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#1 Ricky Jackson

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

This is a great new pod, now on PTBN http://placetobenati...rldwide-6-6-98/. Each episode looks at a different 1 hr TV show from the 80s and 90s. So far, solo host Peter (and he does an amazing job solo, which believe me isn't easy to pull off) has looked at Superstars, Championship Wrestling, Challenge, Maple Leaf, Action Zone, Shotgun Saturday Night, as well as NWA Power Hour and Mid South from 1984. Episode 14 on the episode of Championship Wrestling where Larry turned on Bruno is so goddamn good, one of the best pods I've heard in a while. Latest ep is on a WCW Worldwide from 1998. Fans of old school wrestling please check out this show, it's awesome. He has his own feed to listen to previous episodes, just search for Greetings From Allentown on iTunes or whatever podcatcher app you use. Eventually, all shows will be available on the PWO feed.

 

Check this out now!



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:12 PM

Cheers, I'll give this a go.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 02:50 PM

Saw the new one pop up in the ITunes feed so I went back and listened to the first 2 eps. This is sooooo good. I wouldn't have thought a solo podcast could be this riveting, but Peter obviously knows his stuff (or at least does the necessary research to prepare each week).

 

Love the variety and the randomness. I've been watching the episodes covered on YouTube before listening to each podcast and I can't wait to keep making my way through the archive.



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 10:24 PM

Gave Larry/Bruno a shot and now I definitely will listen to more



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:02 AM

Just listened to the Sep '89 NWA Power Hour episode.

 

Yeah, interesting podcast. Looking forward to more.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:06 AM

Latest ep on a November 85 Championship Wrestling show is hilarious

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

I am enjoying this, for sure.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:22 AM

Pete does a great job on this, listened to the latest episode. Two thumbs up! 



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:59 PM

I've been steadily listening too all of these. Episode 9, in particular, had me laughing out loud. This podcast is tremendous. Anyone who can make fun of Angelo Mosca is a good listen.



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:49 AM

In this special episode of Greetings From Allentown, the first 1987 WWF appearances by Ted DiBiase are examined on the 30th anniversary of the first Million Dollar Man vignettes. Included:

– A brief history of DiBiase and his career across various territories from the mid-70s up to his return to the WWF in May 1987
– The impact of Houston Wrestling and Paul Boesch spurning the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions in favor of working with the WWF and a big reason why that was done
– A look at the Houston-only storyline that turned babyface Ted DiBiase into a heel literally on the eve of the first Million Dollar Man vignettes and why the WWF would feel they needed to do it
– My personal favorite Million Dollar Man vignette and Ted’s crossover to super-villainy

 

http://placetobenati...al-ted-dibiase/



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:55 AM

Is this a deliberate attempt to lure me out of retirement?

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:32 AM

Peter did ask us if it could possibly work Parv.



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:58 PM

DiBiase ep was great. Parv would love it

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:51 AM

Thanks for the feedback on the show! The newest episode is on JCP: NWA Worldwide September 24, 1988. I became especially annoyed with Dusty Rhodes in prepping for the show.

 

https://soundcloud.c...wide-09-24-1988

 

My five favorite things from this episode:

- Chris Champion as "Karate Kid" allowing me to talk about the 1984 movie for a bit since it's one of my all time favorites. Unfortunately, I apparently called him "Chris Kanyon" once and somehow missed it in the editing process. Oh well.

 

- Ron Simmons as the "Just Say No" guy. I didn't remember this at all, must not have lasted long.

 

- Watching Jim Cornette do babyface promos on all the TVs. He's like one of those "pest" players in hockey, you hate him but are glad when he's on your side.

 

- Finding out that John Ayers and Terry Funk were best friends; can't believe I didn't know that so I should just get Funk's book.

 

- JCP giving Dr. Death a microphone and letting him talk for 2 1/2 minutes, albeit under the watchful eye of Jim Ross. And then the Doc losing his train of thought and getting distracted by JR.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:50 AM

Thanks for the feedback on the show! The newest episode is on JCP: NWA Worldwide September 24, 1988. I became especially annoyed with Dusty Rhodes in prepping for the show.
 
https://soundcloud.c...wide-09-24-1988
 
My five favorite things from this episode:
- Chris Champion as "Karate Kid" allowing me to talk about the 1984 movie for a bit since it's one of my all time favorites. Unfortunately, I apparently called him "Chris Kanyon" once and somehow missed it in the editing process. Oh well.
 
- Ron Simmons as the "Just Say No" guy. I didn't remember this at all, must not have lasted long.
 
- Watching Jim Cornette do babyface promos on all the TVs. He's like one of those "pest" players in hockey, you hate him but are glad when he's on your side.
 
- Finding out that John Ayers and Terry Funk were best friends; can't believe I didn't know that so I should just get Funk's book.
 
- JCP giving Dr. Death a microphone and letting him talk for 2 1/2 minutes, albeit under the watchful eye of Jim Ross. And then the Doc losing his train of thought and getting distracted by JR.

my favorite new podcast. You do a helluva job by yourself talking old school wrestling. And in my opinion. A feud between the SMW racist New Jack of 1994 vs the racist Dr D of 1985 would be great promos by both men and bloody matches galore

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:25 AM

I ended up watching the whole NWA show before listening.   I'm really torn on Dusty's promo.  His line about kicking the butts of the neighbor kids parents cracked me up. but there was also some things not to love, as stated on the podcast. 

 

Moving on to the older Superstars ep now....



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:55 PM

I was pretty hard on Dusty because I had seen so much of the TV in a short time and he just got on my nerves. Really a excuse to try out the "blow up" sound effect.

Released this one yesterday on The Main Event II with all the bloopers. The biggest shock from my research: just how badly NBC got beat in the ratings that night by ABC and the TGIF lineup.

https://soundcloud.c...t-ii-02-03-1989

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:53 AM

Just listened to the JCP episode from 88. I enjoyed it so I'll go back and listen to the rest. I like how the podcast is short but never boring or excessive. Very entertaining mix of clips and analysis of the episode.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:04 AM

For a premise you'd think would be easy to dismiss as a must-listen, Peter has proven the exact opposite. I've enjoyed every single show I've listened to (still have a couple to go through) but the effort put in is obvious without ever feeling too laborious. I'd think almost anybody who hasn't listened and reads these forums would appreciate it, and there's a wealth of info for people unfamiliar with certain periods or shows, especially for the WWF or WWWF.



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:35 PM

Some inside baseball on this episode: If it comes off as a bit weird, part of that is because I recorded the intro part last which I haven't ever done. So apologies if I made the same joke in the intro then in the show rundown.

 

http://www.soundclou...show-03-09-1996

 

Basically I chose this one because I bought Sunny's book via Kindle after a few beers one night. And the free sample was much better than the rest of the book, as it went into her SMW stuff. The book has a LOT of problems, and not just how depressing it gets for the final quarter or so. Her Montreal screwjob conspiracy theory is so easily disproven by anyone with a long term memory or access to TV/Internet.

 

They took WWF Mania and made it the Sunny Show for a week and this is what we got:

 

- A fair-minded look at the career of Tammy Lynn Sytch and her key role in launching the WWF’s online presence

- Shawn Michaels’ run to WrestleMania 12, his connection with Sunny, and the peculiar thing Sunny and Shawn would do back then

- An appreciation of old commercials for bizarre merchandise, and how "limited edition" is something when it is hideous and they made 3,000?

- Ranking the Bret Hart WWF World title reigns from worst to best, excluding the 24 hour one

- Breaking down the Billionaire Ted skits piece by piece, with things that were funny, things that were slanderous, and things that backfired completely

- Taking several minutes to slam JBL as a wrestler, character, broadcaster, and human being in general

- The definition of “diminishing returns”: The Ultimate Warrior’s 1996 run

- Goldust toeing the line of homophobia in Piper’s Pit

- My struggle to find a theme song this week (since no one posts the "WWF Mania Theme") leads to a strangely produced number at the top of the show






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