Got Midgets?

Chewie & The Midgets

I recently attended an Akron Aeros ballgame on a beautiful August evening in downtown Akron.  And while it was fun to watch the game at a great ballpark (Akron lost… I think) the “main event” for the evening was a different sport altogether.  Two words… midget…. wrestling. Now before you get your panties in a bunch about me using the term “midget” let me remind you that the event was promoted by the Aeros as … 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