WWF SummerSlam 1992: Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith

Even though the top-billed main event at SummerSlam 1992 from Wembley Stadium in London, England saw then-WWF Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage defend the title against The Ultimate Warrior, the other main event (and last match of the show) was the Intercontinental Championship match between then-champion Bret “The Hitman” Hart and “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith — gee, I wonder WHO the fan favorite for this match was….. –.  Hart and Smith were brothers-in-law in real-life, as Smith was married to Diana Hart, Bret’s sister. On WWF television broadcasts leading up to their match at SummerSlam, several interviews with Diana and her mother Helen Hart portrayed an image that the family was being torn apart due to the upcoming match. An example included Bruce Hart publicly supporting Smith, while Owen Hart sided with his older brother, Bret. Diana stated that she did not know who she wanted to win the match or side with because she had close ties to both men, but she would finally state that she hoped neither wrestler would get seriously injured.  Continue reading “WWF SummerSlam 1992: Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith”

This Musical Olympic Structure Looks Like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude

However, this building also looks like bloody shards of glass, as possibly Gulliver himself my have died after he fell directly on top of it.  Also, this makes this the fourth building erected for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London that has been covered on The PractitioNERD (exhibits A, B, & C).  The Coca-Cola Beatbox, designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla Ohrstedt, is a crystalline structure that is more than meets the eye (like Optimus Prime), as it can be played like a musical instrument.   Continue reading “This Musical Olympic Structure Looks Like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude”

Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue

And now…the long awaited “Part 3” of my “coverage” of works of architecture being erected for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games that start next month in London. First I covered the nomadic basketball arena, second was the natatorium, and now I’ll be covering the London Olympic Shooting Venue.  This building will accommodate the 10, 25 and 50 m Sport Shooting events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and after the Summer Games have concluded, the three temporary and mobile buildings will be dismantled (a’la the basketball arena before mentioned) and rebuilt in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.   Continue reading “Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue”

The London Olympics Strike BACK! The Summer Games’ Aquatic Center

I suppose you can call this “Part II” of my Architectural Series of buildings erected for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.  I had an earlier post about the recyclable arena almost two months ago.  I will say this though: I cannot guarantee a “Part III;” which kind of sucks because I’m a sucker for a trilogy. Oh well, this is the Olympic Aquatic Center designed … Continue reading The London Olympics Strike BACK! The Summer Games’ Aquatic Center

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