The Poffo legacy lives on

Had they had it their way, the Poffo brothers would not have become known the world over for poetry, flying elbows and heavyweight championships, but rather for diving catches, home runs and World Series titles. Luckily for wrestling fans, things didn’t turn out as planned for the late Randy Poffo and his brother Lanny, better known by their ring names, Macho Man and The Genius. The impact the brothers had on the world of professional wrestling, along with their…

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Jim Myers: The man behind the Animal

Had it not been for a knee injury, professional wrestling fans would never have been blessed to come to know Jim Myers, better known by his legendary alter ego, George (The Animal) Steele. Myers, now 77, had only one passion as a youngster, and it was not wrestling. “I was a football guy all the way,” Myers said in a telephone interview ahead of his appearance this weekend at the Hamilton Comic Con. As a youngster, Myers was a…

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Rasslin’ Jews

(To my Gentile readers: Both Hebrew, Yiddish and Jewish references are used in this article. As such, I have supplied endnotes to help the reader know what the heck this mishuga mensch1 is babbling about. I would hope everyone knows what a bar mitzvah and oy vey means. Good luck.) I’m not a good Jew. I say I’m not good because I don’t go to synagogue. I also don’t speak or read Hebrew. I don’t identify as a conservative,…

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14 predictions for 2014

The new year is upon us, which means we wipe the proverbial wrestling slate clean and start a fresh year. Here are 14 predictions for the year that lies ahead, in no particular order. 1) Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore will continue to grow and establish itself as a major player in the wrestling landscape. Expect a number of shows this year. 2) Bray Wyatt will emerge as a major player in WWE. 3) AJ Styles will re-sign with…

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