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Music, boxing, wrestling promoter Rob Russen dies

Rob Russen, who has died at age 75, had notable careers as a musician and songwriter, as a boxing promoter, and as a wrestling promoter. He was also a part of a groundbreaking case involving an Elvis impersonator that went to court against the Presley estate. As...

Guest column: When Bruno Sammartino gave way to Lawrence Welk

By PAUL GABRIEL - For SlamWrestling.net Oh the memories. It's 1956, I'm eight years old, and I live in a two-family house in Bridgeport, Connecticut with my parents and grandparents. After a grueling week of going to school everyone was always looking forward to the...

Quest for ‘The Crusher’ by the Novas

By Christopher Annino and Steve Prescott - For SlamWrestling.net One of my favorite novelty songs is “The Crusher” by The Novas. It is catchy and it is about wrestling. Trying to write about it ended up being a rather interesting journey. If I am, humbly, Don Quixote...

Kenny Lush part of the Punk ‘n’ Wrestling connection

The similarities between punk rock and independent pro wrestling have become increasingly apparent to those who have taken part in both. Be it the counterculture aspect of each scene or the do-it-yourself approach to marketing T-shirts or other merchandise, punk and...

Mat Matters: When Sweet Daddy met Charley Pride

Allen Abel, the great, retired columnist for the Globe and Mail newspaper, wrote a feature on Sweet Daddy Siki in 1982. He noted that "Sweet Daddy Siki was going to be the new Charley Pride, but now he'd settle for being the old Sweet Daddy Siki." With the...

Singer John Condrone, with a past in wrestling, dies from COVID

Singer-songwriter John Condrone passed away on October 20, 2020, from complications due to COVID-19. Although more known for his music such as "If You Stole My Heart", "But Then," and "Since I Found you," he also dished out numerous hits inside the squared circle....

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