Episode #8: The WWE Network has arrived but not without its problems. Hulkamania is running wild once again! Who will lose to the Undertaker this year at Wrestlemania? Is John Cena’s injury legit? Is Gunner the new TNA champion? All this and more on the fast 22 minutes in sports and entertainment. Its…The 5 Count!
Episode #9: Did CM Punk return to WWE or did Chicago hijack RAW? Who did Austin Aries align with for Lockdown? New segment: The Harrable Interview of the Week! Bo and Kat #RememerWhen Razor Ramon and the 123 Kid fought in a cry baby match. News and rumors plus #MeatTwitcher of the Week! Its…THE 5 COUNT!
By Brian Fritz for the Orlando Sentinel:
Even when you are considered one of the best performers in your business, that doesn’t mean things will go smoothly. That is especially the case when it comes to the pro wrestling business.
Case is point: Davey Richards (Wesley Richards) who is thought of by many as one of the best wrestlers in the business right now along with his tag-team partner Eddie Edwards. The two made a name for themselves at Ring of Honor as the American Wolves, having an incredible string of great matches over most of the last six years.
Even when they weren’t paired together, they still excelled with both of them winning the singles world championship in ROH, a promotion that is known for its excellent matches that sets the bar very high in front of a very critical audience.
Report by William Ramsey
1. Manik and Kenny King beat Zema Ion and Chris Sabin. King and Manik danced with Zema’s headphones on during the match. They celebrated after the match with a great dance off as well. The choreography of this match was awesome by all four guys.
2. Ethan Carter III beat Dewey Barnes and Norv Fernum in a handicap match.. EC3 was on offense for most of the match and the ending seemed very predictable. It didn’t seem to hold the crowd the way other matches did.
Wrestling legend and former two time NWA World Tag Team Champion, “The Ragin’ Bull” Manny Fernandez recently joined WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum for an eye opening and controversial near two hour interview, where he candidly spoke on many moments and performers all points throughout his storied career.
The entire interview can be heard here:
Smart Mark Radio lists the Top 25 Sexiest Female Wrestlers of All Time
World Wrestling Federation, World Wrestling Entertainment, Total Nonstop Action, Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling and more. This is the definitive Smart Mark Radio list of the Top 25 Sexiest Female Wrestlers of All Time. This article was created as an addendum to the on-air broadcast where we discussed the Top 10 Sexiest Female Wrestlers of All Time, on March 13th, 2011.
25 – Melina
Melina Perez - (Melina Nava Perez) born March 9, 1979, better known simply as Melina, is an American professional wrestler best known from World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling. Melina joined the independent professional wrestling circuit before joining WWE in 2004. Initially, she was a manager for the tag team of MNM. She managed them to three reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions, as well as former boyfriend and MNM member Johnny Nitro, to two reigns as WWE Intercontinental Champion. Melina made her WWE singles debut in 2005. Melina was also the first woman in WWE history to become a multiple-time champion with both the WWE Women’s Championship and the WWE Divas Championship. Pérez began her career as a model. She won a Miss California beauty contest and also modeled athletic wear for Nike. She decided to become a professional wrestler after talking to Empire Wrestling Federation (EWF) superstar Mike Henderson in 2000. Many EWF officials stated that she had the most natural ability of any woman who came through their school. In late 2002 Pérez auditioned for World Wrestling Entertainment’s reality show Tough Enough III, making it through to the final twenty-one before being eliminated from the competition in the final cut of the first episode. After she was eliminated from the contest, trainer Al Snow pulled Pérez aside and encouraged her to keep trying to pursue her dream as a wrestler. Melina has been named to the Smartasses Top 100 Sexiest Women List three times, being ranked 86th in 2008, 24th in2009, and 89th in 2010.
24 – (Tie) Ashley Cartier
Ashley Cartier- (Natalie Will) born August 7th, 1962, auditioned for the Nevada-based Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.)in 1986. Successful in her audition, she went on to train under Mando Guerrero for six weeks, before beginning to wrestle in GLOW under the ring name Ashley. Ashley also formed a tag team with Tina Ferrari (Ivory), known as T & A , with whom she won the GLOW Tag Team Championship. They later changed their names to the Beverly Hills Knockouts to help promote her Ask Ashley segment. Ask Ashley was a segment on GLOW where Ashley would read letters from fans asking for advice, and give them zany and off the wall answers in return. Natalie also wrestled from 1987-1990 in POWW (Powerful Women of Wrestling) under the name Tiffany Crystal. Natalie is also a former cheerleader for both the NFL’s Raiders and the L.A. Express of the USFL. After getting married, she retired from wrestling to start a family.
24 – (Tie) Angelina Love
Angelina Love - (Lauren Williams) born September 13, 1981, is a Canadian professional wrestler. She is best known for her stint at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where she was a Knockout Champion. She works outside of TNA under the ring name Angel Williams. Williams debuted in wrestling in 2000, working independent promotions around Canada. Her all-time favorite wrestler, Shawn Michaels, was her inspiration to get into wrestling. She was first a valet for various wrestlers such as Chris Sabin and Eric Young and then began to train under Rob Fuego to become a wrestler as well. She was working for promotions around America when World Wrestling Entertainment spotted her and invited her to a tryout in June 2004. After being let go from her WWE developmental contract in May 2007, Williams resurfaced in Mexico’s Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion under the name Canadian Angel. She also appeared for independent promotions such as NWA: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling and Full Throttle Wrestling. In September 2007, she was contacted again by TNA to appear at their annual pay-per-view Bound for Glory. Williams soon began competing under the ring name Angelina Love and formed a partnership with Velvet Sky, calling themselves Velvet-Love Entertainment, later changed to The Beautiful People. Angelina Love has made three straight appearances on the Smartasses Top 100 Sexiest Women List, being ranked 48 in 2010, 58 in 2011, and 89 in 2012.
See the rest of the list here!
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.
AngryMarks.com posted this report on YouTube:
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.
Austin Aries begins a new journey, as a frontman, on the music stage. Check this out!