Chicago’s Best Rain Towers GTA’s Starks Lost Title – WIRed #52

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So, for SOME reason, the video is NOT showing up on the page, so until then, CLICK HERE for WIRed #52 on Blip.tv!! NERD OUT!!

This week’s LEGO-tastic 52nd episode of WIRed discusses five of Chicago’s greatest buildings, a Dust Bowl-era on-demand rain tower, play as iron Man in GTA 4, and the short life of the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Titles. Also, I LOVE LEGO!!!!

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WCW’s ‘Ghost’ Title: The Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship

Many titles in professional wrestling have long, detailed histories and lineages, lasting decades; one in particular only lasted a mere 8 days. Yup, you read that right, EIGHT DAYS. I present to you, the short history of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship of World Championship Wrestling. As the Cruiserweight division of WCW was widely regarded as a unique feature in the company (even Goldberg himself often lauded that the Cruiserweights were the best overall in-ring product of the promotion), the WCW Cruiserweight Championship often had the best matches.  With the large number of number of cruiserweight talent signed with the company, WCW decided to expand the visibility of the division, and created the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship in February 2001. Continue reading “WCW’s ‘Ghost’ Title: The Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship”

Norma Sklarek’s Bookless Library Shambles w/ Undead WWE Titles – WIRed #33

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..and NO, this is not about Zombie Professional Wrestling Architects; but it’s not a bad idea…  On this week’s edition of PractitioNERD WIRed, I discuss a groundbreaking female African-American architect, a new library in San Antonio WITHOUT BOOKS, how Activision intends on ruining our faith with licensed games, and I continue to complain about things the WWE should bring back (it’s like I care, or something). **AHEM**KingOfTheRing**AHEM**   Continue reading “Norma Sklarek’s Bookless Library Shambles w/ Undead WWE Titles – WIRed #33”

WWE Should Bring Back These Three Championship Titles…

HINT: This is ONE of them….

Ever since WWE extended Monday Night RAW from a two-hour show to three hours, they’ve had some difficulty providing entertaining programming to fill the entirety of the show — I’d suggest more matches, less segments/interviews.  Adrian Fylonenko of The Bleacher Report suggest that the WWE bring back the Cruiserweight (or Light Heavyweight, if you prefer), European, and Hardcore championship titles to help the WWE keep up a solid, quality program for all three hours of RAW, as the reintroduction of these belts could and would create more dynamic storylines and feuds on RAW and –should it go the three-hour route as well — SmackDown. Essentially: WRESTLING > VIDEO FLASHBACKS.   Continue reading “WWE Should Bring Back These Three Championship Titles…”