Geoffrey, the Toys ‘R’ Us Giraffe, Entered A Royal Rumble, Fought A Vampire & Amazon Prime…

When one door closes, another one opens. After the bankruptcy and closure of the popular and long-lasting toy retail store Toys ‘R’ Us this past month, it meant that the brand’s long-time mascot and spokes-animal, Geoffrey the Giraffe, was forced to step away from is lifelong gig. Thankfully, Geoffrey isn’t taking his newly-open schedule lying down, as he’s recently picked up a new pastime and career in the squared-circle down in the Sunshine State. Continue reading “Geoffrey, the Toys ‘R’ Us Giraffe, Entered A Royal Rumble, Fought A Vampire & Amazon Prime…”

When a Public Library in Wisconsin hosts a Pro Wrestling Show…

Those of use who have attended professional wrestling events are accustomed to them being hosted in from football stadiums, basketball/hockey arenas and local gymnasiums.  I for one have attended wrestling shows in parking lots, carnivals/fairs, VFW halls, stage theaters, night clubsand bar/grill restaurants, and these locations are very creative from a logistical point-of-view. It really rings true that pro wrestling can really work anywhere, and it seems that the Milwaukee Public Library are believers (or BO-Lievers) in that philosophy, too. Continue reading “When a Public Library in Wisconsin hosts a Pro Wrestling Show…”

AJ Styles on Why We Should Support Indy Wrestling…

 

This past Sunday, AJ Styles, the current WWE United States Champion on Smackdown Live, showed up at a NWA Wildside reunion event in his home state of Georgia. Your first question might be: How can he be allowed to attend a indy wreslting event if he’s signed to WWE? Well, Styles was off last weekend (in preparation of his busy week coming up as WWE talent work four days per week on average) so he was able to schedule the appearance.  According to Jerry “The King” Lawler from his recent podcast, WWE talent are “technically tax-wise, considered independent contractors” and can make “third-party appearances” at indy events permitted they are not scheduled to work a WWE-based booking, which is done (typically) with the indy promotion making a request to WWE, paying an agreed appearance fee, then WWE asks the talent if they would like to appear, and the deal is done. Continue reading “AJ Styles on Why We Should Support Indy Wrestling…”

Watch Joey Ryan Propose To His Girlfriend During Their Inter-Gender Match…

Joey Ryan has become one of the big viral wrestlers of the last few months, and while he’s recently signed with Lucha Underground, he’s still doing indie promotion dates.  For example, at San Diego’s Finest City Wrestling, Ryan continued his streak of making a mark in the business by upping the stakes in your typical inter-gender match (which are very common on the indies; I have no problem with them as I think it helps both the male and female wrestler become better in-ring workers)  with a swerve ending that NO-ONE saw coming. Continue reading “Watch Joey Ryan Propose To His Girlfriend During Their Inter-Gender Match…”

The Young Bucks Superkick A Father and his Kid Because WRESTLING!!!!11!!11!!!!!!

Let me just preface this by stating the obvious; The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) are the most entertaining tag team in pro wrestling today.  All they do is beat you up, take your title belts, perform DX crotch chops (all while screaming that same DX catch-phrase).  Also, if it’s your birthday, they’ll even throw-in a superkick to your and for family member’s faces.

No, for real, like to injure you.  This IS pro wrestling remember? Continue reading “The Young Bucks Superkick A Father and his Kid Because WRESTLING!!!!11!!11!!!!!!”

Watch an Autistic Wrestling Super Fan Get The Prom Date Of Her Dreams…

Back in December, Amanda, a huge fan of IWA Mid-South, got asked to her junior prom by one of her very favorite wrestlers, Ace Perry. In their picture after the break, Amanda looks so beautiful, and by all accounts, she had an amazing time.  So congrats, Amanda for getting such a wonderful and awesome experience. Also, if you weren’t feeling a little emotional before, I apologize in advance because look at these kids. Continue reading “Watch an Autistic Wrestling Super Fan Get The Prom Date Of Her Dreams…”

Forest Cabin DIY LoJacks Madden to Coach Indy Memes – WIRed #81

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It’s time for Episode 81 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses simple Spanish forest cabins, DIY Lo Jacks for your car, using Madden to get a job, and celebrating the indies! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Forest Cabin DIY LoJacks Madden to Coach Indy Memes – WIRed #81”

Twofold Luxury Metamaterial Cameras of Big “N” Collecting CHIKARA- WIRed #31

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This is a story all about how…long ago, in a web show studio far, far away….Anyway, this week on WIRed, we look at some green-minded luxury townhomes, the future without lenses in cameras, an EPIC Nintendo collection, and what’s a CHIKARA?!?  Also, Dexter’s Lab is awesome!!   Continue reading “Twofold Luxury Metamaterial Cameras of Big “N” Collecting CHIKARA- WIRed #31″

CHIKARA Pro: A Quick Introduction

One of my favorite wrestling promotions in the country is definitely CHIKARA (or “CHIKARA Pro”), based out of the city of Brotherly Love (a suspect nickname considering the generalization of the Eagles’ fan base), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2002 by professional wrestlers Mike Quackenbush and “Reckless Youth” Tom Carter (who also serve as wrestling trainers), CHIKARA takes its name and logo from the Japanese kanji meaning of “strength”. The promotion is influenced by the lucha libre style, as its performers are grouped into técnicos (babyfaces, or good guys) and rudos (heels, or villains). Similar in the style of lucha libre, many of CHIKARA’s talent have also performed under masks and with unique gimmicks.   Continue reading “CHIKARA Pro: A Quick Introduction”

Extreme Rising 2012: Full Results, Highlights and Twitter Reaction for Dec. 29

Extreme Rising’s live show last Saturday (December 29th) from Philadelphia was one of the wildest independent pro wrestling shows and one of the biggest highlights of 2012.  The highlight of the night was definitely Stevie Richards being crowned the new Extreme Rising World Heavyweight Champion, the last match of “The New F’n Show” Jerry Lynn (and the celebration that followed), along with a steel cage match the stole the show, and the overall card was full of surprises, and according to the reactions on Twitter, it was one of the best indy shows of 2012.  Hopefully, it won’t be long until Extreme Rising gets a television deal (because competition in televised pro wrestling is AWESOME!). Check out the full results from the show after the break.   Continue reading “Extreme Rising 2012: Full Results, Highlights and Twitter Reaction for Dec. 29”