Remember back in late-1990 and early-1991 when Sgt. Slaughter turned heel, became an Iraqi sympathizer? Pepperidge Farms remembers…wait…no, no I remember. That would later parlay into Slaughter defeating Ultimate Warrior for the WWE Championship at the 1991 Royal Rumble in January, leading for Hulk Hogan to take the title back for the good ol’ U-S-of-A at WrestleMania VII that March. But apparently, according to a former WWE producer, that wasn’t the original plan. Continue reading “So, Tugboat was ALMOST in the Main Event of WrestleMania VII in 1991…”
And behold, my LONG-AWAITED follow-up post from June 15th, 2012 about the 1991 Survivor Series WWE Championship main event between champion Hulk Hogan and challenger The Undertaker HAS FINALLY ARRIVED. I know you’re just as excited as I am, right?! Right? Well, after Ric Flair’s interference in that title match at Survivor Series that helped ending Hogan’s 248-day run as champ, Hogan was granted a rematch for the championship just six days later at the one AND ONLY This Tuesday in Texas pay-per-view on Dec. 3, 1991 from the Freeman Coliseum in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Continue reading “WWE Championship: The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan, This Tuesday in Texas (12/3/1991)”
QUESTION: Who wants to feel old and also realize how far pro wrestling today is from the ages of Rock & Wrestling of the 1980’s and the Attitude Era of the late-1990’s with massive pop culture appeal? Well, this is for YOU! Back in 1985, a fake Roddy Piper marched through a group of children for “Timber Lake Camp’s WrestleMania.” While the whole scenes just seems pretty innocuous, however, out Hulk Hogan, the Hulkster, the Real American himself, complete with is ripped Hulkamania shirt and his gold cross, with a hint of vague awareness of where he is. Needless to say, EVERY kid in this camp then proceeded to lose their freaking minds and go ape-wild! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Hulkamania!
Continue reading “HEY GUYS! Here’s Hulk Hogan surprising Campers In 1985, Brother!!”
Ever since the WWE began it’s Hall of Fame (originally in memory of Andre the Giant), the club inducted many stars and executives involved in the wrestling business who inspired and paved the way for the wrestlers on modern-day. However, with the recent more-publicized era of the Hall of Fame (mainly thanks to the widely-promoted ceremony that takes place the night before WrestleMania), there’s been one glaring omission: the fact the “Macho Man” Randy Savage wasn’t in it. However, “wasn’t” is now the key term. HE’S FINALLY & OFFICIALLY IN!!! OOOH YEEAAHH!!! Continue reading “OOH YEAH! “Macho Man” Randy Savage to be inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame!”
It’s time for Episode 120 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house that predominantly showcases plywood, how you can get a OnePlus One phone, how one game is really TWO games, and the reveal of the Brothers Hebner in WWF! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120”
Let’s take a trip down WWF Memory Lane to the year of our Lord, nineteen-hundred-eighty-eight (1987) and reflect. Hulk Hogan defeated Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III in Pontiac, Michigan to retain the WWF Championship in front of nearly 100,000 people, ending Andre’s 15+ year winning streak. Eight months later (on super-duper fast forward), Andre’s team defeated Hogan’s team at the first annual WWF Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Night, when Andre was the last man standing, a.k.a., the “sole survivor.” Now, we fast forward (not-quite super-duper, but still), to early 1988 on Saturday Night’s Main Event, where Andre the Giant took on Hulk Hogan for another shot at the WWF Championship. The result of the match was very different from their WrestleMania match earlier in the prior year, but a couple of other things came up after that match as well. Two things. More than one, less than three. I think you know were I’m going with this… Continue reading “The Brothers Hebner & The Saturday Night’s Main Event Incident”
Yeah-yeah, I know; this really won’t fix and.or repair that giant dent that IS Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling, but you admit that it’s, well, a THING…..that will ultimately result in nothing regarding turning the company’s fortune.
It has been talked about and reported for last few weeks that TNA has been kicking around the idea of bringing back the six-sided ring, and now they are ask their fans whether or not to go that direction. With that poll, it was announced that the company would listen to fans and permanently go forward with the voted ring, and as of this past Monday, TNA is going back to the 6-sided ring, much to the chagrin of the talent. Continue reading “TNA Polls Fans About Switching to Six-Sided Ring…AND DO IT.”
As a nerd of many, MANY thing, there are occasions when I become annoyed when things happen that just make absolutely no sense, appear to be disrespectful to a product, and seem to slight my intelligence and the intelligence of others who share similar passions. That said, in early 2001 when AOL Time Warner felt that they no longer wanted professional wrestling on the TNT and TBS networks and essentially cancelled ALL WCW programming, they sold it off to Vince McMahon and the WWF for only $3 million dollars. This effectively ended the long era of a wrestling promotion that created moments and memories to fan for multiple generations. You’d think with that type of legacy that that this promotion would get the memorable, nice, respectful, appropriate and FINAL sendoff. But no. It didn’t. And it still bugs me to this day. There were a few problems that prevented that sendoff, and here are some: Continue reading “After All These Years: Why Didn’t WCW Get a Proper Send-Off?”
In 1984, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was given his own unscripted interview segment called Piper’s Pit, in which he talked to other WWF superstars, however those talks would often result in brawls between Piper and whoever his guest was during the segment. According to Piper, the main purpose and use of the Piper’s Pit segments was to help Piper create and/or maintain feuds with other wrestlers, retain heat with fans, and heal some nagging injuries. From my own memories, Piper’s Pit had some memorable moments that were notable for their comedy, brutality, shock, and changed the course of the careers of the WWF superstars who were guests. Continue reading “My Two Favorite “Piper’s Pit” Moments”
As we get over the Halloween hangover and celebrate a new month, this week on WIRed discusses the importance of social involvement of architecture, Under Armour’s upcoming one-handed magnetic zipper, British tabloid rag ‘The Sun’ fails again (shocker, right?), and the horror of the 1998 WCW Halloween Havoc pay-per-view.
Continue reading “Social Design Auto-Zips The Sun at Halloween Havoc ‘98 – WIRed #71”