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Old days never ended for pro wrestling’s Professor Elliot


– Mike Mooneyham

 

He was the answer to his own riddle.

Who was the only person in World Wide Wrestling Federation history to hold all five championship belts in one night?

Professor Elliot Maron, of course.

 

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Undertaker looms as Lesnar’s next victim at Summer Slam


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Along with Wrestlemania and the Royal Rumble, Summer Slam traditionally is considered one of WWE’s top three annual events.

This year, though, Summer Slam has taken on added significance, with Sunday night’s pay-per-view being billed as “this summer’s Wrestlemania.”

 

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WWE Diva Natalya, Grumpy Cat set tone for SummerSlam week in NYC | Newsday


– Josh Stewart

WWE Diva Natalya is introduced as the “ultimate cat lady” and offers a kind but quick correction.

“Crazy cat lady,” she blurts out.

 

Might as well call it like it is, Natalya figures. After bringing home 19 furry felines to her less-than-appreciative husband during an episode of the E! reality show “Total Divas,” it’s not like everyone doesn’t already know.

 

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Rowdy Roddy Piper Always Knew How to Make an Exit


– Mike Mooneyham

Henry Marcus was pacing nervously through the dressing room at County Hall.

“Anyone seen Roddy Piper yet?” the veteran promoter asked a group of wrestlers huddled in the corner.

 

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 ’Mid-Atlantic Memories’ to Flow at Charlotte Fanfest


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Videographer John Andosca figures he’s logged hundreds of hours in the editing room and thousands of miles on the road preparing for the big night.

“Mid-Atlantic Memories,” a 75-minute documentary on one of pro wrestling’s most revered territories, will make its world premiere Thursday night in Charlotte when the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Fanfest opens it annual four-day run.

 

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Yandek – Candid Roddy Piper Interview Back Online

 

With the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, CYInterview has put its 2003 chat with the wrestling legend back online as conducted by Chris Yandek. The chat was right after Mr. Piper’s release from WWE in 2003.

 

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‘Mid-Atlantic Memories’ to flow at Charlotte Fanfest


– Mike Mooneyham

Videographer John Andosca figures he’s logged hundreds of hours in the editing room and thousands of miles on the road preparing for the big night.

“Mid-Atlantic Memories,” a 75-minute documentary on one of pro wrestling’s most revered territories, will make its world premiere Thursday night in Charlotte when the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Fanfest opens it annual four-day run.

 

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Charlotte’s Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest taking final bow


__ Mike Mooneyham

As Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

Longtime Fanfest followers probably thought the same thing when promoter Greg Price announced that the 2014 Fanfest would be his last.

 

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WWE Star Cesaro Still Waiting for His Shot at the Brass Ring


– Mike Mooneyham

 

“This man has the makings of a future champion.” — John Cena on Cesaro

The above statement is high praise, indeed, particularly coming from 15-time world champion John Cena, who in recent years has been regarded as the face of WWE.

 

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Pampero Firpo Calls Out To Pedro Morales, Plus Other News


— Article by Paul Stratoti
— Photos by Paul Stratoti & Wayne Palmer, as noted

 

Every so often I am asked what it is like to be up, close and personal with today’s wrestling and “Sports Entertainment” professionals.

 

First of all let me explain that I do not necessary put myself in the same realm as the superstars and Legends yet I maintain diligence in doing what I can to celebrate victories with them, and to document and report on their accomplishments for publication.

 

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