WrestleMania Championship Retrospective: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair makes his WrestleMania debut, defending his WWF Championship against “Macho Man” Randy Savage at WrestleMania VIII.
The story goes that this match…well, it generally wasn’t supposed to happen. The Main Event for WrestleMania VIII was going to be a dream bout between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair for the WWF Championship. Whatever reason you want to believe as to why that match didn’t happen, that’s on you. What we all were privy to on this night was Ric Flair and Randy Savage putting on a clinic in one of the timeless and classic WrestleMania World Championship bouts.
3MB wants to Highlight The IWC; No Not that IWC. The Illustrated Wrestling Community
Art has been a great medium for Wrestling Fans to express their appreciation and admiration for Professional Wrestlers. Because wrestlers are finely detailed regardless of various shapes and sizes, they offer more variety while still maintaining some of that superhero aesthetic. They are great models for artists to use, either as warm-up sketches or complete projects. One artist - Eddie Nieves - has decided to an entire project that is a tribute to wrestling’s fallen Superstars. His first piece in this project is the Beast From the East, Bam Bam Bigelow:
Image Courtesy of Eadgery’s DeviantArt
Nieves depicts what we remember most about the Beast From the East. A swift wrestler, despite being one of the “Big Men,” Bam Bam was as tough as they come. Also, he could win fights with early intimidation. Any man willing to get tattoos on their forehead is not afraid to inflict any damage on his opponent.
Nieves second tribute is another worthy Superstar, Mr. Perfect:Image Courtesy of Eadgery’s DeviantArt
Eddie captures the cocky look and the smug attitude Curt Henning carried while he was being Mr. Perfect. All that’s missing is the towel tossing and the gum swatting.
You can follow Eddie as he continue to pay homage to Wrestling Legends through his DeviantArt page, his Tumblr, his Website and his Twitter.
You know, I just realized I never mentioned that the Complete WWF Video Guide Volume 2 is available for sale now! I’ve got over 80 drawings in there, including the front and back covers. Here’s a few. The rest’ll cost ya! So check it out if you’re so inclined. It covers the WWF from 1990-1993. It’s also available on the Kindle through Amazon.
And in case you were wondering, Volume 3 is looking like it’ll be ready in March or so.
In Cheap Pop, Three Man Booth Discuss Random Topics with a Slight Historical Bend
In America, the fourth Thursday of November is reserved for Thanksgiving, where we show our gratitude for our friends, family and food in our lives. Also, we watch a lot of football, even if the Detroit Lions are playing. The WWE created their Survivor Series PPV with this spirit of Thanksgiving in mind, or at least toward with the idea of capitalizing on the collective family audience. The first few Survivor Series PPVs even took place on Thanksgiving. In the long run, moving the PPV to Sunday is the better call: more and more Americans spend Thursday nights camping out for Black Friday deals anyway.
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In Canada, the tradition is a little different. Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October. Also, they don’t have Black Tuesday; they just put on Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go To The Mall” when it’s time to shop. More importantly, Canadian Thanksgiving is tied into a key wrestling moment. 20 years ago, Bret “Hitman” Hart faced The “Nature Boy” Ric Flair for the WWF World Championship.