Stan Musial passed away at age 92. Brooklyn fans dubbed Musial, "The Man" for his hitting prowess. The name stuck for life. Musial lived up to the nickname on and off the field. Few players achieved Musial's level of excellence. Likewise, few individuals were as kind as Musial. Essentially, Stan the Man represented everything Americans expect of their heroes on and off the field.
In a prior life, we covered horse racing for many years, including the WWE crowns. So leading up until Derby Day, we'll provide a weekly top five ranking. Amaze your friends by knowing who will win the Derby months before it happens.
Kane came out for a match with Corre leader Wade Barrett. Before the match started, Barrett came out and said that Kane didn't seem appreciative of the recent help he had received courtesy of Barrett's crew. Kane didn't give him much time to talk, as the Big Red Machine started the attack on the former NEXUS leader. However within minutes, the entire Corre was out in full force, putting down Kane. This earned Kane the DQ victory and a little save from Big Show, who came out with a chair.
In 2008, Eight Bells suffered from an injury and was euthanized immediately following her Kentucky Derby win. Obviously, fillies have what it takes to outshine male contenders. In spite of this, for the first time in history, the Kentucky Derby has decided to exclude female contenders. The change came about as part of the new Kentucky Derby prep season points system. Instead of running in the Kentucky Derby, fillies are encouraged to participate in the Kentucky Oaks on May 3, 2013.
In a 13 minute video interview with Brian Fritz of AOL Fanhouse, former WWE Champion Sheamus declares he wants to beat 'the streak' and the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 27 next year. Sheamus has been one of several names rumored to challenge the 'Taker in the annual high profile match up. "How much longer can he hang on?" said the giant Irishman, who went on to say humorously that the Undertaker has turned his back on 'gingers'. You can view the video on the link posted on the left side of this page.
I don't have much time for the argument that modern wrestling is terrible. It's not true. There's some bad stuff and some great stuff. As for which there are more of, it waxes and wanes almost on a week to week basis. Also, there is absolutely no difference between wrestling and sports entertainment. I'll have a full column on that one day, but there isn't, so get over it. Hornswaggle isn't an example of sports entertainment, he's an example of Vince McMahon's infantile sense of humor. Santino was a funny heel, but really needs to go away now. There's no topping the honk-a-meter.
USWO is located wrestling at Interstate Drive at the Stadium Inn. Admission is $10 for ringside seats and $8 for general admission. Children under 5 are admitted for free.
The third round saw Phil start with a high kick before securing the takedown. Phil transitioned to half guard before losing control of the position. Nog attempted to stand up but ended up with Phil on his back. Nog rolled into guard and eventually made his way back to the feet. Phil once again was able to get the fight to the ground where he was able to ride out the 3 round decision.