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    [2000-06-19-WWF-Raw] Edge vs Chris Jericho

    A forgettable match between Jericho and Edge bar the nice Spear spot on the outside. Sloppy in places, as they tried a roll up spot once and didn't execute it, but covered it up well. They went for the same move a few minutes later and it worked. The match could have done with slowing down a tad to give the high impact more move and allow each to sell a little more. *3/4
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    [2000-06-19-WWF-Raw] Kurt Angle vs Bubba Ray Dudley

    Competitive match between Bubba and Angle. Both worked a nice pace and each was able to show some offence. The story of the match in parts was Bubba selling the injured ribs from falling off the stage in a dumper on SmackDown the previous Thursday. Bubba did sell the ribs at various times but it didn't play in to the finish of the match. Angle won clean with the Olympic Slam. **1/4
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    Letters From Center Stage

    Letters From Center Stage #17: http://placetobenation.com/letters-from-center-stage-17/ In this episode of Letters From Center Stage, JT & Allan head into their offices in Atlanta, GA to dive deep into the outer rim of the nostalgia mothership that was WCW: 1. The Plunder Bucket: WCW Cage Matches / The Tale of the Black Scorpion 2. 1-800-COLLECT Road Report: New Blood Rising 2000 3. The Long Topic: WCW’s International Dream Matches To write in to the mailbag, tweet @allan_cheapshot or @place2benation. In this episode of Letters From Center Stage, JT & Allan head into their offices in Atlanta, GA to dive deep into the outer rim of the nostalgia mothership that was WCW: 1. The Plunder Bucket: WCW Cage Matches / The Tale of the Black Scorpion 2. 1-800-COLLECT Road Report: New Blood Rising 2000 3. The Long Topic: WCW’s International Dream Matches To write in to the mailbag, tweet @allan_cheapshot or @place2benation or email [email protected] Follow along with our YouTube playlist as well: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoeBY9gVL9d3aHHGN0a5f2l6SkMuRbYYn The PWO-PTBN Podcast Network features great shows you can find right here at Place to Be Nation. By subscribing on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ptbn-wrestling-network/id715657490?mt=2) or SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com/jerryvonkramer), you’ll have access to new episodes, bonus content, as well as a complete archive of all shows on the Network! For more on the great family of podcasts at Place to Be Nation, visit: http://placetobenation.com/podcasts LISTEN NOW: https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/letters-from-center-stage-17
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    [2000-04-03-WWF-Raw] Big Show vs Rikishi

    I have no memory of the music Big Show was using around this time, I am so used to the "welllllll" music that it was slightly jarring. Rikishi comes out with 2 Cool. Big Show does show Moonwalking and missed the worm. That was quite the sight. God I love Brian Christopher cackling on the outside. The DQ finish came out of nowhere. This was a nothing match but had a few fun moments. Not sure why Rikishi wouldn't be upset with 2 Cool for causing the DQ.
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    Letters From Center Stage

    I told the story to him when we did the Powerslam special episode on Wrestling Eye with him, Lister and Greg Lambert which unfortunately isn't online as I've lost my master copy
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    Letters From Center Stage

    I was trading with Rob back then, but didn't get that tape at the time. I was more busy getting FMW, ECW and AJPW tapes. Side note: I rang him up at 7.30am in the morning once before school, asking if he had ECW's Heatwave 1995, he wasn't best pleased because a. I woke him up & b. The commercial tapes didn't surface for months after the event. In my defence, I assumed because PS "reviewed" the show and they published photos that it was available. Basically Fin was getting reports from George Tahinos and others and didn't actually stipulate he himself hadn't seen these shows. I've laughed about it Rob in recent years.
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    [2000-07-13-WAR] Genichiro Tenryu vs Hayabusa

    I went in to this match expecting them not to gel well, and I was glad I was wrong. Always a fan of Tenryu's old man dives, and he didn't disappoint in this match. Great point from Chad, this did feel like a G1 block match, both in terms of length and match quality. Nice to see a clean finish in match pitting two promotions top stars against each other. ***1/4
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    [2000-04-03-WWF-Raw] Tazz vs Chris Benoit

    Good stiff short TV match. We are only 4 months removed from Tazz's debut and he's already losing in short (pun intended) fashion. **
  9. Fun quick TV match. Loved the finish. PG-13 are always good value as bumping machines. Jamie Noble's faux Karate shtick is always fun. Never ever seen Frog before, but he didn't seem out of place.
  10. This was different, thought I'd HATE it but actually it was okay, even slightly entertaining, if a little absurd. The trash can shots were brutal. Enjoyed the crowd who reacted like they would in a straight match. I doubt I'd ever watch something like this again though. N/R
  11. Thought I'd check this match out to see how well Quack could hang with Santo. Well, Santo completely carried him, that's no disrespect to Quack, but he was really off on a few things, and some of his strikes looked really weak. However, he was fairly green at this point still. It was cool to see Santo in this setting. Match didn't drag and held my attention. **1/2
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    [2000-04-08-MPPW-TV] Wolfie D vs Ali

    Enjoyed this more than I thought I would, even with the two referee bumps that worked within the context of the match. Nice to see outside the actual studio where they brawled, as I am a sucker for those type of things. First time seeing Ali, and thought Wolfie D was great bumping for him, especially off the initial Chokeslam. **1/2
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    Letters From Center Stage

    A glaring omission, we forgot to list Chris Cruise as a WCW commentator.
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    Letters From Center Stage

    Letters From Center Stage #16: http://placetobenation.com/letters-from-center-stage-16/ In this episode of Letters From Center Stage, JT & Allan head into their offices in Atlanta, GA to dive deep into the outer rim of the nostalgia mothership that was WCW: 1. The Plunder Bucket: WCW Announcers / WCW’s Potential 2001 Reboot Roster 2. 1-800-COLLECT Road Report: Monday Nitro 8/3/97 3. The Long Topic: WCW Salaries To write in to the mailbag, tweet @allan_cheapshot or @place2benation or email [email protected] The PWO-PTBN Podcast Network features great shows you can find right here at Place to Be Nation. By subscribing on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ptbn-wrestling-network/id715657490?mt=2) or SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com/jerryvonkramer), you’ll have access to new episodes, bonus content, as well as a complete archive of all shows on the Network! For more on the great family of podcasts at Place to Be Nation, visit: http://placetobenation.com/podcasts LISTEN NOW: https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/letters-from-center-stage-16
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    Jeff Learns Wrestling

    Another great show by JT and Jeff. Happy that Jeff appreciates Adrian Adonis. JT, I am hoping for a 180 on his Terry Funk takes from the other week though! All in all I am really digging this show. JT is a great teacher to have. If it was me, I wouldn't be able to resist ribbing Jeff with the odd white lie just to hear his reaction. "Yeah, didn't you know Adrian Adonis lost a ton of weight and went to WCW as Brian Pillman"
  16. Parv talking about IRS again was a joy to behold. I hope he sticks around a bit more, as this place and PTBN shows aren't quite the same without his unique takes.
  17. Good brawling at the start by Perro and Wagner. Some good cut off's during the match by Santanico. Perro always shows plenty of fire and the crowd are with him throughout. Nice old man dive from Perro at the end on to Wagner. **
  18. I was confused who was playing heel and face in this match, nevertheless it was a fun TV match that was action packed. The moonsault landing was a little clunky regarding the sell, however that's a minor quibble. The commentators put both guys over well in this. **3/4
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    [2000-05-01-WCW-Nitro] Hulk Hogan vs Mike Awesome

    I thought this was a surprisingly fun brawl. Hogan was super motivated. However the finish didn't really help Awesome at all, but kept the interest with Kidman leading up to the PPV. **3/4
  20. Fun for what it was, short enough where I didn't lose attention. I thought the first stop sign shot my AJ was vicious as hell, and it was lucky the sign didn't fly off in to the crowd. **1/2
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    Letters From Center Stage

    Letters From Center Stage #15: http://placetobenation.com/letters-from-center-stage-15/ In this special episode of Letters From Center Stage, JT & Allan head into their offices in Atlanta, GA to dive deep into the outer rim of the nostalgia mothership that was WCW: 1. The Long Topic: Ranking the Years – Part Two 2. Special Interview – “The Son of The Gambler” Jeff Gann To write in to the mailbag, tweet @allan_cheapshot or @place2benation or email [email protected] The PWO-PTBN Podcast Network features great shows you can find right here at Place to Be Nation. By subscribing on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ptbn-wrestling-network/id715657490?mt=2) or SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com/jerryvonkramer), you’ll have access to new episodes, bonus content, as well as a complete archive of all shows on the Network! For more on the great family of podcasts at Place to Be Nation, visit: http://placetobenation.com/podcasts LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/prowrestlingonly/letters-from-center-stage-15
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    [2000-02-12-NWA Wildside-TV] Mega Rumble

    A Battle Royal contested by what was basically a load of fat out of shape wrestlers in t-shirts. AJ Styles being insulted and just standing there taking it kinda killed any credibility he had before the match started. Wildside had it's flashes of good/great, but this wasn't it, just a load of dudes working sloppily who can't punch for toffee.
  23. I thought that Regal's facials when Sierra was working him over were great. A nothing match all in all save the awesome Regal pose pushing his bicep up after he won the match.
  24. I hated the camera work during the 3 Count dancing gimmick at the start of the match, looked eally looked low rent in my view. I bet Kevin Dunn would have loved it though. Fun TV match with PG-13 always being great value. Awesome looking Frog Splash from Shane Helms during the match. Awful finish, Evan Karagias stunk, and his timing was off by about 15 seconds as he stood on the apron clutching a stop sign. It was like time stood still. Brought the match down a peg for me.
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