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Black Lives Matter In Pro Wrestling Too: Beatrice Domino, Champion Feature


By Dr. Mike Lano

 

I was e-talking to Karen and Phantom last month, wondering how long before someone (The Whiff perhaps?) tried to capitalize somehow (a tight dance that) on the Black Lives Matter, Stop police shootings of African-American people and other major problems in this country.  Here’s hoping Trump won’t interrupt Clinton (if he does in fact show up for the last 2 debates) 59 or more times as he did Monday, while she tries to give her opinion, possibles to fixing these problems.

 

Beatrice Domino is one of the dominant women wrestlers on the West Coast and just won the first ever BTW tournament to crown their very first champion, but she wrestles for nearly every group out here including Bushido, APW, EWF, PCW, etc.  And she’s been paired with other, group champs like Gold Rush Pro Wrestling’s equally talented Kikko Nakamura in champ vs champ, old school 70′s type interpromotionals ala Race vs Superstar Graham, Backlund/Nick B, etc. we all loved so much back in the day.

 

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Missing Our Friends


– Dr. Mike Lano

Losing some giants in our industry recently like Lord Roger Littlebrook and Mr. Fuji weighed heavily on my mind.  I’d interviewed Roger about 5 years back; aided by his two sons he trained and booked around the country for years.  Roger had suffered a stroke or several prior to this, and had difficulty speaking.  But I could easily tell he still had his “200% passion and love for the biz,” as he used to put it to me.  I believe he was still based out of the KC area and had trained quite a few other “little people” stars as well as helped book them en-mass but in an honest, caring way.  That’s a real rarity in wrestling.   I was blessed to have photographed him as well as Harry/Mr. Fuji in their primes, many times.  Littlebrook was absolutely one of the greatest midget (I still hate using that word but most still refer to themselves by it) world champs in the Little Beaver and Sky Low Low era, but well past Fuzzy Cupid and some of the great 40′s-60′s stars that Beaver and Low were a part of via the prior Montreal booking office with some aid from classic wrestling photographer, the great Tony Lanza who graciously mentored me a few times when I went up there for some of the awesome Grand Prix and Rougeau magic.

 

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TNA = “Marilyn Manson wrestling,” Hardz or Billy C out of control w/ the moronic stuff-is the caretaker guy dead? R Jeff & the Drone dying or dead?…


– Dr. Mike Lano

Noche pasado (last night) I couldn’t stop watching TNA (maybe if Billy the Corgan buys the thing we can call it that instead of “Impact”) but for “all the wrong reasons” yet again last night.  Just my opinion, but parts or all of the Hardy vignettes were out of control ridiculousness (the build up through forgettable matches to the final filmed/video Halloween meets Game of Thrones meets Sparticus plus some “not with my kid you bitch” at-length vignette).  It was wilder than the Matt vs Jeff filmed thing which I believe was the most recent of these pre-taped pieces.  The Damaged Matt Prince-like logo bursting into flames and surrounding the two male Decay members was Close Encounters cool/silly.

 

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Dr Mike’s Not Necessarily The News:  ”AGEEEN, you obsolete mule


By Take a Guess

 

RAW is Gorilla Harambe/TMZ claims Conor/Nate “best UFC ft ever”/Lashley copied territory, Jeff Hardy entrance music sounds like 50′s Yakity Yak (time to sue)

 

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The Journey Continues (cancer still at the same stage, but slightly shrinkin’ or shrunk)
By Ol’ Dr Mike Lano

 

Think I mentioned that I’ve probably got so much irradiated chemicals and materials in me to help shrink the tumors (largest is 6 cm in diameter) that I’d set off an airport screening device.  Told the purpose is to continue to hopefully reduce their size because if they were to go in and operate (lay a flap, open me up) to remove them to date, “even the most skilled surgeon might inadvertently nick the nerves supplying your voice box.”  I’m sure most who know the mouth here might see my not being able to talk as a blessed benefit.  Like the great, missed Roger Ebert;  I’d still be able to tap away or write my thoughts.

 

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From Lano’s Not Necessarily The News:


– Dr. Mike Lano

VKM/WWF revisited on CBS’ Decades channel show again: NJ Senate expose, etc. in overall WWF look…

 

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Latest Journey Blog…


– Dr.Mike Lano

 

Sorry it’s taken awhile to update what is supposed to be a “journey.”  Well, it ain’t no bloody cruise as Blassie once said during a classic Honolulu promo.  Forget about me-how about Holly Holm losing last night and that bleeding gash in the process on the side of her head. Yowza.  I don’t get why she and Meisha lost the belt in their first title defense.  Makes one appreciate what Ronda Rousey continually did-what, 5 or more title defenses?   Most speculate she’ll only fight once, maybe twice more now that she’s a major Hollywood star and pop culture icon.  Hope she does more than that.

 

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Bravo Lucha Mexico!


– Article & photo by Dr. Mike Lano

 

The Lucha Mexico documentary has great-footage in each city, plus music that makes one feel like they’re there.

re: Lucha Mexico Documentary

rating: Lano gives it 4.8 stars out of 5

 

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Mike Lano with the Valiants

Mike Lano with the Valiants

 

 Results of Lashley teaming w/ Carlito & Boogieman as babyfaces near Oakland, CA the other night…


– Dr. Mike Lano

Before the results:  Bonnie Gomez’ memorial Mass is Monday July 18 at 2 pm at Church of the Presentation, 1515 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton, CA 95207.  In lieu of flowers, please make any donation to any cancer or liver charity of your choice in Bonnie’s name.

 

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Mike Lano with the Valiants

Mike Lano with the Valiants

 

In Memory of Pepper Gomez’ Famous Wife Bonnie


– Dr. Mike Lano

Bonnie Gomez passed Friday, She was a fixture backstage, and will be greatly missed.

 

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