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…”
While it’s true that Ring of Honor was not the first place CM Punk began to make his name, it was, however, the house that he helped build. It can be argued that the upstart independent promotion ended up much better off after he left for WWE than before he arrived from IWA: Mid-South. Continue reading “Remembering CM Punk’s Time in Ring of Honor…”
In this month’s professional wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, concept and influence of the Hell In A Cell specialty match. Continue reading “Hell In A Cell – Doc’D #28”
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”
It’s time for Episode 103 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a compact (yet roomy) apartment complex, ‘Kids React’ to the Apple II, female grapplers in EA Sports UFC, and the retired life of CM Punk! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Tiny Apt. Old PCs UFC Women Retired Punk – WIRed #103”
Red Eye Chicago interviewed former WWE Champion CM Punk as he was taking part in the commemoration of Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout games in 1998. He was asked about whether or not it pitching 20 strikeout games was more impressive than holding the WWE Championship for 434 days. Punk fielded that question, stating that Wood’s would have to answer that and noting that he felt that it was the most impressively pitched game in major league history. Of course, one of the following questions was regarding his status as an active member of the WWE roster, to which the Straight-Edge Superstar indeed confirmed that at the age of 35, he is actively retired from professional wrestling.
Welcome to WIRed #74, where superstructures elevate a forest over ground, a hacked LEGO train is used to network and transfer information and data, the use of architecture in the upcoming video game ‘The Witness’, and CM Punk uses grammar to give online trolls the good ol’ G-T-S!!
Never again can you say that professional wrestlers aren’t smart and great speakers. WWE Superstar CM Punk, the “Second City Saint” himself, is just that, and he’s also a huge grammar snob, particularly toward those who troll and insult him on the internet. In his delightful new series on the Nerdist Channel, Grammar Slam, Punk teaches sad online trolls how to correctly use some of the internet’s commonly misused words. Of course, he does this the way we’d expect him to: by verbally berating and ripping apart the grammar of the so-called tough-guys who send him nasty messages across social media and e-mail.
This week on WIRed, we discuss an architecture grad’s school bus retrofitted into a tiny house, a USB-powered desktop BB rifle, ‘Game Dev Tycoon’ and it’s hilarious anti-piracy efforts, and my favorite Daniel Bryan/CM Punk memes!