Archive for the ‘Dead Wrestlers’ Category

Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#10) Bret Hart vs Owen Hart- WWE World Title Cage Match- SS94

August 15, 2009

Sorry for being a day late with this one.

This was supposed to be the blow-off match to one of the best feuds of the 90s.

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Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#13) Undertaker vs Bret Hart, w/guest ref Shawn Michaels- SS 97

August 11, 2009

The main event of Summerslam 1997 featured three of the biggest stars of the late 90s.

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Vince McMoments: Gumbel to Gumbel

August 1, 2009

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In 2003, Armen Keteyan did a story on wrestler deaths for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.  He got an interview with Vince McMahon, and…well…after the jump, you’ll see what caused the above to happen.

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History of Wrestling: “Mike Awesome taps! Mike Awesome taps!”

August 1, 2009

In September 1999, Paul Heyman was in a sticky situation. As owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling, he had just learned that his ECW Heavyweight Champion, Taz, had signed with the WWF. With a very limited amount of time to drop the strap to a wrestler capable of carrying the company, Heyman decided to take one of the biggest gambles of his life. It didn’t turn out well. (more…)

Here are a bunch of awesome photos of Andre The Giant

July 31, 2009

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Some other WordPress blog has a new entry about Andre The Giant, and you need to go look at it right now because every photo included, like the one shown above (which is much bigger at the link), is tremendous, though that’s not close to being the best wrestling-related photo of celebrity pro graps fan Debbie Harry…

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(Cropped for reasons having to do with this being a work-friendly site and Debbie Harry whipping out her lady parts while performing in concert with the rest of Blondie)

History of Wrestling: The Yokozuna Bodyslam Challenge

July 30, 2009

When Yokozuna (Rodney Anoa’i) made his WWF debut in 1992, the head office saw a new main-eventer.

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Damien Steele Joins the Battle Royal…

July 27, 2009

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…in heaven. The funeral is Wednesday. Another wrestler, gone too soon.

According to Julie Patterson, who told me that she dated him on and off for nine years, Damien, 33, died of a brain aneurysm at his home in Smyrna, Georgia. He was a personal trainer at the Vinings Club, a social club in Atlanta with full health center facilities.

Lex Luger Glad God Has Forgiven Him

July 23, 2009

“Obviously, the tragedy with Liz and the drug overdose was a real low point. Things got rough with drugs and alcohol,” Luger said. “The high point of my life now is that by God’s grace and mercy only, I survived that. God forgave me. At that harsh point, I was able to forgive myself for the things that happened.”

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Mexican Police Search for “the Fat One”

July 23, 2009

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Earlier this month Mexican midget wrestlers, Espectrito II and La Parkita, were murdered by an old lady and a fat broad looking to rob them.

I’ll let that sink in.

Apparently the women had been making a routine of robbing men in hotel rooms, using eye drops to spike their drinks, putting them to sleep.  Turns out a midget, even a midget wrestler, doesn’t have the  eye drop tolerance of HHH or the Big Show.

The prosecutors say female gangs have been drugging men to rob them. The suspect and her accomplice, they allege, failed to take into account the wrestlers’ small stature, and gave them too big a dose…A 65 year old woman is in custody. The police said they were searching for her alleged accomplice, known as “The Fat One”.

If in Mexico, be aware of fat broads with promises of free drinks.  It could end poorly.  That is a sentence that holds up even when the fat broad isn’t on a killing spree.  Be safe El Dandy.  Be safe.