The Ultimate Warrior is one of the most recognized, energetic, and interesting personalities in the history of professional wrestling. With his shocking passing a mere days after being inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame before WrestleMania 30 in 2014 (and rebuilding his bridge with WWE), his legendary career took to new heights. While he has been part of the best (winning the WWE Championship from Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 6) and worst moments of wrestling history, I wanted to take the time to focus on the two moments in WWE where he was convincingly shown as an underdog (which means the angle with Papa Shango will NOT be discussed; ugh)… Continue reading “Remembering the Ultimate Warrior Getting PWN’D by Undertaker and Jake “The Snake” Roberts…”
As the Undertaker prepares to take to the grandest stage in sports entertainment once more on April 3, a date with Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell awaiting him (because…well….REASONS), I want to relive one of the greatest matches that helped defined The American Bada**’s Career, when he went head-to-head against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas, possibly the greatest match in the Undertaker’s 25-year run in World Wrestling Entertainment. Continue reading “The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XXV (2009)”
It’s always interesting to see legendary wrestlers in the beginning of their storied careers to see just how far they’ve come. Now, assuming that the title on the video above is correct, this is from a 1984 event from the legendary Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) promotion. The Undertaker, known then as the Master of Pain, would spend several years with WCCW before it eventually became the United States Wrestling Association (USWA), and he would later win the USWA’s World Heavyweight Championship soon afterward. Continue reading “Here’s WWE Legend The Undertaker as the ‘Master of Pain’ in the USWA”
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”
It’s time for Episode 122 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses China’s vertical, space-saving school, Windows 95 on Android Wear, a gamer’s PSP memorial, and Disney princesses head to the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122”
You know what’s awesome? Professional Wrestling! You what also pretty darn awesome? Walt Disney animated movies (The Lion King FOR THE WIN)! But do you truly know what’s really, super-freaking awesome. A mash-up of professional wrestling AND Walt Disney characters; namely the Disney princesses. That would a little extra interest in women’s wrestling outside of attending a Hoodslam event.
Continue reading “What If Disney Princesses Were In The WWE…”
I know that there are some things that Vince McMahon want people to forget: the WBF (World Bodybuilding Federation), the failed relaunch of WCW (World Championship Wrestling), the failed return of the nWo (New World Order) and the XFL (which stood for…well…TECHNICALLY nothing…). Maybe we can chalk up another failed project to that pile. Recently, concept art for an unreleased WWE fighting game, title WWE Brawl, depicting John Cena as a SWAT team member, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as a thug-like Mad Max and Mr. McMahon himself in a Lex Luthor-esque mech suit. More concept pictures and a gameplay video after the break! Continue reading “WWE Brawl; The Game That NEVER WAS…”
Dear God, it actually happened! It’s time for Episode 100 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses cave churches, Raspberry ‘PiPhones’, Minecrafting Watch_Dogs & HBK on the End of the Taker’s Streak! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “It’s WIRed #100!”
Recently, Shawn Michaels was a guest on Jim Ross’ podcast, The Ross Report, and at around the forty-minute mark he revealed in the interview that the decision to end The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak — which I may of may not have ranted and resolved already… — was made roughly four hours before last month’s WrestleMania 30 program went to air. Michaels stated that at the end of the day, the final and absolute decision came down to WWE owner and chairman, Vince McMahon. Ross himself stated that he “wouldn’t be surprised if the decision for The Streak to end did not happen at the eleventh hour. Or the weekend of,” with Michaels confirming that is was “four hours” before that show began.
Regarding the result of the match:
Continue reading “Shawn Michaels Reveals About ‘The Streak’ Ending on Jim Ross’s podcast”
This month on The PractitioNERD’s “Rant N’ Resolve”, host Montez McCrary rants on his disappointment with Brock Lesnar ending the WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX last week. However, his reasons for being disappointed are probably NOT what you expect them to be… Continue reading “Undertaker’s Loss at WrestleMania XXX – Rant N’ Resolve # 9”