Archive for the ‘Dr. Mike’s Canvas Cavity’ Category

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.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

How To Possibly Survive Wrestlemania Week (well 4 days)

– By Dr. Mike Lano

 

Rule One: plan out everything

 

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

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

 

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Bob Geigel plus Column Stuff

– Dr. Mike Lano

 

Sorry guys to be behind on a Bob Geigel tribute but was swamped with not just S.F. Giants world series coverage when they played the Royals 2 out of the 3 games at San Francisco’s beautiful ATT Park right on the water, but also their victory parade and City Hall ceremony officiated by Mayor Ed Lee out here.  It was my third time covering the Giants world series games out here and victory parade in the celebrated 5 years.  And yep, I put out there that “Kung Fu Panda” Pablo Sandoval looks exactly like Taz in the latter’s prime, especially in that World Series close-up, headshot footage of him winking at the camera before hitting a triple against KC.   Also, CMLL’s Negro Casas is beginning to look like Perro Aquayo Sr. when the latter was starting to get old looking and burnt out.  No disrespect to Perro Sr. who put in decades of in-ring service as has the equally great Negro Casas who I first covered ringside at Korakuen Hall for New Japan.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Looking at Lucha Underground Debut Show

By Dr. Mike Lano

 

GREAT debut show and I give it 4.5 stars but everyone should love it.  Obviously high production values throughout, loads of cameras and unusual camera angles and shots plus a very cool Aztec symbol in the middle of the wrestling mat.  They also went to great pains to truly gave the taping site venue a gritty, fight club look.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Ox/Doug Baker Remembered

By His Friend Mike Lano

 

Ox Baker was one of the more important figures in our industry.  I was very sad when I saw the subject like of Karen’s email a few hours ago – Ox Baker.   I knew what that meant without her writing anything else or opening it up.  He’d been ailing for some time now and had been on a downward health spiral overall since his most recent wife passed away.  Not just the Ray Gunkel or Torres brother death in the ring which he had nothing to do with, (just freak heart conditions on the part of Gunk and Torres) but which promoters for good or bad capitalized on in promoting him.  And for which he used the op to publicize his “heart attach punch” later shortened thankfully to “Heart Punch.”

 

Read the rest of this entry »