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Various News: Michael Hayes Remembers Terry Gordy On His Birthday, Rockquiem For a Wrestler Doing Live Streamed Stage Reading

April 23, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Michael Hayes shared his memories of the late Terry Gordy on Thursday to commemoriate Gordy’s birthday. Hayes posted to Twitter to remember his former Freebirds teammate, who would have turned 59 today:

– The musical Rockquiem for a Wrestler is holding a live steamed stage reading on June 13th. The musical, which as previously reported is a loose adaptation of Ivan Koloff’s life story, will be available to watch on Triad Theater’s Twitch channel. The show is described as follows:

[Rockquiem For a Wrestler] is about a champion wrestler named IKAN KOOLOFF (I-Kin Cool-Off). A dramatic parody inspired by the legendary wrestler IVAN KOLOFF.
The plot centers around Ikan revisiting his past while answering questions during a “Look Back At The Life Of A Legend” interview at a radio station. He struggles with his memories as if “wrestling” with the duality between his quest for success and fame and the price he paid for it. He recounts his pursuits beginning from youth as a reckless teenager ending up an ex-convict to his crazy days as a wrestler which lead to his struggle with alcohol and drugs and ultimately his choice for recovery. The play explores the social impact of Entertainment Wrestling in an age when the public’s hunger, thirst and fascination for spectacle entertainment and reality TV has become obsessive and insatiable. The action moves forward to flamboyantly and spiritedly dramatize his life, encompassing the dangerous, absurd and often tragic lives of wrestlers within the world of Entertainment Wrestling often transporting the audience to being at a Rock Concert.