• Center Stage Chronicles Ep. #2: March-May 1989

    Kris Zellner is joined by Rob Naylor and Our Good Buddy Charles (Loss from Pro Wrestling Only) on Episode #2 of "The Center Stage Chronicles" where we cover March 1989 to WrestleWar ‘89: Music City Showdown on May 7th, 1989. We talk about all the major changes and happenings that went on in the NWA in that time period, featuring the end of George Scott's reign of terror as the booker, as well as Clash VI in New Orleans and of course WrestleWar in Nashville featuring the amazing Ric Flair/Terry Funk angle.

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    3h 9m - Jul 10, 2024
  • Ep. #465: July 3-9, 1999 with Daniel Makabe

    Kris and David are joined by Daniel Makabe (@danielmakabe) for the first half of the show as we discuss the week that was July 3-9, 1999. Topics of discussion include:

    • A crazy episode of WCW Monday Nitro at the Georgia Dome featuring Bret Hart's return to TV after the tragic death of Owen Hart, Bill Goldberg's surprise return after Megadeth’s live performance, The West Texas Rednecks having a concert of their own, Randy Savage assaulting women, and A LOT more.
    • Sting giving a very candid interview to the Miami Herald.
    • Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends on BBC2 visiting the WCW Power Plant, where Louis gets a lot more than he bargained for.
    • Kenta Kobashi coming back early from nasal surgery.
    • A pro wrestling-tinged Pride FC 6 featuring Mark Kerr taking out Nobuhiko Takada and Naoya Ogawa’s debut vs. Gary Goodridge.
    • Paul Heyman giving one of the greatest, most Heymanesque interviews in the history of the Torch about the state of ECW.
    • Jerry Lawler announcing his candidacy for the Mayor of Memphis.
    • Oregon continuing their policy of testing pro wrestlers for illegal drugs.
    • Vince McMahon crashing his motorcycle and somehow immediately returning to work.
    • News on Chris Jericho's pending arrival to the WWF.

    This show is LOADED, so you better not miss it!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WCW

    3:02:00 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, Capture, EWF, Osaka Pro, SGP, Toryumon, ZIPANG, Pride, Parinya, AJW, GAEA, & NEO Ladies

    3:59:38 Classic Commercial Break

    4:03:24 Halftime

    4:21:31 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & OCESA

    4:34:09 ECW

    5:20:51 Other USA: NWA Northeast, IWF (NJ), JAPW, MarylandCW, Abdullah the Butcher vs. Chick Donovan, OVW, Music City, Power Pro, Jerry Lawler mayoral campaign, & Oregon drug testing drama

    6:06:56 WWF

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    6h 45m - Jul 8, 2024
  • Ep. #464: June 26-July 2, 1993

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was June 26-July 2, 1993. Topics of discussion include:

    • The WWF announcing its intent to fight back in the world of public relations against the previous year's Titangate accusers — including Tom Cole and Rita Chatterton! — by using their house organ, WWF Magazine.
    • Linda McMahon speaking very candidly to Mike Mooneyham about various lawsuit-related topics, particularly Tom Cole’s, and how Tom responded.
    • Hulk Hogan's big run in the WWF ending with a whimper at some poorly-attended house shows.
    • Lex Luger's last appearances as The Narcissist while he’s about to move on to bigger things as a babyface.
    • Bam Bam Bigelow introducing his “main squeeze” to Boni Blackstone and the world.
    • Toshiaki Kawada joining Akira Taue to form the Holy Demon Army and why Jun Akiyama replaced him in the Super Generation Army.
    • Antonio Inoki being embroiled in a major political scandal which some thought would do major harm to his career.
    • Roddy Piper making an appearance with Love Machine in AAA, which sparks a ton of rumors.
    • Eddie Gilbert taking to the streets as the King of Philadelphia in a very sad segment on ECW TV.
    • Tracy Smothers and Tim Horner beefing in a babyface feud in SMW.
    • A great angle involving Jeff Jarrett, Brian Christopher, and an overzealous "fan" on USWA TV.
    • Total turmoil in WCW as they are forced to quit making (and airing) their mini-movies, the Cactus Jack “Lost in Cleveland” skits are cancelled, plus we get the real story of Booker T and Stevie Ray as "The Posse."

    This is a fantastic show that you just can't miss!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    1:39:08 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Mr. Pogo, W*ING, CWA, AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, UWA, & WWC

    2:34:56 Classic Commercial Break

    2:40:12 Halftime: “Who Killed WCW?” finale edition

    3:39:36 Other USA: Tri-Star, ECW, The Italian Stallion’s spaghetti-eating record, SMW, USWA, Big D, GWF, WWN, IWC (Ron Skoler), & Billy Jack Haynes

    5:21:25 WCW

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    6h 13m - Jul 1, 2024
  • Ep. #463: June 19-25, 2014 with Mark Coale

    Kris and David are joined by Mark Coale (@black_bile) as we discuss the week that was June 19-25, 2014, which Mark requested on our Patreon by dropping the $50 to sit in for a segment of the show. Topics of discussion include:

    • TNA heading to New York to tape lots of TV while trying to save their TV deal with Spike.
    • An update on Global Force Wrestling in its early stages.
    • NJPW's Dominion PPV featuring Bad Luck Fale winning the IWGP Intercontinental Title from Shinsuke Nakamura in the main event and an amazing Kota Ibushi vs. Ricochet match on the undercard.
    • Mark joining us for the lucha segment, where we go into detail about the greatness of the that year’s En Busca de un Idolo tournament.
    • Invader #1 quitting as WWC booker.
    • ROH running their first "real" live PPV, Best in the World, headlined by Michael Elgin winning the ROH Title from Adam Cole.
    • The state of the WWE Championship after Daniel Bryan had to vacate due to a neck injury, plus Vickie Guerrero's great farewell on Raw and lots of clips from that week’s TV, including NXT.

    It’s hard to believe it's already been 10 years since this stuff took place, but it has, and this was quite the show, so LISTEN NOW!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 TNA & GFW

    1:05:56 Japan: NJPW, NOAH, & Wrestle-1

    1:33:43 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Tijuana, & WWC

    2:32:26 Classic Commercial Break

    2:36:59 Halftime

    3:18:00 Other USA: ROH, Beyond, & FIP

    4:04:50 WWE

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    6h 15m - Jun 24, 2024
  • Ep. #462: June 12-18, 1994 with Joe Gagne

    Kris and David are joined by Joe Gagne (@joegagne) to discuss the week that was June 12-18, 1994. Topics of discussion include:

    • Vince McMahon getting surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck and how that would affect the WWF both on and off camera.
    • Linda McMahon sending out a memo to WWF employees about losing the Jesse Ventura videotape royalties lawsuit.
    • The WWF's on-air handling of Hulk Hogan's debut in WCW with the launch of the New Generation marketing campaign.
    • Highlights from the first WWF Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
    • Jushin Thunder Liger winning the first Best of the Super Juniors Tournament. (The first Super Juniors tournament after they change the name to Best of the Super Juniors, that is.)
    • UWFi shows starting to air on Eurosport as “Bushido: Way of the Warrior.”
    • Vampiro Canadiense jumping to AAA...maybe.
    • Some really great promos on SMW TV, especially from Dirty White Boy.
    • Tommy Rich returning to the USWA and raising some hell.
    • The Fabulous Moolah holding her annual LIWA convention in Las Vegas.
    • The week after Hulk Hogan's debut in WCW and the amazing publicity they got for his signing at the time.

    All of this and tons more on a damn fun episode of BTS!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    1:18:59 Eurasia: NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWA Japan, Kitao Dojo, Michinoku Pro, RINGS, AJW, CWA, & UWFi Bushido shows debut on Eurosport

    2:02:26 Other North America: NWL startup, AAA, CMLL, Arena Naucalpan, & UWA/Double Power

    2:31:04 Classic Commercial Break

    2:35:36 Halftime

    3:25:51 Other USA: Lower East Side, ECW, Jim Crockett, SMW, USWA, GWF, WCCW, PWA, LIWA convention, & OPWF

    5:27:34 WCW

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    6h 38m - Jun 17, 2024
  • Ep. #461: June 5-11, 1990

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was June 5-11, 1990. Topics of discussion include:

    • Dave Meltzer's trip to Japan, featuring reports on the AJPW show at Budokan on 6/8 featuring the epic Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta main event. plus the Universal Lucha Libre show on 6/7 at Korakuen Hall, which featured some of top luchadores of the era showing off their style to the "smart" Korakuen fans.
    • Other news and views from Dave and his awesome trip.
    • Ole Anderson wielding his power in the NWA and wanting to mold it in his image of what wrestling should be, which basically means no "entertainment."
    • What's the real story with Rob Russen's IWA and SportsChannel America?
    • Jerry Lawler declaring war on drugs in the Memphis newspapers.
    • The Snowman hating special referees in his matches with Jerry Lawler.
    • Jeff Jarrett and Brickhouse Brown screwing over Skandor Akbar in Dallas.
    • Harley Race getting arrested for drunk boating after his infamous crash.
    • The AWA being on its deathbed weeks before its final TV taping.
    • Demolition Ax being phased out of the ring in the WWF as Demolition Crush enters the promotion.
    • Ted DiBiase and Mean Gene visiting Cobb County, Georgia to expose the real truth on The Big Bossman…or do they?

    This is a fantastic show this week folks with lots of great clips, so don't miss out!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Int’l: AJPW, FMW, Universal, Stampede, & EMLL

    1:37:59 Classic Commercial Break

    1:41:51 Halftime

    2:14:48 NWA/WCW

    3:14:29 Other USA: ICW, IWA (Russen), TWA, PWF, USWA, Harley Race, AWA, Portland, & PM Film legal threats

    4:47:49 WWF

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    5h 21m - Jun 10, 2024
  • Center Stage Chronicles Ep. #1: January-February 1989

    Kris Zellner is joined by Rob Naylor and Our Good Buddy Charles (Loss from Pro Wrestling Only) as we venture into a new podcast series about the NWA/WCW, Center Stage Chronicles.

    We start off covering the months of January and February 1989, a moment of major change as the NWA evolves from the ashes of Jim Crockett Promotions with new leadership, and new wrestlers coming in by the week. Not to mention the first Clash of the Champions special and pay-per-view event (Chi-Town Rumble) under the leadership of booker George Scott.

    This is just the beginning of what will be a fantastic series as we will cover this in our own special way!!!

    And no…we haven't HERD enough!

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    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.

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    2h 14m - Jun 5, 2024
  • Ep. #460: May 29-June 5, 1988 with Robert O'Connor

    Kris and David are joined by Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week-plus that was May 29-June 5, 1988. Topics of discussion include:

    • Dave Meltzer attending the marathon WWF Superstars of Wrestling TV taping in Oakland and gives a full itemized rundown of all 29 matches.
    • WWF expanding their house show schedule to running up to FOUR crews a night.
    • Big tag title matches in AJPW and NJPW.
    • Chigusa Nagayo's upcoming "retirement" in AJW.
    • What really happened in the Brian Pillman/Brick Bronsky locker room fight in Calgary.
    • The greatness of Ron Fuller's USA Wrestling TV show.
    • The ongoing Nightmares breakup angle in Continental.
    • Lord Humongous turns babyface.
    • Eddie Gilbert, Paul E. Dangerously, and Austin Idol shoot a big angle.
    • Curt Hennig causes a ruckus at the WMC Studios in Memphis.
    • Riki Choshu works the AWA TV Taping in Las Vegas and we spotlight his adoring fans.
    • Jimmy Garvin cuts a fantastic promo on WCW revealing that Precious is his wife.
    • The Fantastics demonstrate how to use a straitjacket, and you know how that ends up.

    A totally entertaining show as always with O'Connor, so don't miss out!!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    1:24:39 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, JWP, CWA, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC

    2:23:01 Classic Commercial Break

    2:27:49 Halftime

    3:19:46 USA East-ish: NWF, SECW (NC), SCW, FCW, USA, & Continental

    4:28:12 USA West-ish: CWA/Memphis, WCCW, AWA, Portland, OWF, & Irv Muchnick on wrestling deregulation in Washington Monthly

    5:13:58 Jim Crockett Promotions

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    5h 47m - Jun 3, 2024
  • Ep. #459: May 22-28, 2005

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was May 22-28, 2005. Topics of discussion include:

    • The remake of "The Longest Yard" opening up at the theatres and how the wrestlers that were involved in the film were perceived and the future of wrestlers in films including The Rock and the filming of "Gridiron Gang."
    • TNA's TV deal with Fox Sports Net expiring as we talk about the last episode of Impact on there, plus an update on their negotiations with WGN.
    • Skype crapping out and not recording Kris’s side of the latter part of the TNA segment through the end of the international segments. (So they’re not here.)
    • Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, and Samoa Joe all feeling a sort of burnout on the indie scene and wanting to move on to major promotions.
    • What really happened between Rick Steiner and Vordell Walker in Ocala, Florida.
    • A crazy story involving Kevin Lawler being arrested for burglary in Memphis and how the story was handled by the local media.
    • Complete insanity in WWE with all sorts of fucked up sexual storylines with promo verbiage that was very obviously scripted by Vince McMahon, including Kurt Angle menacing Sharmell, the fallout of Lita turning on Kane to join Edge, and the latest chapter in the Viscera/Lillian Garcia courtship, which somehow involves Big Vis humping Jonathan Coachman.
    • One of the most memorable John Cena matches of all-time, against JBL in an “I Quit” match at Judgment Day.

    That's just the tip of the iceberg as we have TONS more, so do yourself a favor and take a listen!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Movies & TNA…sort of

    0:36:37 Classic Commercial Break

    0:40:39 Halftime

    0:59:28 Other USA: Death of Dan Quirk, ROH, Chikara, SWF (WV), CWA (TN), GeorgiaCW, FIP, Rick Steiner vs. Vordell Walker, AlabamaCW child abuse scandal, Kevin Lawler arrest, & PWW

    2:05:01 WWE

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    4h 36m - May 27, 2024
  • 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 WWF

    0:57:57 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Shooto UWF, Stampede, EMLL, Tijuana, & WWC

    1:29:05 Classic Commercial Break: Miami Vice series finale

    1:35:25 Halftime

    2:13:42 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 House

    3:45:52 NWA/WCW

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    4h 46m - May 20, 2024
  • 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 & WCW

    1:08:21 Int’l: NJPW, FMW, IWA Kakuto-Shijuku, WAR, Wrestle Yume Factory, Takada-Rickson, AJW, GAEA, JWP, LLPW, AAA, CMLL, Promo Azteca, Toryumon Mexico, & WWC

    1:54:51 Classic Commercial Break

    1:59:30 Halftime

    2:47:00 Other USA: UCW (NY), WWCoalition (NJ), ECW, IWAMS, USWA, World Class II, & APW

    3:25:57 WWF

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    5h 19m - May 13, 2024
  • 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 WWF

    0:57:47 Int’l: FMW, Michinoku Pro, SGP, AJW, Jd’, JWP, AAA, CMLL, Tijuana, & WWC

    1:25:20 Classic Commercial Break

    1:28:16 Halftime

    2:02:22 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 Haynes

    3:26:25 WCW

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    4h 2m - May 6, 2024
  • 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!!

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    2h 36m - May 2, 2024
  • 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 Promotions

    2:37:23 Classic Commercial Break

    2:41:07 Halftime

    3:31:03 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, & Tijuana

    4:35:47 WWF

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    6h 27m - Apr 29, 2024
  • 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 UWF

    0:36:07 JCP & CWF

    1:26:21 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, All-Star, Dale Martin, Stampede, Montreal, EMLL, Promociones Mora, UWA, Tijuana, & WWC

    1:55:08 Classic Commercial Break

    1:58:45 Halftime

    2:33:47 Other USA: NWF, Deep South, Continental, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, AWA, Central States, & Portland

    3:45:28 WWF

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    4h 47m - Apr 22, 2024
  • 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 WWF

    1:18:27 Int’l: AJPW, IWA Kokusai, AJW, JWP, LLPW, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Promo Azteca, Tijuana, & WWC

    1:49:14 Classic Commercial Break

    1:53:35 Halftime

    2:38:28 Other USA: ECW, SSW, Adrian Street, IWAMS, Music City, Memphis Power Pro, NWA Southwest, Mike Modest, & Oregon Lucha

    3:10:02 WCW

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    5h 20m - Apr 15, 2024
  • 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 WCW

    0:41:13 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Super J-Cup, BattlARTS, BJPW, FMW, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, Bull Nakano, Arsion, Jd’, JWP, Saudi Arabia, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Monterrey

    1:46:49 Classic Commercial Break

    1:51:10 Halftime

    2:37:25 ECW

    3:15:08 Other USA: CZW, JAPW, NWANJ, OVW, MemphisCW, Memphis Power Pro, TWA, Oregon commission, Andy Rooney, & Court TV

    3:40:25 WWF

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    5h 8m - Apr 8, 2024
  • 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 Costume
    • Sable 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 WWF

    2:02:29 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Arsion, GAEA, JWP, Stampede, AAA, CMLL, Ricky Banderas, & WWC

    2:22:09 Classic Commercial Break

    2:32:33 Halftime

    3:01:59 ESPN Outside The Lines: Pro Wrestling’s Hold On America

    4:18:10 Other USA: ECW, NWA Georgia, Memphis Power Pro, & APW

    4:32:48 WCW

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    6h 17m - Apr 1, 2024
  • 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!

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    1h 49m - Mar 31, 2024
  • 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 away

    0:25;02 NWA-TNA

    0:52:23 Eastern Hemisphere: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, World Japan, BJPW, IWA Japan, Kageki, Michinoku Pro, NMC, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, WMF, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, JWP, NEO, WWA, & TWA

    1:33:16 Classic Commercial Break

    1:36:40 Halftime

    2:20:27 Other North America: Stampede, CMLL, IWRG, Monterrey, Tijuana, & IWAPR

    2:29:05 Other USA: JerseyCW, ROH, IWAMS, MAW, AWS, Portland, & OVW

    2:56:25 WWE

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    5h 2m - Mar 25, 2024
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