The wonderful world of wrestling tights

I thought I’d pontificate on wrestling tights … and no, it’s not a sexual thing!  Initially I was going to write about the corporatization of society and how so many of us have become consuming idiots, but I have my priorities. Where do I begin? First, I must differentiate tights from full costumes, makeup, accoutrements and robes.  I’m talking trunks, various body suits (also known as long tights), baggy shorts and baggy pants.  I don’t claim to be an…

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Cody Rhodes carving out own legacy

Born into what can only be described as pro wrestling royalty, one would assume Cody Rhodes — son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes and half-brother of Dustin (Goldust) Runnels — knew a lot about the business at a very young age. Yes and no, the eloquent World Wrestling Entertainment superstar said over the phone recently. “I knew a lot about pro wrestling at a very young age, but I didn’t know that I knew a lot about pro wrestling,…

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2013 Year in review: One on one with Brodus Clay

Originally published on Feb. 23, 2013 in The Kingston Whig-Standard Long before he was cutting the proverbial rug inside a WWE ring as the lovable Brodus Clay — and even before he was the bodyguard for legendary rapper Snoop Dogg — George Murdoch was emulating his favourite superstars as a boy. Yeah, he was a wrestling fan. A big one. “Probably a lot more than I should have been,” Murdoch said in a telephone interview this week. “Me and…

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