Ep. #381: November 15-20, 1995


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By Kris Zellner & David Bixenspan, Kris Zellner, and David Bixenspan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Kris & David are back to discuss the (almost-)week that was November 15-20, 1995.

  • We start by going over the cover story of the week’s Observer, which summarizes all of the big stories of that week, before moving on to…
  • WCW, which ran the first-ever Hulk Hogan vs. Sting match on Nitro at the Macon Coliseum, which Kris attended live in person and completely flopped at the box office.
  • We then move on to the international scene, including the opening night of AJPW’s Real World Tag League at Korakuen Hall, the announcement of the second Super J-Cup, the final Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi show before the launch of BattlARTS, Ultimo Dragon vs. Chris Jericho in a theater in Morris, Manitoba, and more.
  • Back in the United States, we take a look at the first Battlecade: Extreme Fighting PPV and all of the drama that led to it being moved from Brooklyn to North Carolina at the last minute, as well as how it had an overall more skilled group of fighters than most UFC cards from that era.
  • On the indie scene, we look at a wild day in the life of Sabu, as he worked an afternoon show against Hakushi for Dennis Coralluzzo’s NWA New Jersey hours before returning to ECW at November to Remember, as well as SMW being days away from folding, as well as the USWA experimenting with moving the weekly Memphis house show to Wednesday night, Ron Skoler suing an indie promoter, and more.
  • We close with the WWF, featuring an eventful Survivor Series where Bret Hart regained the WWF Championship from Diesel and Diesel shifted to being a tweener, as well as the infamous angle the next night on Raw where Shawn Michaels collapsed while wrestling Owen Hart. Oh, and the New York Post breaks the story that Vince McMahon is being investigated for witness tampering in the steroid trial.

All that and much more on this week’s Between the Sheets!


0:00:00 Observer cover story on the week that was

0:21:47 WCW

0:59:35 Eurasia: AJPW, WAR, BJPW, FMW, Go Gundan, Michinoku Pro, PWFG, RINGS, Kiyoshi Tamura in K-1, AJW, & CWA

1:20:02 Other North America: IWA (Condello), AAA, & CMLL

1:30:41 Battlecade: Extreme Fighting

1:56:24 Classic Commercial Break (from The Beatles Anthology!)

1:59:31 Other USA: NWANJ, ECW, ECWA, MWCW, USWA, Ozark Mountain, & Ron Skoler lawsuit

3:10:16 WWF

4:43:25 Patreon Preview: May Bret Hart’s actual pre-Survivor Series column for the Calgary Sun please stand up?

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