All posts tagged: wrestling

Blow Away Diet by Playboy Buddy Rose

This is what is categorized as “WrestleCrap”. Playboy Buddy Rose was professional wrestler in the 1970s – 90s. He achieved moderate success in the WWF and AWA in the 80s and returned to the WWF in 1990. However, when he returned to the World Wrestling Federation in the 90s, he was struggling with weight issues, something that would trouble him throughout his life and leading to his death in 2009. The WWF knew they had a good talent but didn’t know how to address his appearance. In a poor attempt at comic relief, they came up with the Buddy Rose Blow Away Diet. This was a goof on “As Seen on TV” infomercials. What resulted is something cheesy, funny, crappy and somewhat-entertaining. Enjoy.  

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 …

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 …

80s Wrestlers never looked so good

Here is an awesome video from VIMEO about an artist and his take on the popular wrestling legends from the 1980s/1990s.   “James White, the one-man powerhouse behind Signalnoise design studio, gives us a peek at one of his latest projects: illustrating the wrestlers of the WWE. His designs focus on the WWE’s heyday in the eighties and early nineties—back when it was a bunch of “big guys with a gimmick.” Watch as James sketches out his initial ideas and then transitions to the computer to enhance the outlines in Adobe Illustrator and add dimension and texture in Photoshop. The end result? A series of unique illustrations that celebrate the pop culture legacy of wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.” Bret “The Hitman” Hart Jake “The Snake” Roberts The Legion of Doom Macho Man Randy Savage The Ultimate Warrior “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Hulk Hogan “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat The Junk Yard Dog “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Koko B. Ware Andre The Giant