Now that former WWE stars Jox Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose) and KENTA (f.k.a. Hideo Itami) are competing in New Japan G1 Classic Tournament, another former WWE star seems to also have been stung by NJPW tourney fever. TJP (f.k.a. TJ Perkins; man, there’s a ton of “f.k.a.” so far) will take part in this year’s New Japan Pro Wrestling Super J-Cup tournament.Continue reading “Ex-WWE Star TJP to Compete in New Japan’s Super J-Cup Tournament (UPDATE: Full Bracket Revealed!)”
During a Memphis Grizzlies game this past Saturday, where they fell 112-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, WWE Hall of Famers Jerry “The King” Lawler and Rikishi Fatu would join the Grizz Girls in the third quarter to perform the latter’s dance routine made famous with Too Cool trio in WWE. This was moment that was wonderful and poignant as Lawler’s son, Brian Christopher Lawler (a.k.a., Grandmaster Sexay), was one-third of the group (along with Scott “Scotty 2 Hotty” Taylor) during their run in the Attitude Era.
In this special bonus episode of the Countdown City WrestleCast, host JC sits down with “Boom Boom” Brandon Oliver, the owner and promoter of River City Wrestling. They discuss Brandon’s start in wrestling, how he got River City Wrestling up and running, and how much the promotion has grown in 17 years. He also shares some stories, including his “run-in” with Damien and Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
Approximately 19 years, 4 months and 8 days prior from this week’s edition on RAW on Monday, Jeff Jarrett wrestled his final match on the red-brand as part of a tag team match where he and Tom Prichard were defeated by Chyna and Debra on the September 27, 1999 edition of Raw Is War. His last WWE match would be at that year’s No Mercy pay-per-view in a blow-off losing the Intercontinental Championship in a Good Housekeeping match. While Jarrett made an appearance on the January 28th edition of RAW (where Elias prevented he and Road Dogg attempting to sing “With My Baby Tonight”), and this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble match, he finally had a match against Elias on this past Monday’s episode of RAW. In the process, he set a new record; AIN’T HE GREAT?!?!
After winning the IWGP Intercontinental Champion at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Power Struggle event, Chris Jericho has been frustrating many members of the NJPW roster (thanks to his now-signature surprise attacks starting since earlier this year), including his upcoming Wrestle Kingdom 13 challenger, Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Tetsuya Naito, who is likely at his wits end. You’ll see why very soon…Continue reading “Tetsuya Naito Goes Chris Jericho on Chris Jericho Before his Wrestle Kingdom 13 Match with, you guessed it, Chris Jericho.”
Friend of The PractitioNERD, J.C. sits down with Chris Marval, pro wrestler and co-founder of the Hybrid School of Wrestling on their latest episode of the Countdown City WrestleCast. In the interview, they discuss how Marval got started in wrestling, how the Texas Treats were born, and the wrestling school that continues to grow each day. Whether you’re looking to become a pro wrestler or … Continue reading J.C. of Countdown City WrestleCast Interviews pro wrestler and Hybrid SOW co-founder Chris Marval
For their 2019 broadcast of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year — Wrestle Kingdom 13, on January 4th, 2019 — cable channel AXS TV is shaking some things up a bit by airing a two-hour cut of NJPW‘s premiere annual show ON THE SAME, EXACT DAY that it airs in Japan. The show will feature a double-main-event with Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Kenny Omega … Continue reading Here’s AXS TV’s Broadcast Plans for Wrestle Kingdom…
Yes, you read that correctly: L.U.C.H.A.: A Wrestling Sci-Fi Thriller. Now’s THAT’S an attention -grabbing title for a comic book, or practically anything. According to co-creators CW Cooke and Travis Hymel, here’s the main story of their series:
L.U.C.H.A. is the story of Agente, a luchador detective who spends his life solving low level crimes and murders, taking on any job that falls in his lap. He just so happens to get wrapped up in a murder campaign that involves vampires, wrestlers, and other notorious figures before the rug gets pulled out from under him…and the readers!
The Portland Trail Blazers celebrated Halloween a bit early on the 22nd as we got to check out their awesome pregame outfits before they took on the Washington Wizards. The costumes included a reference Disney’s beastly prince, one of the best characters from Chappelle’s Show, and Damian Lillard getting to channel his inner-Texas Rattlesnake… Continue reading “Damian Lillard Dressed as ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as the Trailblazers celebrated Halloween early…”
Over at Pastor Ed Young’s YouTube channel, he interviews WWE Legend and seven-time world champion, The Undertaker, about his life in the business, the plans Andre the Giant had in store for him, how he became a born-again Christian, and much more. Probably the biggest story of the interview has to do with those plans with Andre the Giant, because due to the Eight Wonder … Continue reading Pastor Ed Young’s “Out Of Character” Interview w/ The Undertaker. No Worries; Nothing Spontaneously Combusts…