Monday, September 29, 2008

The Undertaker Still Kicking Ass!

The Undertaker began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling in 1984. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989. When WCW did not renew The Undertaker contract in 1990, in November of that year he joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, which later became the WWE in 2002). Having remained with that company ever since, The Undertaker is currently one of the senior performers in WWE. He is one of only two wrestlers, the other being Shawn Michaels, to have appeared on the very first episode of Raw who are still with the company today.

The Undertaker is also the creator of several specialty matches, those being; The Casket match, The Boiler Room Brawl match, The Buried Alive match, the Hell in a Cell match and the Inferno Match in which the entire ring is surrounded in fire.

Undertaker is undefeated at WrestleMania with a 16-0 record (referred to as simply The Streak) and is a six-time world champion (four-time WWE Champion and two-time World Heavyweight Champion). Many say Undertaker’s winning WrestleMania streak will end at WrestleMania XXV (25). I say and I am sure all Taker fans will agree that The Streak should never end. If the WWE decides to end the Undertaker’s streak at mania it would certainly put the nail in the coffin of Undertaker’s character and no wrestling fan would Rest In Peace!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

WWE Blackballs Randy Savage

The “Macho Man" Randy Savage is a household name when it comes to the world of pro wrestling. The burning question is why Savage is banned from every aspect of the WWE, Here is the rumor in full that has been floating around the internet for years. Savage left the WWF in 1994 rather abruptly. It was always rumored that he left because Hogan did and that could have had something to do with it but the prevalent story now is that he was fired because he had sex with Stephanie McMahon, daughter of Vince McMahon. It is said that the name "Randy Savage" is not to be uttered in the presence of Vince to this day. The Macho Man is, even to this day, one of the most famous names in wrestling history and should have been the first one inducted into the WWE hall of fame.

When you say "The Macho Man" everyone thinks Ooooooooohhhhhh Yeeeeeahhhhhhh, I can only imagine him saying that after he was done with Stephanie!! LOL. He was a charismatic speaker; his trademark deep, raspy voice is a voice that I would bet that all of us tried to imitate at some point in our youth. His character was able to translate as a face and a heel. He has gone on to the be the spokesman for Slim Jim and it has been an effective ad campaign... when I see a Slim Jim all I can think about is "Snap into a Slim Jim... Ooooohhhhhh Yeeeeahhhhh". He finished out his career as a lunatic in the WCW and I don't blame him for that, it was nearly impossible for the WCW to promote any of its wrestlers (even the great Bret Hart was a mere second card guy in his term in the WCW). The Macho Man is every bit as ubiquitous with professional wrestling as the Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania. That is why his impact is a 10...he and Hogan created the sport that we loved growing up. I would pay money to see him bust out a "Oohhhhh Yeahhhhh" one more time in the ring. That lasting impact is what this list is all about, fleeting stars and gimmicks are everywhere in the annals of professional wrestling but characters like The Macho Man will live forever no matter how much McMahon tries to blackball him.

In a late breaking news story "Macho Man" Randy Savage, who wrestled on nine out of the first ten WrestleManias and came away with the WWF Championship on two of them, will not be a character available to play on the upcoming "Legends of Wrestlemania" video game, which is scheduled for release next March. At Vince McMahon's discretion, a few big names were excluded from the game for one reason or another, most notably Randy Savage and Mick Foley. Sources say THQ officials were most unhappy about not being able to feature Savage and Foley in the game. At least in Foley's case, he was originally scheduled to appear in the game, but following his departure from WWE a few weeks ago and now showing up in TNA, McMahon made the decision to pull his character.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Your Fired!

WWE has been on a firing spree for the last few weeks. Over seven people were released from the company such as: Big Daddy V, Shannon Moore, Steven Richards, Nunzio, Collin Delaney and Rory McAllister of the Highlanders. The WWE have released too many talented superstars and retained wrestlers who put fans to sleep. In 2006 WWE reunited ECW bringing back all the old school ECW wrestlers. In about 1 year or less WWE started firing them. The only ECW original left is Tommy Dreamer which is bad business, why even call it ECW anymore? Before this article hits the net Dreamer may also be fired. Almost all of the famous superstars that were fired in WWE ended up in TNA for example, Christian, Rhino, Kevin Nash, The Dudley Boys, Booker T and much more.

What the WWE fails to understand is that all of those superstars will make TNA even more popular and give the WWE a run for their money. Don’t be surprised if in a few years TNA blows up bigger than the WWE. Instead of getting rid of so many wrestlers the WWE needs to get better story lines from their writers the current ones they have now are not cutting it. WWE has another bad habit of giving rising stars the belts too soon! Give people like Shawn Michael’s the belt or Chris Jericho people who won’t drop the ball so TNA can grab it.

Article by Wes