Ep. #398: March 22-28, 19954h 18m | Mar 27, 2023
Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was March 22-28, 1995.
- We start off with the WWF, as WrestleMania XI is around the corner, so we talk about the go-home Raw, which was an interesting show as it featured just one match and was largely a clip show hyping up Mania. We talk about the weird booking at this time, as well, as there were more intriguing matches and angles on TV than the ones featuring the same wrestlers at Mania.
- Then we go international, where Dave Meltzer is in Japan again, but the focus is on the big All Japan Women show at Yokohama Arena, where Manami Toyota won the WWWA Title from Aja Kong in the main event. Dave also attended other shows, as well and we have the reviews of those, plus all the other news and views from Japan, Mexico, and more.
- Next we go back to the United States, where we talk about some funky indie shows in the Northeast, John Arezzi trying to get AAA back on American PPV without WCW’s help, Al Snow and Unabomb cosplaying as the Rock ’n’ Roll Express on SMW TV, Marcus Dupree making an impact on Memphis TV, and lots more.
- Then we close with WCW, where Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair are having major issues both on and off TV as the power structure of the company is changing by the minute, and on TV, we have Lord Steven Regal trying to turn Bobby Eaton into a Blue Blood, plus lots more.
This is an extremely fun show, so check it out!!!!
0:49:05 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, WAR, BJPW, FMW, Michinoku Pro, W*ING, West Japan, & Dave Meltzer at AJW’s Yokohama Arena show
1:32:51 Other North America: CRMW, AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, & Tijuana
1:50:36 Classic Commercial Break
2:41:26 Other USA: CenturyWA, USofA, ESW (Long Island), NWANJ, ECW, John Arezzi, Steel City, MEWF, CAPW, MTW, SMW, USWA, & NWA Dallas
4:08:31 Patreon Preview: Bruce Mitchell on Paul Heyman and Eddie Gilbert working promoters and reporters
To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!
If you’re looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then Private Internet Access is what you’ve been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you’ll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.98/month if you go with a 40 month subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you’re looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.
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.
And if you'd like to support us while checking out the various promotions available on FITE TV, including their FITE+ subscription service, like BKFC, GCW, our friends at AIW and Black Label Pro, and more, you can sign up at TinyURL.com/BTSFITE.
To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donations
Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands