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2014 | 2012

7 items from 2014


10 Oddest WWE Storylines Of The Attitude Era

7 July 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Every wrestling fan that had the pleasure of living through the late 90′s and the early 2000′s will always look fondly back on the WWE’s Attitude Era. Still today hailed as one of the highest points in professional wrestling this period made superstars out of the likes of The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, catapulting them into the realm of household names.

Many fans insist that wrestling peaked during this period.,that today the WWE is a sham in comparison. A shallow husk of what it once was filled with PG rated stupidity. While it’s true that post attitude-era has given us such awful ridiculousness as the bull-rope match where Chavo Guerrero dressed as a cow and a tag team bout in which God was a legitimate participant you can’t help but wonder if we aren’t looking at the Attitude Era through rose-tinted glasses. »

- Daniel Richardson

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Tna: Hernandez Quits As Roster Problems Continue

14 May 2014 5:36 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Shawn Hernandez has reportedly parted ways with Tna adding to the ever increasing list of departures from the company.

Hernandez has not been featured on Tna programming much this year but is a former 7 time tag team champion and was once a member of the ground breaking Lax tag team that looked to take the world by storm before the company inexplicably broke them up. Although he was often overshadowed by his former partner Homicide, Super Mex as he is sometimes known became a standout talent of his own showing amazing agility for such a big man.

Where Hernandez will end up now his contract has expired is anybody’s guess though his size would surely make him a possibility for WWE if his age doesn’t go against him. If Vince and Triple H aren’t interested he will more than likely find his way into the fold »

- Matt Aspin

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How Chris Jericho Prevented Chris Benoit’s Son David From Wrestling

8 May 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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A few days ago we reported on a news story that David Benoit, the eldest son of Chris Benoit, had plans on wrestling a match with Chavo Guerrero Jr. in Calgary at a Hart Legacy event. The match is no longer because Chris Benoit’s close Chris Jericho got involved, reports Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The news of David’s intention to wrestle was announced on Twitter by Bret Hart’s older brother Smith. Even though David has never wrestled, Smith felt like it would get people interested about the show so he did what he could to convince him. There have been photos of David working out with wrestler Harry Smith (former WWE star Dh Smith that’s the son of Davey Boy Smith), but David has not completed wrestling training.

Following reports of David’s plans to wrestle, Chris Jericho got in touch with »

- John Canton

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Chris Benoit’s Son David Benoit To Make Wrestling Debut

5 May 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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David Benoit, son of the late Chris Benoit, is set to make his professional wrestling debut on July 18th for Hart Legacy Wrestling in Calgary, Canada. As of right now, the young Benoit will be tag teaming with his father’s close personal friend, Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Chris Benoit died in 2007 as the result of a murder-suicide in Fayetteville, Georgia. Chris murdered his wife Nancy and young son Daniel in their family home, before hanging himself from a weightlifting machine. The murder and suicide sparked much interest into the long term risks associated with multiple concussions sustained by professional wrestlers.

David is the oldest son from Chris Benoit’s first marriage to Martina Benoit. The couple also had a daughter, Megan. At the time of the 2007 tragedy, David (14) and Megan (10) were living with their mother Martina. David has long had an interest in following his father’s foot steps. »

- Ryan Droste

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WWE Wrestler Death Rates Investigated

22 April 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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A lot of people have been talking about Benjamin Morris’ 538 piece, “Are Pro Wrestlers Dying at an Unusual Rate?”

Like Morris, I am neither an actuarial scientist nor a demographer. So, our interpretations of the data should be taken with a grain of salt.  My results were somewhat different from Morris’ due to a difference data set and changes in how we calculated actuarial predictions.

Differences in methodology from Morris

I also used Social Security Actuarial Life Tables, but my “expected mortality rates” for the age groups were not the same as Morris’.  For each wrestler, I calculated what their age would have been as of today.  Then, based on gender, I looked up the number of lives (out of 100,000) that were expected to still be alive and converted that to a percentage. His analysis looked at wrestlers who were on 20+ WWF PPVs through 2002.  I went with a »

- Chris Harrington

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Interesting Combination with Big WonderCon Announcement Tonight

18 April 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

While you might be able to figure out a logical connection between former WWE stars John Morrison and Chavo Guerrero aligning with Rampage Jackson, things get a little more interesting when you consider the other half of this muscled menagerie is Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica and the Winner Twins. But it actually makes sense. […]

The post Interesting Combination with Big WonderCon Announcement Tonight appeared first on The Flickcast. »

- John Carle

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WWE Legend Mae Young Dies At Age 90

14 January 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Mae Young, WWE Hall of Famer, died Tuesday, Jan. 14 after spending the last two weeks in hospice care.

The news of Young’s death comes less than one week after Young’s death was inaccurately reported. In the wake of Young’s hospitalization on Dec. 31, 2013, it was announced that Young was "gravely ill."

Mae Young Dies At Age 90

Young, a trailblazer for womens wrestling, began her career as a professional wrestler at 15-years-old in 1939 and had her last match in 2010, making history with her 8-decade career. She was the first Nwa U.S. Women’s Champion and was the third female inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame.

“There will never be another Mae Young. Her longevity in sports entertainment may never be matched, and I will forever be grateful for all of her contributions to the industry. On behalf of WWE, I extend our sincerest condolences to her family and friends, »

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