This post contains some strong, offensive language directed mostly towards Vince McMahon. You have been warned.
via Bleacher Report
Everyone knows the story of Chyna in the wrestling ring, of how she would wrestle the male wrestlers and was even allowed to win the WWE Intercontinental title.
But not many know the story of her hidden demons, her battle with drugs and alcohol, and how it ruined her life and ultimately led to her death.
I have always believed that Chyna left WWE in 2001 because of tensions with HHH and Stephanie McMahon (HHH would eventually marry Stephanie). But this article says that she left the company by her own choice when she rejected a contract renewal.
I still want to see a female wrestler win a world championship belt some day (anywhere on any promotion, doesn’t have to be WWE). If Chyna had stayed with WWE, that pipedream might have already become reality.
I love the sport of pro wrestling but I hate what it does to so many pro wrestlers.
via The New Paper
Daniel Bryan was in Singapore yesterday, and I managed to head down to Bugis Junction where he made an appearance to sign autographs and take photos. Only the first 100 attendees could take a photo with him, and unfortunately there was no way I could go there early enough because of work.
The New Paper, one of our daily tabloids here, managed to get a short and interesting interview with him. There was a curious tidbit about his injury:
He said his injury was concussion-related and even though he has been cleared by a personal doctor, he is still waiting for the WWE doctor to clear him.
Bryan said: “I think it could be the end of my career in WWE, but I don’t think it will be the end of my career.
“I could find another passion, but it would just be sad because this is what I have been most passionate about since I was five.”
This could be mere kayfabe or PR talk from Bryan of course. But after seeing how the quality of Raw and Smackdown has nosedived in recent months, Bryan would be wasting his talents at WWE.
Perhaps a possible return to the indies or NJPW is in order? I know that Bryan has a huge following in Japan and fans are dying to see their dream match of Daniel Bryan vs Shinsuke Nakamura.
Or Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles. OMG, please make this match happen.
It’s called the Special Olympics, and there’s something about that name
It’s taking people off the bench and putting them back in the game
No one should ever be denied, the chance to grab the centre stage
Or share an honest open smile, with other boys and girls their age
For personal satisfaction, or just having little fun
The spirit of competition is the birthright of everyone
It’s a very special moment when they pass the torch and run
In the words of Charles Dickens, “God bless us everyone”
– Lanny Poffo, brother of Randy Poffo (aka “Macho Man” Randy Savage), WWE Hall of Fame 2015
This post will contain spoilers for the results of Wrestlemania 31. If you haven’t watched it yet and don’t want to know who won, stop reading now.
Any WWE fan should be familiar with the chants now. “Let’s go Cena!” followed by “CENA SUCKS!”.
But why? Why such volatile hate from the older members of the crowd? In order to understand why Cena sucks, we need to do some reverse-research and remember how John Cena became popular in the first place.
Yes, Mr T’s induction speech in the 2014 Hall of Fame was focused on his mother. There was nothing wrong with that topic, and the fans in the audience loved it, but Mr T took a little bit too long with his speech, and had to be cut short by Kane.
I’m glad that WWE decided to incorporate parts of his speech into a Mother’s Day rap. It’s hilarious. The dancing mothers in the video appeared in Wrestlemania 28 for Brodus Clay’s entrance.
For those that don’t quite understand the reference, Mr T has sung an actual rap song in the past about mothers:
Spoilers for the results of Wrestlemania 30 ahead. If you don’t want to know what happened, stop reading now.
– Razor Ramon (aka Scott Hall), during his induction speech into the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame