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Between the Sheets #93 (April 26-May 2, 1988)

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Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was April 26 to May 2, 1988. We talk about the NWA pulling out of New York as well as cutting the number of shows back. We also discuss The Fantastics & Barry Windham dominating the week inside the ring, and all of the international news and results before coming back to America. There, we go over all the territories, with some really strong audio featuring Ron Wright, Brickhouse Brown, and lots more. Then we close with WWF talking their cost cutting and a Saturday Night’s Main Event that was just blah. A damn fun show so check it out!!!!


0:00:00 JCP
1:02:37 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Stampede, EMLL, & UWA
1:20:16 Classic Commercial Break
1:22:51 Patreon notes, Housekeeping & The Amazon Game
1:54:47 USA East: USACW, SCW, FCW, GWA, CCW/CWF, & CWA
3:07:47 USA West (WCCW, WCPW, Central States, & Portland) & Potpourri
3:46:32 WWF
4:31:37 Patreon Preview


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One justification for the WW(W)F paying managers is that they were at least partially credited with drawing the houses. Even if they weren't at ringside, they were the ones selling the matches through promos in the weeks leading up to the show. That may have continued in '88.


Also, Jimmy Hart was quickly made an exception to this rule because of one of those great bits of wrestling logic: Honky Tonk Man had to defend the IC title with Jimmy "banned from ringside," which naturally meant that Hart had to be there (disguised as Peggy Sue holding a bandana in front of his face).

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