On March 4th, 2014…former WCCW and AWA wrestler known as Buck “Rock n’ Roll” Zumhofe took the stand denying allegations that he had any sexual involvement with a 15 year old female that allegedly went on for years. He faces six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and six counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. For those still not familiar with Zumhofe’s work…here he is jobbing in the WWF to a debuting newcomer named Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Continue reading
Craig Wilson & Jamie Lithgow
Monday Night Wars continues with the shows from 9 March 1998. On Nitro both the Cruiserweight and the TV title are defended while on Raw Owen Hart defends the European title against the NWA’s Barry Windham. We also hear from Mike Tyson on how he can be impartial at Wrestlemania 14.
All that and more as Monday Night Wars continues.
Craig Wilson, Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow & Russ Morgan
If the WWE creative department was made up entirely by people that feature predominantly in the comments sections on various wrestling websites then Daniel Bryan would undoubtedly be WWE Champion right now.
That’s taking nothing away from Bryan. After all, he’s a great in-ring worker, has charisma and a catchphrase that has gotten over with the WWE faithful. In today’s Sunday Sermon Craig, Brian, Jamie and Russ discuss whether or not the man at the forefront of the Yes Movement can the face of the WWE. Continue reading
Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage
In this week in wrestling Jamie shares what he learned from wrestling this week and Craig discusses The Network and Paul Heyman.
All that and a bit more as the team look back on the last seven days in the world of wrestling.
Following on from my last piece on Bryan Clark, I thought that I would write a brief on his tag partner Brian Adams, more fondly known as Crush.
Adams began his career in the mid 1980’s in PNW (Pacific Northwest Wrestling), hanging around the territory for a few years picking up the top title in the company. In 1990 whilst still in PNW, he entered the WWF as the 3rd member of Demolition, effectively becoming a tag-team champion without being involved. Unfortunately for Adams and the fans, this was the beginning of the end for Demolition, whom would break up not long after owing to Bill Eadie’s departure and Barry Darslow being repackaged. Adams would return to PNW where he would stay until 1992. Continue reading
On 18 December 1972 the then WWWF hosted an event at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden venue headlined by World Champion Pedro Morales against Ray Stevens.
The show also marked the MSG debut of now WWE Hall of Famer Mil Mascaras. That itself may not sound all that remarkable but this card marked the first appearance of a masked wrestler at the venue. This ‘A Moment in Time’ will look at the background behind the ban on masked wrestlers at MSG and what followed once the ban was lifted. Continue reading
As we get set for the Royal Rumble and the run through to Wrestlemania all eyes, as ever, are on The Undertaker and his famous winning streak. It has become as pivotal to the success of Wrestlemania as anything else that features on the card.
It all begun back in 1991 at Wrestlemania 7 when The Undertaker defeated the legendary Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in a four minute match halfway down the card. While that is where that streak began, another streak would later hit 6 in a row later that night. Namely Tito Santana’s Wrestlemania losing streak. Continue reading
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It all started innocently enough on March 24th, 1991 at Wrestlemania VII in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. It took just under 5 minutes for The Undertaker to defeat Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka ( Who by this time was a glorified jobber ) in a rather unmemorable match. Nobody knew….not the fans…not Mark Calaway…not even Vince McMahon that this match would lead to an unprecedented streak that has taken on a life of it’s own. Continue reading
Craig Wilson & Jamie Lithgow
Monday Night Wars continues with these shows from 2 March 1998. Raw features a main event of Stone Cold v Kane and we hear from Mike Tyson and find out the latest celebrity to be involved in Wrestlemania. On Nitro Bret Hart makes his in-ring debut against Brian Adams (who is likewise making his in-ring debut) and the show is headlined by Randy Savage and Sting teaming to take on Holywood Hogan and Scott Hall.
All that and more as Monday Night Wars continues. Continue reading