Monday, October 15, 2018

AUDIO: Stride Pro Wrestling's 'T-Dog' Jerry Travelstead

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This week on the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast my guest is Jerry Travelstead. Known as 'T-Dog' to Stride Pro Wrestling fans, Travelstead has made a name for himself inside and outside the ring. He's the company's first Legacy Champion. But he's also a champion of raising money for different causes.

Listen to what Jerry has to say about all those efforts and his time in the ring right here.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

VIDEO: Wrestling Under the Influence Sour Monkey


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During the Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest, I did a quick, live version of Wrestling Under the Influence. The beer of choice was 'Sour Monkey' by Victory Brewing. I had to tie the beer in with Mondo, the My 1-2-3 Cents monkey. 

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy anniversary Pro Wrestling Tees



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One year ago Pro Wrestling Tees opened a brick and mortar store in Chicago. While I've yet to make the five+ hour road trip there, I have shopped their online store a few times in the past. I'm also the proud proprietor of a Pro Wrestling Tees store on the website. Right now the Mondo the Monkey shirt is the only available design, but this upcoming week I'm hoping to change that.

Because it's the anniversary the company is celebrating by offering you savings. Shopping between Friday, Oct. 12 (at noon CST) until noon on Monday, Oct. 15 you'll save 20 percent with the promo code RETAIL. Every order will get a free ProWrestling Crate overstock wrestler-autographed 8x10 too. 

You can shop here for Mondo. And I've been told (I haven't done it yet) choose the 'soft-style' option, it's worth it. As always, I'm humbled by the support I've been shown so far with the store and even earlier with this blog and YouTube channel. I'm grateful. Thank you all. 



Thursday, October 11, 2018

VIDEO: A message for haters

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I've been in the TV news business for more than 20 years and indy wrestling off and on since 2011. I've had my share of haters. I can handle it. What bothers me the most is when others in the wrestling business attack. We're all in this together, right?




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

VIDEO: #RealMenWearPink prize contest

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I'm excited to be participating in the American Cancer Society's #RealMenWearPink fundraiser this year. Because I am a pro wrestling fan and I have a lot of supporters who are too, I've decided to do a giveaway at the end of the month.

Watch the video below for all the details. Simply donate $15 or more here and you will be eligible. For each $15 you give, you'll get another entry. If you've already donated, you're already entered. Thanks again.



Tuesday, October 9, 2018

VIDEO: Reaction to Shawn Michaels' return to the ring


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On the Oct. 8 edition of Monday Night Raw, the rumors of Shawn Michaels returning to the ring were confirmed. The Heartbreak Kid along with Triple H announced Degeneration X is back and will face the Undertaker and Kane at the upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 2.

My 1-2-3 Cents on the announcement can be seen in the video below. Thanks for watching and please subscribe.




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Monday, October 8, 2018

"Tough" Tony Flood

After the match
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I'm not going to write much about Saturday night's Stride Pro Wrestling show. Instead, I would encourage you to listen to the audio recap on this week's My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. Please check out the show here (and don't forget to rate and review as well). 

Flood can't answer the count
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Tony Flood, former Stride Pro Wrestling Champion, wrestled Jerry Travelstead in a Last Man Standing match. During the course of the said match, Flood did a moonsault, but whacked his head on a ladder that was laying in the ring. The move split his head open and a pool of blood quickly formed. 

This is where some fans become critical. Tony and Jerry continued the match for a few minutes, ending it with Tony getting backflipped off a ladder and through the stage. Unable to answer the referee's 10 count, T-Dog was declared the winner. It was a chaotic scene and the EMT on hand quickly escorted Tony to the locker room for an evaluation. He later went to the hospital and was treated and released that night. He's going to be okay.

After the match
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Tony never lost consciousness and was aware of his surroundings the entire time. He wanted to continue the match. I understand why some fans would have wanted the match stopped immediately. But that's not how 99 percent of the men and women in this business operate. Between Jerry and referee Lane Austin assessing the situation and Tony knew what he was capable of, the decision to move forward was made. 

I appreciate the efforts by everyone involved and Jerry raising Tony's hand at the end of this classic battle was a true sign of sportsmanship between two rivals in the ring. 

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