The Legend of Xanta Claus – Doc’D #36

In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, obscurity, and legacy of (the inspiration and the wrestler who played) Xanta Claus. Continue reading “The Legend of Xanta Claus – Doc’D #36”

Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120

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It’s time for Episode 120 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house that predominantly showcases plywood, how you can get a OnePlus One phone, how one game is really TWO games, and the reveal of the Brothers Hebner in WWF! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120”

The Brothers Hebner & The Saturday Night’s Main Event Incident

Let’s take a trip down WWF Memory Lane to the year of our Lord, nineteen-hundred-eighty-eight (1987) and reflect. Hulk Hogan defeated Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III in Pontiac, Michigan to retain the WWF Championship in front of nearly 100,000 people, ending Andre’s 15+ year winning streak.  Eight months later (on super-duper fast forward), Andre’s team defeated Hogan’s team at the first annual WWF Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Night, when Andre was the last man standing, a.k.a., the “sole survivor.”  Now, we fast forward (not-quite super-duper, but still), to early 1988 on Saturday Night’s Main Event, where Andre the Giant took on Hulk Hogan for another shot at the WWF Championship.  The result of the match was very different from their WrestleMania match earlier in the prior year, but a couple of other things came up after that match as well. Two things. More than one, less than three. I think you know were I’m going with this… Continue reading “The Brothers Hebner & The Saturday Night’s Main Event Incident”

Wine-Boat AmazonDash De-Zelda WXO – WIRed #96

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It’s time for Episode 96 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Mexican winery made of boats and glass, the new Amazon Dash, the Atari 2600-esque demake of The Legend of Zelda and whether or not anyone remembers the WXO! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Wine-Boat AmazonDash De-Zelda WXO – WIRed #96”

Does ANYONE Remember the ”wXo”?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?…

Well, that’s what I’M here for! Back in early 2000, I remember watching an exuberant amount of Pro wrestling on TV, and while my focus was on WWF, WCW & ECW, I paid attention to smaller promotions on subjugated television. One promotion was the WXO — stylized as “wXo” — a start-up promotion created by Ted DiBiase that focused on old-school wrestling with a “modern twist”. However, while they managed to syndicate their show nationally, they weren’t able to secure the funding for more than one taping and 3 weeks of shows. Yup, it lasted THAT quick.

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