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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 280: WPW Watch Along

My buddy Chad Smart from the Positive Cyncisism Podcasting Network has introduced me to all sorts of different pro wrestling companies. In 2004 when I met him, he was ordering the weekly TNA pay-per-views. Then came Chikara Pro and now we’re watching a company out of southern California; Wrestling Pro Wrestling.

This is a very unique independent company, to say the least. Characters include the Fromage Horsemen (all characters based off cheeses),  Darwin Finch and ‘Gentleman’ Jervis Cottonbelly. You can check out their YouTube channel here. Pull up the March 5 show; WPW Presents Tony Tickles’ Invasion Featuring the Sneaky Snakes and watch along with us. We also sprinkle in thoughts on other wrestling companies along the way.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 276: 2 is Greater Than 1

Stride Pro Wrestling heads to the Saline County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 14 for Strideiversary. It’s the four-year anniversary for Stride. Owner  Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton joins me on this week’s 2 is Greater than 1 to talk more about the company.

We also offer up our thoughts on Goldberg winning the WWE Universal Champion, John Cena’s return to WrestleMania and the future of ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt.

Let us know what you think of this episode on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions

As Hurricane Dorian had Florida in its sights, @TheTravisYates was busy prepping his house to withstand the storm and trying to keep his family safe. Since he was unavailable to co-host his regular monthly episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart recruited @my123cents host and one half of the newly crowned Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions, @kevinhunsperger to take Travis’ spot.

Due to the sudden change in co-hosts, there was no topic in place so it was decided to do another random episode where topics were submitted from friends and then drawn from a pile of post-it notes. What are the topics? Where would the conversation go? Would any of it make sense? Listen to the show and find out.

Positive Cynicism EP. 100: Wrestling with 1999

We’ve reached 100 episodes!! Since it’s a milestone episode, @chadsmart has invited @my123cents host @kevinhunsperger to fill in on co-host. Together they discuss professional wrestling scene of 1999 and the similarities to the professional landscape in 2019.

Where there once was WWF, WCW and ECW, now there is WWE, AEW with Impact/ROH/MLW fighting for third major company. Will the ghosts of wrestling past come back to haunt wrestling present? Is there enough attention span among wrestling fans for all the product that’s easily consumed? Listen to Chad and Kevin then weigh in with your opinion.

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 72: WRESTLING WITH NOSTALGIA

It’s a Christmas miracle. Continuing the @JitteryMonkey holiday crossover event, @kevinhunsperger joins @chadsmart to continue the Positive Cynicism month of nostalgia to discuss how and why they’re fans of professional wrestling. Starting with their earliest memories of wrestling and going through their thoughts on the current state of wrestling, Kevin and Chad touch on favorite moments from the last thirty years as well as things they would like to see change. Along the way the discussion delves into a meeting of the Becky Lynch mutual appreciation society.

Be sure to check out the rest of the shows on the Jittery Monkey podcasting network.

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 58: QUESTION EVERYTHING; TOM HARNESS

Social media is a tricky minefield to navigate. This edition of Question Everything, @chadsmart has the founder of Harness Digital Marketing, @iTomHarness on to discuss the reasons for why an online presence is important as well as how to brand yourself successfully. In addition to social media, the discussion also touches on Tom’s latest endeavor with a friend to start the Southern Illinois Film Commission in an attempt to bring more film production to the region known for it’s scenic beauty.

 

Positive Cynicism EP 46: Dealing with Depression

Positive Cynicism EP 46: Dealing with Depression

Awareness of mental health issues such as depression and bipolar disorder is currently on the rise. In the past, such disorders went either undetected or were simply disregarded as an excuse for erratic behavior. @chadsmart fit into this category. Inspired by a blog post from professional wrestler @GentlemanJervis Cottonbelly detailing his battle with depression, Chad knew it was time to confront what was becoming a too frequent occurrence.

Joined by @my123cents host @kevinhunsperger, Chad opens up about his personal battle and recent steps to contain the depression. Chad attempts to be as open and honest as possible. Shaking off the stigma of being ashamed or embarrassed by the disease, sharing the details and being candid is a cathartic experience.

If you think, or know, you have have depression, no matter what level it may be, please reach out to someone. You are not alone.

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Positive Cynicism Ep 38: Question Everything; Kevin Hunsperger

On the latest installment of Question Everything, @chadsmart welcomes My 1-2-3 Cents host @kevinhunsperger to the show.  Topics discussed range from Kevin’s inspiration for starting the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and podcast to branding to charity work. In addition, we also talk about Kevin’s work with Stride Pro Wrestling and his recent physical altercations with Stride Wrestler Roger Matheus.

 

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 171: Tony Flood

The Northern Saint

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.

I’d like to encourage you to also check out the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel. Please subscribe and check out some of the videos there. I have new content going up almost daily now. Thank for the support.

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Five Heart Podcast Episode 54: Heart and Beating Iowa

When we publish a new episode on a Monday, you know that the train has essentially jumped the tracks. How and why we ended up recording at about 11:00 on a Sunday night definitely is mentioned. But what wasn’t mentioned was the fact that we should really try to plan better.

BUT TODDLERS DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR PLANS!

Moving on…a new Husker commit sent out an interesting tweet in response to “keyboard tough guys” (my word, not that of Cam Jones, a new commit at Safety who, according to Hoss, could transition to linebacker if necessary). He’s a big body, physical playmaker. But less about that and more about the tweet…copied and pasted here.

It hearkens back to why Brian and I named this show the Five Heart Podcast in the first place. “Stars” and ratings don’t tell the whole store.

Moving on…

It was a successful weekend for Husker Basketball, as the men and women both took care of #EvilIowa. And the Husker Wrestling team celebrated Senior Day with a win on Sunday at the Devany Center.

But we all know why you’re really here…to hear how Hoss would book a Wrestlemania Main Event if he could. But you have to stick around to the end for that gem.

Have a great week, everyone. GBR! WTDO!

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Five Heart Podcast Episode 52: Hooch and Hoss Sit in a Diner

At least that’s what it feels like. Two not-so-old guys sitting in their booth drinking coffee, talking about the weather and then current happenings with our favorite team.

That is probably a conversation that happens all across the Great Cornhusker State on a weekly basis with farmers and ranchers, bankers and hobos alike. But we have microphones, so they can suck it!

In this week’s episode, we talk a little bit about UCF’s Peach Bowl win over Auburn, and now that makes them the best team in the country, since Auburn beat Alabama and Georgia (transitive property, y’all). Scott Frost is bringing his entire undefeated staff to Lincoln. We talk about some of that coaching staff, like the recent addition of Barrett Ruud.

And there’s a mention of another “Rude,” Ravishing Rick, and the time he wore tights with a woman’s (Jake ‘the Snake’ Roberts’ wife) face on them. INSTANT HEAT!

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And the weekly wrestling report that didn’t involve ring ropes, but rather, names like Taylor Venz.

In other words…I need a flannel shirt, a Carhart coat, and a John Deere hat and “my booth” at the diner.

I can’t wait to retire!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 50: Tanner Lee, O-Line, and NFL Playoffs

Well, Husker fans got some news Thursday that may or may not have been expected.

Of course, that’s no longer news to you. But it did mean fodder for the conversation on this week’s episode of the Five Heart Podcast. What are Tanner’s chances of being drafted, and where does that leave the Huskers’ depth chart with Patrick O’Brien and Tristan Gebbia in Lincoln and now Adrian Martinez headed to the Great Cornhusker State.

Also, what can former Husker player and new Offensive Line Coach Greg Austin do to rebuild the much-maligned offensive line, and how will he utilize the players at his disposal to put the best group together?

There’s also some NFL talk as the League approaches the playoffs. And Greg goes on an anti-Patriots diatribe that should make most fans happy (assuming you aren’t a Patriots fan…but how can you be a Patriots fan and also have a soul?).

And at the end, just before signing off…HUSKER WRESTLING MAKES AN APPEARANCE! Is it worth it to stick around for that blurb? Maybe not. But hey…it’s wrestling.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 155: “Hitman” Jake Capone

Meet The Hitman

I met “The Hitman” Jake Capone several years ago before I even got involved in independent wrestling. I was writing the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and needed someone who had the Halloween Havoc DVDs. Jake responded to my post on Facebook and we met over on the campus of SIU.

Later Jake and I would reconnect in All American Pro Wrestling and stay in touch through the years before Stride Pro Wrestling became a thing. While in Stride, Jake reformed the Midwest Mafia with Red Daniels and Roger Matheus. He shares that story during our interview.

Be sure to follow him on social media. Jake is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He now lives in Florida, so if you’re in the Pensacola area, check out the wrestling shows available there. He’s most recently wrestled for Coastal Wrestling Federation.

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Check out these social media pages
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My 1-BOO-3 Cents: Halloween Havoc 2017

Halloween Havoc 2017

I had big plans for the Halloween edition of My 1-2-3 Cents. More than just changing the name to My 1-BOO-3 Cents for sure. However, my attempts to line up a Halloween-ish wrestler fell short. So I was left to come up with something else.

I drew inspiration for this show from the Skullbuster WrestlecastTom & Jason Skull did some fantasy booking on their last show and created a Halloween Havoc style card with the current WWE roster. I didn’t want to totally rip the brothers off, so I came up with this…

WWE recently released a list of its 50 scariest Superstars of all time. So I took that list and created matches and of my own. Also on this week’s episode, a rundown of the upcoming Stride Pro Wrestling show. The action returns to the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion on Saturday, Nov. 4. Bell time is 6:30 p.m.

Don’t forget, I’m also now a part of COLLARxELBOW. You can shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS to save on t-shirts when you shop. The company has added some new shirts in recent weeks. It’s a great way to support indy wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents. Thanks as always for your support.

Check out these social media pages
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@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 153: Wrestling with Craft Beer

Beer and Bodyslams

Beer and wrestling seemingly go hand and hand. I had a big vision for this week’s episode. I attended the Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest in Murphysboro, Illinois with some friends over the weekend. Since I didn’t have a guest I thought it would be fun to find different craft beers and tie them in with wrestling. The first few reviews recorded just fine, but somewhere along the way, the other recordings stopped. I’m disappointed this happened, but I do believe I still have some good content in this episode. I’ll plan better for next year, as I do like the idea of pairing wrestlers with beer.

 

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Don’t forget, I’m also now a part of COLLARxELBOW. You can shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS to save on t-shirts when you shop. The company has added some new shirts in recent weeks. It’s a great way to support indy wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents. Thanks as always for your support.

Check out these social media pages
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
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@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
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@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 147: Stride Pro Wrestling ‘September Fallout’

Stride Pro Wrestling recap

Wow. What a night for Stride Pro Wrestling. September Fallout is in the books and was one of the most chaotic cards in the history of Stride. Unfortunately, I also became a part of that chaos. You can hear more about it in this week’s show.

This episode is a recap of everything that happened and a look ahead to the upcoming show on Friday, Oct. 6 in Pinckneyville. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat will be the guest that night. Also, Stride returns a week later on Saturday, Oct. 14. We’ll countdown to both shows right here on the podcast.

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@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 145: Six Cents Favorite Summer Moments

Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism and I have taken a page out of the book of podcast Tom & Jim’s Top 5. Instead of sharing our top 5, we’ve changed things up and are doing a top 6 show at least once a month. For the first episode, we run down our top 6 summer time wrestling moments. Our fandom goes back to the mid-1980s and we pull up a wide range memories.

I’d also like to invite you to come check out Stride Pro Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling. The next Stride show is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.

Don’t forget, I’m also now a part of COLLARxELBOW. You can shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS to save on t-shirts when you shop. Thanks as always for your support.

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@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 144: Solo Darling

The 10th annual King of Trios tournament is coming up Sept. 1-3. It’s a huge event put on by Chikara Pro. The guest this week is one of the participants, Solo Darling. We chat about her beginnings in the business and what she thinks about stepping into the ring against guys. Big thanks to Mike Quackenbush for making this happen on such short notice.

I’m also excited to announce two other things for My 1-2-3 Cents. On the show, next week Chad and I debut a top 6 show call Six Cents. We’ll review our favorite wrestling events from summer time.

My second announcement, I’m proud to announce I am now an affiliate of the COLLARxELBOW brand. Please check out their merchandise and when you’re ready to buy something, use the code MY123CENTS. I appreciate the support and am grateful to become a part of this growing brand. Here’s the link to the site.

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@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 142: Dalton Anthony & Asa Gray

A few months ago I started listening to a couple of new podcasts that are part of Podzilla 1985. Pro Wrestling Unscripted, Mr. 100 & the 5 Star Man and Podzilla After Dark are the three I listen to regularly. There’s a fourth show called Nerd Up that I check out from time to time too. The show originates from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, my old stomping grounds and the hosts talk about everything from wrestling to movies to current events; things that interest me.

The Podzilla gang is very supportive of Stride Pro Wrestling and I’ve met Dalton Anthony and Asa Gray at some of our shows. When I heard their recent discussion on the new line of WWE action figures that were announced at San Diego Comic Con, I knew he was the right guy to ask questions to.

So I invited Dalton on and it made sense to do the interview in person because they were coming to the most recent Stride show. So he and I (and Asa briefly) discuss all things wrestling. We talk action figures, but also Cape Championship Wrestling (they’re part of the announce team there) as well as their shows. It’s a fun interview, check it out and support Podzilla 1985, CCW and of course Stride Pro Wrestling.

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@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 138: Buff Bagwell

For nearly three decades Marcus “Buff” Bagwell has entertained wrestling fans. I remember first watching him as The Handsome Stranger in Global Wrestling Federation. Shortly after that he’d end up in WCW and his career really took off.

In 1998 after joining the nWo, I had a chance to meet Bagwell, who was wrestling as Buff Bagwell. Now, nearly 20 years later we’ve reconnected, this time for the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast. We talk about his career and the decision to retire in 2018. Bagwell also explains why he was cautioned about using the moniker “Buff”.

Here’s the interview I did with Bagwell in Alabama back in ’98. My interview with Bobby Heenan and Ray Traylor are included too.

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@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
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@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 137: Farmer Billy Hills

This week’s guest is a friend of mine from several years ago, Farmer Bill Hills. We first met when Farmer came to All American Pro Wrestling. He’s now a big part of both Stride Pro Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling. He has a shot at the Stride Championship Saturday, July 8 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall.

Farmer and I talk about his early days and what he’s up to now. Not only is he an indy wrestler, he’s an entrepreneur of sorts. Check out all the merchandise in his store here. You can get more than the usual tee shirts and hats. Farmer has also just joined up with the folks at Collar x Elbow so be sure to check out their stuff as well as Farmer’s new podcast, Southern Discomfort.

Social Media shout outs

@FBH05 (Instagram & Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 134: Stride Review & MITB Preview

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.

Social Media shout outs

@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 133: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

No guest this week. Instead, I’m answering your questions. Topics include Vince McMahon being on TV to help boost ratings, Braun Strowman’s future and the Women’s MITB match. In addition to the questions, there are some shout outs this week to new friends and old.

Stride Pro Wrestling has a fundraiser show June 10 at Summersville Grade School in Mt. Vernon, IL. Bell time is 6:30 p.m., but you can do a meet & greet with “Cowboy” Bob Orton starting at 5 p.m. (for $25). Cape Championship Wrestling‘s next show is Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the AC Brase Arena in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Also, check out The Gorilla Position and Podzilla 1985 along with Pro Wrestling Unscripted. They’re great fan run blogs and podcasts.

Social Media shout outs

@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 132: Chris Hargas

Chris Hargas has worked hard on the indy scene for the past 15 years. He recently won the SICW heavyweight championship and is a mainstay in three other independent wrestling companies. Hargas wrestles for Stride Pro Wrestling, IWA Productions and USA Championship Wrestling.

We talk more about his training, his work in the ring and why he gets into the squared circle week in and week out. Check out his website and watch some of his matches around the country. Chris is a great performer in the ring and a heck of a guy outside of it.

You can catch Chris live in action Saturday, June 3 at the next Stride Pro Wrestling show in Marion, Illinois.

Social media shoutouts!

@chrishargas (Instagram & Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 130: Powerbomb TV

We all know about the WWE Network, commonly referred to on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network as Channel 999. Other wrestling companies are looking at that formula and offering up matches for fans to watch on demand. There’s a new venture out there called Powerbomb TV that’s bringing several indy promotions together in one central spot.

This week’s podcast is all about Powerbomb TV. The co-founder of the site, Gerard (who wrestled as Vin Gerard in Chikara Pro), goes into greater detail about how Powerbomb TV works and how fans can sign up. Right now it’s $10 a month or 100 bucks for a one-year subscription. You can sign up now for free.

There’s a big event planned on Saturday, June 11 called Break the Barrier. Gerard describes it as more of a festival than a wrestling show. Colt Cabana will be one of the many indy stars appearing on the show.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 129: ‘Cowboy’ James Storm

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Impact Wrestling star ‘Cowboy’ James Storm. He was a last-minute substitute for Tyrus at a benefit show for tornado victims put on by Stride Pro Wrestling.

Storm couldn’t have been a nice guy. Our interview was brief in large part because of getting everything ready for the show and he had a meet and greet with fans before bell time. Since I’m the ring announcer, there’s no time for me to chit chat with anyone backstage during the show. But I appreciate the time we had together for the interview. I am grateful for the opportunity.

The show saw plenty of great action, including a TLC match main event featuring Stride Pro Wrestling champion Heath Hatton and ‘Big’ Roger Matheus. You can read more about that on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the show, as well as Jerry Travelstead and Josh Plumlee who helped organize the benefit. My buddy Tom Harness, who is slowly becoming a wrestling fan, joined me and took lots of great photos and video.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 127: Cape Championship Wrestling Super Show

Editor’s note: my apologies to Davey Vega and the folks at Missouri Wrestling Revival. I inadvertently called Vega Danny instead of Davey. Sorry! 

It’s been an action-packed weekend. The 12th annual Cape Comic Con returned to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. There were plenty of vendors, artists and authors on hand. Costumed characters made their way around the Osage Center and several celebrity guests were there including Santiago Cirilo from the Walking Dead, voice actor Michael Nicolosi and lots of professional wrestlers.

I talked my buddy Tom Harness from Harness Digital Marketing into going or at least his alter ego iBatman. He’s the guest on today’s show. We talk more about his first experience at both Cape Con and later in the night with Cape Championship Wrestling.

Courtesy: Tom Harness

Tom watched WWF back in the day but hasn’t experienced anything quite like CCW and “Sexy” Sarge for example. The ‘King of Dong Style’ Joey Ryan was there too. Tom’s reaction was priceless. Colt Cabana, Leva Bates and Jeff Cobb were also special guests who wrestled and a WWE Hall of Famer surprised fans by making a special appearance.

It was a fun day and we’re already looking forward to the 2018 Comic Con. Be sure to support my friends in the world of professional wrestling and beyond by following them on social media. Don’t forget to check out My 1-2-3 Cents the blog and KevinHunsBlogger too.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 126: “Big” Roger Matheus

They don’t come much bigger, meaner or tougher than “Big” Roger Matheus. He has terrorized the Stride Pro Wrestling roster for about a year now. Matheus has a huge opportunity coming up on May 6 as he faces Heath Hatton for the Stride Pro Wrestling Championship in a TLC match. It’s happening at Pinckneyville Unit 204 school.

Matheus talks about his upcoming title match as well as his history in the business and what role Bobby Lashley plays in it. There’s a mention of the Boogeyman too. Thanks for listening and supporting the show and My 1-2-3 Cents the blog.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 125: Girl Fight, Super Show coming to CCW

Cape Championship Wrestling has been entertaining wrestling fans in southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky for nearly a year. CCW will have a big presence at this year’s Cape Con event. On Friday, April 21 it’s ladies night as CCW teams up with Madman Pondo for Girl Fight. It’s the first ever Luna Vachon Memorial Tournament.

Then on Saturday, April 22 it’s the CCW Super Show. You’ll see all the stars of CCW including champion Brandon Barbwire, tag champs Farmer Billy Hills & Dell Tucker and Austin Lane. Plus guests scheduled to appear include Colt Cabana, Joey Ryan and Jeff Cobb. The company’s COO Jason Wells explains more in today’s podcast.

Stride Pro Wrestling is working on a big show in May. It includes a TLC match for the Stride Pro Wrestling championship as Heath Hatton defends against Roger Matheus. And former WWE Superstar (Brodus Clay) Tyrus will also be on hand.

It’s a great time for indy wrestling. Come out and support the men and women of the mat. Thanks!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 124: WrestleMania Recap

Wow. What a night of wrestling. WrestleMania 33 is in the books. Roman Reigns did what he said he was going to do and beat the Undertaker. It appears this may be it for the Deadman. Look for much more on the Undertaker’s career on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog this week.

There are also several new champions in the WWE. Naomi, Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, Randy Orton and The Hardy Boyz (yes you read that right) all have gold once again.

The fallout from Mania will be great to follow on Raw and SmackDown Live this week. Be sure to rate and review the podcast as well. Thanks for listening.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 123: WrestleMania Preview

Since 2006, Kevin and Chad have made the trek to WrestleMania, except WrestleManias 23, 31 and now 33. The two discuss this year’s card in depth in this week’s episode, which happens to be 123. Disclaimer: Kevin originally tried booking Sean Waltman “The 1-2-3- Kid” on the show, but came up short.

Are you excited about this year’s WrestleMania? What will be the match of the night? Should Goldberg be going in as Universal Champion? And will the Broken Hardys show up anywhere over WrestleMania week(end)?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 122: #AskMy123Cents

Today I turn to the listeners of the show to be my co-host. It’s another installment of #AskMy123Cents. Some great questions for this week’s episode. I was asked about The Hardy Boyz, The Dudleys, DDP and Stride Pro Wrestling.

Be sure to give a review on iTunes or leave your feedback here. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on things as well. Thanks for being a supporter of My 1-2-3 Cents. Check out the blog, YouTube Channel and social media accounts.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 121: Impact Analysis

TNA has a new name and a new look. Impact Wrestling made its official debut last Thursday night. Do you like the changes? Kevin and Chad take some time to analysis the current state of affairs.

Alberto El Patron, former WWE World Champion, is the new Impact Wrestling Champion. Bruce Prichard is back. And so is Dutch Mantell. How do you feel? Weigh in after listening to this week’s episode of My 1-2-3 Cents.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 27: No One Likes Going to Washington DC

Episode 27 is here and Greg and Brian are talking about the first (and only) Snack Cracker Tournament of Champions. But that can’t be the only tournament discussed. So the guys talk about the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Washington DC. What has gone right for the conference? What hasn’t? And what’s the big picture?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Look for it in 2018, and a week earlier.

Despite the late season slump and the overtime loss to Penn State in the first round of the tournament, Tim Miles is expected to be back next year, as Husker fans learned just moments after the final buzzer sounded Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Nebraska Baseball is off to a slow start, but there may be a reason behind that, as we learned that Nebraska has the nation’s toughest schedule so far.

And the Husker wrestling team is preparing to send its athletes to St. Louis for the NCAA National Tournament.

Plus…Captain D’s and hospitality room food.

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Featured Photo: Mar 8, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Glynn Watson Jr. (5) reacts in the final seconds of overtime against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center. The Nittany Lions won 76-67 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke/USA Today

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 26

Well, this was one hell of a podcast.

Fresh off the heels of the Nebraska Men’s Basketball team’s third straight disappointing loss, this time at the hands of tournament-bound Minnesota, the guys talk largely about the team’s shortcomings, and how it can’t be blamed on one person, player or coach. It comes down to this: It Tim Miles’ head IS on the chopping block, what can spare his termination?

And for the record, we are both big Tim Miles fans. And as Greg has said numerous times, he wants Miles at the helm when Nebraska gets that first tournament win. And Brian has said that whoever that coach is to achieve the feat gets a statue outside of the PBA.

But we end the show on a positive note, commending the Nebraska wrestlers who were top-ten pre-seeds to the Big Ten Tournament, including All American Eric Montoya, a 2-seed at 133 pounds.

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Featured image: Eric Montoya is No. 2 at 133 pounds in the Big Ten pre-seeds.
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 119: Diamond Dallas Page

I’m excited to share this week’s podcast! It’s an interview with the latest inductee announced for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Diamond Dallas Page. I have to thank my friend Rob Fairless from the 25th Hour Radio Show for setting this one up. My buddy Tom Harness (Harness Digital Marketing) and I interviewed DDP last week, hours after the Hall of Fame announcement.

DDP talks about life in the ring as well as his DDP Yoga program and the new apps he has recently rolled out including DDP Yoga Now and the DDP’s Video Alarm. You can find both in the app store.

In addition to the DDP interview, there a few other shout-outs this week for indy wrestling. “Farmer” Billy Hills and Dell Tucker are the new Cape Championship Wrestling tag team champions. Congrats to both on being the first tag champs for the company. Also, Stride Pro Wrestling returns March 4 with a big anniversary show. Bell time is 6:30 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 118: Barbwire Will Break ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy

Cape Championship Wrestling is a relatively new company based in southeast Missouri. Each month special guests are brought in and are a part of the show. Past stars have included King Ricochet, Trevor Murdoch and James Ellsworth. “Broken” Matt Hardy is coming to the promotion this Saturday night, Feb. 25. He faces the CCW Champion Brandon Barbwire.

Barbwire is the guest on this week’s show. He talks more about his career and his time as CCW champ. Barbwire also discusses how he prepares for someone like Matt Hardy and the other legends of wrestling he’s faced in his 13-year career.

CCW features plenty of fine talent from the region, including Brandon Espinosa, Farmer Billy Hills and Sarah Summers. Saturday’s show will crown the company’s first tag team champions too. Bell time is 6 p.m. and there is a chance to do a meet and greet with “Broken” Matt Hardy prior to the action.

You can get more information on the show right here.

 

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 116: Red Wants Gold

Stride Pro Wrestling has been around for nearly a year. The company was founded in Marion, Illinois and puts on monthly shows at the CMA Dojo inside the Illinois Star Centre Mall. Not only are there the monthly shows, Stride offers a training school for future wrestlers. Red Daniels is the first graduate of the program.

Red was green in those early days but has quickly developed into a great talent. His tactics aren’t always above the board, as he’s joined forces with “Hitman” Jake Capone and “Big” Roger Matheus as the Midwest Mafia. It’s proven to be a smart move, as the Daniels and Capone have earned a shot against Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions Jay Spade and Joey O’Riley.

That championship match happens Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Several other matches have been announced, head to the Stride Pro Wrestling Facebook page or My 1-2-3 Cents for more details. (Photo for this post courtesy: Steve Belcher)

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 115: WTF WWE?

The 2017 Royal Rumble is officially in the books. Kevin and Chad analyze the 30th annual event and talk more about what happened at the Alamo Dome and what the Road to WrestleMania looks like.

The two will also talk about big wins by Neville, The Club and John Cena who has now tied Ric Flair’s 16 times as World Champion.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 114: Ready to Rumble

The 2017 Royal Rumble is just days away and Kevin and Chad are running down the card. They pick the winners for the undercard and analyze the 30 man over the top rope event. Who do you think will win?

The official rules for the My 1-2-3 Cents Royal Rumble contest have been announced too. Look for more details on the Facebook page this week.  Also Monday, January 23 is My 1-2-3 Cents Day (and the birth of Hulkamania). Be sure to read more about how to participate and win prizes here.

Also coming soon, Chad’s new podcast, Positive Cynicism. It’s the latest show to be a part of the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 113: What Happened When … Kevin Wrestled

January 14, 2012 is one of those nights I’ll never forget. It was the one and only time I got to step in the ring and have a match. It was with All American Pro Wrestling, against Mike Masters. You can watch the match on YouTube here.

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Also that night PAC squared off against El Generico. You know them better today as Neville and Sami Zayn. You can see their match (which I also helped call) here.

So this week’s podcast is an homage to my favorite show Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Nerds United and Five Heart Podcast host (and Jittery Monkey Network creator) Greg Mehockho plays the role of Conrad Thompson and asks “what happened when Kevin wrestled?”

Big thanks to Greg for the idea and the questions. I had hoped to have Mike Masters on for his perspective, but our schedules did not allow. Sometime this year we’ll make it happen.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 112: Dan “The Beast” Severn

It’s a new year and UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn is staying busy. The former NWA World Heavyweight Champion is still very active, teaching children and adults the art of amateur wrestling and self-defense.

I recently had the honor of speaking with The Beast. He is a gracious and humble man who shares his insight with all of us. Thanks to Rob Fairless from The 25th Hour Radio Show for helping me set up this interview.

You can keep up with Severn on his official website and check out his book The Realest Guy in the Room. Jim Cornette wrote the forward for it, and we talk about the relationship between Severn and Corny. We also discuss Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar among other topics.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 111: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

Happy New Year. Hope 2017 is off to a great start for you. In this week’s episode, I’m answering your questions.

There were several great questions submitted to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page and Twitter account with #AskMy123Cents. Thanks to all who participated. I’ll do it again in the future.

Speaking of the future, next week in episode 112, I’ll be chatting with UFC Hall of Famer and former NWA World Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn. That show will drop Monday, Jan. 9.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 110: The 2016 Centy Awards

It’s the end of the year and Kevin and Chad are celebrating with the annual Centy Awards. As you can see by the picture “Broken” Matt Hardy and Charlotte Flair are among the honorees. What do these two wrestlers have in common? Listen to the show!

We also name the first-ever All Out of Bubblegum Award winner in honor of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Do you agree with our picks? Share your thoughts with us here or on social media. Thanks for the support through the years on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog, YouTube channel and Facebook page.

We hope you had/have a great holiday season. Here’s to 2017.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 109: Dalton’s New World Order

I recently met a young wrestling fan named Dalton with a rare disease called ADL. His dying wish was to attend WrestleMania 33, but unfortunately, he passed away before that could happen. You can read more about Dalton here.

If you want to help I would suggest donating to the family’s GoFundMe page, it would be more than appreciated. Email me kevinhunsperger@gmail.com or contact the Granted office at (812) 425-9474 if you have any other questions.

Merry Christmas. Chad and I will have the Centy Awards next week for you.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 108: Road Block, Linda McMahon & Crossover Appeal

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?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 107: Jason Tha Brain Knows All

This week’s guest is Jason “Tha Brain” Wells from Cape Championship Wrestling. The promotion is located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and features a lot of great independent talent. Tickets for their next show Caged Chaos (Jan. 28) go on sale Monday, December 5. The featured guest is former ROH champion, Davey Richards.

You can get tickets starting at 5 p.m. (12/5) right here. The card has already taken shape.

CCW champion Brandon Barbwire w Jeff O’Dell takes on Hollis Giroux in a steel cage match for the Championship.

TNA Star Davey Richards takes on Tony Kozina.

Austin Lane & Lil Bit vs Sarah Summers & “Farmer” Billy Hills

Dell Tucker vs Jason Vaughn

The Blaster vs Cody Wilson

D’Mone vs Double H’s Surprise

Be sure to also check out this post about Dalton Minnick. He’s an 11-year-old wrestling fan fighting for his life right now. His family is trying to get visits, pics and figures from wrestlers around the country. You can learn more here.

Stride Pro Wrestling also returns at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion on Saturday, Dec. 10. It’s Star Wars night. Come with a Star Wars shirt and get ready for Hostile Holiday. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. See ya there.

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@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 106: It Strikes Your Fancy

Professional wrestling fans in southern Illinois already know who J. Wellington Beauregard is. He’s been a part of the wrestling scene in this region for more than a decade. Now as a part of Stride Pro Wrestling, Beauregard has managed some of the biggest and best brawlers in the game. His stable “Damage Inc.” includes former champion Ax Allwardt, “Homicidal” Stephen Davis, Brandon Walker and up-and-comer Scott Phoenix.

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Scott Phoenix & J. Wellington Beauregard Courtesy: Steve Belcher

Two of Beauregard’s men have big title opportunities on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the CMA Dojo at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion, Illinois. Ax will get a rematch against new Stride Pro Wrestling Champion Heath Hatton. But the match is a fatal four-way and includes “Big” Roger Matheus and Chris Hargas. Also happening at Hostile Holiday: Seasons Beatings event, Phoenix gets a shot at the Legacy Championship held by Jerry Travelstead.

Come out for a fun night of wrestling action. It’s got a Star Wars theme and we’ll be having a good time with that too. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. See you there.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 105: Let’s Give Thanks

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.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 104: One Ton Tournament

It’s going to be a battle of the big men coming up on Friday, November 25 (the night after Thanksgiving). The 1 Ton Tournament is happening in Tullahoma, Tennessee. This one-night tournament is the brainchild of Jeremiah Plunkett.

The competitors must weigh at least 300 pounds to be entered. Listeners to this show know combatants like “Farmer” Billy Hills and Bull Bronson. You can learn more about the show here.

Social Media Shoutouts!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 103: Hatton’s Last Chance

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.

Social Media Shoutouts!

@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@Heath_Hatton (Twitter)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 102: The Prince of All Goblins

Happy Halloween. I’ve been looking forward to the Halloween show for some time now and I’m happy to have had the chance to talk once again with Kobald, the Prince of All Goblins. He’s one of the stars of Chikara Pro and a member of the Batiri. If you’ve never watched, get caught up with the product via Chikaratopia.

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Chamber of Horrors Halloween Havoc ’91

Besides catching up with Kobald in this episode I offer up a quick review of Halloween Havoc ’91. If you’ve never watched, you’re missing out. The Chamber of Horrors match between Sting, El Gigante and The Steiners going against Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack, Abdullah the Butcher and the Diamond Studd. It’s good, campy fun to say the least.

Social Media shoutouts!
@kobald6 (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
@thebatiri (Twitter)
@chikarapro (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
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@chadsmart (Twitter)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 100: Bushwhacked!

First, thank you all for checking out this podcast. This is episode 100 and I wouldn’t be where I am today with the show without your support. I truly appreciate the fact that people are listening and sharing this podcast with their friends. I am focused on finding more quality guest to have on each week as the show moves forward.

For the 100th episode, I was able to book Bushwhacker Luke as my guest. Big thanks to Jerry Travelstead for helping make this happen. Jerry is a school superintendent in Pinckneyville, Illinois. On Saturday, Nov. 5 Bushwhacker Luke will be wrestling at a fundraiser show for the district.

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Luke talks about his career before, during and after WWE. He also provides an update on his longtime tag team partner Butch Miller. If you live in the area, come on our November 5 and meet Luke. There will be opportunities for photos and autographs too. I’ll be there along with local favorites like Heath Hatton, Ax Allwardt, Farmer Billy Hills and Tony Flood among others.

Social media shout outs!

@BushwhackerLuke (Twitter, Instagram & Facebook)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 99: Our 3 Cents

There are plenty of hot topics in the world of professional wrestling this week. Chad joined me to discuss some of them in Episode 99. Things we talk about:

*John Cena tying Ric Flair’s 16 World Title reigns
*Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series rumor
*WWE Network airing TNA & Ring of Honor shows
*TNA’s future
*WWE using WCW event names
*Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks inside Hell in a Cell

The breakdown of the WWE Network pricing (a survey, not a done deal):

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 98: Go Figure

When I was in 6th grade WWF and LJN released the first series of wrestling action figures (although everyone I knew called them dolls) in 1985. I instantly became obsessed and collected Hulk Hogan, “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, Andre the Giant, Big John Studd and the Iron Sheik in quick fashion.

Years later, although much too old to play with the figures, I collected the Hasbro and Jakks Pacific brands. Then my son started collecting wrestling figures (he has since stopped though).

But I’ve always been fascinated with the talented people who can make the custom figures. J. Ryan Abney in southeast Missouri is one such artist. You can see his work on his Spooky Customs page. He has an eBay store too, featuring custom figures of the Superstars and Legends you know as well as indy greats. Contact him if you’d like to have your own creation made.

Social Media Shoutouts!

@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@Heath_Hatton (Twitter)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@jitterymunkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 97: Taking Things in Stride

I’ve talked many times before about Stride Pro Wrestling. The independent wrestling company continues to grow in southern Illinois. The next big show is set for Saturday, Oct. 1. Fall Break is being held at the Illinois Star Centre mall in Marion at the CMA Dojo. Bell time is 6:30.

Heath Hatton is the new number one contender for Ax Allwardt’s Stride Pro Wrestling championship. He gets his title match November 12 in West Frankfort, Illinois. We talk more about that show as well as the rivalry with Ax that has been one of southern Illinois’ most intense.

Hatton also trains the newest crop of indy wrestlers in southern Illinois at the Stride Pro Wrestling school. Check out Facebook for more on the program. And don’t forget to read the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.

Social Media Shoutouts!

@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@Heath_Hatton (Twitter)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
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@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 96: The Space Monkey Has Landed

For nearly two years, there have been some interesting guests on My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast. But the Space Monkey may be the most unique. He and I have a “conversation” about his career in the squared circle.

Space Monkey has been wrestling for about two years and has worked for companies along the East coast and into Canada. I first noticed him on social media (@PWSpaceMonkey) a few weeks ago after he competed in Chikara Pro.

This week’s show also features some news and notes from around the world of professional wrestling. I share my take on the rumors WWE is interested in buying TNA. Read more on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.

Don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes or Jittery Monkey, screenshot it and tag us on social media. Be honest. You’ll be entered into a contest to win a prize whether you give the show one star or five stars. I want to make this a better show for all of us.

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@PWSpaceMonkey (Twitter & Instagram)
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 95: “Leaping” Lanny Poffo is a Genius

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.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 94: Backlash Preview

The first WWE Network Special in the wake of the draft is coming up Sunday, September 11. SmackDown Live presents Backlash and the card is set up to be a great night of wrestling action.

In this episode of the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast, Kevin and Chad rundown the event card from the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles to the crowning of a new Women’s Champion and Tag Team Champions.

Be sure to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and find us on various forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@my123cents). Don’t forget we’re giving away prizes to our listeners.

Head over to iTunes and rate the show, give a rating and then write up a quick review. Please be honest with your thoughts, you won’t hurt my feelings. Let me know what you like about the show and what you’d change. If you listen through Jittery Monkey, leave a comment.
Screen capture your review and tag us on social media: @kevinhunsperger or @my123cents on Twitter or post it on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page.  Winners will be picked at random and announced on the October 10 podcast. So you’ve got plenty of time to enter and win!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 93: Hey, Hey It’s Conrad

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Conrad Thompson

This week the co-host of both The Ric Flair Show and Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, Conrad Thompson, joins the podcast. Both shows are on MLW Radio.

The Ric Flair Show has weekly guests ranging from Cody Rhodes to Kurt Angle to Ken Patera and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard is a weekly stroll down memory lane as Prichard recalls certain storylines during his time in WWE. I love the format of this show in particular.

On My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast we discuss both shows and how Conrad went from wrestling fan to hanging out with the greatest of all time. We also talk about current events in wrestling and our thoughts on the state of WWE.

I’m also starting a new contest. Go to iTunes, subscribe and leave a rating and a review. Screenshot it and tag me on social media with it. The My 1-2-3 Cents prize vault is full and we need to get things out you!

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Tune in every Thursday for a Facebook Live event to supplement the podcast. Subscribe to the YouTube channel too and don’t forget about the Craftbeericans.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 91: Cheers to ManiaCrawl

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A toast to ManiaCrawl

A few years ago a couple of wrestling fans came up with a way to unit fans before two of the WWE’s biggest events of the year, WrestleMania and SummerSlam. ManiaCrawl is held the afternoon of those events now at a bar in the host city. Hundreds of fans participate and help raise money for Connor’s Cure.

Prior to SummerSlam, KBH Bierhall in Brooklyn is hosting ManiaCrawl. Bill Apter will be there too, signing copies of his new book. Admission is free, but donations will be collected at the event. To date, ManiaCrawl has raised about $2,700.

Chad and I stopped by ManiaCrawl in Dallas earlier this year. I got in a quick episode of Craftbeericans while I was there.

You can find ManiaCrawl on social media, be sure to follow and like their pages. You can buy t-shirts and make donations to Connor’s Cure if you aren’t able to make it to the bar.

Follow @kevinhunsperger, @my123cents and @craftbeericans on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger, @my123cents and @ on Instagram.

 

Nerds United Episode 68: On The Move

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Somewhere in this mess is the equipment I paid money to own to record into my laptop.

You’ve seen the posts. You’ve read the blog. NOW listen to the show where I talk about moving. Because that’s important and nerd-related. But seriously, I hate moving. So this podcast is a little bit of me bitching and moaning and a little bit recapping some of the goodies we took away from the San Diego Comic Con.

Also, piece of advice – do with it what you want:

When it comes to moving…pay someone else to do it and sleep easy!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 90: Top Rope IPA Review

TOP ROPE IPA

Many of you know not only do I like pro wrestling, but I’m learning the ropes about craft beer. My buddies and I have a YouTube channel called Craftbeericans where we review various brews. This week, my worlds collide with a review of Top Rope IPA by Tallgrass Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas.

But please stay tuned to the Craftbeericans channel for a WWF Superstars review of Top Rope IPA. It’ll be up later this week and funny (I hope).

Also in this week’s show a look at what’s making news in the world of professional wrestling, including a look at some of my favorite local independent wrestling companies, including Stride Pro Wrestling, Warrior’s Code Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling. Please visit these companies and help make indy wrestling thrive here in southern Illinois and southeast Missouri.

As always thanks for the support. Check out the blogs on the My 1-2-3 Cents website. Also follow @my123cents on Twitter & Instagram and @kevinhunsperger on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger on Instagram.

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

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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.

Follow the company on Instgram, Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to do the same with My 1-2-3 Cents (blog, YouTube too). If you like craft beer there’s the Craftbeericans too!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 88: Battleground Review

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Courtesy: WWE

It’s after midnight and I have no clever title for this week’s show. I apologize. But the conversation is good this week as Chad and I discuss the Battleground event (or is it still pay per view) from WWE.

Dean Ambrose has walked out with the WWE World Heavyweight title, which means right now SmackDown Live is the only show with the “main” gold. We talk about what is next for Raw, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

Who was Sasha Banks' mystery partner? IT'S BAYLEY!
Who was Sasha Banks’ mystery partner? IT’S BAYLEY!

While we both liked the show, neither of us felt like it was “must see” action. As always, it’ll be interesting to see what stories develop now that the brand extension will be in full effect.

Check out @my123cents on Twitter and Instagram. Like the Facebook page and read the blog and watch the YouTube videos (including my submission for the Rock the Promo contest). My personal page is @kevinhunsperger on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger on Instagram.

Thanks for the support.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 87: The My 1-2-3 Cents Draft

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This week marks the start of SmackDown live and the WWE Draft. Kevin and Chad decided to do some drafting of their own. After the flip of a coin, Kevin was named Raw GM which left SmackDown for Chad. Tune in to find out which ten Superstars the two ended up picking in this week’s episode. Spoiler alert: Kevin drafted Neville early in the show.

Stay tuned to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page for an upcoming live event to discuss the upcoming Battleground pay per view. Also, check out the blog, YouTube channel and Twitter and Instagram pages (@my123cents).

Other news this week, Kevin has a new beer named after him, thanks to his friends at Southern Illinois Brewers. You can check out the Craftbeericans on YouTube and Facebook to learn more about craft beer. An upcoming episode will feature Top Rope IPA as well as a separate show on Broken Skull IPA.

Stride Pro Wrestling in southern Illinois is going well. The next show is planned for Saturday, August 6 at the CMA Dojo in the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 86: Cape Championship Wrestling

cape championshpRegular listeners know we are very supportive of indy wrestling here. So when a new company makes plans to start doing shows, we want to share that news with you. Saturday, July 16 is the first ever Cape Championship Wrestling show. Bell time is 7 p.m. at the Osage Center.

Ken Murphy is the man behind the endeavor. He also created the Cape Comic Con, which has featured wrestling legends like Jim Cornette, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, Bob Orton and Terry Funk.

Ken includes a big announcement during our conversation, one that fans around the region and beyond will be interested in hearing. Former WWE tag tag team Trevor Murdoch will be on hand for the first show.

As always, check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog, YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@my123cents). Craftbeer lovers, head over to the Craftbeericans on YouTube.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 85: Support Indy Wrestling

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Happy Independence Day. Thanks for checking out My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast. This week’s show is short and sweet.

It’s a plea to you as fans to support indy wrestling. Over the weekend I had a chance to be a part of two different wrestling shows. I was the ring announcer for a match at Global Force Wrestling when the company was in town for the Grand Slam Tour.

The next night I returned to my post as ring announcer for Stride Pro Wrestling. It’s always a good time doing this, and it’s so important to support indy wrestling. I go into the reasons during the course of the show, so be sure to stick around for that.

As always, please check out the blog (the streak is still alive there). Also, like the Facebook page and follow @my123cents on Twitter and Instagram. Also, follow @kevinhunsperger on Twitter and @kevin_hunsperger on Instagram. I’m aiming for a Pro Wrestling T’s page.

Oh and the name that eluded me during the show is Patrick Brandmeyer. Go follow him on Twitter too (@patrickab7) Sorry your name slipped my mind Patrick.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 84: Diamond in the Rough

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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.

Don’t forget to check out My 1-2-3 Cents on social media. Facebook, @my123cents on Twitter & Instagram and YouTube. Grab a cold one and tune in to the Craftbeericans as well.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 82: World’s Strongest Camper

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Mark Henry

If you haven’t checked out Camp WWE on the WWE Network, you’re missing out. I’ll be the first to admit, I’d never watched anything on Adult Swim before so I was leery about watching the show. Much to my surprise I enjoy it.

After tweeting about my enjoyment of the show, one of Camp WWE’s writers and one of the stars liked and commented on my post. I took this as an opportunity to invite them to be on the podcast. Actor Evan Michael Lee (@Evanmichaellee) accepted my invitation. He is the voice of Mark Henry.

We discuss the show and how he landed the role. As you might expect, Lee is also a big wrestling fan. He offers his picks for Money in the Bank too.

If you want to hear more about Money in the Bank, head to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page. There was a live event where Chad and I discuss the upcoming show along with some of our friends.

Don’t forget, there’s a new blog everyday on My 1-2-3 Cents, follow on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents) and subscribe to the YouTube channel. Also my other project, The Craftbeericans, is on all forms of social media. We’ll soon be doing a review of Broken Skull IPA by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 81: Introducing Warrior’s Code Wrestling

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Shane Rich

Through the years I’ve made a lot of friends in the world of professional wrestling. Shane Rich and I met in 2011 during the All American Pro Wrestling days. Shane is that company’s former heavyweight champion.

He’s also a veteran, which is the inspiration behind the new promotion he’s starting; Warrior’s Code Wrestling. The first show is Saturday, June 11 at Christopher (IL) First Baptist Church. Bell time is 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Disabled American Veterans.

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Courtesy: WWE

In this episode I also talk more about the passing of Muhammad Ali and the impact he had on wrestling and why I think he’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame is long overdue.

Be sure to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. Also, like the Facebook page and follow @my123cents on Instagram and Twitter. While you’re at it, check out the Craftbeericans too. We talk craft beer and pro wrestling.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 79: Going to Extremes

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Extreme Rule 2016 Courtesy WWE

Extreme Rules 2016 is in the books and what a show it was. From the surprise return of former WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins to the stellar Fatal Four Way match for the Intercontinental Title, this show delivered.

Kevin and Chad analyze the annual event and talk about what they believe is next for the company.

What did you think of the show? Weigh in here or let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@my123cents).  You can also subscribe to the YouTube channel and read the My 1-2-3 Cents blog with new entries every week.

And if you’re a fan of craft beer, check out Kevin’s other project, the Craftbeericans.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 77: Hooo!!!

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Kevin, his daughter Brooke & Hacksaw in 2011

Hey tough guys!  It’s not hard to figure out who this week’s guest is.  WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan joins me for a discussion about his career and friendship with the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Hacksaw will be in Pinckneyville, Illinois Saturday, May 14 for a fundraiser show.  You can learn more here.  The legend is also trying his hand at comedy.  You can check out his schedule on his website or follow him on Twitter @OfficialHacksaw

Be sure to like My 1-2-3 Cents on Facebook, subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow @my123cents on Instagram and Twitter.  If you’re into craft beer, check out Kevin’s other project The Craftbeericans.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 75: The Midas Touch

Greg Anthony
Courtesy: NWA Mid-South

Welcome back to the podcast NWA National Heavyweight Champion “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony.  He’s been a fixture in NWA Mid-South for years.  Anthony and Kevin worked together in 2011 in All American Pro Wrestling.  He’s also been to the Cauliflower Alley Club several times.  He shares stories from the 2016 event on this week’s show.

“Golden Boy” shares stories about NWA Mid-South and their weekly shows in Dyersburg, Tennessee.  Bell time is 7:30 p.m. every Saturday.  You can learn more about them here.

Don’t forget to keep up with My 1-2-3 Cents the blog.  Also, every Thursday a new video drops on the YouTube channel. Follow @my123cents on Twitter and Instagram and like the Facebook page.  For wrestling fans in the southern Illinois area, check out Stride Pro Wrestling. The next show is coming up Saturday, May 7 at CMA at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.

Kevin also has a new endeavor that combines wrestling with craft beer, social media and pop culture. Check out the Craftbeericans on YouTube and all forms of social media.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 73: Wrestling Roundtable

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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.

Keep up to date with My 1-2-3 Cents on the blog.  Like the Facebook page and follow @my123cents on Twitter and Instagram.  And check out the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel.  Kevin is @kevin_hunsperger on IG and @kevinhunsperger on Twitter.

Also learn more about the Craftbeericans, a new YouTube show dedicated to all things craft beer.  You’ll find it at @craftbeericans on Periscope, Instagram and Twitter as well.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 71: WrestleMania Here We Come!

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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).

You can also check out our MVPs of WrestleMania blog.  Look for new features soon on the YouTube channel as well.

Please rate and review on iTunes and share the show with someone.  Thanks for the support!

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 70: Shake, Rattle and Roll

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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.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 68: An Ax to Grind

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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.

Don’t forget to check out my blogs at My 1-2-3 Cents and Breaking Wrestling News.  There’s also new content coming soon to the YouTube channel.  Follow @my123cents on Instagram and Twitter and be sure to like My 1-2-3 Cents on Facebook.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 67: Xavier Woods Talks Unicorns & Trombones

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You may be noticing a theme on the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast.  Two-third of the WWE tag team champions The New Day have been on in the last couple of weeks.  Kofi Kingston was my guest on episode 65.  This week Xavier Woods is on the show.  Both Superstars were promoting a WWE house show in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Xavier chats about training, his pursuit of higher education and the incorporation of unicorn horns and trombones in The New Day gimmick.  The conversation is short and sweet, but very informative.

If you live in southern Illinois, southeast Missouri or western Kentucky check CMA Wrestling.  Their first show is set for Saturday, March 5 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion, Illinois.

Don’t forget Tuesday, March 1 is your last day to enter the Road to Wrestlemania contest.  Listen to episodes 61-66 and answer the trivia question.  Send a message to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page.

Follow My 1-2-3 Cents on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents).  Subscribe to the YouTube channel (and Xavier’s too) and read My 1-2-3 the blog and Breaking Wrestling News.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 64: Breaking Wrestling News

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I recently was asked to start contributing to the new website Breaking Wrestling News.  A trio of fans put the site together in late 2015.  Greg DeMarco, Mike Bessler and Joe Burgett are the founders of the site.

There are several contributors, covering wrestling promotions around the world as well as MMA.  On this week’s podcast, I chat with Greg about his experiences with the site and some of his memories as a wrestling fan.

He has a very interesting take on what will happen at FastLane and eventually Wrestlemania 32.  We also discuss a few of the past week’s big news headlines, including Daniel Bryan’s retirement, his future with the company and Titus O’Neil’s suspension.  Listen closely, as I ask a question for the “Road to Wrestlemania” contest based on Greg’s thoughts for Wrestlemania.  You can answer it on Facebook.

You can follow Breaking Wrestling News on Facebook and Twitter.  Also, check out My 1-2-3 Cents the blog.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents on both) and subscribe to the YouTube channel.  I posted a new video this past week and plan to do more soon.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 63: A Conversation with Carriker

 

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Adam Carriker played in the NFL for eight years.  He was the Rams Rookie of the Year and named Strongest Redskin.  He’s also a big time wrestling fan, husband and father.

Kevin and Adam talk about his time as a Nebraska Cornhusker as well as his NFL career.  Adam also shares some thoughts on WWE and talks about his relationship with the company.  He gives his pick for the upcoming FastLane pay per view.

Be sure to listen all the way through to get the question for the My 1-2-3 Cents Road to Wrestlemania contest.  The prizes include a 3 month subscription to Wrestle Crate, a Sting prize pack and a $25 gift card to WWE Shop.  Send your answer via private message on our Facebook page.

Read the blog, subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow on Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents).  You can also read Kevin’s stories (and articles from others) on Breaking Wrestling News.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 62: Random Ramblings

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There’s plenty going on in the world of professional wrestling.  This week, Kevin and Chad talk at length about a few of the things happening.

Awesome Kong has been sent home from an overseas tour with TNA after an incident with Reby Sky in the locker room.  Read more on Breaking Wrestling News.  Could this lead to the return of Kharma to WWE?

The Rock and Lana had quite an exchange backstage at Raw recently.  So much so that WWE issued an apology for some of the things “The Great One” said to the “Ravishing Russian.”  Do comments like that reflect poorly on WWE and their overall treatment of women?

Injuries are plaguing WWE right now. John Cena, Seth Rollins and Cesaro are just a handful of the Superstars out right now.  Kevin and Chad tackle the issue and discuss the fate of Daniel Bryan as well.

Plus, tune in for this week’s My 1-2-3 Cents Road to Wrestlemania contest question.  Send a PRIVATE message on our Facebook page.  Also, I promised a link to Lucha Underground if you don’t have the El Rey Network.  Here it is: Lucha Underground Season 2, Episode 1.

Don’t forget to read the blog, subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents).

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 60: You Can’t Outwork a Fork

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It’s a new year, and many people have resolved to get into shape.  Nearly three weeks into 2016, I’m still visiting the gym four times a week with the help of a personal trainer.

My friend, Tyler “Heath” Hatton, is the general manager at the Gold’s Gym near my home.  He recently offered to help get me into shape.  For those who have followed the My 1-2-3 Cents blog know that for years I’ve been trying to find my abs.

After several starts and stops, I’m ready to rededicate myself to the mission and I believe Tyler will help me achieve my fitness goals.

One of the things we discuss is nutrition and how important it is in any fitness plan.  As you’ll find out in the interview you can’t outwork a fork.  In the past, I’ve failed to realize that.  Now I’m eating healthier, drinking more water and cutting out sweets.  You can do it too!  Listen to this show to get motivated.

Learn more about Gold’s Gym here.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 59: No Cena? No Problem

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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.

Remember to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.  Also, subscribe to the YouTube channel, follow on Twitter and like on Facebook.  Thanks for sharing this show and the others here on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 58: Long Live the Princess

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Chikara Pro has a new Grand Champion.  In December 2015 at the season 15 finale, Princess Kimber Lee won the championship from Hallowicked.  Kevin and the Princess discuss her victory and what lead up to that moment.  The two also talk about what the future holds for the new champ as season 16 of Chikara begins January 30.

The two also discuss the role of women in wrestling and how it’s evolving as well as the development of inter-gender matches in the business. Find out who influenced Kimber Lee during childhood and who she’d like to defend the Grand Championship against.  We do know her first opponent will be Oleg the Usurper on January 30 at the season 16 premiere 5 Senses.  That show is happening at the Wrestle Factory in Philadelphia.  Best of luck to the Princess in her first title defense.

You can follow Princess Kimber Lee on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  And don’t forget to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog, YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Happy 2016!

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 57: The Centy Awards

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As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time once again for Kevin and Chad to honor the best and worst in the world of professional wrestling.  The Centy Awards have been a long standing tradition that started on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.

Categories include:
Wrestler of the Year
Most Hated
Most Under-appreciated
Most Overrated
Breakout Star of the Year
Show of the Year
Star on the Horizon
Female of the Year
Best Use of Social Media
Biggest Fall from Grace

Thanks for all the support in 2015.  We’ve had some great guests on the podcast and looking forward to even more amazing interviews in 2016.  I’m already working on someone big for the first show of the New Year!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 56: Here Comes Centy Claus

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It’s that time of year again for a My 1-2-3 Cents Christmastime staple, Centy Claus to pay a visit.  He’s been a part of our YouTube channel and for a second time, he’s graced us with his presence on the podcast.  Centy Claus also brought presents and he’ll discuss what he’s giving to the men and women involved in wrestling (not just WWE).

Kevin also has a very brief “interview” with WWE Superstar and co-holder of the tag team titles, Xavier Woods.

Don’t forget to tune in next week for the annual Centy Awards.  Like the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page, follow on Twitter and read the blog.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 54: There’s Something About Terri

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Episode 54 is a special one, as it marks the one year anniversary of My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast.   The first show dropped December 9, 2014.  Thanks to all who have listened and shared the podcast.  It’s a lot of fun putting the shows together.  Also thanks to Greg Mehochko, co founder of Jittery Monkey and host of Nerds United, for inviting Kevin to be a part of the “family.”

The guest this week is former WWE Diva Terri Runnels.  She’s been involved in the wrestling business for more than 25 years and has evolved from her early days as Ms. Alexandra York in WCW to Marlena to Terri.  She shares stories from the early days, her life as a working mom and what she’s up to these days.

Speaking of which, you can catch Terri at WrestleCon during Wrestlemania 32 weekend in Dallas.  She also has a couple of upcoming events in New York and New Jersey.  Keep up with her on her website or social media pages.

Don’t forget to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog.  We’re also on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 53: WrassleRoos Pro Wrestling Underwear

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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.

Follow WrassleRoos on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Also, be sure to check out My 1-2-3 Cents on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

 

Episode 51: Undertaker & Survivor Series – Now & Then

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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.

Don’t forget to check out My 1-2-3 Cents on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 49: Game On – 2K16 Review

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Created by Jared Smith

2K Sports and WWE have teamed up again for another game to keep wrestling fans busy for the next several months.  WWE 2K16 recently hit store shelves.  This year’s game features “Stone Cold” Steve Austin on the cover and is available now on XOne, X360, PS 3 and PS 4.

Video game enthusiast and wrestling fan, Jared Smith, joins the show to discuss this latest version and share some of the cool new features.  You will soon be able to put your own face on the body of a Superstar you create for a more realistic make-a-Superstar experience.

Kevin and Jared talk about the evolution of the wrestling video game starting with the old Nintendo “Pro Wrestling” game and working up to today’s products.

Be sure to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages as well as My 1-2-3 Cents the blog.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 48: Back From Hell – A Firsthand Account of HIAC

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Editor’s note: The first two or three minutes is a little hard to hear, but the connection clears up.  Please be patient!

Hell in a Cell 2015 is in the books.  Chad was in the crowd for the event for the second year in a row.  He and Kevin analyze what happened and give some thoughts on what it means for the Road to Wrestlemania, which will kick into high gear at next month’s Survivor Series.  Both agree the overall action was great and the story lines are progressing.

What will become of the Undertaker now that the Wyatt Family has kidnapped him? What’s the relationship between the returning Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Colter? Will Corporate Kane be fired?  What challenge is next for Diva’s champion Charlotte?  Kevin and Chad explore those story lines and more.

Be sure to check out the My 1-2-3 Cents blog, Facebook page with plenty of pics from the event and YouTube channel as well.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 41: King of Trios Wrap Up

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Chikara Pro’s 2015 King of Trios is in the books, and Chad was there for all three nights of action.  He explains to Kevin how the tournament works and shares some of his favorite memories from the event.  There was plenty of action Friday, Saturday and Sunday that saw not just the best from Chikara in the ring, but also around the world.  Plus there were a handful of blasts from the past.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 22: Taking Things to the Extreme

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In Episode 22 Kevin provides some thoughts on the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.  With new tag team champions, what’s next for the division?  Will Lana and Rusev break up?  And what will WWE do with Ryback?  Kevin provides his 1-2-3 cents on those issues and the fate of the WWE World Heavyweight title.