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Between the Sheets #172 (October 31-November 6, 1995) (Featuring Robert O'Connor)


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Kris & David are joined by Robert O’Connor (@ghostofquinones) to discuss the week that was October 31-November 6, 1995. We talk about WCW trying to turn Sting heel against Darkside Hulk Hogan as buildup for their first ever match, Lex Luger hating being turned heel again, Keiji Mutoh speaking to college students in Japan about many topics, AAA doing a tremendous show in Tijuana, Public Enemy talking to the WWF, lots of great clips from SMW & USWA, Vince McMahon meeting with his troops in a surprise visit at a house show in Cincinnati, and much more. This is a show you won’t forget, especially Mr. O’Connor’s takes. Do not miss this!!

0:00:00 WCW
1:35:08 Japan: NJPW, IWA, BJPW, Pancrase, AJW, GAWA, JWP, & LLPW
2:08:52 Mexico: AAA, CMLL, & UWA
2:32:59 Classic Commercial Break
2:39:21 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game
3:20:51 Other USA: USofA, ECW, Devon Storm, NWA FL, SMW, USWA, CWA, & NWC
5:07:03 WWF
6:01:32 Patreon Preview: 1988 Parade of Champions

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I know I am in the vast vast minority given the twitter reactions and probably complaining about it make it more regular but 6 hours of trying to shoehorn as many racist, homophobic, and pedophile jokes into a show isn't why I have listened to the show podcast for the last 2 years or 3 years.  I only listened to about an hour or 90 minutes at a time before I had enough of it for the day.    But again most people loved it 


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Yeah, no, not me either. I admit to laughing at some of what he said, but a majority of it was just the lamest hackiest shit imaginable. Ooh, Buddy Landel had a coke habit--what a refreshing take. Maybe that was edgy to say among sheet-readers in 1992 but here it came off about as sharp as a wet bowling ball. I dug in my heels and finished the show, but I'm with BigBadMick...maybe a quarter of a segment.

Usually BTS is good at dialing back that stuff the following week, but Bix following that up this week with a minutes-long digression about a proper substitute word for "castration" wasn't one of the show's high points, either. Thank God for PocketCast's 30-second skip button.

I know I'm a stick-in-the-mud on the subject because a little bit of Tom Green goes a long way with me too, and I know I'm in the decided minority on that.

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