Check Out this Awesome WWE Old School 8-Bit Fan Art!!

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We here at The PractitioNERD enjoy when the worlds of art meet professional wrestling (see HERE and HERE), and this story is no different. Al Creed, a Canadian artist, uses a minimal, old-school (and very 8-bit) design technique to create unique, classic video-game inspired images of WWE and NXT Superstars. Here’s Al to tell you a little more about himself after the break. Also, yes, that IS Macho Man Randy Savage as Bonesaw from 2002’s Spider-Man on the top row, 2nd from the right. OOOOOH YEEEEEAH!!!! Continue reading “Check Out this Awesome WWE Old School 8-Bit Fan Art!!”

Guerrilla Smartglass & Cutesy Apple – WIRed #115

It’s time for Episode 115 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses Spain’s guerrilla architect, intuitive smartglass control, how Atari inspired Apple, and the world’s cutest WWE superfan! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Guerrilla Smartglass & Cutesy Apple – WIRed #115”

Watch A 2-Year-Old Adorably Names 20 WWE Wrestlers by Their Intros

It’s official: two-year-old Beckett Sage is the biggest (and youngest) WWE superfan.  The video above shows the toddler calling out 20 WWE wrestlers just from hearing tiny intro snippets of their theme songs.  Even though he’s not quite able to fully pronounce their names, it’s very clear that he knows his pro wrestlers. Now, all together now: D’AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! Continue reading Watch A 2-Year-Old Adorably Names 20 WWE Wrestlers by Their Intros

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The WWE Superstars with A ‘Secret’ WCW Past

It’s no secret of surprise that many talented personalities in professional wrestling has competed in multiple organizations; that’s just the nature of the business, or ANY business for that matter.  Some wrestlers get their start in one company and become extremely popular for the next one they work for. Some start off popular in one and then fizzle out in the next, while some become a huge star in one and continue being top tier talent in the next company. has complied a list of 15 WWE Superstars who used to compete in WCW that may have not been of the knowledge of its common fans. Many of us already know of Triple H’s run in WCW as Paul Levesque, The Undertaker as “Mean” Mark Callous (get it?), and even Barry Horowitz, considered as one of the hardest working men in the business, but here are 5 particular superstars that personally escaped my own mind.   Continue reading “The WWE Superstars with A ‘Secret’ WCW Past”

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”

WWE Ranks it’s Top 15 World Heavyweight Champions

Even though the history of the “Big Gold” World Heavyweight Title Belt goes back to the days of the National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling, the WWE wants to pay tribute to the title that has been in the company since the title’s reintroduction into the WWE 10 years ago (yeah, THAT long ago) in August 2002 (during the initial brand division, and Brock Lesnar taking the WWE Championship to SmackDown).
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Come Get Some “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N Wrestling,” BROTHER!!

Man, back in the day you could have an animated show about almost anything: a kitten crazy for fashion and accessories, a fictional crew of soldiers with uniforms that didn’t match, infant versions of farm animals under the care of a babysitter whose face you never saw, mutated turtles with the knowledge of martial arts, and even professional wrestlers.  “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling” was an 1980’s animated show from DiC Entertainment that featured the wacky animated adventures of popular WWF stars from the time, including title character Hulk Hogan and his group of good-guy wrestlers fighting against a group of villain wrestlers led by “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.   Continue reading “Come Get Some “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N Wrestling,” BROTHER!!”’s Most Underrated Superstars

After one of Joey Styles’ Twitter followers suggested that WWE Classics should do a list on some of the most underrated superstars in WWE history over a month ago, the Classics’ department dabbled in the idea of a roundtable discussion with several editors and in-house Hall-of-Famer Howard Finkel.  Ultimately, the decision was made to ask a group of people would would understand professional wrestling nowadays more than anyone else would — the current WWE superstars.

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