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Moolah helped Charleston woman realize wrestling dream


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Long before the glitz and glamor of today’s brand of women’s professional wrestling, a trailblazing legion of females helped pave the way for a future generation of lady grapplers.

Not only did these pioneering women battle each other inside the squared circle, but they also battled the sexism that was prevalent during a time when feminism was still in its infancy.

 

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Wrestling great Danny Miller leaves behind a treasure trove of memories


– Mike Mooneyham

“I’m just not sure anybody would remember me.”

That’s what Danny Miller told me shortly after he was invited to the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest in Charlotte back in 2013.

Miller had been selected as member of that year’s Hall of Heroes class, a high distinction that honors some of the greatest stars to ever appear in the old Mid-Atlantic territory.

 

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Review : Jake The Snake Roberts Unspoken Word Tour – Montreal, Quebec – June 8th 2016

 

- Steven Wilson

 

 

Its been a long time since Jake The Snake Roberts performed in front of a sold out crowd here in Montreal. For many years it looked as though he had gone well past the point of no return. As he is quick to point out he has been reported dead several times over the years, and many had given up on him. Wednesday night however, Jake made a triumphant return to Montreal to entertain his fans in a truly unique way, as he brought he Unspoken Word Tour to Comedy Works in downtown Montreal and for nearly 90 minutes Jake once again had a crowd hanging onto his every word as he worked the mic as only Jake can.

 

 

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Good Bye to the Greatest! From the Archives: Classy Freddie Blassie, George Foreman and Boxing Historian Bert Sugar Talk to CYInterview about Muhammad Ali – RIP Muhammad!

- Chris Yandek

 

Muhammad Ali’s Pro Wrestling History

 

Forty years ago this month marks the 40th anniversary of the boxer vs wrestler match where Muhammad Ali faced New Japan pro wrestling legend Antonio Inoki. In Ali’s corner was Angelo Dundee and pro wrestling legend, manager Classy Freddie Blassie.

 

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Men on a Mission’s Bobby Horne looking for recognition, closure


- Mike Mooneyham

 

“The greatest team you’ve never seen.”

I penned that line more than 25 years ago about a new tag team I had just witnessed in action for the first time.

Making their local debut at a flea market show in North Charleston, the duo wore hoods, had a catchy name and were massive physical specimens.

 

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WWE could turn corner with brand split; Cody Rhodes says goodbye


– Mike Mooneyham

 

What’s old is new again.

WWE’s big announcement last week regarding split brands could be a bonanza for a company that in recent months has been beset by injuries, stagnant ratings and creative impasses.

 

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Part Deuce of my separate cancer journey blog


– Dr. Mike Lano

 

Just some thoughts along the way, no matter how long time-wise might be ticking away.

 

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Hogan coverage on both ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s This Morning pointing finger at Peter Thiel (sleeze v sleeze?)

– Dr. Mike Lano

 

And at the exact same time, or 32 minutes into BOTH morning news shows for the 3rd straight day, GMA having their in-house legal analyzing it. Both major networks kind of implied there’s something wrong with big money getting involved, putting money into revenge cases.  They repeatedly brought up in ’07, Gawker allegedly outting Thiel.  Whether that’s ethical (retaliatory) against a “news organization” in the hopes of bringing it down.

 

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Andre The Giant’s remarkable life headed to the big screen


– Mike Mooneyham

 

One of the most famous attractions to ever step inside a professional wrestling ring will be the subject of a new biopic.

 

Production is scheduled to begin soon in Hollywood on a film based on the life story of the late Andre “The Giant” Rousimoff.

 

 

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My Breakfast with Blassie. Nope.  Er, uh My Journey Battle with Newly-Discovered Cancer

By Michael Lano, DDS

 

I feel most everyone I’ve known in the biz from the boys, office staff of my Los Angeles wrestling office territory home base shooting for Mike Lebell’s program launching from there to shooting for every global newstand wrestling and boxing magazine, fans, etc. are my extended family.   Some of you know I’ve battled and thankfully been in remission from Multiple Sclerosis for years since Mayo Hospital in Minnesota first nailed my diagnosis.  Although M.S. isn’t supposed to be “familial” or “genetic,” it appears to run in my family as my great uncle had it, as did my mom. Both were quickly wheelchair-bound which I’ve thankfully not had to deal with.  In fact, most can’t tell there’s anything “wrong” with me other than I’m a goof.

 

That all changed after a freak gym accident this past Tuesday morning at 7:25 am when I was doing my last exercise thing before taking off.

 

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