Tag Archives: NYC

Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

On August 1, 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, CM Punk made his WWE television debut on that week’s episode of ECW on SciFi, where he defeated ECW Original Justin Credible. Almost instantly, and thanks to a series of excellent pre-taped promos where he discussed his true-to-life straight edge lifestyle, emphasizing the movement’s disciplinary aspects of living drug-and-alcohol-free. Continue reading Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

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Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130

It’s time for Episode 130 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Canadian winter shelter competition, speedy elevators that can move sideways, DATING the diverse history of Nintendo, and the breath of fresh air called Shotgun Saturday Night! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130

The Ballad of Shotgun Saturday Night

Coming from the presentation style of WWF programming in the late-1980s and early-to-mid-1990s, WWF Shotgun Saturday Night was a very interesting, welcome, and diverse change to the companies television product.  For the uninitiated, Shotgun Saturday Night was a WWF pro wrestling television program that aired from 1997 through 1999, and later became a syndicated broadcast show featuring matches with lower card wrestlers when Shotgun Saturday Night was replaced by WWE Jakked/Metal in late-1999. At the time, show’s original concept was unusual and different, as it aired on late Saturday nights from various New York City nightspots, and was promoted as an “edgier” product than WWF’s normal weekly offerings. Continue reading The Ballad of Shotgun Saturday Night

Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128

It’s time for Episode 128 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a stimulating retirement and nursing home, tiny scallop robots to repair our bodies, the worst loadouts possible in Team Fortress 2, and the rocky beginnings of Rocky Maivia! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128

The WWE Debut Of Rocky Maivia – The 1996 Survivor Series in New York City

When you look back at it, it only took A SINGLE year after his WWF debut for Dwayne Johnson to become a top star in the company. Coming from a long wrestling lineage of the Fatu/Anao’i family, being the son of WWE Hall of Famer & former Tag Team Champion Rocky Johnson, AND the grandson of WWE Hall of Famer “High Chief” Peter Maivia, “The Blue Chipper” (as Jim Ross put it) Rocky Maivia was born. Continue reading The WWE Debut Of Rocky Maivia – The 1996 Survivor Series in New York City

Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123

It’s time for a spooky Episode 123 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the resurgence of JFK airport’s Terminal 6, be the DJ who scratches audio tapes, Final Fantasy XV as a polygonal PlayStation 1 game, and get to know the awesome Veda Scott! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123

This Abandoned TWA Terminal is Alive & Kicking!

Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist

Although it’s brethren Terminal 6 was demolished back in late-2011 (rest in peace….), this other “closed” terminal over at the same airport recently took part in an open house! As part of Open House New York, the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York City was open to the public, even though the Saarinen-designed terminal has not been in use 2002.  Even so, the Port Authority declared that their are future plans in store to rehabilitate and repurpose the structure, ranging from a hotel, a restaurant, or (the obviously appropriate) aviation museum. Continue reading This Abandoned TWA Terminal is Alive & Kicking!

The Floating Prisons of Paul Heyman – WIRed #112

It’s time for Episode/Room 112 (and bring four friends) of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses floating prisons, the smart-waterbottle, a refugee camp’s PS2-arcade & my favorite Paul Heyman promos! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading The Floating Prisons of Paul Heyman – WIRed #112

Apparently, NYC Has The World’s Largest FLOATING Prison

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In NYC
Image: Nick Stango

Located over in Long Island Sound, docked off the Bronx, you’ll find the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge. Yes, that’s right; a FLOATING PRISON. Interestingly enough, this structure is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship on Earth. What’s fascinating is that many New Yorkers are COMPLETELY unaware of its existence. Continue reading Apparently, NYC Has The World’s Largest FLOATING Prison

Doc’D #11- The Thirty-Year Pinball Ban

In this month’s gaming-themed episode of PractitioNERD Doc’D, host Montez McCrary discusses the thirty-year-plus great pinball ban in American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Too bad about that ban; that “deaf, dumb, and blind kid” was SOOOO good at it! Continue reading Doc’D #11- The Thirty-Year Pinball Ban