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… After being brutalized to a bloody … Continue reading Tetsuya Naito Goes Chris Jericho on Chris Jericho Before his Wrestle Kingdom 13 Match with, you guessed it, Chris Jericho.
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…
UPDATE (3/22/2018): Due to an injury and rumored WWE return, Mysterio was pulled from the event: Rey Mysterio is off of Sunday's New Japan card in Long Beach, the new match is Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay — John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) March 22, 2018 ORIGINAL STORY: It seems that Chris Jericho’s method of going from a recent WWE appearance and/or active participation to taking matches for … Continue reading After His Surprise Royal Rumble Appearance, Rey Mysterio Is Heading To New Japan Pro Wrestling
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!”
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.