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Ep. #117: Oct. 11-17, 1999 [FIXED]

10/16/2017
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(The initial upload of this episode had an editing issue, but this version has it fixed) Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was October 11-17, 1999. We discuss the state of WCW right before Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara take over and it's insanity as usual. We talk about a big New Japan Tokyo Dome show featuring the horrible booking of Shinya Hashimoto. We hit on all the big doings in the indie scene such as Steve Corino & Rhino heckling New Orleans Saints players,...

Duration: 06:05:56


Ep. #116: Oct. 4-10, 1986

10/8/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was October 4-12, 1986. We talk about Manny Fernandez turning on Jimmy Valiant, Buddy Landel quitting, and more news and views on JCP. We then talk about the spectacle of Antonio Inoki vs. Leon Spinks, plus we go to the territories where we get the Singapore Suicide Match in Continental, Sputnik Monroe returning to Memphis, a promotional war in Dallas, and lots more. WWF ends the show talking about Saturday Night's Main Event...

Duration: 05:19:17


Exile on Badstreet #43: 'Yello Everybody!' - Lance Russell Tribute with David Bixenspan & Beau James

10/4/2017
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Kris Zellner is joined by David Bixenspan (Between The Sheets) and Beau James (King of Kingsport) to discuss the life and times of Lance Russell. We talk about Lance’s appeal as an announcer, his humbleness in real life, his greatest moments in Memphis and WCW, what he meant to each of us personally, and much more. The show also closes with a selection of classic Lance clips. This is a labor of love, so please check it out. To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like...

Duration: 02:16:55


Exile on Badstreet #42: The Brain of Beverly Hills - The Bobby Heenan Story w/ Kevin Cerutti

10/4/2017
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Kris Zellner is joined by Kevin "khawk" Cerutti to discuss the life and times of Bobby Heenan both as the Pretty Boy and as the Brain. We talk about Heenan's beginnings in Dick the Bruiser's WWA where he became a superstar in wrestling and a local icon in Chicago & Indianapolis. We then talk about his bitter departure from the WWA where he went to the AWA where he would cement himself as a legend managing first and foremost Nick Bockwinkel among many others. We also talk about his short...

Duration: 02:08:41


Ep. #115: Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1998

10/1/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was September 27-October 3, 1998. We talk about The Giant possibly leaving WCW, WCW wrestlers on The Dating Game, K-1 doing huge TV ratings, NWA wanting to work with ECW, Sid terrorizing Memphis Power Pro, and loads of WWF news and views. Very strong show so check it out!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WCW 1:25:09 Int’l: Japan (AJPW, DDT, FMW, IWA Japan, WAR, Gaea, & K-1) & CWA 1:55:21 Classic Commercial Break 2:00:57 The Amazon Game...

Duration: 05:11:54


Ep. #114: Sept. 20-26, 1991

9/24/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was September 20-26, 1991. We talk about the Lucha Libre strike and how it affected all of the promotions plus why it went down. We also discuss New Japan & FMW doing tremendous business on the same day with totally opposite shows, Tom Zenk being arrested, Joel Goodhart's Autumn Armageddon, Handsome Stranger & Scott Anthony beefing over a girl, and one of the greatest Macho Man Randy Savage promos that no one talks about. A...

Duration: 04:46:03


Ep. #113: Sept. 13-19, 1997 with Al Getz

9/18/2017
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Kris & David are joined by Al Getz this week to discuss the week that was September 13-19, 1997. We talk about the end of the USWA and all the legal madness that entailed it's end. We talk about Steve Austin's neck injury and the uncertainty of his comeback, Great Muta turning babyface in New Japan, huge shows in Mexico including Hijo del Santo vs. Negro Casas Anniversario Main Event, Paul Heyman talking Tod Gordon on TV, and Curt Hennig turning on The Four Horsemen at Fall Brawl. A...

Duration: 05:52:13


Ep. #112: Sept. 6-12, 1987

9/11/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was September 6-12, 1987. We talk about Jim Crockett Promotions losing talent and consolidating promotions, Bruiser Brody talking money with All Japan, the new Stud Stable in Continental, the WHEEL OF TORTURE in Memphis, and the downfall of the WWF LJN figures. A great show so check it out!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 JCP 1:20:46 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, & Stampede 1:38:00 Classic Commercial Break 1:44:28 Housekeeping & The Amazon Game...

Duration: 04:24:17


Ep. #111: Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 1992

9/4/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was August 30-September 5, 1992. We talk about Ric Flair regaining the WWF Title as well as the end of the Road Warriors for a while. We also talk about the beginning of the New Japan/WAR relationship, promotional wars in Mexico, WWF & USWA beginning their relationship, Dallas promotional wars, and a great WCW section talking all things Clash XX. This show was a complete blast so listen now!!!!!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 WWF...

Duration: 05:01:58


Exile on Badstreet #41: Backlund in Boston - WWF in the Boston Garden ’80-’83 w/ John McAdam

9/2/2017
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Kris Zellner is joined by John McAdam to discuss the WWF's shows at Boston Garden from 1980-1983. We talk about all the major matchups and feuds of the era with John giving his live point of view from attending the shows. John talks about seeing the two greatest matches he ever saw live on this show and again how different the Boston shows were from the Philly/NYC shows. This is a tremendous show, so don't miss it!!!!! To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special...

Duration: 02:27:39


Ep. #110: Aug. 23-29, 1985

8/28/2017
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Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was August 23-29, 1985. We talk about all the major news from Japan which there was quite a bit of this week before going to the territories where we touch on everyone basically especially Jim Crockett Promotions and the early days of their expansion. We then talk about the WWF and Hulk Hogan's bad knee which changed his career and the debut of Miss Elizabeth. A damn fun show so listen now!!!!!!!!! Timestamps: 0:00:00 Int’l:...

Duration: 04:13:42


[Patreon Preview] How Mark Madden Saved WCW

8/27/2017
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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 a letter about Bill Watts’ WCW firing from a 1993 edition of The Readers’ Pages in the Wrestling Observer as well as Dave Meltzer’s response. Specifically, while many fans were criticizing Mark Madden for his actions that got the ball rolling on Watts’ departure, Meltzer argues that not only was Madden very much in the right…but his actions actually benefitted WCW?!?!?...

Duration: 00:13:47


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

8/21/2017
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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

8/14/2017
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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

7/26/2017
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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

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