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It’s been a long time since the Nature Boy and the Boogie Woogie Man shared a billing in the Lowcountry.
Three decades to be exact.
But on May 31 at the Charleston Area Convention Center, legendary wrestling figures Ric Flair and Jimmy Valiant will make special appearances at a Big Time Wrestling event.
WWE hall of famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper turned to “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, and with a regretful expression on his face asked, “A little stiff, huh?”
In the 1980s, this line might have been muttered in the corner during some tag-team match in Altoona, Pa., the term “stiff” referring to nailing someone for real within the staged combat of pro wrestling.
But this time, Piper and Duggan were conversing between bites of salad at Smith and Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan while watching a sneak preview of the new WWE Network series “Legends’ House” with media members. The series premieres Thursday at 8 p.m.
Days after the sudden and tragic passing of one of the profession’s most colorful figures, the wrestling community is still coming to grips with the loss of The Ultimate Warrior.
It’s a loss made even more painful due to the events preceding his death at age 54.
His final week was a script right out of a Shakespearean play. It had been a glorious week – the returning hero being hailed by an adoring audience that never stopped loving him.
By JOSH STEWART firstname.lastname@example.org
For Brian Myers, the Ultimate Warrior was “literally my first memory of wrestling.”
Myers, a Glen Cove native, says as a 5-year-old everything was captivating about the Warrior, from his over-the-top banter on television to his picture on the cover of a VHS tape Myers’ brother would bring home from the rental store.
Myers now wrestles as Curt Hawkins in WWE and just opened the Create a Pro Wrestling Academy in Hicksville.
By ALFONSO A. CASTILLO email@example.com
So-called “smart” wrestling fans aren’t supposed to like the Ultimate Warrior. His reputation precedes him. He was sloppy inside the ring. He was hard to get along with outside of it.
But anybody who doesn’t get what made the Ultimate Warrior one of the most memorable, important and inspirational wrestling figures in the last 30 years just doesn’t understand the business.
Today’s the day that many wrestling fans have been waiting for all year.
It’s the Super Bowl of professional wrestling, and it’s marking its 30th anniversary when Wrestlemania takes center stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Absolute Intense Wrestling 3/29 Results & Photo Gallery: Girls Night Out 11 & 12
– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti
AIW presented GIRLS NIGHT OUT 11 & 12 on Saturday March 29th, 2014, at the legendary Turners Hall in Cleveland, OH.