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Castle of Illusion: starring Mickey Mouse – Doc’D #63

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Sega Game Gear and Master System classic, Castle of Illusion, starring Mickey Mouse.

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3) Master System “Illusion” Series of Games: eBay [https://goo.gl/FY7UoZ]
4) Mega Drive “Illusion” Series of Games: eBay [https://goo.gl/2KfaEh]
5) “Castle of Illusion” (2013):  PS3 [https://goo.gl/lt7WId], Xbox 360 [https://goo.gl/EnYba6], PC/Steam [https://goo.gl/MX7tfN], Android [http://amzn.to/2oe0rqG], iOS [https://goo.gl/I6rUu6]

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Apple UFO, GameStop EXPO, Kinect Hacks & Best World Champs – PractitioNERD WIRed #12

This week on the newly-named PractitioNERD WIRed (Week-In-ReviewED) episode:
1) Is Apple’s Going All Extra-Terrestrial On Us
2) What’s it Like Being A Fly On The Wall At The GameStop EXPO
3) The Kinect Hacked To Help A Stroke Victim, and
4) The Top 15 World Heavyweight Champions of ALL-TIME (according to WWE, anyway).
…plus, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!   Continue reading Apple UFO, GameStop EXPO, Kinect Hacks & Best World Champs – PractitioNERD WIRed #12

Check Out This AWESOME Pro Wrestling Artwork!

Some years ago, freelance artist Grant Gould posted some professional wrestler illustrations for one of the top websites in pro wrestling news, the Pro Wrestling Torch (pwtorch.com). Here’s a sample of some of his work, and there’s more after the break!   Continue reading Check Out This AWESOME Pro Wrestling Artwork!

“Beyond the Mat,” The 1999 Pro Wrestling Documentary

One of favorite film genres are documentaries, and one of those movies is Barry W. Blaustein’s 1999 project Beyond the Mat.  I remember seeing commercials for this film while watching WWF Shotgun Saturday night (remember that, fellow wrestling fans) and anticipating its release.  I would later be gifted the VHS  release of the film as a Christmas gift from my parents in 2001 and watched it non-stop for several weeks.  Beyond the Mat is by far one of my favorite professional wrestling documentaries (next to Wrestling with Shadows and The Rise & Fall of ECW) of all time, and one that any fan of pro wrestling and/or documentaries should take the time and watch.   Continue reading “Beyond the Mat,” The 1999 Pro Wrestling Documentary

WWF Championship: The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan, Survivor Series 1991

Soon after The Undertaker made his World Wrestling Federation debut at the Survivor Series in 1990, he set his cross-hairs on the World Wrestling Federation Championship and it’s then-title holder, Hulk Hogan. Everything initially began on November 16, 1991, when Ric Flair and The Undertaker attacked Hulk Hogan on the set of Paul Bearer’s Funeral Parlor interview show, but later Randy Savage and Roddy Piper fought off both Undertaker and Flair to protect Hogan. This would culminate in Hogan facing off with Undertaker for the championship at the 1991 Survivor Series, coined as “The Gravest Challenge.”  Check out more about the match (including a video) and the fallout after the break.   Continue reading WWF Championship: The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan, Survivor Series 1991

It’s Not Everyday You See a TANK at a White Castle Drive-Thru Window

The video above comes from FPSRussia, an online entertainment show with a main character who is known for being a faux-Russian arms aficionado. In many of his prior videos, he has tazed his willing fans, blown up trees using .50 caliber guns, and even driven an APC through a drive-thru at a McDonald’s.  Now, McDonald’s may be good enough for some people (I’m more of a Whataburger guy, myself), however this time he’s got a hankering for some good ol’ White Castle burgers. Plus, this time FSPRussia managed to get his hands on an actual WWII-era tank.

Man, I wish we could get some White Castles down here in Texas…

A Sneak Peak At The New WWE Championship Belt!

Well, I’ve finally done it. After ranting about the WWE Championship needing a complete design change last summer, The PractitioNERD has changed the entire landscape of World Wrestling Entertainment and the world of professional wrestling!!!  Well, not really, but I just wanted to take a short ego-trip; don’t worry, I’m returning to reality now 😉

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PUNK vs. BRYAN for the WWE Title at WWE Over The Limit

Indeed, on Sunday May 20th, Christmas will be coming early this year.

To the involved and dedicated wrestling fans, or “smart marks” (a.k.a. “smarks”),we felt that a championship match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan (or “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson) was destined to happen; it would just be a matter of time. Both wrestlers had made names for themselves on the hard-knock independent wrestling circuit (including stints in Ring of Honor) all over the world.  Punk and Bryan both have old-school wrestling backgrounds and styles, making them among the purest of athletes and finest technicians in the business (something that not as common nowadays). Both of their world title reigns were possibly the most dominant and popular in late-2011 to early-2012. Finally, in three short weeks at WWE Over the Limit, they will both meet again, but this time a world title will be on the line. Continue reading PUNK vs. BRYAN for the WWE Title at WWE Over The Limit

CM Punk’s Farewell in Ring of Honor (Highlights)

While celebrating the promotion’s Top 5 moments in its history, Ring of Honor (ROH) placed CM Punk’s final match against Colt Cabana (and the events surrounding it) at the ROH event Punk: The Final Chapter as part of that Top 5 list.  Punk initially rose to prominence through his career on pro wrestling’s independent circuit, primarily as a member of ROH, where he was the first head trainer of ROH’s wrestling school as well as winning both of their championships.

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Lamenting for more Outdoor Pro Wrestling Events

I recall the amazement (just on the novelty alone) of watching large scale professional wrestling events that took place outdoors as opposed to an indoor arena.  The events that come to my mind include: WWF Wrestlemania IX at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, the WCW Road Wild events held in Sturgis, South Dakota during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and WWF SummerSlam ’92 at Wembley Stadium in London.  There’s just a great “play in the park” feeling of watching or attending a pro wrestling event held outdoors; a reminder of playing and spending time outside with close friends in the bright, natural sunlight, feeling the wind breeze by, and having nothing but the cloudy or clear sky above our heads.   Even though I enjoy this feeling when attending smaller-scale independent wrestling shows, I dream for WWE, TNA, and ROH to have more larger-scale shows taking place outdoors.

On this episode of “WWE Legends of Wrestling,” a round-table discussion show hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the host and guests (including Kevin Nash, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, Michael Hayes, and soon-to-be-WWE Hall of Famer J.J. Dillon) talk about some of the more historic outdoor events and the unique aspects of putting on a show in the midst of God and Mother Nature, discussing events like World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) Parade of Champions, and the aforementioned Wrestlemania IX, WCW Road Wild and WWF SummerSlam 1992.