Between the Sheets #229 (December 4-10, 1989)

Kris & David are guestless this week as we discuss the week that was December 4-10, 1989. We talk about Dave Meltzer’s thoughts on the status of the NWA going into 1990 and the build towards a weird Starrcade show. Meanwhile, we also look at how Shane Douglas made enemies out of Jim Cornette and Ric Flair by protesting how he was booked against Cornette at a TV taping in Greensboro. Then we play clips of Arn Anderson’s return to the NWA and Tommy Young’s career ending injury at Center Stage Theatre, the latter in the dark with play-by-play of everything that happened. Plus we talk about the great tournaments that were taking place in All Japan & New Japan, the early days of FMW featuring Dick Murdoch, a wild kidnapping story in Georgia, Jerry Lawler turning face and back heel within 5 days, the AWA being in trouble, wrestling on The Pat Sajak Show, a wild Cocoa Samoa story, Dusty Rhodes saving the debuting Sapphire from Slick in the WWF, and much more on a very fun episode of Between the Sheets!!!

Timestamps

0:00:00 NWA/WCW

1:16:05 Int’l: AJPW, NJPW, FMW, AJW, Stampede, EMLL, UWA, & WWC

1:43:16 Classic Commercial Break

1:47:32 Housekeeping/The Amazon Game

2:10:31 Other USA: ICW, Georgia, PWF, TWA (Miami), CWF, CWA, USWA, AWA, Pat Sajak, Portland, & The State of Wrestling

3:07:29 WWF

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Author: Kris Zellner