Category: Wrestling

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The Ultimate Warrior

I’ve been thinking a lot about The Ultimate Warrior lately. I’ve also been thinking a lot about the man, Warrior (or Jim Helwig, if you’re not into calling people by the names they choose to self-apply). I was at WretleMania XXX in New Orleans, and...

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Let’s Talk About Wrestling: The Crowd

At the last show I worked, I had the honor of being in the venue before belltime, listening to Tracy Smothers hold court before a group of wrestlers preparing for Absolute Intense Wrestling to broadcast Absolution VIII around the world on internet pay-per-view. It’s unfortunate...

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Absolution VIII: This Is the Dance

Tomorrow, at 6:30 p.m., Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Absolution VIII goes live to a worldwide audience. It is the company’s second internet Pay Per View offering following Girls Night Out 8, but, in many ways, it’s the promotion’s first: the first time AIW is presenting its...

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Monday Night Means Wrestling: Repo Man vs. Randy Savage (1/25/1993)

Background: The Repo Man—one of Barry Darsow’s many faces once the Demolition well ran dry—is, in my humble opinion, one of the great bad gimmicks of all time. (For the record, Darsow’s stint as angry golfer “Hole in One” Barry Darsow on WCW Saturday Night is another.) During this...