Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

WWE Hall misses boat on Ray Stevens; Canvas King painting Macho Man; RIP Hijo del Perro Aguayo

– Mike Mooneyham

 

Ray “The Crippler” Stevens was one of the greatest heels in the history of the wrestling business.

Stevens, who died in 1996 at the age of 60, left an indelible mark on the profession during a career that spanned five decades.

 

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WWE to honor true warrior at Hall of Fame ceremony

– Mike Mooneyham

 

With Wrestlemania weekend right around the corner, speculation is running rampant, critics are having a field day, and burning questions abound.

 

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Jim Cornette no fan of today’s pro wrestling


– Josh Stewart

 

Jim Cornette decrees the wrestling business is no more, then a few minutes later rattles off all the stuff he’s doing in the wrestling business.

In Cornette’s mind, there’s zero contradiction. To him, there are two different wrestling businesses: a corporate one he so happily extricated himself from, and a litany of projects he’s immersed himself in to relive and retain the era he holds so dear.

 

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Abdullah The Butcher Auctioning WWE HoF Ring, & More News

– Paul Stratoti

 

Abdullah the Butcher has stated that he supports any initiative to be taken that would put his good friend Ivan Koloff into the WWE Hall of Fame.

 

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Jon Stewart of The Daily Show confronts Seth Rollins on WWE Monday Night Raw

– Josh Stewart

 

Jon Stewart hasn’t even left “The Daily Show” yet, and is already finding new work — in professional wrestling.

Stewart confronted WWE superstar Seth Rollins on “Monday Night Raw,” the culmination of a back-and-forth that started when Rollins said on a previous edition of “Raw” that he could make Stewart’s show “watchable” by hosting after Stewart leaves sometime this year.

 

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Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Hall of Fame finds home in Myrtle Beach

- Mike Mooneyham

 

For the past seven years some of Mid-Atlantic wrestling’s greatest stars have been enshrined at the annual Hall of Heroes induction ceremony.

The Hall was the brainchild of veteran promoter Greg Price, who puts on the popular Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest, an event that honors the stars of the old Mid-Atlantic territory.

 

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Relive Mid-Atlantic wrestling glory days with ‘Front Row Section D’

– Mike Mooneyham

 

They were regarded by some as the most dangerous faction in Mid-Atlantic wrestling.

They were a staple during grappling’s heyday in Greensboro, N.C., and routinely appeared in front of thousands of jeering fans at arenas throughout the Jim Crockett-run territory.

 

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Jim Cornette to be honored at Wilmington event

– Mike Mooneyham

Few pro wrestling celebrities are more sought after on the speaking circuit than the always entertaining Jim Cornette.

Cornette’s appearances are few and far between, but the fiery “Louisville Slugger” will be in the house on March 7 at Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C.

 

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WWE feeling aftershocks of Royal Rumble

– Mike Mooneyham

 

The Road to Wrestlemania officially began last week. And if the opening week was any indication, wrestling fans best fasten their seat belts, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

The rabid following that WWE affectionately refers to as the WWE Universe was in an uproar following last weekend’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia.

 

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2016 Wrestlemania: Calling Stone Cold and Undertaker


– Mike Mooneyham

 

Anticipation is growing for wrestling fans around the world as Wrestlemania 31, WWE’s premier sports entertainment event, is a mere two months away.

But some early excitement began to build last week for next year’s “Showcase of the Immortals.”

 

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