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

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

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

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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.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Go Figure Friday: Outback Jack

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Tie me kangaroo down, sport, I've found Outback Jack. It didn't happen in 'the wild' but I did get my hands on this figure that's eluded me for 30+ years. 

A fellow collector, 'The WWF LJN Whisperer' Zorro Mendez hooked me up! The figure is in amazing shape. Take a look and subscribe.

Monday, September 2, 2019

AUDIO: My 1-2-3 Cents: 2 is Greater Than 1

Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

It's been quite a week. On Thursday night, my buddy Heath Hatton and I captured the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team titles. Yes, you read that right. 

We talk more about the experience and all of Stride's roster on the latest edition of 2 is Greater Than 1You can listen here.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Revenge is coming...

Created by Sam Hunter

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Thursday night was a big one for Stride Pro Wrestling. New champions were crowned at Rent One Park as Stride presented Bash at the Ballpark. Cash Borden won the newly created No Limits Championship. Keri Gold is the first-ever Women's Champion. Heath Hatton and I picked up the tag team titles. And Red Daniels is once again the heavyweight champion. 

I'll go into more detail on the tag team title win on the next episode of My 1-2-3 Cents the podcast. Episode 250 (2 is Greater Than 1) drops Monday morning. However, I can tell you this may end up being one of the shortest championship reigns in company history. Heath and I are defending in a rematch against Tony Flood and Jay Spade on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Created by Sam Hunter
Our match is among a handful matches already signed for Stride Pro Wrestling's Revenge show. It's at the Stride building, 1130 N. Division Street in Carterville. 

Red defends against Cash. There's a grudge match featuring Dexter Roswell against his former assistant Dalton Anthony. And we'll see for the first time ever Mike Masters battle 'Warbound' Bo Sawyer.

It's going to be fun. I'm hoping the aches and pains subside by Saturday night. I'm also hopeful we are successful in our first title defense. At age 46, well actually, never in my life would I have thought I'd be writing such a blog. Thanks to all who supported and made this possible.