Place to Be Nation Holiday Weekend Update

Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend here in the states…and a great generic two day weekend everywhere else. Here are some written pieces and podcasts we thought you may enjoy!


If you enjoy wrestling podcasts and are not listening to Kris Zellner’s Exile to Badstreet show you are doing it all wrong…Kris has done shows on the Fall of UWF and JCP, the vibrant independent scene of the 2000s, the lives and careers of Dusty Rhodes and Buddy Landell and much, much more. His shows always include great panels, including Court Bauer, Wes Hatch. David Bixenspan and others. Absolute must listens! Exile on Badstreet


Our yearly tribute to Americana in wrestling history: A Tribute to America (As Told Through the World of Wrestling)

We reposted JT’s look at Brutus Beefcake’s parasailing injury, which occurred 25 years ago this July 4: Summer-Slammed: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and the Summer of 1990

Roger, Andrew & JT looked back at cable TV and MTV’s heyday in We Miss the 90s: Cable Television, Part One – The Early Days & MTV

Scott & JT revisited Royal Rumble 1995: Scott & JT’s Vintage Vault Refresh: Royal Rumble 1995

We have weekly recaps of Raw, Impact, ROH and Tough Enough!

The Kevin Kelly Show tackled the GWF & TNA partnership, WWE Network’s Japan show and was visited by Todd Sinclair: The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 38 – Todd Sinclair

Over the past two years, JT has recapped the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which will continue this weekend: JR’s Treasure Trove #5: 2014 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Place to be Nation Podcasts

The fine folks over at Place to be Nation have two podcasts that discuss the career of Dusty Rhodes

“Exile on Badstreet” discusses the life and times of Dusty Rhodes

http://placetobenation.com/exile-on-badstreet-8-stardust-memories-the-life-times-of-dusty-rhodes/

“History of Wrestling” podcast also remembers Dusty’s career

http://placetobenation.com/history-of-wrestling-podcast-episode-8-remembering-the-dream/

Give these two wonderful podcasts a listen by clicking on the links above.

Place to be Nation Celebrates Their 2nd Year Anniversary

Officially launching on June 1st, 2013, Place to be Nation has gave us over 3,400 podcasts and articles on topics such as sports, wrestling, comics, television, music, and movies. Over the next few weeks they will be highlighting “The Best of PTBN,” a collection of select pieces from each staff member that you can view by clicking on the link below.

http://placetobenation.com/category/the-best-of-ptbn/

Place to be Nation Presents: King of the Ring Special

The fine folks over at Place to be Nation have gone through every King of the Ring PPV as they re-booked and re-ranked all the brackets and overall shows. So, click on the link below and listen then post here on what you agree and disagree with.

http://placetobenation.com/brad-and-chads-king-of-the-ring-special-rankings-rebooking-and-more/

Place to be Nation Presents: Real World Champion (2008-2014)

The staff over at Place to be Nation have voted to determine which wrestler in North America earned the title of the “Real World Champion” for each given year. Wrestlers were determined by the following factors: workrate, drawing ability, influence, and general overall presentation. Don’t think of this as which actual champion was the best but rather which wrestler of a given year best represented a combination of all these factors, the factors in which you would look for in a champion. Click on the link below to read the article and comment here too to voice your opinion on the selections. 

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-real-world-champion-2008-2014/

Place to be Nation Presents: Real World Champion (2001-2007)

The staff over at Place to be Nation have voted to determine which wrestler in North America earned the title of the “Real World Champion” for each given year. Wrestlers were determined by the following factors: workrate, drawing ability, influence, and general overall presentation. Don’t think of this as which actual champion was the best but rather which wrestler of a given year best represented a combination of all these factors, the factors in which you would look for in a champion. Click on the link below to read the article and comment here too to voice your opinion on the selections. 

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-real-world-champion-2001-2007/

Place to be Nation Presents: Real World Champion 1995-2000

The staff over at Place to be Nation have voted to determine which wrestler in North America earned the title of the “Real World Champion” for each given year. Wrestlers were determined by the following factors: workrate, drawing ability, influence, and general overall presentation. Don’t think of this as which actual champion was the best but rather which wrestler of a given year best represented a combination of all these factors, the factors in which you would look for in a champion. Click on the link below to read the article and comment here too to voice your opinion on the selections.

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-real-world-champion-1995-2000/

Place to be Nation Presents: Real World Champion 1989-94

The staff over at Place to be Nation have voted to determine which wrestler in North America earned the title of the “Real World Champion” for each given year. Wrestlers were determined by the following factors: workrate, drawing ability, influence, and general overall presentation. Don’t think of this as which actual champion was the best but rather which wrestler of a given year best represented a combination of all these factors, the factors in which you would look for in a champion. Click on the link below to read the article and comment here too to voice your opinion on the selections.

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-real-world-champion-1989-1994/

Place to be Nation WrestleMania Week Update

It’s WrestleMania weekend and we have you covered with EVERYTHIIG Mania related. Here’s a taste of what you can find at placetobenation.com:

Dan’s WrestleMania XXXI Preview: 
The Definitive Ranking of the WrestleManias: 
The Five Count: Undertaker’s WrestleMania Opponents: 
The Great WrestleMania Re-Book series: 
Audio: PTBN Main Event – WrestleMania 30 Preview
Audio: Good Will Wrestling – WrestleMania vs. Starrcade
Audio: Good Will Wrestling: Bad Booking in WrestleMania
22-1 or 21-2?: The Future of WWE Collides with its Past at WrestleMania 31
The Ranking of Randy Savage’s WrestleMania Matches:
Audio: Wrestling Culture Podcast – The Complete WrestleMania Weekend Preview

Place to Be Nation – Royal Rumble Week

Good afternoon everyone…it’s Royal Rumble weekend and over at PTBN, we had some Rumble related content as well as some other pieces we feel you would enjoy, so check ’em out!

Aaron George reviewed and ranked all of the Royal Rumble matches: The Definitive Ranking of Royal Rumble Matches

Matt Davis delivers 101 Facts you may or may not have known about the Royal Rumble: 101 Facts You May Not Know About the Royal Rumble

Scott, Justin & Graham Cawthon looked back at Royal Rumble 2004: Place to Be Podcast Episode 358: Royal Rumble 2004

Our Royal Rumble rewind series checked out the 1991 and 1997 installments: Royal Rumble Rewind Series

Dan McGinn previews this Sunday’s event: 2015 Royal Rumble Preview

Also…

Charles Williams is back with his weekly This Week in 90s Wrestling column: This Week In 90’s Wrestling: January 18th – 24th

Round Three of the Greatest Song of the 90s Tournament wraps this weekend, so get in and catch up on voting if you haven’t yet: PTBN Greatest Song of the 90s Tournament

Graham Cawthon debuted his History of Wrestling podcast with a look at wrestling memories from the Meadowlands: History of Wrestling Podcast #1: Remembering the Meadowlands

Scott Keith joined the PTB Podcast for another trip through the mailbag: Place to Be Podcast Episode 359: Mailbag with Scott Keith #5

Place to Be Nation Friday Update

Welcome to the weekend! And thank you to everyone here that supports us as we found out last night that the Place to Be Nation podcast feed closed out 2014 in the Top 10 for Sports & Recreation podcasts on podbean. We were the only wrestling based feed that received that honor.

The PTBN Greatest Song of the 90s Tournament wrapped up Round One but polls remain open for a couple of more days, so get those final votes in: PTBN’s Greatest Song of the 90s Tournament

Kevin Kelly welcomed in the one and only Dennis Stamp for a lengthy chat: The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 24 – Dennis Stamp

Big time Hulkamaniac Glenn Butler reimagines a different career and life for Hulk Hogan: Hulk Hogan, As He Should Have Been

Lots of great comics pieces this week, including looks at Shazam, Thor and Avengers: PTBN Comics

The Seinfeld Rewatch has entered Season Four: PTBN Seinfeld Rewatch Series

The Main Event crew had an excellent discussion about CM Punk vs. WWE: PTBN’s Main Event – Episode #24, the Sequel: CM Punk vs. WWE

New episode of the NBA-Team looked at famous None & Doners that went Prep to Pros: PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast – The None and Doners

We also had Instant Reaction podcasts for TLC&S and NXT (R)Evolution: PTBN Reaction Podcasts

Place to Be Nation Friday Update

Welcome to weekend everyone. Enjoy this sample from the week that was at PTBN!

Cast your vote now! The first four pools of PTBN’s Greatest 90s Song Tournament are open for voting: PTBN’s Greatest Song of the 90s Tournament

Steve, Glenn and Kristle look at the complexities behind the growing intergender wrestling craze on the independent scene:  The High Spot: An Interlude on Intergender Wrestling

Brad, Justin & Ben ranked all 27 Survivor Series PPVs: Brad and Chad’s Survivor Series Rewind Special: Ranking the Survivor Series Shows

Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh series is through SummerSlam 1989: Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh: SummerSlam 1989

Brad Woodling examined the Survivor Series 2009 main event: 2 DXers, 1 Champ

Russell Sellers looked at both CW’s Flash and Dr. Strange this week: Sellers Points

PTBN’s Seinfeld Rewatch checks out classic episodes “The Boyfriend” and “The Fix-Up”: Seinfeld: The PTBN Series Rewatch

We also had a new Wrestling Culture Podcast on the WON HOF results, a Survivor Series Rewind Podcast that took us back to 1989 and a new Pro Wrestling Super Show looking at the Variations of the Four Horsemen

Place to Be Nation Friday Update

Welcome to weekend everyone. Enjoy this sample from the week that was at PTBN!

Cast your vote now! The first four pools of PTBN’s Greatest 90s Song Tournament are open for voting: PTBN’s Greatest Song of the 90s Tournament

Scott & Justin were joined by Scott Keith for a mailbag episode: Place to Be Podcast

Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh series is through WrestleMania V: Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh: WrestleMania V

Kyle Fitta examined the state of WWE as they near Survivor Series: Examining the WWE and the Road to Survivor Series

Russell Sellers looked at both Justice League and Captain America this week: Sellers Points

PTBN’s Seinfeld Rewatch checks out classic episodes “The Subway” and “The Pez Dispenser”: Seinfeld: The PTBN Series Rewatch

Kevin Kelly chatted with RD Evans & Bobby Cruise:  The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 22 – Featuring Bobby Cruise & RD Evans

Andrew Riche talked with hoops authors Jeff Pearlman and Jack McCallum about their respective new books: PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Jeff Pearlman & Jack McCallum

The Wrestling Culture crew talked John Cena: Wrestling Culture Podcast #60: John Cena


Place to Be Nation Friday Update

Welcome to weekend everyone. Enjoy this sample of holiday and other pieces from the week that was at PTBN!

Cast your vote now! The first four pools of PTBN’s Greatest 90s Song Tournament are open for voting: PTBN’s Greatest Song of the 90s Tournament

Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh series is through Royal Rumble 1989: Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh: Royal Rumble 1989

The PTBN Staff counted down their favorite Hell in a Cell matches: The Five Count: Hell in a Cell Matches

Roger Morrissette checked out Saturday Night’s Main Event 10/31/85 & Halloween Havoc 1991: The Cowboy Goes to Class

Movies of the P2B Generation is through 2006: Movies of the P2B Generation

Russell Sellers looked at Wonder Woman as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week: Sellers Points

PTBN’s Seinfeld Rewatch checks out classic episodes “The Red Dot” and “The Suicide”: Seinfeld: The PTBN Series Rewatch

Scott & Justin chatted Summerslam 2003 and rewatched some April 1993 Raws: Place to Be Podcast

The NBA-Team discussed who the Next 15 could be on top of the NBA 50: PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: The Next 15

Kyle Fitta discussed the return of the Patriot Way: The Patriot Way

Place to Be Nation Friday Update

Welcome to Halloween weekend everyone. Enjoy this sample of holiday and other pieces from the week that was at PTBN!

Justin entered his Treasure Trove to break down the iconic Ghostbusters music video: JR’s Treasure Trove #3 – Ghostbusters: The Music Video (1984)

It’s Halloween! Here are playlists of great wrestling Halloween moments as well as a Halloween music playlist for you!


Kevin Kelly was joined by Gangrel for his Halloween Episode: The Kevin Kelly Show Episode 21 – Featuring Gangrel

Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh series is through Survivor Series 1988: Scott & Justin’s Vintage Vault Refresh: Survivor Series 1988

Matt D breaks down Halloween Havoc 1991: Where the Big Boys Play: The Column Beyond – The Great(???) Match Robbery of 1991

The NBA-Team had a couple of podcasts this week, including an interview with Charley Rosen: NBA-Team Podcast

PTBN’s Seinfeld Rewatch checks out classic episodes “The Tape” and “The Nose Job”: Seinfeld: The PTBN Series Rewatch