Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Former WWE Diva Trish Stratus considered MMA but is happy she joined Lita as ‘Team Bestie’ instead


– Josh Stewart

 

Business and blowing bubbles — welcome to Trish Stratus’ world.

The WWE Hall of Fame ex-Diva is talking about the former during a recent phone interview. But when 1-year-old son Max makes his way into the room, she goes into giggling, blissful mom-speak, and the latter clearly takes priority.

 

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Adam Rose’s inspirational story: From the streets to WWE


– Mike Mooneyham

When I first heard that former WWE champion-turned-executive Triple H (Paul Levesque) was high on the Adam Rose character, I had some serious reservations.

To me, the gimmick reeked of cartoonish 1980s WWF, looking like a prime candidate for the waste heap of failed WWE characters.

 

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Verne Gagne helped shape mat industry; E:60 documentary on WWE a can’t miss

– Mike Mooneyham

 

 

The impact of Verne Gagne’s influence on professional wrestling may never be fully known.

But it can be said that if there had never been a Verne Gagne, pro wrestling most certainly would be the poorer for it.

Gagne, who passed away last week at the age of 89 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease, was an Olympic-caliber athlete who excelled in football and wrestling in college, and parlayed those skills to the pro wrestling arena where for decades he was one of the sport’s most celebrated performers and promoters.

 

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Wrestling imparted life lessons to Eblen Charities’ Bill Murdock


– Mike Mooneyham

Bill Murdock is co-founder and executive director of Eblen Charities.

 

You won’t see many photos of Bill Murdock floating around social media.

It’s not because the Arden, N.C., resident is withdrawn or camera-shy. Far from it.

 

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Bad blood brewing between Scott Steiner, Hulk Hogan


– Mike Mooneyham

It’s a match that will never happen, although social media and Internet sites stirred the pot last week regarding an incident involving Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) and Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner).

Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com reported that Hogan’s wife, Jennifer Bollea, told police that Steiner threatened to kill her husband.

 

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Sting vs. Undertaker: Too late for an epic? … Top diva AJ Lee ‘retires’ … Justin Roberts questions WWE motives


– Mike Mooneyham

It would have been one of the most anticipated matches in the modern history of professional wrestling.

For the past couple of decades fans have yearned for “The Ultimate Showdown: The Icon vs. The Phenom.”

 

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WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley through the years

 

Mick Foley’s pro wrestling career, which included three stints as WWE Champion, culminated with his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at Madison Square Garden on April 6, 2013. Whether in or out of the ring, the Ward Melville High School alumnus has always kept busy. He’s a two-time New York Times No. 1 best-selling author, and has settled into wrestling retirement by going on the road as a stand-up comedian and training to become Santa Claus. (It’s a fitting endeavor for a man who keep a year-round Christmas room in his Long Island home.)

 

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The Tragic Death of Pro Wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez: Pro Wrestling School Owner, Former Wrestler, Bodybuilder, Voice of the Golden Age of Bodybuilding, CYInterview Regular Ric Drasin Comments

__ Chris Yandek

 

Last week, Mexican professional wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez was accidentally killed in the ring during a match with former WWE and WCW superstar Rey Mysterio Jr. The reported autopsy stated trauma to the neck and a cervical fracture as causes of death.

 

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Lesnar re-signing gives new life to Wrestlemania main event


– Mike Mooneyham

 

The anticipation is over.

Wrestlemania, pro wrestling’s version of the Super Bowl, is upon us.

 

And speculation has never been greater for WWE’s premier sports entertainment event.

 

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WWE Hall misses boat on Ray Stevens; Canvas King painting Macho Man; RIP Hijo del Perro Aguayo

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Ray “The Crippler” Stevens was one of the greatest heels in the history of the wrestling business.

Stevens, who died in 1996 at the age of 60, left an indelible mark on the profession during a career that spanned five decades.

 

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