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First Look: Andre The Giant HBO Documentary

Andre The Giant Documentary

Both literally and figuratively, Andre the Giant was larger than life. At 7’4 and weighing anywhere between 460 and 530 pounds, Andre is one of the most popular figures in pro wrestling history. He dominated the sport in the 70s and 80s, wrestling all over the world to the delight of every fan. While many people remember Andre for his heel turn against Hulk Hogan during the build to WrestleMania III, he was so much more than that. In a world of bright stars and flashy gimmicks, Andre stood above them all.

HBO Sports, Bill Simmons and WWE are co producing the documentary on Andre the Giant, and HBO just released the first look. It’s just a teaser, but after the work ESPN did on the Ric Flair 30 for 30, I cant’ wait to see what HBO does with Andre’s incredible story. While 30 for 30s are great, HBO Sports is the premier sports documentary production. Broad Street Bullies. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals. Nine Innings From Ground Zero. No matter the sport, HBO always delivers. They’ve never entered the world of pro wrestling before, but with Bill Simmons and WWE involved, I have faith they’ll put something incredible together. The doc is slated for release sometime in Spring 2018, so be on the lookout for an official trailer sometime soon.

-Ryan

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Monster Blog Wednesday: Our Ideal Dancing With The Stars Partners

The “stars” for Dancing With The Stars season 20 were just announced, and they’re something. Suzanne Somers, Rumer Willis, Patti LaBelle, Michael Sam; I could literally go on and on, but I think you get the point. DWTS is fun enough, but The Average Nobodies aren’t the kind of people who see an idea and stop there; we see an idea and think ‘how can this idea be better’? In that spirit, we decided to tweak the DWTS concept and instead of a professional dancer paired up with a “celebrity”, we would insert ourselves into the dance routine and bring in some real star power. Ryan with George Clooney? Matt with Elon Musk? The choices are literally endless. Here are our ideal DWTS partners:

Christopher Walken

He may have lost a step, but Christopher Walken has been busting a move longer than I’ve been alive. Simply put, he’s a dancing machine, and if there’s two things you need to succeed on DWTS it’s the ability to do a bunch of different dances and fearlessness. Nobody is more fearless (or insane) than Christopher Walken. I’m a little skeptical of his ability to move around after watching the live Peter Pan special, but luckily for C-Walk, I have some dance moves of my own. Maybe we do the salsa, maybe we do the Charleston, maybe we sit in a chair and stare at the audience; when you’re with Christopher Walken, you can get away with anything. If I’m being honest, unless Alfonso Ribeiro is on the show, the title is up for grabs, so I’m very confident that we’ll be in the finals when that day comes around. Fogarty/Walken ’16!

– Ryan

WWF Superstar Chyna

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Our dancing partnership is based solely on two things: power and agility. While I may not have either one of those traits former WWF vixen, Chyna, has them in spades. Here is how I see our routines going: I come out and bust a few of my signature moves, maybe a few pop and locks sprinkled over a rhythmic pounding of the dance floor by my size 13 shoe. **Enter Chyna** We meet center stage and begin to waltz (her leading of course). From there we treat the rest of the routine like a Cirque Du Soleil show with Chyna tossing me all over the place. We finish with the move from Dirty dancing, but this time I take over and lift her (I have experience).

 

-Matt

This Cinco de Mayo We Remember The Spanish Announce Table

Thank you for all the memories over the years. Have a margarita, you deserve it.

-Matt

R.I.P Ultimate Warrior

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I am truly sad at the hearing of Ultimate Warrior’s passing hours removed from his return to Monday Night RAW and only days after his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame at Wrestlemania 30. He is one of the great iconic superstars the WWE and professional wrestling has ever seen. Thank you, Warrior.

Here is his RAW return from last night.

Rest easy, James. You lived a full life in which you entertained millions.

– Matt

Badass of the Week: Vincent Kennedy McMahon

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It’s not really fair to pick Vince McMahon for “Badass of the WEEK”, because in reality Vince is Badass of the century, maybe millennium. Laying in my bed last night I tried to come up with how I was going to tackle the feat of fitting all of Vince’s Badassery into one blog post. In all honesty it’s impossible, so I found some pictures to help tell the story.

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Father, grandfather, devoted husband, billionaire, philanthropist, professional wrestler, CEO, sports entertainment visionary, marketing genius, and television pioneer are only a fraction of the things that describe Vinnie Mac. On the eve of Vince’s baby, Wrestlemania, lets all sit back and remember who made professional wrestling what it is today. Who took small territories and raised them up to the world stage? Who created the longest running episodic television show in history? Who created a billion dollar industry while at the same time giving back every step of the way? Vince did all that PLUS more.

No matter what happens week to week in WWE my friends and I always remind ourselves one thing: “In Vince we trust”.

Vince McMahon is a badass.

-Matt

‘My Sacrifice’ WWE Video is as Good as it Gets

Goosebumps every time. While this video is old news (I’ve probably watched it 1,000,000 times over a 5 year span) it never loses its charm. It brings me back to the golden age of pro wrestling, a time that WWE has been working to get back to, and I think they are almost there. Please push the right guys. PLEASE.

-Matt

Psycho Sid Messing Up His Promo’s Ensuring You Have a Great Weekend

Have a great weekend everybody.

– The Average Nobodies

BREAKING NEWS: Jim Ross Announces Retirement

It is a sad day in the pro wrestling world. Hall of famer, Jim Ross, has announced his retirement after 20+ years of service to focus on his personal business endeavors.

Jim has called some of the most memorable matches in WWE history incuding the epic and iconic hell in a cell match between Mick Foley and The Undertaker. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 by his long-time friend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

Fans everywhere thank him for his many years of service and wish him well.

All I have to say is “AS GOD AS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!”

-MattyV

PS- Nicest guy in person and he loves his fans!

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