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Lano – My Two Cents

January 21st, 2015 No Comments

My Two Cents

– Dr. Mike Lano

I) Boring “You’re Fired” is the modern day “Loser Leaves Town” stip

The tired “you’re fired” shit (especially when the “fired” people come right back or never leave) is pitiful.  It feels like the modern-day version of a “loser leaves town” stip, and even the latter weren’t done deals.

 

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WWE prodigy Paige a ‘Diva for Tomorrow’

– Mike Mooneyham

 

It could have been a career milestone for Paige when she became the youngest divas champion in WWE history last April at the age of 21.

Even more impressive was the fact that she won the title in her very first match on the main roster.

 

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WWE’s Daniel Bryan thought neck injury might end his career


– Josh Stewart

 

Daniel Bryan says being a WWE Superstar is what he does best. But the fights outside the ring have been much tougher in the last year.

 

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WWE confirms it’s looking for new SummerSlam home amid Izod Center’s reported closing

– Josh Stewart

 

WWE isn’t wasting any time looking for a new SummerSlam venue.

Although Wednesday’s reported closing of the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey is not yet official, WWE confirmed to Newsday Wednesday night that the search is on for a place to hold the company’s No. 2 annual show.

 

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Gone but not forgotten: Professional wrestling lost memorable names in 2014

Mike Mooneyham

 

It’s an appropriate time to reflect upon some of the pro wrestling personalities who passed away in 2014.

Many represented an era that will forever be etched in the memories of longtime fans.

 

They touched our lives in many ways. For those of us lucky enough to see them perform, we will never forget them.

 

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Famed Midnight vs. Rock ‘N Roll Express rivalry renewed

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Few pro wrestling feuds have lasted as long as the celebrated rivalry between The Midnight Express and The Rock ‘N Roll Express.

In fact, it’s been more than three decades since two of the greatest teams in the history of professional wrestling first embarked on a journey that would be fondly remembered years later by a generation of fans.

 

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Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion positioned to be global force


– Mike Mooneyham

 

What does the year 2015 and beyond hold for professional wrestling?

Pose that question to Jeff Jarrett, and he sounds like a kid on Christmas morning.

A third-generation wrestling product with three decades of experience under his belt, Jarrett has plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the coming year.

 

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Bruiser Brody’s Wife To Accept His 2015 CAC Award


– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

During the 2014 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction this past May of the late Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen took the podium to introduce Barbara Goodish, Brody’s wife. Mrs. Goodish then spoke of how happy this makes her husband as he looks down at this event from heaven and how thankful she is for the overwhelming support that she still receives from her wrestling family as shown here. She then accepted Bruiser’s PWHOF Award for the class of 2014.

 

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UFC-bound C.M. Punk was best for WWE business

Mike Mooneyham

 

“I hope one day we’ll be able to get back together again.” – Vince McMahon on C.M. Punk

It may have been mere coincidence that WWE owner Vince McMahon and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin joined forces for a highly publicized podcast just days after former WWE superstar C.M. Punk launched “Pipe Bomb 2″ on a similar blockbuster show with Colt Cabana.

 

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WWE hits home run with new Randy Savage DVD, but burning question remains

– Mike Mooneyham

 

“I’m living on the edge of a lightning bolt, and I do not apologize for it.” – Randy Savage

One of the long-standing mysteries in the world of professional wrestling revolves around the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage and World Wrestling Entertainment.

 

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