Remember The Time: A nostalgic and opinionated look at ill-fated gimmicks, poorly conceived storylines, and forgettable moments in wrestling history.

B. Dangerous

Ladies and gentlemen, Ring the Damn Bell is proud to introduce our newest contributor to the blog….B. Dangerous!

Remember the Time will take a nostalgic and opinionated look at ill-fated gimmicks, poorly conceived storylines, and forgettable moments in wrestling history.

Now join me as we take a few moments to unearth that which should remain buried forever and do our best to Remember the Time…

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Whatever Happened to WCW’s Marie?

Brian Damage

Now I know many of you may be asking the question….WHO?!? That is completely understandable, as I did the same thing when I saw a picture of her. Granted, this is during a time when World Championship Wrestling was really faltering. Marie was around during late 2000, so you can imagine just how bad of shape the company was in all around.

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Wrestling With Sin: 329

Brian Damage

This is the 329th 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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Downed On The Farm: Top WWE Developmental Prospects That Never Made It…Part 41

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Brian Damage

The WWF/WWE has had some type of developmental system for years now. Whether it was the USWA, Ohio Valley, Power Pro, Heartland, Deep South, Florida Championship Wrestling or NXT…many of the company’s top superstars got their start in at least one of them. While some developmental names like John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair all made big stars of themselves by first training in developmental, others never got to see the light of day. This series will focus on those wrestlers…the ones that at some point were a lock to get called up to the main roster and never quite made it. What once was hot, suddenly became a “not” as a WWE superstar.

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Wrestling With A Grin The Brighter Side Of The Squared Circle Part III

Brian Damage

Make no mistake about it, pro wrestling does have a dark side to it. There are hundreds upon hundreds of stories about the dark and sometimes sinister side as chronicled in my ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. This piece is a direct opposite of that. With every bad story I have shared…there are also positive stories. Stories of wrestlers making it above and beyond the ring. Positive stories to inspire. Pro wrestlers aren’t all drug addicts, scam artists and carny sideshows. They all don’t die at an early age, or are broke and need to wrestle till they die. They don’t necessarily have to get into acting like The Rock or Batista. They don’t have to necessarily switch over to MMA like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk. Some of these stories are just about hard work, dreaming big and doing whatever it takes to succeed. We’ve already covered some stories as chronicled in part 1 and part 2. With that said, let’s look at some positives…

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Rock Solid: The Story of The Three Man Band

Brian Damage

You take three unused wrestlers and have them form a faction. You make them wear leather pants, guyliner and play air guitar. It might not seem like something that would “get over” with fans…but that’s exactly what this gimmick did. This is the true story of three men thrown together and somehow made it stick. This is the story of the Three Man Band.

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Wrestling With Sin: 328

Brian Damage

This is the 328th 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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