Archive for the ‘Mike Mooneyham’ Category

WWE prodigy Paige a ‘Diva for Tomorrow’

– Mike Mooneyham

 

It could have been a career milestone for Paige when she became the youngest divas champion in WWE history last April at the age of 21.

Even more impressive was the fact that she won the title in her very first match on the main roster.

 

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Gone but not forgotten: Professional wrestling lost memorable names in 2014

Mike Mooneyham

 

It’s an appropriate time to reflect upon some of the pro wrestling personalities who passed away in 2014.

Many represented an era that will forever be etched in the memories of longtime fans.

 

They touched our lives in many ways. For those of us lucky enough to see them perform, we will never forget them.

 

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Famed Midnight vs. Rock ‘N Roll Express rivalry renewed

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Few pro wrestling feuds have lasted as long as the celebrated rivalry between The Midnight Express and The Rock ‘N Roll Express.

In fact, it’s been more than three decades since two of the greatest teams in the history of professional wrestling first embarked on a journey that would be fondly remembered years later by a generation of fans.

 

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Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion positioned to be global force


– Mike Mooneyham

 

What does the year 2015 and beyond hold for professional wrestling?

Pose that question to Jeff Jarrett, and he sounds like a kid on Christmas morning.

A third-generation wrestling product with three decades of experience under his belt, Jarrett has plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the coming year.

 

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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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