There is a hilarious story behind this shambolic “press conference” to hype a match between former WWE star Domino (Cliff Compton) and Great Power Uti (Nigeria’s answer to Hulk Hogan). If you like pro-wrestling (or even if you don’t) check out the Art Of Wrestling Podcast for Domino’s hilarious account of his trip to Nigeria to face Uti.
The Art Of Wrestling is a weekly podcast hosted by independent wrestler Colt Cabana. It’s a hugely entertaining show and provides an insight into the crazy lives of professional wrestlers. It’s free and well worth a listen.
“He says I can’t sing and I can’t dance, but I can make romance. Yeah, right there at the fork in the road! I said “go right,” Elizabeth said, “go left,” I went RIGHT! And then, and then, I understand what the situation was. I went over to that one bridge, yeah, and then when I crossed that bridge I found out that I was on the right side and I said, “Elizabeth, FOLLOW me,” YEAH! Because I’m going straight to the top! The stars, yeah, the stars, one shining star in the night. Shining…BRIGHTER than all the other ones! And I’m talkin’ light years away, yeah.” - MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE
Okay so anyone who occasionally looks at this blog will know that I’m somewhat obsessed with pro-wrestling. I’m always sad when I hear of another wrestler from back in the day dying before his time so I wanted to do a little tribute here to one of the all time greats who recently passed away - The Macho Man Randy Savage… Ooooh Yeah!
There’s only been a small number of wrestlers who had “it” both in and out of the ring and they inevitably rose to the very top of their game. Macho Man was not only incredibly intense, entertaining and insane on the mic (as the above video demonstrates) but he was also a fantastic wrestler who very carefully crafted every match at a time when most wrestlers just worked it out in the ring as they went along. Despite carefully planning all of his matches in advance, he didn’t simply use flashy moves and spots to get over, he understood how to build a match and gradually work an audience into a frenzy.
Here’s a good example of Savage dragging (the mostly awful) Ultimate Warrior through a hugely entertaining match…
Another Irishman is making waves in the world of Professional Wrestling! Bray born, Fergal Devitt (aka Prince Devitt) who wrestles for New Japan Pro Wrestling is the current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and one-half of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. Devitt is only about six months older than me and has been wrestling for ten years. I really need to get cracking on my training…
When I make it big as a professional wreslter (any day now!) this is going to be my finishing submission move. Technically it’s a cross face chickenwing with a bridge but I call it The Coffey Grinder! Vince, if you’re reading this drop me an email. Let’s talk!
This makes me laugh every time I watch it. Shawn Michaels oversells Hulk Hogan’s weak offence to try and make Hogan look foolish.
So the story goes that a two match series between Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels was set to take place with Hogan and Michaels winning a match each. However, after it was planned for Hogan to win the first match, he backed out of the second citing a knee injury that was “acting up.” Realising that he was getting the short end of the deal, it is said thst Shawn then got revenge by overselling every move like crazy.
Forget about The World Cup… An Irish man has a shot at the WWE Title!
Dublin born, fluent gaeilgoir, former choir boy, shock of red hair, skin as pale as the driven snow, 6 ft 6, 280 lbs, The Celetic Warrior - Sheamus O’ Shaunessy is the living embodiment of Ireland. He takes on John Cena for the WWE Title on December 13th in a tables match…
Come on Ireland!
He even speaks Irish in the ring!