Now that former WWE stars Jox Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose) and KENTA (f.k.a. Hideo Itami) are competing in New Japan G1 Classic Tournament, another former WWE star seems to also have been stung by NJPW tourney fever. TJP (f.k.a. TJ Perkins; man, there’s a ton of “f.k.a.” so far) will take part in this year’s New Japan Pro Wrestling Super J-Cup tournament.Continue reading “Ex-WWE Star TJP to Compete in New Japan’s Super J-Cup Tournament (UPDATE: Full Bracket Revealed!)”
During a Memphis Grizzlies game this past Saturday, where they fell 112-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, WWE Hall of Famers Jerry “The King” Lawler and Rikishi Fatu would join the Grizz Girls in the third quarter to perform the latter’s dance routine made famous with Too Cool trio in WWE. This was moment that was wonderful and poignant as Lawler’s son, Brian Christopher Lawler (a.k.a., Grandmaster Sexay), was one-third of the group (along with Scott “Scotty 2 Hotty” Taylor) during their run in the Attitude Era.
Approximately 19 years, 4 months and 8 days prior from this week’s edition on RAW on Monday, Jeff Jarrett wrestled his final match on the red-brand as part of a tag team match where he and Tom Prichard were defeated by Chyna and Debra on the September 27, 1999 edition of Raw Is War. His last WWE match would be at that year’s No Mercy pay-per-view in a blow-off losing the Intercontinental Championship in a Good Housekeeping match. While Jarrett made an appearance on the January 28th edition of RAW (where Elias prevented he and Road Dogg attempting to sing “With My Baby Tonight”), and this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble match, he finally had a match against Elias on this past Monday’s episode of RAW. In the process, he set a new record; AIN’T HE GREAT?!?!
Over at Pastor Ed Young’s YouTube channel, he interviews WWE Legend and seven-time world champion, The Undertaker, about his life in the business, the plans Andre the Giant had in store for him, how he became a born-again Christian, and much more. Probably the biggest story of the interview has to do with those plans with Andre the Giant, because due to the Eight Wonder … Continue reading Pastor Ed Young’s “Out Of Character” Interview w/ The Undertaker. No Worries; Nothing Spontaneously Combusts…
This week, joined my buddies J.C., Tina, and Jericho as a guest on episode 5 of the “Countdown City Wrestle-Cast” to preview WWE Hell in a Cell — live this Sunday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX — as well as this year’s Mixed Match Challenge, and heap on the big ol’ CONGRATULATIONS to Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks for the awesome … Continue reading Check out This Week’s “Countdown City Wrestle-Cast” to preview ‘Hell In A Cell 2018’! I’M ON IT!
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The night of SummerSlam 2018 was home to a moment that many fans (like myself) of Becky Lynch have been waiting for. A heel turn. A chance to see a somewhat new dimension to her character (yes, I know she was a heel in NXT, but it was two-dimensional as she was essentially just part of Sasha’s heel posse ). This time, after watching the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Champion not get her chance to reign again, getting passed over by Charlotte Flair (so WWE can create a championship pedigree for her to match her father’s) and never getting even with winning the title back from quite possibly the best heel in the Women’s division, Alexa Bliss, the time was now. And it…was…WONDERFUL! It must have been, since WWE is scripting this for us to boo her, however all we can do is cheer for her Continue reading “WWE, I KNOW You WANT Me to ‘Boooo’ Becky Lynch, but Nawww-Bruuuh…”
Only two days until the “WrestleMania of the summer”, SummerSlam, airs live on the WWE Network and on pay-per-view. Starting with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV on Saturday (see Activision, “IV” means 4, not “IIII”), the biggest party of the summer will be a near-7-hour affair — it being one of the “Big Five” supercards on WWE’s calendar. So, to hype up such a spectacle, it makes sense to get Terry Crews to do your promotional hype video. And it…is…WONDERFULLLLL!
This past weekend was a tragic one for fans of professional wrestling. In the span of a couple of day, we’ve lost the legendary Memphis wrestler Frederick “Brickhouse Brown” Seawright, WWE Hall of Famer Josip “Nikolai Volkoff” Peruzović and Attitude Era superstar “Too Sexy”/”Grandmaster Sexay” Brian Christopher Lawler passed away over the weekend. Brown, one of the top heels in Southern US pro wrestling promotions in the 1980s and 1990s, succumbed to his long battle with cancer. He was only 57 years old. Volkoff, known for his classic Cold War-era heel work as a Soviet Union sympathizer (often with Tag Team Championship partner, The Iron Sheik) and his eventual face-turn to US sympathizer, was only 70 years old. Christopher, who was known for his rise in the WWF’s light-heavyweight division and as 1/2 of Too Cool with “Too Hot”/”Scotty 2 Hotty” Scott Taylor (often in tow with Rikishi), tragically died due to complications after attempting to take his own life while in custody on DUI and evading police charges; he was only 46 years old. Continue reading “Tributes to Brickhouse Brown, Nikolai Volkoff & Brian Christopher…”
Matt Cappotelli, who won WWE’s Tough Enough reality show competition in 2003 in it’s third season, died early this past Friday morning at the age of 38. While Cappotelli was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2017, he was originally diagnosed 12 years earlier while he was training with WWE’s then-developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. In fact, he was the reigning OVW Heavyweight Champion, after defeating Johnny Jeter, when he was diagnosed in 2005, which forced him to relinquish the title and start treatment to remove the tumors. Continue reading “Matt Cappotelli, Former WWE Tough Enough Winner, Passes Away at Age 38 from Brain Cancer…”
A show of hands: who felt physically exhausted after watching WWE WrestleMania 34 this past April? I’m talking about starting the near SEVEN HOURS show from the pre-show kickoff to the WWE sign-off graphic with Roman Reigns covered in blood. **raises hands** With RAW being 3 hours (thank you for the condensed 1-1/2 hour re-braodcast, Hulu), SmackDown likely move to Fox and possible extension to 3 hours, and now every pay-per-view being brand-combined and extended by another hour, you’d think that WrestleMania and the other “Big Four” events that already use the RAW and SmackDown rosters (SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, and Survivor Series) would be exempt. Well, as far a WrestleMania is concerned, L-O-L of course not; it appears that next year’s WrestleMania might find a way to go even longer than this year’s, somehow…someway. Why God? Continue reading “Who’s Ready for an EIGHT-HOUR WrestleMania 35?”