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Will latest injury slow Vince McMahon down? Don’t bet on it


– Mike Mooneyham

Vince McMahon may be a septuagenarian, but don’t try telling that to the WWE chairman.

It has been well documented over the years that McMahon, whose passion for wrestling extends to bodybuilding and fitness, is a full-blown workaholic who pushes himself to the limit.

 

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Organization puts headlock on hunger


– Mike Mooneyham

“When you’re hungry, nothing else matters.” — William Murdock

As executive director of the Asheville-based Eblen Charities, Bill Murdock knows all too well about hunger and the devastating effects it can have on children.

 

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Cesaro on the way out in WWE?


- Mike Mooneyham

 

John Cena once made the bold statement that Antonio Cesaro had the makings of a champion. From all accounts, the 15-time world titleholder was sincere with the lofty praise, not uttering those words as part of a storyline or merely advancing a program between the two.

Three years later and with Cesaro nearing the end of his current WWE contract, there are unsubstantiated reports that the “Swiss Superman” could be on the way out. If so, it would be a significant blow to the WWE talent roster and to a legion of fans who have gotten behind a performer many believe should have held WWE’s biggest prize by now.

 

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A Poem For Lanny Poffo


- Jay Bildstein

In a recent interview with CYInterview.com with Chris Yandek and Jay Bildstein, the media outlet shared a poem for wrestling legend Lanny Poffo during the segment. You can read the poem below for the Poet Laureate of the Professional Wrestling:

 

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Presidents share long history with wrestling


- Mike Mooneyham

If Donald Trump wins the general election in November, he will become the first WWE Hall of Famer to hold the position as President of the United States.

But he certainly won’t be the first person in that role with ties to the sport of wrestling.

 

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Injury just one more obstacle for WWE sensation Finn Balor to overcome


– Mike Mooneyham

Earlier this year I asked Finn Balor about his future prospects in WWE. A 16-year veteran of the mat wars, and still at that time waiting for his call up to the main roster, he answered without a hint of hesitation.

“I will be headlining Wrestlemania,” the native Irishman boldly proclaimed. “Absolutely, one hundred percent, yes.”

While that statement may have sounded like a lofty prediction for a worker who had never tasted WWE success, those who had seen him perform at a high level throughout the world knew better. So it didn’t come as a big surprise when, just months later, Balor was the fifth overall pick in the 2016 WWE draft.

 

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Attempted WWE fan attack evokes memories of bygone era


- Mike Mooneyham

Seth Rollins was just doing his job Monday night. The WWE star was cutting a heel promo in the middle ring of the ring to help set up his Summer Slam match with Finn Balor.

But then suddenly, as if out of nowhere, an unexpected guest crashed the party. It wouldn’t be for long.

 

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Work or shoot? UFC star Conor McGregor sparks WWE furor


Mike Mooneyham

Don’t expect Conor McGregor to be invited to a WWE dressing room anytime in the near future.

The brash-talking UFC bantamweight champion drew the ire of the entire WWE Universe when he recently called the company’s talent some profanity-laced names unworthy of print in a reputable family newspaper.

And that just was the opening salvo.

 

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Pat Patterson memoir shines light on acceptance


- Mike Mooneyham

 

OK. Let’s get this out of the way. Pat Patterson is gay. Until recently it was probably the worst-kept secret in professional wrestling.

But now Patterson has written a book about his career, and it’s aptly titled “Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE.”

 

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Pat Patterson’s autobiography Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE

 

Montreal based Author Bertrand Hebert joined Tony Stabile on The Rowdy Wrestling Podcast to discuss co-writing Pat Patterson’s autobiography Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE. They discussed how Bertrand landed the co-author gig, working with Patterson and WWE.

 

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