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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 500

It’s Episode 500 of the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast. Thanks to all who supported the show since December 2014. Chad and I discuss some current wrestling topics this week and look back on 500 episodes! Thank you to everyone who has listened, watched, or been a guest on the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 498: Movie Mania

John Cena has proven he has the wrestler-to-movie star cross-over appeal. This week on the podcast, we talk more about that with his latest film, Ricky Stanicky.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 492: WWE Without Bray Wyatt

The world lost a bright and creative mind in Bray Wyatt back in August 2023. WWE has been teasing the return of the Wyatt Family in some form or fashion. This week, Chad Smart and I talked more about what is necessary to make this a successful venture (in our opinion).

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 490: Our Mania Memories

WrestleMania XL is over; we didn’t discuss it this week. Instead, Chad Smart and I flashback to the ten Wrestlemanias we’ve attended. It’s a fun trip down memory lane. What Manias have you been to?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 489: WrestleMania In The 21st Century

The Road to WrestleMania continues on the podcast, and this week, we’re looking at how WrestleMania evolved in the 21st century. From ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin to the Undertaker to John Cena, we talk more about the brand and its evolution.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 488: WrestleMania in the 90s

WrestleMania is a household word, but this week on the podcast, Chad and I look back to the 90s when the business and the brand took a noticeable dip.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 485: The Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame ceremony has become a staple of WrestleMania Week, and it’s one of my favorite things about this time of year. This week on the podcast, Chad and Kevin break down the event and talk about some of the ceremonies they’ve attended.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 484: Sting’s Last Match

Sting has been a huge part of pro wrestling for nearly 40 years. On March 3, 2024, he’s wrestling his last match. This week on the podcast, Chad Smart and I look back at some of Sting’s highlights and talk about others who should have had a big sendoff for their career.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 483: Authority Figures

It’s Presidents Day, and we’re celebrating with a look at authority figures in modern-day wrestling. Should Tony Khan take a more hands-on-camera role with AEW? Chad Smart and I discuss this.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 482: What If Taylor Dated A Wrestler?

Taylor Swift has been big business for the NFL, but what if Taylor dated a WWE, AEW, or TNA star instead of Travis Kelce? How would the companies have handled it? Would Swifties flock to the WWE Universe? Chad Smart (who has attended four Taylor Swift concerts) joins me for the discussion.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 479: No Hulkamania

For 40 years now, Hulkamania has been running wild. Hulk Hogan won the WWF Championship on January 23, 1984. But what if Hulk Hogan never existed?

This week on the podcast, Kevin shares six wrestlers he thinks could have been the face of the WWF in the mid-80s. Chad critiques the list. It’s big fun.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 476: Movie Mania

We’re starting 2024 off with a movie review. Over the past week, Chad Smart and I have both seen The Iron Claw and offer our thoughts on this biopic. Have you seen it? What did you think?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 473: The Festivus Episode

Festivus is an official holiday that Chad Smart and I have decided to observe this year on the podcast. We’re airing a few wrestling-related grievances as 2023 nears an end. What is something you’d like to change about the business in 2024?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 471: Music Mania

Music has been a big part of wrestling for decades, and now that WWE and AEW are using licensed music for some entrances, it’s conjuring up nostalgia.

Over the weekend, we saw CM Punk return to the Survivor Series, but before we saw him, we heard that first scratch of Cult of Personality, and the crowd went nuts. This week, Chad Smart and I discuss that moment and our love for music.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 467: Movie Mania

Movie Mania is back for the final Halloween-themed show of 2023. And this one is a doozy. Chad Smart and I are doing a watch along to the film Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 458: Remembering Terry Funk and Bray Wyatt

The wrestling world is reeling after two greats died this past week. On Wednesday, WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk died at 79. Then, just a day later, fans were rocked by the sudden death of Bray Wyatt. He was just 36 years old.

This week, Chad Smart and I pay tribute to both men and share memories of each.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 432: Rhodes To WrestleMania

Cody Rhodes has punched his ticket to WrestleMania and will face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Championship. This week, Chad Smart joins me to discuss the ‘Rhodes to WrestleMania’ and the build-up of the American Nightmare since returning to WWE a year ago.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 422: Wrestling Year in Review

There was no shortage of news to talk about in the world of wrestling in 2022. From Vince McMahon’s retirement to CM Punk’s drama with AEW to Ric Flair’s Last Match, it was a unique year, to say the least. Instead of the traditional Centy Awards, Chad Smart and I discuss some of the big headlines of 2022 and look ahead to 2023. Be sure to share your thoughts too.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 401: Ric Flair’s Last Match

Ric Flair’s Last Match is coming up this weekend. It’s a three-day celebration of the man we call ‘Nature Boy.’ This week on the podcast, Chad Smart and I talk all about it, as we were both there for Flair’s retirement match at WrestleMania 24. What are your thoughts on The Man getting into the ring one more time?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 389: Movie Mania TV Edition

Happy birthday to The Rock! To celebrate, Chad Smart and I are back with Movie Mania, but this time with a TV episode. We’re looking at Young Rock on NBC.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 386: The Power of Nostalgia

I have always maintained that nostalgia is a powerful drug. That was very evident during WrestleMania weekend, as fans were treated to not one but two nights of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin doing what he does best. This week, Chad Smart and I talk about that, and the role nostalgia plays in modern-day wrestling.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 385: Raw After WrestleMania

The Raw after WrestleMania has developed quite a reputation over the past decade. Chad Smart and I analyze the trend and talk about our experiences at some of these shows. What are your thoughts?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 379: Movie Mania

The theme of love continues on the podcast this month. For Movie Mania, we’re checking out the film Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy. Wow is all I’ll say here… But if you want to watch the film, check it out here.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 376: Movie Mania

This month on Movie Mania, Chad Smart and I look at the animated film Rumble, featuring voicework by WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Terry Crews, and Will Arnett, among others. We also take a deep dive into celebrities in wrestling and the mainstream.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 375: The 1992 Royal Rumble

It’s hard to believe that 30 years have passed since the 1992 Royal Rumble. In which Ric Flair was the victor, that match will go down in history as one of the WWE’s greatest Rumble matches. This week, Chad Smart and I break down the match itself, the buildup, and the aftermath.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 369: Movie Mania

When it comes to Santa Claus, visions of murder don’t usually come to mind. But that’s not the case with this week’s film on Movie Mania. Chad Smart and I are tackling Santa’s Slay, starring WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg.

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Santa is supposed to be a kid-friendly, lovable guy. That’s not the case with Goldberg’s version in Santa’s Slay.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 366: Movie Mania

Movie Mania is back and since it’s the Rock’s 25th anniversary in wrestling, we’re taking a look at one of his early films, The Rundown. Chad Smart and I talk more about the movie as well as Dwayne Johnson’s growth as an actor and whether he needs to return to the ring.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 364: What’s In a Name?

Bron Breakker. Bray Wyatt. Randy Savage. They’re all second-generation wrestlers but don’t share the same name as their famous fathers. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Chad Smart and I discuss it on this week’s podcast.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 361: Movie Mania

It’s Halloween season, and no WWE Superstar embodies the holiday like the Undertaker. So this week on Movie Mania, Chad Smart and I are covering the Netflix special Escape from the Undertaker. Besides the Deadman, the current WWE Champion Big E and his New Day brethren, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston co-star. It’s a choose your own adventure style production and a fun concept.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 356: Movie Mania

John Cena is back on the big screen in the film Vacation Friends. Chad Smart joins me for the review of this Hulu movie. Have you seen it? What did you think? You will hear two contrasting opinions, but we also talk more about other wrestlers who have become actors in Hollywood.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 353: They’re Back!

CM Punk. Becky Lynch. Brock Lesnar. Three titans of the pro wrestling world, and all three made headlines over the weekend by returning to the ring. This week, Chad Smart and I discuss these great returns and speculate on what happens next in AEW and WWE. What do you think?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 350: Yelling at Clouds

Clouds, they’re great for yelling at. As a couple of 40-something, life-long wrestling fans, Chad Smart and I have seen a lot in the world of pro wrestling. While some may view this episode as one of complaining, we’re really not trying to sound like a couple of complainers, so if we seem to be, we apologize.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 349: Remembering Mr. Wonderful

Two weeks ago, the world lost one of the all-time greats of wrestling, ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff. This week, Chad Smart and I pay tribute to the man who helped shape our childhoods.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 344: Movie Mania

This week’s podcast smells like… We’ll let you finish the line from the cult classic (maybe) No Holds Barred. It’s this month’s Movie Mania film. Chad Smart of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to break down the film and discuss who we’d recast in the roles of Rip and Zeus. You might be surprised.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 339: Movie Mania

It’s almost May 19th, and we’re watching WWE Films’ See No Evil to celebrate. The WWE Hall of Famer Kane stars in this horror flick from 2006, which spawned a sequel several years later. This week, Chad Smart of the PCPN (Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network) joins me to discuss the film and provide a little background info on the crew.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 335: Movie Mania

Movie Mania is back, and this time, we’re taking a closer look at the 2006 WWE Films movie The Marine, starring John Cena. This was John Cena’s first film and one of the first produced by the company.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 333: WrestleMania on the 7s

WrestleMania has been around for many, many years. This week on the podcast, we’re looking at the shows that end in the number 7 and comparing and contrasting the cards. It’s a fun stroll down memory lane.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 330: Movie Mania

Movie Mania is back, and this time Scooby-Doo and the WrestleMania Mystery is our film.  Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to review this first animated movie by WWE Films and Hanna Barbera.

Do Scoob and the gang get rated as an enhancement talent, a mid-carder, or the MAIN EVENT? Listen and find out. Also, head over to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook group and vote on our next film to review!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 326: Movie Mania

Welcome to the premiere of Movie Mania, the newest episode idea for the My 1-2-3 Cents brand. Each month, Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network will join me to review a movie from WWE Films or one that is wrestling-related.

Our first pick (based on votes) is Fighting With My Family. We’ve come up with this rating system but are willing to tweak it so let us know; Main Event, Mid-Carder, and Enhancement Talent. Chad shares the story of how he met Paige and Renee Young as part of this episode as well.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 323: Wrestling with the 90s

The Royal Rumble is one of WWE’s greatest events. This week Chad Smart and I do a deep dive into the 1991 Royal Rumble. How do you rate this installment of the event?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 322: Movie Mania

Something new is starting here on the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast; Movie Mania! If you’re a fan of WWE Films or movies featuring wrestling, this will be the show for you.

Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network and Out of Touchstone Podcast will join me each month to review a film from the wrestling genre.

While we’re at it, we’d like to invite you to join the newly created My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook Group. This will be a fun and interactive place to chat with other fans, offer input, and win prizes (from time to time).

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@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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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 318: Wrestling Under the Influence

It’s the week of Christmas, and we’re celebrating with a few of our favorite Christmas related moments (and Santa Claus related appearances) in the world of pro wrestling. Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to look back at some fun yuletide memories. What’s on your list?

I also try Santa’s Little Helper by Port Brewing Company. Of course, this is to keep with the Christmas theme of the show.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 315: Wrestling Under the Influence

This week, we’re paying tribute to the Undertaker. My co-host Chad Smart and I run down the Undertaker’s historic 30-year career and share some thoughts on the big moments and matches from the Dead Man. I try Saugatuck Brewing’s The G.O.A.T., which is a pretty damn good oatmeal stout.

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All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 313: Team Kevin vs. Team Chad

It’s Survivor Series season and this week Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to talk more about the annual event. But we also assemble our own teams. Each of us came up with a team of five past survivors from Survivor Series and it’s up to you to pick who has the best team. Let us know in the comments!

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 310: Wrestling with the 90s

Halloween Havoc is a pay-per-view brand that got its start back in 1989. For 12 years, it was one of WCW’s biggest events, some years trumping Starrcade.

Now, 20 years after the last WCW Halloween Havoc, WWE brings back the concept with NXT. This week, Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to talk more about our favorite moments from this banner event.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 306: Wrestling with the 80s

On Saturday, September 14, 1985, Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling made its debut on CBS. While the cartoon may have been shortlived, it did create plenty of great memories for this old wrestling fan.

This week on the podcast, my co-host Chad Smart of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network (PCPN), and I break down the cartoon and share a few tidbits about it.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 295: Wrestling with the 80s

Summertime in the 1980s meant one thing for me as a wrestling fan, The Great American Bash. The first incarnation of this legendary event happened 35 years ago this month (July 6, 1985).

I have fond memories reading about these shows and later renting them on VHS from the local video store weeks after they aired on closed-circuit or pay-per-view television. The biggest thing to come out of the GAB is the first-ever War Games match.

The brand is alive and well today with WWE using it over the last couple of weeks on NXT. It makes me happy to relive the nostalgia. But what do you think about the history and the legacy of the Great American Bash?

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 288: Wrestling with the 90s

May 27, 1996 is a day that will live in wrestling infamy. It’s the day Scott Hall, known by fans at the time as Razor Ramon, showed up on WCW Nitro. It was significant because Hall had been with WWF for four years and showing up on the competition’s program and declaring war with them made it look like WWF had sent him.

We’d later learn this was the seed planting fo the nWo and one of the greatest angles in the history of wrestling. My co-host Chad Smart and I dissect the period leading up to Hall’s jump and do some ‘what if’ scenarios along the way.

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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 267: The Centies

As 2019 comes to a close it’s time once again to reflect on the year in wrestling. And what a year it was. Admittedly it’s hard to keep up with it all, but Chad Smart (from the PCPN) and I discuss the year as well as the past decade.

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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My 1-2-3 Cents Ep. 257: Wrestling with the 80s

It’s been 30 years since the first Halloween Havoc. WCW came up with the concept and it ended up being a successful formula for the company. Did you know Halloween Havoc had a better rating than Starrcade 6 of the 12 years they were around? One year it was a tie and five times Starrcade rated higher.

This week though, we’re focused on that first year and the build-up to the Thunderdome match between Ric Flair and Sting vs. Terry Funk and the Great Muta.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 228: Favorite WrestleMania Opening Matches

WrestleMania is nearly here and my series of podcasts on the big event continues with a look at my (our) favorite WrestleMania opening matches. Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism joins me as a co-host this week. We’ve actually traveled to nine WrestleManias together.

Be sure to rate the podcast on your favorite listening app as well as the other programs here on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 215: The 2018 Centies

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It’s the end of another year and Chad and Kevin are back with the annual Centy Awards. The categories were trimmed down a bit compared to previous years, but the discussion is a meaningful one. Let us know how you will look back on the world of pro wrestling in 2018.

On a separate note, I’d like to thank all of you who have taken time to listen to the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast, read the blog or watch videos on YouTube and Facebook. It means the world to me. I want to wish you all a happy and healthy 2019 and look for more announcements soon!

 

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@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@BobWicked38 (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

My 1-2-3 Cents Wrestling Under the Influence

4 Elf Winter Warmer Spiced Ale.

Tis the season for drinking, so Chad Smart (host of Positive Cynicism) and I busted open 4 Elf Winter Warmer Spiced Ale by Dark Horse Brewery. While enjoying this festive beer we chat about Christmas gimmicks, movies and angles related to the world of pro wrestling.

Warrior-Santa
Warrior vs. Santa

One story we share is the Ultimate Warrior Christmas comic. You can check it out here and decide for yourself if Warrior “humbled” Santa Claus…

Mondo-My-1-2-3-Cents

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Also over on the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel, I’ve started a new feature called Go Figure Friday. Be sure to check it out and subscribe to the channel.

Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@BobWicked38 (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

Positive Cynicism EP. 69: Feeling Nostalgic

‘Tis the holiday season and with it comes the feelings of nostalgia. On this episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and Travis Yates (@PopCultIQ) discuss why nostalgia conjures strong feelings.  From the simple pleasures of our youth to the yearning for how things used to be, what is the driving force for nostalgia? Not only in our personal lives but in the pop culture realm of entertainment. Everything old is new again. From movie and television remakes to “toys” being geared more for collectors than kids, there is a growing sense that nostalgia and name brand recognition matter most.

What affect will this have on the current generation of kids when they hit middle age? What will they be nostalgic about to their kids? Chad and Travis try to answer this question.

Positive Cynicism Ep. 68: Wonder Why; Sly Fox

This month on Wonder Why, Chad “Limited Effort” Smart and Mike “Rabbit Hole” DeKalb attempt to talk about Sly Fox’s 1986 hit “Let’s Go All The Way” and figure out why the duo of “Mudbone” Cooper and Michael “Not Hector” Camacho didn’t find success with any follow up singles.

Breaking down the history of Sly Fox does get a bit funky at times. Find out the interesting use of the back beat of “Let’s Go All the Way” as well as what a couple of clowns had to do with exposing one of Mtv’s worst kept secrets.

Once they’ve exhausted the history of Sly Fox, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb give your their holiday picks for the month.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 208: That Didn’t Age Well

Piper vs. Adonis

I’m kicking off a new feature on My 1-2-3 Cents the podcast. That Didn’t Age Well will focus on a storyline or character from pro wrestling’s past and explore why it wouldn’t work today. First up is the feud between “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Adorable” Adrian Adonis.

Please don’t interpret this as a way to bash the past. Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism joins me for the show. We are simply looking at the storyline from 1986 and how fans reacted to it back then. We’re both fans of Hot Rod so there’s nothing negative in what we say.

It’s almost Christmas. Check out the latest design in the My 1-2-3 Cents store on Pro Wrestling Tees. Celebrate a Centmas Vacation!

Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@Holtke4987 (Twitter)
@BigDealONeill25 (Twitter)

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 56: WONDER WHY; JOAN OSBORNE

We’re traveling back to 1996 asking deep philosophical questions on this edition of Wonder Why. Traveling from Anchorage, Kentucky to New York City, we examine the career of Joan Osborne. Is she a folksy Americana singer? Soulful funk singer? Or Top 40 Pop singer? Based on the sound of her Top 10 hit, “One of Us,” audiences expected one sound but listening to her album Relish, might have been surprised at the other songs.

In addition to the discussion about Joan Osborne, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb give their picks of the month. This month they choose an actor/musician and female alternative icon.

The show concludes with the reveal of choices for the September edition. Bust out the converse, track suits and gold chains.

www.positivecynicism.com

www.hockeytransplant.com

www.jitterymonkey.com

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 197: Make WWE Great Again

Our Six Cents

Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism and I have been pro wrestling fans for more than three decades. We’ve traveled to indy shows together as well as nine different WrestleManias. Despite our love for the business, there are some things we’d tweak and make different. Today’s episode is six things we’d do to make WWE great again. (Although I still think it’s pretty awesome.)

Weigh in and let us know what you’d do if you could make a change or two (or six) within the company. While you’re at it, leave a review of My 1-2-3 Cents on whichever podcasting app you listen to.

Collect Funko Pops!? Shop on this link to support the My 1-2-3 Cents brand.

Social Media Shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP54: SEQUELITIS

As the summer movie season winds down, @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett. Before the topic of the month, Eric gives a recap of San Diego Comic Con 2018 and fan reaction to Chris Hardwick missing Comic-Con as well as the news of James Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 which broke during the 5 day pop culture convention.

Once the recap is over, the focus switches gears to examine Hollywood’s fascination with sequels and franchise movies. Trying to figure out how the box office has gone from two sequels in the yearly Top Ten for 1980 to nine sequels/remakes/reboots in the Top Ten for 2018 so far, Chad and Eric attempt to break down the shift in focus from making a wide variety of movies to movies that appeal to the largest audience.  Along the way, Chad does make a mistake when talking about the movie Cedar Rapids. The movie stars John C. Reilly not John McGinley.

What is your opinion? Do you think there are too many sequels? Do you enjoy the franchise series?

www.jitterymonkey.com

www.positivecynicism.com

 

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP 52: WONDER WHY; MUNGO JERRY

The seventh edition of Wonder Why is one for the books. Taking a trip back to the summer of 1970, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb examine the hit and “career” of English artist Ray Dorsett, pka Mungo Jerry. Mungo Jerry had a summertime hit with “In the Summertime.” A catchy jingle that peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart and then Mungo Jerry was only heard from again if you were in Europe. Why was there not a follow up hit?

Before the discussion begins, Mike talks about attending a recent concert by previous Wonder Why artist, Thomas Dolby.  After the Mungo Jerry discussion, Mike and Chad turn the focus to their picks of the month.  Find out what Gary Cherone, Tupac and Scott Caan have in common.

Check out the all new Positive Cynicism website.

Follow all the Jittery Monkey shows and hosts on Twitter.

@thehooch36

@kevinhunsperger

@my123cents

@NerdsUnitedShow

@jittery_monkey

Question Everything. Do Something Positive.

Positive Cynicism EP51: Question Everything; Miranda Mize

On the latest Question Everything, host @chadsmart welcomes his cousin Miranda Mize to discuss her efforts to bring medical services to the remote village of Churcampa in  Peru. Upon graduation from high school, Miranda was encouraged by RAKlife Executive Director, Matthew Foster to write about something she was passionate about. Knowing the struggles her relatives in Peru have with receiving basic medical care, Miranda expressed her desire to help bring medical services to the tiny village. Impressed by her essay, Matthew decided to use  RAKlife’s resources to help Miranda’s dream come true.

During the Question Everything episode, Miranda explains how the trip came together and what plans are in place to continue trips in the future. As well as telling stories about the events of a yearly festival that involves some less than safe firework usage.

If you’d like to get involved or help out, check out the following websites.

Peruvian American Medical Society

RAKlife

 

http://www.positivecynicism.com/

@jittery_monkey

@NerdsUnitedShow

@my123cents

@KevinHunsperger

Question Everything. Do Something Positive.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 189: Wrestling Under the Influence ‘Anti-Hero’

Wrestling Under the Influence

Chad Smart, the host of Positive Cynicism, was in town for the afternoon recently and I always like recording podcasts in person. So it seemed like a great time to do just that. He’s not much of a beer drinker, but I wanted to get his take on Anti-Hero by Revolution Brewing in Chicago.

If you’re new to the Wrestling Under the Influence concept, we drink a craft beer and tie it to wrestler or angle in wrestling. Here are the previous shows:

Two Brothers
Death By Coconut

For the Anti-Hero beer we discuss a few anti-heroes in pro wrestling; including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Roman Reigns and CM Punk. I also give a shout out to my friend in Stride Pro Wrestling, Ax Allwardt.

My 1-2-3 Cents has several tag team partners. Do your shopping for pro wrestling t-shirts on COLLARxELBOW. You can also shop for Funko Pops, Manscaped accessories or your favorite Amazon items all on this link. Harness Digital Marketing can hook you up with social media and brand building needs. Thanks for the support. (CxE also has a new summer lineup available.)

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Social media shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism EP 48: Wonder Why; Autograph

Another month, another edition of Wonder Why. This month, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb examine the career of 80’s hair metal band, Autograph. Opening for Van Halen and scoring a top 30 hit with their debut single, “Turn Up the Radio,” Autograph looked poised to make it big on the charts in 1985. Unfortunately, their success peaked with the first single. After the first album, Autograph continued to record throughout the 1980s releasing two more albums before the band members decided to go their separate ways.

Since the breakup, Autograph have reformed and released new albums including their 2017 release, Get Off Your Ass. During this edition of Wonder Why breakdown the career of Autograph and offer their assessments of why the band’s career didn’t reach continued heights alongside other 80s metal bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Ratt.

Wrapping up the show are the picks of the month. Find out why Mike thinks everyone should keep a Bob Marley CD in their car. While Chad advocates for everyone to buy Butch Walker’s latest (and every) album.

www.jitterymonkey.com

www.hockeytransplant.com

www.autographband.com

www.bobmarley.com

www.butchwalker.com

@NerdsUnitedShow

@my123cents

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 188: Favorite Wrestling Storylines

Our 6 Cents

It’s time for another installment of ‘Our 6 Cents’, a concept we clearly ripped off from Tom & Jim’s Top 5. This month Chad Smart from Positive Cynicism and I are counting down our favorite pro wrestling storylines. Between the two of us, we have about 70 years of fandom in pro wrestling. So yes we’re old and we explore a lot of ground with this topic.

My 1-2-3 Cents has several tag team partners. Do your shopping for pro wrestling t-shirts on COLLARxELBOW. You can also shop for Funko Pops, Manscaped accessories or your favorite Amazon items all on this link. Harness Digital Marketing can hook you up with social media and brand building needs. Thanks for the support.

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Social media shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@thehooch36  (Greg Mehochko’s Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism 42: Question Everything; Jenna Jamieson

Positive Cynicism 44: Question Everything; Jenna Jamieson.

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

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

Check out the other shows on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.  There’s something for everyone. Well everyone except Luis.

Important links:

Project Kindness


Buy the book: http://www.jennarpjamieson.com/buy-the-book-page/

#ProjectKindnessbook

  • jitterymonkey.com
  • my123cents.blogspot.com
  • @kevinhunsperger
  • @NerdsUnitedShow
  • @5heartpodcast
  • @thehooch36
  • @TomAndJimsTop5
  • @Skullbusterpod
  • @tskull44

Nerds United Episode 96: The Apple and the Last Jedi

Whew. There is a LOT to unload in this episode. I knew going in that @chadsmart was not a fan of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi. But after I finally had a chance to watch the movie recently, I wanted to sit down with him and chat about the movie.

Ol Chad had just one condition, however. He wouldn’t talk to me about Star Wars until I saw The Apple. What is The Apple?

It’s a musical filmed in 1979, released in 1980, and set in “futuristic 1994!” I’m not making this up, folks. Watch the trailer. It’s insane! So we talk all about BIM.

And then the space opera talk takes over, as Chad and I talk about The Last Jedi. What did we like about it? What didn’t we like about it? And why does it make us even more eager for Episode 9, regardless of our feelings towards Ep. 8?

Hey friends, keep this in mind. Chad is training (I use that term loosely) for a half-marathon in Los Angeles in the Fall. In doing so, he’s also raising money for St. Jude’s Hospital. I encourage you to click the link and if you can, throw a few dollars towards St. Jude’s in support of Chad’s fund raising efforts.

Also, with this being Episode 96, I’m really going to ramp up my efforts to have a very special guest on Episode 100. So if you want Silent Bob himself, Kevin Smith as a guest on this show, please follow along on Twitter (@nerdsunitedshow) and help get the campaign noticed by a true inspiration to me.

As I said to Chad at the end of the recording, without Kevin Smith, he wouldn’t have a podcast on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network. There would be no podcast network. There would be no Nerds United. So if you enjoy Nerds United, you can thank Kevin Smith. And I really hope to be able to do that!

Enjoy the new episode, friends. May the Force be with you.

Positive Cynicism 41: Positive Updates

Positive Cynicism 42: Positive Updates.

A big summer is brewing in the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network studios. Positive Cynicism has a lot planned for the next 4 months. Host @chadsmart runs down the plans for the summer with Question Everything, Wonder Why and the as of now untitled History and Evolution of Summer Blockbusters. If you have a title suggestion for the Summer Blockbuster series, send your suggestions either on Twitter or on the Positive Cynicism Facebook page.

In addition to the updates to the show, Chad gives an update on the training for the half-marathon he plans to run in October. If you’d like to make a donation to help Chad reach his goal of $1000 to St. Jude’s Children Hospital you can make a donation Here.

Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network

@thehooch36 – @NerdsUnitedShow  @5heartpodcast

@kevinhunsperger – @my123cents

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

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.

 

my123cents.blogspot.com

kevinhunsblogger.com

https://www.facebook.com/Cmaprowrestling/

@stridewrestling

 

Positive Cynicism EP37: We Need More Neighbors like Mister Rogers

This episode, @chadsmart is joined by Associate Professor of Communication at Quincy University, Travis Yates (PopCultIQ) to discuss the circular argument of does society shape television or does television shape society? We look at child programming from the ’70-’80s compared to today. Then transition to programs aimed at adults and reliance of violence and negativity on said programs. We need to get back to the roots of Mister Rogers Neighborhood and treat each other as neighbors instead of strangers.

There are some slight audio issues with the episodes. Occasional muffling and repetition of audio. It doesn’t make the show unlistenable. Just tossing out a disclaimer.

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. – Mister Rogers 1994

Positive Cynicism EP 37: Wonder Why: She Blinded Me with Science

The madness of March brings the next installment of the Wonder Why series. This monthly feature examines the career of artists who achieved success with one hit song.  This installment @chadsmart and @mikedekalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) break down the interesting career of Thomas Dolby. From session musician to professor, Thomas Dolby has perhaps one of the most interesting careers of any “One Hit Wonder.”

If you have any suggestions for future Wonder Why segments or any ideas for future shows, leave a comment on the Positive Cynicism Facebook page or on Twitter.

Check out the other Jittery Monkey podcasts.

Reminder, Chad will be running his first half-marathon in October. He is raising money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. If you’d like to make a donation, click HERE,

Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” —Kevin Ngo

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 174: Our Mania Memories

Chicago to Dallas and all points in between

Chad and I have been to nine WrestleManias since 2006. Our first trip was a three-day weekend to Chicago for WrestleMania 22. From there, our trips became more involved and more fun. In this week’s episode, we talk about all nine trips and our favorite things from each.

If you’ve ever been to WrestleMania, you know it’s not just about the big show on Sunday night. There’s so much to see and do that’s wrestling related. And when you factor in WrestleMania host cities are ‘destination spots’ there’s all kinds of fun to be had.

I’m also a sponsored athlete (stop laughing) for COLLARxELBOW brand. Shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS and you’ll save 10%.

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Social media shoutouts!
@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@5heartpodcast (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)

Positive Cynicism Ep 35: Don’t Spread Hate

Ever had ideas floating through your head held together by a tiny string? That’s what this episode of Positive Cynicism is like. @chadsmart gives a soliloquy about negative social media posts. Why do people post negative or attacking comments to people they don’t know? What is gained by insulting people? If you can answer these questions, Chad would like to hear from you because he doesn’t understand why people choose to spread hate instead of positivity.

Positive Cynicism EP 34: Wonder Why: Believe It Or Not

The second installment of Wonder Why is here. @chadsmart and @mikedekalb break down the one and only album by Joey Scarbury to see if any other song on the album lives up to the standard set by Joey’s hit single, “Believe It Or Not (Theme from The Greatest American Hero).”

I hope they talk about the song being referenced on Seinfeld.

And don’t forget you can subscribe to the show on any (or all) of the following platforms:

Apple Podcasts
Podbean
Google Play

Positive Cynicism Ep 32: Question Everything with Tom Skull

Positive Cynicism’s new monthly interview segment kicks off with the Co-Host of two of @chadsmart’s favorite podcasts. Tom Skull (Tom and Jim’s Top 5, Skullbuster Wrestlecast) takes the hot seat to answer all the deep questions. Topics range from podcast inspiration to independent wrestling to goals for the future.

Tom and Jim’s Top Five
Skullbuster Wrestlecast

Positive Cynicism Ep 31: Run Forrest Run

@chadsmart has come up with a crazy idea for 2018. He will attempt to run a half marathon in October. Is it possible to go from couch potato to runner in eight months? He’ll either succeed or have to listen to @kevinhunsperger mock him for the next 10 years. In the latest installment of Positive Cynicism, Chad tells why he’s setting this goal and what he hopes to accomplish. It’s not just a personal goal, he’s also hoping to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital. This is step one on a thousand step journey. Question Everything. Do something positive.

Positive Cynicism EP 30: XFL and Golden Knights surprises

At the request of Jittery Monkey Godfather Greg Mehochko (@thehooch36), @chadsmart is joined by Positive Cynicism unofficial co-host @mikedekalb (hockeytransplant.com) to discuss the first half of the NHL season. What’s has been the biggest surprise of the first half of the season? What team has been the biggest disappointment? Chad and Mike discuss this and more. Then Mike turns questioner and ask Chad his thoughts about his first five years of NHL Fandom. Oh, and there’s some comments regarding the 2020 return of the XFL as well.

Positive Cynicism Ep 29: Wonder Why; Safety Dance

On the inaugural installment of Wonder Why, @chadsmart is joined by hockey and music enthusiast @mikedekalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) to try and figure out certain bands only mustered one hit throughout their career. The fans voted and the first subject of discussion is the Canadian synth heavy band, Men Without Hats.

https://youtu.be/AjPau5QYtYs

They didn’t care about friends who didn’t want to dance but danced themselves to a number 3 hit with “Safety Dance.” What other songs on the album Rhythm of Youth had the potential to be hits? Chad and Mike break down the album debating the merits of the other songs while projecting their version of history to see what could have been.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 167: Royal Rumble weekend recap

Royal weekend

It’s been a great weekend in the world of professional wrestling and Chad was there front and center. He attended several events over the weekend in Philly, including the Royal Rumble, Chikara’s show, House of Hardcore and a Legends event featuring the Four Horsemen.

Royal-Rumble-COLLAR-ELBOW
Promo code: MY123CENTS

In this week’s episode, Kevin and Chad break down the 2018 Royal Rumble and discuss all the happenings in Philadelphia over the weekend.

I’m also a sponsored athlete (stop laughing) for COLLARxELBOW brand. Shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS and you’ll save 10%.

Social media shoutouts!

@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism 28: State of the Podcast

In the annual State of the Podcast address, host @chadsmart (follow him) lays out the plans for Positive Cynicism in the year 2018. New features. New focuses. What does the year have in store? It’s going to be an interesting ride.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 166: Best Raw Moments

Uncut, uncensored and uncooked

Raw 25 is happening tonight. It’s hard to believe Monday Night Raw has been running for a quarter century. I have fond memories of the early days watching while I was in college. There have been countless memories that have been created by this show and the talented men and women both on camera and behind the scenes.

This week Chad and I return with Our Six Cents as we countdown to our six favorite moments from Raw over the last 25 years. Listen to the list and let us know what your favorites are.

We have actually been to a handful of Raws together. In Orlando where we were on the opposite side of the hard cam and showed up on the show. What are your favorite moments from Raw?

I’m also a sponsored athlete (stop laughing) for COLLARxELBOW brand. Shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS and you’ll save 10%.

@StrideWrestling (Twitter)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism Ep 27: Charitable New Year

Kicking off 2018, @ My 1-2-3 Cents podcast host @kevinhunsperger joins @chadsmart to spread some positivity. The two discuss Kevin’s recent Ugly Christmas Suit fundraiser as well as the importance of donating time in addition of money to help make a difference. In a society filled with hate and anger, it’s important to keep the cynicism to a minimum and remember a little positivity can go a long way.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 163: The 2017 Centy Awards

The Centy goes to…

Each year since My 1-2-3 Cents the blog started, Chad and I have put our heads together and honored the best and worst in the world of professional wrestling. We call it the Centy Awards. While there is no actual award to be handed out, we talk about our choices on this week’s podcast.

You can listen to this week’s show or check out the latest blog over at My 1-2-3 Cents.

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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)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism EP 26: Is The Last Jedi that bad?

Eric Bennett returns to the show to continue the discussion of Star Wars. Eric and host @chadsmart look at fan criticism towards The Last Jedi and discuss if it’s warranted or another example of social media fauxrage. One thing they can agree on is the Star Wars universe needs more focus on 4-LOM and Zuckuss.

Positive Cynicism Ep 25: Awakening the Force

On the eve of the release of The Last Jedi, @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett to discuss Disney taking over the Star Wars franchise. The anticipation and reaction to The Force Awakens. Speculation of what will happen in The Last Jedi. Subtle digs at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All this and more in this episode. There are no spoilers for Last Jedi so listen without fear if you haven’t seen Last Jedi.

Positive Cynicism EP 24: Star Wars Fandom

After an extended hiatus while the Positive Cynicism podcast studio was built, @chadsmart is back with the first installment of a year-end series looking at the popularity of Star Wars. Stan Young, a Star Wars fan for 40 years, joins the show to discuss why Star Wars appeals to him and what crazy lengths he’s gone to over the years to feed his fandom.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 157: 6 Cents The Thanksgiving Show

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was a huge day for professional wrestling back in the day. There was Survivor Series and Starrcade held on the holiday. And even before then, many companies ran house shows on Turkey Day. Chad and I have a list of guests for Thanksgiving dinner.

Admittedly, Chad is more creative with his list. But listen anyway as we go through and explain why we have the guests we selected.  It’s a fun show. We recorded before the 2017 Survivor Series but we do offer some thoughts on NXT: WarGames.

If you’re looking for some indy wrestling action this upcoming weekend, IWA Productions returns to Fairfield, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 25. Cape Championship Wrestling has a show that same night in Delta, Missouri. Stride Pro Wrestling‘s “Buried Alive” event is coming up Saturday, Dec. 9.

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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)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism EP 23: Halloween

Jumping on the October podcasting bandwagon of doing a Halloween themed episode. The guest host this episode is college friend and former Planet Boom co-host Jeff Maher. Jeff has a love of all things Halloween. In the episode, Chad and Jeff discuss the Halloween holiday as well as fascination with horror films.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 151: 6 Cents Favorite Kane Moments

Hellfire & brimstone it’s Kane!

It’s hard to believe, but the character Kane has officially been around for 20 years. The Big Red Machine debuted on October 5, 1997. Ironically (or maybe not) Chad and I were in attendance that night at the Kiel Center in St. Louis. We wouldn’t meet for another six and a half years though.

By Barry Karafa

So for this week’s episode, we are sharing our ‘6 Cents’ on the career of Kane and our top six memories of the former WWE Champion.  We also share some of our listeners’ thoughts of Kane, including the photo to your left of a little guy named Rollins. His dad, Barry Kafara with Cape Championship Wrestling, shared it with us and talked about Kane’s longevity as a character.

It’s hard to argue Kane is one of the all-time great characters (or gimmicks) in wrestling. Few Superstars have the staying power Kane did. Undertaker, Goldust and Triple H may be the only ones, at least off the top of my head.

On a different note, Stride Pro Wrestling returns to the Illinois Star Centre Mall on Saturday, Oct. 14. Come in a Halloween costume and celebrate with us. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. The Stride Championship is up for grabs in a best two-out-of-three falls match between Roger Matheus and Jay Spade.

 

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CollarXElbow Partnership

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)
@strideprowrestling (Instagram)
@COLLARxELBOW (Twitter & Instagram)
@kevinhunsperger (Twitter)
@kevin_hunsperger (Instagram)
@my123cents (Twitter & Instagram)
@HarnessDM (Twitter & Instagram)
@itomharness (Twitter & Instagram)
@CCWrestling573 (Twitter & Instagram)
@chadsmart (Twitter)
@jittery_monkey (Twitter)
@NerdsUnitedShow (Twitter)
@Craftbeericans (Twitter & Instagram)
@The25th_Hour (Twitter)
@Skullbusterpod (Twitter)
@TomAndJimsTop5

 

Positive Cynicism Ep 22: You Know, For Kids

Getting back to the original idea behind the Positive Cynicism podcast, @chadsmart is joined by For Kid’s Sake Director Shema Ruperto to discuss the organization helping orphans in Bangladesh as well as their upcoming Superhero 5K fundraiser. For more information check out www.forkidssake.net.

 

Positive Cynicism EP 21: 1991 Year in Music: Country and Grunge

As the three part series looking at the changing musical landscape of 1991 wraps up, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb examine the popularity of Pop music along with the resurgence of Country music and emergence of the Grunge movement.

Positive Cynicism EP 20: 1991 Year in Music: Hair Metal

Continuing the review of music released in 1991, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) turn the attention from rap to hair metal and discuss a genre on its last legs. With an emerging change in musical landscape as well as lack of album releases from major hair metal stalwarts, looking back it’s easy to see the writing was on the (bathroom) wall. Even with Guns N Roses and Metallica releasing three of the biggest albums of the year, party rock was about to be replaced by a more somber ideology.

Positive Cynicism EP 19: A Look at 1991 in Music Part 1: Rap/Hip Hop

On the newly revamped Positive Cynicism @chadsmart is joined by @MikeDeKalb (www.hockeytransplant.com) to examine the impact music had in 1991. First up is a breakdown of all the major Rap/HipHop albums released during 1991 and how these releases fit into the changing landscape of the genre.

Positive Cynicism Ep17: Hate is Not a One Way Street

While it’s easy to condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA as the result of Nazi scum unfortunately the hate has been building for years on both sides of the political spectrum. On this episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart looks at the hatred that flows on a daily basis through social and mainstream media. Hatred that is not exclusive to one side.

WARNING: EPISODE DOES CONTAIN SOME LANGUAGE THAT IS NSFW.

For the record, Racism of any kind is unacceptable. White Supremacists and Nazis have no place in a productive society. (Just in case there was any confusion)

Positive Cynicism EP16: Greatest Performers

What do Garth Brooks, Butch Walker and Prince have in common besides being musicians? Judging by the title of this episode of Positive Cynicism, you can probably figure it out. @chadsmart gives his take on why he considers these three artists three of the greatest performers he’s seen live. In addition, Chad pimps some of his favorite podcasts to listen to at work.

Positive Cynicism Ep 14: Feminism – Expert Opinions

On this week’s episode, host @chadsmart is joined by Nerds United host Greg Mehochko and My 1-2-3 Cents host Kevin Hunsperger to discuss the rise of feminism in society.

The first half of the show focuses on the DC cinematic universe and whether Wonder Woman is actually a good movie or if it is given more leeway due to being the first female driven superhero movie.

Second half discussion looks at the online outrage of WWE’s recent first ever women’s Money in the Bank match.

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)

Positive Cynicism EP. 10: Exploring Fandom

What is fandom? What effect has geek culture going mainstream had on fans who were reading comic books or into superheros before it was cool? These questions and more are discussed in the latest installment of Positive Cynicism. Host @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett to try and understand what motivates someone to have extreme fandom. Along the way they discuss what Marvel is doing right and DC is doing wrong to create their cinematic universe and how it reflects on the comic book source material.

Positive Cynicism Episode 4: Being Social

What if you had a podcast and no one listened? How well do you know your “friends” on  Facebook?  In this week’s episode, Chad examines the love-hate relationship he has with social media.  On one hand, social media is a necessary tool to build a brand.  On the other hand, social media has become a wasteland for one sided non-conversation postings. Is it possible for the two sides to co-exist? Listen and find out.  Plus, the random question of the week looks to the future.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter:

Chad Smart
Positive Cynicism (on iTunes)
Positive Cynicism (coming soon to Facebook)
Jittery Monkey Podcasts (on Twitter)
Jittery Monkey Podcasts (on iTunes)

Positive Cynicism Episode 3: Listen to Hear

So let’s run down the episodes we’ve had thus far:

Episode 1 – a commentary about the divide we have here in America, based on political viewpoints. Items covered included the election, the Trump inauguration, and the protests that took place immediately following.

Episode 2 – Last week’s episode was a recap of the NHL All-Star Weekend, with friend of the show and hockey enthusiast Mike DeKalb as the guest. You can check out his blog at hockeytransplant.com. The two also introduced the segment known as the Random Question of the Week.

This week’s episode is just five minutes long and answers a new Random Question of the Week.

“How can we bring people together to talk about their difference in opinions?”

Take five minutes out of your day to hear host Chad Smart’s thoughts. Then go out and engage in a positive conversation.

Then join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter:

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Positive Cynicism (on iTunes)
Jittery Monkey Podcasts (on Twitter)
Jittery Monkey Podcasts (on iTunes)
Mike DeKalb