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Wade Boggs To Induct Mr. Perfect Into Hall Of Fame

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Prior to “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig’s entrance into WWE, a series of videos were seen on WWE television proving that he was the “perfect athlete.” One of the videos featured Mr. Perfect taking batting practice, hitting nothing but home runs every time. Wade Boggs, then the third baseman for the Boston Red Sox and one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball history, was seen at his side marveling at just how perfect Hennig was. “I met Curt in 1983 in Rochester, N.Y., and we became good friends, hunting and fishing buddies,” Boggs told WWE.com. “In fact, he once saved my life while were were hunting in 2001; I got entangled into a barbed wire fence and was cut pretty badly. It took all the strength Curt had to free me and carry me about a mile back to the truck. He saved my life and has a special place in my heart; we spent as much time as we could together, and it’s a shame he was taken from us so early.”

Boggs, who won five American League Batting crowns (including an impressive four in a row from 1985-88) and collected 3,010 hits in his career, was certainly no stranger to great hitting. He’s also no stranger to the Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2005 to baseball’s Hall in his first year of eligibility; he’s also a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame as well. So, it’s no surprise that the “perfect hitter” will induct Mr. Perfect into WWE’s Hall on March 31. “It’s special for me to induct Curt,” Boggs beamed. “I know the weekend I had in Cooperstown (when Boggs was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame), and I wish he was around to see his induction. He was so passionate towards sports-entertainment and was a tremendous showman. It’s so fitting.”

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Sting Talks Scorpion Deathlock

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WWE Hall of Famer Sting recently appeared on the Apter Chat podcast to discuss a number of topics, including where he got the idea of the Scorpion Deathlock finisher from, a move he used throughout his storied career.

Sting revealed that he the inspiration from wrestler Riki Choshu at a Japanese show.

“I was fortunate enough in those early days, while I was still with Bill Watts, (Giant) Baba from Japan wanted me to come do a show. Bill sent me to Japan and there was a wrestler named Riki Choshu. He used that hold and I went ‘oh, I like that’ and so then the scorpion kinda popped in all at the same time and attempting to brand myself” Sting said.

Sting also talked about the demise of WCW, which was eventually bought out by WWE.

“It was shocking, it was surreal, it was emotional because it was a lot of years of a lot of sacrifice” Sting explained. “Fighting tooth and nail to not be the second class wrestling organization, but to finally evolve into the number one wrestling organization in the world.

“To be that first class wrestling organization, a global machine, and to just watch it slip through your fingers and be gone and totally out of your control. I always said it was like the enemy coming into your camp and having their way.”

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Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart Passes Away

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Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, one half of the legendary tag team ‘The Hart Foundation’ and the father of current WWE superstar Natalya has passed away at 63 years old.

Neidhart was a 2-time WWF tag team champion as part of the ‘Hart Foundation’ with Bret Hart and spent time playing in the National Football League with the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys before becoming a professional wrestler in 1979 after training with Stu Hart in the legendary Dungeon.

Neidhart was also a part of the late 1990s’ pro-Canada stable ‘The Hart Foundation’

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Jeff Jarrett Talks WWE Reviving WCW

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WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett is one of a number of superstars that were main talents for both WWE and WCW during the Monday Night Wars, and as a promoter himself, Jarrett understands the business side of the professional wrestling industry.

The WCW brand has a ton of history, but since Vince McMahon acquired the company in 2001, it has been dormant, existing only on the WWE Network.

With so many brands evolving under the WWE umbrella, including NXT, Jarrett shared his thoughts on a potential WCW revival.

“I don’t believe so,” Jarrett said, according to WWE. “I think you’ll see bits and pieces of what [we saw]. I think that the War Games, the things that, you know, Starrcade last year, but I think they’ll take bits and pieces of that nostalgia and monetize it. But as an overall brand, I think NXT speaks for itself how a smashing success that is that if they’re going to invest in a new brand, it’s gonna be new. And that makes a lot of sense.”

Jarrett, 51, also discussed an in-ring return.

“The beginning of this year, the very end of last year, I sort of recommitted myself from a bunch of different points of view, but physically, I’m in as good of physical shape that I’ve been in seven, eight, 10 years.”

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