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Aussie Imports Series: Kostya Tszyu By Sean Castle
Feature writer, Sean Castle, follows on his from his popular story on “Aussie Joe Bugner” with a reflection on the career of the legendary Kostya Tszyu. With Kostya’s son, Tim Tszyu, now cutting a swathe through the professional ranks as he gets closer to his own world title shot, it is timely to look at the career of the former Undisputed Junior Welterweight Champion of the World.
Wrestlers - Before they were famous
2007 was an eventful year with WWE naming me as the possible head of the 'to be formed' WWE Europe. They decided not to make the extension in the end but a LOT of stuff happened that I've covered in my biography "Do or do not". Here's a segment featuring some names that are now household, and the video shows two of the best in action at a 1PW afternoon show at The King of Europe Cup.
Forgiveness and the WWE Hall of Fame
I’ve been a diehard wrestling fan since 2001. I consider myself something of an expert and I love to chat with other fans and experts. A lot of people can’t understand why wrestling appeals to its fans. There are a lot of reasons. There’s the spectacle. There’s the ongoing history of professional wrestling that goes back to the days of circus wrestling. There’s the display of athletics. We all know it’s not “real” but it still requires incredible skill. And no real sport offers the opportunities to armchair quarterback, or “book the show” in wrestling terms.
Real Quality Wrestling and Great Muta
January 12th 2007 was incredibly memorable as Real Quality Wrestling hosted The Great Muta's European Debut at York Hall in London. Here's the story as covered in my biography "Do or do not!"
Chris Jericho: Past, Present, and Possible Future
As with any other form of entertainment, professional wrestling has garnered a wide spectrum of audiences ranging from casual fans to the die-hards. In 2020, as storylines, bookings, performances, predictions, and even backstage rumors are brought under scrutiny and critiqued, it is evident that the sports-entertainment known as pro wrestling is no longer confined to merely pleasing the superficial emotions of the fans and has rather evolved to an art form that is often a subject of critical analysis and intellectual opinions. This serves as a new kind of challenge for pro wrestlers to remain relevant to the wide spectrum of a fan base that pro wrestling entertainment appeals to.
Sean Castle Looks At The Best Overseas-Born Australian Boxers
The Australian boxing scene has been spoilt in recent history with the level of top-class fighters who have left their homeland and decided to ply their trade down under. In the past twenty years we have had two of the greatest fighters of their generation in undisputed world champions Kostya Tszyu (Russia- Junior Welterweight) and Vic Darchinyan (Armenia- Super Flyweight) adopt Australia and make their life here. A search through the record books shows a long and exhaustive list that also includes the class of world champions Johnny Famechon (France) and more recently Lovemore Ndou (South Africa) and Garry St. Clair (Guyana).
Sean Castle Looks At The Best Overseas-Born Australian Boxers An Examination of “Aussie” Joe Bugner
Sean Castle Looks At The Best Overseas-Born Australian Boxers An Examination of “Aussie” Joe Bugner The Australian boxing scene has been spoilt in recent history with the level of top-class fighters who have left their homeland and decided to ply their trade down under. In the past twenty years we have had two of the greatest fighters of their generation in undisputed world champions Kostya Tszyu (Russia- Junior Welterweight) and Vic Darchinyan (Armenia- Super Flyweight) adopt Australia and make their life here. A search through the record books shows a long and exhaustive list that also includes the class of world champions Johnny Famechon (France) and more recently Lovemore Ndou (South Africa) and Garry St. Clair (Guyana).
I have been watching wrestling for years and I find it very interesting. Sometimes it can get on my nerves and sometimes I really enjoy it. I have a WWE subscription and I watch all of the pay per views as well as Smackdown and Raw. There is a Hell in a Cell pay per view on Sunday October 25 and I can't wait to watch it. And the following matches are:
How to Choose Boxing Gloves with Perfect Weight?
Boxing gloves and those which have cushions stuffed inside it with an intention to make it soft and comfortable. Fighters use it during boxing matches and trials. It is used for the purpose of defence as well as attack.
Movie Review: 'Cagefighter: Worlds Collide'
Cagefighter: Worlds Collide stars Alex ‘Mean’ Montagnani as Reiss Gibbons, the Light Heavyweight Champion of the World in Legends MMA, the film approximation of UFC. Gina Gershon co-stars as Max, the Dana White character, a promoter always on the lookout for the big money fight. Max appears to have found her next big money fight when she books a professional wrestler named Randy Stone (AEW star Jonathan ‘Moxley’ Good) to face Reiss.
One year of Wednesday Night Dynamite
One year ago today in Washington D.C., I was there live to see the debut for AEW’s Wednesday Night Dynamite. I’ve been a pro wrestling fan for over 20 years, (25 to be exact) and I’m 32 years young to give you some perspective. Wrestling has influenced me in so many areas of my life, I owe so much to it. My mother loved wrestling as well, her favorite wrestler was the Undertaker. Those are some of my most cherished memories of my life watching a WWF PPV on a spring Sunday evening spending time with my mommy.
Martial Arts and Philosophy
Having done the Martial Arts since I was 16 was the best decision with my life. I dread the idea of what I could have been if I didn't. But that's not what's important here.