from www.wrestlinginc.com: Buddy Colt [real name Ron Read], a legendary pro wrestler who was a star for various territories affiliated with the NWA in the 1960s and 1970s, passed away at the age of 81 on Friday. The Cauliflower Alley Club reported the news. Details on his passing were not revealed. It is with the… Continue reading Former NWA Wrestling Champion Buddy Colt gone at age 81
Your chance here to read the Bruce Mitchell article that ran previously at the PWTorch.com website…The post was pulled down/removed before many of you had a chance to read it…You get that chance now, and you also get a chance to see more details that have come out since Bruce’s article was first written… Bruce’s… Continue reading What was Bruce Mitchell saying in his article at PWTorch.com:Read here and see for yourself and more details have come in this week
(We are losing a lot of athletes this week…Kevin Greene, K.C. Jones, Danny Hodge, Ty Jordan, and now Luke Harper/Brodie Lee.) Tony Khan with AEW/All Elite Wrestling: @TonyKhan I’m devastated by the loss of Jon Huber, known to fans as Mr. Brodie Lee, formerly Luke Harper. Jon was a great man. His family came first,… Continue reading AEW Wrestler and former WWE wrestler Jon Huber, known as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper has died:Wrestling World stunned/devastated at the loss of this 41 year-old Superstar
from www.popculture.com: Danny Hodge, a pro wrestling legend who won a silver medal at the 1956 Olympics in Australia, has died. He was 88 years old. WWE released a statement, saying Hodge was a “true trailblazer” for winning national titles in wrestling and boxing. “The Oklahoma native’s highly decorated career included recognition as a three-time… Continue reading Professional/Collegiate Wrestling and Boxing Legend gone at age 88:Danny Hodge passed away on Christmas Day(Hodge was on “The Morning Run”, back on December 4)
There is quite a bit of talk that Billy Corgan, the owner of NWA pro wrestling, is looking to shut down the promotion/federation… Here is part of the conversation from WrestlingInc.com with former wrestler Raven, making his feelings known about the NWA and Billy Corgan situation… “I think Billy is shutting [NWA] down, from what… Continue reading Billy Corgan looking to shut down NWA pro wrestling???
This coming in from Jason Powell at the ProWrestling.net, by way of the Pro Wrestling Torch/PWTorch.com….. Here is Jason Powell and Jason Powell’s Point of View will follow…. Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck filed a lawsuit against Vince McMahon last week in Connecticut seeking full payment of his five-year contract. The lawsuit alleges that Luck… Continue reading Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck sues Vince McMahon
The kid from Cameron and former Union Pines High School football player, Jeff Hardy, is in trouble with the law again….Hardy has been arrested numerous times over the past ten years, while wrestling for WWE, TNA and other professional wrestling groups/organizations….Jeff always seems like he is going to get his stuff together, but then things… Continue reading Former Cameron kid arrested in Concord for DUI:WWE wrestler Jeff Hardy wrecks his Cadillac and takes a step backwards in his battle vs. life
It is like ‘Bang-Bang’ and two former professional wrestlers are gone in the past two days….We lost George “The Animal” Steele to cancer on Friday and now we learn today, the “The Russian Bear”, Ivan Koloff, has left us, due also to cancer….Steele was quite the character and he was known more for his body… Continue reading Professional Wrestling has lost “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff and George “The Animal” Steele died yesterday:Koloff gone at age 74, Steele was 79(Looking back at the “Legacy of Uncle Ivan”)
Not Forever Young, although at times he sure looked it, Buddy Landel, with one “L” has heard the bell for the last time… from www.pwtorch.com “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel (William Ansor) reportedly died at the age of 53 on Monday. According to the Wrestling Observer, Landel was in a car accident this past weekend, returned… Continue reading Another young wrestler gone:Buddy Landel dead at age 53:Grimsley AD Bob Sawyer was “not happy” the night Buddy broke the door at the Whirlies’ gym
He began his pro wrestling career in North Carolina according to Wikipedia and he was best known for his work in the tag-team The Fantastics, along with his tag-team wrestling partner Bobby Fulton(James Hines)….. Tommy Rogers died today at age 54…Known as Tommy Rogers in the ring and billed from the ‘City of Angels’ in… Continue reading Long-time pro wrestler Tommy Rogers(Tommy Couch) gone at age 54
WWE has often involved cutting edge celebrities to promote the brand. However, over the past few years the ratings have declined and the WWE Network never really took off as expected. So the writers decided that up-and-coming performer would feud with an old and retiring comedian. Wait! Didn’t we see this a few decades ago… Continue reading Is WWE’s Stunt With Jon Stewart The Ultimate Jumping The Shark?
from KFBK radio in Sacramento, California: (Lots of Lee Marshall wrestling history in this post.) Reports say that Lee Marshall, voice of Tony the Tiger, respected newsman, and World Championship Wrestling/AWA announcer has passed away. Friends on his Facebook are posting comments of memories and their condolences. Marshall worked at various stations in his career… Continue reading Voice of ‘Tony the Tiger’ and AWA professional wrestling, Lee Marshall, has passed away(Once nearly got his brains kicked in)
TMZ is reporting that CM Punk, aka Phillip Brooks, has had to get a restraining order against his MOTHER! He faces Kane, The Undertaker, John Cena and he is scared of his Mom???? Actually not scared, just bugged to death. It seems like he and his Mom aren’t getting along and she wants a piece… Continue reading Who Scares WWE’s CM Punk The Most? You’d never believe it!