Bruno Mars AND Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the late, great Bruno Sammartino…

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Since his passing earlier this past Wednesday, the tributes keep pouring in for the WWE and New York sports great Bruno Sammartino. The well-wishes, prayers and condolences were coming in from nearly every who’s-who in the world of professional wrestling, including a 10-bell salute before WWE’s most recent show in South Africa. It’s fair to say that Sammartino’s influence extended FAR beyond the world of professional wrestling to the general entertainment world; enter Bruno Mars… Continue reading “Bruno Mars AND Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the late, great Bruno Sammartino…”

Well, Maybe Bam Bam Bigelow Will Get Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Next Year…

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Le sigh. Now, I know that EVERY SINGLE YEAR there are going to be gripes and complaints about who “needs to be”, “should be” and “deserves to be” in the WWE Hall of Fame. Remember the multiple online arguments about Randy Savage getting inducted? Or even Bruno Sammartino? Or J-E-Double F, J-A-Double R-E-Double T?!? Now, all three of those guys made it to the Hall of Fame, but one omission that grinds my gears (especially due to the constant rumors and false-positive leaks/reports) is the lack of the late-Bam Bam Bigelow’s absence from the WWE Hall of Fame. Continue reading “Well, Maybe Bam Bam Bigelow Will Get Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Next Year…”

After His Surprise Royal Rumble Appearance, Rey Mysterio Is Heading To New Japan Pro Wrestling

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

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OF COURSE, WWE Legend Mick Foley Fought The Walking Dead’s Negan At A Comic Con Last Weekend…

Let’s get the main story out-of-the-way first. Okay; this past weekend at Paradise City Comic Con (in Miami, FL),  WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley saved two people cosplaying as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters Casey Jones and April O’Neil from being attacked by someone cosplaying as The Walking Dead‘s Negan by performing his Mandible Claw submission hold on him during a cosplay wrestling event. Let that sink in for a bit, and I’ll be back with you after the break. Continue reading “OF COURSE, WWE Legend Mick Foley Fought The Walking Dead’s Negan At A Comic Con Last Weekend…”

The Green/White Ranger To Make A Pro Wrestling Appearance For Booker T’s Promotion…

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Jason David Frank, the MMA fighter best known as the Green and White Rangers from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, is slated to make an appearance at a professional wrestling event.  The December 9th event is titled “Christmas Chaos,” and is being promoted by WWE Hall-of-Famer Booker T’s Houston-based wrestling promotion, called Reality of Wrestling, or ROW.  ROW is partnering with FITE TV to stream Christmas Chaos, which will be the promotion’s first pay-per-view event. Continue reading “The Green/White Ranger To Make A Pro Wrestling Appearance For Booker T’s Promotion…”

Yes, the XFL will get a Physical Hall of Fame for a day in New York City…

Oh great googily-moogily, the X-F-L… Admittedly, I was a fan early on, as I was looking for an alternative to the NFL (though Arena Football was already scratching that itch). I had no issues with the NFL then (like I do now), but competition in the pro sports realm can be a positive thing. Well, we know how the XFL ended (not well), but this coming Super Bowl week in 2017, ESPN will debut it’s newest installment of their famed 30 for 30 series with the unbelievably-highly-anticipated “This Was The XFL”. Between that, ESPN’s coverage of the WWE on SportsCenter, and the 30 For 30 series working on a Ric Flair documentary, I am super amped! Continue reading “Yes, the XFL will get a Physical Hall of Fame for a day in New York City…”

The Happy Retirement Tim Duncan Summer Spectacular! – Geek Me Five #12

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary we’ll be saluting and discussing some of the interesting points about the recently-retired San Antonio Spurs star, often referred to as the greatest Power Forward in the history of the NBA, Tim Duncan, aka #OldManRiverwalk and/or #TheBigFundamental, in five, easy-to-follow segments. Continue reading “The Happy Retirement Tim Duncan Summer Spectacular! – Geek Me Five #12”

So, Josh Gad Is Writing A ‘Gorgeous George’ Movie For WWE Studios

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According to Variety, WWE Studios is co-producing a biopic about WWE Hall of Famer Gorgeous George, written by actor Josh Gad and his partner Ryan Dixon. Finally, WWE Studios is making a movie about PRO WRESTLING. Took them long enough… Continue reading “So, Josh Gad Is Writing A ‘Gorgeous George’ Movie For WWE Studios”

The PractitioNERD Tribute to Dusty Rhodes, 1945 – 2015

This past Thursday, legendary professional wrestler and WWE Hall-of-Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes passed away at the age of 69.  I wanted to give tribute to the legacy of the man born Virgil Runnels, Jr. by assembling this playlist featuring some of my favorite moments from his long and fantastic career.  Thank you, Dusty, and Happy Trails to you…..until we meet again… Continue reading “The PractitioNERD Tribute to Dusty Rhodes, 1945 – 2015”

reWIRed: January 2015 – DEBUT EPISODE!!!

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It’s the end of MONTH, and it’s time for the monthly round-up show that is reWIRed, where host Montez McCrary discusses his favorite stories of the last 30 (give or take) days from ThePractitioNERD.com covering the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “reWIRed: January 2015 – DEBUT EPISODE!!!”