Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WrestleMania 25

On April 5th 2009 WWE will start all over again having the 25th anniversary of WrestleMania!, were it all begins again. The first Wrestlemania was held in March 31st 1985 at the Madison Square Garden arena, in New York City, with an outstanding attendance of 19,121. People from around the world came to witness the era that changed the wrestling industry forever. WrestleMania 1 also including many celebrities such as Mr.T, Muhammad Ali and Liberace. Hulk Hogan and Mr.T faced off against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. Hogan got the victory after a Bob Orton inadvertally hit Orndorff over the head with his cast.
After that night sports entertainment changed. Millions of people stared getting into wrestling. After 25 years, WrestleMania still lives up to this day, getting better and better each year.

Millions of people from different country's, and states travel to the location to be a part of the spectacular event every year. At WrestleMania 21 a little kick was added to it called the Money in the bank ladder match, in wich superstars battle and who ever retrieves the briefcase hanging high above the ring will earn a championship match of there choosing guaranteed. The first money in the bank included Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Shelton Benjamin, Edge, Kane, and Christian, which Edge would win after hitting Benoit with a steel chair knocking him off the ladder. Edge later on cash it in after WWE champion John Cena won an elimination chamber match and attacking Cena from behind with a spear becoming new WWE champion. Ever since Wrestlemania 21 every Wrestlemania had the Money in the bank ladder match. Also there is a Streak that has been going on 16 years now. a streak by none other than, "The Phenom" The Undertaker. Undertaker never lost at a WrestleMania, Every year his streak is in jeopardy, But the Dead man always has the upper hand in the end, therefore making him a legend. But will Undertaker go 17-0? Or will "Mr.WrestleMania" Shawn Michaels put the streak to rest making it 16-1. The only way to find out is to watch the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania!

Article by Wes

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Andrew 'Test' Martin

The professional wrestler known as "Test" or the "Punisher" planned to leave Monday to celebrate in France, Sweden and Belgium, according to his MySpace page. But authorities found his body Friday night at about 8 o'clock. And officers have since disclosed that they discovered prescription drugs, including painkillers and steroids, in the Harbour Place apartment.

A neighbor had become suspicious after watching him lie motionless on a couch for hours and called police. It appeared Mr. Martin was in the middle of a meal when he died, said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. There was a half-eaten pizza and soda nearby. Officers do not suspect foul play. There were no signs of trauma to Mr. Martin, she said. "He was obviously very healthy, McElroy said. The mystery of his death will likely be solved by his toxicology report. Mr. Martin last performed for the World Wide Entertainment wrestling show in February 2007. Fans have been speculating on numerous Web sites about why professional wrestlers have died young, including two locally.

Former professional wrestler Brian "Crush" Adams, 44, died Aug. 13, 2007, in his New Tampa home. An autopsy report found a mix of prescription drugs, a pain reliever, muscle relaxer and anxiety medication. And on Jan. 19, 2007, ex-wrestler Scott Charles "Bam Bam" Bigelow, 45, died in his home in Hudson. Cause of death: multiple drugs, an autopsy revealed. Many wrestling deaths cite coronary problems, which can be linked to excessive steroid use. Pro wrestlers are not tested for performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids. More than 40 fans and friends left messages on Mr. Martin's MySpace page.
One remembered watching Mr. Martin exhibit self control when a fan "spat in your face and you were cool enough to stop the security guards from throwing him out for the sake of the kids who came with him so they could stay at the show."
On his page, Mr. Martin listed his dad as his hero and that "a good scary movie on the couch with my girl is a good night."

As seen on WWE Raw or not seen they didn't bother to air a graphic in honor of Andrew "Test" Martin, who served nearly seven years of service to the company at various points from 1998 through 2007. Company officials are said to be on edge about Martin as his death brought them some unwanted bad publicity when they're trying harder than to ever to present a clean image to the public. As result, they didn't announce the Von Erichs' induction into the WWE Hall of Fame during the broadcast since of the five wrestling sons of the legendary Fritz Von Erich, four died before their 34th birthday. Instead, they quietly made the announcement on WWE.com.

Perhaps in another sign that WWE is trying to shy away from the death of Martin, they put up a graphic acknowledging his passing on the front page of the company website on Saturday, but pulled it early Sunday. While the statement regarding his passing is still up, it's buried amidst a sea of miscellaneous headlines. Furthermore, they didn't bother to put up a tribute photo gallery in honor of Martin like they usually do when a past or present company performer passes away. Is the WWE trying to make the memory of Test vanish like they did with Chris Benoit?