Tetsuya Naito Goes Chris Jericho on Chris Jericho Before his Wrestle Kingdom 13 Match with, you guessed it, Chris Jericho.

After winning the IWGP Intercontinental Champion at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Power Struggle event, Chris Jericho has been frustrating many members of the NJPW roster (thanks to his now-signature surprise attacks starting since earlier this year), including his upcoming Wrestle Kingdom 13 challenger, Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Tetsuya Naito, who is likely at his wits end. You’ll see why very soon… After being brutalized to a bloody … Continue reading Tetsuya Naito Goes Chris Jericho on Chris Jericho Before his Wrestle Kingdom 13 Match with, you guessed it, Chris Jericho.

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J.C. of Countdown City WrestleCast Interviews pro wrestler and Hybrid SOW co-founder Chris Marval

Friend of The PractitioNERD, J.C. sits down with Chris Marval, pro wrestler and co-founder of the Hybrid School of Wrestling on their latest episode of the Countdown City WrestleCast. In the interview, they discuss how Marval got started in wrestling, how the Texas Treats were born, and the wrestling school that continues to grow each day. Whether you’re looking to become a pro wrestler or … Continue reading J.C. of Countdown City WrestleCast Interviews pro wrestler and Hybrid SOW co-founder Chris Marval

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It Seems that ‘L.U.C.H.A.: A Wrestling Sci-Fi Thriller’ is the Comic Book I’ve ALWAYS Wanted…

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Yes, you read that correctly: L.U.C.H.A.: A Wrestling Sci-Fi Thriller. Now’s THAT’S an attention -grabbing title for a comic book, or practically anything. According to co-creators CW Cooke and Travis Hymel, here’s the main story of their series:

L.U.C.H.A. is the story of Agente, a luchador detective who spends his life solving low level crimes and murders, taking on any job that falls in his lap. He just so happens to get wrapped up in a murder campaign that involves vampires, wrestlers, and other notorious figures before the rug gets pulled out from under him…and the readers!

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Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week

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Learning is a wonderful thing that I refuse to take for granted. Practically everyday we have a chance to learn some new fact, story, skill, and various other things everyday. This past week, I learned of the certain rules that WWE, WrestleCade, ROH and several promotions headed to New Orleans for the week of WrestleMania 34 have to abide by. This information is all thanks to an interview from Post Wrestling’s John Pollock with Russell Naquin of the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Continue reading “Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week”

OF COURSE, WWE Legend Mick Foley Fought The Walking Dead’s Negan At A Comic Con Last Weekend…

Let’s get the main story out-of-the-way first. Okay; this past weekend at Paradise City Comic Con (in Miami, FL),  WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley saved two people cosplaying as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters Casey Jones and April O’Neil from being attacked by someone cosplaying as The Walking Dead‘s Negan by performing his Mandible Claw submission hold on him during a cosplay wrestling event. Let that sink in for a bit, and I’ll be back with you after the break. Continue reading “OF COURSE, WWE Legend Mick Foley Fought The Walking Dead’s Negan At A Comic Con Last Weekend…”

Macaulay Culkin Used ‘Home Alone’ Tactics & Traps To Help Santa Win A Wrestling Match

It’s stories like these that remind me how much I love professional wrestling…

One week ago, Los Angeles-based Bar Wrestling held its final show of the year. This promotion’s shows are so well-received and in such high-demand that many shows are standing -room only. They’re kinda of like CHIKARA and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), as Bar Wrestling puts on a fun show filled with some of Southern California’s best wrestling talent (here’s some of their DVDs/Blu-rays from Highspots). On their last show for 2017, Joey Ryan dressed up as sexy Santa Claus and teamed up with Candace LeRay (dressed as an elf) and Dick Justice (as a “Supercop Santa”) against “Professional” Peter Avalon, Ray Rosas and (Horn)Swoggle. My match was really funny and…wait…hold on…is…is that…THAT’S MACAULAY CULKIN SITTING IN THE FRONT ROW! Continue reading “Macaulay Culkin Used ‘Home Alone’ Tactics & Traps To Help Santa Win A Wrestling Match”

When a Public Library in Wisconsin hosts a Pro Wrestling Show…

Those of use who have attended professional wrestling events are accustomed to them being hosted in from football stadiums, basketball/hockey arenas and local gymnasiums.  I for one have attended wrestling shows in parking lots, carnivals/fairs, VFW halls, stage theaters, night clubsand bar/grill restaurants, and these locations are very creative from a logistical point-of-view. It really rings true that pro wrestling can really work anywhere, and it seems that the Milwaukee Public Library are believers (or BO-Lievers) in that philosophy, too. Continue reading “When a Public Library in Wisconsin hosts a Pro Wrestling Show…”

Anthem Sports Has Officially Launched The Global Wrestling Network! (You Know, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling…)

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Today, Anthem Sports — the parent company of Impact Wrestling, or is it/is it not Global Force Wrestling, I’m not sure as I’me just as confused as most of you are, so who knows — has launched their own over-the-top streaming pro wrestling network, the Global Wrestling Network, a’la WWE Network and New Japan WORLD. When you sign up for the 30-day free trial, you’ll have access to EVERYTHING TNA/Impact has ever done, including their original weekly pay-per-views from 2002. Continue reading “Anthem Sports Has Officially Launched The Global Wrestling Network! (You Know, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling…)”

The DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – Doc’D #68

Oh dear Lord, we DEFINITELY have to talk about THIS championship! In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, hilarity, and…just…plain-awesome-absurdity of the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship title from Dramatic Dream Team, a.k.a. DDT, Wrestling.

1) Dramatic Dream Team Pro-Wrestling [ddtpro.com, youtube.com/ddtofficial]
2) Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship Title History [https://goo.gl/XuBK8s]
3) “Here’s how Two Wrestling Bloggers won an actual Japanese Championship Title” from The PractitioNERD, August, 31,2016 [https://goo.gl/EBkbqE] Continue reading “The DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – Doc’D #68”

Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair [WWE Women’s Championship], WWE SummerSlam 2016

With all of the hilarious, MRA-leaning, man-babies crying over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the soon-to-be 13th Doctor on the BBC’s Doctor Who, I asked myself “self, what would be a great way to use this to write a wrestling story.” The answer was simple: I’ll write about one of the best women’s wrestling matches in the last year! With SummerSlam taking place next month, I want to focus on one of the best matches from last year’s show: Sasha Banks defending the WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair. Continue reading “Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair [WWE Women’s Championship], WWE SummerSlam 2016”