Friend of The PractitioNERD, J.C. sits down with Chris Marval, pro wrestler and co-founder of the Hybrid School of Wrestling on their latest episode of the Countdown City WrestleCast. In the interview, they discuss how Marval got started in wrestling, how the Texas Treats were born, and the wrestling school that continues to grow each day. Whether you’re looking to become a pro wrestler or … Continue reading J.C. of Countdown City WrestleCast Interviews pro wrestler and Hybrid SOW co-founder Chris Marval
Yes, you read that correctly: L.U.C.H.A.: A Wrestling Sci-Fi Thriller. Now’s THAT’S an attention -grabbing title for a comic book, or practically anything. According to co-creators CW Cooke and Travis Hymel, here’s the main story of their series:
L.U.C.H.A. is the story of Agente, a luchador detective who spends his life solving low level crimes and murders, taking on any job that falls in his lap. He just so happens to get wrapped up in a murder campaign that involves vampires, wrestlers, and other notorious figures before the rug gets pulled out from under him…and the readers!
Over at Pastor Ed Young’s YouTube channel, he interviews WWE Legend and seven-time world champion, The Undertaker, about his life in the business, the plans Andre the Giant had in store for him, how he became a born-again Christian, and much more. Probably the biggest story of the interview has to do with those plans with Andre the Giant, because due to the Eight Wonder … Continue reading Pastor Ed Young’s “Out Of Character” Interview w/ The Undertaker. No Worries; Nothing Spontaneously Combusts…
back in 1997, World Championship Wrestling was at the height of its popularity, thanks to the rise of the New World Order and their tensions with the rest of the WCW roster. While the headlining (and, in the minds of many, the top) rivalry in WCW was Sting’s crusade to knock Hollywood Hogan down a peg, another, more personal, physical and bitter rivalry was taking place between Diamond Dallas Page and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. In fact, shortly after Savage joined the nWo, he physically attacked DDP and verbally attacked DDP’s then-wife, Kimberly, and after that, all bets were off. In fact, DDP had already had history with the New World Order before going head-to-head with Savage, as he was a former tag team partner of BOTH nWo co-founders Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. He was initially felt slighted when Hall and Nash recruited others into the nWo before him, but when DDP was about to be inducted, he turned them down — in spectacular fashion — and immediately became a target. Continue reading “The Spark of a Moment in the Diamond Dallas Page/”Macho Man” Randy Savage Rivalry…”
You may have seen Ron Funches on NBC’s Undateable or on Comedy Central’s @midnight, and if you’ve ever seen/heard his stand-up you’d know that he’s a longtime fan of professional wrestling. He even has a great bit about how to handle people who tell him wrestling is fake (because OF COURSE the fans already know it’s scripted and predetermined), and, to be hones, it’s a really good retort for keeping the “Negative Nancys” and those drunk off “haterade” at bay. However, Ron is taking his love for the medium to an whole ‘nutha level by actually taking pro wrestling classes, and he explains on Conan, (in the above video) why he’s doing it. Continue reading “Comedian & Pro Wrestling Fan Ron Funches talks about Enrolling in Pro Wrestling School on CONAN”
Back in March, pro wrestling veteran Christopher Daniels won the Ring of Honor World Championship for the first time in his career, occurring about 15 years after he first debuted with the promotion. While people like myself have followed Daniel’s career for almost as long as he’s been with the company — I’ve followed his career since the spring of 2000 — other more casual wrestling fans might be left wondering why ROH awarded its top prize to a 47-year-old while their company is focused on building new stars. However, at the end of the day, Daniels’ championship victory was one of the most memorable moments in ROH’s history, because finally — FINALLY — watching Daniels lifelong dream in the twilight of his career come into fruition is what wrestling is truly about. Continue reading “Christopher Daniels Talks To Ring Rust Radio about Ring of Honor, Retirement, and the Mount Rushmore of ROH”
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 WWE, TNA and Japan. Continue reading “‘Pancakes & Powerslams’ with D’Lo Brown!”
We longtime gamers know how terrible and agonizing it is to keep waiting and waiting for a game that we’re so excited to play, only for it to become vaporware (hello there, Sonic X-Treme). Anyway, according to the new and currently in-development game called The Magic Circle, it turns out the characters inside these cancelled gaming worlds ALSO despise not knowing when and where they’re going to be released.
The Von Erich family is often considered to be the Kennedys of the pro wrestling business; a family blessed with good looks, near-limitless potential in their professions, and had their lives cut tragically short by sudden deaths. Of Fritz Von Erich’s six sons (five of whom were wrestlers), only Kevin remains as suicides, drug overdoses, and childhood accidents claimed his other brothers. While it’s easy to throw around the word “cursed” when talking about trivial things like a baseball team’s World Series drought (**cough-cough** Chicago Cubs **cough-cough**), this scenario seems to be an apt one to use such a term.