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Shimmer – It Is That Damn Great


Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

I know at times it sounds like I’m an old blowhard.  I have shot just about every group I ever wanted to shoot, nearly everyone in-ring (except for Johnny Powers in his prime, but I did get him to pose in the locker room with Inoki, Sheik, Ernie Ladd and others backstage for Eddie Einhorn’s magnificent IWA (those three great Roosevelt Stadium outdoor New Jersey shows and then my boss Eddie had the tv tapings at NYC’s famous Beacon Theatre which is still a chic place for events).

 

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Some Verne Gagne Thoughts

– Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

The great Verne Gagne.

 

Very sad to hear of the passing of just a fantastic athlete, both on an amateur, collegiate and professional level in all departments.  A hooker/shooter in the company of Thesz, Hodge, Asseriti, Robinson, Bill Miller, Stu, Larry Simon and maybe some lesser known guys like Hans Mortier.

 

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Trip To Bountiful (Las Vegas, Cauliflower Alley’s 50th Anniversary)
Or, “The Girlfriend Experience” (I’m just kidding around)


Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

 

Exhausted and back from Vegas and I think most everyone had an overall fantastic time at Cauliflower Alley Club’s 50th anniversary in Las Wages/Vegas over those big 3 days. Last Sunday night saw night one of the associated CAC wrestling card that hard-working and capable wrestler/promoter Billy Blade does under his Vendetta Pro wrestling group/training center banner.

 

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Wrestlemania Weekend 2015 Photo Gallery!


– Dr. Mike Lano

 

Dr. Mike Lano took a lot of great photos over Wrestlemania weekend!  Keep checking back for additions as he goes through them all.

 

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From Mania: WALTMAN explains it all to me (he was in both nWo & DX so the angle was kinda weak…)


Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

 

I talked to *9LivesPak at the after-party and asked him about the sensibility of having DX “fight” with the nWo last night in a grand show of politics.

 

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How To Possibly Survive Wrestlemania Week (well 4 days)

– By Dr. Mike Lano

 

Rule One: plan out everything

 

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Are TNA Bookers Channeling Tolos/Rivera ’73?

– Dr. Mike Lano

Has Mike Tenay had impact on booking EC3/Spud?  It totally had Tolos/Rivera ’73 elements in it.

 

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Lano – 2Much Kanye, NotEnuf CowBell (or even possibly stuck-up Eddie Murphy on an OUTSTANDING 5+ hours of SNL…

– Dr. Mike Lano

Outstanding SNL 40 Year Special Almost Took A Day To Celebrate, or Too Much Kanye, Not Enough Cowbell

 

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Lano – My Two Cents

January 21st, 2015 No Comments

My Two Cents

– Dr. Mike Lano

I) Boring “You’re Fired” is the modern day “Loser Leaves Town” stip

The tired “you’re fired” shit (especially when the “fired” people come right back or never leave) is pitiful.  It feels like the modern-day version of a “loser leaves town” stip, and even the latter weren’t done deals.

 

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WWE has a hugely successful opening night party in Santa Clara to kick off “first day” ticket sales

 

by Dr Mike Lano, wrestling/boxing/MMA/the arts photojournalism published globally since 1966

Wrealano@aol.com

 

WWE had a free party and autograph event for fans as well as a media event for the press at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA last Friday night to commemorate the first day of Wrestlemania ticket sales the following day.

 

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