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WWE Road to WrestleMania Tour @ MSG Results & Thoughts (03/18/12)

Posted by invizweb on March 19, 2012

The first Pro Wrestling show I would attend.  The first Pro Wrestling show I would attend at Madison Square Garden (in the early 2000s, I attended the FILA World Freestyle Wrestling Championships at MSG) .  The first World Wrestling Entertainment show I would attend.  To say that I had butterflies in my stomach would be an understatement.  But when my friends offered me to attend with them, i definitely could say no.

I went to the event with two friends: a female henceforth known as Hobbit and her BigBro.  We arrived at 4:47 PM at Madison Square Garden when everyone was scurrying to get in.  Security seemed so rushed, they barely checked Hobbit’s bag.  Hobbit later remarked that she could have snuck in treats and water.  I would reply vodka but she said she prefers tequila.  I wouldn’t  say we weren’t surprised when we discovered our seats were stools in the back of the balcony area but that’s more of MSG making silly ideas to increase revenue instead of creating a more comfortable experience adding an additional row.

I was also befuddled when Justin Roberts instead of Lilian Garcia appeared.   But that is neither here nor there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Breaking News: Hell Frozen Over Again — Antonio Inoki to WWE

Posted by invizweb on February 1, 2010

To Appear WrestleMania Weekend? (C) Antonio Inoki via Puroresu Central

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Eddie Fatu (Jamal, Umaga) Passes Away at Age 36

Posted by invizweb on December 4, 2009

According to the Figure Four Weekly/Wrestling Observer site, Eddie Fatu who wrestled as Umaga, Jamal of 3 Minute Warning, and O.G. Ekmo, has passed away at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

 

Eddie Fatu (1973-2009). courtesy of WikiMedia Commons

 

I wasn’t very comfortable when Armando Alejandro Estrada appeared into the ring to confront Ric Flair and then introduced the world to his “Samoan BullDozer” Umaga. He seemed like a caricature. A racist throwback to times passed. To be honest though, I did not find hsi work as Jamal that exciting, and I did not see his work in Music City Wrestling (where WWF management had high prospects for him), FMW, or his apparently incredible run in All-Japan. Also, I thought he stiffed Flair that night. However, as time went on, the gimmick grew on me. Umaga was a scary archetypal “monster” who played the role perfectly crushing jobbers each week until John Cena stepped in. His series of matches where he carried Cena were very good.  His biggest career match was the Wrestlemania XXIII match against Bobby Lashley with Vince McMahon’s Hair on the line vs Donald trump’s Hair.  His last match was last Saturday in Sydney during the Hulkamania Tour.  Ken Kennedy was his final single match opponent.As a man born into the Pro Wrestling business, he treated it as such with utmost respect. He will be missed. I give my condolences to his friends, family, and loved ones.

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wwe 2009 Draft Recap (Semi Up to Date)

Posted by invizweb on April 13, 2009

– The show opens with a recap of last week’s closing angle when Batista came out to make the save and joined the HHH/Shane team against Legacy for the match at Backlash, where the winning guy gets the belt.  What a fucking mouthful.

Opening Segment: Batista returns to little kids cheering.

– He calls out Randy after a recap of how he was put out of action.  Apparently his other injuries, which were mentioned at the time were retconend out.  The WWE Time Machine strikes again.  His words come out as hollow.

– Shane comes out to answer the challenge?  No.  He claims that he should get Randy since he, his dad, and sis were attacked.  He is so f’ing scripted.  He should also use Just For Men, Touch of Grey blend.

– HHH comes out and its a shit-eating contest as HHH claims everything is related to him somehow.

– Vickie comes out now.  He sets up a handicap match with HHH/Batista/Shane vs Cody Rhodes/Ted DBiase (Jr).  Why is the heel GM helping the faces?

Rey Mysterio (RAW) vs Evan Borne (ECW)

– If Even didn’t get an intro I would have thought this was a Superstars squash.

– Rey wins with a 619, and a Swan Dive.

***1. MVP (SD) drafted to RAW

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MMA Sunday, Episode 1 with Bobby Lashley now available.

Posted by invizweb on January 5, 2009

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Tonight, Canvas Chronicle ‘s Ric Gillespie and Casey Trowbridge (of Combat Hooligans infamy)hosted the premier of MMA Sunday on the Georgia Wrestling History Radio Network .

Our guest tonight was former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley .

Among topics discussed:

  • His debut fight back in December
  • Training with American Top Team and how that has been so beneficial towards his development as a fighter
  • What lessons Pro Wrestling taught him that he has been able to apply to MMA
  • The value of entertainment
  • Where he’ll be fighting next
  • His plans for the future in both MMA as well as a desire to do more pro wrestling

You can listen to tonight’s episode clicking here and don’t forget to check out the rest of the shows on the Georgia Wrestling History Radio Network and tune in next Sunday for more of MMA Sunday .

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meet Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah of Ghana aka Kofi Kingston of Jamaica

Posted by invizweb on July 1, 2008

For the BBC, Leslie Goff reported:

To millions of US wrestling fans, Kofi Kingston is the first Jamaican wrestler in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). But his real identity is very different – because to his family and friends, he is Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah from Ghana.

Most wrestling fans have never heard of the West African country, so the wrestling body decided fight fans would be more likely to embrace a wrestler from the land of Bob Marley and reggae music.

And so desperate is Sarkodie-Mensah to become wrestling’s next superstar, he is willing to deny who he is.

“I was actually born in Jamaica – to be honest with a name like Kofi a lot of people assume I was born in Ghana,” he says with a bad Jamaican accent, but doing his best to stay in character.

But though he denies it, his mother Elizabeth – the head of a Ghanaian-American organisation in the US – confirms that he was indeed born in Ghana, and not in Jamaica. The family only moved to the US in 1982.

“I told him: ‘Kofi, your cousins watch you on TV in Ghana and want to know why you don’t say you’re from Ghana,'” she says.

“He said: ‘Tell them it is business.'”

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The Invisible Web Episode 19 (Season Two Episode 10) – El Solo Cachorro de Espada

Posted by invizweb on June 29, 2008

The Invisible Web Episode 19 (Season Two Episode 10) El Solo Cachorro de Espada

Combat sports galore. 65 Minutes ~! The RAW Draft, Triplemania, and other fun stuff. And remember to vote for Rupert the AntiChrist for President in the 2008 US Presidential election.

Xanshin @ Green Destiny

Andy @ Osaka Holiday Paradise

Flash CMLL Juicio Final results by Kris Zellner

Better late than never: AAA Triplemania 2008 results

AAA TripleMania Preview and Predictions

New Japan Pro Wrestling Best of Super Jr. Final Results

Lorenzo Fertitta begins full-time with UFC

MMA in NY? Not if NY Mag and Albany got their ways.

RAW 2008 Draft Recap

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Two years ago this day

Posted by invizweb on November 14, 2007

On November 13, 2005, Eddie Guerrero was declared deceased after his nephew Chavo found him in the hotel restroom. He apparently passed away while brushing his teeth. Here is an article I wrote about my memories of watching Eddie Guerrero on television.

el-immortale-eddie-guerrero.doc

Much has happened since then but nothing good. At the time it was not known that he was probably still on growth hormones or steroids. Also, last Summer the Chris Benoit Double Homicide-Suicide occurred. I also promised myself that I will do my best to live a happy life. I will have to try harder I guess, but I must try.

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