Some things just don’t last, and the same can be said about things involving the business of professional wrestling. We CAN say that one of more enduring things in the WWE has been the relationship between Paul Levesque (Triple H) and Stephanie McMahon, two of the most powerful people (on-and-off-screen) behind the most powerful wrestling organization in the world. Over the years, these two (both as themselves and as on-screen characters) have gone through their fair share of ups-and-downs, personality changes, and senses of style. But let’s be honest, we ALL do; I used to think wearing oversized and baggy shirts and pants back in the early-to-mid 2000s was all the comfort I needed. Continue reading A Redditor’s Video on the Evolution of Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s Relationship…
In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, impact and legacy of the WWE European Championship. Continue reading WWE European Championship – Doc’D #40
In this month’s professional wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, concept and influence of the Hell In A Cell specialty match. Continue reading Hell In A Cell – Doc’D #28
Not only will WWE pull out all the stops on their mini-tour of Japan later this summer with matches like Finn Bálor taking on Chris Jericho at the world-famous Ryōgoku Sumo Hall, but it was just announced yesterday that Bálor will receive his NXT title shot on July 4 in Japan against reigning champion Kevin Owens, live on the WWE Network. The proud NXT evangelist Triple H was quick to put the news on Twitter. Continue reading Get Ready! Owens vs. Bálor II will be Live From Japan On WWE Network!
It’s time for Episode 129 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a creative and interesting design for an art studio, Microsoft Sam giving a try at singing music covers, how ‘The Evil Within’ was edited into a two-hour film, and the how the Curtain Call incident broke kayfabe in wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading The Day The Kayfabe Died – WIRed #129
The world of professional wrestling is full of — and is often synonymous with — rumors, speculation, misinformation and half-truths. However, which of those description fits with one of pro wrestling’s most notorious incidents, known as “The Curtain Call?” This incident took place when World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and were in the beginnings of a talent war with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The WWF was transitioning out of the “Family Friendly” phase and entering into “The Attitude Era.” and the incident in question involved four of wrestling’s most popular superstars of all time: Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Kevin Nash (i.e., Diesel) and Scott Hall (i.e., Razor Ramon). Continue reading “The Curtain Call,” a.k.a, the Madison Square Garden incident
In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, — which is also the ONE-THOUSANDTH post on The PractitioNERD website — host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Last Man Standing match, its appeal and history, and a couple of his favorite finishes in the match variety. Continue reading The Last Man Standing Match – Doc’D #12 [#Post1000]
One of the staples of modern professional wrestling is the contract signing for an upcoming pay-per-view match (which never, EVER go wrong, right?). There’s usually a covered table (that someone may get put through), some chairs for the soon-to-be participants will be seated in (and possibly get hit over the head with), very intense and intimidating verbal squabbles (that may lead to an all-out brawl), and of course, the signing of the contract for the highly-anticipated match. After the break, there’s a photo taken of the contract for a match at this past Sunday’s WWE Payback pay-per-view between Evolution (Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton) and The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns). It’s hard to make out the text in the photo at the bottom of the contract for that was used on the May 26th edition of RAW, but it’s visible enough to read the interesting message. Continue reading Here’s A Funny WWE Match Contract For Ya’!
From John “Johnny Ace” Laurinaitis’ Ace Crusher, to Diamond Dallas Page’s Diamond Cutter, the cutter finishing move had been adapted to a quicker and smoother move, courtesy of Randy Orton’s RKO — because his full name is Randal Keith Orton; RKO; get it? The move is quick, beautiful, and very destructive, yet his most memorable RKO deliveries involved putting his opponents through tables, flipping them over, and — my favorite — catching them mid-air. Without further ado, here are some of my notable favorite RKO’s delivered by the WWE’s Apex Predator himself. Continue reading My Four Favorite RKO’s of Randy Orton’s Career