Well, since today is my 29th birthday…(CUE HORNS)…I wanted to share some of my favorite professional wrestling-related experiences. For today, I’m going to select the time period of March 2006 (EIGHT YEARS AGO) when I was working at VOA Associates in Chicago, IL, and was the time period that I turned 21. Aside for the “usual celebratory things” a new 21-year-old does (wink-wink, nudge-nudge, stumble….), I attended a slew of pro wrestling events during that time, ranging from meet and greets with Candice Michelle, Shawn Michaels, Lance Storm and Roderick Strong, to attending two Ring of Honor shows and the Monday Night RAW following WrestleMania XXII. Continue reading “The Obligatory Birthday/Pro Wrestling Post…”
It’s time for Episode 89 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the AIA 25 Year Award winner — The DC Metro –, cheap alternatives to Adobe PhotoShop, how annoying fanboys and fangirls are ruining gaming, and the awesome Sara Del Rey; because she’s awesome! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Metro Subs Cheap Photoshop Fanboys Del Rey – WIRed #89”
Rogue factions are nothing new in the world of professional wrestling. The Hart and Heenan families of the WWF in the 80’s and 90’s, the UWFi in New Japan Pro Wrestling in the mid-90’s, the New World Order in WCW in the mid-90’s, and today’s most current examples would be Aces & Eights in TNA Wrestling and The Shield in WWE. While the antics of the biker gang/Sons of Anarchy-inspired Aces & Eights and the riot police-inspired Shield are the better known current rogue angles in pro wrestling, an other one must be mentioned. That faction is one of suffering, chaos, ugliness, and mayhem, otherwise known as S.C.U.M, running wild in Ring of Honor Wrestling. Continue reading “Ring of Honor Wrestling Has A S.C.U.M. Problem”
Let’s get to the point. Reggie Parks is the King Of Belts. This is not just a saying or a term based solely on respect, it is a FACT. Mr. Parks, a former professional wrestler, has been in the business of making championship belts for over 40 years for almost (if not every) mayor pro wrestling organization in the world, from the WW(F)E, WCW, NWA, AWA, UWF, Pro Wrestling Noah, Ring Of Honor, and NCW. Continue reading “Reggie Parks: All Bow Down to The King of Belts”
Current Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling star Kurt Angle took on current Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestling star Shelton Benjamin on an episode of WWE Monday Night RAW on August 22nd, 2005. Both were former collegiate wrestling All-Americans, and were teammates in the wrestling stable “Team Angle,” along with Charlie Haas (also now in ROH, along with Benjamin). Shelton Benjamin was a high school All-State athlete in … Continue reading Shelton Benjamin vs Kurt Angle, 2005
While celebrating the promotion’s Top 5 moments in its history, Ring of Honor (ROH) placed CM Punk’s final match against Colt Cabana (and the events surrounding it) at the ROH event Punk: The Final Chapter as part of that Top 5 list. Punk initially rose to prominence through his career on pro wrestling’s independent circuit, primarily as a member of ROH, where he was the first head trainer of ROH’s wrestling school as well as winning both of their championships.
Later this month, Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH) will return to television from HDNet, to the more-available Sinclair Broadcast Group networks (includes over-the-air stations Fox, ABC, The CW, and MyNetworkTV). With ROH’s return to television, the professional wrestling scene in the United States will become more interesting, especially since World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) are already in the picture. Why is that, you ask. One word: COMPETITION. Continue reading “WWE vs. TNA vs. ROH. Who Wins? Wrestling Fans Win!!”