• Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Seven Things: 7 Wrestlers With A Midlife Crisis In Wrestling History

    Welcome to Seven Things, a weekly list that consists of very eclectic topics.

    This week, we’re going to take a glance at the list of some of your favorite pro wrestlers who have gone through or are still going through a midlife crisis before our very eyes. The plight of the midlife crisis happens to the best of us but much like most entertainment industries, egos run prevalent in the world wrestling which just makes it more fun and frequent.

    7. Hulk Hogan

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    Perhaps the longest midlife crisis going, Hulk Hogan is currently 60 years old and has been going through his midlife crisis since the WCW days. Turning heel, Hulkster seemed way too happy to be the bad ass heel for the first time in his career as he was hitting his mid 40’s. You can argue the NWO groups were just groups of dudes going through a midlife crisis together while color coding black and white or red and black.

    Fast forward 15 years and Hogan is spotted wearing Affliction shirts daily and dating a woman more than 20 years younger than him that “coincidentally” happens to look like a doppelganger to Brooke Hogan. The Hogan Knows Best household went through a collective midlife crisis as ex wife Linda Hogan went on to date 20 year olds and write a “tell-all book.” The top bullet points on what to do when panicking upon the realization that you’re old. Continue reading

    Mick Foley confirmed as a fan of Wrestling On Earth!

    BREAKING NEWS: In a spontaneous and completely unscripted video that he definitely made without any prompting, Mick Foley revealed that he’s a HUGE fan of Wrestling On Earth! You can watch his comments below:

    Obviously, we’re humbled by his kind words – while our belief in democracy means we can’t guarantee his dream of being named Sexy Wrestler of the Week will ever come true, we can’t get enough of Brad Ward either. Thank you, Mick!

    ScoopZone Elite: October 21, 2013

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     News for the Week of October 21, 2013

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    •  CM Punk and AJ are dating.

     

    • Bray Wyatt has been cleared to return to the ring. When asked if Wyatt’s injury put a damper on plans for The Wyatt Family a person on the WWE creative team stated “we never really have a plan for anything.”

     

    • Big E. Langston is slated to get an Intercontinental Title run. Management are discussing what racial stereotype gimmick to give him if he does gets over and they decide to give him a bigger push into the main event picture.

     

    • Kane is scheduled to return and become a part of the Wyatt Family as soon as Hell In A Cell. Much like Big Show, Kane’s contract has a clause mandating he has at least one face and/or heel turn per year.

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    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Two, Page 11

    WCW: The Comic Book was published in the early 90s by Marvel Comics. Nobody in wrestling or comics paid it much attention, and after 12 issues, it was cancelled and lost to the ages. Until now.

    On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, @tomblackett will post a new page of the WCW comic with his comments and we’ll read through it together. We’ll be there for each other, through the good (Vader! The Steiners! Sting! Cactus Jack!) and the (Johnny B.) Badd.

    WCW: The Comic (Issue Two, Page 11)

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    WCW: The Comic is probably the property of Marvel Comics / WWE, though I’m not entirely sure. This website makes no claims to own it; all panels and images are posted in the spirit of fair use and are the property of their respective owners and creators. Continue reading

    Awkward Moment of the Week: Jeremy Borash Dances at NHL Game

    Let’s be honest. Wrestling is weird. This a feature that highlights the pictures, videos, tweets and moments from the wrestling world that feels too weird to be true.

    This week’s awkward moment? Perennial Earth favorite Jeremy Borash wins “Fan of the Game” at a Nashville Predators NHL game via some bad ass dance moves. Clearly the most positive facet of awkwardness we’ve seen so far. Thank you, Jeremy. Great human, greater dancer.

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    Match of the Week: Mean Street Posse vs. Patterson and Brisco (5/10/1999, RAW)

    Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.

    This week, we’ve chosen The Mean Street Posse (Rodney and Pete Gas) vs. The Stooges (Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco) in what was the highest rated TV match in wrestling history. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: Mean Street Posse

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    The Mean Street Posse today. It’s been a hard road for Joey Abs, brother.

    Tim:

    In 1999, my interest in wrestling was waning (and if I was watching I was usually tuning into WCW) so I never really got to see the greatness that was known as The Mean Street Posse as it was happening. That being said, I have gone back and become well versed in the legacy of The Mean Street Posse and it changed me as a person and I am now going to Heaven for sure.

    I think my favorite Mean Street Posse moment or one that always sticks out is them participating in the Wrestlemania 16 Hardcore Battle Royal mainly because of Pete Gas winning the Hardcore Championship for that moment and screaming with blood dripping down his face. I am not even sure why I find it hilarious but it just is to me.

    typicalROHfan:

    The Mean Street Posse was one of my favorite gimmicks from the Attitude Era. The names,  the music, the outfits. Joey Abs, Pete Gas and Rodney hold a soft spot in my heart and I’d absolutely love to see them have a return appearance one day.

    Imagine them challenging The Shield considering The Shield are basically imitating them with the trio faction of goons for the McMahons. I kid. I once read Pete Gas was attending a WWE show and had my hopes set on him pinning John Morrison as WWE were burying him at the time.

    I don’t always agree with the “Bring back da Attitude Era!!!!!!!!!” sentiment but if it means the Posse returns, I am on board!

    Tom:

    My main memory of the Mean Street Posse is just COMPLETELY hating them. Rodney especially, I don’t think there’s ever been anyone who’s looked so completely obnoxious as Rodney, from the haircut to the ear piercings and the sweater vest, it was all terrible.

    They were the perfect lackeys for Shane though and now, I’m just fascinated by them. There needs to be a Shane-O Mac box set with a disc dedicated to his college years so all his privileged bro misadventures with Rodney and Pete Gas can be shared.

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    PWG Matt Rushmore Preview and Predictions

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    PWG returns with Matt Rushmore. PWG is the best. “If you love PWG so much, why don’t you marry it?” you may ask. We’ve looked it up and unfortunately you can’t legally marry a pro wrestling company.

    Giving their thoughs and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett.

    Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly for the PWG World Title

    typicalROHfan:

    Anticipation for this match has been building for a few months and I’m excited to see it in PWG. I attended the ROH show where these two faced off and Adam Cole was busted open and spitting blood everywhere on his way to the top of the independent wrestling scene. It was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen live but these two have never really had a memorable one on one match since then.

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    Expect that to change. I can see this being the best indie wrestling match of 2013.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: #AdamColeBaby

    Tim:

    I have been looking forward to this happening in the Reseda setting ever since Adam Cole won the PWG title. I think they’ll have the match that we always knew they could have together. I’m already anxiously waiting on the DVD of this show to be released.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Adam Cole retains.

    Tom:

    Honestly, it was only until BoLA that I was really sold on Kyle O’Reilly as a guy I wanted to see in the PWG main event scene. I guess that’s the whole purpose of BoLA though, so well done PWG! YOU DID IT AGAIN! I was also at the ROH show for the last ‘big’ Cole / O’Reilly match and it was a pretty incredible experience. The crowd was restless and clearly sceptical about the confusing ‘hybrid rules’ the match was competed under, but the way Cole and O’Reilly turned them around was amazing. I’m expecting something different here, but still just as great.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Adam Cole. Continue reading

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Two, Page 10

    WCW: The Comic Book was published in the early 90s by Marvel Comics. Nobody in wrestling or comics paid it much attention, and after 12 issues, it was cancelled and lost to the ages. Until now.

    On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, @tomblackett will post a new page of the WCW comic with his comments and we’ll read through it together. We’ll be there for each other, through the good (Vader! The Steiners! Sting! Cactus Jack!) and the (Johnny B.) Badd.

    WCW: The Comic (Issue Two, Page 10)

    WCW: The Comic is probably the property of Marvel Comics / WWE, though I’m not entirely sure. This website makes no claims to own it; all panels and images are posted in the spirit of fair use and are the property of their respective owners and creators. Continue reading