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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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Positive Cynicism 42: Question Everything; Jenna Jamieson

Positive Cynicism 44: Question Everything; Jenna Jamieson.

The #SummerOfPositivity kicks off with Question Everything guest Teacher/Author @jennarpjamieson. Jenna is the author of  Giving Back: Lessons from an adopted immigrant on why a happy life is about helping others.

In addition to the interview, @chadsmart gives details on giveaways happening over the next three months. The first giveaway is a copy of Jenna’s book.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 183: Previewing Hunsperger v Matheus

Cage Match Preview

Hey everyone. Greg Mehochko here for Kevin Hunsperger. I’m excited to bring you two sides of a story in Episode 183.

As you are probably aware, Kevin puts his undefeated record on the line this Saturday in Pinckneyville, IL. More importantly, Kevin steps into the cage to fight for the honor of his twelve-year-old daughter and all victims of bullying. If you remember Episode 181, Kevin’s daughter Brooke was sitting ringside in Carterville a few weeks ago when “The Mad Viking” Roger Matheus threw Brooke into the ring and threatened to power slam her. It was all in an attempt to get Kevin to sign a contract for this Saturday’s event. Kevin signed the contract and Matheus still power slammed Brooke.

In this episode, I talk with Kevin, discussing the events that led up to this moment and his apprehension to stepping into the cage with the most dangerous man in Stride Pro Wrestling.

AND THEN…

I reached out to Matheus to get the Viking King’s side of the story. While the events are the same, he definitely has a different interpretation of how things went down, where and how he felt wronged in Stride Pro Wrestling. He even blames Kevin for the events just a few weeks ago. And Matheus has a chilling message for Kevin and everyone else in Stride Pro Wrestling.

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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?

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

Stride School
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 84: Diamond in the Rough

brawl at the mall use

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

ax wins
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.

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