Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Jim Ross to emcee ‘Mid-Atlantic Memories’ premiere at Fanfest Weekend


– Mike Mooneyham

 

It’s often been said that once upon a time never comes again.

But with the yearly gathering known as Fanfest Weekend, old memories can come alive, at least for a few magical days.

 

For the past 10 years, fans have come from as far away as Japan and Australia to attend the four-day reunion, rekindling friendships and reliving wrestling memories from their childhood.

 

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Former WWE Diva Trish Stratus considered MMA but is happy she joined Lita as ‘Team Bestie’ instead


– Josh Stewart

 

Business and blowing bubbles — welcome to Trish Stratus’ world.

The WWE Hall of Fame ex-Diva is talking about the former during a recent phone interview. But when 1-year-old son Max makes his way into the room, she goes into giggling, blissful mom-speak, and the latter clearly takes priority.

 

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Get Into Velvet Sky’s and April Hunter’s Panties!

 

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April vs Shauna: Lifts, Scissors, Spanked and Stripped!

 

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Adam Rose’s inspirational story: From the streets to WWE


– Mike Mooneyham

When I first heard that former WWE champion-turned-executive Triple H (Paul Levesque) was high on the Adam Rose character, I had some serious reservations.

To me, the gimmick reeked of cartoonish 1980s WWF, looking like a prime candidate for the waste heap of failed WWE characters.

 

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Sex and Candy…

 

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Verne Gagne helped shape mat industry; E:60 documentary on WWE a can’t miss

– Mike Mooneyham

 

 

The impact of Verne Gagne’s influence on professional wrestling may never be fully known.

But it can be said that if there had never been a Verne Gagne, pro wrestling most certainly would be the poorer for it.

Gagne, who passed away last week at the age of 89 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease, was an Olympic-caliber athlete who excelled in football and wrestling in college, and parlayed those skills to the pro wrestling arena where for decades he was one of the sport’s most celebrated performers and promoters.

 

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Shimmer – It Is That Damn Great


Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

I know at times it sounds like I’m an old blowhard.  I have shot just about every group I ever wanted to shoot, nearly everyone in-ring (except for Johnny Powers in his prime, but I did get him to pose in the locker room with Inoki, Sheik, Ernie Ladd and others backstage for Eddie Einhorn’s magnificent IWA (those three great Roosevelt Stadium outdoor New Jersey shows and then my boss Eddie had the tv tapings at NYC’s famous Beacon Theatre which is still a chic place for events).

 

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Some Verne Gagne Thoughts

– Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

The great Verne Gagne.

 

Very sad to hear of the passing of just a fantastic athlete, both on an amateur, collegiate and professional level in all departments.  A hooker/shooter in the company of Thesz, Hodge, Asseriti, Robinson, Bill Miller, Stu, Larry Simon and maybe some lesser known guys like Hans Mortier.

 

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Mickie James Returns To the Ring In Hot AIW & TNA Action!


– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Results and photos from Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Make ‘Em Say Uhh! on Friday, April 24 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 1355 West 70th St., Cleveland, OH.

 

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