31 Years Of WrestleMania Mistakes

Since the super-show made its spectacular debut in 1985, WrestleMania has provided grappling fans with a multitude of memorable moments. Considered WWE’s ‘season finale’, the Showcase of Immortals is often the battleground to conclude the company’s hottest feuds, with the most anticipated match of the year reserved for the main event.

Yet WWE hasn’t always got things right. Truth be told, they’ve often got things wrong – very wrong. From racist facepaint, questionable choices of attire, dreadful singing, to just plain bad booking, the company has contrived to repeatedly gaffe on the grandest stage of all.

And consistently too, year by year…

31. WrestleManiaGene Okerlund: Star Crooner

The inaugural WrestleMania was intended to be the epitome of ‘rock ‘n’ wrestling’, and as such had a huge celebrity involvement. Looking to appeal to a national audience, Vince McMahon drafted in the likes of Muhammed Ali,
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania I

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

Tito Santana vs. The Executioner

Special Delivery Jones vs. King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart

Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne

David Sammartino w/Bruno Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny Valiant (No Contest)

Ic Title Match: Greg Valentine (C) w/Jimmy Hart vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (C) w/Lou Albano vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie

Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan ($15,000 Body Slam Challenge)

WWF Womens Title: Lelani Kai (C) vs. Wendy Richter w/Cyndi Lauper

Hulk Hogan & Mr. T w/Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff w/Bob Orton Jr.

The Lows:

Over the years, we’ve grown fairly used to WWE massaging certain ‘facts’ for their own benefit.
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George Steinbrenner, New Projects For 'Eclipse' Stars And 'The Kids Are All Right' In Today's Twitter-Wood

George Steinbrenner, New Projects For 'Eclipse' Stars And 'The Kids Are All Right' In Today's Twitter-Wood
Twitter-Wood pulled out its New York City pride today in remembrance of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Horatio Sanz, Damon Lindelof and Michael Ian Black may all remember him for different reasons, but they all sent memorial shout-outs to him in their feeds.

A handful of "Twilight" actor posts showed up today, too, and if you read on, you can find out who calls Olivia Wilde "Muffinhead," who surprised someone with his acting abilities and who's ready for his new film "Loosies" to start filming. It's all retweeted below along with Richard Kelly's micro-review of "The Kids Are All Right."

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for July 13, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@sethmeyers21 @mindykaling Here's proof that you've arrived. Face on an @Espys seat marker!

-Seth Meyers, Actor ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," "Saturday Night Live")

George Steinbrenner pt. 1: @MrHoratioSanz I wonder
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The 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards Winners

The 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards Winners The Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) and the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) tonight announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Susie Essman of Curb Your Enthusiasm hosted the East Coast show, which was executive produced by Craig Shemin, who was also the head writer. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) hosted the West Coast show, which was executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr.

The Writers Guild of America, East presented special honors to: Alan Zweibel - Ian McLellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award; Gary David Goldberg - Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence; Edward Albee - Evelyn F. Burkey Award for contributions
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