The Kevin Kelly Show: Tribute to Dennis Stamp

March 17, 2017

This special re-post is dedicated to Dennis Stamp. Rest in peace.

In an interview with Kevin Kelly, Dennis discusses his involvement with Beyond the Mat, his relationship with Terry Funk, working in the territories, memories of Andre the Giant and Bret Hart, getting fired in various promotions, his Mount Rushmore of Wrestling, his battle with cancer and much, much more. Dennis also shares some of his wrestling poetry, including his poem entitled “I’m Not Booked!”

The Dennis Stamp interview was originally from episode 24 of The Kevin Kelly Show.

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 56 - The End

August 5, 2016

On Episode 56 of The Kevin Kelly Show, we share with you an interview that Kevin recently did on PTBN's Clotheslines & Headlines. During the interview, Kevin announces the end of his podcast, talks about his new duties with Ring of Honor and also shares his thoughts on Jay Lethal's title reign, the future of ROH and more!

Thank you all for your patronage and feedback during the full run of The Kevin Kelly Show! Our full archives will remain up on Place to be Nation, iTunes and podbean!

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 55 - Chris Charlton

April 4, 2016

On Episode 54 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin is joined by the cohost of Japanese Audio Wrestling and the author of Lion's Pride, Chris Charlton. Kevin and Chris discuss the unexpected success if his book, how he ended up living in Japan, falling in love with Japanese wrestling, details about the book and the turbulent existence of New Japan, the differences between the NJPW and WWE creative models, wrestling in a battle royal with Finn Balor and Finn's approach to the business, the mindset of foreign wrestlers in Japan, Nakamura's transition to WWE, his thoughts on Naito's star potential, the differences in American vs. Japanese commentary and how it affects NJPW shows, the struggles of New Japan World and much more!

So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show!

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 54 - WrestleMania 32 Weekend Preview

March 21, 2016

On Episode 54 of The Kevin Kelly Show, we have WrestleMania fever and for our big preview show, Kevin, JT & Dan discuss their anticipation for all of the festivities and preview Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor.

They are then joined by Scott Criscuolo & Marvel.com's Ben Morse to talk about the rest of the weekend, including NXT Takeover, the Hall of Fame ceremony, WrestleMania 32 and Raw! They also give their picks for the big card at AT&T Stadium.

So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show!

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 53 - Pete Gas & Cheeseburger

March 7, 2016

On Episode 53 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin and JT discuss the news of the day, including Hulk Hogan's lawsuit, Kevin's recent trip to Denver, possibilities for WrestleMania and the WWE World Heavyweight Title, Roman Reigns' push issues, and Ring of Honor's big show this weekend.

Kevin is then joined by the one and only Pete Gas! The former Mean Street Posse member discusses what he has been up to since his WWE days, the craziness of his life since Shane McMahon showed up on Raw, Mean Street Posse nostalgia, issues in the locker room when they broke into the company and how they survived the early months, becoming close with Test and others, the mysterious "Willie Green" as well as forgotten Posse members "Billy P." and "Chris S.", how Joey Abs came to join the group and which major ECW star was originally supposed to fill the role, his reaction to being asked to wrestle, his upcoming autobiography, the potential for an appearance at WrestleMania and his thoughts on whether Shane can deliver in Dallas, training alongside Daniel Bryan and Brian Kendrick, getting in trouble during his time in Memphis, growing up as a friend of the McMahon family and more!

After that, Kevin brings in Ring of Honor favorite Cheeseburger for a chat. They talk about how Burger found his way into the business after being a fan growing up, how he got his name, his random unique looks that he breaks out time to time, not updating his mother on his career, a shoulder injury that nearly derailed his career, his official "shoot weight"; his love of Skittles, his time and success in Japan, becoming a New Japan fan and tape trading, his all time favorite New Japan angles, the upcoming ROH tryout camp, his favorite wrestler of all time, the popularity of his shirt and more!

So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show and tweet us using #ROHNation

You can find the complete archive of Kevin Kelly at Place to Be Nation here.

The Kevin Kelly Show has its own iTunes feed which you can subscribe to here. The show is also available on Stitcher Radio.

Be sure to follow The Kevin Kelly Show on Facebook.

If you enjoyed the music on this episode, be sure to check out the full catalog of our house band The Brother Kite!

Email the show at kevinkellyshow@placetobenation.com and send questions to Kevin (@realkevinkelly) on Twitter using the hashtag #AsKKevin.

Don't forget to follow Place to Be Nation on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 52 - NFL Insider Jason La Canfora

February 22, 2016

On Episode 52 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin and JT discuss the news of the day, including Honor Rising, the fallout from WWE Fastlane, the issues with Roman Reigns and comparisons to Rocky Maivia, the direction for WrestleMania, the big surprise on tonight's Raw and more!

Kevin then brings CBS Sports' NFL Insider Jason La Canfora for a chat (and a NJPW primer). Jason discusses growing up a wrestling fan in Baltimore, discovering ECW, the long gap in his fandom, how he discovered New Japan and rekindled his love of wrestling with his kids, the NFL becoming a year round sport, his memories of the Baltimore Colts leaving and Len Bias passing away, leaving fandom behind when you become a journalist, his NJPW favorites and more. Jason also fields questions from Kevin & JT about the NFL, including discussing Cam Newton, what will change within the league the most in 2016, looking back at the Giants' Super Bowl wins,  breaking down the Jets' offseason and more.

They then close with thoughts on Shane McMahon and potential future guests.

So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show and tweet us using #ROHNation

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 51 - Daniel Bryan Retires & The News of the Day

February 8, 2016

On Episode 51 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin and JT discuss Daniel Bryan's retirement and future and what this symbolizes, the WWE's direction towards FastLane, thoughts on WrestleMania, ROH's 14th Anniversary Show and more.

Kevin & JT then dig deep into the topic of Daniel Bryan's retirement, WWE's motives and concussion protocol, Bryan's in ring style and comparisons to past stars, what this means for the future and where Bryan heads next. 

After that they run through some trending topics, including a look at an interesting traffic stop, a poorly planned bomb explosion, escaped zoo animals, Super Bowl commercials and more. The boys then wrap things up with a game of Toss Up, hitting on sports, wrestling and politics!

So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show!

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 50 - John Walters (RJ Brewer)

January 25, 2016

On Episode 50 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin and JT discuss the fallout from the 2016 Royal Rumble, the future of Roman Reigns, the Road to WrestleMania, Kevin's trip to Japan for Wrestle Kingdom, the stars jumping from NJPW to WWE, JT's experience at the DDP Yoga seminar and much more.

Kevin then brings in longtime friend of PTBN John Walters (RJ Brewer) for a chat. John discusses what he is up to now that he is done wrestling, his acumen with investing and finances, a funny anecdote of he and JT performing a wrestling skit in a college theater class, would he go to WWE if Vince McMahon came calling, why he decided to retire, his final matches, his experience as RJ Brewer and how it ties into the 2016 Presidential Race, his strong anti-PED beliefs, his upcoming workout and personal training project and much more.

The boys then talk about NFL Championship Weekend and discuss the Super Bowl before wrapping up.

So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show!

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 49 – 2015 Year in Review

December 28, 2015
On Episode 49 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin and JT rundown the year of 2015 in the world of North American wrestling discussing their favorite matches, moments, shows and much, much more. They also cast a whole bunch of predictions for the wrestling world in 2016, including WrestleMania legends, breakout stars and the future of TNA among them.

We then revisit Kevin’s great chat with Dan Spivey from September. Dan discusses meeting his wife in the WWE in 1995, his battle with and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, his experiences with WWE’s sponsored rehab program, his final days as Waylon Mercy and how the run ended, how he has paid his recovery forward, Roddy Piper’s passing, his trek through Florida, WWF & Japan, his regrets about not spending more time as Waylon Mercy and more!

KK & JT then bring back an old Kevin Kelly Show favorite before quickly talking about what is to come in 2016 and wrapping up!
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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 48 - Territory Talk with Dr. Tom & Christmas Cheer!

December 14, 2015

On Episode 48 of The Kevin Kelly Show, it is our Christmas Episode and Kevin and JT are discussing last night's WWE TLC, previewing ROH's Final Battle, and looking at Roman Reigns' future, potential Royal Rumble winners, Mauro Ranallo's Smackdown gig and more.

Kevin also gives an update on the health of AJ Styles and reveals which past ROH star will be in the house at the PPV.

Kevin then brings in our good friend Dr. Tom Prichard for a quick visit to chat about WWE Network's dump of classic footage. Tom talks about some a classic angle from Alabama in 1988, edgy angles of the territory days to those of today, the look of old school wrestlers, his travails from Alabama to Smokey Mountain, a potential chance for him to have been part of the Midnight Express, what it's like wrestling the Rock 'n' Roll Express, starting a territory from the ground up, invading WCW Saturday Night with Jim Cornette, his thoughts on the Young Bucks and much, much more!

The boys then wrap up with a game of Naughty and Nice to look at 2015's best and worst!

So please join us for another great episode of the Kevin Kelly Show!

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