Articles Comments

Toddy D Wrestling » Archive

Paul Heyman Strikes Again…Back Then.

Paul Heyman Strikes Again…Back Then.

With Paul Heyman returning tot he WWE to assist in the anarchy known as Brock Lesnar, the crowd fell silent as the father of Extreme Championship Wrestling walked through the curtain. Well, it wasn’t the first time that Paul E. invaded the WWE and attempted to raise ears. back in the day, Vince McMahon was secretly assisting ECW with financing. Vince wanted to hang with the cool kids and bring some edge his product. Enter … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

This Is Your Career On Virgil

This Is Your Career On Virgil

I get asked a lot of the same questions from wrestling fans. Some of the most popular are: What is this wrestler like?; What ever happened to this wrestler?; How much do these guys really make?; Did you have sex with Tammy Sytch? … Well, let’s just stick to the where are they nows and how much do they make. About a year ago, I wrote a short post entitled Mike “Virgil” Jones – The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

The Rock Looks Like He’s Been Eating Rocks

The Rock Looks Like He’s Been Eating Rocks

Has anyone seen Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson lately? Not since the night after Wrestlemania when he announced that he would be “back” and that his little epiphany told him that his next goal was to regain the WWE title. Yeah, that’s about the last time I saw him too. I wasn’t sure if he had been taken off TV because Brock Lesnar had returned and they weren’t sure exactly how creative would get The Rock into … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

Working with WWE Star R-Truth

Working with WWE Star R-Truth

You meet some pretty interesting people in the pro wrestling business. You realize that outside of the characters they portray on television, they actually are human beings. Like you and I, they are people with hopes, dreams, problems, stress, and doubt. The know that at any given moment, they may no longer be the flavor of the month or that their spot on the roster might be compromised when a new star is on the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

ECW Died On RAW

ECW Died On RAW

Extreme Championship Wrestling wasn’t a wrestling organization. It was a cult. I say that in the most sincerest form. I lived through it. I wasn’t a cult follower, but I was around it. I saw it born. I saw it grow. And on Monday night, I saw it die. Ever since the original organization fathered by Paul Heyman officially folded in 2001, there have been numerous attempts to resurrect it. But instead of finding Dr. Frankenstien … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

Brock Killed Tensai

Brock Killed Tensai

I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but this little Lord Tensai experiment is dead on arrival. I’m not here to poke holes in everything that WWE creative puts out there. I know how difficult it is to make an engaging product that connects with the fans, and something that is marketable and profitable. And had it not been for the return of the beast Brock Lesnar, this may in fact have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

Will You Buy Cena vs. Laurinaitis?

Will You Buy Cena vs. Laurinaitis?

Call me crazy, but after coming off of Wrestlemania 29 which headlined with John Cena vs. The Rock, and then rushing into Extreme Rules to get the John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar nut off prematurely, who in their right mind would pay to see Super Dave take on the face of the organization? I’m still trying to figure out exactly what creative is doing with Cena. I understand the concept of letting him work “featured” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

Devon Nicholson Challenges Kurt Angle: Real Challenge or Real Good Way To Get Your Name Out There?

Devon Nicholson Challenges Kurt Angle: Real Challenge or Real Good Way To Get Your Name Out There?

Anybody ever heard of “Hannibal” Devon Nicholson?…Neither have I. At least, not until now. From what I understand, he was a Canadian mainstay on the indies and had a dark match or two for the WWE – but that’s about it. I’m not shitting on the guy because I don’t know him or his work. But at the same time, when you Google his name and read through the Devon Nicholson Wikipedia (that was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

REPOST: GLOW Revival “Dead On Arrival” Due To Shady Promoter; Several Girls Not Paid

REPOST: GLOW Revival “Dead On Arrival” Due To Shady Promoter; Several Girls Not Paid

We’ve been on a bit of a GLOW kick here at Ringbelles for the last week or so. Having talked to the utterly charming and intelligent Angelina Altishin (GLOW’s Little Egypt) for the most recent edition of the Women of Wrestling Podcast, we’ve been keeping an eye on goings-on at Cauliflower Alley’s 2012 Reunion, where Lisa Moretti (aka GLOW’s Tina Ferrari and WWE’s Ivory) was honoured, Angelina presented two seminars to atendees, and several GLOW … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog

Dean Ambrose is The Next Big Deal In Pro Wrestling

Dean Ambrose is The Next Big Deal In Pro Wrestling

There aren’t many times when I look at a young wrestler and try to predict his future in the business. But there is a new guy about to be called up to the main roster and debut. There isn’t a single thing about him that ever needs to be changed. And to think, he’s still in his infancy. You are about to witness what could potentially go down as one of the business’ greatest antagonists. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Toddy D Blog