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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION... A Podcast series discussing the nominations for the GWWE project


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#1 goodhelmet

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:45 PM

Here are the links to all episodes...

 

 

For Your Consideration #1: The Cena Era? Ruthless Aggression? The Wellness Era?
 

http://placetobenati...e-wellness-era/

 

 

 

For Your Consideration #2: The Warrior Era? New Generation?

 

http://placetobenati...new-generation/

 

 

 

For Your Consideration #3: Rock ‘n’ Wrestling

 

http://placetobenati...ck-n-wrestling/

 

 

 

For Your Consideration #4: Attitude!

 

http://placetobenati...ion-4-attitude/

 

 

 

For Your Consideration #5: Women of Wrestling
 


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:46 PM

http://placetobenati...e-wellness-era/

 

 

For Your Consideration #1: The Cena Era? Ruthless Aggression? The Wellness Era?

This is a new podcast series exploring the WWE careers of wrestlers nominated for the Greatest WWE Wrestler Ever poll. Will from Texas is joined by Glenn Butler (Wednesday Walk Around the Web) and Steve Williams (PTB Trivia contest runner-up). Today’s episode discusses the careers of the following:
 
Mickie James
MVP
Ryback
Umaga
Jamie Noble
John Bradshaw Layfield
Evan Bourne
Cody Rhodes
Wade Barrett
Batista
Bobby Lashley
CM Punk


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:47 PM

http://placetobenati...new-generation/

 

 

For Your Consideration #2: The Warrior Era? New Generation?

 

Will from Texas and Steve Williams are joined by Kris Zellner (Exile on Badstreet & Between the Sheets) to discuss wrestlers from the early 1990s for the GWWE project:
 
Hakushi
Ahmed Johnson
Earthquake
Sean Waltman
Jerry Lawler
Goldust
Vader
Jeff Jarrett
Yokozuna
Owen Hart
Kevin Nash
Ultimate Warrior


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

This is an awesome podcast. The New Generation era is my favorite era in history so it was great to hear about it. I could take all footage from 93-97 and watch on repeat.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

I hear one that many here will find very interesting is being recorded tomorrow morning...

#6 goodhelmet

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:45 PM

You mean 2 weeks from tomorrow ;)



#7 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:53 PM

Will's kayfabe stinks. I stumbled over it tonight.
Teaser: A lot of the following episodes have Will and I having delightful and measured discussions.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

http://placetobenati...ck-n-wrestling/

 

 

For Your Consideration #3: Rock ‘n’ Wrestling

Will from Texas & his buddy, Jeff from Texas, are joined by Johnny Sorrow (Space City, Titans of Wrestling, Brainbuster) to discuss the 1980s for the GWWE project! The three of us all lived through this exciting era in wrestling. We give our thoughts on the wrestlers when we were kids and what we think of them now.The following wrestlers are discussed…

 
Brutus Beefcake
Junkyard Dog
Adrian Adonis
Honky Tonk Man
King Kong Bundy
Bob Orton
Greg Valentine
Paul Orndorff
Tito Santana
Ricky Steamboat
Jake Roberts
Randy Savage
 


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:30 PM

That's a good group!  I feel like I'll be the high vote on Tito.  8 of these are a lock for my list, so I'm looking forward to checking this out this afternoon.



#10 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:58 PM

I apologize for the background noise. The Skype mute button doesn't mute the mic from picking up everything. I think I've f8gured out how to fix it for shows from now on.

#11 BigBadMick

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:23 AM

So, this Jeff from Texas. Bit of a tit, huh?



#12 Bigelow34

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:20 AM

So, this Jeff from Texas. Bit of a tit, huh?

 

 Heh.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

So, this Jeff from Texas. Bit of a tit, huh?

 

Different Jeff from Jeff Learns Wrestling also (fwiw). Just wanted to clarify so there isn't confusion with our normal group of folks/shows.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:32 AM

Correct Brad, that Jeff is Jeff from Rhode Island. He is not a tit.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:35 AM

Correct Brad, that Jeff is Jeff from Rhode Island. He is not a tit.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:14 PM

Well, I might end up the high vote on everyone from this past show ha. I can't wait to hear some top 20 talk down the line and see if it influences my list. But, full disclosure, prior to this show I had ranked to #28, and here is what I have:
1. Randy Savage
16. Greg Valentine
17. Jake Roberts
18. Tito Santana
22. Ricky Steamboat

#17 goodhelmet

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

I have Valentine at 9, Tito 11, Steamboat 12 

 

My Savage is at 2



#18 JKWebb

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:37 PM

Awesome! I am still debating higher on a few of those myself...

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

For Your Consideration #4: Attitude!
 
Will, Steve and Johnny Sorrow examine some of the most memorable stars of the Attitude era for the GWWE project. We look at some of the most unforgettable guys in wrestling and others we wish we could forget. The following wrestlers were discussed on the show:
 
Bob Holly
Crash Holly
Charles Wright
Ken Shamrock
Faarooq
Val Venis
Christian
Marc Mero
Rikishi
Kurt Angle
Mick Foley
The Rock
 

 

http://placetobenati...ion-4-attitude/



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:27 PM

I'm loving these shows. Great to hear Will again. Will and Sorrow are a delight together and Steve has been great as well. Can't wait for the next show!

 

Now. Moving on.

 

I have Valentine at 9, Tito 11, Steamboat 12 

 

My Savage is at 2

 

I was wondering if Will (or anyone who will rank him highly) could address something I've been kind of struggling with in regards to Steamboat. When I first heard about the project and was thinking about nominees, Steamboat was absolutely someone I thought about as a top 10 sort of pick. But when I added in all the years the nominees were in the WWE it got me thinking about him a little more. Then I looked a little deeper at his run looking at cagematch...

 

Ricky Steamboat first appeared on an MSG card in 1980 teaming with Jay Youngblood against Bulldog Bower & Tor Kamata.

 

He doesn't come back until March of 85, worked regularly until he had a month off in Nov-Dec 86 for the Savage feud. Then worked regularly up until Mania III. After Mania he took a month off during March & April. He was back working regularly from late April until mid June. Then he was gone for another 6 weeks. Then he came back for an MSG show and house show and then was gone from late July to late August. He came back for another MSG show and then left again until late September. Cagematch shows 7 matches from late September to late October and then nothing again until mid November. He then worked regularly from mid November through the end of the year. He appears to be gone most of January coming back towards the end of the month. He then worked regularly until WrestleMania IV on March 27th 1988. Cagematch shows he had 32 total matches in 1988, only 6 were televised.

 

He then came back in early-mid March of 1991 and worked regularly until mid-late October. This period is often pointed to as his worst period by his biggest fans because he was in full-on Dragon Karate WWE Kids Era Mode.

 

There just isn't a lot of meat there. Obviously the Savage feud is one of the best the company ever had. There's at least one really good Jake match and another one with Bret. But I'm not sure outside of the Savage feud if Steamboat has any WWF matches that would rank in his top 50 personal matches? Is this enough to make someone a lock for the top 15? Does his WWE career realistically compare favorably to someone like Matt Hardy's or Christian's?

 

All of this said, I love Steamboat and he's a lock to make my list. I did a few extremely rough draft lists to get an idea where I was at, and getting to 100 WWE wrestlers was more difficult than I expected. So its not like I think its ridiculous that he's on the list. I just think top 15 is remarkably high for a guy who didn't spend much time there. 

 

Edit, I did forget about the tag match with Tito against the Dream Team. That's a great match, would likely be in Steamboat's top 50 matches on tape, and deserved a mention.






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