The Lucha Libre style of professional wrestling has really never been my cup of tea. However, with more and more international wrestling promotions trying to enter the American market, I decided to be supportive by ordering TripleMania 23, an event held by AAA (Asistencia Asesoría y Administración). To say I made a big mistake in ordering this show would be an understatement.
This is AAA’s biggest event of the year and there was a cool video package that was produced with a Mission Impossible theme since the franchise’s newest film installment, Rogue Nation sponsored the event. The thing is, I couldn’t enjoy it because the show was plagued with production problems from the very beginning. Continue reading “AAA: TripleMania Flops on the U.S. Stage”
I crawled into bed late last night to watch TV. Channel after channel, nothing tickled my fancy until I said “Hey, you have the WWE Network.” I logged onto my iPhone and fell asleep watching WrestleMania Rewind chronicling the iconic confrontation between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. When I woke up, I realized I’d just experienced something that my ten year old self could only dream of. Continue reading “WWE Network Recommendations”
The Body Slam Podcast is back with luckiest episode in the world, number thirteen. Atlee Greene, Todd Graham, and Shane Daly take a break from the hot topics of the week and discuss
– The difference between Daniel Bryan’s popularity versus Zack Ryder’s popularity.
– Where did the love for Rey Mysterio go after being one of the original internet favorites.
– Championship belts are pro wrestling’s most coveted prize and The Body Slam crew reveal their favorites.
The Body Slam Podcast would like to give a shout to Familiar Strangers who will bring a night of wonderful music to the Walnut Street Café in Lynn, MA on Saturday February 8th at 7:30 pm. There will be No Cover Charge, All money collected will be donated to Team Munchkin. Click here for more information on this great cause.
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Growing up, Summer Slam used to fall on or near my Birthday so for me, it was the perfect way to close out the summer before heading back to school. I think Summer Slam could benefit from being stadium show like WrestleMania because there are more weather friendly venues in the summer time. Plus, it would truly give the event that “Biggest party of the Summer” feel.
Continue reading “It’s time to Ring the Damn Bell with Summer Slam.”
The international flavor of WCW’s Cruiserweight division produced some of the most innovative wrestling matches and served as the launching pad to some of the biggest names in the industry. The hot potato nature of its title reigns makes it impossible to rank the wrestlers by championship merit.
Oftentimes, these matches would not only open the show but downright steal it. Jushin Liger and Brian Pillman deserve honorable mentions in this conversation. Their matches took place in the Light Heavyweight division, a precursor to the Cruiserweight division, and put lighter-weight classes in professional wrestling on the map in the United States. Today, we rank the top ten WCW Cruiserweights of all time.
Continue reading “Ten Greatest WCW Cruiserweights of All-Time”
The artists over at DeviantArt.com have produced some cool wrestling art work but their depictions cover all genres. If you think it, someone on this site has probably drawn it. Check out some of their images on this post and head on over to check out their catalog.