This week’s show is something I’ve wanted to try before, but never had a chance to do. After the most recent CMA Stride Pro Wrestling show in Marion, Illinois, I joined some of the wrestlers for dinner at Applebee’s. I put my recorder on the table and captured some of the conversation.
You’ll hear the server checking on our table and the sounds of other customers, but I like how it turned out. “Farmer” Billy Hills, Sarah Summers, Tony & Alexa Flood and Heath Hatton weigh in on women’s wrestling, intergender matches and Roman Reigns among other things.
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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.
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.
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.