Ten years ago this week, I made my pro wrestling managerial debut, kinda. I had the good fortune of ‘managing’ TNA Knockout Velvet Sky at an event here in southern Illinois. I tell that story in this week’s podcast.
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Did you know Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I have more in common than holding the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team championships? We both separately had tryouts for TNA/Impact Wrestling. So this week, we recall our experiences.
We also discuss the fate of Stride. We are struggling with the mandates coming as a result of COVID-19. Rent must still be paid on our building. If you’re interested in helping, please let us know.
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In the world of professional wrestling, WWE is still considered the ultimate place to work. This week, my co-host Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I discuss his tryout with the company and some advice he has for all aspiring pro wrestlers.
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I’ve wrapped up just over 20 years in the TV news business. To mark the occasion, I’m sharing a few of the interviews I’ve done through the years for the TV stations I’ve worked for. Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to review the podcast on your favorite listening app.
Stride Pro Wrestling has a show Saturday, July 6 at the building in Carterville. It’s Scars & Stripes! Learn more here.
Very soon (Oct. 13) Abyss is going into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame. Before that happens, he’s part of a big fundraiser show for Stride Pro Wrestling on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Monster faces Roger Matheus. These two have clashed before but never in a Stride ring.
That show is at Community Consolidated School Dist. 204 in Pinckneyville, Illinois. We’re raising money to build a new locker room for the school. Very penny raised that night supports the cause.
I had a chance to sit in on a conference call with Abyss and other pro wrestling journalists. I recorded a portion of the call and am sharing it with you all. Remember, he’ll be here in southern Illinois on Oct. 6. Get ticket info here.
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He’s the best of the best. Austin Lane has 20 years of experience under his belt and has worked in both WWE and TNA. He’s currently the number one contender for the Cape Championship Wrestlingheavyweight title. Lane faces champion Hollis Giroux in the company’s first ladder match on Saturday, Aug. 26.
We discuss his early days in the business, along with his current status with CCW and what it’s like to wrestle his wife, Nikki. Be sure to check out the interview and stick around for the match of the week. It’s one that features Lane in action from last year’s CCW: Homecoming show.
Looking ahead, Stride Pro Wrestling will be back on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall. Stay tuned here for more updates on that event.
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.
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.
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!
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
*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):
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.
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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.
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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!
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.
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Kevin and Chad are looking ahead to the upcoming Hell in a Cell pay per view. (Chad will be there in the crowd) The two talk about past shows and the one match that’s been signed so far, The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. The conversation takes plenty of twists and turns as it usually does and covers things going on in TNA and Chikara as well.
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have announced the new Spider-Man, as well as the director and even confirmed the release date for the stand-alone Spider-Man movie.
Mark your calendars, as July 28, 2017 has just been selected for the release of the third Spider-Man franchise kickstarter.
2017 currently has seven movies set for theaters based on Marvel or DC characters. That could actually increase before it’s all said and done. Just remember how quickly the ball got rolling on a Deadpool movie.
Spider-Man will be released after The Wolverine 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman, and Fantastic Four. After a few months to cleanse the palates, November has in store for movie goers Thor: Ragnarok and The Justice League.
I’m exhausted (and already a little broke) just typing all of that out. And that follows a 2016 that already has seven more movies based on the Big Two scheduled for mass consumption.
Okay, I got off on a little tangent there. Sorry about that.
Back to the new Peter Parker.
Tom Holland is a relative unknown, at least to me. In fact, a quick view of his IMDb page indicates he has just ten credited roles, one being the announced Spider-Man gig. I think that’s good. I like the idea of bringing in an unknown, because you already have so many stars/heavy hitters in the MCU.
Now I don’t know if it’s a coincidence that Sony + Marvel made the announcement days after videos like this hit the internet, but I’m sure showing off the skills didn’t hurt Holland.
It is unknown at this time whether or not Holland/Spider-Man will have a role in Captain America: Civil War. I would love for Spidey to make an appearance in the movie, because he is a pivotal character in the comics. However, if it makes the story too convoluted to include him, I say withhold him at this time. If there is no logical way to include him – if you can’t add him in without making it flow seamlessly and make sense, then I say “don’t add him.”
They are already shooting Civil War. Unless they had Spider-Man in the script and saved his scenes for last, don’t force him into the story, rushing production and compromising the picture.
I for one am looking forward to the return to Marvel of one of its biggest stars. And with Spider-Man topping the list of most profitable superheroes, this will hopefully launch the web crawler into the stratosphere as far as movies go.
I liked the original Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie. Then the Sam Raimi-led franchise started to tumble down the hill PDQ. By the end of Spider-Man 3, they were like the Jamaican bobsled team, zooming down the ice chute at blazing speeds and then wrecking in grand fashion.
Again, I enjoyed the Andrew Garfield/Emma Stone Amazing Spider-Man. It had the things that I wanted to see, like one bad guy. It stayed true to the comics with the [SPOILER ALERT] death of Captain Stacy. It also had a Peter Parker who stayed long and lanky, and didn’t become a guy who looked like he spent some time at the gym.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 brought me one of the saddest movie moments in recent memory: the death of Gwen Stacy TNA-style over-booking. Rhino at the beginning. Electro and Green Goblin in much of the middle, with Rhino inexplicably returning towards the end. And yes, I popped when you saw the Oscorp stash of Sinister Six enhancements.
But one of the traps to which Hollywood can sometimes fall victim is over-stimulation. Give me a good story with one solid villain instead of a shoddy story with multiple antagonists.
I wish Tom Holland good luck as he dons the familiar red and blue Spider-Man costume. Unfortunately, the success or failure of the new Spidey franchise will undoubtedly be placed on his shoulders, much like Garfield took heat for Amazing Spider-Man 2.
But let’s face it – I’m going to go see all of these movies anyway. I can’t seem to stop myself.
Also, Marvel and Sony announced that Jon Watts will be directing the 2017 Spider-Man movie.
And let me just say…IF Spider-Man (or Peter Parker, for that matter) does appear in Civil War, I’d really like to find that out when I see it in theaters.
Kevin and Chad team up for this week’s show to discuss NXT and what’s next for the company after Takeover: Rival. There’s plenty of talent on the roster and who will be called up next to WWE? The two also discuss the latest happenings in Chikara, TNA and WWE.