Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 38

Jamie Lithgow

It was quite a week for wrestling 20 years ago. While a hardcore icon made his presence known on Raw, Nitro featured the debut of a new wrestler who might just go on to make a name for himself in the wrestling industry. Let’s find out more in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Remembering Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan

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Craig Wilson, Brian Damage, John Carbery, Amerigo Diehl, Jamie Lithgow and Russ Morgan

If you are in your late twenties to mid-thirties, Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan was the preeminent voice in wrestling through his time with both the WWF and, later on, WCW. His wise-cracks and one-liners marked him out as one of the most entertaining and best commentators in wrestling – he was equally as popular for his time as a manager. In today’s Sunday Sermon, we discuss the life and times of the legendary ‘The Brain’. Continue reading

Remembering the original AWA ‘Heenan Family’

Craig Wilson

This past week, the wrestling world lost the iconic Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. This Sunday, in our Sunday Sermon, we’ll have a fulsome tribute to ‘The Brain’. Remembered fondly as a commentator, Heenan was also a top manager leading the ‘Heenan Family’ through various promotions. In this latest ‘Remembering‘ piece, we look at the first incarnation of that grouping in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association. Continue reading

Wrestling with Sin: 131

Brian Damage

This is the 131st 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. Continue reading

Book or Cook? The Booking of Mojo Rawley

Craig Wilson, Benjamin Trecroci, Brian Damage and Earl Marx

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook Mojo Rawley. Continue reading