November 17, 2009 · Leave a Comment
Hulk Hogan BY MIKE MOONEYHAM Published November 15, 2009 Are you ready for some wrestling? Monday Night Wrestling, that is, and we’re not talking about Monday Night Raw. That’s according to Hulk Hogan, who’s now pulling some major strings in TNA, and telling friends that he’s strongly pitched the idea of re-starting the Monday Night Wars. Hogan reportedly is pushing a live two-hour Impact show that would go head-to-head with WWE juggernaut Monday Night Raw. The most likely time slot would be 8-10 p.m. where TNA would compete with WWE for the 9-10 p.m. spot. Initial reports pointed... [Read the full story]
January 24, 2011 · Leave a Comment
C.M. Punk By Mike Mooneyham July 22, 2007 It could have been the highlight of his career. But the match never happened. CM Punk was scheduled to face Chris Benoit for the vacated ECW world title on the evening of June 24 at WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view in Houston. Benoit, of course, never showed. The following night Punk and the other superstars of WWE received the chilling news that Benoit, one of the most respected performers in the company, had allegedly killed his wife and his 7-year-old son before taking his own life. Punk, like the rest of his colleagues, was stunned and saddened. “Mind,... [Read the full story]
May 5, 2002 · Leave a Comment
Lou Thesz By Mike Mooneyham May 5, 2002 “And the winner – and still heavyweight champion of the world – is…” Lou Thesz probably heard those words more times than any other champion in the history of professional wrestling. But early last Sunday, the man many regarded as the greatest wrestler of all time, passed away in Winter Garden, Fla., of complications from open heart surgery. Thesz, a charming “gentleman’s champion” who set the standard for a future generation of stars, graced us with his presence for 86 years. Martin Aloysius Thesz, however,... [Read the full story]
November 18, 2007 · Leave a Comment
The Fabulous Moolah By Mike Mooneyham Nov. 18, 2007 For as long as I can remember, Mary Lillian Ellison has been “one of us.” Born in the small Kershaw County town of Tookiedoo, and living most of her life in Columbia, she was as much a part of the state as the palmetto trees that line its landscape and the history that surrounds its every corner. She was, in fact, a piece of history herself, becoming one of the greatest female performers to ever step into a professional wrestling ring and the most powerful woman outside the squared circle. With her recent passing at the age of 84,... [Read the full story]
December 4, 2005 · Leave a Comment
Carlito Colon By Mike Mooneyham Dec. 4, 2005 Carlito (Colon) is one of the most entertaining characters on World Wrestling Entertainment’s Raw roster. The second-generation star, son of Puerto Rican legend Carlos Colon, made history by winning the U.S. championship in his debut match Oct. 7, 2004, on Smackdown, then did it again by winning the Intercontinental title in his first match on Raw on June 20, 2005. Carlito, who will bring his apple-spitting routine to WWE’s nationally televised Raw show Monday night at the North Charleston Coliseum, went One-On-One with Mike Mooneyham... [Read the full story]
August 17, 2007 · Leave a Comment
Missing Link By Mike Mooneyham Aug. 17, 2007 Byron John “Dewey” Robertson, better known in pro wrestling circles as The Missing Link, passed away Thursday in a Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, hospital following a bout with cancer. He was 68. Robertson broke into the wrestling business during the ’60s and was a journeyman in a number of territories before shifting his career into high gear years later and morphing into one of the sport’s more bizarre characters. Transforming from a clean-cut crowd favorite to a villainous monster heel with green face paint, shaved head and... [Read the full story]
Carlito Colon By Mike Mooneyham Dec. 4, 2005 Carlito (Colon) is one of the most entertaining characters on World Wrestling Entertainment’s Raw roster. The second-generation star, son of Puerto Rican legend Carlos Colon, made history by winning the U.S. championship in his debut match Oct. 7, 2004, on Smackdown,...[Continue reading: One-On-One With Carlito]
Jesse Ventura By Mike Mooneyham June 26, 2005 Whether it be the disparate worlds of politics, sports, religion or business, Jesse Ventura has been a lightning rod for controversy. Mike Mooneyham recently caught up with the former professional wrestling star and Minnesota governor in between rain-soaked rounds...[Continue reading: One On One With Jesse Ventura]
Rob Van Dam By Mike Mooneyham Nov. 28, 2004 Rob Van Dam, more commonly known in pro wrestling circles as “RVD,” is one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s most popular performers. Some pundits consider him to be the finest WWE athlete to never hold the world heavyweight title. The enigmatic phenom...[Continue reading: One-On-One With RVD]
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