2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Inductee: “Macho Man” Randy Savage

  It was difficult to fully appreciate “Macho Man” Randy Savage as a kid. Like your first Nintendo system, the sensory overload made it impossible to sort out why he entertained you, only that he did in a way you’d never seen before. Once you had a glimpse of THAT, there was no going back to board games (or Big John Studd vs. Ted Arcidi, as it were). If the absurd delay in his WWE Hall Of Fame induction…

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Barry Darsow: Wrestling’s Original Bogeyman

When you look back on the lamest wrestling villains of all time, the majority of them at least have the right intentions.  They either attempt to play on the average person’s fears (clowns, dentists, vikings) or  involve a freakish physical specimen that, dorky outfit or not, you wouldn’t want to pick a fight with. Every so often, however, all logic is thrown over the top rope and a character debuts for no good reason whatsoever. A character like… “Mr….

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Laundry Day On Prime Time Wrestling

  Let’s have a look at an under-appreciated clip from Prime Time Wrestling in the early ’90s, shall we? This interview with the Ultimate Warrior centers around a recent attack at the hands of The Undertaker that resulted in the Warrior being locked inside of a casket.  After such a morbid event, he must confront the dozens of tough questions that follow, not the least of which ought to have been…   …what in the sweet hell is with…

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The New 5-Stars

Maybe it’s me, internet wrestling websites.  Maybe there’s something I’m not understanding about what constitutes a 5-star match.  Maybe my unsophisticated brain will never truly grasp the majesty of a 15-second sequence that seamlessly flows from a Lou Thesz press-into-a-fireman’s carry-into-a-kimura lock….OR MAYBE THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN, DUDE! What follows are selections from my personal list of 5-star matches.  My criteria? Whatever produced a moment that I’ll tell my kid about. My qualifications?  I’m a guy that got completely hooked…

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