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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.

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My 1-BOO-3 Cents: Halloween Havoc 2017

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I had big plans for the Halloween edition of My 1-2-3 Cents. More than just changing the name to My 1-BOO-3 Cents for sure. However, my attempts to line up a Halloween-ish wrestler fell short. So I was left to come up with something else.

I drew inspiration for this show from the Skullbuster WrestlecastTom & Jason Skull did some fantasy booking on their last show and created a Halloween Havoc style card with the current WWE roster. I didn’t want to totally rip the brothers off, so I came up with this…

WWE recently released a list of its 50 scariest Superstars of all time. So I took that list and created matches and of my own. Also on this week’s episode, a rundown of the upcoming Stride Pro Wrestling show. The action returns to the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion on Saturday, Nov. 4. Bell time is 6:30 p.m.

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Fresh Content Day 28: The Genius of The Princess Bride

I love this movie. I don’t know many people who don’t. It’s so quotable. And it’s fun. It holds up after thirty years.

You’ve probably seen The Princess Bride. I’m sure it’s been on cable. I have the DVD and it’s on Netflix. In fact, I threw it on Netflix tonight while I tried to get my boy to go to sleep.

I didn’t know until well into adulthood that it was actually a book. William Goldman wrote The Princess Bride and it was published by the company later known as Random House in 1973. Later, Goldman would say of the book, “I got lucky with The Princess Bride the first time, and I’d love to get lucky again.”

Fourteen years pass before we get a movie based on the book. It almost doubled its production cost at the box office, raking in $30.8mil on a $16mil budget. I think it’s safe to say that in the years since, it has grown past cult following to a truly iconic piece of cinema history.

I remember this being one of those movies that my [older] sister and I could watch together. Just like Fred Savage’s character, I was a little bit of a butthead and didn’t necessarily want to hear or see the kissy stuff. But it had some great action and amazing dialogue.

But it must be a bit of a generational thing, as my wife had not seen the movie prior to our dating. I mean, she hadn’t seen any of the star Wars movies either. But I quickly fixed that. I just thought it odd that a girl born in the 1980s hadn’t seen The Princess Bride.

I thought the film was incredibly well done. Rob Reiner is a terrific film maker, and assembled a very fitting cast, most if not all of them would find success in movies or TV after this movie.

I would definitely put The Princess Bride on the list of movies that should never be remade.

What’s your favorite quote from this movie?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 123: WrestleMania Preview

Since 2006, Kevin and Chad have made the trek to WrestleMania, except WrestleManias 23, 31 and now 33. The two discuss this year’s card in depth in this week’s episode, which happens to be 123. Disclaimer: Kevin originally tried booking Sean Waltman “The 1-2-3- Kid” on the show, but came up short.

Are you excited about this year’s WrestleMania? What will be the match of the night? Should Goldberg be going in as Universal Champion? And will the Broken Hardys show up anywhere over WrestleMania week(end)?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 30: Kamala Speaks‏

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Kevin’s guest this week comes from the jungles of Uganda.  Kamala is one of the all-time greats having wrestled all over the world for decades.  He battled greats like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Dusty Rhodes.  Kamala has had a series of health problems that have sidelined him, but his spirits remain high.  In his new book “Kamala Speaks” he shares stories from the road with the help of former manager Kenny Casanova.  Both Kamala and Kenny talk more about the book and some of their favorite memories during this week’s show.  Enjoy.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 18: Rollins, Rousey Best the Bay

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Seth Rollins stands atop the WWE Universe as the new king of the mountain. (Photo Courtesy wwe.com)

Wrestlemania finished up less than a half hour before the tape started rolling on the latest episode of My 1-2-3 Cents. Get Kevin and Chad’s thoughts on the 31st incarnation of the granddaddy of them all, and Nerds United host Greg Mehochko is there for a few thoughts as well.

 

The UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion forces a pained Stephanie to leave her own ring. (Photo Courtesy wwe.com)
The UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion forces a pained Stephanie to leave her own ring. (Photo Courtesy wwe.com)
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Bray Wyatt wanted to raise the dead? He may have gotten more than he bargained for. (Photo Courtesy wwe.com)

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 17: Wrestlemania 31 Preview and Predictions

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In this episode Kevin and Chad break down the biggest wrestling event of the year: Wrestlemania 31.  The two will discuss each match in depth and offer up their thoughts on the build and who will end up being the winner.  These thoughts come from two guys who have been to eight of the last nine Wrestlemanias.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 16: Hall of Fame

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Kevin and Chad at the 2012 Hall of Fame Ceremony

 

Since its creation in 1993 (with Andre the Giant being the first inductee), the WWE Hall of Fame has honored the careers of more than 100 men and women involved in the wrestling business.  Kevin and Chad have been to eight of the ceremonies.  In this episode they discuss the Class of 2015 and look at past inductees and share thoughts of how they’d change the Hall of Fame.
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 14: Some Bumps in the Road

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This week’s show is a quick one, filled with some random wrestling thoughts including WWE and Chikara Pro.  Kevin talks more about the Road to Wrestlemania and a few of the bumps he sees in it, including the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, Intercontinental Title Ladder Match and Jon Stewart.