In pro wrestling everyone wants a push. Heck, even as a ring announcer I guess I do too. However, Saturday night I got an unexpected and unwanted push from the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions. Listen to this week’s show, it’s a recap of the Scars ‘n Stripes event.
Stride Pro Wrestling returns to Carterville on Saturday, Aug. 3. We also have a HUGE event planned on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Rent One Park in Marion. Learn more here.
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.
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Stride Pro Wrestling’s most recent show, Locker Room Melee, certainly lived up to its name. In this week’s episode, I do a quick recap of the show, including the injury Tony Flood suffered during the main event. I have a whole new respect for Flood after that encounter.
Abyss was part of the show as well. I had a great chat with him early in the evening. You can read more about his match with Roger Matheus here. Plus all your other favorites from Stride Pro Wrestling were a part of the event.
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About two years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Flood. He was in the main event of the first-ever Stride Pro Wrestling show. He impressed me that night, despite not walking away with the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship. Flood went on to win the Legacy Championship twice but never received another shot at the big title until now. He faces his childhood buddy, Jay Spade, on Saturday, March 3 in Christopher, Illinois.
Tony and I talk about his past with Jay and his career up until this point. He’s not even 30 but already has more than a decade of experience in the ring under his belt. We also discuss his influences and why he considers this upcoming match to be the most important of his career.
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Stride Pro Wrestling held its second show in the month of June, this time a fundraiser for the YouthBuild program of Jefferson and Marion Counties. More than $2,500 was raised, so thanks to all who attended. That includes Chad Smart who hosts Positive Cynicism on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network. He’s also been a frequent guest here on My 1-2-3 Cents.
Chad is in town and attended his first Stride Pro Wrestling show. We break down the matches and talk more about indy wrestling in general. We’re also both going to Money in the Bank Sunday and share our thoughts on the matches that have been announced so far.
Stride Pro Wrestling returns to action Saturday, November 12 at West Frankfort High School. It’s the Redbird Rumble. Several great matches have already been announced including the Stride Pro Wrestling heavyweight title. Heath Hatton gets a last chance opportunity for the gold against Ax Allwardt in a Street Fight. The tag team titles will be defended in a Fatal Four-Way match and “Big” Roger Matheus battles Chris Hargis in a grudge match.
In this week’s show Heath talks about his upcoming match and goes over some of the big events from his career, including an NWA title shot against Adam Pearce and his WWE PPV debut against Ryback in 2012.
Speaking of the upcoming Stride Pro Wrestling show, there’s a new Legacy Champion. Jerry Travelstead beat Tony Flood in a ladder match to win the brand new title. The two put on an amazing match, both coming out worse for the wear as a result.
This week’s show is something I’ve wanted to try before, but never had a chance to do. After the most recent CMA Stride Pro Wrestling show in Marion, Illinois, I joined some of the wrestlers for dinner at Applebee’s. I put my recorder on the table and captured some of the conversation.
You’ll hear the server checking on our table and the sounds of other customers, but I like how it turned out. “Farmer” Billy Hills, Sarah Summers, Tony & Alexa Flood and Heath Hatton weigh in on women’s wrestling, intergender matches and Roman Reigns among other things.
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