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

Dusty Rhodes, One of the All Time Greats


– Article & photo by Dr. Mike Lano

 

Glad to see so many young and not so young in the biz posting, Tweeting and remembering Big Dust who had so many great phrases and career arcs in wrestling.

 

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Wrestling and Hollywood’s Friend, Eric Caiden

– Article & Photo by Dr. Mike Lano

 

Eric was one of those incredibly nice people in wrestling who really was even better known (that’s hard to believe but true) within grind house and cult, horror movie circles as both an expert and historian.  He appeared in a number of those films but also never strayed from his pro wrestling roots with production involvement in the Adrian Street/John Tolos, etc. wrestling film Grunt! and many other projects including co-promoting some ISW shows, etc with his longtime pal Johnny Legend, projects with Andy Kaufman and Johnny’s sis Lynne Marguiles (My Breakfast W/ Blassie) who had been a longtime girlfriend of Kaufman’s, etc.

 

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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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