Against all odds: 10 superstars who made it

If history has taught us anything, it’s that we like the underdog. The world of wrestling is certainly no exception. With the abrupt retirement of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Daniel Bryan this week, due to injuries, the wrestling world, along with its fans, took pause to reflect on the legacy left by a guy who was more or less told he could never make it to the top in a world of muscular giants whose personalities often were as large…

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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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FROM THE ARCHIVES: X-Pac talks his legacy, Macho Man’s boots and more

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on July 16, 2011. All rights reserved.  He’s one of the greatest small men in pro wrestling history, was part of arguably the greatest stable of all time, he recently revealed on Twitter that he was sexually abused as a child and his first pair of wrestling boots were from the late legend Macho Man Randy Savage, whom he calls a good friend. Oh, and Kingston wrestling fans will have a rare opportunity…

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