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Mat Matters: I’ve Cena Nuff, he’s not a movie villain!

Oh Johnny Boy, where have the days gone? It's so weird whenever I see John Cena on the big screen, or even in anything outside of a WWE ring. Cena and his WWE career will forever be intertwined, regardless of whatever he is involved in. Now, try sitting through a...

How The Sheik helped heal Detroit after 1967 riots

It was a hot Summer in the City of Detroit in 1967. Lyndon Johnson was president, "Light My Fire" by The Doors topped the music charts, the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice was number one at the box office, The Monkees TV show was a hit on the small screen and The...

A rookie’s visit to Waterloo & Tragos/Thesz induction weekend

By BRIAN WESTCOTT - For SlamWrestling.net WATERLOO, IOWA -- I attended my very first George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend in Waterloo, Iowa.  It was an incredible experience and I will definitely make this an annual event....

Mat Memories: Tears and cheers at Tragos/Thesz induction weekend

WATERLOO, Iowa – The 22nd George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Weekend took place this past weekend and I have to say that I am leaving the event with a warm and fuzzy feeling. From the sometimes gut-wrenching moments, emotional...

Mat Matters: Unforgettable Orndorff was Wonderful … and then some

Being a Canadian kid, not all of the weekly American wrestling shows were broadcast here so I missed out on the start of Paul Orndorff’s career. Unless you could trade tapes with someone your only window here to what was going on in such promotions as the NWA is when...

Mat Matters: The Encyclopedia closes on superfan Jimmy Ryan

Just who was this strange man in a strange land, I wondered? A fan from Charlotte, North Carolina, at a 2006 reunion of the Cormier family, in New Brunswick, who had traveled by train and bus to get to the remote town of Memramcook. It was, of course, "The...


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