ECW December to Dismember 2006 – Doc’D #64

In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the background, the event itself, and the aftermath of WWE’s final ECW-branded pay-per-view event, 2006’s December to Dismember. Let’s just say it was the final one for a reason… Continue reading “ECW December to Dismember 2006 – Doc’D #64”

The 2300/ECW Arena – Doc’D #48

Oh Lord, the wonky buzzing noise! Sorry about that. Anyway, in this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history and lasting legacy of the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, otherwise known as the ECW Arena, the world’s most famous bingo hall. Continue reading “The 2300/ECW Arena – Doc’D #48”

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Mick Foley’s ‘Cane Dewey’ Promo

Almost twenty (20) years ago in the back of a bingo hall in Philadelphia (i.e., the ECW Arena), Mick Foley delivered a tirade of a promo that is now considered and has long stood as the most passionate, as well as haunting, of his professional wrestling career. Known amongst pro wrestling fans and experts as the “Cane Dewey” Promo,  the rant features Foley — who at the time was competing in Extreme Championship Wrestling as Cactus Jack — addressing a fan who had written the words “Cane Dewey” on a sign, which was a seen by most as a sickening message pointed at Dewey Foley, Mick Foley’s then-three-year-old son. Continue reading “Mick Foley’s ‘Cane Dewey’ Promo”

Foundation Smart Strips LEGOs by Jerry Lynn – WIRed #80

http://blip.tv/practitionerd/foundation-smart-strips-legos-by-jerry-lynn-wired-80-6715145 This week on WIRed, find out how many Fresh Prince references are here (RIP James Avery), a Japanese house with an interesting foundation, the surge protector that you can operate with an app, the theoretical take of a LEGO Last of Us game, and how Jerry Lynn became the ‘New F’n Show.’ ———————————— ARCHITECTURE: https://thepractitionerd.com/2013/12/30/sugiura-house-screams-foundation-be-darned TECHNOLOGY: https://thepractitionerd.com/2013/12/31/the-smart-power-strip-to-bring-home-automation-uh-home GAMING: https://thepractitionerd.com/2014/01/01/i-want-a-lego-the-last-of-us-game-yesterday PRO WRESTLING: https://thepractitionerd.com/2014/01/02/how-jerry-lynn-became-the-new-fn-show ———————————— BLOG: thepractitionerd.com STORE: zazzle.com/thepractitionerd* SUPPORT … Continue reading Foundation Smart Strips LEGOs by Jerry Lynn – WIRed #80

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How Jerry Lynn Became ‘The New F’N Show”

Jeremy “Jerry” Lynn is an American former American professional wrestler –whom retired in late-March of 2013–  and is noted by wrestling fans and renowned sports journalists as “one of the most underrated workers of the last quarter century“.  Most known for his stint at Extreme Championship Wrestling that showcased his hard-work ethic, excellent match psychology, and technical in-ring skills (don’t forget his awesome Cradle Piledriver finishing maneuver), Lynn was also known for his nickname while employed at ECW and stuck with his entire career since 1999, ‘The New F’N Show.” But how exactly did he get that name? Continue reading “How Jerry Lynn Became ‘The New F’N Show””

Family Wrestling Entertainment; Rest-holds & High-spots for the Family!

Professional wrestling, especially during the boom of the “Attitude Era”,  in the late 1990’s, has typically been presented as a somewhat mature product. While companies like World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (among some others) are a smidge-tamer in the violence and language departments (to capture a wider audience), other promotions like Extreme Championship Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling and others) were all out about the raw violence and language (to cater to a more niche audience).  Not many large-scale wrestling promotions seek a focus on a family-friendly presentation while totally refraining from the violence that comes with the territory of pro wrestling, some independent companies make that attempt.  One of which is New York City’s Family Wrestling Entertainment, starring several indy stars and former stars of WWE and TNA. Continue reading “Family Wrestling Entertainment; Rest-holds & High-spots for the Family!”

Kickstarter for ECW Documentary Surpasses Funding Goal! E-C-W!!!

Yesterday, filmmakers John Philapavage (a wrestling fan) and Kevin Kiernan (a non-wrestling fan), life-long friends and graduates of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, surpassed their financial goal on independent online fundraising website Kickstarter to fund an unauthorized documentary of the popular and legendary wrestling promotion, Extreme Championship Wrestling, or ECW.  This project involved 50 hours of footage being shot and over 60 interviews conducted to provide context and accuracy to this oral history.  This documentary has been a labor of love from the filmmakers, as the project began when they were both 19-years-old, back in March of 2000.   Continue reading “Kickstarter for ECW Documentary Surpasses Funding Goal! E-C-W!!!”

Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses the World Headquarters of Stalking gets a new HQ (http://goo.gl/sNom9), Solar Spheres better than Solar Panels (http://goo.gl/2gdw0), the subliminal release of Shenmue 3 (http://goo.gl/yL6iu), and ECW? Born out of Controversy? Really? (http://goo.gl/1bgfT)
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading “Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10”

ECW Secedes from the NWA as Shane Douglas Denounces NWA Title (1994)

HOLY CRAP!! That happened TWENTY YEARS AGO, YESTERDAY!!!!

In 1994, after World Championship Wrestling (WCW) withdrew from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), their Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) territory became the most televised wrestling show within the entire NWA.   Due to this, the tournament for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship was held in ECW’s home territory in Philadelphia, PA on August 27, 1994. After feeling like they were under the thumb of the power plays and unfair politics from the NWA board and officials, ECW began contemplating a plan to secede from the NWA in a controversial and public manner that would attract wide attention to ECW and insult the NWA organization as a final act of defiance.  Check out the rest of the story and the video of the “Birth of Extreme” incident below. Continue reading “ECW Secedes from the NWA as Shane Douglas Denounces NWA Title (1994)”