In a move that, like an RKO, absolutely came outta nowhere, WWE sent out a tweet yesterday announcing a new series on the WWE Network, titled Southpaw Regional Wrestling, . So far, it looks to be the Network’s first successful stab at scripted comedy. To be honest, any show with John Cena doing his best Gordon Solie impersonation — as the character and play-by-play announcer “Lance Catamaran” — ought to be good. Continue reading WWE Network’s “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted…
In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, impact and legacy of the WWE European Championship. Continue reading WWE European Championship – Doc’D #40
It’s time for Episode 107 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses post-natural disaster temporary housing, a watch that syncs with GPS satellites, a Super Mario Bros. speedrun in under 5 minutes, and FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Post-Storm Homes GPS Watch Speedrunning Foley – WIRed #107
On January 11 2013, WWE.com announced that Mick Foley would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6, 2013 in New York City –the night before WrestleMania XXIX — and would be inducted by his long time friend Terry Funk. During his induction speech, Foley talked about his days in the gym (which he admitted that not a lot of working out took place), how his family learned through his mannerisms when he was thinking about a promo, and his biggest regret in his professional wrestling career: the fact that he never…EVAAAAAAAAAAR…pinned Chris Jericho. Continue reading Mick Foley FINALLY Pinned Chris Jericho…at the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony
In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, — which is also the ONE-THOUSANDTH post on The PractitioNERD website — host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Last Man Standing match, its appeal and history, and a couple of his favorite finishes in the match variety. Continue reading The Last Man Standing Match – Doc’D #12 [#Post1000]
Graphic designer Scott Modrzynski spent the last two years creating a cubist, minimalist chart of the history of the World Wrestling Federation (including the years of the World Wide Wrestling Federation and the current incarnation, World Wrestling Entertainment), a portion of which you see above. The poster captures the title reigns of the World, Intercontinental, Tag Team, European, and Lightweight titles, and the winners of the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring (BRING IT BACK!), and various popular talents whose gold belt dreams eluded them.
Continue reading The History Of The WWF, In Form of a Detailed, Cubist Poster
On this week’s ON THE ROAD episode of PractitioNERD WIRed (NUMBER FORTY), we learn about beer bottles becoming viable structural and building material, a laser optic instrument that could replace learning the violin, DuckTales on the NES gets remade for a summer release on current gen consoles (WOO-HOO), and more reasons as to why Chris Jericho is SO FREAKING AWESOME!
Continue reading Bottle Homes Play Laser Violin DuckTales of Y2J – WIRed #40
Wow, Chris Jericho is…the…MAN! I’ve already gushed about Y2J in a post regarding why he was always welcome in the WWE, but for those who are unfamiliar was to why the Man of the Millennium is so awesome, Daine Pavloski of the Bleacher Report complied a list of fun, little factoids of the Man of 1,004 Holds himself. Ever since debuting in October of 1990 in independent wrestling shows in Canada, Jericho has wrestled in various countries, took the ECW, WCW and WWE by storm, and competed in matches with — and beaten — some of the best professional wrestlers to ever step foot in the squared circle. This list may even make you become a BIGGER fan of the Brewer of Jerichohol. Continue reading Chris Jericho: Fun Facts About the Ayatollah of Rock-N-Rolla
Christopher Keith Irvine, a.k.a., Chris Jericho. Y2J. The Man of the Millennium. The Man of 1,004 Holds (take that, Dean Malenko). The Ayatollah of Rock-and-Rollah. Moongoose McQueen. The Brewer of Jericohol. The Living Legend of the ring (even though Larry Zbyszko threatened to sue the WWE over both the phrase and t-shirt; HEY, a Zbyszko reference!). Continue reading Four Reasons Why Chris Jericho Will Always Be Welcome at WWE
Yesterday, a viral ad from the WWE website and YouTube page proclaimed that a “Revolution is coming.” There was no type of detail in the ad, as it composed mostly of stock riot and protest footage intercut with bombings, explosions and quick scene transitions (a’la any Michael Bay movie). Even though teaser videos indication some change or storyline are no stranger to the business of professional wrestling, what makes it interesting is that WWE had pulled the ad from its own site and YouTube page. Hmm…
Continue reading A Revolution is Coming to WWE? Let Me Get My Coat…