It’s hard to imagine the “sport” of professional wrestling without the great Verne Gagne. Word of the AWA owner and legend of his passing last night was quick and sudden, but at the age of 89, not totally unexpected. He left one of the most poignant marks on professional wrestling.
A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed, and this year’s Kentucky team might be the most-talented one seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament. So it’s probably safe to say that the Wildcats won’t be losing to Hampton this evening.
But the Pirates seem to be pretty fired up.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman went into Hampton’s locker room at the KFC Yum! Center, where he found...
Gus Johnson just lost his mind, did the Ric Flair WOOO on this Matt Costello dunk. https://t.co/Kr5JASlISZ
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) March 5, 2015
Consider that this Gus Johnson call, where he lets out his best Ric Flair impression out of pure, unadulterated jubilation and excitement, is from a random late regular season Big Ten game between bubble teams Purdue and Michigan State...
Arizona scored a huge victory over No. 13 Utah on the road last night, and the Wildcats are making a serious case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament later this month. To celebration the big win, two Wildcats decided to say a few words in the locker room. But it wasn’t your normal “rah rah” type of motivational speech. Nope, it was an ode to former professional wrestler...
"Wrestling can drive you nuts from all the lies!" Those were the words from one of the most celebrated legends of pro wrestling, Bruiser Brody. The book Brody: The Triumph and Tragedy of Wrestling's Rebel is a great read that pays tribute to one of wrestling's greatest outlaws, Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish.
Not many men beat Ric Flair. The 66-year old man celebrates his 66th birthday today in what can only be described as one of the greatest careers in wrestling history.