In keeping with the Halloween theme for the month of October, I decided to have a chat with current Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Red Daniels. Nearly two years ago he was involved in the company’s first (and only) Buried Alive match.
To our knowledge, WWE is the only company to do Buried Alive. There have been five such matches, dating back to 1996. If we’re incorrect in that claim, please let me know.
Red talks about the idea behind the match, the execution of it and the aftermath. It’s a great conversation. Be sure to share it with your friends!
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Give me a hell ya, because it’s time for another edition of Wrestling Under the Influence. This month former Stride Pro Wrestling Champion Red Daniels and I try Stone Brewing Company’s Stone IPA and discuss the career of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.
We also talk about life as an indy wrestler and what’s going on in Stride Pro Wrestling. We have a HUGE event planned on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Rent One Park in Marion. Red gets his rematch for the belt and I’m teaming up with Heath Hatton to get a shot at the tag team titles. Learn more here.
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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For the first time in Stride Pro Wrestling history, the company presents a Buried Alive match. The heated rivalry between Chris Hargas and Red Daniels has brought us to this monumental evening. The show is set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
The two will be the main event that night. Each man joins the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast to talk about whats at stake and what led us to this point. It will be the fight of a lifetime for each man. Also happening on that card, Jay Spade and Stride Pro Wrestling Champion Roger Matheus sign the contract for their match on Dec. 16. Ax Allwardt battles Scott Phoenix, Heath Hatton clashes with Dexter Roswell, Jose Magnifico takes on Brian Richards in a ‘mask vs. beard’ match. Tony Flood will defend the Legacy Championship against Joey O’Riley, JD Wilk battles Arron Brooks and Frank Wyatt meets Shane Laud.
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Last week I announced my buddy Tom Harness and I are participating in the Ugly Christmas Suit guys fundraiser. Our goal is $7,500 for Children’s Home & Aid. You can read all about it here. But anyone who donated $25 will be entered to win the Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Christmas ornaments you see above. Make donations here (to Team Kevin of course)
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Today is April 1. It is often known as April Fools’ Day.
Now I admit that I do not know the history of April Fools’ Day. I don’t know it’s origin. I don’t know why this day was chosen as *THE* day.
What I do know is you can’t trust anyone on April Fools’ Day. Every questionable news headline should make you sit back and really use a discerning thought process to try to determine if it is real or satire.
When I worked in radio more than a decade ago in Chadron, Nebraska, we played a joke on our listeners with the help of a relatively innocuous new story we had on our website. Now you have to remember that this was 2004 or 2005. Cell phone usage was still a very minor thing. And most cell phone users probably still had landline telephones. We put a story out there that told our listeners that at a certain time of day, they needed to take their phone off the hook and hold the receiver up to an empty plastic bag, like a grocery sack. We told them that the telephone company was doing a one-time cleaning of the phone lines, blowing a high-strength burst of air. Your plastic bag in the end was meant to catch the dust that inevitably would be expelled. Without the bag, you’d have dust everywhere.
We got a lot of angry calls about that. I guess some people can’t take a joke.
It’s still one of the more popular posts on that site.
I’m not very good at April fools jokes. I don’t say this to pat myself on the back or anything, but I’m not that good at trying to fool people. My wife can always tell if I’m up to something suspicious. I have a bit of a tell and then I can’t get the stupid grin off my face. It’s a wonder I was ever able to play poker at all.
I come from the Stone Cold Steve Austin school of thought-DTA. Don’t trust anybody.
You could say that on April Fools’ Day, I turn up my DTAdar to 11 and don’t believe anything anybody says.
Let me ask you this, on April 1, are you the jokester or are you the gullible one?
Chad and Kevin are back for an all-new episode of My 1-2-3 Cents. The two are discussing three hot topics in wrestling this week. The upcoming Road Block: End of the Line event, Linda McMahon’s role in the Trump administration and the crossover appeal of WWE Superstars like John Cena, the Rock and Batista.
During the discussion, we try to name who the next big crossover Superstar will be. Who do you think will go from the ring to Hollywood next and have the most success in doing so?
After taking off a year, Chad and I are heading back to WrestleMania. We’ll be in Dallas later this week for Axxess, NXT, the Hall of Fame, WrestleMania and Monday Night Raw. So we figured in this episode we share thoughts on the Hall of Fame Class of 2016 and the card as it stands for WrestleMania. We also provide a little insight into the show we’re both looking most forward to, NXT: Dallas.
Are you going to WrestleMania this year? Send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@my123cents) or you can reach out to me on Twitter (@kevinhunsperger) or Instagram (@kevin_hunsperger). I’m planning to use the Facebook live feature on the My 1-2-3 Cents page throughout the weekend (no illegal streaming will be done).
Former WWE champion John Cena has undergone successful shoulder surgery. But as he recovers, it appears he will not be a part of Wrestlemania for the first time in more than a decade. What kind of impact will his absence have on the WWE’s biggest event of the year?
Kevin and Chad talk about that scenario and look at what the company can do to make the lack of Cena, as well as Seth Rollins and possibly Randy Orton and Cesaro less severe. The two also talk about the 2016 Royal Rumble and who should walk out the champ as well as speculation that members of the Bullet Club are WWE/NXT bound.