The months August and September have brought a bevy of wrestler biographies to the marketplace, with even more scheduled to come out soon. I’ve read three of them; here are some thoughts:“Second Nature,” by Ric Flair and Charlotte: The honesty and detail in this co-written father/daughter autobiography, released Sept. 19, make it one of my favorite wrestling memoirs.
Tony Schiavone will return to professional wrestling on Oct. 5, when he broadcasts MLW: One-Shot from Gilt Nightclub in Orlando. Just don’t expect it to become a habit. For Schiavone, a longtime voice of the NWA and WCW, the “one shot” in the event name is appropriate. Other than a weekly podcast looking back at his career, Schiavone has largely steered clear of wrestling since WCW was bought and closed by WWE in 2001.
When Jeff Cobb went to his first high-school wrestling tryout, he wasn’t dreaming of Greco-Roman throws or Olympic Games berths – he just wanted to be like Hulk Hogan or the Ultimate Warrior. It was all a case of mistaken identity for Cobb. “My first day of high school, I was walking on campus and saw a sign for wrestling tryouts,” Cobb said. “I thought it was for WWF-style wrestling.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".