lundi 30 avril 2012

The Evolution Of Sivi Afi

From low-carder to jobber to "High Chief"... (at least for one match)



Sivi Afi AKA Siva Afi started out as a successful main-eventer/mid-carder in the independent circuit. In Honolulu, Hawaii, 1985, he wrestled Ric Flair to a one hour time limit draw for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in front of 20,000 people...  A year later, in the WWF, he was squashed by Randy "Macho Man" Savage under 2 minutes on national TV. 

Thanks to his national TV exposure as a pure jobber in the WWF, he ended up a jobber in other local wrestling promotions.



World Wrestling Federation (1986-1989/90)

Sivi Afi makes his WWF debut on January 28, 1986 at Championship Wrestling.  Billed as "Superfly" Afi, the cousin of Jimmy Snuka, Sivi Afi defeated the Gladiator (winless jobber Rick Hunter) in a very boring match.

Superfly Afi vs The Gladiator par TSteck160


October 6, 1986 - Superstars of Wrestling: "Macho Man" Randy Savage defeated Sivi Afi




Bobby "The Brain" Heenan next superstar, hum, hum...
the jobber formerly known as Sivi Afi, "High Chief" Afi

With the departure of the ultra-popular Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka.  The WWF was searching for somebody to fill the void.  So with his ressemblance to the original one, Sivi Afi was supposed to be the "new" Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka.  In order to fit the billing, the future Third Islander, High Chief Afi got an ultra-mega-fucking-painful and not too discreet traditional Samoa knees up-to-waist tattoo. But it was all for nothing, since his adventure as the High Chief Afi lasted nothing more than a 3-man tag team match. So he gets this fuckin' tattoo for nothing

The Third Islander: From the Isle of Samoa, at 248 pounds, High Chief "The Samoan Warrior" Afi
The Islanders Vs. Outback Jack/Blackman/Boone


Two future Bobby Heenan's proteges
WWF, Boston, Garden, 9-12-87
Losing to Lombardi????  What a fuckin' jobber he is!!!

Steve Lombardi vs Sivi Afi by TSteck160


dimanche 29 avril 2012

Steve Lombardi wins

Do you remember Horowitz wins!  I'm sure you do!  We also got Steve Lombardi wins!  Even a wins against fellow worst jobbers was considered an upset and/or a fluke for Lombardi.

A Jobber with a manager?!?
Booby Heenan worst ever protege
"The Brooklyn Brawler" Steve Lombardi

Steve Lombardi, Brooklyn Brawler, Boston Brawler, Kim Chee, Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz, Most Violent Player (MVP), Kangaroo, Doink the Clown and The Red Knight...  the guy has more identities than wins

Here is the extremely rare, and hard to find, Steve Lombardi upset/fluke wins.


Steve Lombardi defeated "Worst Jobber Ever" S.D. Jones




Steve Lombardi bested fellow future Bobby Heenan protege Sivi Afi



BOSTON GARDEN 6/22/85 :  Steve Lombardi v. Jack Armstrong (Lombardi wins a match!)


Bobby Heenan lost cause: Steve Lombardi


"The Brooklyn Brawler" destroyed hapless scrub Reno Riggins



"The Brooklyn Brawler" vs. the legendary Omar Atlas



"The Brooklyn Brawler" squashing fellow jobber, the lifeless and fat Mario Mancini




"The Brooklyn Brawler" squashing jobber's jobber Jose Luis Rivera



Can you believe it!  The Brooklyn Brawler defeated fellow jobber Paul Roma

What in the world did Paul Roma did to lose to Lombardi!!!

The Brooklyn Brawler destroyed lifeless jobber Mark Kay



Steve Lombardi incredible, horrible, atrocious WWF/WWE win-loss record: 12-242-0 with an almost perfect losing percentage of 95.28%.  On his rare wins, a few weren't even "real" win like his count out win versus Big Bully Busick.

Boxing often describe their tomato cans as .500 fighters. So we can say that Lombardi is a .047 fighter. Impressive!

Here is what he does best... losing.



BROOKLYN BRAWLER DOMINATION COMPILATIONS
STEVE LOMBARDI WINS!!!






From Steve Lombardi to Brooklyn Brawler...  A jobber is always a jobber.


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vendredi 27 avril 2012

Peter Hiesinger

Peter Hiesinger
The New King of Synthol
World Record 31.5" Biceps (80 cm)
Apparently mister Hiesinger unsurprisingly got some serious health issues due to his extreme synthol and roids abuse.  He had a heart attack, has severe lung problems, and they can't surgically fix his arms because they are so messed up inside he would likely bleed to death.  He's now at home, unemployed and probably permanently disabled due to his oil injections.  Sad but true...












Free traduction from a German article published in June 29, 2006.  http://www.ergogenics.org/408.html
Today the pleasant young man with the good-natured smile sees much differently. Peter Hiesinger (26) could not begin again from the front, he disinfected oil more in its muscles would squirt, in order to get still more impressing upper arms.

"But I was young and too little self value feeling from at home had received. Thus I constructed muscles, Anabolika took and with the muscle oil angefangen." The fact that was lethal is today clear him. A late insight - Hiesinger became with difficulty lung ill by the poisonous oil, can hardly one hundred meters far go and had an easy impact accumulation. Chance for healing it does not have.

Hiesingers upper arm, that measures 80 cm extent is world record. " The muscle is completely vernarbt and encased of the injections. Not even an operational reduction is possible, I could verbluten" , the Salzburger says.

The consequences for it are fatal: It had to give its occupation up and finds now no more work. Unstable health and appearance deter many employers. Its craze after Anabolika devours large sums.

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mercredi 25 avril 2012

MMA Freak Show

In my view, Japan MMA freak shows and freak fighters are the best and most entertaining.  I like to see fighters of all sizes and backgrounds going against each other.  Is this what martial arts is all about?!  Or at least, it's suppose to be.


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mardi 24 avril 2012

Brad Pitt in Fight Club

Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club
Probably the ideal man physique to make all the chicks wet.  Everybody talk about how Brad Pitt was lean and muscular in Fight Club (1999).  But actually, Brad Pitt was at one of his lightest weight ever in his adult life.  Brad Pitt weighed around 153 lbs at 6' with 5-6% body fat, sporting around 14 inch arms at 35 years old.  Pretty skinny sort of speak! 

Brad Pitt's body in Fight Club was voted the most sought after body by men in Mens Health Magazine. 
Tyler Durden

Brad Pitt's body as Tyler Durden in Fight Club is often seen as the ultimate ideal man physique.
6 ft. tall, 155 lbs, 6% body fat, 14 inch arms
His stats are not that impressives.  Any skinny ectomorph can have the same without ever stepping a foot in the gym.
But when your name is Brad Pitt, you're an aesthetic god and you makes all the women wet.


But as Brad Pitt's Fight Club's physique can attest.  Being lean and cut can make you look bigger than you actually are.

Brad Pitt in Snatch (2000)
In Snatch (2000), his body fat was up to approximately 8%.

Brad Pitt in Troy at 40 years old
At 40, Brad Pitt was a solid 185 lbs with around 12% body fat in Troy (2004).  His usual bodyweight being 170 lbs.

Brad Pitt was 153 lbs in Fight Club to 185 lbs in Troy. 
While he was untrained and just plain skinny in his first breakthrough role in Thelma & Louise (1991)

 In his first breakthrought film Thelma & Louise in 1991, Brad Pitt was just plain skinny and lean.  Brad Pitt is a natural ectomorph and hardgainer, in other words he have a small-bones constitution and got an hard time gaining muscle as well as fat. 

In real-life, Brad Pitt is far from being a gym enthusiast.  He doesn't like to train and got several unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking beer, and eating chips and junkfood.  He workouts and diets just when needed for a movie role.


The only focus here is to lose fat and get super lean.
Just as Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "Great abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym."

Brad Pitt Fight Club Workout
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Monday - Chest
3 - 25 push ups
3 - nautilus press 45,55,65
3 - nautilus incline press 55,65,70
3 - pec deck machine 40,45,50

Tuesday - Back
3 - 5 pull ups
3 - seated rows 75,80,85
3 - lat pull downs 85,90,95
3 - t bar rows 50,55,60

Wednesday - Shoulders
3 - arnold press 35,35,35
3 - laterals 15,15,15
3 - front raises 10,10,10

Thursday - Biceps & Triceps
3 - nautilus curl machine 20,25,30
3 - ez curls cable 30,35,40
3 - hammer curls 15,20,25
3 - push downs 50,55,60

Friday
Treadmill 45 minutes 65-75% MHR

Sat/Sun off

Reps Range From 20-30 reps on all exercises


Brad Pitt off-season
"Cut that fuckin' beard off and go to the gym."


Brad Pitt Snatch fight scenes

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an interesting debate on the subject:

The quick-fit Tyler Durden look

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lundi 23 avril 2012

Earnie Shavers Knockouts



"The Black Destroyer" Earnie Shavers is considered by many to be the hardest puncher of all time.  Muhammad Ali, Joe Bugner, Larry Holmes, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Ron Lyle and Ken Norton all credited Shavers as being the hardest puncher they had ever faced in the ring (surprisingly, none of them were KO'd by Shavers). 

His right uppercut and cross were his greatest assets.  "The Black Destroyer" compiled an impressive record, winning 44 of his first 47 fights by knockout; mostly against sub-215-pound bums. His KO streak included 28 consecutive knockouts. 20 victories were in the first round. Compiling a career record of 74-13-1 (68 KO) Boxrec His downfalls were his poor chin and his lack of stamina.

Some people believe that the 6', 208-pound Earnie Shavers would squash today's heavyweight boxing division. But some people thinks otherwise. 

Read this: http://www.heavyweightblog.com/2318/earnie-shavers-power-puncher-or-overrated-featherfist and you might think otherwise too.  Maybe Shavers is just grossly overrated? 

The above link offers you a detailed and objective case study of Earnie Shavers record, career, and accomplishments.


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dimanche 22 avril 2012

Tony Mandarich vs. Mike Tyson

"The Incredible Bulk" Tony Mandarich
In 1989, Sports Illustrated trumpeted him as "the best offensive line prospect ever" but instead "The Incredible Bulk" revealed himself to be "the incredible bust" becoming one of the top 5 biggest busts in NFL history.  By September 28, 1992, Sports Illustrated magazine completely changed opinion and labelled Mandarich as "The NFL's Incredible Bust."

Tony Mandarich was certainly big and strong enough to rip your head off!!

TONY MANDARICH vs. MIKE TYSON
NFL Football vs. Boxing

"The Incredible Bulk" Tony Mandarich

NFL Offensive lineman
Birthdate: September 23, 1966
Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 315-330 pounds
Weight at birth: 13 pounds
Bodyfat: 11%
Age: 22
Chest: 54"
Neck: 22"
Fists: 15"
40-Yard Dash: 4.65 seconds
Standing Long Jump: 10'3"
Vertical Leap: 30"
225-pound Bench Press: 39 reps
Bench Press: 550 pounds
Daily Food Intake: 15 000 calories over 7 meals (15.5 pounds of steak a week)
Boxing Training: 9 months (if it was to happen)
Other Aspiration: Wanted to be bodybuilding Mr. Universe after his football retirement.


"Iron" Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson circa 1989

Undisputed and undefeated World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Birthplace: Catskill, New York, USA
Billed Height: 5'11.5"
Actual Height: 5'10"
Fighting Weight: 220
Age: 23
Boxing Record: 37-0 by the end of 1989.



 The Match Build-Up

Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! (June 1987)
 In 1989, Tyson's people saw the huge and shirtless Tony Mandarich on the cover of Sports Illustrated and offered him $5 million to fight thenundisputed and undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson.  But Tony Mandarich wanted $10 million to fight Mike Tyson.  A really good deal for a fight, since Mandarich would have to play football for six, seven years to earn that kind of money.  But in my view, as explaned below by Mandarich himself, it was just a brilliant publicity stunt to effectively get more money out of his NFL contract.

But several people just like myself would have loved to see Tyson vs. Mandarich.  I love freak shows!

Here is his explanations about the Tyson fight:
"Well, Lou Duva [Tyson's trainer] and Shelly Finkel [Tyson's manager] came to me right after the SI cover. They said, "Would you be interested in fighting Mike Tyson?" And I said, "Of course I'd consider any offer." Lou Duva worked with me in the ring, and he said, "We need about nine months of training, and you'll be ready to do it. The fight won't last three rounds, and only one of two things will happen: You will kill him, or he will kill you." So they went back to N.Y. in late August and made an offer of $5 million. Then, I was thinking, "I'm going into the ring with a killer at the top of his game. He's probably going to destroy me. So I better get paid for it." I asked for more money, which helped put pressure on the Packers to get my contract done, and that's what happened. And we never talked about it again". (source 1)



1. Alipour: Q&A with Tony Mandarich - ESPN Page 2 - http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=alipour/081003


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vendredi 20 avril 2012

Donald Dinnie, All-round Champion Athlete of the World

Donald Dinnie, All-round Champion Athlete of the World
Born Aberdeenshire, Scotland July 8, 1837. 
Died April 2, 1916 at 79 years old.
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
Chest: 45-48"
Biceps: 15"
Thighs: 26.5"

Donald Dinnie has been recognized as "The Nineteenth Century's Greatest Athlete" and "the first sporting superstar".  Competed professionally from the age of 16 to the age of 63.  And believe me 63 years old in the early 1900s was like an hundred years old today.  During his half a century long athletic career, Dinnie was involved in over 11,000 successful competitions. 


"The Nineteenth Century's Greatest Athlete"
Donald Dinnie was an unparalleled all-around strength athlete competing in every type of strength event.  As a professional sportsman, he won over 10 000 awards, competitions, and contests including a 21-year reign as the Scottish Highland Games champion (1856–1876), 2 000 hammer throwing contests, over 2,000 wrestling matches, 200 weightlifting prizes, and about 500 running and hurdle races, plus heavy and light athletics, sprint, long and high jump, pole vault, putting the stone (the Dinnie Stones), caber-tossing, 28 lbs and 56 lbs weight-throwing for height as well as distance...  Donald Dinnie was really a jack of all trades!

Some of his most famous feats include (Willoughby 542):
  • jerk pressed a pair of 56 lb dumbbells for 52 reps
  • carried the Dinnie stones (one was 445 lbs and the other 340 lbs) 10 yards
  • put a 22lb stone 42'3", and 18lb stone 44'8" and a 14 lb stone 52'
  • did a running high jump (scissors style) of 5'11"
  • did a running broad jump of 20'1"
  • did a hop, step and jump of 44'
  • ran the hundred in 10.4
  • 168 lb one arm snatch (Greatest)
  • 252 lb two hands anyhow (Greatest)

According to the inscriptions on a Championship Belt given to Dinnie for being the single greatest athlete ever to walk the Earth by "the Colonies", which I assume was a colonial authority ruling Scotland, Dinnie was:

  • Was the "Winner of over 2,000 wrestling contests. In 1882 won the champion medal for mixed wrestling in New Jersey, USA. Won the all-round wrestling championship of the world as Melbourne Wrestling Tournament in 1885, and was champion of Scotland over a quarter of a century." (Greatest)
  • "Won over 2,000 contests for hammer-throwing. Best records on level, fair stand- By 4 feet, 2 inch still handle, 16 lbs., 132 feet. By 4 feet, 8 inch handle, 16 lbs., 138 feet, 8 inches. By 4 feet, 2 inch stiff handle, 22 lbs., 104.5 feet. By 4 feet, 2 inch stiff handle, 44 lbs., 46.5 feet." (Greatest)
  • "Won 300 contests for throwing 56 lb. weight. Fair stand- length of weight, including ring, 14 inches- distance 28 feet, 4 inches. By chain, fair stand, 40 feet, 6 inches. For height over bar, 13 feet, 11 inches." (Greatest)
  • "Won over 1,400 contests for tossing the caber. Unbeaten for over 40 years! Won championship of Australia at caber and wrestling at Goulburn, N.S.W., in 1891.Beat all comers in South Africa in 1898." (Greatest)

What if...
Being a world champion wrestler, weightlifter, and in heavy and light athletics.  Comparing his best performances - notwithstanding the fact that he was ineligible as a professional and that Dinnie's era was long before the 1896 Athens Olympics - it is estimated that he would have won ten medals (seven gold, two silver, and a bronze). 


"The First Sporting Superstar"
As mentioned by David Webster in his book: "Dinnie was the first globetrotting professional athlete to make real money out of sport."  Indeed, Donald Dinnie satisfied all the conditions of a twentieth century superstar: widespread fame, success, and riches.  Dinnie was a 21-time Scottish Highland Games Champion (1856-1876), held the title "World Champion Wrestler", and obtained the unofficial titles of "Greatest Athlete in the World", and "Strongest Man in the World".  He was so dominant that: "The most popular athletes of the day were present, topped by the redoubtable Donald Dinnie, with whom all competitors at feats of strength appeared as pygmies." (Reference 1)


The Reality
"Athough Dinnie was a fine wrestler and a wonderfully strong man, he was never at the very top of these fields.  He never reached his potential in either wrestling or lifting because of his preference for the profits to be had as a great all-rounder." (reference 2)


Fame and fortune
He appeared in Europe, America, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand and challenged all comers.  He also made a very good living at all this, earning at least £25,000 in his career, a sum that would be worth about US $2.5 million today. In the 1870-80s he travelled the world earning more in a day than farm labourers could earn in a lifetime.  Earning £320 on the day he tackled Muldoon in a wrestling match.  Being a world-famous tough son-of-a-gun, heavy artillery war bomb shells in the First World War were nicknamed 'Donald Dinnies' after him.  And to this day his image continues to endorse commercial products in Scotland.


Modern-day equivalent of Donald Dinnie
The only modern-day athlete that came close to emulate Donald Dinnie would be Mariusz Pudzianowski.  Pudzianowski was probably the greatest World's Strongest Man competitor ever (5-time World's Strongest Man champion in 7 years of competition between 2002 and 2008) then became a c-level MMA fighters (MMA record: 3-2 and 1 no-contest) after his retirement from strongman competition. 

Mariusz Pudzianowski (at left)
5-time World's Strongest Man champion and MMA fighter
Unlike Dinnie who was an elite fighter and strength athlete, Pudzianowski was the VERY BEST strongman competitor but a mediocre MMA fighter.  So in a near future, I can't see any athlete being the equivalent of Donald Dinnie.  Being a world-class strength athlete AND a world-class professional fighter seems to be an impossible feat in the modern-era.  If Pudzianowski can't be both... Who can?


References:
1- Zarnowski, Frank. "The Amazing Donald Dinnie: The Nineteenth Century’s Greatest Athlete". Iron Game History 5 (1): 3-11
2- Webster, David. "Reconsidering Donald Dinnie". Iron Game History 5 (2): 18-21

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