Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lanny "The Genius" Poffo

Wrestling For Bisexuals continued its streak of exclusive interviews this past weekend. Former NWA, ICW and WWF personality "Leaping" Lanny Poffo (a.k.a. "The Genius") took time out of his busy schedule to speak with us about a variety of subjects from his thirty-plus year wrestling career. Our staff would like to thank Lanny Poffo for the following interview. We extend our best wishes to Lanny in all his future endeavors.

Poffo, a member of the WWF's boom period in the 1980's, shared how pleased he was to be able to return to the company following his managerial stint of Curt "Mister Perfect" Hennig. He managed the Beverly Brothers tag team during his second run. While some may consider no longer working with the talented Hennig a step down, "The Genuis" was just happy to be there.

Poffo's career also included a stint with World Championship Wrestling from 1995 until 1999, but wrestling fans wouldn't know it from watching WCW television. Unlike many former WCW employees, Poffo didn't bitterly bury the defunct company when discussing it. "I never understood why they didn't use me. I certainly wanted to be used."

Could modern-day wrestling once again reach the levels of success it attained during the 80's and 90's? Poffo believes that it could, but said such success is dependent on the business "...continuing to give the fans what they want. Nobody ever went broke by underestimating the taste of the public." He added that he feels wrestling is "a young man's game" and therefore not meant for someone about to turn fifty-four years old in December. As a result, Poffo feels it is unlikely he'll ever be back on television for WWE or TNA. "Leaping Lanny" fans need not worry however. Poffo has already appeared at about twenty different pro wrestling conventions and can still be seen in a variety of independent promotions throughout the world. "It makes me feel young!"

Unlike his brother "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo remains on good terms with World Wrestling Entertainment. Poffo wrote a poem for the "Battle of the Billionaires" on last year, but has no idea what the continued heat between his sibling and Vince McMahon is about despite accessibility to both parties. "Since I don't have the guts to ask (Savage) to his face, I'd prefer not to talk behind his back. Suffice it to say, he's not welcome into the Hall of Fame."

Continued imitation suggests "The Genius'" success. The intellectual wrestling heel character has been assigned to ECW's Matt Striker and the WWF's Dean Douglas in recent years, but no ill will was held toward anyone who may have borrowed from the persona because of the revelation that "I based my character off Jack Benny." Likewise, Poffo only had great things to say about his fellow wrestler turned children's book author Mick Foley.

Lanny loves words. He personally wrote all of his on-screen poetry. When questioned about a favorite poem he'd composed, Poffo seemed to believe it was a tie between his poem for his brother's coronoation ceremony and his poem for Mister Perfect's ping-pong match--which he pointed out contained true alliteration. "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. It's not true alliteration because of the word 'of.' In mine, Personal Perfection, it's all starting with P."

Ever the generous guest, Lanny Poffo closed the interview by penning an original poem for our blog and its fans.

"Be humble when victorious
Be noble in defeat
Be there when your neighbor
Doesn't have enough to eat

Try to love your enemies
And always be aware
That in the SuperBowl of life
The tortoise fucks the hare!"

To further immerse yourself in Genius poetry, head over to While you're there, you can also order yourself a copy of Lanny's children's books, promotional wrestling photos, and even his Halloween-appropriate Curse Of The Werewolf movie which also contains an appearance from wrestling's Blue Meanie. If nothing else though, you can continue to read more of Lanny's great poetry, such as the following:

"Behold this humble entourage, thier heads are bowed in reverance
At the very slightest whisper of one name
Exhalting in His splendor, which if all together fitting
of all the people in the land from whence he came
False marquees are common place as kingdoms rise & fall
But I The Genius full of Glory & Renoun
Say The Macho Man is everything, that everybody, everywhere
Would ever, ever want to wear a crown.
I say this King deserves a Queen beside him on the throne
And Sherri is the fairest in the land,
No body else is worthy of this monumental honor
And the Regal splendor of His Royal Hand
We witness the dethroning of one Jim The Hacksaw Duggin
Who's crown and robe are in a state of ravage
I now remove my Motor board and place it near my heart
And thus proclaim You Macho King Randy Savage."

Apparently Jim Duggan was a rabbit that night.

This interview was just the beginning of many more surprises we have in store for the reading pleasure of our loyal fans. Remember to check this blog regularly and continue to give us your feedback and suggestions. Likewise, if you work in the professional wrestling field in any capacity, we would love to speak with you. E-mail us at:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cyber Sunday results and Dale Gagner case decided

Mickie James won the Divas Halloween costume contest.

The Miz and John Morrison defeated Cryme Tyme.

The Honky Tonk Man defeated Santino Marella by disqualification. Santino retains the Intercontinental title.

Matt Hardy defeated Evan Bourne to retain the ECW championship.

Shelton Benjamin defeated R-Truth to retain the U.S. championship.

Rey Mysterio defeated Kane in a No Holds Barred match.

Batista defeated Chris Jericho to win the World Heavyweight championship. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was the guest referee. Shawn Michaels, JBL and Randy Orton interfered in the match, with Austin fighting off Orton and JBL attacking Michaels and Batista.

The Undertaker defeated The Big Show in a Last Man Standing match.

Triple H defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Championship.

In other news, WWE won its legal against Dale Gagner, son of Verne Gagne. As a result, Gagner must turn over all rights to his AWA domains to WWE and can no longer use the AWA name for his wrestling promotion.

Scott Hall attempted suicide Friday or Saturday. He is currently hospitalized. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, October 24, 2008

a thank you, and some news!

Before we begin this update, we here at the blog would like to thank our loyal fans. While we are constantly encouraging you to purchase our Amazon-related products, we also understand that these are tough financial times for many people. Luckily, there's more than one way to skin a cat. Whatever we lack in financial assistance, we're proud to say our fans more than make up for in enthusiastic word of mouth promotion! You readers have recently been alerting many within the wrestling industry to our presence, including some big-name performers. We cannot thank you enough for your support, regardless of what form it may come in. The importance of you fans cannot be understated or ignored. Thank you for what you do for us. We hope that our presence will only grow heading into 2009. We have several big plans in the works already, but you'll have to keep reading to see what!

Ric Flair will be doing a rare, FREE autograph signing tomorrow in Roanoke, Virginia from 1 to 3 PM. For more information, contact the store at: 3602 Ferncliff Ave , Roanoke VA or call them at 540-366-7246.

Speaking of Flair, the "Nature Boy" recently announced that Japan has been aggressively courting him to come out of retirement. Flair stated he's hesitant to do so because of the tremendous sendoff WWE gave him earlier this year.

Vince McMahon has instructed all WWE announcers to refer to talent as "entertainers." This is being done to further distance the WWE name from anything sports-related such as state athletic commissions, and also to allow the company to further expand into other areas of entertainment.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cade released, and Legends Of The Ring aftermath

WWE has come to terms on the release of Lance Cade. No explanation has been given yet for the release, which is oddly timed. Cade was the on-air lackey for World champion Chris Jericho and just recently scored a victory over Shawn Michaels.

The seventh annual Legends Of The Ring pro wrestling convention took place this past weekend in New Jersey. Scott Hall's behavior is the largest news story coming out of the event. Hall assaulted a comedian who made a reference to Owen Hart's life-ending fall at the Iron Sheik roast, and got in trouble later on for inappropriately touching a woman at the hotel bar.

smackdown spoilers

Below are spoilers for the 10/17 edition of SmackDown.

*Big Show opens SmackDown accompanied by Chavo Guerrero. He talks about Undertaker's chin and says that the Undertaker has lost his mind for interfering with his match against Triple H. Big Show then proceeds to announce the stipulations that fans will be able to vote for in his match against Undertaker at Cyber Sunday. They are:

* Last Man Standing Match
* I Quit Match
* A Knockout Match

Big Show then takes on a jobber in each of the above matches. He dominates them all effortlessly.

* Carlito & Primo Colon b. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins
- Primo Colon got the win via pinfall following a drop kick off the top rope.

* MVP comes out and cuts a promo and talks about the longest United States Title Reign. He then talks about how he's going to do what Shelton Benjamin can't and beat R-Truth.

* R-Truth b. MVP
- R-Truth entered through the crowd. He got the win with the spinning axe kick.

* Big Show & The Great Khali are in the ring for a promo. Vickie comes out and says she wants Khali to take out Undertaker. Khali doesn't want to be a pawn. Khali and Big Show stare each other down to end the segment.

* Brian Kendrick comes out the the ring. He says due to doctor's orders he can't wrestle against Super Crazy tonight. He says that Ezekiel will wrestle in his place.

* Ezekiel Jackson b. Super Crazy in a squash match.

* Triple H comes out and talks about his upcoming match at Cyber Sunday against either Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, or both.

* Undertaker vs. The Great Khali
- The match ends in disqualification when Big Show comes out and choke slams Undertaker. Big Show grabs a chair and wants The Great Khali to hit the Undertaker. Khali chops the chair out of Big Show's hands and leaves the ring.

* Maria b. Victoria, Natalya, Maryse, Brie Bella in a "Las Vegas Poll Match"
- Maria got the win in a quick match. She will now get a title shot against Michelle McCool.

* Triple H vs. Undertaker is announced for next week's edition of SmackDown.

* Jesse & Festus b. Kenny Dykstra & Ryan Braddock
- Festus gets the win via pinfall on Kenny.

* Triple H comes out in street clothes to join Jim Ross and Tazz.

* Vladimir Kozlov b. Jeff Hardy
- Vladimir Kozlov corners Jeff Hardy and hits a big running power slam. Kozlov then locks an arm bar on the mat. Jeff finally gets up and hits two whisper in the winds. He goes to the top and jumps off. He misses. Kozlov regains control and wins with a headbutt.

After the match Triple H gets in the ring and taunts Kozlov with the belt. Kozlov leaves and Triple H helps Hardy. Triple H then raises Hardy's hand, kicks him, and hits a pedigree to send SmackDown off the air.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WFB expands! Plus, wrestling news & more to buy!

Wrestling For Bisexuals will soon have a MySpace page, allowing for better promotion and more interaction with our loyal readers and people within the professional wrestling industry. In addition, we've secured another interview with independent wrestling referee Jason Harding, and are currently in talks with former WWE superstar Orlando Jordan! This is truly an exciting time to be a WFB reader. We hope that you will all continue to follow our blog as we grow.

Both of The Undertaker's knees are causing him pain. His retirement is looking more and more likely heading into WrestleMania next year.

Former WCW "gay" personality Lenny Lane made a surprise appearance on ECW TV last week. Lane's appearance was for one show only and didn't include Lodi as a part of the deal. Lenny Lane fans shouldn't fret, though. Lane is still available for birthday parties! Check out to get Lenny Lane for your next celebration!

The Wrestling Observer reports that TNA will soon add another title for mid-card talents to do battle over. Jeff Jarrett has long been opposed to adding an additional title, but feels the roster is now large enough to justify it.

The WWE contracts of Raven, Mike Sanders and Chris Kanyon are now available online. Check out: for more information. Contract one is Raven's contract. Two and three are Sanders' and Kanyon's.

Kevin Nash told the Daytona News-Journal that he hasn't yet re-signed with TNA. Nash claims there is an on-going dispute over merchandising, and that Vince McMahon has also offered Nash a WWE spot if he'll dye his hair.

Signamania III went well for us. We made important contacts and hope to make even more this coming weekend at Legends Of The Ring VII. Keep your eyes on our blog for any future exclusive talent interviews. Unfortunately, traveling to these conventions and promoting ourselves isn't cheap. We need your support in order to keep Wrestling For Bisexuals alive, running and growing! Please use the links below to purchase an item from our good friends at It helps fund us!

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