The Joke Is On You: Wrestling’s Inside Jokes

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Brian Damage

It is not uncommon for a promoter or someone from creative to amuse him or herself and their cohorts by bestowing an “inside joke” on one of their wrestlers. Some jokes are blatantly obvious while others may make you stop and think for a split second. Some wrestlers have even made a career for themselves being the pawn of such jokes. This piece will examine such parodies and why some were done.

Vince McMahon for years had a thing for ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes. Dusty was the booker for the WWF’s main competition in the 1980′s…the NWA. Vince never missed an opportunity to stick it to Rhodes every chance he got. Continue reading

WWE Battleground 2014 predictions


Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow & Craig Wilson

Tonight will see the second ever Battleground PPV. Last years was a critical and commercial failure. A year on, though, there’s a considerably stronger card. Undisputed Champion John Cena will put the belt on the line against Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Kane. The Intercontinental title will be decided via a Battle Royal, The Usos defend the tag titles against Erick Rowan and Luke Harper and more.

Today Brian, Jamie and Craig share their predictions and thoughts on tonight’s event. Continue reading