From John “Johnny Ace” Laurinaitis’ Ace Crusher, to Diamond Dallas Page’s Diamond Cutter, the cutter finishing move had been adapted to a quicker and smoother move, courtesy of Randy Orton’s RKO — because his full name is Randal Keith Orton; RKO; get it? The move is quick, beautiful, and very destructive, yet his most memorable RKO deliveries involved putting his opponents through tables, flipping them over, and — my favorite — catching them mid-air. Without further ado, here are some of my notable favorite RKO’s delivered by the WWE’s Apex Predator himself. Read the rest of this entry
Last Thursday, May 23rd 2013, marks the 14-year anniversary of the tragic passing of pro wrestler Owen Hart. He died on May 23, 1999 after an equipment malfunction during his entrance from the arena’s rafters at the Over the Edge pay-per-view from the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. Hart was a 1-time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion – during its partnership with the WWF –, a 2-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, 1-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, 1-time WWF European Champion and 4-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. Hart also the won the 1994 WWF King of the Ring tournament, and although he never won the WWF Championship, He not only challenged for the title, but he headlined multiple WWF pay-per-view events in the 1990s. Read the rest of this entry
The stories revealed in this week’s WIRed includes: the portable Hypecubus pre-paid apartment, the rifle-shaped world’s first movie camera, the low down on “Beyond: Two Souls,” and WWE celebrates the Hardcore Championship. Also, a personal reveal of my copy of the Xbox One and two shows that share something in common…
Although I haven’t written much about this particular former championship, I absolutely loved (and miss) the WWE’s Hardcore Championship. From belt itself — which was an old WWE “Winged Eagle” Championship that was smashed, destroyed and duct-taped back together — to the 24/7 defense rule in the early 2000′s, the obvious fact that this title was a nod to Extreme Championship Wrestling (E-C-W! E-C-W! E-C-W!), and — of course — the matches! As with any champioship in pro wrestling, it’s the wrestlers and the matches that make the title what it is, and the WWE recently released an online video of the Top 10 moments in Hardcore Champioship matches, ranging from the gut-wrenching to the humorous, and it’s quite a joy to watch. Enjoy…after the break, of course.
I remember my summer days as a youth: sleeping late during the week, playing outside (after being told to go outside while watching TV and playing video games, of course), going to the coast to check out the beach, and the fireworks on the Fourth of July. As a young wrestling fan, the months of June through August had three summer-themed pay-per-views to watch for my viewing pleasure. While SummerSlam was WWE’s only summer-themed PPV, WCW had two, back-to-back, summer-themed pay-per-views: The Great American Back in June and Bash At The Beach in July. Read the rest of this entry
This week on WIRed, a apartment complex where you can grow your air conditioning an affordable — but off-brand — 4K ultra HD television, the 20th anniversary of NHL ’94, and how to do the Faaaaaaaaaaaan-donnnnnnnnng-gooooooooooo! Trust me, you’ll be lovin’ it! Read the rest of this entry
On this week’s Louisville Cardinal-tastic episode of WIRed, get your Big Mac on at a Asian Fuel Station, Robots walking like HUMANS, Violent Games re-imagined as Dr. Seuss book covers & I didn’t know THESE guys were in WCW?!? Read the rest of this entry