Between the Sheets #212 (August 7-13, 1997)

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was August 7-13, 1997. We talk about the concern over Steve Austin’s neck and the future of his career, which looked to be dire. We also go over Jim Ross getting promoted, Shawn Michaels being awesome on RAW and introducing “insurance policy” Rick Rude, what is actually going on with ECW & WWF—especially regarding the status of Rude, NJPW running a big show at the Nagoya Dome, ECW BORN TO BE WIRED, Lance Russell has quadruple bypass surgery, WCW ROAD WILD in Sturgis, and tons more. Another fine episode of BTS, so listen now!!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 WWF

1:10:28 Eurasia: NJPW, IWA Japan, Michinoku Pro, Onita, RINGS, AJW, GAEA, & CWA

1:35:57 Other North America: AAA, CMLL, Volador, & WWC

1:46:26 Classic Commercial Break

1:51:31 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game

2:15:53 ECW

3:00:02 Other USA: Tom Cusati, MEWF, Brett Wayne Sawyer, SSW, UCW, USWA, Jesse Ventura, WWO, Billy Crystal, & UFC

3:46:08 WCW 

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Author: Scott Criscuolo

Scott Criscuolo is a co-founder of the Place to Be, co-host of the Place to Be Podcast, and was in the radio business for 10 years. He loves all things pop culture, and someday he will be the ghost writer for Triple H's autobiography. Send Scott an email