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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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WWE Star Cesaro Still Waiting for His Shot at the Brass Ring


– Mike Mooneyham

 

“This man has the makings of a future champion.” — John Cena on Cesaro

The above statement is high praise, indeed, particularly coming from 15-time world champion John Cena, who in recent years has been regarded as the face of WWE.

 

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‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Landel battled his demons, but found redemption


__ Mike Mooneyham

 

“If ever there was such a talented rascal who would always be unconventional, it was Buddy Landel.” — Cowboy Bill Watts

Buddy Landel, who passed away last week at the age of 53, never had a problem admitting to anyone that he — far too often — had been his own worst enemy.

 

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Back from injury, Pete Kaasa again flying high in the ring


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Pete Kaasa, who took the independent wrestling scene by storm until a serious injury curtailed his career more than a year ago, has returned to the ring with a renewed focus.

The James Island native had his first match back two months ago in Union for the Trans-South Wrestling promotion, and says he feels better than ever.

 

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Sweet dreams to an American icon: Dusty Rhodes was a true original


Mike Mooneyham

 

I’ve wined and dined with kings and queens, and I’ve slept in alleys and ate pork and beans.” — “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes

 

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Pro wrestling legend ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes dead at 69


– Mike Mooneyham

 

 

Dusty Rhodes, one of professional wrestling’s most iconic stars, died Thursday at the age of 69.

Rhodes, whose real name was Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., was better known to millions of wrestling fans worldwide as “The American Dream.”

 

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Tommy Rogers leaves behind Fantastic tag-team legacy


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Tommy Rogers, who passed away last week at the age of 54, was one of the profession’s finest practitioners of tag-team wrestling.

It was an art Rogers perfected with longtime partner Bobby Fulton, and it was more than just a little apropos that they were known collectively as The Fantastics.

 

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Ring of Honor joins TNA in Wednesday night mat lineup


– Mike Mooneyham

Destination America announced last week that it will be bringing Ring of Honor to the network beginning June 3. The weekly program will run at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday and will serve as the direct lead-in to TNA’s Impact Wrestling.

 

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Jim Ross to emcee ‘Mid-Atlantic Memories’ premiere at Fanfest Weekend


– Mike Mooneyham

 

It’s often been said that once upon a time never comes again.

But with the yearly gathering known as Fanfest Weekend, old memories can come alive, at least for a few magical days.

 

For the past 10 years, fans have come from as far away as Japan and Australia to attend the four-day reunion, rekindling friendships and reliving wrestling memories from their childhood.

 

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