I Lost My Smile

If you frequent this blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of updates over the past week.  Due to circumstances beyond my control, I’ve been unable to keep up with ProRasslin.com the way I’d like.  I sincerely wish I could dedicate more of my time and effort to maintaining a regular posting schedule, but right now, it’s just not something that I’m able to do.  I hope to resurrect this site someday soon, but for at least another couple of weeks, updates will be few and far between, if there are any at all.  I want to thank everyone who has visited over the six month life span of ProRasslin.com.  You’ve allowed me to share what I love, and for that, I am indebted to you.  Any updates that do spring up here will be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages, so if you’re a fan of this site, I encourage you to follow both.  I hope (and believe) that this is not the end of ProRasslin.com, but rather just a hiatus.  After all, this is wrestling.  Nobody stays retired in wrestling.

Marchie Archie seeks Legal Counsel

My, oh, my.  This is quite good.  You’ll remember a few weeks (months?) ago when I first told you of my love for Robert Evans, otherwise known as R.D. Evans in Ring of Honor, or as Archibald Peck in Chikara.  Well, in the latest Chikara podcast, Barrister Evans is introduced to Mr. Peck.  In the vein of Mick Foley’s classic promo in which his characters cross paths via the magic of video editing, Robert Evans’ personas have had their first interaction.

And it is awesome.  Ol’ Archie isn’t too happy about not being allowed to compete in this year’s Young Lion’s Cup, which has drove him to seek legal advice from the Barrister.  If the end of the video is any indication, we can expect more from these two (?) in the coming weeks.  World’s are colliding!

Hammerlocks are Bad Ass

So says Daniel Bryan.  And I’m inclined to believe him, being the submission connoisseur that he is.  Here, the American Dragon tells us why the hammerlock is one of the most underrated moves in wrestling, we get a demonstration on how to properly apply the hold, and things wrap up with a hammerlock music video set to clown music.  Why not?

This is my first exposure to Danielson’s YouTube channel, and I probably would have subscribed anyway just because he rules so hard, but after watching a few of his other videos, I’m so blown away by the awesomeness that I don’t know what to do with myself.  In his introductory video, he promises that he’ll use the channel to bury people, stressing the point repeatedly as he threatens to bury Shawn Michaels, William Regal, Roderick Strong, Colt Cabana, and a plethora of others.

And let’s be real for a minute.  I already told you that this one has a hammerlock music video set to clown music, right?  Subscribe away, friend-o.

For the Love of Punk

Fans, peers, and promotions continue to pour their praises onto CM Punk this week, as TNA attempts to cash in on the craze created by the Straight Edge Superstar’s WWE Title win, one of Punk’s idol’s adores his work, and an old flame gives the Champ a round of applause…

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  • Impact Wrestling is doing their best to ride the wave of momentum created by CM Punk’s current angle.  The organization’s homepage is advertising that CM Punk’s matches from his tenure in the Impact Zone will soon be available as part of their On Demand service.  TNA is promoting that nearly three hours of CM Punk matches will be available for viewing – “never rebroadcast in their entirety until now!”  Opponents include Raven, Shane Douglass, Abyss, Sabu, and more.  It’s borderline hilarious that the addition of a WWE wrestler’s matches from six years ago to TNA’s On Demand archive has been worthy of a spot on their front page all weekend long.
  • Last week while being interviewed on Bill Simmons’ B.S. Report, CM Punk revealed that one of his favorite wrestlers growing up was “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.  In a recent interview in The Post & Courier, Piper revealed that the adoration was mutual.  “C.M. Punk has possibly struck a chord that maybe things have gotten mundane. I’m really proud of Punk,” said Piper.  “It’s great what he did.”
  • As we’ve noted on this blog before, former WWE Diva Maria hasn’t quite gotten over her former boyfriend, who happens to be the best wrestler in the world.  Her admiration for Punk was reinforced in a recent interview, where she rightfully declares him the best in the game today.  “”I think Punk is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, in wrestling right now and for a while now,” Maria boldly stated.  “Right now is ‘The Era of Punk.’  He’s incredible.”  She went on to say that her former beau doesn’t care much for the fanfare or theatrics of the product, and that he genuinely cares about the wrestling.  During the same interview, Maria states that Punk’s mission is to bring integrity back to the business, and that he hasn’t lost sight of what wrestling is truly about.

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Pleasure, Possession, and Power

Sometimes, I stumble upon a video while searching for something else entirely, and it’s just too good not to share.  This is one of those times.

There’s a good chance you’ve seen this before.   I had, but it had been years.  It’s Mean Gene Okerlund interviewing Macho Man Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth at the power couple’s mansion.  And it’s awesome.  Macho’s delivery is perfect, and for my money, it’s one of the best promos he’s ever cut.  It’s less insane than most of his backstage interviews, but he doesn’t mortgage his intensity in exchange for an uncharacteristic amount of coherence.  This is how I want to forever remember the Macho Man.

The Champ is Where?

WWE, TNA, WrestlingTwo nights ago, after winning the WWE Title, CM Punk tweeted “The champ is…here,” along with a picture of the Championship belt on a shelf in his refrigerator.  Last night, he posted a similar tweet, this time accompanied by a picture of him posing with the WWE Championship and Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney.  If this is going to be a daily occurrence, CM Punk tweeting a picture of the WWE Championship in different locations along with the phrase “The champ is…here,” then it’s time to acknowledge this as the greatest title reign of all time.  Hilarious.

And while we’re on the topic of tweets, I’d like to know what Vince McMahon was trying to pull, delaying that which is not suitable for eating.

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