


Ep. #99: June 7-13, 1993 with Thomas Green

6/12/2017
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Kris & David are joined this week by Tom Green (Dynamite Cup) to discuss the week that was June 7-13, 1993. We talk about WCW's substance abuse policy leaking to the WON as well as Shane Douglas ripping it in the Wrestling Flyer newsletter. We also discuss the formation of the Masters of the Power Bomb as well as Cactus Jack being Lost in Cleveland with Cathleen White. We then pivot to Japan talking about Jushin Thunder Liger possibly injuring his foot causing booking plans to be changed...

Duration: 06:44:07


Ep. #98: May 31-June 6, 1987

6/5/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was May 31-June 6, 1987. We talk about new faces coming to WWF and the Honky Tonk Man becoming the new WWF IC Champ as well as Riki Choshu making his in-ring return to NJPW. We also discuss Atlanta having a heavy TV wrestling scene, Big Bubba being kidnapped(!) in Memphis, the new World Class, and lots of excitement in JCP including phantom title changes and Dusty Rhodes wanting his goddamn money. This is a great show so LISTEN...

Duration: 05:01:29


Ep. #97: May 24-30, 2003

5/29/2017
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Kris & David are guestless as well as under the weather this week as we discuss the week that was May 24-30, 2003. We talk about all the craziness backstage in TNA between the Jarrett clique and the Russo clique. We then go over all the many promotions in Japan at the time and even some England/Australia stuff as well. We then discuss the scene in Mexico before going to the US Indies which saw some interesting shows in IWA Mid-South & Mid-American Wrestling. Finally, we close with WWE...

Duration: 05:14:56


Ep. #96: May 17-23, 1999

5/22/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was May 17-23, 1999. The death of Owen Hart is our main topic and we go in depth with the feelings at the time of his death from all facets including his family and their opinion of how the WWF handled the tragedy. We go on to talk about all the other WWF news as well as Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and so on before closing with WCW which gave Dave Meltzer many migraine headaches that week. This was a great show, so don't miss...

Duration: 06:04:55

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