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Between the Sheets #110 (August 23-29, 1985)

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#1 KrisZ

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:23 PM



Kris & David are guestless this week discussing the week that was August 23-29, 1985. We talk about all the major news from Japan which there was quite a bit of this week before going to the territories where we touch on everyone basically especially Jim Crockett Promotions and the early days of their expansion. We then talk about the WWF and Hulk Hogan’s bad knee which changed his career and the debut of Miss Elizabeth. A damn fun show so listen now!!!!!!!!!



0:00:00 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, UWF, AJW, Grand Prix, & WWC
0:53:34 Classic Commercial Break
0:58:41 Housekeeping & The Amazon Game
1:33:48 USA East: PWUSA, JCP, All-South, CWF, CCW, & CWA
2:38:53 USA West: Mid-South, WCCW, TASW, St. Louis, Central States, AWA, & Portland
3:25:25 WWF
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#2 PeteF3

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:42 PM

Anoaro Atisanoe is sort of a mystery to me, too--from what I can gather he was actually a New Japan dojo guy, their attempt to create another foreign monster from the ground up, though he usually wrestled with the natives. His brother is probably a lot more famous than he ever was.

#3 Cornette's racket

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:39 PM

I'm going to have to no longer sleep on phil hickerson after this weeks episode. I'd highly recommend the US stuff.

Also what were the free birds on during that promo that was played ?

#4 KrisZ

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:35 PM

Jack Daniels for sure

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

Without nitpicking, because I love the shows, but this is the 2nd time recently I've heard you guys claim Liz was supposed to come in as a heel manager ala a character from Dallas.  I don't believe that was ever the intention.  On the CHV, Savage already was the I-C Champ, but I don't believe Liz was playing heelish in the segment out by the pool.  Even in her debut, Savage didn't hold the ropes for her, and Vince mentioned that.  I believe Savage was always supposed to "talk down" to Liz and treat her poorly, with her being the sympathetic character.  I love your podcast, but you're completely incorrect on this one.

#6 KrisZ

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:28 AM

I will grant you the talking down part but she didn't start playing up the sympathetic deal until the Steele feud started.


And she wasn't over the top heelish but she was definitely into Savage and gave the fans no reason to think she was sympathetic.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:52 AM

They did an angle in November of 85 where Elizabeth called out Hogan on the mic before a match against Rusty Brooks, saying he doesn't ever face suitable competition. It was on Championship Wrestling 11-9-85.

So it LOOKED like they might be doing a Dynasty/Dallas thing but it was the only time I ever saw Liz play that role. Rather baffling in retrospect that she's trash talking the champ, then is totally meek weeks later.

#8 KrisZ

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:43 PM

I actually watched the CHV Savage & Liz the other night and saw that angle again.  (By the way, it reminded me on just how damn good that particular CHV was, as were most of them from that era. The Savage and Liz one was great though).


My interpretation of that was Savage made/forced Liz to go out and ask the question. She says, "Randy wants to know why you don't wrestle any...."


My take on the whole relationship from the beginning was that she was the abused hot chick in a bad relationship that didn't know she could get out.  Kinda of a slice of Americana in the 1980s.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

That you guys keep repeating the Nord talking point after the work Eric has done lately is disappointing.

Otherwise, another fun show. I enjoy it when you go this far back.

#11 BruiserBrody

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

There are Liz promos on youtube that are definitely heelish. 

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