A lot of us fans today are thinking about Paul Bearer’s death, and if you were watching at all on social media, you could easily see how well liked that guy was in wrestling.
Bearer (who many 1980s fans will also remember as manager Percy Pringle in World Class Championship Wrestling) came into prominence in 1990 in the WWF, so it’s a bit out of the scope of my blog, but I nonetheless want to pass on a pair of memories that I read and heard, respectively, about Bearer: Continue reading
Over the weekend I got to watch Michael “P.S.” Hayes step up the microphone and sing a song about his fallen Fabulous Freebirds teammate, Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy. The song is called “Freebird Road” and you can see video below and on the WWE YouTube channel.
“I wanted to introduce a whole new generation to somebody they may never have heard of,” Hayes says in the prelude to the song. The tribute coincides with Continue reading
Between the classic pro wrestling video clips I’ve watched recently and some of the great comments from visitors of this blog, I’m reminded about the many, many WWF jobbers that I grew up with each Saturday morning on TV and also saw in person at the monthly shows at the old Boston Garden.
Here are some of the guys I remember well:
The Unpredictable Johnny Rodz – Rodz was one of those prelim wrestlers who was a step above the normal jobber, in that Continue reading
All this hype about the WWE debut of Mexican masked superstar Sin Cara (formerly known as Mistico) has made me remember the great masked wrestlers in the WWF in the 1980s.
Oh, wait a minute, there really weren’t any. Continue reading
Questions about which pro wrestler is in the mysterious 2/21/11 video airing on WWE Monday Night Raw are stirring debate among pro wrestling fans, particularly those who are active on the Internet. Does the video promote the return of the Undertaker? Does it herald the arrival of Sting? Is it teasing a WrestleMania match between Undertaker and Sting?
The excitement makes me think back to some of the great mysteries from the WWF in the 1980s, such as the following: Continue reading
Many of us could pick out moments in matches where a move is ill-timed or someone falls out of position. But these slip-ups generally are minor. A true wrestling blooper often doesn’t involve in-ring action at all, whether it’s instead an interview, skit, or even real life. The WWF had some lapses that were doozies in the 1980s, so here are my picks for the top five bloopers of that decade: Continue reading