WWE.com presents: “The True Story of the Curtain Call”

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The footage makes you appreciate just how far technology has come since May 19, 1996. Had it happened today, a hundred iPhones would have captured the moment in high-definition from every conceivable angle. Instead, it exists as a single shaky video clip shot from a handheld camcorder somewhere in the mezzanines of Madison Square Garden.

It shows four men in a WWE ring surrounded by a blue steel cage. The quality is sketchy and the colors bleed, but the figures of Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Triple H — enemies in the ring, but 4/5ths of the backstage collective known as The Kliq (along with Sean Waltman) off-screen — are somehow unmistakable. One day later, Hall and Nash will exit WWE and head to WCW where they will start The Monday Night War as generals in The New World Order. But, tonight, they celebrate in front of an appreciative crowd as longtime friends in an act that is both a touching show of camaraderie and, in the eyes of many traditionalists, an unforgiveable insult to sports-entertainment convention.

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SuperfriendsUniverse.com presents: Wrestlemania 30 for 30 – Wrestlemania 23

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SuperfriendsUniverse.com presents: Wrestlemania 30 for 30 – Wrestlemania 23!

On the latest episode of Wrestlemania 30 for 30, we revisit a show which, by the numbers, is the biggest Wrestlemania of all time – 2007?s Wrestlemania 23! We’ll go over all the matches in detail and the build up to the biggest buyrate in company history including the BATTLE OF THE BILLIONAIRES between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump, PLUS we talk about the unbelievably polarizing year that is 2007, where things went from the very highest of high, to the very very lowest of low. I don’t think we need to tell you what we’re alluding to. It WILL be talked about. Download the show and enjoy yourself!

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Mandatory.com’s “greatest wrestler from each state” map

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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.

Check out the map here:

http://www.mandatory.com/2014/04/09/the-greatest-wrestler-from-each-state/

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Online World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome Sergeant Slaughter into its Hall of Fame!

Slaughter HOFOnline World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome Sergeant Slaughter into its Hall of Fame! Slaughter had an amazing career and his inclusion into the OWW Hall of Fame is long overdue.

OWW’s editor-in-chief David Buckler wrote this tribute to Sergeant Slaughter:

From the time of his debut in 1972 until he retired in the 1992, Sergeant Slaughter was one of the real stars in professional wrestling. The American patriot had major success in the NWA, AWA, and the WWF. His feuds with Pat Patterson, Bob Backlund, Stan Hansen, Larry Zbyszko, and the Iron Sheik are legendary. Among his many championships, Sergeant Slaughter famously defeated the Ultimate Warrior in 1991 to win the WWF world title. He then headlined WrestleMania VII, losing the belt to Hulk Hogan. At his peak Sergeant Slaughter was so famous that a cartoon version of his character was incorporated into the G.I. Joe toy line, animated series, and comic books. Slaughter is currently working in the WWE’s front offices. It is our pleasure to welcome Sergeant Slaughter into the OWW Hall of Fame!

Newsday.com presents a WWE Network ‘Legends’ House’ preview by Josh Stewart

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Newsday.com presents a WWE Network ‘Legends’ House’ preview

WWE hall of famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper turned to “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, and with a regretful expression on his face asked, “A little stiff, huh?”

In the ’80s this line might have been muttered in the corner during some tag-team match in Altoona, Pa., the term “stiff” referring to nailing someone for real within the staged combat of pro wrestling.

But this time Piper and Duggan were conversing between bites of salad at Smith and Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan while watching a sneak preview of the new WWE Network series “Legends’ House” with media members. The series premieres Thursday at 8 p.m.

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CAC Radio features the 2014 Iron Mike honoree Terry Taylor

CAC Radio logoCAC Radio features the 2014 Iron Mike honoree Terry Taylor!

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.

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AS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior

AISIAS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior
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It’s safe to say that Wrestlemania 30 weekend was an emotional roller-coaster…in ways hoped for and expected, and in ways that no one would have expected.

Between the emotional highs of the WWE Hall of Fame and the speechs of Jake Roberts and Scott Hall… the once in a lifetime meeting in the same ring of Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin… Daniel Bryan’s Wrestlemania 30 wins against HHH and in the main event…the storyline emotional stunner of The Streak ending… and the very tragic real life passing of Jim Hellwig, the Ultimate Warrior, only 24 hours after what turned out to be his farewell appearance; Wrestlemania weekend provided an emotional roller-coaster likely never to be duplicated again.

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ESPN.com reports that the Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease

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Former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease, authorities said Monday.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

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