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WWE Adds More Awesome to upcoming ‘WWE Starrcade’ Live Event

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Except that as-of posting this, the event will not be airing on the WWE Network. Le sigh…

Anyway, this coming Saturday (November 25th), WWE will present ‘Starrcade,’ live from Greensboro, NC, deep in the heart of NWA/WCW/Jim Crockett territory, and, yes, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair will make an appearance at the show (because Greensboro — and North Carolina, by extension — is Ric Flair country). Not stopping there, WWE aims to help make the show as much as a throwback as it possibly can — like NOT broadcasting it live to a larger audience; yes, I AM bitter — by feature an appearance by the limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheeling-dealing, son-of-a-gun himself, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Continue reading WWE Adds More Awesome to upcoming ‘WWE Starrcade’ Live Event

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Things That Make You Go WOOOOOOOO! My Favorite Ric Flair Non-Wrestling Moments

Last week, 16-time World Heavyweight Champion and two-time WWE Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair celebrated his 67th birthday, but it’s clear that his fanbase extends beyond the confines of the squared circle. Flair has his fair share of followers in the entertainment industry, as he’s dipped his hand in some movies, cartoons, game shows, video games, commercials and other projects. Such as…. Continue reading Things That Make You Go WOOOOOOOO! My Favorite Ric Flair Non-Wrestling Moments

Historic Bond Sinks/Bathes JoJo with Perfect Flair – WIRed #86

It’s time for Episode #86 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses Bond, J. Max Bond, Architect, a single-fixture bathtub and bathroom sink, how JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure looks awesome in MS Paint, and Mr. Perfect vs. The Nature Boy on RAW! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Historic Bond Sinks/Bathes JoJo with Perfect Flair – WIRed #86

Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair: Loser Leaves WWE (1993)

This is the definition of a classic match with a classic build; both leading up to the match and the match itself. Not a lot of people talk about “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and Ric Flair’s “Loser Leaves WWE” match from early-1993. Not only was it one of the best (FREE) RAW matches of all time, it was one of the WWE’s best matches PERIOD, and should have put Hennig over as one of the top babyfaces in the company. Unfortunately, the rivalry came up on the short end of feuds against “The All-American/Lex Express” Lex Luger and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels throughout the rest of 1993, and essentially letting this memorable RAW moment be cast aside. Continue reading Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair: Loser Leaves WWE (1993)

Mechs in a Hospital, Walking Tank, & Transformers; but not Wrestling – WIRed #6

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD is full of mechs getting into architecture (a Mobile Hospital unit), technology (the Kuratas Mobile Suit), videogames (G1 Optimus Prime in “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron”), but misses pro wrestling (Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Landell, Smokey Mountain Wrestling).
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Smokey Mountian Wrestling – Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Landell (1995)

There’s  a special moment in professional wrestling when the fans lose their minds when they see a wrestler from Promotion A suddenly show up at a show hosted by Promotion B.  Smokey Mountain Wrestling’s co-founder and owner Jim Cornette signed a working agreement with the World Wrestling Federation to trade talent, manage and serve as an on-air talent for that company to become a financially successful independent promotion. In match below (after the break), WWF Intercontinental Champion “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels defends the title against “The Nature Boy” Buddy Landell at the SMW Super Bowl of Wrestling event, on August 4th, 1995 at the Civic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Smokey Mountain Wrestling operated from October 1991 to December 1995, and though the promotion was relatively short-lived, it was held in high-regard for the quality of the matches, talent, and traditional in-ring and storyline style.  Watch the entire match by clicking here ==>   Continue reading Smokey Mountian Wrestling – Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Landell (1995)

WWF Championship: The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan, Survivor Series 1991

Soon after The Undertaker made his World Wrestling Federation debut at the Survivor Series in 1990, he set his cross-hairs on the World Wrestling Federation Championship and it’s then-title holder, Hulk Hogan. Everything initially began on November 16, 1991, when Ric Flair and The Undertaker attacked Hulk Hogan on the set of Paul Bearer’s Funeral Parlor interview show, but later Randy Savage and Roddy Piper fought off both Undertaker and Flair to protect Hogan. This would culminate in Hogan facing off with Undertaker for the championship at the 1991 Survivor Series, coined as “The Gravest Challenge.”  Check out more about the match (including a video) and the fallout after the break.   Continue reading WWF Championship: The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan, Survivor Series 1991