Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

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.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Mid-Atlantic wrestling reunion returning next year

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Wrestling fans spoke. And Greg Price listened.

Less than a month after the curtain closed on what was billed as the final Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest, it was announced last week that the popular event will return next year.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Massage therapy gives pro wrestling new edge; Who’ll beat the invincible Brock Lesnar?

– Mike Mooneyham

 

It’s hardly a secret that professional wrestlers take a pounding.

So how do they get relief from the constant wear and tear on their bodies?

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Former USC football star, pro wrestler Del Wilkes finds redemption after fall from grace

Mike Mooneyham

 

Del Wilkes was certainly no stranger to fame and the adulation of adoring fans.

One of the most celebrated football players to come out of the University of South Carolina, Wilkes later carved out a niche in the professional wrestling world, capturing a slew of titles and an international reputation.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-Atlantic mat memories: Curtain closes on Fanfest

–  Mike Mooneyham

 

They say all good things must come to an end. And so it was with Fanfest.

For the past decade, the annual four-day event had become a destination for thousands of fans who traveled from every nook and cranny of the country, and locales as far away as Japan and Australia, to converge for a weekend of wrestling nostalgia.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Ageless Ricky Steamboat good guy inside and outside the wrestling ring

– Mike Mooneyham

 

With a name like Dick Blood, there was little chance Ricky Steamboat could have ever achieved his ultimate status as one of pro wrestling’s greatest babyfaces.

But when Richard Henry Blood became matinee idol Ricky Steamboat, the young wrestler’s fate changed almost overnight.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Arn Anderson was heart of the Horsemen

- Mike Mooneyham

 

“Adversity introduces a man to himself.” – Arn Anderson

I always loved that quote. Especially when Arn Anderson said it … because you just knew he meant it.

 

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Former WWE star C.M. Punk has fans still guessing

Mike Mooneyham

 

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

If that’s true, then WWE fans must be really missing C.M. Punk, who bolted the company several months ago and never looked back.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan facing uphill battle upon return

– Mike Mooneyham

 

A mere two months ago, Daniel Bryan was on top of the wrestling world.

He had emerged victorious in the biggest match of his career, winning the WWE heavyweight title at Wrestlemania 30 in front of 75,000 fans in New Orleans, a storybook scenario that could have only been scripted in the pro wrestling arena.

The story, though, was supposed to be just beginning.

 

Read the rest of this entry »