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

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

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

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

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

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.

Place to Be Podcast Episode 502: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 10/24/88

Place to Be Podcast Episode 502: WWF House Show - Madison Square Garden 10/24/88

October 22, 2018

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and John D'Amato are picking apples, drinking cider, eating pumpkin pie and digging into the 10/24/88 Madison Square Garden house show!

The crew discuss Roman Reigns' shocking news, the bloated Heenan Family, Paul Roma back to working singles, Big Boss Man on the doorstep of a huge push, a hot Tag Team Title match, the controversial Hercules/DiBiase feud, the MSG arrival of Blue Blazer, another great Andre the Giant showing, Frenchy Martin being useless, the continuation of the fun Hart Foundation/Rougeaus feud, an interesting stipulation and more, including end of show awards!

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

From the Vault: Where the Big Boys Play #4 and #5 - Starrcade 84

From the Vault: Where the Big Boys Play #4 and #5 - Starrcade 84

October 20, 2018

Chad and Parv take a look at Starrcade ’84. Highlights include: Kamala’s wife and his payoffs, some thoughts on World Class, the definition of “catch-as-catch-can”, what the hell were the Zambuie Express meant to be? Dusty Rhodes looking the biggest he has EVER looked drapped in a tracksuit jacket, more complaints about the quality of finishes on these early NWA shows, some appreciation of JJ Dillon as a manager, Chad reveals his undying love for “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, and Parv wonders why heels are always intelligent schemers and why faces are always happy-go-lucky “not too bright” types, Parv speculates over when Minnesota Flair became “Slick Ric”, discussion over the psychology of heel-in-peril sections in tag matches, Ricky Steamboat’s reputation and where it comes from, Chad judges the judges for the mainevent, Dusty’s atheltic background, and our picks for MVP, match of the night and least valuable player.

PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #112: Impact Wrestling, Then & Now

PTBN’s Main Event - Episode #112: Impact Wrestling, Then & Now

October 19, 2018

On the newest Main Event, Scott & Nate discuss the WWE/Saudi Arabia situation, then a quick recap/analysis of Impact's Bound for Glory show. Steve Wille joins the guys for the next TNA Classic PPV Recap from August 2002. So sit back and enjoy the newest episode of the Main Event!

Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars #14 - 11/13/95

Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars #14 - 11/13/95

October 15, 2018

In this episode of Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars, JT Rozzero & Chad Campbell dive into the 11/13/95 Monday Night Raw and Monday Nitro. They catch up on their personal lives for a few minutes and then talk about a rare taped Nitro, Dark Hogan's dungeons, whether or not Meng is overrated, Eddie Guerrero's place in history, Johnny B. Badd being underrated, a sloppy opener to Raw, Ahmed Johnson's in ring debut, a big face-to-face Bret Hart/Diesel segment, the legendary Roy Raymond, 1-2-3 Kid finally turning heel 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!

From the Vault: Where the Big Boys Play #3: The Final Conflict

From the Vault: Where the Big Boys Play #3: The Final Conflict

October 13, 2018

Place to Be Nation Wrestling is digging into the vault and reposting the full archive of the legendary Where the Big Boys Play Podcast! If you haven't heard it before, check it out and if you listened in the past, it's a good time to revisit the greatness!

Before moving on to Starrcade ’84, Chad and Parv rewind back to March 1983 for this big show at Greensboro Coliseum — a good example of what a supercard in the pre-PPV era might have looked like and featuring a main event that has been mythologized by smart fans for years. Topics include: assessing Dr Tom Miller as a ring announcer, the concept of face managers including Arnold Skaaland in WWF, the plight of ageing 60s and 70s wrestlers in the 80s, Chad wonders why Gary Hart was known as “Playboy”?, the pod pays homage to the energy of David Crockett, and an unusually in-depth review of the legendary Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood cage match for the NWA world tag titles.