Archive for the ‘Wrestling’ Category

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Happy Birthday Erick Rowan – November 28th, 1981 – Today in Wrestling History

Joseph Ruud, known as Erick Rowan in WWE, was born on November 28th, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He debuted on December 12th, 2012 on WWE’s NXT brand. At that time, NXT was the WWE’s developmental program and not aired on television. Erick Rowan would be a follower of Bray Wyatt in the Wyatt Family for […]

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30 Minute Midas Touch Podcast Debuts on YouTube, More Platforms Coming

The 30 Minute Midas Touch podcast has just debuted on YouTube. The host, “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony, is old school as it gets. Greg Anthony has held probably every position you can in wrestling, in and out of the ring. He is now adding podcasting to his resume. As with all debut productions there are […]

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Matt Riviera Makes Jerry Lawler Retirement Offer at USA Championship Wrestling #102

Matt Riviera and Jerry Lawler are locked in a feud that rivals the old territory days. These two have been going at each other’s throats for years now. This feud has carried over to many states and many partner promotions over the years. Most recently, Jerry Lawler beat Matt Riviera for the CWA Championship in […]

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Shayna Baszler Punches Her Way into the World – August 8th, 1980 – Today in Wrestling History

Shayna Baszler is a cross sport star, having started her career in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She would see a final mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 15 wins and 11 losses. Most of those wins being via submission. She would begin her wrestling career with a loss before becoming a force in the WWE.

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Former WWE Star Marty Jannetty Subject of Police Investigation

Marty Jannetty, born in 1960, recently found social media fame via a claim of alleged murder. The news became public earlier this week when Jannetty made a not so cryptic social media post. The post was made available on Janetty’s Facebook account. Considering the situation, Jannetty can potentially face legal action.

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Cowboy James Storm Sees Book Published

Cowboy James Storm is an accomplished athlete, has starred in movies and television shows. He can now add author to his list of accolades and accomplishments. Recently his “Make Your Own Story” book titled James Storm: Make Your Own Luck! was published on Amazon. Interestingly, fans are already reporting shortages of the book when they […]

Golden Boy Greg Anthony

Golden Boy Greg Anthony is Born – June 5th, 1981 – Today in Wrestling History

The Golden Boy Greg Anthony is old school. He can talk fans into the arena and entertain them once inside. Anthony is someone that can talk the talk and walk the walk. Born in Centralia, Illinois, it was clear that Greg Anthony had wrestling in his blood. Nearly two decades of experience is behind the […]

Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter

Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter Taken Away – June 2nd, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

The Junkyard Dog, born Sylvester Ritter, was a charismatic athlete. His time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in the 1980’s was iconic. His positivity was infectious and while he had personal troubles, he always had a smile for fans. He stood out against a colorful collection of athletes no matter where he […]

James Storm

Sorry About Your Damn Luck, James Storm Born – June 1st, 1977 – Today in Wrestling History

James Allen Cox, better known as James Storm, was born on June 1st, 1977 in Franklin, Tennessee.  His wrestling career is a storied one spanning many companies and over two decades. Storm almost was not a wrestler though as he was a multi-sport athlete in his teenage years. He had a scholarship to college for […]

Vampiro WCW Athlete

Vampiro is Born – May 31st, 1967 – Today in Wrestling History

Way back in the year 1967, a fella by the name Ian Richard Hodgkinson was born. That man grew up to be one of my favorite underrated wrestlers of all time, Vampiro. After getting his start in Canada and traveling the Indies in Mexico and Japan, Vampiro made his WCW debut on June 29th, 1998 […]

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