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Former WWE star C.M. Punk has fans still guessing

Mike Mooneyham

 

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

If that’s true, then WWE fans must be really missing C.M. Punk, who bolted the company several months ago and never looked back.

 

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Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan facing uphill battle upon return

– Mike Mooneyham

 

A mere two months ago, Daniel Bryan was on top of the wrestling world.

He had emerged victorious in the biggest match of his career, winning the WWE heavyweight title at Wrestlemania 30 in front of 75,000 fans in New Orleans, a storybook scenario that could have only been scripted in the pro wrestling arena.

The story, though, was supposed to be just beginning.

 

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New book, ‘Big Gold,’ unveils secrets of famous pro wrestling belt

– Mike Mooneyham

 

One of professional wrestling’s most celebrated championship belts is examined in meticulous fashion in a new book that is bound to whet the appetite of grappling purists.

“Big Gold,” authored by Dick Bourne with an assist from acclaimed beltmaker Dave Millican, looks at the creation, crafting, recovery, salvage and legacy of what many consider the most famous pro wrestling belt ever – the original “Big Gold” belt that was used by the National Wrestling Alliance, New Japan Pro Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling from 1985 until 2001.

 

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Darius Rucker talks Ric Flair, old school wrestling

Mike Mooneyham

 

Some of Darius Rucker’s favorite childhood times were spent watching pro wrestling on television and attending live grappling events at the former County Hall.

The territory days are long gone, and County Hall is a relic of the past.

 

But his love for the “old days” and one particular performer has never waned.

 

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No longer reason to believe in The Shield?

– Mike Mooneyham

 

What a difference a day makes.

During a 24-hour period last week, The Shield went from being the most dominant faction in pro wrestling to a fragmented unit with the surprise heel turn of Seth Rollins.

One night after The Shield (Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) dominated Evolution at WWE’s Payback pay-per-view, eliminating all three members without losing a man,

the tables were turned on Raw.

 

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Flair, Hardys to headline Big Time Wrestling event

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Big Time Wrestling comes to the Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday with a show highlighted by an appearance by 16-time world heavyweight champion Ric Flair, and The Hardy Boyz making a rare tag-team appearance.

 

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Best and worst of times for WWE champion Daniel Bryan

  • Mike Mooneyham

 

The big news in the world of pro wrestling last week was the announcement that Daniel Bryan, just a month into his WWE world championship reign, will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time with a neck injury serious enough to require surgery.

 

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Little boy with big dreams gets final WWE wish

 

Some stories are worth repeating.

Over and over and over.

One such story made the rounds last week.

Too often pro wrestling gets a bad rap. Like sports in general, it’s the darker side of the profession that always seems to generate the big headlines.

 

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‘King of Swing’ Cesaro moving up WWE ladder

Mike Mooneyham

 

Antonio Cesaro is the “King of Swing,” and if you don’t believe it, just ask one of the many WWE performers who have been on the business end of the talented grappler’s favorite maneuver.

Cesaro has become one of WWE’s fastest-rising stars over the past year, and one of the reasons is his dizzying “giant swing” that, for veteran fans, evokes memories of the legendary Don Leo Jonathan, who popularized the move during the 1950s and ’60s.

 

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Wyatt giving Cena a sharper edge in WWE

– Mike Mooneyham

 

The long-running debate over whether John Cena should turn heel has picked up some major steam in recent weeks.

 

His current program with The Wyatt Family has given Cena the opportunity to morph into an interesting and more complex character.

 

And it’s all thanks to the devilishly maniacal Bray Wyatt.

 

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