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  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Five Incredibly Patriotic WWE Moments to Help Celebrate 4th of July

    We turn 238 years old today! Indeed, our little nation is all growns up! And we growns up and we growns up and we growns up! It's a day to celebrate all that makes our nation great -- barbecue, cold beer, fireworks (in most states), speedy internet, television with a couple thousand channels, bing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Roddy Piper Turns 60: The Five Most Important Piper's Pits

    Who's your favorite player? For traditional sports, the answer to that question for most people is pretty easy. You know who your favorite football, baseball, or basketball player is, and you know the reasons why. Their career is a collective body of work that defines them, and your love for that a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    A Sweet Story About Phil Collins and the Ultimate Warrior (R.I.P.)

    Days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Warrior, better known as the wrestling phenom the Ultimate Warrior, collapsed on the sidewalk outside his Arizona hotel room Wednesday. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival of as yet unknown causes. The 54-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    The Ultimate Warrior on 1990 Episode of Arsenio Hall Show

    When you go to a concert to see a legendary musical act, sometimes the regular show just isn't enough. You need an encore. And I feel the exact same way about YouTube tributes to wrestlers who pass away at a very young age. The jabronis, they get their requisite four or five videos, then it's time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Definitive Video Anthology of the Ultimate Warrior, 1959-2014

    Jim Hellwig was never an easy man to work with, and nobody knew this better than WWE chairman Vince McMahon. Hellwig, whom all of you know better under his WWE moniker of the "Ultimate Warrior" (and who, going forward in this piece will be referred to as "Warrior," seeing as Hellwig legally changed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Mr. Perfect 2014: J.J. Watt's Ice Hockey Instagram

    Back in the late 80's, WWE (then known by its old acronym of the WWF, but for purposes of the here and now, we will call it "WWE") was introducing a repackaged (and significantly more steroid fueled) Curt Hennig to its viewing audience. When last the WWE faithful had seen Curt Hennig, we was a scra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    This Weekend's Best Bets: AFC and NFC Title Games

    About four weeks into the NFL season, a prop bet popped up on the board in the corner of the internet that I visit in order to recreationally place some action Las Vegas and it went like this: * Broncos, Patriots, Seahawks, 48ers to win Super Bowl XLVIII -120 * Any of the other 28 teams to win Supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    WWE Hall Of Fame Announces It Will Induct The Ultimate Warrior (w/ VIDEO)

    While we are a mere few weeks away from the Super Bowl, we are also just a few months away from Wrestlemania. Both events represent the mecca of their respective genre. In the 29 years its been existence, WWE's Wrestlemania has essentially morphed into the Super Bowl of professional wrestling, not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Brooke Hogan's Engagement To Dallas Cowboy Crumbles

    If there has been one subtle development in the world of wagering that has been a true godsend (because God doesn't have enough on his plate, He must send things to degenerate gamblers), it's been the addition of non-sports wagers to the various betting windows (actual and online) around the world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Celebrating July 4th And The 20th Anniversary Of Lex Luger BodySlamming Yokozuna

    On this, the 237th birthday of the good ol' US of A, we turn our attention to Mount Rushmore, not so much in a literal sense, but in a metaphorical sense. These days, the term "Mount Rushmore" isn't used so much to refer to the actual South Dakota monument celebrating Presidents Washington, Jefferso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Eat the Turnbuckle: Maybe THIS Is the World's Most Insane Live Band

    Recently Rocks Off ran an article about the five most insane bands to see live right now. Obviously, when you're working with five spots, you're going to leave someone off, which readers never fail to remind us. A lot of names were thrown around in regards to that one, especially the Chariot. But wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    The 10 Most Hilariously Awful Wrestling Entrance Themes

    Last Friday was the 46th birthday of one of my absolute favorite wrestlers, William Regal aka Steve Regal before the WWE instituted its rather bizarre No-More-Steves rule. Not that it matters, his real name is Darren Matthews. "Regal" is an amazing man, rising to hold more than 60 titles in various ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The 10 Shortest Wrestlemania Matches Of All-Time

    When I do these wrestling posts, one of the things I hear from readers is that the amount of content and embedded video in the post will typically derail them for an entire day at work. Well, the last thing I want to do, as I pay tribute to Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday, is be yet one more reason the ec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    In Honor Of Tonight's RAW 1000, The Definitive Timeline Of WWE's Victory In The Monday Night Wars (w/ VIDEO)

    I don't know that any television product has changed the way we visually consume it more times than professional wrestling. For a majority of its history (which I am counting as the period from "dawn of time" until around 1978 or so), syndicated television was basically a weekly commercial for whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Top 10 Houston Rappers & Their Wrestler Counterparts

    Since the days of Hulkamania, I've been a wrestling fan. That's not slandering anybody who gave up on the attraction or entertainment aspect after the second-generation boom in the late '90s, that's just me once again self-deprecating while tossing off a few knife-edged chops in defense. Take that, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    WWF's Top 7 Classic "Foreign Heel" Theme Songs

    The WWF may have been the most patriotic American institution during the '80s and '90s; it turned Hulk Hogan into one of the biggest symbols of patriotism in recent memory. But there's a fine line between patriotism and nationalism, which the WWF straddled for years. By using jingoist superstars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Mr. T.! A Foolish Playlist For You To Pity

    I have a hard time explaining the 1980s to my daughter. Mostly because she's, you know, two years old. Still, I imagine that even when she reaches an age where she's more willing to endure a conversation that doesn't involve strawberries and Dora the Explorer I won't be able to convey the strangene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Squared Circle: Top 5 Songs About Pro Wrestling

    Although the wrestling boom of the late '90s is a fading memory, the absurd mix of sport and theater continues on in bingo halls and arenas across the country. Every night, under the bright lights, someone is trying to avoid being hit with a steel chair. It should come as no surprise that there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's Best Bets -- Final Four and Wrestlemania 28

    When I was a kid, there were only a small handful of sporting events to which you set your calendar/watch, events that owned certain weekends or weeks of the calendar year. They were the biggies: Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals. But with the advent of a million different television channels, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Former NBAer Doug Christie Is Making Porn the Family Business

    It's the middle of March Madness, the NBA regular season and the cusp of NFL free agency, so if you had told me a week ago that I'd do two straight posts that involved some variation of sex tapes and athletes, I'd have said, "Well, yeah, possibly, but probably not." But if there's anything that top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    In Honor of Hulk Hogan, 5 WWE-Storyline Sex Tapes (w/ VIDEO)

    I'm sure many of you have heard of (and some of you, admit it, have probably participated in) a death pool, where you and, say, four of your friends each get to pick ten people and you accumulate points depending on how many of those people die that year. (For the record, the formula for points scor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Decoding Newt Gingrich Based on His Known Musical Tastes

    The digital revolution is slowly killing our favorite form of amateur psychoanalysis. We've all gone through someone's CD collection at some point when they weren't in the room, and from the albums we found we were able to deduce something about their personality. Now, we don't even have a CD shelf, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    The Fake Referee Streaker (and 3 Other Famous Fake Sports Officials -- w/ VIDEO)

    Ray Stevens approves.​Perhaps you were among the millions of people that didn't have a family member playing in or a wager placed upon the UCLA-Arizona game last night in Tucson, which means that you were among the fortunate ones watching something else on television. Well, you were fortunat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    6 Wrestling Finishing Moves That Would Suck at Stopping Riots (w/ Video)

    Your riot-control specialist​I am admittedly not always the most up to speed on current events. I'm a generally selfish person. If it has nothing to do with my a) job, b) family, c) friends, d) bank account or e) need to satisfy hunger pangs, then whatever "it" may be gets thrown on the back b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Six People Who Should Have Never Tried To Rap

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Former Texan Ahman Green Cut By A CFL Team

    Ahman Green: Not a gentile Alouette​We all make mistakes. I do, you do, general managers of our local sports teams do. If each of the general managers of our major sports teams in Houston could get a mulligan on a free agent signing, turn back time and pretend it never happened, coming up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    RIP Macho Man: Randy Savage, Illest Rapping Wrestler Ever

    None more awesome: "Macho Man" Randy Savage, 1952-2011​Rocks Off was heartbroken to hear that former WWF/WWE and WCW wrestling champion Randy "Macho Man" Savage died this morning after losing control of his car and striking a tree near his home in Tampa, Florida. According to our sister paper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Randy "Macho Man" Savage (1952-2011) -- A Video Anthology

    R.I.P., Macho Man​In 1999, I was invited by my buddy Ken Hoffman of the Houston Chronicle to go to lunch with Randy "The Macho Man" Savage. Having grown up a child of the '80's, I was absolutely giddy. (Giddiness factor for me was a fraction of Hoffy's, although admittedly that had more to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The 7 Basic WWE Metaphors For Real Life Situations (w/ video)

    Let's get ready to....examine life!!!​I'm working on my 2009-2010 NBA Preview which should be done by tomorrow. I hope that some of you will cut me slack given that a whopping three games will be in the books by the time it gets posted here on Hair Balls, including the Rockets opener against the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    NFL, College Football and Brett Favre's Wiener -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Brett Favre can't get out of the headlines​I hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron-athon -- Five Backstabbings That Will Get You Ready For Tonight

    Anakin Skywalker: Thanks for nothing, kid​In anticipation of LeBron James' decision as to where he will ply his trade for the next few years, shares of MSG stock rose 6 percent yesterday for a period of time before settling back to where they were earlier in the day. The reason for the brief bump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Game Time: Shawn Michaels' Most Memorable Moments (With Video)

    ​Professional wrestling is one of those things that, if you're a sports fan as a kid, you probably dabble in at some point. I think at one time or another all of my childhood friends went to the matches at the Hartford Civic Center; somewhere along the way, usually as a teenager or young adult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Game Time: My Plea To In-N-Out Burger...Let Me Speak For You

    ​I host a sports talk show for a living, four hours a day, five days a week. That's a lot of air time to fill, so you can imagine the number of hotly debated topics that arise during a regular twenty hour broadcast week. Just over the last few weeks on our show, we've seen John Harris and Rich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Trying To Connect With Houston's Burmese Community, Via John Glenn

    Photo by Mike Giglio​I threw a football at a refugee and demanded to know where she lived.Her voice wavered, and her answer was hard to hear. So I leaned over and cupped my hand to my ear, waving the hand in a circle first, like Hulk Hogan trying to rile a crowd. Apartment 1212, I finally made ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    He Said She Said: Hot, Sweaty, Angry Workout Songs

    ​When it comes to exercise, men and women don't have many different reasons for doing it. Mainly, both genders want to look better naked if perchance they find themselves without clothes on around a stranger they want to sleep with. Life expectancy, general health, and mental well-being are all se ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Big Show

    WrestleMania XXV brings out 72,000 fans and Mickey Rourke.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    For WrestleMania: The Five Best Acting Jobs By Wrestlers

    You can act like Houston hosting one of the biggest sporting events of the year isn't that big a deal, but 70,000 screaming whack-jobs with rage issues descending upon our fair city from the four corners of the earth would probably disagree. And if you think wrestling contributes nothing of value to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The Best Wrestler Theme Songs of All Time

    With Wrestlemania in town for its 25th anniversary, Rocks Off thought we could take a little stroll down memory lane and relive some of the WWE's best wrestling theme songs. Nowadays, the WWE can afford to purchase the rights to slick, well-produced songs by popular music acts such as Saliva, Our L ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    WWE’s Smack Down!

    Double Down with twice the action at this uproarious show

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    Get Lit: Fame Us: Celebrity Impersonators and the Cult(ure) of Fame, by Brian Howell

    Brian Howell’s Fame Us: Celebrity Impersonators and the Cult(ure) of Fame is a great coffee table book. I know, because it’s been sitting on mine for a week, and every visitor I’ve had has been unable to resist flipping through the entire thing. The cover grabs you straight off – it’s a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2005

    We Want the Funk

    An '80s wrestling star relives his days of chain saws and headlocks in More than Just Hardcore

  • Film

    March 3, 2005

    Lt. Nanny

    Vin Diesel moves in, and the laughs move out

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Triple H-town

    Toyota Center gets "Raw" when WWE rumbles into town

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Cyndi Lauper

    Sunday, April 25

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Purple Performer

    "Barney's Colorful World" brings the whole world to Houston

  • Film

    September 25, 2003

    Lowbrow, Meet Eyebrow

    Between The Rock and a hard place, The Rundown isn't so bad

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    After Schlock

    If only Ice Cube's freaky Friday films could switch places with better movies

  • Film

    April 18, 2002

    Rock in Role

    As The Scorpion King, the People's Champ doth layeth the smacketh down

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Wham, Bam, Thank You, McMahon

    Wrestlemania X-Seven enters the ring

  • News

    May 6, 1999
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