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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ivan Koloff R.I.P.

For the 2nd day in a row the wrestling world has lost another legend.
Ivan Koloff born Oreal Perras in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1942.

"The Russian Bear", age 74, announced 2 weeks ago he was battling liver cancer and the wrestling world rallied to his side but as I personally know, liver cancer is a rapid and always deadly form of the disease.   He died early this morning, February 18th 2017 just a day after the passing of another WWF/WWE legend George "The Animal" Steele.   Rest in Peace to these legends, we will never see the likes of them again.

The man known as “The Russian Bear” actually got his start in his homeland of Canada, where he began his career in the early 1960s as Red McNulty, an Irish hooligan character. After gaining some experience, Koloff traveled to Japan where he honed his craft before returning to Canada as Ivan Koloff, a Russian villain from the Ukraine. In 1969, Koloff debuted in the World Wide Wrestling Federation, managed by Captain Lou Albano and becoming one of the biggest stars in the company. Koloff’s target was the WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino, who was the biggest hero the company heralded. After feuding with Sammartino for some time, on January 18th, 1971, Koloff defeated Sammartino in Madison Square Garden for the WWWF Championship with a knee drop from the top rope, ending Sammartino’s 2,803 reign as champion!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Match of The Day - George Steele R.I.P.

Bob Backlund vs George Steele

 WWWF 1977

George "The Animal" Steele R.I.P.

February 17th 2017 
George "The Animal" Steele  aka Jim Myers has passed away at the age of 79.  He was a huge star in the 1980s WWF as his character and the product become more kid friendly.  In the 1970s and early 80s he challenged WWF champions Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales and Bob Backlund on several occasions.   Unknown to most fans he was in real life a very successful high school football coach and loved by one and all.   In 2013 he published his life story (which I read) and its fascinating to read about his tremendous college football career and his decision to wrestle in his off season as a coach.  He talked extensively about the change in his character in the late 1980s.   
He will be missed

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Teddy Long joins the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Former SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame two nights before WrestleMania 33.


Sweet Brown Sugar (Koko B Ware) and Bobby Eaton
5 time AWA Southern Tag Team Champions

Monday, February 13, 2017

New WWE Heavyweight Champion

Bray Wyatt
WWE Heavyweight Champion
won at Elimination Chamber Match 
February 12th 2017
Phoenix AZ

Monday, February 6, 2017

Wrestler of the Year 1994

Toshiaki Kawada
1994 Wrestling Observer Wrestler of the Year
Winner of the 1994 Champion Carnival 
5 time Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion

Thursday, February 2, 2017

World Heavyweight Title Elimination Chamber Match 2009

February 15th 2009
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defends his title against Edge, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox and Kane