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Ring of Honor’s Adam Page no ordinary weekend warrior


– Mike Mooneyham

During the week, Stevie Woltz is a high school teacher in Virgilina, Va., a blue-collar spec on the map located on the Virginia-North Carolina border. But on weekends, the soft-spoken educator seamlessly morphs into his alter ego of Adam Page, one of the top young performers on the Ring of Honor roster.

Only 24 years old, Page already has eight years experience and has emerged as one of the brightest prospects on the pro wrestling scene. But he’s no ordinary weekend warrior.

 

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Pro wrestling’s weekend warriors chasing dreams

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Professional wrestling has been called a soap opera for men, and described as a synthesis of morality plays and burlesque.

The French cultural theorist Roland Barthes, in his famous 1957 essay “The World of Wrestling,” expressed an even deeper meaning for the pseudo-sport. Wrestling, he contended, was a spectacle of excess; a mode of theatric performance, a physical allegory for modern life.

 

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Pro wrestling superstar Chyna was a force of nature


– Mike Mooneyham

 

When will Chyna be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?

It has been an oft-asked question among wrestling fans over the past decade. And with good reason.

 

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NXT is the new wave of pro wrestling


- Mike Mooneyham

 

“If NXT is the future of WWE, then WWE’s future is extremely bright.”

I wrote that line about NXT more than a year ago. Nothing since has made me feel differently. If anything, I feel stronger than ever about NXT’s potential impact on the future of the biggest wrestling company in the world.

 

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Pro wrestling’s Blackjack Mulligan created a character for the ages


– Mike Mooneyham

 

It’s never easy saying goodbye to an old friend. But that’s what the professional wrestling community had to do last week when Bob Windham, better known to millions of fans around the world as Blackjack Mulligan, passed away Thursday at the age of 73.

 

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From King to Prince to Warrior, NXT champion Finn Balor could be the next big thing in WWE

 

- Mike Mooneyham

 

It might seem as though Finn Balor has spent an extraordinarily long time making his way to WWE.

A 16-year veteran who is regarded as one of the most exciting performers in the business today, Balor worked the majority of his first six years as a pro in England and his native Ireland, and the next eight years in Japan.

 

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Respected professional wrestling journeyman Charlie Fulton spent career making others look good

– Mike Mooneyham

“When Charlie Fulton talks, people listen.” — Jim Raschke aka Baron Von Raschke

Charlie Fulton was never a serious contender for the world heavyweight championship. Nor was he ever considered a top-of-the-card performer during a two-decade career that took him around the world.

 

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Shane McMahon vs. Undertaker money match at Wrestlemania

Mike Mooneyham

 

It may be just a storyline, but there’s more than a grain of truth in Shane McMahon’s current angle with billionaire dad Vincent K. McMahon.

And that’s what makes the younger McMahon’s upcoming bout with The Undertaker one of the most anticipated matches at Wrestlemania 32.

 

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Old School Championship Wrestling celebrating 10th anniversary

– Mike Mooneyham

 

A very special event is coming to the Lowcountry on March 13.

Old School Championship Wrestling will present its 10th anniversary show with a star-studded lineup that features a first-ever meeting between former WWE stars Gangrel and Kevin Thorn.

 

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Old School Championship Wrestling Celebrating 10th Anniversary


– Mike Mooneyham

 

A very special event is coming to the Lowcountry on March 13.

Old School Championship Wrestling will present its 10th anniversary show with a star-studded lineup that features a first-ever meeting between former WWE stars Gangrel and Kevin Thorn.

 

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