Youngsters In WWE That Made An Impact

This past weekend Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest player to win The Masters. At 21 Spieth has already been labeled as the next great golfer. Let’s take a look at some wrestlers who made their mark at a young just like Spieth.

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Brock Lesnar wins WWE Undisputed Title at age 25.
2002 was a simpler time. The sun shined brighter, the food tasted better and the WWE title looked alot better. It was Brock Vs Rock.  In a match that know one taught Rock would lose…he lost. The crowd turned on Rock and wanted something new. What we got was THE NEXT BIG THING!

Maven eliminates the Undertaker at age 26.
In what might be the greatest moment in Royal Rumble history Maven dropkicking the Undertaker out of the rumble was simply great. Undertaker at this point was the American Badass and the ring was his yard. Maven being the one to eliminate Undertaker was shocking in every good way possible.

Jeff Hardy wins one half of the World Tag Titles at age 21.
In 1999 The Hardyz won the World Tag Titles from the Acolytes. Jeff Hardy was only 21. Matt Hardy was 25. Just like Jeff I’m 21…I have four months to win the tag team titles. Anyone interested in teaming up?

Randy Orton wins the World Title at age 24.
The age of Orton began with a shocking at title change at SummerSlam 2004. I’d like to think by age 24 I’ll be a world champion…again.

René Duprée wins one half of the World Tag Titles at age 19.
As one half of La Resistance Duprée won the tag titles at Bad Blood 2003. At 19 that makes Duprée the youngest champion in WWE history. At 19 my ex-girlfriend broke the cupholder in my car.  I think me and Duprée might have had different experiences at 19.

 I hope you enjoyed this article. If you didn’t and after reading this your sad because you haven’t won a title at your advanced age. Here is a gif of what I was doing at 17. Have a nice day!
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 Michael Obrecki hosts “Under The Ring” a professional wrestling talk show Wednesdays at 7 on WCRX 88.1FM.
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The Nashville Guide to Guarantee A Good Time

nashvilletn1Nashville is one of the greatest cities on Earth and is considered the country music capital of the country. Just a couple weeks ago, I had the chance to take a road trip down to Nashville.  And for a weekend, I was able to fully engross myself in the culture that surrounds the city.

One of the nights I was there, I was sitting at a bar, sipping on a Miller Lite, smoking a cigarette and watching Duke play their first game in the 2015 NCAA March Madness. Within the first 5 minutes, I was able to strike up a conversation with the man sitting next to me. What he told me stuck with me for the remainder of the trip. The man said, “Nashville is a great, friendly city. You could be sitting next to a man who makes two million a year, and all that matters is that conversation being had right now, sharing a toast with a new friend.”

When you get the chance to spend at least one night in Nashville, there are a few tips I would like to share with you to help make your experience the greatest it could ever be.

1. When in Nashville, before anything, make sure you hit Broadway first.

nashville-honkytonks-480Broadway is the main street in the heart of downtown Nashville. It’s a long strip, where you can find many musicians playing to get noticed at various venues, from open to close. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s also very touristy.

2. Take advantage of the many amazing venues throughout the city.

Like I said before, Nashville is the country music capital, so there is always music happening throughout the city. There are tons of amazing venues where you can catch an affordable show. For example, you can catch a show at the Bridgestone Arena, the Ryman Auditorium and the best venue of them all, the Grand Ole Opry, which resides in Opryland.  This is where all the major country artists such as Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and many more, have performed at some point in their lives.Opry-Stage_Main_01

3. Explore outside of the downtown.

You will always find the tourists downtown. If you’re into that, then by all means go to Tootsie’s or Robert’s Western World. But if you want to have a rowdy night, you will want to visit the bars where all the locals like to hangout. While I was in Nashville, I had the chance to hangout at a dive bar called Santa’s Pub. The pub is literally two trailers pusSantas-pubhed together. Once you walk in, there’s a small bar to the left a karaoke station to your right and an old outdated cigarette vending machine in the back.  Santa’s Pub is frequented by locals, and virtually unknown to tourists.

The city of Nashville really holds up the title of Country Music Capital. No matter what bar you go to, you will be able to find a country artist performing, whether they are big or small. Follow these tips and I promise you: you will have the time of your life, just as I do every time that I step foot in Nashville.

The actual meaning of Joe Maddon quotes

By Shane Riordan

If you’re not yet familiar with the vocal stylings of new Cubs manager, Joe Maddon, you’re in for a treat. Think Ozzie Guillen, but comprehensible and appropriate for all audiences.

But Joe Maddon’s deep, philosophical thoughts and ideas got me thinking… Do they really mean what we think they mean? Is Joe really referencing a double play in the 6th inning, or are his words deeper than that? Let’s take a look at his most recent thoughts. Following the quote, in bold, you’ll see what I think he’s saying.

“He’s getting a lot of information from all of us, and I think at some point, sometimes it’s our fault.” Maddon after it was revealed the GM of the St. Louis Cardinals, John Mozeliak had hired Edward Snowden to hack into the Cubs’ front offices.

“This is a one in a 107-year opportunity.” Maddon on not missing out on the chance to celebrate the 107-year anniversary of the 46th star being added to the US flag for Oklahoma.

“I play well in the sandbox, I really do.” Maddon trying to cover his tracks after a Lakeview mother caught him pushing her child off the swings at a local park.

“Why would I ever want to change? Why would I ever want to try to do something different that’s counter to my nature, my personality, whatever? Why would I want to do that? It shouldn’t matter where you’re located.” Maddon’s response to a woman on Tinder after all she said was, “We don’t have much in common… And 75 miles is kind of far for a meet-up.”

“We’re going to have a specific area set aside for (bringing) your dog in – like a little kennel – or maybe like a penguin now and then.” Maddon after installing “Sims 3: Night Life” on Theo Epstein’s computer. 

We’ll continue to diagnose Joe Maddon’s words as the season progresses.

Shane Riordan is a blogger at WCRXFM.COM and 88.1FM and has hosted sports programming in the past on said station. He currently  blogs about everything and anything for WCRX right here and you can contact him on twitter @Shane_Riordan.

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