Hardcore Wrestling legend, Tommy Dreamer, will face our old buddy, Man Man Pondo, in Nitro Saturday night for IWA East Coast. Dreamer made his mark as the “Innovator Of Violence” in ECW, later moving on to WWE and TNA. He’s facing Mad Man Pondo in the main event of a loaded card.
“The Dark Child” Chance Prophet will face Omega Aaron Draven, and Two Tuff Tony will meet “The Bulldozer” Matt Tremont. Check out the video below the show poster. There are loads of other great matches scheduled for the night.
Tickets are fifteen bucks for ringside seats, ten for general admission. A meet-and-greet will take place at 6 PM. That’s an extra five dollars for exclusive access to the wrestlers an hour before bell time.
It all happens at King’s Outreach Center (formerly Nitro High School), 302 21st St., Nitro. Advance tickets can be pruchased through IWA East Coast.com.
OSCAR Snubs The Dead
One of the highlights of the OSCAR telecast for many people is the “In Memorium” seegment, where the Academy pays tribute to stars who have passed away in the last year. This year they really dropped the ball. All of the folks in this video, compiled by MadWorld1427 at YouTube. Sadly, he also leaves out James Arness.
My Trip To DC: Part Two
Last week your PopCulteer brought you the first half of a photo essay of a trip to our nation’s capitol. This week we pick up where we left off, in the Fashion Centre Mal in Pentagon City. We took the trip to see the excellent show, “The Elephant Room” at Arena Stage, but we had lot’s of adventures along the way. So let’s get back to the photo phun, shall we?
Stores We Don’t Have Here
The reason for our trip was to see the hysterical magic show, “The Elephant Room.” Imagine if Tenacious D and The Trailer Park Boys did magic. That’s what it was like. Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic and Darryl Hannah treated us to a night of magic, illusion, thrills, breakfast food, lapsed rehab incidents and country balladeering.
The show took place in a basement rec room from Patterson, New Jersey, ripped out of the ground, loaded on a flatbed truck, and propped up on cinder blocks on stage. After the show, the guys ran out and assaulted people leaving the theater with their merchandise stand. We need to bring these guys in to FestivALL.
I did not get any cool shots of the outside of Arena Stage, so we’re leading of with a shot I took in daylight last year…
The Return Trip: Google Maps Can Bite Me
Our hotel was conveniently located four blocks from I 395 in Arlington. Mel and I decided to get directions from Google Maps before we left the hotel. This did not turn out so well.
It was at this point that we embarked on a tour of every red light in Washington D.C. We made it through the historic areas, Georgetown, and even the shady part with all the criminals, K Street. Eventually we made it to the interstate 90 minutes behind schedule. Ten minutes later, we again followed Google Maps directions for a one-hour tour of Maryland, even though we both knew better than to trust those directions. I turned the wheel over to Mel four and a half hours, and 60 miles, from where we left.
We Need One Of These Stores In Charleston
We made a stop in Hagerstown on the way back and found a Five Below store. We’d been in one in Canonsburg, PA before, and were instantly won over. We could really use one of these here in Charleston. They’d be a great fit at The Shoppes at Kanawha. This store offers every item for five bucks or less. They carry quality stuff and even have a vintage candy section. Take a look…
That’s About it, Folks!
Remember to check back for Sunday Evening Videos and Monday Morning Art, and early next week, the long-gestating Radio Free Charleston 150! Before we go, we want to share with you the final fortune cookie of deceased propaganda merchant, Andrew Breitbart….