It All Comes Back To Pro Wrestling

The Mountie

In case you’ve been living under a rock there was a wedding this morning.  Prince William married “commoner” Miss Catherine (a.k.a. Kate) Middleton.  I’m happy to say that I completely ignored the hype for this story.  I didn’t give a shit, didn’t set my DVR, and didn’t stay up late to watch it.  However… as I was kissing the wife & kids goodbye this AM I turned on the TV and the live coverage happened … Continue reading

The Best Of The 411 From 2010

Top 10 2010

These types of lists typically come out at the beginning of the year.  I’m all for giving convention the middle finger so I’m doing it in the day after St. Patrick’s Day.  Got a problem with that?  🙂  Part of why I keep this blog is as some sort of  “outlet” for my creative juices.  Another is that in this day and age this is about the only “cool” way for a guy to keep … Continue reading

Koko & Cee Lo

Koko B. Ware & Cee Lo Green

So I was watching the Grammy Awards this evening a couple of days late wondering who the hell everyone was.  I understand that I’m getting a bit older and I’ve never been all that “up” on pop music.  However, I saw a dude that reminded me of something from my past…something that I’d tried to repress. Koko. This dude (who I’ve since learned is named Cee Lo Green) was out there doing a performance with … Continue reading

Finally Something Good From The Birdman

Koko B. Ware

I’ve often said that one of my least favorite wrestlers of all time is the WWF’s Koko B. Ware.  (The character that is… I actually enjoyed some of his earlier non-Birdman work).  This is a dude that’s in the WWE Hall Of Fame and I can’t for the life of me figure out why.  He was essentially a jobber that never rose above mid-card status. Dude would come to the ring with his bird Frankie … Continue reading

WrestleMania VI – The Ultimate Challenge

WrestleMania VI (1990)

Event: WrestleMania VI Date: April 1, 1990 Venue: SkyDome (Toronto, Ontario) Attendance: 67,287 From the very beginning of this DVD you know you’re in for something special.  The intro is a voice over by Vince REALLY turning it on.  Images of a celestial Hogan and Warrior are shown and Vince booms about the “Ultimate Challenge”.  Gorilla and Jesse are back once again (though Ventura is sans mustache).  As we’re in Toronto, Bob Goulet sings the … Continue reading

WrestleMania IV – Tournament To Crown A Champion

WrestleMania IV (1988)

Event: WrestleMania IV Date: March 27, 1988 Venue: Trump Plaza (Atlantic City, New Jersey) Attendance: 18,165 This is the first of the WrestleMania DVDs that are broken into 2 parts.  In my version it’s a double sided DVD with only a couple of matches on the flip side.  There are 16 matches on the card – the most in WrestleMania history.  I remember this being a HUGE event as the whole Hogan/Andre thing had gone … Continue reading

WrestleMania III – Front Page Action

WrestleMania III (1987)

Event: WrestleMania III Date: March 29, 1987 Venue: Pontiac Silverdome (Pontiac, Michigan) Attendance: 93,173 This is the first WrestleMania that I remember a hype for outside of the wrestling world.  In addition to the pre-event hype, I remember vividly seeing on front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer sports page the next day a huge photo of Hogan and Andre.  In my mind this is the first time that WrestleMania was really an “event”.  The … Continue reading

WrestleMania 25 Recap – Lackluster Show With A Couple Of Standouts

WrestleMania 25 Logo

Pip, my brother and I got together and carried on our tradition of watching WrestleMania together.  This was the 25th anniversary of the show so were expecting big things and a great show.  What we got (with a couple of exceptions) was neither.  Overall I’d have to say it was a pretty bad show with just a couple of high spots – certainly not what we were expecting from the biggest show of the year… … Continue reading