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WWE Network’s “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted…

In a move that, like an RKO, absolutely came outta nowhere, WWE sent out a tweet yesterday announcing a new series on the WWE Network, titled Southpaw Regional Wrestling, .  So far, it looks to be the Network’s first successful stab at scripted comedy.  To be honest, any show with John Cena doing his best Gordon Solie impersonation  — as the character and play-by-play announcer “Lance Catamaran” — ought to be good. Continue reading WWE Network’s “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted…

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#RememberTheRumble? #RememberTheRumbleCart!

I was one of the 52,020 people in attendance at the 30th annual WWE Royal Rumble at the Alamodome in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas this past Sunday night (following an excellent 3-day excursion through PAX South 2017), and overall the show was very entertaining with a few surprises. One pleasant surprise was the method of which some WWE Superstars made their way to the ring when their number in the Royal Rumble match came up. Continue reading #RememberTheRumble? #RememberTheRumbleCart!

Tyler Bate, the First WWE United Kingdom Champion

In the WWE United Kingdom Championship Finals this past Sunday afternoon, 19-year-old Tyler Bate defeated Pete Dunne after Bate kicked out of the Bitter End and eventually hit the Tyler Driver 97 to get the pin and become the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion.  In my opinion, the entire WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament held this past weekend on the WWE Network has been fantastic from top to bottom, from the first-round to the finals. The network-exclusive presentation showcased so many great talents who were given an opportunity to show their abilities to the world, and every one of them stepped up to make it the event a giant success. Continue reading Tyler Bate, the First WWE United Kingdom Champion

The New Day Are Writing A Book About Themselves so we can all FEEL THE POWER!

In case you wondering; YES, the WWE is still releasing print-and-paper books. In fact, their latest offering will be the soon-to-be-a-classic The Book Of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It. I’m ALMOST certain that just from the title alone, that this latest literary project will be coming from the new longest-reigning tag team champs in history, The New Day (and yes, I know they lost the titles to Sheamus and Cesaro this past Monday; the record still stands). This book, being co-written by members Xavier Woods, Big E Langston and Kofi Kingston, is currently on Amazon for pre-order, and the listing features their real names, so YOU KNOW it’s a real thing about to happen! Continue reading The New Day Are Writing A Book About Themselves so we can all FEEL THE POWER!

WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library

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O Hai Dean Ambrose (a.k.a., Jon Moxley)

While WWE may have failed to purchase and obtain most of the video library from TNA/Impact Wrestling — mostly to adding new media content to WWE Network library for its subscribers — the company has managed to obtain the complete library of the Ohio-bases Heartland Wrestling Association.  Along with the current acquisitions o the WCW, NWA, ECW, WCCW, and Mid-South (among others), the WWE Network is continuing to beef up its streaming content. Continue reading WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library

Hey Guys! How AWESOME was that #DIY vs. The Revival NXT Tag Team Title Match at Takeover: Toronto?!?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I KNOW Survivor Series was this past weekend too — the show was really good overall, there wasn’t a ‘bad’ match in sight, and even Brock Lesnar getting squashed in 1:25 by Goldberg was very, VERY satisfying — but seriously, lets talk about NXT Takeover: Toronto for a minute. After months of #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano) feuding with the NXT Tag Team Champions, The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, or as I call them, The New Brainbusters), the titles were put back on the line as the two teams battled in a Best Two-Out-of-Three Falls match. In my opinion, this match is competing with the John Cena vs. AJ Styles match from this year’s SummerSlam for the best match of the year; no joke. Continue reading Hey Guys! How AWESOME was that #DIY vs. The Revival NXT Tag Team Title Match at Takeover: Toronto?!?

Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56

In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the influential and short-lived southeastern professional wrestling promotion, Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

I also wrote about Smoky Mountain Wrestling back in early 2014! [https://thepractitionerd.com/2014/01/30/smoky-mountain-wrestling]

FOR MORE about Smoky Mountain Wrestling:

1) The Complete History of Smoky Mountain Wrestling [http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/smw]
2) Pro Wrestling Torch: “15 YEARS AGO – SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING CLOSES ITS DOORS – MY COVER STORY” [
http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wadekellerdotcom/45651.shtml]
3) ‘Smoky Mountain Wrestling’ on the WWE Network [http://network.wwe.com/shows/vault/smoky-mountain-wrestling] Continue reading Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56

Figure Out Your In-Ring Name with this Wrestling Name Generator!

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To celebrate the release of Rowdy, the new biography of the late WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper by his children Ariel and Colt Toombs, Penguin Random House Canada put together a pretty awesome wrestling name generator.  All you have to do is enter your real name and find out what your in-ring name would be if you were a professional fisticuffer/grappler-performer-person.  This is because wrestling names are important and need to be memorable, whether you’re “The Great One,” “The Beast Incarnate,” “The Cleaner,” or even “The (former) Doctor of Thuganomics.” Here’s mine:

HAVE FUN EVERYONE!!!

WWE’s Brock Lesnar Halloween Costume is Scarier Than THE REAL Brock Lesnar…

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We’re practically halfway through October, which means Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes are selling like hotcakes (I swear, I NEVER say that), our North American cousins in Canada are celebrating their Thanksgiving while we Americans have to wait another month-and-a-half, and the Halloween season is in full swing. If you don’t have a costume for your wee wrestling-loving children yet, don’t worry — WWE has you covered. They’ve provided a bevy of costumes, each more uncomfortably terrifying than the last, to make sure that your little munchkins can dress up as their favorite Superstars. Or, well, a significantly more terrifying version. So, enjoy that upcoming options; or just run away screaming, because I wouldn’t blame you… Continue reading WWE’s Brock Lesnar Halloween Costume is Scarier Than THE REAL Brock Lesnar…

So, The Arizona Cardinals Use WWE Women’s Champion Becky Lynch’s Theme Song To Celebrate Scores…

Becky lynch wins the title and the @azcards play her theme music after a fitz td!!

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This past Sunday night, while Becky Lynch was becoming the first-ever WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion at the ALSO-first SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view event (since February 2007’s No Way Out) WWE Backlash, the Arizona Cardinals paid tribute to her in a very interesting way. After Larry Fitzgerald scored a touchdown in the Cardinals’ home opener for the season, the stadium speakers played her awesome theme music. Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooooooohhhhhhh…

Continue reading So, The Arizona Cardinals Use WWE Women’s Champion Becky Lynch’s Theme Song To Celebrate Scores…