WWF WWE Desire Video Featuring Kid Rock 2002 HD

I took it upon myself to totally recreate this video in HD using the best footage available. I cut the Kid Rock track exactly the same way as WWF’s original ’02 edit.





I was looking for this video recently on the WWE Network, and as expected, when I found it, I realized the Kid Rock song Lonely Road of Faith, had been stripped out with some generic instrumental treatment inserted in it’s place. Talk about pulling the proverbial rug out from under my nostalgic feet. The Kid Rock track totally made this particular video, and was the primary reason it always stuck out in my mind as the best tribute WWF/E ever put together.

Although copies of the original video are still floating around out there on sites like YouTube and Dailymotion, the quality of these old rips is severely lacking. I took it upon myself to totally recreate this video in HD using the best footage available. I cut the Kid Rock track exactly the same way as WWF’s original ’02 edit. Everything is exactly the way you remember it, save for one small, but extremely important addition. During the final montage of significant WWF Champions, the Ultimate Warrior has been added in the timeline as he should have been in 2002, but was likely omitted due to the on-going heat between he and the company during that time.

Hope you guys enjoy the video. It still gives me goosebumps after watching it three dozen times during the process of this re-creation.




WWE 2K17 vs Old WWF Games

Video games sure have come a long way. As a 30-something-year-old life-long gamer, it’s amazing to sit and observe where technology is, and more importantly, where it came from.





Video games sure have come a long way. As a 30-something-year-old life-long gamer, it’s amazing to sit and observe where technology is, and more importantly, where it came from. Just one instance is the evolution of WWF/WWE video games. Here’s a look at the 30-year history, culminating with the newest entry in the series, WWE 2K17.




The Jim Cornette Experience

One could easily understand the apprehension a fan might feel as they cautiously approach Jim’s table at a convention. My wife wasn’t shy about letting me know she was flat out terrified to talk to him.



Finally! I’d been waiting to meet Mr. Cornette for years. Watching his legendary pro wrestling character for nearly two decades and being delighted by his equally enthralling shoot interviews in recent years, the fanboy in me was dying to come off the leash and thank James E. personally for a lifetime of fond memories. I stopped by Fandom Fest in my hometown of Louisville, KY and finally got the chance to do just that. The experience was outstanding.

It’s no secret to many that Jim Cornette is quite a polarizing figure in not only the wrestling business, but in real life as well. He is a strongly opinionated man who admittedly has some anger issues. Sometimes severe. For many fans, these are merely reasons why we love the guy and consistently tune into his podcast, appropriately titled, The Jim Cornette Experience, and seek out countless shoot videos on YouTube featuring him in full tirade. From the infamous Dairy Queen incident to his long-running feud with former colleague Vince Russo, fans of Mr. Cornette have access to a ton of piss n’ vinegar featuring their favorite loose cannon.

With this in mind, one could easily understand the apprehension a fan might feel as they cautiously approach Jim’s table at a convention. My wife wasn’t shy about letting me know she was flat out terrified to talk to him after some of the videos she’s watched with me. She didn’t want to even flirt with the possibility of engaging him and risk ruining my moment. I was a bit cautious in my own right, but also, I had a feeling things weren’t gonna be nearly as combustible as a lot of his videos and podcasts would indicate. I’ve seen Jim interact with fans before and for someone who isn’t necessarily a people person, he handles himself quite well in the presence of like-minded company. Turns out, I was absolutely right.

I walked up to Jim and introduced myself, extending my hand. Mr. Cornette was all smiles and super friendly. Despite being caught up in a rare star-struck moment, I held myself together and spoke calmly in my usual laid back demeanor. I thanked Jim for years of entertainment and fond memories, both old and new. He was very appreciative and sincere. Very outgoing with a desire to accommodate an eager fan with questions and a need to express himself. We conversed about things ranging from wrestling to our favorite burger joints. The whole time Jim was friendly and welcoming, and I never once felt rushed. He was happy to pose with me for a couple pics. One outside my Jason costume, and one in it. He even did a kill shot!


He was also generous enough to record a bumper for my website which is in rotation at the top of the page. Refresh and look for A ‘Corny’ Welcome Message!

I’ll share the raw audio with you, which is just as memorable as the edited cut….

(F-bomb warning)



Freakin’ awesome.

Throughout my many convention visits I’ve met tons of celebrities comprised of people I admire and idolize. I’ve had experiences that were good, not so great, and a few rare ones that were fantastic. Meeting Jim Cornette easily ranks in my top 3 all-time moments. He was absolutely awesome. He went above and beyond to ensure I walked away happy. My wife was shocked at how friendly and nice he was. She said to me “He’s such a sweet guy. How does he go so crazy on people?” I replied “He only does that to people who are stupid enough to piss him off.”

Thanks again, Jim! You completely exceeded my expectations and I’m happy to call myself a fan.





NBA 2K16 Choosing LOUISVILLE CARDINALS MyCareer

Getting a look at the semi-return of college basketball in NBA 2K16, specifically focusing on the Louisville Cardinals.





Getting a look at the semi-return of college basketball in NBA 2K16, specifically focusing on the Louisville Cardinals, the team I chose for my college in the all-new MyCareer mode. Looks great, 2K. Now bring back College Hoops!








NBA 2K15 MyCAREER Finals Playthrough With Commentary

Hall of Fame difficulty to make things a bit more interesting. This game is much closer and more entertaining than the last one. Went right down to the wire in OT.





This is a follow up video to the first NBA playthrough. I’m in the Finals of MyCAREER mode and playing on Hall of Fame difficulty to make things a bit more interesting. This game is much closer and more entertaining than the last one. Went right down to the wire in OT.








NBA 2K15 MyCAREER Playthrough With Commentary (PS4)

Sat down and did a playthrough w/commentary on my MyCAREER on NBA 2K15 for PS4. Best basketball game currently available. Commentary covers improvements with this year’s game over 2K14 and other random musings.





Sat down and did a playthrough w/commentary on my MyCAREER on NBA 2K15 for PS4. Best basketball game currently available. Commentary covers improvements with this year’s game over 2K14 and other random musings.








Eric Bischoff WWE Debut: Original Broadcast with Back In Black

Here it is! The real thing! Bischoff debuts in the WWE to Back In Black.






Here it is! The real thing!

Recently I was showing my wife some of wrestling’s greatest moments and spent an inordinate amount of time trying to find the original Eric Bischoff debut segment that aired on WWE Raw back in July 2002 where he walked out to AC/DC’s Back In Black in one of the most shocking and memorable moments in wrestling history. Whew, talk about impossible. I never knew this clip was so rare.

I found a few uploads across YouTube and DailyMotion, but all were the post-prod version of the segment where AC/DC was replaced with the in-house “I’m Back” song. Was a funny theme and good for Eric’s character once he got rolling in his run at WWE, but the company piping it in over the original audio not only killed the special feeling Back In Black created for the moment, but most of the overdub versions also muted the commentary of Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler which totally drains away the emotion and the genuine novelty we all felt when we first saw it. WWE.com features a flashback video where the commentary can still be heard, but again, without Back In Black, it just isn’t the same.

I went into my VHS wrestling vault and found that I still had the recording of the original broadcast. Not sure why YouTube vehemently blocks the video just because of the AC/DC song, but just like the Ricky Harris situation, I have no such qualms about hosting a harmless segment from over 10 years ago. Anyone offended can kind of like, deal with it I guess.

Enjoy!








In Memory of The Ultimate Warrior

the words he spoke on national television just 24 hours prior to his death have now become ominous, fateful, and downright eerie.







Wow. I’m just stunned.

As I sit here and reminisce, reflecting on my childhood and all the things that came full circle with Warrior this past week, I’m just floored and blown away by what has transpired.
Read more “In Memory of The Ultimate Warrior”

Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Interview

I always thought the discussion was intriguing and fun to listen to. I decided to upload it so fellow wrestling fans of the good ol’ days who enjoy listening to some of our favorite personalities tell their stories could add another memorable entry to their collection.





This is an interview with Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, conducted by Between The Ropes from summer 2002, right around the release of Bobby’s first book “Bobby Heenan: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All”.

The folks at Between the Ropes were kind enough to email me this interview some years ago after it had been cycled off their website. I always thought the discussion was intriguing and fun to listen to. I decided to upload it so fellow wrestling fans of the good ol’ days who enjoy listening to some of our favorite personalities tell their stories could add another memorable entry to their collection.

Topics discussed:

Bobby’s current life/health
Trouble with Rick Rude
Working with Gorilla Monsoon
Favorite/least favorite wrestlers he managed
Favorite moments of his career
How he developed his managing style
Thoughts on current wrestling product & state of the business
Why he decided to write an autobiography