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CM Punk. Becky Lynch. Brock Lesnar. Three titans of the pro wrestling world, and all three made headlines over the weekend by returning to the ring. This week, Chad Smart and I discuss these great returns and speculate on what happens next in AEW and WWE. What do you think?
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WrestleMania has been a staple not just in pro wrestling but pop culture for 35 years now. I’m proud to say I was around for the first one and have enjoyed the event each year since 1985. That includes the very unique version of WrestleMania 36, held over two nights and in an empty arena.
However, there are some moments in WrestleMania history that fans like to rewrite. That’s the inspiration for an annual tradition I’ve got going here, called WrestleMania Redo. This week Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton of Stride Pro Wrestling and I talk about a couple of WrestleMania matches that we would rebook.
Let us know what you think of the show and what matches from WrestleManias past you’d rework.
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Wow. What a night of wrestling. WrestleMania 33 is in the books. Roman Reigns did what he said he was going to do and beat the Undertaker. It appears this may be it for the Deadman. Look for much more on the Undertaker’s career on the My 1-2-3 Cents blogthis week.
There are also several new champions in the WWE. Naomi, Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, Randy Orton and The Hardy Boyz (yes you read that right) all have gold once again.
The fallout from Mania will be great to follow on Raw and SmackDown Live this week. Be sure to rate and review the podcast as well. Thanks for listening.
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)?
It’s a new year and UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn is staying busy. The former NWA World Heavyweight Champion is still very active, teaching children and adults the art of amateur wrestling and self-defense.
I recently had the honor of speaking with The Beast. He is a gracious and humble man who shares his insight with all of us. Thanks to Rob Fairless from The 25th Hour Radio Show for helping me set up this interview.
You can keep up with Severn on his official website and check out his book The Realest Guy in the Room. Jim Cornette wrote the forward for it, and we talk about the relationship between Severn and Corny. We also discuss Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar among other topics.
There are plenty of hot topics in the world of professional wrestling this week. Chad joined me to discuss some of them in Episode 99. Things we talk about:
*John Cena tying Ric Flair’s 16 World Title reigns
*Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series rumor
*WWE Network airing TNA & Ring of Honor shows
*WWE using WCW event names
*Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks inside Hell in a Cell
The breakdown of the WWE Network pricing (a survey, not a done deal):
SummerSlam 2016 is in the books and probably the best pay per view so far of the year. From the crowning of the new WWE Universal Champion (Finn Balor) to the phenomenal matchup between John Cena and AJ Styles to Charolette regaining the WWE Women’s Championship this event delivered.
Chad and I give some thoughts on the evening, but also look ahead to what’s next for the Superstars involved in the biggest party of the summer.
Be sure to leave a review on iTunes (a new contest is coming soon) and follow us on social media.
After taking off a year, Chad and I are heading back to WrestleMania. We’ll be in Dallas later this week for Axxess, NXT, the Hall of Fame, WrestleMania and Monday Night Raw. So we figured in this episode we share thoughts on the Hall of Fame Class of 2016 and the card as it stands for WrestleMania. We also provide a little insight into the show we’re both looking most forward to, NXT: Dallas.
Are you going to WrestleMania this year? Send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@my123cents) or you can reach out to me on Twitter (@kevinhunsperger) or Instagram (@kevin_hunsperger). I’m planning to use the Facebook live feature on the My 1-2-3 Cents page throughout the weekend (no illegal streaming will be done).
The mystery of who The Undertaker will face at his 24th WrestleMania has finally been solved. The Deadman will step into the Hell in a Cell once again at the biggest show of the year. This time against Shane McMahon.
It’s a bold move and something most fans didn’t see coming. I’d read countless blogs and posts from fans speculating everyone from John Cena to Samoa Joe to even Goldberg as being Undertaker’s opponent.
Chad and I talk more about the decision to put Shane in the match and what things WWE could be doing to make WrestleMania more appealing. Other matches announced so far: Roman Reigns challenging Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Brock Lesnar squaring off against Dean Ambrose in a Street Fight.
Don’t forget, this is also your last chance to enter the “Road to WrestleMania” contest. Answer the question in this week’s show at the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page. Prizes include a three-month subscription to WrestleCrate, a Sting prize pack and a $25 gift card to WWE Shop.
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There’s a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H returned to the 2016 Royal Rumble to capture the coveted prize for the 14th time. Roman Reigns put up a valiant effort, but in the end it wasn’t enough to overcome the Authority and the League of Nations.
Kevin and Chad chat more about the Rumble match and what’s next for Triple H as champ and who he should face at Wrestlemania. Brock Lesnar, the Wyatt Family and plenty of other Superstars get some love during this show, including the six who made their Rumble debut. Those Superstars include AJ Styles, who also made his WWE debut at the Rumble, as well as Neville, Braun Strowman, Tyler Breeze, Kevin Owens and Zami Zayn.
The guys also share details about new contest leading to Wrestlemania. There will be three different winners and prizes include a 3-month subscription to WrestleCrate, a $25 WWE Shop gift card and a Sting prize pack. Be sure to listen to the show for the first week’s question.
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It’s a new year, and many people have resolved to get into shape. Nearly three weeks into 2016, I’m still visiting the gym four times a week with the help of a personal trainer.
My friend, Tyler “Heath” Hatton, is the general manager at the Gold’s Gym near my home. He recently offered to help get me into shape. For those who have followed the My 1-2-3 Cents blog know that for years I’ve been trying to find my abs.
After several starts and stops, I’m ready to rededicate myself to the mission and I believe Tyler will help me achieve my fitness goals.
One of the things we discuss is nutrition and how important it is in any fitness plan. As you’ll find out in the interview you can’t outwork a fork. In the past, I’ve failed to realize that. Now I’m eating healthier, drinking more water and cutting out sweets. You can do it too! Listen to this show to get motivated.
Editor’s note: The first two or three minutes is a little hard to hear, but the connection clears up. Please be patient!
Hell in a Cell 2015 is in the books. Chad was in the crowd for the event for the second year in a row. He and Kevin analyze what happened and give some thoughts on what it means for the Road to Wrestlemania, which will kick into high gear at next month’s Survivor Series. Both agree the overall action was great and the story lines are progressing.
What will become of the Undertaker now that the Wyatt Family has kidnapped him? What’s the relationship between the returning Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Colter? Will Corporate Kane be fired? What challenge is next for Diva’s champion Charlotte? Kevin and Chad explore those story lines and more.
Kevin and Chad are looking ahead to the upcoming Hell in a Cell pay per view. (Chad will be there in the crowd) The two talk about past shows and the one match that’s been signed so far, The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. The conversation takes plenty of twists and turns as it usually does and covers things going on in TNA and Chikara as well.
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.
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.
Kevin is joined by long time friend and My 1-2-3 Cents blogger Chad Smart for some Royal Rumble analysis. The two recap the event, including the Royal Rumble match itself and the three-way WWE World Heavyweight title match. Kevin and Chad look ahead to Wrestlemania 31 and talk about more than just Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, but also the prospect of a John Cena vs. Rusev match. What roles will The Rock, Undertaker, Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt have? Listen and see what these two life long fans have to say.