A look back at the hobby in 1991

Nearly a decade ago, a Marked Out forum user made an interesting post. He comprised a list of wrestlers who had rarely (if ever) pariticipated in a wrestling convention/autograph signing. He dubbed this “the Savage Realm” as Randy Savage was essentially MIA before his untimely death.

As I was looking through the post, it made me regret not taking up this hobby sooner because I missed out on some pretty great names.

With that post in mind, I eventually made my way to F4W and Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter archive. They have a search engine within the archive and decided to do a very general for search “autograph.” The results went as back as far back as January of 1991 and, to my pleasure, I found a couple of hobby-related stories that made their way to the WON.

I’m going to summarize those stories from 1991 and might continue going back through the years to see how the hobby was evolved. If you haven’t already, I HIGHLY suggest that you subscribe to F4W because Meltzer’s Newsletter archive is a goldmine.

With that being said, I hope you enjoy!

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Legends of the Ring 28: Several names announced for June show including Tye Dillinger, Hideo Itami, Aiden English

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Legends of the Ring has announced a slew of guests for their 28th convention scheduled for June 1st at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Monroe, NJ.

First, the Superticket:

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  • Lucha Libre icon Mil Mascaras headlines their famous Superticket. Other names include Ricky SteamboatMark HenryOutback JackThe Goon, and recently announced Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton!) Admission and Supertickets can be purchased here.

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Ultimate Starz Promotions has added former WWE star Hideo Itami and current WWE star Aiden English! Pre-orders can be purchased here.


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K&S Wrestlefest announced Scott Hall! Tickets to meet “The Bad Guy” can be purchased here.


WrestlePro has announced former WWE star Tyle Dillinger. No word yet on prices or pre-ordering info!


RK Sports Promotions is bringing in a rare name in Princess Victoria plus the first Tough Enough winner Maven Huffman. Pre-orders can be purchased here.

Information about 4th Annual Autism Awareness Fundraiser

I’ve been very fortunate to meet many good people since I started this crazy hobby. One of them is my pal Kevin.  You may have read his name in my reports before – he’s someone I always look forward to seeing at the various wrestling conventions.

We bumped into each other at WrestleCon and Kevin mentioned a fundraiser that’s very near and dear to his heart:

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The details of the fundraiser are in the flyer posted above – including how to register and the donation fee. If you’re in the Tottenville, Staten Island area on April 20th, please consider showing your support!

 

My WrestleMania Weekend Report, Part 2: Friday

Happy Friday, readers!

One week ago today…

One week ago today, my friend Eric and I decided to tackle our very first WrestleCon from the early morning to afternoon before making the trek to Queens for Stardom in NYC. It was going to be an exhausting day but was it worth it? Find out below!

Quick note: it was a pleasure bumping into so many familiar faces (like Kevin!) and new (Michael!). I love interacting with you guys and I hope you had a great time getting those combos!

Enjoy the report!

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