As a fan who grew up watching pro wrestling in the 80s, one of my favorite pay-per-view events of all-time is the Survivor Series. The original concept has long been scrapped but for the first several years of the event, it was hard to beat.
In 1990 a twist was added. I’m not talking about the Ultimate Survivors match at the end of the night. I’m also not referring to the debut of the Undertaker. Instead, something else that night left a huge impression… the Gobbledy Gooker.
So that’s the subject of this month’s Wrestling Under the Influence. I review that awesomely bad moment in time and pair it with Leinenkugel’s Cranberry-Ginger Shandy.
The 2nd annual Stride Pro Wrestling/My 1-2-3 Cents Pro Wrestling Action Figure Toy Drive is underway now. If you donate $5 or a new wrestling action figure you will be entered into a drawing for an autographed Four Horsemen poster. If you’re not in the area, you can PayPal me firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive one entry for every $5 donated. I will then use that money to buy figures from Five Below.
Stride Pro Wrestling returns on Saturday, Dec. 7 with the former stars of All American Pro Wrestling for a benefit show for former wrestler Dan ‘Curly’ Summers. It’s at Black Diamond Harley Davidson in Marion and every cent raised that night goes to Curly, who is facing some serious health issues right now.
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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.
Thanksgiving was a huge day for professional wrestling back in the day. There was Survivor Series and Starrcade held on the holiday. And even before then, many companies ran house shows on Turkey Day. Chad and I have a list of guests for Thanksgiving dinner.
Admittedly, Chad is more creative with his list. But listen anyway as we go through and explain why we have the guests we selected. It’s a fun show. We recorded before the 2017 Survivor Series but we do offer some thoughts on NXT: WarGames.
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It’s the week of Thanksgiving so after a few failed attempts at getting a guest booked for this week’s show I decided to go with a “What I’m thankful for” podcast. The show is short and sweet, not because I’m not thankful for many things, though.
As I sit here and reflect on what I said on the show I am reminded that I didn’t thank the guy behind Jittery Monkey Podcasting, Greg Mehochko. About two years ago he invited me to join the network and I’m grateful for that. So Greg if you’re reading this, thank you very much. I appreciate being a part of Jittery Monkey.
I’m thankful for all of you for listening and sharing for nearly two years now. There have been some great guests along the way. I’m happy to have this outlet and I’m grateful for each of you. Your support has been awesome here and on My 1-2-3 Cents the blog.
Say what you will, Survivor Series 2015 has a lot of people talking. That includes Kevin and Chad. The dynamic duo of wrestling podcasts and blogs analyze this year’s event and offer their 1-2-3 Cents about what went down.
Two WWE World Heavyweight champions were crowned in the course of just a few minutes. Roman Reigns won his first singles title only to have the fun spoiled by the Celtic Warrior Sheamus. The Undertaker marked 25 years with the WWE by teaming up with his brother Kane and defeating the Wyatt Family. Tyler Breeze looked pretty in his match with Dolph Ziggler. Charlotte shined against Paige and the legendary Goldust made his return.
November 22, 1990 the Undertaker debuted at Survivor Series. Twenty-five years to the date the Dead Man steps into the ring with his brother Kane to battle two members of the Wyatt Family. In this episode, Kevin and Chad look back on some of the Undertaker’s best moments and share memories, facts and thoughts over the last two and and half decades.
The discussion also focuses on the November tradition of Survivor Series, which dates back to Thanksgiving 1987. The two also talk about the tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight champion and put together their own traditional Survivor Series match. Click here to see their card.
WWE World Heavyweight champion Seth Rollins was recently injured in a match against Demon Kane. That knee injury will keep Rollins out of the game for six to nine months.
WWE officials have declared the championship vacant and have promised a new champ will be crowned after a tournament at Survivor Series. As of the recording of Episode 50, the number of and names of the participants have not been announced.
Kevin and Chad share some of their thoughts on who should be in the tournament, as well as the rest of the card for Survivor Series.
We’ll know more after Monday Night Raw, but until then, listen to this week’s show and share it with others. Be sure to share your thoughts here as well.
Next week, Kevin and Chad will talk more about the tournament, the history of Survivor Series and favorite Undertaker moments as he marks 25 years with WWE at this year’s Survivor Series. We want to hear your favorite memories of the Dead Man too, so share those here as well.