Mike Murphy

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Monthly Archives: March 2014

WWE.com — Hulk Hogan opens up about Randy Savage, The Mega Powers and why WrestleMania V means so much to him

“In the late 1980s, Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage formed one of the most powerful partnerships in sports-entertainment history. With the lovely Miss Elizabeth by their side, The Powers battled WWE’s baddies over the course of an entire year. But when the jealous Savage became overly protective of Elizabeth, it drove a wedge between the two competitors that resulted in The Mega Powers “exploding” in an emotional main event at WrestleMania V.

Twenty-five years have passed since that legendary battle. And to honor the occasion, WWE.com spoke with “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, who let his guard down to reveal behind-the-scenes details about The Mega Powers, how the two biggest stars of the wrestling’s boom period reconciled decades later and why he still misses his old friend.”

Article: http://www.wwe.com/classics/hulk-hogan-on-randy-savage
Photo Gallery: http://www.wwe.com/classics/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-mega-powers-photos
Video Playlist: http://www.wwe.com/videos/playlists/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-mega-powers

NOTE: This feature was done in collaboration with Zach Linder and was the first feature I’ve pitched in-house that has been picked up for publication by WWE.com.

WWE.com — Why is it called the Garvin Stomp? 8 maneuvers named for the men who perfected them

“You know that thing Randy Orton does where he methodically walks around a fallen opponent and deliberately drives the heel of his foot into select joints and muscles, targeting vulnerable areas with the sadistic focus of a Spanish inquisitor?

It’s called the Garvin Stomp, which almost sounds underwhelming when considering the damage the maneuver can impact upon a body, but the name is more of a nod than a stylistic choice. Where does the handle come from? Click ahead to learn the origin stories behind the Garvin Stomp and seven other eponymous maneuvers.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/classics/classic-lists/eight-moves-named-for-their-creators

Note: My entries are the Asai Moonsault and Gory Special.