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  • 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 >>

  • News

    April 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Wrestlemania 30: Rookie Footage of the Major Participants (Video)

    With a sublime combination of cuisine, bars, and a complete lack of curfew, decorum, or rules (not to mention a massive domed stadium within walking distance of all the debauchery), New Orleans is the best city in the country at doing big events. It was a little over a year ago that New Orleans ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    "Sochi As Hoth" Star Wars Olympic YouTube Is Phenomenal

    We all dork out over something. Me, I have actually have a short list of things I dork out over, and just to refresh, my definition of "dork out" is "to spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing over and following, to the extent that a majority of society wouldn't understand." My list: The Sopr ... 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 29, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of An Irate WWE Fan After The Royal Rumble

    The WWE's Royal Rumble is generally regarded as the second or third most prominent pay per view event on the WWE calendar. Wrestlemania is always the clear cut number one, the Super Bowl of wrestling. Then, depending on what one's tastes are, the second slot goes to January's Royal Rumble or August ... 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

    December 16, 2013

    The WWE Brings Tables, Ladders, Chairs and More to Houston

    There's nothing quite like professional wrestling in the world of entertainment. In it you see the thrill of sports, the larger than life personalities of comic books, and the storytelling of soap operas, and while it shares things with each of those forms of entertainment, it remains its own beast. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Talking Family, Spears, and Potential with the WWE's Roman Reigns

    For Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins, known to the WWE Universe as The Shield, it's been a big 13 months. Since debuting in the WWE back in November of last year, they've looked like world-beaters, having great matches with some of the biggest names in wrestling and winning both the WWE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 12: Rock Bottom, Jaguars vs Texans

    Back in my younger years, I was quite the pro wrestling aficionado (as opposed to now, when I am...well, still quite the pro wrestling aficionado), and while my favorite wrestling organization was the WWF (and still is WWE), I would watch the weekly shows on cable for a handful of other companies -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of A Harlem Globetrotter's Near Decapitation

    There was a time, years ago, when the Harlem Globetrotters were a really big deal. During my formative years (child of the 80's here), before Vince McMahon usurped the term "sports entertainment" for his World Wrestling Federation, the Globetrotters were the epitome of sports entertainment. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    WWE's Randy Orton Gets Nut Shotted By A Fan: Real Or Fake? (w/ VIDEO)

    Old school wrestlers from back in the territory days, before WWE swallowed up the wrestling universe piece by piece and became a billion dollar publicly held company, will tell stories about fans (mostly in small backwater towns, where the average IQ was slightly above that of a turnip) who would ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    British Open (Or Open Championship, Whatever): 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    I can't remember the last time I wrote about golf in this space. Honestly, if it didn't involve Tiger Woods, a Perkins waitress, and a nine iron through the driver's side window of an SUV, there's a decent chance I've never written about golf here. It's not that I don't like golf, it's just that I l ... 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

    February 21, 2013

    Move Over, Johnny Football! Kevin Sumlin To Be Named WWE World Champion On Sunday

    2012 was an unbelievable whirlwind for Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin. After quickly making the transition from Houston to College Station last spring, Sumlin went to SEC Media Day in July and basically learned that the respect level from the rest of the SEC for his Aggies was practicall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Rock Arcade: 6 Musicians Featured In Video Games

    Recently Green Day have been trying to promote their latest album by infiltrating all forms of mainstream media and somebody in the band must have realized that Angry Birds is a thing so why should it be left out? That is, presumably, how the world came to see Green Day members immortalized as gree ... 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 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

    June 13, 2012

    The 3 Best Musician/Wrestling Tag Teams

    The world of wrestling and the world of music have an awful lot in common. You've got you over-the-top characters, the lights, the spectacle, the flashy costumes and choreography. (See this, in fact.) Pretty much the only thing separating them are the injuries, and depending on the rock show not eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Jerry "The King" Lawler Piledrives Clipper Fan: Old School WWE Wrestlers for Each NBA Playoff Series (w/ VIDEO)

    People laugh dismissively when I say it, but the more they can incorporate WWE performers and the general WWE "way" of entertainment, the more enjoyable other genres of sports will become. No, I'm not talking about the predetermined outcomes of matches (The NBA has already incorporated that aspect o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012
  • 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 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

    December 16, 2011

    Football! My Texans Prediction and Other Weekend Best Bets

    Baby needs new gear...​Every year at about this time, I wind up investing several hundred dollars in various pieces of Texans gear for my two sons (ages 13 and 12, and I'm fairly certain the only two Texan fans in their Chicago-area junior high school), and while the attitude in this, the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Saluting C.M. Punk With 5 Awesome Wrestling Promo's (w/ Video)

    C.M. Punk lights up Twitter​If you're plugged into social media, the new litmus test for the relevancy of a show, a sporting event, a singular occurrence is "Did Twitter react?" And if they did react how heavily did the reaction clog your Twitter feed. I am a fan of professional wrestling. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Mark Cuban Hit In The Face With Flying Projectile; Video of Five Times He Deserved It

    Mark Cuban: We have the video evidence​Apparently, at the end of Game 3 of the Maversicks-Blazers series on Thursday night in Portland, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was pegged in the face with a mysterious unidentified object. While I don't condone the anonymous launching of projectiles a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Undertaker's 18-0 Wrestlemania Record -- The Definitive Anthology (with VIDEO)

    Yeah, it's Final Four weekend in Houston. We're all very excited. But a little secret (that's not very well kept) -- for me, the Saturday and Monday games are a mere buffer surrounding Wrestlemania Sunday, baby! This year is special because Houston's very own Undertaker (real name Mark Calloway, Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Bryan McCarthy: Deer Park Man Arrested for Illegally Livestreaming Sporting Events

    Bryan McCarthy: Channel surfing can get you arrested​Federal agents today arrested Bryan McCarthy, 32, for running a Web site that illegally livestreamed NFL games, pay-per-view fights and other sporting events. The operator of channelsurfing.net was arrested at his Deer Park home without inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Houston Texans - Jobber To The Stars

    Just call him Gary "Special Delivery" Kubiak​"You just keep playin', you work hard in this business...keep workin', believe in what you're doin', keep your chin up, and keep pluggin', somethin' good will go our way." -- Gary Kubiak, 11/21/10 (but truth be told, he's said some variation of thi ... 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

    April 28, 2010

    Game Time: Jim Rome Smack-Off Appendix -- 12 Most Memorable Calls From The Golden Era

    I appreciate everyone's comments, feedback, kind words on yesterday's post that gave a diary-style breakdown of the 2010 Jim Rome Smack-Off and my perspective on where the show is now compared to where it was during the earlier part of this decade. If you missed it, you can easily go back and read i ... 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

    January 5, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 Fiesta Bowl....Thanks For Coming, TCU

    ​The winner and NEEEWWWW Intercontinental Champion...the Boise StateBRONCOS!!!-- me on Twitter last night after the Fiesta BowlFor those of you who don't get the analogy, I'll give you the back story. In professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (known better by the acronym WWE) has th ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Big Show

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

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    WrestleMania In A Dispute Over A Charity Event; No Chairs Hurled (Yet)

    Logo courtesy WWEIn the world of professional wrestling, there appears to be a smackdown going on outside the ring.Hair Balls was alerted to this controversy after reading an article in Professional Wrestling Insider -- one of our favorite sources of news about big sweaty thespians pretending to bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    AC/DC to Piledrive Wrestlemania

    Daniel KramerDo people still watch professional wrestling? We stopped watching when the Rock left to make awful mummy movies and Stone Cold Steve Austin started fighting women instead of other dudes in black Speedos. That, and we graduated high school. Nonetheless, World Wrestling Entertainm ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    WWE’s Smack Down!

    Double Down with twice the action at this uproarious show

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Young Guns Amateur Cage Fighting

    Real fighters bleed real blood in this no-holds-barred showdown

  • Film

    April 26, 2007

    The Condemned

    Stone Cold is hot, but The Condemned's hypocrisy is not

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    Gridiron Gang

    Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Triple H-town

    Toyota Center gets "Raw" when WWE rumbles into town

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003
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    June 12, 2003

    Reality Bites, Slams and Spears

    The WWE floods Houston with Bad Blood

  • News

    August 12, 1999
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