For wrestling legend Hall, it’s once again good to be the Bad Guy

Scott Hall was practically groomed to become a globe-trotting sports entertainer. He was, after all, a self-proclaimed ‘army brat,’ who had seen more of the United States by the age of 15 than most kids would in a lifetime. “We moved every year for the first 15 years (of my life),” Hall said over the telephone in a rare media interview. “I can’t even name the bases in order of where we lived. It got to the point where…

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Diamond Dallas Page joins WWE’s immortals

World Wrestling Entertainment’s latest hall of fame inductee, Diamond Dallas Page, will be enshrined into wrestling immortality at WrestleMania 33 just as many have been before him, acknowledging his contributions to the business and for giving back to the business that gave him opportunity. But when the man known simply as DDP takes his place at the podium, a word he will utter countless times — and the one going through the collective minds of the thousands upon thousands…

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Dallas Page continues to shine like a diamond

Originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 7, 2013   To call Diamond Dallas Page an inspiration is akin to calling Michael Jordan a good basketball player or Wayne Gretzky a solid hockey player. Consider: • The man, whose wrestling career spanned more than two decades, didn’t actually break into the wrestling part of his career until he was 35, when most professional wrestlers are either retired or long past their primes. Then again, DDP isn’t “most pro…

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The resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts

                  Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 27, 2013 Life has never been easy for Jake Roberts. Sure, it has seen its ups and downs … successes and failures. He did, after all, put together one of the most successful professional wrestling careers in history, all while earning a reputation for being an innovator when it comes to the psychological side of pro wrestling. He’s also credited as the…

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