My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 328: 2 is Greater Than 1

March 5, 2016, is the date of the first Stride Pro Wrestling show. The main event that night featured a fatal four-way to crown the first-ever champion. Ax Allwardt beat three others to do just that, Heath Hatton, Tony Flood, and Frank Wyatt.

Now, the company is preparing for the fifth anniversary of that event, and we like to call it Strideiversary. It’s set for Saturday, March 13, at the Stride Building at 1130 N. Divison Street in Carterville.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. Please join the newly created My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook Group. This will be a fun and interactive place to chat with other fans, offer input, and win prizes (from time to time). And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 221: Comics and Trailers

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg talk about what they’ve been reading, both the tippy-top of the mainstream and the self-publishers.

Then the duo discuss a series of trailers that dropped recently. And it would be made even more awesome if Greg had seen the trailers.

FULL DISCLOSURE…I did not give MODOK the justice it deserves.

My 1-2-3 Cents: Remembering the Mississippi Madman

On Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, the world lost an amazing wrestler and an even better person in the Mississippi Madman. I first met Madman back in 2010 as a fan. A short time later, I learned more about the man behind the character, Don Jackson.

He touched the lives of many. So this week’s show is dedicated to Madman’s memory. We’ll hear from several people who worked with Madman over the years.

If you’d like to contribute to Madman’s medical and funeral expenses, I encourage you to do so. Click this link to learn more.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. Please join the newly created My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook Group. This will be a fun and interactive place to chat with other fans, offer input, and win prizes (from time to time). And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 220: Comics and Movie Trailers

This week on the show, Mike and Greg give some discussion about books they have read in the last week. And Mike’s almost out of comics so we’re going to have to give him more.

Also, once again studios are releasing too many trailers for the same movie. It’s getting to the point where you can watch most of a movie from the trailers atvertising or it.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 326: Movie Mania

Welcome to the premiere of Movie Mania, the newest episode idea for the My 1-2-3 Cents brand. Each month, Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network will join me to review a movie from WWE Films or one that is wrestling-related.

Our first pick (based on votes) is Fighting With My Family. We’ve come up with this rating system but are willing to tweak it so let us know; Main Event, Mid-Carder, and Enhancement Talent. Chad shares the story of how he met Paige and Renee Young as part of this episode as well.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. Please join the newly created My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook Group. This will be a fun and interactive place to chat with other fans, offer input, and win prizes (from time to time). And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 219: Video Game Movies

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg discuss some video game adaptations.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 325: Confessions of an Indy Ring Announcer

The Miz is pretty awesome. I’ve always felt that way about him. In this week’s Confessions of an Indy Ring Announcer, I take you behind the scenes of my meeting with the Miz from January 2010. It’s been quite a trip since then for both of us.  Listen to the whole show, as I include the interview with him as well.

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Nerds United Episode 218: Grimm, Watchmen, Skateman, and Wanda

This week on Nerds United, we cover a rare Neal Adams “miss” from the 1980s. Also, Mike’s been reading Watchmen, so we discuss aspects of the book so far.

Greg got Mike watching a show called Grimm. It’s free to Amazon Prime subscribers and now we both recommend it. I’ve watched two episodes since I started doing post-production. I could have had the editing done in about ten minutes, but GRIMM!

And as you  might expect…we talk about WandaVision in a way that we try to avoid spoilers until the very end of the show when we TOTALLY spoil something. We provide a warning.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 324: The Interview

World Class Championship Wrestling and the Von Erich family have a lot to do with my early fandom. Even when cousin Lance arrived on the scene to battle side-by-side with Kerry, Kevin, and Mike, I was all in.

There’s a fascinating story behind the character ‘Lance Von Erich,’ and I got the scoop from the co-author of the new book Lance By Chance: Wrestling as a Von Erich. Vinny Berry teamed up with Lance Vaughn for this book, which you can order right here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. Please join the newly created My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook Group. This will be a fun and interactive place to chat with other fans, offer input, and win prizes (from time to time). And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 217: Kaijus vs Two Idiots

Well, the boys watched a movie this week, and decided to do a little talking about it. So if you like Godzilla, you’re probably not going to like us very much.

IT’S NOT OUR FAULT!

We’re just sort of ignorant to super heavyweight monster movies.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 323: Wrestling with the 90s

The Royal Rumble is one of WWE’s greatest events. This week Chad Smart and I do a deep dive into the 1991 Royal Rumble. How do you rate this installment of the event?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. Please join the newly created My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook Group. This will be a fun and interactive place to chat with other fans, offer input, and win prizes (from time to time). And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 216: Storylines We Want to See Adapted

Hello and welcome to another Nerds United Podcast!

Mike and Greg discuss a lot on this show, like the episodes thus far of WandaVision. Also, Beau Bridges is NOT the father of Jeff Bridges. We got to the bottom of that mystery in real time.

The big topic of conversation is Mike’s idea:

Comic book storylines we want to see adapted.

Marvel and DC are discussed. But we don’t list them all, so which stories do you want to see make an appearance in another medium?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 322: Movie Mania

Something new is starting here on the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast; Movie Mania! If you’re a fan of WWE Films or movies featuring wrestling, this will be the show for you.

Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network and Out of Touchstone Podcast will join me each month to review a film from the wrestling genre.

While we’re at it, we’d like to invite you to join the newly created My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook Group. This will be a fun and interactive place to chat with other fans, offer input, and win prizes (from time to time).

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 215: Multiversity and the Miyagi-Verse

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg talk about the Prez, a 21-year-old who was the FIRST TEENAGE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! It’s regrettable, to say the least.

Then Mike takes us into the Multiversity, which for all we know is a university on the DC Multiverse. Are you familiar with Captain Carrot?

Finally, we go to the Valley for a spoiler-filled conversation about Cobra Kai. The good, the tolerable, and how long can they pull this taffy?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 321: Confessions of An Indy Ring Announcer

It’s an updated version of episode 321, with an apology. I was pretty negative in the last go-around. For that, I’m sorry. If I hurt anyone, that was never my intent.

I decided to re-record and be more positive. I’m looking forward to a couple of ideas for the My 1-2-3 Cents brand in the coming weeks. I hope you’ll stay on board for the journey.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 214: Talking Fan-Favorite Stories

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike go back to our roots and the roots of the movies and television shows we love so much…

Comic Books!

Two favorite Batman stories and a newer Green Lantern origin story that is well worth the read!

Reading is fun. I should do more of it.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 320: 2 is Greater Than 1

It’s a new year and time for a new episode of the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast. Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton of Stride Pro Wrestling joins me this week as we look at what the future holds for Stride.

A show is coming up on Saturday, Jan. 16. Tyler and I discuss the card and the process of training and character development in Stride Pro Wrestling.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 213: WW84 Review and SPOILERS!

It’s right there in the title. I don’t want to hear any chirping.

We watched a lot of shows and movies over the last two weeks, but the one that took the cake, the one with the greatest anticipation, was Wonder Woman 84.

Greg also watched Soul and Steel, a few shows. But really…this one’s all about WW84.

Power Half Hour Episode 52: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

This Power Half Hour is NOT a half hour. It’s New Year’s Eve and You’re not dreaming. The Power Half Hour is for one time only almost a Power Full Hour!

This episode, Chad and Greg are washing their hands of this wretched year and looking forward to what is next.

It’s a bit of a therapy session for our lads, as the last nine months of isolation have been stressful.

However, at the end of the day, at the end of the year, we’re thankful to still be breathing. We’re thankful for jobs, for family, for bringing more life into this ridiculous world.

And our challenge to you, the internet, in 2021 is this: STFU!

We kid. Sort of. Instead, go back to that age-old saying of “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 319: The Centy Awards

The end of another year means it’s time for the annual Centy Awards. However, 2020 has been less than normal and this year’s ceremony is different too.

My co-host Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to discuss some of our favorite moments from 2020. We also spend some time paying tribute to Brodie Lee, fka Luke Harper.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 51: Christmas Memories

Greg and Chad wind down the holiday themed episodes with a look at some Christmas memories. From yearly traditions to best and worst Christmases, it’s all here.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 318: Wrestling Under the Influence

It’s the week of Christmas, and we’re celebrating with a few of our favorite Christmas related moments (and Santa Claus related appearances) in the world of pro wrestling. Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to look back at some fun yuletide memories. What’s on your list?

I also try Santa’s Little Helper by Port Brewing Company. Of course, this is to keep with the Christmas theme of the show.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 212: Mandalorian Spoilers (but that’s not all)

It’s a little bit of old age and gray hair, a trip down Regrettable Superhero Lane, and then…

MANDALORIAN SPOILERS!

If you aren’t caught up on Mandalorian, we make it very VERY clear when the Mando talk begins with a plethora of spoiler warnings. So feel free to listen up to that point.

 

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 50: Christmas Movies

The week before Christmas brings a discussion of Christmas movies to the Power Half Hour. Greg and Chad discuss what makes a good Christmas movie. If a movie is set around Christmas time but doesn’t actually involve Christmas, is it a Christmas movie? Do we need any more Christmas Carol movies? Are certain Christmas movies overrated?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 317: Wrestling with the 90s

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Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 211: Tons of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars News

This week on Nerds United, we are just over 24 hours removed from a pretty significant news dump from Disney, which includes a ton of Marvel and Disney shows and movies.

And we learn about Fatman the Human Flying Saucer.

 

Power Half Hour Episode 49: Christmas TV Specials

The spirit of Christmas continues on the Power Half Hour with a look at Christmas themed episodes of television shows and specials. Well, more of a tourettes session of tossing out random shows and making small talk about them.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 316: Two is Greater Than One

It’s a jam-packed episode this week. It’s Episode 316, so of course, Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I are discussing our favorite ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin memories and doing a watch-along of our tag team title match from Aug. 2019.

Fire up YouTube and watch along with us. We do that toward the end of this week’s show. You can click the link here to see the match. (It’s Jay Spade’s YouTube channel.)

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 210: HBO to the MAX!

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss all the happenings over at HBO Max. Every movie Warner Brothers is set to release in theaters in 2021 will spend a month on the streaming service as well as being in theaters.

The Snyder Cut will be out in “a few months.”

Could Jack Black ever replace Chris Pratt? How is that even a thing?

And Oscar Isaac continues to find work.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 48: Christmas Songs

Attention shifts from the being thankful to the most wonderful time of the year on this episode of the Power Half Hour. Once Thanksgiving dinner was eaten, it officially became fair game to blast Christmas songs 24 hours a day. Greg and Chad spend this episode discussing their favorite Christmas songs and albums. From the classic carols to modern day versions, all genres are represented.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 315: Wrestling Under the Influence

This week, we’re paying tribute to the Undertaker. My co-host Chad Smart and I run down the Undertaker’s historic 30-year career and share some thoughts on the big moments and matches from the Dead Man. I try Saugatuck Brewing’s The G.O.A.T., which is a pretty damn good oatmeal stout.

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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POWER HALF HOUR EP. 47: Be Thankful

As we round the corner to the most wonderful time of the year (and really, in 2020, just getting to the end of the year may be wonderful), Greg and Chad take time to talk about their typical Thanksgiving day and any family traditions.

Nerds United Episode 209: All the DC News That’s Fit to Print

Snyder Cut, Wonder Woman 84, Batman Statue, Black Lightning.

And somehow, Deadpool makes his way into the conversation.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 314: The Interview

I’ve made plenty of friends through the world of independent wrestling and podcasting. One of them is this week’s guest, Seanan Young. Mr. 100 is the founder of Podzilla 1985, home of many great shows, including Pro Wrestling Unscripted.

He’s also a big part of Cape Championship Wrestling. We discuss his involvement there and what the future looks like during these uncertain times with COVID-19.

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 46: Food Mascot Survivor Series

Being the week before Thanksgiving, this episode of the Power Half Hour “borrows” the concept from My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast episode 313 and puts our own spin on the WWE November transition of the Survivor Series.

Greg and Chad pick 5 food mascots to face each other in an elimination style match. If anyone wants to create the teams on a console platform wrestling game and give us the results, that would be pretty awesome.

Nerds United Episode 208: Author Adam Testa

This special episode of Nerds United gets us back to our roots – talking with creators.

Adam Testa has released his first novel (we learn in the show that he’s working on more). Adam has ties to Southern Illinois and we have some common friends, like Kevin and Chad, familiar voices here on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network.

Adam’s debut novel, To Live and Die at Shadow Ridge, is an adult thriller that draws inspiration from Dan Brown’s work, as Adam names Brown as his favorite author (along with R.L. Stine).

Get the book right now. And leave a review on Amazon so more people can find it.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 313: Team Kevin vs. Team Chad

It’s Survivor Series season and this week Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to talk more about the annual event. But we also assemble our own teams. Each of us came up with a team of five past survivors from Survivor Series and it’s up to you to pick who has the best team. Let us know in the comments!

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 207: Movie and Series Updates

This week on Nerds United, we’re here to update you and give our thoughts on various updates from Hollywood, like Wonder Woman 1984 and Constantine, the Snyder Cut, Umbrella Academy, and WandaVision.

Plus learn about Speed Centaur.

Power Half Hour EP. 45: No One Likes Chicago

This episode of the Power Half Hour goes off the rails pretty early. Instead of playing a random game of “Google’s Popular Questions,” Greg and Chad diverge into a half hour of listing everything they don’t like about Chicago. As downstate residents of Illinois, the two are not impressed with the power Chi-town wields over the Land of Lincoln.

If you’re a fan of Chicago or from Chicago, send all hate mail to itsajokenotreally@noonecares.com

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 312: Let’s Give Back

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a rough ride for most of us. That includes the pro wrestling world. However, we can make it a bit brighter. This week’s podcast is all about the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive.

If you want to help, you can send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger).  If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity.  Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 206: Haircuts can be Long and Expensive

In this episode, Mike got a haircut. Mike’s son got a haircut. And it cost a FORTURE! Meanwhile, Greg needs a haircut.

Also, Mike’s still reading, and this time went back to Justice League of America: The Tornado’s Path, written by Brad Meltzer and Ed Benes.

Also, there’s some good Lovecraft Country discussion now that the (first?) season has ended. That is one messed up show that is totally worth watching!

Also apparently we had some sound issues at times. I hope it’s not too bad for you the listener.

Power Half Hour EP. 44: College Freshmen

The fall semester may be nearly complete so what better time for Greg and Chad to look back at their freshmen year of college. One made a sensible decision to stay close to home and go to Community College while the other made a cross country trip to attend the same college Geraldo Rivera attended.

What would they do differently if they could turn back time and relive their freshmen year over?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 311: 2 is Greater Than 1

Did you know Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I have more in common than holding the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team championships? We both separately had tryouts for TNA/Impact Wrestling. So this week, we recall our experiences.

We also discuss the fate of Stride. We are struggling with the mandates coming as a result of COVID-19. Rent must still be paid on our building. If you’re interested in helping, please let us know.

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 205: Preparing for Halloween, Among Other Things

This week on Nerds United, we have some Halloween prep work to do. But around the candy talk, we discuss comic books, movies, tv, and more.

Well let’s get into it. We recorded this before either o us saw the second season premiere of The Mandalorian. So there’s nothing on that.

But if you like Moon Knight, you’ll get some Moon Knight talk, from a lead actor to a hired director.

Shang Chi wrapped filming in Australia, proving that work can get done if you have the means to WORK IN AUSTRALIA!

And then there’s Fatman. It’s just…well it’s Santa Claus who’s unable to be Santa Claus.

Enjoy. And be kind.

Power Half Hour Episode 43: Urban Legends and the Paranormal

This week is a very special episode of the Power Half Hour, as the Co-Host on the West Coast traveled all the way to Illinois to record with Greg in person. No other reason. No other podcast to record or people to see. It was all about this podcast for you.

Wrapping up our Halloween-themed month, we talk about urban legends and folk lore. But that’s a relatively short conversation, so we expand to more broad topics like believing in ghosts and why “Searching for Bigfoot” type shows always end the same.

Happy Halloween. Go out and run amok. You’ll be wearing a mask anyway!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 310: Wrestling with the 90s

Halloween Havoc is a pay-per-view brand that got its start back in 1989. For 12 years, it was one of WCW’s biggest events, some years trumping Starrcade.

Now, 20 years after the last WCW Halloween Havoc, WWE brings back the concept with NXT. This week, Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to talk more about our favorite moments from this banner event.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 204: Multiple Justice League Topics

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss an early wrestler-turned-hero by the name of Nightmare and his teen sidekick Sleepy.

There’s a trip to Mike’s Reading Room, where we have a discussion about Brad Meltzer’s run on Justice League of America, from The Lightning Sage to Identity Crisis. Mike’s moved away from Marvel/DC for the moment and will give us an update on what he’s reading again next week.

Then we get into the news, from kid shows like Chip n Dale’s Rescue Rangers and Power Rangers to Joker and Deathstroke coming into the Snyder Cut of the Justice League.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 42: Horror Films

October rolls along with another Power Half Hour Spooktober entry. This time, Greg and Chad are discussing horror films. One of them grew up on horror films while the other is a scaredy cat. What type of horror films get the approval nod and which get the unnecessary badge? Is CATS the best horror film of all time? That is a topic that doesn’t get discussed at all.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 309: Wrestling Under the Influence

Andre the Giant was one of the all-time greats in pro wrestling. His career kind of halted in 1990, and he never received the send-off that I, as a fan, would have liked to have seen.

So this week, I’m rebooking Andre’s final two years in wrestling and doing it with a Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter by my side. Special thanks to Tom Harness for the beer.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 203: Please Take My Stuff!

Doctor Hormone. Ever hear of the guy? If not, get the “Doctor Hormone for Dummies…by Dummies” version on this episode.

Also, following up on last week’s discussion, SCIENCE gets involved in the grand debate of Superman vs Thor.

Then some news and notes from the world of comics and pop culture and we’re out of there.

Also, and I mean this…the Nerds United Prize Vault is full and with twins on the way, I need to make some room. If you want to receive some random prize, please email nerdsunitedpodcast@gmail.com

-Greg

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 41: Halloween Candy

The second installment of the Half Hour Halloween episodes focuses on the best part of trick or treating; the candy. Greg and Chad discuss some of their favorite sugary treats and the disappointment of getting tricked with black licorice or a box of raisins.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 308: The Interview

Bo Sawyer has been wrestling on the indy scene for many years now and has evolved along the way. On this week’s podcast, we talk about that evolution and the introduction of a new character, Graven. He explains the name and the look behind this monster among men.

Check out Bo right here on TikTok.  His YouTube channel is here.  And you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@BoSmashU and

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 202: It’s Time to do Battle

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg hit the news, well, all the news that matters.

And then it’s show time.

Round One: Green Lantern vs Hawkeye

Round Two: Captain America vs Batman

Round Three: Superman vs Thor

We make our cases. You decide the winners.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 40: Halloween Costumes

By podcasting law, the month of October has to be devoted to Halloween themed episodes. We’re kicking off the spooky themed shows with a look back at some of our favorite Halloween costumes. From homemade costumes to store bought generic costumes, Greg and Chad had a variety of different costumes to choose from.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 307: 2 is Greater Than 1

It was eight years ago that Heath Hatton battled Adam Pearce for the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship in All-American Pro Wrestling. This week on the podcast, Tyler and I do a watch-along of the match and discuss the behind-the-scenes activity surrounding it.

You can watch it here. I’d love to know what you think about this show. Leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 201: More Lion King? No Thanks

This week on Nerds United, Greg gets conflicting reports on another Lion King movie. Will it be a prequel? A sequel? And do we even need one?

Also, there’s mention of a particular multi-colored super hero from 1942, Electro in the MCU, Ms. Marvel, and Duke damn Nukem!

Enjoy.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 39: Pop Culture Moments

Over the last forty years there have been too many pop culture moments to recap in thirty minutes. So instead of trying to do so, Greg and Chad cherry pick some of their favorite moments from their lifetimes. Events from the 1980s and 1990s are the main focus. Some are well known and some are little known. What moments are discussed? Only one way to find out. Hit the play button.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 306: Wrestling with the 80s

On Saturday, September 14, 1985, Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling made its debut on CBS. While the cartoon may have been shortlived, it did create plenty of great memories for this old wrestling fan.

This week on the podcast, my co-host Chad Smart of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network (PCPN), and I break down the cartoon and share a few tidbits about it.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 200: This is It! Episode 200!

This week on a very special episode of Nerds United, well, there’s something of a celebration in the air. It’s the 200th episode of the podcast.

It takes a lot of dedication to put in over seven years and two hundred episodes, countless hours, for no monetary return. Am I patting myself on the back? Maybe a little.

But we wouldn’t be 200 episodes in without you, the listener. So I sincerely and profoundly thank you.

Now as for this week’s episode, we do have some news and notes to pass along. But the bulk of the episode is answering your questions. And we had some doozies. And in the meantime, Josh got himself a promotion. Congrats Josh!

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 38: DISAPPOINTING MOVIES

Inspired by a conversation with former “Tom and Jim’s Top 5” co-host (and Power Half Hour special guest) Tom Skull, this episode looks at films that might make a Bottom 5 list. Greg and Chad discuss some of the movies that took moments of their lives without giving anything in return.

Movies from acclaimed directors with award winning actors to movies with lesser pedigrees, no film is off limits. Have you seen any of the movies discussed? Do you agree with our assessments? You can leave a comment on the Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Facebook page.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 305: The Interview

One of my favorite things about Stride Pro Wrestling is the opportunities being given to young talent. B-Rad is one of the trainees at the Stride Pro Wrestling School and is currently the company’s Legacy Champion.

B-Rad, aka Tristan McPeak, shares stories of his fandom and how he transitioned from sitting in the front row to winning his first wrestling championship. We also learn a few fun facts about B-Rad as well.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 199: From Driving with a Teenager to Birds of Prey

This week on the Nerds United podcast, Greg and Mike talk about a whole bevy of topics, including our co-host of the year doing some baking and driving around with his teenage son. Listen to the tales of wild mishaps and good people.

Also, nerd stuff. Like the casting of Kang the Conqueror and the casting of She-Hulk. The trailer is out for The Mandalorian Season 2. Wonder Woman 84 is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day. And Lovecraft Country and Birds of Prey are worthy watches on HBO Max.

So…what should we do for our 200th episode?

Greg and Mike were guests/contestants on The @ 6’s and 7’s Podcast recently and that episode is live now. You can check it out here.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 37: ROSE COLORED GLASSES

Nostalgia is a popular topic on the Jittery Monkey and Positive Cynicism podcast networks. This episode of the Power Half Hour continues that trend. Greg and Chad look at mall culture and how technology has killed off the thrill of grabbing an Orange Julius and looking through rows of cassettes and CDs at Sam Goody’s. Now malls are basically regulated to Hot Topics and Game Stops.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 304: Wrestling Under the Influence

Do you smell what the Rock is drinking? Yes, it’s Teremana Tequila and my guest co-host Chad Smart (of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network #PCPN) joins me for a shot as well.

In this episode, we tackle a lot of things, including the tequila, the Rock, current WWE and AEW stories, Chad’s Stride Pro Wrestling debut and his support of the group For Kids’ Sake. Learn more about their virtual Superhero 5K right here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 198: Fatherhood, Walkers, and Karate

On this very special episode of Nerds United, we reveal a closely guarded secret about Greg. And then we talk about being a dad, because we’re both dad’s.

Also, Brother Power the Geek, an actual DC Comics title in the late 1960’s (from the same guy who co-created Captain America – will wonders never cease).

The Walking Dead is ending after its eleventh season, but has already apparently named two survivors for an upcoming spin-off. And they didn’t even provide us with a “SPOILER” tag.

The second season of The Boys is out and it’s a lot of fun. Darkly humorous, bloody, gruesome, vulgar, filthy fun.

And also – Cobra Kai is a board-smashing hit in our homes.

So that’s it. That’s the episode. But you should really listen to get all the details of things I took the time to type out here.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 36: From Page to Screen

Reading creates movies in your brain. Then Hollywood comes along and turns the words of the page into a cinematic wonder that usually fails to live up to your mind’s creation. But every so often, the story is too good to screw up. That’s when you get a good film. On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about what makes a good page to screen adaptation. They also throw out some of their favorite movies based on books they’ve read.

Nerds United Episode 197: John Garrett and “What’s Your And?”

This week on Nerds United, Greg talks with John Garrett, a self-described recovering accountant. John is a comedian AND consultant AND now an author.

John wrote “What’s Your And,” a book about unlocking the person within the professional. Years of podcast guests sharing their passions at the workplace inspired John to write this book about being your whole self at work, not just the part that you perceive as “professional.”

Hear John tell how bringing your passions, be it kayaking, motorcycles, opera singing, or even podcasting, can benefit you professionally with your co-workers and even clients. “What’s Your Age” is available to pre-order on Amazon right now (link below) and is available through numerous other outlets on September 15th. Get more info at www.whatsyourand.com

Pre-order on Amazon:

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 303: 2 Is Greater Than 1

Our Stride Pride is definitely shining on this week’s episode of the podcast. My co-host Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I talk about our 10 favorite matches in Stride Pro Wrestling’s four-year history.

If you are just now discovering Stride Pro Wrestling because we’re able to air shows on YouTube, we’d love to hear from you. Longtime fans, make your voices heard too. We want your input.  Check out Stride’s YouTube channel here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 196: Cobra Kai and Other News Notes

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg do some last-minute topic research, and learn about possible prices for the upcoming PS5 (spoiler – we can’t afford one).

We also discuss Cobra Kai on Netflix and debate ensues regarding the age of Ralph Macchio. Did you know he’s only eight years younger than Greg’s dad?

Also, Mandolorian Season 2 is on its way, and production on The Batman continues without its start, who has the Covid.

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 35: MASKED AND ANSWERED

Seems like everywhere you go these days one constant question is “Mask or no mask.” On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad turn the tables and discuss some of their favorite superhero and wrestling masks.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 302: Beyond ThunderDome

COVID-19 has put a damper on a lot of things but it has also provided us with new opportunities like WWE’s ThunderDome. The technology gives fans watching a home the live crowd experience that’s been missing since quarantine started in the spring.

I tried getting in on the action for SummerSlam and even after getting an email telling me I was in, I was in fact not. However, my guest co-host this week was in attendance for the biggest party of the summer. Jeff Holtke shares his experiences with ThunderDome.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 195: RIP Chadwick plus Fandome News

Well, this is an unusual episode to say the least. It was supposed to be largely about DC Fandome and talking about all of those great trailers and tidbits we got last week.

But shortly into our episode, we were rocked by the news of the passing of Chadwick Boseman at the far too young age of 43 after battling cancer for four years. No one knew. Well, publicly.

So after that and a few other interruptions on Greg’s end, we do manage to get through the show.

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 34: THE NEW NEW CLASS

It’s the end of August which means one thing. The new school year is here. Even though a lot of schools aren’t technically “open” to start the year, Greg and Chad took the suggestion to share school memories for this episode of the Power Half Hour. Well, they took that suggestion and then flipped it a bit to discuss one of the best shows about school; Saved By The Bell.

From trivia about the failed pilot for the show through the Vegas wedding, they talk about some of their favorite moments from the show and point out that Zach Morris is Trash.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 301: Million $ Man

It’s a My 1-2-3 Cents Classic as we step back to 2012 for an interview I did with the ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. He is truly one of the all-time greats. I’ve been honored to interview him not once but twice over the years. Please enjoy.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 194: The Nerd Dome is Better than the Fandome

Do you remember the olden days when I used to refer to the podcast recording location as the Nerd Dome? Like the Thunder Dome except with less thunder and more nerds.

Anyway, this week we’re talking about DC Fandome, a 24-hour nerd extravaganza that begins probably right about now. I’m not sure. It’s a guess. Also – Batfleck is BACK! Disney+ should add an adult-only (not like that) section. And another Spider-man rogue member is lined up for his own movie.

We also take some quality questions from you, the lovely listeners. So we thank you.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 33: WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK ….

Back in the days before DVR and streaming video, you had very little choice to skip commercials. If you recorded your favorite program on a VHS tape, you could later fast forward through the commercials but if you were watching live television, every 7-8 minutes, you were trapped for 2 minutes while corporations tried to sell your their goods.

On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about why there are commercials and what makes for a successful commercial. Along the way, Greg plays the audio to some of the more memorable commercials from his youth. Come with us on the journey to relive the past through 30 seconds of consumerism.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 300: Celebrating 1985

We made it to 300 episodes! To celebrate, I figured I’d connect two of my favorite formats for the show, Wrestling with the 80s and Wrestling Under the Influence.

My buddy Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me for this look back at the year 1985. I also enjoy a couple of cold ones, appropriately called 1985 by New Belgium Brewing Company.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 193: Umbrella Academy and Project Power

What can we say…it’has been a Netflix week.

POWER HALF HOUR EP: 32. FILM CLUB; THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

It’s been awhile since Greg and Chad talked reviewed a film. That’s about to change as the new Power Half Hour looks at the 2019 release, “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” A Tom Sawyer-esque tale of two outlaws on the run form an unlikely friendship.

Shia LaBeouf plays Tyler, an unlicensed crab fisherman haunted by mistakes of his past. Newcomer Zack Gottsagen is Zak, a devoted fan of wrestler the “Red Neck Renegade” who dreams of training at the Renegade’s wrestling school and becoming a popular bad guy. As they make their way down the coast of North Carolina, they come to understand who they are is more than who the world sees them.

What did Greg and Chad think of the film? What life lessons did they take away from the film? Are you reading this far into the description?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 299: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

It’s Q&A time for the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast. I received several great questions from listeners. I appreciate everyone who participated and I look forward to future podcasts, including next week’s episode 300!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 192: Look kids! It’s Chad Smart!

This week on Nerds United, we have a special guest in legendary podcaster Chad Smart!

Chad co-hosts Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour here on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network, and turned his Positive Cynicism podcast into the Positive Cynicism Podcast Network, which includes four shows. And he recently started another podcast called Out of Touchstone.

Chad was brought in to help Greg draw a comparison between Star Wars fans and wrestling fans. It does not go great for Greg.

Also, Mulan is coming to Disney+ and there’s a Suicide Squad game in the works from the same people who created the Batman Arkham series. So there’s that.

And here’s the latest YouTube video.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 31: Book Club

No, Greg and Chad aren’t starting an official Jittery Monkey book club. Though, they may be open to the idea if you ask (@thehooch36, @chadsmart). On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about some of their favorite books and reading habits. Chad also spends a lot of time trying to get Greg to veer off into tangents. With only 30 minutes to talk, does Greg take the bait?

Along the way, there is debate of book vs. movie and an surprise movie reference. See if you can find Waldo in this episode.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 298: 2 is Greater Than 1

Listening to the crowd is one of the biggest rules in wrestling. However, it’s been more difficult to do because of COVID-19. This week on the podcast, Stride Pro Wrestling’s Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I talk about the importance of an audience and some of the things Tyler has learned through the years.

Speaking of Stride Pro Wrestling, you can support the company and the My 1-2-3 Cents brand with a purchase from Pro Wrestling Tees. Aug. 4 -6 you can save 20% on each order with promo code SUMMERTIME. Click here to shop! Thank you for your support!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 191: Jason Todd & The Umbrella Academy

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg take a new spin on an old story and run a few hypothetical scenarios regarding young Jason Todd and what might have been.

And we ask the question…what character would you like to give the “keep or kill” public voting decision? And here’s a list of the top 25 X-Men leaders of all time, because it was brought up.

Also – the second season of The Umbrella Academy is out and it’s pretty wild. We don’t go into spoilers, it’s not our way. But we do try to give a few thoughts on what we’ve seen so far.

Other than that – be kind.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 30: 1986 vs. 1994

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve.” – The Writer at the end of Stand By Me.

It’s an unscientific fact that twelve years old is the greatest year in a person’s life. That’s why personalities are developed and every pop culture occurrence impacts you in a more meaningful way. With that in mind, on this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad compare the box office offerings from the year they turned 12 to see who had the better celluloid collection. For Chad, the year was 1986. A year sandwiched between his personal two favorite years of cinema. Does 1986 hold up as well?

For Greg, the year was 1994. A landmark year itself in the world of pop culture. How would the theatrical output inspire Greg throughout his life? He explains that and a lot more in the quick thirty minute discussion.

“The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us.” – Armand. Interview With a Vampire

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 297: Go Figure!

It’s an exciting time to be a wrestling action figure collector. Even as I write this, announcements are being made about new figures being released for both WWE and AEW.

This week on the podcast, I’m joined by Red Daniels of Stride Pro Wrestling. He’s got his hands on the Chris Jericho ‘Little Bit of the Bubbly’ figure (early release through Ringside Collectibles).

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 190: The Old Guard and Old Music

This week on the podcast, the guys give a review of Netflix’ The Old Guard, which stars Charlize Theron. Also, are the Russo Brothers actually working on a Secret Wars storyline for the MCU or is that just a wish?

Henry Cavill not only builds gaming computers, but also takes internet criticism fairly well in regards to his role of Geralt in The Witcher.

And the gents have Part Two of the impromptu series they started last week that saw them attach 1990s music to superheroes. This week, I bet you can guess which superheroes we are working with.

Also, the youtube, if you have forgotten. It’s available here with the latest video (which is last week’s). Have a great week.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 29: Boys of Summer

Continuing the tradition started on Episode 28, Greg and Chad welcome a special guest to the Power Half Hour format. Tom Skull formerly of “Tom and Jim’s Top 5” and current co-host of the “Skullbuster Wrestlecast” podcast joins the show to discuss one of his favorite topics, baseball. With the sports world trying to get back to normal after several months of shutdown due to Covid-19, we’ve invited Tom on to discuss some of his favorite baseball memories.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 296: The Interview

People who know me, know that right behind my love for pro wrestling is a love for socks. That love became even more pronounced a few years ago when I discovered a company called Odd Sox.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve weeded out all of my ‘normal’ socks and have nothing but usually designed footwear, including many of the WWE Superstars in the Odd Sox collection. This week on the pod, I chat with Justin Brown, the marketing director at Odd Sox Official. Shop their website here and see for yourself why it’s okay to be odd.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 189: Captain Marvel and Matching 90s Songs to Avengers

This week on Nerds United, Greg and the Co-Host of the Year Mike discuss rumors of Hayden Christensen possibly returning to the Star Wars franchise, a celebrity’s opinion on movies from bygone eras, and talk about a movie hitting Netflix in a few weeks with a very interesting premise: If you could take a pill that gave you super powers for five minutes at a time, without knowing the ability you would gain…would you?

The second half of the show is an idea that comes to us from listener Chris. He challenged us to attach 90s songs to superheroes. We paired some songs with the MCU Avengers. Give it a listen. Tell us how ridiculous our choices are (and they are).

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 28: Do You Mourn Celebrity Deaths

Before anyone starts (you know who you are), this is not a top-three type of episode.
With a string of recent celebrity deaths making news, on this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad along with special guest Kevin Hunsperger examine fan reaction to the passing of celebrities.
Have there been any celebrity deaths that really struck a chord with the hosts or do they not understand how people could be affected by the death of someone they don’t know? Since Kevin host’s a wrestling podcast (My123Cents) he addresses the death in recent years of some of the biggest stars of his childhood.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 295: Wrestling with the 80s

Summertime in the 1980s meant one thing for me as a wrestling fan, The Great American Bash. The first incarnation of this legendary event happened 35 years ago this month (July 6, 1985).

I have fond memories reading about these shows and later renting them on VHS from the local video store weeks after they aired on closed-circuit or pay-per-view television. The biggest thing to come out of the GAB is the first-ever War Games match.

The brand is alive and well today with WWE using it over the last couple of weeks on NXT. It makes me happy to relive the nostalgia. But what do you think about the history and the legacy of the Great American Bash?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 188: There’s a Lot Going On

It’s been a whole ten days! How did you ever survive without us?

It’s been a busy ten days. Second-season trailers for popular streaming shows. New Batwoman. Comic-Con @ Home. Jason Momoa trading in the deep sea for the winter wonderland. Boy howdy!

Also – expect a new Youtube video this weekend.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 27: Vroom Vroom – Some Favorite Movie/TV Vehicles

This week Greg and Chad are in their Way Back Machine to discuss…machines from way back. Vehicles from movie or television.

Edmunds is a highly reputable automobile site that serves as a database and news hub for many if not all makes and models of vehicles. Years ago (2013, don’t judge) they put out a list of the 100 greatest movie and tv cars of all time. And they went into the weeds, like technical terms. You can read that list here.

While Greg and Chad mention some vehicles that were on that list, going deep on some memorable and not-so-memorable road-ripping machines!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 294: 2 Is Greater Than 1

*GONG* *GONG* *GONG*

Cue the Undertaker. What an amazing 30-year career he’s had in WWE. I can still remember watching him in World Class and WCW as The Punisher and ‘Mean’ Mark Callous respectively.

Then in 1990 at the Survivor Series, a new character was born. I think it would be hard to argue that the Undertaker is the greatest gimmick/character of all-time in wrestling. His loyalty to Vince McMahon and the fans is nothing short of remarkable.

This week on the podcast, my co-host Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I discuss the Undertaker’s amazing body of work. This is just the tip of the iceberg as I imagine we’ll have more discussions about the Undertaker throughout the next few months on the various My 1-2-3 Cents shows.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 26: Favorite Vacations

“Vacations” is really just the short way of saying “purposeful, non-work related travel.”

In this episode, we learn about Mike and Greg’s childhood family vacations and other traveling that the guys have done as adults.

That’s about it. And to prove it, here’s a picture of Greg in Astoria, Oregon near the Goonies house (discussed in the episode).

Nerds United Episode 187: Winds of Change

This special mid-week episode of Nerds United sees Greg and Mike discuss Batmans in Flash and what Michael Keaton’s return to the cinematic Batman could mean down the road. There’s also talk about Margot Robbie and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.  Also The Boys Season 2 is coming in a couple months and Greg has been re-watching the first season on Amazon Prime.

As for change, we discuss the change of Splash Mountain to a ride themed after The Princess and the Frog. We also discuss recent statements by Anthony Mackie regarding Marvel’s lack of diversity behind the camera, and how that echoes/mirrors Brie Larson’s statements made a year ago about diversity on her press tours.

Finally, we *almost* forgot to hit up The Book. So on the way out, we talk about comic book’s first cross-dressing hero, Madam Fatal.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 293: Wrestling Without Fans

Full disclosure: I recorded this podcast more than a week ago and just as the sh!t was hitting the fan with allegations against wrestlers, promoters and companies. So you’re not going to hear much about that on this show.

However, my co-host Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network and I discuss the fact that wrestling is still going on today with minimal crowds. What are your thoughts on this ‘new norm’?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 25: Our Favorite Bands

This week on the Power Half Hour, Chad and Greg discuss some of their favorite bands. I mean, I know you got that from the title of the episode.

Chad and Greg both list three bands from different eras. It’s downright delightful.

And since we are famous for cross-promotion, you may catch Greg’s favorite band at the end. You are encouraged to listen to one of the first episodes of Nerds United to hear the full story behind Revis.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 292: Father Figures

It’s the post-Father’s Day episode of the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. We’re talking about some of the best father figures in the world of pro wrestling.

Chad Smart of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network is my guest co-host. We discuss why some legacy Superstars were hits while others were misses. Who are your favorites?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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