Archive for the ‘Analyst Columns’ Category

Hollywood Heather has sights set on big time

– Mike Mooneyham

 

She’s blonde and she’s beautiful, and she can lay an opponent out with some Sweet Chin Music faster than you can say “HBK.”

With long, athletic legs befitting a well-proportioned six-foot frame, “Hollywood Heather” Webber packs a potent punch inside a wrestling ring.

 

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Sean O’Haire’s final fight was one he couldn’t win

– Mike Mooneyham

 

It was a dream come true when Sean O’Haire landed a full-time job with World Championship Wrestling in 2000.

The Hilton Head High graduate wanted to be a wrestler because he was a fighter, first and foremost, shaped by years of kick boxing, mixed martial arts and toughman contests.

 

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WWE stuck in creative rut

Mike Mooneyham

 

Who’s writing this stuff?

With the exception of a single substituted word, that’s an age-old question that surely applies to WWE today.

 

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NFL players who became pro wrestlers


– Josh Stewart

 

NFL hopeful Michael Sam invited to WWE “Monday Night Raw”? Former NFL player Bob Sapp in North Korea as part a pro wrestling diplomacy tour? Yes, the squared circle has maintained its usual wackiness recently — with a good bit of gridiron spliced in. With all that going on as the 2014 NFL season kicks off, we figured it would be a good time to recognize NFL players who traded their helmets for tights.

 

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Popular Mid-Atlantic wrestling reunion returning next year

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Wrestling fans spoke. And Greg Price listened.

Less than a month after the curtain closed on what was billed as the final Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest, it was announced last week that the popular event will return next year.

 

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Massage therapy gives pro wrestling new edge; Who’ll beat the invincible Brock Lesnar?

– Mike Mooneyham

 

It’s hardly a secret that professional wrestlers take a pounding.

So how do they get relief from the constant wear and tear on their bodies?

 

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AIW Today

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

The success of AIW as a well oiled, highly competitive and unique indie fed cannot be denied.

 

The AIW Mother-ship which usually docks at the legendary Turner’s Hall is well into its 9th year and now holds regular training sessions in its 16′ X 16′ rings in effort to bring to the table the new, unique and exciting talent that Northeast Ohio and beyond boasts with trainers of notable stature. John Thorne and Chandler Biggins are usually always watching from back stage area to supervise the entire goings on while also tending to the needs of the wrestlers and fans.

 

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Former USC football star, pro wrestler Del Wilkes finds redemption after fall from grace

Mike Mooneyham

 

Del Wilkes was certainly no stranger to fame and the adulation of adoring fans.

One of the most celebrated football players to come out of the University of South Carolina, Wilkes later carved out a niche in the professional wrestling world, capturing a slew of titles and an international reputation.

 

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Kevin Steen Signs with WWE’s NXT

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Pro Wrestling Digest and Absolute Intense Wrestling would like to give a big round of applause to Kevin Steen for his acceptance into Full Sail University and the NXT division! The self proclaimed Future of Professional Wrestling is now the Future of the WWE.

 

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Robin Williams, The Genius Of A Star Who Fell To Earth

by Mike Lano

 

Robin Williams was brilliant both as a comic and an actor and as many have said, there was no one like him and no one who did what he did. Nor ever will. Billy Crystal probably had it best simply Tweeting “no words” upon learning his friend had died in contrast to so many other celebs and posers who either had a camera shoved in their faces or Social Media’d out trite stuff. Williams deserved more and thankfully got it from a few. This man-child force of nature who seemed to be twenty entertainers all rolled into one.

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