Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Old School Championship Wrestling presents Caged Carnage

- Mike Mooneyham


The second local pro wrestling show in a week will be held Sunday at the Hanahan Rec Center as Old School Championship Wrestling returns with one of its biggest events of the year.

OSCW’s Caged Carnage show will feature a return match between former WWE stars Gangrel and Kevin Thorn along with an eight-man tag-team tournament.

Former WWE performer Chris Masters also will make his first OSCW appearance in several years. He will team with the seven-foot-tall Asylum in the tag-team tourney and will be managed by Ms. Harden.


Read the rest of this entry »


I hope Santa brings me that mistletoe belt I asked for.


Read the rest of this entry »

Shock and awe is exactly what WWE needed

– Mike Mooneyham

Not since Hulk Hogan turned heel at Bash at the Beach two decades ago or Brock Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s streak two years ago at Wrestlemania has there been such a visceral reaction to a major pro wrestling show.

Like those seminal moments in sports entertainment, Bill Goldberg’s epic dismantling of Lesnar in 90 seconds last Sunday night at Survivor Series was designed for a reaction that is sadly missing in today’s pro wrestling game. And that is surprise and unpredictability. Shock and awe.

No one saw it coming.


Read the rest of this entry »

Enzo Amore fulfilling dream in WWE

– Mike Mooneyham

“My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G (gangster), and a bona fide stud, and you can’t teach that. Bada Boom!!!”

While Enzo Amore might not be the biggest guy on the WWE roster, he’ll be the first to tell you he’s got one of the biggest mouths.

And he’s taking it all the way to the bank.


Read the rest of this entry »


Thanksgiving is like sex. Preparation takes hours, the actual event can be over in minutes, then you argue about who cleans up.


Read the rest of this entry »

Lashley hurts ankle, Boogieman burns corneas at Oakland indie show Stars of Wrestling last night (RESULTS)

– Article & Photos by Dr. Mike Lano

11/12/16  Stars of Wrestling    
Alameda High School, Alameda, CA 
(regulars are Lashley, Boogieman & Carlito w/ the latter not here for the first time in 5 shows)


Read the rest of this entry »

Cody in 5 star match w/Joey Ryan, best APW card since King of Indies tournament last night here.

– Article & Photo by Dr. Mike Lano

Double-checked results with current APW promoter/class booker Markus Mac (but no followup date announced yet as this was APW/the late Roland Alexander’s All Pro Wrestling promotion’s) very last show of the year.  Believe they have 2017′s first show in early January but will forward that when we get that info.


*Show title:  11/11  (which is the Twitter hashtag and what the crowd chanted when they weren’t chanting the usual “A-P-DUB!”


Read the rest of this entry »

Rowdy Roddy Piper’s legacy lives on with new book

– Mike Mooneyham

A few years ago I asked Roddy Piper if all the fame and fortune he had amassed over several decades in the wrestling business had been worth it.

Pausing a bit before flashing that familiar million-dollar smile and devilish wink, he said he had no regrets. But then he admitted that the fame hadn’t come without a price.


Read the rest of this entry »

Charlotte shows flair for WWE history

– Mike Mooneyham

World Wrestling Entertainment history will be made Sunday night.

Not only will it mark the first time two women have met in a Hell in a Cell match, more significantly it will mark the first time two women have ever appeared in a main event of a WWE pay-per-view.

And would anyone be surprised that one of the participants will be the daughter of the man regarded by many historians as the greatest performer of all time?


Read the rest of this entry »

Former WWE, WCW Star Sam Houston On Losing It All, Surviving, More

– Chris Yandek

Former WWE and WCW star Sam Houston opens up about all his life challenges and career highlights in an over 50 minute conversation with Chris Yandek of


Read the rest of this entry »