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Pixel Art of Every WWE World Heavyweight Champion

Big WWE fan and talented pixel artist Christopher Grimm has created this awesome portrait of every WWE Heavyweight Champion since 1963. The attention to detail for a pixelated picture is pretty awesome, not to mention it is bursting with Nostalgic memories for anyone who grew up a Wrestling fan. I’ve included the names of every wrestler in the tags, so make sure you memorize the answers then you can impress your friends by naming them all! Oh, just don’t let them read that last sentence…

WWE to re-release two classic albums

Because WWE apparently doesn’t know what iTunes and Spotify are, they will be re-releasing two classic albums on April 18th 2015. Here’s the official quote from Legacy Records: This RSD 2015 release brings The Wrestling Album and Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 together as a 2LP collection, in a handsome spiral-bound jacket, celebrating a golden era in American pro wrestling mania. Originally released by the World Wrestling Federation in 1985, The Wrestling Album features tracks produced by Rick Derringer, David Wolff, Jim Steinman (Bat Out of Hell) and “Mona Flambe” (Cyndi Lauper, who contributes backing vocals on “Real American”); the album is comprised of theme music for wrestlers on the WWF (now the WWE) roster at the time. The 1987 follow-up, Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 showcases vocal performances from the wrestlers themselves, including “Stand Back” by Vince McMahon and “If You Only Knew” by The WWF Superstars. So for all of you who are now full-grown with significant others (and possibly children), you can show off your skills of entering a room to the …

It’s time to Rumble, it’s time for the ROYAL RUMBLE

It’s one can’t miss event of the year for both wrestling fans and used to be wrestling fans. It’s the Royal Rumble, where 30 men try to throw each other over the top rope for a main event slot at WrestleMania. The Rumble has been running since 1988, when “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan became the inaugural winner. Since then, the event has been come a staple for the WWE. Even though they don’t do it as much now, I get most nostalgic about the Royal Rumble when thinking about the classic intros where they show all 30 competitors. Remember the SNES version… The Rumble has had many great moments, from Ric Flair 1992 win, Rey Mysterio winning for the late great Eddie Guerrero, to Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior squaring off for the first time. Every year, the WWE puts out a great video package called “by the numbers” that always gets me hyped. The Royal Rumble is on Sunday, January 25th.

Andre the Giant on Letterman

Here is a rare TV appearance of the late great Andre the Giant. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Andre, he was a professional wrestler in the 70s/80s who was known for being the largest athlete in the world. Wearing a size 20 boot, Andre was 7 feet 5 inches, and weighed over 500 pounds at his peak. He was undefeated as a pro wrestler for over 15 years and had an incredible appetite for food and booze. He is often referred to as the “world’s greatest drunk”, as he could pound back dozens of bottles of wine and hundred of beer in a single sitting. This interview with David Letterman is kind of funny, as Andre says he stopped drinking beer. I doubt that lasted long. Just look at the size of Andre’s head and hands compared to Dave.

The comeback of Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Perhaps one of the most famous wrestlers of all time, Jake “The Snake” Roberts is currently in the hospital recovering after a serious bout of pneumonia. This health scare came after Jake had possibly the greatest comeback in wrestling history. No, he hasn’t wrestled in years and might not ever again. Jake’s comeback has been a personal one. After years of being in the spotlight, Jake developed a serious addiction to alcohol and hard drugs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts had a pretty messed up childhood. I’m not going to get into it, but it was….shall we say f**ked up. He was able to overcome those early childhood events and turn that into some serious acting skills. Jake started wrestling in the 70s and hit his popularity in the late 80s/early 90s with the World Wrestling Federation. He was known for being one of the best psychologist and talkers in the industry. Jake would appear and disappear from the spotlight many times throughout the 90s. In the 2000s, Jake wasn’t much around. The last memory anyone …