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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 [...]

Buzz, PR, Pop Culture, Wrestling

August 17, 2009

PR Buzz – Drugs, Sex andKurt Angle in the Spotlight

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Kurt Angle is a very accomplished man.  He has been an NCAA champion, an Olympic Gold Medalist and, at last count, a 13-time world heavyweight champion in professional wrestling (including his current title reign).  Now 40 years old, he has also started to transition to an acting career.  Overall, a terrific American story.
On the flip [...]