Archive | August, 2011

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

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Guillermo del Toro helps give us reason to be “Afraid of the Dark” again

Posted on 25 August 2011 by Jonathan Williams

When a phrase like “Guillermo del Toro presents” is used to promote a movie, it’s reason enough to be a little suspicious of what to expect. Sure, del Toro has lent his writing, directing and production talents to some great movies like Pan’s Labyrinth and The Orphanage in recent years. But the somewhat ambiguous term […]

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“The History of Wrestling” puts ring icons on art canvas

Posted on 16 August 2011 by Jonathan Williams

By Jonathan Williams From album covers to political propaganda, it is not uncommon for artists to utilize other creative fields to establish themselves and gain a following. While music, film and other pop culture arenas lend themselves to artistic interpretation, it’s not often that a painter turns to professional wrestling for inspiration. But in the […]

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“Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce prepares to defend his NWA World Heavyweight Championship

“Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce prepares to defend his NWA World Heavyweight Championship

Posted on 04 August 2011 by Jonathan Williams

By Jonathan Williams Having won the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship last weekend in Ohio, “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce comes to the NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend as a four-time World Champion. Though his in-ring tactics are often less than scrupulous, Pearce joins a championship lineage of wrestling greats that includes the likes of Ric Flair, Harley […]

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James J. Dillon with Tully Blanchard

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James J. Dillon returns to Atlanta for NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend

Posted on 03 August 2011 by Jonathan Williams

By Jonathan Williams While the wrestling manager is almost a lost are these days, it wasn’t that long ago that a good manager could help create the next wrestling star or faction. As the leader of the original Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Ole and Arn Anderson), James J. Dillon played just as big […]

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Memphis Heat

“Superstar” Bill Dundee brings some “Memphis Heat” to the NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend

Posted on 03 August 2011 by Jonathan Williams

By Jonathan Williams After moving to the United States from Australia in the early ’70s, “Superstar” Bill Dundee became a fixture in the Memphis wrestling scene alongside the likes of Jerry “The King” Lawler, “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart and “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant. Perhaps best known for his multiple Tag Team Championship runs, […]

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Rob Van Dam

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Rob Van Dam brings “The Whole F’n Show” to the NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend

Posted on 02 August 2011 by Jonathan Williams

By Jonathan Williams Rob Van Dam has held many championship titles and been known by many nicknames during his wrestling career. One of the few titles he has yet to hold is a National Wrestling Alliance championship, but that’s not stopping “The Whole F’n Show” from making his first NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest appearance in […]

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Ron Simmons

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Damn! Ron Simmons scheduled to appear at NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend

Posted on 01 August 2011 by Jonathan Williams

While he is best known to today’s wrestling fans for his emphatic response of “Damn!” during some of WWE‘s more absurd moments, Ron Simmons has had one of the most decorated careers in professional wrestling. Before his three World Wrestling Federation World Tag Team Championship reigns with Bradshaw, Simmons won the National Wrestling Alliance World […]

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