Tagged: Brutus Beefcake

New photos of the Ultimate Warrior, Paul Orndorff, and others ’80s WWF stars

The Slam! sports site ran a cool photo slideshow from the Legends of the Ring 14 convention, which took place earlier this month in New Jersey.
Among the great current photos you can see of 1980s WWF stars are:
  • Ultimate Warrior (who’d you’d probably never recognize these days without his face paint) Continue reading
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Yes, you really can buy a Fuji Vice T-shirt

I love checking out the alternative wrestling T-shirts for sale at the BarberShopWindow.com website.

The name of the site stems from the Brutus Beefcake talk show that used to run on WWF television, which was called the Barber Shop. The Rockers, Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels, had their big break up in 1991 on the Barber Shop, when Michaels threw Jannetty through a glass window that was part of the set.

The BarberShopWindow.com site sells a crazy array of shirts, and there is an definite nod to 1980s wrestling with Continue reading

Bruno Sammartino appeared at two WrestleManias

It’s not a well remembered fact that former WWWF Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino was part of two WrestleManias.

That might be hard to believe given how anti-Bruno the WWE is these days (and vice versa for that matter), yet in the early days of Mania, the WWF was smart to play all of its cards, including Sammartino. Continue reading

Brutus Beefcake tells TMZ he and Hogan will sue Hulk’s ex-wife, Linda

Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, of all people, got mentioned on TMZ this week after Hulk Hogan’s ex-wife, Linda, claimed Beefcake and Hogan had a homosexual affair at one point.

Beefcake told TMZ that wasn’t true, and both he and Hogan have indicated they will sue Linda. Unless she has proof of the alleged gay love affair, I don’t see how she can defend her claim because it seems absurd.

This goes to show you once again that where Hogan treads, so does Beefcake. Brutus made a career out of Continue reading

Before Rock and Orton, other pro wrestling sons competed at WrestleMania

The WWE likes to make a big deal of its second- and third-generation wrestlers. WrestleMania 27 at the Georgia Dome was no exception, as the event saw four multi-generational superstars appear, including the Rock (grandson of “High Chief” Peter Maivia and son of Rocky Johnson), Alberto Del Rio (son of Mexican star Dos Caras), Cody Rhodes (son of “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes), and Randy Orton (grandson of Bob Orton, Sr., and son of Cowboy Bob Orton).

But sons of pro wrestlers are nothing new. Did you know if you go all the way back to the first WrestleMania in 1985 at Madison Square Garden, there were also four second-generation wrestlers who competed? Here’s a list of them: Continue reading

The Miz, just like Ultimate Warrior, won a title after an abrupt WWE plot twist

The Miz’s victory over Randy Orton to win the WWE Title on Monday Night Raw made me think about another sudden title switch that stuck with people for years to come: When the Ultimate Warrior barnstormed the Honky Tonk Man to win Continue reading

MSG is to Howard Finkel as the Boston Garden is to Mel Phillips and “Ring Announcer X”

Madison Square Garden had the great Howard Finkel as ring announcer for most, if not all, of the house shows in New York City in the 1980s.

And the Boston Garden got … well, no one quite at the Fink’s level.

Two men primarily took ring announcing duties at the Garden in the 1980s. One of them was, I hate to say it Continue reading