Extreme Rising 2012: Full Results, Highlights and Twitter Reaction for Dec. 29

Extreme Rising’s live show last Saturday (December 29th) from Philadelphia was one of the wildest independent pro wrestling shows and one of the biggest highlights of 2012.  The highlight of the night was definitely Stevie Richards being crowned the new Extreme Rising World Heavyweight Champion, the last match of “The New F’n Show” Jerry Lynn (and the celebration that followed), along with a steel cage match the stole the show, and the overall card was full of surprises, and according to the reactions on Twitter, it was one of the best indy shows of 2012.  Hopefully, it won’t be long until Extreme Rising gets a television deal (because competition in televised pro wrestling is AWESOME!). Check out the full results from the show after the break.   Continue reading “Extreme Rising 2012: Full Results, Highlights and Twitter Reaction for Dec. 29”

Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses the World Headquarters of Stalking gets a new HQ (http://goo.gl/sNom9), Solar Spheres better than Solar Panels (http://goo.gl/2gdw0), the subliminal release of Shenmue 3 (http://goo.gl/yL6iu), and ECW? Born out of Controversy? Really? (http://goo.gl/1bgfT)
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading “Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10”

Train Stations, Bluetooth Lights, Sonic/Mega Man & Classic Hart Drama – WIRed #9

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses a simple, vernacular Canadian Train Station (The Le Massif de Charlevoix Train Station), Bluetooth-operated light bulbs (Bluetooth Light Bulbs), Sonic the Hedgehog & Mega Man form a tag team against evil (Archie Comic’s Sonic / Mega Man Series to Crossover), and The Hitman vs. British Bulldog at SummerSlam ‘92! (Hart vs. Smith for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam).
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!   Continue reading “Train Stations, Bluetooth Lights, Sonic/Mega Man & Classic Hart Drama – WIRed #9”

Old-School Professional Wrestling Event Posters; Listen, You Pencil-Necked Geeks!!

Did you get the reference in the title of this post? “Classy” Freddie Blassie FOR THE WIN!!

Let’s reminisce and go back to the days of when advertising posters for live professional wrestling events were simple, to-the-point, and weren’t focused on a single wrestler.  Back in the day when the poster designers used the simplest of typography strategies to establish the show’s (and the poster’s) hierarchy — which may look ugly to some — that works in its own vintage, antique-style way. Either way, here’s a trip via the way-back time machine called “The Internet,” and I hope you enjoy this series of classic professional wrestling posters!

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Home w/ A Moat, Autonomous Planes, PS3 Surgery & NO HOLDS BARRED! – WIRed #8

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses a Dutch house built along a moat (The Water Villa), self-flying planes that dodge obstacles (MIT’s Autonomous Plane), my episode with repairing my old PS3 and backing up my data (What the Inside of a PS3 Looks Like), and Hulk Hogan stars in NOOO HOLLLLDS BARRRRRRED!! (“No Holds Barred”: The Movie and the Match).
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!   Continue reading “Home w/ A Moat, Autonomous Planes, PS3 Surgery & NO HOLDS BARRED! – WIRed #8”

Leaning Colosseums, “Wall-E” Builds, Shocking Gaming & WWF Cartoonage – WIRed #7

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD (the 2nd version) discusses a leaning architectural work that NOT a tower in Pisa (the Roman Colosseum), robots printing 3D structures out of soil and sand (the Stone Spray project), electroshock “therapy” via a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (Furrtek’s “Gene-Zap” project), and Hulk Hogan cartoon from the eighties (Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling). …also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! ARCHITECTURE … Continue reading Leaning Colosseums, “Wall-E” Builds, Shocking Gaming & WWF Cartoonage – WIRed #7

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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). …also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! ARCHITECTURE STORY- http://goo.gl/OZvvY TECHNOLOGY STORY- http://goo.gl/xfmDr GAMING STORY- http://goo.gl/ea4Zx PRO WRESTLING STORY- http://goo.gl/UYEHk THE BLOG: http://www.thepractitionerd.comContinue reading Mechs in a Hospital, Walking Tank, & Transformers; but not Wrestling – WIRed #6

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Jason Voorhees Killed Episode 3 – WIRed #2.5

After some technical mishaps, this week’s abridged version of The PractitioNERD will be the first of many smaller, more frequent videos, as explained above.   Continue reading “Jason Voorhees Killed Episode 3 – WIRed #2.5”

Carmen Sandiego is going to Hollywood; may steal the iconic sign again…

Classic adventure game icon Carmen Sandiego is prime and ready to steal the bright lights of Hollywood (you know, like how she stole the sign back in 1985). Walden Media is in the process of adapting the classic educational series to the big screen, with Jennifer Lopez producing and possibly starring (please don’t, please don’t). The movie’s script is being written by Darren Lemke, who wrote the films Shrek Forever After and the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer. Based on those films, it is likely that the Carmen Sandiego project may in fact be a family-friendly flick and not some run-of-the-mill dark, edgy reinterpretation of the titular master thief (please look up the word “titular” before complaining).   Continue reading “Carmen Sandiego is going to Hollywood; may steal the iconic sign again…”

“The PractitioNERD WIRed: Week-In-ReviewED” Teaser Trailer, Show Debuts June 29th

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