Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Celebrities hang out with WWE Superstars and other pro wrestlers from WCW, TNA, Impact Wrestling

– Josh Stewart, Newsday

 

You’d be surprised how many celebrities have stars that they swoon over — and a lot of them wear spandex and face paint to work. Take a look at WWE Superstars and the celebs who got their pro wrestling fix by hanging out with their grappling heroes.

 

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Randy Orton to shine in new WWE role

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Randy Orton never liked playing the role of babyface. But after the past couple of weeks on WWE television, Orton is quickly emerging as the hottest babyface in the company.

While his beatdown by The Authority last week on Raw will temporarily take him out of the picture, giving him time to do some film work on his latest WWE movie project, the door will be open for him to return for WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view on Nov. 23 in Orton’s hometown of St. Louis.

 

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New book celebrates three decades of Wrestlemania

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Wrestlemania has long been known as “the Granddaddy of Them All” when it comes to premier sports entertainment events.

Then it only follows that “30 Years of Wrestlemania” should rightfully assume a similar title in the Wrestlemania-related books category.

From the creators of “WWE 50″ and the official “WWE Encyclopedia,” “30 Years of Wrestlemania” provides an in-depth look at the show of shows from its inception to the current day.

 

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Grappler’s journey through the world of professional wrestling

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Just a few short years into his career, Len Denton was ready to hang up his wrestling boots.

The money wasn’t particularly good, the traveling was grueling and his career just wasn’t talking off the way he had planned.

Tired of doing jobs for hard-nosed promoters and with little monetary reward to show for it, Denton decided to give the business one last shot in the Carolinas.

 

 

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Flair-Steamboat produced magic in the ring

- Mike Mooneyham

 

The classic rivalry between Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair ranks among the greatest in the modern era of professional wrestling.

Few performers worked together better than these two during their legendary battles over a 17-year period.

 

A three-match series in 1989 over the NWA world title is ranked at the top of a lofty list.

 

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Jim Ross open to WWE cameos, but relishing Battlegrounds MMA debut – Newsday

– Josh Stewart

 

Back when the only thing you needed to watch TV was actually owning a television, a young Jim Ross looked forward to “Friday Night Fights” on NBC and later ABC, sponsored by Gillette Super Blue Blades and featuring the commentary of Don Dunphy.

 

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WWE not faring well in numbers game

Mike Mooneyham

 

The professional wrestling business is all about numbers, and right now the numbers don’t look all that promising.

WWE continues to struggle building its subscription base for its new network. The “only $9.99″ pitch has been overplayed to the point of annoyance, but that hasn’t stopped the company from releasing a song and music video to hammer its popular price home.

 

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Hollywood Heather has sights set on big time

– Mike Mooneyham

 

She’s blonde and she’s beautiful, and she can lay an opponent out with some Sweet Chin Music faster than you can say “HBK.”

With long, athletic legs befitting a well-proportioned six-foot frame, “Hollywood Heather” Webber packs a potent punch inside a wrestling ring.

 

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Sean O’Haire’s final fight was one he couldn’t win

– Mike Mooneyham

 

It was a dream come true when Sean O’Haire landed a full-time job with World Championship Wrestling in 2000.

The Hilton Head High graduate wanted to be a wrestler because he was a fighter, first and foremost, shaped by years of kick boxing, mixed martial arts and toughman contests.

 

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WWE stuck in creative rut

Mike Mooneyham

 

Who’s writing this stuff?

With the exception of a single substituted word, that’s an age-old question that surely applies to WWE today.

 

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