It’s a My 1-2-3 Cents Classic as we step back to 2012 for an interview I did with the ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. He is truly one of the all-time greats. I’ve been honored to interview him not once but twice over the years. Please enjoy.
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Love is in the air. After all, Valentine’s Day is coming up. So this week Stride Pro Wrestling’s General Manager Sam Hunter and I sit down and talk about our favorite couples in pro wrestling. Spoiler alert, we agreed on number one but that’s the only duplicate we had. It’s a fun show which was recorded at the Stride Pro Wrestling building hours before a show.
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.
This week’s episode is a conversation with “Leaping” Lanny Poffo, who eventually became the Genius in the WWF. I did this interview for a friend of mine Rob Fairless and his radio broadcast, The 25th Hour Radio Show. Rob was unable to do the interview, so I filled in for him.
As you’ll hear in the intro, I try to talk more to Lanny about his career and not focus so much on “Macho Man” Randy Savage like many other interviewers do. I feel like Lanny often gets lost in the shuffle, but has a very interesting career too. He shares stories of wrestling in a suit of armor, how the poetry gimmick started and what it was like working for the family’s wrestling company in the late 1970s.
Also on the show I share some thoughts on CM Punk and his UFC debut. Look for blog posts this week on Backlash and other wrestling happenings; and don’t forget to tune in Thursday at noon CST for Lucha Lunch Live on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page.
The greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time is taking the show on the road. The Honky Tonk Man has a new interactive show called Shake, Rattle and Roll. He’s making a stop in Effingham, Illinois on Thursday, March 24 at the Effingham Performance Center. The show starts at 7 p.m. and you can learn more details here.
I met HTM for the first time in 1997. He’s the first wrestler I’ve met, so this interview is particularly important to me. We discuss the upcoming show, and his life in the ring in the WWF in the late 1980s. He and “Macho Man” Randy Savage main evented several house shows in that era. The Honky Tonk Man is on Twitter as @OfficialHTM and he has a Facebook page.
Also coming up this week on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog, Chad and I run down our own MVPs of WrestleMania. Don’t forget to check out @my123cents on Twitter and Instagram. Like the Facebook page and subscribe to the YouTube channel.
Growing up in the 80’s, we had Underoos. They were dubbed “underwear that’s fun to wear” and included super heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. As a wrestling fan, I’d always hoped my favorite WWF/E Superstars would be represented, but it never happened.
Fast forward 30 plus years and Jonathan Bowles had a vision: WrassleRoos. It’s pro wrestling underwear for adults. But not only can you find briefs in the likeness of legends like “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, you can also choose from a variety of custom made, vintage t-shirts. Boxer shorts are also available.
The story behind the success of WrassleRoos is truly remarkable. Listen to this week’s show and find out how Colt Cabana and CM Punk each played a role in putting these unique under garments on the map.
Since its creation in 1993 (with Andre the Giant being the first inductee), the WWE Hall of Fame has honored the careers of more than 100 men and women involved in the wrestling business. Kevin and Chad have been to eight of the ceremonies. In this episode they discuss the Class of 2015 and look at past inductees and share thoughts of how they’d change the Hall of Fame.
For the first time in several years the WWE is showing the Intercontinental Championship some love at Wrestlemania. In this episode Kevin and Chad analyze the upcoming ladder match in which Wade Barrett defends against several opponents. They look back at big IC title matches from previous Wrestlemanias including “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan and Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels.
In this episode, international wrestling star Nigel McGuinness shares his ideas on a new concept for professional wrestling genre. He’s about half way through a KickStarter campaign to raise $370,000 to fund the first six episodes of LA Fights. Nigel is working with producers, writers and wrestlers to make this a reality. Fans can support the project at LAFights.com.
Kevin also gives his thoughts on the 2015 Royal Rumble card and the induction of “Macho Man” Randy Savage into the WWE Hall of Fame.