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WHY WWE USES MARIA MENOUNOS SO MUCH, ADRIAN ADONIS, THE END OF THE CHARLOTTE FANFEST AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-08-16 10:00:00
In light of Darren Young coming out, Mike mentioned other homosexual wrestlers from WWE's past. Was Adrian Adonis gay in real life, or just playing the character? He clearly said on TNT he was gay.

Adonis was playing the role of a gay man, but was actually straight, married and had several children before he passed away in 1988.

Hey guys, I have a burning question for you. My friend is convinced that after Randy Savage lost the retirement match against Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania 7, that he appeared on WWF TV in silhouette promos as The Miracle Man. I say it's baloney. I've never seen any video or pictures or mention of The Miracle Man EVER. But my friend swears that both him and another friend remembers seeing the promos. Any truth to The Miracle Man?

There's no reference to this I can ever, ever recall, nor has any research shown that. Your friend is badly mistaken.

Is there any reason WWE keeps using Maria Menounos for diva celebrity matches. Why her and not someone else? And does this mean she is a possible future hall of famer (for their celebrity section).

They use Menounos because she's a huge WWE fan, gets what the company is all about and is willing to do the matches. They could get someone else, but would likely have to pay a higher premium. They like using her, plus she bring an extra level of publicity and attention when she enters their world. I don't know if she'll end up in their Celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, but she's already wrestled more often than some of the names that are in there and is probably more deserving than at least some!

This is going to sound weird, but I seem to remember a German member of the FBI in ECW. Am I losing my mind?

You may be, but not over this. You may be thinking of Ulf Hermann, who worked ECW for a bit in the 1998 era and did appear on a PPV as a member of the Full Blooded Italians.

I saw next year is the final NWA Legends convention - why?

I think that after ten years of running it, promoter Greg Price has recognized that he's probably exhausted the concept and that there's only so many times you can return with a variation of similar talent without a smaller audience being willing to come back. Like everything else, it's sadly run it's course and as Price himself said to me, it's not a sad ending, just a happy one. I can't state enough how much I advise everyone to go next year.