Another Wrestling Death to report this week:Larry “The Axe” Hennig gone at age 82

Posted by Andy Durham on December 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from Mike Mooneyham at the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina: @ByMikeMooneyham on Twitter… The bad week for pro wrestling continues as we bid farewell to one of the nicest guys in the business with the passing of Larry “The Axe” Hennig. A bit more background on Larry Hennig from WrestlingInc.com: Wrestling legend “The …Read the Rest…

The “Dynamite Kid” is a kid no more:The Former British Bulldog has died at age 60

Posted by Andy Durham on December 5, 2018 at 2:59 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

He was one-half of the professional wrestling championship tag-team of Davey Boy Smith and Tommy Billington(The British Bulldogs) and today, on his birthday of all days, the “Dynamite Kid” has passed away….Today was Billington’s 60th birthday and as of today, ‘The Kid’ is gone….. Billington spent quality training time with Stu Hart, at “Stu Hart’s …Read the Rest…


“Dirty” Dick Slater Done:Wrestling Legend Gone at age 67

Posted by Andy Durham on October 18, 2018 at 11:59 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

He was one of the dirtiest players ever in the game….The game of professional wrestling and sports entertainment….”Dirty” Dick Slater, he was a cheat, he was a crook, he was his own man and he was one of my all-time favorites, because he didn’t care what the fans said or thought, he just needed to …Read the Rest…

College Football being played Today/Sunday with N.C. A&T at ECU(A&T 28, ECU 23) and UNCP at WSSU(WSSU 23, UNCP 20) and Free Admission for Rams’ game and Guilford College-Huntingdon in NO CONTEST Saturday, but Cody Rhodes tops Nick Aldis to win NWA Title

Posted by Andy Durham on September 2, 2018 at 4:47 pm under College, Professional | 5 Comments to Read

Final from Greenville, N.C.: N.C. A&T 28, East Carolina 23 N.C. A&T(2-0)…Greensboro upsets Greenville….Huge win for the A&T Aggies…If ECU kicks field goals on their last two possessions, there is a very good chance that ECU wins this game, 29-28…East Carolina thought they could past the A&T Aggies’ defense and it was not going to …Read the Rest…

How can you report that somebody was dead and they are still alive???:Reports Of Brickhouse Brown’s Passing Were Incorrect!!!

Posted by Andy Durham on July 22, 2018 at 3:59 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

$$$$$ This post wins the award for wildest/craziest ‘Post of the Week’ in my humble opinion.$$$$$ *****Here is the tweet from former professional wrestler B. Brian Blair on Saturday at Wrestling Inc.com:*****www.wrestlinginc.com B Brian Blair @Killerbee1B So sad to report the passing of Brickhouse Brown today. Unfortunately when he found out that he had stage …Read the Rest…


“Vader Time” has come to a close, as Big Van Vader(Leon White) has passed away and he’s gone at age 63:Vader, one of the biggest men in Pro Wrestling history has left us

Posted by Andy Durham on June 20, 2018 at 3:33 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

*****You say he was BIG, yes he was, and why do you think they called him “Big Van Vader”??? Well, it sure sounded bigger than Leon White, which was his real name….He died on Monday at age 63, and Vader/Leon White, was also a former offensive lineman, for the Los Angeles Rams….I remember the backstage …Read the Rest…

One of the Biggest Names of Professional Wrestling from the 60’s and 70’s is Gone:Mid-Atlantic Legend Paul Jones has gone home at age 75

Posted by Andy Durham on April 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Back in the day there was #1 Paul Jones, and you know what, Paul Jones and Johnny Weaver were two of the key faces of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling back in the late 60’s and early 70’s…Paul Jones/Paul Frederik was one of the biggest names ever to come through the Mid-Atlantic Territory… Jones cranked up Paul …Read the Rest…

Sports Entertainment in Focus:Andy Durham talking with Bruce Mitchell from the Pro Wrestling Torch(Taking it to the Streets at Sheetz)

Posted by Andy Durham on October 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm under Audio, Professional, Video | Read the First Comment

*****Andy Durham and GreensboroSports.com talking with Bruce Mitchell, a 27-year veteran from the Pro Wrestling Torch….This talk recorded for you on Wednesday October 11, at the Sheetz on Spring Garden Street….***** +++++Taking it to the streets, at Sheetz…..+++++ Talking Professional wrestling managers, Bobby Heenan and many more with Bruce Mitchell, from the Pro Wrestling Torch…… …Read the Rest…

Quote of the Week coming in from ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair:”I’ll never drink again,” says Flair. “I never want to go through this again”

Posted by Andy Durham on September 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Quote of the Week coming in from professional wrestler Ric Flair: “I’ll never drink again,” says Flair. “I never want to go through this again.” Decades of “social” drinking finally caught up with the 16-time pro wrestling world champion this year, landing him in the hospital and near death last month. “I crashed in an …Read the Rest…

The man they’re calling the ‘Greatest Professional Wrestling Manager’ of all-time, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan gone at age 73

Posted by Press Release on September 18, 2017 at 10:49 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from Wade Keller at the Pro Wrestling Torch/www.pwtorch.com CLICK HERE to see more/learn more/see more from Wade Keller, on Bobby “The Brain” Heenan Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, whom fans and rivals taunted with chants of “Weasel! Weasel!”, died Sunday at age 73. Heenan had long battled throat cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2002. …Read the Rest…

Former Wrestling Superstar Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka gone at age 73:Jim Ross and ‘The Rock’ respond

Posted by Andy Durham on January 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from WrestlingInc.com:Jimmy Snuka has died at the age of 73. from Twitter: Jim Ross @JRsBBQ Our condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka who died earlier today after losing his fight with stomach cancer. RIP 2:36 PM – 15 Jan 2017 Dwayne Johnson @TheRock Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the …Read the Rest…


Professional Wrestling loses another strong player from the past:Blackjack Mulligan dies at age 73

Posted by Andy Durham on April 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm under Professional | Read the First Comment

from the PW Torch at www.pwtorch.com: Blackjack Mulligan(Robert “Bob” Windham) has died at the age of 73, according to WWE. Windham had been in poor health, including being hospitalized in February. Read more on the death of Blackjack Mulligan from the Pro Wrestling Torch on-line when you CLICK HERE. As the word goes, Mulligan was …Read the Rest…

Local writer Bruce Mitchell(Pro Wrestling Torch) makes it to “The Ross Report”

Posted by Andy Durham on September 23, 2015 at 11:16 am under Professional | 2 Comments to Read

Bruce Mitchell, who has for many years entertained and informed countless readers with his work at the Pro Wrestling Torch newsletter and at the PW Torch web site/www.pwtorch.com, made the move higher up the ladder of journalistic success on Tuesday night when he was invited to be a guest on The Ross Report, with Jim …Read the Rest…

Very good article/post on the death of the “American Dream”/Dusty Rhodes from Jared Fialko at WRALSportsFan.com(Don Kernodle on Dusty Rhodes)

Posted by Andy Durham on June 12, 2015 at 9:56 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

*****Also Don Kernodle(Burlington, N.C.) with memories of Dusty Rhodes CLICK HERE.***** Read the full Jared Fialko post/article when you CLICK HERE…. The words coming in out of Jared Fialko’s post/past and these words from Kevin Owens/Kevin Steen have been seen/posted now at many other sites and they strike a cord from the heart…. Kevin Steen/Kevin …Read the Rest…

Jake “The Snake” Roberts gets hit/bit by Double-Pneumonia:Has been placed in Intensive Care Unit/ICU

Posted by Andy Durham on August 30, 2014 at 4:46 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from Pro Wrestling Net at www.prowrestling.net: WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts was in a medically induced coma for roughly 24 hours in a Las Vegas hospital after being diagnosed with double pneumonia. *****There has also been an abnormality found in his brain and he has been battling new-found cancer in recent weeks…***** …Read the Rest…

Sting signs with WWE:”The Time Has Come”

Posted by Andy Durham on April 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm under Professional | 2 Comments to Read

*****The last holdout, from NWA, WCW, TNA, UWF and other federations, but never the WWF or the WWE….But all that has changed now, the last bastille, the last holdout and he has finally crossed the line, at like age 54/55, but here it is…..***** from Jason Powell at www.prowrestling.net:(By way of Dave Meltzer at the …Read the Rest…

Greensboro’s Mike Hogewood as pro wrestling announcer:Some say good, some say not good

Posted by Andy Durham on August 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from the Ask te Torch segment at the Pro Wrestllng Torch.com/Torch Today with Wade Keller, Bruce Mitchell, Greg Parks and today’s man on the scene for this question, Sean Radican….Good Q and A on Greensboro’s Hike Hogewood, who spent quite a bit of time doing play-by-play announcing, for Ring of Honor(ROH) wrestling…..from www.pwtorch.com: PWTorch reader …Read the Rest…


Who Knews? WWE Wrestling Matches Are Fixed!

Posted by Don Moore on July 19, 2013 at 9:58 am under Professional | Read the First Comment

The Telegraph, a British newspaper, is reporting that someone has been leaking the results of WWE Pay Per View Matches. Apparently, a fan, Dolphins1925 started posting the results on Reddit’s pro-wrestling forum. Who knew that the matches were fixed? Read the story here.

Police have issued a warrant for Ric Flair’s ex-wife for making harassing phone calls to his current girlfriend

Posted by Andy Durham on July 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

This is another one of those crazy Ric Flair stories here and it is no doubt true, as the Mecklenburg County/Charlotte Police Department has issued a warrant for Flair’s ex-wife after she made harassing phone calls to Ric’s current girlfriend….The wife was jailed previoulsy for assault on Ric Flair, so you really do need to …Read the Rest…

WWE’s Randy Orton Back On The Market

Posted by Don Moore on July 10, 2013 at 9:44 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

TMZ is reporting that Randy Orton and his wife are splitting up after five years of marriage. As with many Sports/Celebrity Marriages, the divorce reveals the finances of those who we watch on TV. Orton makes $291,666 a Month! (That’s Roughly $3.5 Million) It sounds BIG-TIME until you look at 2013 Baseball Salaries – Orton’s …Read the Rest…