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Getting Rowdy: The Unreleased Matches of Roddy Piper coming to DVD in September

WWE and Fremantle Media have announced the upcoming release of Getting Rowdy: The Unreleased Matches of Roddy Piper, which collects unreleased, never-before-seen matches between Piper and other legendary superstars from the worlds of WWE and WCW.

Unearthed from deep within the WWE vault comes unreleased matches and interviews from one of the most controversial and entertaining Superstars in WWE history, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper! Witness “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Mr. Perfect, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, and more pay the piper as they take on “Hot Rod” in this collection of hidden gems! Just when you think you have all the answers, he changes the questions!

Match Highlights:

July 20, 1985

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff

April 24, 1990

Intercontinental Championship Tournament Match

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. Rick “The Model” Martel

March 19, 1991

Intercontinental Championship Match

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. Mr. Perfect

March 23, 1998

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

March 30, 1998

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs.
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Harley Race, Nwa Champion Pro Wrestler, Dies at 76

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Harley Race, Nwa Champion Pro Wrestler, Dies at 76
Harley Race, Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee and 8-time Nwa World Heavyweight Champion, died of lung cancer on Thursday at the age of 76, according to WWE and a statement from his Twitter page.

“Today at 12:50, we lost the man that fought up until the very last of his existence. More information will be released soon, but just know that he loved pro-wrestling and the fans that loved him,” read a statement from Race’s reps.

Born in Missouri in 1943, Race overcame polio as a child and began training as a wrestler under the tutelage of famed champion brothers Stanislaus and Wladek Zbysko. His early career was filled with many obstacles, including his expulsion from the Zbyskos’ school after a fight with a student and a car accident that nearly led to his leg being amputated and required months of physical therapy to recover.

Also Read: Russi Taylor, Voice of 'Minnie Mouse' for 3 Decades,
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 10)

1981: Helena arrived in Port Charles on Gh.

1986: Aw's Cass and Kathleen were married.

1986: Gl's Maeve interrupted Reva & Kyle's wedding.

1995: The end of Loving."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, Mary Matthews expressed concern to her husband, Jim, over the relationship between Tom Baxter and their daughter Pat (Susan Trustman), a relationship that Mary sensed was falling apart. Pat arrived home looking exhausted, and Mary told Jim she thought Pat had been overworking herself since her recent recovery from illness. Laura Baxter, already distraught over Ken's request for a divorce, was further
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WWE superstar Randy Orton being investigated for misconduct in the locker room

WWE superstar Randy Orton was the youngest world champion in company history and with that came the immaturity of a young man. Orton is a second-generation star, the son of the legendary Cowboy Bob Orton, and therefore grew up in the professional wrestling locker rooms of the ’70s and ’80s. The stories of his pranks have been around for years and include some very disgusting stories told about him by fellow wrestlers and other personalities who have been around him in the locker room. However, despite the stories existing for well over a decade now, new allegations have hit from Orton’s […]

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Wrestler/Actor Scott L. Schwartz at The Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis January 14th

The Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis has been going strong for over 26 years now and just keeps getting bigger and better! The fun takes place seven times a year at The Machinists Hall 12365 St Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, Mo 63044. There are over 130 vendors at the Toyman Toy Show spread out over 225 tables. all selling vintage toys, comics, dolls, diecast cars, movie memorabilia, and more as well as cosplayers and artists. It’s an unbelievable amount of fun for only $5 and this next show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a local movie-maker and a pair of famous wrestlers!!

The next Toyman Show is January 14th from 9:00a to 3:00p and Wrestler/Actor Scott L. Schwartz, Wrestler Cowboy Bob Orton, and local filmmaker Wyatt Weed will all be in attendance!

Scott L Schwartz with George Clooney in Oceans Eleven

Scott L. Schwartz usually plays hulking brute
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Big Show unhappy with WWE, shoots on Raw! Money In The Bank plans – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Flashback Thursdays…

2011 was a different time. The first brand split had come to an end. The Anonymous Raw General Manager wasn’t going anywhere. And six years to the day tomorrow, WWE ran one of its best angles in recent times, with Cm Punk escaping through the crowd with the WWE Championship, blowing Vince McMahon a kiss, after beating John Cena in Money in the Bank’s main event.

Meanwhile, over in the UK during 2011, Raw’s current day Cruiserweight roster were wrestling for Dragon Gate.

We were in the same ring in 2011.#Tbt #205Live pic.twitter.com/2xxtU9Jmt4

Akira Tozawa (@TozawaAkira) June 15, 2017

Akira Tozawa has shared a photo of his fellow wrestlers from the promotion – the very young looking Noam Dar, Jack Gallagher and Pac, who now wrestles for WWE as Neville. It’s
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania III

In the build-up to Wrestlemania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous instalments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

The Can-Am Connection vs. Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules w/Bobby Heenan (Double Count-Out)

King Kong Bundy, Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo vs. Hillbilly Jim, Haiti Kid & Little Beaver

‘King’ Harley Race w/Fabulous Moolah & Bobby Heenan vs. Junkyard Dog (Loser Must Bow Match)

The Dream TeamGreg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny V vs. The Rougeau Brothers

Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis w/Jimmy Hart (Hair vs. Hair Match)

The British Bulldogs & Tit Santana vs. The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis

Koko B. Ware vs. ‘The Natural’ Butch Reed w/Slick

Randy Savage w/Miss Elizabeth vs. Ricky Steamboat w/George ‘The Animal’ Steele

Jake Roberts w/Alice Cooper vs. The Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart

The Killer Bees w/Jim Duggan vs.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 2

In the build-up to Wrestlemania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous instalments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Paul Orndorff vs. Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji (Double Count Out)

Ic Title Match: Randy Savage (C) w/Miss Elizabeth vs. George ‘The Animal’ Steele

Jake Roberts vs. George Wells

Roddy Piper w/Lou Duva & Bob Orton Jr. vs. Mr T. w/Joe Frazier & The Haiti Kid (Boxing Match)

WWF Womens Title Match: The Fabulous Moolah (C) vs. Velvet McIntyre

Nicolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie vs. Corporal Kirchner (Flag Match)

20-Man Battle Royal

WWF Tag Team Title Match: The British Bulldogs w/Lou Albano & Ozzy Osbourne vs. Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (C) w/Johnny Valiant

Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules Hernandez

Adrian Adonis vs. Uncle Elmer

Terry Funk & Hoss Funk w/Jimmy Hart vs. Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy w/Bobby Heenan
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania I

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

Tito Santana vs. The Executioner

Special Delivery Jones vs. King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart

Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne

David Sammartino w/Bruno Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny Valiant (No Contest)

Ic Title Match: Greg Valentine (C) w/Jimmy Hart vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (C) w/Lou Albano vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie

Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan ($15,000 Body Slam Challenge)

WWF Womens Title: Lelani Kai (C) vs. Wendy Richter w/Cyndi Lauper

Hulk Hogan & Mr. T w/Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff w/Bob Orton Jr.

The Lows:

Over the years, we’ve grown fairly used to WWE massaging certain ‘facts’ for their own benefit.
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10 Best Heel Turns In Wrestling History

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Every great hero needs a great villain to battle, for without evil, there can not be good. Without Darth Vader, there is no Luke Skywalker. Without the Joker, there is no Batman.

In any event, nothing can revitalize a character like a good heel turn. The most recent major WWE heel turn took place when Seth Rollins turned against his brothers in the Shield and became the latest Corporate Champion. Recently, some online fans have advocated turning either Dean Ambrose or Roman Reigns heel to fill that top bad guy spot, shaking up the main event scene and giving us fresh matches.

With all this recent talk about heel turns and how they could potentially greatly improve the promotion, I thought it would be a good time to look back through history at some of the best and most effective heel turns we’ve ever seen in wrestling.
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Jimmy Snuka Exclusive Interview: The Superfly Still Soars At 71

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Superfly” Jimmy Snuka could fly like no one else.

His Superfly Splash from the top rope onto his opponents was a thing of brutal beauty and he delivered it to the likes of Ray “The Crippler” Stevens, Paul Orndorff, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, and many more throughout the 1970s and ’80s.

“Snuka’s leap off the top of the cage was as groundbreaking as any single maneuver ever in our business,” esteemed announcer Jim Ross said on the WWE produced DVD, The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the ’80s. “It showed athletes that if you’re talented enough and proficient in your skills, and you’ve got the guts, there’s really no limits.”

Hailing from the Fiji Islands, Snuka was a standout in a long line of Samoan greats. Trained in Hawaii by “Cowboy” Franky Laine, Snuka debuted in 1971 in Portland, Oregon, battling everyone from “Playboy” Buddy Rose to
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5 Greatest Managers In WWE History

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Brock Lesnar ending the Undertaker’s winning streak at Wrestlemania 30 and Cesaro’s climb to even greater renown in WWE both share one man in common – Paul Heyman. Moreso than any other member of the active roster, Heyman’s unique ability to garner heat for performers in the role of manager is possibly one of the least discussed – yet most important roles that any on-screen character has in the company. Key to Heyman’s presentation of late is his proclamation that he is the greatest manager in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment.

As a heel, his audacious claim is meant to be the pomposity that leads to a cascade of boos. However, if studying the art of pro wrestling, is there truth to Heyman’s bold statement? In the annals of WWE’s history of ringside seconds, managers and generally conniving men and women patrolling ringside, is
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Hulk Hogan hosting WWE's 'Wrestlemania XXX': What does that mean?

Finally, WWE let the cat out of the bag that the legendary Hulk Hogan is returning to the company as host of "Wrestlemania XXX" in April. It's been rumored that Hogan would be back with the company for months, and he was expected to make his first appearance at the announcement of the WWE Network, but that never came to pass.

What does a "Wrestlemania" host do, though? There's not a lot of hosting history for the event to look back on, but there is one guy who's done it before. That person is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who hosted "Wrestlemania Xxvii." Johnson was there to set up an eventual match with John Cena the following year.

At 60 years old, with a number of major surgeries under his belt, it's not all that likely that Hogan will be building up to an eventual match. With the number of physicals and
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WWE To Induct WrestleMania 1 Main Event To Hall Of Fame?

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The WWE Hall of Fame is one of the highlights of WrestleMania weekend every year because it’s a chance for WWE acknowledge their stars of the past. It also gives the WWE Universe an opportunity to see them on the big stage one more time.

PWInsider.com suggests that not only will we see individuals in the Hall of Fame this year, but we could also see a match being inducted.

Since this year’s WrestleMania is the 30th edition of the event, the belief is that the WrestleMania 1 main event would be inducted into the Hall of Fame. That match featured Hulk Hogan & Mr. T (with Jimmy Snuka in their corner) taking on Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff (with Bob Orton in their corner).

There are likely going to be some fans questioning whether a match should be inducted into the Hall of Fame when traditionally
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Exclusive: WWE Superstar Randy Orton Talks 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded

Exclusive: WWE Superstar Randy Orton Talks 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded
Randy Orton is a third-generation WWE superstar (his father is WWE Hall of Famer "Cowboy" Bob Orton) and the youngest person to ever win the WWE World Heavyweight title. Now, Randy stars in 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded, the second installment of the suspenseful action franchise.

12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Exclusive: Randy Orton

Demolition Derby

Sugar Factory

Randy plays Nick Malloy, a paramedic who receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath from his past. The caller threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. With no time to spare, and his own wife's life on the line, Nick must piece together cryptic clues and hunt down the killer before it's too late. We caught up with Randy to talk about his new movie, on Blu-ray. Watch our exclusive video interview, and find out what it takes to
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WWE Extreme Rules PPV Predictions – Brock Lesnar vs John Cena

Brock Lesnar makes his long-awaited return to a WWE ring for tonight’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view, headlined by his clash with WWE’s poster boy John Cena. This will be the former Ufc Heavyweight Champion’s first match in the company since his WrestleMania 20 bout with Goldberg where he was booed out of the building for what the WWE fans perceived as turning his back on them.

WWE have packed their pay-per-view with six more bouts, including Cm Punk defending his WWE Title in a Chicago Street Fight against Chris Jericho with the hometown support in the Allstate Arena expected to provide a lightning atmosphere. Other matches include Randy Orton vs Kane in a Falls Count Anywhere Match and a World Title 2 out of 3 falls re-match between Daniel Bryan and Sheamus.

Here are our WWE Extreme Rules preview and predictions, which airs tonight at 1am on Sky Box Office
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Eric Larnick: WWE Raw: Wrestling's First Live Sobriety Test

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Eric Larnick: WWE Raw: Wrestling's First Live Sobriety Test
Last week, John Cena's losing slump continued and Brock Lesnar delivered some of the nastiest trash talking seen in years. The two superstars will meet face to face in a special contract signing, just six days before their pay-per-view showdown. We're live in Detroit tonight for a special three hour episode.

Quick Results

Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston

Lord Tensai defeated R-Truth

The Big Show & The Great Khali defeated Cody Rhodes & Alberto Del Rio

Nikki Bella defeated Beth Phoenix to Become Divas Champion

Mark Henry defeated Sheamus

Santino Marella & Zack Ryder defeated Epico & Primo

Brodus Clay & Hornswoggle defeated Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: WWE Raw, Monday April 23rd, 2012

This week, the WWE Gm has stuck Teddy Long with the job of ring announcer. The deposed SmackDown boss does his best to get us hyped for the in-ring contract signing, happening in mere moments.

Contract
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WWE Smackdown Results 11/4/12 – Blast From The Past

Results from last night’s WWE Smackdown “Blast From the Past Edition” that took place in Hampton, Virgina.

Lilian Garcia introduces Hall of Fame announcer Mean Gene Okerlund who is standing in the ring. Mean Gene brings out his first guest, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus.

Sheamus apologies for hitting referee Chad Patton last week and that there is no excuse for his behaviour. He says he is sorry but it is not enough for John Laurinaitis who comes out to the ring and says he must take some action. He has given Sheamus the biggest fine in WWE history, a whopping $500,000. He also announces that he will take on the team of Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio tonight with his partner… Gene Okerlund.

1) Randy Orton vs Mark Henry goes to a no-contest when Kane interferes to further his feud with Orton. Kane attacks Cowboy Bob Orton who accompanied his son to ringside.
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A 'Star Wars' Star And A 'Mallrats' Star Join Ted Dibiase Jr. In His Film Debut

From MTV.Com: It's no wonder that WWE superstar Ted Dibiase Jr. is a natural in the wrestling ring. His grandparents (yeah, his grandmother fought as well) were feared squared-circle competitors, and his father, "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase, is a WWE Hall of Famer. The elder Ted's résumé is legendary. So when Ted Jr. came to prominence as a member of the Legacy faction last year (the trio is led by Randy Orton, son of Hall of Famer "Cowboy" Bob Orton, and Cody Rhodes, son of Hall of Famer "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes), it was really no surprise. Ted Jr. won the tag-team titles in his first match for the WWE.

Now Ted Dibiase Jr. is stepping into a whole new arena, and it's not one of the many venues that house WWE events all year round. The WWE is promoting Dibiase's acting chops in the film "The Marine 2,
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Ted Dibiase Says 'Marine 2' Is A 'Totally New Marine'

WWE star says fans can expect relationship 'chemistry' in addition to the movie's action sequences.

By Shaheem Reid

It's no wonder that WWE superstar Ted Dibiase Jr. is a natural in the wrestling ring. His grandparents (yeah, his grandmother fought as well) were feared squared-circle competitors, and his father, "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase, is a WWE Hall of Famer. The elder Ted's résumé is legendary. So when Ted Jr. came to prominence as a member of the Legacy faction last year (the trio is led by Randy Orton, son of Hall of Famer "Cowboy" Bob Orton, and Cody Rhodes, son of Hall of Famer "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes), it was really no surprise. Ted Jr. won the tag-team titles in his first match for the WWE.

Now Ted Dibiase Jr. is stepping into a whole new arena, and it's not one of the many venues that house WWE events all year round.
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