Courtesy of Rob Fee/Mandatory:
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:
Do you agree with the choices?? Let us know!
AS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
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.
Hitting 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.
Courtesy of TMZ.com:
If the real , unplanned injury The Undertaker sustained during Wrestlemania XXX cost him the match…should there be an asterick…or asterisk?
Watch the report here:
AS I SEE IT: Thoughts from WrestleMania XXX
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
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.
Former WCW star The Stro (formerly known as The Maestro) has published a new column at PWMania.com. Stro gives his thoughts and expert predictions for Sunday’s WWE pay-per-view WrestleMania XXX. Stro talks about each match at Sunday’s WrestleMania PPV and also talks on the WWE Hall of Fame, Scott Hall, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and more. Here is an excerpt from his entry:
“Scott Hall: My former USWA tag team partner. My fellow WCW/NWO alumni. My buddy Razor Ramon/Scott Hall. Before I met Scott. I was a big fan of his from his early days tagging with Dan Spivey as “Starship Coyote”, his time wrestling with CWF from Florida, his run in the AWA teaming with Curt Hennig , and his stint in WCW as “The Diamond Studd”. Saw a match down in Puerto Rico he had when I first saw “The Razor’s Edge” finisher. Thought at the time that was one of the most innovated finishing moves I had seen. “The Bad Guy” became Intercontinental champion in the WWE and to this day people still talk about the historic ladder match he had with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 10. Remember Dutch Mantell (WWE’s Zeb Colter) telling me he thought at one point Razor was gonna be WWE champion at the time. He certainly had all the tools. Him and Kevin Nash would later come to WCW and along with a turning Hulk Hogan made history forming the infamous “New World Order”.”
“Diamond” Dallas Page was recently the guest for a special double interview on WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum. During the two interviews, which each ran about an hour, DDP talked candidly with Steve and the Scum about all points throughout his time in the wrestling industry, right up through his current work with DDP Yoga and the numerous performers and athletes who have been taking part in his program.
Both interviews in their entirety can be heard here:
OWW’s editor-in-chief David Buckler (@dlb19338) talks about the WWE, Hershey Park Arena, the Cauliflower Alley Club, Beth Phoenix, the Undertaker, Miss Elizabeth, Wrestlemania XXX, Vince McMahon, and more on this recent edition of the Sterling Eyes Podcast!
Listen to the podcast here:
The Sterling Eyes Wrestling Podcast Extravaganza is a UK based podcast hosted by Sterling Mantooth and Dead Eyes; reviewing and critiquing old school wrestling PPV’s from the 80?s and 90?s with the occasional special feature thrown in. In our show we look back in time at some of the all time greats who have made the business what it is today and rip into some of the absolute jobbers who have somehow managed to build a successful career. Prepare yourselves for foul language, lots of laughs, tons of wrestling trivia and history, backstage stories, insights, and a great trip down memory lane.
Courtesy of WWE.com:
WWE.com presents: “Everything you need to know about The Streak”!
Twenty-one Superstars have tried, and all have failed to topple The Undertaker at WrestleMania. From Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka to “Mr. WrestleMania” Shawn Michaels to “The Cerebral Assassin” Triple H, The Phenom boasts the greatest record in The Show of Shows’ 30-year history. WWE Magazine explores how he towers over the competition on The Grandest Stage of Them All — beyond 21-0.
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 is joined by Kerry Morris (@chitownot) who sat front row at this past Monday’s RAW in Chicago! David and Kerry talk about CM Punk, Batista, the Chicago crowd, Wrestlemania XXX, the Undertaker, and much more!
Kerry’s contact information:
- Twitter: @chitownot
- Facebook: /kerry.morris
Listen to past episodes of OWW Radio here:
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