Monday, January 20, 2020

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence

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Welcome to the first episode of Wrestling Under the Influence this decade! I’m joined by Ryzer, from Stride Pro Wrestling. He and I enjoy the Unfiltered Wheat American Classic by Boulevard Brewing Company. We pair this beer with the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes and his son, the ‘American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes.

Give it a listen here and don't forget to subscribe!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

VIDEO: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents: nWo in HOF

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It's time for a new feature on the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube Channel. It's called Ask My 1-2-3 Cents. I will be answering questions there as they come in.

The first one is about the nWo going into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Be sure to check out the video and don't forget to subscribe. Ask your questions here or on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page. 

Take a look:

Monday, January 13, 2020

Raw is Stride

Tyler helps 'The Man' 
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The most recent episodes of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown are both in the books and I wanted to take a moment to recognize a few familiar faces who showed up on those shows recently. Several weeks ago my friend (and former tag team partner) Tyler 'Heath' Hatton told me he'd been invited to be an extra for the Jan. 10 SmackDown and the Jan. 13 Raw. He mentioned Joey O'Riley and Brandon 'Espy' Espinosa were also invited. 

Espy is on the right
Jay Spade and I made the drive over to Evansville Friday night for SmackDown. Tyler and Joey didn't appear on that show, but Espy did as he was one of the men carrying out King Corbin to the ring. 

Hatton knows the Truth
Fast forward to Monday night. Tyler ended up appearing in two segments as a 'WWE Medic', helping R-Truth to the back after being attacked by Brock Lesnar. Tyler got out of the way as Mojo Rawley charged the 24/7 champ and pinned R-Truth to win the gold.

Wipe those tears
Tyler and his medical expertise were needed again after Becky Lynch got sprayed in the eyes with Asuka's mysterious mist. He helped the Raw Women's Champion back to her feet and walked her backstage too.

Rowan vs. O'Riley 

Then Joey O'Riley did battle with Erick Rowan. We still don't know what's in that cage, but it seemed that Joey was going to get an up-close look at one point. 

I'm proud of all three of these guys. They've all toiled for years on the indy wrestling scene. Their appearances on WWE television has created quite a bit of local buzz. They deserve a big round of applause. Congrats guys. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

AUDIO: The 2019 Centy Awards

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2019 has come to a close and that means it's time to look back on the year in pro wrestling. Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to rate and review the year.

What are your favorite moments, matches and superstars from 2019? Let us know. Listen here!

Monday, December 16, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence

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It's another round of drinking and wrestling. Since it's December, we're focusing on a Christmas beer and one of the biggest Christmas lovers in the wrestling world, Mick Foley. Red Daniels (Stride Pro Wrestling) is my co-host this time. We try Abita's Christmas Ale. 

You can listen to the podcast right here on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network. Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Give the gift of pro wrestling

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By the time pro wrestling action figures were first introduced to me (summer of 1985) I was already a pre-teen and probably too old to be playing with toys. However, I was in love with the WWF LJN figures and before the summer had ended I'd collected all five Superstars in the first set, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka, the Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant and Big John Studd. Of course, Christmas morning there were new Superstars were under the tree that year. 

That was the pattern for the next two or three Christmases. I loved those Superstars and still have them today. Looking back I'm grateful my family was able to provide these toys for me and my undying love for pro wrestling. However, I know the reality is not all kids will wake up Christmas morning to presents. That notion bothers me. And after listening to the Major Brothers Wrestling Figure Podcast last year and hearing about their figure drive, I got inspired. 

The fans of Stride Pro Wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents donated more than 50 toys in 2018. I've continued the tradition this year and aim still aiming for 250 figures or wrestling-related toys. My buddy Chad Smart has donated an autographed 4 Horsemen poster to raffle off to those who donate. But time is running out. Sunday, Dec. 15 is the deadline to donate and we're way off from the goal of 250. If you don't live in southern Illinois, you can Paypal me ( and I'm going to pick up figures at Five Below Sunday night. Each $5 donation will earn you a chance in the raffle. 

Thank you all and Merry Christmas. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

AUDIO: 2 is Greater Than 1

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We are continuing our countdown to Stride Pro Wrestling Presents AAPW Resurrection. It's happening this Saturday night. The stars of Stride and All American Pro Wrestling are coming together for one common cause: helping former wrestler Curly.

You can listen as Heath Hatton and I discuss more details about the show and share more stories about Curly. Listen here