Ep. #361: June 28-July 5, 1995

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Kris & David are back with another episode of BTS, discussing the week-plus that was June 28-July 5, 1995.

  • We begin with WCW, as Kevin Sullivan has replaced Ric Flair as the head booker, and we go over the reasons why that happened, with Flair basically having no one to blame but himself. We also talk Eric Bischoff's interview on Chet Coppock’s NewSport Talk, which is extremely interesting to look at with hindsight, plus we have the Dave Sullivan’s dream date with the Diamond Doll's and Vader entering the Dungeon of Doom.
  • Next, we go international, talking about wrestlers in Japanese politics, Kazuo Yamazaki joining New Japan, Ultimo Dragon & Chris Jericho tearing it up in WAR, Satoru Sayama training a new Tiger Mask, Winners losing his mask in Mexico, and so much more.
  • Next, we return to the United States, where we talk about ECW's first internet convention, featuring a newsworthy house show in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, plus a wild Hardcore Heaven at the ECW Arena, not to mention the 2-hour fan Q&A at the hotel, leads to some great quotes. We also have the SMW/USWA feud heating up in both promotions, including a comparison of how Mark Curtis cut promos in each promotion during the feud. We also talk about one of the biggest wrestling shows of the year that you would never expect.
  • We close with the WWF, where we talk about their lawsuit against Matt Borne regarding his use of the Doink gimmick, Jerry Lawler visiting Dr. Isaac Yankem's office for the first time, Jeff Jarrett’s With My Baby Tonight" music video making its debut, and Dave Meltzer questioning the sincerity of the WWF regarding a video feature on their work with the Special Olympics.

Another fine episode of Between the Sheets, so you’d better not miss out!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 WCW

1:27:46 Eurasia: Japanese politics, AJPW, NJPW, WAR, IWA Japan, Tiger Mask IV debut announcement, AJW, & CWA

1:47:18 Latin America: AAA, CMLL, & IWAS Venezuela tour

2:06:33 Classic Commercial Break

2:09:51 Halftime

2:27:33 Other USA: ECW, Fake Big Bubba Rogers, SMW, USWA, Deep South (MS), Ken Resnick, NWC, Mike Tenay, ISW, & Ultimate Warrior

3:42:23 WWF

4:15:17 Patreon Preview: Someone is trying to play both sides of Rita Chatterton’s allegations against Vince McMahon to different TV shows

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