History of Wrestling Podcast #2: Outrage and the Royal Rumble

January 30, 2015

Why didn’t fans revolt when Hulk Hogan was ousted in 1989?

Why did they revolt when Daniel Bryan was in 2015?

And how has the Royal Rumble concept evolved since its debut nearly 30 years ago?

In the latest episode of The History of Wrestling podcast, Graham Cawthon, Brad Stutts, and Dan McGinn take a look at the 2015 Royal Rumble match and share their experiences both watching it on TV and being in attendance. They also compare the match to previous incarnations, breakdown the storytelling, discuss what worked and what didn’t as well as the backlash that followed.

Topics include: Bryan’s early elimination, Roman Reigns winning, Kane and Big Show as monsters in 2015, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Fandango’s pants, Antonio Cesaro, and more.

Follow them on Twitter at @thehistoryofwwe, @stuttsy, and @DMacP2B and use the hashtag #HoWPodcast if you wish to send them questions.

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PTBN Sports Lounge 25: Super Bowl XLIX Preview

January 29, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of the Sports Lounge!  In a special Super Bowl Preview, your host the Cowboy is joined by former Syracuse great and NFL wide receiver Rob Carpenter and the always unbiased Cowboy Sr. Rob, Cowboy, and Senior gives their opinions on how the game will play out. Specifically they break down both the Patriots' and Seahawks' run games and red zone defenses. The conversation then moves on to the meaning of this game for Tom Brady's and Russell Wilson's legacies. As is customary in the Sports Lounge, everyone gives their predictions for the final score and MVP. For the last portion of the show, Rob and Cowboy break down the potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing match. As always, grab a drink and light your cigar because there is plenty of room on the sofa in the Sports Lounge! 

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PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #26: Royal Rumble Recap…Eventually

January 29, 2015

In the newest episode of the Main Event, Scott is joined by the Core Four to discuss the Royal Rumble results, but not before covering some other topics, like ROH, Cheesesteaks and movies. So site back and enjoy the talk about Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and the Road to WrestleMania on this newest edition of the Main Event!

 

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The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 27 - Mark Briscoe

January 28, 2015

On Episode 27 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin welcomes in Ring of Honor's Mark Briscoe. Kevin and Mark talk about working on a chicken farm, surviving a serious injury he suffered in the ring, a tough experience with a catheter, his experience taking an IQ test and results in school, the hardest his father ever hit him, how today's roster shapes up against past eras, how his faith helped him battle through a serious knee injury and more!

Kevin & JR then discuss the fallout from the Royal Rumble, WWE Network, ROH's strong Philadelphia showing and more before diving into this week's trending topics. They then dive into the rumored WrestleMania XXXI card before making their Super Bowl predictions.

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

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PTBN’s Extra Point - Episode #32: Super Bowl Preview, College Hoops, Ernie Banks & More!

January 28, 2015

The newest episode of the XP has Scott, joined by his brother Chris in for the Doctor, talking Super Bowl 49, the halfway point of the college basketball season, the late Ernie Banks and much more! So sit back and enjoy the newest episode of the Extra Point!

Send your questions and comments to extrapoint@placetobenation.com, and follow us on Twitter @P2BExtraPoint!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Now That’s What I Call 90s

January 26, 2015

On this retro edition of the podcast, Riche's better half of the NBA-Team, Adam Murray, is on vacation, but Marvel.com's one-two punch of Ben Morse and Black Garris stop by to fill in and talk about 1990's NBA basketball. Topics include what made the Charlotte Hornets so much cooler than they should have been, how different the early 90's was from the late 90's, favorite players and rivalries, Inside Stuff, and how the Dream Team and the Avengers have a lot in common. So suit up and take it out with this fill-in edition of PTBN's NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Now That’s What I Call 90s

January 26, 2015

On this retro edition of the podcast, Riche's better half of the NBA-Team, Adam Murray, is on vacation, but Marvel.com's one-two punch of Ben Morse and Black Garris stop by to fill in and talk about 1990's NBA basketball. Topics include what made the Charlotte Hornets so much cooler than they should have been, how different the early 90's was from the late 90's, favorite players and rivalries, Inside Stuff, and how the Dream Team and the Avengers have a lot in common. So suit up and take it out with this fill-in edition of PTBN's NBA-Team!

Royal Rumble 2015 Reaction Show

January 26, 2015

Will is joined by Dylan and Dave from the Wrestling Culture podcast, Johnny & Pete from Titans of Wrestling, and Kris Zellner to walkthrough the 2015 Royal Rumble. They discuss the four tag matches that opened the show and ponder if Cena/Lesnar/Rollins was a match of the year candidate. They also ask, was this the worst booked Rumble in history? Is this a show that looked good on paper but just failed in execution. All this and MUCH more!

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PTBN Rumble Rewind: Royal Rumble 97 Live Watch

January 23, 2015

On this edition of PTBN's Rumble Rewind, Place to Be Nation's Managing Editor Brad Woodling is joined by Jordan Duncan, Justin Rozzero, the Cowboy Roger Morrissette and a special guest: PTBN's own Cowgirl Katie to live watch the Royal Rumble and WWE Title matches from 1997's Royal Rumble.

Highlights besides great commentary on both matches include:

- Brief bios for the four lucha wrestlers in the match courtesy of Chad Campbell

- Tracking Wade Boggs potentially in the crowd

- Katie giving commentary on male physiques and how Bart Gunn won her favor

- A detailed career breakdown for Pete Lothario

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PTBN Sports Lounge 24: DeflateGate!!!!

January 23, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the Sports Lounge! On this week's episode, your host with the most, Cowboy, is joined by the combustible Keith Schmidt, the venerable Cowboy Senior, and noted Patriot hater Justin Rozzero.  The crew dives right into a lively discussion around DeflateGate that is not to be missed. Can Justin hold his own against noted Patriot fanatics Keith and Senior? Tune in to find out! Also, Cowboy, Keith, and Senior discuss the NFC Title Game and revisit Patriots vs. Ravens.  As always, grab a drink and light your cigar because there is plenty of room on the sofa in the Sports Lounge!

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