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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:26 PM
What happened to Magnum TA?
BHawk, you can probably come up with all the wrestlers
whose lives ended tragically.
I saw that dvd of Ultimate Warrior advertised.
What happened to him, besides roid rage.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:38 PM
croky, MagnumTA had a terrible car crash just as he was really coming into his fame. He was paralyzed. He did walk again, but the lasting injuries ended his career, forcing retirement. I'll see if I can pull up an article on him.....

[Edited on 10/7/2005 by Libby]

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:42 PM
http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBiosM/magnum_ta-can.html


 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:43 PM
Here's the best announcer Lance Russell

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:46 PM
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What happened to Magnum TA?
BHawk, you can probably come up with all the wrestlers
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I saw that dvd of Ultimate Warrior advertised.
What happened to him, besides roid rage.




"Warrior," that's his legal name now, no first name, no last name, just "Warrior" is very pissed, and seems to be making a career out of suing Vince McMahon.

If you're interested, he has A LOT to say:

http://www.ultimatewarrior.com/09.27.05DVDII.htm

I though it was kind of funny the way he refers to Triple H as Mr. Stephanie McMahon.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:47 PM
Lance was a great interviewer. He did some classics with Jerry lawler

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:48 PM
Bill, Goliath and I are about the same age, but he's older than me, ..... to us, Gordon Solie was the equivalent of Milo Hamilton, famous Atlanta Braves announcer back then! Solie was animated, reactionary and hilariously exaggerating. I used to love it when he'd act terrified of some of these wrestlers when they came out to be interviewed.

Solie was a show within himself! I miss him!

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:53 PM
The Dean of wrestling...
 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 02:54 PM
Libby I remember Gordon Sollie. He wasn't as good an actor as Lance was. Lances' expressions were priceless. Lance was a master at acting disgusted with the antics of the bad guys
Tommy Rich, I've got a video from about 76 or 77 of a VERY young Tommy Rich wrestling Jerry Lawler

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 03:01 PM
Tommy Rich-the youngest NWA world champion in history

I saw Magnum TA at an Express Lube here in Charlotte about 7 or 8 years ago,he drags one foot behind him when he walks .He had a sweet ride,I can't remember now what it was.He was dressed & looked like an old biker(which he is)

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 03:10 PM
I loved watching Gordon, he'd give a really good disgusted look and then shake his head when one of the heels would start ranting and raving. The best of all time had to be when Mr. Wrestiling II and The Assassin had their televised debate, for Gordon to be able to sit there and keep a straight face while 2 guys in masks had a TV debate took some real talent. Of course the whole thing led into an attack on Wrestling II by both assassins and they took his mask. Thank goodness Wrestling I was there to save him!!! Great stuff.
 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 03:14 PM
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Tommy Rich-the youngest NWA world champion in history

I saw Magnum TA at an Express Lube here in Charlotte about 7 or 8 years ago,he drags one foot behind him when he walks .He had a sweet ride,I can't remember now what it was.He was dressed & looked like an old biker(which he is)


That's what I liked about him , OS...... the biker part. He was a good ole boy! I met him a couple times, he was just an all around super nice guy. I hated hearing about his accident.

Bill, I don't remember Lance, besides, we had to stop watching wrestling when Drew was young! ...talk about parental controls!

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 03:16 PM
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Tommy Rich-the youngest NWA world champion in history


For a glorious four days...they pulled the plug on "Wildfire" awfully quickly...his feud with Buzz Sawyer was one of the best ever, and the "Last Battle of Atlanta" cage match at the Omni is still one of the best cage matches ever.

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I saw Magnum TA at an Express Lube here in Charlotte about 7 or 8 years ago,he drags one foot behind him when he walks .He had a sweet ride,I can't remember now what it was.He was dressed & looked like an old biker(which he is)


Magnum T.A. (Terry Allen) man, what a sad story. They were ready to push him to the top with plans to put the belt on him after a long program with Flair. The "Best of Seven Series" with Nikita Koloff for the U.S. Title were some incredible matches. His car accident not only caused permanent damage to his legs but also affected his body's ability to rebuild muscle mass. He still makes appearances. When they did the Magnum tribute show shortly after his accident, when Dusty Rhodes walked out with his "mystery" partner, Nikita Koloff, creating the new "Superpowers" tag team, the reaction from the crowd was unforgettable.

Libby, that's a great picture of Magnum. That's the old Mid-South North American Championship belt.

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"Warrior," that's his legal name now, no first name, no last name, just "Warrior" is very pissed, and seems to be making a career out of suing Vince McMahon.

If you're interested, he has A LOT to say:



Take Droog's advice and read it. The guy is absolutely insane. Check out his WarriorWeb site and read some of his extremist conservative political views...wow. The new WWE DVD, "The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior," is a burial of someone the likes of which wrestling has never seen before.

Gordon Solie, Lance Russell, if there's any old Mid-Atlantic fans out there, let's not forget Bob Caudle!



 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 03:20 PM
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Favorite wrestler ever!

That was one sick puppy

Coconut anyone?


When Piper hit Jimmy Snuka with that coconut on Piper's Pit, that is still one of the greatest heel moments of all time!

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 03:23 PM
Thanks for posting the piece from Warrior, Droogie.

Man, you guys are gonna get me hooked on this stuff again!

Ya welcome, BHawk, yep, that be the belt!

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 03:36 PM
Another great heel moment.

Tojo Yamamoto beat up Tommy Richs' Mother

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 07:37 PM
Some real wrestling



Genesis 32:22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.

24 Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me."

27 So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." 28 Then the man said, "You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans and have prevailed."

29 Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him.

30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved." 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore, to this day the Israelites do not eat the thigh muscle that is on the hip socket, because he struck Jacob on the hip socket at the thigh muscle.

http://www.ortzion.org/Jacob_wrestl.html
http://www.textweek.com/art/jacob_wrestling.htm

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 08:34 PM
I haven't watched wrestling since about 2002, but I will say that Vince McMahon is a modern day PT Barnum. I grew up watching it on Saturday mornings in the 80's and there was nothing better than watching Nikolai Volkov stir the crowd into a frenzy of booing when he would sing the Russian National Anthem. I'm surprised Vinny Mac doesn't have a guy like the Iron Sheik out there stirring the crowd up with the Saudi national anthem or something like that.

A few random thoughts on wrestling:

Ivan Putski the Polish Hammer on one of the talking segments of the WWF with his "sausage tree." It was a plant he had that had sausages growing off of it.

The "I Quit" match pitting Mankind (perhaps my favorite wrestler of all time) versus The Rock. And they say wrestling isn't real.

Anything with Rowdy Roddy Piper is pretty much awesome too. He was totally out of his mind.

Stone Cold was pretty classic guy that hates his boss. Vinny Mac did some great acting in some of those confrontations.

Some of my favorite matches may have been Lou Albano versus Jimmy Snuka. What the hell did Albano have in face, bologna skins? What were those?



And is Kurt Angle's head getting bigger than Ken Griffey's head in the Simpsons episode when he drinks too much tonic? He has to be using the same head steroids as Barry Bonds.



Anyone see Beyond the Mat, pretty good documentary, probably one Vince doesn't want you to see about wrestling.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2005 at 10:33 PM
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I'm surprised Vinny Mac doesn't have a guy like the Iron Sheik out there stirring the crowd up with the Saudi national anthem or something like that.




What if I told you that there was a very recent storyline in the WWE with two guys, named Muhammad Hassan (wrestler, real name Mark Copani, an Italian fella) and Daivari (manager). The angle was that while Hassan was American, he hated American society becuase of their hypocrisy in the treatment of Muslim-Americans. His finisher was the camel clutch (ala The Iron Sheik - there was a small double-inside tribute here, The Iron Sheik's name is Khosrow Daivari). He had about a three-month undefeated streak on Raw, then was "drafted" to Smackdown.

Hassan was getting great heat in the beginning, with the boos, and the USA signs and chants and all. Daivari would yell and jabber in Persian (which of course everyone thought was Arabic). Hassan was kinda fizzling as he progressed, but they still had high hopes of building a big PPV match with Steve Austin.

Then, as they were building for an Undertaker-Hassan match for the next Smackdown PPV, they did an angle that aired on the same night as the London terrorist bombings where Hassan and eight other men dressed in black hoods, black long sleeve shirts and camo pants jumped Undertaker in the ring, gave the beatdown, then Hassan in a large center camera shot pulled the Undertaker back into the camel clutch postion and grinning wildly, did the throat-slash gesture across Taker's neck.

Ahem. Well, needless to say, the WWE caught some real serious, serious heat. Mainstream media condemations, UPN got a whole s**tload of grief.

That was the last night anyone ever saw Muhammad Hassan. He has since been released from the WWE and has no future plans to continue in pro wrestling. Daivari has been assigned to the WWE's brand new developmental federation, Deep South, that will be based out of Atlanta.

I make none of this up...this just happened this year. Watching the way the WWE does business is one of the most continually fascinating train wrecks one can ever see!

 

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  posted on 10/8/2005 at 10:21 AM
I thought I read something about Hassan showing up at New Japan, but perhaps I'm mistaken.

 

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  posted on 10/8/2005 at 10:23 AM
I thought the character was kinda tasteless anyway..

 

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  posted on 10/8/2005 at 11:07 AM
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What if I told you that there was a very recent storyline in the WWE with two guys, named Muhammad Hassan (wrestler, real name Mark Copani, an Italian fella) and Daivari (manager). The angle was that while Hassan was American, he hated American society becuase of their hypocrisy in the treatment of Muslim-Americans. His finisher was the camel clutch (ala The Iron Sheik - there was a small double-inside tribute here, The Iron Sheik's name is Khosrow Daivari). He had about a three-month undefeated streak on Raw, then was "drafted" to Smackdown.

Hassan was getting great heat in the beginning, with the boos, and the USA signs and chants and all. Daivari would yell and jabber in Persian (which of course everyone thought was Arabic). Hassan was kinda fizzling as he progressed, but they still had high hopes of building a big PPV match with Steve Austin.

Then, as they were building for an Undertaker-Hassan match for the next Smackdown PPV, they did an angle that aired on the same night as the London terrorist bombings where Hassan and eight other men dressed in black hoods, black long sleeve shirts and camo pants jumped Undertaker in the ring, gave the beatdown, then Hassan in a large center camera shot pulled the Undertaker back into the camel clutch postion and grinning wildly, did the throat-slash gesture across Taker's neck.

Ahem. Well, needless to say, the WWE caught some real serious, serious heat. Mainstream media condemations, UPN got a whole s**tload of grief.

That was the last night anyone ever saw Muhammad Hassan. He has since been released from the WWE and has no future plans to continue in pro wrestling. Daivari has been assigned to the WWE's brand new developmental federation, Deep South, that will be based out of Atlanta.

I make none of this up...this just happened this year. Watching the way the WWE does business is one of the most continually fascinating train wrecks one can ever see!


Wow, thanks BHawk. That's unreal.


Like I said I stopped watching a few years ago when all WCW guys came into the WWE. PErsonally I think all the WWE guys don't have the mic skills the WWE guys had, like the Rock and Stone Cold. Afterall, its sports entertainment and I want to be entertained by things other that wrestling during a wrestling event.


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Match 2-Val Venis vs. Murray Happer
Val does the usual gyrations shtick, much to the ladie?s delight, and my chagrin. Val gets a quick hip throw and a gyration taunt. Val also applies a side headlock and hits Murray with a shoulder-block. Val gets an arm choke, and a handstand arm-breaker, but his hold is released after a push from Happer. Happer then punches Venis in the corner, and applies a quick choke. Murray is booted, clotheslined, and back thrown down by an angered Venis, who is able to also hit a knee to the gut and a side Russian Leg Sweep. Murray?s attempt to fight back is quickly cancelled as Val hits the spinebuster and the token Money Shot for the cover.
Winner: Val Venis

Val gives his towel to a young lady, and up next is highlights from last week Regal/HHH match.


The above match is from about a year ago, is Murray Happer still wrestling? I believe he used to go by the name of Otto Scwantz in some wrestling league in the south. I went to school with him at Georgetown University, he was a pretty funny guy, seemed like the wrestling type.

 

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  posted on 10/8/2005 at 11:57 AM
WHAT??

A wrestling thread with NO DIVA'S???


Well, OldSchool had one, but we wont discuss that



 

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  posted on 10/8/2005 at 12:32 PM
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WHAT??

A wrestling thread with NO DIVA'S???


Well, OldSchool had one, but we wont discuss that





I swear I don't know how that naked pic of Torrie Wilson got into my post Wharfrat!I know I didn't do it,I'm not sure if nudity is allowed on this site,and I would certainly never do anything illegal or against the rules man .(But Billy Kidman is sure 1 lucky SOB)

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Then, as they were building for an Undertaker-Hassan match for the next Smackdown PPV, they did an angle that aired on the same night as the London terrorist bombings where Hassan and eight other men dressed in black hoods, black long sleeve shirts and camo pants jumped Undertaker in the ring, gave the beatdown, then Hassan in a large center camera shot pulled the Undertaker back into the camel clutch postion and grinning wildly, did the throat-slash gesture across Taker's neck.


That was something I really had a problem with.I usually take all the crap in wrestling that lots of people get up in arms about with a grain of salt,but this I took exception with-that wasn't the first time they had Hassan do the mock throat-slash.Meanwhile several video tapes of Americans being murdered in that way had been recently broadcast worldwide.I didn't mind the characters of Hassan & Daivari in general,but that act in particular I found revolting.Sometimes old Vinnie Mac just doesn't know where to draw the line!



 

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  posted on 10/8/2005 at 06:35 PM
The second TNA Impact show is tonight on Spike at 11pm Eastern. (10 Central) <--(I know I really didn't have to type that, but, I'm feeling kinda goofy today well, that and I'm headed out to see the North Mississippi Allstars tonight, lets just say my night has already begun )

Anyway, tonights matches:

*Konnan & Ron Killings & B.G. James vs. Eric Young & A-1 & Bobby Roode
*Christopher Daniels vs. Austin Aries vs. Matt Bentley
*Sonny Siaki vs. Abyss
*Team 3-D vs. Chris Harris & James Storm

Apparently the three-way is really good.

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