PTBN’s WrestleMania List-a-Mania – Day Twenty-Two: Best WrestleMania Intercontinental Title Matches

In honor of WrestleMania 33, members of the PTBN Staff has gathered to create a series of 33 lists, all dedicated to the rich history of WWE’s grandest spectacle. Each contributor assigned a ranking of 1-10 and votes were tallied accordingly. We will be releasing one list per day, with the final list to be posted on April 1, 2017, the day prior to WrestleMania 33! Be sure to share your feedback with us on social media! You can view the complete series here!

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-wrestlemania-list-a-mania-day-twenty-one-best-wrestlemania-intercontinental-title-matches/

BoD Daily Update: March 21st, 2017

WWE.com Article on How Brock Lesnar Was Signed to the Company

http://www.wwe.com/article/how-did-wwe-sign-brock-lesnar

 

NJPW Stars Unable to Attend RoH Supercard of Honor

Both Jushin Liger and YOSHI-HASHI are off of the show due to delays in their U.S. Visa Processing

http://pwinsider.com/article/108492/new-japan-stars-off-roh-supercard-oh-honor-updated-lineup.html?p=1

 

Highspots Releases An Officer and a Gentleman with Dalton Castle

Macho Angles


Hey Scott,

Reading you Observer reviews and some of the PtbN lists got me curious. Does anyone have a better resume than Savage when it comes to good angles – captivating, believable (ish), and well executed? Crushing Steamboat’s throat, the Mega Powers explode, retirement/reunion at WM7, out of retirement against Roberts, I had her first with Flair. I honestly don’t remember the angle with DDP but I do remember the feud being hot. And knowing Savage’s intensity and dedication to his character, is it safe to say he was the architect of most of these?

​I’d say for sure he had a ton of input. The whole DDP feud was Savage wanting to put him over, for example. The man understood his own character like no one else possibly could, which is why he was so effective even in WCW, where no one understood anyone’s character, and why he was so ineffective in 99 when he completely changed who he was supposed to be. ​

Cornette and the Midnights in WWF


Scott,

Sticking with Cornette/Midnight questions as they have a special place in my heart.

I recall a rumor from an early observer recap that the midnights might have jumped to WWF in the 80s.

How close were they to signing with Vince, and why didn’t it happen?

In addition, if they had jumped, then what do you think their role would have been? Something similar to the Brain Busters when they worked for Vince?
Maybe some fun matches with the Hart Foundation?

​Cornette told the story in his book and many other times, but basically the Condrey/Eaton version of the Express explored the possibility in 86, but never came close to any kind of serious negotiations. I just can’t see them being a good fit anyway at that point. ​

Vince mending fences

Hi Scott,

With Jim Cornette coming to the Hall of Fame, it got me thinking. What’s the biggest ‘fence’ that Vince has ever mended / biggest signing you thought you’d never see for WWE?

My thinking would be Bischoff coming over to Raw after all of the trash talking in the Monday Night Wars…

Bruno. Never thought it would happen while Vince or Bruno were both still alive. Also, reading the 92 Observers, I’m shocked Billy Graham didn’t end up blackballed for life.

Cornette and WWE

So if Jim cornette is willing to do business with WWE and induct the rock n rolls, then that HAS to mean we get the midnights in the HOF next year right?

I certainly hope so! Bobby Eaton might not have much longer so they might as well get him in while they can.

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers!

Now that we’ve had our fun with Southpaw Regional Wrestling, etc, etc. it’s time to go back to the regular stuff that we hate and sludge through these final two RAW episodes on the Road to Wrestlemania.

In terms of other sports there’s the women’s NCAA tournament and Warriors-Thunder on at 8 p.m. EDT.

New episodes of The Voice and Bates Motel and stuff like that as well.

KEEP IT CLEAN!

NWA World Championship Wrestling, June 28, 1986

It is the eve of the Great American Bash and we’ve got a brand new, hilarious co-host for the show: Jim Cornette. A spotlight on the best of his wisecracks throughout the recap, along with a fun tag match with Cornette’s team, and more on this week’s show…

Read more…

PTBN’s WrestleMania List-a-Mania – Day Twenty-One: Best WrestleMania Surprises

In honor of WrestleMania 33, members of the PTBN Staff has gathered to create a series of 33 lists, all dedicated to the rich history of WWE’s grandest spectacle. Each contributor assigned a ranking of 1-10 and votes were tallied accordingly. We will be releasing one list per day, with the final list to be posted on April 1, 2017, the day prior to WrestleMania 33! Be sure to share your feedback with us on social media! You can view the complete series here!

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-wrestlemania-list-a-mania-day-twenty-two-best-wrestlemania-surprises/

WWE’s “No Compete” Clause


I’ve often wondered how WWE’s "no compete" clause is legal? I mean a talent’s contract is not renewed and they are no longer be paid by the WWE, yet can’t seek employment with a rival company for a certain amount of time right after. Doesn’t "right to work" issues come into play here? Thanks.


Brock Lesnar successful sued them under "right to work" laws, but your description of the clause isn’t how it works anyway. The no-compete clause only comes into effect if the contract is terminated before it’s finished, like if the wrestler quits and receives a release, or is fired by the company and released. And if they’re under a no-compete, then the company absolutely does pay them for the 90 days stipulated by the contract. However, if a contract expires or isn’t renewed, the talent is free to go wherever they want immediately after the contract is over. Christian ended up in TNA days after his contract ended, for exampie, and Ryback could have worked wherever he wanted when his contract was done earlier this year. It’s actually handled very fairly for the most part.


BoD Daily Update: March 20th, 2017

WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2017-03-20

 

Adam Cole Update

Cole, who was supposed to wrestle Sami Callihan at this past Saturday’s PWG show, was at the building but did not wrestle as he had a cyst removed from his head and cannot wrestle for ten days.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Radio

 

Between the Sheets #87 March 15-21 in 1997

http://placetobenation.com/between-the-sheets-87-march-15-21-1997/

 

Preview of PWG’s Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock n’ Roll)