Monday, 24 November 2008

Rock N Roll Express and Midnight Express - 20 Years In the Making

For the first time in 20 years two of the most legendary tag teams in wrestling history will do batteel with each other one more time.
The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) will take on bitter rivals The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane).
These teams have blazed a trail across the US in their heyday and will I am sure do so again in what must be amost anticipated re-match of sorts.
I fondly remember the feuds these teams had in WCW and the bootleg videos that were available of their Smoky Mountain Wrestling stints.
What an opportunity for wrestling fans to se these teams in the ring one more time.
The Midnights will be without former manager Jim Cornette, as he is contracted to TNA for now (although with Mick Foley stepping in a role similar to his, that could change soon).

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Flair and Hogan to share the same stage!

On Dec 13th Hulk Hoagn and Ric Flair will both be in attendence for a specila show by The wordl Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, to celerbate the retirement of long-time blood-letter Abdullah The Butcher. The massive grappler who uses very few moves and a fork to bust his opponents open, has had a massively successful career and is being given a huge send-off to show the fans approval for his dedication to the grapple game.
On the card TNA and WWe stars will appear too,those confirmed are Carlito and Primo Colon, Team 3D and such indie names as Sabu, Balls Mahony and Steve Corino will be there as well to participate.
Of course WWC is owned by Carlos Colon (the father of Carlito and Primo) so their appearance is pretty much a cert.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Cage to WWE?

TNA often gets slated for their storylines (often rightly credited to Vince Russo) that drop feuds and angles midway through, forget about situations and in the case of former Knockouts Champion Gail Kim simply let the star drift off TV without so much as a heroes farewell.

Thankfully the company seem to have got their head around this concept now and are playing a blinder with the current Main Event Mafia and Christian Cage encounters.

After losing to Booker T at the Turning Point PPV, Cage was set to join the MEM as per his match stipulation.

The faction had other ideas and pummelled the former TNA champion, why you may ask?

Cage’s TNA contract is set to expire in December, the rumours are that he is interested in returning to the WWE, if so rather than have a high profile name jump ship to their rival, TNA have provided themselves with a fallback position.

If Cage stays with the company, he can return action in revenge for his beat down and battle the MEM members, if he leaves and returns to the WWE, he is already off TV and out of the current storylines.

Could this be a swerve by TNA? Or perhaps the reason why Edge has yet to return to action for the WWE, could we see an Edge Christian reunion sometime soon.

Keep your eyes peeled on this very page, as we’ll try to find out and exclusively reveal what happens next.

Written By Phil Allely

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Glamour, Glitz and Divas - DVD Review

Glamour, Glitz and Diva’s

Big Vision Entertainment have put together a nice little documentary here that looks at the world of women’s wrestling. This 90minute show compiles many RFvideo shoot interviews and throws in some new stuff too.
What you get is some honest, straight-talking and informative insights from many of the wrestling worlds biggest and most famous female grapplers. It’s fun to hear from Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, April Hunter, Chyna, Sunny, Sherri Martel and Jackie Gayda, all giving their own views on the world they entered and how it effected their lives. There are some great anecdotes, nice comments and a few matches as a bonus too

7 out of 10

Written By Phil Allely

Monday, 17 November 2008

TNA New Signing

When I met the lovely Dixie Carter during TNA's tour of the UK last June I had a conversation with her about some of the UK talent that were making waves on the indepentdent circuit. I brought up the wonderfuly tlented Pac and she asked me about Nick Aldis, a grappler and current star of Sky's new Gladiators series. Subsequently it has been announced that Aldis has been signed to a contract with TNA, look out for him soon alongside fellow Brit Doug Williams, who was snapped up after his appearances at the UK shows and the X Cup event.

A UK invasion on TNA sounds good to me, look out for them on the January 2009 tour.


WWE Live Belfast 13th Nov 2008

You can now read my live review of the WWE house show here in Belfast on Thursday Nov 13th 2008. See it at

Big stories were shawn Michaels appearance and the moving tribute to Eddie Guerrero on what was exactly to the day the third anniversary of his death.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Lawler Beats Sid

in a special show to celebrate his 35 years of grappling Jerry 'The King' Lawler beat former WWE and WCW champion Sid Vicious. as many of us know Sid has now fully (it seems) recovered form his major leg injury in 2001 and is touting a return to the big time for one more run. As yet no one seems interested in Sid, but his upcoming match with Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart should help him get his ring-rust sorted out and perhaps a try-out for WWE or TNA.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

The Wrestler Movie News

The Wrestler Tipped For A Oscar Nod!

Director Darren Aronofky’s tale of a washed-up wrestler’s return to the ring is being touted as a surprise Rocky-like Oscar winner at the 2009 Academy Awards Ceremony.

Winning the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival, this film is now scheduled for major US/European release and those hopeful Oscar nods too, for Director and star.

This movie also provides a return to form for fallen Hollywood superstar Mickey Rourke, who memorably left the acting profession for a boxing career and has struggled in recent years to find the level of popularity he once achieved..

Rourke who piled on 50 pounds of weight portrays Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson, a man who is estranged from his daughter and has dropped off the radar since his peak wrestling years and star status of the 1980s.

The film follows The Ram as he embarks on a return to the ring, battling through the tough Independent wrestling scene to his ultimate goal of a re-match with his archenemy, the Ayatolah (played by former WCW star Ernest ‘The Cat’ Miller).

The movie also stars Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood as Randy’s girlfriend and daughter respectively.

Fans should look out for appearances by many grapplers including Ron Killings, Necro Butcher, The Blue Meanie and WWE hall of famer Johnny Valiant.

Could 2009 be the year where professional wrestling movies actually receive the acclaim they deserve.

Written By Phil Allely