In this month’s edition we weigh Big Van Vader’s GWCW ballot. We first talk about Leon White the man and how made his way into wrestling, then move on to his career taking off in Japan and his brutal matches with Stan Hansen and just how an eye can fall out in a wrestling match. Then the golden era, his first match with Sting and then the greatness that is The White Castle of Fear and the Beach Blast mini-movies. We talk about Cheatum’s short WCW career and how Vader packed much more sensibly than Sid Vicious. From there we look at Vader’s feud with the man known as Ray Traylor, the Boss, We conclude with Vader’s face turn and what could have been. 

Matches Include:

  • VAN VADER VS Z-MAN (GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1990)
  • VADER VS STAN HANSEN (WRESTLEWAR 1991) 
  • VADER VS STING (02/15/92 POWER HOUR; 8:01)
  • VADER VS RICKY STEAMBOAT (10/16/93 WCWSN; HUMAN CAGE; 24:06)
  • VADER VS THE BOSS (SPRING STAMPEDE 1994)
  • VADER VS STING VS GUARDIAN ANGEL (FALL BRAWL 1994, TRIANGLE ELIMINATION MATCH)
  • RIC FLAIR & ARN ANDERSON VS VADER (CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS XXXI)

Nate Milton & The Chain Gang are back to discuss SummerSlam 2021 emanating from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada! “The Professor” Kris Ealy (The Nubian Wrestling Advocates), Brent Chittenden (“True North Nerds”), & TJ McAloon join Nate to discuss a variety of topics including: The Match Of The Night, the controversial booking of Bianca BelAir’s title defense, the length of the show, the return of Brock Lesnar, and of course…CM Punk’s historic AEW debut! All that, plus Marvel Cinematic Universe talk on a giant-sized episode of “The Hippest Trip In Pro-Wrestling Podcasts”, The Chain Reaction!

NWA's Weekend at the Chase is behind us, and we've got the reactions. Scott & Dr. G (NWA Saturday Special) recap the two nights of PPV's, including double duty for Kamille & Chelsea Green, a disappointing #1 Contender to the National Title, new Tag Team Champions and the brass ring finally grabbed by Trevor Murdoch. So sit back and enjoy the recap and memories of St. Louis!

Check out our Place to Be Nation Twitch Feed commentaries for both shows!

NWA Empowerrr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EZ_L8v0Mzg

NWA 73: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myul5q-Ta2c

 

My bad for missing last week’s release of Pro Wrestling Love, real life, CM Punk Mania and my buddy’s wedding was a perfect confluence of me having a brainfart and forgetting to upload the show. This episode is well worth the wait. As Kelly Nelson, a True Titan of Wrestling and Marty Sleeze team up ONE MORE TIME to breakdown their Top 5 BEST WWF MATCHES OF 1978-1987! Who takes #1 is always a selling point? Where will Marty & Kelly agree? Where will they disagree? In a curveball, Marty discloses the Worst Match he has ever seen and the funny commentary that happened during it. There is also a tribute to Paul Orndorff leads the show. All this and much, much more! What did we have too high? Too Low? Whats your 1, 2, 3? What did we snooze on completely? Let us know and keep spreading the Pro Wrestling Love!

On episode 21 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougal, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they return from an enforced summer break to talk for a couple of hours with some occasional wrestling chat thrown in.

After catching up on our personal lives as well as some sporting highlights of the summer, the boys reminisce about some of the wrestling snows they were 'lucky' enough to have attended.  They then talk all about the weekend that just took place including the return of CM Punk (spoiler: even Rory liked it), an all-too-long-and-save-a-couple of-returns-fairly-forgettable Summerslam and WALTER v Dragunov from Takeover.

In the 2nd part of the show the Interview Review returns and we get to talk all about everyone's favourite wine raconteur Kevin Nash and his recent appearance on the Smoking Skull Sessions.  We then live watch a match that may be the most important wrestling match in the last 25 years.

All this and so much more (including plenty of C-Bombs early on!) with The Special Relations!

Welcome to the Gateway to the West! On this week's episode of the SS, Scott & The Doctor preview the NWA's double PPV weekend, first with NWA Empowerrr and then NWA 73. They also get into their continued squabble about promotion partnerships. So sit back and get ready for an all-NWA weekend with this episode of the Saturday Special!

Twitter: @scottcpodfather, @DrGPTB, @PTBNWrestling

 

On the newest Main Event, Scott Criscuolo, Nate Milton & Steve Wille discuss Summerslam including Scott's live thought from Las Vegas. They then discuss CM Punk's debut in AEW and what the future holds, and then Nate & Steve discuss their thoughts on the NWA's big weekend in St. Louis. So sit back and enjoy this newest episode of the Main Event!

Twitter: @PTBNWrestling

On episode 23 of NWA Crock 'n' Roll the boys are once again joined by Scott Shiflett for part 3 of the 4-part “Unwatched” series of matches they missed from April-November 85. Topics include 3 Road Warriors matches with varying opinions, including a shocking result against a team most did not understand, Portland bringing the goods again, while Puerto Rico does not, Shawns anger at Japan match bias, a fantastic TA/Flair match, weird “We are the World” ring entrance, a bloody Abdullah/Colon match with strong...ear work (???) and more!

Place To Be Nation... Welcome back and join us once again on the Highway to the Impact Zone. Join host Logan Crosland and his student Jake Williams, as they are joined by TNA experts Ben Locke and Lewis Maynard. In this episode they take a look at the March 18th and 25 episodes of Impact. They discuss topics such as: X Divisions Jobbers Bring the Goods, Former Triple X Partners Going At It, Dustin and AMW Squashing Fools, Monty’s Awful Reasoning For Turning Heel, McDonald’s Legend Shocker’s Debut, Nash Demanding A Six Man Cage Match, Another Trash Trytan Match, Dream Team of Shocker and Hardy, Dusty Granting the 6 Man Cage Match, Awful Siaki-Apolo Pairing, Very Offensive Kid Kash Promo, and much much more!

Listen and join us on this wild ride through Total Nonstop Action.

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott and Peter Winson are headed back to the Fox Network and diving into the 11/14/92 Saturday Night's Main Event!

The boys discuss the Herb Kunze Tidbits of the Week~!, Ultimate Warrior's last stand, a big night for Shawn Michaels, the odd booking of the tag team division, Bret Hart: World Champion, a big announcement about Survivor Series and much more, including end of show awards!

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

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