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Buzz, PR, Pop Culture, WWE, Wrestling

January 3, 2010

PR Buzz – Be One Step Ahead

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Monday night is a pivotal night in the professional wrestling industry.  (Yep, talking ‘rasslin’ again…sorry…but work with me here, it’s worth it!)
Several months ago, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), the #2 wrestling organization in the world, signed without question, the biggest name in professional wrestling history, in Hulk Hogan.  From the “Hulkamania” heyday of the [...]

Pop Culture, TV and Movies, WWE, Wrestling

December 17, 2009

Hulk Hogan – Whatcha Gonna Do?

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What happens when one of the biggest entertainers of the 1980s and 1990s comes back on the scene in 2010?
What happens when said entertainer’s family life has gone through the public ringer, including a messy divorce, a tragic car crash and an apparent suicide attempt?
Well, we will all find out on January 4, 2010, when [...]

PR, Pop Culture, WWE, Wrestling

November 17, 2009

PR Buzz – Don't Be Like The Ultimate Warrior

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Growing up in the 1980s and early 1990s, one of my favorite professional wrestlers was the Ultimate Warrior.
Not familiar?  Take a look:
You can see why a little kid would be magnetized to him.  Action figure physique, off-the-charts intensity, frenetic energy…a really fun presentation.
But at the end of the day, the Ultimate Warrior was an extended [...]

Buzz, Pop Culture, WWE, Wrestling

October 14, 2009

RIP Captain Lou Albano

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Professional wrestling is built around oversized personalities and very few could match Captain Lou Albano, who passed away this week.
Kevin Eck from the Baltimore Sun has a beautiful tribute here.
What I want to do is share some memories of Captain Lou, who was a major cultural icon in the 1980s.  Enjoy!
A classic WWF interview:
Boasting Greg [...]

Uncategorized, WWE, Wrestling, music, youtube

August 9, 2009

Top 10 Favorite WWE Entrance Themes

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I know, I know.  “Rasslin” is for kids and rednecks, neither of which describe me.  But I’ve been a lifelong fan and WILL be a lifelong fan.  Accept it.  (My fiancee is still working on that part.)
A critical part of the presentation of any WWE Superstar is their entrance music.  It sets the tone for [...]

Buzz, PR, WWE, Wrestling

July 22, 2009

PR Buzz – The Jeff Jarrett/Kurt Angle Situation

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Longtime readers of The Buzz know that I am a professional wrestling fan.  Always have been, and I’m pretty sure I always will be.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is the top organization in the world.  A publicly-traded company, it is a live-event/Pay-Per-View/TV machine, not to mention licensing, publishing, films and several other revenue streams.  Even if [...]

Video of the Day, WWE, Wrestling

July 14, 2009

Rock You Like A (WWE) Hurricane

Over the past several weeks, one of my all-time favorite WWE gimmicks has been slowly returning to TV. On ECW, the Hurricane has saved people from falling off ladders and other perils.
I can’t find a picture of it, but I dressed as the Hurricane for Halloween one year…it’s true!
To celebrate his impending in-ring return, [...]

Buzz, Sports, Uncategorized, WWE, Wrestling

July 13, 2009

PR Buzz – Brock, you aren't in WWE anymore, are you?

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After defeating Frank Mir to become the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion at UFC 100, Brock Lesnar delivered this “instant classic” interview:
After seeing that in his cage, UFC head honcho Dana White found it hard to defend the former WWE Superstar’s actions:
But what [Lesnar] was doing out there was not real. You don’t have to act [...]

WWE, Wrestling

July 7, 2009

The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase!

Last night on RAW, the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase served as guest host.  He was always one of my favorite characters.  He was so frickin’ evil!  From having a manservent to buying out good-guy wrestlers, he was the consummate heel.
Here are some of my favorite memories of the Million Dollar Man:
- Entrance Music – [...]

WWE, Wrestling, youtube

June 15, 2009

Ric Flair!

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“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is scheduled to return to Monday Night RAW tonight in his adopted hometown of Charlotte, NC.  Will he become the new General Manager of RAW, following the surprising resignation of Vickie Guerrero?  Will he resume his war with Randy Orton, as the former Evolution members continue to implode?  Who knows??? [...]