mardi 26 avril 2016

Enzo Amore talks about Shawn Michaels

Enzo Amore and Big Cass were guests on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast recently, and when asked about his early influences, Enzo told a great story about his hero, Shawn Michaels. 

Shawn Michaels was LIFE to me, as a child. I mean, LIFE. There wasn’t wrestling, there was Shawn Michaels, and I’d eat, breathe, sleep, playing with his action figure all day and pretending I was him. So when he went over in the Rumble, and Pamela Anderson was the prize, okay I’m a little kid and I’m watching Baywatch, you pretend you don’t like girls but I’m like ‘look at THAT thing’, you know? That’s a prime piece of real estate, and this guy just entered the Royal Rumble; undersized guy, goes in number one, wins the whole damn thing, skins the cat at the end, comes back in, throws the Bulldog over. Pamela Anderson’s sitting in the middle of the ring, I’m saying to myself, 'This guy’s the friggin’ man, dude! Who’s better than this guy? That’s exactly what I wanna be!’ 
So when I was a little kid, they asked us to draw pictures in the school of what you wanna be when you grow up. Kids are drawing firemen, kids are drawing policeman, kids are drawing all this stuff. And, they’re cardboard cutouts and they connect them all down the hallway, in your elementary school. Every single grade, every single homeroom. I draw a picture of me with a vest that says 'Sexy Boy’, yarn on my chest hair, yarn mullet coming out, long earrings hangin’, 'Boy Toy’ written on the legs. These people let me do it! They get a kick out of it, all the kindergarten teachers and everything, they hang it on the wall then they call my parents in for a parent/teacher conference, like 'look at what your son did’.

Why there isn't an actual pic of Enzo Amore with his idol Shawn Michaels?


ECW bankruptcy files (creditors owed list)

Depending on your source (April 4th or 11th) Paul Heyman made it official. ECW’s parent company, HHG Corporation, filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, claiming $8,881,435,17 in debt (which will be broken down for you later).

Official ECW Petition of Debt:

-In 1999 ECW grossed $5,822,312 in total income (WWF grossed $259,000,000, WCW grossed $130,000,000 and lost $16,000,000)

-In 2000 ECW grossed $4,124,452 & lost $2.5 million. (WWF grossed $379,000,000, WCW grossed $120,000,000 and lost $65,000,000)

This results in the conclusion that ECW grossed less than one percent of the market share in a half billion dollar pro wrestling industry). The company sharply declined in gross income, though less sharply than WCW, when it actually had national television.

ECW was owned 85 percent by Paul Heyman & 15 percent by Annondeus, Inc., a division of Acclaim.

Major Creditors Owed (owed over $20,000):Advanced Transportation Service of West Caldwell, NJ: $125,140
Annondeus, Inc. $1,000,000
Farm Club Online $300,000
Paul Heyman (back wages) $128,000
Madison Square Garden Cable $244,000
American Cable Productions $243,000
Gregory Bagarozy (area promoter) $20,576.93
Eugene Boffa Jr. (lawyer) $188,000
William Byrd (ECW on TNN producer) $64,000
Chase Manhattan Bank of Jericho, NY $29,441
Eugene Ciarkowski (lawyer) $183,000
Donahue, Gironda & Doria (accountants) $50,000
Richard Heyman (company funder) $3,575,429.19
Sulamita Heyman (company funder) $226,500
Hoffinger, Friedland, Dobrish, & Stern (law firm) $140,000
In Demand Cable $150,000
Steve Karel $50,000
Peter Klamka (PTN Media) $50,000
Original San Francisco Toymakers $250,000
Players Computers, Inc. $24,640
Stonecutter Productions (Steve Karel) $75,000
Top Rope Productions $25,000
Weigel Broadcasting (Chicago V) $60,000
World Wrestling Federation Entertainment $587,500

All Performers Owed:William Alfonso (Fonzie) $5,000
Scott Antol (Scotty Anton) unknown
Joseph Bonsignore $50,480
Mike Bucci (Nova) $4,000
Don Callis $12,000
Lou D’Angeli (Lou E. Dangerously/Sign Guy Dudley) $7,000
Michael DiPaolo (Roadkill) $21,250
Joseph Dorgan (Swinger) unknown
John Finnegan unknown
Francine Fournier $47,275
James Fullington (Sandman) unknown
Terry Gerin (Rhino) $50,000
Matt Hyson (Spike Dudley) unknown
Francisco Islas (Super Crazy) $5,000
Mike Kehner unknown
Patrick Kenney (Simon Diamond) $9,000
Tom Laughlin (Tommy Dreamer) $100,000
Jerry Lynn unknown
James Maritano (Little Guido) $25,000
Troy Martin (Shane Douglas) $48,000
Jim Mitchell (Sinister Minister) unknown
James Molineaux unknown
Dan Morrison (Danny Doring) $2,100
Peter Polaco (Justin Credible) $7,990
Dawn Psalpis (Dawn Marie) $9,000
Joe Rechner (Balls Mahoney) $4,000
Ken Reininhaus (Jack Victory) $3,000
Robert Szatkowski (Rob Van Dam) $150,000
Yoshihiro Tajiri $5,000
John Watson (Mikey Whipwreck) $12,000


ECW grossed $5.8 Million in 1999 and $4.1 Millions in 2000.

Two other articles on the subject.

ECW's stunning money woes made public

Interesting links:!extreme-zine/cxrv

samedi 23 avril 2016

Scott Steiner = Colonel Sanders

Is "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner related to fast food king Colonel Sanders?

New Day Xavier Woods view of wrestling art

Xavier Woods response to someone who called pro wrestling 'fake'.

There is no surprise to see that the very articulated Xavier Woods graduated with a Ph.D in educational psychology, a master's degree in psychology and two bachelor's degrees in psychology and philosophy.

jeudi 21 avril 2016

Chyna Joanie Laurer tribute

Chyna Joanie Laurer was found dead on the morning of April 20, 2016 at her home in Redondo Beach, California at age 45.

Chyna Joanie Laurer should be in the WWE Hall Of Fame.
If Sunny Tammy Sytch is in, why not Chyna?
Both are porn stars anyway!

Chyna Joan Laurer is dead

R.I.P. Chyna Joanie Laurer found dead at age 45

Chyna Joan Laurer was found dead on the morning of April 20, 2016 at her home in Redondo Beach, California at age 45. A possible overdose, she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation.

The world lost a true pionner of the wrestling ring. 

  • First woman to be in the Royal Rumble (1999).
  • Only woman to be a King Of The Ring participant (1999).
  • Only woman to be Intercontinental Champion, not once but twice. (1999-2000)
  • Ranked #106 in the yearly PWI 500 of the best (male) pro wrestlers in the world of the year 2000. She was age 30.
A real-life superhero, Chyna (Joan Marie Laurer) was 5'10", 180 pounds of muscle. Chyna wasn't only the equal of other male pro wrestlers. With all her in-ring accomplishments, Chyna was superior to most male WWF/WWE pro wrestlers of her era. Because she could kick their asses and defeat them one-on-one.

May your tormented soul Rest In Peace...

samedi 16 avril 2016

lundi 11 avril 2016

mercredi 6 avril 2016

Scott Steiner Freaks: Midajah and Shakira

Fitness models Midajah (Midajah O'Hearn / Melinda McCallum) and Shakira (Kim Kanner) were "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner's Freaks in WcW pro wrestling in 1999.

Kim Kanner AKA Shakira


Scott Steiner’s Freaks: Midajah and Shakira

Melinda O'Hearn AKA Midajah


vendredi 1 avril 2016

Strongman VS Bodybuilder - STRENGTH WARS 2k16 #4

Strongman vs Bodybuilder...
The result mights surprise you.

So here we go in STRENGTH WARS 2k16 #4 - Strongman VS Bodybuilder with the following run:

Log Overhead Press 80kg 15 reps
Axle Curls 50kg 20 reps
Shrugbar Deadlift 220kg 20 reps

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