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From Football To ‘Chico’ – Wrestling Legend Santana Shares His Story

Billed from the nonexistent town of Tocula, Mexico throughout his illustrious career, Tito Santana, one of the most technically sound and respected professional wrestlers of the 1980s through the early ‘90s, was actually born and raised in Mission, Texas, before gaining worldwide fame inside the squared circle. “Vince (McMahon, owner of the then-World Wrestling Federation, […]

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Celebrating Mexico in NYC – Lucha Libre Style

It was easy to confuse the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden for Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Sunday, September 15, as Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Mexico’s leading professional wrestling promotion, produced an authentic lucha libre experience for the thousands in attendance lucky enough to have witnessed the historic event. Coined Invading NY, the exhibition […]

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Pro Wrestling’s Arezzi in the ‘Spotlight’ Again

Wrestling fans in 2019 have a cornucopia of choices at their disposal to satiate their auditory appetites. Between Chris Jericho’s jolting Talk is Jericho, Edge and Christian’s clever E&C Pod of Awesomeness, and Bruce Prichard’s polemical Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, there is seemingly an option for every admirer of the grappling game. One […]

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Former Wrestler/Ref Danny Davis Has The ‘X’ Factor

Wrestling autobiographies are not exactly a scarce commodity nowadays. Between tomes written by grappling luminaries like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, and Bret “Hitman” Hart, pro wrestlers chronicling their wild and frenzied days as kingpins of the squared circle have certainly cultivated a crowded field in the genre in the last 15 years or […]

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This ‘Killer Bee’ is an ‘A’ Inside The Ring

Ask any fan of 1980s professional wrestling what their favorite characteristic of the era was and you’ll likely receive a plethora of responses, ranging from the bombastic personalities, the loquacious managers, the nearly-extinct squash matches, and, of course, the crossover into the mainstream. But no list of attributes of the extravagant decade would be complete […]

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MLW’s de la Renta ‘Manages’ To Make Her Mark in Pro Wrestling

Once a routine part of professional wrestling, managers have seen their once-pivotal roles gradually become extinct in the sport’s modern era. While figures such as Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jim Cornette, and Captain Lou Albano previously held the distinction of acting as smarmy mouthpieces for many of wrestling’s most esteemed characters, eventually, the available jobs […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]