Every fan of professional wrestling remembers the moment that captured their heart forever and hooked them for life. Whether it was Ric Flair regaining the NWA Championship from Harley Race at Starrcade, the Freebirds turning heel on Kerry Von Erich, Mick Foley flying off the cage at King of the Ring , Samoa Joe's epic trilogy with CM Punk in Ring of Honor, or the premiere of WCW's Nitro: these are the matches and moments that thrilled, terrified, or outraged overwhelming you with real emotion.
Mike Rickard's Wrestling's Greatest Moments brings you all the most memorable and controversial moments from modern wrestling history. It's an insightful and essential compendium of thirty years' worth of groundbreaking matches, angles and interviews. From Hulkamania to the Montreal "screwjob," from the NWA to the nWo, you'll rediscover what really occurred in arenas and on the air worldwide, and learn all the backstage and behind-the-scenes secrets that made these highlight-reel moments possible from the men and women who were there.
Whether you watched Stone Cold Steve Austin point a gun at WWE honcho Vince McMahon's head, or stood outside the building as D-Generation X "invaded" WCW; whether you look back with nostalgia to "The King" slapping Andy Kaufman silly on Letterman or believe wrestling was better when Bruno sold out Shea; whether you were one of the Philadelphia "bingo hall" faithful who made ECW "extreme" or a casual observer of the Monday Night Wars; whether you're reliving these moments or discovering them for the first time, Wrestling's Greatest Moments will enthrall you with the exploits and extravagance, the tragedies and triumphs of the sport of kings.
About the Author: Mike Rickard has been writing about the sport of kings since 2005. His work has been seen on Pro Wrestling Illustrated's website, Pro Wrestling Torch, Gumgod, World Wrestling Insanity, and Canadian Bulldog's World.
They may not have been a team spoken of amongst the greats of the Second Golden Age of Tag Team Wrestling, but the enhancement team of Barry O and Moondog Spot provided exciting matches for the fans as they did the J-O-B for some of the WWF's best workers. Join me now as Tag Team Appreciation Month looks at the short but memorable career of Barry O and Moondog Spot, a team that opened my eyes to how workrate can enhance a match.
Barry O is the brother of "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr. and the son of Bob Orton (and uncle to Randy Orton for those wrestling genealogists keeping track). While he didn't rise to the same level of fame as his relatives, he was a skilled technical wrestler, capable of making opponents look good. Long-time WWF fans likely remember that he wrestled as Barry Orton, but the WWF eventually changed his last name to O. Barry's biggest claim to fame in the WWF was arguably the night he got into a kayfabe altercation with color commentator Jesse "The Body" Ventura in Madison Square Garden. On 10/21/85, Barry O and "Iron" Mike Sharpe were battling Mike Rotundo and Tony Atlas when Atlas threw Barry onto Ventura. Ventura got into a shouting match with the upstart, leading to a bout the next month at Madison Square Garden where Ventura prevailed.