Here’s AXS TV’s Broadcast Plans for Wrestle Kingdom…

For their 2019 broadcast of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year — Wrestle Kingdom 13, on January 4th, 2019 — cable channel AXS TV is shaking some things up a bit by airing a two-hour cut of NJPW‘s premiere annual show ON THE SAME, EXACT DAY that it airs in Japan. The show will feature a double-main-event with Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Kenny Omega … Continue reading Here’s AXS TV’s Broadcast Plans for Wrestle Kingdom…

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Check Out The Full Card For New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Fighting Spirit Unleashed’ In Long Beach, CA!

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This coming Sunday, September 30th, New Japan Pro Wrestling will be hosting their next show in the United States, titled “Fighting Spirit Unleashed”.  If you cant attend the event or watch the show live on NJPW World, you’ll be able to catch it next Friday, October 5th on AXS TV. After only three matches were announced back in August, the rest of the matches on the card — featuring two championship matches — were released this past Monday night, and WHOA; dat main event, doe… Continue reading “Check Out The Full Card For New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Fighting Spirit Unleashed’ In Long Beach, CA!”

The DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – Doc’D #68

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.

1) Dramatic Dream Team Pro-Wrestling [ddtpro.com, youtube.com/ddtofficial]
2) Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship Title History [https://goo.gl/XuBK8s]
3) “Here’s how Two Wrestling Bloggers won an actual Japanese Championship Title” from The PractitioNERD, August, 31,2016 [https://goo.gl/EBkbqE] Continue reading “The DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – Doc’D #68”

Adam Cole (BAY-BAY!!) Signs with WWE, Reports to NXT This Week…

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Sources with the Pro Wrestling Torch have recently and independently confirmed that former Ring of Honor World Heavywieght Champion and former Bullet Club member Adam Cole has signed with WWE and will be debuting in NXT. If you’re following this story, you’ll recall that it was PWInsider who first reported Cole’s signing, and, according to PWInsider, Cole is set to head over to the NXT’s home base, the WWE Performance Center, this week. Continue reading “Adam Cole (BAY-BAY!!) Signs with WWE, Reports to NXT This Week…”

ECW December to Dismember 2006 – Doc’D #64

In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the background, the event itself, and the aftermath of WWE’s final ECW-branded pay-per-view event, 2006’s December to Dismember. Let’s just say it was the final one for a reason… Continue reading “ECW December to Dismember 2006 – Doc’D #64”

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla – Doc’D #60

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.

1) Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Official Website [http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com]
2) PWG Blu-rays/DVD on Amazon [http://amzn.to/2jW882M] & PWG Merchandise [http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com/merch]
3) r/SquaredCircle’s Guide on How To Watch PWG [https://goo.gl/CzJk08] Continue reading “Pro Wrestling Guerrilla – Doc’D #60”

Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56

In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the influential and short-lived southeastern professional wrestling promotion, Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

I also wrote about Smoky Mountain Wrestling back in early 2014! [https://thepractitionerd.com/2014/01/30/smoky-mountain-wrestling]

FOR MORE about Smoky Mountain Wrestling:

1) The Complete History of Smoky Mountain Wrestling [http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/smw]
2) Pro Wrestling Torch: “15 YEARS AGO – SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING CLOSES ITS DOORS – MY COVER STORY” [
http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wadekellerdotcom/45651.shtml]
3) ‘Smoky Mountain Wrestling’ on the WWE Network [http://network.wwe.com/shows/vault/smoky-mountain-wrestling] Continue reading “Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56”

New Japan Pro Wrestling Invades The Upcoming ‘Yakuza 6’ Game

Since Sega debuted this game series back in 2005 on the PlayStation 2, the Yakuza games have brought a unique flavor of open-world brawling to consoles worldwide. Think of it as modern Grand Theft Auto meets old-school River City Ransom set in Japan.  I recall Area5 (you know, the former “1Up Show” people) referring to the series as “Shenmue done right.” Anyway, the PlayStation 4-exclusive Yakuza 6 is coming out soon in Japan, and it’s been reported by a Japanese gaming publication that New Japan Pro Wrestling stars will be appearing in the game as a rival gang. I love this; I want this; ALL of this; IN MY FACE! Continue reading “New Japan Pro Wrestling Invades The Upcoming ‘Yakuza 6’ Game”

The Ballad of Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling – Doc’D #52

In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, influence, tragedy and legacy of the popular Japanese wrestling promotion, Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. Continue reading “The Ballad of Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling – Doc’D #52”

The 2300/ECW Arena – Doc’D #48

Oh Lord, the wonky buzzing noise! Sorry about that. Anyway, in this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history and lasting legacy of the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, otherwise known as the ECW Arena, the world’s most famous bingo hall. Continue reading “The 2300/ECW Arena – Doc’D #48”