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.

‘M Dogg 20’ Matt Cross is the 2014 ECWA Super 8 Champion

ECWA‘M Dogg 20’ Matt Cross is the 2014 ECWA Super 8 Champion!

Saturday April 5, 2014 marked year 18 of the most prestigious independent wrestling tournament… the ECWA Super 8! And what a night of fun, shocking moments, thrilling finishes, and surprises it was! Here’s a brief recap of the results coming out of this historic night:

*Damian Dragon would make his way to the ring to present the opening ceremony for the tournament only to be shocked when referee Phil Sly and his attorney came to the ring. Sly’s attorney went on to serve Dragon with papers seeking to collect damages for Dragon “injuring” his client last June. Dragon responded by tearing up the papers and giving the attorney a well timed Stone Cold Stunner*

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ABC2news.com presents “Hardcore wrestling legend Mick Foley brings stand-up act to Baltimore” by Ron Snyder

Foley ActCourtesy of http://www.abc2news.com writer Ron Snyder, photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Mick Foley spent decades getting hit with steel chairs, tied up in barbed wire and diving 15 feet off of steel cages — all in an effort to send his fans home happy.

Foley, 48, garnered the moniker of a “hardcore legend” during his many years traveling the world as a professional wrestler. He eventually became one of the most well-known and respected wrestlers in the business and last year was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

It wasn’t until many years into his career that he learned he could entertain fans without putting his body – and possibly his life – on the line.

Through the years, Foley has evolved from professional wrestler to a multi-time, best-selling author, actor and stand-up comic/performer. His latest venture, a one-man show entitled, “Tales from Wrestling Past,” is coming to Maryland when he performs at 8 p.m. April 8 at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.

“I think I’ve shown through the years in the ring I could be funny,” Foley said. “My name gave me about a 10-minute grace period where people came because they knew who I was. It was up to me to keep them there passed that.”

Foley said while he felt natural performing in front of thousands of fans as a wrestler, it took time to hone his skills for his show.

“When I first started this about 4 ½ years ago, I used a lot of material that had nothing to do with wrestling. But I found it was like a classic rock group that tried to force new material down the fans’ throat when they really wanted to hear their greatest hits. I think I’ve struck that balance now where I weave wrestling and other subjects into my show.”

Foley, who was known to take a dozen chair shots in a match and even had part of his ear tore off in another, showed off his artistic side in 1999 when he released his autobiography, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. The book reached the topped the New York Times non-fiction best seller list for several weeks and started a trend of wrestlers releasing books.

In the years since, Foley wrote three more autobiographical books, four children’s fiction books and two fictional novels. The married father of four also went on to be very active in charitable causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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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.

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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
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

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.

WWE legends appear this weekend at IWF’s 17th annual Spring Bash

IWF 2IWF returns with a family-friendly Live Event Fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Nutley.  The 17th annual spring extravaganza happens Saturday, April 12, 7:30 pm at the Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley.

Headlining the card are main event bouts with popular WWE Legends The Extreme Original Tommy Dreamer, Hall of Famer Tito Santana & The Rocker Marty Jannetty.  There will be a special appearance by WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers.

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Newsday.com presents “Malverne’s Matt Striker misses WWE WrestleMania 30, still enjoys pro wrestling’s ride” by Josh Stewart

StrikerNewsday.com presents “Malverne’s Matt Striker misses WWE WrestleMania 30, still enjoys pro wrestling’s ride” by Josh Stewart (photo courtesy of WUW)

Matt Striker describes a key mistake he made during his WWE career, then immediately admonishes his “lack of a better sentence structure” at the end of said description.

Constructive self-criticism is ever present while speaking with Malverne resident Striker at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. The boxing facility’s rings have been graced by the likes of Mike Tyson and “Sugar” Shane Mosley, but on this night the World of Unpredictable Wrestling and its collection of pro wrestling’s newbies and nomads have taken over.

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IWC Round-up: WWE WrestleMania XXX PPV

WM30IWC Round-up: WWE WrestleMania XXX PPV

Did you enjoy last night’s WWE pay-per-view WrestleMania XXX? Here’s what some of the best writers from the Internet Wrestling Community are saying about the show:

http://blowbyblowwrestling.blogspot.com/2014/04/wrestlemania-xxx-review.html

http://wallsofjerichoholic.blogspot.com/2014/04/in-like-lion-wrestlemania-xxx-review.html

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/chairshots/Chair_Shots_Wrestlemania_XXX-_Tears_Were_Shed.html

http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2014/04/06/wrestlemania-xxx-resultsreview/

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/pen15mightier/The_PEN15_Mightier_-_Live_Raw_Blog_Apr_7_A_Quick_WMXXX_Review_with_Thoughts.html

http://kbwrestlingreviews.com/2014/04/07/wrestlemania-xxx-oh-yeah-i-went-there/

http://prowrestling.about.com/od/prowrestling.about.com/fl/WrestleMania-XXX-Results-and-Recap.htm

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/hustleispostingrightnow/Hustle_s_Monday_Morning_Mayhem_-_WrestleMania_30.html

http://www.diva-dirt.com/2014/04/07/wrestlemania-30-in-review-aj-takes-on-the-world/

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.846758-WrestleMania-XXX-Review

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2019410-wwe-wrestlemania-30-results-winners-grades-recap-and-highlights

http://www.lordsofpain.net/columns/mrtito/Mr_Tito_s_PHAT_WWE_Wrestlemania_30_Review_Thoughts_and_Match_Ratings.html

“Supermen: A Story of British Wrestlers” is now available for free!

SupermanSupermenFilm Team recently released their independently produced wrestling documentary, Supermen: A Story of British Wrestlers.

It can be viewed for free here:

The film is a feature-length documentary focused on what it’s like to live a life in wrestling.
It features candid interviews from a wide-range of British wrestlers, young to old. Including interviews with Rockstar Spud, Marty Scurll, Dave Taylor, Doug Williams, Robby Brookside and Dave Finlay, it is a comprehensive look at the subject.