Happy 76th Birthday to a Wrestling Deity and American Patriot.
The Wrestling Professor YouTube channel features 623 videos. Most are matches from Showcase Pro Wrestling. There are promos and long-form interviews as well.
The biggest smash hit of all is a match from February 2017. Madame Butterfly v. Alicia Muldoon has received an astonishing 139,142 views. Interestingly Madame Butterfly has not re-appeared at SPW.
The career of a professional wrestler like any athlete is a short one. The bumps add up over the years and it is the lucky worker who decides to walk away while still in good shape. Nevertheless, we fans have our favorites and don’t want to be deprived of seeing them perform. One such recent retiree is Nikki Valentine, one of the premiere female talents in New England of this era.
Ms. Valentine kept the torch burning during a time when there were few women working in this region. Now that we are back to near critical mass of female talent, wouldn’t it be great if someone could convince her to come back? Of course she should do whatever she thinks best. Ms. Valentine owes us nothing, having made a huge contribution during her career. We can always hope for consideration.
Mean Gene Okerlund was born on this day in 1942. He’s 75 years old. He is one of the greatest Wrestling announcer and interviewers in the history of the sport. Mean Gene was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. Mr. Okerlund is semi-retired.
Mr. Okerlund worked for the AWA, WWF, and WCW. The Professor’s fondest Mean Gene moments were his legendary interviews with Macho Man Randy Savage. The two men had a chemistry that has never, and will never be duplicated.
Mean Gene makes history with The Macho Man Randy Savage in the greatest promo in the history of professional wrestling
Happy Birthday Sabu. The legend is 53 years old today.
Paul Heyman created the famous tag line for Sabu: “Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal“.
Sabu changed the sport of wrestling forever with his original high-flying style. The Nineties were all about Sabu. He took a local promotion in South Philadelphia called ECW and made it into an international phenomenon that through its passion and creativity provided a light of hope during a low point in Professional Wrestling.
The Legend is still out there. Working constantly on the Indie circuit all over the globe. Kids, do yourself a favor and find some Sabu videos online and get to know one of the greatest of all time.