Grappling With Tragedy: Hercules Cortez

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. Continue reading

OMEGA: The Alpha Independent Promotion of the 1990’s

Brian Damage

The 1990’s were an era where pro wrestling was red hot. With promotions like WWF, WCW and ECW selling out venues and television ratings skyrocketing, no doubt that the business was on fire. In the shadows of all these flourishing wrestling companies was a small, independent promotion based in North Carolina. While not as well known during that time period, it was revolutionary and became a breeding ground for many future stars. The promotion in question, was known as OMEGA. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 282

Brian Damage

This is the 282nd 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

FACTion: An Organized Group of Useless Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia Tidbits

Brian Damage

Welcome to yet another edition of useless wrestling facts, stats and other stuff to entertain you and perhaps enrich your lives. Some of these informational nuggets of truth may be well known by the masses, while others…not so much. In either case, they are simply meant for fun and enjoyment. They won’t help you graduate or get a good job, but they will give you useless knowledge on a business we all love and cherish…professional wrestling. So sit back or stand up and let’s learn a thing or two about a thing or two. Continue reading

Grappling With Tragedy: Danno O’Mahony

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. Continue reading