Retro Reading is back with the Spring issue of Wrestling 85
On October 22nd, 2018, Roman Reigns announced that he had to step away from the WWE due to being diagnosed with leukemia for the second time in his life. He had previously been diagnosed when he was 22-years old and defeated the disease. All wrestling fans and wrestlers all over the world have shown their support for Reigns following the news. Whether you love or hate the character Roman Reigns, there shouldn’t be anyone out there wishing any ill-will towards the man playing the character, Leati Jospeh Anoa’i. I look forward to seeing Reigns return to the WWE and continuing his career. Read more
After WrestleMania XIV, Shawn Michaels retired from professional wrestling due to a back injury. Many people didn’t think he’d ever return to wrestling. But, like most retirements in professional wrestling, they seem to never stick.
By 2002, Michaels returned to the WWE and had a heated rivalry with Triple H. However, prior to that, Michaels had one other match. That match took place for his own short-lived promotion, TWA. Read more
My earliest memory of Extreme Championship Wrestling came in January 1999. It was a Saturday morning, before noon, and I stumbled upon a man with a black towel over his face speaking into a camera about how he was going to beat Shane Douglas for the ECW World Championship. Over the years, I had kept up with ECW through Pro Wrestling Illustrated and magazines under that umbrella, but this was my first televised exposure. Read more