Rene Dupree Topps Trading Card 
I sent a picture of this card to Rene to let him know that I had a surplus of them if he wanted to sell them, and his reply was hysterical. Apparently, he commissioned a WWE employee $5,000 to make that robe for him. He wore it one time for the photo shoot and gave it back to him, so he could finish working on it. Some serious shit came up for the guy and he was released from the WWE, so Rene never saw him, the robe, or the $5,000 again!
MizTV: The Miz gives CM Punk a lie detector test
WWE Raw - December 3rd, 2012
I remember getting so hype about this interview. It seemed that CM Punk was getting a little real with The Miz, talking about their spot at WrestleMania XXVII. It’s also really bizarre to see how much the fans’ perspective toward Ryback has changed since this all went down. Great segment that the crowd went bananas for.
Personal Collection: Autographed WWF Magazine signed by Mick Foley
In 2001, Mick Foley was signing autographs at the car show in Louisville, so I waited for the hour to get his signature. When I got up to him, he was signing pictures that the car show was giving out, so I got one of those and I asked if he could sign this for me. He said “Sign a picture of the best day of my life?! Absolutely!”
Ken Shamrock 
Shamrock was known as “The World’s Most Dangerous Man”, and it’s a moniker that he earned by beating it out of his opponents. Before Shamrock ever stepped foot into a WWF ring, he trained for mixed martial arts and professional wrestling in Japan’s Fujiwara Gumi, where he gained a submission win in 45 seconds! He was part of a group that created a promotion called Pancrase, which combined all different types of fighting into one sport, with the exception of closed-fist punches to the head. At the very first show, Shamrock defeated his mentor and friend, Masakatsu Funaki, in the main event.
Once he left Pancrase for the UFC (his record in Pancrase being 17-3), he defeated Patrick Smith in his first UFC bout. He then had a feud with Royce Gracie, which began after Shamrock was defeated by Gracie. The feud finally came to a fight for the UFC Championship at UFC 5, which was saddled with a 30 minute time limit and ended in a draw. Fans have been rallying for a rematch ever since, but it never came to pass. Instead, Shamrock defeated his future long-time foe, Dan Severn, for the UFC Superfight Championship, in a match he won in a little over 2 minutes.
In 1997, Shamrock left the UFC for the WWF, seemingly at the top of his game. He was widely regarded as the best fighter in the world, so his signing to the WWF was a huge deal for both parties. Shamrock would go on to become the WWE Intercontinental Champion, one half of the WWE World Tag Team Champions (w/ Big Bossman), and the 1998 King Of The Ring, a title which he defeated The Rock to win!
OVW Heavyweight Championship:
Rudy Switchblade (Champion) Vs. Jamin Olivencia
OVW TV - November 19th, 2011
The feud between Jamin Olivencia and Rudy Switchblade spanned years, but in 2011, it peaked to the top of the show. Where in the past, Jamin was the bad guy and Rudy was the favorite, things had changed up, with Rudy being the paranoid leader of the “wake up” revolution and Jamin being the hungry hound, out for blood. This match is one of the most intense battles between these two, and for me, it’s one of my personal favorites of both.
Great question, homie.
Mr. Perfect would come back from the dead and have a ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dolph Ziggler. The two would wage war for like 30 minutes, Mr. Perfect would be in the shape he was in in 1991, and it’d be the most epic encounter ever. Mr. Perfect would go over, thus cementing that he DID win the title during his career, and then he’d give the title to Ziggler, making him the new champion, before disappearing into a big bright white aura. “I’m here to show the world, I’m here to show the world, COME OOOON!" would play and Ziggler would celebrate with tears in his eyes.
…should I be crying right now? Is this natural?
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
At this moment you have to stop and go, “Damn, when did Charlotte get this good?”
I mean, she was doing well at the start but it looks like she’s so much more comfortable in the ring here. Also, might I add that the heel role is definitely a better fit for Charlotte?
Shades of Ric are showing more and more with every match. I love it.
Right? Her taunting is great, too. That last .gif was the perfect time to just go, “You fucking bitch.”
I was weary of Charlotte in the first steps, but after tonight, I was like “Alright. Alrighty.”
Honestly? I think they took advantage of her. I think they realized that she was willing to give it all and they took all that they could from her and then said “Oh, we don’t need you anymore.” Once she got her injury, they realized they had a way to get rid of her. I think she spoke her mind and proved herself right, worked harder than some of the guys would have preferred, and that she created something of herself that they didn’t expect. In pro wrestling, if you step outside the box and become something more than they want you to be, then the company tends to get shitty.
Whatever the case may be, Daffney is too talented a performer to be treated shitty by any company. She’s beautiful, she can wrestle, she’s a good character in ANY presentation, and she’s smart. I admire her for several reasons and I hope that she knows how many fans she has out here in Wrestling Planet.
The Predator and Solo 
The Predator would later be known as Sylvester Turkey in the WWE. Solo was none other than Deuce, who was also known as Sim Snuka. Neither man would be remembered a year later, which is sad considering both had their shit together pretty well in the sport.
WWF European Champion Test 
It seems to me that a lot of Test’s WWE career was spent in limbo. It’s odd to me that a guy the size of Test always seemed to be trying to find his place in the company, and that his best times were spent in a tag team with Albert. In 2001, Test defeated William Regal to become the WWF European Champion, holding the title for 2 months until losing the strap to Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania 17.
WCW World Television Championship:
Chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus) Vs. Bobby Duncum, Jr.
WCW Nitro - November 16th, 1998
This was a short-lived feud between Jericho and Duncum, which started as most Jericho feuds do: with Jericho running his mouth. Once he got in the ring with Duncum, things seemed to be going his way for a while until it looks like Duncum legitimately blisters Jericho with a few shots, scaring the champion. This is one of those matches that you have to consider the time, and consider the wrestlers, and think “Hm… was this a shoot?”
Akeem and Slick 
In the 1980’s, one man that stood out as a big man superstar with a mean streak was One Man Gang. However, once The Doctor Of Style announced that Akeem was actually from Africa, One Man Gang’s demeanor changed drastically as the African Dream, Akeem, became a fixture on WWF programming. Akeem was seen in a promo that took place in the “deepest, darkest part of Africa”, speaking in an African-American accent and dancing like a dipshit. Akeem had moderate success in the WWF, teaming with The Big Bossman to make up the team The Twin Towers. As a team, the Twin Towers never became the WWF World Tag Team Champions, but they did however manage to gain key wins over The Mega Powers and the champions, Demolition. The team disbanded in early 1990, when The Big Bossman turned on Slick and Akeem, leading to their match at WrestleMania VI, where Bossman defeated Akeem.
Kamala And Son: The WWE Ain’t No Place For A Black Man 
Kamala talks to his son, Koonta (I’m not kidding, it’s in the YouTube description) about the way that the WWE is.
This is bizarre. If the WWE was such a shitty place to be, how come he’s returned so many times? If you can make it through the shitty acting, hang out until like 5:40 to hear some of Kamala’s… music… that he made… himself…
I remember in middle school one day, there was a big conversation at the lunch table about who everyone wanted to bang in pro wrestling. Answers ranged between Trish Stratus, Sable, Lita, Stacy Keibler, and one of my goffy-ass friends said Nicole Bass, which we all cringed at. My answer? None other than the scream queen, Daffney.
Of course, my friends thought I was crazy, but ever since the days of Wednesday Addams, through the days of The Craft and into the age of Kittie, I always thought that Goth girls were incredibly attractive. The pale skin, black lipstick and hair, just drove me nuts. Daffney was the weird little looney tune girl you just wanted to hang with, but it also helped that she was beautiful and had a great body on her. This conversation took place 14 years ago, but to this day, I’m still enamored by her, as she’s gone from being a random character into being quite the wrestler in the indies. What began as a crush has manifested into an admiration and hopefulness to work with her in the future. Never say never, right?
Kyle Maverick Vs. Josh Crane
D1W - July 26th, 2013
Two of my favorite wrestlers, two of my closest friends, two of the hardest workers I know. I’ve worked with Kyle in 7 different promotions and been on the same card as Josh in 5 of those, so getting to see these two square off is pretty awesome, and they certainly deliver. This match is intense and has perfect psychology, with Crane fighting to stay alive against the experienced Kyle Maverick.