Category for Wrestling With Optimism

Wrestling with Optimism #5 – NWA Legends Fanfest

Wrestling with Optimism is back as Graham Cawthon & Brad Stutts reminisce about 11 years of the NWA Legends Fanfest.
With the final Fanfest set to start July 30 in Charlotte, NC, Graham and Brad share stories of their many years attending, the friendships made there, … …

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Wrestling With Optimism #4 – Wrestle Crate Founder Ed Allen

Wrestling with Optimism is back with a look at a new product taking the wrestling industry by storm.
Graham Cawthon and Dan McGinn spend an hour talking with Ed Allen, the name and driving force behind WrestleCrate. The subscription-based service that sends a box of various … …

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Wrestling With Optimism #3 – Filmmaker Michael Elliott

This week, the Optimism is back as Brad Stutts, Graham Cawthon, and Dan McGinn are joined by acclaimed wrestling filmmaker Michael Elliott.
In recent years, Michael has headed documentary projects on the likes of Harley Race, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Jimmy Valiant, Ivan Koloff, The … …

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Wrestling With Optimism #2 – The History of WWE.com Anniversary Special

Happy birthday to…
Ring of Honor!
The WWE Network!
And, TheHistoryofWWE.com!
This week, the Optimism is back as Brad Stutts and Dan McGinn have an in-depth conversation with Graham Cawthon about the origins of the website in February 2002, the state of pro wrestling on the internet at that … …

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Wrestling With Optimism #1 – 2015 Outlook

Feeling down about what you’re seeing each week on TV? Don’t know if you can stand any more? You need Wrestling With Optimism! Join Brad Stutts, The History of WWE.com’s Graham Cawthon and Dan McGinn in Place to Be Nation’s relaunch of the popular podcast series … …

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Wrestling With Optimism: Survivor Series Memories 2000-2012!

Despite the traditional elimination matches not being the main drawn of the show or getting as much time as they used to, there are still some hidden gems in the modern era of Survivor Series. Brad & Grant weigh on Survivor Series events from 2000-2012 … …

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Wrestling With Optimism: Survivor Series Memories 1990-1999!

Grant & Brad continue their fantastic voyage through the history of Survivor Series in part 2 of this series, discussing 1990-1999. The guys talk about a decade’s worth of traditional elimination matches and how in this era they began to lose their luster. They also touch on … …

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Wrestling With Optimism: Survivor Series Memories 1987-1989!

Place to Be Nation is happy to partner with our friends at The History of WWE as Wrestling With Optimism starts a three-part series on their favorite memories of Survivor Series!
Brad and Grant (the editor of the great books below!) discuss the first three installments of their favorite pay-per-view … …

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