Archive for the ‘Mike Mooneyham’ Category

Adam Rose’s inspirational story: From the streets to WWE


– Mike Mooneyham

When I first heard that former WWE champion-turned-executive Triple H (Paul Levesque) was high on the Adam Rose character, I had some serious reservations.

To me, the gimmick reeked of cartoonish 1980s WWF, looking like a prime candidate for the waste heap of failed WWE characters.

 

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Verne Gagne helped shape mat industry; E:60 documentary on WWE a can’t miss

– Mike Mooneyham

 

 

The impact of Verne Gagne’s influence on professional wrestling may never be fully known.

But it can be said that if there had never been a Verne Gagne, pro wrestling most certainly would be the poorer for it.

Gagne, who passed away last week at the age of 89 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease, was an Olympic-caliber athlete who excelled in football and wrestling in college, and parlayed those skills to the pro wrestling arena where for decades he was one of the sport’s most celebrated performers and promoters.

 

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Wrestling imparted life lessons to Eblen Charities’ Bill Murdock


– Mike Mooneyham

Bill Murdock is co-founder and executive director of Eblen Charities.

 

You won’t see many photos of Bill Murdock floating around social media.

It’s not because the Arden, N.C., resident is withdrawn or camera-shy. Far from it.

 

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Bad blood brewing between Scott Steiner, Hulk Hogan


– Mike Mooneyham

It’s a match that will never happen, although social media and Internet sites stirred the pot last week regarding an incident involving Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) and Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner).

Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com reported that Hogan’s wife, Jennifer Bollea, told police that Steiner threatened to kill her husband.

 

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Sting vs. Undertaker: Too late for an epic? … Top diva AJ Lee ‘retires’ … Justin Roberts questions WWE motives


– Mike Mooneyham

It would have been one of the most anticipated matches in the modern history of professional wrestling.

For the past couple of decades fans have yearned for “The Ultimate Showdown: The Icon vs. The Phenom.”

 

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Lesnar re-signing gives new life to Wrestlemania main event


– Mike Mooneyham

 

The anticipation is over.

Wrestlemania, pro wrestling’s version of the Super Bowl, is upon us.

 

And speculation has never been greater for WWE’s premier sports entertainment event.

 

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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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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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