*First impressions and memories of DDP
*Polish superhero movies
*Early DDP connections that would eventually come full circle
*The shitty midcard early '90s Wargames match we should've gotten
*1995 WCW Saturday Night quietly turning into the DDP Show
*WHO WAS THE MYSTERIOUS BENEFACTOR??
*Countering the smarky argument that DDP bullshit-politicked his push from the back
*DDP's curious role of WCW's go-to celebrity wrestler tag team partner
...And a great deal more! It's safe to say this podcast would not exist, nor would we be the fans we are today, if not for the contributions of Diamond Dallas Page. We are unabashed marks for the man, so this episode serves as both an effusive tribute and birthday gift to ourselves. Whether you love us, or hate us, we thank you the listeners for never forgetting us over the course of two terrific years!
We're swapping our metal detectors for surveying implements with a WCW summertime tradition that promises to be a BLAST! At long last, Andy and Tim proudly welcome "Miss nWo" Jennifer Smith as our special guest, for a fond look back at Beach Blast 1993. Enjoy Jenny's recent, yet enviable wrestling origin story and the surprising role that WCW played in that experience. Then we dive into a treacherous sea, where the the following wonders await:* A time bomb-toting miniature shark-man* WWE Network easter eggs?!?* The infamy of WCW's mini movies* Sting and Davey Boy Smith's apparent audition for Baywatch Nights* A svelte, sexy, and spry Tony Schiavone* Paul Orndorff's Good Friend, The Equalizer, who's ready to get evil on a lot of people* Cutting-edge, theme-setting 1993 production values* A salute to "Too Cold" Scorpio* Lord Steven Regal vs. a left-out-in-the-sun-too-long Mike Rotundo?* Arn Anderson, Daddiest of Dads, putting his "brown fat" theory to the test* Crowd control, Hollywood Blonds style* Jenny's son's favorite wrestling match (or: how to lose fans and alienate people, 25 years later)* Controversy Creates Confusion in the Ric Flair/Barry Windham finish* Most Extra Professional Wrestler: Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
* Davey Boy Smith: 2010 Ass-Off Tournament OversightBecome your own multicolored anatomical hot take and join us at the cabana for a Mai Tai or seven! In addition to her guest spots for Place To Be Nation Wrestling, Jennifer Smith is the co-host of Geek & Sassy and Talk'n Pop for Place To Be Nation POP! Follow Jenny on Twitter @JennyCruz2814 as she takes wrestling fandom by storm (thirsty hoes, however, should slide on past her DMs).Next time: a dedicated episode for a "wild" show that always seems to fall into our orbit. The Summer of Survey Says continues, and at a nonspecific accelerated rate!
- The Environment's very own Barry Windham
- The Steiner Brothers
Survey Says slides into summer with a seasonally appropriate theme AND a Place To Be crossover special! For this episode doubles as an installment of PTP POP's Rank & File podcast. To that end, Andy and Tim welcome Rank and File host Jordan Duncan as their guest/master of ceremonies. The subject of our assessment? Top 10 matches of the Great American Bash! Tune in for:
- Surprising WCW connections to the city of Baltimore
- Jordan's WCW origin story
- The unusual evergreen appeal of Steve "Mongo" McMichael
- Karate Master Stan Lane
- A truly reaching and unflattering anatomical hot take on Bobby Eaton
- Blood in wrestling: for or against?
- Bash '89's place in history
- Our definitive, scientific ranking of the greatest Great American Bash matches! (Spoiler: Kane vs. Batista vs. the Great Khali did not make anyone's list.)
What did we overrate? What did we underrate? What did we overlook? What did we immediately regret owning up to? School's out, so lay down your compass, your protractor, your files, your surveying implements, and hop aboard the most rip-roarin', rootin'-tootin', crackerjack WCW podcast of Place to Be Nation Wrestling! Survey Says has got you covered for the summer!
Follow Jordan Duncan on our companion feed, Place To Be Nation POP, where he co-hosts PTBN Play, in addtion to Rank & File.
NEXT MONTH: The boys have a "blast" with another first-time guest and friend of the show.
*Alternate (and SOMEWHAT UNIQUE) Third Man options for Bash at the Beach 1996
*The tumultuous moral axis of Paul Wight
*A different take on the MegaPowers Explosion via Ms. Elizabeth's perspective
*Heel Eric Bischoff as the embodiment of '80s AND '90s sleaze
Two-time (two-time!) guest Greg Phillips is one half of the Hard Traveling Fanboys, which can be found each and every week on Place to Be Nation POP. Some might call it the longest-running weekly episodic comic book podcast in allllllll of Place To Be Nation, but that's not for me to say.
It's UNsanctioned! UNauthorized! UNbelievable! And, depending on the year, UNsatisfactory! Andy and Tim are back with a timely survey of WCW's mid-'90s conceptual curio: UNCENSORED! Join us as we UNpack the following:
*Uncensored as counter-programming to the WWF and a response to ECW
*Filibusterin' on Uncensored '95
*The missed opportunities of Ric Flair in drag
*A defense of the Doomsday Cage (but not really)
*The Tupelo Mullet
*Dusty Rhodes' favorite match of all time ever
*Sting's loss as Lex Luger's gain
*Age in the Cage III
*Dean Malenko's first-class ticket to LOSERVILLE
*A brief history of Mikey Whipwreck
*Age in the Cage IV
*The horror of a hypothetical Uncensored 1991
*The Strawng Style Apple Pie Strap Match
*Lumberjacks in arm casts
*Why Uncensored may be the most representative show of Eric Bischoff's WCW
All this, plus official WCW Survey Says Fan Mail and a very special UNveiling of our next show topic! Truly, more plundah than one podcast can contain. Become KING of the Road to WrestleMania with a little detour, courtesy of Survey Says. IT'S UNCENSORED!