Welcome to the first episode of Wrestling Under the Influence this decade! I’m joined by Ryzer, from Stride Pro Wrestling. He and I enjoy the Unfiltered Wheat American Classic by Boulevard Brewing Company. We pair this beer with the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes and his son, the ‘American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes.
Stride returns on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Central Junior High School in West Frankfort. This is a fundraiser for the school’s PTA. Check out Stride’s website for more details.
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Forget the ‘Summer of 69’, we’re talking about the Summer of 89, specifically in pro wrestling. From ‘No Holds Barred’ to Dusty Rhodes in the WWF to Ric Flair’s face turn it was quite a summer. Co-host Chad Smart (Positive Cynicism) and I discuss that period and share our thoughts.
Stride Pro Wrestling returns to Carterville on Saturday, Aug. 3. We also have a HUGE event planned on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Rent One Park in Marion. Learn more here.
The Ric Flair Show has weekly guests ranging from Cody Rhodes to Kurt Angle to Ken Patera and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard is a weekly stroll down memory lane as Prichard recalls certain storylines during his time in WWE. I love the format of this show in particular.
On My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast we discuss both shows and how Conrad went from wrestling fan to hanging out with the greatest of all time. We also talk about current events in wrestling and our thoughts on the state of WWE.
I’m also starting a new contest. Go to iTunes, subscribe and leave a rating and a review. Screenshot it and tag me on social media with it. The My 1-2-3 Cents prize vault is full and we need to get things out you!
Episode 54 is a special one, as it marks the one year anniversary of My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast. The first show dropped December 9, 2014. Thanks to all who have listened and shared the podcast. It’s a lot of fun putting the shows together. Also thanks to Greg Mehochko, co founder of Jittery Monkey and host of Nerds United, for inviting Kevin to be a part of the “family.”
The guest this week is former WWE Diva Terri Runnels. She’s been involved in the wrestling business for more than 25 years and has evolved from her early days as Ms. Alexandra York in WCW to Marlena to Terri. She shares stories from the early days, her life as a working mom and what she’s up to these days.
Speaking of which, you can catch Terri at WrestleCon during Wrestlemania 32 weekend in Dallas. She also has a couple of upcoming events in New York and New Jersey. Keep up with her on her website or social media pages.
Growing up in the 80’s, we had Underoos. They were dubbed “underwear that’s fun to wear” and included super heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. As a wrestling fan, I’d always hoped my favorite WWF/E Superstars would be represented, but it never happened.
Fast forward 30 plus years and Jonathan Bowles had a vision: WrassleRoos. It’s pro wrestling underwear for adults. But not only can you find briefs in the likeness of legends like “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, you can also choose from a variety of custom made, vintage t-shirts. Boxer shorts are also available.
The story behind the success of WrassleRoos is truly remarkable. Listen to this week’s show and find out how Colt Cabana and CM Punk each played a role in putting these unique under garments on the map.
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.
The wrestling world suffered a major loss last week with the death of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. Kevin and Chad dedicate this week’s show to one of the most iconic men in the world of professional wrestling. They share their favorite moments and thoughts about the Dream’s legacy. Thanks for listening. Rest in Peace Dusty!