Kofi Kingston talks about not competing at last year’s WrestleMania, and much more

KofiBleacher Report and Ring Rust Radio recently had WWE Superstar KOFI KINGSTON on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s WrestleMania experiences and favorite moments, a possible heel turn in the future, his involvement in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal and so much more!

Full Ring Rust Radio Episode Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ringrustradio/2014/03/25/ring-rust-radio-march-25-w-wwes-kofi-kingston

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Jim Ross talks about the Andre the Giant Battle Royal in his latest blog

jim-rossJim Ross talks about the Andre the Giant Battle Royal in his latest blog!

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Here are some highlights from this entry:

- Got my tickets for the NCAA Wrestling Championships today via Federal Express. Going to attend w/ WWE HOFer Jerry Brisco who is scouting the event for WWE. I’m going as a fan and to keep my Okie friend company.

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Hitting the Ropes: Bring Back Hulkamania!

HTR_3Hitting the Ropes: Bring Back Hulkamania!

WWE announced this past Monday that The Animal, Dave Batista, is returning to the company in January.  Honestly I was pleasantly surprised.  I’m not a huge Batista fan but this should shake things up a little bit.  I feel WWE has been a little stale lately, which is usually how I feel before Wrestlemania season.

So I’m looking forward to Batista’s arrival on January.  But I don’t think Vince should stop there.

The time has come to bring Hulk Hogan back to World Wrestling Entertainment.

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Former wrestler and referee, Frenchy Bernard, passes away at 77 years of age

Frenchy BernardSource:  Gerweck.net:

Frenchy Bernard, a former wrestler who was more famous as a referee,  who was the handler of Andre the Giant, passed away earlier this week in  Ellerbe, NC.  Frenchy and wife Jackie ended up living with Andre on his ranch and when Andre died he left the ranch to them.  Bernard was 77.

This OWW Forum thread is located at:

http://forums.onlineworldofwrestling.com/showthread.php/22492-Former-Wrestler-and-Referee-Frenchy-Bernard-Passes-Away-Aged-77

CLASSIC MATCH: Andre the Giant and Giant Baba vs. Demolition

DemolitionMany fans over the years had been dreaming of the two “Giants” in pro wrestling teaming up, and the Wrestling Summit made it happen. Here is the REAL ‘Colossal Connection’, with Andre the Giant and Giant Baba against WWF world tag team champions, Ax and Smash of Demolition. Enjoy everyone!!! Thank you to CLASSIC1PW.

Graphic novel to be released about Andre the Giant

Andre bookSource: PWInsider.com:

Mike Johnson is reporting that the comic-book company, Lion Forge Comics, will be releasing a graphic novel on WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant. The book will be written by Brandon Easton and will look at Andre’s life and legacy. There is no release date yet for the book, but there has been some artwork released for it that you can check out below.

Rare YouTube clip of Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre The Giant in Italy in 1988

Andre_the_GiantThis is the only known time the Ultimate Warrior was pinned clean during his WWF Career.  The match was broadcasted on Italian TV on RAI.  The match was held in Cesena, nearby Grenoble in France, so it was probably a treat to Andre the Giant for his hometown crowd.

Date for the match is presumably on April 15, 1988.

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WWE.com celebrates the life of Andre the Giant

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Courtesy of WWE.com:

Twenty years since the passing of The Eighth Wonder of the World, WWE Classics shares some rare and never-before-seen photos of Andre the Giant.Twenty years since the passing of The Eighth Wonder of the World, WWE Classics shares some rare and never-before-seen photos of Andre the Giant.

Check out the photos here:

http://www.wwe.com/classics/the-extraordinary-life-of-andre-the-giant-photos