• 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
  • Ep. #449: March 13-20, 1988 with Phil Schneider

    Kris and David are joined by Phil Schneider (@philaschneider) to discuss the week-plus that was March 13-20, 1988. Topics of discussion include:

    • The differences between the WWF and JCP at the time when it came to running angles with blood on TV.
    • WWF Magazine spoiling the WrestleMania IV tournament winner in an issue that came out about a month before the show.
    • Bruno Sammartino going off on current wrestling on a Pittsburgh radio show.
    • THE GASPARS running wild in New Japan.
    • Brian Pillman talking shit on the other Bad[d] Company on Stampede TV.
    • The greatness of WWC in the months before everything changed with Bruiser Brody's murder.
    • Paul E. Dangerously attempting a hostile takeover of Pro Wrestling This Week…with help from George Steinbrenner?
    • Eddie Gilbert burning Randy Hales with a gigantic fireball on Memphis TV.
    • World Class’s shows improving since Michael Hayes took over the book.
    • Badd Company winning the AWA World Tag Team Titles from the Midnight Rockers in Las Vegas.
    • The Oregon wrestling war heats up between Don Owen and Billy Jack Haynes, all the while a State Athletic Commission has a contentious meeting.
    • What exactly was the Four Horsemen Top Performance System supposed to do, exactly?
    • Al Perez and Gary Hart debut on TBS.
    • The Fantastics and The Midnight Express have one of the wildest brawls ever on TBS.

    A very entertaining show as always with Phil on board with us, so check it out!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    0:49:07 Int’l: NJPW, All-Star (UK), Stampede, Vancouver, EMLL, & WWC

    1:24:34 Classic Commercial Break

    1:27:45 Halftime

    2:17:46 Other USA: NECW, NWF, Pro Wrestling This Week, SCW, Blackjack Mulligan, The Sheik/Big Time Wrestling, USA Wrestling, Continental, WOW, CWA/Memphis, WCPW, WCCW, Central States, AWA, Alexis Smirnoff runs in Napa, & Portland

    3:42:58 Jim Crockett Promotions

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    4h 56m - Mar 18, 2024
  • Ep. #448: March 7-12, 1996

    Kris and David are guestless as we discuss the (almost-)week that was March 7-12, 1996. Topics of discussion include:

    • Dave Meltzer's pilgrimage to the northeast for ECW's Big Ass Extreme Bash shows in Queens and Philadelphia, with very noticeable differences between the two shows both in and out of the ring.
    • Shane Douglas and Brian Pillman heating up their angle on both nights, including “hit the baby.”
    • Rey Misterio Jr. and Juventud Guerrera having possibly the greatest match in the history of the ECW Arena in the form of their 2/3 falls match.
    • Mick Foley's final ECW matches, where he put over Chris Jericho…but not Mikey Whipwreck.
    • The creation of the short-lived Junior Four Horsemen stable in New Japan.featuring Jushin Thunder Liger, El Samurai, Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit), and Black Tiger (Eddy Guerrero).
    • Johnny B. Badd quitting WCW and going on the record the very next day with Wade Keller in a Torch Talk detailing his side of everything that happened.
    • Rick and Scott Steiner returning to WCW unannounced on Nitro and how the Nasty Boys temporarily being fired led to that happening.
    • Ric Flair getting arrested in Charlotte on the unusual charge of aiding and abetting a DWI.
    • Brian Pillman showing up on Nitro to plug his hotline in his first WCW appearance since SuperBrawl. Meanwhile, backstage, Hulk Hogan leeches onto him, which sets the stage for his shoot angle imploding.
    • Eric Bischoff doing a Prodigy chat with Bob Ryder, where he had a lot to say on some interesting topics, including the WWF’s Billionaire Ted skits.
    • Chris Champion returning to the USWA for the first time since his legal problems drove him out a few years earlier…but as Yoshi Kwan instead of himself.
    • How WWF was handling the departures of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and the possible departures of Sean Waltman & Bret Hart.
    • Jim Ross doing some fantastic work producing the first WrestleMania XII training videos of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels in their hometowns.
    • A new wrestler named "Craig or Duane Johnson” works some dark matches on the TV tapings.

    This is a loaded show this week, folks, so you don't want to miss out!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 ECW

    1:50:45 Int’l: NJPW, WAR, IWA Japan, Tokyo Pro, Pancrase, AJW, GAEA, Jd’, LLPW, AAA, CMLL, & IWRG

    2:09:09 Classic Commercial Break

    2:11:57 Halftime

    2:38:37 WCW

    4:00:31 Other USA: IPWA, ASW (NC), USWA, & Compton lucha

    4:20:40 WWF

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    5h 35m - Mar 11, 2024
  • Ep. #447: February 28-March 6, 1991 with Beau James

    Kris and David are joined by Beau James (@kingofkingsport) to discuss the week that was February 28-March 6, 1991. Topics of discussion include:

    • Dave Meltzer's thoughts on Sensational Sherri being stripped to her underwear to close the Sgt. Slaughter-Ultimate Warrior cage matches on house shows and the changing image of the WWF in general.
    • Bob Costas pulling out of WrestleMania VII and why that happened.
    • Paul Bearer makes a wacky appearance on Prime Time Wrestling that takes a particularly messy turn when Lord Alfred Hayes shows up.
    • The Ultimate Warrior basically killing off Brother Love in an angle that Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper used to personally mock Bruce Prichard on commentary.
    • THE MARINER attacking Earthquake on TV.
    • The contrast between the foreigners in both AJPW and NJPW at the time, plus how great both promotions were in general.
    • Yoshiaki Fujiwara's PWFG runs its first show.
    • Luchadores getting life insurance thanks to the Box y Lucha commission in Mexico City.
    • Joel Goodhart running one of his big shows in Philadelphia featuring Eddie Gilbert vs. Cactus Jack and Terry Funk vs. Jerry Lawler.
    • The bitter breakup of the USWA and the Mid-South Coliseum that lasted several months.
    • The USWA battling Gary Hart's Texas Championship Wrestling in Dallas, including TCW beating the USWA in the local Nielsen ratings and some great clips from Gary's TV show.
    • The LPWA bringing in Norman the Lunatic and running a long TV taping.
    • Why Buddy Landel was fired by WCW.
    • Owen Hart making his WCW debut.
    • Dave Meltzer's hatred of the canned crowd noise on WCW TV.

    There’s lots of great stuff here — including much more not mentioned above — on another tremendous episode of BTS!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WWF

    1:31:05 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, SWS, PWFG, NWF in Greece, CNWA, CDMX Box y Lucha commission, CMLL, UWA, & WWC

    2:11:29 Classic Commercial Break

    2:15:13 Halftime

    3:03:29 Other USA: UWF (Abrams), ICW, TWA, SAPW, Joe Pedicino/GWF, Suncoast Pro, Jim Cornette selling water filters, USWA, TCW, HPW, LPWA, Portland, & Terry Funk on Quantum Leap

    5:13:00 WCW

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    6h 11m - Mar 4, 2024
  • Ep. #446: February 21-27, 2000

    Kris and David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was February 21-27, 2000. Topics of discussion include:

    • A rundown of the chaos that was going on behind the scenes at WCW, which was bad enough that both Bill Goldberg and Sting basically wanted nothing to do with it all until there was a permanent booking team in place.
    • Nitro and Thunder having plenty of crazy shit going on including yet another fake La Parka, the Harris Twins getting a huge push for some reason, Buff Bagwell striking out with valets, Kevin Nash having amnesia, and so much more.
    • Kenta Kobashi becoming Triple Crown Champion in AJPW as Mitsuharu Misawa is getting his ducks in a row for a potential split.
    • Big Japan makes a deal with Combat Zone Wrestling to trade talent.
    • Dan Henderson wins the first annual RINGS King of Kings tournament amidst a loaded field.
    • Perro Aguayo makes his grand return to Arena Mexico after being gone for seven years.
    • The sordid details of Jim Thompson — a.k.a. Detroit News wrestling columnist “M.L. Curly” — being charged with child molestation.
    • The ECWA's fourth annual Super 8 tournament, which doubled as a DVDVR message board gathering and and a coming out party for Scoot Andrews.
    • Shane Douglas showing up in XPW and, naturally, shooting on Ric Flair.
    • Raw at the Georgia Dome featuring one of the all-time great Rock promos: “I am The Game-uh.”
    • SmackDown featuring Mick Foley cutting one of the greatest promos of his career and ANOTHER one of The Rock’s most memory promos, this time mocking The Big Show’s “AAAAHHHH THE CHOKESLAM!!!!!!” pose.
    • The No Way Out PPV featuring Foley vs. Triple H in an insane Hell in the Cell match that was purely nuts and started Foley’s “retirement.”

    This is just scratching the surface, as this show is loaded, so....LISTEN NOW!!!

    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 WCW

    1:49:09 Eurasia: AJPW, NJPW, BattlARTS, BJPW, Capture, DDT, FMW, Onita Pro, Super J-Cup, SkyPerfecTV/DirecTV Japan merger, RINGS, Jd’, JWP, & FWA

    2:28:51 Latin America: CMLL, IWRG, Mil Mascaras, & IWAPR

    2:37:05 Classic Commercial Break

    2:40:59 Jim Thompson charged in child molestation case

    3:07:36 Other USA: JAPW, ECW, ECWA, Norm Connors on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” on ABC, IWAMS, Memphis (MCW & Power Pro), Rev Pro, XPW, & Rena Mero on “Relic Hunter”

    3:51:50 WWF

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    6h 8m - Feb 26, 2024
  • 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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    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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    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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    5h 38m - Jan 29, 2024
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