Tagged: WWE

Micro Wrestling Proves Size Doesn’t Matter

Once a regular feature on weekly professional wrestling television, midget wrestling eventually suffered the same fate as other previous staples of the sport such as “jobbers” (performers whose primary role was to lose their matches while enhancing their opponents’ abilities) and “managers” (supporting players who were tasked with strengthening their charges). That is, it virtually disappeared from the mainstream. But thanks to promoter Jack Darrell, a new era of the once popular, but often criticized,...

Poffo Talks Road Perils, Macho Man, and his Wrestling ‘Days’

While the generally accepted belief is that in order to cope with the grueling, seemingly endless, life on the road for pro wrestlers in the 70s and 80s, drugs were a necessity, don’t tell that to Lanny Poffo; the former wrestler doesn’t buy it. “It’s a complete cop-out,” he contended. “I was on the road for over 300 days a year and I never did one drug.” Substance abuse is just one topic delved into...

Don’t Go Messin’ With A Country Boy: Hillbilly Jim Honored At Hall Of Fame

One of the more colorful characters in the post-expansion era of the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment), “Hillbilly” Jim Morris first moseyed his way onto the national grappling scene as an enthusiastic fan who routinely watched the action from the front row before eventually becoming a titan of the ring himself.  His pairing with the most famous professional wrestler of the 1980s (and arguably, of all time), Hulk Hogan catapulted Jim to a...

‘Fame’ Comes At A High ‘Price’ For The Million Dollar Man

If you were a fan of professional wrestling during its ‘glory years’ in the late 1980s, one name that would be instantly recognizable is ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. Along with his loyal, mostly silent, bodyguard Virgil, DiBiase played the role of the heel, or the ‘bad guy,’ to perfection. He was the man that fans loved to hate. And that was a good thing; it meant he was doing his job properly, since...

WWE Slam Crate “Masters of the Mic” Unboxed

We are back this month with another Slam Crate from WWE. Last time around they took us on a “Road to WrestleMania” and on this stretch we will be looking at what they are deeming as “The Masters of the Mic”. If you ever watch WWE, they primary focus on two things, wrestling skills which is of most importance but they also look at mic skills. They want to see that you are able to...

“Road to WrestleMania” WWE Slam Crate powered by WWE Unboxing

With WrestleMania weekend taking place I thought it be a good idea to pop up this “Road to WrestleMania” WWE Slam Crate powered by WWE. Just from the title alone you know it will be chock full of that long to get to the biggest stage of all which is WrestleMania. First off is an exclusive T-Shirt by the former architect of “The Shield” and former WWE & US Champion Seth Rollins. Seth had one...