Andre the Giant: Life and Legend (Review)


 Andre the Giant: Life and Legend| Writer & Artist: Box Brown | Publisher: First Second Books

It doesn’t matter if you are an avid professional wrestling fan or if you’ve never witnessed a single body slam because Andre the Giant is known the world over.

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The Body Slam Podcast Ep 18: Occupy Raw, Zack Ryder, Chris Jericho’s book, and more


The Bodyslam crew breaks down the hot topics of the week with their brand of insight and hilarity.

 Topics include

 – Occupy Raw

– Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

– Zack Rayder’s new You Tube show

– Rampage training for TNA in ring debut

– The title of Chris Jericho’s new book

– Undertaker/Paul Heyman segment from Raw

– and much more

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Let’s Talk About Giants


Andre the Giant, King Kong Bundy, Vader, and Giant Baba are just some of the giants of the squared circle who drew large crowds at wrestling arenas all over the world. They were one of the main attractions and now, they seem to be a thing of the past. Sure, we currently have The Great Khali, Big Show and Kane but they are no longer acts of genuine interest.

I wrote an article at Get Real about why the giants have taken a back seat. Are people just no longer interested in these larger than life spectacles or has poor booking over the last thirteen years made them obsolete? Check out my article titled “Where Have All The Giants Gone?

It’s All About The Luck of The Draw in The Royal Rumble


The unsung hero of the Royal Rumble event is the golden spinning tumbler that holds the numbers drawn at random to determine the order of entry into the Royal Rumble match. The luck of the draw is so important because the higher the number, the higher a wrestlers chances are of victory. Back in the day, the actual drawing of the numbers was focused on a lot more because it gave fans a clue as to what spot the wrestlers drew without revealing the actual point of entry.

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Come With Me On A Trip Down Summerslam Lane

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As the WWE celebrates the 25th anniversary of their summer time extravaganza, a trip down memory lane seemed appropriate. 1988 was not only the first installment of this popular yearly event, but the first pay-per-view event I ever watched.


August 29th of that year was only the second day of my wrestling fandom. An episode of “The Superstars of Wrestling” the night before sucked me in as the “Mega Powers”, comprised of Hulk Hogan & Macho Man Randy Savage, hyped their tag team match against Andre the Giant and The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, the “Mega Bucks.” Continue reading

Awesome Wrestling Images From Deviant Art

The artists over at have produced some cool wrestling art work but their depictions cover all genres. If you think it, someone on this site has probably drawn it. Check out some of their images on this post and head on over to check out their catalog.

My Wrestling Dream Matches


What is your wrestling dream match? Anytime, anywhere and any era. There is no right or wrong answer because it is what you want to see.  Whether it’s a match that never happened or a contest that happened at the wrong time, fantasy booking or create a wrestler made on your favorite video game can makes dreams a virtual reality. Here are my seven dream matches and please, share your dream matches in the comment section as well.

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