Mick Foley Has First Back Surgery, WWE Legend’ Book Pushed Back Fifth Time, Birthdays

- Former WWE developmental talent Derek Neikirk turns 40 years old today while former referee Shane Sewell turns 42. - WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund’s book has been pushed back for the fifth time this year. It was originally scheduled for a September 16th release but will now be out on October 28th. - Mick Foley had back surgery yesterday and noted that he will be off his feet...
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and Worst of WWE WrestleMania IX

Welcome! With the arrival of the “Monday Night War” documentary series on the WWE Network, I decided to go back and watch the WWF pay-per-views (most of the Raws are not there yet) from the debut of Raw and beyond.
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Steen Comments on Signing with WWE, Sheamus Grants Wishes, WWE Star Turns 33

- WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund turns 65 years old today while wrestling legend Bobby Eaton turns 56, current WWE star Kofi Kingston turns 33 and Jeff “nWo Sting” Farmer turns 52. Also, today would have been the 53rd birthday of “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert. - WWE United States Champion Sheamus granted two more wishes on WWE’s recent tour of Australia when he met 16 year...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

25 signs that you're an 80s wrestling fan

Many of us who liked 80s pro wrestling and watched such WWF shows as Championship Wrestling and Prime Time Wrestling have grown nostalgic for those golden days. After hours and hours of scientific research, I have concluded that you may be a WWF pro wrestling fan from the 1980s if:
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Hulk Hogan alternatives to be WWF Champ in 1984

I am not a big fan of “what ifs” but a recent podcast discussion got me thinking. What would have happened in 1984 if Hulk Hogan wasn’t available to the WWF? Who could Vince McMahon Jr. pick to beat the Iron Sheik and lead his quest to take over the world of pro wrestling?
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Most memorable 1980s WWF jobbers

I spent many Saturdays watching WWE (WWF) stars squash preliminary wrestlers in one-sided affairs. Today I pay tribute to these unsung warriors and look back at the most memorable WWF jobbers of the 80s.
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Promoter Refuses to Pay Original Sin Cara In Mexico, SmackDown Pre-show Note, Backlund

- Bob Backlund and Darren Young were hanging out with the athletes at the Special Olympics games yesterday in New Jersey. - There is currently no SmackDown pre-show listed on the WWE Network for this week. - There was a situation in Mexico recently where the original Sin Cara wasn’t paid for working two events on May 31st and June 1st. The promoters are facing potential legal...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A history of vacated WWE championships

While fans may irate at Triple H and Stephanie for stripping Daniel Bryan of the WWE world title, they are hardly the first executives to make that decision. Here is a look back at the history of vacated WWE titles and the circumstances behind those controversial decisions.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Teases Daniel Bryan for RAW, Vignette for Bo Dallas’ Return to WWE TV, Bob Backlund

- As noted, Bo Dallas will return on next Friday’s SmackDown. Here is a vignette for his return: - WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund will be watching RAW with fans at Lisa Marie Varon’s Squared Circle restaurant in Chicago on July 7th. - It was mentioned on last night’s SmackDown that Daniel Bryan may be on Monday’s RAW but a trip to London less than a week after neck surgery...
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Notes from Tonight’s WWE Tapings

Our correspondent DJ Josh Erie passed along the following live notes from tonight’s WWE SmackDown & Main Event tapings: Bob Backlund was outside signing autographs as we arrived. Here is a photo: With 20 minutes to go until the show starts, only about half the seats are filled. Half of the arena is only being used as well. Josh noted that he attended the Royal Rumble in Pittsburgh...
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. T deserves better for WWE Hall of Fame speech

Anyone familiar with the history of The Ultimate Warrior was eagerly anticipating what kind of whacky, crazy speech Jim Hellwig would give at the WWE Hall of Fame. Yet it was a forgotten wrestling hero whose speech is making headlines.
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest WrestleMania falls from grace

it’s fun to take a look back at WrestleMania results and play arm-chair booker. It’s also fun to look at the cards and think “Holy crap, why did the book that match?” and most of all looking at guys who in the previous year were relevant to the company, but were now just filling the card.
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Backlund’s Book Receives New Release Date

Bob Backlund’s autobiography, The All-American Boy: Lessons and Stories on Life from Wrestling Legend Bob Backlund, will be released on July 1st after being pushed back. Below is the synopsis: “With interviews from “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and The Iron Sheik, as well as Vince McMahon, the president and CEO of the WWE, The All-American Kid tells the...
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

20 greatest surprise Royal Rumble entrants

One of the favorite things about the WWE Royal Rumble in recent years has been the inclusion of surprise entrants. For months before a Royal Rumble, fans are speculating and attempting to predict which former stars will return for just a few minutes of nostalgic glory.
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

John Cena Going Old School on Tonight’s RAW, Another Superstar Revealed for RAW, More

- WWE issued the following for tonight’s RAW: MONDAY NIGHT RAW® GOES OLD SCHOOL WWE Legends and Hall of Famers reunite for “Old School” Monday Night Raw, tonight at 8/7C on USA Network. Returning WWE alumni include “The Million Dollar Man™” Ted DiBiase®, Bob Backlund™, Rowdy Piper™, Ric Flair®, The New Age Outlaws™, IRS™, Ron Simmons™, Scotty 2 Hotty™ and...
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rock Working on a Book, Another Legend Set for Old School RAW, JR Q&A Updates

- Jim Ross has updated the Q&A section on and noted that it’s unlikely he will be at the Old School RAW next week. Ross was also asked his thoughts on Aksana and Rosa Mendes. He replied: “Love ladies who seem to simply blend into the fabric of the diva division. Perhaps provided a new role or if they were cast differently they could stand out.” - Another legend...
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ric Flair, Diamond Dallas Page and Others Advertised for Next Week’s Old School WWE RAW

- During a promo on tonight’s RAW for next week’s RAW Old School special, the following stars were shown: * Ric Flair * Diamond Dallas Page * Bob Backlund * Ted DiBiase Sr. * Irwin R. Schyster * Gene Okerlund * Booker T * The New Age Outlaws * Scotty 2 Hotty * Rikishi * Roddy Piper The post Ric Flair, Diamond Dallas Page and Others Advertised for Next Week’s Old School WWE...
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

DMC Attends WWE Event, Backlund at MSG for 30th Anniversary of Title Change, DiBiase

- Former WWE developmental talent Brett DiBiase welcomed his first baby boy into the world over the weekend. Brett is the youngest son of WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase. - Yesterday marked 30 years since Bob Backlund lost the WWE Title to The Iron Sheik at Madison Square Garden and Backlund was present for last night’s live event in the same building. Backlund greeted fans in the...
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The 10 best heel turns in WWE history

Nothing gets better for me than the drama of a great heel turn. The WWE has featured some of the best over the last several decades. Thanks to memory and a little bit of YouTube I was able to go back and pontificate on what I found to be the 10 best heel turns in WWE history.
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 worst WWE champions of all-time

One of the most interesting to debate is world champion. There were a lot of great ones for sure, but a look back at the historic list of former WWE champions reveals several disappointments throughout the long lineage of champions.
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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