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WWE Makes History At Wrestlemania 35

Tonight’s Wrestlemania 35 was the first to have a main event featuring women wrestlers – Ronda Rousey who was a former star in UFC, Charlotte Flair who is the daughter of one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time and an accomplished athlete in her own right, and Becky Lynch who is the ultimate underdog but […]

Friday Fun Link – Eric Bischoff TEDx Talk on the Similarity Between Pro Wrestling and Today’s News Media

Following up on my post earlier this week about the death of the Dynamite Kid, here’s another wrestling related one… Eric Bischoff started as an announcer in the old AWA then worked his way up until he was head of WCW when it came close to knocking off WWE as the dominant wrestling promotion in the […]

RIP Dynamite Kid

The Dynamite Kid is the reason I’m a wrestling fan. I was fortunate to grow up in Western Canada during the heyday of Stampede Wrestling and I remember coming across this strange “ring-a-ding-dong dandy” spectacle on the TV when I was 7 or 8 years old. Many of the wrestlers had interesting names and personas […]

“The reality is…my real name is Joe and I’ve been living with leukemia for eleven years. And unfortunately, it’s back.”

Pretty shocking development in the fake/real world of WWE, not only that top star Roman Reigns dropped his persona during the opening promo of RAW to announce he had leukemia, but also the revelation that he first battled leukemia *eleven years ago* and this wasn’t public knowledge and/or exploited by the WWE who have exploited pretty much everything […]

Mankind and Undertaker Discuss Their Iconic Hell in a Cell Match

WWE’s “Hell in a Cell” Pay Per View is tonight with multiple matches being held in the imposing, over-sized cage. But twenty years ago, HiaC matches were much more rare and that made them much more special. The third ever HiaC match between Undertaker and Mankind had not one, not two but three iconic spots […]

UFC 217 Might Be Best MMA PPV of All-Time?

I don’t pay a lot of attention to UFC for the most part unless it’s a big name or a big fight or when my love of pro wrestling intersects with the world of “real” fighting via someone like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk participating. And I rarely to never watch the live PPVs, usually […]

Friday Fun Link – Hot Ones “Hot Sauce Challenge”

I stumbled across this YouTube series and am completely hooked. The conceit is that a hot sauce company challenges various “B” level celebrities to eat wings with a variety of ever-increasing hot sauces on them while also conducting an interview. I haven’t watched them all but here are some of my favourite interviews so far…  

Why Pro Wrestling Is A Perfect Metaphor For Trump’s Presidency (And Ten Things Donald Trump Learned From ‘rasslin)

Trump continues to do things that no President has ever done before. As a lifelong fan of wrestling, I agree with much of what this commentator says (and have said it myself as well – scroll down to “American Idol” in this post from right after he won the Presidency.) Basically, in my view, Trump is […]

Saturday Snap – ‘Rasslin

It’s good when I end up in a controlling position but I live in fear for when I let Pace up! 😉

One Legged Former Wrestler, Zach Gowen, Kicks Ass on American Ninja Warrior

I remember watching Zach Gowen during his run in the WWE and being as impressed with his mental approach to life as his physical approach. He’s no longer in the WWE but he’s still showing how he can overcome obstacles using a combination of physical and mental toughness. Pretty amazing!