Mandatory.com’s “greatest wrestler from each state” map!
When putting together a map of the greatest wrestlers from each state, some of them are easy choices. Hulk Hogan easily wins Georgia and Macho Man Randy Savage is the obvious choice for Ohio, but some states haven’t produced that many big names at all. If you’re wondering how on earth Eric Bischoff could be the greatest wrestler from Wyoming, it’s because he’s the ONLY professional wrestler from Wyoming. He was actually born in Michigan, but was the only one to even reside in the state. If this teaches us anything, it’s that Wyoming needs to up its game when it comes to producing wrestlers.
The three toughest states to choose had to be Minnesota, Indiana and Texas. Indiana was home to Mick Foley and the late, great Ultimate Warrior, which was a really tough call, but Foley edged the UDub out. Minnesota is home to both Mr. Perfect and Rick Rude, which could go either way. Texas is the birthplace of both The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin, so there’s definitely room for argument that The Undertaker deserves the spot over Austin.
On this edition of CAC Radio, David and Morgan welcome the 2014 Iron Mike Honoree Terry Taylor to the show. Terry talks about his career from the beginning to what he is doing today to keep the sport of professional wrestling going stronger than ever. Find out how honored Terry is to be coming to the CAC reunion.
We hope you enjoy this interview as much as David and Morgan did.
Donald Wood from Bleacher Report and Ring Rust Radio, as well as fellow Bleacher Report columnists Mike Chiari and Brandon Galvin, had TNA Superstar DAVEY RICHARDS on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA career, Indy Career, his decision to sign with TNA over WWE and so much more!
Bleacherreport.com recently interviewed new TNA champion Eric Young!
TNA Superstar Eric Young has been with Impact Wrestling for over a decade, but his greatest day as a professional wrestler came on Thursday, April 10 when he defeated Magnus to capture the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Young became the seventh Triple Crown winner in company history—he previously won the tag team championship and the X Division championship—and he proved through his world title victory that his underdog character has a true connection with the fans.
Featured columnists Donald Wood, Mike Chiari and Brandon Galvin sat down for an exclusive interview with the new TNA world champion and talked about his time in the business, his road to the top, the comparisons to WWE’s Daniel Bryan and so much more.
Austin Aries recently joined the Smells Like Human Spirit podcast to talk wrestling, politics, and more!
“Monsanto basically is trying to own food – let’s just call it like it is.”
These are the sentiments of the multi-talented Austin Aries (@AustinAries), professional wrestler by trade and highly knowledgeable in regards to the issue of genetically modified food, and a variety of other pertinent social issues. Austin joined Guy Evans on the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast to discuss the food-industrial complex, the business practices of Monsanto, his perspective on the U.S. political system, and more!
Listen to the podcast here!
Download the podcast here!
Smells Like Human Spirit is a DAILY podcast that covers society, culture, and everything in between! Previous guests include Professor Noam Chomsky, Dan Carlin, Michael Ruppert and many others.
TNA issued the following press release (courtesy of LordsofPain.net):
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CHANGES HANDS
ERIC YOUNG WINS TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON IMPACT WRESTLING
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a surprising twist, professional wrestler, TNA Superstar, fantasy sports fanatic and Animal Planet star “Showtime” Eric Young (twitter: @ShowtimeEY) tonight became the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, defeating reigning champion Magnus during an explosive episode of IMPACT WRESTLING. Airing weekly on Thursday at 9/8c on Spike TV and viewed by millions in more than 120 countries around the globe, IMPACT viewers were treated to an explosive episode with the return of President Dixie Carter after she lost control of wrestling operations more than a month ago and a 10-man gauntlet match for the #1 Contender’s spot resulting in Young’s win. Demanding that he face Magnus in the ring the same night, Young captured the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after delivering the piledriver to the reining champ.
AJ Styles wrestling seminar Saturday April 12, 2014 in Meadville, PA!
Learn ring technique, psychology, and character development from former multiple-time World Champion and one of the most impressive athletes of our era, AJ Styles! Taking place this Saturday, April 12 in northwest Pennsylvania at the Meadville Area High School Gymnasium! Cost is $40 to attend, please email JoeDombrowskiPR@gmail.com or message Joe Dombrowski on Facebook to reserve a spot/get more information or visit IWCwrestling.com.
Former WWE and current TNA superstar MVP talks about CM Punk, the WWE, and much more!
Bleacher Report and Ring Rust Radio had former WWE and current TNA superstar MVP on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA and WWE career, CM Punk’s situation, Lockdown, working in Japan and so much more!
Davey Richards: Much more than meets the eye By Randy Cauthron
When it comes to rings — Davey Richards was scheduled to place one on his fiancee’s finger. Plans changed. Now he will be competing for Spencer-area wrestling fans.
He was supposed to be getting married Sunday. Instead, he will be exchanging punches, kicks and high flying maneuvers with a couple of Jersey boys.
“She’s so understanding,” Richards said, acknowledging it takes a special woman to be his wife. “But when the company schedules you, she knows I need to be there.”
Davey Richards and his partner, Eddie Edwards, known in TNA wrestling circles as The Wolves will be in action at the Clay County Regional Events Center attempting to regain the tag team title belts from the current world champions.
Her thoughts on the TNA product:
“Impact Wrestling has really shaken things up. You see a lot of new young talent that they’re trying like Ethan Carter and The Wolves who are really great additions. Ethan, I’ve worked with in WWE when he was in NXT and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this guy has a lot of charisma.’ I was shocked to see him be released, but that was a blessing in disguise for us because we got a hell of a talent. I think people are going to see us invest in younger talent and new faces and really just try things and see what works.”