You may have seen Ron Funches on NBC’s Undateable or on Comedy Central’s @midnight, and if you’ve ever seen/heard his stand-up you’d know that he’s a longtime fan of professional wrestling. He even has a great bit about how to handle people who tell him wrestling is fake (because OF COURSE the fans already know it’s scripted and predetermined), and, to be hones, it’s a really good retort for keeping the “Negative Nancys” and those drunk off “haterade” at bay. However, Ron is taking his love for the medium to an whole ‘nutha level by actually taking pro wrestling classes, and he explains on Conan, (in the above video) why he’s doing it. Continue reading “Comedian & Pro Wrestling Fan Ron Funches talks about Enrolling in Pro Wrestling School on CONAN”
You remember the wrestling promotion where “The Big Boys Played”, right? Well, what about the championship that was briefly the second-most important world championship in that company; which was ALSO a world title? This month on Document’D (or Doc’D), Montez McCrary discusses the story and legacy of the forgotten and abandoned WCW International World Heavyweight Championship. Continue reading “The WCW International World Championship – Doc’D #8”
PractitioNERD WIRed has crossed the half-century mark! Thanks to the subscribers, viewers, likers, dislikers, commenters, EVERYONE! This week I talk about an interesting apartment complex that’s more than meets the eye, a Bluetooth keyless home lock system, LAPD SWAT pays a game studio a visit, and the infamous “Black Saturday” incident. Interwebz drinks are on MEEEEEE!!! Continue reading “Episode F-I-F-T-Y!!! FIFTY!!! – WIRed #50”
In a world — say it in “the voice” — in a world, where we attach colors to days of the week (Black Friday, Black Monday, Blue Monday, etc.), when you look into the world of professional wrestling, this phenomenon can be found referring to the day of July 14, 1984, nicknamed Black Saturday. On that July evening, Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation took over the time slot on Superstation WTBS, typically the home station for Georgia Championship Wrestling’s (GCW) flagship weekly program, World Championship Wrestling, for 12 years. Why a big deal, you ask? Well, when thinking about the infamous Monday Night Wars, this occurrence was its genesis; McMahon’s purchase of the time-slot led to a longstanding rivalry between himself and WTBS owner Ted Turner, resulted in Turner’s purchase of Jim Crockett Promotions (formally GCW) and turning it into his own promotion, World Championship Wrestling.
Not being a huge fan, but regardless, this is still some huge news. Microsoft and 343 Studios have announced earlier today that Halo 4 is scheduled to be released into the retail jungle on November 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360 to start a whole new trilogy in the series (which is sort of interesting since Halo games typically release in September; oh well, it’s probably for the holiday sales figures). The game will also be announced and discussed in further detail on tonight’s edition of “Conan” on TBS, in which there will be a special segment on the Master Chief’s latest journey.