In a move that, like an RKO, absolutely came outta nowhere, WWE sent out a tweet yesterday announcing a new series on the WWE Network, titled Southpaw Regional Wrestling, . So far, it looks to be the Network’s first successful stab at scripted comedy. To be honest, any show with John Cena doing his best Gordon Solie impersonation — as the character and play-by-play announcer “Lance Catamaran” — ought to be good. Continue reading “WWE Network’s “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted…”
While WWE may have failed to purchase and obtain most of the video library from TNA/Impact Wrestling — mostly to adding new media content to WWE Network library for its subscribers — the company has managed to obtain the complete library of the Ohio-bases Heartland Wrestling Association. Along with the current acquisitions o the WCW, NWA, ECW, WCCW, and Mid-South (among others), the WWE Network is continuing to beef up its streaming content. Continue reading “WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library”
We’re practically halfway through October, which means Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes are selling like hotcakes (I swear, I NEVER say that), our North American cousins in Canada are celebrating their Thanksgiving while we Americans have to wait another month-and-a-half, and the Halloween season is in full swing. If you don’t have a costume for your wee wrestling-loving children yet, don’t worry — WWE has you covered. They’ve provided a bevy of costumes, each more uncomfortably terrifying than the last, to make sure that your little munchkins can dress up as their favorite Superstars. Or, well, a significantly more terrifying version. So, enjoy that upcoming options; or just run away screaming, because I wouldn’t blame you… Continue reading “WWE’s Brock Lesnar Halloween Costume is Scarier Than THE REAL Brock Lesnar…”
Last month, 15-time world champion John Cena had signed a deal to be the new spokesman for Hefty trash bags. This week, that deal became a reality, as Hefty has officially unveiled their new ad campaign, and it’s pretty funny. Plus, it makes an interesting mythology surrounding the purchase of the Hefty Ultra Strong brand. Continue reading “How Buying Hefty Bags Can Turn You into John Cena…”
SPOILER ALERT: John Cena wins! That especially rings true since Mr. Hustle-Loyalty-Respect can go invisible, owns a shield that can regenerate automatically , and has the ability to use toggle-able passive without needed three stacks to proc. Did I lose you? Well, the comedy geniuses from YouTube’s Crazy Boris Productions created this nice little spoof of Riot Games’ “Champion Spotlight” videos, typically produced prior to the release of a new champion in their hit game League of Legends. Continue reading “John Cena as a League Of Legends Champion Would Be OP x100,000,000…”
After Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s initial break in Hollywood with the films like “The Scorpion King,” “Be Cool” and “The Rundown,” there’s been speculation among wrestling fans as to who will be the next WWE breakout Hollywood Star? Now, remember the first “12 Rounds” starring John Cena? While that may or may not be a trick question (due to the film’s very short stay in theaters), it was a fairly entertaining and mindlessly fun action film with an protagonist completing 12 rounds of challenges made by the antagonist. It, however, has not made John Cena a breakout Hollywood star, and the less said about the paint-by-numbers and SIMILARLY-PLOTTED ’12 Rounds 2: Reloaded’ starring Randy Orton, the better. If you were to ask me my opinion on the next WWE star that could make a decent case for himself in Hollywood, my money is on Dean Ambrose.
Continue reading “Could Dean Ambrose’s ’12 Rounds 3: Lockdown’ be a Dwayne Johnson-esque Break for Him?”
Here’s the man you love (or hate), John Cena, receives the Cushing Academy’s Leadership Award and giving the keynote address of the 140th Commencement Exercises. Cena is a 1995 graduate of the academy and big ups to him for giving his school’s keynote address for their commencement, THE MORNING AFTER losing clean to Kevin Owens at the WWE Network-exclusive Elimination Chamber event. We should celebrate this … Continue reading John Cena Delivered A Commencement Speech with Wrestling References GALORE!
It’s the end of February (or has been for a few days), 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: February 2015”
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It’s perfectly understandable to assume that the upcoming John Cena vs. Rusev feud would fail to evolve from a shallow and unoriginal story of unwarranted patriotism and name-calling a’la the near any fictional story worn during the Cold War (especially during the 1980’s), you have nothing to fear. Thankfully, some awesome individual decided to haphazardly stuff together a bunch of Cena and Rusev footage and re-do the ‘No Easy Way Out’ montage from Rocky IV (arguably the MOST American movie ever).
Continue reading “The John Cena Vs. Rusev rivalry, as Rocky IV’s ‘No Easy Way Out’ Montage”
In pro wrestling, there’s an art in delivering strikes that involves finding the balance between a complete non-contact whiff and a broken jaw from a stiff punch. Punches and kicks need to be made with the right amount of contact to add excitement to a match, since pro wrestling is inherently theater, not combat. Often, the wrestlers ARE (in fact) hitting each other, just not at full strength; while the blows are glancing, they’re not concussive. Long story short on wrestling, the violence is restrained but not non-existent.