Friday, June 28, 2019

Go Figure Friday: Walkies

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What are Walkies? I'm glad you asked. You'll have to check out the video. But seriously, Walkies are wrestlers you throw against a vertical flat surface and watch them race. The two I have are modeled after "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Chris Jericho.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling Under the Influence: Rowdy & Proud

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This week on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast I'm joined by Stride Pro Wrestling's Ax Allwardt for 'Wrestling Under the Influence'. We drink 'Rowdy & Proud' by Three Taverns Craft Brewery near Atlanta, Georgia.

Besides reviewing this fine beverage, we share our memories of the late, great 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the podcast and leave a review!

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Friday, June 14, 2019

VIDEO: Go Figure Friday: Andre the Giant

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Andre the Giant is one of the all-time greats. My appreciation for him grew after his death. I love collecting his figures. This week I unbox one I bought more than 20 years ago. Enjoy.

Monday, June 10, 2019

AUDIO: From fan to pro

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This week on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast I'm joined by Tony Flood. He's the second 'triple-crown' champion in Stride Pro Wrestling. We discuss going from fan to pro. Let me know what you think. Rate and review on your favorite listening platform, screenshot that review and send it to me. 

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

BattleBowl final set

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Stride Pro Wrestling General Manager Sam Hunter has come up with a new concept for the company. It's a bit like the 1991 BattleBowl: Lethal Lottery event, but with an update. Eight team captains were chosen and each of those captains picked a name at random. 

Those teams did battle Saturday night for rounds one and two of the tournament. The winning team will then face off against each other for a future Stride Heavyweight Championship match. The runner-up team will get a title match against the tag team champions. 

Roger Matheus returns
Courtesy: Jamie Myers
I enjoyed the matchups as we had a chance to see guys on the Stride roster in the ring against each other for the first time. For example, Cash Borden was in there against Ax Allwardt. The other big news of the night was the return of Roger Matheus. In October we thought his career was over after an injury suffered in the ring. But with therapy and training, he's back and bigger, badder and better than ever. 

We now know how that final match is going to shape up. "King" Chris Hargas and Cash Borden will face Heath Hatton and Scott Phoenix on Saturday, July 6 back at the Stride Building (1130 N. Division Street).

Results from the show:

Blaine Black pinned Saveyon Ayers.

The Sin City Saints (Tony Flood & Jay Spade) (c) beat Team Frat Fitness (B-Rad & Will Power).

Battle Bowl: Ax Allward & Ryzer beat Jose Magnifico & Brian Richards.

Battle Bowl: King Hargas & Cash Borden beat Bo Sawyer & Bud Gallows after Jason Tiller interfered.

Battle Bowl: Mr. Anthony & Roger Matheus beat Farmer Billy Hills & Dexter Roswell.

Battle Bowl: Heath Hatton & Scott Phoenix beat Hollywood Redneck & Jason Tiller after Bo Sawyer interfered.

Battle Bowl: Hargas & Cash beat Ax & Ryzer. Ax then turned on Ryzer and gave him a piledriver.

Battle Bowl: Hatton & Phoenix beat Anthony & Matheus.

Red Daniels (c) pinned Wraith to defend the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title.

Friday, June 7, 2019

VIDEO: Go Figure Friday: Mr. Wonderful made me bleed

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Back in the day, I had a Paul Orndorff LJN Bend'em. One night, he made me bleed. Maybe it was my own fault though...

Get the story in this week's Go Figure Friday.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wraith’s golden opportunity

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"I see dead people." It's a great movie quote and one I often think of whenever Wraith steps into the ring for Stride Pro Wrestling. The word wraith by the way is "a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death."

When Wraith first debuted in January 2018, he took the company by storm. He dominated the Stride Cup Tournament and won the first ever event along with the Legacy Title on the same night. He defended that belt for the better part of the year before losing it in a four-way ladder match in October. 

Then Wraith started to spiral. Not only did he lose the belt, he lost his number one disciple, Ryzer. The two were a great pairing but Ryzer wanted to distance himself from the 'dead man' and create his own identity. Wraith has made a few appearances since March's first blood loss against Ryzer. 

Most notably this Saturday night Wraith is in for a first time experience. He will get a shot at he Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight TItle. Champion Red Daniels won the belt at Strideversary in March and has done an outstanding job defending it, chalking up victories over "The King" Chris Hargas and former multi-time champion Heath Hatton.

Wraith presents a unique challenge to Daniels as pound for pound it'll be his biggest competition to date. Wraith hasn't been the same though since his days with Ryzer ended. I can't wait to see this match and what's next for both competitors. 

Bell time is 6:30 at the Stride Building in Carterville. We'll see you there! 

Monday, June 3, 2019

AUDIO: Wrestling identities

Dexter Roswell in Stride & CCW

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Pro wrestling has had its share of identity change. Goldust, Kane and the Undertaker are three of the biggest. But don't forget about "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, the Rock and Mick Foley. Who are your favorites? Who are your least favorites?

We get into that discussion this week on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. You can listen to guest co-host Garrett Turner and I talk about our favorites. Plus, Garrett sheds some light on his own wrestling persona, Dexter Roswell and the fact that he plays two different personalities for the character (one in southern Illinois for Stride Pro Wrestling and the other in Missouri for Cape Championship Wrestling.)

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