Chauncey Devega's Requiem for a Heavyweight, Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes was the man who could draw working black and white people to his battles in the squared circle. He influenced Ric Flair and mentored NXT stars such as Sami Zayn and Enzo Amore. Writer Chauncey Devega discusses Dusty’s lasting impact:

Dusty Rhodes was a legend in the ring and a preacher on the microphone. What’s more, he was also a Black icon

Continue reading: The power and the glory of Dusty Rhodes: The “American Dream” who transcended pro wrestling’s racial divide – Salon.com

When Hulk Hogan and Marvel Collided

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One of my favorite bits of trivia about pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is that for many years, Marvel Comics was the owner of the name “Hulk Hogan.” I derinitely noticed the credit to Marvel on some WWF merchandise I had. Marvel Comics potentially had a great opportunity for Hulk Hogan comics, but what did Marvel do with the Hulk Hogan trademark? Continue reading “When Hulk Hogan and Marvel Collided”

WWE Slam City Toons Enter the Arena

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Move over, Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling. WWE and Cartoonium have launched a new series of animated shorts to please the kids (and get them to buy all their playsets and toys). WWE Slam City are based on the Mattel action figure series starring toyetic versions of the WWE roster circa 2013.

That means Kane is the Big Red Machine, Mark Henry isn’t bald, and Dolph Ziggler is still important. The four debut stop-motion animated shorts are “A Big Brawl,” “Alberto the Barista,” “Auto-tude Adjustment,” and “Cafeteria Chaos.” Continue reading “WWE Slam City Toons Enter the Arena”

WWE Superstars #1 Review

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Has there ever been a great comic about a major American wrestling company? The track record suggests a mixed-at-best history. There was Valiant’s WWF Battlemania featuring the art of Steve Ditko, Marvel’s WCW comic, and the more recent WWE comics. However, a “Super Genius” hopes to excite wrestling fans who read comics.

This noirish crime thriller set in Titan City may be more laughable than exciting. The WWE Superstars fighting terrorism premise of Big Apple Take Down is slightly more intriguing. Continue reading “WWE Superstars #1 Review”

Hulk Hogan YKSB Alert: Hulkster To Appear On Oprah: Where Are They Now? On 17 November

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YKSB Alert – “You Know Something, Brother!” Alert. When pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan makes a move, RedHeadedMule.com will seek to document it.

Movie stars Hulk Hogan and Carrot Top will be featured in Ms. Winfrey’s latest Oprah-fest, Oprah: Where Are They Now? The Hulkster GETS REAL with America’s hostess with the mostest talking about some of his aches and pains. Continue reading “Hulk Hogan YKSB Alert: Hulkster To Appear On Oprah: Where Are They Now? On 17 November”

Total Divas: Eva Marie's Flaming Redhead Fuss

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I saw the premiere of Total Divas where I learned a valuable lesson: women can get very catty. Total Divas features the lives of several WWE Divas, especially the Bellas, Funkadactyls, and Natalya, while kicking kayfabe to the curb displaying (mostly) their real names and relationships.

One narrative stands out: two “newbies'” quest for respect and fame in the WWE. Newcomers Jo Jo and Eva Marie have arrived. Not much is shown about Jo Jo, but Eva Marie makes a decision that could color her wrestling career. Continue reading “Total Divas: Eva Marie’s Flaming Redhead Fuss”

WWE '13 Weirdness: Darkness Falls Upon the Undertaker(?)

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One night, I was bored enough to start an all-CPU, all-Undertakers Fatal 4-Way elimination match. Okay, one of the Takers is really Kane in disguise.

I took the opportunity to record the match. The original video is far too long and what you’re seeing already had one Undertaker eliminated. My sickly voice ponders adding music to the video, but it’s there in the final product below. Continue reading “WWE ’13 Weirdness: Darkness Falls Upon the Undertaker(?)”