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February 16th in history:

On February 16th, 1959, Fidel Castro officially became the premier of Cuba. Many people mark January 1st of 1959 instead as the date Castro took power, because that was the day former dictator Fulgencia Batista was forced out of office. 66 more words

Today In History

David Otunga Says Batista Warned Him About Hollywood’s Anti-Wrestler Bias

David Otunga, husband of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, special guest star on CBS’ Criminal Minds, and arguably 12th-most important WWE announcer, is trying to get more and more into acting these days, but he has already faced a steep uphill climb trying to cross over. 310 more words

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Before I visited Cuba I had of course heard of Che Guevara. Now I feel I know him.

Che was born in Rosario in 1928, Argentinian but part Irish through his paternal grandparents. 768 more words

Cuba

From the Vault: 2010 WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Review

Part of the reason I started this blog was to have a place to put my archives. So, with WWE presenting the Elimination Chamber PPV in ten days I figured it was a good time to post my first column “from the vault” which is my review of the first WWE Elimination Chamber PPV from 2010. 1,950 more words

John Cena

Viewing Wrestling Through an Analytical Eye #4

Hello everyone, and welcome back once again to another edition of “Viewing Wrestling”.  Now, I know that this is a very long series to get through, these Royal Rumble looks.   1,049 more words

WWE

Is Batista a WWE Hall Of Fame Headliner?

Ah yes, Batista, WWE’s homegrown Animal. Once a member of Evolution, and best friend of Rey Mysterio. Batista has had a very illustrious career, as he was named Wrestler Of The Year and Most Improved Wrestler Of the Year in 2005. 226 more words

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