Bret Hart talks about CM Punk leaving WWE, and more

bret-hart_94791-1600x1200Recap courtesy of LordsofPain.net:

Bret Hart was recently interviewed by The Boston Herald. Here are some highlights:

WrestleMania X against his brother Owen: “WrestleMania X will always be my most special one because of the memory of being with my brother Owen. There was a lot of pressure on Owen to fill those shoes as a top heel. The storyline was the bitter hatred between two brothers, but Owen was really grateful to work with me. I went to bat a lot for Owen for that chance, and he really shined that night. I thought that was one of his finest hours. There were two reverse sharpshooters in that match, which had never been done before. Those are the tiny little things that no one really remembers or notices, but made that match a real treat. And what I really love about the match is how it launched my brother’s career.”

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Bruno Sammartino talks about Triple H, the WWE Hall of Fame, the “Attitude Era”, and much more

bruno-sammartino-at-san-gennaro-feastWWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino sat down recently for a candid interview with 2xzone.com’s Jason Freda.

Below are some of the highlights and the full interview:

On being highly critical of the WWE during the ‘Attitude Era’ and turning down the WWE Hall of Fame invitation.

“I had been very outspoken about some of the things that were bothering me…I didn’t like the direction, as far as the nudity, vulgarity, and profanity like there was no tomorrow…I felt in my heart that they were very wrong, and I felt that going into the Hall of Fame would be hypocritical of me at the time and I just wouldn’t do it”

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KayfabeKickout.com recently interviewed Heather Patera, former WLW ladies champion and daughter of WWE star Ken Patera

Heather PateraKayfabeKickout.com recently interviewed Heather Patera, former WLW ladies champion and daughter of WWE star Ken Patera!

Here are some highlights.

Heather comments on whether it’s vital for female pro wrestlers to have a certain look, to be more important than having raw wrestling talent.

“I think WWE has forced people to think women should look a certain way. Like a “Diva.” Some of the best talent I’ve seen isn’t “Diva” quality. Tattoos, piercings, a few extra pounds, Mohawks you name it. These women are themselves when they walk out that curtain, gives the fans something different than a 115lb cookie cutter half wrestler, shoot I’m sitting at 160lbs 5’4 definitely not your typical TV female wrestler. These are women who mix their lifestyle with amazing talent. I LOVE SHIMMER for that. Its not cookie cutter. Its based on talent not looks.”

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OWW’s David Buckler talks WWE, Cauliflower Alley Club, Miss Elizabeth, Vince McMahon, and more on the Sterling Eyes Podcast

SterlingOWW’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:

http://www.djpod.com/sterlingeyes/dave-buckler-interview-sterling-eyes-wrestling-podcast-extravaganza

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.

WWE.com presents: “Everything you need to know about The Streak”

Undertaker 4Courtesy 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.

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Kevin Sullivan discusses his relationship with Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara , Hulk Hogan’s heel turn, and much more

KevinSullivan_bioKevin Sullivan discusses his relationship with Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara , Hulk Hogan’s heel turn, and much more!

Wrestling legend and former WCW booker, Kevin Sullivan recently sat down with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly for a near two hour long interview. Kevin spoke about his entire run in the wrestling business from his initial start in the business and his in ring career, right up through his time working as the booker for World Championship Wrestling during the Monday Night Wars, and beyond.

The interview can be heard in its entirety here: 

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Mr. T to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014

mr tMr. T to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014!

WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced Monday that pop-culture icon Mr. T will be this year’s celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 5 in New Orleans that will be broadcast live, for the first time ever, exclusively on WWE Network at 9:00 PM ET.

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AS I SEE IT: Thoughts on Daniel Bryan “occupying” RAW

AISIAS I SEE IT: Thoughts on Daniel Bryan “occupying” RAW
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

From last week’s column:

“Unless tonight brings Hulk Hogan’s announcement (using the rationale that the host of Wrestlemania XX give him the right) that he’s making a match for Mania with HHH vs. Bryan, I don’t know how they avoid turning fans off once and for all.

To me, the only thing that works is Hogan making the HHH vs. Bryan match for Wrestlamania 30; and making it the opening match as a qualifier for Bryan to join Batista vs. Orton in the main event if he wins. But even if we do get HHH vs. Bryan, how do you make fans believe there’s not going to be one more screwjob finish [in that match], with The Shield, Kane, Stephanie McMahon and the 101st Airborne rushing in to interfere?”

Well….it didn’t quite happen THAT way, but the end result wound up the same. I think.

Daniel Bryan has his match with HHH at Wrestlemania 30. Presumably that results in his insertion in the main event.  The way they GOT there was typical WWE, somewhat overthought, with a large helping of that campiness that WWE has been known for over the years.

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Former ECW and WCW start Scotty Riggs comments on John Cena, and more

Scotty RiggsThe Undisputed Wrestling Show (www.facebook.com/theundisputedwrestlingshow) with hosts “The Prophet” Rick Craig, “Beer Me” Zane Pasley, and “The Morning Star” William Huckaby recently had the pleasure of talking with “The World’s Most Dangerous Man with an Eyepatch” Scotty Riggs!  Scotty Riggs is a former WCW World Tag Team and had a great run in the original Extreme Championship Wrestling.

Scotty Riggs on John Cena:  ”Every single match is the same, and it is sickening. Five simple moves every match.  When it is time for Cena’s comeback it is the same moves, boom, boom, boom.  That does not suspend any disbelief.  That is what wrestlers are supposed to do, have the craft to anywhere in the match a finish can come up.”  ”Cena  has mixed himself with the Super Cena thing, which is what Vince McMahon has a hard on for, he is a good guy that is so good that it is sickening.  That is why so many people don’t like him.”  ”Cena is WWE’s cash cow.  When I am watching Cena I feel like I am watching a TV commercial. Everything he is doing, he is selling cereal, he is selling tee shirts, he is selling something in everything he does.”