EPISODES
  • Ep. #445: February 15-20, 1994

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost)-week that was February 15-20, 1994. Topics of discussion include:

    • WWF firing Marty Jannetty for at least the fourth time overall and the third time in just two years.
    • Vince McMahon co-hosting Radio WWF with Jim Ross — and it's a doozy.
    • Shinya Hashimoto beating Genichiro Tenryu for the first time as New Japan is red hot.
    • UWFi running a big grandstand angle at a press conference challenging all the big champions in Japan.
    • The very first match between Chris Benoit and Sabu taking place on a NWA New Jersey show.
    • The status of Paul E. Dangerously with both Jim Crockett's WWN and Tod Gordon's ECW.
    • Bob Armstrong returning as SMW Commissioner.
    • The Thrillseekers officially “signing their contracts” on SMW TV.
    • A wild update on the Jerry Lawler statutory rape case in Louisville.
    • Eddie Gilbert running wild on Memphis TV.
    • An update on Hulk Hogan in WCW.
    • A detailed look at WCW SuperBrawl IV, one of the most forgotten PPV's in WCW history in part because it was never released on home video.

    That sounds like a great show, doesn't it? Well, it was!!!!

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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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    5h 8m | Feb 19, 2024
  • Ep. #444: February 7-13, 1995 with Pete Stein

    Kris and David are joined by Pete Stein (for the international sections) to discuss the week that was February 7-13, 1995. Topics of discussion include:

    • WCW adding more PPV events to their schedule.
    • The upcoming Cruiserweight Title tournament that doesn’t happen for another year.
    • Rick and Scott Steiner's impending return, which ALSO doesn't happen for another calendar year.
    • Dave Meltzer's thoughts on the DDP/Evad Sullivan angle.
    • Some great videos on WCW Saturday Night centering on Ric Flair, Sting, and the Hogan/Vader feud.
    • WCW's presence at the New York Toy Fair.
    • A wild time in New Japan featuring one of the greatest TV episodes in NJPW history as they went full ECW, featuring Masa Saito becoming the BULLODAWOODS.
    • Just which Rayo de Jalisco had actually passed away.
    • Victor Quinones running IWA shows in the Dominican Republic.
    • ECW becoming a cult favorite promotion in Japan.
    • The Gangstas’ feud with Bob Armstrong getting hot and heavy in SMW.
    • Sid Vicious turning babyface in Memphis.
    • The National Wrestling Council runs a big show in Las Vegas.
    • Dick Murdoch does Dick Murdoch things on WWF house shows.
    • Why exactly Shawn Michaels abdicated his color commentary job on Raw.

    All of that and so much more on a solid episode of Between the Sheets.

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WCW

    1:28:56 Japan: NJPW, WAR, FMW, IWU, Nishi Nihon, & AJW

    2:23:02 Classic Commercial Break

    2:25:53 Halftime

    3:00:29 Other North America: CRMW, AAA, CMLL, & IWA Dominican Republic

    3:24:46 Other USA: Crockett/NWA woes, ECW, All-Star (NC), NCW, SMW, USWA, NWA Dallas, & NWC

    4:33:08 WWF

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    5h 10m | Feb 12, 2024
  • Ep. #443: January 31-February 6, 1988

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was January 31-February 6, 1988. Topics of discussion include:

    • The Main Event airing live in prime time on NBC featuring Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant for the WWF Championship and DOUBLE DAVE HEBNERS! We also talk about the Nielsen ratings for the show, Honky Tonk Man refusing to do a clean job to Randy Savage, and much much more from this history-making TV special.
    • Ted DiBiase showing up in Boston and Philly the next day wearing the WWF Championship belt and how that was received.
    • New Japan on tour featuring Buzz Sawyer and Owen Hart, and how they were being received.
    • Scott McGhee suffering a stroke that ends his career.
    • Dave Meltzer's rundown of the Lucha Libre scene in 1988.
    • Jerry Blackwell's Southern Championship Wrestling doing some great things in Georgia, plus a look into their feud with Deep South.
    • Ron Fuller makes a big announcement about the future of wrestling in Knoxville.
    • Brother Ernest Angel comes to Memphis.
    • The AWA having issues drawing in the Twin Cities.
    • The Road Warriors/Powers of Pain bench press contest angle where Animal broke his orbital bone.
    • And RIC FLAIR NIGHT in Raleigh, North Carolina on NWA Worldwide Wrestling, which started the build to Sting’s title shot at the first Clash of the Champions.

    We always love the 80's shows and this one is no different, so LISTEN NOW!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    1:32:00 Int’l: NJPW, Stampede, Tim Flowers, Mexico, & WWC

    1:54:05 Classic Commercial Break

    1:57;53 Halftime (contains discussion of the Vince McMahon sex trafficking allegations, albeit mostly in broad strokes)

    2:46:10 Other USA: Canarsie High School, Georgia (SCW-Deep South war), Global (FL), Continental, CWA/Memphis, WCCW, Central States/WWA, AWA, Chavo Guererro, Alexis Smirnoff, & Portland 

    4:12:29 Jim Crockett Promotions

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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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    5h 26m | Feb 5, 2024
  • Ep. #442: January 24-30, 2014

    Kris and David are guestless as we talk about the week that was January 24-30, 2014, a Patreon request from Sean Doherty who put down the $25 for us to do it. Topics of discussion include:

    • TNA making a deal to return to Universal Studios for TV tapings.
    • MVP being revealed as the top secret “investor” in TNA in the big angle of their United Kingdom tour.
    • Prince Devitt weighing his offer to join WWE at the same time as KENTA has a tryout at the WWE Performance Center
    • CM Punk walking out of WWE less than an hour before the Raw the night after the Rumble, and we go in-depth about his interview with Ariel Helwani earlier in the weekend that foreshadowed this happening.
    • The Royal Rumble PPV — the next to last PPV before the launch of WWE Network — which had one of the wildest atmospheres of any wrestling show of the era as the fans in Pittsburgh made their feelings known to WWE about their displeasure with the booking of Daniel Bryan.
    • Batista winning the Royal Rumble in his return and the craziness of that moment.
    • The Raw after the Rumble. which was a course correction in some ways, but it wasn't enough.
    • Much more, including Smackdown, NXT, WWE getting a new TV deal, Jake the Snake going into the HOF, Sin Cara speaks out in Mexico about the new Sin Cara and tons more.

    This is a STACKED show, so you better not miss it!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 TNA

    0:38:03 Everything That Isn’t TNA or WWE: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Osaka Pro, AAA, CMLL, ROH, & Jim Ross to FoxSports.com

    1:02:12 Classic Commercial Break

    1:05:50 Not Exactly Halftime

    1:08:27 CM Punk walks out on WWE

    2:10:01 SmackDown & Royal Rumble

    4:08:10 Other WWE

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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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    5h 38m | Jan 29, 2024
  • Patreon Flashback — Ep. #70: Titangate Part 4

    Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.

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    Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains a significant amount of discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, a non-trivial amount of which is descriptive. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.

    It's July, and you know what that means: The fourth and final part of our Patreon-exclusive deep dive into what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. Topics include:

    • Alex Marvez breaking the story of the federal grand jury investigation into the ring boy scandal in the Miami Herald...weeks after Dave Meltzer buried the lede while reporting it in the Observer.
    • The emergence of "Barney," the teenage boy who came off like a plant when asking an audience question on Donahue and then came forward with a new sexual assault allegation against Mel Phillips.
    • Jeff Savage's Penthouse feature that expanded his San Diego Union-Tribune reporting into a larger feature.
    • Paul Roma, in John Clark's Wrestling Flyer, accusing Pat Patterson of telling him to sleep with a different Titan Sports executive if he wanted a bigger push.
    • Murray Hodgson's confidence eroding after his lawyer quit during his deposition.
    • Cheryl Vasquez's protest of a WWF house show in Poughkeepsie, where at least one wrestler allegedly tried to run her over with his car.
    • Pat Patterson's return to the WWF in late August.
    • Bill Kunkel going scorched earth in his Potshots column in Three Count, criticizing Savage for how he handled errors in the Penthouse story, Marvez for not reporting on his and the New York Times' own back and forth with Jerry McDevitt, and others.
    • Our summation of the scandals and how they relate to Vince McMahon's 2022 downfall.

    ...and much more. When we started this series in April, we had no idea it would become as topical as it has, but here we are.

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Weeks of June 15-July 20, 1992

    1:05:35 Week of July 27, 1992

    2:18:14 Week of August 3, 1992

    3:02:27 Weeks of August 17-August 31, 1992

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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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    3h 59m | Jan 28, 2024
  • Patreon Flashback — Ep. #69: Titangate Part 3

    Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.

    ---

    Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.

    It’s June [2022], and you know what that means: Time for a new Patreon-exclusive deep dive. This time, it’s part 3 of a series on what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. The topics include:

    • A Current Affair covering the scandals, which included, at the last minute, a letter that Murray Hodgson sent Vince McMahon out of the blue looking for work…while he was suing the WWF. Also: The production of the segment leads to an incredibly strange, forgotten Wrestling Observer item about someone claiming to be a former wrestler going to different shows with conflicting versions of what  he said Rita Chatterton told him about Vince McMahon…before disappearing.
    • How the scandals begat John Arezzi and Vince Russo splitting as business partners, with both giving their sides in material that we didn’t have when we did the “Vince Russo Origins” show a few years ago.
    • John Arezzi and Bill Kunkle writing about their memories of Mel Phillips’ red flags going back to the mid-1970s.
    • Sid Justice getting suspended for cheating on a drug test.
    • Steve Planamenta word vomiting to Mike Mooneyham about the successes and failures of the drug testing program so far.
    • Lee Cole accusing the WWF of trying to get him sent to prison.
    • Tom Zenk and Jim Ross’s thoughts on Titangate, including Zenk revealing for the first and only time that he left the WWF over a vaguely-described incident of sexual misconduct, as well as an overly glib Barry Orton interview where he goes off on Tom and Lee Cole.
    • Vince McMahon benefitting from how many different stories were being shoved into one overarching “WWF scandals” box.
    • The WWF repeatedly airing matches with Mel Phillips doing ring announcing during this period.

    All that and much more on the latest installment of a series that’s become increasingly relevant in 2022 over the last few weeks.

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Week of April 27, 1992

    0:44:06 Week of May 4, 1992

    1:38:52 Weeks of May 11 & May 18, 1992

    2:08:36 Week of May 25, 1992

    3:14:58 Weeks of June 1 & June 8, 1992

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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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    4h 12m | Jan 28, 2024
  • Patreon Flashback — Ep. #68: Titangate Part 2

    Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.

    ---

    Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.

    It’s May [2022], and you know what that means: Time for a new Patreon-exclusive deep dive. This time, it’s part 2 of a series on what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. This time, the topics include:

    • The Now It Can Be Told and Geraldo episodes covering the scandals, especially the new allegations from Rita Chatterton (accusing Vince McMahon) and Mike Clark (accusing Terry Garvin), as well as the CBS Evening News story the same week where Vince McMahon loses his mind. Also: Just how shook was Murray Hodgson by sitting next to Rita during the Geraldo taping?
    • The WWF steroid symposium at the Plaza Hotel and how it led to the dissolution of John Arezzi and Vince Russo’s business relationship.
    • Steve Planamenta going wild as WWF spokesman, particularly to kvetch about Phil Mushnick to Mike Mooneyham, with Mushnick striking back the following week.
    • Dave Meltzer’s many back and forths with Dr. Mauro DiPasquale about the WWF drug testing program.
    • The Allentown Morning Call attempting to look into the local side of the Mel Phillips allegations.
    • Karate Kid and Lord Littlebrook accusing the WWF of blackballing their “midget wrestler” troupe for accusing Pat Patterson of sexual harassment.
    • Roddy Piper ranting about steroids and Hodgson in a radio interview.
    • David Letterman referencing the scandals in his own way.

    …and much more. You will probably learn a lot from this show.

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Week of March 23, 1992

    0:59:07 Week of March 30, 1992

    1:51:15 Week of April 6, 1992

    3:17:37 Week of April 13, 1992

    4:05:54 Week of April 20, 1992

    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.

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    4h 51m | Jan 28, 2024
  • Patreon Flashback — Ep. #67: Titangate Part 1

    Since we want everyone to be able to learn from our Patreon series on the 1992 "Titangate" sex and drug scandals in WWE, want to be able to direct everyone to the shows, and don't want to give anyone the idea that we're trying to make money off of the awful new lawsuit against WWE, we're releasing all four Titangate shows for free. Permanently. We're really proud of the work we did on these, and we hope that everyone can learn from them.

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    Content warning: By necessity of covering this topic, though it is not the sole focus, this episode contains a significant amount of discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, a non-trivial amount of which is descriptive. If you have any concerns that this content may be triggering or otherwise upsetting to you, then skipping this episode may be advisable.

    It’s April [2022], and you know what that means: Time for a new Patreon-exclusive deep dive. This time, it’s part 1 of a series on what became known as Titangate, the overarching collection of scandals that hit the WWF in 1992. We start in February 1992 with the attempted DEA raid of the locker room at a St. Louis house show as well as Barry Orton going public with sexual harassment allegations against Pat Patterson and Terry Garvin, which was actually the first public trace of that side of the scandals. After skipping the first week of March because we just covered it in-depth on the main show (ep. #344), we move on to what are probably the two longest weeks in the history of our Patreon shows to date.

    The week of March 9,  everything starts to blow up with the Village Voice story that unleashed Murray Hodgson on the world, San Diego-Union Tribune article about drugs and the abuse of ring boys that introduced Tom Cole and Chris Loss, a bizarre WWF press release, the Los Angeles Times story that dwelled on Hulk Hogan’s cocaine use way too much, and more, including Vince McMahon heeling on Bruno Sammartino on Larry King Live. And in the week of March 16, we get the legendary Titangate episode of The Phil Donahue Show and all of the related chaos, Phil Mushnick going scorched earth on Vince McMahon in the New York Post while revealing Vince’s shocking admission about what he suspected of Mel Phillips, Wade Keller hitting the nail on the head about the direction of the media coverage, and more.

    And that just scratches the surface: There’s tons more, including Hulk Hogan’s gun charge, the WWF still using underage ring boys after being contacted for Jeff Savage’s Union-Tribune story, how heavily Savage’s article was edited before publication, Dave Meltzer spotting Hodgson’s true nature early on, tons of media criticism including Alex Marvez’s less than ideal handling of a rape allegation blurted out by Orton, Dave Meltzer’s handling of the Vince/Phillips stuff, and the degree to which media went way too hard on Hogan/drugs to the exclusion of the more important story, and MUCH more.

    This is the longest Patreon show to date, and it’s a doozy. We put a lot into it, so we hope you appreciate it.

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Weeks of February 17 & February 24, 1992

    Check out BTS episode #344 for the week of March 2, 1992, which includes the resignations of Pat Patterson & Terry Garvin and everything else that happened that week in extreme detail.

    0:58:56 Week of March 9, 1992 

    3:23:11 Week of March 16, 1992

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    6h 21m | Jan 28, 2024
  • Re: the new lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis

    We thought we would record something quick for halftime about the new sex trafficking lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis, but then realized that there was no way it would fit, so we're releasing this here. We made a point of not discussing the graphic, potentially really triggering stuff from the lawsuit. But given the topic, there are obviously discussions of sexual assault and other abuse more broadly, so tread carefully.

    We also talk about how we've made the executive decision to make the four-part Patreon series about the 1992 Titangate scandals in WWE available for free going forward. They'll go up here on the free feed soon. but in the meantime, they've been unlocked on the Patreon page, so check out the Titangate collection page to listen.




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    1h 1m | Jan 26, 2024
  • Ep. #441: January 17-23, 1993 with John McAdam

    Kris and David are joined by John McAdam (@CCMilani) to discuss the week that was January 17-23, 1993. Topics of discussion include:

    • Ric Flair's exit from the WWF featuring the buildup to his loser leaves the WWF match with Mr. Perfect.
    • The surprisingly big backlash to the Doink the Clown/Crush angle which was the focus of a scathing blurb by Bob Raissman in his column in the New York Daily News.
    • Just how fun the early days of Monday Night Raw were.
    • AAA running their first supershow in Mexico City to much success.
    • A big wrestling convention in Philadelphia featuring the Battle of the Belts show that was co-promoted by Tod Gordon and Dennis Coralluzzo and featured the final videotaped match of Kerry Von Erich's career.
    • Jim Cornette talking to the Torch about the SMW/WCW situation plus SMW has a great TV taping as their 1993 ramps up in a big way.
    • Some clips from Austin Idol’s short lived USA Wrestling promotion in Alabama.
    • Honky Tonk Man causeing a ruckus at the WMC Studios in Memphis.
    • Davey Boy Smith being on his way to WCW.
    • The greatness of the Big Van Vader/Sting feud.
    • The Rock ’n’ Roll Express return to WCW TV via SMW footage.
    • Paul E. Dangerously speaking out about his WCW firing on Wade Keller's radio show.

    All of that plus so much more on a very entertaining episode of Between the Sheets!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    1:03:24 Int’l: AJPW, FMW, Indie Summit, Universal, PWFG, RINGS, AAA, CMLL, Monterrey, UWA, AWF, & WWC

    1:36:25 Classic Commercial Break

    1:40:50 Halftime

    2:12:27 Other USA: Legends of Wrestling convention/ECW vs. WWA Battle of the Belts, SMW, USA Wrestling, USWA, Big D, GWF, MesquiteCW, USWF, UWF (Abrams), & CWUSA

    4:23:23 WCW

    5:27:35 Patreon Preview: Kerry Von Erich talks to John Clark about going to rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic

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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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    5h 44m | Jan 22, 2024
  • Ep. #440: January 9-16, 1987

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was January 9-16, 1987. Topics of discussion include:

    • A look at the WWF and Jim Crockett Promotions running against each other on the same night in Philadelphia, which would become a common deal through the rest of the 80's. We talk about who had the better show both in the ring and at the box office.
    • The weird story of Jim Neidhart being charged with (and eventually being tried for and acquitted of) assaulting a U.S. Air flight attendant on a trip from Tampa to Pittsburgh, which was the first case that Jerry McDevitt ever worked for the WWF.
    • The Dynamite Kid returning home from the hospital after his near-career ending back injury.
    • Why the Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis feud was dying at the box office.
    • Jerry Stubbs working as "A. Sheik" in All Japan.
    • Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura doing big business with their mini-feud in New Japan.
    • Mike Von Erich's rough tour of New Japan.
    • Kevin Sullivan returning to Florida yet again as the booker.
    • Jerry Lawler getting posted crotch first by Austin Idol and Tommy Rich in Memphis and suffering pro wrestling’s first-ever in-storyline ruptured testicle.
    • Ted DiBiase: Super babyface in the UWF.
    • Bruiser Brody taking over the book in World Class and the expectations for how his run should go.
    • Jim Crockett wanting to return to Canada with Angelo Mosca as his front-man.
    • Vladimir Petrov’s TV debut.
    • Why do young men outside of the core Crockett territory hate the Rock ’n’ Roll Express?

    All that and much more, including a free preview of our latest Patreon show, on a very fun episode of BTS!!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 War of Philadelphia & WWF

    1:15:25 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, AJW, All-Star, Montreal, Stampede, & WWC

    1:41:46 Classic Commercial Break

    1:46:10 Halftime

    2:24:20 USA East: NYC, Sgt. Slaughter, Deep South, CWF, Continental, & CWA/Memphis

    3:07:14 USA West: UWF, WCCW, Central States, AWA, & Portland

    4:19:57 Jim Crockett Promotions

    4:58:47 Patreon Preview: Kerry Von Erich talks to John Clark about going to rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic

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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.

    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.

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    5h 15m | Jan 15, 2024
  • Ep. #439: January 1-9, 2001

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week-plus that was January 1-9, 2001. Topics of discussion include:

    • The final ECW PPV, Guilty As Charged 2001, with a full in-depth rundown of everything that happened on the screen and backstage at a volatile time in ECW history being that they were about to close their doors.
    • Rob Van Dam as the big "surprise" on the show and how that was received.
    • ECW leaving TV alltogether and wrestlers still being behind on pay.
    • An update on WCW being for sale and how close they were to an announcement being made regarding finding a buyer.
    • Thunder and Nitro featuring Ric Flair's mysterious masked man and lots of other wackiness.
    • New Japan running Wrestling World 2001 at the Tokyo Dome featuring a stacked card with the IWGP Heavyweight Title tournament featuring Toshiaki Kawada, plus Shinya Hashimoto facing off with Riki Choshu in a "shoot" among other matches.
    • Lots of other news and results from Japan, including DEEP’s debut event.
    • An article about how torn the Hart Family was in the aftermath of Owen's death.
    • A major legends match in Tijuana.
    • Vince McMahon gives a wild and crazy interview to Playboy Magazine.
    • A stacked week of WWE TV as we have TWO Raws, with Stephanie McMahon's hatred of Trish Stratus and the return of Triple H to attack Steve Austin being the major fallout.
    • News on a possible return of Shawn Michaels.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, as we have so much more, so take a listen!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 ECW

    1:03:55 WCW

    1:49:23 Japan: NJPW, AJPW, NOAH, BattlARTS, BJPW, FMW, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, DEEP, AJW, Arsion, LLPW, & NEO Ladies

    2:34:29 Classic Commercial Break

    2:38:42 Halftime

    3:39:12 Other North America: Hart family, CMLL, IWRG, Tijuana, IWAPR, WWC, JerseyCW, WXO, NWA Wildside, IWAMS, & Rev Pro

    4:08:47 WWF

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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.

    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.

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    5h 54m | Jan 8, 2024
  • Ep. #438: December 27, 1991-January 2, 1992 with Ian Riccaboni

    Kris & Bix are joined by Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) to discuss the week that was December 27, 1991 through January 2, 1992. Ian joined us for the WCW and WWF sections, and it was a blast having him back on. Topics of discussion include:

    • WCW Starrcade ’91 starring BATTLE BOWL: THE LETHAL LOTTERY and all of the wackiness that went on there with the pairings of the tag matches and the angles on the show.
    • Jushin Thunder Liger and Brian Pillman tearing it up on the WCW house shows during Christmas week.
    • P.N. News finds out the hard way about messing with Rick Rude.
    • Tokyo Sports and Super Luchas give out their year-end awards.
    • Abu Wizal promotes a Stampede Wrestling revival without the Hart family seal of approval.
    • Brian Christopher turns heel for the first time in Memphis.
    • One of the greatest TV tapings in Global Wrestling Federation's history, featuring the Lightning Kid vs. Jerry Lynn and Eddie Gilbert vs. Terry Garvin Simms 2/3 falls matches.
    • Portland Wrestling's final TV show on KPTV.
    • WWF's stormy year of 1992 begins with Superstar Billy Graham about to appear on Inside Edition and Jesse Ventura filing his famous videotape royalties lawsuit.
    • The Rockers fall apart as a tag team after losing to the Legion of Doom on TV.
    • Chris Chavis — under that name, not as Tatanka — has his first vignette.
    • The complete WWF talent depth chart by official internal ranking going into 1992.

    This is an extremely fun show, so listen now!!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WCW

    2:10:16 Int’l: Tokyo Sports Awards, AJPW, RGP (UK), Stampede, Super Luchas Awards, CMLL, & UWA

    2:29:59 Classic Commercial Break

    2:32:34 Halftime

    2:58:22 Other USA: UIW, SAPW, ICWA, USWA, GWF, Piledriver Promotions, LPWA, & Portland

    3:36:53 WWF

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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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    4h 19m | Jan 1, 2024
  • Ep. #437: December 20-29, 1985 with Beau James & Robert O'Connor

    It's a BETWEEN THE SHEETS CHRISTMAS!!!! this week as Kris and David are joined by our dear friends Beau James (@kingofkingsport) & Robert O'Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week-plus that was December 20-29, 1985. Topics of discussion include:

    • Stan Hansen becoming the AWA World Heavyweight Champion by beating Rick Martel at a Pro Wrestling USA show at the Meadowlands.
    • Problems onscreen between Tully Blanchard and Baby Doll.
    • The greatness of Ric Flair at the time, specifically his amazing match with Ronnie Garvin on the 12/28 episode of World Championship Wrestling.
    • The Christmas week house show schedule for all of the American promotions and how good or bad the shows did at the box office for everyone involved.
    • The short life of Southern All-Star Wrestling in Knoxville.
    • A recap of the Stud Stable vs. the Armstrongs in Continental.
    • The buildup for the second Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee loser leaves town match, which ended with Lawler leaving Memphis.
    • The birth of the Blade Runners on Memphis TV as the future Sting and Ultimate Warrior shed the Freedom Fighters gimmick.
    • Mid-South’s first TV shows taped in an arena setting (instead of the Irish McNeil Boys Club) start airing.
    • Christmas Wrestling Star Wars at Reunion Arena "bombing" at the gate as World Class blows off the Von Erichs/Dynamic Duo program and tries to reignite the Von Erichs/Freebirds feud.
    • Bruiser Brody becomes the first "Million Dollar Man" in wrestling in Texas All-Star.
    • Ted Arcidi makes his WWF TV debut while the British Bulldogs make their WWF commitment firm by leaving AJPW.

    We love doing this show every year, with both Beau and O'Connor killing it every time so, from BTS to you, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy holiday season!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Pro Wrestling USA & Jim Crockett Promotions

    1:51:35 Int’l: AJW, CWA/NSPS, MoscaMania, Montreal, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC

    2:38:28 Classic Commercial Break

    2:42:03 Halftime

    3:12:30 USA East: Southern All-Star, CWF, Continental, & CWA/Memphis

    4:55;48 USA West: Mid-South, Houston, WCCW, TASW, Central States, AWA, & Portland

    6:00:10 WWF

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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.

    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.

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    6h 50m | Dec 25, 2023
  • Ep. #436: December 13-18, 1997

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was December 13-18, 1997. Topics of discussion include:

    • Fans going completely insane and rioting at WWF house shows in Memphis and Little Rock plus at the live WCW Monday Nitro in Charlotte with far too many fans hitting the ring.
    • Vince McMahon's "Cure for the Common Show" speech on Raw that sort of “officially” kicked off the “Attitude Era.”
    • “Stone Cold” Steve Austin throwing the Intercontinental Title belt off a bridge as part of his initial feud with The Rock
    • The Ken Shamrock vs. Nobuhiko Takada fight that was booked for UFC Ultimate Japan falling apart…if it was ever going to happen in the first place.
    • Tokyo Sports announcing the winners of their 1997 awards, which were as political as ever.
    • The Brennan Brothers drawing a big house for AAA in Mexico.
    • The future of Stevie Richards' career being in serious doubt due to his neck issues.
    • An update on the USWA lawsuits with XL Sports suing everyone else.
    • WCW wrestlers brawl with fans at a Buffalo Airport Marriott, which led to Rick Rude getting arrested.
    • A wild and crazy Monday Nitro featuring the debut of Bret Hart, Curt Hennig being in no condition to perform, a complete mess of a show-lcosing angle, and the famously great Rey Misterio Jr. & Juventud Guerrera vs. Psicosis & La Parka match.

    All this and much more on a show you can't miss!!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    2:17:49 Classic Commercial Break

    2:22:15 Halftime

    2:53:10 Int’l: UFC, Tokyo Sports Awards, NJPW, CMLL Japan, Michinoku Pro, Kingdom, Arsion, AAA, & Monterrey

    3:37:37 Other USA: AWC, NWANJ, UCW (NJ), ECW. ICP/NSWA, Music City, & USWA lawsuit

    5:23:33 Patreon Preview: The Arizona Republic profiles the Ultimate Warrior

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    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.

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    5h 36m | Dec 18, 2023
  • Ep. #435: December 6-14, 1990

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was December 6-14, 1990. Topics of discussion include:

    • The state of the search for a new booker in WCW, with Dusty Rhodes seemingly being the lead candidate or maybe already secretly having the job.
    • Barry Windham taking control of the dressing room at the TV tapings and how barely anyone caught on to what was likely going on with him serving as Dusty’s proxy.
    • Lots of debuts in WCW at the TV tapings, including Konnan, Larry Cameron, Steve DiSalvo as The Minotaur.
    • Teddy Long taking Ric Flair out for a ride in Flair's limo.
    • AJPW's year ending with the Real World Tag League and how it capped off a great year for the promotion despite the turmoil stemming from the SWS talent raid.
    • NJPW doing big business while pushing Scott Norton.as the newest big foreign monster.
    • The first ever SWS/WWF joint shows.
    • CMLL doing big business with their year-end shows at Arena Mexico.
    • Dick Slater’s stunt work in the climactic scene of Rocky V.
    • The Fabulous Ones reunite in Memphis while Jerry Lawler has a bounty on his head.
    • Joe Pedicino getting his GWF ducks in a row. In thoery.
    • Herb Abrams runs his last UWF TV taping of the year in Reseda, California before moving operations to New York in 1991.
    • The Nasty Boys make their WWF TV debut while Honky Tonk Man makes his commentary debut on Superstars.
    • The first issue of Titan Sports’ Bodybuilding Lifestyles magazine, which would soon be rebranded as WBF Magazine.

    This is great stuff, but there’s much more where that came from, so listen now!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WCW

    0:57:54 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, FMW, AJW, EMLL, & UWA

    1:31:07 Classic Commercial Break

    1:35:18 Halftime

    2:00:11 Other USA: Dick Slater in Rocky V, LMLW, SAPW, PWF (FL), USWA, GWF/Joe Pedicino/Kongi Sports, TWF, AWA, UWF, & Portland

    3:00:33 WWF

    4:02:48 Patreon Preview: The Arizona Republic profiles the Ultimate Warrior

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    4h 15m | Dec 11, 2023
  • Ep. #434: November 29-December 5, 2004 with TARO (Part 2)

    Kris and David are joined by Kevin Lyon a.k.a.TARO (@loknloll) to discuss the week that was November 29-December 5, 2004. Topics of discussion in Part 2 include: 

    • Konnan returning to AAA for their Guerra de Titanes show which does mega business.
    • CM Punk and Samoa Joe headlining a very interesting ROH show at the RexPlex.
    • The final show from the original Revolution Pro Wrestling in southern California, with lots of stories from Kevin about why it happened, as well as from the show itself.
    • Paul Heyman's removal from the WWE creative team and all the various stories about why that happened, many of which sounded like Paul was telling them.
    • HHH promoting his book with various interviews where he has some interesting things to say.
    • Randy Orton serving as Raw General Manager for the week and showing off his immense talent as a lingerie contest host.
    • SmackDown featuring the Tough Enough guys dressing up as women to try to seduce Hardcore Holly.

    That's just the tip of the iceberg, as this is a crazy loaded show that you just can't miss, and we’ve got a free preview of our latest Patreon show, as well!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, Jerry Estrada, IWRG, Tijuana, IWAPR, & WWC

    0:30:06 Other USA: ROH, Joe Muraco, Carolinas/Midnight Express, NWA Wildside, Rev Pro, & One Night in China

    1:44:37 WWE

    4:42:18 Patreon Preview: The Arizona Republic profiles the Ultimate Warrior

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    4h 54m | Dec 4, 2023
  • Ep. #434: November 29-December 5, 2004 with TARO (Part 1)

    Kris and David are joined by Kevin Lyon a.k.a.TARO (@loknloll) to discuss the week that was November 29-December 5, 2004. Topics of discussion in Part 1 include: 

    • The uncertainty of TNA's existence as there were major problems mounting behind the scenes.
    • An in-depth rundown of TNA's "Turning Point" PPV which, despite the turmoil behind the scenes, was one of the best in-ring PPV's of the era, featuring America's Most Wanted vs. XXX in one of the greatest matches in company history.
    • AJPW's Real World Tag League doing terrible business at the gate.
    • Kenta Kobashi facing off with Mike Awesome in NOAH.
    • The beginning of ZERO-ONE MAX.

    …and more. Listen to to Part 2 for Latin America, the indies (including Revolution Pro’s final show), and WWE.

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 NWA-TNA

    1:34:05 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, Dragon Gate, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, AtoZ, Riki Pro, ICWA, IWW, & The Wrestling Channel

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    2h 22m | Dec 4, 2023
  • Ep. #433: November 22-28, 1989

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was November 22-28, 1989. Topics of discussion include:

    • The state of wrestling on Thanksgiving Day and how much it had changed in the back half of the 1980's.
    • Ric Flair officially becoming the chairman of the WCW booking committee and why that was a bad thing for him.
    • The Midnight Express “refusing to wrestle” on TBS.
    • Ric Flair and The Great Muta having a big main event on World Championship Wrestling on the same show where Kevin Sullivan debuts as the new color analyst, albeit not for long.
    • The New York Times spotlighting WCW with a major story.
    • Giant Baba being impressed by the Nasty Boys in AJPW and caving in to the fans’ demands for the return of Rip Rogers.
    • An update on Seiji Sakaguchi's business dealing with WCW.
    • Koji Kitao working under a mask in the AWA to get reps in before his NJPW debut at the Tokyo Dome.
    • Ed Whalen being absent from Stampede TV in its final weeks.
    • Jerry Blackwell's extremely bad luck with his health and in his personal life at the time.
    • Billy Jack Haynes walks out on PWF in Florida.
    • The final original episode of the Continental Wrestling Federation's TV show airing over Thanksgiving weekend.
    • Jerry Lawler going full heel on Memphis TV.
    • Lia Maivia and friends getting acquitted in their federal racketeering case in Hawaii.
    • An in-depth rundown of Survivor Series and the Saturday Night's Main Event that aired two days later on a very busy Thanksgiving weekend in the WWF.
    • Hulk Hogan vs. The Genius and how polarizing that was, as well as how Hulk Hogan vs. Mr. Perfect and Randy Savage vs. Jim Duggan were not drawing well at house shows.
    • Roddy Piper holding Brother Love hostage.

    That just scratches the surface of everything that we talk about on this great episode of BTS!!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 Dave Meltzer on Thanksgiving Night

    0:25:26 NWA/WCW

    1:22:43 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC

    2:06:38 Classic Commercial Break (featuring Alf)

    2:12:19 Halftime (with Observer HOF results discussion)

    2:49:25 Other USA: Jerry Blackwell, PWF, Continental, CWA/Memphis, USWA, HeritageCW, Central States/WWA, AWA, Portland, & Lia Maivia

    4:49:08 WWF

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    6h 26m | Nov 27, 2023
  • Ep. #432: November 15-21, 1998

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the week that was November 15-21, 1998, a week that was requested by William Lanham with a $25 pledge on our Patreon. Topics of discussion include:

    • A full rundown of Survivor Series 1998: Deadly Game featuring The Rock and Shane McMahon turning heel as part of the tournament that crowned Rock as the new WWF Champion.
    • Vince McMahon and Steve Austin's real life relationship possibly being on the rocks.
    • A wild Raw featuring a cameo from Judge Mills Lane as well as Road Warrior Hawk and Droz climbing the Titantron.
    • Shawn Michaels returning to the WWF as the new on-screen Commissioner.
    • Chris Cruise writing a scathing letter to the Observer about the current state of the WWF.
    • Vader and Stan Hansen raising hell in All Japan’s Real World Tag League.
    • Masahiro Chono's career being in serious jeopardy.
    • Atsushi Onita showing up in New Japan to set up his 1999 appearances.
    • Some of the WCW-contracted luchadores getting ready to work for CMLL against their WWF-contracted counterparts.
    • “The Secret World of Pro Wrestling” premiering on The Learning Channel opposite Survivor Series.
    • Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch taking a leave of absence in ECW.
    • Bam Bam Bigelow invading WCW for a wild confrontation with Bill Goldberg on a Nitro that also features Presidential Candidate Hulk Hogan and his Monica Lewinsky lookalike.
    • The rest of Nitro and a crazy Thunder as WCW is in a…different state at the time.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, as we have so much more on this STACKED show!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    2:04:24 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, Bam Bam Bigelow, BattlARTS, BJPW, DDT, FMW, Fuyuki Army, Kageki, SGP, SPWF, Wrestle Dream Factory, RINGS, NEO Ladies, & CWA

    2:47:03 Classic Commercial Break

    2:51:44 Halftime

    3:12:26 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, & Promo Azteca

    3:28:17 Other USA: TLC special, ECW, JAPW, Terry Funk. OVW, Power Pro, & APW

    4:07:06 WCW

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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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    6h 15m | Nov 20, 2023
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