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Have you ever watched a pro wrestling match and wondered if any of their crazy moves would actually work in a real fight? Well the homies over at Fightlinker put together a compilation video showcasing wrestling moves in mixed martial arts competition.
I was a huge wrestling fan growing up (the Monday Night Wars in the late 90s were the most exciting television ever), so this was pretty fun to watch. “The People’s Elbow” at the end had me dying laughing.
The match was just okay, I was expecting a little bit more. I remember when Lawrence Taylor fought Bam Bam Bigelo at Wrestlemania many years ago that match was good stuff. But then again I hadn’t even hit puberty yet, so maybe thats why it was so entertaining. In the end, Floyd used a pair of brass knuckles to knock out Big Show. Viewers have said Floyd “looked like a gay gypsy on acid” due to the long furry shorts he wore during the match.
World Wrestling Entertainment(R) set both attendance and ticket sale records at WrestleMania XXIV tonight at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. WWE grossed more than $5.85 million in ticket sales, making it the highest grossing live event in WWE history and in the history of the Citrus Bowl. WWE set an attendance record for the Citrus Bowl with 74,635 fans
The attendance was a huge success, but I wonder how the Pay Per View buys will look. Will it be higher than Floyd vs. Hatton? What about Oscar vs. Floyd? We’ll see this week.
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Am I the only one who doesn’t like calling it the WWE? I grew up on the WWF and I even though the switch happened years ago, I still haven’t adjusted. The Nature Boy Ric Flair was inducted into wrestlings hall of fame this weekend, and it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving dude.
“”A capacity crowd of more than 7,000 WWE fans and current WWE performers
witnessed WWE Superstar Triple H(R) induct Ric Flair and Dwayne Johnson
induct his father Rocky Johnson and his grandfather, “High Chief” Peter
Maivia into the WWE Hall of Fame. Also enshrined were Eddie Graham, Mae
Young, Gordon Solie and Jack and Gerald Brisco. Highlights of the event
were broadcast on USA Network.”"
The real reason for me making this post is because I needed an excuse to use this animated Ric Flair .gif. I laugh just looking at it.
Update 3/31: If you’re looking for video of Floyd and Big Show’s Wrestlemania match, CLICK HERE.
I love how they’re all sitting there talking about this fight like it’s not predetermined. Of course theres a very legitimate chance that Floyd can be accidentally injured, but it’s going to be avoided at all costs if possible. At one point of the interview Floyd insists that his fight with The Big Show is real and won’t be scripted at all.
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On April 8th, CBS will air the premiere episode of ‘Secret Talents of the Stars’, where celebs like Roy Jones Jr., Ric Flair, and boxing great Joe Frazier show us their hidden stuff. The performances will be critiqued by three judges ‘American Idol’ style, and then voted on by the viewers to decide who the winner is.
Osi Umenyiora of the New York Giants won’t be participating on this particular show, but Sportaphile has uncovered a secret talent of his. Osi’s parents are from the great country of Nigeria, and passed down the ancient art of 419 ‘fundraising’ down to their famous son. Although Osi doesn’t need to scam old white ladies for their life savings, his talent does come in handy negotiating with the New York Giants.
Osi recently decided instead of holding out for a new contract, he could simply craft a letter to the Giants front office. Surely these businessmen would not turn down such a lucrative offer?
Received: from 18.104.22.168 (proxying for 22.214.171.124)
From: “Osi Umenyiora”
APPEALLING FOR BURNT VICTIMS IN KENYA
Dear Brethren in christ,
I am brother Osi Umenyiora of your GIANTS located in NEW YORK CITY. I’m
writing this letter to you all with tear and pain all over my
eyes, because it is barely three months now i return from a crusade in
Kenya, in Africa, I was invisited to that part of the world for the first
time and to be a guest preacher in a church crusade.
It was a great miracle crusade and many gave their life’s to christ
to the glory of God, indeed it was a miraculous crusade, many healings
from various kinds of diseases and sickness, I must say God love our
brethen in Africa.
I have gotten a horrible disease in my travels to Kenya and will require
a small payment of TEN MILLION DOLLAR U.S. in order to get well and
return to your GIANTS of NEW YORK CITY. My sickness is acting quickly
and I eagarly await your help. I cannot in good faith return to training
camp until i am cured. Please note that an account has be open in london to received this
donation. OR you can sent your donation to the assitant pastor of the
church in Kenya through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram.
MY KINDS REGARDS.
SIR OSI UMENYIORA
Art of God Ministry
37 Park Sq North,
TELL:+44 704 571 4997