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Review: Ultimate Warrior Dark Side Of The Ring Documentary

This past Sunday the official WWE documentary about the life and career of the Ultimate Warrior aired on A&E, and you can read my review of it here. Last night, Dark Side of the Ring’s documentary “Becoming Warrior” premiered on VICE. So, how do these two documentaries about one of the most colorful and controversial pro wrestling superstars compare to one another, and is the Dark Side of the Ring piece worth a watch? Read on and I’ll let you know my thoughts.

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Book Review: Under The Black Hat by Jim Ross

Jim Ross is the voice of professional wrestling — inarguably the greatest play-by-play announcer in the history of “this great sport,” as Tony Schiavone would say. He southern drawl and impassioned delivery defined the Attitude Era, and behind the scenes Jim signed some of the top talent to WWE, including Brock Lesnar, Christian, Chris Jericho, and Becky Lynch. His first book, Slobberknocker, was good but it focused on the earlier years in his life and career in wrestling. His newest memoir, Under The Black Hat, is the one everyone has been waiting for as it provides JR’s thoughts on his time in WWE and beyond.

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A Weekend of Rock & Wrestling

Billy Idol PhotoLast weekend was a whirlwind of rock and wrestling. As you can see from the photo above, I saw Billy Idol live and met him and guitarist Steve Stevens after the show. The concert, as expected, was a high-energy, fist-pumping affair, and I followed this up by attending several meet and greets with professional wrestlers that were in town for the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble. For your enjoyment, below are photos from this epic weekend.

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