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September 17, 2009 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD conradl@phillynews.com 215-854-2270 Daily News wire services contributed to this report
PANDERING TO the masses. Weird hairstyles. Public battles choreographed by power brokers behind the scenes. Chest-beating bravado. Hitting below the belt. Gee, Congress is like pro wrestling. So why shouldn't World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon throw her name into the Republican ring to run against Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd? The five-term incumbent Democrat is seen as vulnerable, and four other contenders, including a Democrat, have come out swinging, too. But have they ever kicked a man in the groin?
NEWS
March 29, 2001 | by Michael "Mad Dog" Tearson Daily News Pro Wrestling Writer
Defining moment. That's when a moment changes everything, and nothing can be the same afterward. There have been three in the modern era of pro wrestling. The first was WrestleMania in 1985. World Wrestling Federation founder Vince McMahon gambled his company's existence that the first Mania, the first nationwide pay-per-view via closed-circuit arenas, would be a success. Second was when Hulk Hogan turned heel and joined Kevin Nash and Scott Hall to form the "New World Order" as a breakaway group from World Championship Wrestling, WWF's rival circuit.
NEWS
July 12, 2007
IWOULD like to take this opportunity to thank Villanova University and the city of Philadelphia's many communities for their outpouring of support, care, generosity and compassion that was shown to me on the passing of my beloved husband, Howard Porter. The many comforting expressions of sympathy were a testament to what Howard had always said about the community he so passionately and proudly cared about - that it was the epitome of graciousness and kindness. Amid the sadness of his passing, the return to Villanova and the celebration of his life brought me a sense of strength, comfort and peace.
NEWS
October 8, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Doctors said yesterday it's too early to tell if South Jersey professional wrestler Darren "The Droz" Drozdov will regain use of his legs after he suffered a fractured neck in a match in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound wrestler underwent three hours of surgery Wednesday to relieve pressure on his damaged neck, said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Laurence Mermelstein, of the Nassau County Medical Center. The 30-year-old wrestler was hurt during a match with D'Lo Brown in the Nassau Coliseum.
SPORTS
May 19, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to be at the Pepsi Center in Denver next Monday night. Problem is, so are John Cena and a bunch of wrestlers - and they called it first. World Wrestling Entertainment said it is booked at the arena for an episode of Monday Night Raw, the same night the Nuggets are slated to host the Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. WWE chairman Vince McMahon told the Associated Press he doesn't believe there was "any malice, just ineptness," on the part of Kroenke Sports, which owns the team and the building, but can't tolerate the company "just simply throwing us out on our ear. " Without a quick resolution, McMahon plans to send his trucks to Denver.
SPORTS
February 25, 1994 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, Daily News Sports Writer
So Nancy the Nice grabs the gold, starring roles in professional ice reviews and millions of dollars worth of endorsement contracts. Tonya the Terrible goes back to the grubby trailer parks from whence she came, if not into an Oregon jail, with nothing but lint in her pockets. Thus ends the Great Figure Skating Morality Play of 1994, right? Well, maybe not. If I'm a smart promoter - someone like, say, Vince McMahon, of the World Wrestling Federation - I sign them both and have them tour the country, packing auditoriums with a show that contains the juiciest elements of the story America can't quite get enough of. Let 'em skate at the same time, on the same ice. Dress Nancy in a radiant white number, Tonya in black leather and a mask.
NEWS
March 23, 2001 | by Michael "Mad Dog" Tearson Daily News Pro Wrestling Writer
Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Federation impresario, dropped a bombshell on the Howard Stern radio show yesterday morning: "In all likelihood" the WWF would purchase World Championship Wrestling from AOL-Time Warner. McMahon stated that his intention after the purchase is to keep the two promotions as separate entities. Fusient Media Ventures had been set to purchase WCW for an estimated $75 million, but Tuesday Fusient announced it had abandoned its efforts to close the deal.
NEWS
July 5, 2007
THE SUPREME Court made an ignorant decision by throwing out two school plans. This will increase segregation and reduce diversity in the U.S. education system. Whenever there is a lack of diversity, people in the majority usually display arrogance that makes them feel intellectually superior. Those who are truly intelligent are open-minded to new ideas and people. Those who live in a segregated environment where everyone looks the same can't measure up to that because of their limited and one-dimensional experiences.
SPORTS
May 26, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Perhaps the only things missing from the LeBron James-Kobe Bryant duel in the NBA Finals will be LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. One night after James' Cavaliers went down two games to one to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference final, Bryant's Lakers were routed by the underdog Denver Nuggets, 120-101, in Game 4 of their series last night at the Pepsi Center. The Western Conference final is tied at two games each. The Nuggets didn't need to worry about a botched inbounds pass in the closing seconds like the ones that cost them wins in Games 1 and 3, although Bryant had another monster fourth quarter in an attempt to put a stranglehold on the series that shifts to Los Angeles for Game 5 tomorrow night.
SPORTS
July 24, 1995 | Doug Darroch from Daily News wire reports
HELLO, VINCE MCMAHON? Things were back to normal yesterday in the White Sox-Brewers series. Beanballs were thrown, of course. But at least the managers weren't trying to tear off each other's head. Now, these teams have met eight times in the last 12 days, and you know what they say about familiarity breeding contempt. And they weren't real fond of each other before then. But it still is a rare thing to see managers go at it the way Chicago's Terry Bevington and Milwaukee's Phil Garner did Saturday night.
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October 15, 2010 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
If he hadn't dedicated his life to baseball, Charlie Manuel would have made an excellent pro wrestler. Vince McMahon, the WWE patriarch, likes to refer to his employees as sports entertainers. That description fits Manuel perfectly. The man has both charisma and guts. One minute he's making you laugh with homespun witticisms, the next he's challenging ornery radio hosts to "stop by" his office to scrap. Give him a steel chair and a different type of uniform and he'd make Hulk Hogan tap out for sure.
NEWS
July 11, 2010 | By Michael Smerconish
Larry King is leaving the cable world of professional 'rasslin'. His departure reminds me of the Living Legend, Bruno Sammartino, and the heyday of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. On Saturday mornings in the early 1970s, televised (pretaped) matches from the old Philadelphia Arena were a staple in our rec room. My brother and I would yell at the TV when the Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Captain Lou Albano, or Classy Freddie Blassie held court. They were the heel managers, and everything they said was negative and predictable.
SPORTS
June 20, 2010
We all saw Maurice Edu's winning goal for the U.S. against Slovenia disallowed because of the foul that no one saw at the time, except the referee, Koman Coulibaly. So are we for or against video replay in soccer? I don't think instant replay fixes all problems, but there has to be a way in sports for wrong calls to be rectified, especially in cases where the ramifications are so huge. It's like when umpire Jim Joyce ruined that poor kid's perfect game in Detroit. Humans make errors, but thanks to technology, humans have a way to swiftly correct those errors.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2009 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD conradl@phillynews.com 215-854-2270 Daily News wire services contributed to this report
PANDERING TO the masses. Weird hairstyles. Public battles choreographed by power brokers behind the scenes. Chest-beating bravado. Hitting below the belt. Gee, Congress is like pro wrestling. So why shouldn't World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon throw her name into the Republican ring to run against Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd? The five-term incumbent Democrat is seen as vulnerable, and four other contenders, including a Democrat, have come out swinging, too. But have they ever kicked a man in the groin?
SPORTS
May 26, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Perhaps the only things missing from the LeBron James-Kobe Bryant duel in the NBA Finals will be LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. One night after James' Cavaliers went down two games to one to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference final, Bryant's Lakers were routed by the underdog Denver Nuggets, 120-101, in Game 4 of their series last night at the Pepsi Center. The Western Conference final is tied at two games each. The Nuggets didn't need to worry about a botched inbounds pass in the closing seconds like the ones that cost them wins in Games 1 and 3, although Bryant had another monster fourth quarter in an attempt to put a stranglehold on the series that shifts to Los Angeles for Game 5 tomorrow night.
SPORTS
May 19, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to be at the Pepsi Center in Denver next Monday night. Problem is, so are John Cena and a bunch of wrestlers - and they called it first. World Wrestling Entertainment said it is booked at the arena for an episode of Monday Night Raw, the same night the Nuggets are slated to host the Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. WWE chairman Vince McMahon told the Associated Press he doesn't believe there was "any malice, just ineptness," on the part of Kroenke Sports, which owns the team and the building, but can't tolerate the company "just simply throwing us out on our ear. " Without a quick resolution, McMahon plans to send his trucks to Denver.
NEWS
March 24, 2009 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The action-hero deficit has grown so pronounced in Hollywood over the last few years that the unlikeliest actors are being pressed into combat, including, most recently, 56-year-old Liam Neeson in Taken. Enough of this charade. The silver screen is crying out for a real macho man. Calling John Cena. Calling John Cena. Please report to the film set. The larger-than-life - and larger than damn near everything else - pro wrestler stars in 12 Rounds, opening Friday. He plays a New Orleans cop who, in order to save his girlfriend, must complete a series of impossible challenges set for him by a psychopath.
NEWS
February 19, 2009 | By Gail Shister INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Win or lose Sunday at the Oscars, Mickey Rourke has a standing offer to perform in tights at South Philly's Arena. It was in this same venue that Rourke's Randy "the Ram" Robinson was staple-gunned in the chest, lassoed with barbed wire, and ground up like cheap hamburger for scenes in The Wrestler. Just another day at the office for a brother on the "hard-core" circuit. And to habitues of the Arena - a shrine to "extreme" pro wrestling since 1993 - Rourke, at 56, is a natural.
SPORTS
November 23, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On Wednesday mornings, with help from special education students at George Washington, Sharrif Floyd and Bryant Davis busily go about baking brownies. Profits from the sale of the treats, at $1 a pop, go toward Floyd's trip to San Antonio, Texas. Floyd, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound junior two-way lineman for the Eagles, recently was tabbed to participate in the annual U.S. Army All-American Combine in January. "I'm really happy for him," said Davis, a 5-11, 230-pound senior guard and linebacker.
NEWS
July 12, 2007
IWOULD like to take this opportunity to thank Villanova University and the city of Philadelphia's many communities for their outpouring of support, care, generosity and compassion that was shown to me on the passing of my beloved husband, Howard Porter. The many comforting expressions of sympathy were a testament to what Howard had always said about the community he so passionately and proudly cared about - that it was the epitome of graciousness and kindness. Amid the sadness of his passing, the return to Villanova and the celebration of his life brought me a sense of strength, comfort and peace.
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