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”

Key-Facades/3D Babies/Walking Dead-Ethics/Smoky Mountain – WIRed #84

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It’s time for Episode 84 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses what that keyboard-looking facade is on that apartment building, how $600 can get you a 3D printed fetus replica, teaching the ethics of The Walking Dead to high schoolers, and LONG LIVE SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Key-Facades/3D Babies/Walking Dead-Ethics/Smoky Mountain – WIRed #84”

Remembering Smoky Mountain Wrestling…

Smoky Mountain Wrestling was an independent professional wrestling promotion founded and run by Jim Cornette, was based in Knoxville, Tennessee with its offices in Morristown, TN, and held events in the Appalachian area of the United States from October 1991 to December 1995.  Cornette formed the promotion after he left World Championship Wrestling along with Stan Lane, Tim Horner and Sandy Scott, with financial backing from music producer Rick Rubin, co-founder of Def Jam Records. The first events and TV tapings were held in October and November 1991 while the matches from these taped shows were first shown on television in February 1992. Continue reading “Remembering Smoky Mountain Wrestling…”

The 30 Moves of the late-great Chris Candido

Christopher B. Candito (March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Chris Candido.  Although of average size, Candido was such a solid worker that he worked for all three major organizations during one of the most popular times in wrestling history. He was a one-time world champion, having held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship once. In addition, he held several championships in professional wrestling promotions such as Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Skip The Bodydonna.

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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)”