Hitting the Ropes: Saying Good-bye to WrestleMania, New Orleans, the Streak,…and the Ultimate Warrior

HTR_3Hitting the Ropes: Saying Good-bye to WrestleMania, New Orleans, the Streak,…and the Ultimate Warrior

As I was flying home Monday morning from New Orleans, heading to Washington DC, I thought back on a memorable and thrilling WrestleMania weekend.  Most of my friends stayed in town to go to Monday Night Raw at the Smoothie Center.  The Raw after WrestleMania is always a great show; however I chose to skip it this year.  It was time for me to head home.  I’m 40 years old now and being away from my 2 young children is hard on the entire family.   My wife is nice enough to “let” me go to WrestleMania ever year but I need to be respectful and come home the next day.  So my yearly trip is now a few days shorter.  But honestly I’m not sure how much more excitement I could have handled.

New Orleans and WrestleMania XXX were collectively magnificent.

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LordsofPain.net is reporting that Sting has signed with the WWE

Sting 2Courtesy of LordsofPain.net:

Sting has indeed signed a deal with WWE. There’s no word yet on details regarding what role he will play but he is scheduled to be on TV, but not right away.

It’s said that the deal has been close to being done for a while but now it has been signed. Sting’s assumption was that he would work with The Undertaker, which many expected, but that’s up in the air with Taker’s future now in question.

Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe

Phil “Nitro” Monahan defeated Lou Marconi to become a three-time NWA National Heavyweight Champion

Phil Nitro MonahanAt NWA World Wide Wrestling’s “Come Out and Play” event in Carolina Beach, NC on April 5, 2014, Phil “Nitro” Monahan defeated Lou Marconi to become a three-time NWA National Heavyweight Champion.

Marconi had defeated Monahan for the title on March 23 in Toledo, OH after Monahan ended Marconi’s first reign the day prior in Hillsdale, MI. Monahan won his first National title on September 14, 2013 from Damien Wayne in Toledo.

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TMZ.com is reporting new information on the death of the Ultimate Warrior

Ultimate WarriorCourtesy of TMZ.com:

The Ultimate Warrior is dead he died suddenly and horrifically, right in front of his wife.

We’ve learned Warrior collapsed without warning outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 PM Tuesday … while walking to his car with his wife.

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Warrior — real name James Hellwig — was a true WWE legend … and was one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time.  He was 54-years-old.

‘M Dogg 20’ Matt Cross is the 2014 ECWA Super 8 Champion

ECWA‘M Dogg 20’ Matt Cross is the 2014 ECWA Super 8 Champion!

Saturday April 5, 2014 marked year 18 of the most prestigious independent wrestling tournament… the ECWA Super 8! And what a night of fun, shocking moments, thrilling finishes, and surprises it was! Here’s a brief recap of the results coming out of this historic night:

*Damian Dragon would make his way to the ring to present the opening ceremony for the tournament only to be shocked when referee Phil Sly and his attorney came to the ring. Sly’s attorney went on to serve Dragon with papers seeking to collect damages for Dragon “injuring” his client last June. Dragon responded by tearing up the papers and giving the attorney a well timed Stone Cold Stunner*

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WWE.com reports that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away

ultimate_warrior_2Courtesy of WWE.com:

WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.

Read the rest of the article here.

Editor’s note: From all of us here at OWW, we send our love and prayers to the family of the Ultimate Warrior.  RIP.

WWE legends appear this weekend at IWF’s 17th annual Spring Bash

IWF 2IWF returns with a family-friendly Live Event Fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Nutley.  The 17th annual spring extravaganza happens Saturday, April 12, 7:30 pm at the Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley.

Headlining the card are main event bouts with popular WWE Legends The Extreme Original Tommy Dreamer, Hall of Famer Tito Santana & The Rocker Marty Jannetty.  There will be a special appearance by WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers.

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IWC Round-up: WWE WrestleMania XXX PPV

WM30IWC Round-up: WWE WrestleMania XXX PPV

Did you enjoy last night’s WWE pay-per-view WrestleMania XXX? Here’s what some of the best writers from the Internet Wrestling Community are saying about the show:

http://blowbyblowwrestling.blogspot.com/2014/04/wrestlemania-xxx-review.html

http://wallsofjerichoholic.blogspot.com/2014/04/in-like-lion-wrestlemania-xxx-review.html

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/chairshots/Chair_Shots_Wrestlemania_XXX-_Tears_Were_Shed.html

http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2014/04/06/wrestlemania-xxx-resultsreview/

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/pen15mightier/The_PEN15_Mightier_-_Live_Raw_Blog_Apr_7_A_Quick_WMXXX_Review_with_Thoughts.html

http://kbwrestlingreviews.com/2014/04/07/wrestlemania-xxx-oh-yeah-i-went-there/

http://prowrestling.about.com/od/prowrestling.about.com/fl/WrestleMania-XXX-Results-and-Recap.htm

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/hustleispostingrightnow/Hustle_s_Monday_Morning_Mayhem_-_WrestleMania_30.html

http://www.diva-dirt.com/2014/04/07/wrestlemania-30-in-review-aj-takes-on-the-world/

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.846758-WrestleMania-XXX-Review

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2019410-wwe-wrestlemania-30-results-winners-grades-recap-and-highlights

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/mrtito/Mr_Tito_s_PHAT_WWE_Wrestlemania_30_Review_Thoughts_and_Match_Ratings.html