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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 263: 2 is Greater Than 1

This month Kevin and Tyler continue to look back on All American Pro Wrestling and ahead to this Saturday’s Stride Pro Wrestling show. Many AAPW stars will be returning that night for Curly’s benefit. It’s at Black Diamond Harley Davidson in Marion and every cent raised that night goes to Curly, who is facing some serious health issues right now.

The 2nd annual Stride Pro Wrestling/My 1-2-3 Cents Pro Wrestling Action Figure Toy Drive is underway now. If you donate $5 or a new wrestling action figure you will be entered into a drawing for an autographed Four Horsemen poster. If you’re not in the area, you can PayPal me kevinhunsperger@gmail.com. You’ll receive one entry for every $5 donated. I will then use that money to buy figures from Five Below.

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!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 259: 2 is Greater Than 1

The world of professional wrestling has a variety of memorable characters. One of the most memorable I’ve had the chance to work with is Curly. The man behind the gimmick, which is dedicated to the 3 Stooges is Dan Summers. Unfortunately, Dan is having some major medical issues right now.

That’s where his brothers and sisters in wrestling are stepping in. On Saturday, Dec. 7 Stride Pro Wrestling presents AAPW Ressurection. All American Pro Wrestling was at one time a huge force in southern Illinois and Curly was one of the biggest attractions on the roster.

Now, many stars from AAPW are coming together to wrestle for Stride. The show is happening at the Black Diamond Harley Davidson Warehouse and 100% of the money raised that night will be donated to Curly and his family. Get your tickets here.

The 2nd annual Stride Pro Wrestling/My 1-2-3 Cents Pro Wrestling Action Figure Toy Drive is underway now. If you donate $5 or a new wrestling action figure you will be entered into a drawing for an autographed Four Horsemen poster. If you’re not in the area, you can PayPal me kevinhunsperger@gmail.com. You’ll receive one entry for every $5 donated. I will then use that money to buy figures from Five Below.

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 COLLARxELBOW promo code MY123CENTS.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 256: Buried Alive

In keeping with the Halloween theme for the month of October, I decided to have a chat with current Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Red Daniels. Nearly two years ago he was involved in the company’s first (and only) Buried Alive match.

To our knowledge, WWE is the only company to do Buried Alive. There have been five such matches, dating back to 1996. If we’re incorrect in that claim, please let me know.

Red talks about the idea behind the match, the execution of it and the aftermath. It’s a great conversation. Be sure to share it with your friends!

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!

Check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store too and COLLARxELBOW promo code MY123CENTS.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 255: 2 is Greater Than 1

It’s a new month and the first Monday we start it off right with 2 is Greater Than 1. This month Heath Hatton and I share our favorite moments in pro wrestling, along with some great memories of Stride Pro Wrestling.

Speaking of that, join us this Saturday night (Oct. 12) at the Stride Arena (1130 N. Division St., Carterville, IL) for Fright Night. Several great matches have been announced, including a battle royal to determine a contender for the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight title.

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 242: Not the Push I Wanted

In pro wrestling everyone wants a push. Heck, even as a ring announcer I guess I do too. However, Saturday night I got an unexpected and unwanted push from the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions. Listen to this week’s show, it’s a recap of the Scars ‘n Stripes event.

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.

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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)
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@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 241: AEW vs. WWE

I don’t know if this is the best title for the show, but I do talk a lot about both companies. While I am a WWE loyalist, I am glad there is going to be something else out there for fans to choose from. And it seems AEW is keeping WWE on its toes for now.

Stride Pro Wrestling has a show Saturday, July 6 at the building in Carterville. It’s Scars & Stripes! Learn more here.

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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. Now through July 8, you can save 20% with the promo code AMERICA.

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 238: From Fan to Pro

When you’re a fan of something, typically your view of whatever it may be changes once you get a peak behind the curtain. Good or bad, it’s inevitable when you know how the magic is made, you view it differently. That was my experience when I started ring announcing. And that’s the case for this week’s guest, Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champion Tony Flood. We discuss his fandom and transition into the ring.

Stride Pro Wrestling has a show Saturday, July 6 at the building in Carterville. It’s Battle Bowl! Learn more here.

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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.

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 233: The Ref’s POV

Last year I introduced listeners to my friend, Lane Austin. At that time he was Stride Pro Wrestling’s senior official. Many times, he was the only referee on hand.

But Lane has had some health issues and that ended in a double organ transplant. For the first time since the surgery, Lane and I sat down and talked about how he’s doing, his love for wrestling and why he enjoys being a ref. Check it out!

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. We’ll be at Cape Comic Con this coming weekend too. Learn more 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 231: Using the Force in Wrestling

Star Wars Day is Saturday, May 4. It’s also the day Stride Pro Wrestling returns with action. So this week I decided to invite Heath Hatton to be my co-host. He’s a die-hard Star Wars fan. We talked fandom and how to tie the movies into pro wrestling. You can learn more at the Stride website here.

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

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. We’ll be at Cape Comic Con this coming weekend too. Learn more 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 225: Greatest Wrestling Returns

It’s a new episode of My 1-2-3 Cents the podcast. This week the new Stride Pro Wrestling Champion Red Daniels joins me as co-host. Since he just returned to the ring after being buried alive in Dec. 2017, I thought it only made sense to share our favorite wrestling returns.

We each share our six favorites (spoiler: mine are mostly old school based). Red also discusses his thoughts on character development and what he’s learned in his three years in the business.

Stride Pro Wrestling returns on Saturday, March 23. Norris City School is playing host this time around. You can learn more at the Stride website here.

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)
@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 223: AEW vs. WWE

It’s been an interesting start to 2019 since AEW officially announced ‘Double or Nothing.’ The speculation on the future of WWE has run rampant. This week on the show Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I break it all down. Hatton has an extensive history in indy wrestling and has worked for WWE too, performing at Extreme Rules in 2012 and doing some other dark matches. He’s also the owner of Stride Pro Wrestling.

Stride returns on March 2 with Strideiversary: the 3 year anniversary of the company. Check out the website for all the details. Sam and I discuss the matches coming that night.

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)
@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 222: Tag team wrestling

Since there’s a lot of talk in tag team wrestling this week with the crowning of WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions for the first time in decades, I decided to make tag teams the topic of this week’s My 1-2-3 Cents. My guest co-host is Garrett Turner, aka Dexter Roswell of Stride Pro Wrestling. He’s a co-holder of the tag team championship right now.

Stride returns on March 2 with Strideiversary: the 3 year anniversary of the company. Check out the website for all the details. Sam and I discuss the matches coming that night.

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)
@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 220: In this Corner

Indy wrestling has become a big part of my life over the past three years. I’ve been the ring announcer for Stride Pro Wrestling since March 2016. You’ve heard from several Stride wrestlers on this podcast.

That’s exactly what you’re going to hear this week too. But from the corner of the locker room. Time constraints prevented me from having more guests, but three of Stride’s top good guys took some time to chat with me. You’ll have to listen to find out who joins the show this week.

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)
@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 216: “The King” Chris Hargas

Wrestling royalty has been crowned in Stride Pro Wrestling. “The King” Chris Hargas now rules over the kingdom. He and I go one-on-one in this week’s My 1-2-3 Cents. He talks about the idea for being king and offers some advice to young wrestlers out there.

I also pay tribute to “Mean” Gene Okerlund on this week’s show and recap the latest event by Stride.

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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 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 Episode 212: ‘Christmas Break’ Recap

Christmas Break

Stride Pro Wrestling celebrated the holiday season with the show Christmas Break over the weekend. It was an action-packed event that had many twists and turns as we close out 2018. I’m already looking forward to our next show, Jan. 5, 2019.

This week on the podcast I recap the event, look ahead to the future and answer more of your questions. It’s a fun episode and it’s less than 30 minutes so you’ve got time to listen.

The My 1-2-3 Cents Pro Wrestling Tees store is up and running. Get a shirt in time for Christmas.

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I’m also an affiliate for Funko Pops. Learn more here.

 

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 211: Ugly Christmas Suit Guys

Ugly Christmas Suit

Last year I joined forces with my buddy Tom Harness (Harness Digital Marketing) for the #UglyChristmasSuit fundraiser. Together we raised just over $8,300 for a non-profit group here in southern Illinois called Children Home + Aid. This year we’re doing it again, but for Honor Wreaths for Veterans. Please donate here.

Tom and I discuss the fundraiser in this week’s podcast and of course tie it into the world of pro wrestling. Tom also reviews the importance of branding for all of us, not just pro wrestlers.

Other notes this week, Stride Pro Wrestling’s Christmas Break show is Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Stride Arena (1130 N. Division Street in Carterville, Illinois). Bell time is 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Be there, it’s gonna be a great night of family-friendly pro wrestling action. Bring a new, pro wrestling action figure for the first ever Stride Pro Wrestling/My 1-2-3 Cents toy drive. All donations are going to Toys for Tots and you could win a prize too!

The My 1-2-3 Cents Pro Wrestling Tees store is up and running. Get a shirt in time for Christmas.

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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
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 210: #AskMy123Cents

You Ask, I Answer

It’s another installment of #AskMy123Cents. But before the Q&A, I pay tribute to Larry Matysik. The legendary voice of Wrestling at the Chase died over the weekend after a long illness.

Other notes this week, Stride Pro Wrestling’s Christmas Break show is Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Stride Arena (1130 N. Division Street in Carterville, Illinois). Bell time is 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Be there, it’s gonna be a great night of family-friendly pro wrestling action.

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Speaking of which, it’s Black Friday week on Pro Wrestling Tees. You can shop and save starting through Monday, Nov. 26. Of course, I encourage you to shop the My 1-2-3 Cents store (there are three designs now), but really I hope you’ll buy from other stores too. Pro wrestling shirts make a great Christmas gift.

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 209: Random Wrestling Road Trip

On the road again

Last week I headed to Las Vegas for a tryout with Impact Wrestling (to be a ring announcer). You can read about the experience here or just listen to this week’s show.

I recorded it on the road from Mt. Vernon after announcing an indy show (IWA-Productions). Road Warrior Animal Warrior was the special guest. I talk about indy wrestling, the Impact experience and Survivor Series memories on this week of Thanksgiving.

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Speaking of which, it’s Black Friday week on Pro Wrestling Tees. You can shop and save starting Tuesday, Nov. 20 (through the 26th). Of course, I encourage you to shop the My 1-2-3 Cents store (there are three designs now), but really I hope you’ll buy from other stores too. Pro wrestling shirts make a great Christmas gift.

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)

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 207: Taya Valkyrie

Lucha Royalty

This week I’m pulling some audio from the Impact Wrestling media call. I’ve sat in on these calls a few times but have yet to figure out how to get in a question. However, I am using some of the audio from the most recent call with Taya Valkyrie. She has been going toe to toe with Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard in recent weeks.

Also on the show this week, a preview of Stride Pro Wrestling’s upcoming show. The company has a new home at 1130 N. Division Street in Carterville, Illinois. On Saturday, Nov. 10 you can see the action as Heath Hatton defends the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title against Chris Hargas. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details.

Shop the My 1-2-3 Cents shop on Pro Wrestling Tees. More designs are coming soon (I swear).

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 205: Arron Brooks

New Legacy Champ

Arron Brooks is the new Stride Pro Wrestling Legacy Champion. You may remember our conversation from back in June. At that time he’d been named the number one contender to the title. Since then he captured the championship in a fantastic four-way ladder match. For that match, Brooks had himself painted (courtesy artist Mackenzie Blades) as Venom.

After the match, the online haters started rearing their ugly heads. Arron and I talk about that in this week’s podcast along with this future as the Legacy Champion.

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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
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 204: ‘T-Dog’ Jerry Travelstead

Mr. T Rules

The number 204 means a lot to this week’s guest, ‘T-Dog’ Jerry Travelstead. He’s the superintendent and principal at Community Consolidated School District 204 in Pinckneyville, Illinois. He is also the man behind many of Stride Pro Wrestling’s fundraiser shows.

Jerry won the ‘All Out of Bubblegum’ Award during the 2017 Centy Awards. It’s because of his giving spirit and wanting to help as many people as he can. We talk about the fundraising side of indy wrestling and what he looks forward to accomplishing inside and outside the ring. You can reach out to Jerry through this site.

Until noon CST on Oct. 14 there is a sale happening on Pro Wrestling Tees. You’ll save 20% on your purchase by using the code RETAIL at checkout. Of course, I’d love for you to buy a Mondo the Monkey shirt, but supporting any of the stores is great. Shop here.

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 202: Abyss

Hall of Fame Inductee

Very soon (Oct. 13) Abyss is going into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame. Before that happens, he’s part of a big fundraiser show for Stride Pro Wrestling on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Monster faces Roger Matheus. These two have clashed before but never in a Stride ring.

That show is at Community Consolidated School Dist. 204 in Pinckneyville, Illinois. We’re raising money to build a new locker room for the school. Very penny raised that night supports the cause.

I had a chance to sit in on a conference call with Abyss and other pro wrestling journalists. I recorded a portion of the call and am sharing it with you all. Remember, he’ll be here in southern Illinois on Oct. 6. Get ticket info here.

 

If you’re into t-shirts, check out the My 1-2-3 Cents store on Pro Wrestling Tees. You can shop here for your Mondo the Monkey shirt. More designs are coming soon. If you have ideas for shirts, let me know. Until I sell 25, I’m limited to four designs though.

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 201: Hulk Hogan vs. Braun Strowman

Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

This week’s episode is a #AskMy123Cents. I took to social media (late of course) and got a few questions, including who on the current WWE roster I would book against Hulk Hogan in his prime. By the title of this show, you’ve figured out it’s Braun Strowman.

I enjoy the interaction with other fans to make this show possible. Thanks to everyone who interacts on the various forms of social media. You can always reach out here or on any of the usual platforms.

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Also, I’ve got a store on Pro Wrestling Tees. The monkey shirt is the only one currently available, but new designs are coming soon. Thanks to those who have already bought a shirt. Click here to shop.

 

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 199: What’s Next???

The future…

This week’s show is probably a bit more ‘gloom and doom’ than I intended it to be. I’ve just been doing a lot of self-reflection on and looking at the areas of my branding that are working and not working. I’ve become complacent with the podcast and for that, I apologize.

What’s next? What do you want to hear on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast? I don’t want people to listen out of loyalty. I want listeners who look forward to a new episode dropping each week. Be honest in your comments.

 

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I have a shop at Pro Wrestling Tees now. If you’re interested, you can shop here. Thanks for the support.  More designs are being worked on as we speak.

 

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 198: All In recap

All In & Starrcast

All In & Starrcast weekend is a wrap. Longtime My 1-2-3 Cents supporter Jeff Holtke was there with his buddy Brenden O’Neill spent the weekend in Chicago. Jeff served as a special correspondent on the My 1-2-3 Cents Twitter page over the weekend, providing pics and recaps of the sights and sounds.

I had a chance to catch up with the two on the phone after All In and before they headed back for the final day of Starrcast. They met lots of legends and current wrestlers. You’ll hear more about their experience and their thoughts the show.

Reminder: Stride Pro Wrestling has a show coming up this Saturday, Sept. 8 as part of Carterville Free Fair. The show is at the Carterville Community Center. Bell time is 6:30 p.m.

Get your hands on a My 1-2-3 Cents T-shirt. I’ve signed on with Pro Wrestling Tees. The first is on sale now. Look for more designs soon.  Shop here (and thank you to those who have already purchased.)

Social Media Shoutouts!
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)
@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

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 195: Sam Hunter, GM

Stride’s Authority Figure

Since Stride Pro Wrestling’s start, a handful of people have been a part of each show. One of them is general manager Sam Hunter. He has been behind many great moments in the company’s short history. This week we talk about his passion for pro wrestling and what he has in store for Stride’s future.

I’ve been ‘Saved by the Ring Bell’ and you can too. Check out the selection of items at COLLARxELBOW. Use the promo code MY123CENTS and save 10 percent on your purchase.

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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

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 194: Stride Preview and Review

Stride Pro Wrestling returns

After a two-month summer break, Stride Pro Wrestling is back in full force. Saturday, August 4 saw the return of the company. The tag team titles changed hands and a new number one contender was named.
But we’re not finished there. The company heads to Eldorado High School for a benefit show for Sarah Miles-Keltner. The young mother of three is battling stage four cancer. Every penny raised that night in Eldorado goes to the family.
You can hear more about that show and a recap of Stride’s return from over the weekend in today’s podcast. Also, keep up at My 1-2-3 Cents as well as the social media pages for          My 1-2-3 Cents and Stride Pro Wrestling.

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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

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 190: The Pounce Seen ‘Round the World

Pounced

Pro wrestling no doubt has had its share of memorable moments. We just recently marked the 20 year anniversary of Mick Foley being thrown off the top of the Hell in a Cell by the Undertaker. Recently another thrilling moment happened, this time on the indy wrestling scene.

Empire State Wrestling Interstate Champion Anthony Gaines was defending his title against Ace Romero. Chances are you’ve seen what happened in the match. Romero, who is about 300 pounds heavier than Gaines, hit him with a pounce that launched Gaines like I’ve never seen before. Watch it here.

Gaines and I talk all about the experience and his time training as a pro wrestler. He’s clearly a man who is dedicated to the business and I wish him nothing but the best in this crazy world of pro wrestling.

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!
@Anthony__Gaines (Twitter)
@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

 

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

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 187: Arron Brooks

Meet Brookspool

I’ve met a lot of amazing performers in my seven years of indy wrestling. Arron Brooks is one of them. He has come a long way from his days as AT Brooks. That evolution is part of the conversation in this week’s podcast. We talk about his wrestling fandom along with his love for comic books, Star Wars and Power Rangers.

Arron wrestles around the Midwest. He’s looking to grow his appearances. You can connect with Arron via his Facebook page.

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!
@brooks_pool (Twitter)
@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

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 185: Superfan “Macho Man” Randy Savage

“Cream of the crop”

“Macho Man” Randy Savage is one of the all-time greats in the world of professional wrestling. I have fond memories of Savage during his run in the WWF and the build-up to him winning the championship 30 years ago.

This week on the podcast, it’s another Superfan edition. Lane Austin, Stride Pro Wrestling referee and Cape Championship Wrestling general manager, is a “Macho Man” Superfan. So I asked him about his fandom of Savage and some of his favorite memories. We chatted prior to a recent Stride Pro Wrestling event in Christopher, Illinois.

Check out the latest shirt from COLLARxELBOW. When you shop their site, use the promo code MY123CENTS at checkout and save 10% on your order. This GI Joe look will be perfect for July 4.

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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

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 184: I Survived Roger Matheus

Survivor

If you’ve been following along here on the podcast, you know I’m involved in a company called Stride Pro Wrestling. For more than two years I’ve been the ring announcer for the company. However, over the weekend I stepped into the ring.

I was part of the main event inside a steel cage against Roger Matheus. He is known as the Mad Viking. I really can’t tell you how honored I am to be a part of Stride and that there was enough confidence and faith in me and Roger to be the main event of the show.

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Roger kicked my ass literally and figuratively. My buddy Tom Harness made the save, at least momentarily. Then he got whipped. But in the end, Cash Borden showed up. Listen to the podcast and hear how it all went down. Thanks, everyone.

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

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 181: Things Just Got Personal

Heading for the Cage

I’ve been a longtime fan of pro wrestling. And I’m proud to say I’ve been involved with some of the finest independent wrestling companies in southern Illinois. I’m extremely grateful for my current role as the ring announcer in Stride Pro Wrestling.

But now I find myself once again backed into a corner and having to defend not only myself but my 12-year-old daughter. You can hear the whole story on the podcast this week. But yes, I am stepping into the ring, this time surrounded by a steel cage against Roger Matheus on Saturday, May 26 at Pinckneyville High School.

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)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 180: Wrestling Under the Influence ‘Two Brothers’

Brotherly Love

It’s another episode of Wrestling Under the Influence. This week I’m joined by my buddy Dan Turnquist and we tackle 21st Anniversary by Two Brothers Brewing Company. Full disclosure, when I looked at the can, I thought the name of the beer was two brothers and that’s why I picked it. I figured we could talk about our favorite brothers in pro wrestling.

The actual beer we drank is the 21st Anniversary. However, we did just go ahead and talk about the brothers of wrestling we like the most. Some are related by blood, others are related by a storyline. However, as we discuss wrestling, in general, is a brotherhood, so it’s all good.

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)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 179: Cape Comic Con Weekend

Ready for a Nerdgasm

What a weekend. It all started off Friday afternoon with a trip to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to interview Lou Ferrigno (you know, The Incredible Hulk). My buddy Tom Harness and I did that interview for our new show Another Round with Tom & Kevin. Lou was in town for the 13th annual Cape Comic Con.

Lou was a great guest and took time to talk with us before and after the interview. We appreciate his time and organizer, Ken Murphy, hooking us up. From there we stopped by the Broadway Biergarten for a 420 beer by Lagunitas. (It was 4/20 after all.)

Saturday we returned to Cape for the actual Comic-Con event and followed it up with Cape Championship Wrestling‘s Super Show II. Tom and I review the weekend on the way back to southern Illinois Saturday night. Check it out and also go watch that interview with Lou Ferrigno. Here’s the link. Thanks to everyone for the support.

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

Looking for the #1 below-the-belt grooming and hygiene company? Look no further. Check out my link to Manscaped and save when you shop here.

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)

 

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 178: Superfan “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

“Hug the ones you love.”

I’m kicking off another new feature here on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast called “Superfan”. I’ll be having conversations with fellow pro wrestling fans about their all-time favorite wrestler. The first installment is with Barry Karafa from Cape Championship Wrestling.

Barry is a HUGE “Roddy” Roddy Piper fan. The quote you see at the top of this post was handwritten by Hot Rod in a Christmas card he sent to Barry the December before Piper’s death. We talk about that card and other memorabilia Barry has honoring Piper. We also share childhood memories and how Piper influenced the world of professional wrestling. By the way, you can see more of Barry’s collection over on the My 1-2-3 Cents Instagram page.

Barry is also part of CCW. The company is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and has their ‘WrestleMania’ event this upcoming weekend. CCW: Supershow II is part of the Cape Con weekend. You’ll see all the stars of CCW along with Legends like Dan “The Beast” Severin (former My 1-2-3 Cents podcast guest) and Tommy Dreamer. You can still get tickets to the Supershow.

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

Looking for the #1 below-the-belt grooming and hygiene company? Look no further. Check out my link to Manscaped and save when you shop here.

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 173: Stride Pro Wrestling Anniversary 2

Anniversary 2

Stride Pro Wrestling celebrated its two-year anniversary over the weekend. This week’s podcast is a recap of that show and a look ahead at what’s going on with Stride Pro Wrestling. I am proud to be a part of the company and the talent that is here. This company has come a long way in a short amount of time. We appreciate the support from the fans. Keep up to date with Stride Pro Wrestling here.

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

Looking for the #1 below-the-belt grooming and hygiene company? Look no further. Check out my link to Manscaped and save when you shop here.

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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 172: ManiaCrawl 2018

Cheers to ManiaCrawl!

WrestleMania is just weeks away, but before the Superstars of the WWE take to the Superdome in New Orleans, fans will gather for the fifth annual ManiaCrawl. The event is a bar crawl and fundraiser for Connor’s Cure. Connor was the little boy who died a few years ago after a valiant battle with cancer.

WWE created the foundation to help other children going through cancer. The folks behind ManiaCrawl are not affiliated with WWE but do work with Connor’s Cure. The events have raised thousands of dollars so far. If you’re in New Orleans for Mania, consider stopping by. If you’re not going to be there this year, you can still help here.

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Promo code: MY123CENTS

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

Looking for the #1 below-the-belt grooming and hygiene company? Look no further. Check out my link to Manscaped and save when you shop here.

Social media shoutouts!

@maniacrawl (Twitter)
@ConnorsCure (Twitter)
@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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 171: Tony Flood

The Northern Saint

About two years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Flood. He was in the main event of the first-ever Stride Pro Wrestling show. He impressed me that night, despite not walking away with the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship. Flood went on to win the Legacy Championship twice but never received another shot at the big title until now. He faces his childhood buddy, Jay Spade, on Saturday, March 3 in Christopher, Illinois.

Tony and I talk about his past with Jay and his career up until this point. He’s not even 30 but already has more than a decade of experience in the ring under his belt. We also discuss his influences and why he considers this upcoming match to be the most important of his career.

I’d like to encourage you to also check out the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel. Please subscribe and check out some of the videos there. I have new content going up almost daily now. Thank for the support.

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My Buddy loves COLLARxELBOW

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)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 168: ‘No Love Lost’ fallout

No Love Lost

Stride Pro Wrestling’s latest show No Love Lost 2 featured several great matches, including the Stride Rumble to determine a new number one contender for the heavyweight championship. General Manager Sam Hunter also announced Chris Hargas is injured and will be out for an extended period of time. That means he’s vacated the Legacy Championship. Find out what happens next with that title in this week’s episode.

The end of the night featured yours truly getting manhandled again by a Stride star. This time it was Roger Matheus who attempted to hurt me. There are more details on that on the show too. Also, we have three shows coming up in March. The 3rd, 10, and 17th we’ll be all over the region. Be sure to check out the Stride Pro Wrestling Facebook page for updates and to SEE Saturday night’s show.

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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)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 164: Samoa Joe

Hello Joe…

My job as a journalist has opened some doors to do interviews with current WWE Superstars. When the company comes to our region I always try to get someone on the morning show I co-anchor and use the rest of the interview on this podcast. In 2010 I was lucky enough to meet the Miz in person and do an on-camera interview with him. Check it out here.

This time around when WWE came to the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; my friend Will Gorman (Director of the SMC) hooked me up with Samoa Joe. While I enjoy doing the Superstar interviews they are by and large short and sweet because it’s part of a media tour of sorts. So my conversation with Joe is quick and WWE focused. But I hope you enjoy it.

You’ll also hear more about the upcoming Stride Cup Tournament at this Saturday’s (Jan. 13) Stride Pro Wrestling show at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. and tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for kids. So please join us if you’re in the area.

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I’m also a sponsored athlete (stop laughing) for COLLARxELBOW brand. Shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS and you’ll save 10%. But if you buy before Jan. 9 you’ll save up to 50% on your purchase.

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

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 160: Buried Alive review & what’s next

Buried Alive thrives

The first ever Buried Alive match in Stride Pro Wrestling is in the books. You can read all about it (or just listen to today’s show) on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog. Both men make me proud to be a professional wrestling fan and a member of the Stride Pro Wrestling team.

But we can’t totally dwell on the past. Stride Pro Wrestling is at it again this weekend. On Saturday, Dec. 16 we head to Woodlawn Grade School to do a fundraiser event. Roger Matheus will defend the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight title against Jay Spade in a Last Man Standing match. It’s also a first in Stride.

Donate & Win!

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Donate & win!

In episode 158, I announced my buddy Tom Harness and I are participating in the Ugly Christmas Suit guys fundraiser. Our goal is $7,500 for Children’s Home & Aid. You can read all about it here. But anyone who donated $25 will be entered to win the Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Christmas ornaments you see above. Make donations here (to Team Kevin of course)

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Promo Code: MY123CENTS

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

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 159: Buried Alive preview

Buried Alive

For the first time in Stride Pro Wrestling history, the company presents a Buried Alive match. The heated rivalry between Chris Hargas and Red Daniels has brought us to this monumental evening. The show is set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

The two will be the main event that night. Each man joins the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast to talk about whats at stake and what led us to this point. It will be the fight of a lifetime for each man. Also happening on that card, Jay Spade and Stride Pro Wrestling Champion Roger Matheus sign the contract for their match on Dec. 16. Ax Allwardt battles Scott Phoenix, Heath Hatton clashes with Dexter Roswell, Jose Magnifico takes on Brian Richards in a ‘mask vs. beard’ match. Tony Flood will defend the Legacy Championship against Joey O’Riley, JD Wilk battles Arron Brooks and Frank Wyatt meets Shane Laud.

Donate & Win!

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Donate & win!

Last week I announced my buddy Tom Harness and I are participating in the Ugly Christmas Suit guys fundraiser. Our goal is $7,500 for Children’s Home & Aid. You can read all about it here. But anyone who donated $25 will be entered to win the Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Christmas ornaments you see above. Make donations here (to Team Kevin of course)

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Promo Code: MY123CENTS

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

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 155: “Hitman” Jake Capone

Meet The Hitman

I met “The Hitman” Jake Capone several years ago before I even got involved in independent wrestling. I was writing the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and needed someone who had the Halloween Havoc DVDs. Jake responded to my post on Facebook and we met over on the campus of SIU.

Later Jake and I would reconnect in All American Pro Wrestling and stay in touch through the years before Stride Pro Wrestling became a thing. While in Stride, Jake reformed the Midwest Mafia with Red Daniels and Roger Matheus. He shares that story during our interview.

Be sure to follow him on social media. Jake is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He now lives in Florida, so if you’re in the Pensacola area, check out the wrestling shows available there. He’s most recently wrestled for Coastal Wrestling Federation.

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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
@thejakecapone (Twitter)
@the_hitman_jake_capone (Instagram)
@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

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 147: Stride Pro Wrestling ‘September Fallout’

Stride Pro Wrestling recap

Wow. What a night for Stride Pro Wrestling. September Fallout is in the books and was one of the most chaotic cards in the history of Stride. Unfortunately, I also became a part of that chaos. You can hear more about it in this week’s show.

This episode is a recap of everything that happened and a look ahead to the upcoming show on Friday, Oct. 6 in Pinckneyville. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat will be the guest that night. Also, Stride returns a week later on Saturday, Oct. 14. We’ll countdown to both shows right here on the podcast.

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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. 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

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 146: JD Wilk

“Don’t follow your dreams, chase them.” That’s the mantra on this week’s guest JD Wilk. He’s a rising star in both Stride Pro Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling. He’ll be teaming up with Jay Spade against “Big” Roger Matheus and Farmer Billy Hills. Wilk talks about his beginnings, the obstacles he’s overcome along the way and his future in professional wrestling.

You can keep up with all things Stride Pro Wrestling via the Facebook page or the My 1-2-3 Cents blog. The next show is this Saturday night, Sept. 9 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall. Bell time is 6:30.

I also want to do a shout out to a few other podcasts I’ve become a big fan of. Besides the shows here on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network (Positive Cynicism, Nerds United and the Five Heart Podcast) I am also a big fan of Tom & Jim’s Top 5, Skullbuster Wrestling and Podzilla 1985. Also, Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson are helping folks impacted by Hurricane Harvey with Love for Houston. You can make a donation to the Red Cross here.

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. Thanks as always for your support.

Check out these social media pages
@jdwilk777 (Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 143: Austin Lane

He’s the best of the best. Austin Lane has 20 years of experience under his belt and has worked in both WWE and TNA. He’s currently the number one contender for the Cape Championship Wrestling heavyweight title. Lane faces champion Hollis Giroux in the company’s first ladder match on Saturday, Aug. 26.

We discuss his early days in the business, along with his current status with CCW and what it’s like to wrestle his wife, Nikki. Be sure to check out the interview and stick around for the match of the week. It’s one that features Lane in action from last year’s CCW: Homecoming show.

Looking ahead, Stride Pro Wrestling will be back on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall. Stay tuned here for more updates on that event.

Check out these social media pages
@austinlane1 (Twitter)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 141: Cash Borden

Stride Pro Wrestling returns this Saturday to the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. (Saturday, Aug. 5). Among the matches, “Big” Roger Matheus defends the Stride Pro Wrestling championship against Cash Borden.

Cash is the guest on this week’s podcast. He shares the story of how he got started in the business and how he continued on, even after watching someone become paralyzed during a match. Cash is also a member of CollarxElbow. You can shop online and use the code “CASH”.

Besides Stride Pro Wrestling, Cash wrestles for IWA: Midsouth, IWA: Unlimited and Outlaw Wrestling. In fact, he’s going for the Gunslinger championship on September 15 against Jake Parnel and Ozzy Gallager.

Thanks as always for your support. Be sure to check out these fine social media sites too.

@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@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)

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 140: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

After several weeks of solid guests on the show, I decided to let you all weigh in on this week’s show. So it’s another episode of Ask My 1-2-3 Cents. There were some great questions, including my thoughts on the Shield reuniting, who my favorite WWE Superstar is and will I ever wrestle again. I also answer a question about the current product and if I’ve ever stopped watching wrestling for a period of time.

Coming up this week in local indy wrestling, Cape Championship Wrestling’s Anniversary show is Saturday, July 29. Former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn is coming to town for that event. And a week later, it’s Stride Pro Wrestling’s Hot August Night 2 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall. That event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Thanks as always for your support. Be sure to check out these fine social media sites too.

@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@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)

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 138: Buff Bagwell

For nearly three decades Marcus “Buff” Bagwell has entertained wrestling fans. I remember first watching him as The Handsome Stranger in Global Wrestling Federation. Shortly after that he’d end up in WCW and his career really took off.

In 1998 after joining the nWo, I had a chance to meet Bagwell, who was wrestling as Buff Bagwell. Now, nearly 20 years later we’ve reconnected, this time for the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast. We talk about his career and the decision to retire in 2018. Bagwell also explains why he was cautioned about using the moniker “Buff”.

Here’s the interview I did with Bagwell in Alabama back in ’98. My interview with Bobby Heenan and Ray Traylor are included too.

Social Media shout outs

@Marcbuffbagwell (Twitter)
@marcusbuffbagwell (Instagram)
@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)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 137: Farmer Billy Hills

This week’s guest is a friend of mine from several years ago, Farmer Bill Hills. We first met when Farmer came to All American Pro Wrestling. He’s now a big part of both Stride Pro Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling. He has a shot at the Stride Championship Saturday, July 8 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall.

Farmer and I talk about his early days and what he’s up to now. Not only is he an indy wrestler, he’s an entrepreneur of sorts. Check out all the merchandise in his store here. You can get more than the usual tee shirts and hats. Farmer has also just joined up with the folks at Collar x Elbow so be sure to check out their stuff as well as Farmer’s new podcast, Southern Discomfort.

Social Media shout outs

@FBH05 (Instagram & Twitter)
@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)

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.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 132: Chris Hargas

Chris Hargas has worked hard on the indy scene for the past 15 years. He recently won the SICW heavyweight championship and is a mainstay in three other independent wrestling companies. Hargas wrestles for Stride Pro Wrestling, IWA Productions and USA Championship Wrestling.

We talk more about his training, his work in the ring and why he gets into the squared circle week in and week out. Check out his website and watch some of his matches around the country. Chris is a great performer in the ring and a heck of a guy outside of it.

You can catch Chris live in action Saturday, June 3 at the next Stride Pro Wrestling show in Marion, Illinois.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 130: Powerbomb TV

We all know about the WWE Network, commonly referred to on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network as Channel 999. Other wrestling companies are looking at that formula and offering up matches for fans to watch on demand. There’s a new venture out there called Powerbomb TV that’s bringing several indy promotions together in one central spot.

This week’s podcast is all about Powerbomb TV. The co-founder of the site, Gerard (who wrestled as Vin Gerard in Chikara Pro), goes into greater detail about how Powerbomb TV works and how fans can sign up. Right now it’s $10 a month or 100 bucks for a one-year subscription. You can sign up now for free.

There’s a big event planned on Saturday, June 11 called Break the Barrier. Gerard describes it as more of a festival than a wrestling show. Colt Cabana will be one of the many indy stars appearing on the show.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 129: ‘Cowboy’ James Storm

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Impact Wrestling star ‘Cowboy’ James Storm. He was a last-minute substitute for Tyrus at a benefit show for tornado victims put on by Stride Pro Wrestling.

Storm couldn’t have been a nice guy. Our interview was brief in large part because of getting everything ready for the show and he had a meet and greet with fans before bell time. Since I’m the ring announcer, there’s no time for me to chit chat with anyone backstage during the show. But I appreciate the time we had together for the interview. I am grateful for the opportunity.

The show saw plenty of great action, including a TLC match main event featuring Stride Pro Wrestling champion Heath Hatton and ‘Big’ Roger Matheus. You can read more about that on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the show, as well as Jerry Travelstead and Josh Plumlee who helped organize the benefit. My buddy Tom Harness, who is slowly becoming a wrestling fan, joined me and took lots of great photos and video.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 127: Cape Championship Wrestling Super Show

Editor’s note: my apologies to Davey Vega and the folks at Missouri Wrestling Revival. I inadvertently called Vega Danny instead of Davey. Sorry! 

It’s been an action-packed weekend. The 12th annual Cape Comic Con returned to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. There were plenty of vendors, artists and authors on hand. Costumed characters made their way around the Osage Center and several celebrity guests were there including Santiago Cirilo from the Walking Dead, voice actor Michael Nicolosi and lots of professional wrestlers.

I talked my buddy Tom Harness from Harness Digital Marketing into going or at least his alter ego iBatman. He’s the guest on today’s show. We talk more about his first experience at both Cape Con and later in the night with Cape Championship Wrestling.

Courtesy: Tom Harness

Tom watched WWF back in the day but hasn’t experienced anything quite like CCW and “Sexy” Sarge for example. The ‘King of Dong Style’ Joey Ryan was there too. Tom’s reaction was priceless. Colt Cabana, Leva Bates and Jeff Cobb were also special guests who wrestled and a WWE Hall of Famer surprised fans by making a special appearance.

It was a fun day and we’re already looking forward to the 2018 Comic Con. Be sure to support my friends in the world of professional wrestling and beyond by following them on social media. Don’t forget to check out My 1-2-3 Cents the blog and KevinHunsBlogger too.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 126: “Big” Roger Matheus

They don’t come much bigger, meaner or tougher than “Big” Roger Matheus. He has terrorized the Stride Pro Wrestling roster for about a year now. Matheus has a huge opportunity coming up on May 6 as he faces Heath Hatton for the Stride Pro Wrestling Championship in a TLC match. It’s happening at Pinckneyville Unit 204 school.

Matheus talks about his upcoming title match as well as his history in the business and what role Bobby Lashley plays in it. There’s a mention of the Boogeyman too. Thanks for listening and supporting the show and My 1-2-3 Cents the blog.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 118: Barbwire Will Break ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy

Cape Championship Wrestling is a relatively new company based in southeast Missouri. Each month special guests are brought in and are a part of the show. Past stars have included King Ricochet, Trevor Murdoch and James Ellsworth. “Broken” Matt Hardy is coming to the promotion this Saturday night, Feb. 25. He faces the CCW Champion Brandon Barbwire.

Barbwire is the guest on this week’s show. He talks more about his career and his time as CCW champ. Barbwire also discusses how he prepares for someone like Matt Hardy and the other legends of wrestling he’s faced in his 13-year career.

CCW features plenty of fine talent from the region, including Brandon Espinosa, Farmer Billy Hills and Sarah Summers. Saturday’s show will crown the company’s first tag team champions too. Bell time is 6 p.m. and there is a chance to do a meet and greet with “Broken” Matt Hardy prior to the action.

You can get more information on the show right here.

 

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 116: Red Wants Gold

Stride Pro Wrestling has been around for nearly a year. The company was founded in Marion, Illinois and puts on monthly shows at the CMA Dojo inside the Illinois Star Centre Mall. Not only are there the monthly shows, Stride offers a training school for future wrestlers. Red Daniels is the first graduate of the program.

Red was green in those early days but has quickly developed into a great talent. His tactics aren’t always above the board, as he’s joined forces with “Hitman” Jake Capone and “Big” Roger Matheus as the Midwest Mafia. It’s proven to be a smart move, as the Daniels and Capone have earned a shot against Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions Jay Spade and Joey O’Riley.

That championship match happens Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Several other matches have been announced, head to the Stride Pro Wrestling Facebook page or My 1-2-3 Cents for more details. (Photo for this post courtesy: Steve Belcher)

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 113: What Happened When … Kevin Wrestled

January 14, 2012 is one of those nights I’ll never forget. It was the one and only time I got to step in the ring and have a match. It was with All American Pro Wrestling, against Mike Masters. You can watch the match on YouTube here.

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Photo courtesy: Jason Wilkey

Also that night PAC squared off against El Generico. You know them better today as Neville and Sami Zayn. You can see their match (which I also helped call) here.

So this week’s podcast is an homage to my favorite show Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Nerds United and Five Heart Podcast host (and Jittery Monkey Network creator) Greg Mehockho plays the role of Conrad Thompson and asks “what happened when Kevin wrestled?”

Big thanks to Greg for the idea and the questions. I had hoped to have Mike Masters on for his perspective, but our schedules did not allow. Sometime this year we’ll make it happen.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 111: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

Happy New Year. Hope 2017 is off to a great start for you. In this week’s episode, I’m answering your questions.

There were several great questions submitted to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page and Twitter account with #AskMy123Cents. Thanks to all who participated. I’ll do it again in the future.

Speaking of the future, next week in episode 112, I’ll be chatting with UFC Hall of Famer and former NWA World Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn. That show will drop Monday, Jan. 9.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 109: Dalton’s New World Order

I recently met a young wrestling fan named Dalton with a rare disease called ADL. His dying wish was to attend WrestleMania 33, but unfortunately, he passed away before that could happen. You can read more about Dalton here.

If you want to help I would suggest donating to the family’s GoFundMe page, it would be more than appreciated. Email me kevinhunsperger@gmail.com or contact the Granted office at (812) 425-9474 if you have any other questions.

Merry Christmas. Chad and I will have the Centy Awards next week for you.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 107: Jason Tha Brain Knows All

This week’s guest is Jason “Tha Brain” Wells from Cape Championship Wrestling. The promotion is located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and features a lot of great independent talent. Tickets for their next show Caged Chaos (Jan. 28) go on sale Monday, December 5. The featured guest is former ROH champion, Davey Richards.

You can get tickets starting at 5 p.m. (12/5) right here. The card has already taken shape.

CCW champion Brandon Barbwire w Jeff O’Dell takes on Hollis Giroux in a steel cage match for the Championship.

TNA Star Davey Richards takes on Tony Kozina.

Austin Lane & Lil Bit vs Sarah Summers & “Farmer” Billy Hills

Dell Tucker vs Jason Vaughn

The Blaster vs Cody Wilson

D’Mone vs Double H’s Surprise

Be sure to also check out this post about Dalton Minnick. He’s an 11-year-old wrestling fan fighting for his life right now. His family is trying to get visits, pics and figures from wrestlers around the country. You can learn more here.

Stride Pro Wrestling also returns at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion on Saturday, Dec. 10. It’s Star Wars night. Come with a Star Wars shirt and get ready for Hostile Holiday. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. See ya there.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 104: One Ton Tournament

It’s going to be a battle of the big men coming up on Friday, November 25 (the night after Thanksgiving). The 1 Ton Tournament is happening in Tullahoma, Tennessee. This one-night tournament is the brainchild of Jeremiah Plunkett.

The competitors must weigh at least 300 pounds to be entered. Listeners to this show know combatants like “Farmer” Billy Hills and Bull Bronson. You can learn more about the show here.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 103: Hatton’s Last Chance

Stride Pro Wrestling returns to action Saturday, November 12 at West Frankfort High School. It’s the Redbird Rumble. Several great matches have already been announced including the Stride Pro Wrestling heavyweight title. Heath Hatton gets a last chance opportunity for the gold against Ax Allwardt in a Street Fight. The tag team titles will be defended in a Fatal Four-Way match and “Big” Roger Matheus battles Chris Hargis in a grudge match.

In this week’s show Heath talks about his upcoming match and goes over some of the big events from his career, including an NWA title shot against Adam Pearce and his WWE PPV debut against Ryback in 2012.

Speaking of the upcoming Stride Pro Wrestling show, there’s a new Legacy Champion. Jerry Travelstead beat Tony Flood in a ladder match to win the brand new title. The two put on an amazing match, both coming out worse for the wear as a result.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 100: Bushwhacked!

First, thank you all for checking out this podcast. This is episode 100 and I wouldn’t be where I am today with the show without your support. I truly appreciate the fact that people are listening and sharing this podcast with their friends. I am focused on finding more quality guest to have on each week as the show moves forward.

For the 100th episode, I was able to book Bushwhacker Luke as my guest. Big thanks to Jerry Travelstead for helping make this happen. Jerry is a school superintendent in Pinckneyville, Illinois. On Saturday, Nov. 5 Bushwhacker Luke will be wrestling at a fundraiser show for the district.

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Luke talks about his career before, during and after WWE. He also provides an update on his longtime tag team partner Butch Miller. If you live in the area, come on our November 5 and meet Luke. There will be opportunities for photos and autographs too. I’ll be there along with local favorites like Heath Hatton, Ax Allwardt, Farmer Billy Hills and Tony Flood among others.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 97: Taking Things in Stride

I’ve talked many times before about Stride Pro Wrestling. The independent wrestling company continues to grow in southern Illinois. The next big show is set for Saturday, Oct. 1. Fall Break is being held at the Illinois Star Centre mall in Marion at the CMA Dojo. Bell time is 6:30.

Heath Hatton is the new number one contender for Ax Allwardt’s Stride Pro Wrestling championship. He gets his title match November 12 in West Frankfort, Illinois. We talk more about that show as well as the rivalry with Ax that has been one of southern Illinois’ most intense.

Hatton also trains the newest crop of indy wrestlers in southern Illinois at the Stride Pro Wrestling school. Check out Facebook for more on the program. And don’t forget to read the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 96: The Space Monkey Has Landed

For nearly two years, there have been some interesting guests on My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast. But the Space Monkey may be the most unique. He and I have a “conversation” about his career in the squared circle.

Space Monkey has been wrestling for about two years and has worked for companies along the East coast and into Canada. I first noticed him on social media (@PWSpaceMonkey) a few weeks ago after he competed in Chikara Pro.

This week’s show also features some news and notes from around the world of professional wrestling. I share my take on the rumors WWE is interested in buying TNA. Read more on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.

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Slammin’ With Smitty – CCW Homecoming

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“The Future of Flight” Ricochet and Smitty.

Cape Championship Wrestling made a splash in its inaugural show in July and this past weekend, they raised the bar once again with their CCW Homecoming show at the historic AC Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Arena Building was once a tour stop for International Championship Wrestling, which was ran by Angelo Poffo and featured his son’s Lanny Poffo and, oh what was his name…oh yeah, Macho Man Randy Savage! History flows through this building and now, Cape Championship Wrestling calls it home!

The night kicked off with promoter Ken Murphy and GM Hunter Hendricks in the ring, in which Hunter Hendricks noted that The Pinnacle, led by Jeff O’Dell, had been making things rough and that he was going to do his best to ensure that tonight went smoothly. Suddenly, The Pinnacle’s music hit. Jeff O’Dell, Sarge O’Riley, Billy Hills, Sarah Summers and CCW Champion, Brandon Barbwire, came to ringside. In a show of dominance, they cornered Hunter Hendricks, before Jeff O’Dell laid out his group’s plans for dominance for the evening, even saying they would show up in the main event.

The first match of the night featured a very well-traveled and well-respected veteran, “Tornado” Tony Kozina taking on young challenger CJ Shine. CJ Shine tried to use his overly confident (ie, cocky) demeanor to bully Kozina throughout the match. However, once Tony laid in some MASSIVE knife edge chops, the momentum slowly began to turn toward Kozina. Tony hit a vaulting senton bomb, then later hit a springboard bulldog to secure the win!

Up next, BT Daramola took on God’s Gift to Wrestling “Drop Dead” Dale Wylde. Daramola got the crowd behind him early on. Wylde, after he continued to admire himself in his mirror, slowed the pace of the match by grinding the momentum down and controlling the energy of Daramola. Wylde slipped in a few, well, less than honest attacks and ultimately took the win by a quick schoolboy roll up.

Sexy Sarge was up next and in the weeks prior to Homecoming, he had issued an open challenge, stating that if nobody answered it, he would still come down and give the fans a show. His idea of a show would be a tutorial on what he calls “porn star dancing.” Thank the Good Lord above that his challenge was answered while he was in the ring by none other than young star Hollis Giroux!

From Kansas City, MO, it's Hollis Giroux!!!
From Kansas City, MO, it’s Hollis Giroux!!!

Jeff O’Dell, assuming Hollis was out to join The Pinnacle, soon learned that Hollis was out there to stop Sarge’s display. This was a great match with a lot of back and forth action, even some outside interference from Jeff O’Dell. The match ended when O’Dell mistakenly tripped up Sarge while hitting the rops, which led to a Superkick and a victory for Hollis Giroux. After the match, Sarge and O’Dell had words which almost led to Sarge punching O’Dell when suddenly, Drop Dead Dale Wylde ran into the ring to save Jeff O’Dell! After that, O’Dell claimed that Sarge had been replaced by a younger, better looking version, to which Sarge replied that he didn’t need The Pinnacle, that he regretted the decision to join and was now out to reclaim the love from the fans.

Coming back from intermission, GM Hunter Hendricks came out to announce there was a change in the women’s match. Paloma Starr had been booked to take on Lil Bit, however, Paloma was unable to attend due to other obligations. Lil Bit’s new opponent turned out to be none other than her nemesis, Diamond Doll! Lil Bit and Diamond Doll had a match on the inaugural show, which resulted in Diamond Doll attacking Lil Bit after the bell. These two had another intense match with each other, featuring a lot of back and forth offense and flat out brawling. The ending saw Diamond Doll roll up Lil Bit and use the ropes for leverage for the win due to the fact that the ref didn’t see the feet on the ropes! I smell a rubber match coming!

The following match featured a title defense of the prestigious Missouri Heavyweight Championship, featuring champion Brandon Espinosa making his CCW debut against Farmer Billy Hills with Sarah Summers. Farmer got this match after he, seemingly, took out his prior opponent “The Fury” Jason Vaughn in what we will just call an automobile accident.

Farmer Billy Hills with an advantage in this Missouri Heavyweight Championship title match against (c) Brandon "Espy" Espinosa.
Farmer Billy Hills with an advantage in this Missouri Heavyweight Championship title match against (c) Brandon “Espy” Espinosa.

Early on, Farmer used his size and strength to push Espy around the ring. Espy was able to turn the tides with his quickness and his own deceptive strength. Billy began favoring his shoulder midway through, but was still able to weather the storm of power moves, showing his grit and determination.  Suddenly, Jason Vaughn’s music started playing and a bewildered Hills looked at the entrance. This gave Espy enough time to launch an attack that, in the end, resulted in a win from an armbar submission. (Editor’s note – somebody here say “armbar?”) What a performance from both guys and a great title defense from Espinosa!

The co-main event was up next, featuring The Monster, Jake Dirden against CCW Champion, Brandon Barbwire with Jeff O’Dell. Ever since winning the CCW Championship in July, Brandon has developed his boisterous personality, and came into the night with a large chip on his shoulder due to the fact he wasn’t in the main event. Jake Dirden came into the night with one thing in mind, to claim a title and destroy Barbwire. This match was a slugfest, with the champ, Barbwire, taking large amounts of punishment early on. However, Barwire absorbed the damage and turned the tides after throwing Dirden into the ring post outside. Toward the end of the match, Barbwire ran to grab the CCW Title belt and then brought it into the ring as a weapon! Dirden, seeing what was transpiring,  knocked the belt from Barbwire’s hand, then hit The Cure on the belt! It looked like a sure-fire win, however, Jeff O’Dell distracted the referee long enough for Barbwire to be able to kick out of the eventual pin.

Brandon Barbwire needed the aid of the Championship Belt to defend against Jake Dirden. (Courtesy YouTube)
Brandon Barbwire needed the aid of the Championship Belt to defend against Jake Dirden. (Courtesy YouTube)

This ignited the Monster, as he lunged for O’Dell, who was now on the ring apron. Barbwire attacked, but again was hit with The Cure, which again, O’Dell distracted the ref. Dirden went after O’Dell one more time, however, this time the champion was able to hit Dirden with the belt to take the win and hold onto his title.

The Main Event of the evening featured one of the biggest names on the independent wrestling scene across the world, Ricochet! There’s a chance you’ve seen him on Lucha Underground as Prince Puma, or possibly from the match against Will Ospreay, among many others, but he brought his insane talents to Cape Girardeau for a huge match up with the Best of the Best, Austin Lane. Prior to the match, Hunter Hendricks brought out a second referee to stand guard to prevent The Pinnacle from coming to ringside. The match started with some humor as Austin Lane refused to shake Ricochet’s hand, but then business picked up in a hurry as both guys were able to reverse out of a series of chain wrestling holds, in which neither guy was able to gain an advantage, each competitor holding a counter for the other’s move. Ricochet finally gained an advantage outside with a series of chops which led to him being able to hit The People’s Moonsault in the middle of the ring once they returned.

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However, Austin Lane was able to regain his composure and launch a counter attack and at one point, scoring a 2.9999 count. The athletic abilities of these two wowed the crowd. At one point, Jeff O’Dell  tried to interfere, but was caught at the entrance area and sent back. The match ultimately went in the favor of Ricochet, with a wonderful sequence of his Benadryller kick, followed by a high knee to the face, and capped off with a well-executed Shooting Star Press. During the celebration, The Pinnacle ran down to ringside and attacked Austin Lane, which prompted Ricochet to run back out and help his opponent. Hunter Hendricks came out and stated that since Brandon Barbwire was so desperate to get into the main event, that he will be on the next show against 2 TUFF TONY! After that announcement, The Pinnacle was sent back, while Austin Lane thanked Ricochet and the crowd.

Cape Championship Wrestling will be back at the AC Brase Arena Building for their next card on September 24th, featuring 2 Tuff Tony and Brandon Barbwire for the CCW Title, plus many matches still to come! Don’t miss out on another great show in September!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 93: Hey, Hey It’s Conrad

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Conrad Thompson

This week the co-host of both The Ric Flair Show and Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, Conrad Thompson, joins the podcast. Both shows are on MLW Radio.

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.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 89: Now We’re Going to School

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Class is in session

The men and women you see on TV each week had to start off somewhere. Some get their training at the WWE Performance Center, others toiled in the indies for years learning the craft of wrestling at a school. Here in southern Illinois Stride Pro Wrestling offers classes to wrestlers who are looking for a future in the business.

I attended a recent session with trainer Heath Hatton and his students. A few of the trainees took a moment to chat with me about their hopes and dreams. If you live in the region, head to the Stride Pro Wrestling show set for Saturday, August 6 at the CMA Dojo located at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 86: Cape Championship Wrestling

cape championshpRegular listeners know we are very supportive of indy wrestling here. So when a new company makes plans to start doing shows, we want to share that news with you. Saturday, July 16 is the first ever Cape Championship Wrestling show. Bell time is 7 p.m. at the Osage Center.

Ken Murphy is the man behind the endeavor. He also created the Cape Comic Con, which has featured wrestling legends like Jim Cornette, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, Bob Orton and Terry Funk.

Ken includes a big announcement during our conversation, one that fans around the region and beyond will be interested in hearing. Former WWE tag tag team Trevor Murdoch will be on hand for the first show.

As always, check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog, YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@my123cents). Craftbeer lovers, head over to the Craftbeericans on YouTube.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 85: Support Indy Wrestling

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Happy Independence Day. Thanks for checking out My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast. This week’s show is short and sweet.

It’s a plea to you as fans to support indy wrestling. Over the weekend I had a chance to be a part of two different wrestling shows. I was the ring announcer for a match at Global Force Wrestling when the company was in town for the Grand Slam Tour.

The next night I returned to my post as ring announcer for Stride Pro Wrestling. It’s always a good time doing this, and it’s so important to support indy wrestling. I go into the reasons during the course of the show, so be sure to stick around for that.

As always, please check out the blog (the streak is still alive there). Also, like the Facebook page and follow @my123cents on Twitter and Instagram. Also, follow @kevinhunsperger on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger on Instagram. I’m aiming for a Pro Wrestling T’s page.

Oh and the name that eluded me during the show is Patrick Brandmeyer. Go follow him on Twitter too (@patrickab7) Sorry your name slipped my mind Patrick.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 84: Diamond in the Rough

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Independent wrestling is important in establishing the foundation for main stream companies like WWE, TNA and even Ring of Honor. Men and women toil for years on the indy scene before getting their big break. Some don’t even make it beyond the armories or high school gyms.

I recently spoke with Dalton Diamond, who has been wrestling for several years now. We talk about his training and how he got into the business. Diamond is preparing for a big tag team match on July 2 with his partner Cash Bordin. The two face off against Bull Bronson and Mad Man Pondo at the Stride Pro Wrestling “Brawl at the Mall” in Marion, Illinois.

It’s a big weekend for pro wrestling in southern Illinois. On July 1, Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling comes to Rent One Park, home of the Southern Illinois Miners. Kevin Nash, Swoggle and Nick Aldis are among the guests scheduled that night.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 68: An Ax to Grind

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Ax wins the title

Through the years I’ve had several opportunities to be a wrestling referee, manager, ring announcer and commentator.  For the last couple of years the wrestling scene where I live (southern Illinois) has been on life support.  But now a promotion is changing all that.

CMA Pro Wrestling made its debut Saturday, March 5.  The show featured several talented wrestlers from this region and beyond.  A packed house watched at the CMA Marital Arts Center in Marion, Illinois as the first champion was crowned.

Ax Allwardt beat three other men in a fatal four way contest.  Fan favorite Heath Hatton nearly had the match won after spearing the near 400 pound Frank Wyatt.  But the opportunistic Allwardt interrupted the pin and tossed Hatton to the floor, where the fourth man in the match Tony Flood was recovering after being dropped by Wyatt.

I managed to get a quick (and I mean quick) interview with the new champ.  He talks about his past in the business and his future as the new CMA Pro Wrestling Champion.

Also on this week’s show the winners of our Road to WrestleMania contest.  Thanks to all who participated and keep listening, Chad and I will have more contests in the future.

Don’t forget to check out my blogs at My 1-2-3 Cents and Breaking Wrestling News.  There’s also new content coming soon to the YouTube channel.  Follow @my123cents on Instagram and Twitter and be sure to like My 1-2-3 Cents on Facebook.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 47: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

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Kevin reconnects with the former executive producer and promoter for All American Pro Wrestling Chris Hagstrom. The two discuss their time in AAPW and the chances for a reunion show.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 31: Farmer Billy Hills

Kevin and Farmer Billy Hills in an archived photo from the AAPW days.
Kevin and Farmer Billy Hills in an archived photo from the AAPW days.

Grab your overalls and cowboy hat: we’re heading down to the farm! The guest this week is Farmer Billy Hills. He has made a name for himself on the Indy scene in the Midwest and Midsouth areas. Farmer has a big benefit show set for July 26 in Harrisburg, Illinois. Look up Farmer Billy Hills on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 13: All In with Pokerface

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Independent wrestler Pokerface has been inside the squared circle for 18 years.  He’s wrestled all over including USWA, Mid-South and even WWE.  He shares stories from his career as well as his thoughts on the recent lawsuit against the WWE from the widow of King Mabel, the Mid-South Coliseum and the WWE Hall of Fame.  It’s an insightful discussion you won’t want to miss.

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