MSL’s Playing Hurt Podcast: ‘Episode 1′

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Join MSL and HardBashin producer CJ Hurt and Sports 56 producer Ty Springs as they take you on a sports odyssey during MSL‘s Playing Hurt Podcast.

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WWE Hall of Famer scheduled for MSL

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This Saturday, July 12th, WWE Hall of Famer KoKo B. Ware will join MSL for an exclusive interview.  KoKo B. Ware will be our guest to discuss several topics related to the world of professional wrestling.  As you know, KoKo started his professional wrestling career in Memphis before becoming a star in the WWF.

KoKo B. Ware was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by fellow Memphian, The Honky Tonk Man, in 2009.  He is also a two-time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion.  Who can forget KoKo starring in the WWF hit single Piledriver?

If you have any questions for KoKo B. Ware, feel free to post them here or send them via Twitter @MemphiSport.

Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter host MemphiSport Live (MSL)  every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM .

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.

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Throwback Thursday: Memphis Wrestling returns to Channel 13

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Dustin Starr & Maria Garay join Ernie Freeman on Good Morning Memphis.

Memphis Wildfire Wrestling returns to Minglewood Hall tonight for their annual event Force of July.  Memphis Wrestling stars have made appearances on local television stations & radio programs over the course of the last few weeks, but none more exciting than yesterday’s appearance on Fox 13′s Good Morning Memphis.

With Memphis Wrestling returning to Channel 13 for the first time since 1977, this week’s Throwback Thursday features MSL’s friend & host of Good Morning Memphis Ernie Freeman.  Ernie plays the role of Lance Russell or Dave Brown, as Maria & I are interrupted by a fired-up “Superstar” Bill Dundee.

Dundee gives a short Channel 13 Memphis Wrestling history lesson, as he mentions wrestling there in 1975 with guys like Don & Al Greene, Jackie Fargo and Jerry Lawler.  Among all the commotion, Dundee even threatens to knock Ernie out!

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Memphis Wildfire Wrestling’s Force of July takes place tonight at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN.  Belltime is 7:00PM.  I will wrestle Bill Dundee with Maria in my corner for what is being billed as the “Star Spangled Challenge”.  In the main event, Jerry Lawler is set to square off against “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner in their first meeting ever.  WWE will have a film crew in Memphis for the event.

Can’t get enough of Memphis Wildfire Wrestling?  Here are a few interviews leading up to the big event.

VIDEO:  Jerry Lawler sends a special message to Scott Steiner.

VIDEO:  Scott Steiner replies to Lawler’s message.

VIDEO:  Bill Dundee has a few words for Dustin Starr & Maria.

VIDEO:  Dustin Starr & Maria discuss their match with Bill Dundee.

VIDEO:  Lawler vs. Steiner Highlights

For ticket information, visit Memphis Wildfire on Facebook or Minglewood Hall.

Fun Facts:  The feud between Bill Dundee and I really started when I joined him on his radio program, several weeks back.  Things got a little heated, just as they did on Good Morning Memphis.  Here’s the exclusive footage taken by the producer behind the glass – Starr joins Dundee’s show.

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.

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2014 M Awards: Favorite Race

marathonThere are a plethora of races that take place over the year, but unfortunately there can only be one winner in the M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala. Maybe if the category was “Cutest Race” instead of “Favorite Race” the Grizzlies Infie 500 Baby Race would have won this year.  There is always next year babies.

St. Jude Marathon, First Place: 53%
Grizzlies Infie 500 Baby Race, Second Place: 22%
RedBirds’ Rendezvous Rib Race, Third Place: 12%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

MORE WINNERS: VIEW ALL OF THE M AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED SO FAR

LISTEN:  2014 M AWARDS NOMINATIONS SPECIAL

SPORTS BALL: BUY TIX TO THE SPORTS BALL BLACK-TIE TENNIS SHOE GALA BENEFITING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

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2014 M Awards: Favorite Sporting Venue

fedexFedExForum continues its  dominance in the M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala with yet another dominant win.  The Grindhouse, home of the Grizzlies and Tigers, continues to show why it is the Bluff City’s favorite sporting venue.

FedExForum, First Place: 55%
Landers Center, Second Place: 29%
AutoZone Park, Third Place: 7%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

MORE WINNERS: VIEW ALL OF THE M AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED SO FAR

LISTEN:  2014 M AWARDS NOMINATIONS SPECIAL

SPORTS BALL: BUY TIX TO THE SPORTS BALL BLACK-TIE TENNIS SHOE GALA BENEFITING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

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2014 M Awards: Favorite Place to Tailgate

tiger laneOne of the best parts of any sporting event is tailgating before the big game.  The venues on this list all offer unique experiences custom fit for their fans enjoyment.  Unfortunately there can only be one winner.

Tiger Lane, First Place: 40%
Beale Street, Second Place: 24%
The Grove, Third Place: 21%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

MORE WINNERS: VIEW ALL OF THE M AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED SO FAR

LISTEN:  2014 M AWARDS NOMINATIONS SPECIAL

SPORTS BALL: BUY TIX TO THE SPORTS BALL BLACK-TIE TENNIS SHOE GALA BENEFITING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

#MAwards2014

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2014 M Awards: Favorite Concessions

nachosThis is certainly the tastiest category in the 2014 M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

How can your mouth not water at the thought of tasty treats like hamburgers, hot dogs, water ice, and of course barbecue nachos? While everyone may not be a sports fan, everyone loves good food. Word to the wise, do not read these winners while hungry. Your tummy may start growling at you.

FedExForum, First Place: 41%
Landers Center, Second Place: 28%
AutoZone Park, Third Place: 19%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

MORE WINNERS: VIEW ALL OF THE M AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED SO FAR

LISTEN:  2014 M AWARDS NOMINATIONS SPECIAL

SPORTS BALL: BUY TIX TO THE SPORTS BALL BLACK-TIE TENNIS SHOE GALA BENEFITING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

#MAwards2014

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Throwback Thursday: 4th of July with Memphis Wrestling

10383876_455659057903613_7216748230118920106_oNo one celebrates 4th of July quite like Memphis Wrestling.  For many years, Memphis has been the hotbed of professional wrestling but for more reasons than you might think.  It always heats up around Independence Day, just ask any die-hard wrestling fan.

This week’s Throwback Thursday, we take a look back at a very unique memory for true Memphians.

Without fail, when 4th of July was approaching, we would always catch a glimpse of Jerry “The King” Lawler riding on a rocket.  You didn’t misread that – literally – Jerry Lawler would be seen riding a Fireworks City rocket.  If you haven’t seen this commercial – #YouAintFromMemphis.

Jerry Lawler’s Fireworks City isn’t the only reason things heated up around the 4th.  Many, many times we would hear The King make reference to “lighting it up like a Roman Candle”.  If you didn’t know what that meant, just take a look at this bonus clip from 1988.

Jerry Lawler is notorious for throwing fireballs.  No one does it like The King.  Have you ever seen Hulk Hogan attempt to throw a fireball?.  It isn’t pretty.

Once again, the stage is set for The King to do what he does best.  One week after Independence Day, Jerry Lawler is set to square off against “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner in the main event of Memphis Wildfire Wrestling’s Force of July.  The event takes place at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on July 10th.  We broke the story just a few days back that WWE will actually have a film crew in Memphis for the event.

Not only is Memphis Wildfire Wrestling reigniting professional wrestling in Memphis, but they’ve given The King an opportunity to “light it up” one more time.

VIDEO:  Jerry Lawler sends a special message to Scott Steiner.

Fun Facts:  Sports entertainment or not – you can not fake fire.  Could you imagine how badly it would hurt to have a fireball thrown in your face?  I can.  Here’s a clip from 2006 when a fireball was thrown in my face, as Kevin White and I were defending the Southern Tag Team Titles.

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.

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WWE film crew is coming to Memphis

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WWE film crews will be heading to Memphis, Tenn next week to film a day in the life of Jerry Lawler.  WWE is set to shoot for an entire day on July 10th.  It is unknown exactly what the footage will be used for.

Jerry Lawler will also be taking part in the main event of Memphis Wildfire Wrestling’s event on July 10th at Minglewood Hall.  Lawler will square off against former WCW World Champion Scott Steiner.  It is unknown for sure if WWE will film Lawler at the event.

For more information, visit Memphis Wildfire on Facebook or Minglewood Hall.

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.

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Throwback Thursday: Dr. Tom talks pro wrestling

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Dr. Tom Prichard impersonates “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes on MSL.

Last Saturday, former WWE Tag Team Champion and head trainer Dr. Tom Prichard joioned MSL for an exclusive interview with Kevin Cerrito & myself.  I worked with Dr. Tom throughout 2010 while I was under contract in WWE’s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.  Also, Dr. Tom had many successful years in the Memphis-based USWA, before becoming a multiple-time WWE Tag Team Champion.

This week’s Throwback Thursday features the interview in its entirety.  If you missed the interview during the live program, here’s your chance to take a look at the inside of World Wrestling Entertainment and the independent wrestling scene, as well.

Among other topics, Dr. Tom touches base on the recent news of  WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Vince McMahon recently losing $350 million in one day, as well as the recent roster cuts coming out of WWE.  Tom Prichard trained the majority of the talent that was released and discusses who they “missed the boat” on.  Speaking of Dr. Tom’s training, he also trained every current WWE Champion.  Dr. Tom talked more about talent outside of the WWE and where those top prospects come from.

If that’s not enough, wait until you hear his story about former WCW diva Missy Hyatt.  To wrap things up, Dr. Tom Prichard is put on the spot when Cerrito asks him about his infamous Dusty Rhodes impersonation.  He would often break out into Dusty promos during training at FCW.

You can follow Dr. Tom Prichard on Twitter @DrTomPrichard.  Also, Dr. Tom is on Facebook and welcomes your friend request.

We will be conducting many more interviews in the months to come.  Be on the lookout for the next big announcement.

 

Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter host MemphiSport Live (MSL)  every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM .

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.

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