Kevin Steen: Your New AAW Champion
Because of course the first thing I would do with a belt is eat it.
Please paint me Thom Yorke wrestling Mr. T in the Facility bathroom from Goldeneye for the N64.
In this 1993 clip, Hulk Hogan, then WWF champion, talks about how he isn’t interested in holding the “toy” championship belt any more, referring to Vince McMahon’s top prize as “bullshit.”
Hogan was speaking at a New Japan press conference, building up to a challenge for their IWGP heavyweight title. Obviously, given the contrasting environments, there are less brother, jack, dudes present here than in your typical Hogan WWF promo.
I just saw this posted on the Fighting Spirit Magazine facebook page. On the post, editor Brian Elliot noted that this caused outrage in 1993, and that somehow Hogan was crazy enough to think news of this wouldn’t reach the US.
"Yeah. This is it. This is what you work for. This is the Super bowl. This is the NBA championship. This is the Olympics. This is being at the point in your life where you go right or left, and you have to go right. And if you go left, then you could either end up not in the business. You end up being marginalized, whatever. I mean, I don’t have a choice.
"Well I am because it’s important to me. And I didn’t get to where I am today by resting on my laurels or resting on what happened yesterday. I’m very hypercompetitive. I carry a chip on my shoulder. The law protects people from people like me. And John Cena is going to be a recipient of a whooping that where he can’t be protected by the law. There ain’t nobody that can protect him from me. I mean I won’t go to jail for what I’ll do to him on Sunday. So I have to do this. I’m doing it for me. I’m done. Like man, I want to do it for my family. I want to do it for the business. Like all of that stuff. And it’s real. People think that it’s some kind of wrestling angle or this and that. I told Vince himself. I was like look, I’m in it to win it, if not I’m done. And that’s what’s gonna happen on Sunday. John is gonna get his ass kicked. There ain’t no way or buts about it. Otherwise, I’m just talking shit."
Before he was a superhero, Spider-Man was a wrestler.
For the first time ever, Tim Donst will face Chris Hero at AIW’s “Dead Presidents” on Friday, December 27th in Cleveland, OH. These two have not only never met in a singles match, but not in any type of match ever. Hero was one of Donst’s trainers at the CHIKARA Wrestle Factory years ago, and now it’s time for the student to show the teacher what he’s learned. Donst has made one heck of a name for himself in AIW and putting away That Young Knockout Kid would cement him as one of the top stars in independent wrestling today. Who will have their hand raised at the end of the contest?
— Kodo Fuyuki
Sin Cara Is Dead. Long Live Sin Cara!
WWE may have parted ways with Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, the real Sin Cara, on Monday by informing him just a few hours before RAW. We’re still waiting on confirmation of his departure.Hunico will be working as Sin Cara going forward but may not be behind the mask permanently as there’s already talk of bringing someone up from NXT to play the character.WWE chose not to kill off the Sin Cara character completely because his merchandise has done well and there’s a feeling that they have built up a character that pays into the colorful personality of WWE. The feeling is that the character didn’t fail but the performer who played the character failed.
I hope Hunico does permanantly replace him. Samuray Del Sol/Kalisto is most probably the NXT wrestler to replace him, but I don’t want him to just because I want them to feud.
They better not have El Genericara thinking about it…
This may prove to be great news for both parties. Sin Cara’s style is better suited for Mexico, where a return of Mistico is bound to make money, and Sin Cara’s best matches were when Hunico was under the mask.
I just hope there’s a storyline based around Hunico’s quest for absolution and return to the Sin Cara gimmick after the infamous Sin Cara vs Sin Cara match.