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WWE Ref Charles Robinson Living the Dream

– Mike Mooneyham

 

As a teenager growing up in Mooresville, N.C., Charles Robinson had a dream.

And for the past 20 years, the lifelong wrestling fan has been living that dream each and every day.

 

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Pro wrestling and a lifetime of County Hall memories

Mike Mooneyham
While looking back on over 50 years of covering the professional wrestling business, many highlights immediately come to mind.

Unforgettable Starrcades, the glitz of Wrestlemania, the Monday Night Wars, the Attitude Era.

 

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Cena Injury Latest WWE Setback

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Don’t look now, but with less than 90 days from Wrestlemania, there’s still no sign of a blockbuster main event to headline what has been billed as the biggest event in the 32-year series of the “granddaddy of them all.”

It’s not all WWE’s fault. Injuries have taken a devastating toll on the upper tier of the roster in recent months. The latest setback came last week when John Cena, WWE’s flag-bearer and 15-time world heavyweight champion, underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. The operation, performed Thursday in Birmingham, Ala., will likely keep Cena off WWE’s biggest show of the year.

 

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Cornette, James team up for book on Louisville wrestling

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Jim Cornette has always been one of my favorite people in the wrestling business. And believe me, that covers a lot of ground.

 

Maybe it’s because he’s an exceptional talent whose decades in the profession are a testament to his many skills and durability. It could also be because he’s one of the funniest guys around who never fails to make those around him laugh. Or perhaps it’s just the fact that Jim Cornette is a hardcore, diehard fan of professional wrestling and, most importantly, its storied history.

 

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WWE’s Tyler Breeze more than just a pretty face

- Mike Mooneyham

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of Tyler Breeze’s newfound fame is that he can become anyone he wants to be.

For now, the 27-year-old WWE phenom is having a blast playing the role of a modern-day version of Gorgeous George, trading the sequined orchid robes, gold-plated bobby pins and perfume-scented disinfectant for a fur coat, selfie stick and self-proclaimed monikers including “Prince Pretty,” “The King of Cuteville,” “The Definition of Delish” and “The Sultan of Selfies.”

 

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Apter’s mat memoir funny, poignant; Remembering the great Nick Bockwinkel

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Leave it to Bill Apter to come up with a title like “Is Wrestling Fixed: I Didn’t Know It Was Broken!”

For nearly 50 years Apter has been at the forefront of pro wrestling journalism. As well known and influential as many of the top stars he has covered over that half century, Apter has solidified his spot among wrestling’s hierarchy.

 

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Jay Youngblood: A daughter remembers

Mike Mooneyham

 

There’s not a day goes by that Ricca Jonas doesn’t think about her dad.

She was only three years old when her father, the late Steven Nicky Romero — better known as pro wrestling star Jay Youngblood — died on Sept. 2, 1985, in Parkville, Victoria, Australia, a suburb of Melbourne, during a tour of the South Pacific.

 

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Remembering Don Fargo

— Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Wrestling legend Don Fargo died November 8, 2015, after an illness.  He passed on not long after going into hospice.  We at ProWrestlingDigest extend our condolences and deepest sympathies to his family and friends..

 

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WWE scrambling as Rollins goes down with injury

- Mike Mooneyham

 

The news only seems to get worse for WWE.

On the heels of Randy Orton’s shoulder injury and surgery that could sideline the star for up to six months, WWE was hit by an even bigger blow when world champion Seth Rollins suffered major ligament damage during a match last week during the company’s European tour.

 

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Jerry Lawler, Terry Funk turn back wrestling clock

– Mike Mooneyham

 

It truly was a “Battle for the Ages.” Two of the most legendary performers in the business going toe to toe, in a final showdown, closing out a feud of epic proportion.

 

While that description could equally as well have applied to last Sunday night’s Hell in a Cell clash between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, this classic took place a night earlier and nearly two thousand miles from the bright lights of LA.

 

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