Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin will be inducted in the 2009 Hall of Fame ceremony on April 4th, the day before the biggest event in WWE history Wrestlemania 25. Mania25 will take place right in his home town of Houston, Texas. Born on December 18, 1964, Austin debuted in WCW as "Stunning" Steve Austin; almost immediately after his debut Austin defeated Bobby Eaton for The WCW championship. Just weeks later Austin joined Paul E. Dangerous Alliance. Steve lost his belt to Barry Windham in a 2 out of 3 falls match which Steve later regained from Windham on May 23, 1992.

In 1995 Steve Austin was fired from WCW after suffering a triceps injury. Austin made his way to ECW which he lasted about 2 years. In 1996 the 3:16 era began, 1996 King of The Ring Steve defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the final match. After the match Steve did a promo in which he said to Jake. You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere! Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16... Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass! Austin 3:16 became one the most popular catch phrases in wrestling history. Unfortunately Austin’s career began to crumble when he injured his neck in a match with Owen Hart.

Austin still continued to wrestle, in 1997 Austin had a feud with Mr.McMahon which turned out to be one of the greatest feuds ever. Austin beat the living hell out of McMahon week after week. After his feud with McMahon, Steve moved on to The Rock. which once again a legendary feud. At Wrestlemania 17 Rock and Austin went at it in a 1 on 1 match which Austin won. But then at Wrestlemania 19 they had another match which Rock won. Sadly that was Steve Austins last match. He retired in 2003 due to neck and knee injuries. In 2007 Austin Stared in a WWE film movie "The Condemned”.Austin later on making a return beating the life out of Santino Marella because he was ranting about the movie. April 4th 2009 will be a very sad night for many WWE fans and wrestlers alike. It will mark the closure of Stone Cold Steve Austins WWE career forever. But as we all know he will always be the Baddest SOB you will ever know, the Texas rattle snake!! Steve will be a LEGEND soon.

Article by Wes

Monday, January 12, 2009

ECW Not Extreme!

In 2006 WWE brought back ECW with most of its original extremists including Sabu, Sandman, Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer and more. For a few months ECW was really exiting because of its rebirth and extreme matches, ECW was on a hardcore roll. Until WWE started releasing many originals from the company, once they were gone ECW went down in the dumps having poor matches and nothing extreme. Weeks later wrestlers started getting disqualified in there ECW matches not so extreme if you ask me.

ECW stands for Extreme Championship Wrestling so why in the hell would you get disqualified? It makes no sense at all, what’s the point of calling it EXTREME! Back in the original ECW days when Paul Heyman owned the company you would have people drilled through flaming tables and barbed wire bats grinding into there forehead now that’s extreme. Today in this water down ECW all you see is maybe a garbage can getting smashed over a persons head or a kendo stick or two. What happen to the real land of extreme? WWE should not even call it ECW anymore because it just sort of like a crappier version of smackdown. This sissified version of ECW shows every Tuesday at 10:00 pm on SCI-FI. It’s pretty silly to still call it ECW why not call it Tuesday Night Titans or something alone those lines. Hopefully one day ECW will rise again like a phoenix from a burning table and become extreme once more.

Article by Wes

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Having joined the WWE in 1984, Roddy hosted his own interview segment – Piper's Pit. Piper's Pit made Roddy Piper one of the WWE's most talked about performers. In 1985, he first crossed paths with Hulk Hogan – and the rest is history. They became the two biggest box office superstars in the WWE's history. It was WrestleMania 1, with the main event of Piper and Paul Orndorff teamed against Hogan and Mr. T that put the WWE on the map. Now, in 2005, Piper is still headlining. This time it was Wrestlemania 21 on April 3, 2005 in Hollywood, when he presented his infamous Piper's Pit with Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Roddy Piper has starred in many movies including John Carpenter's much-acclaimed, "They Live," which was a number one box office hit. In 2003, the fight scene in John Carpenter's THEY LIVE was awarded one of the top ten fight scenes in cinema history. The scene is featured on the DVD, "Ultimate Fights in the Movies." Roddy's long list of Film and T.V. credits continue to grow.

In 2003, Roddy came out with his best selling autobiography published by Penguin-Putnam, "In the Pit with Piper."

The best way to learn more about Roddy Piper is to see and talk to the man himself. Keep an eye out in your area for his One-Man Show tours. He has had a career like not other, with accomplishments the likes of which most of us can only dream. On April 2, 2005, at the Universal Amphitheater in Hollywood, Roddy Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fane. Roddy's longtime nemesis, 16 times world champion, Ric Flair, when doing the introduction, said, "Roddy Piper is the most talented man in the history of professional wrestling. Bar none!" [Read Piper’s entire bio at:]