Friday, August 23, 2019

VIDEO: Go Figure Friday: Tag team figures

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

In less than a week I'm stepping back into the ring. This time I'll be teaming up with Heath Hatton against the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions, Jay Spade and Tony Flood. That match is happening Thursday, Aug. 29 at Rent One Park in Marion, Illinois. BE THERE!

So to gear up for the match, I'm sharing a few of my favorite tag team action figures on this week's Go Figure Friday. Take a look! 

Monday, August 19, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Cheers to another edition of Wrestling Under the Influence. This month Red Daniels, former Stride Pro Wrestling champion, is my guest co-host. We drink Stone IPA by Stone Brewing Company and talk all about 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin. Red also talks about his time in Stride as well. 

Be sure to listen right here. If there's a beverage you think I should feature on the show, let me know! 

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bash at the Ballpark

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Pro wrestling and baseball don't seem like they'd go hand in hand, but believe it or not they do. Baseball stadiums make a great venue to see the men and women of the squared circle do their thing. There is, of course, the infamous Showdown at Shea in 1980 that featured Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko cage match and Hulk Hogan against Andre the Giant long before WrestleMania III

Managing Velvet Sky 
The summer before my freshmen year of college WWF ran a house show at Busch Stadium. However, we were on vacation and I didn't get to attend. However, I've been to a few independent shows at ballparks and even had a chance to 'manage' Velvet Sky at TNA's Basebrawl event and announce a match for GWF's show at Rent One Park in 2016. 

I'm excited to say that Stride Pro Wrestling is venturing into the baseball concept too. On Thursday, August 29 Bash at the Ballpark happens at a Southern Illinois Miners' game. The team is taking on the Lake Erie Crushers. Fans will see two matches prior to the game and three matches once the game ends. 

Announced for the show, the new Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Ca$h Borden will defend against the former champ Red Daniels. The first-ever Stride Pro Wrestling Women's Champion and first-ever No Limits Champion will be crowned that night (in separate matches). The No Limits Title will be determined in a 10 man ladder match.

Heath Hatton & me
Courtesy: Jamie Myers 
Also, The Sin City Saint, Tony Flood and Jay Spade, are defending the Stride Pro Wrestling Tag Team Titles against Heath Hatton and me. Yes, I'm stepping into the ring again, this time for a title opportunity. I know I don't belong in the ring with these three, but I felt I had to stand up and help my friend Heath who was being double teamed by the champs. Ax Allwardt and Ryzer will meet in a grudge match too. 

So join us Thursday, Aug. 29. Your ticket covers the ball game and the wrestling. And it's DOLLAR BEER (AND SODA) NIGHT. Bring a chair and enjoy the wrestling BEFORE and AFTER the game. We'll see you there.  

Friday, August 16, 2019

VIDEO: Go Figure Friday: Radz Twistz

Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I found something pretty sweet for this week's Go Figure Friday. Walmart carries something called Radz Twistz. It's a WWE Superstar toy, poster and candy all in one package. Take a look at this week's Go Figure Friday for the details.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A fair fight

Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

August has been a busy month already for Stride Pro Wrestling and will be the busiest time the company has ever experienced. Hot August Night III was a great success as was the show we co-hosted with IWA Productions a week later. This Friday night, we head to the Pulaski County Fair for Pulaski Punchout and then we're off to Rent One Park on Aug. 29. More on that to come.

Pulaski Punchout is shaping up to be a great card and will feature all your favorites on the Stride roster, including a grudge match between Roger Matheus and Scott Phoenix. Heath Hatton, Jerry Travelstead, Chris Hargas, Ax Allwardt, Ryzer, Dexter Roswell, Mr. Anthony, Farmer Billy Hills and many more will compete that night. 

Photo courtesy: Jamie Woodworth Myers
Red Daniels will also be defending the Stride Pro Wrestling heavyweight title against Cash Borden. Borden, of course, is the Legacy Champion and despite this being held at the fair, I highly doubt we'll see a fair fight. Borden showed his ruthless side once again by attacking Daniels during his title defense against Mike Masters at Hot August Night III. The brutality involved there resulted in a trip to the ER for the champ. 

Cash has shown us time and time again he'll do whatever it takes to retain his Legacy Title. Remember the amazing dog collar match he had with Jay Spade back in March? Now Cash will go as far as he can for the biggest prize in all of Stride. However, Red has been one of the most defending champions since winning the gold unexpectedly at Strideiversary. Heath Hatton, Ax Allwardt, Chris Hargas and Wraith have all fallen to the champ.

It's going to be a great match and a great night in general. Come to the Pulaski County Fair to see this show. Bell time is 7 p.m.

Monday, August 12, 2019

AUDIO: What If... Jericho stayed

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Chris Jericho is one of my favorite pro wrestlers of all-time. But what if he'd stayed in WCW and not jumped to the World Wrestling Federation in August 1999? Chad Smart and I chat about it in this week's episode (the very first What If... edition of the podcast).

Listen here. Share your thoughts and be sure to offer up suggestions for future discussions. 

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Friday, August 9, 2019