From the Vault: Where the Big Boys Play #16 - Crockett Cup 87: Part 2

January 21, 2019

Chad and Parv complete their review of the Crockett Cup 1987. In this show: thoughts on there being 24 teams in the Crockett Cup, general opinions of Lex Luger, appreciation of Jim Cornette's antics during the Midnight Express's matches during this tournament, has anyone ever taken a piledriver on the floor apart from Ted DiBiase in 1983 and Kurt Angle in 2001?, general surprise at seeing the attitude era / Flair-in-Legacy-era low blow in 1987, debate over whether Flair vs. Windham is really a ***** match, and Chad and Parv's picks for the end of show awards.


PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #118: New Year, New Promotion, same WWE problems?

January 18, 2019

On the first Main Event of 2019, Scott & Nate fly solo this week to discuss the birth of All Elite Wrestling and what the next few months will bring, including who will leave other promotions to join them. Then they discuss what was right (and wrong) with WWE in 2018 and what they can do to fix things in 2019. So sit back and enjoy the newest episode of the Main Event.

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Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars #17 - WCW World War 3 1995

January 16, 2019

In this episode of Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars, JT Rozzero & Chad Campbell dive into WCW World War 3 1995. They catch up on their personal lives for a few minutes and then discuss the legacy of the show, the end of Dark Hogan and his attack on the Observer, the early days of the internet wrestling community, Kimberly finally escaping DDP, Big Bubba's place on the roster, a great women's tag match, another disappointing Savage/Luger match, Stings revenge, the first ever three ring battle royal and much more.

So sit back, settle in and join JT and Chad as they work their way through the one and only Monday Night Wrestling War era!


No Holds Barred: The Podcast #13 - Born to Be Wild Edition

January 12, 2019

First they were making the cut. Then they made the cut! And now... Aaron and JT are covering the gamut of wrestling, pop culture and beyond because... it is time to get NO HOLDS BARRED!

In this episode, the boys celebrate Aaron's birthday with a live watch of The Jesse Ventura Story! Along the way they also go off onto tangents, including such topics as Nitro in 1984, the response to Ventura winning the governor's office, the American political party system, "The Itch List", why NBC bothered with this, if Ventura could have been President, Saved By the Bell, conspiracy theories, wrestling with the facts, The Office vs. Parks & Recreation and so much more.

Come for the concept and the absurdity, stay for the Property Brothers. JT! Aaron! NO HOLDS BARRED!


From the Vault: Where the Big Boys Play #15 - Crockett Cup 87: Part 1

January 11, 2019

In this show, after an almost two-month absence, Where the Big Boys Play returns for the Crockett Cup 1987! Before that, however, Parv goes through his notes for Supertowns on the Superstation from February 87, which ends up taking the first 20-minutes of the show. Highlights include: explanation of two-month absence, talk of Hollywood, Florida (including Hulk Hogan’s boat and house, and Ted DiBiase’s ‘seasonal residence’), more actual rock ‘n’ roll from everyone’s favourite band, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, more bashing of Paul Jones, how bad editing can really affect the flow and psychology of a match, Hector Guerrero as Laser Tron!, Chad talks about his love for Randy ‘Don’t call me Pee Wee’ Anderson, and about Bob Armstrong in Smokey Mountain, and Parv draws from Meltzer’s original Wrestling Observer Newsletters from early 1987 to fill in what we didn’t see on the tape and on some of the important backstage and onscreen stuff that was happening at this time such as the enduring mystery of Dennis Condrey leaving the NWA, how Mulkeymania was running wild, and JCP’s purchases of the Florida and Mid-South territories from Mike Graham and Bill Watts respectively.


PTBN Podblast Special: NXT 2018 - A Child’s Retrospective

January 10, 2019

The NXT generation of Place to be Nation podcasters starts…NOW.


Steve Wille is joined by a very special co-host for this podblast, his seven-year old son! Listen to his picks for best and worst NXT performers of 2018, plus some of his favorite matches and moments of the year. Most importantly, learn who does a better worm than Otis Dozovic!


If you’re looking for alternative viewpoints on wrestling, or want to relive the innocence of watching sports entertainment as a child, this is the year-end special for you!


***This segment was originally produced for the Main Event podcast, hence the confusing outro***


Place to Be Podcast Episode 509: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 12/30/88

January 8, 2019

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Ryan Everett are closing out the year of 1988 with a dive into the 12/30/88 Madison Square Garden house show!

The crew discuss the passing and legacy of Gene Okerlund, an unusually fun opener, a fun aggressive battle between Mr. Perfect and Koko B. Ware, the arrival of the Bushwhackers, a plodding Duggan/Bravo match, the MSG debut of Tim Horner, a hot Tag Team Title brawl, an awesome hidden gem war between Ron Garvin and Greg Valentine, Bad News Brown's big WWF Title match and more, including end of show awards!

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


Survey Says Episode 20- New York Knockout

January 6, 2019
It's another first, as WCW's quarterly(ish) classic free-TV supercard known as Clash of the Champions enters the Survey Says rotation! Will a skeptical Tim be won over to the event's charms now that Andy has successfully worn down his defenses? Given our extensive coverage of the promotion's impressive 1989 outings - and gushing praise for the Flair/Funk feud in particular - what better place to find out than the ninth installment, New York Knockout! Join us for a survey to include the following:
* Personal recollections and impressions of Clash as a series
* Kurosawa vs. Hawk as a workrate measuring stick
* Exiling The Freebirds to The Phantom Zone
* Anatomical Hot Takes starring: 1989 Bill Apter
* The origin of the Frankensteiner (no, really)
* Stan Lane as an under-the-radar missed opportunity?
* Four men with the same mullet
* The many lives of Jack Victory at Clash of the Champions
* Norman the Lunatic's celebrity lookalike
* Funk doing the best in-ring emoting
Bright lights. Big city. Leg breaks. Hot takes. Survey Says... even outside of Crockett Country, 1989 NWA delivers the goods.

You Don’t Know Billy Jack #1: Sangre Chicana vs MS-1 (EMLL 09/23/83)

January 4, 2019
It's the debut episode of a new podcast series, You Don't Know Billy Jack!  Taking inspiration from Jeff Learns Wrestling, Drew is joined by his longtime friend and proud non-wrestling fan Jordan as they live watch some of the greatest wrestling matches of all time in search of a universal connection in pro wrestling storytelling.
Drew throws Jordan into the deep end as they watch the bloody lucha classic Sangre Chicana vs MS-1! The boys open the episode with an explanation of the show, followed by some brief small talk and a birthday gift exchange! Hear Jordan's live reactions to the match, followed by some interesting post-match discussion about Jordan's overall thoughts and feelings on what we watched. It's a very fun and interesting listen, check it out!

Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars #16 - 11/20/95

January 2, 2019

In this episode of Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars, JT Rozzero & Chad Campbell dive into the week of wrestling from 11/20/95. They catch up on their personal lives for a few minutes and then pay tribute to the late Gene Okerlund before talking Survivor Series fallout, the continuation of 1-2-3 Kid's heel turn, the final vestiges of the Corporation, an iconic Diesel promo, a legendary Shawn Michaels angle, more of the never-ending Shark/Norton feud, hungover Ric Flair, the beauty of heel Brian Pillman, a huge Nitro main event, World War 3 hype and much more.

So sit back, settle in and join JT and Chad as they work their way through the one and only Monday Night Wrestling War era!