The Deadman himself recently took in a Harlem Globetrotters game and get this, even participated! Hey, he’s certainly got the height for it!
Sources tell Variety the tech company is in talks with the footballer about a reality TV show starring himself. Cristiano Ronaldo could make around $10 billion for this 13-episode deal. The show would be similar to Tom Brady’s docu-series on Facebook Watch, which featured his life on and off the field.
Brief Career Synopsis: Involved in the wrestling business for 19 years. Wrestling for 15 years. Trained by Jason Knight (ECW). Opportunities with WWE, Impact Wrestling, Ring Of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Evolve.
1. What led you to a career in wrestling?
Macho Man Randy Savage. After seeing him live, on television, or watching a video tape, and I was hooked. I said “that’s who I want to become. That’s what I want to do.”
2. What was your very first match like?
My first match was a gauntlet match for a promotion called ‘Assault Championship Wrestling’. I was in the ring for only 2 minutes.
3. Who has been your favorite wrestler to work with so far?
Jay Freddie has been one of my favorite opponents. He has always tested me every time we have been in the ring.
4. What about a ‘bucket list’ wrestler, anyone you’d love to work with but haven’t had the opportunity to yet? Caprice Coleman, Marty Scrull, Will Ospreay, Keith Lee, Sami Callihan, Kenny King, Rey Mysterio, Jay Lethal, Shane Strickland, Cody Rhodes, Pentagon Jr, Bad Bones John Klinger, Rich Swann, Pete Dunne, Doug Williams, Tanahashi.
5. What is your favorite part about being involved in the wrestling business? What is your least favorite part?
Being able see the places I never thought I’d be able to see, and meeting people I never thought I would have met before. My least favorite part is wrestling hurts…but it’s what I signed up for and I’m loving everything.
6. What makes you unique, what do you do to stand out from other workers in your area or in general?
The era I was brought up in. I was around in 1999-2000… the wrestling business, style, and mentality was very different compared to now.
7. What is your gimmick/character and how did you come up with it?
I’m not a character, I’m just me. What you see is what you get as they say. However, some have made references to my style of that being a Chris Benoit, or a ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage.
8. Who are your mentors? Who has influenced your career the most?
I look at my mentors as everyone that has come before me and been able to provide feedback on my wrestling and presence in the ring.
9. What are your long-term goals for your career, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to be signed by that time and hopefully seeing those I have shared a ring with or a moment with, in the same company with me or signed to another company.
10. What advice would you give to up and comers trying to break into the wrestling business?
Find a good reputable school, one that has produced wrestlers that have received opportunities on a bigger stage.
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Former WCW President and former RAW GM, Eric Bischoff, has made a memory for a fan that she won’t soon forget!
Bischoff met a fan named Amanda at a recent autograph signing. She told him about the bond she’d created with her dad by watching WCW Monday Nitro together. Her father has since passed away, so she asked Bischoff if he would accept the honor of walking her down the aisle in place of her dad at her wedding. He of course, said yes.
Amanda made him a special hat to wear for the occasion, a black NWO hat embroidered with the words: “Thank you for letting my dad tag you in”.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) May 13, 2018
What an honor. I met Amanda at an autograph signing this past spring. She told me about her/her/fathers bond watching Nitro. She asked me to stand in for her father who has since passed and walk her down the isle at her weddin tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/THNF07g6SZ
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) May 12, 2018
Some mom’s like flowers for Mother’s Day, some like going out to dinner or being pampered at the spa…but not Michelle McCool, she’s loving the brand new truck she got for Mother’s Day!
The former WWE Diva had quite the surprise when she pulled into her driveway the other night! She was greeted with a brand new Ford truck, as an (early) Mother’s Day gift from her husband, The Undertaker and their daughter Kaia.
She posted a photo of her new ride on Instagram, with this caption:
“Back to my roots….the red ones!!! 🚜Didn’t expect that when kiddos & I pulled in tonight! #hegotme #blessed #ihatesurprisesbutilovethisone #liftemup❤🙌🏼🇺🇸”
Happy Mother’s Day Michelle, enjoy your new ride!
Comedian Kevin Hart wasn’t laughing Thursday when his private jet blew a tire landing at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was in Beantown to see his favorite basketball team, the Philadelphia 76er’s take on the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the second round of the NBA playoffs. In a video he posted on Snapchat, he said the plane was “fishtailing like crazy”, but thankfully no one was injured. He also took to Instagram to post a pic of the situation, stating “Our pilot handled the situation perfectly …. once again, God is GOOD!!!!”
God is Good with a capital G…Had our first serious Airplane scare today. Our planes tire busted on one side as we were landing and shit got real for a second. No body was harmed…Our pilot handled the situation perfectly. Once again God is GOOD!!!! #Blessed ….P.S you Can tell that spank is still shaken up by the way he is posing 😂😂😂
Hart and his buds, Na’im Lynn, Spank Horton and John Burgandee all made it to the game unscathed, but unfortunately Kevin didn’t bring any luck to the 76er’s, they lost to the C’s 108-103.
Comedian Amy Schumer and star of the new movie ‘I Feel Pretty’, had to miss the opening of said film after being hospitalized for a kidney infection.
She was supposed to fly to London for the opening of the movie, but after battling what she called a “horrible” kidney infection for 5 days, her doctors refused to let her travel. Schumer announced the unfortunate circumstances in an Instagram post that shows her lying in a hospital bed. In her post, she thanks her doctors and nurses, husband Chris, and sister for their support, while she’s been on the mend.
Here’s what I’ve been up to this week. I was hospitalized for 5 days with a horrible kidney infection. I want to give a big thank you to the doctors, the bad ass nurses also my husband who’s name is, i want to say, Chris? and my sisters Kimby and mol who have been by my side the whole time. I wanted to share this with you because this is sexy as hell but mostly because I was meant to go to London for the opening of I Feel Pretty and my doctors have told me that’s a no go. I’m really disappointed selfishly to miss this trip because I love London and Europe in general and all the great people (food) there. But I need to put my health first. I am so grateful for all the support the movie is getting. I hope people check it out in England and everywhere else in the world. It’s sweet and fun and you will walk out feeling better. Which is something I hope to feel soon too.
She has this to say to Variety in regards to her new film, “I am so grateful for all the support the movie is getting. I hope people check it out in England and everywhere else in the world. It’s sweet and fun and you will walk out feeling better. Which is something I hope to feel soon too.”
‘I Feel Pretty’ opened in theaters everywhere on April 20.
Brief Career Synopsis:
Jastin has 8 years of experience on the independent wrestling scene, and has recently been a guest performer on WWE Monday Night Raw, Smackdown Live, and has wrestled a debut match for Ring of Honor Wrestling. Jastin has wrestled in several states across the country and has performed in the ring with wrestling superstars like Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, X-Pac, Chavo Guerrero, Scott Steiner, and Jerry “The King” Lawler.
1. What led you to a career in wrestling?
Wrestling was a dream that I thought had passed me by. I had always been a fan and always wanted to do it, but growing up in Midland Texas, there were no avenues to get into wrestling. I was in my late twenties when I attended my first independent show called ‘Top of Texas’ located in Amarillo, Texas. That night, the promoter Jack Logan, saw something in me and offered me a chance to train. Before I knew it, I was traveling 4.5 hours to Amarillo every weekend to train
with his roster. The rest is “history” as they say.
2. What was your very first match like?
The funny thing about my first match is that I didn’t even want to have it. I had only been training for 2 months in Amarillo and we had a wrestler unable to make the show that night. The boys asked if I could be a substitute and I was adamant that I wasn’t ready. I never wanted to be a guy that brought shame to the business and I am always striving to be a legitimate part of professional wrestling. The guys had to talk me into going out there. But magically I hit the ring and started mouthing off with one of the kids and the entire crowd started to boo me. The match happened and it went well without too many hiccups. Once I got back to the locker room, I was met with such praise and respect. After that, I knew that this was where I belonged.
3. Who has been your favorite wrestler to work with so far?
That honor has to go to Matt Hardy. He was so professional and giving during his time on the independent scene. We wrestled to a 50-minute time limit draw and the crowd still wanted a time extension after that! It is one of the greatest achievements I have had in the ring. I owe him a debt of gratitude for his leadership and trust in me as a fellow performer. I was so happy when WWE brought him back to television.
Brief Career Synopsis:
Kevin Herchen, born and raised in Rhode Island, was named the winner of the 2015 WPRI Rhode Show Big Break Contest. The video for his song “Stronger” aired on this past season’s American Idol finale. He has opened for Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Jo Dee Messina and played shows in Nashville, Chicago, Phoenix, Long Beach, and all over New England. He was named on Nashville’s Songwriter’s Association “Ones to Watch” list.
What led you to a career in music?
Nonstop singing! Just a love of music that I could never escape (nor did I want to). It has consumed my life above all else. My father Paul plays guitar and sings, so I was always around music growing up. As a boy, I was obsessed with ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ theme by Waylon Jennings, “Good Ol Boys” and Back to the Future’s Marty McFly playing Johnny B. Goode on stage made me want to do that too!
Tell us about your very first gig?
Century Lounge in Providence, RI. It was a cold, winter Tuesday night. I was nervous to play a few originals and cover songs like Bob Seger’s ‘Turn the Page’ and Stone Temple Pilots ‘Plush’, but it was a great start to my playing career and I was instantly hooked.
January 11, 1993, Monday Night RAW airs for the very first time on the USA Network. January 22, 2018, RAW celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary and 1,287th episode on the same channel, at the very same venue it first debuted, the beautiful and intimate Manhattan Center in New York City. It also took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, yup, two venues for this special show!
I don’t remember exactly, but I’m pretty sure my 11-year-old self watched the very first episode of Monday Night RAW, and I was a loyal viewer every single week for years. If you told me at 11 that Monday Night RAW would still be on the air 25 years later and that I’d still be watching it, I’m not sure I’d believe you. There’s not a lot of things I was doing at 11 that I am still doing today, but my love for wrestling has never faltered.
During the 3+ hour show tonight, there were some amazing moments, some great nostalgia and some disappointing moments as well. Most of the time when I watch RAW, I focus on the matches, but tonight, the matches were secondary for me, I really wanted to see the superstars from years past.
My favorite moments of the night were as follows:
Stone Cold Steve Austin coming out and stunning Shane and Vince McMahon. I will ALWAYS pop when I hear that glass break! It’s never not going to be entertaining as hell to watch the rattlesnake put back a couple of Miller Lites, deliver a stunner and throw up a couple of middle fingers. By the way, Steve Austin is now 53-years-old and looks great, he looks exactly the same as he did in the 90’s! I think Reby Hardy said what we were all thinking in her tweet tonight:
I want the whole show to just be Austin stunning everybody. The whole 3 hours. #RAW25
— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) January 23, 2018
Another great moment was when the Undertaker came out at the Manhattan Center and cut a promo in the ring. I was kind of disappointed with his entrance though, the venue didn’t go dark like it usually does before he comes out. All the lights remained on when his music hit, kind of a buzzkill. However, I still got chills hearing his music hit, the man is an icon, a legend and arguably the very best character ever created by the WWE. When I was a kid, I was terrified of the Undertaker and wouldn’t go to a show if he was advertised on the card. Now, I kick myself because he’s legendary, I would love to see him live, maybe one day I’ll get to!
My favorite part of RAW 25 was when Degeneration X came out, hands down, they brought back the most memories for me. I was (and still am) a huge Shawn Michaels fan. I always loved HHH and have followed his career since his debut in WWF/E. The same goes for X-PAC, I was a fan of his since the days of the 1-2-3 Kid back in the 90’s, so I was patiently waiting for him to come out at the Manhattan Center, joining the rest of the DX crew in the ring. Oh! And then Razor Ramon came out! I had heard he’d be at RAW tonight, but good ol’ Scotty Hall has had some issues in the past, so I wasn’t sure if he’d show and/or be coherent. He’s aged, that’s for sure, but The Bad Guy was back in the ring tonight, woo hoo! I also loved that Triple H mentioned Chyna. She was a major part of the WWE, paved the way for a lot of others, and was taken from us far too soon. I’m glad she was not forgotten tonight and was properly recognized.
— Chyna (@ChynaJoanLaurer) January 23, 2018
Now onto the disappointments, there were a few, mostly stemming from certain people not being on the show for one reason or another.
Where was my girl Lita?! Ok, so I’m not even going to sugar coat it, I love Lita, she was my favorite diva, she’s the reason I got into the wrestling business, I idolize her in a totally non-creepy ‘I wish we were friends in real life’ kind of way. When the divas were being brought out to be recognized one by one (or two by two in the case of the Bella’s), I was eagerly awaiting Lita’s music to hit (and was ready to cry when it did), but was so stinkin’ disappointed when the last name was called and they moved on to the next segment (or went to a commercial for Hardee’s, that sounds more likely). I was happy to see Trish Stratus though, looking amazing as always, I was always a big fan of hers as well. So, I tweeted my lack of Lita disappointment by the way, and LITA LIKED MY TWEET! Day. Made.
— Loren Petisce (@RadioLoren) January 23, 2018
I’m kind of bummed that Kevin Nash wasn’t on RAW 25, but at least he said he wasn’t coming ahead of time, so I was prepared. He said he wouldn’t be able to make the show because he recently had knee replacement surgery and wanted to avoid any issues he may incur while flying. Understandable.
We saw Christian, but you know who we didn’t see? His best buddy, Edge! I was curious if there was a legit reason as to why Edge wasn’t there, so I googled it. Turns out, he said he wanted to be there, but was on location in Ireland, so he couldn’t make it. Boo.
A few of you wondering if I’ll be at #RAW25 tonight. If you listen to the non award winning @EandCPod you know the answer. So start listening dammit! And no, I’m on location in Ireland so I won’t be there as much as I’d love to be. I will be there in spirit.
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) January 22, 2018
Bret Hart, my ALL TIME FAVORITE WRESTLER (besides Lita)…I got a chance to meet The Hitman in 2014 and I cried like a child when I did…yes, it’s true. I was so damn excited to meet my idol that I couldn’t make words, just tears. Anyway, would have loved to see him on the show, but read somewhere that he wasn’t able to make it because he had a meeting with a hand surgeon who was flying in from Paris, and he couldn’t postpone. I wasn’t sure if Bret still had heat with the WWE, I thought it had been squashed, but didn’t know for sure…either way, I’m sad that the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be, wasn’t at RAW 25.
Last by not least, where in the world was The People’s Champion? The Great One? The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment? The Rock! He’s been a massive part of WWE and Monday Night Raw, it seems wrong that he wasn’t there! In fact, after the show was over, I went over all the segments in my head, assuming I’d just missed his…nope, he was not there. I don’t know why The Rock wasn’t there, but I imagine it has something to do with his ridiculously busy schedule. What a shame, he’s been such an integral part of wrestling, it felt like something was missing without him.
In closing, I read a lot of comments online about what people thought of tonight’s show, some were good, some were bad, some were in the middle. For me, tonight’s show brought me back to a simpler time in life, when I was just a kid and these performers were everything to me. WWE has always been a huge part of my life and these people were my heroes growing up. I believed what they said on TV, I cried when they lost the belt or turned heel, I was invested! I know more about the insides of the business now, but WWE, you always made me feel something and I was always entertained, still am…thank you.