HEY GUYS! Here’s Hulk Hogan surprising Campers In 1985, Brother!!

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!
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A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122

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It’s time for Episode 122 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses China’s vertical, space-saving school, Windows 95 on Android Wear, a gamer’s PSP memorial, and Disney princesses head to the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122”

What If Disney Princesses Were In The WWE…

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Princess Aurora as Ultimate Warrior

You know what’s awesome? Professional Wrestling! You what also pretty darn awesome? Walt Disney animated movies (The Lion King FOR THE WIN)! But do you truly know what’s really, super-freaking awesome. A mash-up of professional wrestling AND Walt Disney characters; namely the Disney princesses. That would a little extra interest in women’s wrestling outside of attending a Hoodslam event.
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My Two Favorite “Piper’s Pit” Moments

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”

CANstructing Cloned Trees & Pronouncing Game Titles with Ebenezer Roddy Piper – WIRed #27

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Don’t get scared; Get Nerdy! Also, ZOMBIES & KITE-EATING TREES!!

This week on WIRed, we talk about Canstruction, Germany’s plan to clone Christmas trees, how to properly say certain video game title, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper goes Dickens on us all!   Continue reading “CANstructing Cloned Trees & Pronouncing Game Titles with Ebenezer Roddy Piper – WIRed #27”

Late Christmas Gift: The Ghosts visit Ebenezer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

On December 20th in 1985, the WWF’s midweek, hour-long talk show, Tuesday Night Titans aired a parody skit inspired by the Charles Dicken’s classic, “A Christmas Carol,” starring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.  For the unfamiliar, Tuesday Night Titans (or TNT; named after the WWF’s then-parent company, Titan Sports) was a  a loose parody of your typical late-night talk show, hosted by WWF Chairman Vince McMahon and “sidekick” Lord Alfred Hayes conducting interviews with the WWF superstars (while they remained in character) and participating in several series of skits. In this skit, the WWF’s bad boy, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and is being visited by the three spirits, and — of course — hilarity ensures. Check out the entire four-minute skit after the break.   Continue reading “Late Christmas Gift: The Ghosts visit Ebenezer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper”

Come Get Some “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N Wrestling,” BROTHER!!

Man, back in the day you could have an animated show about almost anything: a kitten crazy for fashion and accessories, a fictional crew of soldiers with uniforms that didn’t match, infant versions of farm animals under the care of a babysitter whose face you never saw, mutated turtles with the knowledge of martial arts, and even professional wrestlers.  “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling” was an 1980’s animated show from DiC Entertainment that featured the wacky animated adventures of popular WWF stars from the time, including title character Hulk Hogan and his group of good-guy wrestlers fighting against a group of villain wrestlers led by “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.   Continue reading “Come Get Some “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N Wrestling,” BROTHER!!”