WWE Encyclopedia Updated & Expanded

WWE Encyclopedia (2012)

To say I’m behind on my blog here would be an understatement. I just went through and cleaned up my drafts. (IE, removed stuff that I’d started and won’t bother finishing because it’s no longer topical or relevant). I’m still left with over 50 drafts. And that DOESN’T include at least a dozen or so that I know are coming but I’ve not officially started. All of that said, I figured tonight is as good … Continue reading

AJ Lee – Looking For Her Nature Boy?

AJ Lee & Ric Flair

WrestleMania 29 tickets are on sale which I know based on the 3 different emails I’ve received from the WWE today.  And even though I won’t be going to the show, opting instead for a return trip with the Beeramid, what these emails did do is get me in a wrestling mind frame… time for a prediction. One of the major story lines in WWE these days is the John Cena / AJ Lee “romance”.  If … Continue reading

Ways To Improve Pro Wrestling

Hulk Hogan

I’ve had the idea for this post for quite a while now and I’m finally getting around to actually writing it.  I’m not quite sure where its headed, but I’m guessing it’s going to be a bit of a rant.  For those readers that aren’t in the mood to listen to me bitch about what’s wrong with the wrestling feel free to move along. Still with me?  OK… here goes.  In no particular order. Mandatory … Continue reading

Double Main Event (Kind Of) – WrestleMania VIII

WrestleMania VIII (1992)

Event: WrestleMania VIII Date: April 5, 1992 Venue: Hoosier Dome ( Indianapolis, Indiana) Attendance: 65,167 This show was billed as having a “double main event” which rarely (if ever) works out.  I believe that this is the first Mania event that I watched live on PPV.  We get Gorilla and Bobby Heenan on the mic here which is a good lineup.  Reba McEntire sings the national anthem.  It seems weird that the WWF can never … Continue reading

TNA Recycling Talent From The Old Days

TNA Logo

A couple of weeks back I tuned in to a Monday night show of TNA Wrestling and was pleasantly surprised with the show that they put on (from a wrestling perspective).  I was however kind of shocked when I looked at the roster to see just how many old WWE and WCW guys were there.  I suppose in retrospect this really should surprise me as there simply aren’t that many big time wrestling promotions available … 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

Wrestling With Greatness – ‘The Wrestler’

The Wrestler (2008)

This is the type of movie that Oscar loves (as of this writing, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei have both been nominated for their performances and Rourke has already won the Golden Globe for his).  If you’re a wrestling fan you’ll like it.  If you’re a “smart” wrestling fan you’ll love it.  If you’re not into wrestling or you think it’s “fake” you’ll probably hate this flick but might be able to appreciate some of … Continue reading