WWE Raw: Ultimate Warrior’s Last Public Appearance

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The night after WWE WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, the Ultimate Warrior was on Monday Night Raw for what would wind up being his last public appearance. Thankfully, I was one of the thousands in attendance that night. Below is a video I shot of the Ultimate Warrior’s last public appearance and last time in a WWE ring.

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Philadelphia Hosting WrestleMania 40

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, PHL Sports and WWE are proud to announce that Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 40, on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2024. The news was first reported by Philadelphia Inquirer and Sports Business Journal.

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Book Update: Brian James

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Oh, you didn’t know? The latest interview for my book about the first 20 years of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling was with the legendary Brian James. As someone who grew up watching Brian as The Roadie with Jeff Jarrett, Road Dogg in The New Age Outlaws and D-Generation X, and B.G. James in TNA, I was thrilled to have the chance to speak with him at length.

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Diamond Dallas Page: Relentless Movie Trailer

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Michael with the founder of DDP Yoga, Diamond Dallas Page.

Have you watched the Diamond Dallas Page documentary Relentless? Check out the movie trailer below to see what it’s all about, and watch the full documentary here.

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WWE’s Vince McMahon Agreed to Pay $12 Million in Hush Money to Four Women

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Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.’s longtime leader, agreed to pay more than $12 million over the past 16 years to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity, an amount far larger than previously known. Below is the rest of the full story, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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Book Review — Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik

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Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik by Brian Solomon explores the tumultuous life and career of The Sheik — one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of pro wrestling. Does Brian’s book do The Sheik justice? Read on for my review.

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Vince McMahon On WWE Smackdown

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Tonight, Vince McMahon was on WWE Smackdown, the same day the company announced he’s stepping down as CEO and Chairman because of an investigation that’s taking place. Watch his full Smackdown segment below. Is this Vince’s way of saying goodbye? Watch and decide for yourself.

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Vince McMahon Steps Down As WWE CEO & Chairman

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Today, WWE and it’s board of directors announced that Vince McMahon is stepping down as CEO and Chairman. Read on for the full details.

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WWE Board Probes Secret $3 Million Hush Pact by CEO Vince McMahon

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The board of World Wrestling Entertainment is investigating a secret $3 million settlement that longtime chief executive Vince McMahon agreed to pay to a departing employee with whom he allegedly had an affair, according to documents and people familiar with the board inquiry. Read on for the full story from The Wall Street Journal.

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