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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 280: WPW Watch Along

My buddy Chad Smart from the Positive Cyncisism Podcasting Network has introduced me to all sorts of different pro wrestling companies. In 2004 when I met him, he was ordering the weekly TNA pay-per-views. Then came Chikara Pro and now we’re watching a company out of southern California; Wrestling Pro Wrestling.

This is a very unique independent company, to say the least. Characters include the Fromage Horsemen (all characters based off cheeses),  Darwin Finch and ‘Gentleman’ Jervis Cottonbelly. You can check out their YouTube channel here. Pull up the March 5 show; WPW Presents Tony Tickles’ Invasion Featuring the Sneaky Snakes and watch along with us. We also sprinkle in thoughts on other wrestling companies along the way.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 267: The Centies

As 2019 comes to a close it’s time once again to reflect on the year in wrestling. And what a year it was. Admittedly it’s hard to keep up with it all, but Chad Smart (from the PCPN) and I discuss the year as well as the past decade.

Let us know what you think of this episode on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@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!

Check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store too. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

My 1-2-3 Cents Ep. 257: Wrestling with the 80s

It’s been 30 years since the first Halloween Havoc. WCW came up with the concept and it ended up being a successful formula for the company. Did you know Halloween Havoc had a better rating than Starrcade 6 of the 12 years they were around? One year it was a tie and five times Starrcade rated higher.

This week though, we’re focused on that first year and the build-up to the Thunderdome match between Ric Flair and Sting vs. Terry Funk and the Great Muta.

Let us know what you think on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. Thanks!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 228: Favorite WrestleMania Opening Matches

WrestleMania is nearly here and my series of podcasts on the big event continues with a look at my (our) favorite WrestleMania opening matches. Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism joins me as a co-host this week. We’ve actually traveled to nine WrestleManias together.

Be sure to rate the podcast on your favorite listening app as well as the other programs here on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.

Stride Pro Wrestling returns on Saturday, April 6 to Johnston City High School. You can learn more at the Stride website here.

You can shop the My 1-2-3 Cents store on Pro Wrestling Tees. There’s a sale there starting Wednesday. Use promo code MANIA and save. Also, take a look here at the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Store. Lots of great merch out there for fans of the shows here.

Also over on the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel, I’ve started a new feature called Go Figure Friday. Be sure to check it out and subscribe to the channel.

Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@PZ85DAnthony
@thereddaniels 
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@RyanKBoman (Twitter)
@TGPWeb (Twitter)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@BobWicked38 (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 215: The 2018 Centies

The Centy Goes To…

It’s the end of another year and Chad and Kevin are back with the annual Centy Awards. The categories were trimmed down a bit compared to previous years, but the discussion is a meaningful one. Let us know how you will look back on the world of pro wrestling in 2018.

On a separate note, I’d like to thank all of you who have taken time to listen to the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast, read the blog or watch videos on YouTube and Facebook. It means the world to me. I want to wish you all a happy and healthy 2019 and look for more announcements soon!

 

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You can shop the My 1-2-3 Cents store on Pro Wrestling Tees. Also take a look here at the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Store. Lots of great merch out there for fans of the shows here.

Also over on the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel, I’ve started a new feature called Go Figure Friday. Be sure to check it out and subscribe to the channel.

Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@BobWicked38 (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Wrestling Under the Influence

4 Elf Winter Warmer Spiced Ale.

Tis the season for drinking, so Chad Smart (host of Positive Cynicism) and I busted open 4 Elf Winter Warmer Spiced Ale by Dark Horse Brewery. While enjoying this festive beer we chat about Christmas gimmicks, movies and angles related to the world of pro wrestling.

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Warrior vs. Santa

One story we share is the Ultimate Warrior Christmas comic. You can check it out here and decide for yourself if Warrior “humbled” Santa Claus…

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You can shop the My 1-2-3 Cents store on Pro Wrestling Tees. Also take a look here at the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Store. Lots of great merch out there for fans of the shows here.

Also over on the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel, I’ve started a new feature called Go Figure Friday. Be sure to check it out and subscribe to the channel.

Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@BobWicked38 (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

Positive Cynicism EP. 69: Feeling Nostalgic

‘Tis the holiday season and with it comes the feelings of nostalgia. On this episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and Travis Yates (@PopCultIQ) discuss why nostalgia conjures strong feelings.  From the simple pleasures of our youth to the yearning for how things used to be, what is the driving force for nostalgia? Not only in our personal lives but in the pop culture realm of entertainment. Everything old is new again. From movie and television remakes to “toys” being geared more for collectors than kids, there is a growing sense that nostalgia and name brand recognition matter most.

What affect will this have on the current generation of kids when they hit middle age? What will they be nostalgic about to their kids? Chad and Travis try to answer this question.

Positive Cynicism Ep. 68: Wonder Why; Sly Fox

This month on Wonder Why, Chad “Limited Effort” Smart and Mike “Rabbit Hole” DeKalb attempt to talk about Sly Fox’s 1986 hit “Let’s Go All The Way” and figure out why the duo of “Mudbone” Cooper and Michael “Not Hector” Camacho didn’t find success with any follow up singles.

Breaking down the history of Sly Fox does get a bit funky at times. Find out the interesting use of the back beat of “Let’s Go All the Way” as well as what a couple of clowns had to do with exposing one of Mtv’s worst kept secrets.

Once they’ve exhausted the history of Sly Fox, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb give your their holiday picks for the month.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 208: That Didn’t Age Well

Piper vs. Adonis

I’m kicking off a new feature on My 1-2-3 Cents the podcast. That Didn’t Age Well will focus on a storyline or character from pro wrestling’s past and explore why it wouldn’t work today. First up is the feud between “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Adorable” Adrian Adonis.

Please don’t interpret this as a way to bash the past. Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism joins me for the show. We are simply looking at the storyline from 1986 and how fans reacted to it back then. We’re both fans of Hot Rod so there’s nothing negative in what we say.

It’s almost Christmas. Check out the latest design in the My 1-2-3 Cents store on Pro Wrestling Tees. Celebrate a Centmas Vacation!

Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 56: WONDER WHY; JOAN OSBORNE

We’re traveling back to 1996 asking deep philosophical questions on this edition of Wonder Why. Traveling from Anchorage, Kentucky to New York City, we examine the career of Joan Osborne. Is she a folksy Americana singer? Soulful funk singer? Or Top 40 Pop singer? Based on the sound of her Top 10 hit, “One of Us,” audiences expected one sound but listening to her album Relish, might have been surprised at the other songs.

In addition to the discussion about Joan Osborne, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb give their picks of the month. This month they choose an actor/musician and female alternative icon.

The show concludes with the reveal of choices for the September edition. Bust out the converse, track suits and gold chains.

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www.jitterymonkey.com

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 197: Make WWE Great Again

Our Six Cents

Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism and I have been pro wrestling fans for more than three decades. We’ve traveled to indy shows together as well as nine different WrestleManias. Despite our love for the business, there are some things we’d tweak and make different. Today’s episode is six things we’d do to make WWE great again. (Although I still think it’s pretty awesome.)

Weigh in and let us know what you’d do if you could make a change or two (or six) within the company. While you’re at it, leave a review of My 1-2-3 Cents on whichever podcasting app you listen to.

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Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP54: SEQUELITIS

As the summer movie season winds down, @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett. Before the topic of the month, Eric gives a recap of San Diego Comic Con 2018 and fan reaction to Chris Hardwick missing Comic-Con as well as the news of James Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 which broke during the 5 day pop culture convention.

Once the recap is over, the focus switches gears to examine Hollywood’s fascination with sequels and franchise movies. Trying to figure out how the box office has gone from two sequels in the yearly Top Ten for 1980 to nine sequels/remakes/reboots in the Top Ten for 2018 so far, Chad and Eric attempt to break down the shift in focus from making a wide variety of movies to movies that appeal to the largest audience.  Along the way, Chad does make a mistake when talking about the movie Cedar Rapids. The movie stars John C. Reilly not John McGinley.

What is your opinion? Do you think there are too many sequels? Do you enjoy the franchise series?

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP 52: WONDER WHY; MUNGO JERRY

The seventh edition of Wonder Why is one for the books. Taking a trip back to the summer of 1970, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb examine the hit and “career” of English artist Ray Dorsett, pka Mungo Jerry. Mungo Jerry had a summertime hit with “In the Summertime.” A catchy jingle that peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart and then Mungo Jerry was only heard from again if you were in Europe. Why was there not a follow up hit?

Before the discussion begins, Mike talks about attending a recent concert by previous Wonder Why artist, Thomas Dolby.  After the Mungo Jerry discussion, Mike and Chad turn the focus to their picks of the month.  Find out what Gary Cherone, Tupac and Scott Caan have in common.

Check out the all new Positive Cynicism website.

Follow all the Jittery Monkey shows and hosts on Twitter.

@thehooch36

@kevinhunsperger

@my123cents

@NerdsUnitedShow

@jittery_monkey

Question Everything. Do Something Positive.

Positive Cynicism EP51: Question Everything; Miranda Mize

On the latest Question Everything, host @chadsmart welcomes his cousin Miranda Mize to discuss her efforts to bring medical services to the remote village of Churcampa in  Peru. Upon graduation from high school, Miranda was encouraged by RAKlife Executive Director, Matthew Foster to write about something she was passionate about. Knowing the struggles her relatives in Peru have with receiving basic medical care, Miranda expressed her desire to help bring medical services to the tiny village. Impressed by her essay, Matthew decided to use  RAKlife’s resources to help Miranda’s dream come true.

During the Question Everything episode, Miranda explains how the trip came together and what plans are in place to continue trips in the future. As well as telling stories about the events of a yearly festival that involves some less than safe firework usage.

If you’d like to get involved or help out, check out the following websites.

Peruvian American Medical Society

RAKlife

 

http://www.positivecynicism.com/

@jittery_monkey

@NerdsUnitedShow

@my123cents

@KevinHunsperger

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 189: Wrestling Under the Influence ‘Anti-Hero’

Wrestling Under the Influence

Chad Smart, the host of Positive Cynicism, was in town for the afternoon recently and I always like recording podcasts in person. So it seemed like a great time to do just that. He’s not much of a beer drinker, but I wanted to get his take on Anti-Hero by Revolution Brewing in Chicago.

If you’re new to the Wrestling Under the Influence concept, we drink a craft beer and tie it to wrestler or angle in wrestling. Here are the previous shows:

Two Brothers
Death By Coconut

For the Anti-Hero beer we discuss a few anti-heroes in pro wrestling; including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Roman Reigns and CM Punk. I also give a shout out to my friend in Stride Pro Wrestling, Ax Allwardt.

My 1-2-3 Cents has several tag team partners. Do your shopping for pro wrestling t-shirts on COLLARxELBOW. You can also shop for Funko Pops, Manscaped accessories or your favorite Amazon items all on this link. Harness Digital Marketing can hook you up with social media and brand building needs. Thanks for the support. (CxE also has a new summer lineup available.)

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Social media shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism EP 48: Wonder Why; Autograph

Another month, another edition of Wonder Why. This month, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb examine the career of 80’s hair metal band, Autograph. Opening for Van Halen and scoring a top 30 hit with their debut single, “Turn Up the Radio,” Autograph looked poised to make it big on the charts in 1985. Unfortunately, their success peaked with the first single. After the first album, Autograph continued to record throughout the 1980s releasing two more albums before the band members decided to go their separate ways.

Since the breakup, Autograph have reformed and released new albums including their 2017 release, Get Off Your Ass. During this edition of Wonder Why breakdown the career of Autograph and offer their assessments of why the band’s career didn’t reach continued heights alongside other 80s metal bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Ratt.

Wrapping up the show are the picks of the month. Find out why Mike thinks everyone should keep a Bob Marley CD in their car. While Chad advocates for everyone to buy Butch Walker’s latest (and every) album.

www.jitterymonkey.com

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www.butchwalker.com

@NerdsUnitedShow

@my123cents

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 188: Favorite Wrestling Storylines

Our 6 Cents

It’s time for another installment of ‘Our 6 Cents’, a concept we clearly ripped off from Tom & Jim’s Top 5. This month Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism and I are counting down our favorite pro wrestling storylines. Between the two of us, we have about 70 years of fandom in pro wrestling. So yes we’re old and we explore a lot of ground with this topic.

My 1-2-3 Cents has several tag team partners. Do your shopping for pro wrestling t-shirts on COLLARxELBOW. You can also shop for Funko Pops, Manscaped accessories or your favorite Amazon items all on this link. Harness Digital Marketing can hook you up with social media and brand building needs. Thanks for the support.

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Social media shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism 42: Question Everything; Jenna Jamieson

Positive Cynicism 44: Question Everything; Jenna Jamieson.

The #SummerOfPositivity kicks off with Question Everything guest Teacher/Author @jennarpjamieson. Jenna is the author of  Giving Back: Lessons from an adopted immigrant on why a happy life is about helping others.

In addition to the interview, @chadsmart gives details on giveaways happening over the next three months. The first giveaway is a copy of Jenna’s book.

Check out the other shows on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.  There’s something for everyone. Well everyone except Luis.

Important links:

http://www.jennarpjamieson.com/
Buy the book: http://www.jennarpjamieson.com/buy-the-book-page/

#ProjectKindnessbook

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  • my123cents.blogspot.com
  • @kevinhunsperger
  • @NerdsUnitedShow
  • @5heartpodcast
  • @thehooch36
  • @TomAndJimsTop5
  • @Skullbusterpod
  • @tskull44

Nerds United Episode 96: The Apple and the Last Jedi

Whew. There is a LOT to unload in this episode. I knew going in that @chadsmart was not a fan of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi. But after I finally had a chance to watch the movie recently, I wanted to sit down with him and chat about the movie.

Ol Chad had just one condition, however. He wouldn’t talk to me about Star Wars until I saw The Apple. What is The Apple?

It’s a musical filmed in 1979, released in 1980, and set in “futuristic 1994!” I’m not making this up, folks. Watch the trailer. It’s insane! So we talk all about BIM.

And then the space opera talk takes over, as Chad and I talk about The Last Jedi. What did we like about it? What didn’t we like about it? And why does it make us even more eager for Episode 9, regardless of our feelings towards Ep. 8?

Hey friends, keep this in mind. Chad is training (I use that term loosely) for a half-marathon in Los Angeles in the Fall. In doing so, he’s also raising money for St. Jude’s Hospital. I encourage you to click the link and if you can, throw a few dollars towards St. Jude’s in support of Chad’s fund raising efforts.

Also, with this being Episode 96, I’m really going to ramp up my efforts to have a very special guest on Episode 100. So if you want Silent Bob himself, Kevin Smith as a guest on this show, please follow along on Twitter (@nerdsunitedshow) and help get the campaign noticed by a true inspiration to me.

As I said to Chad at the end of the recording, without Kevin Smith, he wouldn’t have a podcast on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network. There would be no podcast network. There would be no Nerds United. So if you enjoy Nerds United, you can thank Kevin Smith. And I really hope to be able to do that!

Enjoy the new episode, friends. May the Force be with you.

Positive Cynicism 41: Positive Updates

Positive Cynicism 42: Positive Updates.

A big summer is brewing in the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network studios. Positive Cynicism has a lot planned for the next 4 months. Host @chadsmart runs down the plans for the summer with Question Everything, Wonder Why and the as of now untitled History and Evolution of Summer Blockbusters. If you have a title suggestion for the Summer Blockbuster series, send your suggestions either on Twitter or on the Positive Cynicism Facebook page.

In addition to the updates to the show, Chad gives an update on the training for the half-marathon he plans to run in October. If you’d like to make a donation to help Chad reach his goal of $1000 to St. Jude’s Children Hospital you can make a donation Here.

Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network

@thehooch36 – @NerdsUnitedShow  @5heartpodcast

@kevinhunsperger – @my123cents

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

Positive Cynicism Ep 38: Question Everything; Kevin Hunsperger

On the latest installment of Question Everything, @chadsmart welcomes My 1-2-3 Cents host @kevinhunsperger to the show.  Topics discussed range from Kevin’s inspiration for starting the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and podcast to branding to charity work. In addition, we also talk about Kevin’s work with Stride Pro Wrestling and his recent physical altercations with Stride Wrestler Roger Matheus.

 

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kevinhunsblogger.com

https://www.facebook.com/Cmaprowrestling/

@stridewrestling

 

Positive Cynicism EP37: We Need More Neighbors like Mister Rogers

This episode, @chadsmart is joined by Associate Professor of Communication at Quincy University, Travis Yates (PopCultIQ) to discuss the circular argument of does society shape television or does television shape society? We look at child programming from the ’70-’80s compared to today. Then transition to programs aimed at adults and reliance of violence and negativity on said programs. We need to get back to the roots of Mister Rogers Neighborhood and treat each other as neighbors instead of strangers.

There are some slight audio issues with the episodes. Occasional muffling and repetition of audio. It doesn’t make the show unlistenable. Just tossing out a disclaimer.

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. – Mister Rogers 1994

Positive Cynicism EP 37: Wonder Why: She Blinded Me with Science

The madness of March brings the next installment of the Wonder Why series. This monthly feature examines the career of artists who achieved success with one hit song.  This installment @chadsmart and @mikedekalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) break down the interesting career of Thomas Dolby. From session musician to professor, Thomas Dolby has perhaps one of the most interesting careers of any “One Hit Wonder.”

If you have any suggestions for future Wonder Why segments or any ideas for future shows, leave a comment on the Positive Cynicism Facebook page or on Twitter.

Check out the other Jittery Monkey podcasts.

Reminder, Chad will be running his first half-marathon in October. He is raising money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. If you’d like to make a donation, click HERE,

Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” —Kevin Ngo

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 174: Our Mania Memories

Chicago to Dallas and all points in between

Chad and I have been to nine WrestleManias since 2006. Our first trip was a three-day weekend to Chicago for WrestleMania 22. From there, our trips became more involved and more fun. In this week’s episode, we talk about all nine trips and our favorite things from each.

If you’ve ever been to WrestleMania, you know it’s not just about the big show on Sunday night. There’s so much to see and do that’s wrestling related. And when you factor in WrestleMania host cities are ‘destination spots’ there’s all kinds of fun to be had.

I’m also a sponsored athlete (stop laughing) for COLLARxELBOW brand. Shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS and you’ll save 10%.

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Social media shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

Positive Cynicism Ep 35: Don’t Spread Hate

Ever had ideas floating through your head held together by a tiny string? That’s what this episode of Positive Cynicism is like. @chadsmart gives a soliloquy about negative social media posts. Why do people post negative or attacking comments to people they don’t know? What is gained by insulting people? If you can answer these questions, Chad would like to hear from you because he doesn’t understand why people choose to spread hate instead of positivity.

Positive Cynicism EP 34: Wonder Why: Believe It Or Not

The second installment of Wonder Why is here. @chadsmart and @mikedekalb break down the one and only album by Joey Scarbury to see if any other song on the album lives up to the standard set by Joey’s hit single, “Believe It Or Not (Theme from The Greatest American Hero).”

I hope they talk about the song being referenced on Seinfeld.

And don’t forget you can subscribe to the show on any (or all) of the following platforms:

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Positive Cynicism Ep 32: Question Everything with Tom Skull

Positive Cynicism’s new monthly interview segment kicks off with the Co-Host of two of @chadsmart’s favorite podcasts. Tom Skull (Tom and Jim’s Top 5, Skullbuster Wrestlecast) takes the hot seat to answer all the deep questions. Topics range from podcast inspiration to independent wrestling to goals for the future.

Tom and Jim’s Top Five
Skullbuster Wrestlecast

Positive Cynicism Ep 31: Run Forrest Run

@chadsmart has come up with a crazy idea for 2018. He will attempt to run a half marathon in October. Is it possible to go from couch potato to runner in eight months? He’ll either succeed or have to listen to @kevinhunsperger mock him for the next 10 years. In the latest installment of Positive Cynicism, Chad tells why he’s setting this goal and what he hopes to accomplish. It’s not just a personal goal, he’s also hoping to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital. This is step one on a thousand step journey. Question Everything. Do something positive.

Positive Cynicism EP 30: XFL and Golden Knights surprises

At the request of Jittery Monkey Godfather Greg Mehochko (@thehooch36), @chadsmart is joined by Positive Cynicism unofficial co-host @mikedekalb (hockeytransplant.com) to discuss the first half of the NHL season. What’s has been the biggest surprise of the first half of the season? What team has been the biggest disappointment? Chad and Mike discuss this and more. Then Mike turns questioner and ask Chad his thoughts about his first five years of NHL Fandom. Oh, and there’s some comments regarding the 2020 return of the XFL as well.

Positive Cynicism Ep 29: Wonder Why; Safety Dance

On the inaugural installment of Wonder Why, @chadsmart is joined by hockey and music enthusiast @mikedekalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) to try and figure out certain bands only mustered one hit throughout their career. The fans voted and the first subject of discussion is the Canadian synth heavy band, Men Without Hats.

They didn’t care about friends who didn’t want to dance but danced themselves to a number 3 hit with “Safety Dance.” What other songs on the album Rhythm of Youth had the potential to be hits? Chad and Mike break down the album debating the merits of the other songs while projecting their version of history to see what could have been.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 167: Royal Rumble weekend recap

Royal weekend

It’s been a great weekend in the world of professional wrestling and Chad was there front and center. He attended several events over the weekend in Philly, including the Royal Rumble, Chikara’s show, House of Hardcore and a Legends event featuring the Four Horsemen.

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Promo code: MY123CENTS

In this week’s episode, Kevin and Chad break down the 2018 Royal Rumble and discuss all the happenings in Philadelphia over the weekend.

I’m also a sponsored athlete (stop laughing) for COLLARxELBOW brand. Shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS and you’ll save 10%.

Social media shoutouts!

@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism 28: State of the Podcast

In the annual State of the Podcast address, host @chadsmart (follow him) lays out the plans for Positive Cynicism in the year 2018. New features. New focuses. What does the year have in store? It’s going to be an interesting ride.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 166: Best Raw Moments

Uncut, uncensored and uncooked

Raw 25 is happening tonight. It’s hard to believe Monday Night Raw has been running for a quarter century. I have fond memories of the early days watching while I was in college. There have been countless memories that have been created by this show and the talented men and women both on camera and behind the scenes.

This week Chad and I return with Our Six Cents as we countdown to our six favorite moments from Raw over the last 25 years. Listen to the list and let us know what your favorites are.

We have actually been to a handful of Raws together. In Orlando where we were on the opposite side of the hard cam and showed up on the show. What are your favorite moments from Raw?

I’m also a sponsored athlete (stop laughing) for COLLARxELBOW brand. Shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS and you’ll save 10%.

@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism Ep 27: Charitable New Year

Kicking off 2018, @ My 1-2-3 Cents podcast host @kevinhunsperger joins @chadsmart to spread some positivity. The two discuss Kevin’s recent Ugly Christmas Suit fundraiser as well as the importance of donating time in addition of money to help make a difference. In a society filled with hate and anger, it’s important to keep the cynicism to a minimum and remember a little positivity can go a long way.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 163: The 2017 Centy Awards

The Centy goes to…

Each year since My 1-2-3 Cents the blog started, Chad and I have put our heads together and honored the best and worst in the world of professional wrestling. We call it the Centy Awards. While there is no actual award to be handed out, we talk about our choices on this week’s podcast.

You can listen to this week’s show or check out the latest blog over at My 1-2-3 Cents.

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Don’t forget, I’m also now a part of COLLARxELBOW. You can shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS to save on t-shirts when you shop. The company has added some new shirts in recent weeks. It’s a great way to support indy wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents. Thanks as always for your support.

Check out these social media pages
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism EP 26: Is The Last Jedi that bad?

Eric Bennett returns to the show to continue the discussion of Star Wars. Eric and host @chadsmart look at fan criticism towards The Last Jedi and discuss if it’s warranted or another example of social media fauxrage. One thing they can agree on is the Star Wars universe needs more focus on 4-LOM and Zuckuss.

Positive Cynicism Ep 25: Awakening the Force

On the eve of the release of The Last Jedi, @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett to discuss Disney taking over the Star Wars franchise. The anticipation and reaction to The Force Awakens. Speculation of what will happen in The Last Jedi. Subtle digs at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All this and more in this episode. There are no spoilers for Last Jedi so listen without fear if you haven’t seen Last Jedi.

Positive Cynicism EP 24: Star Wars Fandom

After an extended hiatus while the Positive Cynicism podcast studio was built, @chadsmart is back with the first installment of a year-end series looking at the popularity of Star Wars. Stan Young, a Star Wars fan for 40 years, joins the show to discuss why Star Wars appeals to him and what crazy lengths he’s gone to over the years to feed his fandom.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 157: 6 Cents The Thanksgiving Show

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was a huge day for professional wrestling back in the day. There was Survivor Series and Starrcade held on the holiday. And even before then, many companies ran house shows on Turkey Day. Chad and I have a list of guests for Thanksgiving dinner.

Admittedly, Chad is more creative with his list. But listen anyway as we go through and explain why we have the guests we selected.  It’s a fun show. We recorded before the 2017 Survivor Series but we do offer some thoughts on NXT: WarGames.

If you’re looking for some indy wrestling action this upcoming weekend, IWA Productions returns to Fairfield, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 25. Cape Championship Wrestling has a show that same night in Delta, Missouri. Stride Pro Wrestling‘s “Buried Alive” event is coming up Saturday, Dec. 9.

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Don’t forget, I’m also now a part of COLLARxELBOW. You can shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS to save on t-shirts when you shop. The company has added some new shirts in recent weeks. It’s a great way to support indy wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents. Thanks as always for your support.

Check out these social media pages
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism EP 23: Halloween

Jumping on the October podcasting bandwagon of doing a Halloween themed episode. The guest host this episode is college friend and former Planet Boom co-host Jeff Maher. Jeff has a love of all things Halloween. In the episode, Chad and Jeff discuss the Halloween holiday as well as fascination with horror films.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 151: 6 Cents Favorite Kane Moments

Hellfire & brimstone it’s Kane!

It’s hard to believe, but the character Kane has officially been around for 20 years. The Big Red Machine debuted on October 5, 1997. Ironically (or maybe not) Chad and I were in attendance that night at the Kiel Center in St. Louis. We wouldn’t meet for another six and a half years though.

By Barry Karafa

So for this week’s episode, we are sharing our ‘6 Cents’ on the career of Kane and our top six memories of the former WWE Champion.  We also share some of our listeners’ thoughts of Kane, including the photo to your left of a little guy named Rollins. His dad, Barry Kafara with Cape Championship Wrestling, shared it with us and talked about Kane’s longevity as a character.

It’s hard to argue Kane is one of the all-time great characters (or gimmicks) in wrestling. Few Superstars have the staying power Kane did. Undertaker, Goldust and Triple H may be the only ones, at least off the top of my head.

On a different note, Stride Pro Wrestling returns to the Illinois Star Centre Mall on Saturday, Oct. 14. Come in a Halloween costume and celebrate with us. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. The Stride Championship is up for grabs in a best two-out-of-three falls match between Roger Matheus and Jay Spade.

 

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CollarXElbow Partnership

Don’t forget, I’m also now a part of COLLARxELBOW. You can shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS to save on t-shirts when you shop. The company has added some new shirts in recent weeks. It’s a great way to support indy wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents. Thanks as always for your support.

Check out these social media pages
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism Ep 22: You Know, For Kids

Getting back to the original idea behind the Positive Cynicism podcast, @chadsmart is joined by For Kid’s Sake Director Shema Ruperto to discuss the organization helping orphans in Bangladesh as well as their upcoming Superhero 5K fundraiser. For more information check out www.forkidssake.net.

 

Positive Cynicism EP 21: 1991 Year in Music: Country and Grunge

As the three part series looking at the changing musical landscape of 1991 wraps up, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb examine the popularity of Pop music along with the resurgence of Country music and emergence of the Grunge movement.

Positive Cynicism EP 20: 1991 Year in Music: Hair Metal

Continuing the review of music released in 1991, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) turn the attention from rap to hair metal and discuss a genre on its last legs. With an emerging change in musical landscape as well as lack of album releases from major hair metal stalwarts, looking back it’s easy to see the writing was on the (bathroom) wall. Even with Guns N Roses and Metallica releasing three of the biggest albums of the year, party rock was about to be replaced by a more somber ideology.

Positive Cynicism EP 19: A Look at 1991 in Music Part 1: Rap/Hip Hop

On the newly revamped Positive Cynicism @chadsmart is joined by @MikeDeKalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) to examine the impact music had in 1991. First up is a breakdown of all the major Rap/HipHop albums released during 1991 and how these releases fit into the changing landscape of the genre.

Positive Cynicism Ep17: Hate is Not a One Way Street

While it’s easy to condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA as the result of Nazi scum unfortunately the hate has been building for years on both sides of the political spectrum. On this episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart looks at the hatred that flows on a daily basis through social and mainstream media. Hatred that is not exclusive to one side.

WARNING: EPISODE DOES CONTAIN SOME LANGUAGE THAT IS NSFW.

For the record, Racism of any kind is unacceptable. White Supremacists and Nazis have no place in a productive society. (Just in case there was any confusion)

Positive Cynicism EP16: Greatest Performers

What do Garth Brooks, Butch Walker and Prince have in common besides being musicians? Judging by the title of this episode of Positive Cynicism, you can probably figure it out. @chadsmart gives his take on why he considers these three artists three of the greatest performers he’s seen live. In addition, Chad pimps some of his favorite podcasts to listen to at work.

Positive Cynicism Ep 14: Feminism – Expert Opinions

On this week’s episode, host @chadsmart is joined by Nerds United host Greg Mehochko and My 1-2-3 Cents host Kevin Hunsperger to discuss the rise of feminism in society.

The first half of the show focuses on the DC cinematic universe and whether Wonder Woman is actually a good movie or if it is given more leeway due to being the first female driven superhero movie.

Second half discussion looks at the online outrage of WWE’s recent first ever women’s Money in the Bank match.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 134: Stride Review & MITB Preview

Stride Pro Wrestling held its second show in the month of June, this time a fundraiser for the YouthBuild program of Jefferson and Marion Counties. More than $2,500 was raised, so thanks to all who attended. That includes Chad Smart who hosts Positive Cynicism on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network. He’s also been a frequent guest here on My 1-2-3 Cents.

Chad is in town and attended his first Stride Pro Wrestling show. We break down the matches and talk more about indy wrestling in general. We’re also both going to Money in the Bank Sunday and share our thoughts on the matches that have been announced so far.

Social Media shout outs

@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

Positive Cynicism EP. 10: Exploring Fandom

What is fandom? What effect has geek culture going mainstream had on fans who were reading comic books or into superheros before it was cool? These questions and more are discussed in the latest installment of Positive Cynicism. Host @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett to try and understand what motivates someone to have extreme fandom. Along the way they discuss what Marvel is doing right and DC is doing wrong to create their cinematic universe and how it reflects on the comic book source material.

Positive Cynicism Episode 4: Being Social

What if you had a podcast and no one listened? How well do you know your “friends” on  Facebook?  In this week’s episode, Chad examines the love-hate relationship he has with social media.  On one hand, social media is a necessary tool to build a brand.  On the other hand, social media has become a wasteland for one sided non-conversation postings. Is it possible for the two sides to co-exist? Listen and find out.  Plus, the random question of the week looks to the future.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter:

Chad Smart
Positive Cynicism (on iTunes)
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Positive Cynicism Episode 3: Listen to Hear

So let’s run down the episodes we’ve had thus far:

Episode 1 – a commentary about the divide we have here in America, based on political viewpoints. Items covered included the election, the Trump inauguration, and the protests that took place immediately following.

Episode 2 – Last week’s episode was a recap of the NHL All-Star Weekend, with friend of the show and hockey enthusiast Mike DeKalb as the guest. You can check out his blog at hockeytransplant.com. The two also introduced the segment known as the Random Question of the Week.

This week’s episode is just five minutes long and answers a new Random Question of the Week.

“How can we bring people together to talk about their difference in opinions?”

Take five minutes out of your day to hear host Chad Smart’s thoughts. Then go out and engage in a positive conversation.

Then join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter:

Chad Smart
Positive Cynicism (on iTunes)
Jittery Monkey Podcasts (on Twitter)
Jittery Monkey Podcasts (on iTunes)
Mike DeKalb

Positive Cynicism Episode 2: You’re an (NHL) All Star (aka As Long as Punk’s Happy)

This week on Positive Cynicism host Chad Smart is joined by hockeytransplant.com blogger Mike DeKalb as they discuss NHL All Star Weekend 2017.  From NHL Fan Fair to the All Star game and everything in between, Chad and Mike break down all the All Star events and give their opinions on what worked and what could use some improvements for future All Star weekends. Off the ice experiences consisted of hunting NHL mascots and celebrity encounters with Star Trek: The Next Generation whipping boy Wil Wheaton and former WWE Champion CM Punk. After expounding on all things NHL All Star the episode concludes with the Random Question of the Week.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 114: Ready to Rumble

The 2017 Royal Rumble is just days away and Kevin and Chad are running down the card. They pick the winners for the undercard and analyze the 30 man over the top rope event. Who do you think will win?

The official rules for the My 1-2-3 Cents Royal Rumble contest have been announced too. Look for more details on the Facebook page this week.  Also Monday, January 23 is My 1-2-3 Cents Day (and the birth of Hulkamania). Be sure to read more about how to participate and win prizes here.

Also coming soon, Chad’s new podcast, Positive Cynicism. It’s the latest show to be a part of the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.

Social Media shoutouts!

@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@Heath_Hatton (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 110: The 2016 Centy Awards

It’s the end of the year and Kevin and Chad are celebrating with the annual Centy Awards. As you can see by the picture “Broken” Matt Hardy and Charlotte Flair are among the honorees. What do these two wrestlers have in common? Listen to the show!

We also name the first-ever All Out of Bubblegum Award winner in honor of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Do you agree with our picks? Share your thoughts with us here or on social media. Thanks for the support through the years on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog, YouTube channel and Facebook page.

We hope you had/have a great holiday season. Here’s to 2017.

Social media shoutouts:

@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@Heath_Hatton (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@HeyHeyItsConrad (Twitter)
@realDonaldTrump (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 108: Road Block, Linda McMahon & Crossover Appeal

Chad and Kevin are back for an all-new episode of My 1-2-3 Cents. The two are discussing three hot topics in wrestling this week. The upcoming Road Block: End of the Line event, Linda McMahon’s role in the Trump administration and the crossover appeal of WWE Superstars like John Cena, the Rock and Batista.

During the discussion, we try to name who the next big crossover Superstar will be. Who do you think will go from the ring to Hollywood next and have the most success in doing so?

Social media shoutouts:

@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@chadsmart
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 101: Hell Hath No Fury…

The Raw brand is back in pay per view form with the annual Hell in a Cell event. It’s set for Sunday and features an unprecedented three HIAC matches. Kevin Owens defends the WWE Universal championship against Seth Rollins, Rusev attempts to regain the U.S. championship from Roman Reigns and Sasha Banks clashes with Charlotte for the Raw Women’s title. That match is the first time the ladies have wrestled in a cell.

Chad and I break down the event as it stands so far. Who should main event? Are three cell matches necessary? Will Sheamus and Cesaro end the New Day’s 400+ tag team title reign?

Social media shout outs!

@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@jitterymunkey (Twitter)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 99: Our 3 Cents

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
*TNA’s future
*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):

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Social Media Shoutouts!

@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jitterymunkey (Twitter)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@Heath_Hatton (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 94: Backlash Preview

The first WWE Network Special in the wake of the draft is coming up Sunday, September 11. SmackDown Live presents Backlash and the card is set up to be a great night of wrestling action.

In this episode of the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast, Kevin and Chad rundown the event card from the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles to the crowning of a new Women’s Champion and Tag Team Champions.

Be sure to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and find us on various forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@my123cents). Don’t forget we’re giving away prizes to our listeners.

Head over to iTunes and rate the show, give a rating and then write up a quick review. Please be honest with your thoughts, you won’t hurt my feelings. Let me know what you like about the show and what you’d change. If you listen through Jittery Monkey, leave a comment.
Screen capture your review and tag us on social media: @kevinhunsperger or @my123cents on Twitter or post it on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page.  Winners will be picked at random and announced on the October 10 podcast. So you’ve got plenty of time to enter and win!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 79: Going to Extremes

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Extreme Rule 2016 Courtesy WWE

Extreme Rules 2016 is in the books and what a show it was. From the surprise return of former WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins to the stellar Fatal Four Way match for the Intercontinental Title, this show delivered.

Kevin and Chad analyze the annual event and talk about what they believe is next for the company.

What did you think of the show? Weigh in here or let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@my123cents).  You can also subscribe to the YouTube channel and read the My 1-2-3 Cents blog with new entries every week.

And if you’re a fan of craft beer, check out Kevin’s other project, the Craftbeericans.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 50: Vacant Wins Again

Courtesy: WWE
Courtesy: WWE

WWE World Heavyweight champion Seth Rollins was recently injured in a match against Demon Kane.  That knee injury will keep Rollins out of the game for six to nine months.

WWE officials have declared the championship vacant and have promised a new champ will be crowned after a tournament at Survivor Series.  As of the recording of Episode 50, the number of and names of the participants have not been announced.

Kevin and Chad share some of their thoughts on who should be in the tournament, as well as the rest of the card for Survivor Series.

We’ll know more after Monday Night Raw, but until then, listen to this week’s show and share it with others.  Be sure to share your thoughts here as well.

Undertaker's debut Courtesy: WWE
Undertaker’s debut
                               Courtesy: WWE

Next week, Kevin and Chad will talk more about the tournament, the history of Survivor Series and favorite Undertaker moments  as he marks 25 years with WWE at this year’s Survivor Series.  We want to hear your favorite memories of the Dead Man too, so share those here as well.

Read more wrestling thoughts at My 1-2-3 Cents.  Check out YouTube, Twitter and Facebook too.  Thanks!