Urn Your Pay: The Last Run of Terry Gordy

Brian Damage

Growing up a pro wrestling fan, one of the most magnetic teams/factions I ever saw were the Fabulous Freebirds. The boys from ‘Badstreet USA’were like rock stars to me. Michael Hayes was the groups voice, Buddy Roberts was the wrestler and Terry Gordy was the group’s muscle. Together, they were so big, bad and dominant….they raised hell everywhere they went. Each member had their strengths and weaknesses individually, but together…there were very few better. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 257

Brian Damage

This is the 257th 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

FACTSaphone: We’ve Got A Whole Melody of Pro Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia

Brian Damage

It’s Friday (I think) and you know what that means…it’s another edition of FUN FACT FRIDAY…pro wrestling edition. It’s just a bunch of obscure and overall useless wrestling facts to get you through the day. Some you probably know, while others maybe not so much. In any event, I hope you read up and learn a little something…or nothing. Anyway…Let’s learn! Continue reading

Book or Cook? The Booking of Mauro Ranallo

Brian Damage, Lowlife Louie Ramos and Padraic Toolan

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 NXT announcer Mauro Ranallo. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The WWF Debut of The Arabian Butchers

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but, for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. The latest piece focuses on debut and re debut of The Squat Team or the Arabian Butchers.
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