Friday, February 21, 2014
The rumors have circulated ever since his departure from TNA, and now it's official: Hulk Hogan is returning to WWE this Monday night on RAW and will be the host of WrestleMania 30.
It's only fitting that one of the most iconic figures in WWE and WrestleMania history will be on hand for the 30th edition of wrestling's Super Bowl, and now we know the role he will play. Being Hogan's physical condition won't allow him to see much in-ring action, there is no doubt that Hulk still brings a huge presence to "WrestleMania season" and will enhance things like only he can do. The nostalgia factor alone in having the guy that was carrying the company during WrestleMania 1 involved in this mega event will make it must-see for many.
Having Hulk in a "host" role for the big event opens up a lot of possibilities as far as interaction with current stars to set up their matches for 'Mania, which will undoubtedly see any current stories enhanced by Hulk's involvement. It remains to be seen how Hulk will be involved on this Monday's RAW, but the buzz created by his return is positioned perfectly to excite people even more for Monday's launch of the WWE Network.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The wrestling world lost one of its true giants earlier today as Nelson Frazier, known to most in wrestling as "Mabel," "Viscera," or most recently "Big Daddy V" passed away from a heart attack at the age of 43.
Frazier first arrived in WWE in 1993 as part of the tag team "Men on a Mission (M.O.M)." The group consisted of Frazier as "Mabel" along with tag partner "Mo" and their manager "Oscar." The trio was a rap group (although Oscar was the only one that actually rapped) and had a very brief tag team title reign in 1994. At 6'9 and over 400 pounds, it was a foregone conclusion that "Mabel" would somehow be used in a more prominent position at some point in WWE; that time came in 1995 when Men on a Mission turned heel on their manager and Mabel began a run as a singles wrestler.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
In news that will no doubt cause quite a shake up especially during WrestleMania season, CM Punk reportedly "went home" before RAW this past week and doesn't seem to have any intention of returning any time soon.
Punk has somewhat of a history of heading for the door when he's unhappy; just a few years ago a real contractual situation was turned into a storyline where Punk walked out on the company after his infamous spree of "pipe bombs." During that time Punk ended up re-signing with WWE and had his memorable over year long championship run. Since then Punk has remained a popular WWE star but has really floated along without doing much of anything story wise in recent months which is what probably played a part in him finally calling it quits.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
After almost a week of false reports and inaccurate details on the situation, WWE.com has confirmed that Hall of Famer Mae Young has passed away at age 90. Mae has to be one of the most unique superstars from the Attitude Era being she was in her 70s at the time she was involved in the memorable moments many of today's fans remember most. Many may not realize, but Johnnie Mae Young had been a pro wrestler since the 30s, and was in many ways a pioneer who paved the way for women to be involved in pro wrestling.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
WWE has finally made the official announcement that the WWE Network is officially launching on February 24, 2014. The network has been in the works for around three years but launch dates have been rescheduled and directions changed on a number of occasions, but now the launch of the network was made official at the CES convention in Las Vegas.