The “WWE Countdown” Is On

WWE Countdown

WWE Network has officially launched and it includes all-new original programs. One of those programs is called Countdown. Countdown is a program where WWE counts down numerous top ten things in history. In the premiere episode, WWE counted down the top ten catchphrases in history. The list included famous catchphrases like Booker T’s “Can you dig it, Sucka?”, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “If you Smell what The Rock…is cookin’”, Daniel Bryan’s “Yes! Yes! Yes!” and more. The #1 catchphrase was none other than Ric Flair’s “Woooooo!”. One catch phrase that was “Above and Beyond” the list was Vincent K. McMahon’s “You’re Fired!”. One of the best parts about the premiere episode of this program was that not only was Vickie Guerrero’s “Excuse Me!” not mentioned once, but Vickie was not shown on this episode at all; I guess there is a God. Based on this premiere episode, I truly believe there are more awesome things to come on Countdown.…

From Bodyguards to Wrestlers

Andrew Martin  tyson-tomko

Tyrus

 

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Before they became wrestlers, four guys once served as bodyguards for famous music artists. Former WWE and GFW Superstar the late Andrew “Test” Martin was a bodyguard for legendary rock band Motley Crue, former WWE and GFW Superstar Tomko was a bodyguard for Limp Bizkit, former GFW Superstar Tyrus was a bodyguard for iconic hip hop artist and WWE Hall of Famer (Celebrity Wing) Snoop Dogg and current WWE Superstar Sheamus was a bodyguard for legendary rock band and fellow Irishmen U2. All four of these men would go on to achieve success in the world of wrestling. Test would go on to hold the Intercontinental, European, Hardcore, and World Tag Team Championships; I definitely think he was one of the most underrated wrestlers. Tomko would go on to become a GFW Unified World Tag Team Champion and a team captain for Team Tomko, a team of the best Superstars GFW had to offer; I would also put him in the underrated category. Tyrus found success in GFW by earning himself an opportunity at the GFW Global Championship, but he came up short; I would also label him underrated. Sheamus is in the prime of his career right now; …

WWE Network Is Must-See

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The WWE Network has officially been launched. It has the past, present and future all rolled into one. It features every upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View event, as well as every WWE, WCW and ECW Pay-Per-View event in history. WWE Network also features all-new original programs including a new reality series called Legends’ House. This marks the third WWE reality series in franchise history following Tough Enough and Total Divas. Bottom line, WWE Network features a lot of history that can be watched at anytime and anyplace using desktops, laptops, mobile, and gaming devices. I think this may very well be the greatest idea WWE has ever come up with. To sign up, just go to WWENetwork.com.…

Wrestling’s Black Superstars of the Past, Present, and Future

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In honor of Black History Month, I am listing wrestling’s black superstars of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. One black superstar that arguably paved the way for most black superstars more than any other is the late, great Bobo Brazil. He has been referred to by many as the “Jackie Robinson of sports-entertainment” and was a true fan favorite to all. The impact that he made in the world of wrestling eventually landed him an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, becoming the first-ever black inductee, along with James Dudley. Some of these names listed below will never be forgotten, some might have been forgotten about, and some have yet to be discovered. Please, if you have any comments or opinions, I encourage you to leave some feedback.

 

Past Names

Abdullah the Butcher

Bobo Brazil

Ernie Ladd

James Dudley

Johnny Rodz

Junkyard Dog

Koko B. Ware

Rocky Johnson

Ron Simmons

Tony Atlas

Bad News Brown

Big Daddy V

The Boogeyman

Butch Reed

Devon

Jackie Moore

Jazz

Jonathan Coachman

Kamala

Kharma

The Godfather

S.D. Jones

Shelton Benjamin

Slick

Virgil

Z-Gangsta

Norman Smiley

Ernest “The Cat” Miller

Elijah Burke

Bobby Lashley

Linda Miles

Shad Gaspard

Rodney Mack

Maven

 

Present Names

Big Daddy V Passes Away

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Nelson Frazier, Jr., who wrestled under names like “Mabel”, “Viscera”, and, most recently, “Big Daddy V”, has passed away at age 43 after suffering a massive heart attack. Standing at 6’9” and weighing in at 487 lbs., he was one of the most memorable big men in WWE history, if not wrestling history all together. Despite being one of those big men that never held WWE’s World Championship, I would say he did pretty well for himself during his runs with the company. His achievements included winning the World Tag Team Championship, becoming the 1995 King of the Ring, and winning the Hardcore Championship; he even headlined SummerSlam in 1995 when he went one-on-one with then-WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Diesel, coming up short in the process. Whether Frazier wrestled under a loved or hated persona, the impact that he made in WWE will not soon be forgotten.…

Longtime WWE Production Crew Member Passes Away

Frank Bullock

Frank Bullock, a well-respected and longtime member of WWE’s production crew, has passed away. He played a vital role for the ringside announcers. He was an audio tech that always made sure the announcers’ headsets were working properly, so that they could hear themselves and others. Personally, I think that members of WWE’s production crew should be given more credit than they actually get because they are the ones that help make it possible for the WWE Universe to watch their favorite superstars perform on worldwide television. I know for a fact that people would say that the WWE would never be the same again after the passing of one of its greatest superstars, but I don’t think the WWE would ever be the same again after the passing of one of its most-respected members of WWE’s production crew like Frank Bullock either.…

Make the ECW Championship Part of WWE’s Triple Crown and Grand Slam Championship

 

 

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As many people may know, there are many Triple Crown/Grand Slam Champions in WWE history. There are certain championships that a superstar would have to have held at least one time throughout their career in order to be called a WWE Triple Crown/Grand Slam Champion. In order to be called a WWE Triple Crown Champion, the person would have to have held the WWE World Heavyweight or World Heavyweight Championship, the Intercontinental or United States Championship, and the World Tag Team, WWE Tag Team, or Unified Tag Team Championship. As for being called a WWE Grand Slam Champion, all three categories just mentioned would need to be included with this, as well. In addition to these three categories, there would be one more category that would need to be filled in order to become a WWE Grand Slam Champion; that category is having held the European or Hardcore Championship. Some of these championships are still active in WWE today and some are defunct. One defunct championship is the ECW Championship. This championship was in the same category as both the WWE World Heavyweight and World Heavyweight Championship. Therefore, this is the reason why I think WWE should …

MVP Arrives In TNA in A Big Way

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For the last couple of weeks, people were talking about there being a new TNA investor. The first impact that the investor made was signing two of wrestling’s hottest free agents to TNA contracts, former ROH Superstars The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards). TNA President Dixie Carter was informed of this by The Wolves themselves. Dixie Carter is the corrupt boss of TNA who has been throwing her weight around for the past four months, so her anxiety definitely went up after hearing the news of the new investor. One week after being signed, The Wolves announced that the identity of the new investor would be revealed the following week. This past Thursday on Impact Wrestling, the new investor was revealed to be none other than former WWE Superstar MVP. Based on the fair, as well as popular, decisions that MVP has been making thus far, I think it is pretty clear that he has come to TNA to put a stop to Dixie’s reign of terror. About a decade ago, MVP had a brief run in TNA under the name Antonio Banks before making an impact in WWE as MVP. Now that he is back in TNA as …