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‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Landel has died at age 53


“Nature Boy” Buddy Landel (real name, William Ansor) died Monday at the age of 53. Landel, who had the opportunity to be one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the mid-1980s, was involved in a serious auto accident over the weekend, according to the Wrestling Observer. (The Observer has  breaking news audio; subscription required and recommended.) Details are ...

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Dusty Rhodes’ Top 8 Greatest Promos


Dusty Rhodes told us that he was the son of a plumber, he told us how much money he made, he told us of his eating habits, and he made us laugh, but he always brought his interviews back around to two basic concepts. 1. He was one of us, he understood us, and he would fight for us. 2. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dusty Rhodes Has Passed Away at the Age of 69

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WWE is reporting that “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes has passed away at the age of 69.

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Wrestling Legend and Hall of Famer Verne Gagne Passes Away

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In a sad bit of news to wake up to, classic wrestling icon Verne Gagne has passed away. He was 89 years old.

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Killer Mike’s ‘Ric Flair’ video is perfection … wooo!

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Ric Flair is a national treasure. The Nature Boy should be celebrated in song, and that’s exactly what rapper Killer Mike did in 2011 with his song “Ric Flair” on Pledge. It only took Killer Mike four years to release the music video, but it’s worth the wait. Much like Slick Ric, the video is perfection (and NSFW for language, Killer ...

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Famous Overseas Wrestling Legend Steve Rickard Dies

Steve Rickard

You’ve probably never heard of him, but the man has been dubbed the “Vince McMahon of New Zealand Wrestling.” He’s battled all-time greats like Ric Flair, Andre the Giant, Killer Kowalski, and more. He’s a multi-time Heavyweight champion. The Pro Wrestling Torch named him “one of New Zealand’s greatest wrestlers,” and is credited with turning professional wrestling into home entertainment.

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What We’re Watching: WCW Halloween Havoc 1989


Welcome to What We’re Watching, a new feature where we discuss… what we’re watching. It’s just that simple. You can expect to see a wide range of shows discussed in the weeks to come, as we plan to cover some international wrestling, and perhaps even the occasional non-wrestling television show. In our first edition, I thought that given the date ...

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Ex-NWA President Bob Geigel has Died

Bob Geigel has died at age 90 (photo by Brian Kelley).

Bob Geigel, the former president of the National Wrestling Alliance and pro wrestler, died Thursday at the age of 90. The Wrestling Observer reported that Geigel broke a hip “a few months back” and had also been battling Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from Harley Race, no person likely meant more for pro wrestling in Kansas City than Geigel, who ran the ...

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Is Sting Coming To WWE Monday Night Raw Next Week?


Sting is the one wrestler Vince McMahon has never been able lure to come to the WWE. “The Stinger” was loyal to WCW until the company folded in 2001.  A few years later, he joined TNA Wrestling and was there until he left the company earlier this year. Is Sting finally going to make his long awaited WWE debut next ...

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Between The Ropes | Adam Pearce – September 18, 2013


Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce talks about the #7LevelsofHate series with Colt Cabana, the DVD on the series which includes all of the matches as well as a documentary about how it came about and the politics that being involved and altered the series, if any explanation has been given from the NWA ownership about changes made involving ...

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Breaking News: Jim Ross Retires From WWE

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WWE.com is reporting that Jim Ross has announced his retirement.  After a 20 year career with the WWE, he has decided to focus more on his “personal business endeavors.” ‘Good Ol JR’ got his start in the business as a referee, working for NWA.  From there, he became a play-by-play announcer for Mid-South territory, rejoined with NWA in the same ...

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Between The Ropes – October 24, 2012 | Adam Pearce

Brian talks with Adam Pearce about the 7 Levels of Hate feud with Colt Cabana, the final match taking place this Saturday in Melbourne, Australia in a steel cage match, what the feud has meant for him and his legacy, the ongoing problems with the NWA and it can survive, Ring of Honor, if we will see him back on ...

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