The 2300/ECW Arena – Doc’D #48

Oh Lord, the wonky buzzing noise! Sorry about that. Anyway, in this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history and lasting legacy of the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, otherwise known as the ECW Arena, the world’s most famous bingo hall. Continue reading “The 2300/ECW Arena – Doc’D #48”

Shifty Spaces TechRelic Ground 0’s New Chikara – WIRed #99

It’s time for Episode 99 — OMG, 100 is NEXT WEEK; ERMAHGERD — of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses shifty space designs, respecting old technology, some Ground Zeroes speedruns, and CHIKARA rises like a kayfabe-phoenix! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Shifty Spaces TechRelic Ground 0’s New Chikara – WIRed #99”

CHIKARA HAS RETURNED (in real life & on this website…)

Remember that time I wrote about that promotion on that website that one time? No? Do you remember when I wrote that story about CHIKARA Pro Wrestling on The PractitioNERD sometime last year? Maybe? Well, I did. I wrote a brief history on the CHIKARA promotion, along with some general information about the company and what makes it truly awesome.  Then, sometime after that post, CHIKARA went “on hiatus” — and unlike myself taking credit for the WWE Championship redesign, I’m not taking credit for this….yet — and BOY do I have an update for you guys: in only ten days, CHIKARA IS BACK AND NO LONGER CANCELLED. Well, the truth is that they were never canceled in the first place… Continue reading “CHIKARA HAS RETURNED (in real life & on this website…)”

Twofold Luxury Metamaterial Cameras of Big “N” Collecting CHIKARA- WIRed #31

This is a story all about how…long ago, in a web show studio far, far away….Anyway, this week on WIRed, we look at some green-minded luxury townhomes, the future without lenses in cameras, an EPIC Nintendo collection, and what’s a CHIKARA?!?  Also, Dexter’s Lab is awesome!!   Continue reading “Twofold Luxury Metamaterial Cameras of Big “N” Collecting CHIKARA- WIRed #31″

CHIKARA Pro: A Quick Introduction

One of my favorite wrestling promotions in the country is definitely CHIKARA (or “CHIKARA Pro”), based out of the city of Brotherly Love (a suspect nickname considering the generalization of the Eagles’ fan base), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2002 by professional wrestlers Mike Quackenbush and “Reckless Youth” Tom Carter (who also serve as wrestling trainers), CHIKARA takes its name and logo from the Japanese kanji meaning of “strength”. The promotion is influenced by the lucha libre style, as its performers are grouped into técnicos (babyfaces, or good guys) and rudos (heels, or villains). Similar in the style of lucha libre, many of CHIKARA’s talent have also performed under masks and with unique gimmicks.   Continue reading “CHIKARA Pro: A Quick Introduction”