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.
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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.
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.
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.
It’s almost Halloween, and we’re celebrating it here at My 1-2-3 Cents with one-third of the Midwest Monster Hunters, Bo Sawyer. He has been a part of Stride Pro Wrestling for nearly a year but has more than a decade of experience under his belt on the indy wrestling scene.
On the show, we talk about what monsters Bo and his partners have hunted and what’s still out there to conquer. You can follow Bo, Jason Tiller and Blaine Black here. Also, be sure to weigh in on the Who Should Have Been Champion tournament on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.