With the Kings in Toronto today to play the Maple Leafs it’s only fitting that we work in a little pro wrestling. After all, the capital of Ontario, Canada is one of the strongest markets in North America for action inside the squared circle – including hosting WrestleMania VI (Hulk Hogan vs. the Ultimate Warrior) [...]
In pro wrestling, one of the keys to any good heel turn is a slow simmering build. It’s as if the audience knows it’s coming like a storm from far off in the distance. They can see it. They’re just never sure if or when it will reach land.
On January 23, 1984 Hulk Hogan won [...]
Marty O’Neill with Nick Bockwinkel(photo: WrestlingClassics.com)
A sold out throng of fans packed Staples Center last night for the WWE’s annual SummerSlam event. It was a glitzy affair, attended by many athletes and celebrities – including NHL defenseman Sheldon Souray sitting in the front row.
It wasn’t that surprising really, as there’s always been a loose [...]
In 1985, in what’s billed as the World’s Most Famous Arena, Vince McMahon launched his version of professional wrestling into super-stardom, live from Madison Square Garden. Largely on the back of a “Rock-n-Wrestling” connection – fueled in part by a partnership with MTV – his World Wrestling Federation staged the first WrestleMania.
Fast forward 25 years…just [...]