Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism and I have been pro wrestling fans for more than three decades. We’ve traveled to indy shows together as well as nine different WrestleManias. Despite our love for the business, there are some things we’d tweak and make different. Today’s episode is six things we’d do to make WWE great again. (Although I still think it’s pretty awesome.)
Weigh in and let us know what you’d do if you could make a change or two (or six) within the company. While you’re at it, leave a review of My 1-2-3 Cents on whichever podcasting app you listen to.
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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.
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.
This week marks the start of SmackDown live and the WWE Draft. Kevin and Chad decided to do some drafting of their own. After the flip of a coin, Kevin was named Raw GM which left SmackDown for Chad. Tune in to find out which ten Superstars the two ended up picking in this week’s episode. Spoiler alert: Kevin drafted Neville early in the show.
Stay tuned to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page for an upcoming live event to discuss the upcoming Battleground pay per view. Also, check out the blog, YouTube channel and Twitter and Instagram pages (@my123cents).
Other news this week, Kevin has a new beer named after him, thanks to his friends at Southern Illinois Brewers. You can check out the Craftbeericans on YouTube and Facebook to learn more about craft beer. An upcoming episode will feature Top Rope IPA as well as a separate show on Broken Skull IPA.
Stride Pro Wrestling in southern Illinois is going well. The next show is planned for Saturday, August 6 at the CMA Dojo in the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.
It’s a new feature on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. Kevin and Chad randomly pull the names of three Superstars or Divas from the coveted Wrestlemania 30 cup and book them in a storyline. The first name out of the cup, Neville. Find out what the guys have planned for “The Man That Gravity Forgot” as well as two other WWE Superstars.
In Episode 22 Kevin provides some thoughts on the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. With new tag team champions, what’s next for the division? Will Lana and Rusev break up? And what will WWE do with Ryback? Kevin provides his 1-2-3 cents on those issues and the fate of the WWE World Heavyweight title.