Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 42

Jamie Lithgow

 Back in 1997, the world was still listening to Elton John’s ‘Candle in The Wind’ while the big films out this week were ‘Bean’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. I guess some things are better left in the past. On the other hand, wrestling from 20 years ago is well worth revisiting so let’s find out what was happening in the world’s number one promotion in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

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WWE TLC 2017 Preview and Predictions

Earl Marx & Benjamin Trecroci

Tonight WWE present TLC; Table Ladders and Chairs. Viral meningitis has denied fans the prospect of seeing The Shield’s first match as a trio since June 2014. However, WWE have replaced the ill Roman Reigns with Raw General Manager and Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, who will be wrestling his first match in WWE since 2006. Further down the card and WWE have also had to scramble at the last minute to find a replacement for Bray Wyatt in his match with Finn Balor, step forward AJ Styles. Will this dream match between former leaders of The Bullet Club prove to be just too sweet? Here’s what Earl and Benjamin think…
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Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Global Force Wrestling

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’. This latest piece focuses in on the rise, the fall and then the rise and yet another fall for Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling (GFW). Continue reading

Wrestling with Sin: 135

Brian Damage

This is the 135th 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