Legendary WWE and WCW play-by-play announcer Jim Ross is returning to pro wrestling. Global Force Wrestling announced today that Ross will provide play-by-play for the Wrestle Kingdom 9 pay-per-view that will air live on Jan. 4, 2015.
It’s funny how the Internet works. Stone Cold Steve Austin gives us a throwaway line in his podcast about training for a comeback, and the wrestling world turns upside down.
Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.
When you’re nWo, you’re nWo for life. Sure, we get it. Time to move on was 15 years ago, but it looks like we’re going to get yet another reunion at this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw, which ostensibly is the go-home show to SummerSlam, but is going to be as much Hulk Hogan birthday bash as what it should be.
Sting and Vince McMahon had several talks over the years about bringing the wrestling superstar to WWE. The conversations went well, but never ended with McMahon able to get Sting to sign on the bottom line.
Sting is finally talking publicly about his plans regarding WWE, and first on his agenda: a match with Undertaker.
Five WCW matches that really happened: a pinata on a pole match, the Chamber of Horrors, a match on a rolling 18-wheeler, another featuring monster trucks. Any wonder why that wrestling company went under?
WWE needs to heed the old adage about dancing with the one that brung you. It’s a wrestling company, not a movie company, not an entertainment conglomerate.
Bill Goldberg indicated earlier this week that he would be interested in returning to the ring for WrestleMania 31. It now appears that the interest is mutual.
Roddy Piper talked on his podcast this week about a locker room incident with Kevin Nash when both were in WCW that he remembered ending with him single-legging Nash and throwing him out of the room.
Ultimate Warrior died on April 8 of heart disease and natural causes, according to the Maricopa County (Ariz.) medical examiner, who released an autopsy report on Monday.
Wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 p.m. Pacific Tuesday, and later died at a nearby hospital. No cause of death has been released. Warrior, who changed his name legally from his birth name, James Hellwig, was 54.
Diamond Dallas Page isn’t claiming any inside information, just his gut instinct, in saying that he thinks CM Punk will make a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 30 on Sunday.
Long-time WCW play-by-play man Tony Schiavone, a native of Augusta County and graduate of Buffalo Gap High School and James Madison University, was at WWE headquarters this week, fueling speculation that he may be in line for a return to TV.
wcw takes the spotlight on this edition of Five Things. With all the classic wcw events available on WWE Network, Five Things suggests a few areas to explore. Let us know what you discover on WWE Network by tweeting us @WWENetwork.
Legendary wrestling writer Bill Apter wrote a column published on WWE.com this week looking at Sting, “The Face of WCW.” The publication of the column on the WWE website is again fueling speculation that the company is close to signing Sting. With the debut of the WWE Network looming next week, news involving Sting could […]
You will definitely want to sign up for WWE Network. In addition to the monthly pay-per-views, fans will get access to “Raw” and “SmackDown” pre- and postgame shows, NXT, WWE Superstars and classics libraries that include footage from the WWE library that includes WCW, AWA, ecw and WWE archival videos. More on the offerings is […]
The rumors are floating around that Vince Russo, whose career as a booker and writer has cut a path through WWE, wcw and most recently TNA, might be on the way back to some role in TNA. According to a report in the Wrestling Observer newsletter, Russo has been cc’d on some TNA creative emails. […]
The latest news on Sting is a lot more of what we had before: not much. According to F4WOnline.com, Sting is ready to sign with WWE, but the front office doesn’t see the signing of the former TNA and wcw star as a high priority. There is a push in the office to use Sting […]
Kicking off Black History Month 30 Second Fury features the 5 time 5 time 5 time 5 time 5 time wcw World Heavyweight Champion Booker T. His scissors kick was called many names but the effect was always the same.
PWInsider is reporting that Sting is in negotiations with WWE. Rob Feinstein at RF Video is saying on Facebook that Sting has already signed a deal. One thing does seem clear: that Sting’s TNA run has come to an end. What he may or may not do with WWE is still at question. Sting famously […]
Hard to believe, isn’t it, that Sting has never wrestled in WWE? Sting was the one who got away when Vince McMahon bought wcw and claimed victory in the Monday Night Wars. After a brief retirement from pro wrestling, Sting returned to become the Icon of TNA, and he’s been toiling away in the second-tier […]
Ultimate Warrior was announced today as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame for the Class of 2014 after an 18-year estrangement from the company.
Ultimate Warrior was announced today as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame for the Class of 2014 after an 18-year estrangement from the company. The induction will take place WrestleMania 30 weekend in April in New Orleans. “The Ultimate Warrior was the most intense, colorful, competitive and outspoken Superstar in sports-entertainment history, […]
Jim Ross wrote on his blog today that he is close to signing a deal with Fox Sports, and hopes to finalize the contract next week.
Jim Ross wrote on his blog today that he is close to signing a deal with Fox Sports, and hopes to finalize the contract next week. “Fox provides an amazing platform for creative work and for the many projects that I am working on during the most unretired time of my life,” Ross wrote. “Fox has some potentially, […]
WWE’s big announcement is big indeed. For $9.99 a month, fans can subscribe to the WWE Network, which will launch live on Monday, Feb. 24, featuring all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania 30.
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Booker T. Huffman, 2013 WWE Hall of Famer and winner of 35 championship titles within WWE, WCW, and TNA, has paired up with best-selling writer Andrew William Wright to uncover Booker T’s story from his humble pro wrestling beginnings to becoming a global superstar and icon. Booker T: My Rise to Wrestling Royalty chronicles two turbulent […]