Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

Chris Jericho challenges Kenny Omega at New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January!

Well, it certainly appears that Christmas will be arriving both early AND late this year. After “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega successfully defended his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Trent Barretta at New Japan’s Power Struggle event this past Sunday, Chris Jericho made an appearance on screen, challenging Omega to a match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4th at the Tokyo Dome. Now, while many long-time wrestling fans know that Y2J is no stranger to the Land of the Rising Sun, his connection to the WWE certainly raises a few eyebrows and makes the impact much bigger. Continue reading Chris Jericho challenges Kenny Omega at New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January!

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A Look Back to Just Before Kurt Angle’s Return to a WWE Ring before TLC 2017…

For long-time WWE fans who were watching Sunday’s Tables-Ladders-Chairs pay-per-view, Kurt Angle’s return to in-ring competition with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose was an emotional ride. Although the company ignored his contributions and amazing matches in That Company That Shall Not Be Named Whatever Its Name Is This Week, the experience was something special and endearing, from how goofy he looked in the Shield SWAT gear to his ability to german-suplex all five members of the opposing team and deliver a series of Angle Slams. Some of us even shed a little tear after he secured the pin-fall victory for his team… Continue reading A Look Back to Just Before Kurt Angle’s Return to a WWE Ring before TLC 2017…

Anthem Sports Has Officially Launched The Global Wrestling Network! (You Know, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling…)

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Today, Anthem Sports — the parent company of Impact Wrestling, or is it/is it not Global Force Wrestling, I’m not sure as I’me just as confused as most of you are, so who knows — has launched their own over-the-top streaming pro wrestling network, the Global Wrestling Network, a’la WWE Network and New Japan WORLD. When you sign up for the 30-day free trial, you’ll have access to EVERYTHING TNA/Impact has ever done, including their original weekly pay-per-views from 2002. Continue reading Anthem Sports Has Officially Launched The Global Wrestling Network! (You Know, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling…)

The DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – Doc’D #68

Oh dear Lord, we DEFINITELY have to talk about THIS championship! In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, hilarity, and…just…plain-awesome-absurdity of the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship title from Dramatic Dream Team, a.k.a. DDT, Wrestling.

1) Dramatic Dream Team Pro-Wrestling [ddtpro.com, youtube.com/ddtofficial]
2) Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship Title History [https://goo.gl/XuBK8s]
3) “Here’s how Two Wrestling Bloggers won an actual Japanese Championship Title” from The PractitioNERD, August, 31,2016 [https://goo.gl/EBkbqE] Continue reading The DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – Doc’D #68

Here’s Shane McMahon Doing MoCap for WWE 2K18…

When it comes to making WWE video games, the in-ring motion capture (MoCap) work is performed by very talented non-WWE wrestlers that learn everyone’s moves and entrances while wearing the motion capture suits. This method allows the actual WWE wrestlers from having to take lots of time out of their already busy schedules to film MoCap work. However, there are some instances when some WWE talent don’t want someone else to bring their moves to the virtual world; Shane McMahon is one of them. Continue reading Here’s Shane McMahon Doing MoCap for WWE 2K18…

AJ Styles on Why We Should Support Indy Wrestling…

 

This past Sunday, AJ Styles, the current WWE United States Champion on Smackdown Live, showed up at a NWA Wildside reunion event in his home state of Georgia. Your first question might be: How can he be allowed to attend a indy wreslting event if he’s signed to WWE? Well, Styles was off last weekend (in preparation of his busy week coming up as WWE talent work four days per week on average) so he was able to schedule the appearance.  According to Jerry “The King” Lawler from his recent podcast, WWE talent are “technically tax-wise, considered independent contractors” and can make “third-party appearances” at indy events permitted they are not scheduled to work a WWE-based booking, which is done (typically) with the indy promotion making a request to WWE, paying an agreed appearance fee, then WWE asks the talent if they would like to appear, and the deal is done. Continue reading AJ Styles on Why We Should Support Indy Wrestling…

The Green/White Ranger To Make A Pro Wrestling Appearance For Booker T’s Promotion…

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Jason David Frank, the MMA fighter best known as the Green and White Rangers from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, is slated to make an appearance at a professional wrestling event.  The December 9th event is titled “Christmas Chaos,” and is being promoted by WWE Hall-of-Famer Booker T’s Houston-based wrestling promotion, called Reality of Wrestling, or ROW.  ROW is partnering with FITE TV to stream Christmas Chaos, which will be the promotion’s first pay-per-view event. Continue reading The Green/White Ranger To Make A Pro Wrestling Appearance For Booker T’s Promotion…

Adam Cole (BAY-BAY!!) Signs with WWE, Reports to NXT This Week…

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Sources with the Pro Wrestling Torch have recently and independently confirmed that former Ring of Honor World Heavywieght Champion and former Bullet Club member Adam Cole has signed with WWE and will be debuting in NXT. If you’re following this story, you’ll recall that it was PWInsider who first reported Cole’s signing, and, according to PWInsider, Cole is set to head over to the NXT’s home base, the WWE Performance Center, this week. Continue reading Adam Cole (BAY-BAY!!) Signs with WWE, Reports to NXT This Week…

Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

On August 1, 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, CM Punk made his WWE television debut on that week’s episode of ECW on SciFi, where he defeated ECW Original Justin Credible. Almost instantly, and thanks to a series of excellent pre-taped promos where he discussed his true-to-life straight edge lifestyle, emphasizing the movement’s disciplinary aspects of living drug-and-alcohol-free. Continue reading Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

An Intellectual Fan’s Sign from Monday Night RAW…

Thanks r/SquaredCircle!