Death Green Museums vs The World – WIRed #121

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It’s time for Episode 121 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the design & engineering of the Death Star, the Rockefeller’s move to green energy, the Videogame History Museum in Frisco, Texas, and how WCW took on the WORLD…in a video game! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Death Green Museums vs The World – WIRed #121”

Soooo Many Memories of ‘WCW Vs. The World’…

File:WCW vs. the World.jpgLet’s be honest: at least in America, many of the professional wrestling games we got were mostly clones on 2D fighting games, and while some were decent, most were downright awful.  In Japan, they go to enjoy the spoils of the Fire Pro Wrestling series (for more, read THIS), a FANTASTIC pro wrestling video game series, and for those here in the states who knew of the FPW games, we wondered when could we get our shot at the title (game title, that is).  Well, after I got my PlayStation in 1998, one of the games I picked up at FuncoLand (remember them) was 1997’s “WCW Vs. The World,” and I WORE…THAT….GAME…OUT! Continue reading “Soooo Many Memories of ‘WCW Vs. The World’…”

Floating MP3Cassette Band Gems – WIRed #119

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It’s time for Episode 119 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses floating architecture in Nigeria, how to hack an MP3 player and an old cassette tape, a Behind The Music style look at a Nintendo Rock Band, and some of the best matches on the WWE Network! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Floating MP3Cassette Band Gems – WIRed #119”

Here’s Some of the Best Wrestling Matches on the WWE Network!

Let’s be honest: there’s a HECKUVA LOT of wrestling matches to choose from on the WWE Network (granted that it includes matches from WWE, WCW, ECW, SMW, AWA, NWA, WCCW, etc.); meaning that it takes a good amount of browsing to dig past the less-than-good matches in order to find the gems. You also have to take into consideration that there are varied factors in what a good match comprises of, whether that’s the type of match, the build of the workers, the flow of a match, and the intensity of the match.  According to this (in my honest opinion) spot-on series of lists by the gang at Bleacher Report, here are some of the best matches to watch over on the good ol’ network, ranging by the best technical, high-flying, bloody, cage-style, underrated, and tag team type of matches, including which event that match takes place. Continue reading “Here’s Some of the Best Wrestling Matches on the WWE Network!”

Appreciate the Art of Realistic Striking in Professional Wrestling

In pro wrestling, there’s an art in delivering strikes that involves finding the balance between a complete non-contact whiff and a broken jaw from a stiff punch. Punches and kicks need to be made with the right amount of contact to add excitement to a match, since pro wrestling is inherently theater, not combat. Often, the wrestlers ARE (in fact) hitting each other, just not at full strength; while the blows are glancing, they’re not concussive. Long story short on wrestling, the violence is restrained but not non-existent.

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“Invisible” 3D DOOM Stingers! – WIRed #114

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It’s time for Episode 114 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses an “invisible” reconstruction, the Easy Bake 3D Printer, play DOOM on an ATM, and the man they call Sting descends from the rafters! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.

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WWE to Release ‘The Best of Sting’ DVD Collection!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, the WWE is preparing to release the upcoming DVD collection based on “The Man They Call STING” — no, not THAT guy, THIS guy. The new title is titled “The Best of Sting,” and it will be released on DVD and Blu-ray next month. As of latest word this is a WCW-heavy match compilation with more than 30 bouts featured on the DVD version alone! Those span Sting’s career from 1986 through to 2001. The Blu-ray edition packs in all of those too and a whopping 19 extras on top – a mix of promos, segments and matches. Continue reading “WWE to Release ‘The Best of Sting’ DVD Collection!”

ArchSelfies Free SIMs Mother Wii Factions – WIRed #95

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It’s time for Episode 95 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses classic (but fake) architect selfies, carrier-free SIM cards in Holland, a fan-made Mother collection on Wii, and pro wrestling’s greatest factions! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “ArchSelfies Free SIMs Mother Wii Factions – WIRed #95”

‘WWE’s Greatest Wrestling Factions’ on Blu-Ray/DVD on May 27th

Are you ready? NO! I SAID, ARE…..YOU…..READYYYY!!!! Well then, here at The PractitioNERD, we’ll provide you the complete match list for Greatest Wrestling Factions, the upcoming WWE DVD and Blu-ray set. The 3 disc DVD and 2 disc Blu-ray is scheduled for release on May 26th in the UK & Europe, May 27th in North America, and June 4th in Australia, and will feature more than 20 matches from the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). We’ll definitely see some Four Horsemen, D-Generation X (or Degeneration X), the New World Order and The Nexus, but will you see YOUR favorite — or LEAST-favorite — faction in professional wrestling in the list below after the break?

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The WCW International World Championship – Doc’D #8

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”