Welcome to the debut of 2 is Greater Than 1, a monthly segment on this podcast. I will be joined on the first Monday of each month by Heath Hatton. The title of the show comes from a line he used during a handicap match against Ryback at Extreme Rules 2012. The two of us are now tag team partners in Stride Pro Wrestling as well.
We have a lot to discuss this month, including the passing of legendary wrestler Harley Race, Stride Pro Wrestling and the upcoming shows for that company.
Stride Pro Wrestling heads to Benton on Saturday, Aug. 10 with IWA Productions. We also have a HUGE event planned on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Rent One Park in Marion. Learn more here.
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.
The New Era of WWE is underway and we saw the first pay per view. Kevin and Chad discuss the highlights and the lowlights of the evening. Both picked Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn as match of the night and question the “Chicago Screw Job” and the choice of both Shane and Stephanie McMahon to run Raw.
But as the two have said before, WWE is a marathon and not a sprint. Only time will tell what’s next for the company. By the way, we wish Enzo a speedy recovery and found this tweet from Kevin Owens awesome.
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.
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.
Heath Hatton has been an independent wrestler for nearly five years. In 2012 he stepped into a WWE ring, facing Ryback at Extreme Rules. Since then Heath has had his ups and downs, including a great match with former NWA heavyweight champion Adam Pearce.