Tag Archives: Pro Wrestling

Twice in a Lifetime (Part Two)

When we left our heroes in Part One, Dolph Ziggler had overcome a loss earlier in the evening (as well as months of an inexplicably middling push) to capture, at long last, the World Heavyweight Championship against an Alberto Del … Continue reading

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About That Rumble Thing

I normally use my birthday (1/23) to grant myself a rare indulgence and post something introspective.  The truth is, I wrote something lengthy—twice—about certain themes and lessons taught to me in my youth that seem to have been abandoned by … Continue reading

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Best of 2012

The Axis of Ego’s second year was a productive one.  This is the 105th and final post of the year, which averages out to a hair over two pieces per week.  Not a bad clip.  As of this writing, the … Continue reading

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The Company Man

Yesterday, April 29th, was World Wish Day.  It’s a day that celebrates the legacy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation “with wishes being granted worldwide.  It’s a day to think about how wishing makes our world better.” Those are the words of … Continue reading

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Approximately XXVIII Thoughts About WrestleMania

WrestleMania XXVIII (“28” for you non-Romans) provided a puzzling hodge-podge of sports entertainment that ran the gamut from sublime to ridiculous to ill-advised.  I’m not sure where exactly to place the aggregate, but it felt less-than-spectacular. Relax.  This won’t be … Continue reading

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Cutting Through the Corporate Code

The curious leadership style of the board of directors of World Wrestling Entertainment, Incorporated (NYSE/NASDAQ: WWE) has again perplexed the business community and financial experts around the globe. The company is currently in the midst of something of a power … Continue reading

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An Abridged History of Pro Wrestling’s Ethnic Identity Crisis

Highlighting ethnicity or nationality to help get certain professional wrestlers “over” is a technique as old as the business itself.  The WWWF (later the WWF, now the WWE) used the origins of Bruno Sammartino (Italian), Spiros Arion (Greek), and Pedro … Continue reading

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What it Means to be the Best

The old adage about Ric Flair held that the Nature Boy was such a skilled in-ring performer in his prime that he could have a four-star match with a broomstick. What I always liked about that aphorism was that it … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Mick Foley, Survivor Series, and UCBW

Tom recapped the trip to New York City for Survivor Series here, but Mike stopped by for a more thorough discussion of the events of that weekend.    They go about an hour on the podcast this time around, covering … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Better Late Than Never

For the first time in a while, we delve into podcast territory as a follow up on the ongoing saga of C. M. Punk.  Tom and Mike discuss the angle and reminisce a bit about sports entertainment days gone by: … Continue reading

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