Join CAC Executive Board Member Morgan Dollar and his radio cohost David Buckler as they welcome Mr. Rico Mann to the program. Rico talks about his partnership with Dave Millican and Reggie Parks and how they have created championship belts for the world’s largest wrestling promotions. Rico also talks about working with superstars such as Madonna and KISS, the one-of-a-kind CAC Honoree belt they donate to the club every year. and how much he enjoys coming to the CAC Reunion. In addition, Morgan and David spend some time discussing the 2014 award nominees, William Moody’s inclusion in the WWE Hall of Fame, and much more. We hope you enjoy the program!
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Toronto, March 4, 2014 – Hot Docs is pleased to announce 14 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award-winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers or featuring some star subjects. These films will screen as part of the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running April 24 to May 4.
The complete Special Presentations program and the full selection of films to screen at Hot Docs 2014 will be announced on March 18, including the 2014 opening night film. Ticket packages and passes are now on sale online. Single tickets and package redemption will be available beginning Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
“We are thrilled to be announcing some of this year’s Special Presentation films,” says Hot Docs director of programming Charlotte Cook. “We are especially proud to be announcing four fantastic world premieres: A DANGEROUS GAME is Anthony Baxter’s follow up to the acclaimed YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED, which sees him again as one man against the might of the Trump empire; CHILDREN 404 is an incredibly intimate and insightful look into what it means to be an LGBT youth in Russia; I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY is a beautiful portrait of the man who has given life to Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since their beginnings; and THE SHEIK shows what it’s like to be an Olympic wrestler and pop culture icon.”
Allen Iverson has his own championship belt!
The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson’s No. 3 jersey Saturday night and prepared great festivities for the halftime presentation. The franchise prepared a host of gifts to present the legendary guard, including his very own and very awesome championship belt.
It had been less than 24 hours since Hulk Hogan made his long-awaited return to Raw when he sat down in an office in Stamford, Conn., for a conversation with WWE.com. A lesser man may have shown some of the wear that comes with flying cross-country only hours after experiencing the adrenaline jolt of performing in front of thousands of seriously excited fans. This was The Hulkster, though. He’s been doing this since Ronald Reagan was in office.
In fact, Jan. 23, 2014, marked 30 years since Hogan first won the WWE Title and started the brotherhood of Hulkamania. Since that time, The Hulkster has become so ingrained in the fabric of American pop culture that he recently appeared alongside The California Raisins and Jason of the “Friday the 13th” movies in a Super Bowl commercial. Y’know, fictional characters. If, at times, he’s gotten lost in that dead space between what is real and what is fantasy, it’s understandable. He’s lived the better part of his life inside the pages of a flesh and blood comic book. Apologies if that ink sometimes runs.
But, as he said on Monday night, this is a turning point for Hulk. In the last few years, he’s watched his personal struggles play out very publically, been pieced back together on an operating table and walked out on the other side with the fire engine red and canary yellow shining brighter than ever. He’s a survivor, brother. The Immortal One. And this is where he’s at three decades after Hulkamania first started running wild. Now sing it with us, “When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside…”
WWE.COM: What was it like returning to Raw on Monday night? Do you still get nervous before walking out in front of a live audience like that?
HULK HOGAN: Oh yeah, there were nerves. Even the night before, I couldn’t sleep. I was tossing and turning. I’m thinking, “How are these fans going to welcome me back?” But when I came out right at the top of the show and they saw me, it was almost like I had walked behind a 747 jet. The only way I can explain it to you is it was this energy and it was so loud it was like, “Woah!” It made me take a step back for a minute. I was like “Okay. Yeah, this works.”
WWE.COM: How about the Superstars and Divas? Were you concerned about how you’d be received in the locker room?
HOGAN: You always hope for the best, but that thought of, “Who’s this new guy coming in?” will pass through your mind. A lot of these new Superstars weren’t born when I wrestled Andre the Giant at Shea Stadium, so, you never know. But it couldn’t have been a better welcome. I mean it was nothing but love. When you shook someone’s hand, they looked you right in the eye and they were serious. One Diva said, “Oh man. I’m a huge fan of yours. You’re the biggest Superstar ever!” I said, “Man, that’s cool. Thank you.” So it was really neat coming from a bunch of very good people.
WWE.COM: Can you tell us about how your return came about?
In my heart, I was hoping to come back here.HOGAN: Over the last couple years, there’ll be texts between Vince and I. “Happy birthday brother!” on August 24th, his birthday. Christmas, Thanksgiving. We’ll touch base like that. And then I guess the word got out that I was jobless. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was thinking of going back to playing music or something. On a Tuesday, I was officially out of work. And Friday morning I was drinking my coffee and I hear my cell phone. And it was Triple H. “Hey brother, just checking on you.” I’m like, “Hey, dude, I’m just contemplating my navel here. I’m officially out of work, I’m unemployed.” And that started us talking. In my heart, I was hoping to come back here. I was hoping to put the period on the end of the sentence and it was the logical extension. It just made so much sense to come back.
WWE.COM: Has there always been a friendship between you and Mr. McMahon?
HOGAN: Oh yeah. I mean it’s been fun. It’s been a wild ride. When I moved to Stamford, we were inseparable — me, Vince and Pat Patterson. Every day in the office for years, and it was great. Between the wrestling business, the 18-hour days, riding motorcycles, lifting weights and just this crazy vision Vince had. It was like living in a fairy tale. Like, “Oh my gosh, it’s happening. It’s really working.” Even when I left in the early ’90s, we still loved each other to death on a personal level. Business is business. That’s the one thing I learned from Vince — business is completely different from giving someone the shirt off your back and being there for him no matter what. Sometimes I get confused. The lines get blurry, but, no matter what happened, Vince has always been there.
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SLAM! Wrestling producer Greg Oliver is reporting that Billy Robinson, one of the toughest men to ever lace up wrestling boots, has died. He was 74. Apparently Billy passed away peacefully in his sleep of natural causes.
To read Greg’s full report, click here.
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Local entertainment promotion Lucha Libre & Laughs is set to put on their fifth show Sunday, March 23rd at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th ave. Denver, CO 80212. The show starts at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:30.
The Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens, Michigan will play host to the first annual D-Lux Entertainment Expo and MichiganTournaments.com State Championship open martial arts tournament March 28-30, 2014.
The event takes place from 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.
The expo will kick off Friday March 28th, with a comic book, costuming, and vendor expo, with comic book, movie, professional wrestling, martial arts, and MMA entertainers in attendance for photos, autographs, and workshops.
Scheduled to appear are: Kevin Eastman (Co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ernie Reyes Jr. (Martial artist, actor), MMA superstars Cung Le (Strikeforce, UFC, actor), Frank Trigg (UFC, Pride FC, WFA, Elite XC, TNA), along with Bill Goldberg (WWE/WCW), Kevin Nash (WCW/WWE/Actor), Jake “The Snake” Roberts (WWF/WWE), Ernest “The Cat” Miller (WWE/WCW/Actor), Ken “Mr. Kennedy” Anderson (WWE, TNA, Impact Wrestling), Taimak (Actor, The Last Dragon), Master Ken (Enter the Dojo), and many more.
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Tag Team Wrestling Takes Center Stage as Maryland Championship Wrestling presents Tag Wars 2K14 featuring Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Former WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly, Colt Cabana and all of the stars of MCW.
Baltimore, MD February 13, 2014- Just 2 weeks before he takes his rightful place in history Jake “The Snake” Roberts is coming to Harford County Maryland to compete in the ring for Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW). Jake Roberts will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame on Saturday April 5, 2014 in New Orleans Louisiana but before he makes his way to The Big Easy he will make a stop in Joppatowne, MD for MCW’s Tag Wars 2K14 on Saturday March 22, 2014.
* Two great seats to WrestleMania, Monday Night Raw, the WWE Hall of Fame Induction and any session of WrestleMania Axxess.
* Round-trip airfare from anywhere in the world for two.
* Round-trip limo transportation between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the hotel.
* Four nights lodging at New Orleans hotel within a mile of the Superdome for Saturday, April 5th, 2014 — Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 (single room, double occupancy).
* Winner and a guest will receive an exclusive breakfast with hardcore legend Mick Foley
* $1,000 in spending money