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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All In & Starrcast weekend is a wrap. Longtime My 1-2-3 Cents supporter Jeff Holtke was there with his buddy Brenden O’Neill spent the weekend in Chicago. Jeff served as a special correspondent on the My 1-2-3 Cents Twitter page over the weekend, providing pics and recaps of the sights and sounds.
I had a chance to catch up with the two on the phone after All In and before they headed back for the final day of Starrcast. They met lots of legends and current wrestlers. You’ll hear more about their experience and their thoughts the show.
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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:
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.
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This week on Positive Cynicism host Chad Smart is joined by hockeytransplant.com blogger Mike DeKalb as they discuss NHL All Star Weekend 2017. From NHL Fan Fair to the All Star game and everything in between, Chad and Mike break down all the All Star events and give their opinions on what worked and what could use some improvements for future All Star weekends. Off the ice experiences consisted of hunting NHL mascots and celebrity encounters with Star Trek: The Next Generation whipping boy Wil Wheaton and former WWE Champion CM Punk. After expounding on all things NHL All Star the episode concludes with the Random Question of the Week.
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.
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.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to My 1-2-3 Cents, a professional wrestling podcast.
In the debut episode, we meet our host, Kevin Hunsperger, a wrestling fan and advocate who has worn several hats, from intrepid reporter to interviewer to broadcaster, and Wrestlemania traveler. Kevin gives his preview of WWE’s TLC pay-per-view later this month, talks about CM Punk and the UFC, and a return of the Dead Man at the Grandaddy of them all, WM 31.
Don’t believe me? Check out the guy’s hand-written notes.