Packing a punch: 
Blood Red Turns Dollar Green author on series climax

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Irish crime writer Paul O’Brien has managed to a near-impossible feat – penning a compelling fictional series set in the world of professional wrestling that is as appealing to ardent crime literature fans as it is to those that closely monitor the action between the ropes of the squared circle. Volume 1 of the Blood…Read the full article…

Interview: Diana Hart Smith on the British Bulldog’s legacy and WWE Hall of Fame induction

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For UK wrestling fans, there will never be another grappler quite like ‘The British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith. Throughout his storied career, Smith wowed audiences through his unique combination of brute strength, surprising agility and sheer likability. #169756447 / gettyimages.com Smith had runs in Japan, Stampede Wrestling and WCW, but it was in WWE that he…Read the full article…

TNA’s Magnus interview: “Dixie Carter saw something in me”

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I recently had the opportunity to interview Nick Aldis, better known to fans of TNA Impact Wrestling as Magnus, for the Mirror.co.uk. The British grappler, who fans on this side of the Atlantic will also recognise as former Gladiator Oblivion from Sky1′s re-imagining of the popular ITV show, has quickly ascended the ranks of the US wrestling company…Read the full article…

Interview with Knockout country music wrestling star Mickie James

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Last week I had the opportunity to speak with World Wrestling Entertainment and TNA Impact Wrestling star, and now country music singer, Mickie James, exclusively for the Daily Mirror.  James, who was over in the United Kingdom on a whistle-stop tour to promote her new country album ‘Somebody’s Gonna Pay’, spoke candidly with me about…Read the full article…

Tales from an incredible career: up close and personal with Mick Foley

Mick Foley

In the world of entertainment, Mick Foley has, quite literally, done it all. A former WWE and TNA world heavyweight champion and recent WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Foley is also the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books for both adults and children (and a New York Times bestselling author, no less), actor and…Read the full article…

Irish crime writer Paul O’ Brien talks hard-hitting wrestling sequel

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Last year I stumbled across a terrific literary find in the form of Blood Red Turns Dollar Green Volume 1. Written by Irish crime writer Paul O’Brien, it’s a novel based around the world of professional wrestling in the 1970s – but it’s certainly not a book that would only appeal to fans of ‘sports entertainment’….Read the full article…

What does WrestleMania 29 have in store for CM Punk?

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It’s over. Last night, at the 2013 Royal Rumble, the longest WWE Championship reign in the past 25 years came to an end, as CM Punk stared at the ceiling for the returning ‘Great One’, The Rock, in a controversial yet unsurprising climax to the first pay-per-view of the year. On a night that surprised few, ‘The People’s Champ’ claimed…Read the full article…

Bulldog vs Hitman: SummerSlam 1992 clash remains a true classic

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In August 1992, Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart and the late, great ‘British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith squared off in the main event of WWF SummerSlam in front of a record crowd of more than 80,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium. These two men – then positioned as mid-carders by the World Wrestling Federation – were given the previously-unheard-of…Read the full article…