The Steel Cage
Newsday tag team champs Alfonso Castillo and Josh Stewart slam you with pro wrestling news and insights.
Long Island's own Zack Ryder and several other WWE Superstars will gather at MCU Park in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 27, to help promote the Be a STAR initiative.
Ryder will be joined by Natalya, Mark Henry, Lilian Garcia and WWE Executive Vice President Stephanie McMahon at the ballpark, located at 1904 Surf Avenue in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. The event...Read more »
. First, I want to mention that I’ll be a guest on the Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with Pat McNeill. The Livecast is consistently one of the most listened-to podcast in all of sports, and Pat is an extremely knowledgeable and funny guy. I’m really looking forward to it.
. If last night was any indication of what we’re in for, I’m really dreading Raw going to three hours....Read more »
Their wrestling styles may be as different as they come, but Christopher Daniels belives he and Hulk Hogan are “kindred spirits.”
“I think the thing that people should understand about Hulk Hogan and myself is that we both sort of played the best hand with the cards we were dealt,” Daniels said. “We took what we have as wrestlers, physically and our mindset and we made the best...Read more »
Newsday.com made a stop at New York Wrestling Connection in Deer Park last month to check out a training session and shoot some video, which you can see above.
NYWC is both a pro wrestling promotion and a wrestling school. Some of the guys who have trained there will be competing in tonight's Fusion card (belltime 8 p.m.) at the NYWC Sportatorium (435-13 Brook Ave. in Deer Park).
The...Read more »
Both WWE and TNA today made blockbuster announcements regarding the future of their flagship television programs. WWE dropped the bombshell that Monday Night Raw will expand to three hours beginning with its forthcoming 1,000th episode in July. And TNA revealed plans to air Impact Wrestling live on Thursday nights this summer.
It’s a mixed bag as far as what the changes mean to...Read more »
In April, 2010, I wrote the following in a blog post here in the Steel Cage:
“For my money Total Nonstop Action is, indeed, totaled – as in broken beyond repair.”
I went on to write that, no matter how much TNA worked to reverse its course, it was simply too late. After years of offering up one of the worst nationally televised wrestling products fans had ever seen, the damage had been...Read more »
Why does Vince McMahon fail at every business endeavor he attempts other than pro wrestling?
Because unlike the squared circle, every other time the WWE chairman tries something he forgets the business model that made him a (at least short-term) billionaire: buy low, sell high.
In his dad's Northeast regional promotion, the WWWF, McMahon saw the potential to create a global wrestling...Read more »
In wrestling, doing what fans want to see and doing what’s good for business are sometimes not one and the same. To that end, I can say I thoroughly enjoyed last night’s Extreme Rules pay per view, and thought the main event between John Cena and Brock Lesnar was one of the most entertaining spectacles I’ve seen in ages. That said, at the end of the night, I think WWE may have really screwed things...Read more »
Women's Superstars Uncensored returns to Long Island Saturday night at the NYWC Sportatorium in Deer Park.
The event will feature the WSU Women's J-Cup tournament, in which the winner will get a future title shot at the WSU champion.
That title is also on the line Saturday night when champ, Jessicka Havoc, defends against Mercedes Martinez.
WSU will be taping the event for a future...Read more »
WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio has been suspended for 60 days for a second violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program, the company reported on its corporate website Thursday.
Mysterio was suspended for 30 days in 2009 for an initial Wellness violation, but his name had already been connected with performance-enhancing drugs. He was among the athletes linked to Dr. Phil Astin, the personal...Read more »