Independent wrestling is probably the last bastion of true professional wrestling, and sadly, it seems to be, in far too many cases, in the hands of ill-equipped promoters, who in turn, leave the trade in the hands of ill-equipped professionals. Some have demonstrated little interest in protecting pro wrestling’s traditional foundations, instead succumbing to what … Continue reading It’s a Work: Markism and the Business of Indy Wrestling
This past Tuesday night, I went to Charlotte’s newest live-music venue- the Fillmore. Anvil was performing and this past year’s documentary, ‘Anvil: The Story of Anvil’, depicting their history and struggles to achieve rock stardom had won me over; not with their music, but because these men have marched thanklessly to their own thrash metal … Continue reading It’s a Work – Anvil: The Story of Pro Wrestling
The name that will last foreverOnce upon a long time ago, cable was new and not available everywhere. Seriously. In those long gone days, if you wanted to watch something more than ABC, CBS, NBC or PBS you had to head to the UHF dial. "What's that?" our younger reader(s) might ask. Well, it used … Continue reading Gimme Gold – Santo Gold
Well maybe not. Interviewed Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2008, on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show (Sirius satellite radio, Howard 101), Terry "Hulk" Hogan said that he had not been contacted by anyone regarding such a match. Still, that's a far cry from saying, "No. Nothing like that is going to happen," or some other actual … Continue reading Wrestlemania XXV: Hulk vs. Stone Cold?
I like wrestling. No, not Olympic style. I'm talking pro wrestling in all of its gaudy splendor. And I should amend that to "I used to like wrestling." I grew up in south Louisiana in the belly of the Mid-South/UWF territory and Bill Watts' simple, brilliant and effective booking ruined me for everyone else, so … Continue reading And in this corner…Chikara Pro