No Holds Barred: The Podcast #9

November 13, 2018

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 temproarily take the show in a new direction as it is all about the PTBN GWWE: Tag Team project! The boys have decided to submit a joint list and will be spending their time together fleshing that out. Here, they finish bucketing all of the nominated teams and then start to build their list from the top down!

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


Mission Indiepossible: Live Watch - AWA Team Challenge Series Pilot

November 10, 2018

Date: Unknown. What we do know is that it is the future. Humanity has suffered. Wars raged, blood spilled, hope lost. Still, we rebuild. There is a speck of promise. A faint memory of what once was. Verne.....his dog....a simpler time. TOMMY JAMMER. THE MOON. THE COMPLETELY UNEXPLAINED ABSENCE OF JAKE THE MILKMAN MILLIMAN. So many mullets you can choke on them. This is the AWA. This is our future. This is poorly edited. This... is the Live Watch.


Place to Be Podcast Episode 504: Saturday Night’s Main Event XVII - 10/29/88

November 5, 2018

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Peter Winson are inside the Vintage Vault, with costumes on and candy in hand as they take a look at the 10/29/88 Saturday Night's Main Event!

The boys discuss the Hercules/DiBiase angle, the final beats of the Roberts/Rude feud, a wild Andre the Giant segment, Jimmy Hart continuing to torture the Hart Foundation, a tidy victory by Hulk Hogan, Ken Patera's terrible hair, Big Boss Man's fast rise up the ladder and much more, including end of show awards!

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


Where the Big Boys Play #8 and #9 - Starrcade 85

November 3, 2018

Brian, Chad and Parv unite for the first three-man edition of Where the Big Boys Play to take on Starrcade 85. In this episode: Chad recounts the memories of his father- and brother-in-law of being at The Omni half of Starrcade 85 and talks about the importance of the Omni to the Atlanta area in general, the gradual transition from Charlotte to Atlanta of JCP / WCW, Sam Houston: stupidest babyface we’ve seen so far?, Brian explains how baldness can make you — or at least Barry Darsow — look bigger, Parv can’t substantiate the rumour that the ring announcer at The Omni is former AWA play-by-play man Rodger Kent, Manny Fernandez’s wild delusions of grandeur, Parv rants about Paul Jones’s lack of managerial acumen, and the missed opportunities of Buddy Landel’s career, more talk of Baby Doll’s importance to Tully’s phenomenal 1985, David Crockett shouting “SHE LIKES IT” as Magnum TA steals a kiss, discussion of where the Magnum TA vs. Tully Blanchard “I Quit” match will rank in the eventual DVDR 80s project JCP set, Chad’s manlove for the Boogie Woogie man escalates even further, Brian is taken out by the raging Pittsburgh thunder storm, analysis of Flair and Dusty’s chemistry (or lack of it) and end of show awards.


PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #113: WWE 3rd Quarter, and No Limit…(not Soldiers)

November 2, 2018

On the newest episode of the Main Event, Scott & Nate chat with PTBN's finance guru Brandon Howard to talk WWE Third Quarter (including some show happening overseas...). Then Steve Wille pops in for the newest installment of the New Japan Classic Match pick. So sit back and enjoy the newest episode of the Main Event!


Place to Be Podcast Episode 503: Eighth Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

October 31, 2018

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott deliver the PTBP’s eighth annual Halloween Spooktacular! The boys are joined by the hosts of Talk'n Pop, Jennifer Smith & Tim Capel to live watch the cult classic Ready to Rumble!

The crew break down the cast and crew, Eric Bischoff's poor timing, beautiful Lusk, WY, the bizarre gimmick of Jimmy King, crabs, Martin Landau slumming it, King of Queens, lots of shit jokes, Sid's facials, triple cage matches and more!

So fire up this action-packed episode, grab a pumpkin full of candy, put on your costume and join Scott, Justin, Jenny & Tim because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!


Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars #15 - Survivor Series 1995

October 29, 2018

In this episode of Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars, JT Rozzero & Chad Campbell dive into Survivor Series 1995. They catch up on their personal lives for a few minutes and then talk WWE in Washington DC, a big showcase for 1-2-3 Kid, Ted DiBiase running on fumes, Rad Radford, looking into the AJPW women brought in for the show, the lost push for Aja Kong, Bam Bam Bigelow's last stand, scuffling Goldust, Undertaker's return, the fading of Mabel, a strong showing for Ahmed Johnson, the sad demise of Dean Douglas, a legendary main event 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!


PTBN Reaction Show: Evolution 2018

October 29, 2018

Kris and Devon are back to break down WWE's Evolution!


Survey Says #19: Halloween Havoc 1995

October 28, 2018
It's hard to believe we're two years deep and have yet to survey one of WCW's most celebrated events: Halloween Havoc! If you've been clamoring for the mid-fall classic, well... be careful what you wish for? We decided to tackle a show less celebrated than it is infamous. So infamous indeed that we needed a little help from our friends. For the first time ever, Survey Says welcomes TWO guests, and both are returning champions. Jennifer "Miss nWo" Smith (fresh off episode 16) and Steve "Wildcat" Wille (back from episode 4) join Andy and Tim atop Cobo Hall as we steer into the skid known as Halloween Havoc 1995! THRILL TO the following:
-The maximum number of times any four people can watch Halloween Havoc 1995
-Candy corn costumes
-A brief history of Ed Leslie, again
-The meaty thighs of Kurosawa
-The best fireball spot you'll never see
-King Curtis: kid from Wife Swap or busted-ass Thanos?
-Making the case for the Dungeon of Doom as the next WWE Hall of Fame group induction lol
-Dissenting views on Lex Luger vs. Meng
-High drama in Sting and Flair vs. "Daddy" Arn and Brian Pillman
-Strong sumo psychology in the MACHINE VS. MACHINE monster truck challenge
-Exposing our complete ignorance and cultural elitism in speculations about the monster truck circuit
-Hulk Hogan, Murderer
-Bobby Heenan, show MVP and voice of reason
-THE YETTAYYY COMETH! At least until the Super Giant Niiiieeenja.
They said we couldn't. They said we shouldn't. But we did it, Survey Says style. Tune in and treat yo'self to our bag of tricks while your ice dildo is thawing.
Steve Wille can be heard twice monthly on PTBN Main Event, and when the spirit moves him on the Mission: IndiePossible podcast.
Jennifer Smith can be heard on approximately all Place to Be Nation POP podcasts in the month of October.
NEXT MONTH: We head back to New York?? But not in the way you might suspect!

From the Vault: Where the Big Boys Play #6 and #7 - Great American Bash 85

October 27, 2018

As Chad is out traveling with work, Parv is joined by Brian (aka Smack2k) to talk about the Great American Bash ’85. Show highlights include: Brian’s background as a wrestling fan, the transition from 84 to 85, Parv wonders why Buddy Landel stuck with the “Nature Boy Jr” gimmick for so long, Brian waxes lyrical about his love for The Barbarian, and speculation over how Baby Doll and Sam Houston’s relationship worked, differences between perceptions of the cold war in the 80s in the UK and the US, more talk of the transition from “the Starrcade 83 Flair” to Slick Ric and the weirdness about him being heel vs. Magnum TA around this time but face vs. Nikita Koloff, speculation about Dusty’s secret (legit) dark desires for Baby Doll, the relative position of the US and TV Titles in 1985, and end of show awards.