You Didn’t See Me! The Wrestlemania Battle That Never Happened

Brian Damage

Traditionally, Wrestlemania is the biggest day or days on WWE’s calendar. It isn’t just the wrestlers who make the event so big and spectacular, it is also the celebrities that the company brings in. From the likes of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Liberace…there is no shortage of celebrity appearances that appear on the grand stage. Some not only appear on the show, they also interact with the wrestlers. Case in point, Lawrence Taylor, Bad Bunny and Floyd Mayweather Jr have all entered the squared circle to actually compete. In 2003, a young up and coming wrestler named John Cena was booked in his very first ‘Mania to appear alongside two of rap’s biggest names…it never happened.

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Wrestling With Sin: 385

Brian Damage

This is the 385th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media.

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Top Five Tag Teams That Should Have Never Had A Break Up Angle

Brian Damage

It is all too common to see tag teams split apart in storylines for one reason or another. Sometimes, it is too elevate an individual in the team like we saw with Shawn Michaels with the Rockers. Other times, a promoter doesn’t have much choice due to a member of a team being injured or battling personal demons, as was the case of The Road Warriors/LOD. Then there are those times where established tag teams break up and we are left scratching our heads and wondering why? Here are my top five for this subject.

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Grappling With Tragedy: Kenny Valentine

Brian Damage

Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way.

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Wrestling Is At Steak: The Iconic Ribera Steakhouse

Brian Damage

If you have been following pro wrestling for a bit, you are probably “in the know” about a little old steakhouse located in Japan called Ribera Steak House. You more than likely have seen several wrestlers wear that infamous shiny satin bomber jacket with the restaurant’s logo on it. From the likes of Hulk Hogan, the Road Warriors, the Dudley Boyz to the Young Bucks and John Cena have all been photographed wearing it. What does that jacket mean? Why is this tiny restaurant so popular with professional wrestlers? What’s the story of Ribera’s Steak House? It’s time to get seated and cut into the history of this iconic restaurant.

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Wrestling With Sin: 384

Brian Damage

This is the 384th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media.

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