WWE European Championship – Doc’D #40

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”

‘Pancakes & Powerslams’ with D’Lo Brown!

I’ve made it no secret here at The PractitioNERD that I’m a huge fan (read “mark”) for D’Lo Brown or that I credit him for getting me back into wrestling and for being possible the most entertaining European Champion in WWE history (in my honest opinion).  Recently, the Pancakes and Powerslams Show was had D’Lo Brown on as a special guest host, as he was promoting his new D’Lo Pro Wrestling Academy (you know, teaching the future how to properly wag their heads around and how they better recognize). Brown had plenty to discuss regarding his time WWETNA and Japan. Continue reading “‘Pancakes & Powerslams’ with D’Lo Brown!”

Living Cubes, Digital Dudz, Retro Controllers & D’Lo Brown – WIRed #64

In this week’s episode of WIRed — coming “live” from Camp Crystal Lake — I talk about maximizing limited living space with the Living Cube, how a guy quit his job at NASA to design techy t-shirts, the return of 8-bit pixels in controller-form, and why D’Lo Brown got me back into wrestling. Continue reading “Living Cubes, Digital Dudz, Retro Controllers & D’Lo Brown – WIRed #64”

Why I Was (& Still Am) A D’Lo Brown Fan

Back in 1998, my interest in professional wrestling had kind of dwindled. I was still watching it and I was still intrigued in the saga of Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon and WCW vs. the nWo, but other than that, I found no balance between top stories/personalities to mid-card stories/personalities (which I feel are just as important — if not more important than– as the main-eventers) to keep the sense of variety going. Aside from the relatable boss vs. employee and company vs. invaders story, some swagger, trash-talking, finger-pointing and head-waggin was needed. In other words, I DEFINITELY took notice of D’Lo Brown, and I credit him for getting me back into wrestling.

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Ugh! Sometimes We Wish These Guys Didn’t Comeback: Worst Comebacks in WWE History

You know why you’re here, Warrior…

We wrestling fans get excited when our favorite wrestlers return from a hiatus.  When wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Bret “Hitman” Hart, and even more recent stars like John Cena (like at the 2008 Royal Rumble, after surgery) return at WWE live events, we –the fans – hang on each and every word they say and anything and everything they do.  However, not every return to the McMahon Family Business has been successful. That can range from random incidents committed by said returning superstars, the creative team not knowing what to do with the talent, or maybe that wrestler isn’t just the commodity (in-ring & entertaining-wise) as they used to be.  Continue reading “Ugh! Sometimes We Wish These Guys Didn’t Comeback: Worst Comebacks in WWE History”