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Why grown men can't resist Wrestlemania
By JOHN LAW - Niagara Falls Review
It hits at the same time every spring. The fretting. The stressing. Can I afford it this time? Will something bad happen if I just skip it? No, not taxes. Wrestlemania.
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My tribute to Bill Moody / Paul Bearer / Percy Pringle III
By KURT NIELSEN - SLAM! Wrestling
One year ago, I lost a very dear friend of mine. I knew him as Bill. Some called him Percy. A lot of people called him Paul. He was actually all three of these people, and each name represented a different part of his personality. And because he was truly larger-than-life in so many ways, the gravity of his passing is something I still have trouble formulating in my own mind.
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Harry Smith remembers Billy Robinson
By HARRY SMITH - For SLAM! Wrestling
Harry Smith is a third-generation professional wrestler, a star in New Japan, and addicted to learning more about his craft. To further his training, he sought out Billy Robinson for further tutoring on the grappling game. Today, he shares some of the lessons learned from the late British superstar.
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Billy Robinson dead at 74

Guest column: How an unprofessional referee can ruin a great match
By STEVE HOOPER - For SLAM! Wrestling
The other night I had the opportunity to watch a recent match between Michael Richard Blais and Richie Rage, from a PWA show in Calgary. The match itself was quite good; there were a few things here and there I could comment on, but on the whole it was a solid match and I enjoyed their hard work. I've never had the pleasure of working with Mr. Rage, but I certainly remember working many times with a porky little white kid named Chucky Blaze who has matured and turned into a good-looking worker named MRB. Great to see, kid! But the reason for these comments is not to critique the work of the wrestlers themselves, but the referee.
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Ashley Sixx: My personal fight against cancer
By ASHLEY SIXX - For SLAM! Wrestling
When I was given the opportunity to write a guest article for SLAM! Wrestling, I went back and forth in my head about how I wanted to present my story. See, I'm not all that "deep" and I'm pretty blunt. So here it is: on April 15, 2013, I was officially diagnosed with Advanced Stage-3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Yup, cancer.
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What might happen (probably should happen) in grand jury homicide investigation of Jimmy Snuka
By IRVIN MUCHNICK - For SLAM! Wrestling
In a move I didn't see coming, though I'm pleased it did, the district attorney has referred the almost 31-year-old investigation of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka's role in Nancy Argentino's death to the Lehigh County (Pennsylvania) grand jury. This latest development in the long-dormant cold case -- I call it pro wrestling's Chappaquiddick because Snuka's lack of accountability so closely parallels Ted Kennedy's -- made international news. On Thursday I spoke at length with a producer for a network television news magazine program.
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Guest column: If Punk's gone from WWE, where does it leave us fans?
By JEFF GOODRIDGE - For SLAM! Wrestling
What a week it's been... and we're only at Wednesday. For those of you who haven't been paying attention or who haven't taken the time to read the 'dirt sheets' online, CM Punk more or less walked away from World Wrestling Entertainment on Monday afternoon.
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Tony ‘Cannonball’ Parisi was the real deal
By STEVE LUDZIK - Niagara Falls Review
NIAGARA FALLS - Antonio Pugliese, a.k.a. Tony Parisi, was a big man in life. He could out eat, out sing, out drink and out tussle mere mortals.
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Tireless agent Scott Epstein never lost his enthusiasm for pro wrestling
By EVAN GINZBURG - For SLAM! Wrestling
When wrestling agent, indy manager and Pastor Bobby Riedel instant messaged me this morning, "Did you hear the news?" I braced myself. For anyone involved as long and heavily as myself in the often grim world of pro wrestling knew exactly what was coming next.
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How a Canadian Giant inspired Disco Fury
By "DISCO FURY" NATHAN BURKE - For SLAM! Wresting
Without the inspiration of "The Canadian Giant" Garry Robbins, there would be no Disco Fury dancing up a storm in the wrestling rings of the Pacific Northwest. To understand his influence on me, we have to go back in time, though, to 1985, when I was a kid in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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Mar 22 ... Bruno’s bad call on WWE Hall of Fame shows Vince is right – everyone has a price

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Feb 22 ... Remembering my late mentor, Ted Herbert

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