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Netflix Must Watch: The Sheik [@the_ironsheik]

If you’re a wrestling fan, you will love The Sheik. If you’re not a wrestling fan, and you’re just a fan of human think piece stories, then you will be also love The Sheik. The Iron Sheik, real name Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, was a professional wrestler and one of the best villains in the history of the wrestling business. He was born in Iran, became an Olympic wrestler for his country and eventually moved to the United States to become a professional wrestler. While he started off as a baby face (good guy) he quickly turned heel as wrestling always liked to mimic real life situations. The Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979 turned Americans against the Iranians, and The Iron Sheik capitalized on that situation and became one of the greatest villains in wrestling. He was universally despised, and when he joined forces with Vince McMahon’s WWF, his career skyrocketed. He won the WWF title off of Bob Backlund after his six year reign and was the man who lost the title to Hulk Hogan. If a lesser heel had lost the belt to Hogan, Hulkamania would not have taken off as quick as it did, but Sheik was SO hated, that Hogan had everyone on this side, and when he finally won the belt, Hulkamania was the biggest thing in the world. The documentary also focuses on Sheik’s fallout with the WWF after he and Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s arrest in New Jersey, as well as the tragic death of his daughter, his drug use and eventual rise back to the top. The Iron Sheik is one of the most fascinating people on planet Earth, and this documentary is an absolute must see.

– Ryan

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Monster Blog – Fantasy Bands

Everyone has their favorite musicians. Some come from very different genres of music and would never cross vocal or musical sound waves, but what if, for one day, you could have those musicians and singers combine for one mega show? That is what we did on this week’s Monster Blog. Here we go!

The Dementors

the dementors

This was probably a combination of the easiest decisions I’ve ever had to make. Sam Smith on the vocals is a no brainer. I just saw him at MSG and he has the voice of an angel wrapped inside another angel. Prince on the guitar is a bit of a wildcard and keeps everyone on their toes, plus if we ever need backup vocals we have PRINCE. Louie Armstrong on the trumpet instead of a bass player because if your band doesn’t have a trumpet I’m not sure what the point is. Keith Moon on the drums because someone needs to party with the band manager, The Iron Sheik. Since Sam Smith is the vocalist, the band would have a soulful blues type of sound, but with Louie on the trumpet we can get really weird when we need to. Maybe record a song or two with Sam, Louie and Prince on vocals? Dabble in this, dabble in that. I honestly just really want to hear The Iron Sheik call everyone he comes into contact with a ‘raisin dick’.

– Ryan

Freddy’s Crew

Freddy's crew

Let me start by saying that no matter what hypothetical situation we did for this week’s monster blog I was going to pick Freddy Mercury. I have been on a mega Queen kick for approximately the last 22 years so The mustachio melody maker was a no brainer. For my drummer the man from Rush and arguably greatest drummer of all-time, Neil Peart, was a solid choice. On Bass I selected the man who single handedly changed the 4 stringed axe, Les Claypool. If you have ever listened to the band Primus then you know how crucial the bass was to their sound. For lead guitar I went with the guy I idolized growing up, Joe Perry. Aerosmith was and still is my favorite rock and roll band, so the man behind the vocals and solos from ‘Mama Kim’ was obviously my selection. And to manage this squad of talented gentlemen? Artie Lange. Sure, he may be unstable and on the verge of a heart attack, but nobody would get us more money per venue than him. This band is built for one thing, and one thing only…classic rock covers. Cover bands are so hot right now!

-Matt

The Iron Sheik Responds to Vince Young Getting Cut from the Browns, Michael Sam Getting Drafted

First, let me say that I am LOVING the Sheik’s new Twitter pic. Just absolutely screams “i’m a psycho, don’t fuck with me”. Secondly, I don’t know where Sheik is getting his facts but I highly doubt that is what Johnny Football said to Vince Young his first day in the NFL. I think Sheik is wrong, however, I would never tell him this because I am afraid he might hunt me down and put me in the camel clutch…actually, I might just delete this post.

Just when you think old Sheiky Baby is only out for blood in his tweets he goes and backs Michael Sam. Michael Sam, for those of you who don’t know and live under rocks, is the first openly gay NFL athlete.  Sheik approves, so that means you have to approve too, or else you end up like Marshall Henderson, next up on the Sheik’s hit list. Don’t be Marshall Henderson

-Matt

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