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Ralph Snart

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« Reply #280 on: 10-30-2007 22:38 »

I just happened to remember it.  I would love to see it on YouTube.  AS I said, it was the last good match I saw on Nitro.  Then Hogan started changing sides, Luger would been a heel one week, a face the next.  I never did get the angle of him with Elizabeth (even though they were legit living together at that time).  Ric Flair being buried in the desert, being committed to an insane asylum, having a heart attack while speaking to Mean -WOOOOO- Gene.  Savage changing sides more often than he changed underwear.  Russo booking at it's best!  Let us not forget Jeff Jarrett impersonating Sting.  Christ!

Leon 'Vader' White has officially retired from Pro-Wrestling.  A recent hip replacement and a heart attack that he has a couple of years ago has made him realize that his days in the squared circle are over.

I didn't have the nerve to ask him when I had beers with him, but I heard though the grapevine that he's selling used cars now.  I wonder if he signs the sales reciept "Vader"?
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« Reply #281 on: 10-31-2007 07:22 »

Ralph , i'm very interested to ask something.

Have you mingled with any other famous pro wrestlers?
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« Reply #282 on: 10-31-2007 09:58 »

I started assembling and disassembling wrestling rings in 1976 for promoter Henry Marcus.  He would book cards for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from Jim and David Crockett.  I got to meet a lot of the workers and made friends with some.  A lot of the guys are dead now but they were big names back then.  Swede Hanson, Rip Hawk, Johnny Weaver, Gene and Ole Anderson, Ric Flair, Greg Valentine, Ricky Steamboat, BlackJack Mulligan, Rufus R. Jones, Cyclone Negro, Baron von Rascke, Dino Bravo, Superstar Billy Graham, Ken Patera, Paul Jones, Wahoo McDaniel, The Fabulous Moolah (my first trainer) Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods (my second trainer) were people I met while doing grunt work.  I loved pro-wrestling so much that instead of dating in high school, I would be on the ring crew Fri-Sun and go to school during the week.  Hell, I didn't even go to either of my Jr-Sr Proms just so I could be around wrestling. 

Moolah told me she would train me only if I finished high school first - and I would have to show her my diploma before she would teach me the first hold.  I graduated on Friday night and I was knocking on her door in Columbia, SC the next morning.

My first gig was being a referee for Henry Marcus as I learned the ropes.  People who trained with me were Brian Adidis, Wendi Richter (God, I had a crush on her - she barely acknowledged my existance) and one of my closest friends in real life even today, Randi Whitman.

(Randi Whitman left wrestling to become the head jammer for the L.A. T-Birds Roller Derby team.)

Randi and I had and still have a great friendship - I was her 'safe-guy' and she was something I never had until that point in my life - a woman who believed in me and encouraged me to continue when things got tough.  I would have quit several times if it hadn't been for her encouragement.

So when I graduated from being trained/maimed/mutilated by Moolah, Mae Young and Sherri Martel (yes, that Sherri Martel), I worked for Crocket promotions as a curtain-jerker (first match on the card and squash matches for TV tapings). 

I felt like the Crocketts weren't fair to me and after I got almost killed by an coked-up Jimmy Snuka, Gene Anderson called Ole Anderson (who was booking in Georgia) and told Ole that he felt like I had potential.  (I attended Gene's funeral - I loved that crusty old bastard). 

I went to Georgia to do a two-month program with Tommy Rich and job to him.  Ole told me that he was giving me a chance, it was up to me to see how far I could go.  Ole was a lot of things, and a lot of those things weren't nice, but he never lied to me or tried to screw me over a payday like the Crocketts did.

So in Georgia I worked with Paul Orndorff, Jimmy Snuka, Stan Hansen (who lives in Denver today and I him see a couple of times a year), Ox Baker, Bob Armstrong, Ted DiBiase, Dick Murdock, Dick Slater, The Freebirds, Gordon Solie (I miss him), Mr. Wrestling II, Tommy Rich and the guy who became my closest friend on the road, Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer.

The best compliment I ever got was from Harley Race.  I was the Georgia TV Champion and I got a NWA World Title match on TV (to promote Race defending the belt against Mr. Wrestling II at The Omni in Atlanta).  I was suppose to make Race look good.  So I did the job but didn't 'oversell'.  Race told me that I did a great job making him look good and I could have a job working for him in Missourri (he was part owner of that territory) anytime I wanted.

That's a long answer to a short question.  I speak to only a few of the boys occasionally.  Randi, Moolah, Stan Hansen and Dick Slater (when he's not in prison and has a telephone) are about the only guys that I still have ties with.

One of my favorite memories was a bunch of us vegging at Manny Fernandez and consuming a great deal of alcohol and other substances.  A legit fight broke out between Blackjack Mulligan and Andre the Giant.  The neighbors called the cops - the cops showed up.  Andre and Mully were still going at it, demolishing part of Manny's house.  The cops asked if that was BlackJack Mulligan and Andre the Giant fighting.  When they heard the answer was yes, they said they weren't getting in the middle of it.  The cops got in their car and left.

I know Andre was big drinker and supposenly the record he held was drinking 121 12 oz beers at one sitting.  I know he drank at least 3 cases of Coors that night.
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« Reply #283 on: 11-02-2007 15:32 »

Fascinating read there, Ralph.  I'm kind of sad to hear to hear of Vader retiring, and I hadn't heard of his hip replacement or heart attack, but after remember his '05 WWE appearance on Raw, it's definitely the right move for his health.  It was sad watching the once-dominant Mastadon not even be physically able to do a run-in.
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« Reply #284 on: 11-03-2007 13:23 »

The first ever and longest reigning womans champion The Fabulous Moolah sadly passed away last night in Columbia S.C She carved a legacy in sports entertainment that will never be forgotten.

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« Reply #285 on: 11-03-2007 18:06 »

It's sad, seeing the division she helped build up being turned into the playmate of the month world title. She will be missed.
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« Reply #286 on: 11-03-2007 22:54 »
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I can't even comment on losing Moolah.  I talked to her on the phone just two weeks ago.  I found out about her passing from one of the dirt sheets this morning.




I loved that old woman.

 http://www.thestate.com/news/story/219722.html


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« Reply #287 on: 11-04-2007 21:21 »
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It's a shame what happen to Moolah.  I personally didn't like it when her and Mae Young would appear on RAW, especially Mae since they both were old, but they could still dish it out in the ring.  It is a shame that she passed.  Has Mae Young made any statement?

This Wednesday, CNN will do a special on wrestling.  They'll talk about Benoit and other things.  They quoted Vince McMahon:

"Our organization is not responisble for someone's personal activities."

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« Reply #288 on: 11-13-2007 22:12 »

LEX LUGER UPDATE
By: Bob Ryder
11/12/2007 10:00:28 PM

Lex Luger was transferred last week to an Atlanta area hospital. Luger has not regained the use of his arms or legs after suffering what is thought to have been a "spinal stroke" while on the west coast to attend an autograph convention last month.

Luger had been scheduled to have hip replacement surgery last week and had been told by doctors that they were amazed he was able to walk given the deteriorating condition of both of his hips.
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« Reply #289 on: 11-13-2007 23:21 »

I hope Luger's health improves, but it's been two weeks, and it hasn't... so I kind of doubt that'll happen.

As for Moolah, I don't think she was the first women's champion, but she certainly was THE women's champion in the eyes of nearly anyone who's heard of wrestling. 

It's amazing to think that she was actually animated as a cartoon character at a time in her life when she could've just retired due to age and no one would have thought anything else of her, but she kept her name out there during the rock 'n wrestling era, and it paid off for her as an entirely new wave of fans got to see her. 

The same thing with the Attitude era - she just kept reinventing herself, and that's something that few acts, regardless of age or gender, in wrestling actually.
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« Reply #290 on: 11-14-2007 00:41 »

When I was in the Mid-Atlantic, Johnny Weaver (one of the top faces and true legends of the Mid-Atlantic area) was married to Penny Banner.  Penny was a top name women's wrestler in the 50's and 60's and was a threat to Moolah.  The two of them had some ***** matches.  Well, Penny hated Moolah and that's why I feel that I was not given much of a chance in the Mid-Atlantic - it was well known that the sun rose and set on Moolah as far as I was concerned, so I was poison in Penny's eyes.  Penny carried a grudge that Moolah never let her carry the Women's Title - ever.  Despite Vince's re-writing of history, Moolah did drop the title several times, but she always picked it back up after a short time.

Yeah, she was a helluva person, male or female.  One reason that you never see me refer to any of the workers by their real names is because she taught me to respect the business and to always kayfabe.  I have never called her anything except Moolah and she appreciated it.  If she had ever told me that I could call her Lil, I would have still called her Moolah.

I also hate to mention that I was told last week that two weeks ago BlackJack Mulligan suffered a stroke.  I wanted to verify this first; it's not a simple act of phoning Jack up and asking him.  In his old age he has become very secluded and secretative - I don't even have his phone number.  I spoke to Stan Hansen today and he verifed it - he says that he spoke to Jack last week and Jack is brushing it off as 'a minor stroke'.  Stan feels it's more than that, but he didn't pry.

Jack is one of my idols - a guy I watched destroy all the faces in the old Mid-Atlantic in the mid-70's.  I started working for Crockett when he turned face against Flair - the passing the torch of the top spot from Mulligan to the much younger and flamboyant Flair.  I'm lucky to not only witnessed one of the greatest angles ever, but to have been there when it happened.  I was in the studio (WRAL-4 in Raleigh, NC) when the famed "Hat and Robe" happened.  The interviews between Flair ("Mulligan, you're a DEAD MAN!" ) and Mulligan ("You gutless, little wonder!" ) were classic.  The fans in the audience were stunned and Mully went from being the most hated heel to being the most beloved wrestler in the area, surpassing even Ricky Steamboat.

Mully.  I was in a squash match against him after he turned face and he was using a new finisher - throwing the opponent into the ropes and he would throw a spinning elbow into their face when they bounced off the ropes.  He still didn't have the timing down, so I slammed mouth-first into his elbow, splitting my lips enough to need over 30 stitches and knocked out my two front upper teeth.  Baron von Raschke was the person who drove me to the Emergency room that night (the Baron started Mully's first feud as a face).  I never whined about it and Crockett used that tape to show that "Mullgian Means Business" for months.  Jack felt so bad about it that he paid for my meals (and drinks) for a month. 

The last time I worked with Mully was in Florida - I had held the tag titles and was feuding with Kevin Sullivan and his Devil Worshippers.  I bought in Buzz Sawyer and Matt Borne (real life close friend of mine) to help me deal with Sullivan.  I suffered a legit injury (dislocated shoulder) and had to lay off for a month, so Sullivan (who was booking at the time) bought in an old wrestler with a name instead of another young guy.  It was Mully.  None of the workers knew he was coming in until the TV taping.  I was doing color commentary with Gordon Solie when he and I were surrounded by Sullivan, Mark Lewin and Bob Roop.  Before I could 'sell' anything, Mully hit the studio and ran the Satanists off, then gave a rousing, old-school promo that caused the fans to blow the roof off the building. 

After the taping, I was walking towards the dressing room when Jack stopped me, asked me if I was going towards the bathroom.  I told him "Yes", he gave me a coke and two mini-bottles of whiskey.  He told me, "Solie's in the crapper,  give him these".  So I went to the bathroom, knocked on the door, told Solie that I had his coke and whiskey.  He opened the door a crack, took the beverages out of my hands and thanked me, then closed the door.

I promise that these are true stories.  Pro-wrestling in the 70's and 80's - those were the times...

As for Luger, I don't wish him any harm, but I do feel that Karma is kicking his ass for a lot of things he's done in the past.
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« Reply #291 on: 11-15-2007 17:53 »

Excellent stories about Blackjack Mulligan, I love the work I've seen of his in Florida, particularly his promos and his presence was incredible.
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« Reply #292 on: 11-15-2007 21:01 »

Sigh.  To think about the greats I worked with and not realized how much they gave of themselves to the business.

Gordon Solie.  The Dean of Commentators.  He could make a match between two mules fighting over a turnip seem like a Harley Race vs. Jack Brisco World Title Match.

Gordon worked both Florida and Georgia.  Tuesday night tapings in Orlando and Saturday morning tapings in Atlanta.  He wasn't one to pal around with the boys, he preferred to sit by himself, chain smoking and binge-drinking.  He was legaly drunk most of the time, but when the red light on the camera was on, he was on.  I have never known him to not be able to sell the show.  He was never in on the angles - if a brawl was suppose to break out at the commentator's station, he had no forward warning.  I guess that's why he could sell them so well.

We had orders from Eddie Graham and Ole Anderson - Gordon was to never be physically touched.  Yelling at him was Okay, but no physical stuff.  That's why Hulk Hogan was fired from Georgia when he was doing his early 80's "Sterling Golden" character - he grabbed Gordon by the lapels of his double-breasted suit and screamed at him.  Ole fired him on the spot and Golden/Sterling/Hogan was physcally 'escorted' out of the studio by Stan Hansen and Ivan Koloff after this incident.  Solie went to Ole and asked him not to fire Sterling Golden.  Ole wouldn't budge - nobody touched the commentator.

Solie was pure class - the only times he talked to me was when I'd buy him a drink or three, but when he talked, it was golden.  He knew he was an alcoholic and that the mainstream looked down on him for being a wrestling commentator, but he felt he had more respect from the workers and the fans than any other sports commentator could hope for.  He was recognized all over Florida and Georgia - he said he rarely paid for drinks because fans would buy them for him.

Now there's a bunch of horsecrap going around that "Good Ol' J.R." is the best wrestling commentator of all time.  Anybody who thinks that has never seen Solie calling matches and interviewing the workers.

Gordon, I toast this shot of Famous Grouse Scotch to you.
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« Reply #293 on: 11-16-2007 09:07 »
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Never got to hear Solie call a match, we only got WWF on TV but I never thought JR was the best commentator, I prefered Ventura, Heanan or Gorilla to him.

Did you ever consider returning to wrestling Ralph? not too late, theres still wrestlers in the business older than you and you'd have a good peel following behind you, Vince would probably put you in a squash match with Randy Orton but you could legit kick Orton's ass before getting fired
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« Reply #294 on: 11-16-2007 17:20 »

Wanky, have you seen a pic of me?  hahahahaha.  Despite the fact that I can hold my own in a barroom brawl, these guys could legit kick my ass 7 days out of 7.  Besides, I hate Vince McMahon way too much to ever work for him in any capacity.

As for commentators, Gorilla/Heenan had a fantastic chemistry, McMahon/Ventura were fantastic but they needed to have each other to play well.  Solie could carry the entire program on his own.  He always managed to make the talent look good, but the best thing about Solie was:  No matter how bad the worker was at cutting promos, Solie could carry him.  That is a huge talent and sorry, 'good ol' J.R.' ain't got it.
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« Reply #295 on: 11-17-2007 13:56 »

The WWE hypes JR to the moon because he's good at promoting what's going to happen later in the show and on the PPVs. I've always liked Styles, but Vince supposedly hates him because all he does is call the current match without hyping storylines. I like that, personally.
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« Reply #296 on: 11-20-2007 21:36 »

In conclusion to the Nick Hogan Crash case that left friend John Graziano permanently in a nursing home, Nick has had his license suspended for two years, one year for operating a vehicle after drinking alcohol under the age of 21 and the other for not paying a ticket.

In an "oh my god" moment TMZ has posted footage of Linda Hogan from a 2005 documentary titled "Vehicular Lunatics" illegally racing a car with daughter Brooke in the passenger seat filming the entire incident with a camera. "Oh, I love it. I love it. The rush, the speed on the
road, stereo blasting, heart-pounding, racing in between all the cars, dodging the cops. It's awesome." She now denies saying this which
makes her look EXTREMELY STUPID as it's on a DVD and was taped!! Now we know where Nick gets it from.

The Florida media is reporting that Nick Hogan's driver's license has
been suspended for two years. One year for operating a vehicle under
the influence of alcohol while under the age of 21; the second year
for failure to pay a recent traffic ticket.
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« Reply #297 on: 11-23-2007 10:22 »

 
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Wanky, have you seen a pic of me?  hahahahaha.  Despite the fact that I can hold my own in a barroom brawl, these guys could legit kick my ass 7 days out of 7.  Besides, I hate Vince McMahon way too much to ever work for him in any capacity.

Don't sell yourself short Ralph, I think you could take him, Orton wouldn't be expecting it so you could catch him off guard and at the very least rearrange that pretty little face of his, afterwards you could do onto his face what he likes to do into womens gymbags.

As for Nick Hogan, doesn't surprise we one bit, most kids of celebrities grow up to be total cunts

BTW does anyone have a youtube link to this years survivor series, someone usually sticks them up but couldn't find it there


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« Reply #298 on: 11-23-2007 13:57 »
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I don't think it's just Nick. I'm pretty sure Hogan and his entire family are terrible human beings.
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« Reply #299 on: 11-23-2007 15:08 »
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Hulk Hogan is pretty well despised by any worker who has ever dealt with him.  Hogan is as vile as Vince McMahon and is a piss-poor excuse of a human being.

I watched one episode of "Hogan Knows Best" and I can say this - Anna Nicole Smith was far more entertaining.  Think about that:  Anna Nicole Smith, gorked out of her head, was more entertaining than the Hogan family.

The lack of a drivers license doesn't mean that the little shithead won't get behind the wheel of a car.  We can only hope that if/when he wrecks again, he'll be the one who gets injured instead of some innocent person.

Edit:  The Gordon Solie Site.  I hope that they find some of his announcing.  He was one of a kind.  The match I remember then most that he commentated on was a battle between Dusty Rhodes and Superstar Billy Graham.  His commentary made a best-selling match seem like the true fight of the century.

 http://www.gordonsolie.com/
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« Reply #300 on: 11-23-2007 23:41 »
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From 1983 - The Freebirds against Bruiser Brody and Kerry von Erich.

Good times, Good times.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJjb57Q0zSs&feature=related

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Abby the Butcher carves up Tommy Rich.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdu1hijZx8&feature=related

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Who care about a bunch of dead wrestlers?  Sad, I knew a lot of these guys personally.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKhw4dzUaoI&feature=related
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« Reply #301 on: 11-26-2007 20:06 »

BUMP

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHA!- Ralph

From The Tampa Tribune: - Linda Bollea wants a share of two multimillion-dollar local properties she and her husband own as well as alimony, child support and attorney fees. These are the details in a divorce petition she filed last week in Pinellas Circuit Court against famed wrestler Hulk Hogan after 24 years of marriage. The lawsuit says the marriage is "irretrievably broken." The two had one child ?" Nick Bollea, 17, who was arrested this
month in connection with a wreck that left a passenger, John Graziano, with severe brain injuries. Linda Bollea is seeking child support and a life insurance policy to cover child support in the event that Hogan dies, the
petition states. She wants wherever she decides to live to be Nick Bollea's primary residence, with Hogan allowed liberal visitation, the petition states. She also wants Hogan to pay for Nick Bollea's health insurance, the petition states. Linda Bollea wants the couple's assets equitably distributed ?" including the family's $.7.2 million mansion on Willadel Drive, which has a gazebo, two boat davits, a pool, a fountain and three fireplaces. She also wants a share of a separate $2 million waterfront home, the petition states. Neither property has a mortgage on it, the petition states. The couple also have a condominium under construction in
Las Vegas; Linda Bollea wants a share of that, too. If the two cannot work out an arrangement, the properties should be ordered sold, with the money divided equally between the two, the petition states. Linda Bollea also says she does not have enough money to pay a lawyer, though Hogan does.


And in the "Here's the wound, here's the salt, mix 'em up!" catagory: - Ralph

Credit: MiamiCelebSpotlight

-- Linda Bollea has been seen around Miami's celebrity hot spots, accompanied by Randall Poffo, the professional wrestler formerly known as "The Macho Man".


If true, this would be Savage's greatest insult to the Huckster since Savage blames Hogan for breaking up his marriage to Elizabeth (and has gone as far as accusing Hogan of sleeping with Liz.) - Ralph
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« Reply #302 on: 11-27-2007 00:35 »
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The angle on Ric Flair reminds me of a storyline I came up with earlier this year when I first learned Ric Flair would retire at WM24.

I had the idea of having Eric Bischoff coming back as RAW GM and he would make that stipulation that the next match Flair lost, he'd retire.  It would fit perfectly since it was 10 years around this time at Bischoff and Flair started to have problems and that could be brought up for this new storyline.
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« Reply #303 on: 11-27-2007 16:51 »

For a good ten minutes of laughing and realizing that pro-wrestlers aren't the cream of society...

 http://www.thewrestlingfan.com/dumbest2.html
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« Reply #304 on: 11-28-2007 10:47 »

hehe I never thought they were Ralph, why do you hate Hogan so much again? I know you've said he is as vile as McMahon but in what way exactly is he vile?
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« Reply #305 on: 11-28-2007 23:53 »

Let me count the ways. He has a massive ego, he holds back younger talent, and has raised kids that are so careless and self absorbed that one nearly killed a war veteran, while the other is forcing her over produced music down people's throats.
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« Reply #306 on: 11-29-2007 05:06 »
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Newhook pretty well covered the big parts my hatred for Hogan.  There's only three other pieces of human crap in pro-wrestling alive today that are bigger douchebags than him:

Vince
HHH
Kevin Nash

The biggest piece of crap will always be Fritz von Erich.

Now there are allegations that the Hogan divorce is nothing more than a scam for the Hogan family to protect some of their assets from the family that shithead Nick crippled and brain damaged.

If so, then Hogan goes ahead of Vince McMahon but still stays behind Fritz as Asshole of the Century. 

Hogan still has a chance to one-up Fritz - Hogan is way too protective of his daughter for it to be a healthy relationship.  It's beyond Father-loves-daughter but borders on creepy.
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« Reply #307 on: 11-29-2007 08:18 »

Fair enough but if Brook was my daughter i'd probably have an unhealthy relationship with her too
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« Reply #308 on: 11-29-2007 12:07 »
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- According to a report released today by authorities in the Nick Hogan car crash, Hulk Hogan was with his son Nick, John Graziano who was injured, and two other friends of Nick's, Barrett Lawrence and Daniel Jacobs when Hulk purchased 2 cases of Miller Lite, 2 cases of Corona Extra, 1 case of Miller Chill and 5 bags of ice at an Albertson's store in Clearwater, FL.

The group of five then spent time boating before being turned away at a local establishment, Shepard's Tiki Bar, because Nick was underage. A bouncer for Shepard's told authorities that everyone in the group entered the bar holding bottles of Corona, except Nick, who was drinking from a green cup. The decision was then made to go to Arigato's Steakhouse in Clearwater with Nick and John driving the yellow Supra and Daniel and Barrett driving a silver Dodge Viper. Both of cars were owned by Hulk Hogan.

Investigators allege that Nick was racing the Supra against the Viper when he lost control and crashed. Both Jacobs and Lawrence deny racing Nick at the time of the crash. When interviewed by investigators, Lawrence claimed that the Viper he was in, the Supra, a motorcycle and another vehicle were all at an intersection at a red light and when the light turned green, he claims Jacobs cut infront of the motorcycle to pass Nick and when they did, they heard the Supra crash behind them. Lawrence told authorities that the Supra that Nick was driving was at or near 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

Nick Hogan is being charged as an adult and faces the following charges: Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury, Use of a Motor Vehicle in Commission of a Felony, Being Under the Age of 21 and Operating a Vehicle with a Breath-Alcohol Level of .02 or Higher and Having Illegal Window Tint on a Vehicle.

Hulk Hogan's attorney denied comment when contacted by Tampa Bay Channel 10, saying that he had not seen the official report yet.

Now I'll be the first to admit that I used to drink when I was 17 too, but, Jesus Christ. That is one fucked up family.
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« Reply #309 on: 12-10-2007 16:23 »

WWE just finished listing their top 10 greatest RAW moments
 http://www.wwe.com/inside/listthis/greatrawmoments/

...start your debating


I can't wait for RAW tonight.  Many guests from RAW's past will be making appearances including, Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, Austin and others.
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« Reply #310 on: 12-11-2007 08:23 »

I marked for Repo Man. Doink too.

The early 1993-5 was, in retrospect, a low point for the WWE, but it when I first got into wrestling.
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« Reply #311 on: 12-15-2007 22:50 »

I loved the battle royal last Monday.  It was good seeing Steve Blackman, Neidhart, Al Snow, Scotty 2 Hotty.  I wish D-Lo Brown, Eugene, The headbangers, and Savio Vega were in the battle royal just for nostalgic purposes.

Blackman looked in good shape.  I wish he came back to WWE.  He and Al could reform Head Cheese in ECW.  I have them feud with Miz/Morrison to help set up Blackman to face CM Punk in a future main event match.
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« Reply #312 on: 12-18-2007 16:49 »

Lex Luger remains paralized and is staying at a Spinal Rehab Center.  If anybody wishes to send him a card or note, the address that he can be reached is:

Lex Luger
c/o Aaron Chiropractic Center
2000 Powers Ferry Road, Suite I - 10
Marietta GA 30067

As for people blaming him for Liz's death - he didn't make her swallow the pills and chase them down with Vodka.

He never was my favorite wrestler and I never met him personally, but he is a fellow worker and a human being.  He's hit some very tough times, some he made for himself but others are cruel turns of fate.

I've sent him a Christmas card with my real name and my working name.  It'll be a hoot if he knows who I am.

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« Reply #313 on: 12-20-2007 20:11 »
« Last Edit on: 12-23-2007 00:00 »

Gregory Helms' mother Karen passed away over the weekend, he's accept sympathy cards at an address listed on the Observer site, and folks are also leaving sympathy messages on his Myspace. 

Lex has definitely hit some hard times, but his problems are something that the present and future wrestlers can learn from, as he main evented tons of shows, was a top-level star for years, and was left with so little money that he was living with his pastor before his latest problem.

For folks interested in WCCW, here's Of Birth and Blood - a fan-made documentary on the promotion, which was also released on Youtube.
Part 1 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/c98my4
Part 2 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/4p32zb
Part 3 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/v9xgmp
Part 4 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/b296dm
Part 5 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/ghaikc
Part 6 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/jeudms
Part 7 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/5kdqju

I'll probably make a WCCW (and Mid-South) fed in Fire Pro Wrestling Returns, which just dropped to $8 at Amazon, and was an incredible deal already at $15.  It allows you to create 500 wrestlers, create feds, factions, teams, referees, managers, rings, ring logos, and belts.  U

Unfortunately, I haven't mastered the creation tools enough to do justice to some of Boyd Pierce's more... outlandish outfits.  I planned on using him as a ref just to have his garish outfit in the ring all the time without having to give him any moves.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #314 on: 12-22-2007 21:13 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2007 21:13 »

sad news...

 
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FloridaToday.com reports that Michael Polchlopek, III, the son of former WWE star Bart Gunn was shot in the head on 12/14 night after a .22 caliber rifle his friend was cleaning went off accidentally. The 19 year old passed away on Wednesday at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. Services will be held this Saturday. Bart Gunn was the first ever WWE Brawl For All winner and appeared in the battle royal at the RAW Anniversary show a few weeks back.
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« Reply #315 on: 12-27-2007 17:36 »

More surgery for Heenan...

Bobby Heenan recently had a second reconstructive surgery performed on his jaw after the first procedure was not successful. Heenan remains in a medically induced coma and is expected to be brought out slowly this week. He will likely remain hospitalized for the next two to three weeks.

Credit: PWInsider.com 


I met Heenan in Georgia back in 1979.  He spent most of his career at that time in the AWA but Verne Gagne and Ole Anderson had a working relationship where some of the AWA stars would work Georgia for 6 weeks to 6 months at a time.  Heenan came down to Georgia for 6 months to form a stable to fued with Tommy Rich, Bob Armstrong and Mr. Wrestling II.

I was new and green, coming from the Mid-Atlantic to be Tommy Rich's 'whipping-boy' for 6 weeks.  I met Bobby "The Brain" the first night in the locker room.  Back then 'respect' to the older wrestlers was a big thing and if the lockerroom leaders didn't think you were respectful to them, they would make your life a living hell.

I slowly introduced myself to each of them - knowing most only from pictures from the "Apter Wrestling Magazines".  There was real-life heat between Jimmy Snuka and myself - he had already poisoned some of the workers against me.

I got to Heenan, introduced myself and offered my hand in a handshake.  He blew me off, not even looking at me.

I did my match, Rich went over clean in less than ten minutes.  The same match was done in several other small towns over the next week.

Heenan had been watching.  He knew that I was letting Rich call the match and I was following his instructions.  I made a suggestion and Rich shot it down immediately - I let it die.

After about a week, while Rich and I were doing the same match, Heenan told the lockerroom to back off of me.  He told everybody that I respected the business and I deserved to be respected.  He then went on and trashed Jimmy Snuka, to his face.  He called Snuka an disrespectful, unprofessional nutcase and nobody should listen to anything he had to say about a fellow worker.  Snuka took it and didn't say anything because Heenan was so well respected in the business that the entire lockerrom would kick Snuka's ass if he said or did anything.

I never had beers with Heenan, every meeting I had was professional in nature.  He was a great booker and could change the monentum of a match with just a look or comment to the crowd.  I never thanked him for standing up for me - it was part of the business and Heenan was always in character.  The closest I ever got to thanking him was sending him a case of his favorite cigars for Christmas that year.

The future doesn't look good for Bobby "The Brain".  He had a helluva good run and in my eyes will always be the lockerroom leader he was the night he stood up for a green 19 year old who was trying to make his way in the business.
 
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« Reply #316 on: 01-03-2008 16:59 »

No wrestling News.

No long, drawn-out trips down memory lane.

Just a link to an YouTube video of Gordon Solie, Austin Idol and Michael Hayes from 1980.

(I was in the TV studio when this happened)

 http://youtube.com/watch?v=nKkixoGs2M0&feature=related
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« Reply #317 on: 01-07-2008 15:52 »

----ANOTHER BUMP----
A I the only wrestling fan left?

It takes a lot to really get me pissed-off, but this does it.

The woman is dead and can't defend herself.  I have no problem with porn, in fact I rather enjoy it.  But there is a difference between a person being paid to pose for skin magazines and printing 20+ year old pics of somebody who is dead.


The rumors regarding Hustler publishing nude photos of the late Nancy Benoit are true. The photos will run in January, and are from before she was involved in pro-wrestling. Mark Samansky, who is an Orlando DJ, took the photos for her as she was looking into nude modeling. She would get into wrestling and the photos were thought to have been destroyed; but Hustler obtained the negatives and will run the spread.
 


Credit: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

winna

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« Reply #318 on: 01-07-2008 18:07 »

That's horrible... insult to injury. 

Also... I mostly just read this thread, which is enjoyable, but I'm not good for input.
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« Reply #319 on: 01-08-2008 14:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
----ANOTHER BUMP----
A I the only wrestling fan left?



I seriously haven't been able to enjoy wrestling like I used to since the whole Benoit thing, so I sort of stopped watching over the Fall.

The thing with Nancy is despicable.

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