Tag: WWE 2016

  • Ronda Rousey Should Go WWE if Finished in UFC

    After last night's loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, many are wondering what the future holds for UFC star Ronda Rousey. Some believe her mixed martial arts career is over. It is too early to predict whether or not she is finished with fighting. But if she is, one of her potential options might be to sing a contract with the WWE. It is not so far-fetched to believe that Rousey could join the world of professional wrestling. Here are some reasons why: 1. Other UFC stars including Dan "The Beast" Severn [see his CYInterview segment here,] Ken Shamrock and Tank Abbott had runs in professional wrestling. Severn wrestled The Rock in the WWE and was an NWA World Champion; Shamrock was a WWE Intercontinental Champion and King of the Ring tournament winner and Tank Abbott was in the WCW. No doubt, UFC fighters have found success in pro wrestling. Why not Ronda Rousey?

  • Sam Houston, Pro Wrestler Sam Houston, Sam Houston 2016, Sam Houston Pro Wrestling

    Michael Smith aka Professional Wrestling’s Sam Houston Talks about Losing it All and Living to Tell the Tale, More

    Some people face more challenges and setbacks than others. Professional wrestler Sam Houston’s story is full of setbacks. But through them all, Houston – real name Michael Smith – has found a way to keep going. Consequently, he still is in the wrestling ring today. Sam Houston has worked in the biggest pro wrestling promotions from the WWE to WCW to Jim Crockett Promotions, among others. He has been in the ring with Ric Flair, the late Curt Henning, Arn Anderson, Bam-Bam Bigelow, Eddie Gilbert and countless others. In the WWE, one of his career highlights was being part of the first Royal Rumble. The Royal Rumble would go on to be one of the most popular annual events in pro wrestling.

  • The Marvelous One, Marc Mero Talks: Amateur Boxing Career, Professional Wrestling, Motivational Speaking, Heart Surgery and Staying on the Right Path

    Though he made a name for himself in boxing and professional wrestling, Marc Mero found his life purpose as a motivational speaker. For almost 10 years, the former WWE Intercontinetal Champion has been in front of crowds in America, Canada and even Russia sharing his message. Speaking at schools, churches and corporate events, Mr. Mero shares his life story, in hopes of inspiring everyone from children to adults. Early on in his life, Marc was a successful amateur boxer. Professional boxing beckoned. Unfortunately, 10 days before his first professional fight, an injury derailed him and the fight never took place. Instead, it put him on a negative path that included drugs and alcohol. Some years later, Mero found his way into professional wrestling and rose to fame in both the WWE and WCW.

  • Wrestling Legend Lanny Poffo: The Genius, Poet Laurette of Wrestling, Leaping Lanny Talks His Career, His Late Brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage, the Recently Deceased Mr. Fuji, More

    Known as The Genius, the Poet Laureate of Professional Wrestling and “Leaping” Lanny, Lanny Poffo is one of the greatest professional wrestling personalities of the last 50 years. His ability to recite different poems during wrestling promos proved him an original talent. Lanny hails from one of the greatest families in pro wrestling history. His brother is the late, great “Macho Man” Randy Savage [see segment with him from 2003 here] and his late father Angelo Poffo was a territorial wrestling legend and promoter. Today, Lanny is taking care of his mother, while continuing to give motivational speeches. He also appears on the pro wrestling independent circuit. Through tragedy, Lanny has found himself as the person in his family who now has to make what he calls unpopular decisions. With the passing of his brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage in 2011, Lanny decided that he should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by himself. This was against his brother’s wishes, who wanted the entire family to be inducted together. In 2015, Lanny appeared before a crowd of WWE fans, wrestlers and others to induct his brother into that year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.