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Old days never ended for pro wrestling’s Professor Elliot


– Mike Mooneyham

 

He was the answer to his own riddle.

Who was the only person in World Wide Wrestling Federation history to hold all five championship belts in one night?

Professor Elliot Maron, of course.

 

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Dr. Mike Lano Remembers Prof. Elliot Maron


– Article & photos (to be added soon) by Dr. Mike Lano

 

Longtime major major WWWF fan and much more, Professor Elliot Maron died the other day after a long fight with Diabetes and other ailments.  He was nonresponsive and rushed to the hospital.  Like Piper and so many of our friends and brothers, Elliot was far too young to have been taken from us.

 

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Piper Hollywood Memorial Event A Moving, Family Affair

By Invited Attendee, Dr Mike Lano (wrealano@aol.com)
Piper’s longest and in more countries photographer from 1975 to current

 

 

Was honored to have been part of Monday’s event at the historic Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. along the strip in the western portion of Hollywood.   Drove the 8 hours to make the trip and was asked to bring down my photos of Piper from 1975 to current.  Had photographed his very first match in my home base Los Angeles/Lebell territory in January of 1976 just months after Chavo Guerrero arrived, followed soon by his legendary dad Gory.

 

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Exclusive Newsday Photos & Lita Feature from SummerSlam Week


– Josh Stewart

Newsday was at all the big events for SummerSlam in NYC. Here are some of the photo galleries.

 

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Undertaker looms as Lesnar’s next victim at Summer Slam


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Along with Wrestlemania and the Royal Rumble, Summer Slam traditionally is considered one of WWE’s top three annual events.

This year, though, Summer Slam has taken on added significance, with Sunday night’s pay-per-view being billed as “this summer’s Wrestlemania.”

 

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Rowdy Roddy Piper Always Knew How to Make an Exit


– Mike Mooneyham

Henry Marcus was pacing nervously through the dressing room at County Hall.

“Anyone seen Roddy Piper yet?” the veteran promoter asked a group of wrestlers huddled in the corner.

 

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 ’Mid-Atlantic Memories’ to Flow at Charlotte Fanfest


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Videographer John Andosca figures he’s logged hundreds of hours in the editing room and thousands of miles on the road preparing for the big night.

“Mid-Atlantic Memories,” a 75-minute documentary on one of pro wrestling’s most revered territories, will make its world premiere Thursday night in Charlotte when the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Fanfest opens it annual four-day run.

 

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Dr. Mike Lano Remembers Rowdy Roddy Piper


Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

Still trying to process Dusty Rhodes and Verne Gagne’s passings (and that of Hogan’s career).  Now this.

 

This is really hard to take in because he was still a kid at 61.  Way, way too young to leave this world.  The Hodgkins had reportedly been in remission for years, according to him directly to me.

 

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‘Mid-Atlantic Memories’ to flow at Charlotte Fanfest


– Mike Mooneyham

Videographer John Andosca figures he’s logged hundreds of hours in the editing room and thousands of miles on the road preparing for the big night.

“Mid-Atlantic Memories,” a 75-minute documentary on one of pro wrestling’s most revered territories, will make its world premiere Thursday night in Charlotte when the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Fanfest opens it annual four-day run.

 

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Charlotte’s Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest taking final bow


__ Mike Mooneyham

As Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

Longtime Fanfest followers probably thought the same thing when promoter Greg Price announced that the 2014 Fanfest would be his last.

 

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