Cause of death for Randy Savage revealed

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 9, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

The cause of death for the legendary “Macho Man” Randy Savage has finally been revealed.  Savage (born Randy Poffo) died on May 20 in an unfortunate car accident after he suffered a heart attack and lost control of his vehicle.  He was only 58 at the time of his death. 

According to an exclusive interview with Bright House Sports Network, Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo revealed that Savage died from a condition known as ventricular fibrillation (VF).  Ventricular fibrillation is an abnormal heart arrhythmia.  It is an uncontrolled twitching of the heart that prevents the heart from pumping blood. The condition can lead to both fainting and or heart attacks.

Lanny Poffo (better known to long-time pro wrestling fans as “The Genius), also shed more light on the actions of Savage’s new wife, Lynn the day of the accident.  According to the interview, Macho Man’s foot was still on the accelerator when he suffered his attack and Lynn, who was a passenger in the Jeep at the time, steered the vehicle away from other traffic and towards the tree as a way to steer clear of other people. 

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Check out my personal thoughts on the passing of The Macho Man…

 

Also, check out this video clip of Lanny Poffo’s interview where he reveals the cause of his brother’s death…

Article source: http://www.examiner.com/pro-wrestling-in-national/cause-of-death-for-randy-savage-revealed

Former Diva’s Dress Auctioned, Macho Man Memorial Show

Posted by Kari on June 8, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

Famed Pro Wrestling photographer Bob Mulrenin is auctioning off an autographed, worn dress (pictured at right) by former WWE Diva Candice Michelle. To check out the item, CLICK HERE.

Great North Wrestling is honored to present the official “Macho Man Randy Savage Memorial Show” on Saturday, September 3rd, at the Robert Hartley Arena in Hawkesbury, Ontario (half way between Ottawa and Montreal).

The main event will be Macho Man’s brother “The Genius” Lanny Poffo verses WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Former TNA star “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, The Apocalyptic Nightmare “Hannibal”, Jeremy Prophet, Carl Leduc and many other GNW stars will also be on hand to pay tribute to one of the greatest superstars of all time and a hero to many of the wrestlers on the GNW roster. It will be a very special night in Hawkesbury. Go to http://www.greatnorthwrestling.com/tickets.htm for more information. Visit http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for details about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

Article source: http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/article/former-divas-dress-auctioned-macho-man-memorial-show-131033

Wrestling fan take: Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 3, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

The death of Macho Man Randy Savage hit fellow fans and I differently than other professional wrestling deaths. Unless something comes up in the yet-to-be-released autopsy report, Savage didn’t do anything on the morning of May 20 which eventually cost him his life. Sure, Savage was hardly a homebody, causing quite a bit of damage to his body by taking both thousands upon thousands of bumps and a plethora of “supplements.” Still, the Macho Man’s last day was, presumably, similar to almost every other he was spending with his wife.

There are a lot of quirky things we’ll remember Macho Man Randy Savage for decades from now, long after personalities such as John Cena and Randy Orton have left the wrestling business. The Slim Jim commercials and neon outfits will always be associated with Savage, but I’ll remember the Macho Man mostly for the great feuds he had while in both WWE and WCW.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Ricky Steamboat

Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat is arguably the greatest pro wrestling feud from my childhood for several reasons. For starters, it’s one that could work in WWE in 2011. Bad guy (Savage), unable to cleanly defeat good guy (Steamboat), injures good guy with a handful of illegal and dastardly moves. Good guy is put out of action for “x” amount of time while bad guy gloats. Good guy then fights his way back to set up the ultimate grudge match on the show of the year, Wrestlemania III. My favorite parts of the Savage vs. Steamboat feud will forever be the Macho Man promo shown right before the match and, of course, the Wrestlemania III match which is viewed as one of the greatest matches in WWF history.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Hulk Hogan

Another easy to follow storyline that would work in any era of professional wrestling. The jealous boyfriend, played by Randy Savage, accuses the innocent Hulk Hogan of having his eye on the beautiful Miss Elizabeth. The “Mega Powers Explode” storyline was one a year in the making and, while no match between Savage and Hogan equals the Savage vs. Steamboat Wrestlemania III classic, the feud forever linked the two legendary performers. The real life feud between Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan also resulted in the creation of the greatest rap song ever recorded.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Jake Roberts

Jake Roberts was probably my favorite wrestler when I was young, even when The Snake was a heel. Then, Roberts ruined the true Wedding of the Century and things were never the same. The most famous moment of this feud, of course, is when Jake Roberts had his snake viciously attack Randy Savage in the ring. The image of the snake “going into business for itself” as wrestling journalists say cost me many, many nights of sleep.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Diamond Dallas Page

The nWo era of WCW is remembered for cool black and white promos, epic beat downs that included bodies getting spray painted and, of course, being one of the causes of the death of the promotion. Savage and Page had numerous memorable brawls and matches during their 1997 feud, but my favorite moment came during a summer episode of Monday Nitro . Savage was squashing the masked wrestler La Parka when, out of nowhere, La Parka hit the Macho Man with DDP’s patented “Diamond Cutter.” Diamond Dallas Page then removed the La Parka mask to the cheering audience before making the pin. Oh, if Monday Night wrestling had such moments in 2011.

Macho Man Randy Savage will also, unfortunately, forever be remembered for his real life feud with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. While others who jumped ship from the then WWF to WCW in the 1990s were eventually welcomed back, wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, Savage was never again an on-air WWE personality after he left the company. There are several rumors regarding the issue, including an alleged inappropriate relationship involving Savage and a then underage Stephanie McMahon, Vince’s daughter, back in the 90s. It’s likely that we’ll never fully know all of the information regarding this feud.

Macho Man Randy Savage truly was a unique in-ring and on-air personality, a gimmick that fans were able to enjoy during arguably the best era in WWF history. I’ll never forget being six years old and standing on a chair, raising my arms high into the air just before delivering the big elbow to my unsuspecting big brother; and the beating my brother delivered after.

I should have used the ring bell.

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The 100 Greatest Entrance Themes in Wrestling History

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 1, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

Most fans hear this and look at it as iconic. Other fans hear this and say, “Why did Macho Man Randy Savage use the song that I heard at my high school graduation as his entrance music?”

Previous Randy Savage themes include “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer and “Macho Man” by The Village People. Maybe those would have fit his flamboyant, macho personality better, but he didn’t use them in the WWE. What he used in the WWE stuck with all of the fans.

The song “Pomp and Circumstance” was composed in 1901. It’s also refereed to as March No.1, as it’s a series of marches in which the United States uses the first one.

There are quite a few instruments that are needed to contribute to this piece: two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, a bass clarinet, two bassoons, a contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, two cornets, three trombones, a tuba, three timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, side drum, jingles, tambourine, two harps, an organ, and strings.

The prestigious sound created by this orchestra has to be the anthem for a prestigious man. No one in the history of professional wrestling has shown more prestige than Macho Man Randy Savage.

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/677244-the-100-greatest-entrance-themes-in-wrestling-history

"Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase Talks Memories Of Randy Savage & More

Posted by Joe Wrestling on May 27, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

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Source: Monday Night Mayhem

WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of Monday Night Mayhem. Dibiase joined The Big Mosh, “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent special guest co-host Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Dan Murphy to look back at the life, career legacy of the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Here are some interview highlights courtesy of Paterson, MNM’s associate producer official correspondent:

His reaction to the passing of “The Macho Man” Randy Savage how he always saw himself identifying with Randy throughout his career: “I identified with Randy a lot. We both had a lot in common, in that we were both buys who grew up in this industry whose fathers were wrestlers. I’ve always believed that for kids who that grew up in the industry that it’s not just a job, but it’s something they fell in love with and something they’ve known all their lives. There’s a certain camaraderie there. In a word, Randy was charismatic. He’ll be very missed, and it’s sad.”

What he will personally professionally remember the most about Randy, both inside outside the ring: “It was his professionalism. He was all business. He would laugh, and cut up, and have fun too, but for the most part, he was a consummate pro. He took his job his work very seriously, and I always admired that. He was incredibly dedicated.”

For more from the interview, including DiBiase’s thoughts on what it meant to him to headline WrestleMania IV wrestle Randy for the WWE Championship at The Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, why he credits Savage for launching the persona of “The Million Dollar Man,” the lasting legacy of “The Macho Man” and much more, log on to MondayNightMayhem.com.

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Mr. Glamazon’s Hitting the Ropes: Glam Slam Mailbag #6 + 2 Glam Slam Reader …

Posted by Kari on May 26, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

Hello everybody!  I hope you all got a chance to watch episode #1 of “Jessie Kaye: Road to the Ring”.  I’m really proud of the web series.  It’s a fun challenge to bring Jessie’s story to light.  She’s a great kid.  In general the show is just reason this is an exciting time at Diva Dirt – stay tuned for an even bigger and better rest of 2011!

Time to clean out my inbox and piece together my “Hitting the Ropes” Glam Slam mailbag!  Once again, thanks to all of you who submitted questions!

Before I jump into your questions I’d like to pay a quick tribute to the “Macho Man” Randy Savage.  Like many I was saddened to hear about his recent passing.  It is impossible for me to quantify how much he and Miss Elizabeth meant to me as I was growing up.  The WWF was a huge part of my life and Macho Man gave me many wonderful memories.  The night the “Madness met the Mania” in Hershey, PA is my all-time favorite wrestling match.  So, thanks Randy.  Now you can walk down that aisle again with Miss Elizabeth, at least in my heart.

Reader: Sasa

What is your favorite finisher from the current crop of Divas?

Mr. G – The Glam Slam is obviously my favorite, but I also love Eve’s moonsault off the top rope (because it’s unbelievably athletic) and Gail Kim’s Eat Defeat (because it happens fast and looks devastating – I just hate the name, as you know by now…).  Tara’s Widow’s Peak is cool too.  I would like Maryse’s French Kiss more if that wasn’t the only actually move she executed during a match.

Reader: Ohiofan5 (Frank)

What was your favorite and least favorite movie from the 2010 year?

Mr. G – As I get older everything starts to blend together, so I have no idea any more what year a movie was actually released in.  Recently though I did love several movies including “The Blind Side”, “Frost Nixon”, and “The Social Network”.   The worst film I’ve seen in years (and with all due respect to Indiana Jones 4, maybe the worst ever) was “All About Steve” with Sandra Bullock.  It’s crazy how someone can make a film as good as “The Blind Side” and then follow it up with such a stinker.

The movie that still keeps me up at night is “Black Swan” because I have no idea what I think about that film.  I love discussing it with people to hear all their different opinions.  Some loved it, some hated it.  I respect the fact it was different and it did hold my attention, but I don’t love movies that make me wonder “is this really happening?”  I normally love Natalie Portman but this won’t be a movie I rewatch.   

Reader: Peter Rupal
What are your pet peeves about wrestling in general?  What would you do to change them?

Mr. G – My biggest pet peeve is the devaluation of championship belts.  I think there are too many titles (do we need a World Heavyweight title AND a WWE title?) and then, incredibly, the tag team championship is an afterthought.  I remember every significant title change from when I used to watch wrestling in the 80’s, now I can’t even remember who the current champions are.  I want to care about title belts – who has them, and how are they being defended.  When the WWE passes them around every few weeks, it is hard to get emotionally invested in them.

Reader: Peter Rupal

Of all the women wrestlers that have left the business before their prime, which one would you want to have seen ‘make it’ and how would you have booked them?

Mr. G – What an interesting question!  I’m not sure who I feel left before their prime, but 2 girls I would really enjoy booking are Isis the Amazon and Kaitlyn, each for very different reasons.  Similar to Kharma, Isis would present a real change to the typical Divas style of today.  I would have enjoyed seeing her work some of the current girls.  I don’t know how much Kaitlyn can really do in the ring but the fact she won NXT Season 3 should’ve been an easy bridge to using her in an interesting storyline.  Why they haven’t used her at all seems to invalidate the premise of NXT and I wonder if we have seen the last of that show.

Michael Benzinger

If you could be a manager for any Divas/Knockouts who would your top 3 choices be? Would you prefer to be a face or heel manager? Would you be willing to take bumps?

Mr. G – I would definitely want to be a heel manager because historically they get to have a lot more fun.  The only face manager I loved was Miss Elizabeth and she was really just a valet.  Jimmy Hart, Mr. Fuji, and Bobby Heenan were all great managers from my era (and you too Slick!) and I loved the way they worked the crowd and drew heat for their wrestlers.  I would enjoy managing the Bella Twins (the 3 of us could create a lot of chaos during matches), Mickie James (if she turned heel…which would be fun to be a part of), and of course The Glamazon.  Her partnership with Santino was great but I would work more seriously with her.  I like Beth more when her character has an edge to her.  (And of course I would take bumps!  That is until my arms fly out their sockets like I’m C-3PO.  I’m basically made out of balsa wood.)

Reader: TrishMelinaFan

I remember you stating you don’t really know [much] about the ‘Golden Era’, are you more familiar with them now, and what were some of their best moments for you?

Mr. G – One of my 2011 resolutions was to really study this more.  Unfortunately I have been so wrapped up in other things this hasn’t happened yet.  But the good news there is still half of 2011 remaining.  So, my question for you and others – “what are the critical matches that I should watch from the Golden Era?”  Let me know and I’ll check them out!

Reader: TrishMelinaFan

 Who’s your favorite fictional character(s) ever?

Mr. G – This is a pretty easy question for me.  JR Ewing is my favorite character ever.  I love “Dallas” and I’ve seen every episode many times over.  JR was delicious to hate but at the end of the day his family always came first.  He was complex and fascinating and became one of the true icons in American television history.  I met Larry Hagman several years ago and we drank a bourbon and branch together.  A great memory.  A great show.

Here is a great reader essay I received.  Thanks for submitting!

Reader:  Rayvon

Remember the time when the WWE Divas had a prominent role of WWE programming; when they actually had storylines and character development. What happened to those days? Well your guess is as good as mine.

From about 2002 to 2007 was a great time to be a WWE Diva. Back then they were smart, sexy, and powerful, now it’s just a term thrown around just to describe the Divas on the roster. During the Dominant Diva era as I like to call it was great. The women actually had matches, were able to break boundaries, entertain the WWE Universe, and most importantly they had and were able to develop their characters.

Back then you had Divas like Trish Stratus, Lita, Jazz, Molly Holly, Victoria, Mickie James, Jacqueline, Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, etc. All these women had prominent roles on TV and had their own character developments. For example, Trish was the blond bombshell fan favorite, Lita was the one of the guys high flyer, Jazz was the badass, Molly was the pure and innocent good girl, Jacqueline was the tough one, Torrie was the girl next door, and Dawn Marie was the sultry vixen. They all had their roles and did them very well and it allowed the fans to get behind who they wanted and cheer or boo them.

The WWE took time with these women to produce characters and put on matches for fans to enjoy. With help of Fit Finlay these women broke the mold for divas with the things they were able to accomplish in the ring. We all remember the first chair shot between two women when Victoria smashed Trish’s skull in, and not to mention all the hardcore encounters between those Divas with the use of trash cans and kendo sticks getting ‘Holy Shit’ chants from the crowd. Or the first ever steel cage match with Lita and Victoria throwing and smashing each other flesh into the steel cage.

And nowadays the Divas get 3 minute matches with slaps, hair pulling, and mediocre drop kicks. Watching a Divas match today is about as interesting as watching paint dry or eating a meal with no flavor… Just BLAND! And as much as it pains me to say the Divas are suffering to find their place in the WWE.

Don’t get me wrong I am not trying to bash or hate on today’s Divas, because I am a huge fan of Divas sports entertainment and want them to succeed, but the WWE is holding them back and not giving them the opportunity for whatever reason. They have talented women on their roster that can bring back the days of Trish and Victoria. Divas such as Gail Kim, Natalya, Beth Phoenix, Melina, and Michelle McCool. All of those women have the in-ring ability to do great things but they are not given the chance and these Divas have no character development.

Yeah sure Michelle McCool is the token mean girl, but we want more substance. And with Melina, back in the day she was the stuck up Hollywood Bitch, and now she’s just another fly on the wall. What happened? THESE WOMEN NEED CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! And if you are not going to give them development then give them time to wrestle.

Let’s take a look at Eve. A two-time Divas champion that gets no crowd reaction when she walk out form behind that curtain. Not because she’s not talented, because she is, but because no one knows Eve, there’s nothing there for the WWE Universe to get behind. She’s like a beautiful canvas with tons of potential but the artist just keeps using black boring paint.

Gail Kim is another one. She probably has the most wrestling ability of all the girls on the roster, but the WWE doesn’t maximize her skills. Instead they throw her in a dud or a romance and feud with Daniel Bryan and The Bella Twins to give her “character” but that quickly fizzled because no one wants to see Gail Kim cat fighting with the Bellas, they want to see her soaring in the air and using her wide range of submission holds. Someone with the abilities of Gail Kim doesn’t need much character development, she just needs to get in the ring and kick some ass. Her wrestling is her character.

Natalya and Beth Phoenix are another two Divas that don’t really need much character development due to their amazing in-ring prowess. But once again, LET THEM WRESTLE! These are two Divas who you can basically put in the ring with anyone and they can produce a good match. Or even better put them against each other, that’s magic in the making right there.

Some of their other Divas who may not be as gifted in the ring as a Gail or Natayla, need more development to establish themselves and be able to resonate with the audience. Divas like Alicia Fox, Tamina, Kelly Kelly, The Bella Twins, and Maryse are not bad in ring competitors but they need more substance when it comes to their characters. Luckily for someone like Layla they put her with Michelle McCool and that gave her a bit of character that fans love to hate.

Even during the ‘Dominant Diva Era’ women like Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie who may not have had the most polished in-ring skills had a very prolific feud with each other because they had developed characters and a very well done storyline involving Torrie’s father, which got the fans intrigued with them and got Dawn a lot of heat from the crowd and made Torrie shine as the top baby face on the Smackdown brand.

Today’s Divas are lacking crowd backing and good storylines. Like we all know Kelly is beautiful, but that’s all there is to her. Alicia Fox is well, forgettable. No one really remembers much about her. I feel the WWE could be doing a lot more having twin Divas running around. The lack of development with these Divas gives the fans a lack of interest in watching them. Tell me the last Diva to get a crowd pop like Trish or Lita did.

Rumor has it that the WWE has put restrictions on their Divas in what they are allowed to do in the ring, because they don’t want them to out shine their male counterparts. If that is indeed true then that’s fucking bullshit because these Divas work hard to perfect their skills and not letting them showcase them is depriving the WWE Universe of good entertainment. And with the release of Fit Finlay recently, there is no one fighting for the Divas to get them more involved each and every week.

Although the WWE has tried to bring back glimpses of the ‘Dominant Dive Era’ for example with the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables match at the TLC pay-per-view. It was a good match and kind of made you get more interested in the Divas but with WWE restricting them back, the match was not as engulfing or as memorable as a Trish and Victoria Chicago Street Fight. And that match happened on a RAW not even A PPV and its more talked about and unforgettable.

The WWE need to give their current roster of Divas more time to shine. You have them on the roster, then use them properly. They already dropped viewing them as sex idols and dropped bra and panties matches, which is a huge step, now throw them a bone and let them show you the skills they have and that they can deliver in the ring. Market these women for what they are there to do and that’s wrestle.

Hopefully with the pending draft coming up on Monday and the anticipated debut of Awesome Kong (Kharma) hopefully the Divas division will be repackage and business will pick up. Awesome Kong is a dominant force to be reckoned with and can really shake things up among the Divas and bring the best out of them. Let’s just hope the WWE uses her the right way and doesn’t drop the ball on her. It’s well documented her amazing feud with Gail Kim in TNA, so hopefully the WWE will take us on a trip down memory lane with them. Also think about the awesome battles she could have with Natalya, Beth, Melina or Michelle. Not to mention someone like Eve, who I know feuding with someone like Kong will definitely being the best out of her and make her a top Diva.

So what does the future hold for the WWE Divas, who knows, I’m sure they don’t even know. Hopefully things will get a  lot better for these smart, sexy, powerful women. I guess we will have to tune in each week to find out!

Thanks again Rayvon!  This Glam Slam mailbag features 2 reader profiles.  First long time Diva Dirt Live caller Meagan and I discuss how she got into wrestling and what she thinks about today’s group of women.  Then TrishMelinaFan and I pay tribute to Michelle McCool.  We spend some time reflecting on McCool’s time in WWE, and what her absence means to the immediate future of the WWE Divas. 

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— Mr. Glamazon

PS – Once again, thanks Macho Man for all the memories.  In your honor I will keep everything “super serious in the Danger Zone!”

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Paying Tribute to Macho Man Randy Savage

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Paying Tribute to Macho Man Randy Savage

Oooohhhh Yeaaahhhhhh. There was only one way to start today’s entry. I still remember when Randy Savage came to the World Wrestling Federations. No one had ever heard of him. This was in the days before internet newsgroups and any kind of underground rumor mongering. Macho Man got the same push that many superstars get when they make their entrance. The difference is that his push never ended.

He entered the WWF with an air of legitimacy and took off from there. There was never a doubt that he was a top draw even from day one. His battles and ensuing partnerships with Hulk Hogan came with a full helping of cheese, but Savage’s intensity pulled Hogan’s weak theatrics and Ms. Elizabeth’s demure personality right through it. It was never the same once he went to WCW, but it was that way for many wrestlers, just ask Brett Hart.

Thank you Mach Man, for taking all the corny stuff from the Rock ‘n Jock era and making it all a little more real. 

I was supposed to give you a rundown of the state of TNA Wrestling this week, but I’m gonna hold off. Mick Foley has just been brought in as the mysterious network executive and he promises that wrestling matters once again. That’s good, because the Days of Our Lives approach with Blair Witch Project camera styles just wasn’t doing it for me. Let’s give them a few weeks and revisit what they put out.

Another puzzling night on Monday Night Raw as the big push for R-Truth continued. Jerry Lawler started the show center ring to gloat over his toe-tasting victory over Michael Cole. Lawler brought out WWE legend Brett Hart, who had helped keep Cole true to the agreed foot-in-mouth penalty for losing the match. During Brett’s monologue R-Truth emerged from back stage and started whining about his lack of championship opportunities. I couldn’t stand Truth as a face, but he is showing promise to be a relatively amusing heel. Problem is I’m not convinced the off kilter psycho bit is an act. He’s got me convinced that all is not well upstairs. Just when I thought he was going to attack Hart, champ John Cena came limping out. Cena gave props to Hart and basically made light of The Truth. Just when Cena decided Truth need a beatdown, we heard that now famous, you’ve got mail notification. The anonymous GM of course announced a main event tag team match consisting of R-Truth and C.M. Punk against Cena and Rey Mysterio, with Brett Hart as the special referee.

Later in the show, Kane and Big Show lost the tag team belts to the Nexus combination of David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty. Of course C.M. Punk and Mason Ryan had their hand in the title change. Then backstage, Big Show was hit by one of Alberto Del Rio’s cars driven by Ricardo Rodriguez. I don’t really get the angle here. I’m guessing Show was probably due for knee surgery anyway, so they stripped him of the titles and explained away his likely absence.

Another angle that has me a little confused surrounds the monster diva Karma. Up to this point she has destroyed everything in her sight, but Monday was quite different. She came out to interrupt an eight-girl tag team match, assumedly to destroy them all. When she got to the ring, though, she sank to her knees and began crying … and the WWE left it at that. No explanation and no doublecross where she then demolished everyone. Very strange indeed.

One high point was when The Miz blamed his recent losses on his personal assistant Alex Riley. Riley finally had enough and pummeled Miz into a slobbering pile of goo. I’d be happier about this, but it probably means we’ll have Riley shoved down our throats for the next three months. Riley does some good things in the ring, but he has the personality of a potato dipped in rice pudding. It’ll be interesting to see if he can be a little more compelling on his own. The Miz is done with title shots and falls back to his more deserving role as a mid-card heel. He’s been pretty entertaining over the last few months, but it’s gonna take a face turn before he’ll get back in the title picture.

The show ended with the aforementioned tag team match. Cena, still hobbled from his “I Quit” match with the Miz the night before, took even more lumps, before Rey Mysterio won in with a 619 on Punk, who was then put in a sharp shooter by Hart. I don’t really get how the angle was advanced. I was expecting a last minute brutal attack by Truth on Cena, but the night just peacefully ended with glad hands all around between Cena, Mysterio, and Hart.

The WWE seems to be a little lost right now. With the main event for next year’s Wrestlemania already slated to be The Rock vs. Cena, it’s left them little wiggle room in some current story lines. Cena has already said he’ll keep the title all year, so that Rock can have his shot. So basically we know Cena won’t lose a title match until then. I guess R-Truth and the jabronis that will follow him are just window dressing. Needless to say, I hope WWE is able to build a little more momentum in the coming months. They’ve really struggled since Wrestlemania 2011.

Article source: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/paying-tribute-to-macho-man-randy-savage

Cena digs deep to go Over The Limit while the Viper strikes twice

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

That seemed to be the motto at WWE Pay Per View-Over The Limit held on Sunday the 22nd. With some gruelling in-ring competition, breath-taking athletism on display and a fitting conclusion to certain events being dragged along for quite a while, Over the Limit definitely provided wholesome entertainment and for the lack of a better word nonpareil amusement to both the wrestling and scripted stories’ fans. The PPV was conducted in the memory of one of the greatest superstars of all time Macho Man Randy Savage who had expired a few days back.

The night started with the wrestler who had been set free by the truth. R-truth put up a valiant effort although to the chagrin of the crowd he defeated Rey Mysterio. The rodomontade delivered by Truth at the beginning of the match was equally enjoyable. This was followed by the match between Wade Barrett and the former member of the Corre Ezekiel Jackson. Jackson had demanded this match not only for being excommunicated from this so called Group of Equals but also to get his hands on the Intercontinental Championship which Wade had held for quite some time. Just when Jackson was about to finish the match with his signature manoeuvre, the other members of Corre rushed in to interfere and this led to Barrett’s hand being raised by his sidekicks albeit as a loser. The highlight of the match was Ezekiel Jackson slamming Wade 6 times on the mat with 6 consecutive body slams.

Sin Cara, the newest member of the roster was up next against one of the old timers Chavo Guerrero. As an entertainment package this was the best match of the night with jaw dropping agility and mesmerizing moves from Sin Cara. However, the match also deserves its share of criticism for being completely one-sided as Sin Cara literally kicked Chavo’s butt all night long without giving him an ounce of a chance to retaliate.

We had another braggadocio in store this time from Alberto Del Rio which was rudely and to relief of the audiences, interrupted by the tag team champions Kane and the Big Show. The tag team Championship match was scheduled next with the other team being that of Mason Ryan and CM Punk. One of the better tag team matches in recent memory, this one was rigorous, competitive and both teams had to vie with all their might and experience in order to emerge victorious. In the end, the current champions proved to be too powerful as ‘the next Batista’ Ryan received a double choke slam with both the giants involved.

The Divas’ championship was up for grabs next as the diva recently selected in the Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list Kelly Kelly, took on the current champion Brie Bella. With other mouth-watering contests still to come, this match was mouth-watering for the oglers rather than pure wrestling enthusiasts. Both of the divas looked gorgeous and so did their outfits which were at their minimal best. Brie won the match with the help of some twin magic.

Randy Orton was defending his World Heavyweight Championship in the next fight. One of those rare matches in which none of the wrestlers involved is a heel, the match was undoubtedly the most competitive of the night with numerous twists and turns including a spear from Christian and an unsuccessful punt from Orton. Nonetheless, Christian’s 17 Yearlong dream was shattered once again courtesy an RKO. The move came out of nowhere, thus helping the Viper strike twice in the same fashion as he had done 4 weeks back to claim the Gold.

The next bout was the Kiss My Foot match featuring Michael Cole pitted against Jerry Lawler. Those of you who have kept track of the events will know that Jack Swagger after accepting this match had withdrawn himself and hence this was the first time that Cole would be up against the King one on one. In terms of build-up the match would score 9 on 10; in terms of in ring action 2 on 10 and in terms of entertainment 7 on 10. With no external help for Cole, Lawler easily won the match and then stuck his foot up Michael Cole’s brash, arrogant, cocky yet unwittingly funny and incomparably talented mouth. Cole had more in store as first the beautiful Eve Torres delivered a moonssault on him followed by JR dripping his barbeque sauce all over Cole.

The main event of the night was, no surprises there, the ‘I Quit’ match between John Cena and the Miz. The match chillingly reminded of the epic Wrestlemania confrontation between the Undertaker and Triple H, where the Game dished out unbelievable amount of punishment upon the Deadman and yet the Phenom would not give up. In this case, the punishment inflicted by the Miz not only seemed to be overwhelmingly more but equally less was the retaliation on the part of Cena. The Miz dominated 80% of the match with considerable help from Alex Riley and from weapons like Kendo sticks, leather straps and steel chairs. But to Cena’s credit he took everything that the Miz could fathom and never uttered the words-I Quit. In the end, just like the Triple H – Undertaker’s bout, it took one move to make the cowardly Miz say ‘I Quit’ and that was the STF. If the match was supposed to raise the amount of respect that the 20-30 year age group of viewers held for Cena, it must have certainly achieved that given the amount of pain, suffering and flailing Cena endured. And yet due to Miz’s cowardice, the conclusion to this match was ordinary.

The coming weeks on Monday Night Raw will undoubtedly be interesting with Miz looking for excuses to escape from this humiliation and the crowd chanting,”I am the Miz and I quit”.

Those of you who are planning to watch Over the Limit, pay attention to the commentary as well. It is engrossing, has elements of humour and is stacked with funny altercations involving Michael Cole.


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Cena digs deep to go Over The Limit as the Viper strikes twice

Posted by Kari on May 25, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

That seemed to be the motto at WWE Pay Per View-Over The Limit held on Sunday the 22nd. With some gruelling in-ring competition, breath-taking athletism on display and a fitting conclusion to certain events being dragged along for quite a while, Over the Limit definitely provided wholesome entertainment and for the lack of a better word nonpareil amusement to both the wrestling and scripted stories’ fans. The PPV was conducted in the memory of one of the greatest superstars of all time Macho Man Randy Savage who had expired a few days back.

The night started with the wrestler who had been set free by the truth. R-truth put up a valiant effort although to the chagrin of the crowd he defeated Rey Mysterio. The rodomontade delivered by Truth at the beginning of the match was equally enjoyable. This was followed by the match between Wade Barrett and the former member of the Corre Ezekiel Jackson. Jackson had demanded this match not only for being excommunicated from this so called Group of Equals but also to get his hands on the Intercontinental Championship which Wade had held for quite some time. Just when Jackson was about to finish the match with his signature manoeuvre, the other members of Corre rushed in to interfere and this led to Barrett’s hand being raised by his sidekicks albeit as a loser. The highlight of the match was Ezekiel Jackson slamming Wade 6 times on the mat with 6 consecutive body slams.

Sin Cara, the newest member of the roster was up next against one of the old timers Chavo Guerrero. As an entertainment package this was the best match of the night with jaw dropping agility and mesmerizing moves from Sin Cara. However, the match also deserves its share of criticism for being completely one-sided as Sin Cara literally kicked Chavo’s butt all night long without giving him an ounce of a chance to retaliate.

We had another braggadocio in store this time from Alberto Del Rio which was rudely and to relief of the audiences, interrupted by the tag team champions Kane and the Big Show. The tag team Championship match was scheduled next with the other team being that of Mason Ryan and CM Punk. One of the better tag team matches in recent memory, this one was rigorous, competitive and both teams had to vie with all their might and experience in order to emerge victorious. In the end, the current champions proved to be too powerful as ‘the next Batista’ Ryan received a double choke slam with both the giants involved.

The Divas’ championship was up for grabs next as the diva recently selected in the Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list Kelly Kelly, took on the current champion Brie Bella. With other mouth-watering contests still to come, this match was mouth-watering for the oglers rather than pure wrestling enthusiasts. Both of the divas looked gorgeous and so did their outfits which were at their minimal best. Brie won the match with the help of some twin magic.

Randy Orton was defending his World Heavyweight Championship in the next fight. One of those rare matches in which none of the wrestlers involved is a heel, the match was undoubtedly the most competitive of the night with numerous twists and turns including a spear from Christian and an unsuccessful punt from Orton. Nonetheless, Christian’s 17 Yearlong dream was shattered once again courtesy an RKO. The move came out of nowhere, thus helping the Viper strike twice in the same fashion as he had done 4 weeks back to claim the Gold.

The next bout was the Kiss My Foot match featuring Michael Cole pitted against Jerry Lawler. Those of you who have kept track of the events will know that Jack Swagger after accepting this match had withdrawn himself and hence this was the first time that Cole would be up against the King one on one. In terms of build-up the match would score 9 on 10; in terms of in ring action 2 on 10 and in terms of entertainment 7 on 10. With no external help for Cole, Lawler easily won the match and then stuck his foot up Michael Cole’s brash, arrogant, cocky yet unwittingly funny and incomparably talented mouth. Cole had more in store as first the beautiful Eve Torres delivered a moonssault on him followed by JR dripping his barbeque sauce all over Cole.

The main event of the night was, no surprises there, the ‘I Quit’ match between John Cena and the Miz. The match chillingly reminded of the epic Wrestlemania confrontation between the Undertaker and Triple H, where the Game dished out unbelievable amount of punishment upon the Deadman and yet the Phenom would not give up. In this case, the punishment inflicted by the Miz not only seemed to be overwhelmingly more but equally less was the retaliation on the part of Cena. The Miz dominated 80% of the match with considerable help from Alex Riley and from weapons like Kendo sticks, leather straps and steel chairs. But to Cena’s credit he took everything that the Miz could fathom and never uttered the words-I Quit. In the end, just like the Triple H – Undertaker’s bout, it took one move to make the cowardly Miz say ‘I Quit’ and that was the STF. If the match was supposed to raise the amount of respect that the 20-30 year age group of viewers held for Cena, it must have certainly achieved that given the amount of pain, suffering and flailing Cena endured. And yet due to Miz’s cowardice, the conclusion to this match was ordinary.

The coming weeks on Monday Night Raw will undoubtedly be interesting with Miz looking for excuses to escape from this humiliation and the crowd chanting,”I am the Miz and I quit”.

Those of you who are planning to watch Over the Limit, pay attention to the commentary as well. It is engrossing, has elements of humour and is stacked with funny altercations involving Michael Cole.


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WWE Raw Rating

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