Between the Sheets #188 (February 20-26, 1999) (Featuring Richard Mann)

Kris & David are joined by Richard Mann this week to discuss the week that was February 20-26, 1999, a week that Richard requested via a $50 pledge to our Patreon. Richard joined us for the RINGS section where we discussed their major show at Yokohama Arena featuring the main event of Akira Maeda vs. Aleksandr Karelin, which was a major news story in its day. We also discuss the major unrest in WCW that is starting up and how that is affecting the promotion, including Rey Misterio Jr. unmasking and how that caused a ripple effect all the way down to Tijuana. We also go over SuperBrawl, Nitro, & Thunder featuring clips of the amazing Scott Steiner & Buff Bagwell combination at their peak, Shane Douglas “passing the torch” in ECW, and a packed WWF section featuring Steve Austin on Howard Stern & Nash Bridges, Vince McMahon on Inside Edition, and the saga of Vince’s teddy bear on RAW. A slam-packed, can’t-miss show, that’s for sure!!!

Timestamps:
0:00:00 WCW
1:55:21 Eurasia: AJPW, BJPW, CMLL Japan, FMW, AJW, JWP, LLPW, Neo Ladies, UFO, & UWA
2:17:56 RINGS
3:04:38 Classic Commercial Break
3:11:09 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game
3:39:28 Other North America: Stampede, AAA, CMLL, IWRG, & Tijuana
4:06:21 Other USA: Bob Backlund, JAPW, IWF, ECW, Steel City, Memphis, NWA Worldwide, OVW, WLW, NWA Southwest, NAWF, AWA, SPCW, Wrestle America, & Buddy Rose
5:00:57 WWF

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Author: Kris Zellner