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Between the Sheets #165 (September 12-18, 2001) (Featuring Matt Griffin & Phil Schneider)

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Kris & David are joined by Matt Griffin (ACTION Wrestling) & Phil Schneider (Segunda Caida) this week to discuss the week that was September 12-18, 2001. We talk about September 11th and how that affected us personally as well as the wrestling business, plus Dave Meltzer’s thoughts on the feelings of the nation at the time in a powerful piece. We then discuss how the WWF handled this situation and the infamous 9/13 live Smackdown from Houston with all the behind the scenes info you would want. We also go into the rest of the week in the WWF, New Japan’s wild G-1 World Tournament, K-1’s tax issues, and the awesomeness of 2001 CMLL, before Phil joins us to discuss the United States indie scene including Low-Ki vs. Red tearing it up on the first wrestling show in NYC since 9/11, Jeff G. Bailey taking over Wildside, post-WCW startup madness, and Stevie Ray on Ricki Lake. A fantastic show and one of our best ever so don’t miss it!!!!

Timestamps:
0:00:00 9/11
0:36:16 WWF
2:08:12 Japan: AJPW, NJPW, ZERO-ONE, BattlARTS, BJPW, DDT, FMW, Michinoku Pro, Osaka Pro, Toryumon, W*ING, ARSION, JD’, NEO, & K-1
3:17:55 Classic Commercial Break
3:20:27 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game
3:50:10 Other North America: Matrats, ECCW, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, Luchas 2000, Monterrey, & Dandy-Navarro
4:13:13 U.S. Indies: UCW, Assault, NWA, Memphis, OVW, HWA, MECW, IWAMS, The Wall, WOW Magazine, WrestleXpress, Hulk Hogan, & Ricki Lake (And yes, we found out after the show that the kid on there isn’t who we thought he was.)

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Really interesting, heartfelt contributions from both Kris and Bix to begin this week, and Matt Griffin offers a very fair interpretation on how military men can view gung-ho attitudes from civilians.

 

Really enjoyed this.

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I haven't seen this Smackdown since it aired, and I didn't remember much aside from the obviously tone-deaf Stephanie thing. Vince's speech at the top was not nearly as bad as I feared it would be. JBL's, on the other hand...

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Really great, poignant episode, with a surprising number of laughs to keep us entertained. I found myself going "huh? What?" more than ever in the Japan section. What a weird time.

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