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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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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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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Place to Be Podcast Episode 447: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 1/27/86

May 1, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Kelly Nelson bundle up and brave the bitter cold as they take a look back at the 1/27/86 Madison Square Garden house show!

The boys discuss Danny Spivey working his way up the ladder, the variance in Jesse Ventura's commentary, George Wells' provocative jersey, Master P, a terrible debut for Ted Arcidi, a red hot Paul Orndorff vs. Big John Studd match, an under the radar Terry Funk/Scott McGhee match, an all time classic between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, the WWF's loaded roster, Rod Stewart, another bland Pedro Morales outing, a disastrous debut for Sivi Afi, the full transformation of Adrian Adonis, a useless George Steele match, a big Tag Team Title bout 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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Mission Indiepossible: Live Watch Party - DDT Apartment Wrestling

April 26, 2017

It is a hot, dark night. The wind blows but does nothing to cool the people of Chongqing. For on this night, despair looms. Their village overtaken, their people shaken, hope seems lost. Humanity at it's ugliest is on display. A young man scurries across the road undetected, clutching a small bag. The monsters who have invaded this once peaceful land are still searching, but have yet to find it. In the shadows, the bag is passed to another boy, this one even younger, though his eyes show that he has lived to see much in his young life. He darts into an empty building. Gunshots fill the sound of the night! A woman shrieks! Dogs howl. Troops rush into the building! As the dust settles, they emerge slowly, appearing to have been unsuccessful in their hunt. On the roof, the young boy looks down by the moonlight, holding the bag close to his side. He whispers into the sky, "IBUSHI....." and transforms into a bottle nosed dolphin. The bag falls, it's contents breaking as they hit the ground. Inside the bag was the only known audio recording of the PTBN Mission: Indiepossible Live Watch of DDT Apartment Wrestling known in history. Until now. Do with this what you will, good listener. Do not let it fall into the wrong hands....

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Place to Be Podcast Episode 446: Saturday Night’s Main Event IV - 1/4/86

April 24, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott are kicking off a brand new year inside the Vault with a look at the Saturday Night's Main Event from 1/4/86!

The boys discuss fun in the sun, a surprisingly kind of good match with the Hillbilly Contingency, a tremendously fun Hulk Hogan vs. Terry Funk WWF Title tilt, the beginning of a never ending feud, a big week in movie releases, the big Peace Match, the continuation of Ricky Steamboat's feud with Mr. Fuji & Magnificent Muraco 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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Place to Be Podcast Episode 445: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 12/30/85

April 18, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Kelly Nelson are bidding farewell to 1985 by checking out the 12/30/85 Madison Square Garden house show!

The boys discuss a robust night of attendance across two cities, a chinlock filled opener, Lou Albano picks up another client, the improvement of Jim Neidhart, the sadness of Jose Luis Rivera, the evolution of Adorable Adrian Adonis, a red hot WWF Title match, the week in pop culture, a plodding power match between John Studd and Tony Atlas, some midget action, Jim Brunzell's beard, a title match for the Hillbilly Contingency, 1985's top match and much 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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PTB Classic: PTBN Summit - Spring of 2001

April 13, 2017

As part of a new retrospective look at the best episodes of The Place to Be Podcast, this week on PTB Classic we revisit our PTBN Summit examining the spring of 2001 in the world of wrestling!

Scott and Justin welcome in Scott Keith, Matt Peddycord and Will H to talk about the Spring of 2001 in the world of pro wrestling. The boys chat about the death of WCW and ECW, WrestleMania X-7, Paul Heyman replacing Jerry Lawler, the greatest PPV trilogies of all time, Vince McMahon's business decisions plus much, much more.

This originally aired as Place to Be Podcast #269.

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Place to Be Podcast Episode 444: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 11/25/85

April 10, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Pete Schirmacher are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving by checking out the 11/25/85 Madison Square Garden house show!

The boys discuss Pete & JT's WrestleMania 33 trip, the debut of Dan Spivey, another go around for King Tonga, a rare Jesse Ventura face match, a brutal first MSG match for Hercules, the shocking Spider Screwjob, an interesting Tag Team Title match, an interesting holiday week in pop culture, another hot Steamboat/Muraco feud, a rare MSG appearance for Mr. Wrestling II, another jostle and much 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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Place to Be Podcast Episode 443: The Wrestling Classic

March 26, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott are gearing for some hot tournament action as they dive in to and break down The Wrestling Classic!

The boys discuss Lord Al's infatuation with Susan Waitkis, Adrian Adonis's continued success, Randy Savage's association with Jesse Ventura, a disappointing Ricky Steamboat vs. Davey Boy Smith match, the treatment of the heels in the tournament, Moondog Spot's big night, the continual confusing match finishes, other options for this show, a fun Paul Orndorff vs. Bob Orton bout, a strong push for Dynamite Kid, a brutally absurd finish between Junkyard Dog and Moondog Spot, the week in pop culture and sports, a big time WWF Title rematch, a hot debate over whether Roddy Piper should have won the WWF Title, a card full of dream matches, Randy Savage's huge night 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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