“Diamonds are Forever, and so are the Four Horsemen.”
That statement is synonymous with the group known as the Four Horsemen. Ole Anderson…Arn Anderson….Tully Blanchard….Barry Windham…JJ Dillon and of course the crowning jewel being the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair are all considered great Horsemen. They were the elite of the elite in professional wrestling. Diamonds are indeed forever….but sometimes they are just lumps of coal in disguise. Continue reading
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James Giles and Brian Damage
As expected The Undertaker made his long awaited return to WWE television on this week’s episode of Raw. His target was Brock Lesnar and a match is now set between the pair for Wrestlemania 30. Now Brock is the latest superstar vying to end the Undertaker’s winning streak which has lasted since his win over Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka back in 1991 at Wrestlemania.
Today James and Brian discuss the streak in this Crossfire and if The Undertaker should hang up his boots after April 6. Continue reading
Professional wrestling has had a history filled with wrestlers going on a meteoric rise to the top early in their careers. Goldberg went on an undefeated streak of 173 wins and no losses…The Giant (Paul Wight) won the WCW World title in his pro debut match…Tommy Rich won the NWA World title at age 24…Brock Lesnar won the WWE title at age 25..etc, etc…
Such was the case for a brash, young 24 year old wrestler named Mark Copani. An 100% Italian American born and raised in Syracuse, New York who was bestowed the gimmick of an Arab American named Muhammad Hassan. Continue reading
Bryan Clark, best known in the early to mid 90’s for his character Adam Bomb, then later as one half of the tag team Kronik, really was a big man who could have gone a long way.
Clark began his career in 1990 in the flagging AWA promotion, but when AWA’s doors finally closed, he ended up in WCW, where in the case of other rather taller individuals was not given a second thought. His first WCW tenure was brief to say the least, he was introduced so he ventured to Smokey Mountain , then the UWF before ending up in the WWF where he would make his name. Continue reading
Craig Wilson & Jamie Lithgow
Our march through the Raws and Nitros from 1998 continues with these shows from 23 February 1998. On Raw we will find out several matches set for Wrestlemania XIV, another celebrity set to appear at that show and get a title change. While over on Nitro another member joins the nWo and Sting defends the WCW title in the main event against Scott Hall.
All that and more as Monday Night Wars continues.
Craig Wilson, Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow & Russ Morgan
FOR American based grapple fans tonight’s Elimination Chamber may be the final WWE PPV they will ever buy for a while with all content then going onto the much hyped Network. The card will be headlined by WWE Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defending his strap against Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, Christian and Sheamus within the confines of the Chamber and Rumble winner Batista will face Alberto Del Rio.
Elsewhere, The Shield will clash with The Wyatt Family in a six-man tag match, Big E will put the IC title on the line against Jack Swagger, The Usos will challenge Tag Champs The New Age Outlaws, Titus O’Neil will take on former partner Darren Young and Cody & Goldust will face Ryback and Curtis Axel in the pre-show. Here is our preview and predictions for the show. Continue reading
Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage
Craig, Jamie and Brian dissect the last 7 days of wrestling action in ‘This Week in Wrestling’. We find out what Jamie learnt from this week’s worth of wrestling, we find out what the former Lady Blossom is doing now, who would play in a Vince McMahon owned Newcastle United and you can find out exactly how long JTG has been with the WWE. Continue reading
If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again…or just give them to Paul Heyman.
By now, we are all aware of Heyman’s successes and failures with Extreme Championship Wrestling AKA ECW. He took a small independent promotion and took it to heights never imagined. The aura of ECW still resonates today with many die hard fans. It was, at one time…the gold standard in booking a wrestling show. Continue reading
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As we count down to Wrestlemania 30 it seems only apt, particularly with our fondness for nostalgia, which we look back in time at the countdown to the inaugural Wrestlemania.
What better way to do that than to look at the MTV event from MSG that happened 29 years ago this week: The War to Settle the Score’ which put in motion many of the angles and feuds that would play out on the first Wrestlemania. Continue reading