Tony Atlas released, HEH! HEH! HEH! HEH! HEH!

According to Prowrestling.net, WWE Hall of Famer and “The Abraham Washington Show” sidekick Tony Atlas was released Friday. I truly don’t care, but I wanted to post a video of the horrendously racist Saba Simba character Atlas used to play. -Eric

P.S. Holy cow, speaking of racist:

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The Art of Wrestling – Aim High

I wonder if they used these planes for Red Bull's Flug Tag.

Evan Bourne has been sporting a new shirt for several weeks so I figured it was time to get around to reviewing it. While the WWE is certainly toeing a very fine line with his name because anyone over the age of 5 could see the nickname coming for young Evan a mile away. On the upside, using Bourne for a last name makes for some easy merchandising.

On the back of the shirt, is a maroon circle that is surrounded in beige with the bulk of the shirt being the nearly obligatory black. Rays of beige eminate from the bottom of the circle to help promote the feeling of flight because they are directed up. “Evan” is above “Bourne” and both have an upward arch. The lettering is in beige and is surrounded in black. There are also beige “wings” flanking “Evan” that point upwards.

At the top of front of the shirt, we have “Fly Air” that has red at the top but fades into beige. On the bottom, is “Bourne” with the same color pattern but it’s reversed. The lettering isn’t quite as vertically inclined because the top or bottom of the text is flat. I’m not sure why they had the fade on the front and not on the rear but both pop even if the red looks much darker when you enlarge the shirt.

The center piece of this shirt though is the fighter jet coming out from the circle with smoke trailing it. I’m no expert with planes but it looks like a McDonnell Douglas F/A 18C Hornet that was used as a model. The beige streaks have been turned to match the flight of the jet which helps add to the up direction that they have stressed on the shirt. The jet is busting through a biege circle that is littered with small stars. There are two anchor stars at the top, a whored out WWE logo, and just a larger star on the bottom. The star motif is just another design feature that emphasizes the sky and looking upward.

The WWE aimed high and they captured the high flying Evan Bourne with an outstanding shirt. Now if theywould only let him fly up the ladder of Superstars, they might sell more of these shirts. – Kevin

Stunt Granny Audio Special – The Almighty Aaron Maguire

The voices of Pro Wrestling Ohio - Joe Dombrowski (L) and Aaron Maguire (R)

In a move that hopes to garner us a sliver more of fame in the world of wrestling, Stunt Granny is bringing interviews to the internets. My guest is a familiar one, Super Agent turned Almighty, Aaron Maguire. He strolls down memory lane to tell us how he got his start in wrestling and who trained him. Maguire goes on to talk about beating an NXT rookie. The coup of the show is Pro Wrestling Ohio’s rating from this past week. Find out what it is when you click on the link below. – Kevin

Stunt Granny Audio Aaron Maguire Special

TNA to Tara: Get Outta My Company, Get Into My Car

Tara:wrestling::Patrick Ewing:basketball

From Figure Four Weekly:

“I came to TNA last year because I still had a lot of wrestling left in me,” she wrote on her myspace account today.  “I was paid a fraction of what I thought I deserved.  But I wanted to show I was still at the top of my game.  Now my contract is up in May.  I want a modest pay increase.  They don’t want to pay me what I think is fair.  I have no problems going my own way.”

“But about 12 hours after the conversation where we didn’t agree on pay, unnamed sources claim that I am hard to work with and that I don’t give my best effort.  My only response is that TNA made an aggressive effort to re-sign me, among other things saying that they want to build the women’s division around me.  And I think wrestling fans see, both on TV and at live events, that I alwys give 100%.  I take pride in that.  Smeaering me on the way out the door is an act of second-rate character.”

Actually, smearing a fool on their way out is called good business. Wrestling promoters don’t make money by being good people. In any event, let the Jim Ross sponsored speculation begin now! – Dusty

PWO – Season 3 – Episode 15

I'm pretty sure Anna Kournikova is still the hottest tennis player that will get us extra hits even though she hasn't played in nearly a decade. Find out why I reference her after the jump.

 

Two random guys started talking about some story. They said they’re in the PWO to improve their skills. Flip Kendrick & Louis Linden, Aerofrom, are ready to splash. Analysis: That was a weird way to introduce them. They were on PWO TV during one of the CWE matches. Always like the change of starting with a promo instead of going straight into a match. Score: 0.
 
Louis Linden took on Brian Bender in the first match.  During the slow start to the match, the announcers talked about the main event of Gregory Iron versus Johnny Gargano.Bender used his size and power advantage to get on top early.Bender ht a nice looking double underhook suplex but only got a two count. Maguire told him that he had to fire Mr. Brinks. Linden turned things around with a head sciccors.Linden got a two count after a missile drop kick. Bender went for a small package, but Linden turned it around and got the three count.
 
Analysis:It was an OK match. Linden didn’t get to sh off to much of his offense since Bender dominated most  it. They’re continuing Bender’s losing streak since The Clash had to split up because of an injury to Earnie Ballz. Score: 0.
 
N8 Mattson, with Benjamn Boone, said he wants to add someone to the Sons of Michigan. Mattson then introduced Ben Fruth as Boone’s little brother.  Fruth said it was “good” that he was a Son of Michigan. Fruth was worried about finding Mike Tolar (and even had a shirt on that said “Have You Seen Me?” with a picture of Mike Tolar.) Mattson & Boone told him to stop worrying about Tolar because he’s a Son of Michigan now and they stormed off.

Happy birthday, pro wrestlers! (April 28-May 4)

Caylen Croft

I hope for your sake you can climb that ladder behind you.

Let’s see how often I can keep this up (I guess it depends on how un-busy I stay at work):

May 2: Caylen Croft (Kris Pavone, 30)

Well shit, looks like I need to find something else to do. -Eric

Movie news: Gorgeous George biopic, DDP/Danny Trejo flick expected

danny trejo

"Read my interview or I'll kill you."

What a weird (but awesome) place to find professional wrestling information: According to The AV Club, WWE Films is slated to film a biopic on recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer Gorgeous George, based on the book “Gorgeous George: The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Popular Culture.”

The picture breaks McMahon’s odd, self-imposed code of never doing a film about wrestlers, an exception he made because of the unique historical impact George had—not only within the world of professional wrestling (which borrowed all of his flamboyance and outsized theatricality, and the idea that audiences love rooting against a bad guy almost more than rooting for the good guy), but well beyond it. Both Muhammad Ali and James Brown said that they based their boastful self-promotion on George, while a chance meeting with Bob Dylan (which he later wrote about in The Chronicles) gave the young singer “all the recognition and encouragement I would need for years.”

A big congrats to Vince & Co. for finally embracing pro wrestling history pre-Bruno Sammartino (or pre-Hulk Hogan, for that matter.)

Also according to The AV Club, Danny Trejo (soon to be of “Machete” fame, as well as almost 200 other roles) is set to star in “Vengeance,” a movie that takes its cue from the Charles Bronson “Death Wish” series, where Trejo plays a vigilante whose wife and kids were killed and who goes on a murderous rampage. And Diamond Dallas Page is in it!

DT: Remember I told you that I love Charles Bronson? Charles Bronson was doing movies called Death Wish, where they kill his family and he becomes a vigilante. That is basically the storyline: They kill my wife and daughter, and I take revenge, vengeance, on criminals. I kill people that are jaywalking.

AVC: Really? Is it a comedy?

DT: No, no, no. It’s a really serious vigilante flick.

AVC: And 50 Cent and Jason Mewes are in it?

DT: 50 Cent, Jason Mewes, Diamond Dallas Page, Donal Logue, Baby Bash, Tech Nine, Houston Alexander, and Rashad Evans. We’ve got some monsters in it.

So yeah, good for Diamond Dallas Page, who worked with Trejo on the Rob Zombie film “The Devil’s Rejects.” The Trejo interview is really good, and it makes me wonder if meeting DDP would turn the new old softy from a life of boxing to a routine of Yoga for Regular Guys. -Eric

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