Archive for the ‘Analyst Columns’ Category

WWE Hall misses boat on Ray Stevens; Canvas King painting Macho Man; RIP Hijo del Perro Aguayo

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Ray “The Crippler” Stevens was one of the greatest heels in the history of the wrestling business.

Stevens, who died in 1996 at the age of 60, left an indelible mark on the profession during a career that spanned five decades.

 

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WWE to honor true warrior at Hall of Fame ceremony

– Mike Mooneyham

 

With Wrestlemania weekend right around the corner, speculation is running rampant, critics are having a field day, and burning questions abound.

 

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How To Possibly Survive Wrestlemania Week (well 4 days)

– By Dr. Mike Lano

 

Rule One: plan out everything

 

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Are TNA Bookers Channeling Tolos/Rivera ’73?

– Dr. Mike Lano

Has Mike Tenay had impact on booking EC3/Spud?  It totally had Tolos/Rivera ’73 elements in it.

 

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Jim Cornette tribute and fan expo

 

– Article & photos by Josh Stewart

 

Famous pro wrestling manager Jim Cornette was honored with a tribute dinner as part of the Masters of Ring Entertainment fan expo in Wilmington, North Carolina. Newsday.com pro wrestling writer Josh Stewart was in Wilmington and shared photos of Cornette and other pro wrestling legends via Instagram.

 

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Jim Cornette no fan of today’s pro wrestling


– Josh Stewart

 

Jim Cornette decrees the wrestling business is no more, then a few minutes later rattles off all the stuff he’s doing in the wrestling business.

In Cornette’s mind, there’s zero contradiction. To him, there are two different wrestling businesses: a corporate one he so happily extricated himself from, and a litany of projects he’s immersed himself in to relive and retain the era he holds so dear.

 

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Abdullah The Butcher Auctioning WWE HoF Ring, & More News

– Paul Stratoti

 

Abdullah the Butcher has stated that he supports any initiative to be taken that would put his good friend Ivan Koloff into the WWE Hall of Fame.

 

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Jon Stewart of The Daily Show confronts Seth Rollins on WWE Monday Night Raw

– Josh Stewart

 

Jon Stewart hasn’t even left “The Daily Show” yet, and is already finding new work — in professional wrestling.

Stewart confronted WWE superstar Seth Rollins on “Monday Night Raw,” the culmination of a back-and-forth that started when Rollins said on a previous edition of “Raw” that he could make Stewart’s show “watchable” by hosting after Stewart leaves sometime this year.

 

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Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Hall of Fame finds home in Myrtle Beach

- Mike Mooneyham

 

For the past seven years some of Mid-Atlantic wrestling’s greatest stars have been enshrined at the annual Hall of Heroes induction ceremony.

The Hall was the brainchild of veteran promoter Greg Price, who puts on the popular Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest, an event that honors the stars of the old Mid-Atlantic territory.

 

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Relive Mid-Atlantic wrestling glory days with ‘Front Row Section D’

– Mike Mooneyham

 

They were regarded by some as the most dangerous faction in Mid-Atlantic wrestling.

They were a staple during grappling’s heyday in Greensboro, N.C., and routinely appeared in front of thousands of jeering fans at arenas throughout the Jim Crockett-run territory.

 

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