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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PRESS RELEASE: Interview with Former WWE Superstar Zach Gowen

zach-gowenFor Immediate Release:

Sorgatron Media Announces an Interview with Zach Gowen
Zach Gowen Joins the Indy Mayhem Show for a Discussion of his Wrestling Career
Sorgatron Media, a multi-media company specializing in audio and video multimedia and production, announces an on-air interview with Zach Gowen.
Zach Gowen joins the Indy Mayhem Show crew for a discussion in conjunction with the upcoming DVD release of “Finding Zach Gowen: The Life Story of the World’s First One-Legged Wrestler.” Gowen discusses the loss of his leg at a young age from cancer. He outlines his rise to become a star in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and talks about his life post-WWE. He also talked about his struggle with addiction and path to recovery – including a possible new era for professional wrestlers beating their addictions.

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

The 5 Count – episode #14 WrestleMania XXX recap

5countheaderDid the #YesMovement rule Wrestlemania? Did Lesnar conquer the streak? HOLD UP! We know you probably the answers plus everything else that happened at Wrestlemania, but we’ve dedicated this entire episode to the biggest show of the year, but the RAW the night after. So sit back and enjoy our hilarious recap of Wrestlemania 30.

WWE.com presents: Our 5 favorite moments from WrestleMania 30

30_WM30_EntrancesCourtesy of WWE.com:

Another WrestleMania is in the books. This year’s Show of Shows delivered a number of epic moments that will forever live in the minds and hearts of the WWE Universe (and on WWE Network). Legends united, a streak was broken and a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion was crowned. So what were our favorite moments?

With so many to choose from, picking just five was not an easy task. However, there were certain moments that stood above the rest. Moments that will be immortalized on The Grandest Stage of Them All. WWE.com presents our five favorite moments from WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans.

See the list here!
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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.

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.

AS I SEE IT: Thoughts from WrestleMania XXX

AISIAS I SEE IT: Thoughts from WrestleMania XXX
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Ever think Brian Danielson would win the WWE World Heavyweight Title…and have it not be the primary subject of discussion from a Wrestlemania 30?

Nope. Not me.
Everyone who writes about wrestling from the mega-sites like the Wrestling Observer and PWinsider.com to the smallest message board figured they’d be writing about Brian Danielson this morning.