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A Royal Rumble winner in his own right, it’s time to once again hop into Rey Mysterio’s time machine and go back to a time when ‘Stone Cold’ was known as The Ringmaster and ‘Kane’ was a 7 foot dentist! The 1996 WWF Royal Rumble is infamous for being yet another memorable night for upcoming MOS Radio guest, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, but there’s plenty of other action for the team to mull over too!
Mr. Perfect on commentary wonders of HBK, “How does he do that!?”. Find out by joining us on an extra special LIVE edition of MOS Rewind.
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The Union Little League will sponsor a benefit fundraiser with popular northeast pro wrestling promotion Funkdafied Wrestling Federation on Friday night June 21st at 7:45pm at the Union, NJ Elks Lodge (281 Chestnut Street, in the Five Points Section, minutes from the Parkway).
Courtesy of Shocky Muraco, the OWW Forums editor:
I’ve just finished watching a six part series on that National Geographic channel called ‘The ’80s, The Decade That Made Us’. The doco looks at the US, how the Ronald Reagan era changed everything for the better and how Reagan used Hollywood and pop culture to accomplish that through a film like Back to the Future – rediscovering ones history to find ones self again, the Cosby Show – the first African American middle class TV family, action heroes like Rambo and Michael Knight and MTV – Walk This Way – the collaboration between Aerosmith (rock n roll) and RUNDMC (hip hop) which broke musical barriers. The Pro Wrestling Boom coincided alongside these pop culture icons that went global.
Report courtesy of David Dexter:
Thirty years ago, Nancy Argentino was fatally injured and rushed from the wrestling superstar’s hotel room in Whitehall. No charges were filed.
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka had just walked into his Whitehall hotel room, where a beautiful young woman lay in his bed.
It wasn’t unusual for Snuka, a married man, to spend the night with his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. But on this night, after the budding wrestling superstar had returned from a series of World Wrestling Federation TV tapings at the Allentown Fairgrounds, something was amiss.
Argentino was gasping for air. Yellow fluid oozed from her mouth and nose.
Snuka grabbed the room phone and frantically dialed the front desk. Paramedics rushed her to Lehigh Valley Hospital, where Snuka later stood helplessly and watched doctors try to save his girlfriend’s life. About 3 a.m., Snuka dialed a number in Brooklyn, where Louise Argentino-Upham was startled awake by her mother sitting on the bed, phone pressed to her ear.
“Dead?” Caroline Argentino, Nancy’s mother, cried out. “Dead?”
The date was May 11, 1983.
TNA will air a “Destination X” episode of Impact Wrestling in 7/18 from Louisville, Kentucky.
The former PPV was always a X-Division-centric event. Last year’s event began a new annual attraction where the reigning TNA X-Division champion could turn his title in for a shot at the TNA champion, setting up Austin Aries defeating Bobby Roode for the title.
With the elimination of Destination X as a PPV event now that the promotion has pulled back on the number of live PPV broadcasts they do a year, this year’s show has been moved to an Impact broadcast.
Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday AM.
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Sports Town Chicago recently interviewed Nikki Bella. Here are some highlights.
Judging the Miss USA Pageant this Sunday: “Oh my goodness, it was amazing and such an honor. When I got the call from WWE I was excited and then I got nervous because I was like, I am judging 51 women who are competing for Miss USA. Whoever wins, their life is not only going to change for the next year, but for the rest of their life. I have some pressure on me, but I am beyond excited.”
Westland, MI June 30, 2013: The MPWA will be hosting a pro wrestling event, Collision. This event will be filmed and later edited for television. The event is open to all ages and is free of charge. With our all star line up of wrestlers, “The Righteous Maker” Rick Baker, “Primetime” Tommy Johnson, Titus, Jerome “Do It” Pruitt, and many more, we will discover who will be the next to hold The United States Championship title.
Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week David and Alex chat about WWE’s Payback PPV, Daniel Bryan, the Shield, Mickie James, UFC, and much more!
Listen to the episode here: http://www.clickwrestle.com/podcasts/owwradio
David Dexter reports “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is set to appear in a new slasher (horror) film, Smothered, alongside Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th) and Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects). The three play themselves as they are hired to haunt a trailer park. They soon discover that there is an actual maniac stalking them. John Schneider will direct the film, which is set to shoot in Louisiana.
THE super card of the summer is coming June 15th at ABSOLUTE JUSTICE!
Zane Dawson vs. Arik Royal for the Mid-Atlantic Championship in a Street Fight!
Andrew Everett vs. Trevor Lee for the Ultra J Title AND Chiva’s mask: Winner Take All! Converse & Xsiris reform the Dynasty in Everything to Lose Match plus much more!
For six years now it’s been THE supercard of the summer, and on June 15th the seventh annual Absolute Justice streams live worldwide showcasing the absolute best rising young wrestling talent in the Mid-Atlantic bar none!
Join us LIVE at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave., Gibsonville, NC 27249