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…”
Oh dear Lord, we DEFINITELY have to talk about THIS championship! In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, hilarity, and…just…plain-awesome-absurdity of the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship title from Dramatic Dream Team, a.k.a. DDT, 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…”
In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the popular, and often very humorous, independent professional wrestling promotion, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
We all know Seth Rollins (real name Colby Lopez) as the former Mr. Money-In-The-Bank, as he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 31. But how about his past, before he was in The Shield? How about BEFORE he was NXT Champion? Or before he was the Ring of Honor Champion? Back in the day (before signing with WWE), Rollins was known as Tyler Black, and in the video above, here he is leaping off a fan to attack current ROH star Matt Sydal (formerly known as Evan Bourne in WWE) with a moonsault! Continue reading “WWE Champion Seth Rollins Once Moonsaulted Off A Fan!”
Southern California-based independent wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) was founded in 2003, and injected it’s unique brand of disciplined in-ring athleticism, involved crowd interaction, and humorous skits into professional wrestling. PWG was founded by and run by the wrestlers themselves, with its original founders of Southern California wrestlers Disco Machine, Marc “Excalibur” Letzmann, “Joey Ryan” Meehan, Scott “Lost” Epperson, Danny “Super Dragon” Lyon, and Top Gun Talwar. Since then, Disco, Talwar and Meehan have left the company due to retirement and/or new contract work in other promotions. Continue reading “Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: The Funniest Guys In The Room”