Monday, April 22, 2019

AUDIO: Star Wars meets Pro Wrestling

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May 4 is around the corner and Stride Pro Wrestling is celebrating with a big show in Carterville. As a preview, I sat down with the biggest Star Wars fan I know, Heath Hatton. He's not only a big Star Wars guru but a champ in the ring too. You can listen here

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Monday, April 15, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence: Bret Hart

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Bret Hart is an icon. He's one of the all-time greats. Now he has a craft beer loosely based on him. Brett the Hipman Hop is made by Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse in Louisville, Kentucky. The company recently sent me a bottle to sample for the podcast.

And that's just what I did with former Stride Pro Wrestling champion Roger Matheus. We drink the beer and share memories of the Hitman in the process. Check it out here. 

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Monday, April 8, 2019

AUDIO: Favorite wrestling managers

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This week, Stride Pro Wrestling manager J. Wellington Beauregard is my guest co-host. We discuss our favorite managers over the years. Who is on your list? Listen HERE.

Be sure to tune in to the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page for a live recap of WrestleMania 35 and Raw on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Friday, April 5, 2019

VIDEO: Go Figure Friday: Billy Gunn

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It's WrestleMania Week. I'm celebrating the Hall of Fame newcomer Billy Gunn this week. I met Billy in 2005 and got to interview him for the news. While he was here, I asked for his autograph on an action figure that is still in the package. 

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Learning the ropes

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One thing I love about Stride Pro Wrestling is being able to be a part of the community and help others in need. That's been the case countless times as the men and women who work in the ring and behind the scenes at Stride have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars since 2016. We have done benefit shows for storm victims, cancer patients and schools. Lots and lots of schools. 

Training time
Courtesy: Beth Roberts
This Saturday night we take the show to Johnston City High School. A handful of educators will step through the ropes that night to put their bodies on the line to help the children in their district. But these teachers and school employees aren't just going in blindly. They've been going through some intense training at the Stride Pro Wrestling school. 

It's become a hallmark of Stride fundraisers. It gets the crowd pumped up to see their favorite teacher or community member get in the ring and mix it up with some of the best on the Stride Pro Wrestling roster. I'm excited to see what happens this Saturday night as ten staff members in the Johnston City school district will rumble. In addition to the teachers clashing, you'll be able to catch your favorites in action too. 

So come on out Saturday night to Johnston City High School. Bell time is 7 p.m. The championship is on the line in a fatal four-way match and the tag team titles will also be decided that night. Plus you'll get to see Dexter Roswell and Mr. Anthony get their mouths shut. See you there! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

An unlikely duo

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Last year at this time, Jay Spade and Tony Flood were embroiled in a classic feud for the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight title. Now, the two are allies and partners and will have a shot at the tag team championships this Saturday night. Say what?!?

I've yet to hear an exact explanation from Spade, who has been a fan favorite since I first met him in 2011. Somewhere along the way, something changed. For the past few months, he'd been living a double life. Not only was he fighting intense battles with Cash Borden and getting cheered by the crowd, but he was also disguising himself in a pair of coveralls and a mask and wielding a lead pipe. He whacked Heath Hatton more than once with it.

Why Spade, why? 
Hatton and Flood had been battling for the heavyweight title when Spade's interference started. When he was eventually unmasked, Hatton, along with the fans were shocked. Even more shocking now, Spade and Flood will relive their rookie year and work together as a tag team.

This duo has been granted a championship match in their first outing. I have no doubt they'll do whatever it takes to beat Farmer Billy Hills and Scott Phoenix. However, I know the champs. They just regained the gold and will fight tooth and nail to keep those belts. 

It's going to be a great battle. Come see the action Saturday (April 6) at Johnston City High School. Bell time is  7 p.m.