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Place to Be Podcast Episode 496: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 6/25/88

Place to Be Podcast Episode 496: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 6/25/88

July 30, 2018

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Stacey O'Loughlin are sweating through the city heat with a look at the 6/25/88 Madison Square Garden house show!

The crew discuss a tough day in wrestling over the weekend, the MSG debut of Big Boss Man, the continued evolution of the Rougeau Brothers, poor Greg Valentine, another attack on Billy Graham, a bomb throwing hoss war, the end of the road for Bam Bam Bigelow, the infamous weasel suit match, a feisty Bad News Brown/Jim Neidhart brawl, a searing hot cage match and more, including end of show awards!

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

PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #106: WWE Women’s PPV, Slammiversary and Vader in Japan

PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #106: WWE Women’s PPV, Slammiversary and Vader in Japan

July 25, 2018

In this newest episode of the Main Event, Scott & Nate chat about WWE's announcement of a women's only PPV, they recap Slammiversary and some other notes. Then in the newest installment of the New Japan Classic Match Pick series, they look back at two matches featuring the late, great Vader. So sit back and enjoy the newest episode of the Main Event!

 

No Holds Barred: The Podcast #4

No Holds Barred: The Podcast #4

July 24, 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 dive into the following topics:

Pre-Match Promo: The No Holds Barred Moments of the Day~!

Fall One (Wresting): GWWE Tag Teams - Headbangers, #DIY, MegaManiacs

Fall Two (Wrestling): Timeline Deep Dive: 1997, Part One

Fall Three (Pop Culture): Greatest Song of the 80s Tournament

Sudden Death (Top Five): Favorite Hats

Post-Match Celebration: Celebrating a Recent Moment of Joy

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

Survey Says #16

Survey Says #16

July 21, 2018
We're swapping our metal detectors for surveying implements with a WCW summertime tradition that promises to be a BLAST! At long last, Andy and Tim proudly welcome "Miss nWo" Jennifer Smith as our special guest, for a fond look back at Beach Blast 1993. Enjoy Jenny's recent, yet enviable wrestling origin story and the surprising role that WCW played in that experience. Then we dive into a treacherous sea, where the the following wonders await:
 
* A time bomb-toting miniature shark-man 
* WWE Network easter eggs?!? 
* The infamy of WCW's mini movies 
* Sting and Davey Boy Smith's apparent audition for Baywatch Nights 
* A svelte, sexy, and spry Tony Schiavone 
* Paul Orndorff's Good Friend, The Equalizer, who's ready to get evil on a lot of people 
* Cutting-edge, theme-setting 1993 production values 
* A salute to "Too Cold" Scorpio 
* Lord Steven Regal vs. a left-out-in-the-sun-too-long Mike Rotundo? 
* Arn Anderson, Daddiest of Dads, putting his "brown fat" theory to the test 
* Crowd control, Hollywood Blonds style 
* Jenny's son's favorite wrestling match (or: how to lose fans and alienate people, 25 years later) 
* Controversy Creates Confusion in the Ric Flair/Barry Windham finish 
* Most Extra Professional Wrestler: Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair 

* Davey Boy Smith: 2010 Ass-Off Tournament Oversight 

Become your own multicolored anatomical hot take and join us at the cabana for a Mai Tai or seven! In addition to her guest spots for Place To Be Nation Wrestling, Jennifer Smith is the co-host of Geek & Sassy and Talk'n Pop for Place To Be Nation POP! Follow Jenny on Twitter @JennyCruz2814 as she takes wrestling fandom by storm (thirsty hoes, however, should slide on past her DMs).
 
Next time: a dedicated episode for a "wild" show that always seems to fall into our orbit. The Summer of Survey Says continues, and at a nonspecific accelerated rate!  
Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars #9 - In Your House #4

Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars #9 - In Your House #4

July 18, 2018

In this episode of Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars, JT Rozzero & Chad Campbell dive into WWF In Your House #4. They catch up on their personal lives for a few minutes and then talk about a weird crowd in Winnipeg, a PPV win for Hunter Hearst-Helmsley, more issues for Razor Ramon and 1-2-3 Kid, bad 1995 haircuts, a shaky debut for Goldust, an awful battle of the bulge, a sad night for Shawn Michaels, Dean Douglas done dirty, the beginning of the end of Diesel 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!

Place to Be Podcast Episode 495: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 5/27/88

Place to Be Podcast Episode 495: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 5/27/88

July 16, 2018

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Jennifer Smith are prepping for a hot summer in the city with a look at the 5/27/88 Madison Square Garden house show!

The crew discuss some interesting commentary about the arrival of Billy Graham in the announce booth, poor Greg Valentine, the early stages of the Rougeau Brothers heel turn, a fun power war between Brutus Beefcake and One Man Gang, the sad departure of Tama, a big win for Bobby Heenan, the kickoff of the brand new PTBN Tournament, a rocking Savage/DiBiase rematch, a feisty showing for Ken Patera, a mess of a final match and more, including end of show awards!

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

PTBN Reaction Show: WWE Extreme Rules 2018

PTBN Reaction Show: WWE Extreme Rules 2018

July 16, 2018

Kris and Devon break down all the action from WWE’s Extreme Rules 2018!

No Holds Barred: The Podcast #3

No Holds Barred: The Podcast #3

July 14, 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 dive into the following topics:

Pre-Match Promo: The No Holds Barred Moments of the Day~!

Fall One (Wresting): GWWE Tag Teams - Money, Inc.; Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle; New Age Outlaws

Fall Two (Wrestling): Quick Hit Recap - ECW Hardcore TV 3/29/94

Fall Three (Pop Culture): Guilty Pleasure Movies

Sudden Death (Top Five): Favorite Comic Book Characters

Post-Match Celebration: Celebrating a Recent Moment of Joy

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

PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #105: Wrestling’s Mid Year Report & TNA PPV Rewind

PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #105: Wrestling’s Mid Year Report & TNA PPV Rewind

July 13, 2018

On the newest episode of the Main Event Scott & Nate sit with Money Man Brandon Howard to talk about the first six months of the year in wrestling. They talk WWE (and XFL) and more! Then Steve Wille pops in to go back in time for the newest edition of the TNA PPV Rewind. So sit back and enjoy the newest episode of the Main Event!

Survey Says Episode 15

Survey Says Episode 15

July 12, 2018
Andy and Tim continue their "show within a show" with the second round of Who Booked Them Better! We survey the careers of another 20 (or so) wrestlers who appeared in WCW and the WWF, pitting the promotions head to head in a battle for brand supremacy -- with the all-important cutoff of March 26, 2001 in order to ensure that both companies get a fair shake. Unfortunately, we begin these proceedings on a down note, with the news of Survey Says favorite Leon "Big Van Vader" White's untimely death breaking just hours before this recording. Listen as we pay tribute to THE MAN and appropriately recount his North American highlights. Also up for evaluation, in no particular order:
 
- Lex Luger
- The Nasty Boys
- Terrence Chainsaw Charles Funk

- The Environment's very own Barry Windham

- The British Bulldog 
- Dusty "Choc'lat Brown" Rhodes
- Mick Foley

- The Steiner Brothers

- SyxX-Pac
- Ahmed Johnson, until stealing Booker's T
- Lord Steven William Regal, Man's Man (with his GYRLLFRIEND, Trish Status!)
- Big Bubba Boss Man
- Brutus The Barber Bruti Butcher Bootyman, second member of the One Warrior Nation
 
 
To name a few! PLUS: a new Fan of the Month, shout-outs to our Midwest contingent, Water Polo, Jeremiah Johnson, and a dedication to our friend, Jenny Smith, who thankfully is very much alive. The Summer of Survey Says rolls on, and we'll be back for more topical (or tropical?) festivities soon. Sooner than usual, in fact!