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The Mental Ward: When The Circus Comes To Town…..


I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

Halfpints Point: 25th G1 Climax Week 1


Editors Note: I sent Halfpint several messages today begging him to talk about the Hogan Deal for his Halfpint’s Point but when he finally woke up around 7pm he insisted that he be the only Wrestling Broadcast Journalist to NOT talk about Hollywood Hulk Hogan because in in his words “Who gives a shit when the best damn wrestling in the world is going on? Why would I waste space about some horrible stupid old racist has-been. Seriously the man has been given more chances than Adam Pac-man Jones, Terrell Owens, and Superstar Billy Graham combined, and he still messes it up I’ve got more important things to talk about.” He sent us this instead which we hope you enjoy. 

The PWA Show: Babies, Bellas, & Brock’s Bogus Beatdown…..


This week Chad and Keila return for Episode 24 after a week off with Chad adjusting to fatherhood and having a newborn daughter in his life. They have plenty to say about everything that’s making headlines in the pro wrestling world. The duo discuss the fallout from the recent WWE Money in the Bank PPV, highlights and lowlights from this past Monday’s RAW, rumors of two top WWE stars that are possibly leaving the company, a new ROH World Champion being crowned, Jeff Jarrett appearing on TNA Impact Wrestling and what that could mean for the future of Global Force Wrestling, as well as a few TNA talent departures. Keila also shares her weekly words of wisdom with some sage advice for the WWE’s Divas division while Chad takes a few moments to remember  the late great “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel to close out the show. This is a short, sweet, and fun filled edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: From Bakewell to Tokyo…..


Chad and Keila return for Episode 17 this week filled with venom! The duo examines all the pro wrestling related news of the past 7 days including: Global Force Wrestling’s initial roster reveal and why the most important press conference in the young company’s history wasn’t streamed live, thoughts on this past Monday’s RAW, injuries to two top NXT talents, tons of other odd news tidbits from WWE, continuing challenges in the relationship between Destination America and TNA wrestling, plus Keila gives her very candid thoughts on ESPN broadcaster Michelle Beadle publicly turning in her WWE Fan Card in protest of Triple H’s support of boxer Floyd Mayweather. “The PWA Hotseat” is occupied this week by one of the hottest stars in the National Wrestling Alliance, NWA National & North American Heavyweight Champion, “Godzilla” Jax Dane. Jax takes listeners on a journey throughout his career from his humble beginnings in the rural Tennessee farm town of Bakewell, to his early tag team success with current ROH superstar Raymond Rowe, his partnership with “Ironman” Rob Conway, what its like touring Japan, making history recently by unifying two of the NWA’s most prestigious titles, and his future goal of becoming the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. This interview is a great look at one of the fastest rising stars in the sport of professional wrestling. So sit back and enjoy this edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

ROH 13th Anniversary Pay-Per-View Preview


Chad here ladies and gentlemen. Step right up, come on in, it’s prediction time! Today, I bring you my thoughts on Sunday’s ROH 13th Anniversary show. This event will feature all the major championships in ROH being defended as well as a grudge match, a women’s match, and a matchup of high flyers that could very well steal the show. Let’s take a look at the card complete with my predictions which, as always, are stone cold, lead pipe, locks. You can bet the house, farm, and family jewels on these picks as I gaze deeply into my crystal ball strictly for your benefit.

The PWA Show: Hold On…Let Me Take A Selfie

Rollins Selfie

This week Chad and Keila take a look at all the crazy news and headlines surrounding the world of professional wrestling including: rumors that Vince McMahon has changed his mind about the WrestleMania 31 main event; Seth Rollins in all his nekkid glory; NXT, NJPW, and NWA title changes; plus find out which stars your co-hosting duo believe are better off since leaving WWE. You’ll also hear the conclusion to the awesome 2 part exclusive interview with former WCW Monday Nitro announcer, Scott Hudson, on this week’s edition of “The PWA Hotseat”.

Halfpints Point 12: A Final Open Letter To Dixie Carter Salinas

Monday August, 26, 2013
To TNA President Dixie Carter Salinas
Let me first state that these letters have been fun to write. It gives me a great exercise in something rarely seen these days on the internet. Open letters are a great forum even if most people don’t know what it is and especially if they aren’t answered. If you don’t read them they’re still out there and represent some portion of the wrestling fans if not myself. Sadly though this will be my last time writing to you or about your company for the remainder of the year. I’ve just found that I have better uses of my time, besides you do have more important things to worry about than the thoughts of One Halfpint.
It has been rumored for the last week that AJ Styles’ contract is close to coming to an end. I’m sure you’re doing your best trying to keep him. This is possibly the test of your wrestling career. I don’t think I need to tell you how important AJ Styles is to your company. I’m not here to insult your intelligence or act like I know how to save your company. I’m just a guy with a keyboard who works at Burger King, but lets consider his options.
TNA- Styles was one of the first big (if not THE FIRST) star made in TNA back in the NWA days. His matches with Jeff Jarett and Christopher Daniels were certainly the definition primetime wrestling. He’s been apart of the company for over 12 years and hasn’t left. That says something to his credibilty and loyalty. He’s had some good times (NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Only man in TNA History to win EVERY Male Major Title) and some not so memorable ones (being Kurt Angle’s bitch and Claire Lynch). TNA has a great light schedule that allows him to spend time with his family. TNA has shown him as much loyalty as he has shown. Still the question remains: what is there for him to do in TNA? The only reason he would stay is loyalty. I can’t see any other reason.
WWE- Styles has been to WWE Before shortly after WCW was bought he came and had some matches on Velocity. I’m sure he’s been under WWE’s radar for a while now. WWE Could offer him a very lucrative deal. Though WWE has rarely shown Other Companies Top guys the same respect they had previously. They also are on the road way more often with very tight contracts. I’m sure hes talked to Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, and even Hogan about the big differences. I’m sure AJ would be a great addition to the roster but I just don’t see him there. While the marks would go nuts over it WWE Has a history of keeping top guys in Developmental way to long and even in the case of Ted Dibase Jr they might have “Nothing For Him”.
Japan- Japan has been thrown in as an option though I am not up to date on Japanese wrestling. I think t AJ would do well there. He’s just that fantastic a talent. The life away from home though might be tough on his family. Stan Hansen, Johnny Ace, and Dynamite Kid have all shown that North Americans can sell tickets there and perform very well. Besides the New Rivalries and different atmosphere might be a breath of fresh air for him. The Different style would force him to either sink or swim. Styles seems more of a swimmer to me.
ROH- That company is more jacked up than your company is right now. Which is saying something, So I’m just going to say no
Styles I’m sure wants to stick around your company, but if he leaves its sure signs that TNA Is a Sinking Ship
Respectfully Yours
Marlin “Halfpint” Mealer
P.S. I did not count the Indies since your company allows them to interact with other promotions.

Halfpints Point #8: An Open Letter to Dixie Carter Salinas


To Dixie Carter Salinas
President of TNA Wrestling
Nashville Tennessee

July, 23, 2013