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Welcome to October! This is your one stop all week long to chat RAW, Monday Night Football, SmackDown, MLB playoffs, and whatever else.
Be sure to check out Chad’s tribute to the legendary Lance Russell and Brain’s RAW Rundown
Thoughts on Curb? I thought it was a great return, lots of strong moments…
Thinking we might get a Danson and Cheryl hook up
Larry got all of his stuff in, but Richard Lewis was my MVP.
Any episode with Lewis is the best episode. Love that guy.
Agreed… they are getting together. Do we think LD dies at the end?
I loved it. The scene with Larry and Richard had me rolling. So great.
Richard looks awful but he is great… he moves around like a ghost. That first scene of them at the benefit you could tell he wanted to bust out laughing the whole time.
Years of alcohol and drug abuse are catching up.
A few years ago, we went to Foxwoods to see him, Jeff and Suzie do a show. Lewis was fantastic.
Him and Larry have always had the best on-screen chemistry.
He looked rough.
What’s everyone’s World Series predictions?
Indians/D’Backs over here.
Hard to go against the Indians right now…
I will say Indians/Cubs rematch… lazy I know… the Nats always seem to choke and the Dodgers seem stuck in neutral.
I’m thinking Indians/Nats but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Nats flame out again.
I think the Nats will knock out the Cubs. Cubs pitching is a mess. Nats like to steal bases. If the Cubs use Lester twice, Nats could capitalize on it.
Im sticking with a Cubs/Indians rematch but the Tribe take it this time. Im split on who i want to see win the NL WIld Card Game as I like both Teams. Either one though i’ll be happy with though.
Dalvin Cook is done for the year with a torn ACL.
That sucks, he was real good.
Where did someone find that picture with Diesel, Pat, and Bruce? That is hilarious.
I saw it on Twitter a few weeks ago. Popped big time and saved it on my laptop.
That’s a great one.
What’s on tap for Raw tonight? I am a bit out of the loop after vacation.
Roman facing Miz for the IC Title and Seth Rollins vs Braun Strowman.
Cool… curious where they go with Braun now.
I am too, they kept him pretty strong last week when he killed Curt Hawkins and then had a pretty solid Match with Dean Ambrose.
I think Braun should move to Smackdown.
I want Bray to “possess” Braun and them to make a run at Ambrose & Rollins.
Braun breaking free would be a good way to officially turn him face too.
Asuka and Hell in a Cell collections added to the network.
Trubisky in for Glennon
Jaromir Jagr reportedly signs a 1-year deal with Calgary.
Amazing that he’s still playing.
And he’s still playing well he had a good year last year if memory serves me correctly.
I believe he did.
Tom Petty has passed away
Hearbreaking news…pun regrettably intended. Still a very sad story and something that is probably going to become more and more commonplace as that first generation of “classic rockers” starts to die.
Fun read on the TRL reboot:
A damn shame.
Strowman not looking too good in this match, IMO.
Samson with the Alice and Chains tribute!!!!
Enzo’s having feelings, y’all.
Anyone else watching this Monday night football game?
I have it on the background as we record.
This Nia/Mickie match felt like it was a half-hour long. With a terrible finish to boot.
Also did anyone pick up slobber knocker by jr?
Charley looking like RTC Ivory tonight.
I was thinking the same thing. Absolutely absurd outfit.
So I guess wwe was originally thinking Miztourage vs the shield but I guess Bo and axel weren’t threatening enough. Lol
Smart move, this will be bigger and a much better match.
I actually thought it would be Strowman & Joe with Miz against The Shield then have the Miztourage on the outside to have the Shield overcome a 5 vs. 3
I wonder if they have Miz weasel his way out of the match and have Braun team with Cesaro and Sheamus against Shield.
Miz is taking the fall so very doubtful (or at least he should, being the heel running his mouth).
This Bray stuff is so awful
Imagine being the kid who gets Sasha’s glasses AND Bayley’s jacket.
Honestly, this has been one of the worst RAW’s in quite some time.
I think it’s been better than last week
All of that to reveal Kalisto as the guy to feud with Enzo? Terrible.
Yeah that was pretty disappointing. I was kinda hoping for Gargano but I guess that’s wishful thinking!
In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin, Scott & Kelly are inside the Vintage Vault to ring in 1987 with a look at the 1/3/87 Saturday Night’s Main Event!
The boys start by talking about Tom Petty, paying tribute to the late, great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and then continue by recapping the year that was 1986 in the WWF.
After that, they then chat about the epic steel cage blowoff between Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff, another installment in the George Steele/Randy Savage feud, the return of Ricky Steamboat, an awkward brawl between Junkyard Dog and Harley Race, a red hot fight between Roddy Piper and Adrian Adonis, Blackjack Mulligan’s pajamas and much more, including end of show awards!
So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin & Kelly as it’s time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!
Lance Russell passed.
Sucks, one of the all time greats.
Lance is fairly easily my favorite wrestler announcer of all time. What an icon of wrestling.
Great tribute piece on Lance Russell by Chad
Nice work, Chad!
Lance Russell and Dave Brown are the best commentary team ever, RIP Lance. Tremendous piece by Chad that is required reading.
And my day is in a good place where I’m going to dive into YouTube and watch the empty arena match and the build up.
The complete original broadcast 14 minute clip has everything you need – check it out.
Sounds like Sage Beckett will be playing Sister Abigail.
About time they fucking debut her.
I know it’s so easy to forget nowadays with how they do business, but remember how strong they actually made – and got over – Bray last February? Using Cena and Styles effectively too. They really do strive to make sure no one has any long term investment in their writing so when it falls flat again we all just blink and move on.
The NHL has been doing this for a while, right? Ratings and the fact it’s an exhibition mainly.
NHL went to a four team, 3 on 3 tournament format a few years ago but they did use this format in that past. I really didn’t like when the NHL used the captains format.
I wonder if they are doing this because the NBA knows that the West is gonna be so much stronger than the East. Especially once LeBron leaves Cleveland and probably goes to the West.
Shayna Baszler officially signed by the WWE
Nice, makes complete sense. I think there is a very good chance Rousey wrestles at Mania this year.
New NBA All-Star Game format. No longer East vs. West but rather two captains picking teams. Sounds dumb, IMO
Titans bringing in Brandon Weeden.
Pro Wrestling Sheet has details on creative plans for “Sister Abigail”. Go and search it out on the Twitter if you want to know.
I just read that and yeah, I don’t know what to say.
It sounds real bad.
This is the same company that was brought us the same story lines as Jason Jordan as Kurt Angle’s son, The Noam Dar & Alicia Fox pairing, and the mess that is the RAW Women’s Division.
I am so pumped for this game. Nothing beats post season baseball in the boogie down.
Jack Eichel signs an 8-year extension with the Sabres with an AAV of $10 miilion.
Severino shit his pants tonight.
Brutal start for Severino.
One thing that drives me crazy in the last few postseasons:
Quick hooks for the starters.
In an instance like this, where it’s a 1 game playoff, I have zero issue with it.
It’s do or die. Good thing our pen is strong. Girardi might have had to fly Pettitte in.
Severino clearly didn’t have it though. Better to avoid a disaster than let a guy pitch out of his problems.
They had to… couldn’t risk going down 5-0 with a guy like Green that can put out fires with Ks waiting to come in. Do or die game.
That is why you pull them…
The fact that a Shane-Owens match is happening is deeply stupid and rather embarrassing, but I will admit that the editing of one of the ads for it is incredible. “If you ever mention my kids again…” “YOUR KIDS!”
The Shane-Kevin feud is one of my favorite things on wwe right now.
I mean, Owens is doing his best to make it interesting, and his best is pretty damn good.
I mean I hope Kevin destroys Shane on Sunday.
Oh yeah, absolutely. Won’t though.
This game is already incredible.
Remember when two team aces facing off led to a low scoring ballgame?
2017 doesn’t remember.
GARDY GOES YARDY!
I think Sami goes heel on Sunday, to help
KO. Or am I way off base
**1/2 for the twerker.
Happy NHL season!!!
Preseason? Or does the regular season start tonight?
Regular season. Bruins play tomorrow.
Jeez that came fast.
I cannot wait to listen to the new seller points today! The dc event has gotten me back into comics
Who’s everyone taking tonight: Rockies or D’Backs?
Im kinda leaning toward the Rockies. Though i’ll be ok with either one as I like both Teams.
If you are planning on attending WrestleMania weekend in 2018, post here so I can add you to our planning page!
Have a blast. I need to do Mania weekend at some point.
This week in the Wednesday Walk: the beginning of this year’s Skeleton War, CTE, dipping sauce art, Hitchcock’s stunning array of cheeses, a handy NASA flowchart, the Commodore 64 mini, whisper-healers of Belarus, Raccoons doing our work for us, autumnal advice, a stunningly unaware advice-asker, natural trash incinerators, baby lynxes, and Jeremy Bentham’s head.
There’s a new Stranger Things game out on iOS today and it’s pretty great.
I will download it when I get home.
Since we’ve started discussing Mania, guess who has front row to see ROH that weekend?
As a braves fan this hurts.
HUGE NXT spoiler making the rounds on Twitter. Search at own risk.
Do you follow JJ Williams?
He’s usually my source for that stuff. Forgot they were taping toight.
Yup. Him and Jacob Cohen are pretty good at NXT stuff.
Jeff Machado and JT Rozzero are best friends but Jeff has never been a wrestling fan… until now. With decades of wrestling history to catch up on, JT is leading Jeff’s completely clean slate on an educational journey through the wonderful story of professional wrestling.
In episode six, the boys have arrived in Pontiac for WrestleMania III and they discuss full nelsons, midget wrestling, Roddy Piper’s retirement, the effectiveness of chains, Steamboat vs. Savage, strong bladders, Alice Cooper’s coolness, Hogan vs. Andre and much, much more!
So, join us on Jeff’s journey to learn all about pro wrestling, get sidetracked with us on many tangents and have a bunch of laughs along the way!
Who do we like in each MLB playoff series?
Houston in 4
Cleveland in 5
Washington in 5
Arizona in 5
Houston in 4
Cleveland in 5
Washington in 4
Arizona in 4
What’s the Yanks rotation schedule? Is Severino getting the call despite his awful choke job in the wildcard game?
K-Rob and Green not available tonight. Need at least 6 from Sonny.
I think *someone* in 5 is a good bet, yanks have a shot.
Ton of fresh audio on the site today – Greetings from Allentown indepth look at Halftime Heat, Sellers Points on the Metal and Legacy series’ going on right now comics-wise, plus a special Exile on Badstreet is on tap for later today.
The Sox haven’t thrown a pitch yet and I’m already aggravated. Why isn’t Hanley in the lineup???
What’s his lifetime against Verlander?
Looks like .231 AVG in 13 at bats. So it’s a matchup thing but still. I think he should be in the lineup. He arguably has the most pop in the Sox lineup.
It sucks for managers to weigh out the options during these series. Holliday and Headley didn’t get the DH start against the Twins because Ellsbury has a .320 lifetime against Santana and over .400 with RISP.
Also, no Buck until the league championship series. Costas and Kaat for Sox/Astros on MLBN, Joe Davis, David Cone and A.J. Pierzynski on FS1. Vasgersian and Smoltz for Yanks/Indians straight through.
I’m assuming that the Sox will be out by the LCS so no Buck for me!
I also find it interesting that the game is only on MLBN locally. It’s not on NESN. Not that I’m complaining. The NESN crew minus Eck is hot trash.
I think they did in with local TV broadcasts, except for pre and post game stuff.
You’ll enjoy Cone on FS1. An excellent pitching analyst.
Rough looking injury for Nunez.
Not the way you want to see Hanley come into the game.
Not at all.
Perfect start for the Sox.
Bregman has been killing the Red Sox this year.
I’ve already yelled at my TV numerous times. I’m afraid that by the end of this game, I might have an aneurysm.
Headed to the game tonight. Should be a fun series!
No Gronk for the Pats tonight.
Don’t worry, they have Dwayne Allen who I’m pretty sure has yet to catch a single pass this season.
Altuve is the man tonight.
According to Meltzer, the WWE is going to sign Fred Yehi
– WWE has delayed uploading episodes of WCW Thunder to the WWE Network because of an ongoing legal battle with Buff Bagwell and Raven. Both of them are involved in a lawsuit over royalties and both were prominently featured on many Thunder episodes.
I read Sunday Night Heat was going to be added too.
“WCW Thunder and Sunday Night Heat are being held up indefinitely on the WWE Network due to the ongoing lawsuit with Raven and Buff Bagwell over WWE Network compensation. As a result, WWE is planning to add the reality-TV, game-show era of WWE NXT to the Network in the VOD portion after they’re finished with World Class Championship Wrestling. The episodes not only feature Daniel Bryan’s debut in WWE, but names like Heath Slater, AJ Lee, Titus O’Neil, Kaitlyn, David Otunga, Wade Barrett, Derrick Bateman (EC3) and a Husky Harris (Bray Wyatt).”
Oh dear God.
The Network is really making it a win, amirite?
Man, that brings back memories of liveblogging NXT Redemption just for the sake of Hornswoggle, by which time I was the only person left watching NXT Redemption. No idea exactly when even I gave up and started watching Chopped instead, think it was about a year(!) before it finally ended.
THunder was pretty shitty anyway.
Meltzer’s obituary on Lance Russell was tremendous
I just finished that, it was tremendous and I am not familiar with Memphis Wrestling.
This Sox team is garbage.
I think Houston has their number.
Before the playoffs started, I told myself that I wasn’t gonna be pissed because I half expected this. And yet, here I am incredibly pissed. Fire everybody.
They look like a team that shouldn’t be in the postseason. Can’t pitch, can’t hit. I know Houston won 100 games, but come on!
What’s most telling, is that the Astros can hit 2 and 3 run bombs at will, while the Sox need to hit 5-6 singles in one inning just to keep up. They don’t have that quick-strike offense.
Need to get a slugger for 2018.
Watching the Indians game on tape delay because of my babies. Worried about Kluber going forward. Didn’t have the velocity and Edwin getting hurt is bad. Here is something I wrote about watching my teams on tape delay. Thoughts? http://mattferrellblogs.blogspot.com/2017/10/sports-juggling.html?m=1
In this episode of PTBN GWWE: Making the Cut, JT and Aaron are discuss the GWWE candidacy of Kane, X-Pac, Trish Stratus, Goldust and Undertaker. Which are locks? Which are fringe candidates? Where do they rank and how do they stack up? JT & Aaron break it all down!
Hidden gem match: Hogan vs. DDP from Nitro the night after Havoc 97
That’s a very fun match. I remember really liking the Flair/Savage match from the same show.
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