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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 247: What If… Jericho Stayed

This is the first installment of What If… and we’re talking about Chris Jericho. Chad Smart (from Positive Cynicism) and I discuss what if Jericho had stayed in WCW instead of jumping ship in Aug. 1999.

Stride Pro Wrestling heads to the Pulaski County Fair on Friday, Aug. 16. We also have a HUGE event planned on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Rent One Park in Marion. 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)
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@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 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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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 217: The Gorilla Position

I’ve made a lot of friends over the years thanks to professional wrestling. One of them is Ryan Boman. But he’s not your average wrestling fan. Ryan has created a website called The Gorilla Position and is telling the stories of pro wrestling’s storytellers.

From there Ryan and his team developed Pinned.Biz which works to help market the men and women in the world of pro wrestling. I love the concept of both of his websites and we talk all about the idea behind them both in this week’s podcast.

Ryan also shares some thoughts on the landscape of today’s pro wrestling scene; including the creation of All Elite Wrestling. Plus, he was in Nashville recently covering Impact Wrestling’s Homecoming event. Give it a listen and check him out on social media too (@RyanKBoman & @GWPWeb on Twitter).

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 213: SuperClash III

Buck & a Quarter Podcast

SuperClash III went down 30 years ago. This week a special guest joins me for some analysis on the AWA’s only pay per view event. Bob Schulte (@BobWicked38 on Twitter) is a lifelong wrestling fan and grew up in Minnesota. He shares some insight on the AWA as we breakdown SuperClash III.

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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 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 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 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.

 

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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 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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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 196: Wrestling Under the Influence ‘Rebel’

Oh Hell Yeah

When Nichole Pate was 14 years old she had no idea what a rebel she’d turn out to be. She simply went to school on a Monday morning wearing an Austin 3:16 t-shirt in 1998. She was sent home as a result. What happened next is pretty awesome.

Nichole and I have a Rebel IPA by Sam Adams as she shares her story. Check out the podcast to find out more… And be sure to visit the @my123cents on Instagram for more pics.

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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 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.

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@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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@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.

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@Anthony__Gaines (Twitter)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
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@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 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 182: ‘Dr. D’ David Schultz

Don’t Call Me Fake

‘Dr. D’ David Schultz may be one of the most controversial figures in professional wrestling. For those who don’t remember, in 1984 he was involved in an incident with ABC News reporter John Stossel. He shares the story on this week’s podcast and of course, has more details in his new book Don’t Call Me Fake: The Real Story of ‘Dr. D’ David Schultz. You can get a copy here:

Schultz is headed to SICW on Saturday, May 19 in East Carondelet, Illinois. Promoter Herb Simmons joins us on the podcast to talk more about the event, which features the Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal and celebrates the 59th anniversary of Wrestling at the Chase.

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%.

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

 

 

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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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 170: Skullbuster Wrestlecast

Brothers from the same mother

This week on the podcast, I had a chance to talk with Tom and Jason Skull. They’re the hosts of the Skullbuster Wrestlecast on Podbean. The “brothers from the same mother” have a quality show each week, covering news and a relevant topic. They’re both fountains of wrestling knowledge, with Jason even being the current Ring General Radio Battlebowl Trivia Champion.

Stride Pro Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling each have shows coming up soon. The next Stride event is Saturday, March 3 and CCW returns on Saturday, Feb. 24.

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 videoes there. I have new content going up almost daily now. Thank for the support.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 169: Rasslin’ Ramblings

Deep Thoughts

After losing my guest for this week’s show I had to scramble a little and do a hodgepodge of random thoughts. I talk more about the relationship between Hulk Hogan and the WWE, Stride Pro Wrestling and answer a few listener questions.

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

Royal weekend

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

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

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

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 165: Stride Cup Round 1

Stride Cup Tournament begins

Stride Pro Wrestling is starting 2018 off with a bang. After nearly having to cancel the show due to complications at the show site, the Stride crew kicked butt at the first show of the new year. From three championship matches to the kick off of the Stride Cup Tournament, it was a great night of entertainment. You can hear the recap in this week’s episode, including what happened to referee Lane Austin.

Stay tuned for next week too. Our Six Cents will be a review of our six favorite moments from Monday Night Raw. What are your favorites?

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

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

The Centy goes to…

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

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

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 161: Jay Spade stands tall

Last Man Standing

Jay Spade did the unthinkable and has become the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. He beat Roger Matheus for the title in a Last Man Standing match over the weekend. The event was a fundraiser at Woodlawn Grade School.

Also on the show, Chris Hargas captured the Legacy Championship from Tony Flood and Bull Bronson made his Stride Pro Wrestling return. The DR Party had their clocks cleaned by Ax Allwardt, Jerry Travelstead and Jan Peterson.

Check out the show and be sure to come back to the Stride Arena at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion on Saturday, Jan. 13.

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.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 150: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat has been a part of pro wrestling for more than 40 years. My first memories date back to his run with Crockett Promotions. I had read up about the Dragon in the Apter magazines and in 1985 made his WWF debut. I never thought back then I’d have a chance to interview the Superstar.

But that’s who the guest is for episode 150 of My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast. The Dragon is going to be a part of fundraiser event Rasslin’ in the ‘Ville. The show is Friday, Oct. 6 at Community Consolidated School 204 in Pinckneyville, Illinois. Steamboat will do a meet & greet beginning at 5 p.m. Then the action for Stride Pro Wrestling begins at 6:30 p.m. You can get ticket information here.

I’d also like to do a quick shout out to my friends over at Podzilla 1985. They interviewed Jeff Hardy at CCW (Cape Championship Wrestling) FanFest. It’ll drop Wednesday on the show Pro Wrestling Unscripted. Find them on Facebook.

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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.

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@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
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@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 149: Jay Spade

Jay Spade

Jay Spade and I have quite a history together in professional wrestling. We first met in 2011 in All American Pro Wrestling. Jay was a fearless guy who had a heart of gold. He even defended me when I was being bullied by Mike Masters. Spade helped me win my match in 2012 against Masters.

Spade is flying high again, this time in Stride Pro Wrestling. He is the number one contender to the heavyweight championship, held by “Big” Roger Matheus. The two will face off at Rasslin’ in the ‘Ville on Friday, Oct. 6. By the way, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat will be on hand at that event in Pinckneyville too. You can learn more on Stride’s Facebook page.

 

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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.

Match of the Week

After a bit of a hiatus, Match of the Week is back. This week, I’m paying tribute to Bobby Heenan and this gem that Chad sent me. It’s Bobby Heenan vs. Lord Alfred Hayes in the AWA, circa 1980. Enjoy.

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@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
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@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 148: Lisa Marie Varon

Lisa Marie Varon

When the book of women’s wrestling is written, there will no doubt be a chapter on our guest this week, Lisa Marie Varon. Fans remember her best as Victoria in WWE. The former two-time Women’s Champion helped pave the way for what we see in 2017 from the women in the ring.

Victoria has the distinction of being the first woman to win a steel cage match on Monday Night Raw. She beat Lita (with some help from Matt Hardy).  She went on to have success in TNA as Tara, winning the Knockouts Championship five times. Lisa Marie Varon now wrestles on the independents and has a show coming up against ODB in Nashville on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

Lisa Marie shares her experiences in the WWE and how she ended up getting into the ring. Fun fact, she was once a ho for the Godfather.

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Lisa Marie Varon, Kevin Hunsperger and Matt Hardy

As you can see in the photos, I met Victoria at WrestleMania 22 in Chicago and again at WrestleMania 24 in Orlando. It was one of those quick meet and greet sessions, but she was very nice to the fans coming through. Nowadays, she’s active on social media and interacts with fans there was well.

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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.

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@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 142: Dalton Anthony & Asa Gray

A few months ago I started listening to a couple of new podcasts that are part of Podzilla 1985. Pro Wrestling Unscripted, Mr. 100 & the 5 Star Man and Podzilla After Dark are the three I listen to regularly. There’s a fourth show called Nerd Up that I check out from time to time too. The show originates from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, my old stomping grounds and the hosts talk about everything from wrestling to movies to current events; things that interest me.

The Podzilla gang is very supportive of Stride Pro Wrestling and I’ve met Dalton Anthony and Asa Gray at some of our shows. When I heard their recent discussion on the new line of WWE action figures that were announced at San Diego Comic Con, I knew he was the right guy to ask questions to.

So I invited Dalton on and it made sense to do the interview in person because they were coming to the most recent Stride show. So he and I (and Asa briefly) discuss all things wrestling. We talk action figures, but also Cape Championship Wrestling (they’re part of the announce team there) as well as their shows. It’s a fun interview, check it out and support Podzilla 1985, CCW and of course Stride Pro Wrestling.

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@dalton_anthony92 (Instagram)
@The5StarMan (Asa Gray’s Twitter)
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@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

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

There are plenty of hot topics in the world of professional wrestling this week. Chad joined me to discuss some of them in Episode 99. Things we talk about:

*John Cena tying Ric Flair’s 16 World Title reigns
*Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series rumor
*WWE Network airing TNA & Ring of Honor shows
*TNA’s future
*WWE using WCW event names
*Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks inside Hell in a Cell

The breakdown of the WWE Network pricing (a survey, not a done deal):

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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.

Don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes or Jittery Monkey, screenshot it and tag us on social media. Be honest. You’ll be entered into a contest to win a prize whether you give the show one star or five stars. I want to make this a better show for all of us.

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

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

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

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

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

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 92: SummerSlam Review

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Courtesy: WWE

SummerSlam 2016 is in the books and probably the best pay per view so far of the year. From the crowning of the new WWE Universal Champion (Finn Balor) to the phenomenal matchup between John Cena and AJ Styles to Charolette regaining the WWE Women’s Championship this event delivered.

Chad and I give some thoughts on the evening, but also look ahead to what’s next for the Superstars involved in the biggest party of the summer.

Be sure to leave a review on iTunes (a new contest is coming soon) and follow us on social media.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 91: Cheers to ManiaCrawl

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A toast to ManiaCrawl

A few years ago a couple of wrestling fans came up with a way to unit fans before two of the WWE’s biggest events of the year, WrestleMania and SummerSlam. ManiaCrawl is held the afternoon of those events now at a bar in the host city. Hundreds of fans participate and help raise money for Connor’s Cure.

Prior to SummerSlam, KBH Bierhall in Brooklyn is hosting ManiaCrawl. Bill Apter will be there too, signing copies of his new book. Admission is free, but donations will be collected at the event. To date, ManiaCrawl has raised about $2,700.

Chad and I stopped by ManiaCrawl in Dallas earlier this year. I got in a quick episode of Craftbeericans while I was there.

You can find ManiaCrawl on social media, be sure to follow and like their pages. You can buy t-shirts and make donations to Connor’s Cure if you aren’t able to make it to the bar.

Follow @kevinhunsperger, @my123cents and @craftbeericans on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger, @my123cents and @ on Instagram.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 90: Top Rope IPA Review

TOP ROPE IPA

Many of you know not only do I like pro wrestling, but I’m learning the ropes about craft beer. My buddies and I have a YouTube channel called Craftbeericans where we review various brews. This week, my worlds collide with a review of Top Rope IPA by Tallgrass Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas.

But please stay tuned to the Craftbeericans channel for a WWF Superstars review of Top Rope IPA. It’ll be up later this week and funny (I hope).

Also in this week’s show a look at what’s making news in the world of professional wrestling, including a look at some of my favorite local independent wrestling companies, including Stride Pro Wrestling, Warrior’s Code Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling. Please visit these companies and help make indy wrestling thrive here in southern Illinois and southeast Missouri.

As always thanks for the support. Check out the blogs on the My 1-2-3 Cents website. Also follow @my123cents on Twitter & Instagram and @kevinhunsperger on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger on Instagram.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 88: Battleground Review

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Courtesy: WWE

It’s after midnight and I have no clever title for this week’s show. I apologize. But the conversation is good this week as Chad and I discuss the Battleground event (or is it still pay per view) from WWE.

Dean Ambrose has walked out with the WWE World Heavyweight title, which means right now SmackDown Live is the only show with the “main” gold. We talk about what is next for Raw, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

Who was Sasha Banks' mystery partner? IT'S BAYLEY!
Who was Sasha Banks’ mystery partner? IT’S BAYLEY!

While we both liked the show, neither of us felt like it was “must see” action. As always, it’ll be interesting to see what stories develop now that the brand extension will be in full effect.

Check out @my123cents on Twitter and Instagram. Like the Facebook page and read the blog and watch the YouTube videos (including my submission for the Rock the Promo contest). My personal page is @kevinhunsperger on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger on Instagram.

Thanks for the support.

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

Stride Pro Wrestling

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.