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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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Wrestling book takes nostalgic look at County Hall reunion

– Mike Mooneyham

 

A truly memorable event was held on May 30, 1998, at the Charleston landmark formerly known as County Hall.

The venerable building for years had been the site of professional wrestling shows. But when the building fell into disrepair, a victim of leaky roofs, bad floors and balconies destroyed by termites, County Hall closed as an auditorium in 1985.

It would mark the end of an era for wrestling fans in the Lowcountry.

 

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Randy Orton to shine in new WWE role

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Randy Orton never liked playing the role of babyface. But after the past couple of weeks on WWE television, Orton is quickly emerging as the hottest babyface in the company.

While his beatdown by The Authority last week on Raw will temporarily take him out of the picture, giving him time to do some film work on his latest WWE movie project, the door will be open for him to return for WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view on Nov. 23 in Orton’s hometown of St. Louis.

 

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New book celebrates three decades of Wrestlemania

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Wrestlemania has long been known as “the Granddaddy of Them All” when it comes to premier sports entertainment events.

Then it only follows that “30 Years of Wrestlemania” should rightfully assume a similar title in the Wrestlemania-related books category.

From the creators of “WWE 50″ and the official “WWE Encyclopedia,” “30 Years of Wrestlemania” provides an in-depth look at the show of shows from its inception to the current day.

 

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Grappler’s journey through the world of professional wrestling

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Just a few short years into his career, Len Denton was ready to hang up his wrestling boots.

The money wasn’t particularly good, the traveling was grueling and his career just wasn’t talking off the way he had planned.

Tired of doing jobs for hard-nosed promoters and with little monetary reward to show for it, Denton decided to give the business one last shot in the Carolinas.

 

 

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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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