Place to Be Podcast Episode 450: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 3/16/86

May 22, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, the luck of the Irish is with Justin, Scott and Pete Schirmacher as they they take a look back at the 3/16/86 Madison Square Garden house show!

The boys discuss a busy day and night in the WWF, the continuing expansion of the company, another Sivi Afi mess, the lethargic George Wells, the legendary Bull & Dump, some brutal Gorilla Monsoon commentary, a hot veteran brawl between Pedro Morales and Bob Orton, a solid win for Magnificent Muraco, the MSG debut of the Crush Girls, King Kong Bundy's final WrestleMania tuneup, Mr. Fuji's return to the MSG ring, the arrival of Jake Roberts, Lanny Poffo's tough night, a thriller between Tito Santana and Randy Savage, a classic Haiti Kid interview, the continuation of the British Bulldogs' feud with the Dream Team and more, including end of show awards!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin & Pete as it’s time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

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PTBN Reaction Show: Backlash 2017 + NXT TakeOver Chicago!

May 22, 2017

Kris and Devon team up to cover the weekend in WWE. They talk about Jinder's win, Nakamura's debut, and as a bonus cover the events from NXT TakeOver Chicago!

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Our Vantage Point #32 - Madusa, Rushmore/Death Valley: Ring Names, UWF Fury Hour #10 Review

May 21, 2017

It's Our Vantage Point, the Retro Wrestling Podcast! With our 40 years of combined wrestling fan-dom, we'll talk about things we remember and things we wish we didn't!

IN THIS EPISODE:
- Deep Dive:  Madusa / Alunda Blayze
- Mount Rushmore/Death Valley: Ring names
- UWF Fury Hour #10 Review (1990)
AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Jeff Learns Wrestling #2: The Origins of Hulkamania, Jingoism, The Hot Rod, Joe Piscopo, WrestleMania & More!

May 19, 2017

Jeff Machado and JT Rozzero are best friends but Jeff has never been a wrestling fan... until now. With decades of wrestling history to catch up on, JT is leading Jeff's completely clean slate on an educational journey through the wonderful story of professional wrestling.

In episode two, the boys cover the the origins of Hulkamania, the essence of the NWA, wresting's obsession with jingoism, the background of Kamala, Andre the French Giant, the awesomeness of Roddy Piper, the Rock 'N' Wrestling Connection, star ratings and much, much more.

So, join us on Jeff's journey to learn all about pro wrestling, get sidetracked with us on many tangents and have a bunch of laughs along the way!

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PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #76: NXT Takeover: Chicago & Backlash Preview

May 17, 2017

On the newest Main Event, Scott is with Greeny, Chris Jordan and a PTB'er making his Main Event debut! They preview the weekend in WWE wrestling, with NXT on Saturday, & WWE on Sunday. So sit back and enjoy the newest episode of the Main Event!

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Place to Be Podcast Episode 449: Saturday Night’s Main Event V - 3/1/86

May 15, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott are inside the Vintage Vault and drawing close to WrestleMania with a look at the huge Saturday Night's Main Event from 3/1/86!

The boys discuss the inaugural Slammy Awards, "Boxing" Bob vs. Mr T, the rebuilding of King Kong Bundy, Magnificent Muraco as #1 contender, a brutal attack on Hulk Hogan, a hot Tag Team Title match, the debut of the iconic Real American music video, a Junkyard Dog/Adrian Adonis rematch and much more, including end of show awards!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott & Justin as it’s time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

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Our Vantage Point #31 - Randy Savage Attire, Rushmore/Death Valley: IC Champions, WWF Challenge 7/16/95 Review

May 15, 2017

It's Our Vantage Point, the Retro Wrestling Podcast! With our 40 years of combined wrestling fan-dom, we'll talk about things we remember and things we wish we didn't!

IN THIS EPISODE:
- Deep Dive:  The Many Looks of Randy Savage
- Mount Rushmore/Death Valley: WWF Intercontinental Champions!
- WWF Wrestling Challenge 7/16/95 Review
AND SO MUCH MORE!

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PTBN’s Clotheslines & Headlines #24: Kevin Kelly, WWE Q1 Financials, NJPW BOSJ, ROH War of the Worlds, CHIKARA & More!

May 10, 2017

On this episode of PTBN Clotheslines & Headlines, JT Rozzero, Steve Wille, Nate Milton and a series of special guests run through the latest in the world of wrestling! The following topics were discussed in this episode:

  • WWE: Brandon Howard

    • WWE 2017 Q1 Financial Report
    • WWE Payback Fallout
    • The Direction of WWE in the Near Future
  • NJPW & ROH: Kevin Kelly
    • New Japan's goals and plans for global expansion
    • War of the Worlds tour
    • Ring of Honor roster handling longer tours
    • Kevin's thoughts on Christopher Daniels as champion
    • Battle of the Super Juniors
  • CHIKARA: Glenn Butler
    • Life After Nazmaldun: fallout among the heXed Men and the formation of The Furies
    • Heidi Lovelace & Kimberlee farewells
    • Resolution of the Campeonatos de Parejas
    • Best matches/secret season MVP

So, join the conversation but be sure to avoid the lariat on this edition of PTBN Clotheslines & Headlines!

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Mission: Indiepossible Live Watch Party: CMLL Reyes Del Aire 2017

May 9, 2017

The alarm bell rings. The groggy eyes of a young man struggle to open. It is his first day on the job. He quietly slips out of bed, kissing his wife on the forehead and stopping to look at his son, sleeping in the crib nearby.

Twenty minutes later, he is out the door, coffee in hand, tired, but ready for his new job.

"Get in. We have a long drive," says a gruff, older man.

"Where are we going?" the young man replies.

Silence.

Uncomfortable, nearly painful silence fills the air. It is thicker than the mixture of morning fog and dust that is kicked up as they travel down a long dirt path. For an hour, not a word is said.

Just as he drifts back off to sleep, the car lurches to a halt.

"We are here. Get out."

Looking off to the right, the young man sees his new work place, a large quarry, deeper than he ever imagined it to be. Cave entrances litter the mountainsides, with men shuffling in and out carrying wheelbarrows and containers. It is almost beautiful to watch.

After going through a quick instruction, he is assigned his spot in the field. He finds his way to the path and begins loading barrel after barrel onto a conveyor belt. For hours, the repetition continues. He begins to learn the ebb and flow of it all, and by the lunch whistle, he feels he knows it.

Sitting alone, he eats his lunch--a lone slice of bologna packed between two end pieces of bread. It was all that was left in the house. This job was a miracle.

A few workers sit at the table with him and make small talk. They are friendly and kind, until he asks....

"So what is it we are loading in all these barrels?"

Solemn faced, the youngest one responds, "Follow me."

They dart past security into the nearby factory. It is a man-made labyrinth of corridors and rooms. Finally, an opening.

"Look down there."

He peers over the edge to see a dimly lit room. It is empty save for a table, where a portly man is laying. His hands and wrists are restrained. He is wearing a bright silver mask.

Doors burst open and men walk in with the barrels, pouring them onto the tabled man. His shrieks pierce the silence. It is oil. Barrels and barrels of oil.

From the darkness, a doctor emerges. He checks the man from head to toe and declares, "Finally. He is oily enough."

SUPER OILY IS READY FOR BATTLE.

But are we prepared to watch?

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Place to Be Podcast Episode 448: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 2/17/86

May 8, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, love is in the air as Justin, Scott and Kelly Nelson bask in the Valentine's Day afterglow as they take a look back at the 2/17/86 Madison Square Garden house show!

The boys discuss Randy Savage's big IC Title win, a decent little Poffo/Goulet opener, another rough outing for King Tonga, a hot Killer Bees vs. Hart Foundation match, the rebuilding of King Kong Bundy, the positioning of Bobby Heenan as lead manager, another installment of Ricky Steamboat and Don Muraco's boiling feud, Rocky IV's position in the greatest soundtrack pantheon, the aimless Tony Atlas, the in ring devolution of Adrian Adonis, another dud of a Ted Arcidi match, the final match between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and more, including end of show awards!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin & Kelly as it’s time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

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