4 hr 46 min

FREE PATREON FLASHBACK: ECW's Road to Pay-Per-View with John Philapavage Between The Sheets

    • Sports

It’s the overstuffed holiday season, and you know what that means: We’re releasing a past deep dive Patreon special episode of Between the Sheets for free! This is a great show that looks at all of the drama as ECW tried to launch its own pay-per-view events, including all of the immediate fallout from New Jack slicing open the forehead of last-minute substitute Mass Transit at the Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere, Massachusetts. 
For dozens more deep dives like this, including our six part ECW on TNN series, our two-part Death of ECW series, other entries in the Paul Heyman Expanded Universe, our two part Sale of WCW series, and MUCH more, all you need to do is sign up for our Patreon at just the $5/month level ($50.40/year if you pay for a year up front) or higher by going to Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets.
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Our friend and “Barbed Wire City” director John Philapavage (@JohnPhilapavage) joins us for an all-inclusive look at ECW’s issues securing a deal to get on pay-per-view. Everything is looking good until New Jack takes a scalpel to the head of barely trained teenager Erik “Mass Transit” Kulas at a spot show, and from there, everyone goes insane. Paul Heyman tries and fails to spin the situation in numerous directions, the ECW house organs try to blame Wade Keller and Bruce Mitchell for the promotion losing their PPV date, and much more takes place over a brief period of time, and there’s a LOT to talk about. Did ECW ever really have a live special booked to air on Network One? How much jeopardy was the PPV deal ever really in? Why exactly did anyone think the Torch crew did anything wrong? What is rumor vs. fact about the Kulas incident? And much, much more. John adds a ton of insight to the latest of our many Eddie Gilbert and/or Paul Heyman-centric shows, and this is one of the best things we’ve ever done. Enjoy!
Timestamps:
0:00:00 June 1995-November 1996
0:48:50 Week of 12/2-Week of 12/16/1996
1:48:15 Week of December 23, 1996
2:45:59 Meanwhile, on the internet…
3:36:04 Week of December 30, 1996
4:24:01 January 1997
To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!
If you’re looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then VyprVPN is what you’ve been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you’ll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.67/month if you go with a three year subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you’re looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.
For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.
To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.


Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donations

Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

It’s the overstuffed holiday season, and you know what that means: We’re releasing a past deep dive Patreon special episode of Between the Sheets for free! This is a great show that looks at all of the drama as ECW tried to launch its own pay-per-view events, including all of the immediate fallout from New Jack slicing open the forehead of last-minute substitute Mass Transit at the Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere, Massachusetts. 
For dozens more deep dives like this, including our six part ECW on TNN series, our two-part Death of ECW series, other entries in the Paul Heyman Expanded Universe, our two part Sale of WCW series, and MUCH more, all you need to do is sign up for our Patreon at just the $5/month level ($50.40/year if you pay for a year up front) or higher by going to Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets.
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Our friend and “Barbed Wire City” director John Philapavage (@JohnPhilapavage) joins us for an all-inclusive look at ECW’s issues securing a deal to get on pay-per-view. Everything is looking good until New Jack takes a scalpel to the head of barely trained teenager Erik “Mass Transit” Kulas at a spot show, and from there, everyone goes insane. Paul Heyman tries and fails to spin the situation in numerous directions, the ECW house organs try to blame Wade Keller and Bruce Mitchell for the promotion losing their PPV date, and much more takes place over a brief period of time, and there’s a LOT to talk about. Did ECW ever really have a live special booked to air on Network One? How much jeopardy was the PPV deal ever really in? Why exactly did anyone think the Torch crew did anything wrong? What is rumor vs. fact about the Kulas incident? And much, much more. John adds a ton of insight to the latest of our many Eddie Gilbert and/or Paul Heyman-centric shows, and this is one of the best things we’ve ever done. Enjoy!
Timestamps:
0:00:00 June 1995-November 1996
0:48:50 Week of 12/2-Week of 12/16/1996
1:48:15 Week of December 23, 1996
2:45:59 Meanwhile, on the internet…
3:36:04 Week of December 30, 1996
4:24:01 January 1997
To support the show and get access to exclusive rewards like special members-only monthly themed shows, go to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/BetweenTheSheets and become an ongoing Patron. Becoming a Between the Sheets Patron will also get you exclusive access to not only the monthly themed episode of Between the Sheets, but also access to our new mailbag segment, a Patron-only chat room on Slack, and anything else we do outside of the main shows!
If you’re looking for the best deal on a VPN service—short for Virtual Private Network, it helps you get around regional restrictions as well as browse the internet more securely—then VyprVPN is what you’ve been looking for. Not only will using our link help support Between The Sheets, but you’ll get a special discount, with prices as low as $1.67/month if you go with a three year subscription. With numerous great features and even a TV-specific Android app to make streaming easier, there is no better choice if you’re looking to subscribe to WWE Network, AEW Plus, and other region-locked services.
For the best in both current and classic indie wrestling streaming, make sure to check out IndependentWrestling.tv and use coupon code BTSPOD for a free 5 day trial! (You can also go directly to TinyURL.com/IWTVsheets to sign up that way.) If you convert to a paid subscriber, we get a kickback for referring you, allowing you to support both the show and the indie scene.
To subscribe, you can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and just about every other podcast app's directory, or you can also paste Feeds.FeedBurner.com/BTSheets into your favorite podcast app using whatever “add feed manually” option it has.


Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/between-the-sheets/donations

Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

4 hr 46 min

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