All posts tagged: wcw

Ravishing Rick Rude: Wrestling Legend

It was 15 years (this month) since the passing of wrestling legend Ravishing Rick Rude. The self-proclaimed “Sexiest Man Alive”, Rude was known for having one of the best physiques in the history of professional wrestling. A physique he would gladly show off, along with his famous airbrushed tights. In the glory days of the WWF, Rude would burst onto the scene in 1987 and was quickly one of the most hated superstars. And how could you not hate him. He would come out to cheesecake music, grab a microphone and belittle you, and then disrobe and grind his hips to prove not only he was more man than you, but he could also get your lady. The really interesting thing about Rude was that he wasn’t like the other villains in the WWF back then. The stereotypical bad guy was known for talking tough, but then cowardly running away and cheating. Rude, however, was known for talking tough and being tough. This combination made him a serious contender which scored him a reign as …

WWF Hasbro Action Figures ART WORK

This is pretty amazing looking stuff for someone like me. I grew up on the late 80s – 90s WWF Hasbro Action figures. I actually owned a lot of the figures in the poster above (at least the ones that were available). An artist by the name of Jason Wulf has recently been creating cards/posters of some of the classic and recent WWF/WWE superstars in their Hasbro Action Figure stance. In the case of recent superstars, he imagines what they would like look if they were in classic action figure form. Makes me want to start a petition to bring back these figures. Anyways, check out these amazing pieces of art work and really appreciate how true to detail they are. Find more here…http://jasonwulf.deviantart.com/gallery/26928887?offset=0

Pro Wrestling Secrets Exposed

It’s easy to see looking through the archives of The Nostalgia Blog that we are all pro wrestling fans. Some of us prefer the glory-days of Hulkamania, or the Attitude era with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Myself, I enjoy everything from the 1980s to today. When I was a kid I was told by many that “wrestling was fake”. Of course being a die-hard fan I would deny, scream and usually run off crying. Still to this day I won’t admit that it’s fake. Why? Because it’s not. It’s choreographed and staged, but not fake. Wrestling is like an art form. It takes great storytelling, cheesy acting and extremely precise physicality. It’s like a macho form of ballroom dancing. They know who is going to win and how, but people get hurt. During it’s peak of popularity in the late 90’s, everyone was trying to cash in on the fame of the WWF and WCW. After the success of TV specials like Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, NBC aired Exposed! Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets. This …

Ready to Rumble….the movie

In 1998 it seemed like a great idea to make a movie about WCW wrestling back when WCW was the height of its popularity. However, in 2000 when the movie was released, WCW was falling fast in popularity and was on the brink of collapse. That is the unfortunate timing of Ready To Rumble, the Time Warner comedy about the zany world of professional wrestling and it’s hardcore fans. Starring David Arquette as an obsessed fan, he vows to help save the career of Jimmy King (Oliver Platt) and regain the World Heavyweight Title from the evil Diamond Dallas Page. It had its moments, some bad, some good. Overall it was pretty entertaining but because of WCW’s fan base switching over to WWE, the movie failed to make back it $25 million budget. In a desperate ploy to receive mainstream media attention, WCW had David Arquette compete in wrestling matches and win the World Heavyweight Title…the same title that was once worn by greats like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Dusty Rhodes. The stunt got …