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RazorwireReviews Podcast 004 – “Fitness, Frodo and Foley”

February 11, 2014 Leave a comment

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The RazorwireReviews Podcast 004

“Fitness, Frodo and Foley”

  • Getting into shape with DDP Yoga
  • Interrogated in Norway…Twice
  • The Two Towers Extended Cut Thoughts
  • Special Guest: Connie
  • 30 Years of WrestleMania
  • Mick Foley Plugging My Article
  • Connie Meeting Mick

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Wrestlemania IV Review(30 Days of Mania)

March 27, 2011 1 comment

 

2014 Update: This is now a part of “30 Days of Mania” – an open ended review series to chronicle every event, originally posted as part of the failed “27 Days of Mania” series. The review, including reference to 27 Days of Mania, will be left untouched.

Note: Whilst searching for images for this review, I came across some pictures taken by Lance Storm, who attended the show. I then realised it originated from HIS Wrestlemania IV review/commentary, and that he was trying to write about them all too! At first I was a bit miffed, but he’s been posting them monthly and is currently on X-Seven so my new goal is to now beat Lance Storm! A much more realistic goal than to review another 22 Wrestlemanias in a week, haha. 3 of the pictures here are from his collection, so credit goes to http://www.stormwrestling.com – an awesome site, check it out.

 

 

Storm’s seat was up in the nosebleeds, cool look at the arena pre-show

 

The classic WWF logo opens the event, flying over a picturesque American landscape, lightning striking it whilst a big fruit machine with “Trump Plaza” emblazoned across the top flys into view. Read more…

Wrestlemania II Review(30 Days of Mania)

March 20, 2011 1 comment

2014 Update: This is now a part of “30 Days of Mania” – an open ended review series to chronicle every event, originally posted as part of the failed “27 Days of Mania” series. The review, including reference to 27 Days of Mania, will be left untouched.

Wrestlemania 2 promised to be bigger and better than the original. Apparently the way to do this was to split the show into 3 parts, emanating from 3 different arenas around the United States. Did it work? Lets find out. Again, I have never seen this Wrestlemania, nor do I know that much about it. The idea was each arena/portion of the show would have a main event and a small undercard. The three cities were New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The main event of the Nassau Coliseum portion was a boxing match between Mr. T and Roddy Piper, building on the Wrestlemania I main event and real life animosity between the two. Not just Piper but a lot of the other wrestlers didn’t like Mr. T as he was simply an actor and wasn’t very good at wrestling. I’m sure there’s more to it but a shade of grey is enough for now. The main event coming from the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago was a tag team championship match between the British Bulldogs and the Dream Team, with the Bulldogs looking to capture the gold. The true main event of the whole night took place in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, and it was the reigning WWF champion Hulk Hogan(who else?) defending the strap against King Kong Bundy in a steel cage match. Read more…

Wrestlemania I Review(30 Days of Mania)

March 14, 2011 3 comments

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2014 Update: This is now a part of “30 Days of Mania” – an open ended review series to chronicle every event, originally posted as part of the failed “27 Days of Mania” series. The review, including reference to 27 Days of Mania, will be left untouched.

I’m gonna start this thing off as I mean to go on, and do something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m going to attempt to review every Wrestlemania, from 1985 to 2011, hopefully before Wrestlemania XVII takes place. It’ll be tough, it’ll be fun, I might give up, I might not, but either way it’s gonna be a challenge, and I’m all for that.

I’ve not actually seen every Wrestlemania, which is an extra incentive, as a fan of over 15 years, to actually say when I’ve done this, that I’ve in fact seen every Wrestlemania. So without further ado, lets start…

Wrestlemania, featuring the stars of Rocky III

What better way to start than at the beginning? Where it all began…for the first time. As I sit down to watch the very first Wrestlemania, a sense of historical importance adds to my anticipation. Wrestlemania took place in(where else) Madison Square Garden, New York City on March 31st 1985, with 19,121 in attendance. Vince McMahon began the Wrestlemania franchise to be the World Wrestling Federation’s equivelant to the already successful Starrcade pay per view event, started by Jim Crockett Promotions back in ’83. At the time Wrestlemania was the largest closed circuit television broadcast in the United States, being viewed by over one million fans. It would go on to define what we now know as “sports entertainment” and is to this day the biggest event in professional wrestling, its legacy likely to live on as the most important event in the history of professional wrestling, period. Read more…