In the long storied history of professional wrestling, many spandex clad gladiators have grabbed our attention and captured our imaginations. These colorful characters remain in the deepest recesses of our minds years after their glory days in the ring have passed. The most memorable grapplers from our years of wrestling fandom are often those that we encounter early on in our initial discovery of the mat game. This column will take a look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw emanated from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Tennessee. A new WWE World Heavyweight Champion was crowned at Survivor Series in Roman Reigns. However, he was the champ for a grand total of five minutes and fifteen seconds because Sheamus cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase during Reigns’ confetti shower. Reigns survived the first Brogue Kick only to get nailed with a second one as The Celtic Warrior was crowned champion for the third time. Triple H had his new guy while Reigns had to regroup and refocus in order to regain the title. This new wrinkle in the Roman Reigns story has polarized some fans because a heel turn seemed to be the solution to make his transition to the top easier to stomach. Will the underdog narrative hook the audience or cause them to change the channel in droves? The answer to that question can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.
Episode 44 comes at you this week with Chad & Keila talking in depth about recent events in the world of pro wrestling. They discuss this past week’s go home edition of WWE Monday Night RAW leading up to this Sunday’s Survivor Series where a brand new WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be crowned. How do they feel about the “Final 4” in the tournament? What are their thoughts on the controversial comments made by Paige directed at WWE Divas Champion, Charlotte? The duo also examine how Tyler Breeze has been presented since his main roster debut and they debate the idea that NXT may not be as mainstream as WWE would like us to believe. Kevin Owens mastery of Twitter is celebrated as Chad reads some of his better Tweets directed at fans recently and also recaps the Twitter war that erupted Monday night between Owens and actress, Melissa Joan Hart. Is this how heels should use social media? Keila offers up advice to WWE on how to more effectively use second and third generation stars without making them carbon copies of their famous fathers. Chad gives old school fans something to digest this week as he looks at the career of Japanese legend, Tenryu, who retired this week; pays his respects to former 4-Time AWA World Champion, Nick Bockwinkel, who passed away over the weekend; and he takes us back 30 years to the formation of the legendary Four Horsemen. Keila also brings up a great point about Kurt Angle and his career in WWE -vs- TNA. This show is loaded and has something for everyone. We hope you enjoy the latest edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!
I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”
Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. The WWE crew has returned from their two week tour of Europe. The biannual trip overseas tends to wear the wrestlers out as they head back stateside. With the second round of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament kicking into high gear coupled with the go-home show for Survivor Series, did the quarterfinalists have their working boots on or did they phone it in order to preserve their energy for Sunday? The answer to that question can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.
It was a Saturday night in Nashville, TN. That could only mean one thing, PRO WRESLTING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS!! Once again I took a trip back in time for Money Mark Production’s first ever Wrestling show. Yours truly was on hand to witness history. It surely seemed like another Tennessee Wrestling reunion. Jerry Jarrett, Tony Falk, and Gypsy Joe were in attendance. It all started on time I might add!!