Monday, December 16, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

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

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Seems like old times

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If you've been following the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast or the Stride Pro Wrestling social media pages, you already know this. However, if you're new here here's the low down. Many years ago there was a great indy wrestling company here in southern Illinois called All American Pro Wrestling. However, in late 2012 the company folded and spawned a new company called Pro Wrestling Collision. Unfortunately, that brand wasn't long for this world either and within six months was defunct.

Then there was a long period of time when pro wrestling was not a part of the southern Illinois scene. By March 2016 that changed with Stride Pro Wrestling. Because many of the former performers from AAPW were still in the area, it seemed like a reunion of sorts at that first show in March 2016. Now fast forward nearly four years and those players who didn't come to Stride are headed back to the area. 

On Saturday night, Dec. 7, Stride Pro Wrestling Presents AAPW Resurrection. It's a fundraiser show for legendary indy wrestler Curly. He's currently going through some very serious heart problems and the show coming up this weekend is 100% benefitting Curly (Dan Summers) and his family. Confirmed to be a part of the show from the old AAPW days; Edmund 'Livewire' McGuire, Christian Rose, Gaylord Stephens, Carnage, 'The Serial Thriller' Shane Rich, 'Playboy' Paul Rose, The All-American and ring announcer Bob Fester. I'm sure more surprises will occur too.

I'm excited about this show. We're heading back to AAPW's 'home' of Black Diamond Harley Davidson. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. We'll see you there!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

VIDEO: MSSGA: Make Survivor Series Great Again

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The early years of the Survivor Series are without a doubt my favorite. The reason is simple, every match was an elimination match, which is what the original concept of the event was. Even in 1991 when they added a WWF Championship match, I was cool with it. But then in 1992 Survivor Series jumped the shark.

In more recent years, even though the elimination matches have returned, I'm not a huge fan brand vs. brand without any sort of stakes. So take a look at the two videos I've recently done. Share your thoughts on my ideas. 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence

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The Goobledly Gooker is one of pro wrestling most awesomely bad gimmicks. Since it's Thanksgiving season, I decided to talk more about the angle and drink a wonderful Thanksgiving-themed beer on the latest Wrestling Under the Influence. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

You can listen here.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

AUDIO: The Interview with Garrett Turner

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It’s easy to boo the bad guys (and women) we see in the wrestling ring. But everyone who steps through those ropes has a backstory. That’s what I aim to learn more about with a new feature called The Interview.
My first subject, Garrett Turner. He’s better known as Dexter Roswell in Stride Pro Wrestling. In 2017, Garrett came out and a recent interview by One37PM with NXT signee Jake Atlas prompted me to ask Garrett to talk about his experiences coming out. You can listen here. I hope you enjoy the show.
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Monday, November 4, 2019

AUDIO: AAPW Resurrection

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About seven years ago, All American Pro Wrestling had its final show. It seemed the company had faded away forever. But that's not the case. On Saturday, Dec. 7, Stride Pro Wrestling presents AAPW Resurrection. It's all for a good cause, as our friend Dan 'Curly' Summers is battling medical issues right now. 

Several blasts from the AAPW past will be on hand. You can listen to the details in this week's My 1-2-3 Cents podcast right here. You can get tickets for the show here.

Friday, October 18, 2019

VIDEO: Go Figure Friday: Slim Jim 'Macho Man'

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After failing the first time around, I finally got my hands on the Elite Mattel Slim Jim 'Macho Man' Randy Savage figure. I love the look of it and the presentation in the Slim Jim box. I've debated what I'm going to do with it. But for now, it's on the shelf in the My 1-2-3 Cents studio. 

Take a look and subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel and let me know what other types of content you'd like to see. 

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Monday, October 14, 2019

AUDIO: Buried Alive!

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Buried Alive is a match concept only seen (as far as I know) in WWE. However, in 2017, Stride Pro Wrestling held a Buried Alive match. Red Daniels battled Chris Hargas in this historic event. 

This week on the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast, Red recounts that night and the build-up to it. We also discuss our favorite WWE Buried Alive matches. 

Give the show a listen here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Stride Pro Wrestling presents Fright Night

Created by Sam Hunter

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WWE has Hell in a Cell. WCW had Halloween Havoc. Stride Pro Wrestling has Fright Night. The October show is always a fun one to get into the Halloween spirit.  This year's event will be no exception as I find myself for the first time ever being an in-ring performer.

On Saturday night (Oct. 12) the men and women of Stride Pro Wrestling hit the ring at the Stride Arena (1130 N. Division St., Carterville). I'm excited because I'll be involved in the Boo Bash Battle Royal. This is great because I've never been involved in a battle royal before AND the winner will be a part of the main event later in the night. It'll be a fatal four-way for the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title. Red Daniels defends against Ax Allwardt, Ryzer and the winner of the Boo Bash. 

There are several other matches already announced for the show. El Magnifico defends the Legacy Title against Bud Gallows. The No Limits Title will be on the line as Bo Sawyer takes on Dexter Roswell. Also, the Sin City Saints (Jay Spade and Tony Flood) battle B-Rad and Will Power. 

I've been told some wrestlers will be in costume that night. So fans, I encourage you to get dressed up too. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. We'll see you there. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

AUDIO: 2 is Greater Than 1

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

The first Monday of the month means it's time to catch up with Heath Hatton of Stride Pro Wrestling. This month we decided to talk about a few of our favorite moments in all of pro wrestling, along with fond memories of Stride Pro Wrestling. 

You can listen to this week's show here. And don't forget to give us your picks too. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

AUDIO: Now Hit My Music

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Theme music is essential in the world of pro wrestling. It's hard to imagine a time without it. This week on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast, Chad Smart and I talk about the history of theme music and some of our favorite songs.

Give it a listen here

Friday, September 27, 2019

VIDEO: Pat Patterson auction

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The Pat Patterson Elite by Mattel was the talk of the internet for some time. I actually picked one up because the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast had discussed it and the difficulty that had finding it. My intent was to send it to the hosts, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins. However, they have their own now.

So, I'm not attached to this figure in any way and am selling it on eBay. However, I'm not looking for a payday for myself. Instead, I will take a portion of the proceeds from this auction and put it toward the Stride Pro Wrestling/My 1-2-3 Cents Action Figure Drive for Toys for Tots this Christmas season.

You can bid here! Thanks. 

Monday, September 23, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling with the 80s: The Von Erichs

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To me, the Von Erichs are one of the greatest families ever associated with pro wrestling. Their story has plenty of tragedy, but instead, we focus on the many triumphs on this week's Wrestling with the 80s edition of the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast.

Listen here and don't forget to subscribe.

Monday, September 16, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Wrestling Under the Influence is quickly becoming my favorite edition of the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. However, this month I was drinking alone. That'll change though. Time got away from me.

But anyway, this month I try Belching Beaver Brewery's Me So Honey Blonde. Give the show a listen and let me know what else we should be trying on the show. Listen here.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Borden cashed out

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

At the start of Saturday night's Cashing In fundraiser for YouthBuild, Cash Borden had all three of Stride Pro Wrestling's singles championships. He won the Legacy title in late 2018 after the championship was vacated. He recently climbed the ladder and claimed the No Limits Championship, even though he wasn't in the match. Then after losing the Heavyweight title back to Red Daniels, he stole the belt and assaulted General Manager Sam Hunter in the process. 

'Warbound' Bo Sawyer

However, that punch may be what lead to Cash's demise as a champion in Stride. He had to defend all three belts at the fundraiser. First, he lost the No Limits title to 'Warbound' Bo Sawyer in a fatal four-way with Dalton Anthony and Dexter Roswell. 

Jose Magnifico 
A bit later, Jose Magnifico picked up the Legacy title. And in a hard-hitting, action-packed main event, Daniels beat Borden in the middle of the ring and got his hands back on the Heavyweight championship. 

Daniels vs. Borden
Courtesy: Tyler Adams
It was an incredible night of wrestling action and I do tip my hat to Cash who wrestled five men in three different matches that night. While his actions are far from a champion, he proved he's a true competitor here in Stride.

Other match results: 
'Stone Cold' Redneck beat 'Squire' Savveon Aryes.

Mike Masters beat B-Rad.

Ax Allwardt beat Ryzer in a chain match when the referee determined Ryzer couldn't continue.

Heath Hatton and Kevin Hunsperger retained the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team titles by beating Bud Gallows & the Masked Man and Roger Matheus & Chris Hargas (the Kings of Destiny). 

Perhaps the best part of the night, Stride raised about $3,000 for the YouthBuild program. Thanks to everyone who attended the show.