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Between the Sheets #166 (September 19-25, 1987) (Featuring Al Getz)


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Kris & David are joined by Al Getz (ACTION Wrestling) to discuss the week that was September 19-25, 1987. We talk about Ronnie Garvin winning the NWA World Heavyweight Title in Detroit and how that plays a big role in the Starrcade plans. We also discuss JCP’s expansion including the restructuring of CWF & UWF television, Riki Choshu returning to TV in Japan, David Manning booking shows in Israel, a big weekend in Puerto Rico, Continental being sold, Don Bass’s “mother” on Memphis TV, World Class vs. Wild West heating up, and we go over Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II from the World Wrestling Federation. A mega fun show, so listen now!!!!

0:00:00 Jim Crockett Promotions: Main roster, CWF, & UWF
1:33:25 Int’l: NJPW, Israel, Atlantic Grand Prix, Stampede, All-Star, & WWC
2:05:43 Classic Commercial Break
2:12:03 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game
2:38:19 Other USA: Peach State, Deep South, Florida, CCW, CWA, WCCW, Wild West, Central States, AWA, PWA, L.A. Lucha, & Portland
4:03:25 WWF

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Two commutes later I'm done with the episode. I can't recall where we got the identification of Mighty Sputnik from, but if it was Mike Allen he merely upheld the family tradition of having a Russian gimmick (Russian Wolfman - John Smith) . Doesn't beat "Rapapotsky" though. I really hope that Mike will emerge one day and tell us something about his family history

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