Monday, January 8, 2018

WrestleCon New Orleans with WWE HOFers, Kevin Nash and Gene Okerlund

Meet and Greet WWE Hall of Famers, Kevin Nash and Gene Okerlund all three days in New Orleans at WrestleCon.

WrestleCon will be located at

500 Canal Street – New Orleans

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WrestleCon - New Orleans

Monday, August 3, 2015

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My thoughts on "Hulk Hogan"

I have had some time to think about the entire Hulk Hogan rant situation and it frustrates me. It frustrates me that my childhood hero could be "like that"...

 It frustrates me that so many people are experts.

 It frustrates me that the only real reason that this has surfaced is because of a pending lawsuit.

 It frustrates me that we live in a world full of hypocritical people.

 I can only go by my past experiences. I remember when I was going thru my divorce, I had just built a gorgeous new home... felt like I was on top of the world and then BOOM... my world fell apart. I lost my marriage, my home, and my family was split... I was miserable.

 I made some bad decisions and wound up in a miserable and dark place. I felt like everyone was against me and I was made to feel that I was actually the villain in my own divorce. I am pretty sure I said some mean and hurtful things around my inner circle that was me venting in a safe place, I cannot imagine what people would think about me or anyone if they heard us vent our pain, frustration, and anger... sometimes we all lash out and say things we regret. I know that I have and anyone who says different is not being authentic

. It is one thing to call Hulk Hogan a racist if someone found the white hood and the propaganda that comes with it in his closet. But nobody has, thye have words from a man that was dark. A man that made bad decisions.

 Again I am not positive but it is just a theory. Growing up people used to say .... "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" ..... I guess that only applies to kids.

Now before this thread turns into some hate and race bashing,I would say this about anyone of any race, creed, religion, or color.

Hulk Hogan is just the example being made. I may be wrong also. Maybe Hulk Hogan is the man in this video. Maybe he truly is of a hateful heart..... BUT WE WILL NEVER KNOW BECAUSE WE ARE NOT HIM.

Racism has and will always be a problem in this country and around the world. I honestly believe that the media does not help any of us heal, instead it provokes more hate and fear than anything else.

I will appreciate any and all opinions below, BUT if it involves vulgarity and inappropriate content I will immediately delete your comment and block you. Use this as a vehicle to show the world that we are NOT sheep and that we all want to go forward. We are all ‪#‎SuperFriends‬ in my book... all the same. No reason to bash anyone, it doesn't do anyone any good and nobody ever heals.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hulkamania. ... RIP

This morning I woke up to messages about Hulk Hogan being removed from everything WWE...

Everyone was speculating what it was....and then I saw the transcript of his rant.

Let me make this clear... growing up Hulk Hogan was my childhood hero. I believed in Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania.  When I wrestled in high school Inwould run laps with "Real American" blasting on my walkman... I believed in the training, the prayers, & the vitamins. I believed in Hulk Hogan.

Hulk Hogan is played by Terry Bollea..... much like Rocky is Sylvester Stallone and Terminator is Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hulk Hogan is a character.

Terry Bollea is the man that said the hurtful and hateful words.

Hulk Hogan is a huge part of my childhood and for most parts is a reason I am the person i am today.


My parents were my role models.... they are the ones that taught me right from wrong and how to love unconditionally.

Our heroes always seem to let us down,  this is why we need strong parents and loving parents to be our real guides thru this crazy world and life.

I am sure Hulk Hogan will be back....and America will forgive him..... but a part of my childhood has been crushed.


Monday, January 26, 2015

I believe in Roman Reigns and why Daniel Bryan did not win the Rumble

When it Reigns it pours…. Sunday Night the WWE Started off the Road to WrestleMania with the Royal Rumble. The Rumble is one of the more anticipated PPVs that the WWE has every year as it sets the tone for WrestleMania and gives the fans matchups they may not usually see.

This year, former Shield member and company favorite Roman Reigns was the man who outlasted 29 other WWE superstars including WWE fan favorite, Daniel Bryan.

Daniel Bryan was the WWE Universe darling last year that wound up main eventing WrestleMania with out even participating in the Royal Rumble match. The WWE Universe was very vocal about his placement and eventually the WWE took notice and worked Bryan into the Main Event for the WWE Championship match vs. Randy Orton and Batista. Daniel Bryan was the “Little Engine That Could” or “David vs. Goliath”. He overcame all the odds and left WrestleMania as the WWE World Champion.

Two months later Daniel Bryan had to undergo career threatening neck surgery and was on the injured list for the next eight months. All that investment and time into his character development was gone.

Since that time Brock Lesnar, the former UFC World Champion and former WWE Champion and the man who ended The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania, defeated John Cena in a brutal match to win the WWE World Championship ( a title that Bryan had to forfeit)

This years Royal Rumble was filled with many young and up and coming studs such as Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Rusev, and eventual winner Roman Reigns. Daniel Bryan was one of the first 10 eliminated in the match and the Philadelphia audience was none too pleased. But he was eliminated at the right time. Imagine the heat if he was Final Four and still lost. Suicide for Reigns.

Daniel Bryan is an amazing talent. Daniel Bryan has a loyal fan base. Daniel Bryan is a huge star. Daniel Bryan has a damaged neck and last year they already played the “Underdog” Daniel Bryan character. If I am the WWE, I do not put one of my biggest stars, Daniel Bryan who had two career threatening neck surgeries against a beast like Brock Lesnar, a man that loves to suplex his opponents all over the ring. Lesnar’s style is to brutal for the recently returning Daniel Bryan. Roman Reigns was the right call to win the Royal Rumble. Eventho the fans in Philadelphia and the IWC (Internet Wrestling Community) may not agree.

Reigns is the only man capable of taking on Lesnar in a believable "fight". Roman Reigns has the look of a champion. Now before everyone gets on his case and complains that he is not the wrestler than Daniel Bryan is….. you are right. He is NOT the wrestler that Daniel Bryan is. He is a WORKER. He is a character, he is a personality, he is NOT a technical wrestler.

Here is a list of “Wrestlers”… Dean Malenko, Nick Bockwinkle, Verne Gagne, Chris Benoit, Ricky Steamboat, and Bret Hart ….. “Workers” include Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, The Rock, John Cena. All amazing talents, all successful performers but the “workers” always seemed to be the bigger Box Office Draw…..

Last year the WWE gave you what they wanted in Daniel Bryan, unfortunately he got hurt and the investment of time and money in him was lost. When you ask how did they lose money on Bryan, you have to figure every segment of Monday Night Raw is worth $250,000… do the math on all the Bryan segments….. so John Cena was once again called on to bring balance to WWE untl Brock Lesnar was ready.

I am rambling and I am sorry… almost done.

The Rumble was well executed. Yes Bryan was eliminated early, but eliminated by young stud Bray Wyatt not Wade Barret or Cesaro, but by a guy who was dominant. Bubba Ray Dudley came in to put The Wyatts over in the match which elevated them. Boogeyman was in the match to put over Bray Wyatt, another elevation, and Diamond Dallas Page was used for Rusev. Rusev and Wyatt were booked very strong.

WWE needs stronger heels and the Rumble made both legit. Roman Reigns has movie star good looks and women love him, that sells tickets. Whenever you see women in the audience you know you are making money. San Francisco / San Jose has a huge Samoan population and the local media will be all over Reigns.

Perception is reality and when you see Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar on the poster the general public will see two monsters ready to fight. You will not get the same response with Daniel Bryan vs Brock Lesnar. It doesn’t look believable. Some will argue that CM Punk gave Lesnar a competitive match, Punk lost. Like I said you got your Davis vs Golitah or Drax match last year.

Daniel Bryan will once again be the WWE World Champion, but right now the WWE is investing their time and money into making another star. The WWE needs more than just John Cena and Daniel Bryan…. Both are an injury away from being done. They don’t have anyone else ready to take their place…… yet.

Roman Reigns was give everything at the Rumble. He eliminated the two monsters in Big Show and Kane, got a save from The Rock and eliminated the Evil Russian Rusev to win the Rumble and even a closing hug from the Rock and Philadelphia still boo’d.

Give Roman Reigns a chance, remember when you all boo’d The Rock when he first started?? Now look at him. BOX OFFICE.

In closing… Seth Rollins became a star at the Rumble. He was tremendous, and even though he took the loss as long as he has that briefcase he will always be a top guy. WrestleMania will be amazing, it is every year. Let the stories play out stop looking for the last chapter of the Cliff Notes and just watch and enjoy.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Did I mention I am stubborn?

July 2001….  I went to the ER because I had tremendous pain in my side.  After hours of tests and blood work and other procedures I learned that I was type 2 diabetic.  I guess I was not very shocked because I never watched what I ate and I could drink a six pack of Coke in a sitting. But I just didn’t believe it. It was not a concern for me, so I casually took the medicine that I was prescribed and even bought the blood sugar tester and strips. I checked my levels on and off but still did not take it very seriously. I felt like I was bullet proof and I would be fine…..

Over time I developed neuropathy in both of my feet and to be honest it still did not motivate me to get myself fixed. At one point I stepped on a needle that was on the floor and did not notice it was stuck in my foot for over a week. Guess what?? I still did not make any changes. Dumb.

In February of this year, while taping an episode of The Pro Wrestling Report, I hated the way I looked on tv. I decided then that enough was enough and I had to make some life changes. I enrolled in a gym and changed my eating habits. I started to do my work. It was not easy, 40 years of bad eating habits had to be changed immediately. I started off barely doing 5 minutes on the elliptical machine, finally building up to 10 minutes, then 20 minutes and eventually 45 minutes. I was slowly getting stronger and healthier. 

It took how I looked on TV instead of healing my body to finally get healthy. How selfish and stupid am I?? I am just happy something motivated me to make some changes... I need to make them quick

This past April after returning from Wrestlemania in NYC, I had some dry skin on my feet and I bought a skin shaver to remove the skin. I thought that was the best way to do it, nice and easy….. Unfortunately, I nicked both feet in the same place, both under the pinky toes.  Once again…. Cellulitis set in.  So again I went straight to the ER and got antibiotic IV. My primary doctor had me go to a foot doctor immediately.  Right away I was started on antibiotics and wearing post op shoes to relieve the stress and pressure off my feet.

The doctor made it clear I needed to be off my feet, but I am stubborn and I was on a mission to get healthy. So I continued going to the gym every day and pounding my feet on the treadmill and elliptical machine.  As much good as the doctors were doing for me I was going backwards by constantly going to the gym. But I was determined to lose the weight and get healthy, I was afraid this would hurt my chances of achieving my goal. Did I mention I am stubborn?

Summer of 2013 may have been my busiest ever for GLCW. We had over 15 live events and appearances scheduled. Did I mention I was supposed to stay off my feet?? After a long weekend in July with my dear, good, personal, and longtime friend Al Snow (5 events in 3 days) I went back to my wound clinic doctor and he was not pleased. He could tell that I was not staying off my feet and put ly left foot in a total contact cast that has to be replaced every week. The cast keeps the weight and pressure off my foot and lets the wound heal. Every Monday I would spend 3 hours in the clinic getting the cast changed.  I continued to go to the gym and live my life, I figured the cast would do all the work.  Unfortunately the right foot did not have cast on it and continued to stay the same or get gradually worse.

In the middle of August I had to cancel the second show of my 16 year GLCW career because my foot was not healing properly and the doctor said I need to stay off my right foot.  Shortly after I had both my left and right feet in the casts.  According to my doctor he had never had a patient with both feet in casts, I reminded him I am a #SuperHerro. Did I mention I am stubborn?? 

I kept going forward still going to the gym with both casts on. I was achieving my goals I had dropped almost 60 pounds since April and I got my A1C from a 9.5 to a 5.2 which means I was no longer “diabetic” but I still have and will always have diabetic feet. My doctor was very pleased and thought I was gonna be in the clear. After all I had my left foot in the cast for almost 13 weeks and was almost healed and now the right foot would be on the way.

My right foot lasted one week (last week) in the cast before I felt it swelling up and I went straight to the ER on Sunday night to have the cast removed. The ER doctor saw how red my foot was and I knew it was cellulitis again. The doctor immediately set up and MRI on my foot for Monday morning and wound care doctor to immediately follow.  The MRI showed that the infection had worked its way into the bone in my foot and surgery was immediately required. The doctor sent me straight to the hospital and had me hooked up to IV for two straight days to help fight the infection before the surgery.

I checked into the hospital on Tuesday morning and was immediately taken for all different kinds of tests. They even put in a IV picc in my right arm so that I could receive IV antibiotics for the next six weeks, every day…  The surgeon’s assistant came to see me to go over the game plan and told me that the plan was to remove about 2 to 3 inches of the bone under my right pinky toe. He then asked if I wanted to have the pinky sewn to my other toe or just have it removed all together… What?!?!? He said because if they take the three inches of bone, I would not have any support for the pinky and it would “flop around”.  All the years of terrible diet and no exercise went thru my mind… All those Cokes, cookies, and cakes was going to cost me a toe….

Thursday morning I woke at 3am because I had surgery scheduled for 230pm. My last meal was my Quest protein bar (2g of sugar). Then it was time to wait…. I am such an impatient person it is ridiculous. Kal says I need to work on that…  Speaking of Kal, he was all I could think about  and how he would react to everything. I did not want him to worry or to be scared.

So at 2pm, the nurse came to get me and rolled me down to the operating room. I met my doctor and he assured me that because I had worked on my weight and got my blood sugars in check along with two days of IV antibiotics that I would be able to keep my pinky toe and it would not need to be sewn to the other toe. I would lose about two inches of bone and that a skin graph would cover the wound. If I stay off my feet I can be good to go in 4 to 6 weeks.  Twenty minutes later I had the anesthesiologist work his magic and I was out. I woke up two hours later in the recovery room and I laughed. I couldn’t believe how fast that gas worked.

The doctor came to see me and said that everything went great and that I need to stay off my feet for everything to work. He told me that there is a chance I would not need the IV pick and I could just take oral antibiotics but I would need to spend another night in the hospital. Three nights in the hospital was a nightmare for me, all I could do was lay in that bed. It turned out to be the best thing for me.

Friday morning the docs took some more blood tests and were amazed that my white blood cells had dropped to where they were supposed to be and that the infection was gone. The IV pick was removed, what a relief.  I was able to come home on Friday late afternoon and I had dodged a bullet.

All I can say is that I was very blessed and very lucky. The years of sugar abuse I have done to my body should have taken my foot. That still could happen, but I am determined to Go Forward and beat this battle. No longer will I eat they way I have in the past and drink all those sugary drinks anymore. Diabetes is no joke. I hope that some of you take this as a lesson and make life changes if you need to. Get healthy. There is no reason to lose body parts because of a Snickers or a Twinkie.  Eat in moderation not excess.

Kal is my number one priority and I made a promise that I will not fail him. I never want him to have to answer the question.. “Do you want us to sew your two toes together or just remove the pinky toe”.   Since April I made changes I should have made years ago, I just was not ready for it. Kal and I both live healthier lifestyles and will continue to do so.

I am sorry that this blog is so long, but I want to thank each and every one of my #SuperFriends for reaching out and wishing me well.  I am sorry that I have to postpone GLCW Shenanigans on October 4th but I promise with this time off to heal I will guarantee that this year’s BlizzardBrawl on Saturday, December 7th will be tremendous.

Much love and appreciation to you all.

 Top photo April 2013 and bottom on June 28th 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Indy Scene... Box Office

This is just my personal take on the local independents and I am sure it applies to more than just Milwaukee….

I have been promoting shows since 1998 (Great LakesChampionship Wrestling) and I believe I have seen a lot of good and terrible talent over this time. I know some of the guys and girls have gone on to big things in the business and others have just stayed in the same place or have even left.

Independent wrestling is no longer about guys and girls that one day hope to become a star in the wrestling business it is now becoming a place where weekend warriors complain that they are not being used right or not getting their “opportunity”.

Where did this go wrong? I know the wrestling business has evolved and changed into something different, but “back in the day” people paid their proverbial dues. They got trained PROPERLY, they invested into real ring gear not just kick pads, they invested in their look, their body, their personality. Ever hear of tanning?

Today at most indy shows I cannot differentiate the in ring performer from the fan in the crowd. What happened? I believe it has become too easy to become a professional wrestler. Anyone can buy gear online find someone to “train” them for $100 and within a few weeks have their first match.

No longer do potential wrestlers pay a credible trainer (sometimes up too $5,000) to learn their craft. Wrestling school is just that a school. If you went to college and paid $100 a semester to get your degree I would have to wonder what kind of education you are really getting…?? Then after you learn the basics you would put on the ref shirt and ref some matches so you could learn from others from a different view point. Then maybe after six months or so you would get in the ring with someone that is a true veteran and work a match… Not anymore….

I get a kick out of talent that has that “sense of entitlement” that they should be booked on every show. Last I checked, the promoter runs the show, it is his or her money invested. Why does anyone think they should be able to tell the person with the money how to spend it??

Finally…. I hear far too often that a talent is being held back or disrespected or not being used enough. Well maybe if you had a fan base that bought tickets you would find yourself higher up on the card. Wrestling is a business that survives on fans buying tickets. If they fans do not buy tickets to see you perform, why would any promoter want to invest any time into you? Now before anyone says, “It is the promoters job to sell the tickets” you are wrong. It is the promoters job to make the people aware that there is an event, it is up to the talent to get over with the people that they want to come out and buy a ticket.

Just because you are the most talented and have the best matches does not mean you are getting over with the paying audience. Ricky Steamboat vs Randy Savage was the best wrestling match at Wrestle Mania 3, but 93,000 people paid to see Hulk Hogan body slam Andre the Giant.

Just keeping it real…. #DHHS