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Rock gives Raw shot in the arm, but ratings slide continues

Mike Mooneyham

 

Even The Rock couldn’t save Raw.

The charismatic wrestler-turned-actor made a surprise appearance on last week’s show, and for nearly 15 minutes displayed why he was once known as “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment.”

The crowd erupted, the Twitter world exploded, and longtime fans reminisced about the Attitude Era. For a glorious – albeit brief – period, all seemed right in the WWE Universe.

Ultimately, though, it was just a fleeting glimpse of how great things once were.

 

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Flair-Steamboat produced magic in the ring

- Mike Mooneyham

 

The classic rivalry between Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair ranks among the greatest in the modern era of professional wrestling.

Few performers worked together better than these two during their legendary battles over a 17-year period.

 

A three-match series in 1989 over the NWA world title is ranked at the top of a lofty list.

 

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WWE not faring well in numbers game

Mike Mooneyham

 

The professional wrestling business is all about numbers, and right now the numbers don’t look all that promising.

WWE continues to struggle building its subscription base for its new network. The “only $9.99″ pitch has been overplayed to the point of annoyance, but that hasn’t stopped the company from releasing a song and music video to hammer its popular price home.

 

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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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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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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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Mid-Atlantic mat memories: Curtain closes on Fanfest

–  Mike Mooneyham

 

They say all good things must come to an end. And so it was with Fanfest.

For the past decade, the annual four-day event had become a destination for thousands of fans who traveled from every nook and cranny of the country, and locales as far away as Japan and Australia, to converge for a weekend of wrestling nostalgia.

 

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