Between the Sheets #218 (September 18-24, 2000)

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was September 18-24, 2000. We talk about the WWF leaving USA Network for CBS/Viacom and how that would affect not only them but the future of ECW, we talk about the final WWF programming on USA Network leading up to the Unforgiven PPV which saw the bizarre end of the Triple H/Kurt Angle/Stephanie McMahon love triangle. We also talk about the original identity of the person who “ran over” Steve Austin, the Road Warriors in BattlARTS, Maurice Smith & Dan Severn bringing nostalgia to the UFC, ECW having major problems throughout the week, New Jersey regulating “extreme wrestling,” the impending AOL/Time Warner merger, Mark Madden & Dave Scherer going to war with each other, and a totally on-brand WCW section…to say the least. A tremendous show that can’t be missed!!!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 USA Network v. WWF & Viacom lawsuit ruling

0:33:03 WWF

2:09:18 Int’l: NJPW, NOAH, BattlARTS, BJPW, DDT, FMW, Onita Pro, Osaka Pro, Pancrase, NEO, AAA, CMLL, GWAS, & Monterrey

2:48:14 Classic Commercial Break

2:51:41 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game/BOCES content

3:25:12 UFC

3:45:36 ECW

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Author: Kris Zellner