Though his run with with WWE did include championship success, Drew Galloway never lived to McMahon's lofty predictions. Looking back on the experience, though he "thrived on the pressure," the star confesses he was not yet prepared to be "The Chosen One."
According to Trish Stratus, her upcoming film Gridlocked "is an homage to old-school action flicks." While the movie was influenced by Lethal Weapon and Die Hard, Stratus drew on something more personal for her onscreen portrayal: The seven years the Hall of Famer spent with WWE.
Though he and his partner fell short of the $1 million grand prize, Total Nonstop Action superstar Robbie E certainly won over audiences this year. The Jersey-born grappler-turned-reality-TV-star anticipates an influx of new viewers when he returns to action on TNA's IMPACT Wrestling.
In an uncharacteristic move, Wade Barrett has some good news for hardcore sports entertainment fans. According to the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, the industry's view of the Internet Wrestling Community is changing!
Fans of tag professional wrestling, heave a sigh of relief. World Wrestling Entertainment's Booker T says the sports entertainment genre which helped make him one of the most decorated grapplers in history is ready for a comeback! Now can ya dig that, sucka?!?
"The biggest thing holding me back is fear," confessed second-generation World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Charlotte of her in-ring career, "Being afraid to fail and not live up to such a legacy my dad has made."
"Back in the old days...I think you could get away with whatever you wanted to do," said World Wrestling Entertainment legend Jimmy Hart of the professional wrestling industry, "Now, you have to watch what you say, watch what you do."
Belief in fiction becomes fact. At least that's how it commonly plays out in the lives of professional wrestlers. Wrestling is a fantasy version of events and its participants are performers vulnerable to its spellbinding temperament.
As a long-time fan of professional wrestling I've come to see how much of mortgage servicing resembles what goes on in the ring. Like wrestling the servicing business is full of "works," "gimmicks," "heels and baby faces," so let me explain.
What is truly amazing about "The Factor" and the WWE is their ability to bring their illusions close enough to reality so that millions of Americans find each show entertaining enough to suspend belief for one or two hours.
We've got a real slobberknocker for you tonight, folks -- the long awaited rematch between the heavyweight champion of the free world, Barack "Bam Bam" Obama, and the challenger, Nature Boy Mitt Romney.
The play uses professional wrestling as a metaphor for all sorts of perceived American sins, and treats promoters and athletes alike as partners in a flashy scam whose spectacles separate enthralled and willing suckers from their cash.
The major events of a match are planned and discussed beforehand, and so is the outcome. Some major events are definitely planned; for instance, someone might interfere in a match just as the bad guy, or "heel" is about to lose.
Good evening, fight fans! We've got a real slobberknocker for you tonight! The Mighty Mitt Romney versus Rowdy Rick Perry versus Beautiful Michele Bachmann. The winner gets a title shot at Barack "Bam Bam" Obama.