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Hillbilly Jim says his WWE Hall of Fame nod is for everybody

Hillbilly Jim says his WWE Hall of Fame nod is for everybody [caption id="attachment_3878" align="aligncenter" width="577"] Hillybilly Jim enters the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 34 weekend in New Orleans. (WWE.com)[/caption] Jim Morris was going to take a pass on appearing at the coming edition of WrestleMania and all its associated hoopla and festivities. Better know to...

For wrestling legend Hall, it’s once again good to be the Bad Guy

For wrestling legend Hall, it's once again good to be the Bad Guy [caption id="attachment_3836" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Diamond Dallas Page, Scott Hall and Jake (The Snake) Roberts. (Getty Images)[/caption] Scott Hall was practically groomed to become a globe-trotting sports entertainer. He was, after all, a self-proclaimed ‘army brat,’ who had seen more of the United...

Diamond Dallas Page joins WWE’s immortals

Diamond Dallas Page joins WWE's immortals [caption id="attachment_3828" align="alignleft" width="347"] Diamond Dallas Page.[/caption] World Wrestling Entertainment’s latest hall of fame inductee, Diamond Dallas Page, will be enshrined into wrestling immortality at WrestleMania 33 just as many have been before him, acknowledging his contributions...

Here comes the Ax! And here comes the Smasher!

Here comes the Ax! And here comes the Smasher!   “Here comes the Ax, here comes the Smasher … The Demolition, a walking disaster.”   It’s among the most iconic wrestling entrance music in history, befitting two of the most memorable wrestlers of their generation and beyond. Together, Ax and Smash dominated the tag team wrestling scene in the...

Hey Mickie, you’re so fine! James’ legacy grows

Hey Mickie, you're so fine! James' legacy grows   [caption id="attachment_3754" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mickie James. Photo by George Tahinos/SLAM! Wrestling[/caption] Fearless and fabulous. Those words perfectly describe Mickie Laree James-Aldis, better known in the professional wrestling world as Mickie James. Fearlessness has been one of her...

Improving professional wrestling

Improving professional wrestling Amazingly, nobody in a position of executive authority at World Wrestling Entertainment has contacted me about my thoughts on improving its product.  I understand the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but what about improving it?  Things can always be improved … even professional wrestling. As...

2016 WWE Royal Rumble HITS and MISSES

2016 WWE Royal Rumble HITS and MISSES 2016 WWE Royal Rumble HITS: [caption id="attachment_3628" align="aligncenter" width="642"] The Royal Rumble Match. Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The Royal Rumble Match -  One of the most entertaining Royal Rumble matches in recent memory.  The entire match was used to tell a number of different stories, over-and-above...

SPENNY: An open letter to Vince McMahon

SPENNY: An open letter to Vince McMahon Dear Mr. McMahon, Far be it for a jabroni like me to tell the king of a billion-dollar sports entertainment industry what to do with his product, but I’ve decided I will sleep better if I let my feelings be known.  And I know I’m not alone with this inclination. Vince, I think WWE needs monsters.  Real monsters. ...

Living in Sinn

Living in Sinn Nick Cvjetkovich has always had a creative imagination, something the man known in the wrestling world as Sinn Bodhi attributes to his childhood. Cvjetkovich, you see, who is more wildly known for his run as Kizarny in World Wrestling Entertainment, spent a good chunk of his younger years reading comics and watching...

Satirical wrestling news isn’t fake — it’s unreal

Satirical wrestling news isn't fake -- it's unreal [caption id="attachment_3419" align="aligncenter" width="750"] www.jaybirddigitalarts.com https://www.facebook.com/jaybird.digital.arts?fref=ts[/caption] Kayfabe: (In professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic: a masterful job of blending kayfabe and reality...

WWE SummerSlam 2015 HITS and MISSES

WWE SummerSlam 2015 HITS and MISSES WWE SummerSlam 2015 HITS: [caption id="attachment_3361" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Although it feels like we've seen these two in the ring a lot together over the past several months, they always manage to come up with a fresh feeling match, full of...

“The Old Boys” Documentary review

"The Old Boys" Documentary review Throughout my independent wrestling career, I've had the privilege and honour of sharing the ring and locker room with a number of wrestling legends.  There aren't a lot of people out there that can say they've shared the same working space as 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted Dibiase, Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, The Honky Tonk...

2014: Our Predictions Reviewed

2014: Our Predictions Reviewed In this column, we take a look back at a column Jan and I published on January 2, 2014, looking at the 2014 year to come.  We made some bold predictions, and now its time to see how they held up through-out the calender year! 1) Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore will continue to grow and establish itself as a...

WWE Survivor Series 2014 HITS and MISSES

WWE Survivor Series 2014 HITS and MISSES WWE Survivor Series 2014 HITS: [caption id="attachment_2636" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Sting debuts at WWE Survivor Series[/caption] Sting Debuts: This year's installment of Survivor Series was promoted as a one-match show; Team Authority vs. Team Cena.  But, last night, that one match boiled down into one...

Jim Myers: The man behind the Animal

Jim Myers: The man behind the Animal [caption id="attachment_2467" align="alignright" width="1"] Credit: Wrestling Revue[/caption] Had it not been for a knee injury, professional wrestling fans would never have been blessed to come to know Jim Myers, better known by his legendary alter ego, George (The Animal) Steele. Myers, now 77, had only one passion...

Foley wrestling’s gift to Mankind

Foley wrestling's gift to Mankind [caption id="attachment_2430" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Mick Foley[/caption] As a hall of fame professional wrestler, Mick Foley carved out a legacy as Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind, referred to as the faces of Foley. His understanding of the psychology of wrestling, his gifts with a microphone, and his...

WWE SummerSlam 2014 HITS and MISSES

WWE SummerSlam 2014 HITS and MISSES [caption id="attachment_2361" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: WWE.com[/caption] SummerSlam HITS: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - WOW!  What a match.  In the PG era of WWE, you will not find anything nearly this violent, or this intense.  The tone was set within the first 30 seconds of this match, as Brock...

In defence of professional wrestling

In defence of professional wrestling [caption id="attachment_2224" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] Is there a single wrestling fan amongst us who at one point hasn’t been derogatorily asked,  “You like wrestling?”  If so, I’d like to know what planet you live on, and if there’s rent control.  Let’s face...

Heyman needs no introduction

Heyman needs no introduction   [caption id="attachment_2273" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] In the world of professional wrestling, Paul Heyman is a man who needs no introduction. He’s the creative genius who took a little-known wrestling company called Extreme Championship Wrestling and built it into...

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7WCOmAZmg[/youtube] I am a Paul Heyman guy.  I was a Paul Heyman guy long before I ever realized that I was a Paul Heyman guy.  When I was 14 years old, I used to sneak down to the basement in our family's modest home where we had a VCR, and an old RCA box television.  There,...