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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Darius Rucker talks Ric Flair, old school wrestling

Mike Mooneyham

 

Some of Darius Rucker’s favorite childhood times were spent watching pro wrestling on television and attending live grappling events at the former County Hall.

The territory days are long gone, and County Hall is a relic of the past.

 

But his love for the “old days” and one particular performer has never waned.

 

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The Fabulous Fargo Brothers Reunite!

Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Just as Bruno Sammartino said 2 years ago at the 2012 induction of his lifelong friend Dominic that Mr. DeNucci  may had been shortchanged in wrestling I too sensed that Greg Valentine was getting shortchanged during this year’s induction of the Fabulous Fargo Brothers and it has been my honor to bring him together here with the forces that be as his sponsor and to clarify what apparently had needed to be clarified.

 

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Remembering “Arriba” Luis Martinez

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

I last saw Luis in 1987 when he was working a program for the Great Lakes Wrestling Association during which time he wrestled the Sheik as “Apache” Luis Martinez.  He was working in conjunction with 3M Productions with Howard Mann (aka Howard “the Animal” Steel). I never found out who the other partner was but on this night it didn’t matter as he was wrestling the Sheik for the Sheik’s United States championship and he still had it in him as his ailment hadn’t quite made it to him yet. He may have lost that match by having fire thrown at him that night at Willard High School but he would continue to do battle in the ring or the foreseeable future although his active wrestling career had winded own to a trickle.

 

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Best and worst of times for WWE champion Daniel Bryan

  • Mike Mooneyham

 

The big news in the world of pro wrestling last week was the announcement that Daniel Bryan, just a month into his WWE world championship reign, will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time with a neck injury serious enough to require surgery.

 

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The Wolves Teleconference for TNA’s One Night Only: Joker’s Wild PPV 0n 5/9

 

TNA Superstars The Wolves, Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards, take  questions and discuss their appearance in the One Night Only “Joker’s Wild 2″ Pay-Per-View event available beginning Friday, May 9.The stakes are high as selected tag teams compete for a chance at $100,000 and witness the reunion of one of the greatest tag teams in TNA history, Beer Money! See your favorite Superstars including Eric Young, Magnus, Gunner, Mr. Anderson, The Wolves, Ethan Carter III and more in a 12 Man Tag Team Gauntlet match. Don’t miss a special Knockouts Elimination Match featuring Gail Kim, Lei’D Tapa & Alpha Female vs. ODB, Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky. TNA Wrestling presents One Night Only: Joker’s Wild 2 premiering Friday, May 9 on Pay-Per-View.

 

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‘King of Swing’ Cesaro moving up WWE ladder

Mike Mooneyham

 

Antonio Cesaro is the “King of Swing,” and if you don’t believe it, just ask one of the many WWE performers who have been on the business end of the talented grappler’s favorite maneuver.

Cesaro has become one of WWE’s fastest-rising stars over the past year, and one of the reasons is his dizzying “giant swing” that, for veteran fans, evokes memories of the legendary Don Leo Jonathan, who popularized the move during the 1950s and ’60s.

 

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