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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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NASCAR broadcaster Hermie Sadler joins board of Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling – Newsday

– Josh Stewart

 

Hermie Sadler’s return to a race car is tied into another passion he’s getting back into — professional wrestling.

The former NASCAR driver and current Fox Sports 1 NASCAR personality said Friday he has accepted a position on the board of directors of Global Force Wrestling, the new promotion launched by TNA founder and former WWE star Jeff Jarrett.

Sadler will have Global Force Wrestling as one of his car sponsors when he competes at the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown next Thursday at South Boston Speedway in Virginia.

 

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WWE Network ‘Legends’ House’ preview: ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper ‘uncomfortable’ with premiere

– Josh Stewart

 

WWE hall of famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper turned to “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, and with a regretful expression on his face asked, “A little stiff, huh?”

In the 1980s, this line might have been muttered in the corner during some tag-team match in Altoona, Pa., the term “stiff” referring to nailing someone for real within the staged combat of pro wrestling.

But this time, Piper and Duggan were conversing between bites of salad at Smith and Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan while watching a sneak preview of the new WWE Network series “Legends’ House” with media members. The series premieres Thursday at 8 p.m.

 

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