Career Updates, Special Appearances, Legends Update, Andrew Oye's WWE Pro Athletes Roundup, IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Recently Reported: WWE Pro athletes and IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made
recent guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and
fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes
Roundup might read like a tribute to the letter H, with updates from "Triple H,"
Haney, Heath, Haman, and the "Hulk."
The "So What?":
Over the weekend, the Arnold Sports Festival hosted the IFBB Pro Arnold
Classic Europe Bodybuilding Championships, won by IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf.
Athletes who attended the Arnold Fitness Expo in Madrid, Spain
included: freshly crowned 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath, IFBB
Pro Jay Cutler, IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler, IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan, IFBB
Pro Ben Pakulski, IFBB Pro Marius Dohne, IFBB Pro Zack Khan, IFBB Pro
Raul Carrasco-Jimenez, IFBB Pro Jaime Atienza, IFBB Pro Fouad Abiad,
IFBB Pro Alfonso Del Rio, IFBB Pro Manuel Manchado, and IFBB Pro Ed
Nunn. Back on U.S. soil, IFBB Pro Brian Yersky was the guest poser at
the NPC Daytona Beach Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Florida, where IFBB Pro Ryan Pateracki was in the crowd cheering on competitors he had coached for the contest.
A week prior, several pro athletes attended the 50th Anniversary Mr.
Olympia Championships at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (won by current MUSCLE INK Magazine cover athlete Phil Heath). IFBB Pro Bob
Cicherillo and IFBB Pro Dennis James moderated the press conference and joined an onstage acknowledgment gathering that included: IFBB Pro
Lee Labrada, IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler, IFBB Pro Shawn Ray, and IFBB Pro
Berry DeMey (a former WBF BodyStar in WWE CEO Vince McMahon's World Bodybuilding Federation, which had IFBB Pro Gary Strydom as champion and IFBB Pro Tom Platz as Talent Director).
An onstage tribute to Olympia champions included: IFBB Pro Lee
Haney, IFBB Pro Ronnie Coleman, IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger, IFBB Pro
Franco Columbu, IFBB Pro Jay Cutler and IFBB Pro Samir Bannout. Spotted
at the Olympia Expo: Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Lenda Murray, IFBB Pro Ed Nunn, IFBB Pro Toney Freeman, IFBB Pro Al Auguste,
IFBB Pro Dallas McCarver, IFBB Pro Marco Rivera, IFBB Pro Anthony
Bailes, IFBB Pro Kevin Jordan, IFBB Pro Frank McGrath, Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, IFBB Pro Andy
Haman (wrestler and powerlifter), Mike O'Hearn
(Titan from TV's "American Gladiators"), and WWE Superstar Pro Wrestler Triple H (Hunter Hearst
Helmsley, a.k.a. Paul Michael Levesque) -- World Wrestling
Entertainment Executive Vice President,
5-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, 5-time WWE Intercontinental
Champion, and a former competitive bodybuilder. From the broadcast booth, Triple H provided sportscast commentary for
the 50th Anniversary Mr. Olympia Championships. Highlights from Olympia
Weekend will be televised on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) in two
90-minute special telecasts (October 18 and October 25).
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
With a slew of post-Olympia events scheduled, the IFBB Pro Olympia
Qualification Series has already kicked-off, qualifying Open Division
athletes in Spain and 212 Division athletes at the Korea Grand Prix (won
by IFBB Pro Flex Lewis) for the 2015 Olympia Weekend. This also means
more globetrotting guest appearances by pro athletes at upcoming events
in Dubai, UAE; Prague, Czech Republic; San Marino Italy; Lahti, Finland;
Zhengzhou, China; and Saint Petersburg, Russia (in addition "The
Incredible Hulk" and legendary IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno's inaugural
Ferrigno Legacy Bodybuilding Championships in Santa Barbara,
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