Well, Maybe Bam Bam Bigelow Will Get Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Next Year…

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Le sigh. Now, I know that EVERY SINGLE YEAR there are going to be gripes and complaints about who “needs to be”, “should be” and “deserves to be” in the WWE Hall of Fame. Remember the multiple online arguments about Randy Savage getting inducted? Or even Bruno Sammartino? Or J-E-Double F, J-A-Double R-E-Double T?!? Now, all three of those guys made it to the Hall of Fame, but one omission that grinds my gears (especially due to the constant rumors and false-positive leaks/reports) is the lack of the late-Bam Bam Bigelow’s absence from the WWE Hall of Fame. Continue reading “Well, Maybe Bam Bam Bigelow Will Get Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Next Year…”

Remembering Eddie Guerrero Outsmarting Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX to Retain the WWE Championship…

While Eddie Guerrero never main-evented a WrestleMania in his storied career, it is still difficult to argue that his match with Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX definitely FELT like a main event match for all intents and purposes. Despite being the third-to-the-last match at the show, Guerrero and Angle put on quite the performance with all of the drama and athleticism fitting of ANY WrestleMania’s main event match. To this day, it stands as my SECOND favorite WrestleMania match of all time (with Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels at the following year’s WrestleMania at number one on my list). Continue reading “Remembering Eddie Guerrero Outsmarting Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX to Retain the WWE Championship…”

Comedian & Pro Wrestling Fan Ron Funches talks about Enrolling in Pro Wrestling School on CONAN

You may have seen Ron Funches on NBC’s Undateable or on Comedy Central’s @midnight, and if you’ve ever seen/heard his stand-up you’d know that he’s a longtime fan of  professional wrestling. He even has a great bit about how to handle people who tell him wrestling is fake (because OF COURSE the fans already know it’s scripted and predetermined), and, to be hones, it’s a really good retort for keeping the “Negative Nancys” and those drunk off “haterade” at bay.  However, Ron is taking his love for the medium to an whole ‘nutha level by actually taking pro wrestling classes, and he explains on Conan, (in the above video) why he’s doing it. Continue reading “Comedian & Pro Wrestling Fan Ron Funches talks about Enrolling in Pro Wrestling School on CONAN”

Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week

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Learning is a wonderful thing that I refuse to take for granted. Practically everyday we have a chance to learn some new fact, story, skill, and various other things everyday. This past week, I learned of the certain rules that WWE, WrestleCade, ROH and several promotions headed to New Orleans for the week of WrestleMania 34 have to abide by. This information is all thanks to an interview from Post Wrestling’s John Pollock with Russell Naquin of the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Continue reading “Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week”

After His Surprise Royal Rumble Appearance, Rey Mysterio Is Heading To New Japan Pro Wrestling

UPDATE (3/22/2018): Due to an injury and rumored WWE return, Mysterio was pulled from the event: Rey Mysterio is off of Sunday's New Japan card in Long Beach, the new match is Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay — John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) March 22, 2018 ORIGINAL STORY: It seems that Chris Jericho’s method of going from a recent WWE appearance and/or active participation to taking matches for … Continue reading After His Surprise Royal Rumble Appearance, Rey Mysterio Is Heading To New Japan Pro Wrestling

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Bray Wyatt got his Customer Service On by Helping A Stranger In Walmart Find His Action Figure…

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Since his days in NXT, there’s never been a moment where I’ve (or in fact, MANY of us) questioned the performance, entertainment and wrestling abilities of Bray Wyatt, but this story also makes him out to be a pretty decent guy.  Courtesy of WWE artist Rob Schamberger, we finally have a story to prove that, and it involves an action figure, an autograph, a Walmart, his step-grandmother-in-law (I’ll get to that in a bit), and the Eater of Worlds himself. Continue reading “Bray Wyatt got his Customer Service On by Helping A Stranger In Walmart Find His Action Figure…”

Who do YOU have winning the First Women’s Royal Rumble?

I know, I know; there was an architecture story this past Monday, meaning there’s a Video Game story later in the week. So, why is there a Pro Wrestling story in the middle, you ask? Well, the usual Pro Wrestling story next week will still happen, but that’s AFTER this year’s Royal Rumble, which I want to talk about BEFORE the event. According to SportsBettingDime, the current favorite to win Men’s Royal Rumble is Shinsuke Nakamura (+250), and I want this too, especially after their classic Wrestle Kingdom match a few years ago and the tease during last year’s Smackdown Money in the Bank Match. But every year there’s a pool asking who’s winning the Men’s Rumble match, so the most intriguing question this year is who’s going to win the FIRST, WOMEN’S Royal Rumble match?

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OF COURSE, WWE Legend Mick Foley Fought The Walking Dead’s Negan At A Comic Con Last Weekend…

Let’s get the main story out-of-the-way first. Okay; this past weekend at Paradise City Comic Con (in Miami, FL),  WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley saved two people cosplaying as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters Casey Jones and April O’Neil from being attacked by someone cosplaying as The Walking Dead‘s Negan by performing his Mandible Claw submission hold on him during a cosplay wrestling event. Let that sink in for a bit, and I’ll be back with you after the break. Continue reading “OF COURSE, WWE Legend Mick Foley Fought The Walking Dead’s Negan At A Comic Con Last Weekend…”

Monday Night RAW Featured a mini-reunion of the original Bullet Club; it was TOO SWEET, if I say so myself…

In a backstage segment on this past week’s Monday Night RAW, Finn Balor stated that not only would he enter this year’s Royal Rumble match, but also that he’d be partnering with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a six-man tag team match against Elias (Sampson) and the Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) later that night on RAW.  While this type of announcement likely wouldn’t be that intriguing involving anyone else, what makes this declaration matter is that Balor, Gallows and Anderson would be reviving their partnership in Japan as founding members of the popular stable, the Bullet Club. Continue reading “Monday Night RAW Featured a mini-reunion of the original Bullet Club; it was TOO SWEET, if I say so myself…”

Macaulay Culkin Used ‘Home Alone’ Tactics & Traps To Help Santa Win A Wrestling Match

It’s stories like these that remind me how much I love professional wrestling…

One week ago, Los Angeles-based Bar Wrestling held its final show of the year. This promotion’s shows are so well-received and in such high-demand that many shows are standing -room only. They’re kinda of like CHIKARA and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), as Bar Wrestling puts on a fun show filled with some of Southern California’s best wrestling talent (here’s some of their DVDs/Blu-rays from Highspots). On their last show for 2017, Joey Ryan dressed up as sexy Santa Claus and teamed up with Candace LeRay (dressed as an elf) and Dick Justice (as a “Supercop Santa”) against “Professional” Peter Avalon, Ray Rosas and (Horn)Swoggle. My match was really funny and…wait…hold on…is…is that…THAT’S MACAULAY CULKIN SITTING IN THE FRONT ROW! Continue reading “Macaulay Culkin Used ‘Home Alone’ Tactics & Traps To Help Santa Win A Wrestling Match”