Ep. #416: July 26-August 1, 2004

4h 40m | Jul 31, 2023

Kris and David are guestless as we begin our 9th year of doing Between the Sheets by discussing the week that was July 26-August 1, 2004. Topics of discussion include:

  • Ric Flair going out on his book tour and WWE pressing him to bash Mick Foley and Bret Hart on to sell more books.
  • Bruno Sammartino agreeing to visit backstage at Raw in Pittsburgh…but leaving before the show.
  • Chris Benoit and Triple H going 60 minutes in an Iron Man Match on Raw that was memorable for reasons other than the participants.
  • The second-ever WWE Diva Search segment and one of the worst segments in wrestling TV history: The “verbal seduction” of Kamala.
  • Teddy Long becoming the General Manager of SmackDown for the first time.
  • Vince McMahon showing up in Ohio Valley Wrestling to evaluate the developmental talent for the first and only time.
  • New Japan having record-low attendance at Korakuen Hall for a show featuring the debut of Yujiro Takahashi.
  • Zero-One running the Fire Festival tournament with some interesting names.
  • Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton reuniting as the Midnight Express.
  • Brock Lesnar signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Sean O'Haire's legal issues.
  • Vince Russo and Dusty Rhodes having an extremely confusing feud among other TNA wackiness.

…and much more, including a free preview of our new Patreon deep-dive into the WCW racial discrimination lawsuits. This is a stacked show, so don't miss it!!!


0:00:00 WWE

1:58:22 Classic Commercial Break

2:02:17 Halftime

2:25:45 Int’l: NJPW, NOAH, Zero-One, BJPW, DDT, Kageki, Osaka Pro, AJW, AAA, CMLL, Fishman, Monterrey, IWAPR, & WWC

3:03:49 Other USA: Classic Wrestling PPVs, Chris Kanyon, ROH, HCW (FL), Midnight Express, IWAMS, NWA No Limits, Brock Lesnar, Joanie Laurer, UPW, Sean O’Haire, & Bob Sapp

3:35:31 NWA-TNA

4:21:32 Patreon Preview: 1992 Ole Anderson on Jim Herd, Black wrestlers, and Black community outreach

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