Between the Sheets #220 (October 2-8, 1987) (Featuring Beau James)

Kris & David are joined by Beau James (@KingofKingsport) to discuss the week that was October 2-8, 1987. We talk about Saturday Night’s Main Event in the WWF featuring the formation of the Mega Powers, the first ever Royal Rumble in St. Louis, Bruiser Brody returning to All Japan as Giant Baba fell out with Jim Crockett, Antonio Inoki & Masa Saito going to war on Ganryujima Island, the Evansville locker room brawl with Randy Hales getting busted open, JCP taping dumping the “magazine” format for UWF TV, and lots more. The meatiest stuff, though, is Beau’s thoughts on state athletic commissions and the groupie culture of pro wrestling in this era. This is must-listen audio for sure, so LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!!

Timestamps:

0:00:00 WWF (and athletic commission deregulation)

2:08:54 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC

3:10:11 Classic Commercial Break

3:11;41 Housekeeping

3:18:33 Other USA: ICW, TWWF, BTW, CCW, CWA, WCCW, Central States, AWA, & Portland

5:21:28 Jim Crockett Promotions

6:20:37 Patreon Preview: The genesis of the AWA Team Challenge Series

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Author: Kris Zellner